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#1 OFFLINE   CreepingJesus

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:53 AM

Right friends, the time has come. The ex-Fowler turbo brick has to go. It'll be available at some point next week, and I'd prefer a grand in my hand, although exchange offers will be considered.
Coming up to 200,000 miles. It's got most of a year's test, new cambelt, exhaust and alternator. It's got seven seats and a towbar (although it needs the wiring sorted out). It's the 2.3 red block, high pressure turbo. AW71 auto box in good order. Hull's solid. Five good tyres: P6000s on the front, Conti's on the back, nearly new Barum on the spare.
It's not pretty. Needs a respray really. It'll need a steering rack and two balljoints in the near future. Stereo doesn't work, but there's another one included. Sunroof seal is a bit iffy.
But...it's fast, it's fun, it's comfy (very, very comfy) and...it's bleeding me dry. I have no work and no income, so it's gotta go. And no, that doesn't mean it's open season on stupid offers: if I'd a few hundred quid to spend on it, it would be worth more like two. So a grand's a bargain as it is: that's what I've put into it in the last two months, and I'd like it back! Taketh not the piss, lest thou disliketh mine answer.

I'm in the barren wasteland that is West Fife, handy for trains, buses and even the airport.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

Fife poor fecker

Fowler might be in the market for one :D

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

There's no saving me, but the car wants out, clearly.

Doubt it! His fuel guzzling money pit is big and yellow, and he's already had a go of this one.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:26 PM

Are there any more photos of it? Now might be the only chance I get to buy one of these! You mention ideally needing a respray - is this cosmetic rust, or just dings and scratches?

 

And will a tandem fit in the back without taking the wheels off I wonder...


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

I'll get pics up, if not tonight, then tomorrow. I have some in Photobucket, but it's acting up too.
There's the usual scrapes, but very few dings. Handprints on one wing that I dread to think how they got there, but keep the neds at bay. It's more tired paint than anything. It had a 50p piece sized weld for the MOT a fortnight ago, and the mechanic expressed surprise even at that. It's fundamentally solid.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

 

And will a tandem fit in the back without taking the wheels off I wonder...

 

I don't think so but you might be lucky.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

There's no saving me, but the car wants out, clearly.

Doubt it! His fuel guzzling money pit is big and yellow, and he's already had a go of this one.

 

Which has had £1400 spent on it doing brakes and air suspension and will no doubt get something in the region of £1000 in the next couple of weeks to sort out ANOTHER misfire.

 

That 760TIC is a bloody good car but I cannot, even by my poor man maths, justify 3 cars and a bus if I want to have them all running at the same time. Don't forget the 740 is poorly at the minute and I'm looking at the possibility of having it transported to Ron Sealey's in Cowdenbeath to get it going again.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:16 PM

Which has had £1400 spent on it doing brakes and air suspension and will no doubt get something in the region of £1000 in the next couple of weeks to sort out ANOTHER misfire.

That 760TIC is a bloody good car but I cannot, even by my poor man maths, justify 3 cars and a bus if I want to have them all running at the same time. Don't forget the 740 is poorly at the minute and I'm looking at the possibility of having it transported to Ron Sealey's in Cowdenbeath to get it going again.


Oaft. There again, I sometimes get great pleasure in pissing off uppity TMs with stuff like that. "It's going nowhere til <xyz> is fixed". The till starts rattling past a grand because you even thought about it. It's one thing when it's somebody else's budget, and it's business, but seeing the sort of numbers you're talking about in broad daylight, is a different perspective. I'll buy myself an old truck to dick about with someday, and we can have a bankruptcy race! That won't be any time soon, mind you...

Hope the 740's not too bad: it's such a nice car too. All the best with Ronseal, hope he's on top form!
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:54 PM

It's an ignition issue. I have a coil, dizzy cap, ignition module and rotor arm to try. I also have a new hall effect sensor in stock but it's riveted in to the distributer so if that needs doing then Ronseal can sort it.

 

I know it's not the correct way to diagnose a problem (replacing EVERYTHING in the system) but I've been threatening to overhaul the ignition system so it would have got done anyways.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

If it wasn't in another country, I would ^^


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

I'll get pics up, if not tonight, then tomorrow. I have some in Photobucket, but it's acting up too.

Hint hint... :-)
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

I often work on Jamaican Time when it comes to my own stuff...! Sorry.
I will do it soon, but it needs cleared out and scrubbed up to be presentable enough for sale pics. The poor bugger's been lugging bootfuls of art stuff about, so it's in need of a scrub.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:04 AM

No worries, I'm in no desperate rush. Interested enough to have been reading up on all the online buyer's guides though...
TBH I've been leaning towards a van, but a large estate may do - for dog and bikes, including the aforementioned tandem. Head says I should just get something new on £xxx a month but heart is saying think what shite I could buy for that!
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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:06 AM

Never raced or rallied.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:06 AM

Never raced or rallied.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:24 AM

Never raced or rallied.


Not once I've scraped the last residue of its entry number from Crail off it, it won't have been.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

Which has had £1400 spent on it doing brakes and air suspension and will no doubt get something in the region of £1000 in the next couple of weeks to sort out ANOTHER misfire.

 

That 760TIC is a bloody good car but I cannot, even by my poor man maths, justify 3 cars and a bus if I want to have them all running at the same time. Don't forget the 740 is poorly at the minute and I'm looking at the possibility of having it transported to Ron Sealey's in Cowdenbeath to get it going again.

 

Do you use Ron Sealey a lot? He's known as a bit of a rip off merchant locally. 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

The big spends were on the big yellow bus, it's needed a bit of attention lately.
You'll not find me disagreeing with you about Ronseal, but I'm in the minority among those who've used him, according to the last debate on an FB group...!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

FOAD got messed around by him and ended up going down and telling him he didn't want him to work on his car and drove it away.

Another guy I know who doesn't really know that much about cars/mechanics got massively messed around and overcharged ridiculously for medial jobs, I think Ronsealant had bullshitted him as to the work involved.

 

Anyway, apologies for the thread hijack - GLWTS


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

He skinned me about £1500 all in a few years back, and I wasn't impressed at all. I don't mind spending money on cars when I've got it to spend, because I don't have facilities and my repairing shit mojo vanished some time ago, never to return (so far): but I'd like it to go to somebody I can trust, who does a decent job. Ronseal is not that guy...
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

Do you use Ron Sealey a lot? He's known as a bit of a rip off merchant locally. 

 

I drive 47 miles to Ron Sealey's place. I know his prices are high but he seems good at what he does to my 740. He's given me cash discounts in the past for big jobs and he's usually gone down the route of making things cheaper if you're not in a hurry.

My local non-dealer Volvo specialist won't touch anything that doesn't have an S, V or XC in front of the model number.


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