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#49621 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

MM, that little mini deserves its own thread, if only because of the pain it puts you both through! Top stuff. How would a short choke cable have been fitted (might be stupid question)?


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:38 PM

Re mini short choke cable - I don't know the cable in question, never having had a mini to work on, but if this is bike brake cable technology - isn't the inner too short the same as the outer being too long? I.e. if you cut a bit off the outer, you get the same result as a longer inner?

Just a thought
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:44 PM

What’s the newest normal car that will go on a classic policy?

My R reg 216 cab went on one but presumably because it’s a cabriolet

205? Mk2 golf?

Cooking models, not fast ones.

Edit - I now see this isn’t the question thread. Meh.

 

 

To answer the question anyway, Rover 75.


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#49624 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:44 PM

MM, that little mini deserves its own thread, if only because of the pain it puts you both through! Top stuff. How would a short choke cable have been fitted (might be stupid question)?

i dunno how the short choke cable got fitted, magic i suspect!

 

or, more likely the p.o. fastened the choke cable onto the carb before putting the carb onto the manifold? 

 

how he managed it, well it beats me, cos we couldn't get it back on properly!


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

Any interest here in a 2007 '57' plate Honda Jazz, light blue colour, circa. 54k miles in fair condition? My brother will be selling soon I think, has replaced it with a Focus ST on one of those dreadful PCP schemes.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

Re mini short choke cable - I don't know the cable in question, never having had a mini to work on, but if this is bike brake cable technology - isn't the inner too short the same as the outer being too long? I.e. if you cut a bit off the outer, you get the same result as a longer inner?

Just a thought

 

Exactly that.  This could also save the buggered throttle cable if there is enough slack in its routing - cut a few inches off the outer and snip off the mangled end of the inner.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:47 PM

Re mini short choke cable - I don't know the cable in question, never having had a mini to work on, but if this is bike brake cable technology - isn't the inner too short the same as the outer being too long? I.e. if you cut a bit off the outer, you get the same result as a longer inner?

Just a thought

now that is a thought..... the outer sleeve on the choke cabe does indeed look like it has been cut off at somepoint. i think we will try that next time we go and play cars.

 

thanks that man!


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:51 PM

To answer the question anyway, Rover 75.


Oh really?

That is interesting.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

Oh really?

That is interesting.

 

Forumers have had success with them in the past AIUI, particularly with Footman James IIRC.

 

I think Dave_Q has had some sort of Alfa (156?) on FJ before as well.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

Doing the R75 thing appeals. Not sure if it’s too long for my garage though

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:16 PM

Bloody perfect day up here. Been out to Inveraray, nearly Fort William, Glen Coe, green welly and back to Bute.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:51 PM

Already sorted 2 niggles. The missing trip reset button was bent up into the top cowling and I managed to unscrew and release it. Now I have a working trip reset! Also liberated the passenger door vent and it blows strong! It's the little victories. Next up, sort the weird clonk on the steering wheel. I feel dead cool in this car.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:51 PM

Brilliant storm in Stratford at some point in the early hours of this morning, almost permanent thunder and lightning, would have got up and gone out, but I was just so sleepy I couldn't keep eyes open.

 

There was apparently a heck of a storm in Birmingham (where I'm currently staying) in the early hours of this morning, but I slept through it.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:53 PM

Absolutely nowt in Nottingham :(

 

As per usual, the Nottingham 'bad weather doughnut theory' is proven....


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:06 PM

A fine car based day was had.

First of all, I went through to the Scottish All Rover Rally which took place at Hopetoun House near the Forth Bridges. There was also some sort of horse bothering taking place in the grounds at the same time, which made for an interesting morning. It was pretty well attended, shame it was a bit cloudy, breezy and cold in the East, in stark contrast to when I left home.

Some splendid cars on display, some shite, some absolutely not. My Rover made a friend, an immaculate, low mileage 213 SE. I was also particularly taken by this Blue Metropolitan, a curious beastie. I didn't take many photos, not sure why not, but here are a couple. Apologies for the frankly, pish quality of the photos, my phone's camera was in some hideous HDR mode.

Chatted with the owner of the Metropolitan for a wee while, not a car I've ever seen or read into before but it's quite an interesting story.

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It became apparent Rover McRoverface was not going to win any rosettes, I'm not sure if it was the one rear mudguard I had attempted (and failed) to drill out yesterday, the rusted arches, many dents or missing trim pieces.

