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    trigger got a reaction from mercedade in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from Remspoor in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from bicycle repairman in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Just in case your struggling to sleep... 
     
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    trigger got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from neil1971 in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from Amishtat in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from greengartside in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from sdkrc in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    Dad came over at the weekend and we sorted out the birds nest of underdash wiring so it's much better now, the electric aerial and the cigarette lighter  works again and wired in a £20 Classic style stereo which I really rate! Unfortunately I haven't got  a very photo of the dash yet.



    oh and I rewired up the original front sidelight/indictors again, the old ones were bodged up with bluetac and looked shit with LED bulbs.


    So there you have it, i have done loads more but that's enough for now, i still need to get the front wings painted and some other jobs plus I'm undecided whether to fit the standard front springs back on as the rides a bit hard and crashy for my liking, but it does look cool!.




     
     
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    trigger got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    My attention then turned to the drivers side, now I'm not proud of this but i wasn't expecting to find a poor patch, now i know the obvious thing to do is cut it out and fit a new front sill section but i had to draw a line somewhere and fiberglassed the small holes and filled it, I don't plan on using it in the wet much and i flooded it with Bilt Hamber so it will be find for a while.





    It actually came out looking good, i also repainted the satin black on the back as the badges has been fitted with mastic and pulled the paint off and there was a small scab.

    The boot seal restuck back on again with Evo-Stick rather then with more mastic which was a right f*cker to get off.

    The blower motor wasn't working and the wires were found to be burnt out so i cut the burnt wires out and used the ones from another unit with a shagged resistor to make a good one again, sadly no photo though.


     and then repainted the damaged dash undertray, these are made out of hardboard and always break and rip, a bit of gluegun and some matt black paint freshened that back up, I'd probably use matt black vinyl plaint if I was to do it again though.

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    trigger got a reaction from Datsuncog in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    Having already posted a post over on the News24 thread and raising a bit of interest I thought I'd make as well make the effort and put a thread up for it. So earlier last year I had the Granada Scorpio and the Marina estate, both lovely cars but lock down happened and things were starting to get to me a bit, the Granada wasn't being used yet I was forking out tax on it so i sold that and bought a 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB for the wife as it was cheap and as i had a little money saved i decided sell the Marina and to start looking for a Dolomite Sprint as I'd been hankering after one for years.
    Then back in July a Facebook contact i know mentioned that he was thinking of selling his one so me and Mrs Trigger took a drive to Potters Bar to take a look and i fell in love with it!

    I was a bit more than i wanted to spend, a bit rougher than i hoped and the clutch was shagged but it had plenty of potential so a deal was struck and he agreed to deliver it for me too.

    The previous owner was into his stickers! It also came with loads of spares which have come in handy since! From what i can make out the car was "restored" in the late  2000's and had £1000's spent on it but for what ever reason the owner sold the car unfinished, the next owner just threw it all together with pop rivets and clear mastic and sold it to the guy i bought it off who then spent a fortune sorting it out mechanically.
    It was originally a automatic but in 1991 converted to a 4 speed with overdrive and it's only done 71000 miles, has mots from 1986 back this up and the previous owner managed to send of the V888 form get copies of all the old V5's, the first owner was BL Cars of Cowley for the first 2 years, I'm not sure if it was Unipart managers car?

    So a few days after it arriving i sold the Marina to a collector in Poole, probably for too cheap looking at the prices now and i regret selling it so I'll never find a car in the same condition but hey, that's life!

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    trigger got a reaction from bunglebus in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from dome in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from 500tops in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    Things started to go downhill again, the mot was due in October so I went to see the welder/mechanic I use about getting a patch on the sill for the mot, what started as this

    ended up being a complete sill!, the outside had been pop rivited on and the underseal and mastic painted over the top to hide it, devastating! I ended up joing the Dolomite club and ordering one of their excellent sills




    and both jacking points, a patch on the crossmember and he also did the rear main oil seal again.

     

    then after 6 months it was ready to come home again, now being tax and mot extempt!

    and then the messy work started of painting the new sill




    Dinitrol 447 stonechip in a gun is brilliant stuff, i over coated it with some satin black and it looked perfect before painting the new jacking points with Zinc 182 and covering them and the floor with Dinitrol 4941 chassic black and waxoyling the sill with Bilt Hamber S50, all excellent stuff.

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    trigger got a reaction from puddlethumper in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from BL Bloke in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from puddlethumper in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from NorfolkNWeigh in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from R1152 in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from R1152 in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    So I made the decision what tyres to buy... 

    Yep, I gave in and bought a set of normal ones! I spent a couple of days painting the wheels and nipped over yesterday and had 3 tyres fitted for £130. They look perfectly fine too. 
    I've also repainted the bonnet latch back to silver, and the radiator panel from silver to black like they should be and fitted the correct lubrication plate and a new stamped up vin. 


    Then today I took it for its first proper drive to Felixstowe with my oldest daughter , its bloody lovely to drive! Sit's happily at 60mph and the stainless exhaust sounds like a little fart cannon! It got lots of compliments too which was nice. 








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