It's got an MOT again!

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It's got an MOT again!

Post by guru » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:39 am

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For the first time since 2011 the Sterling has an MOT! :D :D :D Even better it has no advisories which is a bonus. So far in recommissioning it's had all new belts (including the cambelt), a complete new exhaust, a new fuel filler, new tyres, brakes , all filters and obviously oil and water so a pretty comprehensive list. It just needs some attention on the alternator (keeps popping the main fuse) and then it'll be ready to come home.......but only briefly as it's then off for bodywork. It's going to have a complete respray and repair to the sunroof aperture as this is suffering from the normal mk1 rust however thankfully most of the rust appears to be surface corrosion so hopefully nothing too drastic. When all that's done it'll then come home to have a nice double DIN android head unit fitted and the high end stereo refitted. :D

Really looking forward to getting her home now, it's kind of sad that we moved house 2 years ago and she's never once graced this driveway......that should change on Friday!
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:54 am

Congratulations James! Not surprised there were no advisories, it's nearly a new car with everything that has been renewed for the recommissioning! :shock: :lol:

From the sound of things it will be like a new car when you do finally get it back, at least never having been to your new house, looking like a new car when it does get there really will grace your driveway! :wink: :D
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by SJG » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:34 pm

I was wondering how the car restoration was doing James, great news! Keep us posted.
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by Nuts4my827 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:44 am

Recommisioning a car is a really good feeling. I did it to Johns 2.7 Stirling last year. All suspension points changed, and had previously done a top half engine rebuild.

On another note, R511BRW is getting an engine and gearbox rebuild soon.
The diff siezed in the original box, and the replacement that was supposed to be a reconditioned one, actually whines quite a bit. And the engine has several leaks, needs the waterpump doing, and it has scabby front arches.
It is still getting driven though :)
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Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:22 pm

Congratulations on another years motoring.
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Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:29 pm

I posted something that was ment for my own topic here. Sorry. :oops:
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by guru » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:32 pm

Nuts4my827 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:44 am
Recommisioning a car is a really good feeling. I did it to Johns 2.7 Stirling last year. All suspension points changed, and had previously done a top half engine rebuild.

On another note, R511BRW is getting an engine and gearbox rebuild soon.
The diff siezed in the original box, and the replacement that was supposed to be a reconditioned one, actually whines quite a bit. And the engine has several leaks, needs the waterpump doing, and it has scabby front arches.
It is still getting driven though :)
It's good to hear that the old girl is still on the road! Could have done with it over the last few days, front wheel drive and a limited slip diff made it great in the snow. :D

I'll post some pics of my Sterling when she's back on the drive.......will end up parked next to my other toy that I'm picking up tomorrow :wink:
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by guru » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:53 pm

She should be home tomorrow! Have just taxed and insured it and arranged to collect it at lunch time, really looking forward to being behind the wheel of the old girl again!
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 pm

That's great news James! Looking forward to the photoshoot! :wink: :D
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Post by Richard Moss » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:12 pm

Good work James
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Post by mjc9967 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:49 pm

Sounds nice - any pics? Atlantic Blue with lattice alloys?

Is this the one I once sent you some washer jets for?
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by dollysprint » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 am

James do you know how the bodyshop intend to repair the sunroof aperture, lead loading, filler/resin, welding?

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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by guru » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:12 pm

mjc9967 wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Sounds nice - any pics? Atlantic Blue with lattice alloys?

Is this the one I once sent you some washer jets for?
Yep, that's the one :D
dollysprint wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 am
James do you know how the bodyshop intend to repair the sunroof aperture, lead loading, filler/resin, welding?

Dave
Not sure yet, I'll be taking it round to a couple of places once I get it back......it's still popping it's main fuse at the moment :evil:
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Is the alternator still blowing the main fuse? They haven't trapped a cable somewhere or something daft have they?

If it is the alternator, i might be able to help you out. I have one but i don't know if it's good, bad or indifferent - PM sent about it.
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Re: It's got an MOT again!

Post by Charles827si » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:46 am

Was looking through the forums Mk1 800 owner cars wondering if some of these earliest cars are still roving in 2019?
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