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#49561 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:44 AM

Collection managed!

 

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Phoebe and Chester love it: the rear window sills (cills) are the exact size for him to rest his fat head and spray drool down the side, while the seat is comfortable for Phoebe to lay down or stick her head out when she wants.

 

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It drives really well, loads of go, 3 new tyres and 1 not very old, locking wheel nuts hacked off as key is lost! Interior is a bit scruffy but not KIA Magictits scruffy!  :) Will obviously get worse soon as muddy dogs and light leather....

 

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Only thing it lacks is electric seats which I thought they all had? Just taxed it (£255 for the year) and it has a years MOT so good to go, just transferred the insurance from dollop to this dollop. Got a whole £4.91 refund :) 

ABS/BAS light came on when I first set off and took ages to clear (new brake light switch probably needed) and there was so little fuel in it I thought it was going to conk... but it didn't, happily!

 

It's quite a nice colour: supposed to be met black but looks sort of grey/flint colour, but also looks blue some times, odd. Few rusty scabs on wheel arches and the back bumper is misplaced on the passengers side rear and it's got scuffs on the rear bumper. If I like it, then I'll get the bits done, if not it, it'll be a raffle! Start saving for tickets now! :)


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

That looks megar!
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#49563 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

Nakamachi (or something like that stereo, are they any good/? Sounds nice as I have just put a CD in (Pink Floyd - Division Bell) and it sounds really good, bass/treble/midrange adjustments and they actually DO change the sound! Amazing. Just cleaned a few bits insid, steering wheel is really ground in muck which doesn't seem to want to relinquish its death grip but the armrest and door cards cleaned easily and well. Alarm has gone off twice while it was parked outside, so now unlocked and all the windows down so anyone can nick it - security conscious me!! :)



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:09 PM

It looks nice now don’t go spending fortunes trying to get it to win the concours de elegance!
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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 25 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Currently at ConFuzzled, the UK's premier furry convention. Yes, really.

 

It seems that the Volvo 700/900 is the official car of the UK furry fandom:

 

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The grey 940 is seriously nice and contains many interior parts salvaged from The Wentworth (remember that?), such as the black half leather half velour seats. Not the steering wheel, though, as that's in The Volvo ^^

 

EDIT: another 940 and a 240 have turned up. I'm trying to get as many of the cars as I can to the 'Motor Furs' meet tomorrow afternoon.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:00 PM

Currently at ConFuzzled, the UK's premier furry convention. Yes, really.

 

It seems that the Volvo 700/900 is the official car of the UK furry fandom:

 

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The grey 940 is seriously nice and contains many interior parts salvaged from The Wentworth (remember that?), such as the black half leather half velour seats. Not the steering wheel, though, as that's in The Volvo ^^

Always loved those big Volvo estates.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

Nakamachi (or something like that stereo, are they any good/? Sounds nice as I have just put a CD in (Pink Floyd - Division Bell) and it sounds really good, bass/treble/midrange adjustments and they actually DO change the sound! Amazing. Just cleaned a few bits insid, steering wheel is really ground in muck which doesn't seem to want to relinquish its death grip but the armrest and door cards cleaned easily and well. Alarm has gone off twice while it was parked outside, so now unlocked and all the windows down so anyone can nick it - security conscious me!! :)


Nakamichi - a bit like Blaupunkt or Alpine, if it's been in there since the car was new it'll be proper, they did the stereo in the original LS400. If it's a new one, maybe not so much...

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:30 PM

Hoping this new venture gives you less heartache than the Bentley, xtriple.  You can now join the ranks of people who have owned a prestige car and are glad to be shut of it.  Having read numerous owner experiences, I'm really glad my pockets haven't been deep enough to venture into that end of the market.  Hopefully the more middle class Merc will be less painful.


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#49569 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

Yes, I have discovered that owning a Bentley is a triumph of optimism over experience.Don't miss it in the slightest, but I do miss the HUGE quantities of dosh it has liberated from my bank account. I like the Merc, seems like a friendly sort of thing but the abs light is already doing my head in, spending begins :(

 

Just bought a new brake light switch from Mercedes Newcastle for £14.73 including postage. Now that is the kind of prices I like! Bentley would have been £500 and another £1500 to fit! Apparently this is 15 minutes under the dashboard.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

Have a pic of the car that followed the GSA at teh MOT centre:)

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:23 PM

Phwoooar! A Saab 9000!
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

Nakamachi (or something like that stereo, are they any good/? Sounds nice as I have just put a CD in (Pink Floyd - Division Bell) and it sounds really good, bass/treble/midrange adjustments and they actually DO change the sound! Amazing. Just cleaned a few bits insid, steering wheel is really ground in muck which doesn't seem to want to relinquish its death grip but the armrest and door cards cleaned easily and well. Alarm has gone off twice while it was parked outside, so now unlocked and all the windows down so anyone can nick it - security conscious me!! :)

Nakamichi used to specialise in expensive cassette decks, the Dragon (top of range ) was about £1k in early nineties if memory serves me correctly (needed a degree to operate it tho...

