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Adrian Flux

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Anniversary Displays At Stafford

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B4086

Warwickshire is a great place to explore. There are plenty of lovely back roads to get you away from the hustle and bustle of the M40, and Stratford-Upon-Avon is close by for Shakespeare fans. On a more motoring theme, the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon (www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk) is definitely worth a look. Not far from there, just across the motorway, is the viewpoint at Northend, which gives spectacular vistas across the countryside. If you want to explore further, the Fosse Way or...

Bedford Cf250

1982, Autosleeper camper van, 12mth MOT, SORN'd, diesel, 101k, CD, bodywork good for age, awning included. Tel 07962 212902 blue, nice condition, stored (SORN) for last nine years, many new parts, stainless exhaust, 1700 ono Tel 01553 631424 Norfolk FIAT GAMINE 1970, tax exempt, economic to run and maintain, unleaded, pristine condition, 11,990. Tel 01484 687570 FORD ANGLIA 1953 MOT Oct 2010, tax exempt, good runner, nice car for its age, no major work required, starts on the button, 2750 ovno...

Bmw 525e

ENGINE 2.7-litre straight-six TIME OWNED Since May 2009 Recently I've been more concerned with selling the Rover to talk much about the BMW, but rest assured it's still hanging in there. Living within walking distance of the office means the 525e doesn't get as much exercise as it probably needs. Fortunately I remembered the insurance ran out on the Friday before Drive It Day (having cheerfully ignored the reminder that came through the post) and renewed it by phone. I must remember to check...

Cars For Sale

TR5 RED BLACK, OVERDRIVE, CHROME WKES. BODY OFF CHASSIS REST 135,000 TR3 ROYAL BLUE TAN, STAGE 2 ENGINE, 500 MILES SINCE TOTAL RESTORATICN 29,500 TR6 150 BHP, BLUE BLACK, OVERDRIVE, TRS 150 BHP, BLUE BLUE, OVERDRIVE, NEW PAINT AND LEATHER SEATS 13,500 TR4A RED BLACK, OVERDRIVE. PANTED TR6 150 BHP RED BLACK, OVERDRIVE, PAINTED WIRES, BODY OFF CHASSIS 12,000 TR4A RED BLACK, OVERDRIVE, PAINTED WIRES, GOOD USEABLE SOLID CAR 11,500 TR4A RED BLACK, OVERDRIVE, PANTED WIRES. GOOD USEABLE SOLID CAR...

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Checks

Knowing where to look will avoid basic MOT * failures and help you keep on top of small jobs. mj Routine maintenance tasks can easily be overlooked, and plenty of MOTs are failed on small points that could have been picked up beforehand if you'd carried out some simple checks. Don't take your classic for granted, and don't wait for a specialist to pick up minor trouble spots. Knowing which areas to periodically check will enable you to really get to know your car, and sort out any problems as...

Citroen Hvan

Parts were used from across the Citro n range, including DS, 2CV and Ami. From 1972, the H-van gained hydropneumatic rear suspension. Electrics were 12-volt from 1961 onwards. The 1911cc four-cylinder unit was adapted from the Traction Avant. Alloy head from 1963 means correct antifreeze is essential to prevent corrosion. There's no oil filter so changes are needed every 3000 miles. Check the fanbelt's not overtightened or the water pump bearings will wear out. Diesels were also available, plus...

Classic Sports Car Specialist

Runs and drives well with new 12 month MOT. Ideal entry level car but some future restoration work will be required. Finished in Brown over Cream. Fined overdrive and wire wheels 21,000 Austin Healey 100 6 BN6 Rare 2 seater. Ex US LHD car. Upgraded to 3000 spec, fitted with MK 1 engine and front brakes. Finished in yellow with black trim and black weather equipment. Fined overdrive and wire wheels. 25,950 Home market RHD car. Very original throughout Covered less...

Classics Monthly Awards

Good all-round choice -you won't go far wrong choosing one of these. A worthy product in terms of quality versus expense. A canny buy. A piece of kit that even the specialists would be happy to endorse. B' .T liv' combination that'll best suit your needs. Seals holes and leaks in silencers, pipes and around any joints. Adheres to dean or rusted surfaces. Resistant to monoxide gases and temperatures up to 540 degrees C. Sets weld-hard but can be cracked apart for dismantling. Price shown for 5oz...

