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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:46 pm 
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Nice bit of progress, well done :D

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:01 pm 
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I've been reading this thread from the start. Toby is definitely sh*t hot with the repairs. Does he fancy tackling my 1850 auto? I think your Sprint was in intermediate car. There were quite a few changes in 1975 and then there were further changes in 1976 when the whole Dolomite range was rationalized.

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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

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:25 pm 
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Thank you for the interest.

Toby already has a Spitfire lined up next :wink:

The restoration continues..

" 'return' edge on sill lower edge being returned, with seam sealer squirted in, before hammering into place. RH sill in RustBuster buff 2pack epoxy paint "

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Toby can paint too :D

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 11:49 am 
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Another spurt has happened in Hungary - this time it's the NS sill.

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Progress has also been made with the seats which are still in the UK. If your eyesight is still good enough, you might spot that the driver's seat is a slightly different shade in the sunlight as it's from a different car. Hopefully this won't be apparent once inside the car...

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I now have a (slightly) non-matching pair of front seats that I no longer need. Is it worth keeping these for when selling stuff is possible again or just strip them for the clips etc and bin the bulky frames?

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Definitely worth keeping!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:00 pm 
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And we're back after a Covid delay 8)

Jacking points on

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and work on the front end underway

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:59 pm 
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This can't be the same 'Nuneaton' car that Ken Clarke declined but promoted on facebook; he told me the seller was looking for £2k for that one, but interestingly that too had a non original beige interior and late dash...
I too thought that the "beige interior" was inappropriate for a yellow or yellow/black Triumph Toledo/Dolomite!

I suspect that Mimosa-yellow Triumph Dolomites & Dolomite-Sprints are more common than Triumph Toledos of that colour. Since May 1975, I have yet to see another Mimosa-yellow Triumph Toledo like mine! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:08 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:
When my family, my university-friend and I were touring Hungary during the summer of 1985, in our 1973 VW 1600 Type 2 Westfalia Continental motor-caravan (a vehicle I still have), it rained most of the time! :cry:

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Thank you for the interest.

Toby already has a Spitfire lined up next :wink:

The restoration continues..

" 'return' edge on sill lower edge being returned, with seam sealer squirted in, before hammering into place. RH sill in RustBuster buff 2pack epoxy paint "

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Toby can paint too :D

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Very neat :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:29 pm 
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After a pause in proceedings, Toby has started Phase 2 and has been stripping the engine and transmission so we see what parts are needed and I can get them ordered and there whilst he finishes the front-end panel work.

After a bit of a fight, the head is now off

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The spark plug remains can be seen in No.3 but this has since been removed with damaging the head.

The bores aren't bad and will just have a light hone

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It's a bit murky in the sump...

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but the bottom end rebuild 10k miles ago, in 1981, seems to have held up well

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The OD 'box has come up well too

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Parts sourcing has started

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2023 11:23 am 
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Work is well underway on the 3rd and final major bodywork rebuild area - 'The Front End'

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Nothing scary has been uncovered so far...

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And the block is back from the machinists too

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The smile is back on Toby's face :)

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Awesome stuff!

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The major bodywork jobs are almost complete and the NS wing and front panel, well 2 front panels that made one, are almost on.

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Next will be body prep and paint :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2023 10:59 am 
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Excellent! That's me out shopping for a spot welder this afternoon ;-)

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Excellent! That's me out shopping for a spot welder this afternoon ;-)
Ive got the same spot welder really good bit of kit

Also i have another spot welder i will sell but this one doesn't have a timer

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