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ted.walsh
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;) umm, now is it just me or is that an overdrive gearbox from a triumph dolomite sprint that seems to of crept in during the 'rebuild', not that I've broken a few along the way..... :geek:

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It could well be. Certainly some of the instruments and switches have a 1970s look about them, so a Dolomite could have been used as a donor car to source restoration material. I didn't get to look under the bonnet unfortunately. That would have been revealing.

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That is no Bugatti, it is a TEAL lookalike. Very nice to look at, but about as far from the real thing as the "Across The Lake" film prop Bluebird is from being the genuine K7. As for being rebuilt in England, the TEAL was built here in the first place....
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I am aware of the Teal copies, but this vehicle had features that made me think it could be an original, mainly the layout and style of the front suspension and brakes. But I was unable to look under the bonnet or spend very long looking at the vehicle, plus I am not a Bugatti expert so I could well have been taken in by a good copy!

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No disrespect intended, Rob. ;)

The TEAL front suspension is from a Morris Marina, and that is primitive enough to fool anybody!
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Interesting enough, the horn button and the switch panel are both off a British bren gun carrier...
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Richie wrote:Interesting enough, the horn button and the switch panel are both off a British bren gun carrier...
So quite probably sourced from something 70's and BL then! :D
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Richie wrote:Interesting enough, the horn button and the switch panel are both off a British bren gun carrier...
The horn button look the same as on the works nissan fork lift so it more than likley just an off the shelf component
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You will find it is Lucas and previously fitted to a landrover and the switch panel is 1930's and CAV

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We had a pleasant visit in the workshop today - Gina dropped by at a minute's notice to see what was going on and we had sponsons on and everything! That went well.
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