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#2551 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:30 PM

I think fitting anything that doesn't just bolt straight in is above my skill level...


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#2552 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:33 PM

I think fitting anything that doesn't just bolt straight in is above my skill level...


I'm sweating out my exhaust fit :(

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:29 PM

I managed to get it up on the ramp, it looks fairly solid underneath. There's a few areas of surface rust in places, one of the inner sills looks to have been welded in the past but looks like it might get away with cleaning up and treating rather than any welding.

 

 

 

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It's been here two days and already people have been asking if its for sale, one guy wanted to swap a mk3 Escort ghia for it and someone else said it was worth £2k as it sits. I'm not really seeing it somehow.

 

We had a go at starting it by hitting the starter with a hammer until it started turning, yesterday it was just clicking so getting it to just turn over was a step in the right direction. It isn't getting a spark at the leads, there's power to the coil and there's a spark at the points, the previous owner said it was the condenser at fault so will need to order one and see what happens.

 

I got a couple of other things done on other cars, I fitted a pair of tyres to the front of the Proton, it no longer wheelspins in the wet and I fitted a starter motor to the mk2 Polo, it now seems to start and run ok. There's still a few bits it will need for an mot but it's not far off.


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 06:24 AM

Fantastic. I borrowed a 120 for a week 'back in the day' when I run out of cars. Brilliantly fun things to drive.
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#2556 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

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The grey 305 has been losing brake fluid up until the point that brakes barely worked so I had a look at the rear cylinders as I suspected that they were leaking.

 

 

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The inside of the drum was pretty greasy so I fitted a new cylinder on each side and cleaned the shoes and drums with brake cleaner.

 

The gold 305 was also having brake issues but the fluid would disappear over a longer period of time and the brakes sometimes stuck on a little, I checked one cylinder which was completely dry and never got around to checking the other cylinder because I noticed that the rear arches were looking a bit crap and decided to tap them with a hammer...

 

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Both sides are quite frilly but they've looked the same for the last couple of years, I had always disliked the look of them and knew that they would need done at some point. They were full of filler and expanding foam.

I managed to save some offcuts from the inner and outer wheel arches on that red 305 so plan is to weld them in and make the rest myself.

 

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#2557 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

Liked - but fuuukking hell - tapped with which hammer? Thors? 



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 02:41 PM

That Estelle looks like a good one. Should clean up well.

While you're under there, get that hose that links the bottom of the fuel tank halves together changed - it's still the original self-destructing green fabric covered stuff.

Oh, also don't knackered the inner CV joints... they've been made of unobtanium since before I got my first Estelle in 2005.

These cars seem to eat distributor condensers, so always keep a spare in the car. My money would that being the reason it's not starting.

When set right and in good health these should start virtually instantly, the last one I had you could almost invariably start it by just touching the key to the start position for a fraction of a second.

I do miss my one. I don't miss the pain getting bits for it was though, or the endless faffing around replacing knackered rubber parts that had perished.
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#2559 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:19 PM

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#2560 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:37 PM

^^ Agreed - above - Starting. Never faltered and made a fantastic 'thra..chaa..fff...froochhh...' upon firing up and thence emitted a kind of 'hi frequency jar of marbles' sound..

Fucking loved mine [jumped straight into the 130LSE from the 998 Imp] ;)

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#2561 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

Aye, the starter motor on these doesn't sound like anything else.

Good game is in the supermarket car park, waiting until someone is walking behind the car before starting it and seeing how far you can make them jump...
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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:48 PM

I've never really seen a 305 rust that bad I always thought they where quite rust resistant really

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:59 PM

estelles are ace


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:56 PM

Still can't get the skoda to run. Replaced the points, condenser, ht leads, rotor arm, distributor cap. Getting spark and fuel, pops and bangs when tow starting it. Have set the firing order according to the manual and tried numerous variations but still no luck.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

Decent compression on all the cylinders?
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:23 AM

They can be a sod for fouling plugs when sitting for a while.

Get them all out, hit them with the torch so they're cherry red, then throw them back in and start it as if flooded.

In my experience, it'll go first try.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:16 AM



I've never really seen a 305 rust that bad I always thought they where quite rust resistant really

 

 

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In hindsight I should have just fixed this one.

 

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Instead I used bits from this one to fix 4 other 305's.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 01:26 PM

Still can't get the skoda to run. Replaced the points, condenser, ht leads, rotor arm, distributor cap. Getting spark and fuel, pops and bangs when tow starting it. Have set the firing order according to the manual and tried numerous variations but still no luck.

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That's definitely a timing/firing order issue. Set the crank to TDC and post up a pic of the distributor with cap off and also of the order the HT leads are fitted

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:03 AM

Found your Skoda from a few years back. There's also a photo of it on a trailer three years ago, which I guess is when it went into storage.

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