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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:23 pm 
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Hi all,

Thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself.

I recently acquired a 1980 Dolomite 1300 found in a barn and will be restoring over the next year or two.

 I look forward to sharing my progress. 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Welcome to this Triumph world. That looks like a good car, it looks to be light rust on there. I look forward to more updates. Alan

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:03 pm 
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Hi, welcome to this forum as well :D You cant have to many people guiding you along, proper barn find :suntan:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:55 pm 
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Great stuff! Well done on taking up the challenge! Look forward to updates on your progress. Don't forget the photos!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:41 pm 
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First day spent freeing the brakes, removing from barn and cleaning about 20 years of dirt off. See the progress below:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 am 
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Does'nt look to bad now all the crap is off Nick :D Have you tried to start it yet?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:59 pm 
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Does'nt look to bad now all the crap is off Nick :D Have you tried to start it yet?

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Not yet Tony. Ordered points and condenser and will pick up some petrol and then see what we’re dealing with


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:03 pm 
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Does'nt look to bad now all the crap is off Nick :D Have you tried to start it yet?

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Not yet Tony. Ordered points and condenser and will pick up some petrol and then see what we’re dealing with
Now up and running :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:23 pm 
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Hi guys,

After getting the 1300 running, I'm after a few parts so I can begin to drive it and push closer to the MOT before undertaking any bodywork. My next area of focus is the clutch hydraulics. I am after a both master and slave cylinders and have created a summary of my intial sourcing research below.

I'm new to Dolomites! Does anyone know if I have explored all the avenues? Any advice on how to differentiate the clutch cylinders currently on the market would be much appreciated!
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Canley Classics

Clutch Slave Cylinder £39.98 (https://www.canleyclassics.com/triumph- ... mite-parts)

ANG Classic Car Parts

Clutch Master Cylinder £57.95 (https://www.angclassiccarparts.co.uk/pr ... 300-1850hl)
Clutch Slave Cylinder £40.27 (https://www.angclassiccarparts.co.uk/pr ... 0hl-toledo)

Rimmer Bros

Clutch Master Cylinder £47.40 (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GMC1023)
Clutch Slave Cylinder £60.00 (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GSY105)

Ebay (all Master)

Borg & Beck via doctor_car £60.62 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clutch-Maste ... %7Ciid%3A1)
Borg & Beck via kmspartsonline £59.58 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genuine- ... %7Ciid%3A1)
Triumph Recycler £22.49 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MASTER-CYLI ... %7Ciid%3A1)


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All I can advise is to buy nos girling or lockheed parts recognised by girling or lockheed in the casting itself. All others are Chinese reproductions which internals will solve when in contact with brake fluid....

Genuine new borg and beck is also genuine Chinese.

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Looks a good straight car, nice panels line ups :) What's its history?

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1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52,820 warranted miles, 3 previous owners.

Built 26th June 1980, supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London.

Sold by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Reg: RNK 957W. Club Membership No: 2017092


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 am 
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Looks a good straight car, nice panels line ups :) What's its history?
The first owner acquired it in 1980 and kept a detailed service record book until the second owner acquired it via a used car garage in 1990. They kept service record book up to date until they sought something safer for their young family in the late 90s. It spent a few years garaged and was then moved into the barn above, where I stumbled across it. I became the proud owner back in the summer of 2018 and recently moved it to drier and warmer surroundings where I can tinker.


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