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 on: April 28, 2017, 07:29:13 PM 
Started by Robert - Last post by Robert
Thank you for your replies.
Apparently it's undiscovered terrain, so not sure how I will proceed. Maybe I will use the standard 2L gearbox, to be on the save side.

cheers, Robert

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 on: April 28, 2017, 05:58:42 PM 
Started by RichB - Last post by RichB
It's in Northampton.

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 on: April 28, 2017, 07:15:08 AM 
Started by RichB - Last post by lukasdeopalenica
how to check rear struts?

The easiest way is to have a deep look from inside of the car. It is certainly a much easier task in a case of an HPE, as there is also access from the passenger compartment, but in coupes you can try to find any rotten areas underneath the trim in the boot space. You can try to look from underside, but these spots can be covered by dirt or protection mastics.
From my experience the worst places were rear struts towers and inner wheel arches (at the sheet seams) and doors - bottom parts and tops, just under quarterlights mounted mirrors. My HPE is a late model equipped with front wheel arch guards, so there were no issues in these areas.

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 on: April 27, 2017, 10:36:43 PM 
Started by RichB - Last post by HFStuart
Whereabouts Richard - there might me a knowledgeable member close by!

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 on: April 27, 2017, 10:07:49 PM 
Started by RichB - Last post by peteracs
Hi Richard

Welcome and hope you have a successful outcome.

Main other areas in my experience are base of the A pillars/front of sills. Also top of the front inner wings around strut mounts and at the front where the lights are. You need to check within the wheel arch not just in the engine bay. My car looked OK, but ended up needing significant replacement metal.

Peter

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 on: April 27, 2017, 07:56:44 PM 
Started by RichB - Last post by RichB
Hi there
Ive been looking for a Beta Coupe on and off for a couple of years but invariably work family commitments mean I miss them. Anyway, this weekend I'm off to see one that has been restored and is now rust free.
I'll take a trolley jack - can people advise me where to look for rust - I know windscreen surrounds are a vulnerable area, how to check rear struts?
Any other things to look for?
Thanks in advance
Richard

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 on: April 27, 2017, 03:39:08 AM 
Started by dommorello - Last post by lukasdeopalenica
will love to see your baby Wink

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 on: April 27, 2017, 03:37:34 AM 
Started by Robert - Last post by lukasdeopalenica
You are right Peter, but as the diff unit is rather an integral part of a transmission so I take it as a black box Smiley

the chart shows both the diff ratios and total at top (5th) gear.

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 on: April 26, 2017, 11:39:28 PM 
Started by dommorello - Last post by dommorello
well done, a true concourse example. Are you going to show it somewhere e.g. motorclassica?
Motorclassica is an option and will probably enter it - still months away and will look to drive it a bit between now and then 👌

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 on: April 26, 2017, 11:37:54 PM 
Started by dommorello - Last post by dommorello
Are you going to refit the mirrors and original headlights?
No to the mirrors - thankfully passed roadworthy without them so will keep em off unless made to

We couldn't source two matching single headlights - and ultimately like these twin lights more

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