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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Location: Over here...can't you see me?
Is that a concrete 'eyebrow' that someone has fitted???


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:43 pm 
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Is that a concrete 'eyebrow' that someone has fitted???
It does look like that but is isn't - it is some form of sheet steel :lol:

The interior is out now and there were no more surprises - if you don't count the broken seat rails and lack of diaphragm on the passenger seat.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 am 
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It went to Hungary in a reasonably unconventional way...

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And arrived unscathed :-)

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The stripping has started with old fuel and corroded fuel lines being expected but the empty brake drums, except for the wheel cylinders not.

If you're on Facebook you can follow progress here - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id ... &ref=br_rs

So I'm on the hunt for fuel tank seals and all rear drum brake components if anybody can help me please

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:42 am 
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The work in Hungary has bee moving at pace for a fortnight now with very interesting results

The lower half of the body and the underside have been media-blasted to find all the rot and previous repairs.

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Perhaps not surprisingly, the used repair panel isn't any better than the original. The A-surface panel is usable though
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And the repainting has already started
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If you're a Facebook user you can see the damage here - https://www.facebook.com/MnMSzerviz/?__ ... gKQ78FgVz8

If that doesn't work search for MnM Szerviz.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:05 pm 
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Looking good.....with some bits not so :shock: :shock: But I'm sure it will all be soon looking very good 8)
Is the bloke over there british or is he Hungarian because his English is very good if he's Hungarian!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:54 am 
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Is the bloke over there british or is he Hungarian because his English is very good if he's Hungarian!!
Toby is a Brit . His wife is Hungarian and they moved out there for the weather :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Is the bloke over there british or is he Hungarian because his English is very good if he's Hungarian!!
Toby is a Brit . His wife is Hungarian and they moved out there for the weather :lol:
AHH I guessed he must be based on how good his English is but then he also seems to talk well with the Hungarian but I guess maybe his wife helps out with this??


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Is the bloke over there british or is he Hungarian because his English is very good if he's Hungarian!!
Toby is a Brit . His wife is Hungarian and they moved out there for the weather :lol:
AHH I guessed he must be based on how good his English is but then he also seems to talk well with the Hungarian but I guess maybe his wife helps out with this??
I'm sure she does a bit but 10 years living there has probably made him quite proficient, certainly with terms such as 'head gasket failure' and 'terminal corrosion' ! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:36 pm 
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Toby is a Brit . His wife is Hungarian and they moved out there for the weather :lol:
AHH I guessed he must be based on how good his English is but then he also seems to talk well with the Hungarian but I guess maybe his wife helps out with this??
I'm sure she does a bit but 10 years living there has probably made him quite proficient, certainly with terms such as 'head gasket failure' and 'terminal corrosion' ! :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:30 am 
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He's been busy...
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Welding will start soon

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:34 pm 
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It's been a while but progress is being made. Rustbuster Epoxy applied before seam sealing, undersealing & painting in body colour

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Now
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and underneath
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:34 am 
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Looking much nicer John, keep up the good work :D

Tony.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:54 pm 
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How you getting on with the Sprint?

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Triumph Dolomite Sprint,RNK 957W

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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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:37 am 
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Inspirational thread ! Really a top class effort mate !

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:38 pm 
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It's been a while but work has been ongoing for the last 3 weeks with much progress made :D

This is where the work restarted...
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then progressed to this...
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some parts are handmade
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and is now here
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Toby can't half fabricate and weld 8)

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