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#61 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:22 PM

Please come and get it.  If you want to give us something for it, that is fine, but its condition means it has little value


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:31 PM

I could A-frame it back to my garage, get it up on a ramp and get a good look at what's required to keep it on the road. Any idea where in Edinburgh it is?


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:34 PM

Six-cylinder will be along shortly...



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:36 PM

Yes please.

 

I have both home and work phone numbers for him and can find out tomorrow or pm you the numbers? 


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:05 AM

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:28 AM

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/1378...DSC_0037 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I took this photo of it back in 2014, looked good back then.

 

 

 

that wasn't taken at Bo'ness railway, by any chance ? looks familiar (I park there quite often when I go for a run)


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:50 AM

I could A-frame it back to my garage, get it up on a ramp and get a good look at what's required to keep it on the road. Any idea where in Edinburgh it is?

 

I have called his work this morning and it is Edinburgh council, the person I spoke to says I need know the dept to be put though.

 

I will try his home this evening. 


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

that wasn't taken at Bo'ness railway, by any chance ? looks familiar (I park there quite often when I go for a run)

'Kinnell that car has gone down hill since then  :mrgreen:


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:10 PM

I have called his work this morning and it is Edinburgh council, the person I spoke to says I need know the dept to be put though.
 
I will try his home this evening.


Google his name and Edinburgh council.

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

I could A-frame it back to my garage, get it up on a ramp and get a good look at what's required to keep it on the road. Any idea where in Edinburgh it is?

 

I now have the Visas location and have sent a PM to you.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:34 PM

'Kinnell that car has gone down hill since then :mrgreen:


clever :)
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:33 PM

Please come and get it. If you want to give us something for it, that is fine, but its condition means it has little value


Missed that bit.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

No. Plate offer still stands...


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:13 PM

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Sills, lower B-pillars are seriously fucked. I'm going back to collect it shortly.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

That's fantastic news!

 

Well that you are going to collect it, not the rust.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

Hurrah!!!!


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:32 PM

Sills are still available...



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:34 PM

Well, it hasn't folded... Yet... So there is still some hope!


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:35 PM

FOADSTAR.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:57 PM

Be fixed by crimble eve in Mr foads magical hands!
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:07 PM

....Sills, lower B-pillars are seriously fucked. I'm going back to collect it shortly.


Should be ready for the Visa 50th anniversary.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:07 PM

Hurrah!!!!


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:13 PM

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So, I went back a little bit more prepared than earlier and brought a suitable tow vehicle and A-frame just in case. I had a quick blast along the street and it seemed to drive ok so just continued driving until I got back to the unit...

 

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It drives and handles well, the brakes seem ok but the pedal travel is quite long. The clutch slips quite badly, it's recently had the clutch cable replaced so perhaps it needs adjusted?

 

I stuck it on the ramp...

 

32264177658_a96c10b657_c.jpgRJC_5780 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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The outer sills look quite bad but I think the inner sills are ok, the floors are good and it's generally soilid underneath.

 

32264175478_c1646eb13d_c.jpgRJC_5786 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

There's a couple of bits under the front wing that will need sorted but with the wing off it'll be easy enough to sort.

 

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I am pretty optimistic that I can get it finished by next weekend but I'll just have to see how it goes. The owner did seem quite attached to it so I said I would get it roadworthy and give him first refusal when time came to move it on. He still has the logbook. I think he was sad to see it leave him but happy that it was going to be saved so I don't really want to let him down.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:16 PM

Jolly well done! :-)


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:19 PM

When you have a car for a long time it becomes faithfully familiar.

Best analogy I can think of is having a family dog. Great fun to play with when you first have them. Middle age they become a bit more laid back and less excitable. Then as they get older they start having more and more problems. Having them put down is not simply an option as you love them so much.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:28 PM

You are a hero FOAD! Looking forward to seeing this in the Kingdom!
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:29 PM

Great to see it saved! Good luck with it

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:30 PM

Excellent save. You weren't kidding when you said that the sills were fucked!
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:47 PM

Don't look too bad to me,bear in mind it's a 35 year old car made out of quite thin steel with its roof cut off living in Scotland it's done very well,a big mot failure can sometimes be not much at all,just needs a sensible second opinion and it looks like it's in the right hands,well done Mr foad.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:06 PM

Good man, FOAD! Legend




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