OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

Dave3066

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This really is a great thread Phil. I'm learning so much about early cars from this. That rear brake pad contact is fantastic - and solid drive shafts - well I never!
 

Phil Robson

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Thanks Dave!

Just a few other differences - I don't know when these changed particularly.

No lock for fuel cap:

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I could have got a shiny new one, but the tab would have a lock-slot in it!

Also, the door hinge pins need an Allen Key rather than a spanner!

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And there's no hook for the (optional) seat belts:

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:):)
 

chrisw

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I don't think those door hinge pins are original. Earlier cars have a different pin, but I don't think it's that.

I need to go down to the lockup and check what the early car has, but the April and December 64 cars certainly don't have that setup.
 

Phil Robson

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I don't think those door hinge pins are original. Earlier cars have a different pin, but I don't think it's that.
Interesting Chris. All the doors have these both top & bottom & I'm pretty sure the doors are the originals as they had 'Cataloy' filler or similar in them before 1978 (when it came off the road) so no apparent major restoration etc. The fronts have the round quarter light catch fixings & round door locks.

They are unlikely to have been taken off the car before my ownership. It's an April '64 car.
 
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chrisw

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Interesting Chris. All the doors have these both top & bottom & I'm pretty sure the doors are the originals as they had 'Cataloy' filler or similar in them before 1978 (when it came off the road) so no apparent major restoration etc. The fronts have the round quarter light catch fixings & round door locks.

They are unlikely to have been taken off the car before my ownership. It's an April '64 car.
Not the greatest of pictures, but I stand corrected.

So there are now three types of hinge pin that I'm aware of. This is a March 64 car.

My April 64 and Dec 64 cars have a different pin to what you'd find on the later cars..
 

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I've noticed for a long time that one of the light switches in OCC is almost translucent, whilst the others aren't:

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I wonder if it's a replacement from another car - P5 perhaps?

I can't remember posting pictures of the early fan/heater controls before, so here goes:

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Also, I think the beam stalk has a different end to later cars:

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I've now taken the bonnet off the car & finished stripping the paint from it. I'm just doing a bit more remedial work & hope to spray it in the next few weeks.

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Whilst there is evidence of a poor respray all over the car & under the bonnet, it does appear that the underside bracing was originally black. Where the rivets are still clean, it doesn't look to have been touched:

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In the absence of anyone knowing differently, I'll repaint these black before I do the colour on the top.

Does anyone know where I can get similar sound-deadening to this? It's about 1 inch thick & has a dark/black surface (unless that's just age & muck!) :hmm:

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chrisw

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Phil,

The translucent switches are very early. I have a couple.

As for the sound deadening; I have some NOS in the garage that I need to sort out. I may have some spares.
 
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