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      07-05-2011 04:44 PM #211
      just got off the phone with the transmission guy, sounds like he wants to see the car again to double check the band adjustment before we go too wild putting miles on it. so its first long trip from home will be for a quick checkup at the trans shop. will probably be a couple weeks before that happens as the paperwork for it is in oregon at the moment

      stay tuned for more parts arrivals and updates

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      07-05-2011 04:57 PM #212
      Keep us posted and please keep it stock. My grand farther was into pre-WW2 British Classics so this thread brings back some memories. He had a Bentley and a Rolls Royce. Cheers!

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      07-05-2011 05:06 PM #213
      Quote Originally Posted by RzinDubs View Post
      Keep us posted and please keep it stock. My grand farther was into pre-WW2 British Classics so this thread brings back some memories. He had a Bentley and a Rolls Royce. Cheers!
      thats the plan, keeping everything as original as possible

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      07-05-2011 06:25 PM #214
      Everytime I read this thread I literally search for rollys royces.
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      07-05-2011 06:52 PM #215
      Quote Originally Posted by IntrstlarOvrdrve View Post
      Everytime I read this thread I literally search for rollys royces.
      do it, its fun
      just have a lot of money sitting around that you arent too worried about parting ways with (or go in on half with a buddy, which is whats happening here...)

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      07-12-2011 01:36 PM #216
      should be picking up some new exhaust for it this weekend to replace the blown out stuff weve got on there now.

      new trans dipstick tube should be here any day, then its off to the trans shop for final adjustments


      more pictures to come probably next week

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      07-12-2011 01:48 PM #217
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i think they want you to overfill it, so that when it escapes out of the back of the block because of the lack of a rear main seal, and around the valve stems because of a lack of good seals, youll have plenty of extra to get you home
      That's the Lycoming way. If you know your engine eats and blows oil everywhere, just carry more oil!

      Fantastic thread. Glad she's finally on the road again.
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      07-12-2011 01:57 PM #218
      and for the record, with a filter change the engine ended up taking about 2.75 gallons of oil.

      although upon draining what was in there i discovered some buildup on the bottom of the pan (pan will be getting dropped and new gaskets put in when i have a minute to do that) so perhaps after the gunk is removed itll take a full 3 gallons

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      07-12-2011 02:17 PM #219
      this is such a badass project. i have to keep tabs on this.

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      07-13-2011 12:56 PM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      this is such a badass project. i have to keep tabs on this.

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      ill have more updates after the weekend

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      07-18-2011 11:44 AM #221
      got some more random parts in this weekend (motor mounts and an oil pan seal set)
      as well as relocated the coil to the proper position, picked up a new exhaust from a fellow RROC member across the border, and got in the new spark plug wire set. also sorted out the wiring to the automatic choke solenoid.

      ive got an aston martin distributor cap on order that should help the new wires fit up, then the ignition system will be all sorted.










      ill have pictures of the new exhaust and all that jazz later this week.

      this weeks project is sorting out insurance and getting it all plated up properly to hit the street. goal is to have it at the trans shop before the end of the week
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      07-25-2011 03:49 PM #222
      had my first failure to proceed this morning

      just died out of nowhere on the freeway this morning on the way to the transmission shop. seems like fuel pump(s)... reading RROC it sounds like its not uncommon to have one pump fail and go unnoticed, until the second pump fails and produces an FTP (failure to proceed )

      on the up side, i got a chance to take some really nice shots of it yesterday in the sun with the hood and grill installed.


      stay tuned, the adventure continues

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      07-25-2011 03:56 PM #223
      Been to The Rolls Connection, in Kent just off 167 on 212th? They have been there a long time, moved in when Horton Performance shut down almost 15 years ago.

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      07-25-2011 04:25 PM #224
      i havent been there myself but ive seen pictures in the RROC newsletter i think the local chapter had a meet there where they covered some maintenance and whatnot. looked interesting
      i really wanted to just haul this thing to someplace thatll troubleshoot the fuel system when it died, but i guess ill grin and bear it.
      itching to get back to the shop tonight and dig through whats wrong though, didnt have time today before work when the tow truck dropped it off

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      07-25-2011 04:30 PM #225
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Hey, I didn't think Rolls (Rollses?) were supposed to leak oil!
      It's old and British. I'd be alarmed if it didn't leak a bit of oil. /dad's owned a Norton for over 30 years now
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      07-25-2011 06:17 PM #227
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      It's old and British. I'd be alarmed if it didn't leak a bit of oil. /dad's owned a Norton for over 30 years now
      the leaking should be minimized with some of the new parts once i get to installing everything

      but youre right, i think they designed some of the seals to seep slowly!

