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    Thanks Neil! I hope so, even though its been a long hard slog, i have enjoyed it, just wish i'd got it finished sooner so that i could have enjoyed a few more Summers.....


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    Just got the headlight surrounds back from the platers, the 1st time in all these years that i've found someone who can repair and re-plate diecast properly! One of these was broken almost beyond repair and they came back absolutely perfect.
    Ive now given them my rear bumper to repair and re-plate, then its on to the front one........





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    Who did the plating?
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    Hi Martin

    It was Colonnade plating in Wembley, they can sort any diecast problems, depends how deep your pockets are, they told me that the surrounds were left in the copper tank for 18hrs at a time and were plated at least 3 times! I guess whatever it takes to get rid of any holes or blisters but still cheaper than importing a pair from the states.

    Your car all sorted now?

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    Yeah more or less all there. Carb's are fine tuned to the best I can and now I'm just working on getting the best out of the ignition timing. I've fitted a rev counter as I was not sure what it revved to but it all seems to be going quite strong.
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    Well, its been over 7 months since the car was booked in for work at a garage down in Kent and I've been let down for various reasons and so I've decided to take the car back to another garage not too far from me.

    Work has started in this new workshop, the tank is out and so is the old fuel line along with all of the old brake pipes. Next, i'll make up new tank straps and next week i'll paint them and the tank and fuel lines will be back on the car. Next job will be to hook up the braking system to the master cylinder........
















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    Only just seen this thread..............
    Cant wait to see the wheels on it....





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    Nice. Good work.

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    that looks realy nice and clean Bet you carnt wait to turn the key
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    Thanks all for your kind words! Yes its been a long time coming, should have it turning over within a month, just a few weeks beyond its 50th birthday............

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