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#1 OFFLINE   Breadvan72

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:22 PM

Whoops.  Xmas get thereitis takes a toll.  Hilarity enhanced by Alfa 75 breaking down almost exactly opposite on the other side of the motorway.  Much cheery waving ensued.  His rescue truck got there first.

 

As for the HPE - looks bad.  More info after the hols.  

 

Me = fuckwit.  When an old car, or any car, sends you a clear message to stop, you fookin well stop.  I know that.  It is THE LAW. Reader, I fought the Law, and the Law won. 

 

 

 

EDIT:  1000 quid gets you a structurally sound car with a knacked engine but loadsa spares and a working supercharger.    Rebuilt engine on sale in Scotland.  [That turned out to be a scam, it appears]

 

EDIT AGAIN:  Now sold to a bloke.

 

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

hole in block from conrod and piston exiting engine?


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

Sorry to see that, nasty looking oil slick you've trailed there.



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:43 PM

That's not the kind of Christmas Present you want..
I'm sorry to see that.
I hope you manage to find a decent engine ok for the old girl and it doesn't cost to much to repair.

That looks a lovely old car and red really does make a HPE stand out, you've really got to give it to the Italians when it comes to a Stylish car.

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:49 PM

Did the bits come out in one lump or have you treated the motorway to a protective swarf layer?
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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

Oh no!!! LMK if I can help


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:42 PM

It looks a lovely car, hope you can get it fixed without too much expense.


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:47 PM

sorry to hear that.  One problem with motorways is that if you are doing 70+ in the fast lane when a warning light comes on it's probably too late by the time you have got over all those lanes and stopped.


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:54 PM

oil slick oh noooooo

 

hope ya werent too far from home



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:54 PM

Oh dear, hopefully looks worse than it is?

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:37 AM

I fear it may be worse than it looks! 


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:31 AM

Well it looks quite bad.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:48 AM

Yup. That'll be bad then.    I may be compelled to say ARSE.   Other sweary words gratefully received. 


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:51 AM

I felt quite phlegmatic about it all yesterday.  Went to bed, kipped mightily, woke up all happy, remembered what had happened, and felt a bit pissed off. Luckily, I have a ten year old daughter, so I know all the words to that song from Frozen.  


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 08:16 AM

I walked back along the motorway (on the safe side of the barrier) to see if I had left any bits of car on the road, but couldn't see any, although they may have been scattered already by passing traffic.    I didn't see anyone swerving, or taking damage from debris, so hopefully not.    I suspect that some uppy downy round and roundy bits have indeed had a bang at the block.     The car is now parked outside a local garage which I will ask to give me the bad news on Monday. I may then need a hand rope towing it a few miles back to my place if any Ox/Bucks shiters fancy  a few minutes of terror looking at the back of an old Landy and trying to get un powered brakes to work.  My wife won't help with towing as it freaks her oot.

 

I am already hearing via Facebook of people who have blocks, even complete engines (the Volumex version of the two litre twin cam has some differences from the standard unit), so the car may be saveable, but I may look to sell it as a project as I don't have the space, time, skillz etc and would rather spend the money on other heaps.  The problem is that I know from eBay that the supercharger on its own could sell for £1500 or more.  I am reluctant to part oot the car, but will I be able to get someone to pay that amount for the whole thing?  Buy supercharger, get car free. I would rather it be saved than go to some kit car or pre War MG blower fancier. 


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:13 AM

Shit, that does sound a bit serious...bad times.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:38 AM

I suggest you replace it with this http://www.ebay.co.u...8-/221642104750

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:52 AM

Oh God, that's awful. It is such a beautiful car - will it need a new engine?

 

Just re-read above post. Obviously, it will.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

Sorry to see that!

 

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

Sorry this has happened, I always wanted one of them too.

I am already hearing via Facebook of people who have blocks, even complete engines (the Volumex version of the two litre twin cam has some differences from the standard unit), so the car may be saveable, but I may look to sell it as a project as I don't have the space, time, skillz etc and would rather spend the money on other heaps.  The problem is that I know from eBay that the supercharger on its own could sell for £1500 or more.  I am reluctant to part oot the car, but will I be able to get someone to pay that amount for the whole thing?  Buy supercharger, get car free. I would rather it be saved than go to some kit car or pre War MG blower fancier. 

To put some perspective on it, how much would it be worth with an un-borked engine?


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:18 PM

Surely Will Clelland could do something with this too... XUD in the Volumex, supercharger in the Samara, everyone in Malham gets wiped out for Christmas. It'd be a masterpiece.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:19 PM

Cheers beko, we need to wait until Watlington Garage have eyeballed the damage.

 

Skattrd sold me the car early last year for 2K, which was a bargain.  I was planning to sell it next month for 3K - price increase because it has had work done on it since I bought it and now has a lot of spares with it  (eBay antics R Us).   The yarmouth was going to need new brakes and attention to some bleb soon, but nothing too terrible on the bleb front.  A perfect one of these might be 4k to 5K tops.  

 

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Surely Will Clelland could do something with this too... XUD in the Volumex, supercharger in the Samara, everyone in Malham gets wiped out for Christmas. It'd be a masterpiece.


Hmm supercharged and turbocharged XUD fitted to Beta? If both blowers work in an S4 why not something else?

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:37 PM

Skattrd sold me the car early last year for 2K, which was a bargain.  I was planning to sell it next month for 3K - price increase because it has had work done on it since I bought it and now has a lot of spares with it  (eBay antics R Us).   The yarmouth was going to need new brakes and attention to some bleb soon, but nothing too terrible on the bleb front.  A perfect one of these might be 4k to 5K tops.  

Deffo a bargain. 3 grand would give you a budget of 1,500 quids for the repairs, or maybe a tad more than that if you feel guilty about it...

 

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 03:26 PM

Yes, it's a car which should be repaired - just because of what it is


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 03:41 PM

Oh bugger.

 

Do not, under any circumstances, let me buy this off you after a few drinks.  (Although if that fails, do you do divorce work at all?)


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:24 PM

Having suffered a massive engine borkage myself a couple of months ago after ignoring the danger signs, you have my every sympathy. I hope you get it sorted as cheaply as possible.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

I say get a secondhand engine and repair. If its all looking a bit expensive, flog the supercharger and fit a 2.0 NA engine liberating £££££ and keeping the car a going concern.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:54 PM

Bugger ... I don't think this car likes you G.

 

If you do decide to go down Mr B's route of going NA I haven't touched that crusty HPE I got off you last summer.


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