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Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - WANTED Hazard Switch for 1985 Range Rover

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9 hours ago, Andyrew said:

Is the yellow shell donating it's floor to the gt or do you have new panels ?

Yes, the welder will fabricate or cut out repair sections from the yellow Visa shell as he thinks is best. We do have new outer sills for it.

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9 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

So the Trevi is IE, not a carb one then

We believe it started life as an IE and had fancy carbs fitted. We bought it without the fancy carbs, just a standard Beta carb. We owned a 2.0 carb HPE in the past and were always pleased with its performance so I am quite happy to run it like that.

We do need a throttle cable for it to suit a standard carb. 

The pictures show the twins it had been running and the single it has now.

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3 hours ago, beko1987 said:

That's the main reason I didn't volunteer this weekend, I've got the kids, and Charlie's already got a mega cough, we're not even going out to our favourite place this weekend

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Looks like the FoD after SF16!!! :-)

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2 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

We do need a throttle cable for it to suit a standard carb

Will take a look in my crates of bits

Or I could introduce you to Mark Wastnidge of the Beta Boys, If you don’t know of already 

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4 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Will take a look in my crates of bits

Or I could introduce you to Mark Wastnidge of the Beta Boys, If you don’t know of already 

Yes please and yes please.

I need a throttle cable now, but I am sure I will need other parts in the future as we intend to return it to the road.

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Today I collected the VP 1500 start motor from Andyrew who had it rebuilt though his work. This is an old car so straight forward to fit once I had checked the photos I had taken of which wire went where. Still took some cranking and I even had to add the jump pack to get it spinning faster, but in the end it did fire and ran sweetly once the choke was not needed.

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36 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Today I collected the VP 1500 from Andyrew who had it rebuilt though his work

the entire Car?! think I can have him do REV? :mrgreen:

(I assume you meant to say VP 1500 starter motor!)

happy to see the VP is back up and running :) 

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2 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

I thought that fact about me was well established by now! :mrgreen:

What i find particularly unforgivable about the VP is that in order to use the rear picnic tables you have to either be a midget child or get out of the car to raise them up, then limbo under them to get back in.

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2 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

What i find particularly unforgivable about the VP is that in order to use the rear picnic tables you have to either be a midget child or get out of the car to raise them up, then limbo under them to get back in.

I just hope some day I get a chance to have a drive of it :)

im quite eager to try out a properly manual car with none of this fly by wire nonsense, now that i have some proper driving experience :) 

(im especially interested to see what the clutch control will be like since I wont have any sort of ECU idle compensation or what have you!)

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21 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

What i find particularly unforgivable about the VP is that in order to use the rear picnic tables you have to either be a midget child or get out of the car to raise them up, then limbo under them to get back in.

Alternatively you could try sliding the front seats forward...

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3 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

A midget driver?

It's an early in-built safety feature, to prevent the car being driven at the same time as there are people having a picnic in the rear! They might spill their drinks or drop a sandwich and distract the driver, thereby leading to an accident... :-)

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On 11/29/2019 at 6:06 PM, richardmorris said:

Oh if you were looking for a tyre place for the clk for me don’t worry. I don’t have to borrow it.

Probably a good call not to borrow it as the puncture turned out to be a tiny crack.

I took it to an independent one man firm who has been doing tyres all his life and he has a man who will repair it. 

I just don't think I would have got that kind of knowledge or service from a tyre chain.

The car is now on its space saver. 

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1 minute ago, richardmorris said:

I do want a 450SEL 6.9, but sadly don’t have an oil well to keep it supplied.

He has the XM, which is very comfortable.

v6 cough (have been chauffeurred in his 2.0?)

 

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