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Another early +2 bites the dust

PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:08 pm

Jason , nice to see there's someone local....


Hi Rich

If you want any help or advice PM me and I will tell you my address and mobile number.

Or if you are bored you can search for my car on Google maps :D I can give you clues :D

My +2 is not running at the moment as I am in the middle of changing the rear suspension and the clutch is seized :(

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PostPost by: dusty » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:15 pm

Jason1 wrote:
you can search for my car on Google maps :D I can give you clues :D



Now that sounds like a great game, let's see who can find it first

Jon (with nothing better to do right now!)

Actually on second thoughts I think I'll put my cylinder head in the oven and see if I can fit new Valve seats :shock:
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:30 pm

Colchester is a big place, good luck :D it is parked next to a mini cooper (old model, white roof).

PM me the answers if you find it, don't want the baddies robbing it!
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PostPost by: RichC » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:11 pm

some pics of 50/734 just after arriving on trailer
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PostPost by: dusty » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:34 pm

Looks nice and complete and original (except the missing pedal box!)

Keep us updated.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:06 pm

Certainly does look good...and that's the original Pye radio...as per the early Plus 2 Parts book!

Have a look at the interior lights. There should be one by the rear view mirror, and one either side at the rear. Are they different???

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PostPost by: RichC » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:51 am

the same except front one has switch...
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:54 am

51deg59min52.76sec North 0deg59min17.95sec West

Any others?

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:16 am

Jeremy, you're all at sea.

RichC....excellent news! Yours is now the 5th pre-'S' Plus 2 I've seen / heard about that has non-switchable lights in the rear, so it's sounding like that is the correct setup. These lights tend to disintegrte with exposure to, erm, light, and are getting hard to find. The switchable ones seem to only have been made for the Plus 2, so are very rare....not surprising if there is only one per car. The rears are the same as the Zephyr Mk 3, and the lens for the rears is the same as the lens for the front....and it's the lens that disintegrates.

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:24 pm

Hi Rich

I hope you have the pedal box in the boot? There are 2 types and the one that should be in yours is a bit of a pain to get hold of. I recently ripped my one out and refurbed it as I could not get another one. You could fit the later box if you are not worried about originality?

Pic of my pedalbox attached. The holes in the top are not standard. Note the mounting flange, the later boxes do not have this.

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PostPost by: dusty » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:59 pm

Jason,

Where did you get the top for the brake master cyl, I've been looking for that type of extended plastic top for mine but can't find one.

My pedal box actually has an aluminium access plate on the top which can be unscrewed to get access to the tops of the pedals.

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PostPost by: davidj » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:10 pm

Hi Jason,

I fitted a Girling transparent brake reservoir to my car. When I unscrewed the cap the reservoir unscrewed very slightly resulting in brake fluid leaking all over my repainted pedal box and stripping the paint off. You have been warned!

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PostPost by: rong » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:51 pm

Further to the discussion regarding the interior light fitment, I can confirm that on my car (50/775) the front light is switchable and the two rear quarter lights have no switch. I also have suffered with disintegrating lens syndrome and have had to resort to fitting lenses with switch cut-outs to the rear units. I did see new lenses on fleabay but at ?35 I feel they are a tad expensive.
I look with envy at the centre consol on Richc's car, it appears to be in very good condition. Unfortunately mine has suffered at the feet of my 3 year old son, does anyone know of repair/replace soloutions or if there have been any previous discussion threads?
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PostPost by: RichC » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:59 pm

yup you guesses right. the pedal box is in the boot .Quite nicewith its matt black wrinkle finish -Isthat original? It is open at the top where you have your 2 holes , so seems pretty accessible to me . i know I need a new brake master cylinder 'cos that's the reason the car came off the road in '97.... sooo , if you know of anyone who wants to sell one let me know.
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PostPost by: dusty » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:11 pm

RichC wrote:Quite nicewith its matt black wrinkle finish -Is that original?


Yes Satin black wrinkle finish is original

RichC wrote:It is open at the top where you have your 2 holes ,
RichC


It should have a cover that screws on.
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