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Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by Corky » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:53 pm

Here's another GTC I've managed to obtain :shock:

I picked it up today and brought it home on trailer. The clutch slave and master appear to be shot as does the brake master cylinder. The interior is very tatty, but I have acquired a very nice set of black seats to replace them with. On the plus side it comes with a very comprehensive history, many new parts fitted, Weber DGMS carb, stainless exhausts and fuel tank and Five Middlebridge wheels with the proper centre caps. The engine starts and runs beautifully, just needs the tappets setting, and no smoke whatsoever :lol:

The plan is to smarten it up a bit, get it MOT'd and then pass it onto a new owner who can continue to improve it. I was going to use it as my V6 test mule (ie. try a KV6 in it for size), but I think the engine that's in is a cracker so it'd be a shame to mess with it. I think I'll keep my eye out for a 6B to mess with instead.

I'll post some more photos tomorrow. :D

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In the mean time if anyone fancies buying this GTC when it's done, please drop me a PM. I will be more than happy to take a 6B or Sabre Ti in PX.


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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by peter freeman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:54 pm

Stops you getting bored Steve.



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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by Chimp » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:01 pm

Hello,

I could be interested in purchasing your vehicle. I have had the very unpleasant exprience of having my 1981 2.9 Scorpio GTC rear ended by some early twenty something indiot in a ford mondeo. Will be in the market depending how my vehicle goes with the write off mob!!!

Some more details on the car and exterior, hood, chassis and so would be helpful.

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Post by ScimitarMatt » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:14 pm

You're you're worse than me Steve ;) All I can say is, it must be very comfy in the doghouse ;)


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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by Corky » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:41 pm

Chimp wrote:Hello,

I could be interested in purchasing your vehicle. I have had the very unpleasant exprience of having my 1981 2.9 Scorpio GTC rear ended by some early twenty something indiot in a ford mondeo. Will be in the market depending how my vehicle goes with the write off mob!!!

Some more details on the car and exterior, hood, chassis and so would be helpful.

Regards
Hi, it's going to take a while to get the work done. I'll put it in the for/sale wanted section when it's finished.

The paintwork on this car isn't the best, it has some paint bubbles and few scars but it'll be a good usable GTC for starter GTC money. It's a manual O/D with 110,000 miles.


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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by Corky » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:48 pm

ScimitarMatt wrote:You're you're worse than me Steve ;) All I can say is, it must be very comfy in the doghouse ;)
Woof....


Nearly forgot. The seller has a coupe, and I've got the details for you. I'll text you the photo of the chassis plate.


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Post by ScimitarMatt » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:51 pm

scimitarcars.org.uk wrote:
ScimitarMatt wrote:You're you're worse than me Steve ;) All I can say is, it must be very comfy in the doghouse ;)
Woof....


Nearly forgot. The seller has a coupe, and I've got the details for you. I'll text you the photo of the chassis plate.
Splendid, I know the seller, he's been very reluctant to come forward with a registration form but he has asked for an advert on my site. I'f I can tie it all to the chassis number I'll list his advert for him (after I've finished fitting the kitchen ;))

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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by greeny » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Still want to know how you do it Steve cant find anything cheep. And also how you are still marred i even look at the classifieds i get the eye :evil: :evil: :evil: .ps do you know of any more that will be cheep. Or if the yellow one is still there ( the one that was on fleabay with the black leather and yellow piping) think i could swing that if the trim is not bad after the layup. :w :w :w :w


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Post by Corky » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:07 pm

greeny wrote:Still want to know how you do it Steve cant find anything cheep. And also how you are still marred i even look at the classifieds i get the eye :evil: :evil: :evil: .ps do you know of any more that will be cheep. Or if the yellow one is still there ( the one that was on fleabay with the black leather and yellow piping) think i could swing that if the trim is not bad after the layup. :w :w :w :w
Blame Dave Poole, he put me onto it..... :lol: :lol: :lol: I've promised the missus a new iron when I sell it, and some new tea towels as well. I'm a very generous guy :lol:

Not sure what happened to the yellow one, maybe Jim knows as was quite close to him.


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Post by peter freeman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:16 pm

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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:31 pm

scimitarcars.org.uk wrote:Not sure what happened to the yellow one, maybe Jim knows as was quite close to him.
nope - sold cheap IIRC but no-one asked me to look at it.


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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by demonbluedays » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:02 pm

I'm liking this another GTC on the mend!

I should....wait I havent finished my first yet...Nevermind!

How does it Stack up to the completed one in terms of nightmare level to restore?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Well done Steve :D

Compared to the last one, this one looks as though it should be more straightforward - in fact so easy you could do it in your sleep......

.......which may be handy if you get banished to the garage! :lol:


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Re: Another GTC project.....yawn..!

Post by Corky » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:13 pm

demonbluedays wrote:
How does it Stack up to the completed one in terms of nightmare level to restore?
This one is a walk in the park compared to no.404. But in fairness I'm not heading for that level of finish.

I don't mind getting banished to the garage Roger, but don't tell the wife......


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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:37 pm

it means more playtime in there! :D


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