Looking for A944 HVC

Looking for A944 HVC

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sgrimshaw

6,846 posts

217 months

Monday 19th April
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Powderpuff said:
Just a little update.....dad's car is now my car and safely tucked up in the garage biggrin
Pictures please smile

Twinfan

8,247 posts

71 months

Monday 19th April
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Superb result!

DKL

3,935 posts

189 months

Monday 19th April
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Great news Gordon, congratulations on a successful search. Definitely pics please.
On a separate note 21 had it's first run of the year. At least it still works!

BrotherMouzone

2,768 posts

141 months

Monday 19th April
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Powderpuff said:
Just a little update.....dad's car is now my car and safely tucked up in the garage biggrin
Awesome news, congratulations!

Powderpuff

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352 posts

216 months

Tuesday 20th April
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DKL said:
Great news Gordon, congratulations on a successful search. Definitely pics please.
On a separate note 21 had it's first run of the year. At least it still works!
Glad you've had the 21 out, I'll get Kate's out when the weather improves up here.

The 944 needs work, mechanically good but cosmetically it needs various trim bits, the correct offset wheels and will need a respray....plenty of time to do bits now it's back in the family






LaurasOtherHalf

20,234 posts

163 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Fantastic result.

g7jhp

6,576 posts

205 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Love the fact you have manged to find and buy back your Dads old car.

Great you have the pic from collection day.


Still looks great now but the cookie cutters wheels did look right and will complete thf look.





Look forward to seeing the car when refreshed!



jeyjey

193 posts

64 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Awesome!

johnoz

817 posts

159 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Great story, and well done for finding it,,

PS2018

322 posts

40 months

Friday 23rd April
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Great story very happy for you

bristolracer

4,601 posts

116 months

Friday 23rd April
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Well done
Looks like your dad's car had cookie cutters on it and now sits on teledials?
Changing them back will correct the offset. The teledials may be from a 924S hence not filling the arches.
Get the cam belt and tensioners done ASAP if it's had little use recently, a snapped belt is terminal on these. Also worth checking all the drain holes, water collects in the battery tray and leaks through to cause mischief in the electrics.

Djw John

89 posts

116 months

Friday 23rd April
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You didn't happen to find it in West Lothian did you? I'm 99% sure I saw this in a local street I'm not normally in about a month ago.

Put it this way if you hadnt already found it I would've been sending you the address to contact them!

Google [bot]

5,400 posts

148 months

Friday 23rd April
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Well done OP, I think everyone loves a story like this.

Get them horrible wheels sorted out. The paintwork seems much more lustrous than back in the day wink

Powderpuff

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352 posts

216 months

Friday 23rd April
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bristolracer said:
Well done
Looks like your dad's car had cookie cutters on it and now sits on teledials?
Changing them back will correct the offset. The teledials may be from a 924S hence not filling the arches.
Get the cam belt and tensioners done ASAP if it's had little use recently, a snapped belt is terminal on these. Also worth checking all the drain holes, water collects in the battery tray and leaks through to cause mischief in the electrics.
Thanks for the comment

I'm probably going 16" Fuchs (copies) instead of as you say the wrong offset teledials - 16" has a better choice of rubber.

The belts have been replaced in last 12 months by the previous owner so should be ok.

Re the battery drains - another job on my list but it's very unlikely to see rain for a while biggrin

G111MDS

191 posts

58 months

Friday 23rd April
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Fantastic you’ve been able to find it! Would be great to see some pictures smile

Powderpuff

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352 posts

216 months

Friday 23rd April
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Djw John said:
You didn't happen to find it in West Lothian did you? I'm 99% sure I saw this in a local street I'm not normally in about a month ago.

Put it this way if you hadnt already found it I would've been sending you the address to contact them!
It wasn't in West Lothian, a bit further north in Arbroath.

It will have been a different car - A944HVC was off the road and under armed guard on an MOD base until it had it's MOT on 16th April. Interesting experience having to be cleared by soldiers with assualt rifles to collect a car biggrin

Powderpuff

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352 posts

216 months

Friday 23rd April
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G111MDS said:
Fantastic you’ve been able to find it! Would be great to see some pictures smile
Pictures of it in the hangar and the garden are both on the day of collection. I'll post up more when it's had signifcant changes smile