Classics Monthly Ummer 2010

Gaining access to the areas of your classic that need attention is half the battle. If you're regularly working underneath your car, investing in a hydraulic lift that can run off a domestic power supply will make the world of difference. This should be your first concern when buying a lift. Ask what backups and failsafes there are. Here, lowering the lift needs two hands - a button and a lever that are a good distance apart have to be pressed at the same time. This prevents the lift dropping...

Club Triumph

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Cm Group Test

Average 2000 good 3000- 4000, concours 6000-7000. Electronic ignition, electric fan conversion, ported head, unleaded conversion, polybushes, carb change, radial tyres, front disc brakes (later Consul 375 has theml, stainless steel exhaust. Average 2000 good 3000- 4000 concours 5000- 6000. Bigger engine, electronic ignition, electric fan, camshaft change, ported head, unleaded conversion, twin carbs, wider wheels and radial tyres, polybushes, uprated suspension and brakes, stainless steel...

Cm Says

Buying parts isn't always just about getting the cheapest bits you can find, and secondhand parts don't necessarily need to be a terrible gamble. It's all down to the function of the bit you're fitting. Yes, buy cheap badges or chrome, but never cut standards when it comes to safety equipment such as brakes, tyres or seatbelts. And make sure you know exactly who you're buying from before you pay. ED People selling old tyres confuse the word 'new' with the word 'unused' parts when I can supply...

Cooling

Regular maintenance will stop leaks and prevent serious engine damage. Sitting in traffic on a hot day, watching your temperature gauge climb ever higher, isn't good for the nerves. The cooling system takes in a range of components and various hoses, and the whole thing is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. The smallest cut in a hose will compromise its efficiency. Checking it and knowing how to look after it is therefore vital. As long as you're methodical in your regular...

Cv

Making something complicated is all very well, but It takes real engineering genius to base an entire car around beautifully simple but functional design. Nonetheless, that's what Citroen set out to do with the 2CV. Intended as rural transport for the masses, it had to be straightforward and robust. So, engineer Andr Lefebvre went back to basics with a brief that Included the ability to put a tray of eggs in the car and then drive It across a ploughed field without breaking any. What he came up...

Cv Specialists

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David Manners

What comebacks are there for a customer buying defective parts Does that include parts purchased from traders you've supplied to By law, they deal with the people they bought from, but if they come to me I'll deal with it. That's fine as long as it was correctly fitted to the car it was designed for, but even if you're buying a nut and bolt we'll go by the parts catalogue number to supply the correct one. All parts have different strength ratings so it must be correct. What would you never...

December 1960

The early style 'corrugated' bonnet is replaced with one featuring five smaller peaks. An exclamation mark indicates key areas where you have the greatest bargaining power Use them to your advantage Platform chassis with detachable steel panels ENGINE 602cc air-cooled flat-twin Familiar shape was dictated by function rather than form. An exclamation mark indicates key areas where you have the greatest bargaining power Use them to your advantage As rural transport, the 2CV had to be robust and...

Discovery Of The Month

Showed the BMW to an e28-owning friend recently and he pointed out there's a button for disabling the central locking. So, what's the longest you've owned a car before discovering a toy or function you didn't know you had Replies welcome via our forum section on the CM website. ENGINE 3.5-litre V8. baby TIME OWNED Eight years

Duty Hand Cleaner

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E55

Five-piece castellated socket set for essential service to the running gear on Mercedes-Benz models including W123 W116 W115 W114 W107. Includes fixings on differentials, front axle wheel bearings and rear axle drive flanges. Each socket is 70mm or 80mm long with castellated slots for specific low-torque fixings. Part number 4846. In-depth look at the life and cars of one of Britain's most popular racing drivers. In his 43-year career, Marshall was most associated with Vauxhalls but he also...

Ecas

ISBN 978-1-84584-099-0 www.veloce.co.uk Almost as charming. More conventional in design. Good alternative choice. TURN OVER TO P107 FOR YOUR CITRO N 2CV QUICK VIEW CHECKS Slightly better performance. Excellent club and spares backup. Cheap ones very rare. Fiat 500 500- 2300 Nowhere near as practical, but a superb town car. Similar 'cheeky feelgood' factor. Early cars had windscreen wipers driven off the speedo cable. They could also be operated by hand. While it may not provide much in the way...

