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Post by philhoward » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:19 pm

The two under-carpet storage bins are standard.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Yes, two storage compartments under the carpet in the rear are standard - they would have held the toolkit (or valuables that you wanted to hide?), but people have adapted them for other uses; mounting an electric petrol pump is one popular one.


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Post by Iain MR » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:25 pm

One is empty and the other has wiring loom going through it.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:40 pm

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the other has wiring loom going through it
That'll be the L/H one with the wiring for the rear lights etc?. I think there's a multi bullet connector in there, which was outside and exposed to the weather on early cars, which caused problems until it was moved inside the box on later cars.


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Post by philhoward » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Handful of bullet connectors on early cars - later ones had a couple of rectangular multi pole connectors.


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Post by Iain MR » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Yes this one has the latter.



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Post by Iain MR » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:07 pm

As you can see the tyres are perished, they are 185/14, is there a modern equivalent that won't cost a small fortune ? I've been told 195/70 14 are similar (Falken £50 each), do you know if that is correct.



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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 pm

195/70x14 are pretty close - speedo will slightly over read which isn’t a bad thing.

If you can, see if you can get H rated tyres (original) - if S or T rated, make sure your insurance company is aware and happy. Should the worst happen, they look for things like this to avoid paying out.


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Post by Iain MR » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:39 pm

Thanks for your response Phil, I now need some parts ! Can you advise where I might get water hoses, head lamps to start a long list !



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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Water hoses - you can get rubber ones but before rebel alliance pipes up, I’d go for Silicone hoses as the current supply of rubber ones can have a short life in service. Either a full set of silicone (I know QRG do them, so would presume GW do too, as do Classic Silicone Hoses IIRC), or get creative with a plethora of universal angles, straight hose and reducers from the likes of eBay.


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:59 pm

Silicone hoses come in all pretty colours too (skips and claps hands)
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Post by Iain MR » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:56 pm

Cheers, QRG were very helpful and some parts on the way !



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Post by Iain MR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:57 pm

Hi,
Update: New headlamps fitted, hose fitted and water filled, oil and filter changed, carburettor to come off before hopefully starting for the first time in 26 years. I have oil pressure when turning over.



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