Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Page 2 of 43 FirstFirst 12345612 ... LastLast
    Results 26 to 50 of 1056

    Thread: A TCL First? '67 Rolls Royce project thread...

    1. 10-26-2010 02:59 PM #26
      Brilliant! /uk
      Shop Truck - Round 3: Back With a Vengeance?!

    2. Member Merc-MarkO's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 21st, 2001
      Location
      Great State of Oregon
      Posts
      19,201
      Vehicles
      a '98 [on life support] and a '07
      10-26-2010 04:25 PM #27
      It would be a hoot to daily this.
      Where is Kyron ??? http://www.bringkyronhome.org/
      Support our troops, bless the fallen.

      Quote Originally Posted by genjy View Post
      Yes, there is a high chance that the tractor trailer was the one going 160MPH, not the Porsche GT2 RS.

    3. Senior Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2004
      Location
      Southern Indiana
      Posts
      25,291
      Vehicles
      '66 Beetle (X2) '08 Fit
      10-26-2010 04:30 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      damn! haha

      any link/description of the other one?
      It took me a minute and the search wouldn't let you know, but here 'tis...

      RR Thread

      Ah, hell. I just looked. That thread was from you!

      Too funny, you get a six pack!


      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    4. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 17th, 2002
      Location
      Gapiana
      Posts
      42,700
      10-26-2010 04:31 PM #29
      Cool project! Watching
      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

      Quote Originally Posted by .skully.
      Mike, quote me in your signature

    5. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      the barrio
      Posts
      37,285
      Vehicles
      '15 e250 bluetec, '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt
      10-26-2010 04:32 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Merc-MarkO View Post
      It would be a hoot to daily this.
      30 gal tank + horrible fuel economy... i guess itd be like drivin a suburban


      and yes... that was me looking for shop manuals. and if anyone is looking for manuals ive found the source for the factory stuff, and a great book on DIY silver shadow projects as well

    6. Senior Member mujjuman's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 29th, 2004
      Location
      New York
      Posts
      20,919
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta VR6, 2006 VW Jetta 2.5
      10-26-2010 04:35 PM #31
      Wow that's awesome. Do want!
      mujjuman

    7. Member GTI 20v's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2000
      Location
      Right over there
      Posts
      16,219
      Vehicles
      2005 S2000; 2013 Volt; 2010 JSW TDI; 1966 GTO
      10-26-2010 04:38 PM #32
      So what's the car like? Build quality, door thunk, seat comfort, etc.? I've never been close up to a Rolls of this vintage.
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBLUV401 View Post
      I am not here for grammer lesson's

    8. Member Spinnaker's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 12th, 2007
      Location
      SFO
      Posts
      6,241
      Vehicles
      05 1.8T; 04VTek800 (sold); 08Speed3; 2009 TL SHAWDy
      10-26-2010 04:41 PM #33
      Nice, this will be a cool build

    9. 10-26-2010 04:51 PM #34
      There is probably a reason why you don't see project Rolls Royce cars anywhere, much less in TCL. By the time most are finished, their owners would be lucky to be able to stock the center console with a French's mustard packet.

      I applaud your bravery and wish you good luck financially. Parts coming out of the UK will be expensive to buy and ship. I just had to replace two small rubber 5" heater hoses on my Caterham and they were $38 each without the shipping.

    10. Member geofftii2002's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2001
      Location
      Lehigh Valley, PA
      Posts
      14,250
      Vehicles
      2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman, 2006 Forester, 1972 BMW 2002tii, 93 W124 gone to the glue factory
      10-26-2010 04:53 PM #35
      That car has those awful big bumpers on it while a proper 1967 should have the much more attractive chrome bumpers. They should look for the proper chrome ones - so much better! Call Tony Handler or Oregon Crewe Cutters, or perhaps www.britishpartsco.com for a set. Also keep in mind that this being a RHD, it's ultimately worth about 20% less than a comparable LHD model in the 'States. One should never, EVER treat a Shadow or T-Type as an investment. They're virtually worthless.


