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#51241 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:29 PM

TT is in for an MOT tomorrow. Not been nervous for an MOT for a while. Hoping (optimistically) it will go through without too much trouble. Any extra expenditure will mean less funds for the 1100 and MGB GT.
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#51242 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

Replaced The Aero's pollen filter today. After only two years, the existing one was chock-full of leaves and nastiness:

 

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What a dirty world we live in.


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#51243 OFFLINE   MikeR

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

Screwfix but you can get it cheaper from Amazon and other places online. You'll need a 10mm and 16mm drill bit.a Possibly an SDS drill if the concrete is particularly hard.

These are the destructions.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018071...

I have read advice online to take the end caps and fill the tube bit with expanding foam. Bit of a weak point as someone can put a long bar in and leaver it off.

 

 

I found a nice series of holes in and  behind the rear of the garage door and frame , drilling of a hole in the brick work and the insertion of a steel rod effectively jammed the door shut , with access to the garage being via the very enclosed back garden ...... 

 

and you say 

 

some one only has to get in the garden and ....

 

so a big bolt is on the front of the door in front of the CCTV camera , and the dogs sleeping nearby ................


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#51244 OFFLINE   3VOM

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:42 PM

To Dave numbers. What is the explanation of 6.1.1.g.1? I can't work it out.


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#51245 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

The passat passed its MOT without even an advisory. Old cars are not always a pain in the arse.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

To Dave numbers. What is the explanation of 6.1.1.g.1? I can't work it out.

 

 

a modification to the chassis means it cant be fully inspected. This flags up for welded repairs as arse-covering, meaning they have no way to inspect the quality of welding, and in this case I did the entire chassis in a coat of satin paint black too. They arent allowed to scrape the paint off to see whats underneath.


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#51247 OFFLINE   Roverageous

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:54 PM

I don't think a petrol V6 should sound like this.

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Loudest through the wheel arch / bottom of the engine.

#51248 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:44 PM

https://www.bbc.co.u...siness-44807281

 

Interesting story, Fiat workers a bit pissed off that Juventus (same parent company) have just spent £100m on Ronaldo (given the state of Fiat-Chrysler I don't blame them!)


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#51249 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:49 PM

Tyreweld is on for £3.50 in tescos just now.

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I picked one up for the audi as the official tyre goo went out of date in 2002 :(

Got some beers while I was in there :)
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#51250 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

I paid £7.99 in some Scottish backwater last time I needed some!


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:45 PM

Last load run a2, to 'ham' near sandwhich, finished 5pm and now between jobs

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Deafining folk in fozzie the Focus  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  

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#51252 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:03 PM

Last load run a2, to 'ham' near sandwhich, finished 5pm and now between jobs

 

I know Ham very well, as I grew up in Eastry ^^


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#51253 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:33 PM

Fleet logistics this evening, which started with this lot.

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I took the Rover to my rented lock up and did the swap with the Metro. My very brief prep for the FOTU involved filling the Metro with pez (treated it to some super unleaded) and a 20 minute wipe down and window clean.

I then evicted the ZX from my garage at home to make way for champagne beige loveliness.

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Pay day tomorrow, so I also took the Merc for a spin and some pez as it was on vapours. The low coolant warning flashed up. Oh here we go, the honeymoon period is over! Hope it's nowt serious...
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#51254 OFFLINE   paulplom

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:57 AM

Screwfix but you can get it cheaper from Amazon and other places online. You'll need a 10mm and 16mm drill bit. Possibly an SDS drill if the concrete is particularly hard.

These are the destructions.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018071...

I have read advice online to take the end caps and fill the tube bit with expanding foam. Bit of a weak point as someone can put a long bar in and leaver it off.

I got one of these at a car boot sale on Sunday for £4. Any one want it?



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:15 AM

I know Ham very well, as I grew up in Eastry ^^

having to take the truck down 6'6 mill lane to hay farm clinic was bum clenching


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#51256 ONLINE   JohnK

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:18 AM

Nearly 4 years ago I parked this up.

 

It has been pissing me off a little bit recently, so today I have moved it out of its storage with the intention to get it back on the road within the next month.

 

Really looking forward to it now it's out in daylight...some light recommissioning required so some updates to follow...

