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1 hour ago, adam1db said:

If anyone needs a battery this fits very well i have had 6 now

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124183882300

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oh thats good to know because none of us have been able to figure out what would be a direct replacement battery for what the Model 70 was originally fitted with! 

(cc @Zelandeth )

 

nice to see work on TPE KPL is continuing too :)

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Let's also keep in mind that there are two types of battery clamp just to keep things interesting.

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Granted, nothing to stop you running a tap along the rest of the bar on the longer ones I guess.  Those look to be designed to clamp onto the top/middle of the battery rather than the base though.  No idea which style corresponds with which age of vehicle though as these came out of an assorted bag of bits.

 

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On 7/22/2021 at 11:12 AM, Zelandeth said:

Let's also keep in mind that there are two types of battery clamp just to keep things interesting.

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Granted, nothing to stop you running a tap along the rest of the bar on the longer ones I guess.  Those look to be designed to clamp onto the top/middle of the battery rather than the base though.  No idea which style corresponds with which age of vehicle though as these came out of an assorted bag of bits.

 

Think the short one is for the early cars that have it mounted next to the engine, I have 2 in a big pile of early bits I just got.

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On 22/07/2021 at 11:59, Six-cylinder said:

This is what I bought for Mrs6c's and it carries the same number 037.

Back in the early 1980's I sold them to fit Escorts, Capris and Cortina's.

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thats interesting to hear, that thats also an 037,

because I know for a fact, that that battery does not fit REV! (it was briefly borrowed when REV was refusing to start which in the end was down to dodgy fuse contacts) and we found it was too long to fit between the 2 brackets mounted onto her Front Out rigger, and I think it only fits in Dolly because she is missing her rear battery mounting bracket

so I wonder whats going on there, if Adams fit but yours does not?

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4 hours ago, adam1db said:

Think the short one is for the early cars that have it mounted next to the engine, I have 2 in a big pile of early bits I just got.

Could be interested in one of those if they're available Adam. I think the bungee strap can be retired after three years...

Once I've ordered a new battery that is. Roll on payday! 

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24 minutes ago, dollywobbler said:

Could be interested in one of those if they're available Adam. I think the bungee strap can be retired after three years...

Once I've ordered a new battery that is. Roll on payday! 

Err you should already have one! (unless it did not fit?)  

On 14/02/2019 at 21:58, Zelandeth said:
On 14/02/2019 at 18:00, dollywobbler said:

I've got a pair of 10" chrome hubcaps. Clearly they're no use to me. Maybe part of the planned meet-up is trim swapsies?

You're going to laugh...A pair of 12" wheel trims is the main thing in the box currently en route to you (and a battery clamp).

 

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Parts stash, is something we all have and yes I have a good stash but something's are hard to find and some thing I have far to many of.

I have no spare glass at all York cars 3 & 4 needed every bit so that's the main reason I got cars 5 & 6, cars 7 & 8 have no glass ever.

Car 5 is the one I am working on its going to be a convertible so only going to need a windscreen and no door tops :)

Car 6 the ex SKY car has not much chance of been saved any time soon and very little left now :(

Car 7 has no body left and but can be saved if you have a big pile of bits.

Car 8 needs a body and I have robed parts to finish car 5 but its a driver and very saveable.

The big problem is body parts, front and back ends followed by doors and door parts and dash tops and seats.

Front suspension parts might be a problem but most of the rear end is Fiat 500.

Its like you need 1 or 2 spares cars to repair a 3rd car to road worthy condition, that's why I have got so many.

Some things you can give away or even consider skipping if you are short of room like exhaust down pipes, one side I have a crate full and so far I have never needed any.

Other parts I have to many of are Sun visors big box full.

Some parts are easy to find on ebay. 

Anyway if anyone can find a car with good body parts I can defo build one more :)

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