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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Was down at the Farm yesterday where the car is kept and took a quick snap to keep the thread ticking over....

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The Lad I am sharing a unit with has just bought an E30 rally car which will be arriving in a fortnight....a soon as that has arrived and has been put in the unit, I can get this car in a start stripping it ready for delivery to James mid November ish....🤔

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:06 am 
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Mind, it's gone a bit more expensive as it looks like the engine is siezed!
That is disappointing to read, I thought the advert stated it ran well and had been stored since last run?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... 7675.l2557


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 am 
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Be nice to follow this one being done, great find with all the history and low miles etc.

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

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:15 am 
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Upon further investigation, it may be more that the starter is siezed, I'll know more when I get it into the unit at the weekend and have the room and decent floor to get at the starter....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:26 pm 
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Further to the last posts stripping has been progressing, albeit slowly.

Most of the interior is out and I've dropped the engine and 'box and swapped out the subframe for another one so I can get the original one stripped and powder coated.

There's a fair amount of rot around the windscreen scuttle and in the bulkhead where the wheel arches join.....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:53 am 
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Yep it looks like it has been left standing outside for some time and water has been allowed to accumulate below the screen in the bulkhead box section which is a real shame. It has probably has come through the corners of the screen. I bet the front of the sills behind the splash shields have gone as well, I'll pop the bottoms of the wings off and check them when it comes down.

It shouldn't be a difficult repair, a couple of tricky sections there but nothing that scares me.


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Am I correct in thinking that from the early cars up to the 'phase II' cars, that they had holes in the from valance for the bumper strengtheners?

My 1975 car did....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:10 pm 
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I think it should have the holes for the lower under rider supports, Mike B more of an expert here and will be able to confirm this.

If they are supposed to be there I can take the measurements from ERO and put them in for you Shaun.


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Am I correct in thinking that from the early cars up to the 'phase II' cars, that they had holes in the from valance for the bumper strengtheners?
All Sprints up to 1976 had these.

Later Sprints had the same valance profile but no holes.



(Toledos didn't have the bumper under-riders but did have the holes!)




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:54 pm 
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Cheers Ian thought as much!

I suspected someone had grafted a new front and wings on...think they may have been a relative of Helen Keller! 🙄

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Am I correct in thinking that from the early cars up to the 'phase II' cars, that they had holes in the from valance for the bumper strengtheners?
Shaun

they are strengtheners for the bumper under riders

MikeyB - how to spot an early one.
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