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Started the engine today, always an anxious moment when the car has been garaged for 6 months, and Ian’s been pulling it to pieces as per usual. All was well however, no ABS lamps, and no CEL. This could of course mean I’ve either got it right, or the bulbs have both failed, however I remain optimistic. The new vacuum pump runs, although I still have some more work to finish the job off, but so far it’s all looking good. I am at the stage where I wish I’d never started, but hopefully the end result will be a good one, and others may benefit from the toil.

I also have some work to do where some obnoxious scrotebag threw what looked like a gallon of out of date yoghurt over the car, and some of the black underside of the tailgate has been discoloured as a result. I may have to spray the affected areas, as even specialist cleaning by Shan hasn’t worked. It’s such a shame I didn’t get to meet the perpetrator, I’d have loved to have had a little chat with him......

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You sure it wasn’t a seagull emptying it’s guts? I’ve had one shite on a car I was driving once - it covered the entire windscreen - over the roof and down the rear glass on a v40 estate. It might has well have chucked a 5l tin of cream gloss over the car

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Would it be better with drums ?

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7 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

First test drive yesterday, and got back in one piece. Result.

And the car?


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Wikkid, looking forward to a test drive. :animier:

Oh, and the production kit, naturally.


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Am I expecting a courier delivering a kit to me tomorrow now??


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10 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Am I expecting a courier delivering a kit to me tomorrow now??

 

What? You mean you haven't got it yet?

Vladimir from Hermes said he'd delivered it, looks like someone called Mrs Kearley signed for it, so I can only imagine it must be there somewhere.

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11 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

First drive out, Classic & Chips at Minnis Bay. Superb turnout.

 

The friend of mine I'm chatting with in the photo has had a succession of classics, but usually brings his XK120 along. Last night he pitched up in a road-going 1966 TVR Griffith which he bought a few months ago. He says it's 'interesting to drive', given the very short wheelbase and about 350bhp, but the exhaust sound is delectable. His missus she hates it because the ride is abysmal, but also because he sold her convertible 944 to help fund it.

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Kudos, mate, an outstanding job.  I look forward to seeing it, and sourcing the kit for an upcoming High Wing.


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I can’t wait to feel it under my right foot.


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Had a decent fast run out up the dual carriageway this afternoon, and had to use the brakes to avoid some twat. Perfect result, no pulling to one side like before, or brown-trouser ABS moment. I can only imagine that the Delco was the culprit for the previous inconsistency.

I’ll check everything tomorrow, but it sounds like the knocking behind the seat is back again. I can only think it’s the bulkhead, I cannot find anything else that could cause it. Bloody annoying, as everything else seems to work fine.

And I found a couple of photos of my mate’s TVR from Tuesday’s meeting.

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Boot floors flapping about in mine - must bolt it down 😂


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Hi Ian .your car looks great .A credit to you ....Mike

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