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#571 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:24 PM

When my mother decided in the 1950s she wants to go to a design college and then pursue a career

in fashion at the sink of iniquity called Munich, her father kicked her out of the house!

 

Junkdaughter number 2, the Renault and I nipped over to Chodmolestly for a fleeting visit this afternoon.

We just returned with not one untoward thing having happened. Even the heater works faultlessly.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

When my mother decided in the 1950s she wants to go to a design college and then pursue a career

in fashion at the sink of iniquity called Munich, her father kicked her out of the house!

 

 

pure prejudice...

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

Keep your Parisian car as Parisian as possible.

 

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No shiny shit from China for my car, oh no.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:08 PM

Completely missed that thread, what a story! Took me some minutes* to read and really enjoyed it, vielen Dank dafür!

And how cool the late 60s must have been!


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Remember the days when you could nip down to the corner shop and grab two tins of brake calipers?

 

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:59 PM

Today it was decided to commence brake work.

The brake pedal gave me the sinking feeling each time the brake needed to be applied for any period of time,

especially when waiting at one of those traffic lights they have now every 30 yards, especially on gradients

(for those of you living in East Anglia, that's when a road isn't level).

 

Ergo:

 

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The pipes came off easily enough, so for once I was lucky.

The payback followed suit:

 

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The calipers are of the later type and thus all parts I bought to replace them with are wrong.

I firmly believe that I'm the only dolt who orders a stash of parts without checking what is needed beforehand.

Anyway, it was all futile anyway, since the brakes must have been serviced recently. Pads, discs, calipers look

serviceable for a long time to come.

 

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However, there is an issue with the bleed nipple of the RH caliper:

 

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Or better, the issue is that it's not existent. Since I didn't manage to extract the slug they crunched in there,

I suspect they borked the M7 x 1mm thread. Hence this needs to be mended by an engineering company

and if they can't do it, the caliper needs replaced.

 

Then the inevitable happened:

 

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In summary, shit all round.

Some self inflicted, some caused by others.

Cretins, wherever I look. Even in the mirror.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:41 AM

Ah, the joy of French bleed nipples. I'm convinced they make them out of left over fromage.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:08 AM

Is that something I should get used to?

 

I could always replace them with Italian ones. Ducati motorcyces also have M7.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

m9, surely? 


What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:50 AM

^ Vernacular cultural reference confusion scenario  ;)


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:53 AM

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:04 PM

Doing any work on brakes that have been serviced less recently than yesterday lunchtime is always a pain in the arse, especially if they're French brakes.

 

Surely with the bleed nipple it's just a case of re-tapping the thread, without the need to pay a man in a boiler suit? All the threads on the BX's rear calipers were re-cut by me and I haven't died yet.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

I firmly believe that I'm the only dolt who orders a stash of parts without checking what is needed beforehand.

No, you are not.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:21 PM

It's not you that's at fault, it's the car.  When it comes to Renaults, it's ALWAYS the car.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

m9, surely? 

 

M7 m8, not M9.

If they were M9, m8, it would be easy.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:14 PM

Doing any work on brakes that have been serviced less recently than yesterday lunchtime is always a pain in the arse, especially if they're French brakes.

 

Surely with the bleed nipple it's just a case of re-tapping the thread, without the need to pay a man in a boiler suit? All the threads on the BX's rear calipers were re-cut by me and I haven't died yet.

 

Do you have an M7 x 1mm thread cutter, m8?


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:17 PM

I do indeed m8.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

M7:One of me all-time favourite threads of all time m8.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:00 AM

I do indeed m8.

 

Who in his right mind would only heroes have an M7 thread cutter, m8.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

Right. Where were we?

 

A lot of rather frustrating repair attempts later, I gave in and ordered a new brake caliper.

We couldn't extract the slug and every engineering company it was taken to looked at it as if it were a glowing piece of Plutonium.

In the end, I got this Fiat unit:

 

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It has the connectors in slightly different locations, but is otherwise the same.

