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The further adventures of a Shitestang........................


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#271 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:02 PM

You're still tracking the boat then, even though your car's not on it any more? Gets addictive doesn't it. It hadn't occurred to me that the containers weren't all UK bound but I guess the rest of Europe want their fair share of Shite too.

Will stop now I just tracked it that once more to see if it was still there when you took the photograph ;)

 

But I know what you mean yes it is addictive I carried on tracking the Venice Bridge for a while,the boat it was supposed to be on originally ;)


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#272 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

Nice one Jo, I bet you can’t wait for it to come home!?

Glad you’ve done it now though?
It’s not that bad really is it in the end. It’s just getting over the fact your buying blind and paying blind. I’d gladly do it again anyway!

Yes,Yes and Yes I would do it again ;)


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

Backward Collektshun arrange and booked :)

(Also known as a delivery :) )

Little Shitestang will be leaving the Southampton Stallag 13 Compound next Wednesday 21st sometime between 8am to 5pm thats all I know right now.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 10:19 AM

Just thought while we wait I would add some of the plans here for Shitestangs future ;)

I will at first just enjoy as is but he will be getting repainted sometime in his original colour ;)

Though not a fan of Silver its how he left the factory and theres not so many colours you can get away with on a car thats got a bright blue interior!

I think method of paint will meet Autoshite approoval though ;)

Its not a bodyshop though,its a guy who has restored many cars and he is good I have seen his work its top notch but he is a UPVC Window Manufacturer/Fitter who has his own Oven/Booth on his site for his own use he doesnt advertise :(

But I know his mate who has opened the door for me and itll be mates rates if I chip in a help strip it down ;)

So a Window Fitter will spray the car ;)

For now itll sport Rostyles but once Painted Refurbed Soltmags ;)

Only thing is now...........................

To Vinyl Roof or Not?

Dont think it had one from new but I Fancy one ;)

Opnions?

If I do I will get it done right and it will be cared for and sealed properly etc

Oh yes and I plan on filling the rear with period bumper stickers like any self respecting 70's Yank ;)


So to Vinyl Roof or Not?

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 10:26 AM

I like a vinyl roof on a 70s car, personally... but I reckon it says PLAH rather than bASe, so I guess it's down to personal preference.

 

Slot mags look ace no matter what, though!


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 10:28 AM

I wouldn't personally, but feel free.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 11:29 AM

Hell yes to a vinyl roof, can you get it in blue to match the interior?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

The most difficult question is what colour to have the vinyl; a blue matching the velour, 'you forgot the topcoat' grey, lairy white or plain old black?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:11 PM

Would probably go for blue not keen on white,Black is Boring Grey might work?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:22 PM

Other questions are half or full? Padded or not? And what side window style do you have?image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:33 PM

Personally I think you should paint it Highland Green, paint the centres of the rostyles black , get some JJZ 109 showplates. Then go to a Mustang owners club event , content that your car is just as faithful replica as all those other fuckers,( and there will be at least a dozen, none of them actual 68s let alone 390 GTs)
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:35 PM

Personally I think you should paint it Highland Green, paint the centres of the rostyles black , get some JJZ 109 showplates. Then go to a Mustang owners club event , content that your car is just as faithful replica as all those other fuckers,( and there will be at least a dozen, none of them actual 68s let alone 390 GTs)

Love it!


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:43 PM

Other questions are half or full? Padded or not? And what side window style do you have?attachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpeg

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Maybe not the same colour roof but like that ;)

Mine has the same rear quarter windows the half tops only really work on the Ghias with Opera Windows. The padded were responsible for many a Ghia roof rusting out and the early Ghia's in 74 had the same roof as above but with pads ubder the Ghia badges which caused roof rot :(

Chances are I will get the whole car painted first and see if i like it just all painted?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:03 PM

Great news Jo.

Personally, I love vinyl roofs, especially on 70’s yanks. It just looks ‘right’ and of the period for them.
Only down side is that our country is generally a wet shit hole for 50% of the year so bear in mind the corrosion issues it might possibly cause longer term.
My Capri had acquired one (non original) and it had caused some deep rusting to the rear quarters where water had gotten in and sat behind the vinyl rusting the panel. They were very obvious after stripping the car down and it meant the rear quarter panels were best being replaced... worth bearing in mind!
They are seriously cool on cars like this though.

Going further I’d be tempted to go triple blue!
Blue paint, ideally metallic.
Blue full vinyl roof .
Blue interior.

It’d look lovely!
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:43 AM

Great news Jo.

Personally, I love vinyl roofs, especially on 70’s yanks. It just looks ‘right’ and of the period for them.
Only down side is that our country is generally a wet shit hole for 50% of the year so bear in mind the corrosion issues it might possibly cause longer term.
My Capri had acquired one (non original) and it had caused some deep rusting to the rear quarters where water had gotten in and sat behind the vinyl rusting the panel. They were very obvious after stripping the car down and it meant the rear quarter panels were best being replaced... worth bearing in mind!
They are seriously cool on cars like this though.

Going further I’d be tempted to go triple blue!
Blue paint, ideally metallic.
Blue full vinyl roof .
Blue interior.

It’d look lovely!

