Sunbeam

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  1. All good. Sneak away! Undecided as to their future at this point.
  2. Done some research on this topic. If they were pure magnesium I would see them as shed ornaments for sure. I will have them NDT'd for peace of mind. The alloy formulation must be reasonably durable, Cromodoras of this vintage are still kicking around in fairly large numbers, although mostly in Europe/US. But yeah not taking anything for granted
  3. Had them for years, I was saving them for my Triumph, but it got sold. I found them in a wreckers yard on a Datsun Silvia. They got a hiding on Frankenstarlet river buggy for years too before I realised they are quite rare and worth money.
  4. Quite like this look. Has a 302 in it....
  5. Oh, and wheels are sorted. Current rims are fake wires with wrong stud pattern, the holes are ovaled to fit!!!! 5 rusty Rostyles in the boot but I have these 1978 Cromodora CD78s 14x6, good offset and Magnesium alloy. They are stupidly light. I'll get em crack tested before use but they have held air for over 10 years so should be good.
  6. Step two, remove spark plugs, 10 second squirt of WD40 in each hole, and for good measure fill hole with oil, in this case leftover expensive synthetic ATF. I'll let that soak for a while before I try and turn the crank nut. Remove rocker cover and discover: The CLEANEST valvetrain I have EVER laid eyes on!! Also, the inside of the carb looks spotless and new, and even the radiator is not full of rust
  7. Plans? Leave in big shed, forget about it and build a house. Officially. I'm busting to get it going though, so today I pulled some rats nest out of the engine bay and discovered a missing starter motor. The bellhousing is full of fluff too. As you can see it's a bit filthy. The car is also originally white. Aand, it has a Weber Carb. Looks like a 32/36 DGV on a Pierce manifold. It also has a Piranha ignition sticker on the back window, but I haven't taken the dizzy cap off yet for a look. Carpet is mint
  8. This Old girl could be a challenge to register. It has never been complied despite having spent the last 24 years here. I have the North Dakota Certificate of title and that's IT as far as paperwork goes. Anyone been through an exercise like this? Project Thread
  9. This started over a few Ales in Los Angeles with a colleague. It was agreed that the car could go to a good home (mine) for some craft IPA. It took me a while but I finally got around to it last month. My buddy and I hitched a trailer onto the trusty Pajero and set off on a recovery trip that saw us go from Rangiora to Clevedon and back again in 60 hours. My mate had a stroke the day after which was apparently unrelated, but I digress (he's fine now BTW). This car came in from North Dakota in 1993, imported by my colleague. He had it converted to RHD in 1995 and it moved into an old cow shed In Clevedon in 1998. Due to job/no time/house moves etc. it never got entry certified. It did not move again until June 10, 2017 when we dragged it out onto the trailer. It looks like it's been dredged out of a pond, but remarkably it's quite solid. If only it didn't have a car cover on it I think it would have come out much better. New home:
  10. As seen on my Fiat thread, I have obtained an MG BGT in British Racing Green Sadly it Actually looks like this: Discussion thread
  11. Score! Had that one on the watchlist. Can't really go wrong at that price. Good luck
  12. I just can't believe how small they are in the metal ( or what's left of it lol)
  13. I have just returned from an epic roadie to collect a new toy. Actually I arrived 4 minutes before midnight Sunday, but mentally it's taken til today to catch up. Awesome trip, but I am reminded that I'm not 20 anymore. Did the drive from Clevedon to Rangiora in one day with a loaded tandem. I booked a cabin on the Ferry. I highly recommend. Dragged this out of a damp rotting dirt floored cow shed from where it hasn't moved for 19 years. Back story, yarning to work colleague while on layover in LA and somehow got talking about this MG he got out of North Dakota in 1993. The conversation ended with an offer of said MG in return for a box of craft IPAs. So, big hammer to smash the brake drums, a shot of air in the cracked tyres and onto the trailer... Many hours and litres of diesel later... to wind up here That's apprentice No 3 looking very excited in my NEW SHED!!! Bought a 10 acre block with this beauty on it. Upshot, no time or money for cars because house building. Anyway, this thread is about my Fiat, so, Relevance? Picked up a 5 speed box for the Fiat on the way.
  14. Nice find. My buddy picked up an identical one from a barn on the coast. One owner only 80k on the clock, reg on hold. Looked mint, but beware found a lot of surprise hiding rust when stripping it down. All done and painted now, should be on the road in a few months.
  15. Any chance you want to rehome that carb? PM me with terms and conditions please. I'd be keen to know what version. It should be C34 PAIA #. I'm most interested in the # Cheers