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    Thanks for that I will have a look on the net for him. I was a bit concerned about giving an American car to just a garage as I'm sure there would be an amount of guess work but I'm sure your guy knows his way around these cars. I would like a nice job but also I need to keep to a budget I don't want to get too carried away, but I would imagine I will:o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial King View Post
    I live in Northampton mate.
    Eddie... when are you moving to Florida mate?

    Earl showed me your place when I called by to see him last year.

    I'm jealous!




    Wayne, if you need parts, BigM is your man (John).


    He's got most things you'll need and is a member here, he'll look after you.


    Our hobby probably wouldn't exist without his help.

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    Cheers Lee
    I would think I will need BigM help at many stages of the restoration, great to know mate

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    Most modern garages will run a mile from working on cars like ours because every bolt could be rusted solid. Every part they need will be a special order and the dead car could take up 'ramp time' while they wait.

    I had "the best auto electrician in town" turn up to my 64 Thunderbird and he wanted to know where to plug his diagnostic computer into the car!!! Turns out he was half the age of the car. After he spent an hour ripping wires out the back of my dash I had to kick him out and do the job myself.

    Having said that, Nlorthampton has some good specialists, including the best tyre place in the country. North Hants Tyres - great for yanks and white walls.
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

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    Strike that "North Hants Tyres" is down south, near my OTHER brother-in-law. I know one of them said it was near them.

    How is the build going. Last time I looked in on Bryan your car was standing in the yard next to my Imperial and he was working on a Jowett Jupiter prototype which was getting a new bodyshell almost.

    Going to see them next week - let me know if you need anything.
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

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    Hi everyone, just thought I would update everyone on the nightmare ive had with the plymouth. It’s still in bits at a restorers as the company that was restoring it originally closed down. The car is with a company closer to home, which is great, they have just started to work on it and are hopefully going to get it back to me around spring. The original company just bundled all the parts in big containers so the restorer has had trouble finding all my bits but they seem to have found everything except all the glass. We don’t think the glass has been sent with the car so I will have to source new glass as nobody can get hold of the original restorer. I haven’t been onto the group for ages as I didn’t have any info to share and I felt like I had lost the love for the car as it was as friends and family called it “ stuff of legend” hopefully now it will become a reality

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    back Wayne,,, Damn its been a while,, but glad to hear you are still going ahead with the build ..

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    Hey Wayne, please keep us current on your build. Cheers!
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    Hi, yeah I will keep you all updated on how the plymouth is going. The place that has it now is only an hours drive so hopefully a bit easier to check it’s progress. They told me i should have it back around spring but we will see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wileecoyote27 View Post
    Hi, yeah I will keep you all updated on how the plymouth is going. The place that has it now is only an hours drive so hopefully a bit easier to check it’s progress. They told me i should have it back around spring but we will see
    I say if they keep to their schedule, brilliant!
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    Wayne, really sorry to hear your problems with Bryan Hunter. He had a financial crisis and brought in an accountant to solve his issues. His accountant's solution was to double bill clients and overcharge for everything until the clients ganged up on Bryan and effectively persuaded him to close down. Bryan spent all his money on buying a helicopter and small plane, but tried to fly his helicopter from his workshop site.......basically he got into loads of difficulties, pissed all his customers off and eventually closed down. Bryan and his parents still live on the workshop site, so finding them should not be a problem. If you look him up on Companies House he still has businesses running from the same address.

    I remember Bryan talking to me about your car, saying it needed a new roof. I told him patch welding the front edge should solve the problem. Bearing in mind most of us here remember what happened when the infamous Mr Taylor tried to do roof transplants.

    Nice to see you back here. I tried to contact you on several occasions with no luck.
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

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    Hi billy, yeah it’s been a nightmare. The guy who has the car now told me today that the glass doesn’t seem to be with the car so I might have to get in touch with Bryan to see if it’s still there, although I might have the run around on that. When I logged in the other day your messages came up so apologies for that, I just lost the love for it. I think there is a lot to be said for sorting your own car out, I’m just hoping the new guy is ok. Thanks for the info I really appreciate it. I’m hoping to go and see my car next week so I’ll add more pics then

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    To be honest with you mate, Christine builds are pretty well cursed within the classic car fraternity. They have had well more than their fair share of bad luck. I had two builders on mine and both were utter disasters....so I had it hauled home, (from Illinois), and am determined to do it myself. In fact I am retiringa year early next year to get stuck into my car. Roiuge Christine builders and dealers are legendary. On the bright side there are a few goodies around, including Earl on here....but the car often fights with the best of builders to achieve an immaculate job.
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

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