We headed home in the early afternoon and Sausage Rolls were had from Greggs and I had a snooze. Wishing to take advantage of the Scottish Summer (it usually only lasts about a week) and bright nights I set of on a spur of the moment run tonight. I racked up 82 miles, from Cumbernauld, up to Callander and then over the A821 road to Aberfoyle before heading home through Lennoxtown etc. The A821 section is pretty spectacular in a few sections and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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On the way back, I think I've just clicked onto 2000 miles in the Rover since I got it on the 31st of March. Never expected to like it as much as I do.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

Already sorted 2 niggles. The missing trip reset button was bent up into the top cowling and I managed to unscrew and release it. Now I have a working trip reset! Also liberated the passenger door vent and it blows strong! It's the little victories. Next up, sort the weird clonk on the steering wheel. I feel dead cool in this car.

 

I'm annoyed at myself for the trip button, I won't lie. I'm very much of the 'have a go' mentality but having come out of a Volvo 740 and knowing how often they killed speedos I didn't really want to touch it!

 

Speaking of which I passed by an F-reg burgundy 740GLE on the M60 on my way down.

 

That's the first 700 I've seen in the wild since I got mine last August.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

More accidental stormchasing, this time filmed by Mancunian Brother Grumpius (well, he lives up there):

 


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:59 PM

Went to a local car show-cum-autojumble today - needed a break from chod fettling tbh.  Met up with a mate who was there picking up a load of bits for his (formerly my) MG BGT.

 

Eclectic selection of cars - the usual shiny Triumphs and twat look Dubs but there were a few interesting specimens in amongst them:

 

Sidecar made out of a chopped-down Robin Reliant Reliant Robin:

 

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Shonky Edsel - this was in the car park rather than the show itself:

 

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Tidy little HA:

 

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Rambler:

 

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Om nom nom

 

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This was both shit and brilliant at the same time - hideously ugly but really well made.  It was a one-off conversion made by the current owner's dad.

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

Floppytop Monza:

 

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Hatchback TR4:

 

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Scruffy Caddy:

 

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Hot headlight wiper action:

 

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Family photo - the Rover of Doom and my mate's 25:

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:09 PM

I thought those Rovers was around F reg 1988...(the 213)


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:13 PM

Any interest here in a 2007 '57' plate Honda Jazz, light blue colour, circa. 54k miles in fair condition? My brother will be selling soon I think, has replaced it with a Focus ST on one of those dreadful PCP schemes.


Possibly, looking for a Jazz at the moment. Have any more details?

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

Went to the Speed Machine Festival at Silverstone today, few nice cars but in all honesty the event itself was shite, not worth the 200 mile round trip but the fact I had free VIP tickets made it easier to swallow.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

There was apparently a heck of a storm in Birmingham (where I'm currently staying) in the early hours of this morning, but I slept through it.

 I passed through Brum today about 4pm and the humidity was in the 90s without a question. As I was on my train through the West Midlands it was very dark, very rainy, and lightning was frequent.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

Those of you attending classic car shows, please post pictures of the most modern or otherwise questionable vehicle displayed, just for the LOLs like.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:41 AM

Any interest here in a 2007 '57' plate Honda Jazz, light blue colour, circa. 54k miles in fair condition? My brother will be selling soon I think, has replaced it with a Focus ST on one of those dreadful PCP schemes.


How much do these even go for nowadays? Belting little motors.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

As I was on the milk run, worth adding to the basket at Aldi for £2.99? We'll see.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

Is anyone else having trouble with the forum image uploader?  It keeps just freezing whenever I try, no matter how tiny the image.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:10 PM

My news is that I've no news; the e46 330d simply just keeps working, and at the time of writing it's still my only car. Mind you it's test is up at the end of June. Unusual for me to buy something with such a short ticket. Basically I was being lazy and impatient as it was local and convenient.
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

I got my insurance renewal come thru today for my Focus from ERS, £422! I nearly spat my chardonnay everywhere! so had a look on Go Compare and managed to find the same policy but with a lower excess (£100 instead of £150) as well as still having the breakdown, legal aid & PNC all for £240 with Churchill, how can it be £200 cheaper for the some policy?! So for the first time in 10 years I've changed provider.


£422 sounds cheap to me!

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

Thought you'd moved the focus on Trig.

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