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« Reply #80 on: October 28, 2019, 12:28:33 PM »

Rob//That's the plan ..Got the new wheel cyl cups front and rear ..Vern
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« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2019, 07:57:39 AM »

Gents / ladies ..Have taken the brakes off again ,yes wheel cylinders gunked up ,a brake fluid with a non corrosive protectant additive would be a boon to us restorers ,but hated by component suppliers I suppose,any way brakes are good ,..doing the dash now ,removed the instrument globes ,the little BA9S globes ,9 of them are copper bases ,and read, 57 LECTRA  Ö.12/16V 2 CP  Ö.Holland ...would these be original ? I know Philips was a Dutch Company ...These globes are readily obtainable ,has any one used the LED option that is offered everywhere ,I am happy to stay original ,but just inquiring...Vern ..
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« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2019, 11:48:50 AM »

Vern,

The Dutch-made lamps will be original.
LED replacements:  Harv has used them.  But you need to pay attention to polarity.  Which means you'll have to buy both negative-earth and positive-earth lamps, and be prepared to swap the -ve earth bulbs for +ve earth ones if they don't light up.

Warning:  Do not use an LED lamp for the generator warning lamp.

My two cents' worth: Not worth the trouble of using LED instrument lamps.

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« Reply #83 on: November 03, 2019, 08:33:13 PM »

Rob..thanks I will stay with the standard filament globes .I intend to use yellow LED in blinkers.Vern ..
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« Reply #84 on: November 10, 2019, 08:00:57 AM »

gentlemen ..A little update ..brakes are done as mentioned before ,dash and radio panel and glove box back in ,cut down old chair that had steel legs ,welded plate on bottom and bolted to the floor ..so I can drive it ( private road ) ,no doors or glass or guards , so far so good ,wheel alignment not done ,but it stops in a straight line ,got up to 40mph on speedo,so far so good ,all those little things you look at as it is running again after all those years is the best part ,esp if your ticking more boxes than you are putting a "watch and act on it"..there is a little bit of engine noise ,sounds like cam follower noise ,esp when cold ,goes away when hot ,or when rev engine when cold,,that's disappointing.cheers Vern
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« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2019, 08:43:25 PM »

thats great !
there is nothing better than driving ya project for the first time.
awesome,keep it up!
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« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2019, 07:38:10 AM »

Gents and ladies ..An update ,working on exhaust ,what is on the car is 2'' ,its in good nick ,you guys sent me original mounting points on previous entries on this forum, engine pipe fitted and good gas seal ,muffler fitted ,auto electrician working on all electrics now,so far electrics check out pretty good..Vern
 
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« Reply #87 on: December 12, 2019, 07:32:38 AM »

Update from Vern 12 Dec 2019.

Starting to come together ..

No glass as yet ,wheel is not final one ,just stuck unusable hub cap on for shot ,doors ,guards etc not painted yet ,..very happy otherwise ,running nicely ,all electrics good ,exhaust is high on the list ,and decided to next flush the whole brake system with methalayted spirit and fill with Penrite full synthetic brake fluid ..
All the best of the season ..Vern ..
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« Reply #88 on: December 12, 2019, 08:14:37 AM »

Looks fantastic Vern. Nice colours, can't wait to get mine to this point.
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« Reply #89 on: December 12, 2019, 09:17:30 AM »

Thanks mate ..Yes it feels good , to see the fruits of effort .I love the colours ,and its original ,always wondered if I found a car just had to have and didn't like the colours ,turned out that was never the case ..it all marries up with plate paint codes , Vern
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« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2019, 10:54:16 AM »

Looking good Vern. That red looks like candy apple.

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« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2019, 09:55:38 PM »

Very nice combo, donít see a lot of them, second generation paint scheme same as mine. Will look fantastic when itís finished.
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« Reply #92 on: December 13, 2019, 03:22:05 PM »

Yeah it does look that way in image ,in the flesh its deeper than this image , it is however PPG 2 Pack Dominion Maroon ...Vern
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« Reply #93 on: December 23, 2019, 04:40:52 PM »

Jim the FC Wrangler did the front and rear screens today ,all good ...cheers Vern ..
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« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2019, 08:03:22 PM »

It'll look like a car now, rather than a painted and trimmed body shell.
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« Reply #95 on: January 13, 2020, 11:12:17 AM »

Update from Vern 13 Jan 2020.

Back into it after break, fitting up doors and guards making adjustments prior to final prep to paint
.. also see add under parts wanted .. Vern

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« Reply #96 on: February 02, 2020, 09:31:27 AM »

Update from Vern 2 Feb 2020.

Doors getting ,primer and undercoat ... Vern.

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« Reply #97 on: February 02, 2020, 02:18:17 PM »

Good one fellas. I could really use one of those panel hangers. Dropped my mint front doors on the floor. 8(


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« Reply #98 on: February 02, 2020, 03:14:05 PM »

Firstly thanks again to Dave for posting images...the panel hangers we made ourselves ,definitely worth it..Vern .
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« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2020, 06:39:56 PM »

Nice work, you're powering on Vern!
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