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Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - Date set Field of Dreams Open Day 28/29 April


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#2461 OFFLINE   Slowsilver

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:36 PM

 

Six Cylinder removed the alternator in the end. The silvers had spent a good 20 minutes wiggling it trying to get it to move, Chris came up and just lifted it out!

 

Unfair. It was only nineteen minutes.

And that included removal of the complete offside engine mounting to extract the bottom fixing bolt.

We loosened it for him so he could take the credit for its removal!

 

Another enjoyable day of tinkerage despite the intermittent wetness.

If anyone needs a professional* stuck brake drum removal person I now have my diploma in large hammer manipulation and brute force techniques.

 


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:42 PM

Itll be ready for the road next year

When the weather improves I must take a proper look at it and see what needs to be done. The lacework doors aren't a problem, as I have a shed full (literally). The rest of it is probably no worse than other Heralds I have returned to the road...

 

Thank you for moving all of the wood & pallets to let the Herald get out and about! :-)



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:44 PM

If anyone needs a professional* stuck brake drum removal person I now have my diploma in large hammer manipulation and brute force techniques.

They are very useful skills to have! :-)



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:14 AM

Belko yer such a wufta :lol:

 

In hotel here absolutely monsooned thunderstorm

 

But it cleared enough to ride to gig by which time......

 

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Hate when that happens

 

Have to to ride to hook of Holland now

 

Hope this doesn't get any worse

 

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#2465 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:24 PM

Ferry wanker

 

Upside is all the tea fruit and biscuits I can eat and NZ car mags ( thanks stu)

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#2466 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:11 PM

I have been in Wales this weekend at the In-Laws and they have a ford to cross to get a car to their house. I have photographed cars in the ford when it is 'flat calm' and last year I showed off my Volvo XC70 in there, splashing around. Today the river was running so fast and deep that I did not dare take my 2 1/2 ton Range Rover into it, for fear of being washed downstream!

 

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#2467 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:06 PM

drowm the electrics more like :P



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:49 AM

Having lost some friends who were washed off the road - and others' experiences I know a few things about water across the road.
1. If the water is ponded up and you get stuck you just look a bit stupid
2. If the water is flowing across the road be very cautious, it doesn't take much to float you away
3. If you do get stuck in water you can have the electrics fail and lock the doors and windows, not good in rising water. If in doubt drop a window so you can crawl out
4. Don't be brave, turn around and find another route, it's not worth losing a car, or life
5. Buy a BX (other proper citroens will do), set the suspension on high and enjoy everyone watch the performance

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:03 PM

Having lost some friends who were washed off the road - and others' experiences I know a few things about water across the road.
1. If the water is ponded up and you get stuck you just look a bit stupid
2. If the water is flowing across the road be very cautious, it doesn't take much to float you away
3. If you do get stuck in water you can have the electrics fail and lock the doors and windows, not good in rising water. If in doubt drop a window so you can crawl out
4. Don't be brave, turn around and find another route, it's not worth losing a car, or life
5. Buy a BX (other proper citroens will do), set the suspension on high and enjoy everyone watch the performance

 

Fortunately I do have a fair amount of experience of Off Road driving and fording rivers with the Bucks and Oxon Response Group.

https://borg4x4.tidyblog.co.uk/

 

I have a BX! 

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#2470 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:46 AM

Fortunately I do have a fair amount of experience of Off Road driving and fording rivers with the Bucks and Oxon Response Group.
https://borg4x4.tidyblog.co.uk/

I have a BX!

Getting a P38 wet requires a certain amount of bravery!!

Enjoyed the FOD pics. If the planets align and Im your side of the water I might get to one!

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:14 AM

Getting a P38 wet requires a certain amount of bravery!!

Enjoyed the FOD pics. If the planets align and Im your side of the water I might get to one!

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The L322 I have had for the last 8 years has been far worse electrically than the P38 I had before it. I have never taken the L322 wading. The list of faults with both of these would fill a page, but the two Range Rovers before were both classics and were just fine.

 

FOD 14/15 July sounds like it will be a good one and I will set another couple of dates. If you know when you are this side of the water PM me and I will see if it fits in with my diary and give a call to arms!


