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#1 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:25 PM

Well -finally collected the Millecento:-
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Seems to be a solid little beast -cant see any welding needed anywhere. 'Buggalugs' has been at the brakes -somewhat unsuccessfully -but he claims its a runner (or was -a year ago)-and I cant see why it shouldnt be -once the distributor is sorted!
It feels like incompetent spannering -rather than any real probs -that has kept this off road 20+ years. In store for a week or two -whilst I sort those at home.
Got my little 850 saloon back too:-
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Engine is apparently seized solid -so I'm enquiring of previous owners to see if its poor storage or a mechanical mishap.
Brimmed with diesel -I'll try gently in a few weeks.
Perhaps more importantly -the body is near mint! The two tiny holes mentioned are indeed tiny -and non structural- I think it would go straight through.
Brakes 'seem' to work, steering feels fine- and although the odometer has read 24750 for at least 4 MOT's -it doesnt feel as if its done much more. Chuffed would be an understatement!

Then I MOT'd my Renault 17:-
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Went straight thru -then the starter motor failed and the bonnet cable broke!
4 hrs on Sunday got the bonnet open -and the motor off (hell of a jobbie); now all I have to do is work out why!
Oh -then tax it -1st Dec I guess.
Oh yes -the Alfa:-
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Parked up in the corner for a couple of weeks -its been there over 18 months.
BUT -it started 2nd turn, drove out on fully pumped tyres, cleaned up and ticked over Ok -and superficially seems no worse the wear for its sojourn. I need to get under it though -when I might reconsider my options!

Then this morning the Mrs returned with no clutch on the Croma.
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Why do these nasty jobs always queue up as the weather turns?
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#2 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

Awesome NB!What's that parked outside your front window - Simca 1301?EDIT: Doh! It must be your Datsun. Loving the fact that you've got all those motors outside yer actual house, I had you down for having a smallholding...

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:35 PM

That 850 looks a real sweety, I have fond memories of those (well the seat versions) trundling about where i grew up in Spain.Love the 17, and on three stud Cosmics too, they must be uber-rare!!

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:41 PM

Brilliant stuff as ever MrB! that lovely 17 must attract much attention out on the road 8)
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#5 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:01 PM

that 850's a total honey!

#6 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

RW -my house looks like a 70's NCP!Yep its the lhd Dattie 411. As all 3 are road legal now -I might 'stage' a pic -if I can get them together!The 850 is a honey- and will be on the road for the Spring. Even if the engine's scrap -I've a spare 903 FIRE sitting in a defunct 127 that should fit Ok -sump changes etc. Oooh -I love it!
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

the 17 is uber sweet

#8 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:47 PM

-I've a spare 903 FIRE sitting in a defunct 127 that should fit Ok -sump changes etc. Oooh -I love it!

To be pedantic, wasn't the FIRE engine the later 999cc or 750cc, and the old 903cc (127/panda/Uno) the pushrod one developed from the 600/850?I'll get my coat

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:58 PM

The 903 is the better engine IMHO. Had 3 Pandas and the 903 'Dance' edition was the best.

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#10 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:59 PM

God, how I would love to pester you for that 411... if you ever sell it etc.!That Millecento is gorgeous!

#11 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:25 AM

Bear it in mind Michiel
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#12 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:21 AM

:DMust get my arse in gear and find out about that Florian SS90 posted... had a tip but that didn't deliver so I'll have to go there and stick a note on it.

#13 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:39 AM

V Interested...
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#14 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:42 AM

As soon as I find anything out, you'll read about it on this forum!




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