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  1. I did quite a bit of work on it. Most of the interior was retrimmed or correct bits sourced. Did most of the welding but stopped at bulkhead and legs which needed going through properly. I ran out of time so let it go last year. I was pleased with what I got for it and it was a good complete basis for a project. I did some local paintwork with the correct colour and shade but 35 year old whitegold metallic with died back tint isnt the same as new paint so my plan was to have the sides and front blown over. I guess, if I had held on, I might have got a few hudred quid more for it now on the basis that it is coming up to the nicer weather. Back in August I needed my garage back to dry-store RBY for the winter so that was a bigger priority. If anyone wants any more inf or pics please pm me. Its not a 7500 car (!) but it is worth saving if you can get it for the right price cause It has a lot of new or fresh parts on it
  2. I’ve seen the surrounds on an S plated car so, depending on build date and how long they hung around at dealers, they did go on quite late. Another cost saving deletion as it required two different headlamp glasses and an additional part with the body-colour shroud itself.
  3. Here goes:- The front scuttle has drain holes in the wiper recesses the wiper arms have external bolts for the arms, not caps. the manual console has a cutout panel around the handbrake (deleted for reasons of cost and they never fitted well but retained on the automatic) Different gearstick gaiter the spare wheel well has a bracket welded beside the rear wing to store the jack and tools (replaced by a vinyl bag) flat glove box release button front panel has a bracket and pipe running to the air cleaner (again, simplified and cheaper on later cars) MPH only speedo with numbers at 10, 30, 50 etc which was replaced by mph/kph and numbers at 20, 40, 60- easier to read at a glance Thats all I can remember off the top of my head.!!
  4. Would be lovely to see it restored to original. Very early car (first six weeks of deliveries) and I could only find one VIN number lower when I researched it in my ownership. Has some very unusual early features that were deleted after the first year. Good luck with it whatever you decide.
  5. June 2018. So the show season is starting for me tomorrow at the Bristol Classic Car Show at the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. RBY was put away in September 2016 in an "on the road" state but nowhere the standard I wanted- you know how you are never happy with your own work?? I also missed Billing that year as the date moved after I booked the family holiday so the whole thing felt like unfinished business even back then. November 2016 I finished wth my employer of 24 years and put my SR Berlinetta hatch EJO on the road out of necessity to smoke around in running for a year as a daily. Took a very lazy year off (come on, I worked full time for 30 years, I deserved a break!) I then started my own company and had to do some extensive retraining while getting things off the ground. Im not moaning or unhappy about it, everything is very good, but there were obviously far more important things to focus on that playing with silly old cars. FF to now, RBY is back at my place and work is underway to tackle all those details and properly finish the restoration. I've started but have lots to do ahead of Market Harborough in July. First job tonight is wash it, pack and hope we get to Shepton Mallet tomorrow morning. If you are going to the show we hope to see you there!
  6. The chap is supposed to be coming on Sat so I will pass on club details. Apparently he already has an A
  7. Should be a type 400 but just after they changed to a Phillips 752 which was from 87 on (ish) go for that as it has FM
  8. I have church with my son at 10.30, back by 12.30. Anytime after that really. Pm me or my mobile no is on the ad. Cheers
  9. Gotta be honest I have turned it over but not had it running or driven it. Its all there though and the engine looks like a reco lump so it hopefully has more life in it yet. Had a few texts from the eBay ad already so if you are up for it let me know. Obviously I would like it to go to a club member for renovation in a perfect world. James
  10. Thanks Terry, I do hope it finds the right home. I love the colour too, I had planned to do the bonnet in black as that was, I think, and option on them which would have made it look well good!
  11. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/201987718228? A shameless bit of self-promotion but I have decided to sell my November '75 SR project. A real wrench for me because it would have been a keeper when complete as I wouldn't have been able to replace it. After this years VBOA show I have come to realise that, given the exceptional quality of the cars that are out there now, I am better off spending my time and money detailing and perfecting the three I already have to full show standard rather than spreading my resource over 4 cars, none of which will ever be complete to the standard I want them. I didn't list on the forum on the basis that most of us probably already have a project or two on the drive (!!) but obviously if anyone wants to get in touch direct then I would be delighted to talk about a caring home for LVV.
  12. Looking at the piccies I don't think that one is not an SR. It is trimmed as a Berlinetta inside and has the remnants of headlamp wash/wipe in the engine bay. The other giveaway is the dash which has the basic dash, only the SR had the 6 clock then unless the "SR" pack was specified on a Berlinetta.
  13. Ebay usually has a few about http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Philips-752-Car-Radio-Cassette-Player-/302305791111?hash=item4662d44c87:g:HdQAAOSwE0JZAKNY I think that strictly you should have a 400 but that is no FM and was replaced by the 752 in '87
  14. Is that not for the front fog light circuit?
  15. Lenk tuning or East Kent will be able to knock a headliner up for you
  16. Short circuit the sender wire to earth, the gauge should read full scale. At least that will confirm it is definitely the sender unit before you pull it out the tank.
  17. We went round the clock last week. The car continues to give good service. (Please note that the pic was taken by my passenger, NOT me) The only problem has been an occasional missfire that I traced to a narrow contact gap which I fiddled with so that the car refused to start! Luckily I had a set of points in the garage so replaced, set dwell and timing and it's all perfect now. At least it warned me first and then chose to let me down while on my drive.
  18. You are, of course, absolutely spot on.
  19. See Cavalier GLS for details....!!
  20. that's on DFH now then!
  21. I think the later body parts look wrong on the pre '82 cars. It reminds me of the days when people tried to make their older cars look like later ones and the whole colour keyed '80's trend doesn't go with the lighter styling and the chrome detailing The only thing I think is OK is the period Irmscher rubber spoiler that was in the accessories catalogue around 1980 that I have fitted to RBY. I still don't think it would look right on an SR anyway but this one sits atop the lid and wing tops without dropping onto the rear lip
  22. Did you sell the spoiler to Paul? I only ask because I had a hazel brown one (with a small split at the bottom) that I fitted onto DFH when I restored it
  23. It's a bit too early for the goodies. I think the front spoiler was only on X reg Ines
  24. I'm delighted with the Hella Comets. I had forgotten just how big a difference these make. I cant say I'm totally in love with the look but practicality wins over cosmetics and the safety whilst driving at night is worthwhile. I am very reluctant to tempt fate so |I wont go into detail on reliability. |It has been my daily drive taking me to Cardiff, Newport, Taunton, Bath and Cheltenham as well as doing the school run twice a day. Its a bit tiring as its not the sort of car you can drive for two hours and get out feeling the same as when you got in, the 4 gears, wind noise and seats will remind you that this is a 37 year old car. I absolutely love driving the thing and every journey is a pleasure. The only downside is you have to allow a few extra minutes for your jurney because people will want to talk to you about the car. \bearing in mind it gets used every day I would say at least twice a week someone will stop[ and chat about the car and want to know what it is or to tell you about the one they owned back in the day. Don't drive a Manta if you are shy and retiring I found some 10mm bumper tape so I fitted it today just to break up the black bumpers a bit
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