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#541 ONLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:33 AM

Top marks for dedication, mr dome!
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:50 AM

Fwd v6 cars are horrible to work on. Top marks for persistence .
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

This is one of those jobs that you'd probably love to farm out but because nobody else wants it and you can't drive the car you end up doing it yourself.
Good luck with it, you deserve some kind of award!
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

Report from the front:

 

Other pipe fitted and one rear caliper (the newer one) bled up fine.

 

The other side has a very old caliper so after soaking the bleed nipple and heating the bleed nipple I've left the bleed nipple soaking overnight and will try again tomorrow. i REALLY don't want another sheared fucking bleed nipple. I'm going to try the drill bit down the centre, am open to other bleed nipple removal tips...

 

Time for curry,


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:06 PM

In the past I've run a progressively larger drill bit down the center until I can either unscrew it or it falls apart. Then tap out the thread and pump some fluid through it to clean out any swarf.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

Well shaft me with a rough end of a pineapple if I've not actually had a bit of luck with this thing!

Soaked it overnight, soaked it again on the way to the shop for skwerr sossige this morning and after breakfast gave it a couple more heat cycles with the blowtorch/spraying penetrant on it and it only fucking unscrewed!

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New nipple in and ready for bleeding. Will get it bled when I have my tame assistant handy. I'm off to celebrate by drinking in Edinburgh.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

 

The lovely Tickman 

I have been called many things but I cannot recall ever that!


1968 Morris Minor 1000

1957 Morris Minor 1000

1968 Land Rover 

1985 Reliant Scimitar SS1

1972 Triumph Toledo

1986 Talbot Express Camper

1990 Mazda MX5

1999 Renault Clio

2001 Alfa 156

2004 Renault Clio

 


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

This thing is now bled up and ready to go once I secure all the new pipework. Not driven it yet but pedal feels good and no signs of any leaks.

What will fail next? Place bets now!
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:36 PM

Well, this didn't go so well.

 

It got to the stage where it actually drove OK. My mate was a bit hesitant about tracking it til he'd got a feel for it so he's had it for the last month or so. 

 

He's struggled to get confidence in it and I can see where he's coming from. The steering is quick and it's very pointy, however the back end can be a bit wayward when pushing on. It really needs shocks and springs all round to make it actually handle. Track day dates came and went without us booking anything and it was lack of enthusiasm on both sides-I'd rather be doing sprints or hillclimbs and my mate didn't have the confidence in it.

 

Today it went for it's MOT...

 

Reason(s) for failure
  • Nearside Outer Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings sill (6.1.B.2)
  • Offside Outer Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings sill (6.1.B.2)
  • Nearside Rear Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings (6.1.B.2)
  • Nearside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
  • Offside Inner Front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged to the extent that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt etc (2.5.C.1a)
  • Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Advisory notice item(s)
  • Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
  • Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)

 

So, we could weld it up, fix the handbrake and the CV boot and then still have something neither of us particularly want.

 

It looks like it's bridge time once we've stripped the parts worth money (wheels/tyres, stainless exhaust, 2 new front calipers) unless anyone wants it as it is?

 

Good Points

 

Healthy 2.5V6 duratec

It actually drives pretty well on the road for normal driving

New calipers and pads on front.

New brake lines front to rear.

17" multifit 4 stud alloys with pretty new Toyo T1Rs

Cat back stainless Exhaust and induction kit(sounds ace!)

 

Bad points.(apart from the obvious MOT fail)

 

No interior

ABS doesn't work

It's a bit shite.

 

Open to offers!



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

Hmm... induction kit for a 2.5 V6 Duratec, you say?

That's the only bit I'd want, to be honest. :D

Unless any of the exhaust would fit a Mk3 Mondeo (I highly doubt it would).
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

Where is it? I keep thinking a duratec would be a handy thing to have....

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:31 PM

Where is it? I keep thinking a duratec would be a handy thing to have....

 

I believe mr dome lives in Fife, in the vicinity of Dunfermline.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

Bugger, that's that plan scupperd then.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:56 AM

Now on gumtree, let's see how that works.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:10 AM

Now on gumtree, let's see how that works.

Are you  running low on half eaten twix's and knackered games consuls? 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 09:04 AM

Someone has put their brave pants on!

I have got someone trying to haggle over £10 on the price with me because they have to come up form Coventry. That's going to end well.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

So, err, apparently a deposit for this is winging it's way to my bank account...


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:14 PM

So, err, apparently a deposit for this is winging it's way to my bank account...

You sold something on gumtree?? I have a phone on Gumtree. So far i have been offered next to nothing for it & a deep fat fryer. Give me tips on how to sell for actual money please.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:20 PM

You sold something on gumtree?? I have a phone on Gumtree. So far i have been offered next to nothing for it & a deep fat fryer. Give me tips on how to sell for actual money please.


What he said.

I'm amazed you haven't been inundated with braindead cunts offering you less than half the asking price "collect 2nite m8"
I thought it was just internet legend until recently, but I've experienced exactly that a few times recently.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:36 PM

You sold something on gumtree?? I have a phone on Gumtree. So far i have been offered next to nothing for it & a deep fat fryer. Give me tips on how to sell for actual money please.


Sel brkn ex bockes, the feckers on there who reply to my ads must be getting them from somewhere.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:12 PM

So, err, apparently a deposit for this is winging it's way to my bank account...


And Nigerian Princes aren't involved?

Add Facebay twats into the above.
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...as the actress said to the bishop.

 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:57 PM

Yup, an ackshual deposit is in my account with collection happening on Monday.

The chap is coming from Yorkshire

To Fife.

For an MOT fail Cougar.

If he's not on here then he should be...
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:31 PM

How the hell do you do it? I think we all need to know!

Buys nice Audi from reasonable person... swaps Freeloader for Jag...offloads shit Cougar...

...oh aye, what's your secret? ;-)
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...as the actress said to the bishop.

 

Truck magazine scans!

 

Some short stories of mine...


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

If he's not on here then he should be...

 

He's definitely on something!


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:48 PM

It's not me, even though I've always fancied one of these, live in God's own county and worked at Rosyth Dockyard 40 years ago.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

How the hell do you do it? I think we all need to know!

Buys nice Audi from reasonable person... swaps Freeloader for Jag...offloads shit Cougar...

...oh aye, what's your secret? ;-)

We'll, it's not sold til it's sold...
And I've had enough hassle from dodgy buyers over the years to deserve a few breaks.

There was this guy I sold a Lexus to, jeez!
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

We'll, it's not sold til it's sold...
And I've had enough hassle from dodgy buyers over the years to deserve a few breaks.

There was this guy I sold a Lexus to, jeez!


Aye, he sounded like a prick..
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

Aye, he sounded like a prick..


Keeps turning up when you're trying to have a quiet bite. Aye right enough, that's enough for one lifetime.
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...as the actress said to the bishop.

 

Truck magazine scans!

 

Some short stories of mine...


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 03:20 PM

So, err, today this happened.

 

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My partner in crime dealt with the bloke and all went smoothly.

 

I'm going to put the lottery on this week I think...


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