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Progress on 1969 # 0964

PostPost by: JGeezer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:10 pm

I thought I'd break the winter gloom by sharing my work-in-progress. Actually running OK, sorting out minor bugs and getting those last interior fiddly bits. Still working on the brake boosters, front is OK, almost there! I pretty much did everything myself except the valve job, paint spray, powdercoat here and there, and stretching the new cover over the dash pad.

OK, not proper yellow, but I just love this shade on it.

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If you look really closely, you'll see where I improved things a tad:


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PostPost by: RichC » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 pm

V nice! :D
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:17 pm

Looks good!
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:40 pm

Looks very good.

I spy a none standard Dual master cylinder (? by angle of reservoir), dual circuit warning switch, the brake servos (obviously) and a k&n cone filler.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:33 am

Cracking job Mr G, and a very nice shade of yellow
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PostPost by: JGeezer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:42 am

mbell wrote:Looks very good.

I spy a none standard Dual master cylinder (? by angle of reservoir), dual circuit warning switch, the brake servos (obviously) and a k&n cone filler.

Good eye spotting that K&N! I thought the dual MC was proper, I'll have to look into that. Original servos were pretty bad, but I found some rebuild kits, and hope to be able to keep the Girlings. Front is good, have to try again (well, for a third time) with the rear.
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PostPost by: JGeezer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:51 am

Robbie693 wrote:Cracking job Mr G, and a very nice shade of yellow

Thanks! Trying to decide if I should share the source of the color. Embarrassing. Uh, really cheap Asian brand... but a cool name, "Tweety Yellow".
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:24 am

J, the brake master looks to be a Triumph part - Spitfire/GT6 - my car came with one. Worked well. The slant on the reservoir didn't affect the performance for me.

You're obviously very close. Good for you. Keep this summer clearly in your mind . . . :mrgreen:

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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:38 am

Sea Ranch wrote:J, the brake master looks to be a Triumph part - Spitfire/GT6 - my car came with one. Worked well. The slant on the reservoir didn't affect the performance for me.


That was my first thought, but I bought one for mine and the outlets we're in the other side and wouldn't fit in my rhd car.

Are those the original girling boosters? I've never seen any as missing on my car.
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:21 am

Fantastic looking car. Love the colour.
I am very envious of your garage,it is bigger than my house!!

Enjoy the summer drive.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:17 am

JGeezer wrote:
Robbie693 wrote:Cracking job Mr G, and a very nice shade of yellow

Thanks! Trying to decide if I should share the source of the color. Embarrassing. Uh, really cheap Asian brand... but a cool name, "Tweety Yellow".


Well you're going to have to confess after that teaser surely?


mbell wrote:
Sea Ranch wrote:J, the brake master looks to be a Triumph part - Spitfire/GT6 - my car came with one. Worked well. The slant on the reservoir didn't affect the performance for me.


That was my first thought, but I bought one for mine and the outlets we're in the other side and wouldn't fit in my rhd car.

Are those the original girling boosters? I've never seen any as missing on my car.


They are - They're the Girling MKIIA, which were fitted to early Plus 2's
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:54 am

Really nice job. I like the color coded tweety mirror :D
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PostPost by: JGeezer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:50 pm

Robbie693 wrote:
JGeezer wrote:
Robbie693 wrote:Cracking job Mr G, and a very nice shade of yellow

Thanks! Trying to decide if I should share the source of the color. Embarrassing. Uh, really cheap Asian brand... but a cool name, "Tweety Yellow".


Well you're going to have to confess after that teaser surely?


OK, OK. I went though hundreds of color chips, and found that from... sigh, [whispered]: Hyundai
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PostPost by: JGeezer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:05 pm

jeff jackson wrote:Fantastic looking car. Love the colour.
I am very envious of your garage,it is bigger than my house!!

Enjoy the summer drive.
Jeff 72+2


Actually an insulated 30' x 70' barn (close to 200 sq m)

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where half is a heated shop.

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Life is not all that bad sometimes.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:12 pm

OK, OK. I went though hundreds of color chips, and found that from... sigh, [whispered]: Hyundai



Ah well, when it looks like that who cares. Could be worse :lol:
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