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A Few pics of my 1955 Sunbeam Talbot Mk3 project
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pablozwitter



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: A Few pics of my 1955 Sunbeam Talbot Mk3 project Reply with quote

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!955 mk3 sunbeam with overdrive. With rough bodywork which has had expanding foam and filler used in the past to fill rust holes. I am slowly digging it out and welding where I can and refilling. Not looking so bad now in these photos as I have done most of it.

Took her out for her first proper run yesterday and she drives nicely although I had trouble getting used to column shift!

Mike
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Mike, lovely car Smile

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JohnDale



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car,Mike,well done. You'll soon get used to the column shift.
Cheers,JD.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

Welcome to the forum.

As others have said, "lovely car". Is that a rally clock in on the passenger side?

The column change is a nice period piece. They are quite nice to use when working correctly.

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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it!

welcome, we do like pictures and stories of adventures here Smile

kev
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pablozwitter



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps!

I`ll post some more as things improve! I will try some more road tests this weekend.

Yes it is a rally clock. I believe it is very early and have found only one other which is in a 1937 Bugatti ! see link below to retromobile in Paris

http://www.hindustantimes.com/photos-news/photos-business/vintagecarsshowparis/Article4-375710.aspx

I know that the rally clock was owned by the best friend of Colin Macrae who unfortunately died with him in his helicopter crash and was passed on to me as friend of the family.
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Penman



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I see there are some photos of it on flickr, are they yours or do they date from before you got it?
They appear to be taken somewhere in the North British Very Happy islands
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pablozwitter



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No not mine. It was owned by a guy in the isle of skye two owners before me. Do you have a link to those photos?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/martainn/8686028037/in/photostream/

Track either way from this image.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/martainn/8686028037/in/photostream/

Track either way from this image.


There are some interesting USAAF B24 crash site photos in the same album.

RJ
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pablozwitter



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link, great to have some older photos.

Yes the crash site photos are interesting too!
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