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Cavcraft 2017: Collection day: Rovers sees daylight!


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#871 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

Ahh the old puma A pillar concussion ! 


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#872 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:44 AM

:shock:
Have the P5 welded and sell it to Junkman. He’ll probably bite your hand off because not Lincolnshire.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:26 PM

Water loss could be the plastic thermostat housing, mine cracked a chunk off it parked at asda not long after I'd met amy and puked all the coolant out. Not a terribly tricky job, the hardest part was rotating the 2 pipe clips so they could be got at with pliers, remove one of the headlights for ease.

Or it could be leaking from many other places of course

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#874 ONLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

Ahh the old puma A pillar concussion ! 

 

I'm glad it wasn't just me.

 

Ace things, I'd love another one and probably shouldn't have sold mine, despite its issues.


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#875 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:03 PM

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#876 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

You know that's just crying out for a TDI engine out of an old Disco! Probably* would bolt straight in...
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#877 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:09 PM

You know that's just crying out for a TDI engine out of an old Disco! Probably* would bolt straight in...

 

I know that a 200 TDi has been fitted to a P4 before, so it probably would indeed bolt straight* in.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:58 AM

Well, 08.30-ish beckoned. It's snowing, traffic is shit and I'm flapping about getting it back and getting home in time for an appointment.

 

Here's where it was, a decent haul from the road, through two sets of gates and up a level or two of slabs, in the garage...

 

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Got there before my mate so whizzed the trusty cycle stirrup pump out of the Transit and said a quick prayer to the great God of mostly flat, original looking directional tyres. TR& had already gone (in truth, had I known early enough I'd have preferred that) and then my mate arrived. Truck doesn't fit all the way up the drive, several straps, slide bed down and winch cable ahoy...

 

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Getting there now...

 

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It's free!

 

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Some Brucie bonus items. WTF is that big 'phone, and can those old BT carphones be bought back to life? Nothing is going to say 'made it in life' more than telling someone to sell my shares in Isopon as I cruise down the M53 in my Vectra.

 

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Had a brill time, it was only about 5 miles away, if that, but the whole thing has been a blast. The old boy next door came out and was telling us how he's been restoring a 1960's 220 Mercedes for years.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:31 AM

That big phone is a field test handset, known as a buttinski, very cool! Want!

Sadly, old car phones cannot be used anymore as they don't use the modern network, but still very cool! (in my eyes at least)

 

Looking forward to seeing sunken teeth in this Rover. Good Luck!


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#880 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:45 AM

That garage looks awesome. About perfect size for working on a car.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:50 AM

How much for the BT fone m8?  It'd look great in my Cavalier as a period piece.

 

Rover looks superb, well bought!


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

Those P5’s are handsome old bastards. We did a band photoshoot next to/on one at a racers yard years ago and even in a terminal just-about-to-be-stripped-for-racing state, it still looked hard as nails.
Godspeed with yours - I hope it sees the road again.
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#883 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:59 PM

Excellent work and the bonus linesman's telephone means free telephone calls for life (providing you get some spikes to strap on your boots and you're prepared to climb a telegraph pole every time you need to make a call..)
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:21 PM

Water loss could be the plastic thermostat housing, mine cracked a chunk off it parked at asda not long after I'd met amy and puked all the coolant out. Not a terribly tricky job, the hardest part was rotating the 2 pipe clips so they could be got at with pliers, remove one of the headlights for easeconvincing Amy I was a viable prospect in spite of my broken car.

Or it could be leaking from many other places of course


FTFY.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

How much for the BT fone m8? It'd look great in my Cavalier as a period piece.

Rover looks superb, well bought!


I would also like to express interest in buying the car phone, could I be put in line after Rob? A car phone has no use to me at all, but that doesn't stop me from wanting one in my car.

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#886 OFFLINE   DaveDorson

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Posted Yesterday, 05:08 PM

Nice old dog.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:46 PM

Billy, you’ve outdone yourself (again).

Well jel of the BT jamdog, too.
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