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#42391 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Yeah the red doesn't do it for me. That blue one has been on a couple of times though. But that could be eBay idiots fault.
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Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#42392 ONLINE   Richard

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:18 PM

I think this might be for sale, do you want me to knock on the door the next time I'm passing?

 

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#42393 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

Unfortunately I've not learnt or even started to weld yet! ;)
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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
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#42394 ONLINE   cobblers

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

You won't need to, it's MOT exempt!


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#42395 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

Picked up my £160 mondeo today. It goes. It stops. After chucking it through a car wash and giving it a hoover out it also looks semi respectable. All for £160 with 10 months test. The world has gone mad. I recon it being a povo spec 1.8I helped, plus it's not a "premium" badge, and is neither interesting nor scene, and its too old for image conscious buyers. It's in a no mans land. I'm not complaining.
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I reckon I got a bargain on my one for the same reasons (apart from the povvo spec bit). Not as much of a bargain as you though!


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#42396 OFFLINE   cort16

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

I like the blue one. The sprints are 16v but single cam,which I always thought Quite a weird setup.

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 11 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

I like the blue one. The sprints are 16v but single cam,which I always thought Quite a weird setup.

 

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#42398 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:41 PM

Gonna say, Honda like their single cam 16v lumps.
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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
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

I like the blue one. The sprints are 16v but single cam,which I always thought Quite a very clever weird setup.

 

Fixed that for you


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#42400 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

Gonna say, Honda like their single cam 16v lumps.

 

Maybe that's the main thing they took from working with BL. "That Sprint engine is almost brilliant. Let's make it work."


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:04 PM

Started with this.

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After a shampoo and two coats of dye, I now have this.  Photograph taken with flash which is never flattering for this sort of job and it still looks good.

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Product is this stuff.  You can buy direct from the website https://www.fabricspray.co.uk/ or through eBay.  I've used 1 can to do 2 coats on this big half of the carpet and one coat on the inner sill sections and still have two cans left so I expect I'll get three coats on everything.

 

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I'm impressed enough by that to let you know what the product is now.  The more astute will have noticed that orange doesn't exactly go with the colour scheme of the rest of the Princess.  There's a reason for that, which I'll reveal another day.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:14 PM

Anyone else suspect Vulgalor now has the same complexion as Donald Trump?


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:04 AM

Let missus have a drive of the focus, she never driven an slushomactic before, she looking down at gear selector and accerlerating !!!,explained how to use the 'creep' if the box to pull away from parking space and gently press the throttle... nope she floored it... i gained more grey hair.
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END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

spending 2 hrs on my knees, taking door speaker out of the mondeo and putting into the focus.


END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Spent a good afternoon making up plates to repair the boot floor in the Focus...

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:12 PM

How was the scrapyard trip?
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

Missus rang me up saying she was boxed in at work and had to walk to skool could i go up and try and get it out.. 3.5 manouvres the chariot was freeee

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END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

How was the scrapyard trip?


Good. Got the heater position cables for a fiver. Fitted them and it’s working good again. Pain in the arse to remove, Sod’s law the only Focus in the yard with working cables was sat in 3 inch of oily water so crawling under the dash wasn’t a joy. Some chod in the yard which I’ll post in due course.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

Spent a good afternoon making up plates to repair the boot floor in the Focus...

must check my focus for grot


END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

Check in the rear most corners between the inner arches and the floor. Mines rusted all the way down to the rear seat back mounts. The great carpet shit that’s the arch liner holds water against and rots from outside inwards.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

The Prelude of this parish is working again. To recap, the distributor borked itself just as it unexpectedly achieved a ticket from the ministry the other week. This was already the second distributor and had been kindly sent on by DW, but the bearings in its shaft shat themselves.

Luckily a bloke on eBay is breaking two JDM-yo Preludes, and a new-to-me dizzy was procured for the quite pricey sum of £60 (though still cheaper than anything else I could find). Now fitted, timed and running sweetly again.

I wonder what will break next? ABS still needs sorting. The Prelude had a little joke with me - the battery was completely flat, so put it on the charger, which caused the alarm to go off and the doors to lock with the key in the ignition. Cue search for spare key.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:47 PM

Managed to blag a li-ion 12v battery for the 2CV. I've been having to hand-crank the engine if I leave the 2CV parked up for more than a week. Fitted it this evening, and just tied it in with baler twine for a quick test drive. Unfortunately, I forgot about the ignition module for the points-assisted set-up I run. This was attached to the old battery clamp. I wondered what the strange burning noise was, and sure enough, the module (in a weather-proof box thankfully) was nestling on the hot exhaust. I'm an idiot. Still, easily stashed somewhere a little safer for the return drive home. 

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Alternator belt was shrieking, so I hope it doesn't just turn out that it hasn't been charging properly... (something else to look at, as well as giving the ol' girl another grease session).


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:50 PM

The people you meet through gumtree...

I advertised the spare grilles from my Mondeo on gumtree for free. I just had a guy come up from Dundee for just the one of them. He's just left now.
He had his wife and kid in tow, and a dishwasher he'd just bought in the boot too. I swapped his grille over for him in the street, as his had a huge hole in it.

He then also bought the original radio I took out of my Mondeo for £20, despite me telling him it's a bit dodgy when loading CDs. Dedicated nutter. He's back on the road south again now.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:56 PM

I hope you invited him here, he sounds our sort of idiot.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:56 PM

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Got the whole lot laid out on the drive today so I could check it in daylight.  There is some discolouration just because of the condition of the carpet originally, this isn't a problem for me as for the most part those areas are hidden when the carpet is fitted.  I've got the second coat on the last piece now (after the above photograph was taken) and when there's some space at the unit I'll use up the third can putting a third coat on all the pieces in one go, focusing mostly on the areas that are a little discoloured still.  Providing it wears okay and doesn't instantly fade again I reckon we can call this a success.  If this stuff can make a carpet as bad as this one was look something like good again, imagine how good it would make a decent quality carpet look.  Start with a cream or pale grey rug without stains and you could go for a properly lairy colour, compliment it with modern vinyl dyes and you could easily get a garish 70s interior in just about any vehicle.  The  possibilities are quite exciting and the sort of knowledge I really shouldn't have given my preference for the ludicrous.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:01 PM


Start with a cream or pale grey rug without stains and you could go for a properly lairy colour, compliment it with modern vinyl dyes and you could easily get a garish 70s interior in just about any vehicle.


My Mondeo has beige carpets and tan leather...
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:36 PM

My Mondeo has beige carpets and tan leather...


Show off!

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Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:02 PM

Today, for the first time ever, this happened DSC_1562.JPG
I must read the detailing thread to see how wrong I'm doing it.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:15 AM

Today, for the first time ever, this happened DSC_1562.JPG
I must read the detailing thread to see how wrong I'm doing it.


no need,I'm sure someone will be along shortly...
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:04 AM

2 buckets, good start!
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