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lee69
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« Reply #15 on: 06 August, 2008, 07:42:36 PM »

Prudence has now been taken away to Tanc Barratt for a bit of TLC.
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« Reply #16 on: 06 August, 2008, 10:35:33 PM »

Hi Lee,
Are the insurers going to cough up Huh?

They are using the small print on the Mercedes and say I can't claim as it's vandalism.

Brian Angry
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« Reply #17 on: 07 August, 2008, 04:55:43 PM »

Hi Brian

It looks like they're covering it!  Bizarrely, the only part not covered is the earth cable from the bellhousing to the battery tray, but I'm informed that insinificant costwise.  The assesor from Norwich Union seemed happy to let it go to a specialist rather than their local approved garage.  Here's hoping it won't be too long.  I'm going to give Tanc's a ring tomorrow to find out.

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« Reply #18 on: 07 August, 2008, 09:54:05 PM »

Hi Brian

It looks like they're covering it!  Bizarrely, the only part not covered is the earth cable from the bellhousing to the battery tray, but I'm informed that insinificant costwise.  The assesor from Norwich Union seemed happy to let it go to a specialist rather than their local approved garage.  Here's hoping it won't be too long.  I'm going to give Tanc's a ring tomorrow to find out.

Lee

Hi Lee,
That's good news Cool
does seem a bit bizarre as if they don't want anything to do with the offending part Roll Eyes let's hope Prudence will soon be feeling well again without the chance of another attack of heartburn.

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« Reply #19 on: 08 August, 2008, 08:08:59 AM »

I know that insurance companies tend to make a distinction between things which fail over time through normal wear and tear (the earth lead) and instantaneous actions (such as a fire).  This may explain what to a mere mortal seems bizarre.  Can't make head nor tail of your case however - seems to me this is a clear case of damage caused in pursuit of theft, not vandalism.
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« Reply #20 on: 23 October, 2008, 05:21:19 PM »

Update time!  Tanc's been working on the car for some time.  All of the burnt cables have now been repalced and damage from the earthing incident fixed.  The throttle cable was non-standard, so Tanc had to send the original away to be copied.

The brake system was affected by the fire, possibly the fluid 'boiled' and the pressure increased to force a leak on one of the front hubs.  So front hoses have been replaced (they were braided), but it now transpires that the rear brakes had seized off.  Not sure whether this is a consequence of the car standing for some time, or whether it was like it before  Shocked and I wasn't aware of what brake performance the car should have had in the first place.  Anyway, that's now been sorted (at my expense), so I might even have a handbrake with which to do a few autotests next year.

The MOT's now expired so Tanc's prepped it prior to testing and it looks like both sills are totally shot and would definitely fail.  Apparently, it's had some not very subtle welding in the same place in the past.  Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to get every bit of body work done to a concours standard, so depending on cost, I'm probably going to go for the cheaper repair option, which I'll know the cost of later today.   When I've made my first million or so from my veg business I'll get it done properly!

So it looks like I'm going to have to put a bit more effort into selling the Ypsi - if anybody's interested in making a reasonable offer, get in touch.  It's MOT'd until end of June 09 and taxed until end of Nov this year.

Lee
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