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Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)

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by Toby » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:39 pm

"Toby" currently at Finches having some attention:

Both sets of door hinges being machined and oversize pins fitted to address minor wear issues
Billet thermostat housing fitted to replace existing which leaked during 2018 Swiss trip
Coolant change
secodary bonnet release fitted
Front wheel arch liners removed and the reverse dynomated to reduce harmonic vibration caused by the wind ram effect
Recent Panhard bushes shimmed after settling in
Rear leaf spring hanger bushes shimmed after settling in
Replace faulty drivers seat belt
Tochometer sent away for overhaul
investigate rear tailgate leak
Oil and filter change
Annual check of levels and tightness of components
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by cannonball » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:34 pm

great work
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by Toby » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:12 pm

cannonball wrote:great work

Thanks Duncan, hopefully by keeping on top of things it will bear fruit further down the road
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by Toby » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Tachometer overhauled by Tim Ingle at Speedograph Richfield Ltd. The unit had recently developed a mind of its own and was giving erratic readings.
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by Toby » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:19 pm

New 17 inch rims masked ready for painting in original grey/green. I have been advised that the car has better road manners with the 17inch rims and lower profile tyres. I intend preserving the original 15inch rims and Dunlop SP's for shows etc. whilst using the new rims for general use and touring.
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by Toby » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:10 am

17 inch rim finished and ready for some rubber, I will be fitting 215/15 R17 to keep the rolling circumference the same as the 15inch 205/70 R15
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by cannonball » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:47 pm

The wheels look great but I can not help but think the tires will look dreadfull 15 profile sounds insane ????
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by Toby » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:50 pm

cannonball wrote:The wheels look great but I can not help but think the tires will look dreadfull 15 profile sounds insane ????

Oops! Well spotted Duncan should read 215/55 R17
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by Toby » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:50 pm

New rubber on the 17inch rims waiting to be fitted next week. After much deliberation we went for Yokohama Blue Erth-GT AE51 98W 215/55 R17's
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by Toby » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:00 pm

New rims and rubber now fitted, a few more small jobs to be done and then hopefully some smileage to lift the current gloom
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by Toby » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:51 pm

Back from Finch's after over winter fettling and just waiting for the day to play
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by colin7673 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:02 pm

Those wheels look smart.. enjoy, your notice a real big difference in everything about the car..
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by Toby » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:37 pm

colin7673 wrote:Those wheels look smart.. enjoy, your notice a real big difference in everything about the car..

Andrew Finch dropped it back and said the same thing
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