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#61 ONLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

Anyone bidding on this beauty?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172749713548

Originally offered on POC-UK

Pet free!!!

*I have 4x Proton factory mats in ToMM© ... Chucked drivers as it had 'hole in it' :)
** yes, 4 ! = 1 lies over tranny tunnel and locks to rear l & r mat !!

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Pet free would be good. Mine stinks of dog...


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 05:55 PM

this is off the scale bluebird is just zzzz in comparison :D and its not caused issues for you yet

 

do you think youll be owning it for long seeing as the boss likes it :D

 

if the mot man doesnt larf youll be well in :D



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Annoyingly, I can't do 'owt with it until the Bluebird is sorted. The Bluebird is insured. The Proton is not, so it's going to have to wait for a bit. Already, I like driving it more than the Bluebird, and I've only driven the Bluey on my driveway!


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

A favor please if i could. Mine is missing its autochoke and related bracketry as it was removed when pandamonium owned the car due to it being knackered.

 

I'm looking at reinstalling mine with a replacement but am not sure of whats missing.

 

Any chance you could get a few closeup shots of the mechanism if convenient so i can see whats missing?

 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

Er, might be a struggle before next week to be honest, but can do.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

No mad hurry, whenever you get a moment. Its off the road at the moment with a knackered rad anyway. You'll be doing me a favour.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:57 PM

Anyone bidding on this beauty?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172749713548

 

Maybe.

 

 

Okay. yes.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

Busted!

Good luck, looks like a decent one!

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:13 PM

WHO WAS IT

 

SHOW THY SELF

 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

I think it's Dollywobbler's cat who outbid you


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:26 PM

Outbid....thank fookdca5a49cab80503cfa981d2a4af3bc82.jpg

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:27 PM

What are you doing bidding nearly 6 days before the auction ends? Last minute bidding, FTW.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:45 AM

Last minute bidding, FTW.


Nope. Last seconds.

Like you, I'm exasperated that in 2017 people still do not understand the basics of a fixed duration auction.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:26 AM

Can still remember the huge buzz around these when launched in the UK at the 1988 Motorshow. The Importer threw a whole bundle of cash on tinsel, promo brochures and smiling Malaysian females to add glitz. These sold incredibly well as we entered the 90s and Proton were considered to be a genuine threat to the established brands.. which then faded away nearly as quickly as it arrived. Can remember thinking the steering column rotary controls were very similar in operation to the Hillman Avengers.
The big bugbear on these was the manual transmission which suffered from weak synchros and diff failures.
This is woefully wonderful, I look forward to reading more of your Proton Saga... or will it turn in to a Proton Saga?... This
must be surely one of the earliest left? ☺️
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:08 AM

Nope. Last seconds.

Like you, I'm exasperated that in 2017 people still do not understand the basics of a fixed duration auction.


On cheaper stuff that's going to sell cheap, I use a bidsniper.

On more expensive stuff, there's an argument for getting the price up quickly. It falls outside of more people's price searches and/or can put them off.

Just depends. I think either way, you're dealing with the biggest platform and audience in the UK. It will find it's approximate value regardless.

PS. There's also a nice purple one for sale on FB ATM. Looks very nice.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:10 AM

http://m.carandclass....uk/car/C834593
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:32 PM

With the Bluebird away, I fully intended to crack on investigating the Proton's brakes. Instead, I ripped the gaffer tape away to free the sunroof.

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There was a load of moisture trapped underneath it, so the sheet of plastic taped over the sunroof had clearly been breached. It pretty much disintegrated...

 

I've cleaned the seals up as best I can, and removed all of the old manky sealant. It's everywhere! They've really tried to seal this, but have mostly probably just made things worse. I used glycerine to try and perk up the seal.

 

It doesn't help that there are no drains in the front corners, though there are some at the rear - presumably because air/water pressure at speed can otherwise overcome the seal. Initial 'bottle of water' tests are promising. To be continued...


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

It looks like that roof is a 'cassette'... Out slide obv, not under.

Presumably on the production line? Will be bolted to welded 'stringers' on the roof skin.

Didn't know about this roof option. Skoda 130LSE had a 'jigsaw/screw in' jobbie, dockside ;)


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

Aftermarket in the UK. Just like the Skodas, but with more sliding.
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

Only weak spot really on gearbox is the main and lay shaft taper roller bearings wear if oil changed neglected or the wrong oil is used. Assuming its ever changed at all.

And yes to sunroof. 'Cough'

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:39 PM

With the sunroof fixed*, I decided to start investigating the brakes.

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Didn't take long to find the issue. The seal had torn, causing this.

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Nice to have the luxury of time for once, so I'm considering rebuilding the caliper rather than paying £48 for a replacement, which might not even be the right one.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

The whole hub comes off for 'new discs' fitting :(

Inboard... Not just Citroens then...


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:09 PM

Aye. I'm aware of that. Discs aren't pretty, but I'm hoping they'll clean up with use.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:09 PM

That first picture is a calendar shot for sure, it's a work of art.  Good luck with the brake rebuild, poor thing looks like it needs some TLC for a change.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:37 PM

Dollywobbler you are on fire with the shite at the minute, both cars by rights should be baked bin tins by now.
The wee proton especially, it probably can't believe it's luck getting some love now

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

I like it! I like this less, but thankfully it seems pretty localised... An MOT fail for sure though.

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Main issue now is insurance. Due to OMG JOURNO with business use cover, it's getting a bit out of hand. I am trying trade cover, but they keep asking difficult questions, like do you actually make a profit... I'm not sure how ROFFLES stack up in the profit and loss accounts. I have been getting lax with receipts as well. More fool me.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

I like it! I like this less, but thankfully it seems pretty localised... An MOT fail for sure though.
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Main issue now is insurance. Due to OMG JOURNO with business use cover, it's getting a bit out of hand. I am trying trade cover, but they keep asking difficult questions, like do you actually make a profit... I'm not sure how ROFFLES stack up in the profit and loss accounts. I have been getting lax with receipts as well. More fool me.

Insurance really is a bollocks isn't it. If you do anything other than own the same car for 3 years at a time they struggle to cope

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:13 PM

Don't be a journalist, be an editor.

Journalists are always searching for a 'fearless expose' and are consequently trouble.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:29 PM

Don't be a journalist, be an editor.

Journalists are always searching for a 'fearless expose' and are consequently trouble.

 

I have taken to saying that. Problem with trade cover is they worry about you driving loads of cars for features. I'm insured by the publisher for that!


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