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Post by Will Yarrow » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:50 pm

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Hi Everyone this is more of a test to see if I can get the photos to work than a first post, looks like its working.
This is us picking up the money pit in April, the bloke in the middle is the previous owner and the one on the left, my mate with a trailer, both called Paul confusingly. The original plan was to get it running, use it for the summer then hire a garage and sort it over the winter, but since one of the heads was cracked on the 2.8 it is going to get a 2.9 (thanks Luke) and a full nut and bolt rebuild before I drive it :cry: but not before I bought a new water pump and timing gears, bugger. If anyone wants the timing gears, water pump, 3 speed Autobox, 2.8 exhaust system (rusty, but solid bar the middle boxes) or any 2.8 engine bits let me know I'll stick them on the for sale bit eventually.
So far the engine gearbox and diff are out, engine being done by yours truely with the help of the very patient John Wade, gearbox is at BGH Geartech (recommended by JW) the overdrive has just come back from Overdrive Specalists and the diff is up at QRG. The next major job is getting the shell off the chassis so I can get it sand blasted welded and hot zinc sprayed (like galvanizing but a quarter the price). I don't want to make a list or think about the rest yet, there's just too much to do. Thanks for listening.
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Post by greeny » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:57 pm

Good man.
What's the last 3 of the chassis number please?
Make sure you don't brake the door mirrors as they are rare as hens teeth!!!!!


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Post by Will Yarrow » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:33 pm

It's 331 Greeny, anything else you need just ask. The mirrors are broken anyway, I quite fancy the chrome jag ones, stop it chassis first.



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Post by greeny » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:39 pm

Gutted
The mirrors were only used on scimitar se6b/8b and lotus esprit.


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Post by Will Yarrow » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:51 pm

I live in London, they wouldn't have lasted long anyway.



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Post by greeny » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:50 pm

Will Yarrow wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:51 pm
I live in London, they wouldn't have lasted long anyway.
Which bits are broken?


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
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Post by Will Yarrow » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:56 pm

At least the glasses, I have no door electrics yet so I can't check anything else.



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Post by greeny » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:23 am

Will Yarrow wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:56 pm
At least the glasses, I have no door electrics yet so I can't check anything else.
Ok so the glass is hard to get but standard scim adjustable glass fits (just about)
It's the body of the mirror that's the hard bit.
If you were to be able to get one for a lotus you would be well into scene tax!!


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
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Post by Will Yarrow » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:41 pm

Here's a question, I'm not sure if iI should put it on a separate thread or not, so here goes. I've general lea found searching the forum answers all my questions and there have been many, but I can't find any reference to how high to build body supports so I can wheel the chassis out. Anyone know how high to lift a GTC to clear every thing, height to the mounts under the wheel arches would be good, I've gone for 4 foot, floor to front wheel arch mount. If no one answers I'll post pictures of a naked chassis, actually the wife says no so it will have to be the GTC, but only after an answer.



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Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:45 pm

I suppose it depends if you're leaving the engine in, as that will probably be the highest point?

edit - just noticed that the engine's out of this one, so suspension turrets will be next highest I think? Of course, that's no good if you then fit the engine and want to wheel it back under :-)


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Post by ronnie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:19 pm

Here's my GTC with the old chassis pulled out
High enough to clear the engine at the front - both rear wheels off to drop and clear chassis as I found it doesn't need to be as high at the rear to clear this way.
Roll the lot out to the front and then put the rear wheels back on

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Post by Will Yarrow » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:48 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:45 pm
I suppose it depends if you're leaving the engine in, as that will probably be the highest point?

edit - just noticed that the engine's out of this one, so suspension turrets will be next highest I think? Of course, that's no good if you then fit the engine and want to wheel it back under :-)
Scimjim, The engine will be in when it rolls back in, hopefully. I just wanted a rough Idea how high the body has to be to clear everything.
ronnie, thanks for the photo, double the wheel height looks good, your jacks are elegant steel, mine will be agricultural 4"x4" timber



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Post by ronnie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:14 pm

The elegant steel is just............car ramps upturned



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Post by Will Yarrow » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:29 pm

Bugger, I wish I'd thought of that.



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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:49 am

Hi Will, as I have my own GTC disaster project I'll be following yours with interest 8)
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