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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:05 am 
Hello mate, brilliant to hear from you!

She is indeed coming along but the wing is annoying me lol.

I'm not too bad mate, the back and legs are a problem but I just take each day at a time.

Piccies will be here shortly, have no fear.

What's happening with your car?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:26 pm 
Well little white Tolly has been sold and is due to move to Manchester. The new custodian is a chap called Daniel and he is mad keen to get hold of her and get her sorted.

I have not forsaken small Triumphs and have obtained a green Dolly 1300 which brings me full circle to the model of Dolomite that kicked off the whole thing again a few years ago.

Here is the current state of play for LWT, I will fit the headlights, grilles and bumper tomorrow then get her dusted off and ready for collection on Tuesday. She needs a proper respray and that is beyond me I am afraid.

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Here is her replacement:

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I will start a new thread for her shortly.......


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:49 pm 
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I notice that, coincidentally, both LWT and your new LGD have the sidelights on the "wrong" way round.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:57 pm 
Maybe they are correct and everyone else is wrong :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:10 am 
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I notice that, coincidentally, both LWT and your new LGD have the sidelights on the "wrong" way round.
I notice that...... this appears to be your favorite topic!


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:47 pm 
Holy Thread Resurrection!

The LWT is due to be repatriated to me on Thursday.

Apart from paint which I will have to sort out slowly but surely, the OD gear stick has snapped and it MAY need new carb mounts as it is thought that these are leaking.

Anyone got any of the above?

Cheers

Ken


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:48 pm 
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I think LWT is no longer an appropriate name for the car!

Henceforth it should be known as "Boomerang" for obvious reasons!

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Blimey!!!


Should never of sold it!

Don't get the gear stick , how that got broken.

The carb mounts were brand new old stock ones I fitted

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:00 pm 
Boomerang! Nah. Always LWT ;)

I don't recall them looking fatigued but Daniel was told this by a workmate who was a former mechanic. I think it might be coil related.

I guess I could try and sleeve the gearstick somehow. I shall have a think. Anyway, I shall report back on Thursday :)

Watch this space.............

Good to hear from you guys again :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Interesting....the whole ignition system was replaced when I put the new engine in, including coil and lumenition

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Welcome back Ken, wondered where you'd got to. :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Welcome back Ken, wondered where you'd got to. :D
Me too. I was only asking Colin if he'd heard from you, a couple of weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:41 pm 
Cheers guys. Ha! I was planning on giving Colin a call this week.

Did he ever discuss that issue with you ;)


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:55 pm 
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I'm half surprised you haven't bought project SB back off Kevin, that one's actually roadworthy!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey, Now with RWD and Carledo powertrain!

Maverick Triumph, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:53 am 
LWT was a swap for a Seat 133 ;)

LWT will be undergoing some changes!


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