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Old 28th August 2017, 08:49
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Perhaps a previous owner thought they'd switch to long drive shafts, but just did the one side first to see how it felt. As their daily commute was always round an anti-clockwise one-way system it handled just fine.

If it's any consolation, a previous owner of my donor had fitted a copper brake pipe into a union feeding a rear drum without flaring it. Thankfully it let go while I was bleeding the brakes, not out on the road. Needless to say I stripped the entire braking system down and made sure everything was safe.

It looks like you'll need to fit another long shaft to get the clearance you need, but aren't the radius arms for long and short shafts also different lengths and/or the ends sit at different angles?

Anyway, a thorough check of all the suspension and braking components appears to be in order.
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Old 28th August 2017, 18:41
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Micky - Obviously I like the colour.

Good luck sorting out the drive shafts, Paul.
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Old 13th September 2017, 18:29
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The short drive shaft has now been replaced and although every think look OK I still haven't done a road test yet.

Looking for a cheaper grill found this.



Worth a little effort maybe
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Old 13th September 2017, 22:05
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Well, there is certainly no harm in trying.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 16th September 2017, 07:20
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Love the grill option! Was originally a bit taken aback due to what it's off of, but then thought 'stuff it' as it totally keeps with the character of the car!
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Old 6th November 2017, 19:55
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Got this ready for MOT Friday.
This meant fitting a boot handle and stay.







Failed on!!
O/S rear brake (which turned out to be a sized wheel cylinder)
Battery insecure (strap undone).
Steering wheel lose ( column nut not tight).
Horn not loud enough (lose connection).

All jobs sorted in a few hours and a MOT certificate is now present.

There still a few jobs to be done and it hasn't had much "road development" but I can do these while I'm waiting for DVLA to return the up-dated V5 then I'll put it up for sale.
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I really like this little car. Especially the back of the car looks very nice. I like the solution for the hump being placed on top of the boot lid. Great stuff.
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Old 8th November 2017, 18:37
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Congratulations on the MOT.

Did you modify/fit the MG grille in the end?
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Hello,

I like your rearlights,which car are they from?

Very nice car!

Gr.Rob
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Old 9th November 2017, 17:01
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PaulL I'v already have plans for this build and want to keep it as "standard" as possible but I'll fit the grill on the next build as I also plan on fitting doors.

Jerome The light are from a Ford Capri Classic or Ford Classic Capri, which ever way round you want to say it.
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Old 13th November 2017, 18:47
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I like to add a few sticker to a build.

PaulL This one for you.



Just couldn't resist this one.



I sent the paperwork off to DVLA today so we'll see what comes back.
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Old 15th November 2017, 12:54
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Love the stickers!
SWMBO actually asked if your name was Chris P Bacon.
ok.... so she'd had a few glasses of mummy's special grape juice first, but it made laugh nevertheless
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