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GreatOldOne 6th May 2009 17:35

Latest progress on the Gooster
 
here's the latest update on the saga. :)

http://www.greatoldone.co.uk/Site/Bu...ng_Lights.html

Polishing has left my fingers numb. Can't feel the keyboard! :D

MartinClan 6th May 2009 20:14

Flippin 'eck you could eat your dinner off it! Mind you it would probably be a bit overcooked once it had been in the Marlin engine bay :lol:

I also had some - err - issues with the SVC torpedo indicators. The SVA version (they do two types) are pretty poorly made. Unusual for SVC as most of their stuff (like the headlights) is pretty good.

Robin

GreatOldOne 6th May 2009 21:45

Yeah - the headlights Pauline bought me for my birthday are so nicely made. I was a bit disappointed when I saw the flaw in the chrome on the indicators, but I rang the chap and he was very pleasant and said he'd sort it all out.

Chris Cussen 7th May 2009 07:53

Hi GOO. My first post on here. I've got a Cabrio that is just about to go for IVA - Nowhere near as smart as your as I've gone for a more functional look!

It just went through an MOT (though it might be a good plan!) and it failed on headlamp beam patterns. My lights were very similar to yours and had sealed beam units in them. I had to replace the lenses with quartz halogen units.
The other fail item was it ran out of fluid in the winscreen washer bottle.

Seems you can get an MOT against the chassis number.

So now it is insured and MOTed, and waiting for a IVA appointment.

Patrick 7th May 2009 08:09

That looks super shiny, very nice :madgrin: - and welcome Chris :)

GreatOldOne 7th May 2009 08:28

Welcome aboard, Chris! :D

Any pics of your Cabrio?

Thanks for the warning on the headlights, although the lights I have aren't sealed beam - they take a normal H4 lamp inside the body.

Mike 7th May 2009 08:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Cussen (Post 15296)
Hi GOO. My first post on here. I've got a Cabrio that is just about to go for IVA - Nowhere near as smart as your as I've gone for a more functional look!

It just went through an MOT (though it might be a good plan!) and it failed on headlamp beam patterns. My lights were very similar to yours and had sealed beam units in them. I had to replace the lenses with quartz halogen units.
The other fail item was it ran out of fluid in the winscreen washer bottle.

Seems you can get an MOT against the chassis number.

So now it is insured and MOTed, and waiting for a IVA appointment.

Hello Chris - welcome on madabout........

There are a few of us building Cabrios who will be very interested to hear your experience under the new IVA - particularly the petrol tank.
Do you have any pictures you can post here?
I have a BT Flickr site, which is very easy to post to.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikes_bmw_marlin_cabrio/

Chris Cussen 7th May 2009 09:48

3 Attachment(s)
Some pictures, Still got plastic covering on the Ally.

timbo 7th May 2009 20:23

Welcome Chris, looks great.
Looking forward to hearing about your IVA experience! (Will be booking mine for July!)
Tim

Patrick 8th May 2009 09:20

Looking really nice :)

GreatOldOne 14th May 2009 07:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 15294)
I also had some - err - issues with the SVC torpedo indicators. The SVA version (they do two types) are pretty poorly made. Unusual for SVC as most of their stuff (like the headlights) is pretty good.

You may want to give SVC a call - I sent mine back, and had a call from them yesterday. They've gone through their entire stock looking for replacements for mine, and have rejected it all as substandard. They're getting new ones in (they're been cast at the moment, and will then need chroming) in a couple of weeks time.

Maybe yours came from the same bad batch?

MartinClan 14th May 2009 12:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatOldOne (Post 15349)
You may want to give SVC a call - I sent mine back, and had a call from them yesterday. They've gone through their entire stock looking for replacements for mine, and have rejected it all as substandard. They're getting new ones in (they're been cast at the moment, and will then need chroming) in a couple of weeks time.

Maybe yours came from the same bad batch?

Thanks for the info. I ended up with two that are reasonable - if not perfect. I will look at the again tonight and re-access them in light of this new information. Isn't the internet wonderful.....

Robin

GreatOldOne 2nd June 2009 21:21

Latest update here:

http://www.greatoldone.co.uk/Site/Bu...ubthumpin.html

peterux 2nd June 2009 21:39

You've been putting in some good hours to get all that done. It brings back many happy hours round at my lock up :lol: I lost count of how many times i fitted and re-fitted rear tub . Have you fitted your fuel filler hose because that'll be a few more hokey cokey's.

At least you got galvanised striker plates, mine were just plan old steel plate!

I didn't bother triming my rear tub around the wheel arch. Does it really foul the rear suspension?

Now on to the fun of cutting the bonnets....

GreatOldOne 2nd June 2009 22:11

It might have done at full travel, but I guess I'd be making sparks from the chassis rails if that happens. :laugh:

GreatOldOne 7th June 2009 21:56

After watching Jense cruise home and Vettel get all grumpy, I managed to get this done this afternoon:

http://www.greatoldone.co.uk/Sportst...ermounted1.JPG

http://www.greatoldone.co.uk/Sportst...ermounted2.JPG

Still need to do the other side, but then it'll be time for BRUMMMMM! :)

I would say I'm tired and exhausted, but I fear I might have to get my coat afterwards... ;)

timbo 8th June 2009 07:44

Looks really good! You've done well to make it fit - I had to have some 'help' with mine!
I notice your exhaust runs very close to the brake lines, as it does on mine. I'm planning to try and squeeze in a heat shield in between them, maybe using the top exhaust clamp to attach it.
Tim

Patrick 8th June 2009 07:48

:lol: looking really good :)

GreatOldOne 8th June 2009 08:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by timbo (Post 15621)
I notice your exhaust runs very close to the brake lines, as it does on mine. I'm planning to try and squeeze in a heat shield in between them, maybe using the top exhaust clamp to attach it.

Yeah - I have some exhaust wrap to go round the 'U Bend' and straight section up to the cross link. I'm also toying with the idea of getting some of this stuff to go around the brake lines:

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/velcro-te...ving-430-c.asp

peterux 8th June 2009 12:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatOldOne (Post 15618)
After watching Jense cruise home and Vettel get all grumpy, I managed to get this done this afternoon:

http://www.greatoldone.co.uk/Sportst...ermounted1.JPG

http://www.greatoldone.co.uk/Sportst...ermounted2.JPG

Still need to do the other side, but then it'll be time for BRUMMMMM! :)

I would say I'm tired and exhausted, but I fear I might have to get my coat afterwards... ;)

Hey, that's looking really good.
Having hit a number of speed bumps during the London to Brighton run yesterday I sometimes wish I'd gone for side pipes.
Although the exhaust is good protection for the sump and fuel tank :lol:


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