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#55021 ONLINE   Amishtat

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:04 PM

That Marina is just foul.. I'd happily drive that about having first frisbeed the wheel trims. Arrived in Brum and looking forward to the show tomorrow
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:09 PM

No Expense Studios has no quality control.  It does, however, have a Cold War Motors sticker over the high level brake light, so that makes up for it.

 


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

Always share stuffs pls as they haven’t accepted new members for about 3 yrs now


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:57 PM

Being im a childish over 40 from max power era esq, i decided to adorn the daddy wagon with a 90s throwback sticker..

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:38 PM

I saw a 1951 Chevy Bel Air in Herne Bay today. No pics, sadly :-(


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:52 PM

I would like to admire the mats and drive it please

 

this would be dangerous as the mats are

  1. down at floor level
  2. hypnotic

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:18 PM

That Marina has been with its current owner for 19 years. Brilliant find!
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:23 PM

Superb! Love the single central spot, but has he wobbed over the indicators after getting carried away on that front wing?

The indicators, the wheel arch trim, the bumper, the seam twixt the grille an wing, the side trim. There isn't much the fella' hasn't wobbed over...

 

I also like the way the trailing edge of the front wheelarch flares out about 3 inches.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:23 PM

That Marina is just foul.. I'd happily drive that about having first frisbeed the wheel trims.

 

Front trim is off an early Toyota Yaris, of all things.

 

Absolute bag of unmitigated shite. Super-shite, possibly.

 

 

Of course I'd rock it too, all day long...


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

No MATS, (not even spare MATS) can be sacrificed.-Lord Sterling, overseer of MATS, 2015


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Though as an over mat Lord, I am currently using 3 x passenger side floor rugs from a Rover Sterling as my bedside mats because they are soft and gentle on the underfoot. I have more Rover mats than actual cars. I've even recently bought a set for a Daewoo Lanos because they were in a charity shoppe for £3.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:39 PM

Refitted the dash to the Y10 this morning, after supergluing some cracked bits, and then started to get things together to do an oil change.  Except that I hadn't previously noticed that the sump plug isn't a normal bolt but a 14mm (?) recessed hex thingy, and I don't have any allen keys anywhere near that size, so that put a stop to that idea.  Then earlier this evening while clearing out some old bags of assorted crap I found a double-ended hex sump plug key, of which one of the ends appears to be the right size for the Lancia.  I must have bought the thing years ago and never used it (it was still in its packet).  So I can crack on with changing the oil tomorrow.  It almost seems a shame as it's decent quality fully synth oil which is in there at the moment and it's hardly done any miles, but it's completely wrong for the car.  I might try and reuse it in something more modern.

 

I got the air horn fitted to the LDV and mostly wired up - I just need to wait for the relay I ordered to arrive and then it should be a case of just plugging four wires onto the relay terminals and PAAAAARP.  That's one more job done - next on the list is to try and find out why the intermittent wipers aren't working.  It might just be a knackered relay, although if that were the case I'd expect the wipers to come on constant rather than not work at all.  I also need to get the "Truck" bit of my knock-off Delphi software working to see if that can talk to the van and find out why the EDC light is on.

 

I also started to have a go at dismantling the steering rack on the Audi to get the knackered boot off, although I ran out of light before I got very far.  I found that with the steering on full right lock I could actually get to the relevant nuts with a 17mm socket on the end of two extension bars.  Now I have to work out how I'm going to get the bolts out (in a typical belt and braces approach, the bolts are not just held in place by the nuts, they are also threaded all the way through the rack assembly).  I reckon with the steering on full lock the other way they should just about be accessible from underneath - only problem is I'll need the car up on the ramps to get under there, and I don't fancy winding full lock on with the front wheels perched on the ramps as I think that might be asking for trouble.  So some further investigation is required there.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:59 PM

The indicators, the wheel arch trim, the bumper, the seam twixt the grille an wing, the side trim. There isn't much the fella' hasn't wobbed over...

 

Maybe that entire section of wing has been made from wob.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:01 PM

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:02 AM

I just remembered, for the old giffer so amongst us, Lidl had some quite nice sheepskin car seat covers in today amongst all the tools, etc. I did have a pair before but might get some more

Edited to add, that when I wrote today I meant yesterday as it's now tomorrow
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:54 AM

While the Hi'n'dri was running up more than its own worth in garage bills, I was croozing about in this courtesy* car.
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'Comfort' spec I suspect is not The Base as there are:
Front windows - electrified.
Wing mirrors - remotely operated and colour coded.


Not entirely unpleasant, although the rattling dash trim reached a tiresome resonance when bimbling at 1500rpm.

The diesel lump didn't like my high gear low revs driving style, preferring revvy hoonage.

Conclusion: dull.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:00 AM

Refitted the dash to the Y10 this morning, after supergluing some cracked bits, and then started to get things together to do an oil change. Except that I hadn't previously noticed that the sump plug isn't a normal bolt but a 14mm (?) recessed hex thingy, and I don't have any allen keys anywhere near that size, so that put a stop to that idea. Then earlier this evening while clearing out some old bags of assorted crap I found a double-ended hex sump plug key, of which one of the ends appears to be the right size for the Lancia. I must have bought the thing years ago and never used it (it was still in its packet). So I can crack on with changing the oil tomorrow. It almost seems a shame as it's decent quality fully synth oil which is in there at the moment and it's hardly done any miles, but it's completely wrong for the car. I might try and reuse it in something more modern.

I got the air horn fitted to the LDV and mostly wired up - I just need to wait for the relay I ordered to arrive and then it should be a case of just plugging four wires onto the relay terminals and PAAAAARP. That's one more job done - next on the list is to try and find out why the intermittent wipers aren't working. It might just be a knackered relay, although if that were the case I'd expect the wipers to come on constant rather than not work at all. I also need to get the "Truck" bit of my knock-off Delphi software working to see if that can talk to the van and find out why the EDC light is on.

