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by Birchall
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen Now sold

Hi,

The car is now sold.

Thanks
Steve B
by Birchall
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

surbitonflyer wrote:Hi there, is the car still for sale, I am extremely interested, is is exactly what I am looking for.
Regards
Michael

Hi,

Yes it is still for sale, PM sent.

Thanks
Steve B
by Birchall
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

Congrats on the car - looks superb. I notice you have the very rare glovebox clock. Is this an original or a modern reproduction? Thanks, I managed to get a genuine one from ebay (£120), it is a bit rusty on the back and is not working yet, but at least I didn't pay over £400 like some of them cost...
by Birchall
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Car buying / selling scams
Replies: 16
Views: 49670

Re: Car buying / selling scams

Just had this email from the advert I have on Classic and collectors cars. Definitely a scam I would say (the usual terrible English and offering to buy the car without even seeing it or asking the right questions? All they seem to want is for me to either send them the email address for the paypal ...
by Birchall
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

Just over 2 hours to go and no bids on that auction site...... Yeah, not surprising really, hard times and £8,000 is a lot of money (even if that is the parts bill alone!) The longer it takes to sell the longer I get to keep it so no tears from me! Taking it to a small show at British Airways on Su...
by Birchall
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

jagnut66 wrote:Why? Are you selling?
Regards,
Mike.
Purely financial reasons, nothing else!!!!

Been doing house improvements and the cost has gone through the roof (literally!)
Running out of funds rapidly.

Steve B
by Birchall
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

jagnut66 wrote:Hi Steve,
They have made a superb job of that polishing, like a dark mirror! :D
Will you be bringing it along to the National?
Best wishes,
Mike.
Hi,

possibly, if I still have it that is!!!

Steve B
by Birchall
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

AntB wrote:Ooh, it's got the high cut rear wings :)
Yes, that is the correct rear wings for this year.

Steve B
by Birchall
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

Looks very nice - well done! :D I can get a pretty good finish polishing mine myself but look forward to seeing what the professionals can do. Didn't realise that a professional polish & detailing was so expensive though! :o The photos don't do it justice but if you compare the before and afterr yo...
by Birchall
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1953 Series 2 for sale on ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 3155

Re: 1953 Series 2 for sale on ebay

The original advert says that it was converted from a side valve Series MM but as the bonnet badges were changed there was nothing to prove that. Perhaps if you could send me the chassis number I may be able to identify it. Hi, Thanks, PM sent. The heritage certificate doesn;t show the original CC,...
by Birchall
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1953 Series 2 for sale on ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 3155

Re: 1953 Series 2 for sale on ebay

bmcecosse wrote:Well done - looks great.
Thank you.
by Birchall
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1953 Series 2 for sale on ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 3155

Re: 1953 Series 2 for sale on ebay

now back on the road and as fresh as a daisy!!!! Cream speedo fitted as suggested and the dashboard colour corrected. Still has the "mini" air filter (just while I prepare the original) Still has the later indicator stalk, but also now has the trafficators sorted. See the post in the restored sectio...
by Birchall
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

I can get a pretty good finish polishing mine myself but look forward to seeing what the professionals can do. Didn't realise that a professional polish & detailing was so expensive though! :o Thanks for finding that. The reason for the cost is the time they take, it is a day or two at least. They ...
by Birchall
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

Hi, One question, why is there a gear shift sized hole in your tunnel carpet, have you fitted a five speed with the old gear lever re-attached? Hope you continue to enjoy her. Best wishes, Mike. Thanks for the comments, glad you like it! To be honest, I have been a car fan for over forty years but ...
by Birchall
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

53 Split Screen FINALLY OUT ON THE ROAD!!!

Hi, I bought the 53 Minor a year ago (there was a topic about it at that time too, advertised on ebay and people were not sure if it was value for money. I took a "punt" and bought it unseen "SCARY", but I had allowed for it being a disappointment and basically it was VERY solid but very tired. So i...
by Birchall
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo cable series 2 with 948
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Speedo cable series 2 with 948

Well - if it's a 948 box - then the standard speedo cable should fit! Or - do you have an 803 box with a 948 remote extension grafted on the end??? Hi, No, it is a standard 948 box. But good old Speedy Cables seem to have the answer. There are two cables they stock for this combination. One with a ...
by Birchall
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo cable series 2 with 948
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Speedo cable series 2 with 948

bmcecosse wrote:So the next question must be - can the 948 speedo cable drive be fitted into the 803 gearbox ?? Is the scroll on the output shaft the same in both boxes - and just the gear that runs against it slightly different??
Not sure about that.

I have the 948 gearbox not the 803.

Steve B
by Birchall
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo cable series 2 with 948
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Speedo cable series 2 with 948

But no-one has answered the OPs question about a speedo cable to fit the 803 gearbox ! Surely this must be a common thing?? Thanks! I have emailed a few of the parts companies (Wares, ESM, etc.) without much luck. Scott from ESM replied quickly (as he always does) stating that they only stock std c...
by Birchall
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo cable series 2 with 948
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Speedo cable series 2 with 948

As usual from this great forum, LOTS of very useful help, thanks everyone. Yes my connection on the gearbox is slightly bigger than the connector on the new cable tgAt I bought. I will try to get an adapter although with this being a reasonably common swap )I thought) I was hoping that I could get a...
by Birchall
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo cable series 2 with 948
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Speedo cable series 2 with 948

I can't answer about the cable, although I'm sure this must be a common conversion. Check the TPM number of the black speedo against the 'correct' one you plan to fit. I suspect the black one may have been fitted to get the correct readings - there is a considerable difference in the speedo drive r...