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post #31 of 72 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 08:34 AM
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No 'bout a doubt it; a full set of Fergee's is the proper match for a Normale.
I'd ship that orphan Borrani off to Timbuktu ... on second thought, make that South Africa!

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post #32 of 72 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 01:14 PM
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Sprint wheels...

How can you tell the difference between a Fergat and a Borrani wheel rim???...

Thanks for the advice
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The shape of the holes. Of course, it doesn't hurt if the decals are still intact.

FERGAT .................................................. ................................................ BORRANI
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Srint wheels (2)...

Thanks GTD, and sorry johnnym for "stealng" a bit of your thread...

I suppose then that my rims are Fergat - pls see photo and confirm...

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Sprint wheels (3)...

...missed the photo...
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... for whatever reason, I can't get the photo uploaded... sorry!
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...Eventually, I came up with the daft idea of restoring it and bought it from David for £50.
- Daft, what are you talking about??? You are a hero!
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Sprint wheels (4)...

Ok... with a bit of help from AlfistiSA/Greig
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Those are Fergat wheels & the reason you could not load the picture is that the “size” of the picture is too bog, the BB limits the size of the pictures we can load.
Nice colour, I want to paint my Dad’s ’60 Sprint Dutch Blue !!
Shout if I can help with anything
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here goes the photo mentioned before...
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Just a quick update.

I managed to get hold of another Fergat, and have had all five blasted (before and after below). I have also had the rest of the components back from blasting- suspension arms, brake drum backings, axle tubes and various other parts. I have painted most, but had the brade drum backing plates coated in a heat resistant powder coat and the brake drums similarly. I am regretting the latter slightly- they are more silver than they look in the photo but they don't look original. The other parts look great, and I will be be packing them away safely until the rest of the car is ready. This will be picked up this Friday, then hopefully blasted ready for a serious amount of welding.
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Johnny,

You're certainly a braver man than I am for taking on such a project, but it's all looking rather promising!

I see your point about the brake drums from the aesthetic point of view. From the technical point of view, this powder coat will probably act as an insulator thereby reducing the drum's ability to dissipate heat. The problem with any powder coat is that it's a pig to remove, but there are now high tech ceramic coatings which actually promote the dissipation of heat. I just wish I could remember who does this special coating. Oerlikon Balzer, Zircotec, Poeton, Keronite and Tech-Line are some companies which spring to mind. That style of brake drum is also available new, of course.

Looking forward to seeing further progress!

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post #42 of 72 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 11:17 AM
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Amazing, just picked up on this thread, I usually lurk around the 2000, 2600 threads. I've got a 2600 in a similar condition and have proceeded very little, you put me to shame with your work rate! Now I'm going to slow down even more as I follow your progress on the BB!!
Keep the photos coming especially as you get into the bodywork.
That'll be a cracking car and well done for saving her.

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Update

Well, the car is now back in my garage and in a building for the first time in at least 20 years. On Saturday, with the help of some mates, she was pulled out from her bush, lifted into a cattle trailer (hence the straw!), then brought home. The reinforcing bars I bolted in did their job, and there didn't seem to be any movement and the door apetures are the same size as they were.

I had planned on taking the car to a blasters first, but couldn;t arrange time off work, people to lift it and the blasting place being open all at once. My new plan is to start to stabilise the chassis, welding up the crossmembers and sills (rockers) and floor. Then I will decide whether to blast or mecanically strip.
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It may be just me, but IMO the vehicle looks much more happier now that its got a roof over its head than it did when it was sitting outside

Loud pipes save lives.

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