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 Post subject: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:03 pm 
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I bought this in Oct 2017 in London, it spent all its life in Enfield - I'll add more pictures later from the day I bought it and what it looks like now.


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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Really nice car Murdo, October 2019? :shock: Be nice to see more pics though.

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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:43 pm 
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Really nice car Murdo, October 2019? :shock: Be nice to see more pics though.

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lol Tony, 2017, I'll upload plenty more later tonight from my phone when it's charged :)

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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 am 
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These are the photos that were sent to me a couple of nights before I went down to buy it - it was Tony Ward who told me about the car, so thanks to him once again.


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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:16 am 
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That is really nice Murdo, and a real mans car being auto :D Not many auto's of any Dolly left now. Is it unrestored Murdo?

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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:27 am 
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That is really nice Murdo, and a real mans car being auto :D Not many auto's of any Dolly left now. Is it unrestored Murdo?

Tony.
Totally unrestored Tony, it's only ever had routine maintenance - there's 4 large folders of history with every MOT and receipt from new.

The first owner had it 5 years, and the next up till 2017 when I bought it. It had been in storage for 13 years before I bought it as the old gentleman had died, Moordale Motors put an MOT on it before I bought it. I'm having the external resprayed just now, as you can imagine the paint is in need of it. I'll put photos of the progress up later, I should have it back for Xmas.

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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:30 pm 
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This is my journey from London to the Outer Hebrides, it was quite eventful...... The viscous coupling went south of Penrith, except no-one worked out that's what it was until I got home.


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Onto the AA wagon.....

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Onto the ferry home, long day and night, this was 2am on Sat morning at Ullapool.

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Then I drove it home as it was only 2 miles from the ferry terminal. I left London at 10pm on Thurday 19th and got home at 6am on Sat morning, totally shattered and fed up lol.

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But she was home and I was delighted :)

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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:57 am 
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Looks like a nice car, even on the hard shoulder, white does suit them well!

Read about the viscous fan going and often taking out the radiator with it on the forum, so my first job I ever did was replace it with an electric one.

My Sprint has been to Orkney and Shetland isles, I have a vague plan for a drive up through Barra to Lewis and Harris some time in the future in my bucket list.

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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 pm 
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I've moved the thread here because it IS Dolomite-related.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:48 am 
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I've moved the thread here because it IS Dolomite-related.
I'd much prefer it had been let in "General Chat", 99% of material on this forum is Dolomite related, the hint is in the forum name, any chance you can put it back. Thanks.

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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
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Here are the photos I took of the Sprint before putting it into my garage to strip ready for a fresh coat of paint - we fixed the viscous coupling straight away, thanks to Matt for diagnosing it over the telephone. I'll give the history of the car in the next post.


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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092
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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
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That car looks in good nick,why have it resprayed wish mine looked as good :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
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That car looks in good nick,why have it resprayed wish mine looked as good :D :D

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The paint looks great in the photos but it wouldn't polish up well, and needed a respray Dave.

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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:12 pm 
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My Dolly had to have the same treatment Murdo. Must be something in white paint :? No rust, just dull.

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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
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My Dolly had to have the same treatment Murdo. Must be something in white paint :? No rust, just dull.

Tony.
Yeah that's exactly how it was Tony, almost chalk like, just no sheen.

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Murdo DA

1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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