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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, looking very shiny John. Recently got some wheels refurbished and replaced n/s rear and front lights on my grey S2. Was surrounded by pristine 33s at Duxford SAD. Getting some rear bodywork sorted next week and will need to sort out the bonnet sometime.
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paulhide
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, looking very shiny John. Recently got some wheels refurbished and replaced n/s rear and front lights on my grey S2. Was surrounded by pristine 33s at Duxford SAD. Getting some rear bodywork sorted next week and will need to sort out the bonnet sometime.
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RFlower
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Joined: 17 Feb 2004
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Location: S of France

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish the Trofeo looked that good! At least it passes its test in February, so good for another 2 years.Very Happy

Being parked outside in the sun all the time is beginning to tell on the paintwork, which is becoming a dark pink, and the bonnet is beginning to blister.

Also, while my wife was driving it, it was involved in an argument with one of our concrete gateposts, scraping the right rear door and wing, and another with a short bollard, which she forgot was very near the left front side after she turned left out of a parking spot.

Fortunately, the Imola is the same colour. Although the floor pan is distorted due to a rather fast slide over a high kerb, which burst all the tyres and broke all the wheels, the body is in perfect condition, so I shall be stealing its bonnet and the doors needed for the Trofeo.

We finally decided that the wife's Sprint has to go as I can't keep up with so many cars at my age.

I hate to admit it, but I think it might not have been started since I had it tested to import it from Spain to France in April 2010, although I might have started it while in the garage, where it's been since then.

Anyway, the battery is OK, as it is permanently trickle charged by one of several Ctec XS 0.8's I have, but although it turned over smartly enough, it didn't start.

A quick check showed a good spark, but no (8 year old) petrol was getting to the carbs. I thought about taking the pump off to check it, but only for a short time after I looked at where it is.

I disconnected the fuel hose from the LH carb, and sucked on it with a large hypodermic syringe (I use them for emptying brake and other reservoirs, etc). After 2 sucks, petrol filled the filter, which is just before the carb., and it started immediately after I reconnected the hose and cranked long enough to fill the float chambers. Result!

The engine sounds as sweet as ever - only 66,000 km on the clock - so it will sadly be up for sale as soon as I have replaced the rusted up rear window winders. I bought it for our 25th wedding anniversary in 1990, so my wife is only the second owner!
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Johnpm1967
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the car does look shiny from a distance. really needs a proper respray. Maybe when Nick qualifies next year will be the time to do it.

Meanwhile fitted braid brake hoses. They have made a real difference, probably as the old ones where originals.
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JeremyC
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dreaming of 33s, I must be having a mid-life crisis.

Hope you chaps are all doing well.
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