Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses

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Post by GTC Ian » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:28 am

Yep the 5a was identical to that. I will be replicating that for the GTC.


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Post by GTC Ian » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:34 am

Been very quiet on the updates for sometime, mainly cos I havent done much. Finally sorted out the gearbox issues and now smooth gear changes are the norm.
After re jetting the carb it is now running a lot better ( thanks Nigel ). Still a little bit sooty after running about in it. But on monday it is booked on a rolling road for a complete set up.
Got round to fitting the door cards as I was waiting for a dry day as I cannot open the doors wide enough in the garage. Caps and arm rest trimmed in leather. Just need some better coloured screw covers. Did have some serious issues with the doors though. I thought I had them line up spot on. Wrong took it out to a local car event before xmas...fine. Opened the door a couple of weeks ago and it dropped chipping the paint at the same time. All the bolts were tight so I dont know what happened there. All my new door seals from East Kent Trim destined for the bin as I cannot shut the doors with those and the door cards on...bugger. Luckily I still have the old ones so they will get a clean up and re-fitted.Who says car restoration if fun. Anyhow here is a couple of piccies othe door cards. Rather smart if I do say so myself.
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Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT

Post by GTC Ian » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:08 am

Had a trip to Project Heaven and had the car set up on a rolling road . After the engine rebuild I now have 134 BHP at the wheels and it certainly feels a lot pokier than before.Did get worried though when he took her up to 5000 rpm. The engine has done about 70 miles so far.It was so good to finally drive her on a main road and release a few of the horses. I was given a guided tour of their set up..most impressive. Some of the cars being restored gave the impression of a no expense spared brief from their owners. So now to get some more done for the Restoration Show at the end of the month ( if its allowed to continue)


White GTC no 91 (Now getting the TLC it justly deserves)
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Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses

Post by GTC Ian » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:16 am

With plenty of spare time at the moment, decided to get out in the garage to do the jobs that Ive been putting off. Ive managed to get the boot lock to work withthe addition of a home made bracket cum support for the lock barrel. Had to re-fit the old door rubbers as the ones I bought from East Kent Trim were too thick by about 2-3mm and the door wouldnt close fully with the door cards on. Bugger. Remembered I had a new hood cover on top of the wardrobe ( forgot where I had put it.....one of my safe places). Must admit Im pleased with the finished look it gives to the car with the roof down.
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Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses

Post by he trys hard » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:52 am

that's looking great ian hope to see it at Silverstone ? fingers crossed



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Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses

Post by GTC Ian » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:07 pm

he trys hard wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:52 am
that's looking great ian hope to see it at Silverstone ? fingers crossed
Thanks. If this self isolation ceases it will be there. Still a few little jobs to be done but noting to stop it being driven


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