2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

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2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#1 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:33 pm

The club will have this 1 owner Tahiti blue K1.6 Cabriolet at the Practical Classics Restoration Show in March as the centre piece restoration. It will then be auctioned for charity. We'll be looking for help with parts and with the work at the show

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The list so far is:-
Replacement clutch
4-off Refurbished Turbo alloys. Maybe 5...
1x 185/55R15 tyre
Trailing arm compliance bushes
Heater resistor
Gearlever gaitor
Cam cover and inlet manifold gaskets

There will be more...

Many thanks to Simon Boosey, the committee and Nigel Bennett for getting the project this far
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#2 Post by StubbornPatriot » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:02 pm

Are we looking to complete all these jobs over the weekend? If we failed to complete any of the jobs, having started them, is that a problem? I was looking at buying one of those trailing arm bush removal/installation tools because I have 2 sets to do myself - if it would be useful for this job too, then it would add even more justification to the expenditure. We should have time to do both the clutch and the trailing arm bushes without the need for any power tools or the risk of dumping liquids on the floor. I'll bring my 4 way folding ladder to use as a lowering/lifting platform for the gearbox if it helps - I found it a very safe way to lower the box and to align it when refitting.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#3 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:34 pm

We could try to do the clutch before the show so it's drivable there and back.

Simon is confident at doing the compliance bushes but we might just have a second good set there just in case :laughing2
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#4 Post by StubbornPatriot » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:27 pm

Are compliance bushes something different to trailing arm bushes? I can't see anything listed on Rimmer's under Compliance Bush, except for the MGF and TF.

Is it not driveable at present because of the clutch? If it can be driven there, we shouldn't have any problem doing a clutch change. Is it actually all road legal and roadworthy?

Compliance bush is probably what's written on the drawing but they are one and the same.

The clutch slips above 1000rpm so would need to be towed if not fixed beforehand. It looks roadworthy, has an MOT and will be legal to drive in March
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#5 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:25 am

It's been suggested that we have a replacement flywheel handy just in case the surface is damaged when we come to change the clutch, so has anybody got a good one handy please ?
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#6 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:53 pm

Been getting ready for the clutch change planned for next weekend

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After (just WD40 and a brush)
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We could also do with a better underbonnet pad is anybody has one
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#7 Post by 1234dist » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:49 pm

I have the plastic holders if they go missing.

Just need to find them again, saw them today.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#8 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 pm

1234dist wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:49 pm
I have the plastic holders if they go missing.

Just need to find them again, saw them today.
Thank you but I found some of them too today :laughing2
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#9 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:08 pm

Duncan got stuck into the clutch change straight away

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and had the perfectly adapted piece of kit to make getting the 'box out easier and safer

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The flywheel face was in pretty good nick as the friction plate was just on the very edge of ruining it

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A happy group after both gears and clutch worked smoothly - many thanks to Duncan Billingham and Jesús Gutiérrez De Quevedo Pérez

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#10 Post by 1234dist » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:27 pm

:clapping impressive doing a clutch on the ground.

That’s one hard job!
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#11 Post by StubbornPatriot » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:18 pm

John is just being modest. This was very much a team effort and everyone contributed equally. Pleased to get it done in a day and with the successful outcome. As a club, we should do this sort of thing more often - it's a great way to get to know people and is a great incentive to get things done. Of course, you can learn and teach a lot too. Thanks Jesus & John, 'twas a lovely day. Cheers, Duncan.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#12 Post by 1234dist » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:12 am

That's the exact principle of Rover Revival. Have a chat, fix some cars and somehow at the end of the day walk away with some additional knowledge and confidence.

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#13 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:35 am

Oh aye, lots of sausages on the go in your units over the years mate, good times. :D

Get stuck in there boys, good job. :clapping
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#14 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:16 pm

Thank you, my back has nearly recovered...

We need a good few wheelnuts (for alloy wheels obviously) as many of the ones that are on are cream-crackered and we want to replace the locking wheelnuts before the socket finally breaks. If you've got some spare can you bring them to the show or get them to someone else who is coming please?
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#15 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:44 pm

Kevin Willis has kindly donated a bonnet, bootlid, 2 front wings and front & rear bumpers which will save us an age trying to repair the lacquer. He Simon Boosey and I spend a few hours getting them off today.

Kevin has also donated 3 alloys which makes us a decent set and a few wheelnuts :clapping

A last few parts to order from Rimmers and we're there for this car :D
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