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Old 15th January 2022, 13:14   #13251
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Finally got around to replacing the dented and scratched front n/s wing, pretty easy job, took about a hour and quarter from start to finish, just need to re-apply the 'V6' badges under the repeat indicator to match the other side!


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Old 15th January 2022, 18:21   #13252
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Took the 75 to Grandborough to get Lates600 to investigate the coolant leak, change the transmission fluid and sort out the handbrake for once and for all.

There's a really nice vibe in his workshop and he obviously knows what he's about. The transmission fluid that came out was brown- I don't think it's ever been changed- and the gearchange is much smoother now. The handbrake was miles out of adjustment but now locks upon 2-3 clicks.

The coolant leak is the thermostat housing thing so I've emailed DMGRS with a list of what's needed, Leighton said it's a false economy not to fit a new water pump while the job is done, plus it also needs drop links and rear shock absorbers. Hopefully this can all be done in late February.

In the afternoon I had the exhaust rear box welded, a bracket had broken off it and the exhaust place I took it to said that as it was otherwise in good condition it would take a weld. We'll see.

Also emailed Tom Hobbs about obtaining a sill repair panel. It's going to be an expensive couple of months I think, but then a lot of folk pay £300 every month to lease an inferior car.
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The mounting clips for the sill trim arrived from Rimmers yesterday so I installed the paint stripped and polished sill trims.
It turns out that the new clips don't come with the little black locking pins so don't throw the old ones out. The new clips also have a slightly smaller recess for the pins so I found I had to shorten the pins by a mm or two and trim all 4 sides of the head a smidge to make them fit. Not a big issue but I did e-mail Rimmers to suggest that they include new pins with the clips. If a buyer is paying 2 quid per clip they should get the whole thing.
Also changed the oil on the V6 and installed my poly-bushed lower engine mount that was on the wrecked car, so now I'm off for a test drive.
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Old 17th January 2022, 08:15   #13254
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Gave mine a Wash and Wax, first time in two months.
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Old 17th January 2022, 17:29   #13255
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Fitted new number plates.
Fitted pollen filter.
Sanitised the aircon (to get rid of the musty smell).
Stripped out all the damp boot trim.
Dried out the boot.
Fitted new seal to nearside rear light (old one was knackered and stuck with silicone).
Offside rear light was glued on with some form of mastic but one of the studs had previously snapped so I'll get a replacement before tackling that one.
Greased the bonnet hinges, cables and latches.
Treated the seams around the boot with Captain Tolley's.
Hoping for rain now so I can hopefully see where any water is getting in.

Pic wrong way round but you get the idea!
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