Since the financial impact was by now severe enough, I decided to throw some more money down the drain

and bought some fresh brake fluid.

 

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Bleeding bleeding that bleeding thing was no fun at all, but I herewith declare the brakes fixed.

Well, apart from the handbrake that is, which still only bites on the last notch despite the adjuster is at its very end.

But at least the pedal doesn't give me that sinking feeling anymore.

 

May I also remind all those MoT apologist clowns, that it had passed a test with those shitty brakes,

but was written up for some stupid holes in the floorboards?


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:02 PM

The real problem is however, that no matter how difficult a job and how much it pisses you off,

it rewards you with this:

 

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And once you have this, a life without it is impossible.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:03 PM

If only all obscure, unobtanium car parts were interchangeable with readily available bits of old Fiats.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:25 PM

All that work for an MOT and now it's exempt...


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:57 AM

All that work after it passed an MOT and now it's thankfully checked by someone who knows cars.

 

EFA


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

Who in his right mind would only heros impoverished owners of fucked old citroens have an M7 thread cutter, m8.

EFA.

 

I have one too(an M7 tap that is, the car was flogged years ago).


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:09 PM

Sadly retapping the old caliper, which actually isn't old at all, wasn't successful after all. The thread was just too borked.

Luckily enough the Fiat caliper works with very little modification, in fact the only alteration necessary is shortening

the threaded bit of the brake flexi by hacksawing a bit off.

I wonder whether Fiat flexis could be used, but I don't know what the other end looks like.

In any case, this is a viable workaround which isn't mentioned on any related websites, or forii.

 

Note: It will only work on R16s with second generation front brakes, which it turned out mine oddly has despite it shouldn't

 

In any case, a road trip is planned for this weekend, so stay tuned for more hilarious French style escapades.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

A one owner 16 has been spotted in Northern France, on the coast in fact.

 

 


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:05 PM

The brakes are still utterly shit, but don't tell anyone, especially in the shadow of that stupid no more MoT thread, which is just stupid.
I mean, honestly, I had to live to the age I am in to read that much concentrated horseshit.
 
Anyway.
 
So I woke up this morning, and my sleep coma was interrupted by Mr Conelrad.
We went on a mission. A mission to improve® The Climate™.
This happened at an hour that would be made a capital offence if I were dictator.
We saddeled the R16 and set off to the heartland of the Northern Powerhouse.
There we collected Cleon Fonte, purveyor of fine shite and always impeccably attired.
We continued our tour in a Northwesterly direction that culminated on the Leeds ring road.
Now, I have seen a lot of pretentious things in my life, myself included, but I'd drop down dead,
if that fucking Leeds ring road wouldn't get the cake.
Now there is a fucking ring road, that outringroads the Mfucking25, the Mfucking60 and if there
were a ring road around Greater L.A. combined!
I swear to God, no matter where you're from, or who you are, you haven't seen such a ringroad
in your dismal shitty worthless lives!
It's the most fucking terrible ringroad of the fucking Universe.
It's the fucking most pretentious waste of tax money this World has ever seen.
If there were any aliens or fucking lizard people, they'd say, you know what, there is this fucking
ringroad around half of Leeds, you can't fucking miss it, let's land our UFOs right on it.
This is a Ring Road to serve a fucking Metropole, for chrissakes, but it merely serves Leeds.
 
It's shit.
 
And the signposting is even worse. It's British. The most dismal signposting the World has ever seen.
Just travel.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:16 PM

So off this ringroad, mind, I had to travel the fucking World to encounter such a goddamn wanked on ringroad,

I found myself in a back alley. They say it's in Leeds, I say it's in the middle of where you don't want to be..

And there were people you'd run away from if it were nighttime.

 

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Fucking run!

 

Also note the woeful piece of German tat in the background, more of which later.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:32 PM

Well, inside one of those 5th World (they don't have sheds like this in the 3rd and 4th World anymore) ramshackles there was this:

 

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Don't let those apparently busy people fool you, it got worse.


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