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 Post subject: A Tale of Three Projects
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:02 pm 
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Never to do something by halves....

I still have the LWT which is very nearly 'finished', in respect to the fiddly little jobs, well as finished as these cars can ever be. Just a lick of paint and Bruce has agreed to pop down to my place at some point to sort out the overdrive electrics, fit a reversing light, check the timing and carb balance and a couple of little bits and bobs. Lucky man!

New additions: 1300FWD in the usual valencia Blue, I had this a while ago for a short period of time but sold it to a friend. I have since re-obtained it. Some bodywork required, namely a turret repair, new wings and a clean up of the bonnet. Thankfully all the necessary panels are there with the car.

Newest addition: a 2 door Tolly in either Pimento or Vermillion, I can never tell the difference. It's a former one owner car and hasn't run since the mid 1980's, she is amazingly rust minimal. Sadly, I couldn't get the engine to turn over by hand (although access/space was hugely limited, I put about 20ml of diesel down the plug holes of three of the cylinders as I couldn't get to the alternator fixings to move it out of the way to gain access to the last plug hole. This little car will need a complete recommissioning obviously.

Photos when I get the chance.

Although having recently retired, at least I have the time now lol.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:39 pm 
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It will be pimento, the Toledo was phased out before vermillion was an option for them.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 am 
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Cheers Alun, I always get confused between the two colours.

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:44 am 
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Good to see you posting on here again Ken. Mind you, I've been fairly quiet on the Dolomite front myself!

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Meetings have been suspended until a suitable venue has been found.
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citro├źn C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - not mine! It lives!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 12:16 pm 
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Excellent. I am looking forward to reading about what you get up to with these cars.

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