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#40891 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

Finally get garage clear enough to get 320 SLK on ramp for ATF/filter change,

Missing jacking pad... WTAF.

 

(Edit: Four Febi jacking points, £19. I can wait until they arrive, the others are pretty chewed up too).

I'm afraid to investigate further in case there's no sill behind the plastic trims - it's already got proper 1970s giffer wob in the roof panel and rust everywhere.

It's eye-opening seeing what utter dreck a cheap SLK can be; current frame of mind doesn't help; going to run this blasted thing into the ground and get my money's worth out of it.

Think it needs a thread at some point!

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#40892 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:51 AM

Making a French van more Britanique and more voiture.
Headlight treatment (toothpaste and bicarb) didn't seem to help the cheap RHD headlights I found sadly.

 

 

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#40893 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:32 PM

Smart now gone. Sad but at the same time it means it's far easier to get out and use the MGB. Also the extra cash is handy given I've bought 2 cars last month.
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1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
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#40894 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

Applejack Marina sold, full amount left in cash before we deliver on Wednesday. Nice result, covers the amount of the very bill over the insurance limit.
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Filtered through the Heather!


#40895 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

Ooooh tricky one , you gonna let him have a look for old times sake or not risk him making you a tempting offer ?


I explained I had done so much work on the car that it would not be sold until after it was completely finished.
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#40896 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

Applejack Marina sold, full amount left in cash before we deliver on Wednesday. Nice result, covers the amount of the very bill over the insurance limit.

 

Was that yours that was on ebay? I looked wistfully at it myself.


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#40897 OFFLINE   meowdchina

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

A box of bits an pieces all neatly bagged............

 

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A cylinder head.................

 

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This is where they came from.............

 

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$500 changes hands and vehicle is loaded up

 

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1992 Toyota pickup. There is a massive market for these little creatures out here. I'll get it fixed up and should clear $2500.

 

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Not quite the end of the Earth but
you can just about see it from here.

#40898 OFFLINE   Rod/b

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:33 PM

Looks like the one Marty McFly got at the end of BTTF
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#40899 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

I fitted a new drivers side front wing to the SD1 in the spring - I had been putting off cleaning all the welds up and finishing off. Today I bit the bullet -DSC_0706.JPG
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#40900 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:40 PM

Was that yours that was on ebay? I looked wistfully at it myself.


It was, I'm sure I'll be a bit sad dropping it off on Wednesday but truth be told I'd never have got it finished.

Filtered through the Heather!


#40901 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

36151210280_6a22f2f622_c.jpgVW Polo CL 1989 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

 

Got some new wheels on the Polo today, much better.


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#40902 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:03 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/3615...VW Polo CL 1989 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

 

Got some new wheels on the Polo today, much better.

 

Liking them, they remind of the the G40



#40903 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

Over 450 miles covered in the 2CV since Thursday. Starting to feel a bit knackered now. 2CV still fine.

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#40904 OFFLINE   DeeJay

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

especially as Aldi sell it in about 27* different colours

 

 

*may be an exageration but not by much!

 

To colour match Mondeo bumpers.


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#40905 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:57 PM

Went to start fozzy up.. thought how im gonna get on driving a smaller car... look how tiny the focus is against the monturdo...not

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Long live fozzie the Focus  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:   


#40906 OFFLINE   Rod/b

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

WTAF is going on with the Mongdeo
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#40907 OFFLINE   Essex V6

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

Looks like the one Marty McFly got at the end of BTTF


That was my first thought too!

#40908 ONLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:46 AM

New wheels for me too. Remarkably similar to the old ones but silverer and less corroded.
 
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Now you need to get a set of those wheels for reb's car!
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#40909 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:09 AM

VW Taros keep popping into my head for some reason.

When was the last time you saw one. If you've ever seen one?


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#40910 OFFLINE   reb

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:22 AM

Piss.

Fixed utilising the wonderfully compact yet comprehensive factory tool kit.83d9e8212c11cc89e1afe746b9a54212.jpg

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#40911 ONLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:25 AM

How about I get us back on track with some HAWT TREEFIND ACKSHUN!

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The bonnet looks like those "Neverbeen" stickers young people stick on there limited* edition Corsa's  :mrgreen:



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:32 AM

The bonnet looks like those "Neverbeen" stickers young people stick on there limited* edition Corsa's :mrgreen:

Speaking as an young people, what's a corsa?

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#40913 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:36 AM

VW Taros keep popping into my head for some reason.

When was the last time you saw one. If you've ever seen one?

 

 

 

I reckon 7-10 years ago, there was a blue one here in Aberdeen. I've looked for a the photo but I can't find it.

 

If you must have a rare VW pickup, would you consider the Saviero?

 

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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


#40914 OFFLINE   MikeR

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:42 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...9241&rmvSB=true

 

scope for hope here ?


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if you loose your cat , a very useful search term is not "lost pussy"


#40915 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...9241&rmvSB=true

 

scope for hope here ?

 

4 pages of Q & A, at least the seller is playing along!

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:22 PM

Just pulled out of my gateway onto the road this morning in the P4 and the bastard stopped dead. My passenger helped me get a hernia pushing the lardy lump onto the verge and we made the journey to catch his flight in another vehicle. This is all it was.
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I always soldier all my electricals as I hate those blue plastic crimp on terminals, but I've read that soldered joints can fracture and now one has. Mind you, I've been making joints like this since I were a boy and this is the first to go. What do you young 'uns say?

#40917 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

Strip the wire and wrap it round under the nut always works for me.

Or jam it in one of the other connectors, simples.

Who needs crimps or solder?

I'm 71, the wire in question looks about the same age.


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#40918 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:49 PM

Met two lovely people who have recently had their low mileage '75 Princess resprayed and needed a few parts for it.  Luckily, they're local and all the bits they needed I didn't.  They also brought their ancient german shepherd who was the softest dog and I wanted to steal her.

 

It's a very early car and, like others that have appeared, also in orangey-red (Flamenco) with a blue (vinyl) interior.  Should be lovely when it's finished.

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#40919 ONLINE   artdjones

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:10 PM

^^
My brother had an early 1800 in that colour.The oil light came on and the engine rattled a bit but he drove around for five months like that until we put a replacement in.No power steering meant herculean effort to park but in fast bends it felt really secure.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:49 PM

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Both my vans did 250 miles in convoy with no problems, the T25 was being driven my our lasses mate who usually drives brand new motors, he seemed pleased enough with it but the £35 of juice I put in only just managed to get us there, so that's probably about 17mpg on a steady 50-60mph run. The much bigger/heavier Talbot did about 26mpg.

 

Conclusions:

Four people and two whippets cannot sit around and play cards in the back of the Talbot in any comfort, despite it claiming to be 4 berth. There's no space and the dogs won't listen to the rules.

The T25 is even worse on fuel than I recall.

I can just fit diagonally laid across the floor in the T25, but I can't actually sleep cos the floor is a lot more lumpy than I recall, even after 7 pints.

Our lass was happy enough to sleep on top of the engine behind the back seats, with just two double quilts and two dogs for company.

I'm sticking to my guns and not going away with anyone else unless they've got their own bloody van or a tent or somert, it was a fuckin nightmare really.


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