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  1. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Good Day each! Would you let me have your address, please, as now the longer days are here we plan a foray to Pompey. Cher, Tony
  2. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Had to take this on the way down to Portsmouth. Happy New Year everybody!
  3. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Well buxxer me! Visit to Pompey was just a dash down to pick up some P6 bits, next time we will pop in to see you, maybe we can talk about repainting mine. All the nasty bits have been done underneath and we have a new MOT even though exempt, but some body work is yet to be done, including...
  4. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Managed a few minutes at the X Hands at 7.30, too early to find anybody. First decent run out yesterday, to Portsmouth and back. Absolute joy, everything I remembered about the P6 came back and it was one of the most comfortable trips ever, and the A36 was reasonably free of trucks for once! No...
  5. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Plan to be at the Cross Hands (Rover's Return??) on Tuesday evening, safe under cover of darkness from critical eyes! Lots of questions though.
  6. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    MAXX 185/80/14/T was the final choice by Paul Stabbins at Get Smart, and E Tyres in Bristol, 344.50 for five fitted on site. I would suggest you have the steering geometry checked if you have not done so recently. I have not driven my car since buying it last year (last MOT report was a...
  7. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Ah,, the old C41s, what memories....! The fronts on a Mini would do a good 2k miles would they not?
  8. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Thanks, what brand did you choose?
  9. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    FWW 409L update Aug 25th. All chassis repairs complete, brakes overhauled with new servo, callipers and wheel cylinders where needed, rear suspension cleaned and re-bushed, new bump stops and mountings, new halogen lights, new heater hoses (leaking). Good used front wings obtained but not fitted...
  10. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Yes, leather. Cyril explained that he would have to buy one complete hide of which he would use approx half on the cushions and end up with some spare. There were fairly severe scuff marks on the driver's seat, usual entry and exit marks, and he obviously decided to use the unused half of the...
  11. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Work on chassis nearly complete, attention now on brakes; both rear callipers are shot as are the wheel cylinders. In the meantime I have found a trimmer to recover both front seat cushions (usual problem the original seams had split open). I was quoted a fair price for this, but when the seats...
  12. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    More like 'Loco'. No nylons found in the sump....yet!
  13. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Update. Paul at Get Smart ha been beavering away and most of the bad spots in the chassis have been sorted. Although the sills and many places had been severely bodged fairly recently ( small steel plates fixed with self tappers and covered over etc), the inner sills are surprisingly good as are...
  14. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Thanks, Gary. The favoured door mirrors are those with long mountings such as Wingard of perhaps Tex. I think I will wait until my car is ready for them, which could be a little while yet! Both sills are in the process of being replaced, and there are one or two previous patches which need...
  15. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    I am very much a door mirror fan, with convex glass. Somewhere I have heard about metal thickness being critical on P6 cars but in any case talk with the very helpful man at Tex in Witney. Somehow I do not think the 'four cornered' mirror is right for the P6, but as it will be sometime before I...
  16. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Thanks, Peter. I have used texautomotive.com in the past, the original manufacturers. They have a very wide range and can supply straight or convex mirrors. It was not usual for car manufacturers to fit mirrors in production in the seventies, so maybe there is no such things as OE equipment??
  17. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    OK, D Day is Thursday 11th when she is handed over to Paul at Get Smart in Bristol for examination. One immediate requirement is sorting out the gear lever from which the knob has been removed, fallen off or whatever. Lever is still operational but I do not see how the knob should be secured...
  18. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Peter, the white monster belongs to one of my boys and is only parked here for a few days, going today in fact. Great machine and he and daughter-in-law enjoy mud plugging regularly; in fact at the moment it has half of Salisbury Plain under the bonnet from is last exercise! I had given up...
  19. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Recorded mileage is 45k, possibly true according to MOT's going back to 1981 (36k) and showing many years of non use. Splits in the seams of both front seats seem a little harsh for such little use, but pedal rubbers look genuine. The boot is pretty tidy and the interior carpets not bad at all...
  20. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Well, there she is. Looks good topsides, but underneath.....!
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  23. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Thanks rockdemon and chrisw, looks like Paul in Bristol could be very handy for me. I will have a go at taking a few pics in the next few days and post them here. I look forward to paying a visit to the Cross hands in January and getting some advice; unlikely to be in my car then, though...
  24. Tony marshall

    New Member in Bath

    Greeting one and all! Just acquired P6 3500 FWW 409L, once owned by a club member, I believe. It is an MOT failure, requiring substantial chassis repairs, but otherwise in fair order. Advice on local chassis specialists would be really useful, as my experience is in polishing and selling only...
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