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#121 OFFLINE   Aston Martin

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

Sitrep: Attempting to fit the brake pipes today. (When amazon deliver the tool)

However, ForFiatsSake has just text, to tell me one of these dogshit tyres are flat...
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:54 AM

Spotted this beauty in Plympton, yesterday...

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:52 PM

This is the short version, as the long version involves me killing myself.

The brake lines where the new connectors and the factory connect. Has a small weep, I tightened as much as I dare, but it still weeps... As am I currently.


I obviously did not drive the car around the corner for the first time, but if I did, it stops fine and drives fine.

Next week its going for an MOT and having the brake pipes fixed a bit better.






In theory, it's a clean pass....
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#124 OFFLINE   Parky

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:12 PM

PTFE tape or Hermatite on the threads and try again.

No idea if either option safe but they are the first two things that crossed my mind.

I am prepared for flaming.....
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

PTFE tape or Hermatite on the threads and try again.
No idea if either option safe but they are the first two things that crossed my mind.
I am prepared for flaming.....


It needs mot anyway, so I'll let the garage fix. At least it's driveable now,
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#126 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

It deserves to pass based on exterior colour alone.

 

Good luck!


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:18 PM

4 brand new Toyos getting fitted Tuesday, in the correct size.... and MOT is Thursday.
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#128 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:26 PM

Brilliant. Such great little cars, though the 100hp is a bit love/hate. Must see if Mum will let me take hers for a run, just to check all is well after the loom replacement you understand. She doesn't go far. Or fast.

 

If the old tyres were that bad then a new set will transform it.



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

The old tyres were part worns bought last week for £80, but they were older than I am.

I've emailed a bodyshop with pictures, but because the roof is fucked they said they need to see car.
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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:01 PM

Fit a vinyl roof, in white.

#131 OFFLINE   Aston Martin

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

Fit a vinyl roof, in white.


I've just bought some orange vinyl, and orange tint film, and orange car mats, and orange boot liner...
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#132 OFFLINE   Aston Martin

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:24 PM

For Fiat Sakes tried dropping the keys off to the garage on Saturday, the Saturday boy knew nothing about it. (Remedied today when he saw the owner)

The tyre bloke rang today and said his van was in several billion pieces and would Wednesday be OK for tyres?

I've hunted down some wheel trims, they're in Italy. (of course they are.) The guy hasn't responded and I've asked several people for help, so this guy will get many random queries from Google Translate.

In semi-good news, I've found a local 3D printing firm that will knock me up some tiny black men. It ain't cheap and they've said they'd prefer a real one to properly knock one up. So a request is out for a real one to try and copy.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:49 PM

Orange? Little men?

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:10 PM

Tyres fitted yesterday.... MOT failed today.

It hasnt actually gone through as an MOT. It needs a wiper and the rear lights have a bad earth.

About a £30 fix and going through tomorrow.

All in all about £80 or so. Can't complain.
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#135 OFFLINE   Aston Martin

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:20 PM

It's a confirmed pass.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:41 AM

For Fiats Sake, the hero or this endeavour. Dropped off the £82 for the car today.

These arrived yesterday. Awful quality, but the car will be a weekend car so, I can't really complain.


Orange vinyl and tint also arrived in the week.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

Rear axle DONE
Rear shocks DONE
Springs DONE
One tyre DONE (Several times)
MOT DONE


Cosmetics...
Refit arch molding (Have, but not fitted)
Passenger wing mirror
Parcel shelf
Wiper arms
Orange window tint (Have, but not fitted)
Rear bumper
Roof respray
I'm enquiring about 3d printed little man. (Trying)
Could do with new fog lights.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:08 PM

Fog lights are easy, just take take them out and pop in a couple of coffee cup lids like Datsuncog has done with his Yaris.

NEXT!
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:34 PM

Great news on the MOT pass, nice work!

 

Loving those floor mats.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:02 AM

I've blown the budget.

 

Anyway, next Saturday i'm off back to Halifax... 

 

 

 

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.... to attempt the windows.

 

For Fiats Sake said I should use a professional, hes probably right. But this is a £12 fix that might work.

 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:24 AM

The window tint is supposed to look like this.

 

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But the tint goes manky.

 


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and usually gets removed.

 

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My plan is to use orange tint.

 

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Template a window (See above post)

 

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The black bit should be solid vinyl and the window is an orange tint. (Probably available from Fiat, I should ask)


 

 

 


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:48 AM

11/10 for effort but those tints are pretty translucent. In the pics the original orange looks pretty solid and punchy.

Properly love this thing by the way. Congrats on the MOT.
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:44 AM

Have you tinted windows before?

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:19 PM

I reckon it looks good with a white tint.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:31 PM

11/10 for effort but those tints are pretty translucent. In the pics the original orange looks pretty solid and punchy.
Properly love this thing by the way. Congrats on the MOT.

 

Generic pics, I've only just opened the tube that arrived on Thursday.
I appear to have ordered several thousand miles of vinyl.

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Have you tinted windows before?

Never, in my head it's a 38x30 cm fairly flat panel of glass.


  

I reckon it looks good with a white tint.

I think I want an orange rear window too.

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I've done a quick mockup using a Pyrex dish. (Like all professionals) It's hard to capture the colours properly with my phone. I think my tint is less translucent than I'd like.

I'll try and tint the greenhouse later and take a mockup pic... Again, I'm sure all professionals do this.

I think it's worth the £12 attempt anyway.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:08 PM

I did a few Blue Peter tests yesterday, don't think it's possible for tint and vinyl.

Just tint would work, just vinyl, would work. But together you see the layers.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:42 AM

I like originality, but I also like Cross rear lights.

There's a pair in Italy, I've lowballed so maybe I'll get lucky. (Probably not)

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:57 AM

They would look the business painted white to match the rest of the trim.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:43 AM

I Google translated, hello kind sir how much for both items please? (Not quite, but close enough)


"Hi there I am available you can tell me where she is"



Wait, did I accidentally kidnap an Italians daughter?
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

I Google translated, hello kind sir how much for both items please? (Not quite, but close enough)


"Hi there I am available you can tell me where she is"



Wait, did I accidentally kidnap an Italians daughter?

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