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Viva España !! Seat funebre finally home !!


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#1 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

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As some of you might of  spotted I am off to Spain in the morning to collect a 1969 Seat 1500 hearse. How much of a collection thread this will be I don't know yet. It starts around 5am at Bristol airport tomorrow and if all goes to plan I will be back in Somerset Friday night. I am also hoping to collect a couple of Monet Goyon scooters and some mopeds on the way back through France. If all goes to plan it will be mildly interesting but if it goes tits up expect lots of posts of shit French hire cars.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:55 PM

Good luck!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:58 PM

Good luck!

Thanks Eddy I might need it as this is the first one I have driven home


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

Fabulous! Drive like the wind


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

Fantastic! Wish I was coming, I could practice my Spanish and just generally be 'on it' instead of sitting at home watching bollocks on telly and fiddling with my phone like a fucking idiot.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

Have a great trip! Sounds fantastic looking forward to the pics and write up!
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

First wowzah collection thread of 2018... all the key ingredients seem to be in place. Vast distances, multiple checkpoints, weapons-grade shite. Glory awaits - chodspeed!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

Well the seller has just emailed me saying the car is all ready to go , but I have to be a bit careful as the brake pedal has a long travel. Oh well I am sure it will be fine.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

doesnt sound like owt to worry about!!!!! Just pick up a 5L can of brake fluid on your way through the airport


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CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

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"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

Fab!

(sends out for popcorn, a bucket of coke and those nachos that seem so appealing in the cinema foyer)

Buen viaje!

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

If my phone will work there might be live updates otherwise you might have to wait until the evenings. Our plan is to get to Narbonne for tomorrow night and a seriously good meal at the Grands Buffet. So there should be plenty of food pics but I can't promise titty bar pics. Maybe a few hookers at the side of the road from Spain, but if the weather is shit I expect the slappers will stay home.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:35 PM

That sounds epic, nice one Martin!

I've 2 Fiat 2300 estates and the hydraulics have been a monumental pain in the *****. The clutch mechanism on one, the brake master in the other. Both were rebuilt twice by Past Prts about 10 years ago, and we gave up in the end, putting them back on the racking. I'm not minded to get either down, yet.

I've had a couple of earlier Fiat 1500 saloons ( sadly destroyed in my barn fire) & loved them. They felt much more punchy that they had any right too, the running gear continuing into the FSO when the 125 went twin cam. Although yours wears Spanish badges I think they were mainly Italian in a better dress.

I reckon you'll love it, but be wary of those hydraulics till you get closer to home.

Have a good trip
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:40 PM

I have got a great Italian book about the Fiat 1800/2300, I will see if I can do a few scans


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'A POUND-SHOP JAY LENO' 

 

CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

Thanks Nigel hopefully it will be alright my experience with past parts hasn't been good either, but that was 10 years ago. If it is anything like when I bought my fregate I expect the brakes just need adjusting properly. rather than pumping the pedal twice like the owner told me to
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:47 PM

What an adventure! Good luck, keep us posted.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:49 PM

Very much looking forward to tje updates on this one!

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:08 PM

Sounds like the back brakes to me. Try pulling the umbrella handbrake ( under dash) on a couple of notches. Bet it helps..
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:26 AM

You've checked the roads? A lot of snow in Spain recently and you will need to stick to the autoroutes both in Spain and France esp over the Pyrenees-  but I'm sure you know this already.  



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:56 AM

Great story - good luck. You fixed places to stay? I drove the other way in a Citroen AX last year!



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

Updates!!!!!
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:51 AM

Was just going to mention the umbrella brake - and noticed Nigel already copped it.

What's not to love - mad early flights out, ancient mode of transport home with suspect mechanical parts encased in your own internment vehicle if the need arises, with somewhere to sleep if it all goes tits up.......... all bases/requirements covered methinks.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:14 PM

....ancient mode of transport home with suspect mechanical parts encased in your own internment vehicle if the need arises, with somewhere to sleep if it all goes tits up....

 

Dead cool way to travel.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

will there be a Coffin in the back???

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

Looking forward to this. Driving 1969 estates many miles across Europe is pretty fun :)
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:32 PM

Could you A frame a Peugot 505 hearse back for me while you're there , in fact could you pay for it as well and I'll square you up later !!!
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

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Well what a day so far. Things are not going well. After flying out at stupid oclock we finally got to Barcelona and Jorge picked us up from the airport. He drove like a lunatic back to where the car was then things have gone down hill. The car is far from the mint condition classic and was running on 3 when we got there. A clean of the plugs and it was running well so despite my worries I bought it. The brakes are next to useless, but will stop it with lots of pumping. The tyres on the front are really old and it has a bit of a wobble on. The speedo doesn't work or the fuel gauge. The mileometer works though as he told us to fill up every 200km. The temp gauge was a bit erratic and when we stopped after 150km it promptly dumped all its coolant. The seal on the rad cap is fucked so it will only do about 50km and needs to be refilled. We have got to Narbonne though and the only place that we have booked for the whole trip. Oh and to top it off the freshly painted new looking exhaust wasn't. The fucking thing has fallen apart. We are off for a decent dinner in a bit and a shit load of wine. Tomorrow we head towards Toulouse and will see how we get on but I might have to call the breakdown people out but that is last resort. Have a couple of pics I haven't taken many with all the stress so far. I just hope things get better tomorrow.IMG_5319.JPG

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

Oh dear. Still the weather looks superb! Fingers crossed you get back safe.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

Awesome!
It looks to die for...
Who cares if it doesn't run if it looks that cool!
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

That looks lovely ...

 

Good luck getting it back.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

Best of luck fella - with an arse like that it's well worth it. That car does look bloody angry though!






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