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  1. You would be hard-pushed to restore a GT6 to that standard for the money asked - to put it into perspective, Mathewsons recently sold a Mk2 RS2000 'barn find' - off the road for decades, probably 120k on the clock.......with a stoved-in rear, nearside quarter & a very rusty roof, for the same (or very similar money) as being asked for this GT6! Superbly restored cars will always attract a premium price. The oil filler cap presents a discordant note - perhaps just a 'stopgap' - maybe the new one dropped off after not being fitted properly....or being defective, more likely if new repla
  2. I've got a (shrunken) white hood on my 1200 convertible of late '64. No clue there, sadly, as I bought it 2nd-hand attached to a hoodframe, quite a few years ago, now. The windscreen crosspiece of the hoodframe had disintegrated, together with the hood, & the replacements, individually, were/are rather expensive...so getting the two together already fitted to each other, was the ideal cost-effective solution. But vinyl hoods certainly do shrink!
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    Tyres

    I have been looking at this question as I have to replace 4 very old 135x13 'retread' tyres on my 1200 convertible. I read somewhere, years ago, that the 135 tyre was the nearest to the 5.20 crossply. This has subsequently been discounted, I believe, as even the full profile 145 tyre is supposed to be a fractionally-less rolling radius than the original 5.20 crossply tyre. It would appear that the 145 profile tyre is the way to go on the original 3.5" rims.......with 155 being saved for the 'Estate' rim...ie. 4.5" one. There was never a 4" rim, was there?? Certainly Longstone Tyres recom
  4. New front brake hoses & pads...(to hopefully cure a sticking offside calliper - am hoping that an old brake hose is breaking up inside - if that doesn't work then new callipers & discs will be the order of the day....). A replacement steering rack to be fitted..(thank you, Antonia...) & a new set of five 145x13 tyres to be fitted..(to replace the old 135 profile 'retreads'..............Oh, & a hole in her nearside sill tread area, close to the bottom of the 'A' post to be rectified with some more cosmetic areas welded. My good friend, Mike, who has kindly undertaken the welding
  5. ...I would have thought a hoover would have been okay?....Anyhow, academic for the moment. If the Girling pads do have asbestos they shouldn't cause too much damage if the pads are done in the open air - which they will be. Re. forum - I see. I suppose it's just a case of monitoring to see how it all goes...
  6. Thanks Clive......That's rather more reassuring. I presume the pads in the link, above, appear to be okay to you....Dear owd 'Little Sis' is hardly a hotrod - her engine rattles in protest if she deems revs. &/or acceleration to be a little on the high side! 'Racing' quality brakes with expensive, fancy pads, are hardly called for. She just needs braking commensurate with fairly gentle use. ( Have I posted this under the correct section? I did look for 'Herald' (Vitesse?) posts but there appears to be no current division between models...)
  7. Sounds a bit of a lottery. I've secured the Girling pads in the above link - not sure of the conditions they've been kept in...but the box has survived pretty well which, hopefully, is a good sign. Surely if they can cope with extreme temperatures, plus rain, snow, mud, ice & spray during fitment, they can cope with being on a shelf for a good few years....
  8. I assumed that 'new, old stock' ones were rather more effective than new ones - perhaps I'm just assuming that everything is now manufactured in China or the Far East!....Even stuff badged as 'Lucas' is, isn't it...? ...Does the adhesive 'go off'..??
  9. Fantastic! Thanks very much - I thought they might be 'Type 12' ones.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203380747267 ..are the ones I thought I'd get for...
  10. Having put up some pics. on the previous website, it appears that my front brakes are 'Type 14' - Am looking for some NOS pads & have seen some, ostensibly, for a Viva HB '68 to '70 & Herald/Spitfire '67 to '80.........Would these fit, do you experts think? Thanks, in advance for any help/clarification...
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