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#61 OFFLINE   michael1703

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

Here's my sherpa sport

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Homer Simpson speed holes in bonnet

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Nearside door is a bit tender

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Drivers door 'slightly' better

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Mot booked for 10.30 Monday, will it pass?

It may be for sale /raffle as I've got a better one and could use proceeds from this on the other one
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

I've been pulled over by the cops in a Maxi with less door flapping corrosion than that - their objection was C&U though so it may be OK for an MOT.  Coppers were more numerous and stricter then though.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:48 AM

Photobucket being an arse.

Updates are:

P38 still working but about to have an eas disaster.

P4 working but oil pressure light keeps coming on, I changed the oil and filter yesterday, oil was black and lumpy and a bit of water presumed condensation in the filter housing, it's better since oil change but light still flickering, idly browsing ebay it transpires that series 1. Land Rover prices have made these engines expensive so I'm shitting myself about that.

Scimitar working, I've got a feeling it needs head gaskets soon though.

Jag x300 going well, fixed some leaks, the exhaust has got worse though and needs replacing

Jaguar mk10, I've fixed the exhaust, helicoiled the manifolds but being a Twat I made them m10 which means 17mm hex head which is a bit bulky and unsightly but I found some spare manifolds which I can get blasted and coated

Ex pbk beetle still going well but cosmetically challenged as ever so I've entered his raffle for a replacement

Fireblade in bits but closer to being on the road

Thames van. I've done a bit of work on the drivers floor but not much else

Mgb still rotten, can't be arsed to weld it up.

Bought a saab convertible with a rattley engine but too lazy to fix it.

Not heard from Harry the Riley owner despite writing to him so a bit concerned about him :(
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

Excellent thread,   Would dig up and read again in another 2 years time.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

Question for you Michael; I realise it's going back a bit but how did you clean up the aluminium bike engine cover?
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

Still loving this thread and with good pics of everything you are describing!
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

Had a lovely Daimler double six in for an mot and service, it became a lot more, the bonnet had a bad shut line and the owner wanted me to adjust it and it went at a jaunty angle, turned out it was rotten at the hinge

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A bit of bashy bash and pigeon shit and


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Having the bonnet off was handy as I had to change the plugs, 4 hours of my life I'll never get back and I needed physio the next day.
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#68 OFFLINE   michael1703

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:39 PM

Land rover lightweight fuel filter today

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

Yamaha virago poor running, not keen on fuel line
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Carbs full of crap
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Unusual carb for a motorbike, more like an emulsion block on an old zenith

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Threadbare LT lead hiding under dirt didn't help

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

Now I'll admit to being a massive bellend.

Customer has an L200 with noisy propshaft, I take Prop off and press new ujs into and then take it back to the truck to refit it. Truck is on steep slope, handbrake shit so had the grand idea of fitting the front of the prop and then starting it up and engaging gear to line up bolt holes.

What a prick

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Aarrgghh

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Luckily I have a technique for welding fuel tanks, bonus points for using a sherpa sport

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

Question for you Michael; I realise it's going back a bit but how did you clean up the aluminium bike engine cover?


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:51 AM

Buonjourno, I'm back from my hols and thought I'd pap loads of shite but my phone is absolutely wank so it's not much.

This was the hire car, Lancia Ypsilon which Italians pronounce 'Lancher'

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It was gutless, it could do with a new clutch now it had to be slipped so much on hill starts and junctions, lack of armrest was a pain too, 45mins of driving was comfortable and then the uncomfortable position made me feel tired.

I liked this guzzi, the number was apt, ciaoh Nicky

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Lots of old campers
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So the fashion is to bring an engine with a mahoosive exhaust and rev the shit out of it, this is a punto


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:58 AM

This looks a bit like an Italian version of a Villiers engine

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Either a zx6r J or 636 A engine
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No idea

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Rossi rep

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And this little beauty
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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:17 PM

Lol at those stationary engines, like to see one or two of those amongst the Petters and Wolseleys at a steam show.....


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

No plastic netting or high viz or rigger boots obviously
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:30 AM

Not quite sure how I've missed this thread! Great work and spots along the way. Fingers crossed old Harry is ok. Haven't you got a landline number for the old fella? I assume he's got friends or family who have been keeping an eye on him?
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has to get out of my way. I don't pull over for anything.
Unless it has headlamp washers because that means it's an SRi
and he's more important than my GLi.
Then I pull over and nod to let him know he's more important than me."




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