      With that outta the way, while the trans is out, call Alber's Bentley Zionsville in Zionsville, IN with the following list of parts:

      Trans overhaul kit (billed out piece by piece, welcome to Rolls ownership!)

      Rebuilt Accumulators

      Accumulator check valve kits

      Caliper seals

      High pressure brake hoses, all around.

      That's a good start.

      They're going to sell you lots of little washers and seals that go with each of those jobs - don't skimp out and get everything they tell you you need. This is not an easy car to recommission, the braking and suspension systems are complex and expensive to rebuild. A car that sits is a car that dies. So good luck.

      And do us all a favor, when you get her up and running (worth it if you are going to keep the car) don't put the F@cking Grey Poupon in the console. Or the stupid Chauffeur's cap. That's just seriously un-clever. And don't rent it out for weddings, that's trite. Just drive it, it's an experience like no other car in the world.

    11. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      the barrio
      Posts
      37,285
      Vehicles
      '15 e250 bluetec, '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt
      10-26-2010 04:55 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI 20v View Post
      So what's the car like? Build quality, door thunk, seat comfort, etc.? I've never been close up to a Rolls of this vintage.
      doors all close like a bank vault, the leather is amazing (though the color is slightly worn in some of the inner seams on the drivers seat). the wood work is insane and where it still remains - mostly on the vertical surfaces - the factory lacquer is incredibly rich.
      rear leg room is awesome and this is a short wheel base example, and the seats are really comfortable. though to be honest ive spent more time under the car than in it
      carpets are really plush. im really interested to see how quiet it ends up being on the road.

    12. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      the barrio
      Posts
      37,285
      Vehicles
      '15 e250 bluetec, '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt
      10-26-2010 05:06 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      That car has those awful big bumpers on it while a proper 1967 should have the much more attractive chrome bumpers. They should look for the proper chrome ones - so much better! Call Tony Handler or Oregon Crewe Cutters, or perhaps www.britishpartsco.com for a set. Also keep in mind that this being a RHD, it's ultimately worth about 20% less than a comparable LHD model in the 'States. One should never, EVER treat a Shadow or T-Type as an investment. They're virtually worthless.


      With that outta the way, while the trans is out, call Alber's Bentley Zionsville in Zionsville, IN with the following list of parts:

      Trans overhaul kit (billed out piece by piece, welcome to Rolls ownership!)

      Rebuilt Accumulators

      Accumulator check valve kits

      Caliper seals

      High pressure brake hoses, all around.

      That's a good start.

      They're going to sell you lots of little washers and seals that go with each of those jobs - don't skimp out and get everything they tell you you need. This is not an easy car to recommission, the braking and suspension systems are complex and expensive to rebuild. A car that sits is a car that dies. So good luck.

      And do us all a favor, when you get her up and running (worth it if you are going to keep the car) don't put the F@cking Grey Poupon in the console. Or the stupid Chauffeur's cap. That's just seriously un-clever. And don't rent it out for weddings, that's trite. Just drive it, it's an experience like no other car in the world.
      if youll look through the original post, im fairly certain this thing was "federalized" by someone in the 70s. youre right though its missing the much nicer looking 67 mirrors and bumpers... prices on those are fairly high (based on my quick search on ebay) but they would look really nice, though id rather have it driving/shifting well than looking nice on jackstands haha

      definitely not an investment, more like a unique learning opportunity

      weve got the trans covered i think, but thanks for the heads up on shops - ive been having somewhat of a hard time finding many choices with where to buy parts.

      the self leveling suspension works as the rear doesnt seem to sag when the car is running. the front has already had the leveling removed and updated with the later model front struts/springs... so... less of that crap to go wrong i suppose.

      the grey poupon was a joke from the PO

    13. Member GrayMarauder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 8th, 2008
      Location
      SL,UT
      Posts
      2,263
      Vehicles
      1973 Saab 96, 1989 Saab 900 SPG, 2008 Saab Turbo-x Sportcombi
      10-26-2010 06:06 PM #38
      Hot dollar. Count me in for end result.

