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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
    she just doesn't get why i'm into Montego's when I have the chance to get back into 1960/70's Ford mk 3 Zodiac's and Vauxhall PB/PC Cresta's that I previously owned.
    I have thought about selling my Turbo a few times but she continues to talk me out of it so can't be all that bad then
    My idea of heaven. Want a garage like this.
    I used to drive these sort of cars and i'd love a 4 car garage

    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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    • #17
      Liking you choice of dream garage. No complaints here.

      Huge swathes of surviving Crestas seem to be that pink and white colour, though. I know it was a factory option (having been told so by an 'expert') but I'm sure there's proportionally more around like that now than there would have been 50 years ago.
      Regards
      John Orrell

      MG Maestro Turbos 396 and 502
      MG ZT190+ (53 plate)

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      • #18
        Just can't beat the lines of a good Cresta or Zodiac!

        great choices Jeff.

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        • #19
          Well, we have now made a large list of what's needed

          Under bonnet
          Carb
          Plenum
          Carb brackets
          Heat Shield
          Boost Pipes
          Spark Plugs
          Manifold to oil seperator pipe
          Oil seperator to filler cap pipe
          Radiator and holder rubbers
          Cooling Fan
          Expansion Tank
          Air filter housing and holder, pipe to slam panel
          ECU pipe to carb
          All water pipes
          Carb cooling fan and pipes
          Battery
          Plug leads
          Bonnet cable and lock
          Complete wiring including fusebox
          Front strut grey top caps

          Rear
          Petrol Tank and pipes
          Fuel pump
          All bolts to hold tank etc
          Fuel filler pipe
          Rear inner light clusters
          Boot lock trim
          Rear exhaust box

          Interior
          Seats
          Dash and all brackets nuts/bolts/screws
          Gear knob
          MG Steering wheel and centre
          Indicator stalks
          All interior grey trim
          All interior light switches on pillars
          Speakers
          Both rear pillar trim
          All interior lights

          Body
          All door handles
          Complete central locking
          All screws and rubbers
          Offside front and rear outer door top trims

          Not a lot then.
          Good job I bought the Turdbo shed then as it has most of the parts needed
          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 11th October 2011, 14:41.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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          • #20
            So, basically you need another car.

            Good Luck!!

            C

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            • #21
              Would have been easier, and shorter, to say what you do have.

              Patrick

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
                Well, we have now made a large list of what's needed

                Under bonnet.
                Carb ON DONOR
                Plenum ON DONOR
                Carb brackets ON DONOR
                Heat Shield ON DONOR
                Boost Pipes IN SHED
                Spark Plugs WILL GET NEW
                Manifold to oil seperator pipe ON DONOR
                Oil seperator to filler cap pipe ON DONOR
                Radiator and holder rubbers IN SHED
                Cooling Fan IN SHED
                Expansion Tank ON DONOR
                Air filter housing and holder, pipe to slam panel ON DONOR
                ECU pipe to carb IN SHED
                All water pipes MIGHT BE IN SHED
                Carb cooling fan and pipes ON DONOR
                Battery NEED NEW
                Plug leads NEED NEW
                Bonnet cable and lock ON DONOR
                Complete wiring including fusebox ON DONOR
                Front strut grey top caps IN SHED

                Rear
                Petrol Tank and pipes IN SHED
                Fuel pump IN SHED
                All bolts to hold tank etc ON DONOR
                Fuel filler pipe IN SHED
                Rear inner light clusters IN SHED
                Boot lock trim IN SHED
                Rear exhaust box ON DONOR

                Interior
                Seats ON DONOR
                Dash and all brackets nuts/bolts/screws ON DONOR
                Gear knob ON DONOR
                MG Steering wheel and centre ON DONOR
                Indicator stalks ON DONOR
                All interior grey trim ON DONOR
                All interior light switches on pillars ON DONOR
                Speakers ON DONOR
                Both rear pillar trim ON DONOR
                All interior lights ON DONOR

                Body
                All door handles ON DONOR to be sprayed
                Complete central locking ON DONOR
                All screws and rubbers ON DONOR
                Offside front and rear outer door top trims ON DONOR

                Not a lot then.
                Good job I bought the Turdbo shed then as it has most of the parts needed
                This is why I bought the turdbo, they only thing I may not have are the coolant pipes but I think I have some in my shed somewhere
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                • #23
                  An update on progress on the car.
                  The worse part of re-commisioning the car has now been done today.
                  Troublesome wiring loom (pic) is out and the loom from the donor is in, all parts (pic)are now with the car and just need to be put on, when we can find the time that is.
                  The old loom was all burn't behind the fusebox so something was wrong there then.
                  Taking it's time but slowly getting there Jesus it's been ten months since I picked it up
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 27th December 2011, 16:46.
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                  • #24
                    I like that tabby....

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                    • #25
                      Blimey, how many have you got??? More to the point, how big is this barn??

                      I think I'm going to have to stop off sometime, and cast my beady eye over this place, jeff!!!!!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
                        An update on progress on the car.
                        The worse part of re-commisioning the car has now been done today.
                        Troublesome wiring loom (pic) is out and the loom from the donor is in, all parts (pic)are now with the car and just need to be put on, when we can find the time that is.
                        The old loom was all burn't behind the fusebox so something was wrong there then.
                        Taking it's time but slowly getting there Jesus it's been ten months since I picked it up
                        yes jeff it was fryed that the only reson i sold it to you jeff,could not be ass-ed with it with the bodged wiring it had as you may see when removed it...last owner had it for its mot and there was some wiring doing for mot so they sorted it but how good where they??? not very good at all as things started not to work or work when it wants too

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by vickygriff View Post
                          Blimey, how many have you got??? More to the point, how big is this barn??

                          I think I'm going to have to stop off sometime, and cast my beady eye over this place, jeff!!!!!
                          This one isn't mine Dale it's Chris's. Bought from Andy in February as a project for him and for me to teach him 'how to'.

                          Originally posted by maestego View Post
                          yes jeff it was fryed that the only reson i sold it to you jeff,could not be ass-ed with it with the bodged wiring it had as you may see when removed it...last owner had it for its mot and there was some wiring doing for mot so they sorted it but how good where they??? not very good at all as things started not to work or work when it wants too
                          Wiring looked well bodged Andy, still it's all been removed now and replaced so hopefully should work ok now.
                          Starting from the back next visit, replace petrol tank, pump, petrol pipes, rear exhaust box etc.
                          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 28th December 2011, 14:45.
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                          • #28
                            More done today
                            Couldn't put the tank on as the wires had been cut to the plug into the pump and tank, will have to remove from the sheddy.
                            Chris went with chrome so nearside door front and rear handles on
                            All central locking on
                            Nearside door mirror on
                            Boot loom completed and tidied
                            Rear parcel shelf on
                            Rear lights and number plate lights on
                            Rear seats in
                            Nearside rear door near completed
                            Attached Files
                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st May 2012, 18:21.
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                            • #29
                              Rear carpet in
                              Rear seatbelts and rear internal lights in, both sides
                              Offside rear door top trim on
                              Offside front door top trim on
                              Fuse box bolted on
                              All internal light switches on
                              And much more, begining to look like a car now
                              Attached Files
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                              • #30
                                More done today
                                New radiator on, intercooler on
                                Air filter and assembly on
                                All coolant pipes on
                                Carb cooling fan and expansion tank on
                                Attached Files
                                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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