Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:07 pm

Cheers. Funnily enough it is still working at the moment. I'd have thought it would have leaked out by now. Might get them to check the leak again in case a false alarm. Will measure again in case.
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:11 pm

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Cheers. Funnily enough it is still working at the moment. I'd have thought it would have leaked out by now. Might get them to check the leak again in case a false alarm. Will measure again in case.
Good ideas! :wink: :D
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:59 pm

It did stop working again soon thereafter. Unable to source a replacement so my air con guys will install a generic one They deal with tractors, combines and various coolers so can source a suitable one and make brackets.
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Post by Fastback » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:28 pm

Wish I somebody 'round here that would do that. Nobody seems to care or be interested.

Or is it just me (in more ways than one)...
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:53 pm

scotty2 wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:59 pm
It did stop working again soon thereafter. Unable to source a replacement so my air con guys will install a generic one They deal with tractors, combines and various coolers so can source a suitable one and make brackets.
Might be worth mentioning to them the 825 diesel condenser is the same part number according to Rimmers Scott - they may be able to get one (have one in stock even?) on sale or return and it might just be a perfect fit. :wink: :D


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Wish I somebody 'round here that would do that. Nobody seems to care or be interested.

Or is it just me (in more ways than one)...
No, it's not you Mark and it isn't just you either. :P Nobody seems intersted in making the run of the mill stuff in this country anymore.
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:28 pm

We measured the Coupe condenser and can confirm it seems to be the same as the 825D one that Dave linked to. The guys are looking at the books to try and find a reference but that link to the autodoc listing (out of stock!) does seem to be the one. Ta. Dave.
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Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Post by Alucard7002 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:32 pm

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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:08 pm

I certainly will. I need to visit Duxford again (when open) so that would tie in!
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:07 pm

Update. Coupe has new condenser from Italy. Now nice and cold when needed. (See car parts wanted for a pic).
Got a call from my son Harry this morning... Dad, the oil is coming out of my car... Suspected holed sump on TGM. Off with a trailer and his Mr Bean Mini to swap out this afternoon. Dave, before I look at the book, please tell me a sump change is really really straightforward. ;-)
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:58 pm

I could Scott but i'd be lying! From memory (it's a long time since i played with a T-Series!) the downpipes have to come off, bellhousing slackened but not removed, engine mounts loosened then drain the sump and undo the bolts that secure it. Lift the engine a little to enable you to wriggle the sump out but i'm hoping it's going to be something much simpler for you!
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