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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:14 pm 
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That is looking great...!!!

That Sprint is such a gem... :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:10 pm 
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Exciting day today...
Parts carefully stone-chipped.
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Norman holds masterclass on leading.
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And now - She's yellow once more!
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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Oh Polly! That looks absolutely stunning, I'm so glad that you're giving FRW the TLC that it deserves. I'd never have managed to get it to this condition.
Ian.

p.s. managed to get the 1850 started at last today, just needs a mot now.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:41 pm 
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Great news. Good to hear.

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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:20 pm 
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Nice black bottom.
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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:23 pm 
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I will, indeed, be replacing the stripes. Trying to get hold of the guys who did the ones for Paul's Sprint as they are still good after almost 20years.
Mark, do you still need a set? There doesn't seem to be much nasty grot, just lots of little bits that could become big in a couple of years if left. So -- no brainer really.
Entertaining double act doing the work. Highly recommended.
You can still get the original spec stripes through Club spares :D

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:45 pm 
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...I can probably find out - I still know the main man at Podders, so he might remember such a specific request...might be worth checking the DVLA site as well tho...I'll try and see if I have a pic of the car it was in, and its reg. number which escapes me...
- I bought it from a chap called Lee in the Nottingham area of Ilkeston in 2000, Lee was in the club for a few years, and had a mint pag. blue 1850 If I remember right...He will Obviously know who put the engine into the re-shell and why...

Well Well well..............................just reading this post and saw my name :)
Was this the Pimento Sprint/ 1850?...............we talking about? full webasto roof?..........

I bought it from a guy in Belper Derbys and vaguely remember where he lived...........................then I didn;t know it had an early engine

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:24 pm 
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Hi EnglishBull, do you have any other information?

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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:21 am 
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Hi Polly
Sorry I do not have anymore info and if wasn't for seeing the post I would not have known about the engine being early.
As mentioned by sandglow ,I recall the engine being.rather nippy but a bit smokey.
I can try and go see if I remember where I bought the car from but my memory fails me at times :(.
Incidentally,I need to investigate if a guy in same area still as his early L reg Sprint.

Sorry I cannot be of anymore help but see what becomes of this post, as it as stirred some things up .......

It is a very small world

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:18 pm 
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Maybe I should rethink the colour scheme after I saw this in Wrexham today....
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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:43 am 
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Checking on progress, almost ready to come home. Lots of the seals are a bit dodgy after 40-odd years so some shopping to do before she gets put back together but we can't have the old lady leaking.

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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:46 am 
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The headlamps needed a bit of work.
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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:24 pm 
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Lots of the seals are a bit dodgy after 40-odd years so some shopping to do before she gets put back together but we can't have the old lady leaking.
I assume the winscreen seal is sound. If not, why was the screen left in while the car was sprayed?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:32 pm 
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Thankyou Pippin, would never have thought of that.
And by the way, it's Windscreen.

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It isn't Orange!!!!!!
The other one wasn't Purple either!!!
One of the new ones will probably be green, very green.
Another new one is green too but not as green as the previous one. Still pretty green.
The other new one will be white with stripes. Actually it might not. No, it will be.
BUT, that one is definitely Yellow :=}


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:19 pm 
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And by the way, it's Windscreen.
Oops! Silly typo. :oops:


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