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 Post subject: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:44 pm 
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This is the brown Sprint I have just bought , Reg number XGK 976W , Chassis number TWTLD5AT111505 which I have just found out was manufactured on the 9th July 1980 . I'm going to get it MOT'd in the next couple of weeks and then start a partial restoration over the winter , I'll keep you posted.


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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:01 pm 
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Looks like a nice car, still with its original vinyl roof I think. 👌

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:57 pm 
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Nice one Chris, looks pretty tidy and not too much work to do?

I have a Russet car too. Proper old school colour. :thumbsup:

Keep us posted on how you get on.


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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:54 am 
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MOT at 16.00 today , All brakes working , welding sorted and everything working as it should . She's a bit lumpy at tickover but runs fine when driving . Insured today for £79 fully comp so it's all coming together !

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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:52 am 
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Good luck.

It looks like the rear exhaust mount is missing, usually a bobbin mount either on a bracket or drilled into the boot floor, unless you have it fixed on the original mounting inside the wheel arch?
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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:49 pm 
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The exhaust is held on with the bracket under the wheel arch and seems ok . The car passed the MOT with no problems so we're nearly there . Just waiting to get the tax sorted . Car goes really well but is a bit rough at low revs/speed . Bit of carb work to do I think .

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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:23 am 
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Cool well done on the MOT pass, that must be a custom exhaust.

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PostPosted:Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:13 pm 
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Congratulations on the MOT pass..love the matching dog! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: XGK 976W
PostPosted:Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:30 am 
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Excellent colour!

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