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schimg

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1,753 posts

133 months

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Well decided to continue with this project and bought some plastic to add to the scrap metal...

So have a body set out as a two seater...fully carpeted ...dash trimmed..engine turned with some TVR dials...





rear spoiler frenched in...3/4 length passenger door...side exhaust ...and the all important windscreen...plus wiring (will need to be checked and improved), body prepped and painted in pearlescent viola ...plus body is "thicker" than .....and has doors...lacking handles and passenger side hinge...

Also picked up a dual fill petrol tank...



Then the things that I had to buy as they were so rare...and will make the car look right if it ever gets on the road...

O.Z. 18in split rims fitted with new rubber....(depths checked) ...I will strip these polish the outer rims and colour the inner rim black or purple...to go with the car...








My Staffie dog Buster kept an eye on proceedings...he brought along a matching ball for this important occasion...



RetroWheels

2,820 posts

151 months

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I've a feeling this Tuscan is going to look Good,especially the wheels cloud9.

Polished O.Z Split Rims... They're not just a Wheel.. They're a way of life. hehe.

schimg

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RetroWheels said:
I've a feeling this Tuscan is going to look Good,especially the wheels cloud9.

Polished O.Z Split Rims... They're not just a Wheel.. They're a way of life. hehe.
Cheers....wrong time to be buying wheels really, but there aren't too many sets of these...the image of your car on them (unless I am mistaken!) pretty much made my mind up...when I should be buying brose joints and engines...biggrin

gonna take a few hours to take them apart by the look of the bolts...looks like I need a special socket for the job too... looks like they are twp piece wheels and the centre will unbolt without needing to re-seal anything..Blaine UK had some OZ's on his 400se looked the DB's but these were three piece and not 18in

Mr Tank

5,376 posts

155 months

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Hi Steve

Yes the wheels do look OK

I have a set of shockets you could borrow when you want to strip the wheels.

But one thing, sorry mate the centers don't come out on there own.

So you will have to re-seal them!

Andy

RetroWheels

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
As per Andy, the wheels are 3 piece and need to be re sealed (we use black silicone).
Laser now make the 8 and 10mm ten point sockets for the nuts/bolts.
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schimg

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Mr Tank said:
Hi Steve

Yes the wheels do look OK

I have a set of shockets you could borrow when you want to strip the wheels.

But one thing, sorry mate the centers don't come out on there own.

So you will have to re-seal them!

Andy
Hi Andy would appreciate the use of the sockets...as soon as really unless I just buy a couple...so if I go and undo all of the bolts without deflating the tyres I will end up in casualty?

Had a real good look at them and couldn't see man than one joint...and Ginny spotted that!

I will start on them sooner rather than later...although don't anticipate needing them any time soon!

Got any spar steering arms or front abti roll bars?
Diff mounts?

Thanks for the advice...be good to catch up at the NEC

schimg

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1,753 posts

133 months

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RetroWheels said:
As per Andy, the wheels are 3 piece and need to be re sealed (we use black silicone).
Laser now make the 8 and 10mm ten point sockets for the nuts/bolts.
Thanks for the advice sounds like a piece of work...was hoping to get away without splitting them...but want to do it properly..........will have a look for the sockets....

450Nick

3,616 posts

92 months

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Think you should get to work on the car first Steve, worry about the wheels next year! hehe The collection of parts is starting to look good though! Well done for bringing another one back mate smile

Mr Tank

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Steve

I can send you the shockets in the post if you want to borrow them!

All my wheels are OK so I don't need then for a while!

Andy

schimg

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450Nick said:
Think you should get to work on the car first Steve, worry about the wheels next year! hehe The collection of parts is starting to look good though! Well done for bringing another one back mate smile
Valid point well madebiggrin ....nothing to do to the chassis until I have the rose joints....need some sort of spacer kit....need some chimaera raer hubs...ball joints....the weekend was the turning point really...before I hadn't really got what you would describe as a car...now it's more like one...so will get the suspension...

Once I have the proper sockets I can take the wheels apart sat on the floor in front of the telly on winter nights!

Oh Joy bounce

What are them old shockers like?

schimg

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Mr Tank said:
Steve

I can send you the shockets in the post if you want to borrow them!

All my wheels are OK so I don't need then for a while!

Andy
Thats very good of you Andy...and appreciated...was looking on ebay last night get both for £12.00 inc postage but just want to confirm I need

1. 8mm 10 point drive?
2. 10mm 10 point drive?

I will order them tonight then...

Mr Tank

5,376 posts

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Hi Steve

Both sizes are used, I have both sockets, so I suggest you bit the bullet and get both, they are not an arm and leg to buy!

Andy

schimg

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Mr Tank said:
Hi Steve

Both sizes are used, I have both sockets, so I suggest you bit the bullet and get both, they are not an arm and leg to buy!

Andy
Will do now they are defo those sizes...thanks mate will order them tonight...

What next then?

450Nick

3,616 posts

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schimg said:
Valid point well madebiggrin ....nothing to do to the chassis until I have the rose joints....need some sort of spacer kit....need some chimaera raer hubs...ball joints....the weekend was the turning point really...before I hadn't really got what you would describe as a car...now it's more like one...so will get the suspension...

Once I have the proper sockets I can take the wheels apart sat on the floor in front of the telly on winter nights!

Oh Joy bounce

What are them old shockers like?
The shockers are in good condition (race type with twin springs) I'll get you a photo when I'm next home at the weekend. Good shocks from what I've heard, I just have another set so don't relly need them.

schimg

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450Nick said:
The shockers are in good condition (race type with twin springs) I'll get you a photo when I'm next home at the weekend. Good shocks from what I've heard, I just have another set so don't really need them.
Might be worth looking at...although the shocks will one of the areas where I wan't loose a little of the "harshness" ...sticking with rose joints because I do not want to ruin the the ethos by firring polybushes by having the wishbones altered...running gaz pro's on my cerbera and chimaera...need something that I can adjust for levels of fairness of ride...

Once I have all of the rose joints I will need to get of of these shim things...whats that all about, think John Reid is the bloke to talk to about them?

I am thinking of getting over to Oulton, George would love it be good to see the cars in action again..

thanks for replying Nick

Graham

15,022 posts

164 months

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I got my rose joint spacers from Jon greenwood and I think he can do the rose joint adjusters too

schimg

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Graham said:
I got my rose joint spacers from Jon greenwood and I think he can do the rose joint adjusters too
Thanks Graham...I have sent you a text..

schimg

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NTEL said:
I think Bob Lodge who resides in Newcastle NSW is selling his mk1 Tuscan for not too silly money if that is any good?
Dave,

Just looked at your profile...now that is a car to aspire to mate...and the right colourclap

Did you ever have a tamora in your family that colour?

Chuggaboom

980 posts

128 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
I have some 2 way remote reservoir Ohlins that should be fine for the road/track day use...3 way might be considered OTT if working to a budget ?

schimg

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Chuggaboom said:
I have some 2 way remote reservoir Ohlins that should be fine for the road/track day use...3 way might be considered OTT if working to a budget ?
Hi Grant,

Thanks for posting be well worth looking at not familiar with these shockers...after speaking with Mr Walden yesterday it would appear that getting standard shocks to fit is a challenge (excuse the punn), I will be up at Oulton Park for the race Saturday....are you going?
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