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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:54 am

Kilbroney show 2019. Not the best day of my life I'll tell you that ! Fan belt snapped on the way to the show but we limped to the nearest town and got a belt and a few spanners from the auto parts and I changed it at a petrol station next door. This was the fan belt that we pulled off a spare engine when it broke in 2017 so it did ok. Things were going nicely after that until I had an unfortunate run in with a 4 legged friend about 2 miles from the showground :(

I had already travelled the distance so I attended anyway but it definitely put a dampener on the day.
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:57 am

To try and cheer me up 1972 Nail let me drive his Firenza around the showground, how many of you have got to do that ? :D :wink:

It cheered me up to no end, in fact I tried to talk him into swapping with me, maybe some day David.....
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:01 pm

Here's a specially commissioned painting my girlfriend had done for my 21st birthday based off a photo taken on a run. It hangs up in my room pride of place. Its so detailed the artist even included the scratch on the passenger wing !!
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:49 am

2020 and lockdown has struck. This provided the perfect opportunity to do all those Viva jobs I hadn't taken the time to sort before. 2 new engine mounts were fitted as one of the old ones had split. I had a huge holes in the gearstick boot and could see the ground when in 1st and 3rd but I found this one on a spare gearbox I had and it is in pretty good order. Then I fitted all the Gaz gear but we have already heard plenty about that.
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:10 am

Next were those pesky Rostyles. They had somehow been painted back to front before I got them which was bad enough but I was keen to get on the road so I used them as they were. They were getting very rusty and flaky now and Dad had recently purchased a blasting pot so it made sense to get them sorted. Blasting, priming, rubbing down and the painting was done at home and I was quite pleased with the results. Painted with F@#D moondust silver.
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:14 am

Painted photos
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:27 am

I was informed that the correct Mountney Viva steering boss was for sale on eBay. After purchasing it, a genuine recovered wheel was bought and a pack of these badges for the centre cap to take the plain look off it. I think these badges were originally for keyrings.

The wheel is much more comfortable and definitely improves the drive
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby HC Fairley » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:28 am

Badge fitted
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby jpsmit » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:53 pm

Looks great!
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Re: GIJ 9461

Postby Orrp01 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:55 pm

Nice work, really looking good and look forward to seeing it in the flesh before too long
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