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#1 OFFLINE   michael1703

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:49 PM

Today I saw this in sproughton

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At work, this
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Had muck in fuel problems,so this had to happen
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This turned up for mot
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Then wybble turned up for mot/service/starter motor and a few other jobs
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This was Tuesday's job
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I might get a bit done on bantam tomorrow or Monday which may be its first ring ding ding in 30 years.
This was in last week for mot/service/oil leak fixage/carb tuning/balance
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Doris was in last week for carb tweaking,leccy ignition and a few other jobs,she is my favourite regular,her owner is a top bloke who lets me borrow her for classic car runs and days out
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I'll update this with more shonky out of focus pics as I upload them
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

This is an ongoing nightmare, a bus in rough condition that's been messed about a bit, I spend more time procrastinating about how to fix it than actually fixing it

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I'll get an up to date pic of it showing (slight) progress
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 12:19 PM

I'd like to rub me balls all over that Aston.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 12:50 PM

That BMW (CSL538/B) is ridiculously smug looking.  Looking forward to seeing more info on the bus.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:33 PM

Fabulous stuff!



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:56 PM

Had this little beauty in for an mot today, 2 giffer owners from new,43k on the clock,really tidy and unmolested.
It wouldn't idle as it was running so lean but half a turn on the mixture screw and it ran nicely.
Crazy how British cars still had carbs in 89, the rest of civilisation had been injecting cars nearly 10 years prior to that.

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Unfortunately,it failed on a tyre

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

Flippin Eck at that tryre. Looks older than the car!


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:05 PM

No advisory on that then lol.



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:21 PM

Papped these mercs too,

Up close they are a bit green from sitting about and have flat tyres

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:48 PM

Are those Metric tyres on the Metro?


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:54 PM

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:55 PM

Crazy how British cars still had carbs in 89, the rest of civilisation had been injecting cars nearly 10 years prior to that.


I had a French car with a carb which was made in '92... But maybe France doesn't count as civilisation either!
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:00 PM

Argh!!!! Those metric tyres are a pain in the glans.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:06 PM

Having a carb in 1989 isn't such a bad thing! My 1991 Honda Civic had twin caburettors - and bloody good ones too. You didn't get many fuel injected superminis, even in the late 1980s. Was only catalysts that really forced them on the market - though I seem to recall Lada bravely attempted to make them work with a carb anyway.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:14 PM

I like carbs, in the summer I can have a week or two where every car that comes in needs an su fettled with.

They're a great design when they are new and have clean fuel going through them

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:44 PM

Carb n cat . Enough to make mechanics of a certain age cry
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 07:35 AM

My next door neighbour has got a mk1 escort two door and a mk2 cortina two door rotting in his orchard.

The escort is wrecked but the cortina looks like it might be salvageable so I'm making enquiries into buying it when the brambles die down

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Now... What the hell is the engine in the cortina? I can't lift the bonnet but look at what you can see through the grille

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 07:48 AM

Saw this lovely Taunus in Diss

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Alongside a Trumpet

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Which was parked opposite a spazzorati
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My Helmingham pics were taken on a camera which was a billion pixels and wouldn't upload to photobucket so the only ones that uploaded are
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 07:53 AM

God knows, but if it's a twin cam then start planning your retirement. Incidentally, I bet you'd still get a daft amount of money for the Escort.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 07:59 AM

I've been busy with Modern cars just lately as the classics get put away at this time of year, this was a Peugeot expert that had emission light on, blocked dpf+ manky fuel filter + rodent living in air filter housing

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I found a spare half hour to do some work on my Bedford TK master cylinder, the internals started like this
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A quick go in the blast cabinet and this is the result
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:00 AM

God knows, but if it's a twin cam then start planning your retirement. Incidentally, I bet you'd still get a daft amount of money for the Escort.


I was thinking it was more likely a Briggs and Stratton
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:13 AM

This is Teddy the TK, I've had it about two years but have got the brakes off for a rebuild, I rebuilt the servo with a new seal kit, then had the m/cyl bored out and resleeved,fitted new front wheel cylinders/pipes/flexis, I'm hoping to get it back on the road soon if I get the time, I just need new rear cylinders and a silencer and I've got some good part worms to go on,just need some tubes.
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It came without rear lights but my dad gave me these off his motorbike trailer and I think they look smart
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:32 AM

This is a cracking thread.  Especially love the TK.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 03:33 PM

1300FWD's are lovely things. I'd sell a body part for a TC.

 

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:20 PM

Remember when TK's were everywhere.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:50 PM

Bump to keep this A1 thread at the front, great stuff!
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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:10 AM

I'm getting in to the swing of photobucket now, so I'll show you my Jag.

I've had this about 3 years, I bought it off a guy in the local gypsy camp for £400 sans mot n tax and it passed without an advisory.

3 years on and the wings are dissolving,I've had to replace the rear swivel housing sleeves and it's had an alternator as it would snap a belt every 3 months otherwise,new top/bottom ball joints,track rod ends



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 03:49 PM

Love the TK it looks absolutely splendid what a great motor. What style of body are you planning for it ?

 

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 05:08 PM

I haven't taken pictures of much lately, currently the fleet of things that are mot'd/taxed/insured are:

Scimitar,p38,new beetle,jag x300.

Anyway, went to the scrap yard this morning and saw this Russian thing

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I owned a leyland with the same body on the back, it's a ptarmigan comms body.

Otherwise normal stuff out front,didn't get to the good stuff

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