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#61 OFFLINE   Carlosfandango

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:36 PM

Is the a Starley door? I recognise the handle and switches. Speaking of Starlets, sister came in one today.


While I knew the ladies liked them, I was unaware how much. Great car in fairness..

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:18 PM

Just figured out it has an intermittent rear wiper!


In other news, got my hire car from work for a trip next week. 1.5 petrol in a car this big?!

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:49 PM

Work are paying for the fuel. :D
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:25 PM

Just figured out it has an intermittent rear wiper!
In other news, got my hire car from work for a trip next week. 1.5 petrol in a car this big?!
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It would have had a Diesel engine in it but now demon diesel back to a petrol it is. Back Manaus many years ago, if you had a consul cortina with a 1500 lump in it you had a 'big motor there mate'. Fast Fordward 60 years and we are back there.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

Just figured out it has an intermittent rear wiper!
In other news, got my hire car from work for a trip next week. 1.5 petrol in a car this big?!
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That’ll be a turbocharged lump.
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:19 PM

My resolve to keep this is weakening...

 

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:58 PM

Me leik.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 10:38 PM

I'm not sure how long this car will hang around, it's already annoying me.

 

I'm not a fan of automatics at the best of times, and this has something that bothers me. Not a misfire as such, more of a murmur. Like a faint pulse when accelerating or decelerating gently. I'm very oversensitive with cars, so it's probably just me not being used to a carburettored engine, I've been spoiled for a few years. 

I think if it was a manual, I'd persevere and do all the service items and maybe even replace the carb for peace of mind. 

 

But the fact it is an auto is a minus point for me. Am I weird? Probably. Whatever the case, expect this up for sale/ Swap etc by the new year. 

 

Mind you, I've done nearly 650 miles in just over a week and it's been comfy and lovely to bomb around in. 

 

I had one same colour n spec as yours but a manual; It had a short test when I bought it n two clicking CV's - I bought two replacement shafts to cure that €100 for the pair...

I did use black electrical tape to hide a small rust hole in the outer sill, to the rear; which the tester never did spot (later down the line I did get the welder out n patch up the rust...

 

I did have all sorts of trouble trying to get it pass emissions; n I went asking round the scrapyards had they a carb'd corolla in for breaking; no joy, but one of the lads gave me directions to an old school mechanic who 'could tune the carb' - I was doubtful but followed the directions to the mechanics place...

...turned out he was very elderly and only had one functioning eye, but he had a great turn of wit n set about hooking up the exhaust to his ancient gas analyser - he spent about 3 hours arsing about with various screws on the carb, n only charged me €30... a decent old skin, he told me he was a widower n was now living in a mobile home on site, having gifted his house to his only daughter who'd recently got married...

 

...anyhow, it flew the test after his magic carb twiddling n I kept it 3 years before selling it to a mate who was bugging me to sell it to him; 2 weeks after Id sold it, it was written off; he'd lent it to his mother who drove too quick round a bend n drove it in under a tractor trailer...

 

Mine was a 92 from memory n was a 'runout model' had all sorts of  GTi bits like bigger ARB, GTi spec shocks n springs; it handled really, really well... my gripe with it was its hugely dull interior n unsupportive seats - they are great cars tho...


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:05 PM

Calling this a For Sale thread, as it will be moving along at some point. I've advertised it for £895 to the general public, but would be £650 for one of you lot.

 

I'd rather do a swap deal, as it is my only car, and I can't handle the stress of 'needing a car' 

 

What do I want? Medium sized car, of this genre and preferably this age, but with a manual gearbox. 



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:36 PM

I'd offer my 416 if it wasn't auto.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:12 PM

I have something that probably fits the bill but have no desire to drive across the country to do a swap. Helpful eh?


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:58 AM

... looks like I purchased ToMM at the 'bottom of the market' ;)
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:24 PM

I have something that probably fits the bill but have no desire to drive across the country to do a swap. Helpful eh?

 

Ha ha, depending what you have, is it worth me 'visiting family' in Newcastle over Xmas? 



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:10 PM

Probably going to attack the lack of auto choke on this, any ideas where to start? Or should I just grab a brand new carb for 65 quid from ebay?

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 08:37 AM

The percieved wisdom, in OZ Toyo circles, is DUMP THE P.O.S !

..... I wouldn't ignore such lager leavened words ;)

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:38 PM

400 quid though!? F That.
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 03:42 PM

400 quid though!? F That.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:23 PM

Would it roffle for 11 quid / two for 20 ?



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:14 AM



Ha ha, depending what you have, is it worth me 'visiting family' in Newcastle over Xmas? 

 

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It was this car I'd been thinking of but having thought about it a bit I think I'd like to keep the Skoda instead, I like having a "don't give a fuck about" car.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:00 PM

Finally got ticked off with the alloys and whizzed some satin black over them, and fixed* the hole in the wing. 

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:53 PM

That's healthy enough isn't it? 

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

I'll raise you 4, m8 :)

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:34 PM

That's healthy enough isn't it? 

 

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Yes but I'd check the gap, it looks big.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

Yes but I'd check the gap, it looks big.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:22 PM

Carb works fine. Just auto choke doesn't auto.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

Been fixing stuff. Bumper had been pushed in on one side, and was really annoying me. 

 

I'll let the pictures do the talking... 

 

Wonky

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Bumper off

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Note warped bumper

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Heat gun helped that.

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Used a jack to lever the bumper bracket out.

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Reassembled. Looks better, I think.

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While I was on, noticed rear bumper alignment issue.

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And fixed. 

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Do I still want to sell it? I guess, but really it is the perfect car except that I don't like the fact it is an automatic. 


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:13 PM

It's a fine car mate, stick with it.

You'll swap it or buy something else and you'll soon find the niggles in the new steed.

It's just how it is.
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:15 PM

Yep, I'm kind of resigned to that anyway, and I've taken down the ad from elsewhere.
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