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#52231 ONLINE   davehedgehog31

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:53 PM

Not buying anymore cars he says then suddenly your the highest bidder on a non running allegro that needs welding.

Then you win the auction.

I don't even like allegros

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:56 PM

I drew a few slugs in metal earlier. (Also in electric pritstix thread)
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Then tried gluing two halves together.
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Which didn't snap when I bent it a lot.
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I think it went alright. Not least I am not aware of setting anything alight. Which is a bonus.

I did pull up the mask a bit soon after welding and have sun spots/blotches in my vision.

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

I drew a few slugs in metal earlier. (Also in electric pritstix thread)
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Then tried gluing two halves together.
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Which didn't snap when I bent it a lot.
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I think it went alright. Not least I am not aware of setting anything alight. Which is a bonus.

I did pull up the mask a bit soon after welding and have sun spots/blotches in my vision.

 

Better than mine already.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:21 AM

I might of found a replacement for the Renault 7. It needs a lot of work, but hopefully isn't too bad. I just need some more pictures then off to France.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:31 AM

Cor. That's brave!


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:32 AM

Ford face off earlier......
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:35 AM

Called it a night at 2330 but it's getting there.

What's the opinion here about a workbench? Do I relocate it down the rear wall, or have it like a galley kitchen, running down either side?

The chipboard that was part of the wall is going to get screwed back onto the wall and used as a tool board/shelf mounting point.03d07f7290c8d06dc8f11581fc6b6d81.jpg
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:36 AM

I might of found a replacement for the Renault 7. It needs a lot of work, but hopefully isn't too bad. I just need some more pictures then off to France.
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Superb:) excellent. I really wish I could try one of these one day.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

Well the x1/9 has a new clutch master and slave, a new flexi hose and fresh dot4. And it’s all working again.

Rick said it wasn’t easy though! Lots of back gunk in the reservoir ( possibly the flexi hose rubber broken down ), gunky mess at the end of the cylinder too.
All pipes and the reservoir cleaned and pipes flushed. And its good for another thirty years.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:14 PM

Occasional Princess misfire turned out to be one of the HT leads coming unplugged a little from the distributor cap.  Plugged back on, misfire gone.  Good!  Now, tensioner and headlight aim to sort out.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

I'm still managing without a car,just
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:17 PM

15 years ago, a few days before my dad sold it to fund a family trip to the States:

 

 

 

This morning:

 

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

Brilliant! How did you track it down?

 

Is it better or worse than when you sold it? It looks more original in spec, and its still kept its original plate (thankfully few people have the initials YYJ)


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:26 PM

Called it a night at 2330 but it's getting there.

What's the opinion here about a workbench? Do I relocate it down the rear wall, or have it like a galley kitchen, running down either side?

The chipboard that was part of the wall is going to get screwed back onto the wall and used as a tool board/shelf mounting point.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018081...

 

I'd have the units on the side walls, hopefully giving you extra length (fnarrr) for the Mini and MX5 to fit over winter as you suggested.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:30 PM

Brilliant! How did you track it down?

 

Is it better or worse than when you sold it? It looks more original in spec, and its still kept its original plate (thankfully few people have the initials YYJ)

 

It appeared on eBay out of the blue, about an hour from home. Somebody has spent a fair bit of time putting it back to Series II spec. The plate is an age related one anyway, so can't go anywhere. But it was his first Land Rover (a slippery slope, that's been) and was part of the family and we're all thrilled to have it back.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:47 PM

Is that the same rover? Lights, bumper and plate in different places
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:01 PM

Occasional Princess misfire turned out to be one of the HT leads coming unplugged a little from the distributor cap. Plugged back on, misfire gone. Good! Now, tensioner and headlight aim to sort out.

Free fixes are the best fixes! Hope it wasnt any of the intrigued onlookers sharp intakes of breath that knocked it loose.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:15 PM

Reckon it was stage fright at meeting our resident celebrity.

 

...or the seagulls... or being next to an even weirder looking foreign car... or the attention... or the dog in a man suit...

 

It was a very exciting day.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:20 PM

Occasional Princess misfire turned out to be one of the HT leads coming unplugged a little from the distributor cap. Plugged back on, misfire gone. Good! Now, tensioner and headlight aim to sort out.


Oh good. Nice to know I didn't break every car last night.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:12 PM

Been gazing longingly at Ford Ka (what's the plural)

 

Nailed on future shite, although most of them you see are that rusty they won't see another MOT, or clean ones are compartively too expensive  bcos new driver tax isn't it.

 

What's the Autoshite verdict on them? I know the 1.3 is an ancient Kent unit, but are they robust enough rot aside?