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:04 AM

The L322 I have had for the last 8 years has been far worse electrically than the P38 I had before it. I have never taken the L322 wading. The list of faults with both of these would fill a page, but the two Range Rovers before were both classics and were just fine.
 
FOD 14/15 July sounds like it will be a good one and I will set another couple of dates. If you know when you are this side of the water PM me and I will see if it fits in with my diary and give a call to arms!


And when ( or if) you get an L405 it'll be even worse, I think these could be the car that finally stops serial RR buyers just accepting the unreliability, not least because there are now some alternatives.
One client has vowed never to buy another JLR product after having more than 20 Range Rovers, he's now got a Bentayga and whatever you think of the challenging looks- doesn't breakdown. With Roll Royce, Lamborghini and even Ferrari coming into the market , Solihuls complacency just looks crazy .
And at the other end of the market I recently bought an ML and one of my brothers a Touraeg even though in both cases we wanted and had the budget for a nice* L322 and as a family brought up with Land Rovers- that hurts.
I'm sure both will cope with the extreme off-roading they're likely to see, just a couple of weeks ago part of Waitrose's car park wasn't cleared.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:39 PM

My Diary is already starting to fill up for the summer so I though I would strike out some weekends for Field of Dreams open days

 

How about 28/29 April or 5/6/7 May?

 

Then my next free weekend is 16/17 June so how about another one then.

 

Already booked is the 14/15 July for the Festival of the unexceptional. 


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:26 PM

I have this 1988 Range Rover 3.5 EFi to dispose of.

 

It was taken off the road by a friend because the body needed loads of welding. I have had it 5 years taken the engine and gearbox from it for my other Range Rover Classic and another friend has taken a fair number of smaller parts.

 

Do you need anything from it?

 

Does anybody want it whole?

 

Do you just want some fun stripping it?

 

Low insulting offers are fine as you will have to come and take any bits off yourself.

 

I need to make space as my dead CX is coming to take its place for repair.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

Good-bye 75

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 05:26 PM

He didn't care about the lack of wheels then! Bye 75!
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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

cant make any of those

 

*cries into tea



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:32 AM

I have said my goodbyes to the Rover 216i Convertible, I liked it more than I thought, but then I liked the 220 SLi I had before so it should be no surprise.

 

My Vitesse has now come out of storage and the two got to meet

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

One gone and a visitor.

 

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:28 PM

A bit of parts recovery, the steering rack from Gogentleys Visa to get a fellow Visa owner's Visa GT Tonic back on the road.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:14 PM

Cracking day for the FoD! Shame I'm not there
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:20 AM

Free either of those dates at the moment. I’ve also got some Classic and Sportscars and some Railway tat for you Chris!
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:04 AM

Free either of those dates at the moment. I’ve also got some Classic and Sportscars and some Railway tat for you Chris!

 

Date now set for 28/29 April 2018 

 

Usual format, drink tea, work on your car, work on my stuff and I would like to move things around to get the Alfa Giulietta to the front so it can be worked on.

 

My Fix List

Brakes for Spitfire MK3

Make Alfa start, has no spark.

Lift cylinder head from block on spare Visa engine

Remove suspension from yellow Visa 

 

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:34 AM

I am also thinking about a test laying of the temporary road I have in case we need it for the Festival of the Unexceptional.

 

This will involve getting the JCB working! 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:29 PM

Cool, count me in. Not sure if both days yet but definitely one of them. I have a hoover for Beko if he’s coming along.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

I don't think I am I'm afraid. Will be only weekend after about 6 that I'll be at home and not doing anything... Should probably stay home and do chores, the grass is up to my knees...

Don't rule anything out though, might try and pop over one of the days with eva, but I can't promise yet
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:59 PM

Barring war, pestilence, disease or the slightest hint of wetness, the Silvers will be in attendance as always (that bloody Maxi again).

Hopefully both days.

Maybe time for some electrickery on the Alfa.

Or quite fancy dismantling the Range Rover.

Should really be attacking Bob the Renault, but more fun tinkering with someone else's stuff, especially with company, tea and biscuits!



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:12 PM

I quite fancy dismantling that Range Rover as well, I am very good at taking things apart.

Just not quite as good at putting them back together!

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:16 PM

Ah-ha!

Someone else with a rachet that only works on undo!

 


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