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GerardJPC
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« Reply #45 on: 15 April, 2021, 10:51:23 AM »

BODGE ALERT!

The throttle cable is intact.  I was misled on a quick shuftie by a frayed bit of cable end hanging off at the top.  Someone has fitted a second eyelet to space the cable end. The issue was an old bodge: some fuel pipe that had been used as a cable guide had jammed under the pedal linkage.

QUESTION:  Would you expect to see flex in the brake servo?    Mark is adding a brace for this as it moves a bit, with play at the bulkhead end, and this motion won't help the braking efficiency, and could eventually cause a stress fracture at the bulkhead.  Mark will also investigate whether there is already weakness at the bulkhead.  He notes that the bits of the bulkhead he has seen so far look OK, and notes also that the sills have been welded very well.
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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #46 on: 16 April, 2021, 12:41:34 PM »

2021 is dull.  I did some time travel to April 1975.




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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #47 on: 17 April, 2021, 09:57:56 AM »

Early morning driving in the West End.  The vertical alignment of second (up), and third (down) is useful for relaxed town driving.

I paused for photos outside the RAC, and also at Bar Italia in Soho.  "Guarda Toni!  Vera macchina Italiana!  Di Torino come la tua Mama."




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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #48 on: 30 April, 2021, 06:25:39 AM »

The HF now has new rear brake discs and pads.  The car is going well, and this weekend I will take it on its first long distance jaunt - about 400 miles on a round trip to visit my daughter in Norfolk.
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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #49 on: 01 May, 2021, 03:10:40 PM »

A nail did for one of the Firestones on the A4 close to Earl's Court this morning.  The spare was brand new, so on it went, and the car behaved itself on a drive to the North Norfolk coast.  Busy roads all the way.

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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #50 on: 12 May, 2021, 02:15:44 PM »

Some weak spark issues, and a slight cooling issue, both now fixed.  The car is going pretty well.   Wheel balancing has removed vibrations that were occurring at motorway speeds.
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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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« Reply #51 on: 12 May, 2021, 11:05:39 PM »

A bit of 70s going on in South Oxfordshire.  This Volvo 1800 ES Automatic is in rough condition but it runs.  The boot is full of tools and parts and the car is evidently a labour of love in progress.  I have seen a near-concours red one of these in the local area recently.










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1962 Appia Berlina, 1975 2000 HF Coupe
1979 Beta 1600 Coupe

1973 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, 1981 Lotus Eclat S2, 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza, 1982 Moto Morini 350 S, 1983 Land Rover SIII 88, 2009 Jaguar XK
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