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DB18 gearbox fail!

Hamish Dickie
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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by Hamish Dickie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:38 am

Hi Thom give me a ring on 07554421952 and I'll try to help as I have DB18 gearbox parts. I'm in your country (Glasgow) and we must get your DB18 DHC ready for the 2019 International

Best wishes
Hamish

Barrie
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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by Barrie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Phew!
Thanks.
It would have been a shame to loose such an informative site.

thomas@prags.co.uk
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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by thomas@prags.co.uk » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:38 am

Hamish - thanks! I need to try and get hold of John M first to find out in a bit more detail why he thinks its done in!

Havent been to a Club Rally since Sudely Castle in 1978!! Anstruther was on the cards a few years ago but something came up. where is it next year?
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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by grahamemmett » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:50 pm

Peebles! And we want you there 😃
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
https://www.db18.org

thomas@prags.co.uk
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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by thomas@prags.co.uk » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:42 am

Peebles is nice... maybe I will break the habit of half a lifetime? My old friend is definitely NOT a show car - I have taken to describing it as a second hand car kept in decent useable condition. 'largely original' is another euphemism. curiously the contact ads etc in the DM don't give the date - presumably a weekend in June?

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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by John-B » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:31 am

thomas@prags.co.uk wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:42 am
curiously the contact ads etc in the DM don't give the date - presumably a weekend in June?
2nd to 9th June 2019 according to fossil's topic viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3853
Events calendar viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2766&p=15489#p15489

thomas@prags.co.uk
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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by thomas@prags.co.uk » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:14 pm

Many thanks for the advice last year. Decision taken as one of the 'bands' in the box had sheared - no option but to get the whole thing refurbished . It is now out of the car (not by me) and will depart soon. Which leaves me with a large bill - by far the largest in all the 45 years I have owned and run the old thing - including replacing the original engine some 20 years ago. However I still have the original engine which I kept 'in case'. It was running when removed but had a small crack in the block. It has sat in my garage ever since. Presumably it is worth a bit to someone - any ideas?

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Re: DB18 gearbox fail

Post by grahamemmett » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Sorry to hear it’s gone for refurbishment. A second mortgage will be necessary

What’s the engine worth? Sorry to say but unless somebody really NEEDS an engine to refurbish I think it will sit around for a good while. I’m about to do a newsletter to the DB18 community so I’ll include it if that helps.
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
https://www.db18.org

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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by grahamemmett » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:35 pm

By coincidence tonight’s Car SOS is showing how to stitch a cracked block.
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
https://www.db18.org

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Re: DB18 gearbox fail!

Post by thomas@prags.co.uk » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:16 pm

Graham - ah well - there was me thinking it might be worth a bit to help pay for the gearbox repair!

I'll find something else in the garage to flog - maybe the wifes newish mini?

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