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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:42 pm 
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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 £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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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:33 pm 
Hope she goes to a good home - sounds a useable, trustworthy beastie! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:37 am 
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She's certainly useable & reliable despite the not-so-good bits mentioned above. Any potential buyers are more than welcome to view the car. Please feel free to ask any questions.

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:19 am 
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Here we go...
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The pic featured on the back cover of DM122
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This one was taken at the March Restorarion Show when I'd painted the wheels and fitted the new rear section of exhaust. The back door isn't a different colour. That's a shadow.
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This was taken late August/early September 2006 just before the MoT saga of that year.
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This was after the end of this year's Historic Counties Run. The pic was taken in the car park of the pub in Fillongley where the participants had breakfast. The honeysuckle Sprint to the left of the pic is the one I bought recently.

There's more pics & info on my Blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com You'll have to trawl through it for the earlier entries.

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:21 pm 
Try these guys : http://www.thecarmover.co.uk/

Might be some help :)

Although I'm not sure if they'll cover Ireland but they might get it near!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:11 pm 
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You won't need to transport it. Get it insured and you can drive it away. Insurance won't be too expensive as it's a Dolomite 1300. It would probably be best to get a flight from N.I. in which case I can pick you up from the local airport.

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:40 pm 
https://www.tempcover.com/default.aspx

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:38 pm 
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Hmmm, should've asked more for LWT then :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:27 pm 
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Snowdrop would get to either place no probbo. Don't forget the 12 months MoT!

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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