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Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - FoD Saturday 16th June now with added Friday night camping


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#2641 OFFLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:23 PM

After multiple aborted attempts to actually achieve the FoD other than a flying visit whilst collecting the ZR last year, I'm going to be heading over Friday evening all being well and camping in my van so if anyone else is considering staying overnight, let us know.


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#2642 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:21 AM

Was looking at ordering one of these for the Maxi.
However, this has the old pre-DIN mounting with the 2 spindle holes and the central rectangular cutout.


You get your Dremel clone out and cut the plate, any rectangular plastic finishing bezel will need relieving at the rear of the bottom two corners too. Just measure 3 times and cut once. It's tight, but it will fit.

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#2643 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted Yesterday, 11:26 AM

I lent out my BMW M3 Evo convertible and in return have the use of a much more Autoshite 2003 Scenic, I have had no enthusiasm to drive it but after two cars failed at the weekend Mrs6C has used it and quite likes it.

 

So what’s new, the ZX has broken its clutch cable and came home with the AA help. Has any body got a clutch cable for a 1996 ZX TD before I try finding one elsewhere?

 

The 156 has a hot smelly rear brake and is at a local garage for a brake calliper.

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#2644 OFFLINE   Slowsilver

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Posted Yesterday, 01:04 PM

You get your Dremel clone out and cut the plate, any rectangular plastic finishing bezel will need relieving at the rear of the bottom two corners too. Just measure 3 times and cut once. It's tight, but it will fit.

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Maxi Heater_Radio Plate by E Honda, on Flickr

 

Thanks for the info.

Good to know that it is possible to fit a DIN unit into the factory panel.

Don't think I'll risk cutting the existing panel in case I make a hash of it and then need to reinstate it, but if I can find another one I might give it a try.

Don't suppose the one in the picture is going spare. If so I would be interested in exchanging it for some pictures of the queen, which would save me attempting to hack one about.



#2645 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 01:57 PM

Old picture, car long gone.

The arseache is that there are two strips that run top to bottom either side that hold the plate into the dashboard. these strips have holes in them for the two spindle fitting. The majority of the strip has to be cut out so that there is a thin connecting strip left at the outer edge on each side. I might have take some photos of the reverse of the plate, but I've no idea where they are.

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#2646 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted Yesterday, 05:56 PM

My next breakdown yesterday was not in moving but cutting, the grass was a bit long in places for my 8hp Tractor and it stopped the blade turning wearing the belt down until it would not cut at all. I got a belt that works from the local agricultural dealer, but they advise me it is a standard V belt and it should have a reinforced belt, anybody know about these things?

 

The two convertibles I have driven today!

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At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted Yesterday, 06:46 PM

Now for some self indulgence having spent 3 evenings cutting grass, the camping paddock is looking great so I could not resist taking the Saab for a lap of honour and snap a few photos.

 

Remember you are welcome to come and share the field with us 16th June, 14th July and other times by request.

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2003 Renault Scenic Fidji Dci, 1998 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1978 Lancia Gamma Berlina

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted Yesterday, 08:32 PM

Please tell me you did some donuts when mrs6c wasn't looking?
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Posted Yesterday, 08:43 PM

Please tell me you did some donuts when mrs6c wasn't looking?


Could he not do that on the tractor mower?
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#2650 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted Yesterday, 08:46 PM

Could he not do that on the tractor mower?

 

I don't know about doughnuts but it will lift its front wheels in the air if you are sharp with the drive take up!


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2003 Renault Scenic Fidji Dci, 1998 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1978 Lancia Gamma Berlina

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted Yesterday, 09:11 PM

I don't know about doughnuts but it will lift its front wheels in the air if you are sharp with the drive take up!

 

I wonder why the belt was slipping? :-P

 

If you have an LT sized space on Friday night I would like to take you up on your offer :-) We are on our way down to France (albeit via Norfolk) so would be nice to catch up with people and chat chod...


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Posted Yesterday, 09:21 PM

I wonder why the belt was slipping? :-P

 

If you have an LT sized space on Friday night I would like to take you up on your offer :-) We are on our way down to France (albeit via Norfolk) so would be nice to catch up with people and chat chod...

 

It was the cutter belt that slipped and I replaced today. The drive belt is very long and I will replace it because it jumps off from time to time. I can't just order a belt because it is an old machine and they had different engines and transmissions and I can't find any numbers on it.

 

We have an LT sized space, was that for 15/16 June or 13/14 July?


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At home and running:
2003 Renault Scenic Fidji Dci, 1998 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1978 Lancia Gamma Berlina

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted Yesterday, 09:40 PM

We have an LT sized space, was that for 15/16 June or 13/14 July?

 

Thanks, that was the 15-16th June in the LT, and the later date possibly, but with the Stellar.


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#2654 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 10:10 PM

I lent out my BMW M3 Evo convertible and in return have the use of a much more Autoshite 2003 Scenic.


Another car that I never knew you had! E30, E36 or E46?

Also a Scenic is a very bizarre swap for an M3.
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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 Yesterday, 11:04 PM

Please tell me you did some donuts when mrs6c wasn't looking?

He can do a whole pack of doughnuts when I'm not looking, but the sugar scatters everywhere and gives him away! :-)


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#2656 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted Today, 06:24 AM

Another car that I never knew you had! E30, E36 or E46?

Also a Scenic is a very bizarre swap for an M3.

 

It's a 1996 E36, not very Autoshite so I don't talk about it much.

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At home and running:
2003 Renault Scenic Fidji Dci, 1998 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1978 Lancia Gamma Berlina

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


#2657 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted Today, 06:33 AM

It's a 1996 E36, not very Autoshite so I don't talk about it much.

That's a lovely motor. Please do!

Plenty of people talk about their not very autoshite cars, part of the fun of this forum is the good mix we have.
Current Fleet:
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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