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 Post subject: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:50 am 
EDIT - 07/05/2013

I have not yet got an MOT for the Dolly, and looking to sell it as is at the moment.

Jobs list so far for the MOT Fail Sheet:
New rear Brake Cylinders (One fitted, one needs to be done)
New rear Brake Shoes (One Pair fitted, one needs to be done)
Exhaust leaking
Exhaust loose
Exhaust Emissions CO @ 9% (DONE, Carbs balanced and Leaned off)
Nearside Track Rod end gaiter split (DONE, New one fitted)
Nearside front wheel bearing has play (DONE, Re-adjusted)

So its just the Exhaust and one side of the rear brakes that need doing for an MOT, not much.

The Bodywork was not a fail, but will need doing.

New photos added at the bottom of this post of the LH Jacking point. It seems to be solid up until the jacking point where the main part has rusted away and the end of the sill.

Looking for £700
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Thinking of putting my dolly up for sale as it really does not get the use it deserves now its running nicely and having a second car is a bit of a luxury.

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1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

Its running perfect now with regards to the 123Ignition, and had a tune up on the carbs as well as keeping temperature really well in traffic after a decent coolant change (heater now works really well) when I was using it daily last month.

The 123Ignition conversion was done by these people: http://www.123ignition-conversions.com/
Who take the old distributor (Delco) and fit the electronic ignition inside. It uses all the original wiring, coil, cap and leads with just one extra cable going to the coil.
It has 16 different advance curves, currently on number 8 so can be fine tuned to the engine.

The overdrive works really well, gearbox is OK, sometimes does not go into 2nd from 3rd quite as smooth as I would like but its perfectly useable.

Handbrake is not working atm but thats an easy fix with some new brake shoes that are on order (will be fitted in the xmas week!)

Only real downside are the usual small rust bits around the wheel arches (nothing serious), a small area around the RH jack mount, but the LH Jack mount/Sill needs some work, see new Photo. Also the dif is quite loud (Now down to the Binding Brakes)

Tyres are all OK, hold pressure well and the suspension and bushes are all fine.

It has K&N filters/needles (fitted by the previous owner)

MOT runs out on January 5th, and Tax January 31st. (NOW SORN)

Has loads of paperwork from the previous owner(s).

Off the top of my head, its done around 92k miles.

It comes with a few extra bits like some alloy carb mounts, spare light and some other small items as well.

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1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

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1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

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1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

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1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

The hole in the jacking point:
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IMAG0229 by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

The 123Ignition conversion:
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123Ignition Delco Conversion by RSdesignUK, on Flickr

Some more stuff here:
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Looking for £700

Cheers, Rob
07814 556 915
Faringdon (Just of the A420 between Swindon and Oxford)


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:50 am 
Its booked in for MOT on friday, so will (hopefully) have a new ticket for the new year.
Only the handbrake and jack mounting point are the areas that It will have issue.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Hi Rob

Am interested in your dolomite...am returning to them after about 15 years without one..

Could you let me know how the MOT goes and if still available I could arrange to come and view after xmas if that is ok.
I live in Taunton Somerset so not too far away

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Hi, I've sent you a pm.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Hi I've sent you a pm. Thanks
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Its booked in for MOT on friday, so will (hopefully) have a new ticket for the new year.
Only the handbrake and jack mounting point are the areas that It will have issue.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2013 2:03 pm 
Price, Details and photos updated.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2013 6:54 pm 
Hi mate,
Im looking at these now, is this mot'd or not? Bit confused with the thread.
Cheers steve.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2013 7:47 pm 
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EDIT - 07/05/2013

I have not yet got an MOT for the Dolly, and looking to sell it as is at the moment.

Jobs list so far for the MOT Fail Sheet:
New rear Brake Cylinders (One fitted, one needs to be done)
New rear Brake Shoes (One Pair fitted, one needs to be done)
Exhaust leaking
Exhaust loose
Exhaust Emissions CO @ 9% (DONE, Carbs balanced and Leaned off)
Nearside Track Rod end gaiter split (DONE, New one fitted)
Nearside front wheel bearing has play (DONE, Re-adjusted)

So its just the Exhaust and one side of the rear brakes that need doing for an MOT, not much.

The Bodywork was not a fail, but will need doing.

New photos added at the bottom of this post of the LH Jacking point. It seems to be solid up until the jacking point where the main part has rusted away and the end of the sill.

Looking for £700
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MOT expired January. Needs above bits for MOT is the way I read it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2013 9:22 pm 
It currently has no MOT and SORN.

As highlighted in the Edit (Top Bit) most of the work has been done for the MOT, just the finishing of the rear brakes and the exhaust leak.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Thu May 09, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Far be it from to tell you how to live your life but of you've gone in for 300 quid for a 123 why cant you find the "application" to get
a full test on the thing and flog it with a full ticket.

Or is it that the cill is a fail after all, cos my tester wouldnt have that through. Its about 100 quid to patch it tops though.

It has to be worth the effort cos as it is it hasn't and won't sell for 7. The ticket is everything and at that money there will always be an alternative.

I don't think you are doing the car justice...with a ticket its an easy grand.

Jonners

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Fri May 10, 2013 3:03 pm 
Now SOLD, thanks chaps. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Sat May 11, 2013 5:48 am 
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The new owner is a mate of mine who I expect will be a member in the near future.
Thanks Rob we made it home without any issues, but the first job is a new diff/axle, it's damn noisy!
:)

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Dolomite 1850HL
PostPosted:Sat May 11, 2013 10:12 am 
Dan, glad you got back OK, maybe the noise was not the binding rear brakes afterall! Good luck with the work!


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