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#1381 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:30 PM

She's gonna' love it when a bunch of local Shiters turn up on the 3rd of March with an engine crane and tools and remove/strip down an engine at the side of the road...


Does that mean the ol' Green Doloshite will be coming down to Shitefest? :)

As for annoying neighbors, I found whipping out my phone and start recording them shuts them up very quick or stops being hassled in the future.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:37 PM

Does that mean the ol' Green Doloshite will be coming down to Shitefest? :)

 

Only if,

 

A: I get the new engine transported, reconditioned and fitted before the event, and

B: I can be arsed driving it so far. The Doloshite is too loud and unpleasant at 60mph+ for hours on end. Avoiding motorways Google reckons it's a 12 hour trip each way if you avoid the motorways, £175 in petrol at 35mpg... The alternative is taking the Acclaim down the motorway at 7 hours each way and £100 in petrol at 40mpg...


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#1383 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

Only if,
 
A: I get the new engine transported, reconditioned and fitted before the event, and
B: I can be arsed driving it so far. The Doloshite is too loud and unpleasant at 60mph+ for hours on end. Avoiding motorways Google reckons it's a 12 hour trip each way if you avoid the motorways, £175 in petrol at 35mpg... The alternative is taking the Acclaim down the motorway at 7 hours each way and £100 in petrol at 40mpg...


All I see is excuses!
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:03 PM

How much of that is only true because of its utterly horlixed engine though?

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

All I see is excuses!


Better get your MGB there then;)
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#1386 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:40 PM

Better get your MGB there then;)


That is the intention!
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:55 PM

That is the intention!


Excellent stuff!
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:07 PM

Excellent stuff!


That's presuming that we've moved house by then (bloody hope so) and it hasn't fall through (bloody hope it doesn't)! Also presuming I haven't fallen in love with the 1100 so much that I'm driving it around everywhere instead.

Or if both cars are usable at that point, maybe mr_70s could fly down from Glasgow to Bristol and then experience driving a proper[ly shit] sports car?

Despite moving to south of Bristol, it will still actually be a nearly 2 hr journey if I keep off the motorways though.

Is it the Morris Oxford for you??
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

Actually will be by far the cheapest way from up in Coldland down to Warmland. Under 50quid return if the cheapest times are chosen.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

That's presuming that we've moved house by then (bloody hope so)! Also presuming I haven't fallen in love with the 1100 so much that I'm driving it around everywhere instead.

Or if both cars are usable at that point, maybe mr_70s could fly down from Glasgow to Bristol and then experience driving a proper* sports car?

Despite moving to south of Bristol, it will still actually be a nearly 2 hr journey if I keep off the motorways though.

Is it the Morris Oxford for you??


That depends on a number of things, mainly financial, and time. Luckily not moving house..
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:00 AM

All I see is excuses!

Pretty much. I shall not hide the fact that I'd rather use a car with an overdrive gear! I don't really mind driving it long distances but it's too low geared to be economical or sound happy on motorways where even lorries will outpace you!

 

How much of that is only true because of its utterly horlixed engine though?

 

60mph on the motorway is still 3,800rpm in top even with a healthy engine, the car is more suited to twisty B roads and darting about town. Besides, driving it for over an hour or two gives me a sore back. :P

 

My old 1850HL would've been a far better choice for the trip if it were still on the go, 60mph is still 3,300rpm in top but I used to get 38-40mpg on long runs as it had the torque to make holding a constant speed effortless. The driver's seat was also much less collapsed...

 

Flying would be far easier, faster and cheaper but ultimately I reckon I'd feel like a bit of a ponce for not driving there in something at least 30 years old...


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:09 AM

Now I feel bad for thrapping Reliants up and down the motorway at 65-70,which I think was around 4800rpm...
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:32 AM

The long haul in the Dolly would be heroic - going for it in the Acclaim - insane and optimistic - flying down and rolling up in Sic's BGT - helpful, courteous and giving the hard working chod a rest.....

Obviously MPG can be vastly improved by doing a fair chunk of the journey on the back of the old big yellow bus :-D



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

could always come dowd for a £1

 

https://www.driiveme...rch-rental.html


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:18 PM

could always come dowd for a £1

 

https://www.driiveme...rch-rental.html

 

what a great site, has anyone on here used them?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:40 PM

 Besides, driving it for over an hour or two gives me a sore back. :P

 

My old 1850HL would've been a far better choice for the trip if it were still on the go, 60mph is still 3,300rpm in top but I used to get 38-40mpg on long runs as it had the torque to make holding a constant speed effortless. The driver's seat was also much less collapsed...

Replacement seat diaphragms are pretty cheap.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:45 PM

I seem to remember Dave Numbers using tie-down-straps as a makeshift repair on a seat base to replace broken webbing. Maybe he used cheapie ratchet-type straps.

Amazon do these pull-through-&-lock type, £2.10p for the pair.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:29 PM

Pirelli seat webbing was the other widely used material. Still available.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

Now I feel bad for thrapping Reliants up and down the motorway at 65-70,which I think was around 4800rpm...

The last time the Doloshite's engine touched 4,000rpm it dismantled itself in protest. A decent engine may change my opinions in fairness...

 

With regards the seat, the base isn't all that bad aside from being a bit flatter than it probably should be. The issue is the back rest, there is a steel bar which runs up to support the headrest which digs into my back, presumably the padding has disintegrated over time. Probably a simple enough fix I've just never been arsed as I very rarely drive the car for more than an hour or two at a time...


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:50 AM

Beaded seat covers.


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