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MOT Day

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Spent the day on the GT Today, gave it a thorough checkover, made a reasonably small list of things to do and spent 5 hours machine polishing and waxing the body, and gave the seats and carpets a whizz over with the vax.

Put it in for the MOT today, and aside a badly adjusted headlamp (now sorted) it failed on the front brake pads being so worn they were giving uneven readings, new pads are being fitted tomorrow and a new MOT will be issued. :D


Pay day wednesday so will get it taxed, the SD1 and the Rover are due at the same time so one will have to go sorned! :( at £99 each for 6 months its not a cheap passtime!

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So how much has the GT actually cost you so far then?
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I cant see that being relevent, its not a case of put it through the MOT and thats it done, the GT needs some bodywork attending to before the cold snap sets in as rust is starting to find it way thorugh on a couple of panels, theres a fairly major oil leak from what we think is the crankseal, the cambelt is due and all the fluids need changing, and the speedo doesnt work. So plenty to keep me busy for now :D

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Keep up the good work Tim, i'm sure it will pay dividends & u'll have a lovely mk1....

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Thanks Mulley, will bring it up to show you when its all roadworthy.

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Look forward to it :D

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May even let you have a drive in it, it dont half go too! :wink:

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Nice one :D

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Well done on the MOT. I have to admit I thought it would fail on a lot more than that. And yes, it is rather rapid when its warm isnt it :D When cold, the autochoke positions the second choke lever so it only has the economy choke when its cold, which is handy. I think your biggest problem is that oil leak, and I should mention that both front and back crankshaft seals were replaced, as well as the cambelt end camshaft (couldn't get hold of the dissy end, so id try and do that next). This car will cost a lot to put 'right', there are no doubts about that. And if I'm saying that about a BX being the owner of a CX, I can't be that far off the mark. I reallty did think half the expense would have gone into MOT stuff, but it will certainly take more money to get mint again than it will ever be worth, sad but true. Good luck with it dude.

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Where there is a will there is a way, hopefully club members can source a few cheap/free parts for this rare beast to get it back on the road & once again looking good. She's already been saved once, so hopefully twice will be enough.....

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Post by Baldbazza »

adamskibx wrote:it will certainly take more money to get mint again than it will ever be worth, sad but true.
I can vouch for that - spent well over a grand so far on mine :shock:, and I haven't started on the engine or cosmetic stuff yet...

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Yep agree with that one Bazza, mind you I will get it nice, im not in any rush, just want to get it roadworthy and safe for now so I can move it about.