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  Topic: Yet another new Olympic restoration
keith hamer

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PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 am   Subject: Yet another new Olympic restoration
The ex Micael Horley Olympic has now changed hands and has started the long journey back to life.
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  Topic: Another Olympic starts its journey back to life
keith hamer

Replies: 0
Views: 94

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:37 am   Subject: Another Olympic starts its journey back to life
Recently I have been talking to the new owner of 120 DPX who is feverishly restoring the car with a view to racing it. Recently sold on ebay and acquired by one of our new members the car is in a very ...
  Topic: What's in a chassis number?
keith hamer

Replies: 2
Views: 637

PostForum: General Technical   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:36 am   Subject: Olympic chassis numbers
Rochdale Motor Panels never issued chassis numbers as such, this was left to the first owner to sort out, RMP referred to the bodies they built using the order book numbers. Quite a lot of owners took ...
  Topic: Morris Marina axle/Rochdale Olympic
keith hamer

Replies: 4
Views: 1510

PostForum: Parts For Sale   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:18 am   Subject: Marina axle
I guess it may be worth noting that this item has the bracketry to fit the phase 2 Olympic.
  Topic: Phase 1: Rear Seats
keith hamer

Replies: 4
Views: 1524

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:28 am   Subject: Rear trim
We have done this on a couple of our restorations, as you say the seats are a little small for anything other than occasional use. If you use the car as a 2 seater you can produce some decent storage ...
  Topic: Phase 2: Finishing rear trailing arms.
keith hamer

Replies: 2
Views: 1197

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:36 am   Subject: ph 2 trailing arms
A good quality etch primer followed by an oil based chassis paint. If the arms are off the car you could even poor the primer into the cavities, once built up some Waxoil or Deltron sprayed inside as ...
  Topic: Lost Olympics
keith hamer

Replies: 23
Views: 30494

PostForum: General Historical   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:37 am   Subject: Lost Olympics
I have replaced as many photos as I can from our website archive, unfortunately I don't have pictures of all the cars.
  Topic: Posting Pictures on the Forum.
keith hamer

Replies: 3
Views: 9610

PostForum: The Meeting Room   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:35 am   Subject: Posting pictures
I have been assisting one of our members to post some pictures of his car onto the forum members cars section.

Just to clarify, when posting pictures you need to use the Img command which is situ ...
  Topic: Derek Bentley's Olympic
keith hamer

Replies: 0
Views: 1148

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:40 am   Subject: Derek Bentley's Olympic
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  Topic: Posting photos to Owners Cars
keith hamer

Replies: 3
Views: 11720

PostForum: Owners Cars   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 am   Subject: Posting pictures
I have been assisting one of our members to post some pictures of his car onto the forum members cars section.

Just to clarify, when posting pictures you need to use the Img command which is situat ...
  Topic: Phase 1: Bonnet & Radiator Supports
keith hamer

Replies: 10
Views: 3433

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:42 am   Subject: Hinges
I have taken a few pictures of a standard Olympic phase 1 hinge set up, as can be seen the hinges pivot well back from the bonnets rear edge, this is to allow the rear of the bonnet to clear when it i ...
  Topic: Phase 1: Bonnet & Radiator Supports
keith hamer

Replies: 10
Views: 3433

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:23 am   Subject: Hinges
Over the years many people have tried different designs for the hinges on an Olympic, I have personally tried about 4 different designs none of which were particularly successful. I now use a system w ...
  Topic: Wanted: Phase 2 hatchback (the hatchback, not the car)
keith hamer

Replies: 2
Views: 1390

PostForum: Parts Wanted   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:25 am   Subject: Ph2 hatch
Way back in the early 1980's I fitted a rear hatch to my phase 1 WFV 812, we cut the original car to produce a rear door panel which was then fitted with a steel tube surround which included the hinge ...
  Topic: Olympic phase 1 WFV 812
keith hamer

Replies: 11
Views: 9348

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:09 am   Subject: Supercharger
The supercharger itself is tucked away underneath all the pipework, the only picture I have showing it was taken when we were sorting out the mountings.

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  Topic: Olympic restoration
keith hamer

Replies: 6
Views: 3994

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:12 am   Subject: PAX 44
Jason's car is a phase 2R so it is running Riley 1.5 all round. The front has been modified (I think) to run coil overs, and the rear radius arms have had our rose joint conversion fitted. Apart from ...
 
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