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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2011, 01:52:14 PM »
Very very nice.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2011, 05:13:23 PM »
Lights and badges fitted



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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2011, 02:02:59 PM »
Looks stunning :)

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2011, 02:44:54 PM »
Very nice indeed, sir!
Everyone knows that rwd is the proper way. Some refuse to admit it.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2011, 03:14:29 PM »
Any updates here sir?  :)
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2011, 06:38:23 PM »
Sadly not - I've been snowed under at work! Very frustrating to see so much good work going on in the forum and I just have to watch at lunchtime and once I've put the kids to bed. The 2.6 diplomat also has it's valve lifters soaking in thinners on the kitchen window ledge. It's rather like Steptoe's yard!
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2011, 09:06:22 PM »
We've probably all been there  :-\ Well, once you get enough free time to do some work on it, I'll be having a look ;)
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #57 on: October 25, 2011, 12:17:21 AM »
Lovely to see  a Viceroy getting some love - well done you are making a very nice job of that
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2012, 04:54:35 PM »
How's the restore going? I owned this car a few years ago, barn find with only 35k on the clock. Had a few issues which I sorted, really good car though.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2012, 05:15:12 PM »
That's very interesting

I am almost ready to start again. I was hoping that some new ones would appear but no such luck!

The mileage is genuine at 43k then?
What issues did you sort?
Was the paintwork ok when you had it?
When it's life did it have the first bit of bodywork done? (Stonechip shield on bottom of sills, front and wings)
Have you had trouble with rough idle?
Any idea what happened to the rear seatbelts - all the fittings seem to be there?



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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2012, 06:26:07 PM »
Defo correct mileage, had all the old MOTs but somehow mislaid them when I sold it on. Think it was in a barn for about 10 years, family couldn't let it go after owner passed away. Paid 600 for it, sold on for 500 a couple of years after I bought a Royale.

Had to fit new brake pads all round, brake master cylinder, viscous fan and a complete service. Bodywork was great, no sign of the damage you inherited, just the odd tiny bubble on the wings. No idea about the bodywork history you mention. Engine was sweet during the time I had it. I did add one rear seat belt for a baby seat, but think I put it in the Royale.

Having upgraded to an Omega, the lure of these great cars saw me buy another Viceroy before Xmas!

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2012, 07:02:51 PM »
The car is looking fantastic even though it's not finished yet....
Diane...

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2012, 07:50:51 PM »
Thanks

If you ever find the MOTs, please let me know. I paid 480, if I recall and the owner said he'd paid the same. I recon the hunting is a carb that needs cleaning. 160psi across all cylinders so no prob there.

Was the new Viceroy the gold one from Kempston? Facelift auto with alloys?


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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2012, 07:55:07 PM »
Yep, that's the one.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2012, 08:13:19 PM »
Hope to finish by Billing 2012 - lots to do but I like a challenge

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2012, 08:44:24 AM »
Let's see some photos! :)
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2012, 07:47:57 PM »
Spotted a decent ns wing of German eBay - he won't post though!

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2012, 08:44:17 PM »
There's a lot on eBay.de that don't/won't post outside Germany. I've encountered that several times when purchasing Borussia Dortmund memorabilia.
Everyone knows that rwd is the proper way. Some refuse to admit it.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2012, 10:05:00 PM »
When I do find someone who will post and the check the postage costs; I decide not to bother ::)

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2012, 01:08:39 PM »
Right then - here we go for 2012. First task is to strip paint from the door and sills and one of the wings. The other is still up North somewhere awaiting packaging. Insurance, Tax and MOT all expired and SORN declared but that wont take long to sort.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2012, 04:10:04 PM »
Surveying the worst





Under NS wing

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2012, 04:14:39 PM »
Blimey!! If thats the worst of it then you have dropped on here. 8)


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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »
^^^Wot he said^^^
Easy going untill PUSHED!!!!


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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2012, 01:07:47 PM »
Hi all - not especially well. Too much work on but I've done a bit more on the wings. I did see the one on eBay. Where did it end up?