I was thinking on Blue then something prodded at my conscience and decided I should return it to Factory colour.

The car never had a Vinyl Roof so maybe it should stay without?

As for colour I am amazed how many have said leave it the colour it is!

In the shorterm to get it rolling I probably will ;)

I plan on getting everything you touch clean at first inside the car and leaving the Damage for a while until everybody has seen it ;)

Then I will have the rear fender repaired and probably give the whole car a rattle can Satin Black Blow over with a hugggggggeeeee bulb buy of generic cans ;)

And run it like that until funds allow a propper paint ;)

Meanwhile........................................


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:45 AM

Just discovered something about the car I never knew...................

You may as well start calling me Popeye!

Its got a Manual Steering Rack!

Eeek Not looking forward to that with a heavy Iron Block on top of it!

 


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

What!?! No PAS!? Proper base spec!


Not long left until you get it now. Hopefully all this sodding snow won’t mess things up.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:31 AM

What!?! No PAS!? Proper base spec!


Not long left until you get it now. Hopefully all this sodding snow won’t mess things up.

I had a demon thought last night............................

What if theres plain water in the cooling system :(

Curtains before its begun :(

It was a project car new engine testing,in Cali can get away with Tap Water :(

Meanwhile in the United Isles of Sibera.........................

Ive asked the Seller he isnt answering :(


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:36 AM

Don't panic...

 

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:40 AM

I’m sure it’ll be fine...


Funnily I thought exactly that same thing when mine got stuck at New York docks because of no Title! It was sat up in NY through winter, and it was very cold and snowy that year.
Turned out to be fine though.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

Its got a Manual Steering Rack!


Just don't try to dry steer. As long as you're moving, it'll be fine. Actually, once on the move at anything more than about 20mph, it will probably feel lighter than a PAS car, and if you're not used to it, can be a little disconcerting. I've heard of people fitting steering dampers to unassisted steering cars because the steering at speed is just too light.

Many years ago I had a MK3 Cav that shat it's PAS pump. Rather than bother with repairing it, I shoved an unassisted rack in there that I just happened to have. Much nicer to drive, and I'm sure I very slightly improved my fuel economy too.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

American cars PAS is incredibly light! If anything it’s over power assisted!
On mine I can be parked and still turn the steering lock to lock with one finger. That’s on a ginormous car that’s pretty heavy.
It can be somewhat devoid of feeling and response when driving sometimes.

I’d imagine Jo’s ‘Stang would feel similar to a Capri with no PAS being similar size cars. Perfectly fine when on the move but it can be a bit heavy if your going slow trying to park or similar.
The worst I’ve had though is my Transit! No PAS, steering box, in a big old van. At low speeds it can take some effort to make it turn!
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

I think this site might crash on the 21st with everyone logging on to see it arrive...!


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:45 AM

The worst I’ve had though is my Transit! No PAS, steering box, in a big old van. At low speeds it can take some effort to make it turn!


Similar with a Series IIB forward control Land-Rover, fitted with a Perkins boat anchor engine and Bar-grip tyres. if you were parked on grippy tarmac it was physically impossible to move the contact patch with the road. You could put about 1 turn of lock on, which just bent the sidewalls and loaded up all the steering joints/relay/box. At that point you either move forwards and actually turn, or let go of the steering wheel and lose several digits. That wasn't a vehicle, it was a multi-gym.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:49 AM

Similar with a Series IIB forward control Land-Rover, fitted with a Perkins boat anchor engine and Bar-grip tyres. if you were parked on grippy tarmac it was physically impossible to move the contact patch with the road. You could put about 1 turn of lock on, which just bent the sidewalls and loaded up all the steering joints/relay/box. At that point you either move forwards and actually turn, or let go of the steering wheel and lose several digits. That wasn't a vehicle, it was a multi-gym.


That’s exactly what my Transit does! You turn the wheel a bit then let go of it and the elasticity in the tyres just throws the steering wheel back around. Keep hands well clear!
Amazing to think people would have had to drive stuff like that as daily use back in their day as delivery vans etc.
The Americans seemed to do the exact opposite and over do the PAS.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:08 AM

I'll just leave this here lol

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:54 AM

Wahoo we now can haz inzurance to Drive!

After many talks with the broker they have now confirmed I will be allowed to drive it over here insured on the VIN so long as its

To a Pre Booked MOT

To a Place of Repair

Home from Pre Booked MOT

But not at any other times as that is just naughty!

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

On the PAS front Sam said the same see how you get on with it? This time 9 years ago my daily was a Rover Mini handling was great it was like parking a bus though!

I always had non assisted racks then all of a sudden practically every car had PAS.

I will see how I get on with it,after all it is a base!


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

On the PAS front Sam said the same see how you get on with it? This time 9 years ago my daily was a Rover Mini handling was great it was like parking a bus though!
I always had non assisted racks then all of a sudden practically every car had PAS.
I will see how I get on with it,after all it is a base!


I doubt you’ll have any issues. PAS is nice but try it and see.
It won’t be hard to add it to the car later if you do want it.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

Jo, these updates are killing me over here.  I just wanna see it and see your happy little face when you get the keys in your hand.


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