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Field of Dreams - Camping weekend 8/9/10 September - Is there any appetite for fixing a Visa 1124cc head gasket?

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#241 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

Depends what time you get there...  ;)


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

Well, I reckon lunchtime should be possible...
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:44 PM

I'm not committing yet, but have put it in my diary.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:35 AM

I bought a replacement generator yesterday so power tools can be used. 2.7 KVA, 240/110.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:41 AM

If power tools include a pressure washer and hoover and a boot full of detailing stuff I'm all ears...
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

Ace. That means we'll be able to light up the snooker room.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

If power tools include a pressure washer and hoover and a boot full of detailing stuff I'm all ears...

 

Do you have one of those orbital polisher things? I keep thinking about getting one as I am too lazy to polish a car by hand (especially one as big as an XM) but I have no idea which one to get or how to use it. I would probably end up making the paint worse knowing my luck.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:27 AM

No I don't sadly. Would like one, and someone here offered to lend me one, but it's finding the time to use it.

Whereas I'd happily set up in a corner of the field of dreams and spend all weekend detailing something! Even by hand it'll be fine, I have a good arsenal of filler heavy polishes.

I didn't buy one with my bonus this year, if next years is half decent I will. I stocked up my kit this year, although my pressure washer hasn't got many uses left in it! That's quite cheap though
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:40 AM

Ace. That means we'll be able to light up the snooker room.

Sadly the sink I was going to acquire for the master en suite vanished 2 days after I posted about it. Sorry


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

No I don't sadly. Would like one, and someone here offered to lend me one, but it's finding the time to use it.

Whereas I'd happily set up in a corner of the field of dreams and spend all weekend detailing something! Even by hand it'll be fine, I have a good arsenal of filler heavy polishes.

I didn't buy one with my bonus this year, if next years is half decent I will. I stocked up my kit this year, although my pressure washer hasn't got many uses left in it! That's quite cheap though

 

I have a polisher, the cost to use it is our ZX needs attention!

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

Permission to go all detailing world on it? Plus I'll probably end up zoning out a bit, and not help with other stuff... There's probably a good few hours work just getting that ready for polish, then a few hours work after polishing it...

Do you have polish too? If I get on well with it could I borrow it now and again?

Might book Friday off...
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

Mrs 6cyl kindly threw me the keys of that ZX so we could go into town to get food one evening at SF16.  It's rather grunty.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

it does frog well



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

Permission to go all detailing world on it? Plus I'll probably end up zoning out a bit, and not help with other stuff... There's probably a good few hours work just getting that ready for polish, then a few hours work after polishing it...

Do you have polish too? If I get on well with it could I borrow it now and again?

Might book Friday off...

 

I like Mequiars products, a bit more expensive than some but not the silly prices of the premium brands in the weird polish world. I am particularly found of the Meguiars  Ultimate Compound and Ultimate liquid wax. I have some for the ZX and have been planning to do it for months.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:39 PM

it does frog well

 

All the way and back!

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

I like Mequiars products, a bit more expensive than some but not the silly prices of the premium brands in the weird polish world. I am particularly found of the Meguiars  Ultimate Compound and Ultimate liquid wax. I have some for the ZX and have been panning to do it for months.


I have the meguiars tyre gel, but found the polish and waxes too greasy. I usually use autoglym but also have the poor boys black hole and blue paste carnuba wax.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:11 PM

I have found the Ultimate compound is fantastic on old flat solid paint. My MGB GT had dull patchy paint when I bought it and several times I rejuvenated it with different products but in each case the paint went dull within a few weeks. Using Meguiars products it looks a lot better and lasts several months instead of weeks. It seems to have moistened the old paint and I am hoping it will do the same for the ZX.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:49 PM

Meguiars is one brand I've never tried. I've only got poorboys, autoglym and farcela polish, and half a bottle of menzerna compound
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 11:06 AM

Or instead of car cleaning we could go rescue a Daewoo for Eddy Ramrod and he comes and gets it at leisure?

 

The Pre-booked MOT situation would have to be watertight though as it'll involve the M25


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

A Leganza with new MoT and a coat of Beko-ing might even tempt me to make a personal appearance!  I'll be going to Portsmouth at the end of September, hmmmm...........


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

I'd certainly clean it, don't know how fun* the mot would be though... I presume the bloke who does six cylinders cars already has a senso of humour, maybe he could be bribed slightly...

If we collect it Friday morning, and get it back asap we would have a day of pre mot fun before giving it a go on Saturday!

Id need another shiter to help though, and don't know what the tax, test and insurance rules would be to drive it away... (could probably insure it on my multi car policy for a month though for £notalot, think it cost me £25 extra a month when I got the gooner with the xantia still there)
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

That's the kind of thing I had in mind for the insurance, Sam; if it's going to a pre-booked test it won't need tax so that's ok.

 

6Cyl, if this happens, will you be able to store (or even use) the thing until I can collect at the end of September?


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:19 PM

If you want me to wash it etc I don't mind buzzing about in it for a week or 2!

How does tax work with cars not being taxed for years? Will it still do it online? Then one of us can just send you a pic of the v5 number, then post the signed but not dated v5 up to you.

Or if the owner insists on it being signed, it has an extra owner...

Any trade plates coming in September? I certainly don't mind driving a few people over there on Friday or Saturday morning...

I like this plan!
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

That's the kind of thing I had in mind for the insurance, Sam; if it's going to a pre-booked test it won't need tax so that's ok.

 

6Cyl, if this happens, will you be able to store (or even use) the thing until I can collect at the end of September?

 

No problem parking it with me until the end of September, even better if it is MOT and taxed as I have my own insurance to drive it on.


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