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  • #31
    And more
    Carb on
    Battery wires tidied up
    Non cracked dash waiting to go back in.
    The car is taking ages as it's like a jigsaw puzzle as so much has been removed, but it's slowly getting there.
    Finding the right nuts, bolts, screws and trim clips in my stash is a bit of a challenge to say the least
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    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 25th June 2012, 17:37.
    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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    • #32
      Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
      Well, we have now made a large list of what's needed

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

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

      Interior
      Seats REAR DONE
      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 DONE
      Speakers REAR DONE
      Both rear pillar trim DONE
      All interior lights REAR DONE

      Body
      All door handles TO BE REPLACED WITH RED ONES
      Complete central locking DONE
      All screws and rubbers DONE
      Offside front and rear outer door top trims DONE
      In addition Chris now want's one of my spare electric sunroofs in the car and the crome door handles replaced with red ones
      Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st April 2014, 14:43.
      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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      • #33
        Not much encouragement here guys.
        I guess no ones interested so I can't see the point of giving anymore updates on the progress.
        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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        • #34
          I thought it was just an update thread. What encouragement do you need? You obviously know what you're doin and passionate about the cars, it's interesting to read but I didn't feel I had anything of value to add personally.

          Should we introduce a 'back-patting' icon?

          I'd like to see the progress as it continues personally but it's up to you

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          • #35
            Originally posted by MarkM View Post
            I thought it was just an update thread. What encouragement do you need? You obviously know what you're doin and passionate about the cars, it's interesting to read but I didn't feel I had anything of value to add personally.

            Should we introduce a 'back-patting' icon?

            I'd like to see the progress as it continues personally but it's up to you
            It' not that at all, I don't need 'back-patting' as you put it, but no comments on anything since december on updates makes you feel is it worth posting.
            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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            • #36
              I like to read it Jeff, it's interesting watching a proper project like this...

              Keep posting, the reason i don't post is cos I've got no value to add really...

              Andy
              CURRENT FLEET:
              1986 (C) Montego 1.6 HL Estate - Owned since Feb 2011
              1990 (H) Maestro 1.3 LX -Owned since December 2001
              1978 (T) Chrysler Avenger 1.6GL - Owned since April 2011
              2006 (06) Ford Focus Titanium 1.8 TDCi - Owned since Feb 2007
              1972 (L) - Hillman Avenger 1500 Super - Owned Since July 2012

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              • #37
                I dont post alot because of the order my life is in at times,

                Wake up
                Eat
                Watch t.v
                Work on montego
                Eat
                Work on montego
                Sleep

                Repeat untill car is restored
                I have no montego anymore

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                • #38
                  montego

                  carry on posting jeff turbo ,only just come across it, i for one have read it from top to bottom, excellent, i too cannot add very much, hope you comment on mine,when i do my mg 1600,this and next year,will need to give finances a well earned rest though,first, so that will be in stages,then i have to figure out how to compile it, you obviously have mastered that ,keep it going.
                  Beware of strange Japanese waitress bearing fortune cookies

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                  • #39
                    Wasn't being funny Jeff, just didn't know what you wanted from the comments lol.

                    Keep it up, it's a cracking thread, loads of detail, just how they should be. an interesting read. It can ruin a thread like this with pointless little comments in between IMO.

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                    • #40
                      Keep posting Jeff it's all good. I love reading about other peoples restos and have you thought about doing youtube vids on the car?

                      Regards

                      Adam

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                      • #41
                        Maybe some better pictures might create more of a response. Pictures of a Montego with it's doors open and then closed don't really inspire.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by bigrct View Post
                          Maybe some better pictures might create more of a response. Pictures of a Montego with it's doors open and then closed don't really inspire.
                          I'm not a photographer so I take pictures as I see it, many thanks all for your comments and I will continue with updates.
                          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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                          • #43
                            Finally got some time to donate to the car today and very slow progress today.
                            Curse of Andy I think, well I was cursing him,
                            Hadn't noticed before but the front panel centre had been cut off, so the front bumper had to come off, ALL bolts were siezed solid.
                            Then trying to remove the exhaust two studs snapped while undoing them, so the exhaust flange on the turbo had to come off.
                            I've lost one of the boost pipes, so didn't get that finished
                            Attached Files
                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 24th September 2012, 15:38.
                            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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                            • #44
                              Down pipe is shot, no middle box and a bigbore back box. It's in good condition Rick if you still want it.
                              Throttle cable had been cut, no idea why. so I have replaced that
                              I had bought a long length of petrol pipe to replace the petrol tank pipes as they aren't up to scatch, and couldn't find it, so that didn't get done, on the plus side all of the re-wiring to the tank is now done.
                              Slam panel is on, and various other parts today.
                              I have to get back to the barn soon as various parts that are needed are still there.
                              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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                              • #45
                                Left to do
                                Replace throttle cable DONE
                                Replace 2 studs on the turbo flange and re-connect DONE
                                Fit complete exhaust from my spares. Rear box to do
                                Find my lost petrol pipe and attach the petrol tank, DONE
                                pipe to fuel filler pipe and attach fuel filler pipe. DONE
                                Attach a fuel filter between the tank and pump DONE
                                Attached all HT leads DONE
                                Attach inersia switch DONE
                                Find my lost boost pipe DONE
                                Attach sheddy bonnet DONE
                                Attach sheddy front panel DONE
                                Re-attach front lights etc, grill DONE
                                Connect carb DONE
                                Put petrol in it
                                Sort no spark
                                Sort non priming
                                Connect battery and see what happens with fingers crossed. DONE
                                IF its goes etc, put the dash in,
                                Connect both front door electrics, connect a few wires, check to see if all works. DONE
                                Do headlining
                                Put front carpet and front seats in
                                Hopefully should be done then
                                Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 15th March 2015, 11:15.
                                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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