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Old 09-09-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Lee_D
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Poor old Percy...

I happened to take a Glance at him tonight while I was out on the drive. I
don't think he's moved since last October when he died on the way back from
filling up at the petrol station (twenty miles after his MOT) and never
fired up again.

Binned the Jag lump.. nearly completed the V8 instalation in the spring...
then attention diverted to Morph (paint) then work , then holiday ...He's
falling apart... Chassis appears to be beyond being worthy at the back end
now between the spring Hangers... sniff... It's not even got he paint dirty
from the last patch I put on the otherside. How frustrating is that!

Far too much on to see any progress this Autumn.

Now here is the dilema... Scrap or Rechassis? And if I rechassis do I
rechassis and restore as IIa or Rechassis and go with the current almost
nearly runing runing gear (engine untested but a spare in the garage). Then
there is the Galv or not galv question and subsequent complications of
relocating engine mounts on a galved chassis.

:0(


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Old 09-10-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Poor old Percy...

Lee_D wrote:

> Now here is the dilema... Scrap or Rechassis? And if I rechassis do I
> rechassis and restore as IIa or Rechassis and go with the current almost
> nearly runing runing gear (engine untested but a spare in the garage). Then
> there is the Galv or not galv question and subsequent complications of
> relocating engine mounts on a galved chassis.


IIa - it's tax free, right? I'd rechassis it as original as possible
to keep points. Definately galv, engine mounts won't be an issue - go
to Richards chassis and they'll put the mounts wherever you want before
it's galved.

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William MacLeod

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Old 09-10-2005, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Poor old Percy...

In message <3oen7nF59pf7U1@individual.net>
"Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:

> I happened to take a Glance at him tonight while I was out on the drive. I
> don't think he's moved since last October when he died on the way back from
> filling up at the petrol station (twenty miles after his MOT) and never
> fired up again.
>
> Binned the Jag lump.. nearly completed the V8 instalation in the spring...
> then attention diverted to Morph (paint) then work , then holiday ...He's
> falling apart... Chassis appears to be beyond being worthy at the back end
> now between the spring Hangers... sniff... It's not even got he paint dirty


Why not go for a or chassis?

> from the last patch I put on the otherside. How frustrating is that!
>
> Far too much on to see any progress this Autumn.
>
> Now here is the dilema... Scrap or Rechassis? And if I rechassis do I
> rechassis and restore as IIa or Rechassis and go with the current almost
> nearly runing runing gear (engine untested but a spare in the garage). Then
> there is the Galv or not galv question and subsequent complications of
> relocating engine mounts on a galved chassis.
>


Most chassis places will put the engine mouns it the appropriate place
for you.


> :0(
>
>
> Lee D


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Old 09-10-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Poor old Percy...

On or around Sat, 10 Sep 2005 01:21:06 +0100, "Lee_D"
<newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> enlightened us thusly:

>
>Now here is the dilema... Scrap or Rechassis? And if I rechassis do I
>rechassis and restore as IIa or Rechassis and go with the current almost
>nearly runing runing gear (engine untested but a spare in the garage). Then
>there is the Galv or not galv question and subsequent complications of
>relocating engine mounts on a galved chassis.



Rebuild as a standard series II, I would. You've got other toys. Do it
right and you'll have a reliable motor for about the next 30 years.
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Old 09-11-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Poor old Percy...

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 01:21:06 +0100, "Lee_D"
<newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:

>I happened to take a Glance at him tonight while I was out on the drive. I
>don't think he's moved since last October when he died on the way back from
>filling up at the petrol station (twenty miles after his MOT) and never
>fired up again.
>
>Binned the Jag lump.. nearly completed the V8 instalation in the spring...
>then attention diverted to Morph (paint) then work , then holiday ...He's
>falling apart... Chassis appears to be beyond being worthy at the back end
>now between the spring Hangers... sniff... It's not even got he paint dirty
>from the last patch I put on the otherside. How frustrating is that!
>
>Far too much on to see any progress this Autumn.
>
>Now here is the dilema... Scrap or Rechassis? And if I rechassis do I
>rechassis and restore as IIa or Rechassis and go with the current almost
>nearly runing runing gear (engine untested but a spare in the garage). Then
>there is the Galv or not galv question and subsequent complications of
>relocating engine mounts on a galved chassis.


I wondered why we hadnt heard about any progress on Percy!

I often think about getting rid of my normal landy, but then i realise
that it only really costs me the insurance and a small amount of
maintenance each year to keep it. If it wasnt tax exempt it would be a
different matter.

I'd go for a rechassis - Percy is too tidy to scrap!. Even if you dont
use him much he doesnt cost much to keep!

If you get a proper chassis made up, the people making it should be
able to give you the choice of any engine/gearbox mounts or battery
trays (like under seat ones) that you want. designa chassis did
anyhow.

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