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#58171 OFFLINE   Mrcento

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:30 PM

Just got a cracking offer for my Discovery

 

"Would you be interested in a swap for a parking meter?"

What?

 

How?.....


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

Just got a cracking offer for my Discovery

 

"Would you be interested in a swap for a parking meter?"

What?

 

How?.....

 

Did they ever empty it, might be a few hundred quid of 20p coins in there.


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#58173 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:30 PM

I went for a walk this morning - nothing too strenuous just 8miles in Surrey, but didn’t spot much of interest. Here is the Mercedes gracing a Hurtwood control carpark.attachicon.gifEB46DBB4-80D5-4EA4-8A07-FF1927D4DE17.jpeg

Also two elderly brick railway bridges for Mrs6C to identify.

Hmmm... both are on the old South Eastern and Chatham Railway's Reading branch between Chilworth to the west and Gomshall to the east...

 

The first is Brook Lane (Dark Lane) bridge on Little London lane, bridge no. 19/1290, ELR & mileage: RSJ 37m 5ch

The second is Sandy Lane bridge, bridge no. 19/1293, ELR & mileage: RSJ 37m 1052y


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#58174 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:44 PM

^^ I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast this morning, let alone fathom how someone can have a pictorial memory on fairly nondescript railway bridges.
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#58175 OFFLINE   brownnova

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:48 PM

The good lady said “Do you want an instant turn on?” whilst shielding her phone to keep whatever dirty picture she had on the screen from me...

“What are you going to do show me a picture of a Maestro for sale” says I

She turns her phone to reveal.... a Red Austin Maestro for sale just 10 miles away

Oh how we laughed!!

I’ll message about a viewing tomorrow....
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

My new* transit tipper which was working fine when I picked it up on Friday has developed a fault.

I tipped some firewood out and the tipper body wouldn't go back down. There's a solenoid that operates the return valve, allowing the body to lower under its own weight. I think it has died.

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It sits over this shaft on the valve body.
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The shaft doesn't appear to move, so I'm not sure how it works.
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Any hydraulic knowledge out there?

I made another boring vid. Turn the volume down because of the tractor noise.

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#58177 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:08 AM

^^ I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast this morning, let alone fathom how someone can have a pictorial memory on fairly nondescript railway bridges.

 

The whole railway / railway modelling thing is a fantastic test for preserving your memory.


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#58178 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:49 AM

A good friend was clearing out a deceased relatives flat and came across these On The Road periodicals. 7 volumes with about 10 issues in each volume. Car maintenance guides in 1970s style.

When she found them she thought "Well nobody in the world is gonna be interested in these other than Jim Bell."

Obv she's not familiar with Autoshite.
These will keep me entertained for a while though.

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#58179 ONLINE   stuboy

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:14 AM

today i will be scraping off the stickers of the focus and finding to original exhaust/lights


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#58180 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:15 AM

today i will be scraping off the stickers of the focus and finding to original exhaust/lights



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#58181 ONLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:34 AM

Hmmm... both are on the old South Eastern and Chatham Railway's Reading branch between Chilworth to the west and Gomshall to the east...
 
The first is Brook Lane (Dark Lane) bridge on Little London lane, bridge no. 19/1290, ELR & mileage: RSJ 37m 5ch
The second is Sandy Lane bridge, bridge no. 19/1293, ELR & mileage: RSJ 37m 1052y

10/10 tick VG. Don’t know how you found the second one I couldn’t see any plaques at all.

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#58182 ONLINE   fordperv

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:37 AM

A good friend was clearing out a deceased relatives flat and came across these On The Road periodicals. 7 volumes with about 10 issues in each volume. Car maintenance guides in 1970s style.

When she found them she thought "Well nobody in the world is gonna be interested in these other than Jim Bell."

Obv she's not familiar with Autoshite.
These will keep me entertained for a while though.

