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Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: April 25th, 2019, 14:38:57

MANAGED TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS,VERY VERY LUCKY
MKIV

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: April 25th, 2019, 14:39:48
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EVERYTHING IS NEW ON IT,THE GUY HAD BEEN RSTORING IT FOR 35 YEARS

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: April 25th, 2019, 14:40:35
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JUST NEEDS FINISHING

Posted by: mike brown Posted on: April 25th, 2019, 16:52:01
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Nice a quick tidy then on the road.
Mike

Posted by: Philip_Davenport Posted on: April 26th, 2019, 10:40:03
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Looks great !

If V registration is 1979, then this car is now historic tax and needs no MOT... so you can drive it on the road as you like .. Happy Days!

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: April 26th, 2019, 17:20:10
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unfortunatly according to the gov website it does need mot and tax as it was built after jan 1979.
But that doesnt matter as it still has the v5 from 1979 and if you apply for a new one they will come and inspect the vechicle to see if its a ringer,but if you get it mot,d first they look at that as being inspected so will supply a new v5
https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 14th, 2019, 10:41:05
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Picked up a brake conversion kit from himleyhall mini show.
No major problems fitting it,but i did have to grind a bit of the hub carrier to get the bolts to line up

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 15th, 2019, 13:41:38
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back on 10,s how it should be

Posted by: Philip_Davenport Posted on: May 16th, 2019, 10:03:08
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that looks the business ...nice !

tell the kids that they can't play basketball in the garden :-)

Posted by: admin Posted on: May 17th, 2019, 19:11:19
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It looks very nice. Mine's a V-reg first registered in 1980 so I'll have to MoT and tax it.

What's that sticking out of the bonnet? It should only need a small bump for a single SU. The original bonnet was designed for twin carbs.

If you want to make a new front panel, the inside of a Mini windscreen makes a good mould.

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 17th, 2019, 21:41:48
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Quoted from admin, posted May 17th, 2019, 19:11:19 at here
It looks very nice. Mine's a V-reg first registered in 1980 so I'll have to MoT and tax it.

What's that sticking out of the bonnet? It should only need a small bump for a single SU. The original bonnet was designed for twin carbs.

If you want to make a new front panel, the inside of a Mini windscreen makes a good mould.



Thats the washer bottle it was just resting on the rocker cover,I dont know why the previous owner cut such a big hole in it.new bonnet required I think

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 18th, 2019, 17:24:36
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Sold those ridiculous 7x13" and at last got my wheels done,
10" mistrals

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 18th, 2019, 17:26:33
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just needs some arches now

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:52:52
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next job,the saggy headliner.
there was two options on this
1 tear back the headliner from the windscreen,door,rear window pillars
2 cut the headliner straight down the middle
due to the fact it was fitted so well around the pillars and shaped and stuck down really well i didnt wont to do this as and taking the headliner totaly of ones side and getting it stuck back up on my own i would never have got it right.
so option two it was,this allowed me to get access to the rear hinge area aswell.
luckily the seam were i cut in the middle went back really well

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:54:26
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was very worried at this point

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:54:56
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very happy with the result

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:55:34
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and the pillars looked great

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:57:06
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was lucky enough to get a set of hinges from himleyhall mini day,but of course they had to be modified to stop them catching on the roof

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:58:03
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out with the dremmel

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 20th, 2019, 09:58:25
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another job completed

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 24th, 2019, 10:35:22
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its only taken about 16 hours to get the wiring for the rear lights sorted,loom was the wrong way round,numerous earths had to be added,relays,flasher units but they now all work

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 28th, 2019, 10:09:05
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thought i would have a go at puting the rear screen in today.
wasnt a tough job(once i got the right rubber)and everything went well

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 28th, 2019, 10:18:29
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well i was on a roll i thought i would tackle the dash wiring,
for some reason the previous owner had decided to refit all the standard mini switches into the original mini switch panel and stuff it up under the dash.
that explains why the lights came on when i connected the battery.
i fitted some nos triumph switches back into the dash(got rid of the mini switches/panel, refitted some gauges and wiring and repplaced all the bulbs(which to my suprise halfords still sell)
know have a fully functional dash

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 28th, 2019, 10:26:17
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I have a internal door handle missing(mk1/2 bent around the door cards)so was thinking maybe i could extend the square rod and use non bent handles,took the door card off to discover the window is smashed(i havnt rolled it up since i bought it)
so its a quick message to plastic4performance to get some lexan windows so not the end of the world,
it will make it faster anyway less weight

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: May 30th, 2019, 09:31:10
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At last the windscreen is in,ended up putting the original screen back in(rather than the new one i had) as it fitted better
this was the hardest job so far even had my daughter and the misses helping

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 3rd, 2019, 10:31:31
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a very handy trip to dunelm today to buy some chester leatherette fabric.
a couple of hours work with a staple gun and some wood.
really impressed with myself

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 3rd, 2019, 10:32:12
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ready to go back in the marcos

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 3rd, 2019, 10:32:58
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good result

Posted by: Philip_Davenport Posted on: June 3rd, 2019, 19:47:01
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It's looking very sweet..

