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Historical curiosity.............

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm
by Dave 6726
Just came across a 2014 Practical Classics mag.
In it a guy called Theo Gillam was restoring an SS1 reg.C52 KLG; it's on SORN.
Anyone here? How did the resto go?

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Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:09 pm
by scimjim
I have these pics on file, so I’m guessing it was finished?
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Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:13 pm
by scimjim
Although, strangely, it’s not been MOTd since 2009 after passing 3 weeks after this epic fail

Nearside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Nearside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Offside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Offside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Nearside Front Exhaust has a part missing (7.1.1a)
Nearside Front Body has excessive displacement which may lead to loss of vehicle control (6.1.B.1a)
Offside Front Body has excessive displacement which may lead to loss of vehicle control (6.1.B.1a)
Nearside Rear Body has excessive displacement which may lead to loss of vehicle control (6.1.B.1a)
Offside Rear Body has excessive displacement which may lead to loss of vehicle control (6.1.B.1a)
Advisory notice item(s)
Inner Front Exhaust has part of the system slightly deteriorated (7.1.1a)
Offside Front brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Nearside Front brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)

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Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:21 pm
by philhoward
Is that several ways of saying “why do you have no sills”? Can’t think of anything else that would give “Body has excessive displacement which may lead to loss of vehicle control“ which is a new one on me!

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Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:39 am
by TrevorG
Excessive displacement means it's effin missin in my book! :D

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Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:24 pm
by Roger Pennington
A search for the name seemed to throw up a couple of refs to other things, suggesting he might have some connection with the mag rather than just being a reader? Perhaps Nigel Clark, might know something about it?

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Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:59 pm
by Nigel Clark
Just spotted this, thank you to Roger for flagging it up.

Personally, I've no knowledge of this car but Theo is a regular technical contributor in Practical Classics. There should be an email address in his Staff Car Saga pages if you wish to contact him for more info.

Nigel