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#49201 ONLINE   trigger

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

I've drop the Rover off at my tamed mechanics for a small patch to be welded in the boot, I felt it added a little class to the forecourt.

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#49202 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:23 PM

Her son did it. I guess the tyres were still good or something (but he took the space saver too...)

 

depends which bridge it is going over, local to here at Marske Metals they charge you £10 for every wheel and tyre either on or in the car before it goes into the frag pile.


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#49203 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:22 PM

i woke up this morning to this

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kerry brought it to homeworld last night. it is we think the first time in decades that Rodney has left Pickering..... and he ran really well over the moors.

now its not perfect cos the idle speed is on the hight side, and the mixture is leaner than it should be. so for climbing steep hills, a touch of choke is needed. but there is no over heating, the brakes are ok and the clutch is perfect, on the flat then runnng without the choke is possible. it needs a proper tune-up, but as London to Brighton is this weekend, we'll try and get that sorted in the near future.

Rodney has been and seen all the sights, the sea front

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and the pub

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then on to the lock-up to pick cocopop up. we had to go and get some groceries too cos we had nothing to eat in the house

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we got this delivered the other day, cos there are plenty of "little cherubs" who would take this pretty little car and smash it up for fun and just because they can

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we have one for marvin and one for cocopop. we have got the first one for marvin after some little fekker took it 3 years ago and we have got into the habit of putting them on no matter where we are. we added a mascot "a wee Felix the cat" cos all the best cars have a mascot

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and put a rug over the back seat just to cover up the sun damaged top of the seat. there was a near identical set of seats on flea-bay recently. i did try and buy it, but when the bidding hit £150 i dropped out. that was too rich for me (at the moment) so this will do as a temporary measure

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one issue we have had is that the black one fancies itself as "oddjob" with the frequent flinging off of the hubcaps. i have put a stop to that, yep they are now cable tied on!

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so with some of the fleet in, the neighbours will be loving* us

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next stop Brighton (i hope....)


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

Autoshite statement #1275 - Doesn't that old Mini look small against the new one?

 

.....OK, old joke.   But that black one is a little cracker.   Well worth the grief, it looks dandy.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:36 PM

What a little hunny that looks!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:39 PM

Whoever it is that owns a turquoise Volvo estate and gave me a lights flash and a wave today, hi!  Seemed a day for it, the guy on the scooter/moped in front of me gave me an OK hand gesture (no really) too.  Not used to this sort of attention.  Typically, even though I have a dashcam now, for some reason it didn't save that bit of video, nor the bit where I saw a tidy Minor and a new Mustang, but it did at least capture the bit with the Mk2 Cavalier saloon in it.

 

Also, ran out of welding gas today 3/4s of the way through stitching in the big patch on the bottom of the door I've been repairing, so that was also annoying as I hoped to have that done this weekend and now I'll have to wait for new gas to arrive since I've enough welding left to get through  there's really no point getting a tiny bottle.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:49 PM

Just had an email from Machine Mart saying it's VAT free time again. What do I need, and can hide from Mrs BMH ?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

Spent yesterday afternoon and this afternoon doing a couple of odd jobs and tidying on the ‘Green Monkey’ (the Mercury!). Followed up by a good wash and hoover out.
Tomorrow morning will see yet more gas put in and some white ribbons tied onto the hood ornament and door mirrors then off to Hedge End for a colleagues wedding!

It’s very flattering to have my car chosen for this and it’ll certainly make a statement! Great to do it for them too.



But I’m shitting myself!!
It’d better behave!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

Hedge End. Used to pass through there on the train to Fareham. (Pointless fact).


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

DTCM...

Wedding? Ha.. Good you passed on 'that one'...

You'd never get it round the courtyard, and forget a 3point!!

;)
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:01 PM

The Land Rover is still not home, it is running and drivable but a compression test shows it down on one cylinder, so is a bit smokey and occasional backfire, also slightly rattly timing chain (has it jumped a tooth?). Hopefully it's just a valve leaking, so it's of with its head. I am still in the hired Fiesta which at £84 per week and 55mpg is almost cheaper than putting petrol in the Land Rover. Although not being able to put dogs in the hire car is a bit inconvenient

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

Ahh yes, but assessing by who? All fine and dandy but in reality is it not just another 'they should do something about it " thing?

DVSA, same people that do the driving tests.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

 

 

Also, ran out of welding gas today 3/4s of the way through stitching in the big patch on the bottom of the door I've been repairing, so that was also annoying as I hoped to have that done this weekend and now I'll have to wait for new gas to arrive since I've enough welding left to get through  there's really no point getting a tiny bottle.

try some gas less wire in it , converted mine it works , but the wire speed has to be a lot higher .....

 

some pigeon shit practice  ....20180512_1359071.jpg   it does clean up well with a wire brush !!

 

yesterday the terrible 60mph whistle came back thanks to the warm weather and a open window ... a wandering digit found the offending slot and some goo was inserted ....20180518_131809.jpg


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

My wing mirror turned out to be the source of a massive mystery rattle on my car too, the casing was all loose. Currently wearing a wrap of tape for now until I next find myself with a tube of tigerseal and 5 minutes spare. Think the passenger side is also doing it...

