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SP250 Wanted.

Flinty
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Re: SP250 Wanted.

Post by Flinty » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:41 pm

Pictures!
Patience Patience, I have not got it yet. This modern method of paying for expensive things does take time with the money laundering rules.

Should be in my possession next week.

Steve.

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Re: SP250 Wanted.

Post by Big Col » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 pm

I hope you really enjoy ownership. The SP is an absolute joy, all the better for being used. In my opinion it is one of the best all rounders, regarding sports cars, you can get for your money.
Colin,
I may be slow but I’m rough as well !

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Re: SP250 Wanted.

Post by Flinty » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:55 pm

Here are some pictures of my new car, Some of you will surely recognize it.

Steve.
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Re: SP250 Wanted.

Post by Big Col » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 pm

Nice, very nice, I keep anchoring for another but the wife always says,
What do you want another one for, you’ve had three, try something else for a change.
The problem is finding something that ticks as many boxes!
Colin,
I may be slow but I’m rough as well !

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Re: SP250 Wanted.

Post by John-B » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:36 pm

1986 RW is shown in PasSPort and bought from a member of this forum. We know thanks to the PasSPort register :D

No doubt he gave you some tips about driving the car. I don't know if you have driven a car without synchromesh on first gear but forgive me if you already know that it helps avoid a crunch of gears if you always go into second gear before moving into first. Similarly, do the same or wait a few seconds before going into reverse.

It helps enormously to learn to double-de-clutch if the synchromesh is a bit slow and crunchy.

Listen to the hiss from the carburettors and balance them with the large screw if the idle speed is wrong or the car tends to stall when you brake hard.

Don't keep filling up the coolant to the top of the expansion tank as it will expand a lot and overflow. It generally settles just at the top of the incoming and outgoing hoses.

Learn where the gearbox dipstick is and don't strain your back getting to it!

Tell any one who will drive the car, especially young mechanics, MOT people, etc. about the handbrake. I had mine broken because an MOT man used force to get it off as he kept his finger on the button and didn't know it was a quick release handbrake.

Enjoy this Indian Summer while it lasts (until Friday) ;)

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Re: SP250 Wanted.

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 pm

A very original car - and very nice. Fitted with the rare leather covered steering wheel too.....
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...and an original style battery.

I think the instrument fitted between the speedo and rev counter is a clock?
Nick

Pas d'elle yeux Rhône que nous.

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