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General Discussion / "Southern Area" Christmas party
« Last post by istreatf on November 09, 2022, 07:36:04 PM »
The 'Southern Area" will be holding a Christmas bash on the second Tuesday of December the 13th As always all club and ex-club members are invited, and it will be in the evening, in the club room just on the right as you enter the pub. Time - 7.30 for 8.00
Seeing as Tom, Dixon or myself are no longer committee members of the club, we cannot say whether there will be any subsidy as in previous years.
A copy of the menu is attached; if you wish to attend please confirm to me attendance and also your menu choices no later than 1st December.
Just as an aside, there will be an extraordinary meeting next Tuesday lunchtime at the Crown to make up for Tom and Les inability to meet yesterday the 8th. Barbara and I will be there anyway.   
Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Seats question.
« Last post by istreatf on October 28, 2022, 09:06:26 AM »
Have you asked them about a re-covering service? Last time my Cobra Superform narrow recliners needed a bit of attention Cobra reupholstered them for considerably less than a new pair.
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General Discussion / Re: Seats question.
« Last post by Tom Burton on October 28, 2022, 03:56:48 AM »
Many years ago the mark 3 bulldog I own was renowned for requiring a narrow set of seats: now after some 30 years I need to replace them- and gosh haven’t they gone up in price
Here’s the link

https://www.corbeau-seats.com/product/sportsman-reclining-sport-seat/

Good luck
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General Discussion / Re: Seats question.
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on October 27, 2022, 09:36:13 PM »
Les has MG Ft seats in his haldane, I know it’s different but they are narrow I believe.
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General Discussion / Seats question.
« Last post by Glenn77 on October 27, 2022, 09:10:27 PM »
Hi - I recently acquired a nice Bulldog MK4 and was wondering if anyone could advise what commonly available seats will fit in the space. I heard MX5 seats can be used. Thanks in advance.
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General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim Car Club - A New Era
« Last post by Roger 3OOO on July 29, 2022, 04:11:47 PM »
Hello John and all club members,

As raised in a June email, are we still able to count on this club as being appropriate for insurance purposes?

Thanks, Roger
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General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim bulldog 93 3.0 V6 Essex
« Last post by bill gates on July 25, 2022, 01:40:54 PM »
The Bulldog started life based on the Marina, but a later incarnation, it was based on the Ford Cortina, which is the one I have. It was indeed possible to fit a Ford Essex V6 into the car. Bespoke mounting brackets were required for fitting the engine to the chassis.
The front suspension will tell you if the chassis is ford or marina based. Ford kits used the Ford wishbones and wheel hubs from the Cortina. Marina cars (correct me if I am wrong) still used trunnion's.
I think the body will also show if it is Ford based, The ford body did not have the fake engine vents on the sides.

Assuming it is Ford, re-con front callipers and new cylinders should not be too hard to find. I'm sure they will be a Ford Cortina owners club somewhere.
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General Discussion / Re: Bulldog Mk 5, best way to sell it?
« Last post by bill gates on July 25, 2022, 11:27:47 AM »
Well, I put it on Ebay as I got an email from them saying free listings & no selling fees (they still charged me £15)

Has provoked responses from a few people and has had over 450 views. Makes me want to keep it & get it on the road, but in reality, I don't think I ever will.

All peeps were concerned about DVLA registration. I remember getting it registered for testing just before the new SVA tests came into being, so although DVLA could not test it until after SVA came into being, it was tested to pre-SVA standard? However V5 log book clearly states SVA 05 02 2001.

The paperwork shows it was DVLA inspected and passed on 05 January 2001. Am I right in thinking SVA started from 01 January 2001? (somebody posted it was 1999)

It is not registered as a Pilgrim Bulldog, but a unique name, DVLA were happy with this & also happy to retain original donor number plate. V5 shows 'SVA 05 01 2001' and also Model as unique name and stating kit car. Date of first registration shows as when Ford Crappy donor car was first registered in 1981.

It must all be ok? DVLA even taxed it, which was a condition of getting it registered, along with insurance.
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General Discussion / Re: Bulldog Mk 5, best way to sell it?
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on July 23, 2022, 09:59:27 PM »
There are still magazines around there is a kit projector page on eBay. Sorry to hear you have lost interest in the car.
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General Discussion / Bulldog Mk 5, best way to sell it?
« Last post by bill gates on July 23, 2022, 11:15:45 AM »
Hi,
I have a Bulldog Mk 5, was only on the road to & from DVLA testing station, it passed & was registered with log book & 6 months tax, which one had to purchase when registering.
It then returned to my garage, where it was stripped ready to be painted (this took five years for my professional sprayer mate to get round to it) by which time I had lost interest, so there it sits, painted but never fully competed or reassembled (I only did the bare minimum to get it through DVLA test in case changes were needed.

Any ideas of the be best places to advertise? Been out of the kit car scene for so long, don't know if a specialist magazine, ebay or somewhere else is best?
Thanks.
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