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PostPosted:Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:57 am 
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few hundreds of miles put on since suspension swap,everything has settled,car feels excellent,nice ride,firm and planted in corners more stable and not alot off body roll....very pleased

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:41 pm 
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M.O.T due in mid-september,had a poke round underneath and `poke to far` cabin side passenger side chassis leg....well something to do,init :lol:


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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.
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PostPosted:Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:18 pm 
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sorted and painted just before it rained,and ready for mot september

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:10 pm 
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had a run out today,just past doncaster to pick up some impreza panels,car ran great sat at 70mph most of the way,my god there are some bank holiday prats on the road....but anyway got back and all good

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:16 am 
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yesterday was a good day.....browny passed M.O.T with flying colours of multi-shades of brown :D happy dayz

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:58 pm 
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browny still going strong,old alternator working fine not yet got new old one fixed yet.........happy new year to all

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:26 pm 
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well`got an upgrade bosch alternator fitted to browny,works great :D ...voltage gauge moves more quicker then before and switch on lights and sounds gauge,hardly moves
i wont be buying new lucas alternator ever again for browny £75 quids worth dead just over 2years (barely 6000miles)...and guess when the guarantee ran out.....one thing i did notice that new lucas was lighter then the old original one..could that be down to cheap parts or something else?

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:29 pm 
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car starts alot better now after fitting anti-drain valve and it works,easier to start,,no more turn over for ages to bring fuel back to carb..........happy dayz :D

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:00 pm 
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I think todays 'Lucas' ACR style alternators are actually el-cheapo Chinese copies. Note how there is no 'LUCAS' brand embossed on the rear plastic cover. They are available in my local auto-electrical outlet for approx €55 plus VAT. Seems like they sell a few as they are used on older tractors. One lasted just 3000 miles on my Dolly 1300, the stator shorted to the frame but luckily it was daytime and I got home from a vintage run on battery power. Running another one of these alts now since and all ok so far. Difficult to get a genuine Lucas ACR now. At least they are cheap!

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PostPosted:Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:35 pm 
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dolly had a wash today....nice and clean :D


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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.
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