Engine Restore Uk Limited

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Gary Says

Great weather, great conversations and overheard banter as always. Asking prices ranged from insanely cheap to insane, paving the way for much, and at times, hilarious haggling. Our long term anti-rust test pieces drew many admirers. I was honoured to be asked to pick the stand of the show for the inaugural Terry Lee Award. Sadly, I didn't find a JAP engine for the Morgan on sale for less than my budget of 1.84. Still, there was plenty to tempt. None of the oily bits caught my eye but I'm a...

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High Torque Starter Motor

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Hillman Avenger

Driver's side fibreglass front wing, square headlight, new and unused, 50 ono. Tel 01935 863411 (evenings) Somerset WOLSELEY WESTMINSTER cylinder head and manifolds from 3000cc 1960s car, complete, perfect condition, also Borg-Warner automatic gearbox for same vehicle, DG.250MJ 150. Tel 01179 670009 Bristol chrome bumper, new 205 block Pinto engine, four 5.5x13 RS steel wheels, Mk1 round headlight grille, pair of RS inner wings secondhand, 1300E airbox.

30 Jul1

Newark & Notts Showground, NG242NY 01773 819154 www.pff-uk.info Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl, Denbighshire 01484 452002 www.dassicshows. org Three Counties Showground, Worcs 01484 452002 www.dassicshows. org Lots to see at the Pageant Of Power. Lots to see at the Pageant Of Power.

Product Test

We used the products over the course of several weeks in our workshop, using only one of the cleaners in any one day so that we avoided combining two products and blurring the results. Each hand cleaner was evaluated on the following Products such as wipes were developed for times when you don't have access to running water, such as when doing roadside repairs. While we've included them for comparison purposes, the majority here are for home and workshop use where water's available. Any product...

Restoration

But the Alpine contains only five fuses. Once we fixed those problems, it fired up first time. The A310 was trailered to Ruby's, a local garage who were instructed to get the car roadworthy and MOT it. I'd never driven an Alpine so I didn't want to spend a huge amount of money on the car and then find out I didn't like it. Initially I remember thinking the brakes were quite crap. It wasn't running perfectly - there were a lot of misfires because we couldn't get the correct set of points. I used...

Info

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International Weekend

Entertainment for '.he whole family all weekend, on site camping facilities, catering, bars and lots of accommodation nearby. For further information on probably the largest single model car club in Britain contact THE UK'S LEADING TRIUMPH TR SPECIALIST FOR OVER 25 YEARS

Iso 9001

As many of you will have discovered the hard way media blasting can cause irreversible panel damage and offers no solution to cleaning areas that cannot be reached with a nozzle leaving them rusty and unprotected. At SPL our Chemical Immersion Process removes all traces of paint, underseal, filler and grease from entire shells, panels and parts. It effectively dissolves rust on contact, reaching areas where no other process can reach, even inside the box sections, sills, chassis legs, etc. Our...

Iuly1990

Production ends after nearly four million have been built. Originally vinyl-covered card. If they get damp, they'll warp. Replacements are easy to get hold of. The car shown here is a Club model, which features a plastic strip. This can become brittle over time. The seats are beautifully simple, but covers can split, the frames can break, and the rubber-band supports can perish, causing sagging. Covers are easily available, though, and rebuilding the seats is a DIY job. You haven't got many to...

July

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Li s easy to overlook the oil cooler that's discretely mounted behind the front valance. turbo-diesel engine and wanted a BMW 3.0-litre - the problem was finding one. Eventually I found a back-end-damaged low-mileage Vauxhall Omega with a 2.5 diesel engine, which I bought for 650 because the engine was immaculate. The car was a Category B so the only way they'd sell it was to cut the car in half to prevent it returning to the road they also gave me the fuel lines and fuel tank. I stripped the...

