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#91 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted Yesterday, 05:43 PM

I'll have a look around for the bits down here JM, next time I'm in town I'll see if the guy I got the car from is still there. Maybe he still has all the parts, or even a car to strip?
Are any of you on Ovalchat? Might be worth a wanted ad?

There's one headlamp glass in the box of goodies in the boot. I don't know which side it goes or if it's LHD or RHD I'm afraid, but Dan might. Also the missing bit of side rubbing strip.


That spare headlight glass is a RHD one (Drivers side I think?) I had to replace the headlight a while back as the silvering had gone, I managed to get hold of a new old stock genuine one but kept the old glass just incase.
I think there's a full set of new door glass weatherstrips in the boot too, since your doing the windows...

I put a new pair of front calipers and pads on this too not too long before you guys bought it. And it's had new rear shoes and cylinders before that. Most of that stuff had to come in from Germany. There's much more available over there for some reason?


Are you planning on taking this over to the continent then Junkman? I bet these are brilliant for that sort of trip.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:22 PM

You might remember "I" repaired the Rover's electronic ignition by waiting until a random passer by stopped and fixed it for me. Well, I saw the same chap passing by today so I pointed him in the direction of the Granada. 

 

Lightning.  Twice.  

 

Can you tell me next week's lottery numbers please?


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#93 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted Yesterday, 07:54 PM

Okay, it seems to be working properly now. No need to change the carb. It started from (almost) completely cold on the second attempt just now. I'll know for sure tomorrow morning when it's had the night to properly cool off. 

 

Lightning.  Twice.  

 

Can you tell me next week's lottery numbers please?

 

I don't know about twice... he also saw this gorgeous radio in my garage. I told him it didn't work and I couldn't figure out why.

 

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He took it away, and a week later it was returned in complete working order. 


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#94 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted Yesterday, 09:23 PM

Who is that guy?


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#95 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted Today, 02:20 PM

This morning: 

 


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Posted Today, 02:21 PM

Who is that guy?

 

 

An example of the kindness of P6 owners. 


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Posted Today, 02:27 PM

Belt squeal aside - that is quite a roar to be greeted with first thing in the morning, and totally befitting of a man who is wearing a pin stripe.

 

Top efforts.


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Posted Today, 02:34 PM

Belt squeal must go.

Any idea which of the countless belts makes the racket, Mr Conelrad?


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Posted Today, 02:39 PM

a jet of wd40 on each belt in turn

 

when it suddenly goes quiet the belt you just lubed is the dead un.

 

for the sake of pissing on fireworks etc I tend to swap the lot on Rangie when one starts to chatter.

 

Invariably they are all showing signs of cracking wear


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Posted Today, 02:51 PM

The method is also Junkman approved, but I feel I'm already straining Mr Conelrad's good will.

He did a wonderful job helping me out of a tight spot so far.

 

However, the WD40 method often leads to belts staying on much longer...


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1970 Rover P6 V8..........................................................blue in colour
1970 Rover P6 V8........................................................white in colour
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1985 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X......................................The Beast Estate
1991 Jaguar 4.0 Sovereign.........................with fresh MoT and fucked wings
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate...................................almost mint


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Posted Today, 03:13 PM

The belt squeal is on my list. 

 

Another couple of small but useless advancements today. The boot light now comes on manually, but not when the boot (or any of the doors) is opened. No electrons in the wire. 

 

And I have got the central locking to reliably unlock all the doors. Unfortunately it will not lock all the doors, so it's actually less convenient than when it was just broken.


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#102 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted Today, 03:21 PM

Brilliant progress Conrad.
Love the cold start vid, that cars never started so well before!
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#103 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted Today, 03:52 PM

What was the central locking issue?

And don't worry about it not reliably locking them all, it will after a while.


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1970 Rover P6 V8........................................................white in colour
1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked
1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running

1985 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X......................................The Beast Estate
1991 Jaguar 4.0 Sovereign.........................with fresh MoT and fucked wings
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate...................................almost mint





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