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by guybetts
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 55
Views: 7896

My midlife GTC

Is the nose support new or reconditioned? Reconditioned. A neighbour runs a business restoring air cooled VW's, so is a seasoned welder :D Hi Guy, Making progress at last, I see. Well done. I'm sure you'll get there in the end. Only got just under 3 weeks if I'm going to make it for Berks noggin Dr...
by guybetts
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 55
Views: 7896

My midlife GTC

Progress with reassembly today. Nose support section went back in with little trouble - wasn't sure if it might need to be a two-man job. DSC_0194.JPG DSC_0196.JPG DSC_0197.JPG ARB isn't bent, just photo distortion :? Also re-fitted transmission oil cooler and horns. Need to sort out a bit of the wi...
by guybetts
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 55
Views: 7896

My midlife GTC

I see Ashley Hinton are drinking Coffee this week rather than plain water. :lol: :wink: Black coffee. I only got the cowling and grille from them. Other bits from various sources including NEC a couple of weeks ago :D Speaking of grille Mark, any update on the front mesh grille I pm'd about :) Guy
by guybetts
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 55
Views: 7896

My midlife GTC

Been slowly sorting out a lot of little jobs for the grand "put it all back together" which should start this weekend.

Latest job rebuilding the blower motors.
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All cleaned up and ready for reassembly with new fixings, cowling and grille
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Reassembled with just terminals to clean up ready to fit
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Guy
by guybetts
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6b Steering coupling question
Replies: 8
Views: 538

SE6b Steering coupling question

It's a big rubber donut coupling on some Coupe's, as used on Triumph 2000's
by guybetts
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Classic Restoration Show - NEC - March 22nd -24th
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Classic Restoration Show - NEC - March 22nd -24th

Darren C wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Was really shocked by the lack of punters? Come mid afternoon the stall holders outnumbered the visitors...very odd
Was there on Friday. I thought it was comfortably busy, but not over crowded. Only queued for the car park bus :D
by guybetts
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Wiper switches
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Wiper switches

Tony, that is the wiper motor fitted in my Straight Six coupe - with the square(ish) bodied motor housing.
Guy
by guybetts
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Wiper switches
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Wiper switches

Two speed and self parking. The motor on the straight six is a Lucas DR3 (iirc) Odd that your Sabre doesn't have a self parking motor, but perhaps it has something to do with its rally heritage. I would think the later motor fitted to the GTE's would be easier to obtain, and parts for them are more ...
by guybetts
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Wiper switches
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Wiper switches

Straight Six is the same too. Mine's exactly like yours Roy, only the numbers following the part number are 1 64 - which I take to be a manufacturing date code, for Jan 1964.
Guy
by guybetts
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC No.1 for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

GTC No.1 for sale

Richard Carter knows the owner (or ex owner) of #001. He introduced me to him at Prescott but I didn’t get to see the car itself to confirm reg/VIN. There are some notes with the paper register that corroborate the details in the auction listing. Interesting that it has a 99 colour code for the ver...
by guybetts
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC No.1 for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

GTC No.1 for sale

It has been bought to my attention today, that GTC no.1 is listed for Brightwells auction, 10th April,19. This car has eluded the register, so now the details are known :D 8) https://www.brightwells.com/classic-motoring/bicester-classic-vintage/bicester-classic-vintage-10th-april-2019/bicester-catal...
by guybetts
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Speed limiter
Replies: 17
Views: 1271

Speed limiter

Cynically, I assume this is so they can road test some of the driverless car technologies :roll: Also, I was listening to the radio this morning and West Berks council are to increase the annual licensing cost for taxi's and in turn the cabbies were stating how they would pass on the cost to the pun...
by guybetts
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: coupe parts wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

coupe parts wanted

Bought my Trico washer bottle 30 years ago from a trader at Beaulieu. It was in a box of at least twenty NOS :o How I wish I'd bought a few of them... I've also got door handles that were on my Coupe. Chrome isn't perfect. Again, I bought new ones years ago. I don't have the original keys so the loc...
by guybetts
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 99
Views: 7524

660XYB Engine fix

The clutch is now 7/8 inch thick, face to face, in case anyone wonders how worn their clutch is. Just measured up my old clutch plate before contacting Nigel at QRG in response to his appeal on FB, and it's barely a 1/4 inch :shock: Glad to see everything's going back together nicely Philip :D Guy
by guybetts
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Greenham Common meetings
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Greenham Common meetings

Not far from me :D
Last time I was up there, it was still closed to the public, although the U.S. had left.

Guy

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