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#901 OFFLINE   JeeExEll

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:54 PM

A week later, and things were looking a little bit better. Drier, at least.
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Very nasty bit of grot at the rear sill area. Look at that corrosion, it's outrageous. Horrid even.
These Escorts really could rust.
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The interior wasn't too bad, considering it had been underwater for over 30 years.
The damp smell took a few weeks to go away. Febreze™ was used on the seats and carpet.
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Walnut clocks-bit and steering wheel refitted.
Alas, both front seats had suffered some damage to the cloth. Nibbled by fish. But never mind.
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With oil & filters and the original battery refitted, and a tank of fresh petrol (obv !), the 1300GT engine burst into life.
Washer-bottle retrieved from the murky depths, filled with clean water.
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The strut tops were still in remarkable condition.
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After a new set of tyres, the brakes bled, and a good scrub up, the 1300E passed it's first MOT since 1983. A mere 10 days after being dragged out of the drink.
It was then put to use as the owner's daily driver.
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Over the next few years the 1300E was cleaned up bit by bit, and is now looking fab, still in it's mostly original highly-polished paint.
The owner loves driving it, but every time he drives it he can't help smelling something a little bit fishy.
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It is a beauty tho, isn't it?
The end.
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#902 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:21 PM

A week later, and things were looking a little bit better. Drier, at least.
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Very nasty bit of grot at the rear sill area. Look at that corrosion, it's outrageous. Horrid even.
These Escorts really could rust.
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The interior wasn't too bad, considering it had been underwater for over 30 years.....

 

It seems to have had a long bath in freshwater, rather than saltwater/seawater. I'm thinking that, if it had been the latter, we might not be seeing very much left....


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:13 PM

It seems to have had a long bath in freshwater, rather than saltwater/seawater. I'm thinking that, if it had been the latter, we might not be seeing very much left....


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:25 AM

This evening there was a very tidy J plate Cavalier parked on the side of the A4 not too far from where I live. Looked straight, and a notice on the dashboard too, presumably saying why it was there. Should have gone for a closer look but it's a bit nuts to park there!

I hope it doesn't get interfered with this evening.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

Need to know more about the Escort!

Is this a true story? Looks fucked on the first few pictures.

Why was it under water?

How did the steering wheel fall off?

Who found it?

Full story please ☺
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:01 AM

Need to know more about the Escort!

Is this a true story? Looks fucked on the first few pictures.

Why was it under water?

How did the steering wheel fall off?

Who found it?

Full story please ☺

 

......"smelling something a little bit fishy" Indeed.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

Need to know more about the Escort!

Is this a true story? Looks fucked on the first few pictures.

Why was it under water?

How did the steering wheel fall off?

Who found it?

Full story please ☺

No-one knows how or exactly when it went into the water. It's a true Mystery From The Deep.

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The steering wheel and other bits are believed to have been removed by a family of magpie-octopus who had lived nearby at one time but had moved away in a hurry, leaving their hoard of Mk1 stuff behind.

The current owner, a Chinese gentleman, Mr. Ho Lee MacKrell, had been fishing in the area with one of those magnetic fishing things on a line and had been advised by locals there was something interesting down there which had been there since the late 1980s. He went out hoping to maybe catch a Mexico or a Sunbeam Ti but still wasn't too disappointed with his catch. He has a nickname for the car, it's "Deep Purple".

It is of course all true, you read it here first :-)
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:23 AM

Febreze is pretty good stuff , but for really wet interiors it's best to put lots of those little bags of silica or whatever, that's what my mate did with his Bugatti.

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After
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It did take a couple of weekends though. And admittedly he had to grow another steering wheel.
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#909 OFFLINE   JeeExEll

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:19 AM

^ Those silica bags look to be powerful stuff. I think we could all do with having a stash of those.
Top effort with that steering wheel.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:20 PM

Need to know more about the Escort!

Is this a true story? Looks fucked on the first few pictures.

Why was it under water?

How did the steering wheel fall off?

Who found it?

Full story please ☺

 

 

It's a pisstake.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:58 PM

You think...? 

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:50 AM

There is an abandoned MG-ZT on the A1 southbound at Langford (just past Biggleswade).  It looks like a nice one, rear spoiler on an 02 plate and body work is tidy.

 

It's got a notice on it already, so I reckon if someone wanted one for panels etc nobody would mind if it 'disappeared'.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:43 AM

There is a Mitsubishi Magna dumped on the side of the road near my house

 

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(Not the actual car, same colour and spec though)

 

It has some light damage to the rear bumper and the driver's wing, police aware tape tied to the driver's mirror in the usual fashion.

I bumped into the local copper in town today and "enquired" with him to see if it could perhaps be saved. He said that the keys were in it but when he tried to start it was clear why it was dumped, "Engines' rooted, mate".

Shame, as it is a high spec model with the rare factory alloys (these might* be liberated** before it is hauled away) and all the bells and whistles.

 

Gone today

 

Some cheeky sod pinched the alloys before I could!


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