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:40 PM

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Here’s mine, next to another rusty car. I Love them, but they seem to polarise opinion on here. Maybe if it had a different badge and was a sales flop that would be different? Anywho, take one for a spin and you’ll be hooked; I even love the pushrod rattle that mine has (earlier engine)
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:52 PM

They are good wee things to drive. That rust tho.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:56 PM

Fuck sake. Annoying electrical problem returns on the Lexus..same shit as before. Central locking, 3 electric windows and heaters refuse to work. This is pissing me off now. Has to be something simple but I don't understand how it has randomly come back again.

 

Spoken with a mate who think's it's a bad earth/dodgy connection, trouble is I can't book him anytime soon. Will have to book it in near me to have a look over.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

Fuck sake. Annoying electrical problem returns on the Lexus..same shit as before. Central locking, 3 electric windows and heaters refuse to work. This is pissing me off now. Has to be something simple but I don't understand how it has randomly come back again.


I don't know too much about Lexus electrics, but they sound like all things related to a body control module. Also things that will get a constant battery feed. Loose connection? Dodgy fuse to it? Water or condensation in the module?
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:18 PM

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Yeah pal your quick route ain’t actually that quick.

Also never never never never never never trust a Land Rover sat nav to get you to where you actually want to go.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

I don't know too much about Lexus electrics, but they sound like all things related to a body control module. Also things that will get a constant battery feed. Loose connection? Dodgy fuse to it? Water or condensation in the module?

 

Good shout tbh. However I am shit with electrics so I couldn't tell you what's good/bad..I will have to book it in and let them do it so they can definitively answer the question. Just fucks me off, as the car is great and I was in the process of shifting it for Holbeck's Saab...FFS



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

Spent a little time on my neighbour's Nova SR today.

It has been laid up for a few years but had been regularly run to keep things moving. Sadly just after we moved in, Janet lost her husband and so the Nova hasn't had a lot of attention at all.

When it last ran, it was allowed to run out of fuel, and hadn't idled since.

Initially, I topped up the fuel, pulled the king lead and attached a fresh battery.

I span it over on the starter and eventually achieved oil pressure.

I refitted the king lead and attempted to start the engine, it turned over well enough but no attempt to fire. A dash of fuel down the carb had it fire but die quickly.

I removed and cleaned all the plugs which were very sooted up, the next attempt at getting it running was success, but it still refused to idle.


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This SR has Pierburg carb fitted and I was lucky enough to find an exploded diagram online and so got to pulling the idle jet out.

Next to the jet is some .8 mig wire I brought with clogged jets in mind. It also represents the only time I have used my mig welder since I bought it. :-(

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With a quick broggling and a blast from the maintenance spray, the jet was soon clear and the next attempt had the engine running beautifully.

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The plan is to present the car for an not and then put it up for sale.

Janet and her husband have owned the car from new and she wants it to go to someone who will restore and enjoy it.

There is some work to be done, but it is a very original car.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

Good shout tbh. However I am shit with electrics so I couldn't tell you what's good/bad..I will have to book it in and let them do it so they can definitively answer the question. Just fucks me off, as the car is great and I was in the process of shifting it for Holbeck's Saab...FFS

Replace the fuse for it in the first instance. Easiest thing and they can crack or develop micro fractures if you're unlucky.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:27 PM

Spent a little time on my neighbour's Nova SR today.

It has been laid up for a few years but had been regularly run to keep things moving. Sadly just after we moved in, Janet lost her husband and so the Nova hasn't had a lot of attention at all.

When it last ran, it was allowed to run out of fuel, and hadn't idled since.

Initially, I topped up the fuel, pulled the king lead and attached a fresh battery.

I span it over on the starter and eventually achieved oil pressure.

I refitted the king lead and attempted to start the engine, it turned over well enough but no attempt to fire. A dash of fuel down the carb had it fire but die quickly.

I removed and cleaned all the plugs which were very sooted up, the next attempt at getting it running was success, but it still refused to idle.


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This SR has Pierburg carb fitted and I was lucky enough to find an exploded diagram online and so got to pulling the idle jet out.

Next to the jet is some .8 mig wire I brought with clogged jets in mind. It also represents the only time I have used my mig welder since I bought it. :-(

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With a quick broggling and a blast from the maintenance spray, the jet was soon clear and the next attempt had the engine running beautifully.

attachicon.gifIMG_20180812_161619.jpg

The plan is to present the car for an not and then put it up for sale.

Janet and her husband have owned the car from new and she wants it to go to someone who will restore and enjoy it.

There is some work to be done, but it is a very original car.

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Probably will get a loving owner. Nova have moved from boy racer to banger and now classic. Unmolested ones are fetching decent money as people my generation (30-40) want to relive their youth.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:34 PM

The new battery is in, and the CX starts.

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