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  1. This photo shows the work being carried out on the inner wing and chassis leg using parts from a donor shell to replace the damaged areas on the Dolomite.
  3. Here's the link
  4. Feel free to have a yarn about the car on here. I will get on to pictures in the next few days.
  5. Hi all and welcome to my thread on the Triumph Dolomite I have in my car. It's quite a special wee thing in my opinion as it registered originally in the UK and imported here at about 8 months of age and spent a lots it's time in the South island around Christchurch until it was purchased by the car dealer whom sold it to us. It hasn't been the most reliable car, but has done a trip to Auckland with only one minor problem. And several short ones. I think it was run on a tight budget as in the bodywork department it was a bit interesting.. (Will show photos once I work out how to upload from phone) and had a lot of mechanical things being just holding together or very badly repaired. After a year and a half of use in my ownership I thought it was about time to address the engine and it's oil consumption problem. Now I'm not actually sure if it actually burnt any but it most definitely leaked it. So much that it's nessasary to check the level on a long trip. It appeared to leak from just about everywhere. So I decided it was time for some attention. So engine out and started removing peices as id already brought gaskets minus a head gasket as id planned to leave this. However it appeared as though it's be best to remove that too! Which turned out to be a good idea as the piston gap in the bore was quite bad as were the bearings... and the gudgeon bushes and also the exhaust valves and guides. So a large pile of new bits was acquired and the block and head were shipped off to an engine rebuilder. Its not all back and reassembled and looks pretty good, hopefully it runs well.
  6. Engine build coming along nicely. Hope to update with photos in the next few days
  7. Have nearly got all the parts for reassembly. One more package from England and then waiting on the machine shop to finish the crank.
  8. He reworked it so I now only need a borg and beck compatible pressure plate.
  9. He reworked it so I now only need a borg and beck compatible pressure plate.
  10. Had a little issue with shipping from Chris Witor. Due to the weight of clutch parts he wants an extra £110 to cover it!
  11. Whoops missed the car club one. 20161023_182543[1] by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr
  12. 20161002_125047 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr The rest of these are all random, One is of when i met up with Blake in Feilding. One or two From Manfeild with a 2500 TC with a Rover V8 in and a photo of the seats Snoozin helped me get. Might be one of the Dolomite in there too 20161015_141635 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr 20161002_125047 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr 20161112_171854(0) by Kieran Ebbett,on Flickr 20161112_114616 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr 20161126_143126 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr 20161103_180426 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr 20161112_114621 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr
  13. Photo of a recent car run to Havelock North
  14. 20161014_074447[1] by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr 20161105_095534 by Kieran Ebbett, on Flickr
  15. Crank on its way to Motor Machinists today. On order from uk, full gasket set, seals, frost plugs, rings, oil pump, water pump and clutch kit. plus a few little things as well Ill try to add photos today!