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Uneconomical ZX NAD, LDV, rather rusty Justy and Zx16v and Pugfest


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#121 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

Who is the miserable old bastard with the Justy then? Do any of us know who it is?


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:06 PM

Far from being an old bastard! My mate's now ex, she's a twenty something glamour moggle. Search for Charlotte Rose Key and make sure your Mrs isn't looking over your shoulder at the time lol

 

Last I heard he's buying it off her, fingers crossed anyway.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

Far from being an old bastard! My mate's now ex, she's a twenty something glamour moggle. Search for Charlotte Rose Key and make sure your Mrs isn't looking over your shoulder at the time lol

 

Last I heard he's buying it off her, fingers crossed anyway.

Worryingly, or fortunately, or something, I knew who she is when I saw the name and said "redhead".


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

Worryingly, or fortunately, or something, I knew who she is when I saw the name and said "redhead".

 

That would be the one and a very good barmaid she was too.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:10 PM

Started doing a bit on the ZX 16v tonight.

 

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From my experience of numerous ZX's the strut top is thankfully in good nick and good metal wasn't too far away 


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:36 PM

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Another bit shaped and formed this afternoon. Trying to replicate the spot welds where we can, some are oversized by 3mm or so just to make absolutely sure. Fitted pretty well tbh after a little bit of fettling.


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:42 AM

I was in Edgbaston the other day when they just happened to have a months worth of rain in an hour.

 

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405 Wading mode engaged!

 

I chickened out of going through the water in the photo above. Seconds after taking the it the bonnet of the stranded car had disappeared! I didn't need wading mode as it happened, I managed to find a route out without the water being too deep but it was certainly an interesting experience.


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 04:49 PM

I reckon the fella at the bus stop will be waiting a while.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:25 PM



I reckon the fella at the bus stop will be waiting a while.

 

I think that was that poor sods car :neutral:

 

Got a bit more done this evening. 

 

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Hoping that should last a while now :-)

 

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It's pretty straight for a K reg ZX.

 

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Just a pity about the sill...

 

The joys of body kits on old cars eh?


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:40 AM

Not had chance to get near the Zx the last few days so here's a couple of other photos from the last couple of weeks as an aside from weldathons.

 

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The oldest there wins shiniest car award in that particular shot, lovely little Tronda :-)

 

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A friends 3.0 VNT diesel project he has on the go. Quite looking forward to this when he's sorted the boost side of things!

 

Edit. Forgot to add this little "beauty" I was confronted with the other day when I opened my front gate onto the street.

 

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I've always liked these as a friend had one years back but what a colour to have it in. 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:56 PM

Managed a couple more hours this afternoon.

 

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A decent spot weld drill is coming in very handy, never used one before.

 

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Better than I had anticipated tbh :-)


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:09 PM

blimey they rusted a tad!


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:31 PM

blimey they rusted a tad!

 

Considering it's all galvanised maybe but it is a 26 year old car with a body kit and it's clearly had no treatment in the sill areas since it was built. Apart from the sill itself being fucked a lot of it on the inside is only surface rust so I've cleaned it up and sprayed it in some zinc rich paint.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:20 AM

We managed to find a bit more time on the ZX this week.

 

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A bit more grot cut out. Jacking point firmly re-attached.

 

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New galvanized sill section cut to suit and tacked in place. Went a bit mad with the plug welds but it's definitely not going to fall off any time soon.

 

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Wasn't a bad fit in the end, not perfect but not too bad. A light skim of filler in a few places and it shouldn't be ok? The body kit covers 90% of the repair anyway. We're currently looking into getting the totally unobtanium clips that hold it on 3D printed through a contact in our local watering hole, fingers crossed it works out.

I've also got him to buy some Dynax S50 to treat both sills to keep the rust at bay a bit longer. There's more to be done underneath too but I've very quickly bodged some surface patches onto it to get it ready for a test. The old girl needs a shake down as it's been stored for years so it'll be more of a running repair now hopefully. Quite looking forward to it tbh, never driven a full fat ZX, this one should be more than double the BHP of Betty the NAD  :mrgreen:


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

Looks like my work on the ZX is done, for now... Some utter goon has done a really good job of distorting the floor of the car in the front corners by using a trolley jack in the wrong place. We'll knock it back into place when the repairs are done properly.

 

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Patches were just chucked on but all seamed and will pass a test. Just need the new and hopefully correct this time cam-belt to turn up. The owner has had a good go with some filler and it's 90% there, another shiter may well be called upon to get it the last little bit? Fingers crossed it passes sometime towards the end of next week and we can iron the niggles out.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

The 16v is on hold at the mo. One of the bearings on the engine was discovered to be shafted during the precautionary cam belt change so the MOT had to be cancelled.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

The 16v is still not on the road sadly although it does now have a Citroen supplied cambelt kit at not inconsiderable cost.

 

Meanwhile I went to Pugfest last weekend, and it wasn't a bad day at all, as ever in the lovely surroundings of Prescott hill climb. I only took a couple of snaps but might as well put them up here.

 

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A Uk registered T16 405, maybe one of one left of the half dozen or so originally imported apparently?

 

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The 405 concept made it but not the Pike Peak car sadly.

 

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Love this little 104, no idea what engine is in it but something tells me that it's not exactly standard with those Yokahamas on it.

 

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No idea what the stickers are all about but the arse end certainly wasn't the norm.

 

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This 505 was pretty spanking and I think it won an award, last V6 auto on the road by all accounts.

 

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It was the 30th Anniversary of the 405 this year so a few more turned out than the 3 I counted last year. Mine was invited along for the cavalcade photo and I ended up at the very back of the pack so I took a sneaky unofficial photo. I had to sign a disclaimer just to drive the track at 5-10mph!

 

All in all a very pleasant day out.


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