The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
100 posts
Oct 20 2018
21 October 2018 - 09:34

My first post here. I've just acquired a pre production P38 and someone has cut off the EAS pipes as they go into the valve block, a spring conversion that has then been partially returned to normal. There are new airbags on the corners and I wondered if anyone had suggestions as to the best route forward. There is a secondhand set of pipes on ebay. As part of the restoration would it be best to replace all seals in the valve block and pump and will I need a full diagnostic setup?
Many thanks,

09 January 2020 - 07:45

Thank you Richard. Always a fount of knowledge.

08 January 2020 - 20:52

Before the CVC goes to the body shop I wanted to raise the window which I had lowered so that I could still get access. I was going to power up one of the wires going to the motor but wondered if anyone knew which ones power up. The choice is Red/Yellow, Yellow/Blue, White/Grey and Green /Grey.
All other electrics are disconnected. Any other alternatives gratefully received.

09 January 2020 - 12:08

I didn't even know such a thing existed. Then did a search and there it was an ETM document.

Thanks Richard

11 March 2020 - 17:18

Hi Tony,

welcome. You'll find everyone on here very helpful.


25 December 2019 - 16:57

Happy Christmas everyone from the CVC. Currently an empty shell but back on it's front feet and turning into a lightweight p38 as the rust falls away.

Gearbox and transfer case safely in the hands of Hardy Engineering.

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26 December 2019 - 08:56

Hi lpgc,

I was looking for a p38 and this was a pre production car issued to the press at the launch at Cliveden. It would not normally be worth doing as there is a lot of rust in the rear bodywork, unused for a long time and pretty sad altogether.
As so often happens I thought I would get it running and use it and it turned into a full nut and bolt job.
Everyone on here has been really helpful and it's much appreciated. What I am not looking forward to is the electronics which are not my area of expertise at all. So we'll see how it goes. It's keeping me out of mischief.

All the best for the New Year

27 December 2019 - 22:09

I have put one or two bits under CVC update and will try and add a bit more soon.

Happy New Year to you all too!

05 January 2020 - 21:19

Welcome Don,

I've found the same as you that other lesser sites are far from polite. I'm relatively new and have found everyone here very helpful.

Rob, I'd be happy to do a headlining get together as mine is virtually fully detached -much like the rest of the car!

31 March 2019 - 13:47

Late to the party but just spotted the update. I've just got my radius arms off and bushes out and if there's room would appreciate help with the new ones. Only problem might be they are Britpart and have a black outer coating which the originals didn't have.
Any thoughts?

31 March 2019 - 14:10

That would be great. Whichever day is best for everyone. Can't manage both sadly. Not too far away.

04 April 2019 - 15:02

Always enjoyed the scenic route. Lets see if I survive!
Any tools I should bring?

04 April 2019 - 09:58

I'm aiming on Saturday and as I will only have the radius arms and bushes and no car I'm happy to do spannering for anyone else.

I do need Marty's workshop address though.

07 April 2019 - 15:01

Great to see everyone yesterday and a big thanks to Marty for his help. Hope Gilbertd got the bushes etc finished in time.



Not sure if these will come out as haven't tried attaching photos before.

10 April 2019 - 15:01

Thanks to Gilbertd for the explanation of uploading. Still inexpertly done but they should appear now although they look huge on my screen.

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10 April 2019 - 18:27

Sorry Gilbertd,

I'm sure it was just a trick of the light!

10 January 2020 - 13:12

I agree with Richard. I've just taken the tank out of the CVC and it really was quite easy in spite of the rust on the carrier.

26 June 2019 - 10:14

I restored an "A" suffix a few years ago and it was probably the only car I made a profit on. Agree with Gilberd they are very truck like and some parts now are just unavailable or really expensive such as a wing mirror.
The last one I saw on ebay was £300.
I've driven a later classic and found the seats uncomfortable. Can't comment on the CVC as it is still in bits.
I've ordered the book off ebay for £5.99 so looking forward to a good read.

20 April 2020 - 06:55

P A Blanchard are showing stock at £1.97

09 October 2019 - 20:24