I also started to have a go at dismantling the steering rack on the Audi to get the knackered boot off, although I ran out of light before I got very far. I found that with the steering on full right lock I could actually get to the relevant nuts with a 17mm socket on the end of two extension bars. Now I have to work out how I'm going to get the bolts out (in a typical belt and braces approach, the bolts are not just held in place by the nuts, they are also threaded all the way through the rack assembly). I reckon with the steering on full lock the other way they should just about be accessible from underneath - only problem is I'll need the car up on the ramps to get under there, and I don't fancy winding full lock on with the front wheels perched on the ramps as I think that might be asking for trouble. So some further investigation is required there.


Have you got fuses ?

I ask because a bloke I know lost a mk2 cavalier convertible in flames after adding an airhorn.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:19 AM

I'll get my own fabia, one day.

Not today!
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:50 AM

Just been out to swap the flat tyre from yesterday onto the front so Amy can take it in... Got the rear tyre off, nothing stuck in it that I can see, and it's still got air in.

Went round to the front and fuck me it's worse than the back! There's Evergreen tyres on the front and their trying to be green by decomposing... The tread is cracked all around, and their a mm off the wear markets, and also a bit soft...

Fuck it, left the wheels alone, will get the Evergreens off and keep an eye on the back one. I didn't see it flat so I'm not sure how flat it was... Will take it to the petrol station over the weekend and do them properly.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:44 AM

Y10 speedo is still playing up.  Couldn't find any issues with the wiring either at the sensor end or the clocks end (although it's such a tangle of bloody wires behind there that I would struggle to spot any issues that did exist), so I'm going to assume that the timing of it going haywire was coincidental and not linked to me fitting a new horn (the sensor is on the other side of the gearbox anyway).  So I've fixed* it by unplugging the wire from the sensor - I'll just use my phone as a speedo for now. 

 

Long term I should probably fix it, but I'm not sure whether it's the sensor or the clock causing the issue - is there any way of measuring the signal from a speed sensor?  Is it variable voltage or is it a pulsed signal?  Sensors are available but it's a twat to get to, at least without removing the brake master cylinder (which I'd really rather not do).  There is a replacement speedo on eBay but it's in Italy and thus in km/h (although one assumes the faces should be straightforward enough to swap over).

You could sell the Y10 to me! I think I've got a speedometer stashed away somewhere from an old Fila that was scrapped years ago.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

I won't be selling the Y10 for a while!  I love the wee bugger.  If you fancied selling the speedo, however...


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:01 PM

Have you got fuses ?

I ask because a bloke I know lost a mk2 cavalier convertible in flames after adding an airhorn.

Yup, the relay I've bought has a 30A fuse built in.  Although most of the problems with air horns I've come across have been due to them not being wired up properly - people just plugging the original horn wires directly on to the compressor and expecting the wiring to cope with the vastly increased current draw.  I would imagine that even a non-fused relay and proper gauge wire should eliminate most of the potential issues.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:14 PM

A trip to A&E this morning shows I am now allergic to something in Scotch bonnet hot pepper sauce. Eaten things with scotch bonnets in loads of times, and I've had plenty of hot sauces before, just not this one.

 

I thought I was fucked as after having a mug of my home made soup which I pepped up with a dash of sauce I went dizzy, struggled to breathe and my tongue & cheeks had swollen up.

 

One Epi jab later and I am now home putting my feet up, boss has brought my car home for me, which is nice. Tongue & lips still feel weird, not burning but bruised. Mrs D needs to nurse me tonight I think.

 

To add insult to injury tomorrow's rugby match has been cancelled, would have been my first run out since 2009


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

Zafira has new front tyres, and apparently its lovely to drive! That'll be the tracking not pulling to the left like fuck!

Watch her pick up a screw next week...
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:11 PM

Sorry you can't play for Old G's tomorrow mate, Dusty.

 

I mean that sincerely.  I'm sure you'll get a game soon.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:12 PM

Sorry you can't play for Old G's tomorrow mate, Dusty.

 

I mean that sincerely.  I'm sure you'll get a game soon.

 

 

Tomorrow's game was going to be for Chichester 3rd XV, but they've been kicked out the league they were in and now on a fixtures exchange. Playing for Old G's next week though....


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:23 PM

Ouch.  That's not good!

 

It's alright.  You've got another week to practice your hand offs.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:42 PM

Well, those new Uniroyals are amazing.  Or the old Runways were absolute bollocks.  Probably both.  Ride quality has improved, which was somewhat surprising, there had been a slightly firmness before and now it feels more like a Princess should.  Stops extremely well, goes around corners nicely, probably much nicer than I realise since I'm still being cautious with that sort of thing.  They're quiet too, oh my goodness they're quiet!  I was a bit concerned that investing nigh on £250 for sprucing up the spare wheels, buying new tyres, and having them fitted might not offer that much of an improvement it was worth doing.  Happily my concerns were totally unfounded, it was an incredibly worthwhile investment.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:46 PM

While the Hi'n'dri was running up more than its own worth in garage bills, I was croozing about in this courtesy* car.
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'Comfort' spec I suspect is not The Base as there are:
 

 

"Classc" was the base spec, I know because that was the trim level of my dad's Fabia he bought new in 2000 and he's a miserable bastard.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:25 PM

I just remembered, for the old giffer so amongst us, Lidl had some quite nice sheepskin car seat covers in today amongst all the tools, etc. I did have a pair before but might get some more

Edited to add, that when I wrote today I meant yesterday as it's now tomorrow

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:44 PM

Are they any good?

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