Last Month

Six classic soft-tops 14-page monster test The sturdy but stylish Volvo Amazon We find the best cordless drill Porsche 912 as good as the 911 What to look for in a Matra Rancho Quick guides to Mini auto and Lancia Gamma How to repair a rusty door frame Triumph three-rail gearbox fix Quick tech cleaning interior light lenses Renault 12 saved from the banger scene Vauxhall Cresta that was a baptism of fire I ROVING I RClTORlNfi I ftf PAIRING ma

Ldv 103v

ENGINE 2664cc 90-degree V6, twin carburettors POWER ISObhp GEARBOX Five-speed manual, all synchro BRAKES Discs all round WHEELS Gotti 15in alloys TYRES Front 195 50 R15, rear 225 50 R15 0-60MPH 7.2sec TOP SPEED 136mph heat shields in the engine bay had been badly bent in the accident because the whole engine had shifted forward on its mountings. New shields were constructed from galvanised steel. Lothar then had a real stroke of luck. I found another A310 locally that had been written off and...

Maintain

Simple servicing jobs that can be don at home to keep your classic safe. Working on your brakes is a straightforward process, and a simple servicing job such as replacing pads is within the reach of any classic owner. It's quick and easy, and when you've done it once you'll wonder why you ever paid for a garage to do it. Drum brakes are more fiddly to work with because of their construction (there's a slight knack to getting the shoes and springs back in place), but they're still easy. If...

Mews Story

The National Rally in Milton Keynes celebrated the Allegro Club International's 20th anniversary. The ever-expanding club, founded in 1990 after a hoax item appeared in a classic car magazine, continue to grow and this year hope to enrol their 3000th new member. Their annual BMC BL Economy Run was held soon after the National Rally, with a number of other clubs taking part. A 1981 1.3 Allegro achieved an impressive figure of 60.56mpg, which was pipped by two Austin Morris 1100s (65.55 and...

Mig

Many enthusiasts lack the confidence to carry out welding repairs on their classic. If you invest in a quality welding machine, though, a little bit of practice is all that's needed to produce good welds. Not only will it enable you to keep up momentum with a restoration project or keep an otherwise usable classic roadworthy, it'll save you money that would have to be paid to a specialist MIG welding machines will soon repay your initial investment. Remember that you'll also need the correct...

Mk4 Ford Cortina Estate

ENGINE 1.6-litre inline-four TIME OWNED One year Unlike the rest of the crew on the mag, I don't have 20 cars strewn all over the place in various stages of repair, but this has been a deliberate policy on my part. I really don't have the time to dedicate to any of my cars that are demanding attention, hence the time it's taken me to get the Cortina anywhere near ready for paint. I've got spares and bits of car-related machinery in abundance, scattered all over South East London. They'll be an...

Moss Europe

How do you decide which parts to manufacture A lot of it's down to demand. We're all car enthusiasts and sometimes it's as simple as finding out that a part we need for, say, my Triumph TR is no longer available. Is there a backlash against parts made in China or the Far East Not that we've noticed. It's unavoidable in some cases -several of the companies who've previously made our parts have discovered their land is worth more than their business. They'll close the factory or foundry and sell...

Mph

Early ripple-bonnet cars are the most valuable, but any 2CV in tip-top condition will now fetch strong money. Concours examples can be up to 7000. Rare Slough-built cars attract a slight premium. Solid cars that will probably have had some restoration work and been well looked after. Likely to be running on replacement chassis. Check carefully for corrosion at this price, especially in the chassis. Might need work for the next MOT. Worth the risk if body and chassis are solid.

News In Focus

Members of the Tornado Register gathered at the Talisman pub in Southampton for the launch of a Tornado Talisman room. The room is a permanent fixture and will be decorated with period racing photographs and images of surviving Talisman cars. Famous Aston is rarely seen in public. The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger - FMP 7B - is to be included in RM Auctions' 'Automobiles of London' sale on 27 October. Two DB5s were used for filming, with this...

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On Your Pc

Small charge is made to cover burning & postage. The right parts for the best price is what we all want, but finding a 'bargain' can be a dance with the devil. WORDS BY mike renaut PHOTOGRAPHY BY craig pusey and mike renaut Buying parts for your classic can be a potential minefield. Do you take the time to examine the various parts on offer or simply buy the first one you can afford Should you buy old, original parts and refurbish them, or will something made last week be just as good And...

