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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:34 pm 
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Thank you DOLOMITE 135 :D I have certainly done my best and hope that my parents would be pleased.

Re the front wing badges, I attempted to copy the original position but got it completely wrong. Oops. Mid 1990s photo showing the originan location. Will fix when I get around to it.

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Well spotted about the sun visor! I do have both of them, it's just I got them the wrong way around as I hadn't realised they were different. Will fix :)

This is the only photo I have with my dad and the Toledo in the same frame.

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I'm amazed and very happy that some of my friends managed to figure out that this is in the Lake District. I just wish Google Navigation had a "at 60mph" option :D

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I am looking forward to recreating this trip!

I haven't touched the drag struts but I suppose I should tackle it sooner rather than later.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51 pm 
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Enjoy your trip to the Lake District, I think half the fun of older cars is taking the A and B roads and seeing the sights that are normally missed on the motorway.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:24 pm 
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Thank you DOLOMITE 135 :D I have certainly done my best and hope that my parents would be pleased.

Re the front wing badges, I attempted to copy the original position but got it completely wrong. Oops. Mid 1990s photo showing the originan location. Will fix when I get around to it.

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There is no RIGHT place for the wing badges, they were stuck on by the selling dealer wherever the mechanic doing the PDI thought best! Though your original position ones are one of the more bizarre choices i've seen! More normal is a couple of inches forward of there and an inch up. BL was a relatively new thing then, so the badges were an afterthought.

My own taste says de-clutter and leave them off, as so many did back in the day after accident or rust repairs. But if you MUST keep them, the position I like best is 2" below the UPPER swage and 2" forward of the door.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:21 pm 
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Though I cannot comment on who attached the wing badges, the original position shown matches my own Toledo which still has its original drivers side badge, additionally it matches the photos of the Toledo in the press pack for the launch for the Toledo and the cars in the Brochures I have which show very little variation, so perhaps not so bizarre positioning.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 7:51 am 
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I'll place the badges back into as close to original position as I can.

One little project has been retrofitting a hazard warning light flasher, this is an early Toledo which left the factory without them. Although I could have drilled the dashboard and fitted the switch from a later Toledo it's been my aim to keep the car as original as possible and for any modifications to be easily reversible.

I've used a hazard warning switch with built in flasher unit which are widely available and plumbed it into the indicator stalk wiring via bullet connectors to avoid modifying the main loom.

I'll mount the switch under the dashboard where it can't be seen but can easily be found by touch.

On the indicator stalk wiring I cut the purple (permanent live), black (neutral), green/white, green/red (left and right side indicators). The dashboard lamps light up, which is nice.

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 8:03 am 
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I've also been looking at the rear extension oil leak, I have a new gasket 106437 on order from Rimmers. I plan to reassemble with some Hylomar blue. It was about an hour of disassembly to get it off, not too fiddly.

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 8:45 pm 
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Really lovely car Chris, well done you :

It must be a pleasure to be tinkering away on the car when it’s so clean under there!
Time to fix those few niggles that always come up after a rebuild, and then enjoy using it. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:38 pm 
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Thank you Bish and sorry for not replying before :)

Well the car was almost finished at the NEC Classic Motor Show last November, I had a break for a few months, then corona happened, and there's been little motivation to finally finish it off when all the shows have been cancelled. But I have been ticking my todo off slowly.

The only part of my Toledo which hadn't been fully rebuilt and refurbished until now was the steering rack. It was the one fitted to the car when it was laid up in 1982, I was hoping it'd be OK but turned out to have some play. So today I replaced it with a Triumph Dolomite Club refurb one, TD Fitchett intermediate coupling and Superflex mounts. Fast shipping from the club.

This was relatively straightforward but fairly time consuming as it take some time to figure out which direction to orient the rack so it can be eased out of the engine bay.

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New rack and exchange unit

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And apparently Toledo front grilles make great cat beds.

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