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:58 AM

Crikey, look at this guy, running two spacesaver wheels & tyres. (Maybe more on the other side).

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#51258 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

Popped over to see Stu's mate this morning to pick up a new 'sail' and power steering switch for the Base Mondy. Had another quick perv at his Citrine while I was there :-)

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#51259 OFFLINE   HillmanImp

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:18 PM

Nearly 4 years ago I parked this up.

 

It has been pissing me off a little bit recently, so today I have moved it out of its storage with the intention to get it back on the road within the next month.

 

Really looking forward to it now it's out in daylight...some light recommissioning required so some updates to follow...

 

My offer of the full asking price of £1,150 for it, KAN KOLLECT THIS WKEND etc from 4 years ago still stands ;)

 

http://forum.retro-r...uto-longer-sale


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#51260 ONLINE   JohnK

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:34 PM

Ha. Unfortunately it is highly likely I will never advertise this for sale again and if it was to be advertised it would be nowhere near that price now!

 

In other news, it is now running and has been for a quick run around the block. Might be easier and quicker than anticipated this one.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

Crikey, look at this guy, running two spacesaver wheels & tyres. (Maybe more on the other side).

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https://www.bbc.co.u...orfolk-44819316

Get the driver on here  :shock:



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:32 PM

The aldi is now on ebay.

Spontaneous human combustion is now a certainty....

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:51 PM

Went up the hill at the Festival of Speed yesterday. 

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Went up the hill at the Festival of Speed* yesterday. 

 

EFA, considering the vehicles depicted  :mrgreen:


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:06 PM

I've just sold a Keane CD on ebay to a guy in Peru. He lives here. The modern world is amazing!
 
(i.e. why would anyone want a Keane CD?)
 
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Positive feedback received today :-)
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:40 PM

Had some braking problems with the Cowley for several weeks now.   Adjust 'em, drive it 15 miles, fine.   Drive it 115 miles.  Fine.   Drive it home again - one drum starts heating up.    Handbrake varying between textbook 3 clicks and Reg Varney on the skid pan.    

 

Off with rear drums, off with shoes, check and re-fit beehives and springs, back on, adjust up.   N/S still getting hot unless I leave the handbrake slack (its had a new cable hence the unsureness) O/S going "over" its ideal position.   Right, adjusters are shit, then.   Best order some new ones.   

 

At this stage I have run out of time and mojo so hand the car over to my MOT man who has it for several hours.   It was his workshop lad who noticed that none of the shoes quite match!   They look the same but two of 'em have slightly different radii on the curve that sits in the adjuster.   The way they appear strikes me that they have been sprayed black and relined probably from God knows - earlier car, some other obscure BMC chod that is nearly, but not similar....  

 

Ordered some new shoes and all will be well, hopefully.   At least I now have balanced brakes (they just ground a tad off until everything adjusted properly) and so far not getting hot. 

 

Now here is the thing.....Garage 8 miles away.   Drove from home and back in clear blue sky and hot summer sun, except for a half mile stretch that was absolutely torrential.   Same stretch both ways - torrent of water gushing down each camber, almost zero visiblity, Cowley wipers completely gave up trying to clear the screen.   People still driving like cunts, of course, even when confronted with the glaring sun on a wet road when coming out of the trees.    Worse than that the Cowley leaked!   Its never done that before - I suspected screen rubber but its actually perished rubber seals behind the wiper arm pedestals.    I'll have to fish them out and find some substitutes.....


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:50 PM

The wrong shoes, not the first thing you'd look for really. I know I always compare the new ones to old ones when I open the box but I don't really expect them to be wrong it just lets me put them in the right place.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:14 PM

Yeah, the garage owner is highly experienced in 50s motors, his lad is not but has the cynicism of youth and said "check the shoes, these old motors are always a bloody nightmare...."


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:22 PM

It's now at the workshop, it runs (just need to bring a better battery down as this one keeps losing charge), It's had a quick run up the road and back and brakes etc seem fine.

Much better after a wash .. I think a service and a new set of tyres on the rear to replace the perished ones might see this in for MOT next week...

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:25 PM

Is that a Mk2 Polo shell I spy?


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