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#46711 OFFLINE   Asimo

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:10 PM

MOT pass with no advisories for the Renault Alpine which is great. Booked in for it's wallet bursting clutch and rear subframe restore next week.

 

 

 

I enjoyed the "rear subframe restore" job.

Life got in the way and I never finished putting the car back together but I had this ornament in the sitting room for months.

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#46712 OFFLINE   RayMK

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

Looks more artistic than anything in the Tate Modern  :-D .


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:04 PM

Sent a deposit of for a motor hopefully collecting weekend!
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:37 PM

Is it or could it be in the liability thread?
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

Received a letter from my energy company today. Inside was a cheque for thirty quid to compensate me for them not turning up to install my smart meters. Thing was I cancelled the installation due to the weather. Fortunately my honesty lasted about 5 seconds, that's going in the holiday fund!!!!
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#46716 OFFLINE   Danterzza

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:55 PM

Is it or could it be in the liability thread?


Not really. Its from the 70’s and unreliable. So it’s a liability. It was also pretty cheap. So maybe yeah.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:41 PM

Not sure where these should go. But I took them today so!

 

Scarecrow Shite! The farmers around here have a habit of using old cars as bird fleggers 8)

 

 

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 64 P6 2000,   74 P6 3500s,   75 P6 3500,    92 R8 214 Si,    03 90 Def.,    03 75 CDT,                

 04 25 TD Lagoon,    04 ZT 135+,     04 ZR 1O5+ Lagoon,    05 ZT 135+ Lagoon,    05 ZR 105   -   PICTURES 

 

 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:42 PM

And another!

 

 

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 04 25 TD Lagoon,    04 ZT 135+,     04 ZR 1O5+ Lagoon,    05 ZT 135+ Lagoon,    05 ZR 105   -   PICTURES 

 

 


#46719 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:45 PM

Not sure where these should go. But I took them today so!

 

Scarecrow Shite! The farmers around here have a habit of using old cars as bird fleggers 8)

 

Twin headlights, must be a posh one.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:20 AM

How does that work then? Are shitehawks afraid of old rammel?


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:35 AM

Ive taxed worse than that.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:06 AM

Mrs_Jon's Clio is having issues, so is off the road. Thus, 28 year old 205 has been pressed into service and was collected from my cousin earlier this week, as he'd been loaned it long term.

 

The modern* Mondeo is serving its purpose but occasionally smells clutchy, which I think is mechanical death knell stuff for a scruffy Mk3 petrol. Currently at 354000km.

 

The Commodore's motor is still in the garage not being fitted 3 YEARS after it arrived. The Visa needs final fettling from HGF and the Land Rover is a long term project that I've not touched in weeks. Quite rightly, Mrs_Jon wants me to pull my finger out and get stuff fixed.

 

Therefore, I've just paid for a car I gave a 4 minute once over in the rain a few days ago, when it was parked out on the owner's street. That said, it's a literal once in a lifetime opportunity to bag one of these in NZ and it's road legal and therefore mega practical and is both shite and desirable, to boot so it just had to be done. Didn't it?!


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:26 AM

How does that work then? Are shitehawks afraid of old rammel?


Meant to stop the geese landing for a snack.
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#46724 OFFLINE   fordperv

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:34 AM

Twin headlights, must be a posh one.


Probably a GL looking at it
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:43 AM

My multi-car insurance is due next month.The renewal has gone up £21.to £724

A quick look on line.

Direct line came up first,so tried them almost £200 cheaper.

Direct line it is then.

 

Edit *At the moment a happy insurance post* If spending money on insurance is happy for once.It may not last!


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:58 PM

Shepfact: GT85 appears to temporarily revive knackered old red car paintwork, in this case The Volvo's passenger side rear door and rear quarter, which were painted due to collision damage some time before I bought the car. Indeed, the door is a replacement panel.

 

The puddle under the car in the first picture is the result of applying spray grease to the base of the inner rear wheel arches, in order to augment the Waxoyl already there:

 

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It will be interesting to see how long the GT85 keeps the paint shiny, but it seems to be alright so far, despite it raining overnight.

