Restoration starts again....!

Restoration starts again....!

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tel595

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671 posts

103 months

Monday 27th July 2015
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Most productive day on the S today.. Bonnet and rear badges fitted and working...!!!!! cool

Marc C

128 posts

56 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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Thanks for the piccys

tel595 said:
Most productive day on the S today.. Bonnet and rear badges fitted and working...!!!!! cool
Does that mean it took you a whole day just to fit two badges! or a whole day to fit two badges AND a bonnet biggrin

tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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Marc C said:
Thanks for the piccys

tel595 said:
Most productive day on the S today.. Bonnet and rear badges fitted and working...!!!!! cool
Does that mean it took you a whole day just to fit two badges! or a whole day to fit two badges AND a bonnet biggrin
Just the 2 badges, taking it easy to start with...!! biggrin

glenrobbo

10,529 posts

81 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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tel595 said:
Most productive day on the S today.. Bonnet and rear badges fitted and working...!!!!! cool
scratchchin What do they do Tel? Do they light up in the dark, spin round rapidly, or hinge upwards to reveal the machine gun muzzles? coolthumbup

What has Andy done to the Aceca? Nothing terrible I hope.
Maybe see you at the fete. Or in the pub about noon? beer

tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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glenrobbo said:
scratchchin What do they do Tel? Do they light up in the dark, spin round rapidly, or hinge upwards to reveal the machine gun muzzles? coolthumbup

What has Andy done to the Aceca? Nothing terrible I hope.
Maybe see you at the fete. Or in the pub about noon? beer
No Glen, they just look nice and shiny and say 'TVR' biggrin

The AC has lost all oil pressure after Andy changed the filter. He's tried everything to sort it but to no avail. It's possibly broken the oil pump shaft... He's understandably reluctant to let me thrash it around Silverstone without oil pressure.. !!

Hopefully see you Saturday..

Edited by tel595 on Tuesday 28th July 23:23

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glenrobbo

10,529 posts

81 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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He omitted filling the filter bowl with oil before refitting to the block filter housing, did he?
Resultant air lock?
scratchchin Have you tried the old 'plug of vaseline in the pump inlet gallery' trick? Might just kick start the pump. Worth a go.....




Edited by glenrobbo on Tuesday 28th July 23:50

tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Saturday 8th August 2015
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Huge progress..! Lights, indicators, horrible rubber inserts and chrome trim fitted and working... biggrin








glenrobbo

10,529 posts

81 months

Saturday 8th August 2015
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Absolutely beautiful! The shine.....cloud9

magpies

3,660 posts

113 months

Saturday 8th August 2015
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very nice thumbup

AndrewS2

328 posts

95 months

Saturday 8th August 2015
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Looking fantastic Terry!!

jwigglesworth

380 posts

69 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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AndrewS2 said:
Looking fantastic Terry!!
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TopVpowerRoadste

209 posts

48 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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A real sunshine.
Where did you get the chrome trim from?
How many mm's wide is it (9mm)?
Keep up the excellent work.
Regards,

Geoffrey

tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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I bought the chrome trim ages ago but I'll probably have the invoice somewhere.. I'll measure it up and let you know Geoffrey. All I know is it's not that easy to fit and make it look like the original.!The D profile is not so deep on the stuff I bought, and making it stick to the body in a straight-ish line while keeping the depth correct is a difficult process.. I ended up using a mixture of doubled-up double-sided tape, silicon sealant and masking tape... laugh

tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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Also... Has anyone changed/replaced the window seal on the door tops of an S.? They're the ones that are a sort of T shape profile with one side glued to the top edge of the door... I tried removing mine carefully but wasn't careful enough and they began to mishape and tear. I need to get some new and wondered if anybody has bought some recently? Cheers. spin

HvdWeerden

1,637 posts

131 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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TopVpowerRoadste said:
Where did you get the chrome trim from?
How many mm's wide is it (9mm)?
Geoffrey
http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1923-self-adhesive-chrome-strip.aspx

9 mm is OK, just bought this strip. Perfect fit !!

Edited by HvdWeerden on Sunday 9th August 12:24

magpies

3,660 posts

113 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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tel595 said:
Also... Has anyone changed/replaced the window seal on the door tops of an S.? They're the ones that are a sort of T shape profile with one side glued to the top edge of the door... I tried removing mine carefully but wasn't careful enough and they began to mishape and tear. I need to get some new and wondered if anybody has bought some recently? Cheers. spin
Try Sports Car Supplies - I believe same as MGB and come in 1m lengths - looks ok on my S1

Tel 0191 496 0522 email: sales@sportscarsupplies.com

phillpot

14,021 posts

114 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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tel595 said:
They're the ones that are a sort of T shape profile
Phoenix Trim, part number IRS 1656 EPJ smile

TopVpowerRoadste

209 posts

48 months

Sunday 9th August 2015
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Tel595 and Han, thanks for the reference, I will order them. I bought mine without them.

Best regards,
Geoffrey

tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Saturday 17th October 2015
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A little more progress... Rebuilt the CX mirrors with new mounts and mirror lenses. Fitted, tested and all working ok, even the heat-up function!
Also fitted a new gaitor for the gear lever. Couldn't believe my brother had an old Ford Sierra estate sitting in his back garden awaiting engine removal. Removed the gaitor from it just in time.....smile






tel595

Original Poster:

671 posts

103 months

Sunday 18th October 2015
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Fabricated some modified bonnet hinges today, and got them fitted and working. The difference they make is brilliant, I can almost walk through the engine bay now... biggrin

Angle of bonnet with original hinges....


And with the new ones...



My attempt of hinge manufacture..





Edited by tel595 on Sunday 18th October 00:18