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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#91 Post by Ross Copeland » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:03 am

Hi all. At last paint is finished - engine in - wiring complete and it’s sitting on wheels ( temp while I wait for painter to finish my original set). Headliner has been installed and a trial fit done for dash . Interior underway and glass ready for install . My thanks to Rick Albro for his wonderful work on my dash knobs and door handles - more to come
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#92 Post by paul vantol » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:04 am

Looks great, and that's no April Fools Day joke!!
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#93 Post by Oliver Strobel » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:04 am

Ross Copeland wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:03 am
Hi all. At last paint is finished - engine in - wiring complete and it’s sitting on wheels ( temp while I wait for painter to finish my original set). Headliner has been installed and a trial fit done for dash . Interior underway and glass ready for install . My thanks to Rick Albro for his wonderful work on my dash knobs and door handles - more to come
Hi Ross, I thought you sold the car 🙈. Looks beautiful. Is that the original engine?
My restorer put the front blinker into the wrong position. They have Not to be positioned directly under the headlight’s screw! I have to change this some time.
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#94 Post by Ross Copeland » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:09 am

Hi Oliver , how are you ? My engine is a few numbers off the Original engine and is correct 1500 Super with rollerbearing crank . Love this car / I’ve owned her since finding it at the back of a panel shop in New York in 2004

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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#95 Post by Richard Emerson » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:24 pm

Amazing color combination with the green and the burgundy! I love it.

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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#96 Post by Ross Copeland » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:01 am

Guys can anyone tell me the correct style of fuel tank dipstick for a late 53 car - I’ve seen the flat stick with markings and also a round stick with a Porsche crest at top ?

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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#97 Post by Ross Copeland » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:31 pm

Dash update - wiring near complete - restored instruments and Telefunken radio -dash knobs by Rick Albro
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#98 Post by Oliver Strobel » Mon May 18, 2020 4:41 pm

Ross Copeland wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:09 am
Hi Oliver , how are you ? My engine is a few numbers off the Original engine and is correct 1500 Super with rollerbearing crank . Love this car / I’ve owned her since finding it at the back of a panel shop in New York in 2004
Hi Ross, I am fine cause I changed the front blinker position. Now I am ok again 😉. Your maroon dash looks quite dark 🤔
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#99 Post by Martin Benade » Mon May 18, 2020 6:24 pm

It’s beautiful. You didn’t have to repaint anything?j
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#100 Post by Ross Copeland » Tue May 19, 2020 12:32 am

Oliver my dash color is correct - just a dark pic sorry . Glad you sorted your front indicators

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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#101 Post by Oliver Strobel » Tue May 19, 2020 11:47 am

I have not yet repainted it in the front because the holes only varied about 7 mm. They are still there, but are covered by the turn signal base. I will do it sometime.
At the moment I am riding without my 16-inch rims painted in radium green metallic, because the 15-inch rims with 195/60 r15 are much easier to drive.
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#102 Post by Ross Copeland » Tue May 19, 2020 1:24 pm

Prob a lot safer too- got an engine pic ?

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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#103 Post by Paul Hatfield » Tue May 19, 2020 2:42 pm

Ok, I am going to send you guys an invoice to cover my expenses for a new keyboard! I ruined it drooling while looking at the beautiful Radium Green. Stunning color!!

Now I will look away- so I can replenish my fluids and maybe go make some more boring generator/fan belts.

Really great color and restoration efforts in this string of posts- congrats.

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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#104 Post by Oliver Strobel » Tue May 19, 2020 3:51 pm

Ross Copeland wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Prob a lot safer too- got an engine pic ?
Not worth to show it. it‘s a 356 SC engine. I am still looking for my original case.

@ Paul 😂😂 Keep cool 😎😉
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Re: 53 1500S Radium Green

#105 Post by Martin Benade » Tue May 19, 2020 6:08 pm

That engine would probably enjoy taking advantage of some skinny 16” tires!
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