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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:31 pm

And here it is today...back in yellow...still quite a bit of work to go,,,,
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby Custard » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:33 am

Well you could of given the wheel a polish
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:41 am

and the painter could have avoided spraying the front tyres too...they are good rear not so good...
Coming along...
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby miles thomas » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:04 pm

Which car are you talking to Macon? Choices choices :)
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:08 am

Macon...probably the GTA, I expect the 610 will still need quite a bit of post assembly fettling. The GTA has has most of its faults fixed after last year.
I've had a couple of lucky runs where I got back OK despite no adequate preparation, I'd like it to just work this year. The GTA was built with Macon in mind, its mainly new underneath. The 610 is not so easy to do that as parts are harder to come by.
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:11 am

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And the car is back to Rats for reassembly...looking very yellow...it had definitely faded,
I’m sure there will be more fun and parts requests as lost or damaged bits come to light.
Look like it will be the last reassembly at “old rats” before the relocation north, so I’m looking forward to having a choice for Mâcon.
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby eastlmark » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:18 am

mmm, would have reversed that on if it were me..... heard my old trailer was involved in a accident on the Stortford by pass last weekend.... kid I sold it to reversed a front engined car on to it (for some reason) and got a snake on which ultimately ended up in his tow vehicle rolling and be destroyed. Trailer and load fine! (and driver) Seemed the snap brake worked fine so no others involved but could have been nasty.
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby stephendell » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:08 pm

Don’t think lee has got an engine it it at the moment. If that’s the case the weight distribution would be ok. Otherwise definitely reverse on. You only have to put an A610 or GTA on a 2 post lift to see how rear heavy they are.
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby eastlmark » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:24 pm

stephendell wrote:Don’t think lee has got an engine it it at the moment. If that’s the case the weight distribution would be ok. Otherwise definitely reverse on. You only have to put an A610 or GTA on a 2 post lift to see how rear heavy they are.


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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby stephendell » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:27 pm

No way you would have known so sound advice!
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby clee » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:23 am

Yes no lump and a lot less of everything. They are triple axle trailers though and fecking huge so not as big a problem as you would think but always best practice to put the weight near the towbar. I always throw Ratty on nose first though as revering is a bit of a mission......
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby darrenbiggs » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:21 am

I quite like it without the flip-up headlamps - Le Mans 94 entry style!
I'm just here for the gasoline.
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:41 am

Yes, me too...but it wo’t stay that way..
At least that way you’ll get decent headlights....GTA much better lighting.
But this one will be as close to original s I can get it.
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:33 pm

Getting shiny bits ready whilst lee does the real work.....
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Re: Accidental project yellow 610 press car restoration

Postby mettersl » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:03 pm

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Well, as those of you that watch the Facebook groups may have noticed...it now has wheels and and engine...and has left Langley Mill for Rotherham.

Realistically its not going to be on the road this month or probably April, but still hoping it might be road legal in May.
That means the GTA needs some pre-macon attention, assuming anyone else is actually doing Macon...I'm holding off booking tunnels for now.
Phil, I know you are going...anyone else?
If not I need to think carefully about tool & spares kits...

Does anyone have an A610 front under tray (the main one under the fule tank that they would lend me to copy?
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