    14. Member geofftii2002's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2001
      Location
      Lehigh Valley, PA
      Posts
      14,250
      Vehicles
      2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman, 2006 Forester, 1972 BMW 2002tii, 93 W124 gone to the glue factory
      10-26-2010 07:08 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      if youll look through the original post, im fairly certain this thing was "federalized" by someone in the 70s. youre right though its missing the much nicer looking 67 mirrors and bumpers... prices on those are fairly high (based on my quick search on ebay) but they would look really nice, though id rather have it driving/shifting well than looking nice on jackstands haha

      definitely not an investment, more like a unique learning opportunity

      weve got the trans covered i think, but thanks for the heads up on shops - ive been having somewhat of a hard time finding many choices with where to buy parts.

      the self leveling suspension works as the rear doesnt seem to sag when the car is running. the front has already had the leveling removed and updated with the later model front struts/springs... so... less of that crap to go wrong i suppose.

      the grey poupon was a joke from the PO

      That's good that it's had some suspension work done already! Alber's Bentley is one of the best sources for parts in the country - they're one of the oldest RR dealers in the US and they know these cars inside out, upside down. Don't be afraid to call Chris, Rusty or Greg for advice should you need it. They could even help with finding a proper trans shop for you, if you still need. They're top notch guys. Tell 'em Black Horse Garage sent you. =)

      I'm glad you're eyes are open enough to treat this as an experience and not an investment - that's what these cars need! They're really cool cars, and there's nothing quite like driving a proper Rolls Royce. It's a totally different experience!

      Oh - make sure the "brake pressure" warning lights are BOTH out before you put in into drive! It's quite a ride otherwise!

    15. Member VadGTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 24th, 2000
      Location
      Hollywooooooood, CA
      Posts
      17,737
      Vehicles
      2013 GTI/S60R/E30 M3 (imported from Nigeria)
      10-26-2010 07:18 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      And do us all a favor, when you get her up and running (worth it if you are going to keep the car) don't put the F@cking Grey Poupon in the console. Or the stupid Chauffeur's cap. That's just seriously un-clever. And don't rent it out for weddings, that's trite. Just drive it, it's an experience like no other car in the world.
      I guess you'd frown upon using one to give tours of Hollywood with, then?

      Leonardo - Team Post-Killing Ninja
      Fizzy - Team My Little Pony
      #FREEPATRIKMAN
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

    16. Member KahviVW's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2009
      Location
      lurking since 2000
      Posts
      4,773
      10-26-2010 07:31 PM #41
      That was a revolutionary car for RR at the time. It has so much more presence than almost anything on the road today.

      Last edited by KahviVW; 10-26-2010 at 08:03 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

    17. Member LA7VJetta's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 21st, 2009
      Posts
      12,224
      Vehicles
      1985 Mercedes 190D
      10-26-2010 07:50 PM #42
      in4later

    18. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      the barrio
      Posts
      37,285
      Vehicles
      '15 e250 bluetec, '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt
      10-26-2010 07:58 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      That's good that it's had some suspension work done already! Alber's Bentley is one of the best sources for parts in the country - they're one of the oldest RR dealers in the US and they know these cars inside out, upside down. Don't be afraid to call Chris, Rusty or Greg for advice should you need it. They could even help with finding a proper trans shop for you, if you still need. They're top notch guys. Tell 'em Black Horse Garage sent you. =)

      I'm glad you're eyes are open enough to treat this as an experience and not an investment - that's what these cars need! They're really cool cars, and there's nothing quite like driving a proper Rolls Royce. It's a totally different experience!