Oxford

Was sold alongside the two-door version for some time. These days, though, this base model really is a rare beast. New Zealander Grant Doughty rates the Renault 25 very highly. My wife has owned this Ford Escort Mk1 since 1979 (it was her first car) and it's still on the road. It only comes out every now and then just to give it a run. The reason for contacting you is we believe it's a rare model because it's an 1100 four-door. We were told by some guy a few years ago that Ford didn't make many...

Parts

MGB Twin SU HIF4carbs, very good condition, no wear, 90 Tel 07974 556369 Bromsgrove MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER 1966, two new 8in front brake drums, 25. New heated rear window, 25. Two New Old Stock BMC rear wings, 100. 1100cc engine, dismantled, good bores, needs crankshaft regrinding, 25. Tel 01622 862008 Maidstone CHROME A40, A50, A55 rear bumper, Rapier Gazelle lamp peaks, VX4 90 FD cruciform. Imp boot badge, Austin shield, Riley 1.5 bezels, A60 etc bezels, A40 front bezels. Tel 01243 814826...

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Peerless

ENGINE 1998cc (TR3a unit) TIME OWNED Three years My five-year love affair with a sexy Swede is finally over. I used my 900 T16S to pull a trailer of autojumble to Beaulieu MotorMart and promptly sold the Saab by close of play on the Saturday. The new owner and Saab nut, Steve, made numerous reassurances he'll look after her even better than I have. I certainly believe him, but a letter from Dorset police about an alleged speeding offence days after I'd sold it to him means he'll be wiser to...

Plating

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Product Testi

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Production

1957-1959 (SI), 390,745 built (including S2) 1956-1962, 350,244 built (including convertible commend it, including a bigger (1494cc) engine, suspension, clutch and drivetrain revisions, plus some restyling work. Although more than four decades have elapsed, the Minx has worn well and still cuts a dash. I particularly like the way Rootes tackled the two-tone styling on the Series III, which makes the car appear less slab-sided in profile. Robust yet quite racy-looking, the Minx benefits from...

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Ratchet yoke Bi designed and H, J manufactured wW* Rear exhaust with baffle reduces nose. Double layer oover for extra protection. Inner laver is made from soft anti-scratch matenal. Elastic corners for easy and secure fitting S Je-opening zip to allow access to the car when covered. Requires some self-assembly Fast folding design provides easy storage and transportation Weight 74kg. Lifts 1000kg at 893mm jib extension Model No. SC10 List Price 279 95 Features tilt and swivel head for optimum...

Protect Bodywork

Basic steps to preserve your car's panels. Act quickly before corrosion spreads. Your classic's bodywork depends on its outer coatings for protection. Once those layers are breached, you'll need to act quickly to prevent' further damage and contain the problem as much as possible. If left to their own devices, these areas will soon degrade - and that degradation spreads fast. Stone chips are a common cause of paint damage. If the lacquer's chipped, moisture can get in and a larger area starts...

Quick View Checks

Tick off our vital checks for peace of mind Look out for filler here. It's an awkward area to repair properly because it's made up of so many shapes where panels meet. Check the bumpers themselves as well as their mounting brackets -corrosion can be rife in these areas. New bumpers aren't expensive. Make sure there aren't any tears or cracks in it, and that it rolls back and reattaches easily. Key areas to inspect carefully. Your final offer price should reflect their condition. Get underneath...

Realisation Of The Month

I'm not sure when I turned into the sort of person who polishes cars. I think it may have started with the BMW and carried over to the Crab Last month, you may remember that Gary posed a question for our website forum in his diary. It was along of the lines of classics going downhill if you didn't use them. That was the stage I'd got to with the Crab. Every time I used it, it seemed something else would go wrong. Something minor, but enough to dissuade me from driving it. poor running. It's...

Rear Suspension

Coil springs, anti-roll bar BRAKES Discs all round TYRES 225 60 R15 The overall cost was about 8000-f9000 to be honest I stopped counting. All the shocks, bushes, brakes and pipes were replaced too. The main difference was that I could use the car regularly without worrying that this or that would fail. I drove it 12,000 miles without any worries. I calculated about 36mpg but I never tried to drive economically - 40mpg would be possible. If anyone wants to do this, I'd recommend a 3.0-litre...

