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by felixkk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:20 pm

Grant wrote:This is the Car I want ... Sell it me now!!! :evil: :twisted:

:D They are awfully good cars, them Jensens
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by felixkk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:42 pm

A few pictures from the Lenzerheide event, courtesy of Rudolf Menzi (http://www.menzi-motorsportfotos.ch):

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by Kevin Birch » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:47 am

Good to see you having some fun in the old girl :D . Interesting to see the "soft" logs on the roadside, in case of an "off" :shock:
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by felixkk » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Kevin Birch wrote:Good to see you having some fun in the old girl :D . Interesting to see the "soft" logs on the roadside, in case of an "off" :shock:

Was super fun. More ambitious than I expected. The logs spooked me, but when we were driving all you register is the road and the other cars- everything else is inexistent.
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by felixkk » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:41 pm

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Noooo!!! No! No! I want the C-V8 back! Freezeplugs are being replaced and the underside of the bonnet is being reinforced (just to be safe). And a bit of tidying up while the engine is out.
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by felixkk » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:33 pm

Freezeplugs are replaced- there were seven! One was lodged inside the engine and the reason my water was a brown sludge. I had trouble convincing Andi not to take apart the whole car

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by Grant » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Brilliant Felix, and the best easiest way to do the job.. take the bloody engine out, it is far quicker than fiddling around for hours trying to change them, lovely pics Felix and the best bit of Andi's workshop is all the beer bottles!! :D :wink:
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by felixkk » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:47 pm

I have no idea what it entails to remove the engine, but Andi confirmed that it was the best approach. And on the C-V8 it‘s supposedly relatively quick and easy. Next week I‘ll be helping him put it back in.
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by RockyUSA » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:23 pm

Shining like a diamond in a pig’s ****!

(Not sure where that quote came from...)

Beautiful work, and needed.

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by felixkk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:42 am

RockyUSA wrote:Shining like a diamond in a pig’s ****!

:D

The outer skin of the Webasto sunroof needs replacing, it has split at the seams. Any advice on this?

I have found a description on the removal. The company listed which do the skin have unfortunately retired:

http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/to ... val-guide/

Probably any trimmer will ne able to replace the skin, but I‘m wondering if there is a specialist?

http://www.tudorwebastosunroofs.com
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by Kevin Birch » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:39 pm

It looks a lot easier to pull the engine out of a CV8 than an Interceptor, and those plugs were well past their best. This is a truly good car, as Felix let me have a drive up the Grimsel, I've not smiled as much since being driven around a race track in a McClaren Mercedes. Thanks Felix.
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by felixkk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:35 am

Kevin Birch wrote:It looks a lot easier to pull the engine out of a CV8 than an Interceptor, and those plugs were well past their best. This is a truly good car, as Felix let me have a drive up the Grimsel, I've not smiled as much since being driven around a race track in a McClaren Mercedes. Thanks Felix.
Those beer bottles on the shelf are a slippery slope, you'll soon start to collect other things like Mk2 Interceptor steering wheels, and other things. :shock:

Hi Kevin. I'd imagine so, but Andi is known to take the engine out of his FF if it needs something done. Grimsel: very welcome! All credit for the car goes to the previous owners and to Andi, who treats the C-V8 as if it were his.
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by felixkk » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:02 am

I got a quote for GBP 550 excl VAT from the Trimming Centre for having the Webasto retrimmed. It would just include doing the outer skin, without replacing the headliner or any of the other parts.

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The Trimming Centre are pioneers in the fitting of the Webasto sunroof, a trade which has been handed down through generations over last 55 years.

At the start of Tudor Webasto establishing the business in the UK, George Camp, after hours in a workshop in Clapham with a small team of craftsmen , lead the way in fitting of the sunroof. George and his team developed their techniques of roof installations over the years and were recognised as the main suppliers and fitters of the Tudor Webasto coachbuilt sunroof in the country.

In 1969 George and his son Steve Camp started the Brighton franchise C&D Autos. At the height of the industry they were fitting approximately fifty Webasto sunroofs a week.
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by Frankoid » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Hi Felix.

Is that a Dunlop servo and a Girling master cylinder combination you have there...
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by felixkk » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:33 pm

Frankoid wrote:Hi Felix.

Is that a Dunlop servo and a Girling master cylinder combination you have there...


Hi Francis! Yes...

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