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It's nice that your friend thought of you rather than tipping them, obviously you will be starting a thread with examples of shite repair techniques and pictures from them
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#58183 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:42 AM

My new* transit tipper which was working fine when I picked it up on Friday has developed a fault.

I tipped some firewood out and the tipper body wouldn't go back down. There's a solenoid that operates the return valve, allowing the body to lower under its own weight. I think it has died.

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It sits over this shaft on the valve body.
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The shaft doesn't appear to move, so I'm not sure how it works.
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Any hydraulic knowledge out there?

I made another boring vid. Turn the volume down because of the tractor noise.
https://youtu.be/7eAv-dIy7Ks


No help with the fault but please don't work on it un propped no matter how quick a job.
I know of too many people who should know better that have been crushed by them.
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#58184 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:48 AM

I've just paid for another car that I haven't seen (let alone tried out) and is miles and miles away.
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#58185 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:17 AM

I've just paid for another car that I haven't seen (let alone tried out) and is miles and miles away.

Is it Monday already?

Keep up the good work!
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

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#58187 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:54 AM

Cheap fix!..

Chicken dinner.
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#58188 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:57 AM

Just after getting a call from the automatic workshop boss. Looks like the CX might be ready soon :-D . Only taken three months to rebuild the gearbox  :neutral: . He wants to know where to send the (presumably substantial) bill  :shock:


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And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:13 PM

Ecp specials arrive, thanks Bornite, Air filter is actually correct, slightly doubts over the oil filter, but hey ho ;-)

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:42 PM

Just after getting a call from the automatic workshop boss. Looks like the CX might be ready soon :-D . Only taken three months to rebuild the gearbox :neutral: . He wants to know where to send the (presumably substantial) bill :shock:


Somewhere else!
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#58191 OFFLINE   loserone

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:16 PM

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#58192 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:27 PM

My omega wants scrapping.
Not only does it need work to front alignment and brakes to make it brake in a straight line and make a set of tyres last longer than 5 months 8k miles.
Now the 4 disc changer refuses to take the magazine and play any of them. Straw. Camels broken back.

#58193 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:46 PM

I've just paid for another car that I haven't seen (let alone tried out) and is miles and miles away.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:24 PM

water leak gurus, my mondeo has white mould from damp along the base of the wheelarch where it connects with the boot floor. Where's it coming from? I think the rear lights are dry, which is a classic leak area. Soz if should be in ask a shiter...

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:44 PM

I've just paid for another car that I haven't seen (let alone tried out) and is miles and miles away.

 Did you ask for a distance discount?


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

Just after getting a call from the automatic workshop boss. Looks like the CX might be ready soon :-D . Only taken three months to rebuild the gearbox  :neutral: . He wants to know where to send the (presumably substantial) bill  :shock:

 

Bill update:

 

- Gearbox rebuild including labour: £1850 + VAT

 

- Replacement of corroded radiator, labour charges for extracting engine and 'box, separation of both, then re-installation later, plus "other bits": £1150 + VAT.

 

So, er, not much no change out of £3600. More than I paid for the car itself.

 

*sighs*


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:54 PM

Bill update:

- Gearbox rebuild including labour: £1850 + VAT

- Replacement of corroded radiator, labour charges for extracting engine and 'box, separation of both, then re-installation later, plus "other bits": £1150 + VAT.

So, er, not much no change out of £3600. More than I paid for the car itself.

*sighs*


Think we can all on here say a collective "how feckin much!"

Liked though for getting it back on the road, at least for a few days until it does another "something very citroen"
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

Bill update:

- Gearbox rebuild including labour: £1850 + VAT

- Replacement of corroded radiator, labour charges for extracting engine and 'box, separation of both, then re-installation later, plus "other bits": £1150 + VAT.

So, er, not much no change out of £3600. More than I paid for the car itself.

*sighs*


Which if you bought another car the same, it'd possibly need that spending on it again to fix the gearbox in it too??
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:12 PM

Ventured off-road today because, can. Wasn't exactly extreme off-roading but it was effortless never the less.

 

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