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#181 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:58 AM

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Ahhhhh....

 

 

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:06 PM

..... just browsing Flickr streams and this popped up.

 

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H215FFL 75K and taxed & MOT to date  :-P

 

 

Lookinn Sweet

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:59 PM

These Celicas have the same Caliper carrier/1pot Caliper [same distance between bolt holes] as my Carina 2.

 

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... hmmmm  :shock:

 

Same 57MM piston bore (same foot pressure) but nearly twice the friction area....

 

Scare up some 4 Hole Discs & could be a Goerr [STOPPER actually..!!]  8)

 

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

After the run out, to Preston & about.... Today we just cruised 'the coastal route' up to Alnwick (via Ellington, Red Row, Boulmer, that Castle[from Hogwarts..] then home straight down the A1.

Love driving the auld crate ;)


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:13 AM

Savvy-ge spot, this afternoon near 'Spanish City'.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:29 AM

Eyeball eyeball!!
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:13 AM

Eyeball eyeball!!


I was out cycling and couldn't get phone out quick enough for a head on shot of Mr and Mrs Savv, so one of her rear will have to do. :-)
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:22 AM

.... I like surveying the horizon over Mrs Savvys rear too!

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ToMM© is SO photogenic...



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

.... anklebiter has been 'chezMam' for a few days.....

 

We slipped off out  ;)

 

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@ Stannersburn.

 

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@ Carter Bar.

 

... have visited here before > about 10yr Ago  8)

 

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Lots of 'No Parking - TOW AWAY Zone' signs on the Kielder link roads... Cycle circus is coming thru (Monday - today)

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:09 PM

I ordered a S/S tip for the Exhaust....

48mm specific [my pipe is 48mm o/d]. Arrived today - it is 48mm :/

Rather than moan on I swiftly zipped two axial slits, about 2" long then cut two lateral slits 1/3 of the circumference.

A good 'squeeze' with the water pump pliers & Bingo... Hammered into the pipe end (with a wood block to protect the tip!)

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Looks OK... & tools back in just missing the deluge!!


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

Mr Station kindly 'threw' a wheelbrace spider into the boot before parting with ToMM©....

It seems that the winder/crank [for the scissor jack] went walkabout too!

No no no.... I haven't had a flat! All my 'ups & downs' are done with trusty tj+woodblock PLUS axlestand ;)

Just >> as the scissor sits up under the drivers rear arch >> got me thinking I couldn't wizz the car up using it :(

 

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... I only have the Scissor Jack  :cry: 

Ordered a replacement on Amazon for £8 delivered... Couldn't be arrissed with the breakers!!


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

My Gov.uk 'auto reminder' has ponngged >> My MOT is due (17 Oct)  :?

 

I'm going to get the MOT place to attend to servicing items, then test it :-

 

oil + filter

refill antifreeze

check discs/drums

replace alt + PAS belts.... I have both in the boot.

 

It got an air filter last time and I have done the plugs (minty fresh as came out!). They replaced rear brake pipes when the dampers were replaced so 1/2 the fluid is new...

 

Sailed through last year so I'm confident 52weeks won't have killed anything....  :-P

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:50 PM

How many miles have you done TS this year?
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:53 PM

How many miles have you done TS this year?

8K....  ;-)

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:22 PM

My daughter [of recent PIP notoriety!], bless her, found this Knob in a drawer full of tat... left over from a Barried Escort of dubious provenance/shady MOTability & Lurid Orange hue...!!!

 

... been in her drawers for many a year.....

 

... she gifted it to me and it saw sterling service in my Suzuki [not so]Swift 3potta... When I punted it in, against the Savvy, I swapped it off again for some cotton reel or the like (for the trade-in 'anything with MOT' deal).

 

So it has come, then to this........

 

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Is the 'R'... Ripspeed?

 

It has a smooth bore and I got it to 'twist fit' tight down the threads by 'top hatting' some very chewy plastic [from a sweet pot] into the knob + heavy twisting. It came originally with 3x grubscrews but they are long gone....

 

I like the turquazz/poipill hue  8)

 

* Correct = Ripspeed (Halfrauds)

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

Oooof!!

 

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.... I NEED the set  :rolleyes:  Oh Aye.. !!

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

... been in her drawers for many a year.....


'top hatting' some very chewy plastic [from a sweet pot] into the knob


Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

.... continuing my 'musing' re: barried Toyyos.

 

I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION  :evil:

 

£11

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https://www.amazon.c...YOTA VALVE CAPS

 

£3

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https://www.amazon.c...ford VALVE CAPS

 

...... total discrimination.....

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:56 PM

yeah and you can get 'locking' Ford ones for £4 ;-)


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

YAY... MOT... OKayyy :-P

Had some 'service work' done....

Oil & Filter (8k over the year but lots of cold /short trips)
Bleed brakes
Refill Antifreeze
Replace PAS/WPump belts (supplied)
Service brakes - new shoes only needed.

The front of the Exhaust is a 'bit frilly' = Ebay around £50
No gills left in the radiator (not leaking, Yet!) = Corolla E9 [compatible] snagged brand new @£18 off Amazon, deliver 11 Oct PostFree.

They found a split CV boot/ Replaced

... they 'crowbarred' the front suspension & road tested it >> and couldn't find any KNOCK..... Hmmm :?

Invited me back in a week or so (Radiator will be here then 8) ) and they will adjust the rear drums.....


£150 all in.... Not Robbed :mrgreen:


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:41 AM

I was suspicious of Latvian* sourced exhausts @£50

... so I took my sheet of part numbers to my local ATS guy (who admired ToMM© when fitting Chinese Deathring Landsail tyres) & he will fit a Klarius pipe for £125 all in.

 

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A sensible 'overspend'/guarantee + it will fit!!

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:45 PM

Cheap up north innit?

I was quoted £140 for middle and rear section for Mondeo of much blueness today.

More impressed with the £150 for the MOT + jobs though.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:35 PM

Changed the S/s Tip at the back.... It looked a bit 'meh'....

 

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I'm happier + its a perfect fit!  :-P

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ooof!! YODEL just dropped [!!] my radiator *@neighbour.

PDQ for £18 ;)

*no hedges in our street :(

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:02 PM

..... And....

The postman shoved my Jack/windy handle thru my letterbox.

Ace!!


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:56 PM

Dropped the radiator at my MOT man. Booked for next Thurs.

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.... ace score @£18 delivered!


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:27 PM

.... aye, nowt evva happinz in GeordieLand eh?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:51 PM

Pipe is now at ATS. Fitting 2pm tomozz.

No rust and clean steel pipe ends makes me think this is brand new/to order.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

Different strokes for different folks I guess.

  

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The postman shoved my Jack/windy handle thru my letterbox.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

.... got the Ex fitted... No Problems.

 

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Business end...

 

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UNFORTUNATELY (fortunately..!) the fitter was their MOT guy....

 

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.... he wasn't too enamoured of this lot! The fuel lines [front ones in this picture] are shagged but not MOT...

 

His advice is to track back under the plastic cover, along the floor >> back a foot (pipes are mintty) >> and get a section of new brake pipe joined/running back to the rear end. He did note that the pipes must be 'correctly restrained/clipped' per factory [good as..] so I better be careful with the plastic clips.

 

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... Carina fix too!

 

Will inquire at my garage, when the radiator is fitted on Thursday.  :?

 

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