Restoration starts again....!

Restoration starts again....!

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tel595

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Friday 8th May 2015
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It's been a while since I've posted anything of significance but the S has finally gone to paint this week and on target to be at the trimmers for 13th July. Which means I could be going to the Eurotour later this year in a car I actually own.. (Don't think Mike has got a spare this year to be honest).! I've spent a few hours stripping out all the gubbins and left a bare shell and bonnet for the sprayer to do his work. Can't wait to get it back and it's only been gone a few days.. I think I've resolved all the oil leak issues and the engine runs well but I think the ignition timing is out of sinc, possibly due to removing the dizzy to replace the small o-ring seal.
Is there a known restorer for the dash instruments? Mine aren't too bad but wondered if anyone has had theirs refurbished.









The last photo shows a tiny leak which I've got from the filler neck joint on the stainless swirl pot. I only bought it last year and it's not done any work. Anyone else had this issue?
Cheers, Terry

magpies

3,616 posts

110 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Looks good ..... what colour are you getting?

tel595

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Friday 8th May 2015
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I think it's mica blue..

phillpot

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111 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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tel595 said:
Is there a known restorer for the dash instruments? Mine aren't too bad but wondered if anyone has had theirs refurbished.
How bad are they,? tarted mine up by just masking up and re-spraying the bezels.



Re swirl pot leak are you sending it back or going to sort yourself? Depending what facilities you have available a tiny dab of silver solder might be a solution?


Do I need to start looking out for a "spare car"wink


Edited by phillpot on Saturday 9th May 07:09

v8s4me

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147 months

Saturday 9th May 2015
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tel595 said:
............I.... a tiny leak which I've got from the filler neck joint on the stainless swirl pot. I only bought it last year and it's not done any work. Anyone else had this issue?..
There have been other posts on faulty stainless swirl tank filler necks but I can't find them at the moment. Where did you get yours from?

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tel595

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Monday 11th May 2015
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Got that one from ACT I beleive Joe.. Shouldn't be leaking really, I seem to have this knack of owning leaking swirl pots, or caps, or expansion tanks, or both...! It'll get sorted though. wink

Scoobimax

1,868 posts

129 months

Monday 11th May 2015
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Talk to Steve Tyree (TGTVR) about stainless swirl pots - he got through a few necks.

tel595

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Sunday 14th June 2015
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It's coming on..... Wheels might be for sale later as I've acquired a rather splendid set of OZ split rims.. biggrin

tel595

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Tuesday 7th July 2015
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Balls...!!
S won't be ready for Eurotour.. frown Body-shell and doors have taken longer to sort than expected so the car is still in primer. Was going to be trimmed next week but had to postpone - again! I want the paint done right so I told him not to rush. Could be my fault I suppose... rolleyes
Now, what shall I bring then?? Andy has a rather nice wedge that goes pretty well, we'll have to wait and see..

tel595

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Thursday 23rd July 2015
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It's been painted !!!!!

Truly excited about getting it in the workshop now so I can get it ready for the trimmer.. biggrin


No corroded filler cap. (Hope Mikes patent has expired)....






phillpot

13,772 posts

111 months

Thursday 23rd July 2015
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tel595 said:
(Hope Mikes patent has expired)....
You'll be hearing from my lawyers biggrin



Looking good Tel,crack on!

Stew Mc

386 posts

101 months

Friday 24th July 2015
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Looking forward to seeing it complete but probably not as much as you mate. Enjoy the rebuild.

tel595

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Friday 24th July 2015
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And..... she's back in the room.....!!!

More hard work looming but I can't wait get this car back on the road where she should be... bounce










Marc C

125 posts

53 months

Saturday 25th July 2015
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thumbup Looking good

Did you take the screen out or is it just really clean ?

tel595

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Saturday 25th July 2015
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It's out Marc, the old one had de-laminated around the edges quite badly so I've got a new one to be fitted after the trim has been done..

ukflyboy

217 posts

44 months

Saturday 25th July 2015
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That is looking stunning! Look forward to seeing it all finished :-)

Marc C

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53 months

Saturday 25th July 2015
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tel595 said:
It's out Marc, the old one had de-laminated around the edges quite badly so I've got a new one to be fitted after the trim has been done..
I don't suppose you could take a piccy of the reveal/recess the screens sit in could you, next time you've got your camera out please ?

Are you putting the original CX mirrors back on or something fancy ?

HvdWeerden

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128 months

Saturday 25th July 2015
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Looks shiny, almost ready now...

magpies

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110 months

Saturday 25th July 2015
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looks very good

looking forward to seeing it at some event

tel595

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Monday 27th July 2015
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Marc C said:
tel595 said:
It's out Marc, the old one had de-laminated around the edges quite badly so I've got a new one to be fitted after the trim has been done..
I don't suppose you could take a piccy of the reveal/recess the screens sit in could you, next time you've got your camera out please ?

Are you putting the original CX mirrors back on or something fancy ?
Putting original CX mirrors back, they've been painted but need new mounts (toadstools ?)..
Pics of the screen recess, sorry about the quality of some of them. rolleyes