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 4th, 2019, 08:26:01
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thanks phil,hope you get your v5 sorted soon and you can crack on with yours,ive just sent mine off

Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: June 4th, 2019, 18:49:29
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Some really good progress there Simon!
(Must pull my finger out on mine - ho hum).
Liking the centre console.

Posted by: Philip_Davenport Posted on: June 6th, 2019, 13:59:06
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Simon -- did you get the Lexan windows? Can you share pics? Im thinking of fixed front windows with slider kits in. Ive got two soft top cars (MR2 & Spitfire) for summer, will so use the Marcos more in cooler months - especially in the snow -wicked ..  

IMM is mid-August, so maybe 9 weeks of DVLA sh1te if you are taking the Marcos.. Id have no chance. Engine has not run in 30+ years ..

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 6th, 2019, 21:44:28
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Yes I did get them,but unfortunately they dont fit as the templates used were for a marcos cars mk4 which have smaller windows. Mines a dh fibreglass mk4

Posted by: Philip_Davenport Posted on: June 7th, 2019, 07:51:33
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Sorry to hear that. A pain in butt ! So what do you do next about them?

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 7th, 2019, 08:41:03
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Quoted from Philip_Davenport, posted June 7th, 2019, 07:51:33 at here
Sorry to hear that. A pain in butt ! So what do you do next about them?



make a template from my remaining original window and get them remade,hopefully sell the other ones

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 11th, 2019, 09:18:51
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thanks to craig smith for making the harness brace bar
harness fitted another job done

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 11th, 2019, 09:19:57
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had a little play around fitting arches need to cover those wide wheels,not the best arches but they are the perfect width

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 11th, 2019, 09:20:21
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rear looks ok

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 14th, 2019, 09:29:00
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had to take the wiper motor apart and turn the cog 180 degrees,
now the wiper blades stop on the passenger side not the drivers side

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: June 14th, 2019, 09:30:45
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managed to get the bonnet secured down,unfortunatly the previous owner had cut the lip off at the front.
just need to sort the big hole out or stick a v8 in it with a holley carb out the bonnet

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: July 12th, 2019, 14:14:30
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been having a look around trying to find something to cover the massive bonnet hole.
found a bonnet vent for a mitsubishi l200,i dont think it looks to bad,its only until i get a new bonnet

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: July 12th, 2019, 14:15:31
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pretty good

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: July 12th, 2019, 14:20:44
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thinks havnt been going to good lately,
I re-ordered a new drivers window in the new dimensions as the previous ones i ordered were the wrong size.
Waited 5 weeks and they had sent me the same old dimension windows,so thats another long wait for replacements
and now i found out the dvla never received my v5 after 6 weeks of waiting(yeh of course it was lost in the post)
So now there will be no imm in the marcos for me

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: July 19th, 2019, 09:54:31
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Ive been staying out of the garage for the last 3 weeks due to the problems with the dvla and a certain plastics company,just totaly took the wind out of my sails and put me right off the marcos.
But i did venture into the garage last night and though i would have another go at making a door handle as i had one left after the last one melted.
over the moon i actually managed it

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: July 19th, 2019, 09:55:10
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top job

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: July 19th, 2019, 09:56:08
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Ive got a pair now

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: August 22nd, 2019, 09:54:34
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just an update on the marcos
sent v5 off on the 4th june and iam still waiting

Posted by: Simon Robinson Posted on: August 26th, 2019, 19:58:44
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Well worth chasing DVLA if you've not done so already. Had to do this when I bought my Marcos some years ago, the previous V5 was from the late 1980s so had probably been lost in their system somewhere!

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: October 26th, 2019, 12:34:23
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At last after 16 weeks i have the new v5
and only one owner
the only thing is i have to send it back in november for the historic class
dont think i will bother

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: December 11th, 2019, 17:16:34
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last piece of the puzzle granada mk1 window winders

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: January 13th, 2020, 12:31:31
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first proper outing 100 mile round trip to llandudno
wipers were hardly touching the window and couldnt see much as it was raining very hard,then drivers wiper fell off just manage to catch it before it dissapered down the dual carrage way,then when it stopped raining the wipers wouldnt turn off,indicators stopped working and at one point carb stuck open at full revs.
so all in all a normal drive out in a kit car LOVED IT

Posted by: Simon_Pike Posted on: January 13th, 2020, 12:32:30
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the worsley just happens to be one of my old cars aswell

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