1954 series 11 black 4 door

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby brucek » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:12 pm

Been meaning to come over for a couple of years now but 'events' have always managed to scupper my plans. Spoke to a few guys from the branch at the national last weekend so just counting the days now and really looking forward to the trip. I come over from Cairnryan to Larne on 22nd and am staying with friends near Hillsborough until 27th so hoping to get out and about a bit after the rally to see as much as we can :-)


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:57 pm

Good stuff! Yes going to fit an extra fuse in there under the dash just in case :P Regional should be good. Looks to be a good jaunt up the coast, and as always a good dinner at the end! :)


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby kjm » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:14 pm

We know how to eat in the N Ireland branch !


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby brucek » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:59 pm

I think that's the bit I'm looking forward to most :-)


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:14 pm

The wiring loom went back in today, heres proof that Stevey did some of the work.........[frame]Image[/frame]

All electrical bits now working as they should with only the additional indicators to fit, a couple of seat were fitted and we had a 4 mile road run![frame]Image[/frame]

The radiator has developed a leak at the bottom hose so this will have to be sorted and a wee leak at the gearbox but otherwise running well if slowly, but it will take a few miles to run in the rebuilt engine. Steering is also quite tight but it did have new trunnions so it will get another greasing very soon.[frame]Image[/frame]
And lastly Stevey looking chuffed!! Ignore the chrome popping out of the rubber, Ive threatened to put a great big self tapper through it, but I will use a chrome one :o :o :o


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby Wyliecoyote » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:39 pm

Excellent, top job guys!

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:25 pm

Well done, nearly there....
....then you can start your next project!! :P
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:15 pm

Well she runs! the interior isnt done but that hasnt stopped the first 70 mile being added to the speedo. A few leaks to chase up but after a timing and carb tweek from uncle Robert shes running well![frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby robby » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:47 pm

That`s looking really, really good, looking forward to seeing the finished set of photos. I love looking at the various stages of a project, those pictures are worth their weight in gold, but the finished article is the the one that gives the inspiration to go on and do it :)

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:24 pm

thank you!! more photos soon, though the interior is not done yet :P


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby Wyliecoyote » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:59 pm

Looks mint there in the sun!

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Thanks guys. Ive really got no further with it apart from driving it lots!!!! After the tappets were reset and the carpets re installed, shes a bit quieter now :P Interior really needs sorting properly but ill leave that for now. Had a bit of an issue with the front and rear screens. When they got wet the sealant leaked out over the body in a horrible black sticky mess. Took the car to see a mate a few weekends ago and it thumped it down. Not a leak inside, but the sealant ran all over the outside to the point were the windscreen wipers wouldnt move! Very annoying. It was 3M stuff we had used so not cheap stuff. Spent 2 days cleaning it all off and taking the rear window out to re seal it with new stuff. Hopefully that will be it!

Next big run is our Regional Run next weekend so hopefully itll be ok.


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:40 pm

well heres a good one for you. a fuel gauge that smokes - gets really hot and smokes! any ideas chaps? thought it was the panel lights shorting or something but not that. (remember early dash model here) just disconneted it at present with the wires taped up but its very annoying.


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:18 pm

Well it seems my gauge was at fault. the windings inside had broken down and heated up to the point of burning!!!!!! replaced at present. so all good again... at present :D[frame]Image[/frame]

Taken at our regional rally and sepia-ed!!!


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby brucek » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:53 pm

Still looking good Stephen :-)


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:51 am

Get the over riders on!!


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:40 pm

They are on!!!!

Ps bad photo i know, better ones soon :D[frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:01 pm

Delux spec at last![frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby Dean » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:29 pm

wow, it looks better than mine. :)[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:24 pm

nah, she nice done though. Retourqued the cylinder head and redid the tappets and an oil change. Shes running well, but that doesnt stop it leaving her mark when she stops :P


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