Simon's Vitesse Coupe

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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by rovercoup » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:24 pm

That looks a tidy job Simon. are you happy with the colour match as white gold can be a right pig. The photo's show it to look very good indeed.
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Looks like a job very well done :) !
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by TDHFastback » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:07 am

Thats come out really well Simon.
Looking forward to seeing the car back together again in all its glory

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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by Richard Moss » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:35 am

Looks good
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by SJG » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:26 pm

I have not been able to continue with painting the sills as it has been too cold, so I have swopped the driver's door handle. The lacquer has been peeling for some time, so I finally got round to changing it.

It is a rather in-depth job as the whole window cassette has to come out, but it has all gone back together okay.

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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by rovercoup » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:24 pm

Nice job Simon.

Wow! :shock: did not know the whole window had to come out, note to oneself to be careful with handles.
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by SJG » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:18 pm

rovercoup wrote:Nice job Simon.

Wow! :shock: did not know the whole window had to come out, note to oneself to be careful with handles.
The handles on the coupe models seem to last better than the other variants. But still keeping fingers crossed!
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by traineefarmer » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:57 pm

I've had both handles out on mine without needing to remove the window cassette. I'm not going to say it was easy - it did involve blood and swearing - but definitely possible.
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by SJG » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:27 pm

traineefarmer wrote:I've had both handles out on mine without needing to remove the window cassette. I'm not going to say it was easy - it did involve blood and swearing - but definitely possible.
Putting the handle back in was the reason the cassette needed to come out
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by SJG » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:33 pm

Now that the weather has warmed up a little I have managed to paint the other side, I am really happy with the results.

Next job will be a service, including a cam belt change and then to fit a new pair of rear discs and pads.

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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by Richard Moss » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:59 am

Looking good
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by rovercoup » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:13 am

Nice job Simon, will you be treating the car to a run out at POL?
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by SJG » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:03 pm

Not sure about POL. Perhaps we should go in the bubble 200 or the newly fixed 75 as they are both Longbridge cars?
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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by SJG » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:02 pm

Latest update. I have changed the cambelt on the coupe, given it a service with an oil flush. I have a small issue with the crankshaft pulley which is highlighted in another post, but hopefully will sort this soon.

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Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Post by Manalishi » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 pm

Excellent again!
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