My new Toy's on it's way!

My new Toy's on it's way!

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LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Channeling my inner man-child today. Having just sold my Griffith and Tamora, my new Griff 500 project's currently on the back of a low loader and on it's way here.Very excited. Can't wait to get a spanner on it. That said, I may need to get plenty of release spray on it first - it's been sitting outdoors for a good few years! laugh

I'll put up pictures as soon as it's back and on my lift! bounce

Classic Chim

9,455 posts

95 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Good man bow

coco79

380 posts

120 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Is it the Black one with the taraka engine that was on PH classifieds?

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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coco79 said:
Is it the Black one with the taraka engine that was on PH classifieds?
Yes, it is. It's gonna need a whole lot of love, but we'll get it there. Haven't got it on the lift yet as the poor chap that delivered it almost delivered his innards just getting it off the truck and into the garage so I let him off pushing it up the lift slope! hurl

Typically I am too busy to look at it over the weekend so it will have to wait until next week until I can get my head under the scary side by way of the lift.










phazed

18,238 posts

150 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Has it been living in the sea?

citizen smith

485 posts

127 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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LeeHodges said:
Channeling my inner man-child today. Having just sold my Griffith and Tamora, my new Griff 500 project's currently on the back of a low loader and on it's way here.Very excited. Can't wait to get a spanner on it. That said, I may need to get plenty of release spray on it first - it's been sitting outdoors for a good few years! laugh

I'll put up pictures as soon as it's back and on my lift! bounce
LEE, Looks like it's quite a big project to take on. Why go from 2 Fun Cars, to a Big Spanner Job especially when summer is on it's way!

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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citizen smith said:
LEE, Looks like it's quite a big project to take on. Why go from 2 Fun Cars, to a Big Spanner Job especially when summer is on it's way!
I know, I must need a shrink! I've always wanted the chance to build a Griff to my requirements and preferences, which is something that I've never really had the chance to do. Sure I loved the modern touches of the Tamora, but the Griff was where my heart is. My other Griff was much too good to mess with and I love a project, so that's where I'm at. Ironically I've recently sent in an article to Sprint saying that I'm keeping them both, but in my defence, when I sent it in I still had both cars! The follow up articles will be about this project, I guess. I've had a good look over the car on the floor and whilst the chassis looks bad and the inside smells like my teenager's trainers, the only thing that concerns me is the amount of orphaned wiring handing around all over the place. I may be ok with a spanner, but I'm no auto sparky smile

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Thursday 22nd March 2018
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phazed said:
Has it been living in the sea?
hehe

A bit of spit and polish and it'll be like new...

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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Awesome, bookmarked,

ray von

2,565 posts

198 months

Saturday 24th March 2018
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yonex said:
Awesome, bookmarked,
There'd be a canny book written about the problems that car had
There used to be loads of deleted posts about it a few years ago

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Saturday 24th March 2018
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A wise man once told me; if people are taking about you, you’re doing something right biggrin

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Thursday 29th March 2018
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So it's taken a week before I've had any time to look at the car, but I can happily report that I've finally been able to take a spanner to it! My plan was to get it onto the lift so I can take a closer look and start the body-off process. However, the brakes were so seized that I could hardly move the car around, let alone push it up the lift ramps! That being the case, the first job was to remove the calipers one by one until the thing moved freely. It took three corners before that happened and no surprises given the state of them!



Being one of the later cars, the powder coating is fubar'd!




All being well, I can now get it in the air and spend a well-timed long weekend getting it topless! wink

BIG DUNC

1,619 posts

169 months

Thursday 29th March 2018
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Good luck with that.

You have taken on a decent project, but you must have known that, and as you say, you can build it to your own spec.

Conversely I am hoping to spend the long weekend re-assemble mine having made it topless last year.

roseytvr

1,657 posts

124 months

Thursday 29th March 2018
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Lee

Just up the road from you in Burton. Have hoists, parts washer etc if you need anything and always happy to give a hand for any two man jobs. Keep the posts coming as you do the build and good luck.
Ian

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Thursday 29th March 2018
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roseytvr said:
Lee

Just up the road from you in Burton. Have hoists, parts washer etc if you need anything and always happy to give a hand for any two man jobs. Keep the posts coming as you do the build and good luck.
Ian
Fantastic, thanks Ian!

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Ok, so managed to get the car on the lift over the weekend. Nothing I wasn't expecting given what I'd seen already, but it is very overdue a rebuild!











So far, I have the exhaust off, the radiator out, the fuel tank out, the steering disconnected, the rear ARB off and the seats out. I couldn't imagine trying to do this without the lift, so kudos for those that do. Uncoupling the steering UJ was a b*tch, I have to say, but I got there in the end. Next is to undo the four bolts I've exposed behind the fuel tank and then get inside for the next lot. Hard work given the state of some bolts/clips etc, but fun none the less! smile

TR4man

3,431 posts

120 months

Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Crikey, there is some work to do there.

I assume it won't be ready for Burghley on Sunday then? laugh

LeeHodges

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397 posts

229 months

Wednesday 4th April 2018
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TR4man said:
Crikey, there is some work to do there.

I assume it won't be ready for Burghley on Sunday then? laugh
Burghley? No problem.


2020.... whistle

ianwayne

2,491 posts

214 months

Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Well someone lavished money on it at some point, although not recently obviously!

The ACT plenum, adjustable shocks and adjustable rear droplinks show a few non-standard 'enhancements.'

GTRene

11,398 posts

170 months

Thursday 5th April 2018
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respect, to bring that one back from the almost dead :-)