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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by T308, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Ed_Long

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    Your photo journal of the find was a wonderul story. Thanks for saving this old car. Now, that you have teased us with that story, I think a lot of us would enjoy hearing again from you and seeing some pics of what has been done to this old girl. I was amazed how straight the body was and it looked like the Borrani's had been rebuilt. Wow, what a great find. Now, give us some updates please. Enjoy Sunset Beach.
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  2. silver1331

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    Sorry to resurrect a 3.5 year old thread but I enjoyed this story, any updates on the car?
     
  3. technom3

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    pretty impressive... 3 and half years. I tip my hat to you
     
  4. velocetwo

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    I would guess it's missing it's engine and sitting in a dusty garage.
     
  5. technom3

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    I was hoping to have the owner post that it has some sort of big block chevy and a 9 inch in it now... LOL
     
  6. T308

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    Oh ye of little faith! It's still together and my garage, which tho' cluttered, isn't dusty.

    Working on the brakes and the fuel system currently. The brakes went from vague to sporadic to absent, so I'm refreshing the system. The booster's been rebuilt by Karps and i'm going to put in new lines and fittings.

    The fuel system's also apart and being refreshed from stem to stern. The tanks been out and refurbished, the lines replaced, a troublesome electrical fault in the pump conquered and filters replaced.

    Cosmetically the car is much as it was when I bought it. 99% of the parts are in hand and time has been the only thing in short supply. That's no longer an issue as I've unexpectedly found myself with a clear calendar so the work will ramp up. I'll take a few photos and give the thread a much needed update.
     
  7. ClassicFerrari

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    This is a great thread. Glad it was bumped and progress is being made. And yes, pics please!
     
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    Great story, glad the thread was resurrected!
     
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    Good news.
    Keep us up to date and folks won't have to speculate. ;)
     
  10. silver1331

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    Great to hear! thanks for the update and looking forward to the pics!
     
  11. velocetwo

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    Good to hear it's still has a chance to make it back on the road. Look forward to following the updates!!!
     
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    Any updates?
     
  13. T308

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    Sorting the electrical at the moment and running new brake lines. Once the brakes return from Karps, it'll be on the road. After that the cosmetics remain.

    On a side note, if anyone is offered a complete set of Dunlop brakes in Southern California, please let me know. My brakes were stolen in Torrance a few weeks back.

    More to come!
     
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    Well, it's been a couple of years, so it's time for another update. I secured some new brakes to replace those stolen from the shop and the car returned to the road. A few months later the car turned into a crop duster and just didn't sound quite right. So the car looks like this now.
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    Thank you for the update. I love the style that car has.
     
  19. George Vosburgh

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    It's a great thread, a great car. Maybe you post a little more often!!
     
  20. gt4me

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    Thanks for updating,lovely car.
     
  21. velocetwo

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    It's a long road to get back on that road
     
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    Time for the annual update. More activity in the last month than in the last ten years or so it seems. The engine is out and away being rebuilt. All the ancillaries have been removed. Everything is out of the cabin save some horse hair.
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