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#38221 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:45 PM

I've been to Wales on a bike trip, it was SMASHING apart from all the bastard rain.  We found a little motor museum in Llangollen which is little more than a dusty barn filled with old and largely unexceptional stuff, so I loved it (unlike everybody else).  Autoshite Trip Advisor score = 5 stars
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No Wales trip report is complete without a shot of the spectacular scenery, so here's a lovely snap from the Elan Valley:
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We went there for a Shitefest, they did not seem to worry about us starting there stuff outside!
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#38222 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

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#38223 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:15 PM

I forgot to post this the other day, the guy with the Ital van also has this rare Fourtrak pickup, it's a ex farm hack which needs a gearbox repair before it goes off to become another farm hack again. It's been of the road since 2008 and only done 33000 miles. It didn't look too rough, i didn't pay much attention to it at the time but I'm now quite fancying it myself!

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:53 AM

I went to look at that seat marbella as featured on the ebay tat thread today, it's a very original and honest little thing which wouldn't take too much to get back on the road.

 

Just had a look at the listing again and it's doubled in price over what I would be happy to pay for it, nevertheless I went to set up a snidey snipe bid as I'm at work when it finishes and the site is no longer free.

 

I'm taking this as a sign it's not to be...

 

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#38225 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:38 AM

I've been to Wales on a bike trip, it was SMASHING apart from all the bastard rain. We found a little motor museum in Llangollen which is little more than a dusty barn filled with old and largely unexceptional stuff, so I loved it (unlike everybody else). Autoshite Trip Advisor score = 5 stars
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/m...
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No Wales trip report is complete without a shot of the spectacular scenery, so here's a lovely snap from the Elan Valley:
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/m...


Your a bit late for sf15! Did you get to look out the back in the little field?

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#38226 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

Rover is in for test today.... gulp
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#38227 ONLINE   dean36014

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

Just went down to book the xsara van in for a mot at my usual place. He had a spot to do it thereally and then. It only went and passed with no advisories! Fast pass on the diesel emissions too, not bad for 273k on the clock!
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#38228 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

No such luck here

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#38229 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:30 PM

RIP IN PIECES SWEET PRINCE £50CAR

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:16 PM

RIP IN PIECES SWEET PRINCE £50CAR

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Alwayz in ooor hartz! :(
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#38231 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:11 PM

Well the little X1/9 has driven further today in four hours than in the whole of the last fifteen months! Drove perfectly, although the day did start a little anxiously as there was a strong smell of petrol when I opened the garage door and it had left a puddle on the floor. Bugger. Started instantly and I backed it out and had a look. The sump was dripping fuel which was coming from the fuel pump gasket.
Spare tyre out and open the little inspection hatch - this allows you to see but not actually touch anything useful. Mope up fuel from gasket area and it's weeping back instantly. Oh hell. Go to shed and get longer screwdriver and manage to tighten all the bolts holding the pump on- most at least a half turn.
Mop up with more kitchen roll and hooray it's still dry. Start engine and leave it running for ten minutes while I stare at it. Still dry, more hoorays!

Got home without stopping in three and a half hours which is ok, even better fuel pump exterior still dry.
I think a new gasket is on the shopping list though.

On the way down near Shrewsbury I was passed by a y reg Capri 2.8 with RS wheels. I did wave but the grumpy guy didn't wave back.
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#38232 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:54 PM

question for Barry cade and other X1/9 folk.

The pump looks like this one.http://www.ebay.co.u...R4AAOSwr~lYorjm
Which like mine has a wide spacer between gaskets with a little hole in it.

But the new ones look like this.

Why the spacer with hole basically?

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#38233 ONLINE   andy18s

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:59 PM

I'm guessing it's a heatproof spacer,to stop heat transfer into the pump?
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

I'm guessing it's a heatproof spacer,to stop heat transfer into the pump?

Maybe? But why the hole?
Haynes ( book of useful information / lies) shows an exploded view with the spacer, and just calls it a spacer.

I'm not too worried at the moment as it drove perfectly down the motorway network, including panic inducing traffic jam on the m6 and then m40. A 29year old mid engined Italian is not the car for stop start traffic if you want the idle to remain smooth and water temp to remain below 90 :-)

While I'm here, does anyone have a recommendation for a proper car cover company? A guy I bought seats from the other year has recommended auto pyjama, but there are several grades.
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:09 PM

After replacing one front wheel bearing and buying the other I'm hoping my wheel bearing type noise has been cured by adding 1/2 a litre of oil to the diff.....
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#38236 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

First job interview in 5 years today.... gulp
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#38237 ONLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:41 AM

First job interview in 5 years today.... gulp


Hmm.. I'll be considering one in the New Year ;)

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:58 AM

See you later little van... eb0d58515408435ebb080486cb774439.jpg

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:22 PM

See you later little van... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017041...

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What was up with it, thought you had it as a camper?



#38241 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:59 PM

Think that went well. Waiting game again now
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#38242 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

What was up with it, thought you had it as a camper?

That was the red one, white one was a spares car I think


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

My spot of the day folks!

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

I've got the Cadillac booked in for it's mot tomorrow . I don't hold out much hope.

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

Spacer is to stop heat soak, hole is for the pushrod to go through..

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

Sitting in a Tesco car park waiting for a recovery truck. Think I've caught the sump bumping over a kerb earlier so only myself to blaim.

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Another Multipla did park next to it though
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:23 PM

Spacer is to stop heat soak, hole is for the pushrod to go through..


No, this is a little hole in the side, about 2mm. This isn't in the new replacements.

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#38248 OFFLINE   Barry Cade.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:46 PM

Ah, ok. That's just a vent for the diaphragm, there are loads of variations on these pumps,all work perfectly well.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:02 PM

I've thrown the gauntlet down at DMB graphics to see if they can replicate a set of mid/ late 90s rover plates in a wierd font they often came in, will report back how they do....IMG_0703.PNG
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:39 PM

So I've already broken my promise of not buying another car.
This time i have sold one though, so I'll hopefully have a successful eBay winner collection in about an hour's time.
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