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Re: New Purchase

Post by xpuffin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:00 pm

Having a spare half hour this morning before I take the dogs for a walk I thought I'd quickly run round the car with a camera.
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No rot at the top of the A posts

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Front arches are all good and the alloys are in nice condition too

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Rear arches are good but have been painted so hopefully it was done well. Rear bumper seems to be a export spec.

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Door shuts are all good as is the interior, although it needs a real deep clean as it's grubby.

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Headlong was replaced with a horrible grey velour affair which will have to go.

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The only bit of trim missing.

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Minor dashlift

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Very odd veneer on dash which is unvarnished but looks to be the original.

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Broken.

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All very nice, it'll clean up really well.

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Head gasket leaking oil at the rh corner, not sure its head bolts, looks more like studs to me.

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Expansion tank was leaking so replaced, will try to repair the original as it's not that bad.
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Engine bay and scuttle all good.

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Bonnet lip in great condition too.

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Got this.

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To help fit this.

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All in all it's a great little car, the short run out I had in it left me with the impression of an nimble but underpowered little car. Can't wait to get stuck on but I have a workshop to build beforehand.
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3x 825 Coupe
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825 Sterling Saloon
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Re: New Purchase

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:30 pm

Very nice it looks too Jez! Don't forget the cam belt when you do the head gasket............ :wink: :D
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Re: New Purchase

Post by CHR15E » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm

I seem to remember US spec dash wood looking like that?

Wonder if it has an interesting past? Or someone liked the idea of the US cars with the bumper being different too?
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Re: New Purchase

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 pm

Wouldn't that be on the other side of the car though Chris? :?

I think the base-spec cars only had a plastic insert there, i might have a spare wooden one floating around, i'll have a look as that one looks like someone has got some wood-effect Fablon and stuck it on! :shock: :roll:
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Re: New Purchase

Post by CHR15E » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:22 pm

I didn't mean it was US spec, just that someone liked the look of it and maybe tried to copy it?
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Re: New Purchase

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:58 pm

CHR15E wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:22 pm
I didn't mean it was US spec, just that someone liked the look of it and maybe tried to copy it?
D'oh! :roll: :oops: See what you mean now Chris! :wink: :D
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Re: New Purchase

Post by xpuffin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:34 am

No it deffo all that's there, where it's lifting underneath is a bare wood.
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2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Re: New Purchase

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:07 pm

I might have a reasonable one Jez, i'll have a look for you. :wink: :D
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Re: New Purchase

Post by midnite » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm

holy shit jez, thats nice, how many you got now.
fleet now includes
89 827 sterling auto saloon grey dead and gone
90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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Re: New Purchase

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:25 pm

Congrats! Nice motor!
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