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#61 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:47 AM

Nae vay!

 

Aye Vay!


Should be repainted JRG, STAT.
 
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:08 AM

I was looking at the pic of the estate and wondered why it looked familiar...LOL..it's about 1 1/2 miles from me..Opposite a dirty great Tesco..

The wetherspoons by there does a pretty good breakfast too!!


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:09 AM

I was looking at the pic of the estate and wondered why it looked familiar...LOL..it's about 1 1/2 miles from me..Opposite a dirty great Tesco..
The wetherspoons by there does a pretty good breakfast too!!


Aye it had all the hallmarks of a great*, place..
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:19 AM

Excellent culekshin fred. I think these 172's will be the next collector's item along with the Saxo VTR/S, give them 20 years and people will snap your arm off for them.

 

I saw this 172 Exclusive in my local breakers a few years back. It was number 116/172. IIRC a lot of them had 'Y172 ###' plates that were assigned when they were first registered.

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:28 AM

Excellent culekshin fred. I think these 172's will be the next collector's item along with the Saxo VTR/S, give them 20 years and people will snap your arm off for them.

I saw this 172 Exclusive in my local breakers a few years back. It was number 116/172. IIRC a lot of them had 'Y172 ###' plates that were assigned when they were first registered.

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I think they may be popular later but tbh I just enjoy driving them too much:)

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:27 PM

so is burd a 172 perv or is it you?

 

seeiong as youre trying to corner the market :D [/trading places]



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:31 PM

So which one is faster then? I feel a fugutty style vs match coming on at the next crail day!
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:32 PM

so is burd a 172 perv or is it you?

seeiong as youre trying to corner the market :D [/trading places]


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

Aye Vay!


Oy vey!

Somebody had to.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:45 PM

My brother came over this afternoon and we set to looking at what I'd bought.

This was the first time I had seen it in the flesh.

Initial viewings appeared positive - bodywork and interior both in decent order

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

Next up was some akshul perusal.

She's bearly run in..

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The boot provided some foreshadowing of findings

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Missing spare but full toolkit
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The engine bay showed some signs of barrying, plus some evidence of a fairly long layup.
Preventative measures had been taken to stop ECU/water Congress

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:35 PM

We knew it needed new front indicator bulbs -access was (as usual) spectacular*IMG_20171119_153437.jpg

And then it was on to the 4 corners check.

All 4 tyres are spot on, wearing a pair of Fallen Ziex at the rear, and a pair of Hankook Ventus at the front

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This is most welcome news!

The brakes at the rear, however were a different story.

As is oft the case with the 172s, the rear floating calipers were very stiff, and the rear discs looked ropey. I expect a fail for lack of force/imbalance and handbrake at least.

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The sills seem solid, and the exhaust looked ok.

The front had better news re brakes - discs and pads looked about 1/2 worn

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All balljoints/track rod ends looked ok, and CV boots seemed intact.

There is one spring missing a section, so 2 front springs may be in order

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We'll see how big a list she gets.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:02 PM

rear discs on shappin list first without putting them to a test



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:09 PM

rear discs on shappin list first without putting them to a test


No point buying owt til I know it is worth fixing:)

The rear discs and pads are phuqued
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:13 PM

Someone’s fitted the anti rattle springs to the rear pads upside down too. Rear discs, and a spring isn’t too bad considering the it’s age and miles it’s done, especially if it’s still solid in the sills etc

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:14 PM

Someone’s fitted the anti rattle springs to the rear pads upside down too. Rear discs, and a spring isn’t too bad considering the it’s age and miles it’s done, especially if it’s still solid in the sills etc

We shall see:)

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

What will be your plan if you find something ominous? Breaker/keep for spares for your other one

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:22 PM

What will be your plan if you find something ominous? Breaker/keep for spares for your other one


That. For the other 2:)
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:52 PM

Hairdryer for the mot phail sticker also



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:40 AM

Is anywhere doing cheap classic insurance for these things yet?

Asking for a friend*
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:05 AM

Is anywhere doing cheap classic insurance for these things yet?

Asking for a friend*


Good man yersel. I am unaware - expecting sub £400 fully comp with business use when I swap it onto the E36 ins )assuming no spectacular MOT fail)
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

It's also on the MOT trail just now- can hear it growling away on idle.

Which reminds me, that backbox needs swapping
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:16 AM

fingers crossed.......... looking forward to #shockfirsttimepassomgtheyllneverbeleiveit news.

Long time ex had a Clio (Mk1) - loved throwing that thing around. With these engines they must be absolutely mental to 'play' with.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

Is anywhere doing cheap classic insurance for these things yet?

Asking for a friend*

The insurance quote I got a friend got was cheaper than the Alfa, nearer the cost of the Volvo 940 I had!


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:57 AM

Well the scores are in...

A fail as expected - but only on

1x front spring
1x handbrake cable which failed under test.

I'll fix those and get an MOT:)
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

Is that the standard air box setup? looks like them v6 airboxes the cliosport crew go mad for. Or maybe its just what the early 172's had.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:54 PM

fingers crossed.......... looking forward to #shockfirsttimepassomgtheyllneverbeleiveit news.
Long time ex had a Clio (Mk1) - loved throwing that thing around. With these engines they must be absolutely mental to 'play' with.

Yeah even a 1.1 RN is a hoot if you can keep the momentum.

The 2.0 F4R makes that a bit easier.

Lovely once you get the heid round the idea that they ain't RWD.

Is that the standard air box setup? looks like them v6 airboxes the cliosport crew go mad for. Or maybe its just what the early 172's had.

Yep stock ph1 172 airbox. Sounds well:)
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

Parts to fix this have been ordered and shall be collected tomorrow late afternoon if all goes to plan
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:45 AM

Have new, correctly fonted number plates been ordered?


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:54 AM

Have new, correctly fonted number plates been ordered?


Nope. MOT first, cosmetics later. I'm not one to be offended by such things
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