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#3631 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:40 PM

Today's Drive shot, I am feeling pretty pleased as everything you see is legal and works.

 

After a long and torturous time with the Cadillac not working because of a worn gear cable selector bush and then a MOT fail it is now all sorted with a fresh MOT.

 

The Allegro ground to a halt on the drive and would not restart, turns out to have run out of petrol showing 1/4 tank.

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#3632 OFFLINE   ianbmw

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:37 PM



The Allegro ground to a halt on the drive and would not restart, turns out to have run out of petrol showing 1/4 tank.


Adding fuel will increase the overall value surly?


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#3633 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

Adding fuel will increase the overall value surly?


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The old ones are the best!


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:21 PM

Finger looking better six days later. Perhaps I won’t need compensation.

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#3635 OFFLINE   ianbmw

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM

Lucky I didn't chop it off with something from the Mercedes tool kit!

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:25 PM

C3 ROFLCOPTER

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:25 PM

Yea, thanks Ian, you were a great help. I don’t like blood! All the rest of the family are biologists- I went into chemistry.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:27 PM

C3 ROFLCOPTER


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:31 PM

Even better an hour later. Repairing faster than the Alfa anyway :-)

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#3640 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:42 PM

^^^ As long as you don't need to use that digit's fingerprint for accessing your mobile device, you'll be fine...


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:43 AM

^^^ As long as you don't need to use that digit's fingerprint for accessing your mobile device, you'll be fine...



That sort of thing does concern me with print technology.
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Posted 24 March 2019 - 11:53 AM

Turweston Airfield car show today and after the failure to proceed to Mike's burger bar last year its first outing just 16 miles.

I have still got to get home!

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:59 PM

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I say again ROFLCOPTER



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:31 AM

A clue for an upcoming car job?

 

Strange thing it was significantly cheaper to buy it in Holland including shipped than buying it in the UK. Even the time to get it too me was very reasonable, I ordered it Wednesday evening and it is with me Monday morning.

 

Thanks to richardmorris for steering me to the correct one for my car.

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2004 Range Rover TD6

 

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:25 PM

That's not a handbag

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:42 PM

2cv / dyane roof?


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:45 PM

^ you cheated ..you read the bright orange packaging tape as being from 'Burton 2cv parts'  :mrgreen:


 ...its a bloody motor car  ..not a Fabergé egg. !

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

Photobombed by the Toucan... :-)


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:07 PM

rear window innit?


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:23 PM

Photobombed by the Toucan... :-)


Didn’t notice that! Mr sixcyl appears to have dragooned me into fitting it. Sadly I noticed too late that the current roof was missing a couple of studs. Hopefully the rest will be straightforward. It’s copy for my ccc column anyway.
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:32 PM

Didn’t notice that! Mr sixcyl appears to have dragooned me into fitting it. Sadly I noticed too late that the current roof was missing a couple of studs. Hopefully the rest will be straightforward. It’s copy for my ccc column anyway.

I'm sure that Six-Cylinder can make up for any that are missing! ;-)



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:36 PM

I'm sure that Six-Cylinder can make up for any that are missing! ;-)


He says he’s ordered them - I’m annoyed that I didn’t notice before the roof was ordered, would have saved him another delivery charge.
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:46 PM

Ok have been reprimanded by Mrs6C for making the "spot what I am working on" too easy and even leaving the "parts for 2CV" on the packing tape I never spotted.  

 

Thanks Richard your experience is valuable when doing this job.


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2004 Range Rover TD6

 

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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 

 

 


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:56 PM

pics of the bruises :lol:


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

Ok have been reprimanded by Mrs6C for making the "spot what I am working on" too easy and even leaving the "parts for 2CV" on the packing tape I never spotted.  
 
Thanks Richard your experience is valuable when doing this job.



I’m no expert but I think this will be my fifth roof I’ve helped fit. It’s been a while since the last one though. But I don’t suppose they’ve changed.
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:09 PM

2cv / dyane roof?

dyane roof doesn’t have the window - that’s part of the tailgate. Says he with adenoids.
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:28 PM

dyane roof doesn’t have the window - that’s part of the tailgate. Says he with adenoids.

 

I keep thinking about changing my 2CV for a Dyane, would that make it easier if I can get a Dyane this week needing a new hood!


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:03 PM

I keep thinking about changing my 2CV for a Dyane, would that make it easier if I can get a Dyane this week needing a new hood!


Dyanes are better value at the moment, but suffer from at least as much rust - much of it hidden as they have more double skinned panels. The bulkhead under the windscreen is a particular rust hole.

Oh and I’ve no idea on replaceing a Dyane roof- the last time I was in one I was seven!
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:24 PM

I'm digging my Dyane out on Wednesday for some welding and hoping to have it back on the road for may, it will be half nice paint half shite but I just want to get it back on the road,

Maybe it'll get a chance to pop to the next FOD visit.
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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:45 AM

I'm digging my Dyane out on Wednesday for some welding and hoping to have it back on the road for may, it will be half nice paint half shite but I just want to get it back on the road,

Maybe it'll get a chance to pop to the next FOD visit.

 

I would like to try a Dyane as I am told there is just a fraction more room in them.


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2004 Range Rover TD6

 

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