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:24 PM

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Saab now collected. Traffic was abominable. 230 miles, gaffer tape not required.
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#49574 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

Just spent an hour sanding and polishing the headlights on dollop 2.0. Now look good as new whereas before they were very VERY secondhand :)


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

Well, the merc had a thorough test of the new suspension today getting to shotover kilns in oxford this afternoon. Appalling roads!
Arriving home my new Bosch horns have arrived ( thumbs up to micks garage on eBay) and I’ve replaced the dead one. Tested and I now have twin tones again. Could have done with them earlier in oxford!
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

Taking Minor to body shop in morning for assessment of flappy wing repairs.   Or, more accurately, a comprehensive re-structuring of the C pillar area and inner wing.  Along with a comprehensive re-structuring of my remaining working life's wages.....Sometimes, I empathise with the chuck-it-away-buy-another-one fraternity.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

Taking Minor to body shop in morning for assessment of flappy wing repairs. Or, more accurately, a comprehensive re-structuring of the C pillar area and inner wing. Along with a comprehensive re-structuring of my remaining working life's wages.....Sometimes, I empathise with the chuck-it-away-buy-another-one fraternity.


Man up, it's no Oxford levels;)
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Taking Minor to body shop in morning for assessment of flappy wing repairs.   Or, more accurately, a comprehensive re-structuring of the C pillar area and inner wing.  Along with a comprehensive re-structuring of my remaining working life's wages.....Sometimes, I empathise with the chuck-it-away-buy-another-one fraternity.


Just buy a mig and get on with it. I wouldn't contemplate owning an old car if I couldn't weld. Anybody can weld, don't be scared!
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:10 PM

Having the space is another thing, I'd would love to learn to weld on my K11 as the front Xmember could do with doing, but finding someone is another thing, hopefully got someone lined up. 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:21 PM

Just buy a mig and get on with it. I wouldn't contemplate owning an old car if I couldn't weld. Anybody can weld, don't be scared!

 

Aye, good advice...Sadly it never happened because there was always a slightly less rusty Mini/Minor/Oxford/Landcrab/Granada.   Until now, of course.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:21 PM

Man up, it's no Oxford levels;)

 

True, but I always seem to have one of those rusting away as well....


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:35 PM

Further to the previous entry: ebay folk want £35 plus post for a second hand hella horn, so I’ve ordered a new pair of Bosch in the correct dual tone hz ranges for £14 delivered. It’s not going into a concours so who cares? Strictly speaking I suppose one horn is enough, but it’s not right ( god i’m Beginning to know how xtriple works).

 

and for ordinaries sake pointthe horn downwards or it'll fill with water and stop working


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

today i haz been performing open heart surgery* on the mini 1000.... to exctracate the broken bits of petrol pump from within the innerds of the black mini's engine.

 

and so to work.

 

grill off, drop the oil, popped the carb off, water drained and radiator and fan off, 

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anyone fancy tea?

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eventually we* got the n/s engine mount off

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kerry has formulated a plan to get some access to the sump without taking (all of) the engine out. the speedo drive runs into a separate part of the sump casting, get this off, then there is plenty of room into the sump, just about rignt under where the petrol pump sits

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digging around with a magnetic probe thing and we have these bits, the spring

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and the other bit

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so now all we have to do is put it all back together.

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we have been for supplies, a new petrol pump, gaskets, and some fresh oil and filter, and i think we have a chance of getting the car back together sometime this summer!!


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:24 PM

Little jig of joy when you pulled them out?

 

(No euphemisms intended)


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:32 PM

it was more like tears of joy when i saw them bits of petrol pump stuck on the end of the magnet thing!


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:55 PM

That's a relief, MM!  Just look at it like a recomissioning service and it doesn't feel quite as painful a job.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:28 AM

Good job on the Mini ladies, proper result with the bits being there to grab.

 

Merc horns: mine are both pointed downwards though one is now a bit less pointed down than it was.... I tried to open the bonnet with it thinking that was the release! Of course, anyone who has had Mercs before (like me for instance :(   ) knows that when you lift the bonnet a tad, the release pops out from between the slats.

 

I are idiot!  Or, in IT speak: ID10T error.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:55 AM

I are idiot!  Or, in IT speak: ID10T error.

 

Layer 8 error.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:56 AM

Layer 8 error.


:D I’ve worked in IT for years and that’s a new one on me. Like it.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:00 AM

Phwoooar! A Saab 9000!


Anniversary too!




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