Recover Trim A

Missing, broken and damaged trim spoils an otherwise tidy classic. Replacing or recovering trim panels isn't usually difficult. Specialist trim suppliers can match most materials or, if you own a mainstream classic, replacement items might be available off the shelf. Having found a suitable offcut of black vinyl at Beaulieu MotorMart for a mere 2,1 decided my Triumph 2000's tired gearstick surround and gaiter needed a new lease of life. All the work shown here was done without the need for...

Restoration I

What was the best part of the restoration Going to the upholsterer's to select the leather for the interior retrim, and seeing the car complete for the first time. There weren't really any bad times, or at least nothing that more money couldn't sort out Although I do now worry if anyone comes within six feet of the car - I'd hate for anything to happen to it again. What are your future plans for the car I'll be taking it to a rolling road soon to get it all property set up for summer driving....

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It's easy to place your advert in Classics Monthly, just follow these simple steps Tick the appropriate box to identify the section for your advert H Write clearly please, in BLOCK CAPITALS Use only common abbreviations, eg RHD Remember to include your telephone number in the advert. Otherwise interested parties won't be able to contact you If you don't want to cut up your magazine, or want to send us more ads, you may photocopy this form Text your ad to 87474. Start your message with CMCA...

Six Degrees

How to get from the Citro n 2CV to the Volkswagen Beetle The Citro n 2CV (see page 102) was launched in 1948 with an air-cooled twin-cylinder engine. Other cars to have a song named after them include the (Little Red) Corvette. Chevrolet offered fuel injection on it as early as 1957. The first British production sportscar to get fuel injection was the Triumph TR5 10 years later. Made for just over a year, it was styled by Michelotti. The Fiat 500 also used an air-cooled twin. In 1995, British...

Skills

Latest goodies for you and your classic. Hand cleaners essential kit for every enthusiast. But which proved best and which did we wash our hands of It's an orgy of chrome and tailfins as Consul meets Victor and Minx. Six-page buyers guide to this frugal French fancy. POST Classics Monthly, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW EMAIL dassicsmonthly futurenet.com

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Hand cleaners are essential kit in any workshop, and we put 14 through their paces. Six-pages buyers guide to this ever-popular classic. Three extrovert 1950s saloons Vauxhall Victor, Ford Consul, and Hillman Minx. It's a British sportscar icon, but does the Big Healey live up to its reputation Keep up to date with the latest product releases. Visit www.classicsmonthly.com Keep up to date with the latest product releases. Visit www.classicsmonthly.com

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Summer 2010 Classics Monthly 1111

Vauxhall's humble running gear is wrapped in a bodyshell that features numerous neat touches. Gary Appieton's been fascinated by the Victor since childhood. The utterly delightful Charcoal Grey Vauxhall Victor Super you can see here is one of a number of cars that Gary owns and cherishes. All of my classics are cars that I wanted to own when I was young but couldn't afford to, he explains with a smile. I remember going to Manchester to visit my gran, and on the way I saw a red Victor on a...

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Show season is well and truly underway. From Beaulieu to Prescott to Yorkshire, it's been a busy few weekends > Tell us about your cars and events at dassicsmonthly futurenet.com MotorMart Autojumble celebrates the big Triumph's 40th anniversary. Not even the presence of penniless local team Portsmouth in the FA Cup final kept crowds away from Beaulieu for the MotorMart Autojumble. Good weather helped the event attract its third-biggest attendance figure since it began in 1994. The featured...

Thought Of The Month

How can working on a mate's car be so much fun, but when the same task has to be done on your own car, it can feel like such a chore touching in the very 1980s-style primered body repairs. The Allegro was next on the list. One thing was delaying its trip to the MOT man - the view from the driver's seat was severely restricted by a droopy headlining. It's a common fault on cars of this age. The problem is that the thin layer of foam between the outer fabric and the rigid but fragile headliner...

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Toolbox

I Straight-pein hammer. 0 Angle grinder, with metal cutting and grinding discs. 0 Wire brush. 0 Welding clamps. 0 Welding machine. Item 79364 Price 5.72 Tel 02380 494333 For more information on the full range of Draper products and stockist details, visit www.draper.co.uk www.drapef.co.uk U U - gfl 1 To prevent you damaging the interior and exterior trim, including the glass, dismantle the door completely and carefully store the parts away. Prior to body repairs commencing, it will be easier to...

