Scarecrow's 14TGE

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Scarecrow's 14TGE

Post by scarecrow » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:18 am

:wink:
Last edited by scarecrow on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by scarecrow » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:19 am

Bumpers need doing - I think I'll get them sprayed in the summer.

Rhapsody in blue.

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Post by rayfenwick » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:38 am

Looking good otherwise though. :) The colour shows the clean lines very well - I had an XM in a similar blue.
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Post by scarecrow » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:50 am

The car says thanks! The condition the car's in now could quite easily be made concourse - but not by me I'm afraid as this is my daily drive for the moment. I'm thinking of getting a C15 van for day-to-day dirty stuff.

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Post by rayfenwick » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:21 am

The BX will thank you for it :)
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Post by Simon B » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:10 pm

scarecrow wrote:The car says thanks! The condition the car's in now could quite easily be made concourse.
You would need a set of Tim's engine bay stickers though ....

Superb location, atmosphere, for the colour, bootiful pics :)
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Post by scarecrow » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:24 pm

Thanks - the location is Sharps Green on the Medway. Horrid Hill, in the background, used to be a place of execution for convicts from the prison ships in Dickensian times.

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Post by toddao » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:22 pm

Very nice! Motor & setting. I'm always surprised to see so much space under the bonnet on those 14s.
What would you be using a C15 van for then scarecrow - classic artist/totter van! :D
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Post by scarecrow » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:49 pm

:wink: You are a true seer. It would also double as a sleeper and dog transporter saving me from shouting at the dog to get his effing paws off my paintwork/upholstery.

The credit for this car must go to the old boy who loved it from new, I haven't done much other than wash and wax (with Wilkinson's own brand). Oh yeah, I've paid for a few recommissioning repairs too.

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Post by rayfenwick » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:04 pm

He did well - it's a lovely car.
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:50 pm

Looks ace, & my fave colour. Would be nice to see it entered in the ccc concours part of the regular meets, you'd get my vote :D
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Post by scarecrow » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:10 pm

I don't actually know how a concourse works, and I was only half-joking really. Is it like having a listed building, i.e. I'd have to have standard bumpers, not sprayed ones?

It's just that after looking at some of the gti's I prefer the painted look to the faded.

I'll be very happy with the car once the garage gets it running smooth and the exhaust is fixed some more. I've a sneaky feeling I might need a downpipe as all of the exhaust places I've rung say they can do everything apart from that :wink: I wonder if there's a stainless exhaust available...

The engine seems to take an age to come up to temperature, so I guess I'll need a new thermostat too. Noting really major though.

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Post by Aerodynamica » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:08 am

That looks really nice - top colour there! I also really like the colour of the interior trim on these ones.
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Just noticed that your car seems to have nearly all of the little tyre valve caps in the wheel trims - they are made of unobtainium!
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Re: Scarecrow's 14TGE

Post by Aerodynamica » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:12 am

scarecrow wrote: Image
Wow! check out the easy access for the brake doseur valve! Did this version come with PAS?
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Post by scarecrow » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:11 pm

I guessed as much about the valve flaps - I will find another though! Failing that I'll have to try to 'fashion' one. Then I'm going to epoxy flexi hinges on to each.

There is no PAS. I don't mind on this one as it's quite light. On the 17RD lack of PAS was a total pain in the neck - literally. Hopefully it'll mean a long life for the HP pump - it certainly seems to be working better than in any I've had before.

Talking about steering, I was going through my limited spares collection and found a new, boxed PAS rack. I looked on ebay and one was being offered for over £200! Talk about cash in the attic.