1750 GTV – Nov 2017
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1750 GTV – Nov 2017

Welcome back to the ongoing slow restoration of this 1750 GTV.  This post covers a period effectively from May until now, with not a huge amount of action.  Back in May we had a couple of vinyl repairs done to my very-good-but-not-quite-perfect dash.  I’m quite happy with the results, certainly good enough for me.  The dash is now fitted, see below. Back in May, the rebuilt engine was started for the first time also. In...

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1750 GTV – May/June 2017
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1750 GTV – May/June 2017

These came in a while ago, but I forgot to post pictures.  Webers fully refurbished by Thornbury Carburettor Service. Engine and gearbox assembly almost ready to be dropped in. Engine installed. Headlights installed. Hundreds of little underbonnet...

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1750 GTV – April 2017
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1750 GTV – April 2017

The project is underway again in earnest.  Shown here are fresh brake lines being fitted, along with brake and clutch masters and the large single booster, hoses and...

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1750 GTV – June 2016
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1750 GTV – June 2016

Milestone!  The engine is together, with all the shiny water-blasted alloy parts.  Fresh bearings, rings, timing chains, water pump, oil pump, gasket set, all supplied by EB Spares.  Now to look for a...

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1750 GTV – Feb 2016
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1750 GTV – Feb 2016

Wow it’s been a while since posting any updates on the GTV project.  We did actually start to make some progress again mid-2015, when I was able to retrieve the engine and gearbox from storage. Engine as extracted from fifteen years in a shed. I started to tear it down when I had a chance, bagging all the nuts and bolts and keeping everything in plastic tubs. Onto the stand A very stuck head removed using all the special tools...

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1750 GTV – July 2013 #2
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1750 GTV – July 2013 #2

Refurbished and calibrated tachometer and speedometer returned from Howard Instruments....

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