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    Simon
  1. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    TOT89T GUF135V JMV933V These are the white ones I have that were Cavalier based and now on SORN if that's any help
  2. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Hi Steve Can you remember the reg number ? This is all the white ones I have on the list LIJ9716 TOT89T BFG65T NOS572T DGX124T NFS382T GUF135V (Manta Base) JMV933V JYJ222W YYV750T JHO546X Out of that list these ones are still on the road or under SORN TOT89T DGX124T GUF135V JMV933V
  3. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    It's still alive, currently on SORN, mot expired in July, it's always passed an MOT apart from the need to have a fog light fitted in 2008 and a blocked washer jet on 2006, I wish some of my cars had that sort of pass history
  4. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I've already got that exact picture Ian, I snaffled from a Google image search Do you know if the owners do the internet ?, if so could you pass my details on ?
  5. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I thought it was Fiat's "sporting" yellow I've not got a commission number for yours, I'm hoping once I can find a way to decode the chassis numbers I'll be able to write a little script that fills in the blanks as going by registration date the commission numbers aren't sequential. I've set up a closed group on Facebook if you want join it, all the info I'm compiling is going on there so I don't have to keep posting to a bazillion different forums other than this, I'll still update on here, but anything that could be deemed to sensitive for an open forum I'll stick on there (chassis and engine numbers etc) It took me quite a while to find my old log in for the FiatForum Are you planning on putting it back to a 2.0 4 speed?, mine has had a 5 speed box fitted at some point but I've managed to get hold of a good 4 cog box and center console to change it back, I'll be swapping it back when I finally get the albatross of a Scimitar back together.
  6. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    2 unknowns have cropped up in the load of pictures sent by Crayfords, TPL456 and one that's a side shot so no red, but distinctive decals added. https://i.imgur.com/SRLJPTW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N8TeXdn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9CeL9p7.jpg Links posted as something shonky was going on with the board and wouldn't allow me to embed them
  7. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I'm certainly learning a lot as well, little snippets of info from here and there (loads from KAA), certainly the being send a part of the dashboard sticker has meant me having to brush up on my photoshop skills as the fonts used are not around in a usable form, and other things like the numbering system and how that kinda questions the 100+ made, something I'm still yet to find anyone who can verify it. I know very little about the original design, why the Cavalier Coupe was chosen over any other car, mostly because Crayfords did mostly Ford based conversions. Now I've got what looks like a definitive list I'll start on the history side, the KJ side of it is going to be easy enough as I'm still in contact with some involved, the Crayford side and the Mumford side are going to be more difficult, thankfully there's still some around from Crayfords, Mumfords on the other hand may never be known.
  8. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Finally sorted through the festoons of pictures received from the Crayford Convertible Club. Scores on the doors are now 55 Cars Identified 32 Cars assigned number 20 Cars missing number 29 Cars with picture 26 Cars with no picture 24 Confirmed still exist
  9. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I was looking for an original number plate sticker ! (and assumed I was the only one sad enough) Can you get a close up, front on shot so I can either go on a font hunt or convert the image in photoshop to a scaleable item for printing ? I haven't got a picture of a rear screen sticker, I seem to remember them being black with a sort of light gold lettering. My rim labels had been overpainted, you can get them from this ebay supplier , I did ask them about a decal for the centre caps but they were reluctant to make some due to the curve, they can be sourced elsewhere but are around €100 for a set, my wheel nuts still have traces of light blue paint in the "M", pretty easy to get a match. I don't remember seeing any with the Rostyle centre caps with an "M" in like the brochure car, and it hasn't got them on it now so I suspect that was just a mockup for the photos. I'm currently struggling to find someone to strip my wheels for repainting, I did one myself using paint stripper but it takes ages, finding someone here in the are endo of Ireland that I feel comfortable with old magnesium is proving to be a problem, there's someone in Limerick that has experience of stripping it, but is quoting €75 a wheel just to strip so they'll be waiting until next year, the inside label is easy enough to replicate, my spare still has it, I'm assuming the other 4 are still there.
  10. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Ah right, made a note of the colour change That's only a month older then my car
  11. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Eeek ! For some reason I've got that down as being beige, time to check my links on the spreadsheet Just received about 25 emails from Barry Priestman of Crayfords all with pictures attached, that should keep me busy this evening cross referencing that lot.
  12. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I've just been sent that by Mark Ridley of the Nova Sport Register. Not SORN'd and untaxed since 2006, I'd written it off as scrapped, I don't know the car number though
  13. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I've been checking the registration numbers in the database against the records at the DVLA, conclusions so far. 23 cars still exist (either exported and known to have been, taxed and on the road or under a Statutory Off Road Notice) 8 are still running (assuming one of the cars in Norway is roadworthy), one of which I don't have a production number for. 29 cars either have no record or have not been taxed for 10+ years
  14. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    That's number 38, and as far as my records show, the only black one made One of my favourites along with BCV205T, the wine coloured one. Could you pass my details on please
  15. Coupe V8 Ireland

    That's quite legible, you should have a look at some of the ads on DoneDeal, quite often you get a listing titled just "car" and virtually no other details add other than a picture, phone number and if you're lucky there'll be a price
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