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      07-26-2011 11:13 AM #228
      and photos!










      and as i mentioned it left me stranded (or as they say in rolls speak - failed to proceed) yesterday. i originally suspected the fuel pump, and after seeing some of the horrific shots on RROC of failed ones i feared the worst. turns out, our dual pump has been replaced with a different more common dual SU setup, and it all looks to be in very good shape.
      and the issue looks to be a failed coil, so an aftermarket replacement will be sourced shortly
      the lucas one thats on there looks like it might even be the original coil

      couple fuel pump shots:






      will have more photos later of ignition parts as those arrive

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      07-26-2011 08:16 PM #229
      i see how it is... no one is interested now that the car is no longer on jack stands and looks like a running vehicle

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      07-26-2011 08:40 PM #230
      I want to drive it.

      I've been looking for a fun weekend/Monterey/wine country car, and I've been surfing Craigslist for a survivor Corniche. I'll probably just end up with a TR-6.
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      07-26-2011 08:50 PM #231


      Looks good all put together - very stately! You've come a long way and should be congratulated.

      I had the ignition coil fail on my '66 and the original is the devil to source - I should have just upgraded, as you did.
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      07-27-2011 01:45 AM #232
      thanks

      perhaps for the time being youd even let the non-original grill slide??
      it matches the chrome bumpers much better in my opinion... in any case its low on the list at the mooment...


      im still working out a suitable upgrade for the coil, and debating whether to stick with one that requires the ballast resistor, or to go to an internally resisted coil...
      ill probably call albers tomorrow and see what they recommend and what an aftermarket replacement for the stock coil would run.
      otherwise ill just pick something at random from the mallory catalog and see how that ruffles the feathers on RROC

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      07-27-2011 09:47 AM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      thanks

      perhaps for the time being youd even let the non-original grill slide??
      it matches the chrome bumpers much better in my opinion... in any case its low on the list at the mooment...
      I specifically didn't mention the grill, thinking "he's come a long way, let it slide..."
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      07-27-2011 10:53 AM #234
      I like this thread.

      Great project. as the daughter of a British car owner, I fully approve.
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      07-27-2011 11:00 AM #235
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post

      im still working out a suitable upgrade for the coil, and debating whether to stick with one that requires the ballast resistor, or to go to an internally resisted coil...
      ill probably call albers tomorrow and see what they recommend and what an aftermarket replacement for the stock coil would run.
      otherwise ill just pick something at random from the mallory catalog and see how that ruffles the feathers on RROC

      -buy MSD Blaster coil
      -spray paint it semigloss black
      -install

      It'll blend right in.

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      07-27-2011 11:12 AM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      I specifically didn't mention the grill, thinking "he's come a long way, let it slide..."
      fair enough! ive met another RROC guy just across the border with 2 parts cars, and hes got a couple good grills up there. just a matter of getting the $ together when the time comes...


      i was poking around summit last night after i posted, and i think i can find something on there thatll work fine for a good new coil. itll look almost stock and fit in the stock location.
      will take some measurements of the stock coil tonight and then order something

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      07-27-2011 03:38 PM #237
      This is one of my fave build threads. Keep the updates coming oh and post videos!!!
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      07-27-2011 04:16 PM #238
      glad this is up and running, i need someone to drive me around

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      Quote Originally Posted by rpmk4 View Post
      glad this is up and running, i need someone to drive me around
      come on by



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      07-27-2011 05:01 PM #240
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i see how it is... no one is interested now that the car is no longer on jack stands and looks like a running vehicle
      Sorry, I was out of town and hadn't been on the computer. Touchy, aren't we?

      Looking good! With the hood and grille in place it looks sooooo complete. I'm seriously envious.
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      07-27-2011 10:52 PM #241
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Sorry, I was out of town and hadn't been on the computer. Touchy, aren't we?
      this no-run issue has me kind of miffed...


      first there was no spark, now there is spark... i think i could have had it going again today but the damn thing wet all the plugs during the troubleshooting - im reminded once again why carbs are a pain in the ass

      anyway, the coil seems to check out when cold... but i suspect it got too hot last time and wouldnt fire. and it looks like its been thrown down a flight of concrete stairs, so its probably not a bad time to spend the $30 and get another one.

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    33. 07-28-2011 12:06 AM #243
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i see how it is... no one is interested now that the car is no longer on jack stands and looks like a running vehicle
      If you really want feedback, make plans to send it to NRE for a twin turbo LSx install. That'll bring em out of the woodwork.

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      07-28-2011 01:01 AM #244
      "If you really want feedback, make plans to send it to NRE for a twin turbo LSx install. That'll bring em out of the woodwork."

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      Car looks great, love this thread.

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      07-28-2011 02:38 AM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      If you really want feedback, make plans to send it to NRE for a twin turbo LSx install. That'll bring em out of the woodwork.



      would be one way to go...

      actually from the driving i have done so far, id be really scared of this thing if it had any more power. the handling is uh... period correct... might be the nicest way to put it

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