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      03-14-2017 04:56 PM #1
      Because I'm having urges. I'm trying to control them, but I have this desire to do something stupid. As I told Sold Over Sticker, nothing beats a plum-colored (purple?) Bentley for under $4k. NOTHING!

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      Can't be THAT complicated, right?



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      03-14-2017 04:58 PM #2
      Let's just get this out of the way:

      LS swap.

      That being said, I wouldn't trust a charitable organization to correctly diagnosis a 67 Bentley.

      Buy it! What could possibly go wrong?

    3. 03-14-2017 05:27 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by TequilaMockingbird View Post
      That being said, I wouldn't trust a charitable organization to correctly diagnosis a 67 Bentley.
      Ha ha yeah, I'd only trust profit-making ventures to diagnose a Bentley. You gotta know the nature of Capital.
      call it potatography

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      03-14-2017 05:32 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Ha ha yeah, I'd only trust profit-making ventures to diagnose a Bentley. You gotta know the nature of Capital.

      just call up Albers and be like...


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      03-14-2017 05:51 PM #5
      Fuel system may be one of the lesser things to worry about on a late '60s Bentley

      #hydropneumaticsuspension


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      03-14-2017 06:18 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      Fuel system may be one of the lesser things to worry about on a late '60s Bentley

      #hydropneumaticsuspension

      certainly the brakes are #1 on the issues list for that car - especially after sitting.

      however, id also be concerned about the even more expensive and really rare, 4spd transmission in that car.
      you cant really rebuild and adjust that thing at home like you can to 75% of the brake/suspension system. and its a lot more of a pain to remove and service in any case.

      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Vad look here -

      http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1...ive-c-5403.htm

      66 right hand drive.

      They have some cleaner examples, but what's the fun in that?

      If you haven't visited these guys yet, you'll either thank me or curse me.

      They have a couple Bentleys and Rollers from this era, and they're... difficult to resist. I promised myself I'd sell something before I bought another thing, the variety here tests that resolve.
      between the limited number of pics of the purple car, and that thing (especially given the price), id roll the dice on the purple one.
      it looks like the interior may be in better shape, and the paint certainly is.

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      03-14-2017 06:23 PM #7
      What do I love about TCL?

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      Vad, I sure hope to see it in your driveway.
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      03-15-2017 12:47 AM #9
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      Vad, I sure hope to see it in your driveway.
      I just need someone's NorCal driveway on a temporary basis. No luck so far
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      03-16-2017 09:23 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I just need someone's NorCal driveway on a temporary basis. No luck so far
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      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I just need someone's NorCal driveway on a temporary basis. No luck so far
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      03-15-2017 12:40 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Vad, I sure hope to see it in your mom's driveway.
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      03-14-2017 05:09 PM #14
      I can't imagine pre-emissions carb setups could be all that bad.

      Might be worth it for the lulz, though I'm sure the car will need a lot more than fuel system work to be truly (safely) driveable.

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      03-14-2017 05:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Can't be THAT complicated, right?

      its exactly as complicated as the one in a '67 Silver Shadow.
      which is to say - not that complicated.


      i think theres a shadow thread on here... somewhere?...



      i bet that thing needs another 10-15k before you could do much more with it than idle in your driveway....


      all that said, T1s are rare. much more rare than the shadows that theyre essentially clones of. if they took 3500 or so for it theres more than that in good parts from what i can see in the pics. which, honestly, is probably what ends up happening - i bet it ends up in tony handlers yard (which is localish to you also i think) before long

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      03-14-2017 05:18 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      its exactly as complicated as the one in a '67 Silver Shadow.
      which is to say - not that complicated.


      i think theres a shadow thread on here... somewhere?...



      i bet that thing needs another 10-15k before you could do much more with it than idle in your driveway....


      all that said, T1s are rare. much more rare than the shadows that theyre essentially clones of. if they took 3500 or so for it theres more than that in good parts from what i can see in the pics. which, honestly, is probably what ends up happening - i bet it ends up in tony handlers yard (which is localish to you also i think) before long
      ^^ I was going to say that I think there's someone on here who has dealt with old British luxury cars before.

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      03-14-2017 05:19 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      ^^ I was going to say that I think there's someone on here who has dealt with old British luxury cars before.
      and in essentially the same condition, and similarly priced, to boot!

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      03-14-2017 06:33 PM #18
      Seller update:

      Yes it is still available.
      As far as brakes and transmission there is no way for us to determine that. The cars starts, it does not run or drive. The brakes did work when we unloaded it off the transport vehicle.
      Convincing TCLer Slonie to let me store it at his NorCal abode failed. I'm now trying to convince TCLer Jerry_HEAVEN to let me park it in his NorCal driveway but, once he discovered a 1967 Bentley was involved, his only responses consist of "New phone. Who dis?"...
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      03-14-2017 06:39 PM #19
      Have a chat to James May. He used to have one of those 15 years ago or so.
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      03-14-2017 06:45 PM #20
      The fuel system for the engine isn't too bad. The one for the gas fired tea kettle in the back is a bitch.

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      03-14-2017 09:07 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Seller update:



      Convincing TCLer Slonie to let me store it at his NorCal abode failed. I'm now trying to convince TCLer Jerry_HEAVEN to let me park it in his NorCal driveway but, once he discovered a 1967 Bentley was involved, his only responses consist of "New phone. Who dis?"...
      My offer of shipping it up here with bags of money in the trunk still stands

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      03-14-2017 09:42 PM #22
      This Aussie guy is restoring a 76 Rolls Royce. I know it's not a Bentley, but I wonder if you will run into similar experiences with the complicated British things that make you grind your teeth. No wonder they have horrible teeth.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...erience-thread

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      03-15-2017 10:10 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Seller update:



      Convincing TCLer Slonie to let me store it at his NorCal abode failed. I'm now trying to convince TCLer Jerry_HEAVEN to let me park it in his NorCal driveway but, once he discovered a 1967 Bentley was involved, his only responses consist of "New phone. Who dis?"...
      How about SW KS? I'd even come get it. For a fee...

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      03-15-2017 12:54 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      How about SW KS? I'd even come get it. For a fee...

      Chris
      go grab it with your huge truck and stop by my place on the way to KS, we can get it going and clean up the brakes

      Quote Originally Posted by jeff1234 View Post
      This Aussie guy is restoring a 76 Rolls Royce. I know it's not a Bentley, but I wonder if you will run into similar experiences with the complicated British things that make you grind your teeth. No wonder they have horrible teeth.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...erience-thread
      that one is a bit more complicated being a late SS1.

      here is a thread on a nearly identical '67 shadow

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      03-14-2017 05:23 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post

      i think theres a shadow thread on here... somewhere?...
      This thread was partially meant to be a Bat-signal .

      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post

      i bet that thing needs another 10-15k before you could do much more with it than idle in your driveway....
      This is scary and sad. Urges diminishing.
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