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#51301 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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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.
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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?



#51303 OFFLINE   stuboy

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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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#51304 OFFLINE   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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#51305 ONLINE   JeeExEll

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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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https://www.bbc.co.u...orfolk-44819316
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#51306 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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#51307 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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#51308 OFFLINE   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).

https://i.imgur.com/ZE4wDNe.jpg...


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

Get the driver on here  :shock:



#51310 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:32 PM

The aldi is now on ebay.

Spontaneous human combustion is now a certainty....

#51311 OFFLINE   scruff

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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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#51312 OFFLINE   Sigmund Fraud

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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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#51313 ONLINE   egg

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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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#51315 ONLINE   Hooli

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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?



#51319 OFFLINE   JohnK

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:50 PM

Yep its a breadvan. For now, it'll be bean cans before long!
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:09 PM

To redress the balance of yesterdays CT pass, the pickup lost half its blower fan speeds today. A quick prod with a screwdriver in the footwell of the spares truck showed the fan resistor is dead easy to get to so pulled it and swapped into the new truck for a return to four-speed luxury. Oh and thank fuck for working aircon in this weather!


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:34 PM

Done a low stakes collection this afternoon. Bramz is a gent.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

Great to meet you too. Hope the car does your friend a good turn...
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

Since I've got a Japanese coupé*, I've gone a bit stickers yo! PetrolBlog has been added to Hubnut...

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:10 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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he needs re-exciting his love for it


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#51325 ONLINE   egg

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

Yeah, but it's probably only gaining value while it sits there!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:23 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.....

 

Liked for On the buses reference  :mrgreen:


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:49 PM

Got a letter this morning that made me slightly fucking furious! I was proper raging and in danger of taking it out on the dogs (got close with a bit of shouty action) so decided to clean the car. Washed it, leathered it and then polished it, for a heap it does clean up well :)  Then attacked the back seat area with kitchen cleaner with anti-bacterial stuff in it to get some of the ingrained muck out, which worked a treat.

 

I was STILL raging and continued to be until I took the dogs out and met up with the same girl that caused me trouble last week, Sophie, then another lass turned up and we all chatted for an hour or so while mutts played and were annoying each other. Turns out this lass lives in her posh camper and does waitressing wherever she is to earn some cash. Sounds like an ideal lifestyle to me, travelling around with your mutt for company. She was telling me about scary incidents though, which didn't sound so much fun!

 

Anyway, after that, I'd calmed down and so managed to continue the day without killing anyone or anything! :)



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

LBC has gone all world cup funky on it's Hexagon map

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

LBC?


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

LBC?

 

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