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#1471 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:15 PM

How is the torsion bar rear end that low?

Flipped over completely? I knew there were some idiots on the 306 forums but that's amazing. Shame it's a sedan that met that fate.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:23 AM

I sold the c15 on Saturday.

 

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It was a great little van and will be missed but it's away up to the north of Scotland to be used as a makeshift camper, thankfully the new owner is a little bit shorter than me so might actually stand a chance of fitting inside it.

 

I decided that I can't really be arsed swapping the 306 td engine into my 305 at the moment, it needs too much work as it is and I'd be best focusing my efforts in sorting out everything else before thinking about engine swaps. I'm going to try selling the 306, it would seem that an almost undrivable stupidly low 306 is quite popular with the youth of today but if it doesn't sell I would be as well removing the engine and storing it away for a rainy day.

 

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I've been trying to have a bit of a fleet clear out lately, I sold the Rover, renault 18, Carlton and c15 but having a bit of extra cash burning a hole in my pocket meant that when I saw this, I knew what had to be done.

 

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It's a bit ropey but with mot until April next year it'll do the job for any shite shifting requirements. I'm not sure how much it will help to thin the fleet out but the truck will almost pay for itself going by the costs I've had to pay to transport cars over the years.

I've went halfs on the truck with Nisfan at £600 each and I think Derskine might chip in too which will bring the cost down further.


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#1473 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:14 AM

Dial a Foad  wrecker service. :mrgreen:



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:36 AM

When I first saw that picture, I thought to myself "WTF has he bought a knackered, modern Astra for ?".

 

Well bought, it looks a million times more tidy than the average ebay example of those.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:24 PM

When I first saw that picture, I thought to myself "WTF has he bought a knackered, modern Astra for ?".

 

Well bought, it looks a million times more tidy than the average ebay example of those.

 

I thought exactly the same!


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:32 PM

Fortunately it doesn't come with the knackered Astra on the back of it.

 

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It's not as tidy up close, mot history is interesting...

It's had a shitload of welding over the cab and chassis over the last few years and the front wheel arches/wings resemble some of the *quality welding on my old Tata Loadbeta. 

With the availability of replacement panels I'm sure I'll be able to weld new ones in and tidy it up a bit.

Should I go for RAC orange or AA yellow to go for that legitimate recovery look?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

What you really need, is to turn this into a faithful* replica of the Ecurie Ecosse transporter !

 

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ECURIE EC***E signwriting is optional, and bound to be a hit* in classic shows.


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#1478 ONLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

You can get every panel for those. They don't fit very well though. I spent a lengthy period, lots of gas and a reel of wire welding my pal's one up over the winter.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

What you really need, is to turn this into a faithful* replica of the Ecurie Ecosse transporter !
http://aws-cf.caradisiac.com/prod/mesima...

For that authentic earbleeding roots blower howl it needs a Detroit or a Foden 2 stroke transplant. For a less authentic earbleeding noise just have one of these and get your passenger to wind it up in synchrony with the engine revs.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:28 PM

We got the beast home. It's slow as fuck!

 

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All of the flashy lights work. It's GR8!


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

Check the throttle flap is wide open on full throttle and the arm on the pump also hits its stop with the pedal to the floor .
That's the usual problem with really slow banana 2.5 di engines
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#1482 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:22 PM

Now I see why they're called "banana engines"! It was one waiting to go in the Stupid Question thread.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:24 PM

Now I see why they're called "banana engines"! It was one waiting to go in the Stupid Question thread.

 

I always wondered that too...



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:24 PM

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PS; "Double the batteries, double the pussy."


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#1485 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

Ach, it's been a good few years since I drove a banana-engined transit.

I love the noise they make!


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:15 PM

for the authentic autoshite recovery look shirley it needs to be blue and white like the rac circa 1984

 

check out the "auxiliary" 12v power take off!


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:11 PM

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:54 AM

Got any scrap misser?
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:00 AM

Is that hunny got pas as my mates old one did not.. so i had arms of steel.

Driver of the ford MONTURDO !!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:   


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:25 AM

Is that hunny got pas as my mates old one did not.. so i had arms of steel.

 

It does, steering is nice and light.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

I hearted my banana transits. Ace to drive, much fun.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:55 PM

Have you turned the pump up and blanked the EGR yet? Bananas could probably do with declagging inside

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

One of these is the ultimate shitters weapon as it means no matter how horrible and unroadworthy your potential purchase is you can still go and get it home.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

One of these is the ultimate shitters weapon as it means no matter how horrible and unroadworthy your potential purchase is you can still go and get it home.

As long as it weighs less than 1.5 ton ;)
In fact with a little planning while it's loaded up you could have the cats, wheels and battery off and take your purchase straight to the bridge saving time and disappointment.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:50 PM

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Back to standard height! Much better.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:07 PM

Recently I saw a compressor for sale on facebook for £100, it was 3 phase and 200l in size. I thought it was worth a go at that price so went along to Kirkcaldy in the ranger to collect it. I got talking to the guy who was selling it after I spotted an NSU RO80 sitting in the corner, I mentioned that I had a Lada and he told me his garage used to be a Lada dealership...

Anyway, the compressor was big and old and the cable had been chopped when they replaced it for a new compressor. I took it back to my place and it dawned on me that I might have some issues with it.

 

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We only have one 3 phase power source. Our tyre machine's turntable is also 3 phase so I couldn't have the tyre machine and compressor plugged in at the same time... Or could I?

 

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I made a 3 phase splitter and didn't manage to electrocute myself. Result!

The new compressor is incredibly quiet and everything works as it should. I'm looking forward to painting with it.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

Had a go at painting with the new compressor. It's pretty good. 7c0b1202836a4387dc4db7a782e7dc67.jpg

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

I had a mildly productive day...

 

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It started with this.

 

And ended with this.

 

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And some of this stuff happened in the middle.

 

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It was a right bastard of a job trying to get a car with no struts onto the ramp, I rammed it with the truck than pulled it suspended by the engine crane.

 

 

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I eventually got it on, lifted it up and reversed the truck underneath and winched the car on.

 

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A guy I know came down and took everything he could fit inside his 207 which included the 4 doors, boot, rear bumper, rear seats, lights. he tied the front bumper to the roof.

 

It'll be weighed in tomorrow.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:32 PM

You don't remember when Junction Road was a Lada dealer? The now Kawasaki dealership in St Clair St were Lada dealers too, and AF Motors in Thornton, then Woodside were Skoda- I remember walking up and drooling over a Rapid Sport there.. FSO were next to Kwik-Fit in Leven.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:40 PM

You don't remember when Junction Road was a Lada dealer? The now Kawasaki dealership in St Clair St were Lada dealers too, and AF Motors in Thornton, then Woodside were Skoda- I remember walking up and drooling over a Rapid Sport there.. FSO were next to Kwik-Fit in Leven.

 

The guy said he was a Lada dealer up where the Kawasaki dealership is before he moved premises. He changed over to Seat after Lada.


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