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MOT is the next stop, i just waiting for the moment to take it.

it just needs an indicator lens. I broke mine, im looking for one, phoned Nick but hes in italy.

I broke th eindicator when tightne up the 10mm bolt, needed to bleed brakes, out of time, still got time

 

shor to f door rods fo rear but wont stop mot

i have lost at least 3 sets of door linkgage rods. for rear doors. ridiculous ive looked everywhere

and cant find any spare indicators yet i know i have them,

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MOT is the next stop, i just waiting for the moment to take it.

it just needs an indicator lens. I broke mine, im looking for one, phoned Nick but hes in italy.

I broke th eindicator when tightne up the 10mm bolt, needed to bleed brakes, out of time, still got time

 

shor to f door rods fo rear but wont stop mot

i have lost at least 3 sets of door linkgage rods. for rear doors. ridiculous ive looked everywhere

and cant find any spare indicators yet i know i have them,

 

I have one side - new - but I cant remember which - ring me tomorrow

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ok dave

ill keep looking in my boxes as i thought i got few sets.

the lens was skewed as i tightned the 10mm bolt and it cracked a really good lens.

i think that probably the mot guy would have let it go, but, i ran out time.

instead i drove it round and used the fact it was booked to get away with it.

making sure i was headed in general direction of the garage

i think you knwo what i mean

, basically road testing and being naughty

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Use one off the green car to get ruby through the MOT if you cannot find your spare?

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crumbs! the brakes are sharp on this car!!! throws you thru the screen!

its the rebuilt servo and master thats making these brakes really good

handbrakes is on 3 clicks, real tight, damn locks back wheels real good.

autobox is smooth, electric kickdown working, speedo is pretty close. thought that the a4 worm gear may have thrown it but checkign on sat nav its 4mph out, im running the orange worm cog

not tried cruise out yet.

 

keeping car at 40mph for now

was blowing some smoke at first, but thats all stopped now

not sure why that was?

 

white smoke on startup, then as warm goes clean

 

all seems normal pinto stuff so far

 

trackign will need doing, ive just guessed it

 

cant think what else could be a fail

everythings new

 

 

oh it may fail on chassis corrosion

may need some welding.

 

 

:-)

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Use one off the green car to get ruby through the MOT if you cannot find your spare?

pete good point!!! but im like this, i want to do that indicator job once only!

 

its ok, i can use downtime, ive used the mot slot as excuse to drive n test. it was part of the plan :-)

 

plan B

 

im short of link rods for back doors though wont stop MOT

 

dont really need MOT for a week, it was just nice to get it out of the way, i shall be sorting it!

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damn thing runs like a dream.

 

:winner:

 

Good that it's running well. I had similar problems with losing stuff. I had a fuel filler cap all nicely painted in Kodak yellow - couldn't find it and haven't seen it again. Had to buy another one and paint that. Maybe a magpie stole it? It's about as good a theory as any. I lost the engine mounts, bought others, but then found the originals later.

 

I sat on the interior light while fitting it, broke it and had to get a replacement - hard to get as the Mk3 is crystal whereas later Mks a softer opaque plastic. Got a BL one in the end, the same apart from little BL logo - the same company must have made both.

 

Some of my door lock rods were an inch too long. I can't explain that one either. Maybe I mixed up front and rear rods, but at the time no-one could explain it and I ended up cutting them down and re-bending. All part of the fun of re-assembly!

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pete good point!!! but im like this, i want to do that indicator job once only!

 

its ok, i can use downtime, ive used the mot slot as excuse to drive n test. it was part of the plan :-)

 

plan B

 

im short of link rods for back doors though wont stop MOT

 

dont really need MOT for a week, it was just nice to get it out of the way, i shall be sorting it!

 

link rods the same as mk4 / mk5 estate ? if so definately have them

 

got a new right hand front lense but its marked! Alan has better ones I am pretty sure

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Pete if you want any door linkage rods i have spare ones. As regards white smoke if the engine was rebored it is normal until the rings set in. Happened to me twice on a suzuki and a honda. They both setlled after a drive.

 

Glad it runs like a dream as it looks looks one!!!

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Got door link rods here Pete.

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Looking very good Pete. Interior is so very 1970s :thumbup:

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Really nice Pete well done can't wait to see it top quality

 

 

:winner:

 

Good that it's running well. I had similar problems with losing stuff. I had a fuel filler cap all nicely painted in Kodak yellow - couldn't find it and haven't seen it again. Had to buy another one and paint that. Maybe a magpie stole it? It's about as good a theory as any. I lost the engine mounts, bought others, but then found the originals later.

 

I sat on the interior light while fitting it, broke it and had to get a replacement - hard to get as the Mk3 is crystal whereas later Mks a softer opaque plastic. Got a BL one in the end, the same apart from little BL logo - the same company must have made both.

 

Some of my door lock rods were an inch too long. I can't explain that one either. Maybe I mixed up front and rear rods, but at the time no-one could explain it and I ended up cutting them down and re-bending. All part of the fun of re-assembly!

 

 

Pete if you want any door linkage rods i have spare ones. As regards white smoke if the engine was rebored it is normal until the rings set in. Happened to me twice on a suzuki and a honda. They both setlled after a drive.

 

Glad it runs like a dream as it looks looks one!!!

 

 

Got door link rods here Pete.

 

 

Looking very good Pete. Interior is so very 1970s :thumbup:

OOOOOOOOOOOO WOW THANKS EVERYONE.

DAVE.COM FOUND A NOS INDICATOR ALL GOOD

DISCO DAVE, CAN YOU HELP WITH DOOR RODS

JAYNE MAGPIES YES

BRIAN THANX FOR OFFER , HOPEFULLY DISCO DAVE OR DOT COM TO THE RESCUE

 

BIG 6 THNAX

PETE H THANKS

PREVIOUS PAGE THANX ALL, THAK YOU !!

 

DONE 50 MILES IN IT TODAY, NO REAR WINDOWS! is it really that far to the mot station?

 

 

its runnign rich, the smoke burns your eyes so i think overfuelling, brand new carb, only smokes if you boot it though, its getting less and less i noticed.

 

auto box runs smooth

electric kickdown working

cruise kicks in at 47 mph

 

and AMAZINGLY the speedo is acurate to 1mph on sat nav!!!!!!!! this is with granada box and cable straight to the cortina speedo???

 

wow

 

looks like wheel bearings need nipping up

power steering is lovely

the auto wipers kicked in when it started raining!! forgot about em!!!!!

 

happy happy

if only marky mark 3 were readign this!! BUT HE HAS BANNED HIMSELF!!

until nec

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got to put thinners on the rear applique, its facelift applique.

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