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#2521 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:44 PM

44340675755_5e89460621_c.jpgRJC_4895 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

 

Should be picking this up tomorrow. Can't wait!


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:52 PM

^^^ That looks really nice. Always fancied one.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:53 PM

Yay, she lives! Owned by like-minded friends of mine back in the day.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:10 PM

Yay, she lives! Owned by like-minded friends of mine back in the day.

 

Great, so you've seen the car before?



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:14 PM

Sure have. Belonged to several sets of friends of mine on the Sussex coast years ago. They were all enthusiasts who looked after it, which probably explains its survival. I am going back years, though. It's been off the radar since. Good to know it's still around.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:23 PM

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/4434...RJC_4895 by srblythe, on Flickr


Should be picking this up tomorrow. Can't wait!

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:24 PM

Estelle in not orange shocker. That looks well lush mate :)


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:34 PM

Winning! Love these.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:35 PM

A bit of an update to this thread, I sold the Audi on eBay, the buyer eventually turned up and collected it last weekend. He is using it for historic touring cars as it was cheaper to buy this and do it up than to buy one of the sportier versions.

 

45138210751_6ab744b089_c.jpgRJC_4866 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I had actually resigned myself to the fact that nobody was buying it and had spent the weekend improving it, Derskine helped me tune the carb with his colourtune and I painted the wheels and fitted tyres. I drove it home on the Friday night and seriously started to question why I was selling because I actually really like the car. I checked my emails, the eBay buyer had transferred the money to my account and was travelling up the next day.

I initially thought about trying to keep the car and returning his money but it really wouldn't have been fair on him so just let it go which I was a little bit sad about.


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#2530 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

I also sold the R19.

 

30145131687_0e89bb66df_c.jpgRJC_4857 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

The buyer brought his own wheels and knocked some money off, I was quite happy about this because then I got to keep the 13" Renault 18 wheels,

 

43933627165_a33ebebf5c_c.jpgRJC_4321 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I've no idea what I'm going to fit them to but I quite like the look of them so will keep them around for something.


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#2531 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:53 PM

I also bought and sold this 323 within the space of a week.

 

45033877372_77c0c05cd3_c.jpgRJC_4861 - Copy by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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I really didn't enjoy it at all, I found it awkward to drive, quite slow and not very good on fuel either. I had hoped it would be a fun little car to drive but I just couldn't get on with it, I had intended selling/roffling it on here but I thought I was in with a chance of buying my old Lada back so needed to sell quickly or so I thought...

 

33712454331_9cec993b2b_c.jpgLada Riva 1500 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I was in contact with the current owner of my old Riva, he said he wanted £750 for it and I was considering buying it in order to fit my Fiat twin cam engine to it but every time I tried to arrange a viewing he was busy. I eventually arranged to go over last night but the car wasn't there. It turns out he has sold the car to his mate but his mate hasn't paid for it so he was just going to take the car back and sell it to me instead.

It all seems like a bit of a hassle and his mate clearly doesn't want to give up the car so it's highly unlikely any deal for it will happen.

Anyway, spotted the Skoda for sale locally for £350 and I don't think I've ever had a Skoda so I'm looking forward to the experience. I generally try and stick to the "never go back" policy of not buying a car back I've owned before because they are always a little bit worse and never quite the same.

Anyone want to buy a Fiat twin cam engine?


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:14 PM

Ace. I thought all the cheap rear-engined Skodas were gone. 105 so won't be rapid, but they're very charming.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:15 PM

I didn't even intend that pun...
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:15 PM

Oof...105 for maximum sketchy handling and lack of power points.  Expect it to be very slow.  I wasn't expecting there to be such a big difference between the 120 and 130 in terms of performance, but there really was.  I don't believe the 105 ever got the rear suspension upgrades that the higher models did either, so I'd suggest investigating whether the rear end really does show interest in overtaking the front if you lift off mid-corner.  I've never actually driven a 105 so can't offer any actual personal experience.

 

Main safety point I'd suggest, especially if it's been sitting for a while is to check the brake union block that's hidden above the spare wheel.  This is made of some odd sort of metal which on two out of the three I've had has turned to powder.  The brake lines themselves and the fittings were perfect - just the actual block they were screwed into that had dissolved.

 

Also always drive with the heater on.  If the coolant stops circulating for any reason that way you get some warning before you boil the thing, which is important as the heads will warp if you even so much as look at them wrong, never mind overheat them.  On the plus side, changing the head gasket is a doddle.

