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Gary Flinn

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  1. I can remember that Advert! The Model on the right is Corrine Russell one of the Sun Page 3 Girls, not sure about the lady on the left though I also remember visiting John Hills in the 80's for parts on several occasions, how about a full set of Brand New PI Ro-style trims for £18? I also had a re-conditioned 13/60 Bonnet off them when my Herald 1200 Bonnet was crushed by a Forklift Truck (There's a story?!!) together with a Second hand Herald roof with Sunroof, I think I paid £150 for both I suppose the Advert would be classed as Politically incorrect nowadays? Gary
  2. Well done! Not at all surprised it's sold to the first person to View Birmingham isn't too far from me, so hope to see it soon when the Classic car shows get going once again? Gary
  3. Shadow Blue code is 27 if I remember correctly, 16 was Midnight Blue? http://triumphspitfire.com/Paint.html Whatever, the White and Blue go really well. I've read before that if you where willing to pay extra you could have any combination you wanted? White with Red Interior looks nice too. Good Luck with the sale. Regards Gary
  4. https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-1st-sunday-2nd-may/1969-triumph-vitesse-20-convertible/ Anyone on here bought this beauty?
  5. The short unthreaded section is normal for the rotoflex shafts. Although the hubs are not as tight to remove off the outer driveshaft as the Swing axle shafts, I still had to use a proper hub puller when I rebuilt the rear suspension on my Mk2 Vitesse The threaded section tends to get stripped or damaged if you use the nut to pull the hub onto the shaft, a mate who helped me rebuild mine used a suitable brass shaft to drift the hub on before we tighten up the nut? It was a faff setting up the end-float of the bearings if I remember correctly too, you need the slightest 1 to 1.5
  6. What a gorgeous Vitesse Saloon😃 The Shadow Blue Interior with White Exterior looks amazing (I didn't realise this colour Combination was available?) Good luck with the Sale, I'm sure it will get snapped up Regards Gary
  7. I bet the V8 Dolomite sounds nice and goes well?😃
  8. There is a shaped Threaded Captive Plate, if striped you can tap up the next size or go metric. The original threads are 5/16" UNF (1/2" AF spanner) you can re-tap 3/8" UNF (9/16" AF Spanner) but you may have to drill out the hinge holes slightly M10 might be the Best Metric size but not 100% sure on this? Regards
  9. https://www.regtransfers.co.uk/search/platedetails/vjl1 How much?!!!😬
  10. I'm presuming the number plate was included in the sale too? Must be worth £5k plus on its own to the right person.
  11. Is this a new World record Price for a Vitesse at Auction? Sold for £23,500 plus Premium https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/
  12. I Had a quote for my Clutch Master off Dave recently £65 for genuine N.O.S. Girling Probably half the price on Flea-bay for a Chinese one but how long will it last?
  13. Try a guy called Dave Kingerley, link below. https://longbridgemotorspares.co.uk/
  14. Another recommendation for Newtons Carpets, Excellent fit and good Quality too.
  15. To clarify my understanding: I used Koni 80-1717 dampers on the rear of my old Vitesse when using the top extension brackets, my car was still fitted with Rotoflex couplings, some modifications are required though to the Bushes? The Open and closed lengths on the 80-1717 Dampers are different as shown in the photo's by Trigolf above, presumably the new Gaz ones are a similar open/closed lengths to the 80-1717 Koni's (218mm closed & 296mm open). Clive states that the Koni Dampers specified for the standard Swing axle suspension when using the the original top mounts will w
  16. Spotted this on E-Bay, what a lovely car? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolomite-Sprint-Auto-Excellent-Condition/224393847054?hash=item343eea610e:g:l6gAAOSwaltgVOwT
  17. The above image is pinched from a similar recent post and shows the suspension action using the original Chassis top mounts and also the extension brackets for the lower wishbone suspension. Any mathematicians out there who can work out damper travel between the two?
  18. That's a good question? I know when using the extension brackets the standard rear shocks bottom out, but when mounted on the original chassis top mounts they may well be ok with the Lower wishbone Roto-flex suspension, the extension bracket are used to help the damper clear the Roto-flex couplings but won't be needed with CV joints which is presumably what you are fitting? I suppose it all comes down to the geometry of the suspension with the lower Wishbone Roto-flex type rear suspension, camber is greatly reduced compared with the early Swing axle suspension, but I'm not sure about
  19. Good luck with the sale, I wish I had more Garage space?
  20. See the attached Article from this week's CCW, who else runs LED's for Brake & Indicators, I do?
  21. I wouldn't be so sure? Are you using the chassis mount extension brackets or the original Wheel arch mounted brackets? If you are using the Chassis Extension brackets make sure the open/closed lengths are compatible, I used Koni 80-1717 Dampers designed for a Classic Mini, these have an open length of 296mm and a closed length of 218mm They do need a few Modifications to make them fit though, send me a PM and I can explain if this is the route you want to go down with your GT6? Regards Gary
  22. I Must agree, I fitted Koni's to my last three Classics, two of which where Triumphs Be careful which ones you get for the rear if using the Chassis mounted top extension brackets on the Roto-flex rear suspension? The ones specified may not be the correct Open/Closed lengths.
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