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  • #76
    Now back in the car. also put new rear brake pads on the car as they were quite seized, they now move more freely but there is a fault in the small cable junction so will dig out my last spare and change that as that's also seized. I've also removed the exhaust as I want to get a stainless steel one made up, it's a bit loud now. On another note, I may have found a pair of genuine NOS Montego sills, so will update as I get it. I do have a pair of cover sills but it's a possible good find
    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 15th August 2019, 13:38.
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
    1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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    • #77
      That's the stainless steel exhausts on order, 3 centres boxes and 3 rear boxes for a very reasonable price. Will take a month to fabricate as they're very busy but no rush
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
      1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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      • #78
        More today, handbrake cable sorted and very smooth now, cam belt next but on removing the front wheel I found this behind it, a dust protector
        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st August 2019, 11:28.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
        1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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        • #79
          Cover off, waterpipes off, lined up
          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st August 2019, 11:29.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
          1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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          • #80
            Waterpump off, had allen key bolts on it so not a bad job in the end, new pulley on and bolted up. Started on the button and very pleased as another job out of the way. Interior next, headlining, centre console and sunroof sorting and its a bit wonky and needs re-aligning
            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st August 2019, 13:50.
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
            1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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            • #81
              On opening the rear doors a found these, red caps covering up holes on each side that are the same, never seen these before
              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st August 2019, 11:31.
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
              1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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              • #82
                The red caps look a bit like the plugs ziebart used to put in when they rustproofed cars, maybe i has been pampered by a previous owner? They also look a bit like the plugs that come in the end of new hydraulic hoses tho' . They didn't have holes there normally (except rust holes of course!) did they? Do you think the dust protector is a good plan to keep dust off wheels, or a terrible plan that will make discs get too hot too quickly if you put your foot down?

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
                  The red caps look a bit like the plugs ziebart used to put in when they rustproofed cars, maybe i has been pampered by a previous owner? They also look a bit like the plugs that come in the end of new hydraulic hoses tho' . They didn't have holes there normally (except rust holes of course!) did they? Do you think the dust protector is a good plan to keep dust off wheels, or a terrible plan that will make discs get too hot too quickly if you put your foot down?
                  Phil has dust protectors on his maestro turbo and hasn't had any problems. I have to assume its some sort of rust protection but it clearly didn't work on the nearside as the sill needs welding quite a bit on the underside
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                  1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                  • #84
                    Just happen to have this in my stuff
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                    1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                    • #85
                      Well that's unfortunate, my usual Bodyshop can't fit the car in at anytime, I have another lead from the Boston classic car club magazine though, he did a montego VP a few years ago and made a great job of that. I'm not going to use the company who sprayed my red Montego as I'm not entirely happy with it. Paint does flake off too easily and I wasnt happy with the finish on my V8 as it chips away far too easily
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                      1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                      • #86
                        Found my pair of full montego sills and got a local Bodyshop coming over Tuesday to give me a quote. Happy days
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                        1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                        • #87
                          Finally found a reasonably priced bodyshop in Scunthorpe as the original one I asked still hasn't come back with a quote, I bought a kv6 off the Scunthorpe company as my wifes engine in her ZS180 blew up. Found out when I went to see the engine that they also do car bodywork and had quite a few exotic machinery in their workshop. They also race various MG's and Rovers so spent quite a bit looking and talking, as you do. When they drop off the engine they will be picking up the MG Montego so I had better start stripping the interior on Friday
                          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 17th September 2019, 12:57.
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                          1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                          • #88
                            Steering cowl on, looks much better
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                            1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                            • #89
                              Carpet and seats stripped out ready for welding soon, floor panel has some surface rust at the rear but the rest is very clean
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                              1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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                              • #90
                                Now being picked up Monday, happy days
                                1958 Ford Consul Convertible, new hood going on
                                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Sorn for the winter
                                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and bring worked on
                                1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash and being worked on
                                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                                2004 MGZT V8. What a car, wife's daily atm

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