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#51241 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:58 PM

A Triumph TR3A no less. Nice.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:18 PM

The ST has been driving OK since it said it had a fault with the EGR last week but as I had the time today I thought I'd try and take it off for a clean.

It's buried in this mess

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After a lot of messing with some rigid pipes that do who knows what I manged to get to the thing.

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Absolutely no chance of getting it off though. You just can't get any tools in as a junction for the water system is right in front of it.

Rebuilt the whole thing and sent it off to the garage. Said to them to have a loo at its mystery oil leak and change the auxiliary belt too as that'd mega tight on the other side.

Sometimes it's just better to pay someone that spend the next 5 days dicking about getting nowhere.

 

Yeah, looks like you can't get at the two bolts that hold it on without removing that large coolant hose. Which probably means at least a partial system drain?

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

^^thanks and bugger.

If it were my old Fiesta I would have just started pulling bits off but when it's used by Mrs Shrimp nearly everyday it's not a car I want to break.

While more work hopefully it won't be a million pound bill from the garage.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:08 AM

Yay ! Mot on my heap. Couple of advisories. Ball joint and top strut mount.

Getting ball joint tomorrow. Any body know where I can get a top strut mount for a 305 ?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:54 AM

So, the Fusion will be leaving next week for a new life in St Ives on a very different part of coastline. At 3 years, 9 months it's the car I've owned 2nd longest ever, and also the only car that I bought for more than £1k (I won't be making that mistake again!). Overall it has always had niggles, and I have never enjoyed owning it. I will not miss it. 

 

22-23k miles in that time (117k total)

 

However, it doesn't really have any rust, cambelt was less than four years ago, Clutch this year. It should soldier on for a couple more years. 

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:57 AM

Just looked out of my window.....
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To the bridge or to be fixed I wonder

Bridge i guess, mot expired March.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:09 AM

So, the Fusion will be leaving next week for a new life in St Ives on a very different part of coastline...

 

What's next, some LBC French chod?


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#51248 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

Ha, Rob - do you know that Mondeo we pushed into a garage 7 months ago....

 

:-)

 

I really want to sort that one way or another next!

 

Mrs Egg has clearly failed to give a sob story to the Car SOS boys...

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:28 AM

being a very cheeky bro in law and asking for my sis in law to have a ride in a chaps old rag top ..

which was not just a run around the park , but a whizz around the countryside good style

the owner deserves a medal for being so sporty :-) and really making her day :-)

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That's my wife that is.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:37 AM

A Triumph TR3A no less. Nice.


The most notable modification was a mobile phone cradle screwed to the gearbox tunnel.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

Uh oh. Heart rate intensifies.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:48 PM

I'm on a train. The first of three today. Unless someone fancies giving me a lift from Acocks Green to Hinckley this evening instead of watching football?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:08 PM

Holidays are fun.

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#51256 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:00 PM

Holidays are fun.

 

No Corsendonk?


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F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

Uh oh. Heart rate intensifies.
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ONE, NIL...ONE, NIL...ONE NIL....FOOTBALLS CONTROLE TECHNIQUE IS COMING HOME.

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or something like that.

 

Anyway, yeah, it passed, which was a pleasant surprise. Took a little skulduggery though, I have to admit. I had been worried about the oil leak, which is if anything getting worse and any drips at all during the test are now a fail thanks to the new rules so when I parked up I squeezed under with a rag and tin of brake cleaner and hosed it off as best I could.

The tester is sound and lets me into the garage and the inspection pit etc during the test. First off is the emissions, then brake tests and shock absorber tests etc, then over the pit for final inspection. As soon as it was over the pit I shot down like a rat down a drainpipe while the guy was prodding his tablet. I had a bit of kitchen roll in my pocket so slyly wiped up the forming drips before he saw them, then every time he turned his back I gave it a quick wipe so it never dripped on the floor.

 

Advisories for corrosion all over the shop, but no holes so scrapes the pass.

 

phew.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

I'm on a train. The first of three today. Unless someone fancies giving me a lift from Acocks Green to Hinckley this evening instead of watching football?


Sorry, already booked this evening.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

Nae worries. Had planned on the train anyway.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

Good luck to England for the match tonight. Not a football fan at all but hope they win.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:25 PM

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Took the 406 coupe out of storage today to meet its fellow yellow Puggy Pininfarina
stable mate! All well and good should have it joining it's Cabriolet friend on the road next month for its 20th birthday once I've completed its bodywork!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

I like a 406 coop.
Should have been the natural progression from a saloon, but I bought a 407 instead!

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:54 PM

Good luck to England for the match tonight. Not a football fan at all but hope they win.

 

I've no idea which way this one is going to go. 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:25 PM

It's coming home lad!

I've no idea which way this one is going to go.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:29 PM

Football started in China...

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:33 PM

I don't care where football goes, as long as it stays the fuck away from Scotland.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:47 PM

Ahh fuck it. Come on England!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

The world needs more 2stroke diesels.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:00 PM

I fucking hate football, have been avoiding it so far, fucking hateful sport then our bloody director says we can all go home at 5pm if we are done to 'get home in time to see the game'

I feel dirty now, but I bloody well left at 5.

Hopefully we loose whenever it is and it can all be over with. I might fuck the local dominoes off by ordering pizza in half an hour
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:04 PM

Ahh fuck it. Come on England!


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