Toyota Mr2

ENGINE 1.6-litre inline-four TIME OWNED One year Autumn deadline for Rover's to-do list - You might have seen on page 20 that Rover P6 bonnet badges are finally back in production. I'd pre-ordered mine and duly added the finishing touch to the black V8's bonnet. It looks amazing, but true to form the car hates me, and fitting a badge had it off the road for three days while I tried to refit and adjust the latch, which no longer worked. The 2000's poor running did turn out to be the mechanical...

Transmission

Four-speed manual, overdrive, rear-wheel drive FRONT SUSPENSION Independent, coll springs, wishbones, anti-roll bar, lever-arm dampers REAR SUSPENSION Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf This will get you a lovely example, but the best cars are now selling for well above this. There are lots of Big Healeys out there for upwards of 40,000. Cars selling for this sort of money shouldn't need any major work carrying out. In fact, they're likely to have been restored to some degree. If so, be sure to...

Triumph Tr7

Five-speed, 1978, 80k, all MOTs, used regularly until head gasket failed, BL alloys with good tyres, 500 Tel Ian 07939 837939 LAND-ROVER Series 3, 1977, chassis wire-brushed and painted, petrol, good runner, 1450, part-ex classic WYG Money either way Tel 01255 420366 Essex FORD SIERRA 2-litre GLX, owned 14 years, MOT 10 10, tax 07 10, SR, EW, 38mpg, uses no oil, Waxolyed, 375. Tel 01842 819969 East Anglia Ref EM1 EMAIL YOUR ADS TO classicsmonthly futurenet.com TEXT 87474 OR PICTURE MESSAGE...

Up A

Easy steps to improve your engines starting, running and fuel economy If your carburettor isn't correctly set up, your classic's never going to run properly - it's as simple as that. If the mixture's too rich, your fuel consumption will increase and the engine will run unevenly. You could suffer from problems such as poor starting, stalling while idling, and the exhaust smoke will be dense and smell heavily of petrol. Too lean a mixture, on the other hand, can cause overheating and in time...

Uprated Lucas Alternators

This Lucas alternator replaces the standard 28amp Lucas alternator fitted to most English vehicles from 1960's onwards These units are direct replacements complete with fan and pulleys and will not require any modification to the vehicle - simply bolt on Brand new, not reconditioned 45amp 67.23 80amp 88.84 Available in left or right fitting, please ring for your application or visit www.ratsport.co.uk

Using The

Compare the price with values in our price guide for cars in similar condition. A cheap car's not always a bargain. Most classics will be valued according to condition, not age. Newer cars are not always worth more. The tax-free status of a pre-1973 car is a great plus point, especially on larger-engined cars. Another set of eyes and ears can prevent you buying in haste. Ideally take an expert along from the relevant club, but at the very least it's useful to have a friend with a car to get...

Vehicle Secuwty

The Your Classic forum gives you the chance to show off your pride and joy, and we've got an good selection on there, from 'a35 man' and his, er, Austin A35 to 'impjimbo' and his 1968 Singer Chamois Coupe. The latter's been restored since it was bought as not much more than a shell and a few boxes of bits. Then there's 'mightymidas', who's on the lookout for information on a Midas Gold Coup - 0815 PFE. 'Doctor Diesel' has been out and about, posting images from two shows he's recently attended....

Vital Tool

1 Securely support the car underneath and remove the road wheel. Remove the drum retaining screws and take off the drum. It may need a slight tap from a soft hammer to release it 4 Take the opportunity to clean the adjustment mechanism. A dab of copper grease on the moving parts will make future adjustment much easier. Remove the securing pins from the shoes and keep safe. Note which holes the spring hooks through. One at a time, lever the ends of the shoes away from the adjustment mechanism....

Words And Photography By Dave Rogers

Most classic cars built since the mid-1950s are fitted with flashing turn-signal indicator lights. Problem is, many of the early ones don't self-cancel, and due to the type of flasher units and their location on the vehicle you can't hear when they're operating. I found that I was often driving round flashing away - never a good thing. I therefore decided to add an audible signal so I could actually hear the operation of the indicators. This is a simple, cheap job. If you wire it up carefully...