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Old 3rd July 2017, 21:02
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Scottie, much obliged - fingers crossed that your engine rebuild goes well. Possibly cheaper to buy another engine?
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Old 3rd July 2017, 22:49
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Possibly Tas, but its too late now, I have given him the green light.
At least afterwards I will have a good revvy little engine I can thrape about a bit!
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Old 4th July 2017, 21:18
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Sorry to be a bearer of bad news, but a grand plus vat is 1200.
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Old 4th July 2017, 21:55
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Plus the extras they usually add on at the end.......
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Old 4th July 2017, 22:12
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Scottie - Keep the faith, as I'm sure getting your car back on the road will make it seem like money well spent.

Also, if it makes you feel any better, the Triumph specialist I used in West London recently charges labour out at 89 + VAT per hour.

And I still thought they were worth every penny.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 5th July 2017, 08:23
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Thanks Paul, I agree with you about cash well spent 'cos at the moment, I have a piece of junk that doesn't drive, a pretty piece of junk mind you, but it WILL be worth it when its all done.
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Old 5th March 2018, 01:00
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Hey Scottie, all has been very quiet for a while. Any news - good or bad? Hope you're okay.
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Old 5th March 2018, 12:29
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Good bump, I had been wondering the same.
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Old 8th March 2018, 14:44
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Hope you get it back on the road soon!
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Old 14th March 2018, 23:00
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Default Overdue update

Ambi-TAS
Barber
and Car Snapper Thanks for the concern and interest!

I really do appreciate it! It was a bit of a surprise to see my thread on
the front page again and even more surprising to see that somehow its
clocked up well over 300, 000 hits!!

I did not realise that the A352 was so popular!

Health-wise I am fine, work-wise ( XK orientated ) I am a total disgrace
to this forum!!! I have done absolutely NOTHING all winter!!

Yesterday a friend of mine said “in two weeks time it will be April” “I
think you should do something on the XK” And of course he was right.

So I ordered a new water pump for the “new” engine, (which at present is
outside wrapped up in blankets and waterproof sheets)
I spent several hours clearing out the shed next to the tent where the XK
lives, with the intention of transferring the engine to the shed so I can
prepare it for installation.
Painting it a nice colour, putting new plugs in it, putting the dizzy on etc,
bolting on the new water pump, (when it arrives) complete with painted
housing. All that sort of stuff.

So that's where I am at present, I am making an effort, but after being in
denial for so long over the XK it's taking a bit of getting used to!
I always seem to have several other projects on the go at the same time,
so its a bit of a juggle to prioritise and fit them all in, but I am going to
have to do the XK.

Watch this space...............

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Old 15th March 2018, 01:00
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Hope it all goes well - good luck
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Old 15th March 2018, 07:24
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Scottie, great to know that you have a plan about to kick in. Hooray, it will be great to see pics of the car on the road again.
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Old 20th March 2018, 20:37
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Good to hear from you. Your build diary has been fascinating, and I'm not surprised you have such interest. You have certainly inspired me, though I'm considering something that, given my much more limited experience, will be something more of a challenge!
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Old 22nd March 2018, 21:55
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottie22 View Post
Ambi-TAS
Barber
and Car Snapper Thanks for the concern and interest!

I really do appreciate it! It was a bit of a surprise to see my thread on
the front page again and even more surprising to see that somehow its
clocked up well over 300, 000 hits!!

I did not realise that the A352 was so popular!

Health-wise I am fine, work-wise ( XK orientated ) I am a total disgrace
to this forum!!! I have done absolutely NOTHING all winter!!

Yesterday a friend of mine said in two weeks time it will be April I
think you should do something on the XK And of course he was right.

So I ordered a new water pump for the new engine, (which at present is
outside wrapped up in blankets and waterproof sheets)
I spent several hours clearing out the shed next to the tent where the XK
lives, with the intention of transferring the engine to the shed so I can
prepare it for installation.
Painting it a nice colour, putting new plugs in it, putting the dizzy on etc,
bolting on the new water pump, (when it arrives) complete with painted
housing. All that sort of stuff.

So that's where I am at present, I am making an effort, but after being in
denial for so long over the XK it's taking a bit of getting used to!
I always seem to have several other projects on the go at the same time,
so its a bit of a juggle to prioritise and fit them all in, but I am going to
have to do the XK.

Watch this space...............
A wise man once told me that you should finish one project before starting the next.


What rubbish, having multiple projects is the spice of life!!!
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Old 6th April 2018, 21:11
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Scottie - Just in case you (or anyone else for that matter) needs some motivation...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXcRSXZQfUk

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 7th April 2018, 08:48
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Thumbs up Loved That Video!

Thanks for that, Paul. No hype, just enthusiasm for his fabulous recreation oozing from every pore .

I was buttonholed by a guy my sort of age (ancient) in Aldi car park on Thursday. After chatting for five minutes he had to go, his comments having included "It sounded great" and "You've made my day".

We're fortunate indeed, being able to indulge our passion!

Regards, Mick
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Old 24th April 2018, 18:39
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Thank you for the video Paul!
I have only just seen it. It is indeed a good inspiration!
Like the man says. it may not be "real" or, ( in my case) as fast and powerful,
BUT it looks and sounds the same, and most important of all
IT GIVES YOU THE SAME FEELING!!
Good luck to all you A352 builders!!

Scottie
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Old 17th October 2018, 15:10
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Hi Scottie, I've scrolled back through pages to page 100, and the only reference I can find is that it's 'industrial colour' - can you tell me (just out of interest) what brand/type of paint you've used. Like the result BTW
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Old 20th November 2018, 14:42
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Hi Scottie,
I have recently found your story,and spent days reading it from start to finish. May I say, you are an inspiration to anyone with an ounce of soul and ambition!
I must tell you about my experience on my 1500 triumph engine following the build of my Frogeye Sprite replica. I had taken the head off to check the condition, having never run the engine before. I had finished the build, and used a MG owners club Gasket set to rebuild the engine. It went onto two cylinders after only 20 miles! I stripped and rebuilt that head three times before I discovered the problem. I had been supplied with gaskets for the flathead 1300 engine, which will not seal the 1500 recessed liner engine. After fitting a genuine Payen gasket, and retorquing when hot, no more problems. This was a very well known problem back when Midgets and Spitfires were everywhere, but I was not aware of it. Like you, I became despondent about the car, but decided to sort it out, and Im so glad I did. Hopefully, you will find time to sort your wonderful creation out, as I would love to see it myself!

Bernard,
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Old 20th November 2018, 16:52
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I must apologise for not being on this thread for weeks and weeks,
so sorry for that!
I still have not put the bloody engine in the XK, that will most likely be in the spring now.

Mitchelkitman : I take it you are wanting the colour and type of paint I used on the XK?

I have the old original tin in front of me now, and it says on the tatty label " BLGN 18 "MAC 5"
It came from a company called "Border Automotive"
I asked for "A really dark British Racing Green" and this is what they gaved me.
I was told it was the modern replacement for celloluse and it
was air dried, I sprayed it outside on my driveway, and got the usual flies, grass and rubbish stuff stuck to it, but it cleaned up pretty well. The tin cost me about 35 which has to be a record for a spray job like I ended up with!

I put two or three coats on so I could mop it back to a good shine which worked well, I mopped through to the primer in a couple
of places but you have to look close and hard to see that!

Chipsairhead: Thank you for your kind words!

I wonder if having rebuilt my 1500 head (when the head gasket went) I wonder if that's why it overheated faily quickly down the road?
Anyhow I now have the trusty and proven 1300 mega-revver
which will eventually find its way into the XK so hopefully should not have any further trouble!!

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