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Good evening all. Graham from Motherwell. Joined a couple of days ago.

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Graham Hutton, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Graham Hutton

    Graham Hutton New Member

    Owner of 3.5S HOS 688K for 30 years. Bought in 1987 with a lot of rust in usual places and restored. Been on the road for most of the 30 years. Retired recently so now decided to remove engine and gearbox for look see. Some oil leaks to attend to and usual gearbox problems to investigate. Engine and box removed today so looking forward to clean up of engine compartment and maintenance of power plant. Possible renew front springs and some steering joints.
    Picture taken last year on run to Ardnamurchan.
     

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  2. GBgary

    GBgary Member

    Lovely car, looking forward to more pic's of your progress. Where is Ardnamurchan?
     
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  3. Graham Hutton

    Graham Hutton New Member

    Peninsula on the West coast of Scotland. Fairly remote with single track road up to Kilchoan where there is a ferry across to Tobermorry on the island of Mull.
     
  4. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    Handsome looking car. How many cars other than a P6 look good in brown?
     
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  5. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Hello Graham.
    Im in the same niche as yourself. -'Old Bloke" with a P6.
    I bought mine new in '72. We need to start an old farts blog. There's a few of us on here .
    I might use it as a coffin one day .
    Welcome and I like what you've got. Tobacco always looks good when its been loved.
    Gerald
     
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  6. Graham Hutton

    Graham Hutton New Member

    Hi Gerald
    Yeh its not as easy getting down and under the car now. Lots of aches and pains that weren't there 10-15 years ago when I did rear suspension. Luckily have a cousin who has a workshop and lift so makes things easier.
    Should be out your way later this year as son and family emigrated last year to daughter -in-laws family farm in Carterton(near Masterton)
     
  7. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    If you get up the Auckland - I ll have a wine/beer with you.
    Stay in touch
    Carterton is gorgeous . You'll probably end up an overstayer.
     
  8. Tam

    Tam Member

  9. Graham Hutton

    Graham Hutton New Member

    Doubt it Tam. There are a number of things that I want to look at or do that have been on the 'to do list' for a number of years. Will probably be along to Hopeton House on the 8th.
     
  10. Graham Hutton

    Graham Hutton New Member

    Hi Gerald
    Noticed you had'Tobacco' above. Colour is Mexico brown. This was original but had it resprayed with a polyurethane acrylic enamel after my restoration in 1988.This corresponded to ROV 801 Mexico Brown.
     
  11. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    Good to see another p6 in the central belt.

    I did the ardnamurchan ferry a few years ago, great way to arrive in Tob. funny watching people try to reverse on the ferry though.
     
  12. Graham Hutton

    Graham Hutton New Member

    I think it was the MV Loch Linnhe that was being used the day I was there which is a RORO. Probably CALMAC have updated ferry due to increase in popularity.
    Passed a P6 in EK a couple of days ago. Didn't get details but looked smart. Lunar Grey I think.
     
  13. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    Not sure who the Lunar grey one belongs too. There are a lot of P6 kicking about, I spotted an early 2000 on my way home from work the other day, never seen it before.

    Calmac ferries are really busy now thanks to the road equivalent tariff (RET) it is so cheap to take the car people do and choke the roads up.

    They have bigger boats on in the summer on most routes or extra sailing. I think we were on MV Rassay which is like a navy landing craft.

    Hope to see your car out and about when you have it back on the road.

    Colin
     

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