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#1801 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:55 PM

Ha! Sorry! I'll polish the other side next time
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#1802 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

Even now the beading is still there where you have been!

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#1803 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

Getting ready for the Citroen Chevrons Rally at the weekend, 6 on the drive 3 more to gather in.

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

I was manager of a Motor Parts shop when I bought it 35 years ago as a project.


I love that picture, was it originally old English white?
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#1805 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:17 PM

Even now the beading is still there where you have been!


Its quite annoying as I wasn't expecting that, just did it to see what would happen. Then spent all of the next day on the lesser zx...

Next year! Get it's current paint job blown over with clear and I'll shine it up
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#1806 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:44 PM

I love that picture, was it originally old English white?


It was white with red leather and I had it painted in 1986 red and trimmed it in tan.

1966 - 1986 white

1986 - 2017 red

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

I am not sure if I ever told the result of the Stag story.

Back in February my brother offered me his Stag that had been off the road for 10 years. (Page 43 post 1280) I bought it with my friend Derek and today we went to see what we had bought. We have got the front wheels to turn after taking the brake pad pins out. The rear wheels are jammed and we don’t know how to release them as we can’t get at the adjusters, we have tried a club hammer.

The engine turned with the plugs out using grips on the front pulley but locked at one point. You could back it off and it would also stick backwards. We removed the rocker covers but could not see anything wrong, then turning the crank with the grippes it just kept turning and all seemed well. My theory is there was a value stuck and it freed so the engine turned fine. We then used the starter and it spins over freely pumping up oil pressure. There may be a noise from the starter but it seems to work fine.

Next stage is to drain the stale fuel and get the SU fuel pump working.

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:57 PM

The Stag and BX GTi sit side by side waiting to see which is first out of the starting block, but today the BX jumped ahead after the new metal heater pipe was fitted that Ruffgezzer got me and all seems well. I gave it a short test drive on a private unmade road and I feel confident enough to book it an MOT near home, 30 miles away and drive it there.

I even gave it a wash, so now I just need to sort out the logistics of getting it to the MOT station.

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:15 PM

Sometimes it is just not fair, I have gathered together 10 Citroens to take to the Chevron Rally!

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:51 PM

^ Bloody weather. :mad:


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

Bet the zx is beading well though! And 1/4 of the lna bonnet and its glass
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

That BX is lovely.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:57 PM

We made it today, 10 Citroens in a row at the Chevron Rally

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:17 AM

Fantastic :) well done

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:47 AM

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:51 AM

Your neighbors probably think you've moved out!
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:23 PM

Sad Day!

 

I have said Good Bye to my Rover 114 SLi and left it all alone in a storage yard.

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

My brain just can't compute the one-car driveway photo.

 

Just catching up a bit here. Those Bond pics are incredible!


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:40 PM

My brain just can't compute the one-car driveway photo.

 

Just catching up a bit here. Those Bond pics are incredible!

 

The Sovereign was the outcast than nobody wanted at a Citroen show, but at the end of the day a couple of guys who helped me get Citroens home wanted a ride in it, so it did make it to the show ground.


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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:06 AM

- many shite point for not enough cxness :whacky055:


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:14 AM

There are worse things to be letting go of than a glorified Metro!


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

The S1 Sovereign is progressing slowly, the latest hiccup being no n-s mainbeam and no o-s head light working.  I ending up calling the auto electrician and the short looms that serve each of the headlights and side light/indicator units are in a right state with broken wires and duff earth. I am now having made replacement looms before we try again.

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 05:03 PM

My Lancia Gamma now has new rear shock absorbers. They are waiting for front brake pads to be delivered and a new fuel pump.

 

I dropped off my Mercedes 200TE for MOT today as I plan to use it this winter.

 

I collected my Vitesse with a fresh MOT today.

They also sorted the poor running that turned out to be large flakes of silver paint in the fuel line between the Mech pump and carbs. It runs very nicely now.

The other problem I had was a power on, power off twitch in the handling. They found this as well, it turned out to be a spilt in a rear outrigger where the radius arm attaches, not rusty just badly made.

It is filthy and I am taking it the Bicester Scramble on Sunday – Where is Beko when you need him!

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At home and running:
1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

you said you werent gonna buy a range rover :P


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

you said you werent gonna buy a range rover :P

 

That's a sport and not mine.


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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:01 PM

That's a sport and not mine.

riiiiiight



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:01 PM

I have been working on the Stag today, both rear brakes were locked solid and after a lot of taping and prizing we were getting nowhere so after advice I got a larger hammer. The good news was I got the drums free from the shoes, the bad news is I broke one of the drums. The linings had bonded themselves to the drum with 10 years of standing still. The car now roles and the plan is to get the car home to rebuild the brakes.

 

We also started the “getting it started program” because it will be so hard to push it into position to load it onto a trailer. Stage 1 was to remove the fuel tank and drain it of old fuel which we have done and I pleased to report the boot floor is rust free.  

 

We pushed the car outside for the first time in 10 years and I am sure I saw it blink!

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

In coming!

 

So hands up all those who guessed it was me and I know Angus Toledo did.

 

I have had to wait 16 days for this to be ready for handover to me and keeping zipped has been hard.

 

There were some complaints that I jumped in too fast and did not give anybody else a chance, for the record it was 8 hours and 14 mins before I pressed the buy it button and you had all night to beat me to it!

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

It runs really well and just an exhaust blow to attend too.

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1984 MG Metro MK1, 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2, 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible

 

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), Cadillac Gear selector bush worn causing the inhibitor switch to stick.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

I got it right! Bonny looking little thing! 


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