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Post by scimjim » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:18 pm

correct, but we know exactly which ones were 6a Mark as the VIN plate also includes an engine number (Essex engines ended at SC153xx but they restared the numbering system for the Colognes at SC16000). The last 6a is actually #5486


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:25 pm

Mr rudder :D

Welcome to the mad house, :wink:

As borne out with the 6b debate that has just taken place overshadowing your arrival. :!:


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Post by scimjim » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:35 pm

sorry for the derail Mark R :-)

sticky here Mark W :-)


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:19 pm

Mark, welcome to the forum! that's a smart-looking car :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:23 pm

Also, for MarkW, there's another sticky here which might be worth a look


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Post by philhoward » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Also, for MarkW, there's another sticky here which might be worth a look
Spooky that the same car is currently up for sale (badger's 6a Auto V8).


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Post by DarrylWebb » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Welcome. Your car should get some value from being so rare over there on the other side of the world.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:51 pm

scimjim wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:03 pm
407 6b made Mark (amended from 437 a few years ago) - much rarer than those common old ragtops and one day they’ll command the prices they deserve :D
as discussed elsewhere the latest one to turn up at mine is a 6b on a GTC numbered chassis....... there is nothing to suggest that anyone other than the factory produced it, so the gtc and 6b numbers appear to be best educated guesses......


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Post by scimjim » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:12 pm

Still no VIN on the chassis? The extra digit is strange. We have pictures of prototype cars such as the 2.8i but usually they have DPX chassis numbers. Apart from those cars and possible odd ones like yours, I’d say the numbers are pretty accurate.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:41 pm

I'd be reluctant to draw any conclusions on that one, on the basis of what we've seen so far.....


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Post by mark rudder » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:49 am

G'day, Mark from down under here.
The previous owner had it painted & all the fibre-glass grazing repaired, not one crack anywhere, not cheap!
Problem was the colour match is not spot-on, its a shade or two different, the engine bay is original colour.
The photo was taken before I bought it under flouro light so the colour balance is not right either.
A few minor detail items need doing, working through them, all part of the fun!
Only drama ( apart from not likeing 38c days ) is jumping out of 2nd gear on overrun.
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Post by mark rudder » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:52 am

Hey, the derail is good fun!



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Post by peter freeman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:33 am

Jumping out of gear is normally down to the sync rings being worn - you can pick them out by their colour.



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Post by philhoward » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:49 am

Could just be the linkage needs adjusting?


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Post by Terry H » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:03 am

Could just be the linkage needs adjusting?
That was what was wrong with mine, I adjusted it and it's been fine ever since. You have to lock the linkage with a drill bit though to stop everything moving. Cant remember the drill bit size.
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