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  1. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Thanks Ben, they are well known.
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    It is a lot of money, but I have 3 quotes now all similar amounts to drive the car in, get it stripped down, engine and box rebuilt and then put back together. £2k is labour which sounds reasonable...
  3. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Thanks Ben, I wonder who actually does the work? The guys I’m talking to are saying they do the dis and reassembly after testing and machining. So this looks like the going rate then!
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    That’s looking nice Derek, you’re good at this!
  5. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Yes VAT include, No go fast bits, just straight forward refurbishment, that labour cost is the removal and refit.

    Have seen the options, £600 for parts, £1500 an eBay engine etc and discounted...
  6. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Engine & Gearbox

    Right, I'm gearing up, pun intended, to refurbish the engine and gearbox. The car appears to have a Vitesse MK1 2ltr with overdrive box.

    First quote I have from a local...
  7. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    I’ve tried to get him a few times, no response..
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    Thank, the seats are comfy just the trim detail on and around the rear upright is bad so trying to find a local trimmer to tidy them up as my efforts will not improve them!
  9. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Ah, good point :)
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    So those seat covers are probably the most expensive part of the car!

    The removable steering wheel fitting was not on the car when I got it. It had a Moto-lita three spoke flat wood rim which I...
  11. Re: 1800 B series 7 bladed yellow plastic fan blade for fitment water pump & 1-2 spac

    Several spacers on eBay at the moment...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-MGB-WATER-PUMP-FAN-SPACER-FOR-7-BLADE-FANS-1972-1973-GOOD-CONDITION/153441486669?hash=item23b9d3474d:g:Xa8AAOSwAaxcVLrl
  12. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Hi Derek,

    Only because they are rusting, visible through they wheels and a wire brush didn’t easily get them shiny again. I’ve done them in satin black hammerite which I had in the garage.

    The...
  13. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Will powder coating survive the high temperature of brakes?

    Will it affect the heat dissipation of the drums?
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    Re: National Kit Car Show Stoneleigh 2020

    I see the small Triumph and TR clubs have amalgamated this year forming one larger show instead of two smaller ones. But I we’re obviously well down that road!
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    Re: V8 Roadster project ...

    Never actually seen a V8 in a Roadster, seems to fit well!
  16. Re: Kop Hill Climb Festival 2019 - 21-22nd September - 10th Anniversary

    Well we have five cars on Saturday and three on Sunday so far, with another two local trials Roadsters just about to book in for the weekend if their owners can get the tree as they are both in need...
  17. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Good point, I’d forgotten you would see the drums through the wheels. I’ll aim for matching paint on them.

    So where do i get satin black heat resistant ‘hammerite’?

    Or maybe the people doing...
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    Wheels

    Wheels off ready to go to the refurbisher tomorrow for crack, hardness and roundness testing and if OK powder coating in satin black to match the pre-war Alfa’s black spoked wheels.

    I...
  19. Thread: Berli in S Wales

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    Re: Berli in S Wales

    Actually, I’ve been toying with the idea of selling my Alfa and getting a good Berli, but it would have to be a very good one as I need an occasional daily driver.
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    I agree, and many I have spoken to do but you get used to it over time and now I see it as a quirky design feature that identifies it amongst the Cabrios, Hunters and Roadster.
  21. Thread: Berli in S Wales

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    I think this has been up for sale a few times, looks tidier this time around.
  22. Thread: Jrr 929 d

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    Thanks Liz, the bucket seats are still there, now covered with Derek’s padding and covers I think.
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    Re: Ley Hill Classic Car Show

    Entry donations all go to the Air Ambulance, so great cause as well.
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    Re: Project roadster on eBay.

    And in black gel coat? Which PKK was by request from me at the time as I couldn't afford paint, don't see many like that.
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    Aero and full width screens...

    Hi Sportster owners,

    I'm adding aero screens to JRR, would appreciate detailed photo's of screens and mountings from anyone with aero screens and/or the full width folding flat screen on some of...
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