The return of JO

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The return of JO

#1 Post by CAR » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:37 pm

After too long without a big saloon on the road, I have finished a few items needed to get the mk1 on the road after a period of changes to it's BMW running gear and systems and a change in ownership from Andy Borris to me.
I have always loved this car after driving it a few years back at Stoneleigh, it also took me on my last ride as a single man to Amanda and I's wedding in August 2014.
So far I have got the car cooling properly after the install of a new radiator and electric fan, re-piped some brake lines and the fuel lines, some suspension bushes, new seats, battery installation, wheels and door mirrors and other items of tinkering and adjusting.
I shall let the pics do the talking. If you are going to the National, feel free to take a closer look.

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#2 Post by Alan Chatterton » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:31 pm

Looks awesome!!!


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#3 Post by Baller » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:02 pm

Looks and I'm sure does the business on the road .Six pot Beemer sweet , nice touch to the cam cover by the way.Mine is in the paint shop at the moment (Valencia) and hope to look as good as yours when the restoration is complete , Minilite's I think are going to be my choice also love it !

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#4 Post by Baller » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:04 pm

Just curious what the tan seats were out of , the design seems to work well in the car. :D

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#5 Post by CAR » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:55 pm

Thanks Baller the car is flattered by the photos. The seats are from an Alfa 156 and very comfortable too and yes it goes VERY well.
Colin and Amanda Radford
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'75'N' 2500S CARMINE ESTATE France easter'09, RBRR'10,'12. TEAM 48 RBRR'16 'HOE'
'71'J' 2.5PI VALENCIA SALOON France easter'10, RBRR'14 'FRanK'
'69'G' VALENCIA SALOON c/w BMW 2.5 24valve and 5spd box 'JO'

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#6 Post by CAR » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:57 pm

.......wheels are Compomotive MLs 5.5x15 with offset ET12 btw.
Colin and Amanda Radford
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'75'N' 2500S CARMINE ESTATE France easter'09, RBRR'10,'12. TEAM 48 RBRR'16 'HOE'
'71'J' 2.5PI VALENCIA SALOON France easter'10, RBRR'14 'FRanK'
'69'G' VALENCIA SALOON c/w BMW 2.5 24valve and 5spd box 'JO'

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Re: The return of JO

#7 Post by CAR » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:04 pm

Couple of nights ago at the Register S. Yorkshire meeting.
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'75'N' 2500S CARMINE ESTATE France easter'09, RBRR'10,'12. TEAM 48 RBRR'16 'HOE'
'71'J' 2.5PI VALENCIA SALOON France easter'10, RBRR'14 'FRanK'
'69'G' VALENCIA SALOON c/w BMW 2.5 24valve and 5spd box 'JO'

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#8 Post by Dave B » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:41 pm

Colin, why is your number plate looking for cameras? :lol:
Nice looking car though........... for a Mk1 :lol:
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#9 Post by CAR » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:41 pm

Dave B wrote:Colin, why is your number plate looking for cameras? :lol: It's mounted there to divert air into the lower valance air intake Dave, aids the cooling and also acts as an air dam to hold the front end down, that's the idea anyway.
Nice looking car though........... for a Mk1 :lol:
Like you Dave I am a mk2 man at heart but can appreciate the mk1 as well.
Colin and Amanda Radford
Register Show Organisers and Directors
'75'N' 2500S CARMINE ESTATE France easter'09, RBRR'10,'12. TEAM 48 RBRR'16 'HOE'
'71'J' 2.5PI VALENCIA SALOON France easter'10, RBRR'14 'FRanK'
'69'G' VALENCIA SALOON c/w BMW 2.5 24valve and 5spd box 'JO'

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