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by an old original
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding a new grille for ERA Turbo?
Replies: 2
Views: 2881

Re: Finding a new grille for ERA Turbo?

The grille does come from a late innocenti model but are exceedingly rare. No one currently makes them but they do occasionally come up on eBay, if you have deep pockets! One with the hole for external release come up for around £100+, without the release slot, as on the ERA, upwards of £300+ As an ...
by an old original
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What size of tyres on the era
Replies: 16
Views: 12575

Re: What size of tyres on the era

I recently put on some 165/55 Black Circles "Quality" tyres at £38 each. Seem to be okay but my main fear is that with a lot of tyres now being made in China is the quality of rubber used, on a level with that used in other components? 'cause I think we all know what that's like...
by an old original
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: eBay lookout etc
Topic: Cheap ERA On EBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

Re: Cheap ERA On EBay

Ended up at £12,100, all in the last 20 minutes
by an old original
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: eBay lookout etc
Topic: Hub Caps
Replies: 0
Views: 1467

Hub Caps

by an old original
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Going... Going....
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Re: Going... Going....

Hi guys, I'm finding this harder by the day but things are going ahead as planned (as I haven't won the lottery (yet)). I'm due to drop off the car next Wednesday (17th) near Southampton, so trying to plan a last tour of southern England. For those interested I have 3/4 of a body kit which is very b...
by an old original
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Going... Going....
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Going... Going....

Well, I thought I break the news to all you co-owners first.... All being well, R1051 is to auctioned by Bonhams at Beaulieu on the 3rd September (unless I win the lottery in the meantime).... I thought I'd do it whilst it is at it's best-ish. I have decided that trying to run one of these little be...
by an old original
Wed May 11, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ....and now....
Replies: 9
Views: 7677

Re: ....and now....

Nope, the cloth bits are no longer the originals. I had all the seats redone about 9 or 10 years ago, along with the door cards and rear panels so everything matched. The chap I had do the job found something that, although not indentical to the original was fairly close, but I have no idea what he ...
by an old original
Sun May 08, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ....and now....
Replies: 9
Views: 7677

Re: ....and now....

All new hubs with all new bearings and ball joints fitted and it nearly went a whole week without a single clunk or bang from the front end back, oh well I knew it couldn't last.... Might just take a look at it myself, if I can be..........
by an old original
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I hate dry, sunny days...today's workplace...
Replies: 0
Views: 2372

I hate dry, sunny days...today's workplace...

DSCN1633.JPG Unfortunately due to good weather I thought I'd better make an attempt at putting all the carpet and other bits back after the new floor was done, but of course I started by taking more out. Hopefully cured some very long term rattles by taking the heater apart and replacing what was l...
by an old original
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ....and now....
Replies: 9
Views: 7677

Re: ....and now....

another expensive day.... stop off 1, pay bill at garage for above clutch work + wheel bearings and oodles of other bit & bobs....£1023.. stop off 2, pick up car from body shop with new front floor pans.....£1104 then got home and faced one of those jobs you wish you hadn't started... DSCN1626.JPG ....