Having just got Snowdrop through the MoT I've decided to sell her. I've too many cars and not enough room!
The good bits:
A full 12 months MoT
Taxed untill next March.
New hoses and clips fitted 18 months ago soon after I bought the car. Bought from T.D. Fitchett.
Mechanically and electrically sound. Everything works.
New front shocks, springs, steering rack, steering jount, column bush, track rod ends & bottom ball joints for last year's MoT. Parts were supplied by the club and T.D. Fitchett.
Comes with a CD player.
Has Sprint seats (I can include the original vinyl ones which are in Baby Blue at the moment)
New rear section of exhaust which was fitted at the Restoration Show this March.
Polybushed rear suspension (bushes supplied by Jigsaw)
Completed this year's Historic Counties Run (an annual Club Triumph event which takes place overnight through several counties and is about 500 miles - a "lightweight" Round Britain Run) without any problems.
Featured on the back cover of DM 122
New rear wheel cylinder fitted when I fitted the axle I got from Tonysprinter just before the MoT (I did the job 2 weeks ago)
The not so good bits:
There's some rust which I've treated with Krust and then sprayed over with white Hammerite smoooth. Not the best of jobs but should preserve the car.
There was an advisory on one of the top balljoints so they'll need replacing.
The rest of the exhaust could do with replacing.
The biting point on the clutch is very low. I suspect that the slave cylinder needs replacing. It certainly needs some investigation.
The radio aerial is loose. Just needs tightening.
There's a tear on the drivers' seat base at the front.
The interior lights only work on the front doors. The switch is missing from the NSR door and there's a bad earth on the OSR door switch.
The oil and filter needs changing. It was last done at the same time as I replaced the exhaust rear section.
For some reason this car doesn't like sustained high speed motorway cruising above 60mph. After a while she will lose power. I suspect fuel vapourization due to high underbonnet temperatues. Maybe a heat shield might cure this. When I stayed at 60mph the problem didn't arise.
The cylinder head hasn't been converted to unleaded as far as I know. I did use unleaded for a while without any problems but to be on the safe side I started using Castrol Valvemaster. I've got a bit left which I'll include.
The nearside indicator lens is slightly damaged. It is the outside edge and it didn't affect the MoT but I thought I'd better mention it. Replacement lenses can be found in autojumbles for less than a fiver.
Not the best looking Dolomite but sound underneath. I've also got a couple of spare rear axles and a radiator which I'll include. One axle has a nosy diif (was on the car when I bought it) and the other is the one on which one of the tie bar brackets sheared off. Together one good axle can be made out of them. I've also got some gaskets and oil seals and the front pinion bearing. (bought from Rimmer Bros & T.D. Fitchett) I'll see if I can turn up the receipts for the parts.
The price? I'm looking in the region of Â£500 but I'm open to offers. I'll be at the Restoration Show this weekend so if you've any questions and you're going you can ask me to my face. I've tried to be as honest as I can. I'd like to see Snowdrop go to a good home. The car is at my home address in Bradford, West Yorkshire. As she is taxed & MoTd Snowdrop can be driven away.
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