 

Exhaust manifold to silencer studs also like to snap for a passtime, and getting one of them out without removing the manifold if that happens is a royal pain.

 

They're strangely endearing cars though despite all their faults, and I really miss my first one.  Rapid and the second Estelle I never really bonded with though - probably because they were both endless problem children in their own ways, and I got to the point that taking them out became more stress than fun because I was wondering what would go wrong this time...

 

They do have some of the most strangely smooth and rev-happy engines I've known this side of a Honda V-Tec, it really is surprising that they're an oldschool OHV unit with the way they'll rev.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:30 AM

Ace. I thought all the cheap rear-engined Skodas were gone. 105 so won't be rapid, but they're very charming.

 

So did I. They seem to be well into four figures now, regardless of condition. One of my old Rapids ended on ebay last night in fact, at £2,050 and it was far from perfect even when I sold it years ago. I did um and err, but on the whole I agree with Mr Foad's "never go back" policy.

 

The subject Estelle is indeed a bargain. Please don't quote me, but from memory I think this is the one my mate installed a larger engine into, can't remember if it was a 1200 or 1300, so it may not be the original wheezy 105 lump. The car was a stalwart of the long defunct South Coast Skoda club back in the day.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:59 AM

Loving the Skoda find and purchase........ that is a billy - if ever you've grabbed one. 

Apart from my dad letting me steer the car into the garage when I was tiny.... first time behind the wheel - 12yrs old - I'd help my uncle swap a Viva clutch in the front garden at his place in Devizes..... reward was driving lessons in the paddock at the end of the street....... felt like I was a rally driver . He had a 130 and a Rapide among others. Loved them...... still do. 

I've drooled over the old 110? I think they are - they come up local to me now and then...... 

 

Top pillaging fella. At that price it really is a steal!


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:53 AM

Had a 130LSE and 'drove it like I...' [owned an IMP] :)

Had a Rapid too!

.... great lights, good brakes, flakey starter...

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:41 AM

Barn find!
 
31392404418_c09411646b_c.jpgRJC_4908 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
31392402738_1fe756f758_c.jpgRJC_4909 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
45266728301_ec84fb9324_c.jpgRJC_4912 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
45216448212_da2af35a6a_c.jpgRJC_4919 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
31392391548_1e9c8a5b9c_c.jpgRJC_4921 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
44354799155_f8194139d6_c.jpgRJC_4922 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
43452363790_f3fc1e96d2_c.jpgRJC_4926 by srblythe, on Flickr

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:46 AM

hhhnnnggggggggg............... all that junk in the trunk! Lovely....... looks to be in decent condition from those pics. How flakey is it underneath? I may have missed it - but none runner I presume (for now).



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

I love that Skoda. Always fancied a nice Favorit as well.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

hhhnnnggggggggg............... all that junk in the trunk! Lovely....... looks to be in decent condition from those pics. How flakey is it underneath? I may have missed it - but none runner I presume (for now).

 

I've not had a look underneath but it's got surface rust on the sills and a rear arch. I've got a battery on charge for it but apparently it needs a condensor. I think I have one on an old mk2 polo distributor so I'll see if I can bodge something together this afternoon.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:26 PM

I'd not be popular on here if that was mine, I'd be rolling about in it as a rally replica in no time.

 

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

Skoda Estelle/Rabid is on my 'cars I regret never owning back in the day' list.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:09 PM

I'd not be popular on here if that was mine, I'd be rolling about in it as a rally replica in no time.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:31 PM

Troo Stories...

Skoda bend pushrod on RAC ..shock..horror..

Man sent into nearest town to procure said, from scrappy..

Car roars on to be placed..

Aye ;)
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:37 PM

130GL dashboard...
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

Got very interested in rapids recently. Get twin carbs on the fecker

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:39 PM

Oh...and I meant to add earlier.  First thing you should change when you get it: Coolant expansion bottle cap.  If that doesn't hold pressure the first time you hit a long hill it will boil in the head, cause the water pump to air lock and the engine to overheat.  That will most likely see off the chocolate head gasket.  For the sake of a couple of quid they cost it would be daft not to.  I don't imagine any of the old fabric braided coolant hoses will be left by now, but if there are any just change them...they're the invention of the devil and were decomposing 20 years ago...


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:28 AM

Bargain Skoda, I had a Rapid as my first car about 25 years ago and haven't seen a rear engines Skoda for years! You have a spare fiat twin cam engine laying around - I have seen Skodas with a fiat twin cam in the past, that would be fun!
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:11 PM

^^^^
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