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    Interesting P6 in Thailand

    Looks to be a rust free RHD TC - what’s not to like?
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    New Project begins, 1974 P6 3500 V8

    Well done :cool: Unfortunately many of us have memories of doing exactly what you're doing....:oops: It will be worth it though!
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    1:18 & 1:24 P6 models

    I recently came across an unmade spare 1:24 scale kit of a series 1 2000 & have started to build it up to resemble 'OCC': It was a bit of a poor mould with some air bubbles & creases on it, but I've cleaned those up.
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    OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

    Another thing I've wondered about on OCC is whether its boot lock is the wrong way up, or if early cars were all like it? It's the only one I can remember this way up!
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    Rejuvenating (very dry) leather seats

    I had a go at this a week or so ago & decided to strip the new colour off the worst area: I was sure that I'd overdone the hide feed / oil on this part as it didn't really dry properly before I coloured it. I gave it several liberal wipes with thinners & left it to dry out again & it seemed...
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    Accelerator bracket

    BOP seems to have a non-standard (ie: bodged) spring retaining bracket on its n/s rocker cover: It looks like nothing other than a piece of bent scrap & I'm sure it doesn't help the smooth operation of the accelerator. Would someone please take a picture of their own? I know several of you...
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    OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

    I have also started to strip the paint from the bonnet ready for spraying. It wasn't the best finish I've seen ;): I have most of it off now :cool:. I was going to replace the bonnet as it had been welded up on each side due to some mirrors being on when I got it; the repair had badly...
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    OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

    I was fortunate to get a pair of early driveshafts from a member on here & literally a few days after they arrived the o/s tubular shaft started rumbling & needed its UJs replacing. Time to fit a correct drive shaft I thought... Before: After: The rear discs have excellent brake pad...
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    New member

    Yes - it rotates smoothly a fair way round & has a large 'drum' on the back, presumably a rheostat?
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    Night driving image

    I'm basically working from home but have one day 'in the office' each week. All the fleet have had a look in recently - in the very empty car park :( :cool:
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    "Hazel" - a series 1 V8 daily driver

    Both sills are still remarkably good :): After scraping away loose underseal, 'kurusting' & priming, I applied a fresh coat of 'Shutz', before replacing the sprayed outer sills. Back on & posed with BOP:
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    Rear shock absorbers

    I fully fasten the shock absorber to the lower plate & fully extend it, then guide the top through the hole (by feel as much as anything) & compress from underneath until I can get the bottom bolts in the plate :)
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    I think it does Chris - although it’s never worked. Hoping to bring mine to its home garage tomorrow (can swap with Hazel on the way back from the shops :)) so I’ll check. I’m intending to start preparing the bonnet for painting - I’ve only been driving it for 5 years like it is....:rolleyes:
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    That is one lovely car! Has it had a replacement front valance - I thought a '64 would usually be a "Sharkstooth"?
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    Screen out, what's next

    If you've got a heater box in your P6, I would give that the 'once over' whilst the decker panel is off.
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