Don't forget the goo is there and fold it in though...
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

Spent yesterday afternoon and this afternoon doing a couple of odd jobs and tidying on the ‘Green Monkey’ (the Mercury!). Followed up by a good wash and hoover out.
Tomorrow morning will see yet more gas put in and some white ribbons tied onto the hood ornament and door mirrors then off to Hedge End for a colleagues wedding!
It’s very flattering to have my car chosen for this and it’ll certainly make a statement! Great to do it for them too.
But I’m shitting myself!!
It’d better behave!

I used to drive a few weddings.......if in any doubt about hot starting keep the bugger running!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:27 PM

I used to drive a few weddings.......if in any doubt about hot starting keep the bugger running!


That’s my concern!
It’ll get a good run down the motorway first, brief stop at brides parents house to pick her and her dad up. Then 10 mins down the road to church. God knows how long they’ll be inside? An hour?
Finally it’s a 20ish mile trip from the church to the hotel and venue for their meal/party thing, mostly B roads.

Fingers crossed it’ll be fine. It was spot on last time I used it about a week ago.
The bit I’m worried about most is the wait while they’re in the church...
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

it is a worry , I got given a car to drive for NewPods wedding when I was made the chauffeur  , I knew sweet FA about the car but I had always wanted to drive one  , but it did the job  :-)


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

Oh dear!
I didnt give much thought to anything other than the car.

I’ve just had a look at what I’d need to wear. Somehow I don’t think jeans, T shirt and trainers are going to cut it for this!
So I’ve managed to find some black trousers but I thought I had a white shirt, I don’t! Only shirt I’ve got is black.
That’ll have to do I suppose, I’ll lighten it up a bit with one of my dads brighter colour ties since I don’t have any.

In my defence I don’t wear stuff like that ever!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

Another thought is just to make sure there's no stray grease or anything around the door latches in the back...


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

Another thought is just to make sure there's no stray grease or anything around the door latches in the back...


Good idea! I’ve already checked and cleaned the seatbelts etc. Don’t want a dirty stripe across any clothing!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:55 PM

Reminds me of working one Saturday afternoon, mixing some paint up for a customer who was the local RAC guy.

He took a call,

"no I've never picked locks on a Bentley.....

Have you tried air bagging the door panel, get a slim whatchacall it in down the glass?...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE BRIDE IS CRYING?!

Just break the window!

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:15 AM

Tried the mini (briefly, in the garage, cos there was too much shite in the drive blocking going any further) and it all seems fine, gears engage with no graunching - need to shift the cars about and get a better run in it :D


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:28 AM

Bet you were so relieved the gearbox didn't have to come out again :)
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:31 AM

Yet*

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:03 AM

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In for MOT. Forgot to clean the outside. Obvs.
Has a blow in the back of the exhaust.

Went into the MOT place and they had a Bitter in for work!
Apparently I'm the first person to know what it is.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:12 AM

Non-car related, apologies.  After expressing my misery recently my other half has somehow managed to get me into helping with tech for a big show at a theatre that seats a couple of thousand.  No problem with doing tech at all - after all, a large part of my job is light and sound engineering.  I'm a one-man-band that does the lighting plans, sets up the cues and operates all the tech myself but on a small scale.  The most is up to about 300 at a time.  I thought I would be asked to be sound op or just help out at rehearsals, which would be great.

 

Except that they want me to be assistant technical manager.  Calling all the cues over the headsets.  The bloke who normally does it is off being technical manager for a large ballet company so they've asked me to sit in and direct the show running.  He will be there at points but they need somebody else to do it.  I'm going to treat it like a job interview.  It's certainly a big f*#@ing deal.  And they're going to pay me.

 

Shit.Shit.Shit.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:20 AM

Must think you're capable!

You'll be rest!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:53 AM

Must think you're capable!

You'll be rest!

 

Mate, it's scary shit.  I likened it to being third violin then suddenly being asked to conduct.

 

My other half got me into this mess!


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

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In for MOT. Forgot to clean the outside. Obvs.
Has a blow in the back of the exhaust.

Went into the MOT place and they had a Bitter in for work!
Apparently I'm the first person to know what it is.



Fail! But not a bad fail in the grand scheme of things.

Will be done in a week or so.

Then probably for sale once I've cleaned it and tidied up the bits that need it.

As previously said, it will be cheap so £375 would take it.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:14 AM

Non-car related, apologies. After expressing my misery recently my other half has somehow managed to get me into helping with tech for a big show at a theatre that seats a couple of thousand. No problem with doing tech at all - after all, a large part of my job is light and sound engineering. I'm a one-man-band that does the lighting plans, sets up the cues and operates all the tech myself but on a small scale. The most is up to about 300 at a time. I thought I would be asked to be sound op or just help out at rehearsals, which would be great.

Except that they want me to be assistant technical manager. Calling all the cues over the headsets. The bloke who normally does it is off being technical manager for a large ballet company so they've asked me to sit in and direct the show running. He will be there at points but they need somebody else to do it. I'm going to treat it like a job interview. It's certainly a big f*#@ing deal. And they're going to pay me.

Shit.Shit.Shit.


Sounds like an opportunity has dropped into your lap.....
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