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by John Staddon » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:24 pm

It's all been early Interceptor news from me for a few months now (you won't have seen it as it all posted in Early Cars Tech and only a few people look at that...) but today Andy Brooks sent me a photo of the rebuilt engine for the C-V8 and it's looking very smart. Of course it still needs to go back in the car (engine bay painted) but I think Andy is on the last leg, as the car has not been driven since the second week of January I can't wait to drive it again. As the brakes have been rebuilt and the suspension bump stops replaced as well as some suspension rubber bushes and the exhaust hangers and even the steering column UJs it should be a transformed car.

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by colin7673 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:40 pm

They do top work there John,, it will be like a new car
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by Grant » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:15 pm

Hello John :wink:
Have you not had the gearbox done too?
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by Mike L » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:19 am

Nice looking engine John.
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by John Staddon » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 am

Hi Grant

No, Andy Brooks advised, 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'. I did ask him to take the box out and send for a check up but he said no, he wouldn't touch it. I just hope he is right.

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by jglarkin » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:04 pm

All looking very nice John.
I called into Appleyards a few weeks ago and was surprised to see your car, that far up-north! I believe your car is in very good hands and I would trust Andy to know what’s needed. I doubt you’ll believe it’s the same car when you get it back.

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by John Staddon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:02 am

Hi Jon

Why the car is so for up north is a long story (I was hoping for a rebuild by someone a bit nearer home) which I won't trouble the forum with.

Two days ago Andy sent me a photo of the car with the engine back in place so I hope he and Kevin are on the home straight now. Andy was hoping to run it yesterday but there may have been a slight hiccup when Andy realised the engine builder had thrown away the old spin off oil filter element (it was converted to the spin off type many years ago and before my time) and he didn't know the reference for a new one, and nor did I, but TimSP came to the rescue as he knows what it is.

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by jglarkin » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:32 pm

I’m using the Fram PH43, if that helps.
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by John Staddon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi Jon

Thanks but as i say TimSP came to the rescue and gave Andy the reference he needed.

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by archie » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:43 pm

yes the car will be mot tested on monday engine is fully running abet another carb was needed but know installed it runs like dream engine bay painted wiring retaped all new brake discs callipers hoses suspension bushing replaced etc i have sent some more pictures to you john hope you got them :D
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by John Staddon » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Another carb....! Yes got the photos, now I am waiting for the bill. :shock:

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by John Staddon » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:39 am

The rebuilt engine has thrown a bearing on the test drive and needs to come out again. BU**ER!!

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by RockyUSA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:45 am

Ouch!

Terrible news.

Good luck for a minimal repair.

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by Martin R » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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by archie » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:56 pm

The Problem was not the engine builders fault it turned out to be a inadequate oil filter which as now been resolved
Dave has built many engines for me and never had a problem so keep up the good work dave and keep smiling :D
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