 

I'd love to get the car resprayed, as its paintwork is really showing its age and is down to the primer in places, but currently there's no way that I can afford the sort of paint job that the car truly deserves. One day...


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:01 PM

I wouldn't have wanted to have been in the meeting as an engineer explaining this to upper management.

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#46728 OFFLINE   HarmonicCheeseburger

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:25 PM

The squeaking wiper returns, chased the squeak to under the scuttle panel, seems to be part of the linkage, a dose of GT85 reduced it to little more then a squeak rather then a squeal for sheer bloody mercy.  Anyone had a k11 and had a similar issue before I start taking things apart.  Also what grease can people recommend presuming I will need something that lasts.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:25 PM

Minor passed its MoT yesterday.  No advisories.   It has a tyre close to being advisable which is a bit of a concern and I think goes back to a pothole incident a couple of years ago.  I had to do a diesel spec warm-up run to disguise the slightly leaking tail pipe too.     

 

Cowley has also passed but is still in dock owing to a handbrake cable saga that has managed now to waste 17 days of my life.   You couldn't write it, so I won't bore you with that one.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:37 PM

Bye bye Civic. Hope to see you again and not too soon!
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Actually felt sad seeing it going off. Sitting in it to move it off the drive, I remembered the distinct, soft smell the car has. I hope it doesn't get written off. If it does, as long as it's not silly money, I'll buy it back.

Boot floor looked sound. So even if they do, it should be easily repairable by replacing the crash beam under the bumper.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:39 PM

Should have made them come to you to assess it
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:45 PM

Minor passed its MoT yesterday.  No advisories.   It has a tyre close to being advisable which is a bit of a concern and I think goes back to a pothole incident a couple of years ago.  I had to do a diesel spec warm-up run to disguise the slightly leaking tail pipe too.     

 

Cowley has also passed but is still in dock owing to a handbrake cable saga that has managed now to waste 17 days of my life.   You couldn't write it, so I won't bore you with that one.

 

I liked this for the passes not the 17 days wasted


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:46 PM

Should have made them come to you to assess it


I didn't know you could request that.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

They won’t be able to inspect it for three or four days, so storage plus transport will jack up the cost of the claim.
It was
It was likely written off when that truck started moving.

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:48 PM

If they’re going to write it off you want them to take as long as possible - you need to return the Vidal Sassoon company car pretty quick

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#46736 OFFLINE   Asimo

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:06 PM

The owner was offered the salvage of this for just 20% less than the agreed value. Ludicrous!
(Not obvious in this pic but the osr wheel is pushed forward almost to the B pillar.)
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:12 PM

Solved the problem of the broken wires in The Volvo's door wiring loom (in common with the engine bay loom, the door looms of a Volvo 700/900 are separate from the main loom) by purchasing a guaranteed good replacement from a 1992 940 from German eBay:

 

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Only cost the equivalent of £35 and should be a far easier fix than trying to cut and solder wires in a confined space.

 

As you can probably tell, I really, really like this car ^^


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:14 PM

Deserves its own thread Shep! 


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:23 PM

The owner was offered the salvage of this for just 20% less than the agreed value. Ludicrous!
(Not obvious in this pic but the osr wheel is pushed forward almost to the B pillar.)
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I better hurry up and have one of these, the prices seem to be creeping upward.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:29 PM

Deserves its own thread Shep! 

 

I'd start a thread about the car, but nearly 15 years of repairs and maintenance would take a heck of a lot of recounting; at the moment, I'm playing 'catch-up' with various medium to long term 'live with' and age-related problems that the car has, mainly to do with its electrical system, which isn't a Volvo 740 strong point.

 

The replacement door wiring loom will just about sort it, although I could do with replacing the fuse box/relay board at some point within the next couple of years. 

 

Pawnote: I still can't believe that I've owned The Volvo for 15 years this year. When I bought it, I wasn't expecting to keep it for more than three years; my intention was to run it into the ground and replace it with a late model 240 GLT estate or a 940 'Celebration' LPT estate. Obviously, that never happened, and I'm glad that it didn't :)


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2016 - Date: The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero HOT manual estate.





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