      Oh - make sure the "brake pressure" warning lights are BOTH out before you put in into drive! It's quite a ride otherwise!
      in addition to the front suspension being swapped out there are a number of new looking brake soft lines throughout the car. whoever took out the front leveling suspension still left in all of the old hydro valves and lines that used to run to it, so thatll be removed as part of the engine cleanup i think...

      ill be sure to bug those guys when it comes time to start replacing other things. ive got an email in to crewe cutters already for some of the misc. stuff were missing under the hood, so well see what he comes back to me with on price/availability.

      the trans appears to be a cadillac hydramatic copy... so weve found a local antique gm trans guy who comes highly recommended.

      and i think for what we paid for it we can still break even when it comes time to sell

    19. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2007
      Location
      Central Ky
      Posts
      5,077
      Vehicles
      Dodge Dakota
      10-26-2010 08:33 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      the grey poupon was a joke from the PO
      I had the packets of Grey Poupon in my 1966 - I'd throw them at - er, to - peons that yelled the line from the commercial.
      "Motorcycles - the cigarettes of transportation." Seth Meyers

    20. Member geofftii2002's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2001
      Location
      Lehigh Valley, PA
      Posts
      14,250
      Vehicles
      2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman, 2006 Forester, 1972 BMW 2002tii, 93 W124 gone to the glue factory
      10-26-2010 08:38 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post

      the trans appears to be a cadillac hydramatic copy... so weve found a local antique gm trans guy who comes highly recommended.
      Just be aware that if it needs any internal parts, they likely have to come from RR. The trans is indeed a Hydramatic built under license, but RR replaced many of the cast internal components with machined parts - so the tolerances are much tighter in the proper Roller units. Hopefully it's just a basic rebuild and nothing major is needed, though.

      And yes, Vad, I would frown upon one being used for hollywood tours! I'm a snobby purist when it comes to my Rollers!

    21. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      the barrio
      Posts
      37,285
      Vehicles
      '15 e250 bluetec, '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt
      10-26-2010 08:44 PM #46
      thats what i figured. i noticed fatsco sells all the rebuild soft parts, along side their antique gm stuff, and the trans guy has done a couple of these and seemed well versed in the various versions of GM licensed transmissions that RR used over the years

      were currently thinking the internal seals let go from sitting too long. itll go into gear fine but wont move more than a couple inches after some serious reving...
      PO was driving the car around a bit on the weekends (he claims to have put ~1000miles on it in the couple years or so that he owned it) then it slowly started to "fail to proceed" one afternoon as rolls would say, and he ended up limping it home.

      ive heard the silver clouds are a bear to work on because of the x-frame... coworkers dad used to have one and i guess they did some maintenance to theirs and it was a pain to get to things under the car.

      glad to see theres some RR folks on here, im sure ill be coming back asking some questions as we stumble through this

    22. Member 22AudiQ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2008
      Location
      New York, NY
      Posts
      2,000
      Vehicles
      MTA
      10-26-2010 08:44 PM #47
      Fine, I'll be the guy who asks (didn't see anyone else ask):

      How much?

    23. 10-26-2010 09:02 PM #48
      in, to watch, chrome pieces look like they held up really well.

    24. Member l88m22vette's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2006
      Location
      Chicagoland, IL
      Posts
      13,711
      Vehicles
      2003 TTq coupe, 2001 Forester L, 2004 A6 3.0
      10-26-2010 09:49 PM #49
      lower it
      Audi TT mk1 FAQ
      Demokratikally Elekted Undersekretary of Peter Panhood of the Independent People's Republik of Offtopikstan

    25. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      the barrio
      Posts
      37,285
      Vehicles
      '15 e250 bluetec, '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt
      10-27-2010 11:05 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      Fine, I'll be the guy who asks (didn't see anyone else ask):

      How much?
      about $6000


      yeah the brightwork held up really well

    Page 2 of 43 FirstFirst 12345612 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •