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#151 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:42 PM

I must admit, the early dash looks INSANE. I love it. Not enough to swap over though, especially now I've fixed the one I've got (hopefully).


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#152 OFFLINE   Yoss

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

As mentioned above, I do now have a spare brown dash. I also like the 'Czechoslovakia' at the bottom of the two main instruments. I'm sure the two are physically interchangeable but I don't know if the electrics are the same. I'm sure Ian has other things to be getting on with.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:14 PM

having looked at the new dash pick i would certainly think the normal section of the temp gauge is that huuuge solid white bar with the break in the line and the red being the DANGER zone

 

the idiot book for the renner of similar vintage suggests "normal" is the hatched section with the 3 top marks the OMG area

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:19 AM

What's that third gauge for, bottom right?
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:03 AM

door-handle-danger-o-meter?  :mrgreen:


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:08 AM

Electronic dipstick
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:36 AM

Turbo boost gauge.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:03 AM

Drift angle.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

As predicted, the weather was grim. Mopping out of the question, so it was odometer time! Getting it out of the car was easy. Making this mess was easy.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dt-Qv69XgAAt...

The problem is that shaft that I'm holding (oo-er). The thinner cog should turn with the shaft, but it was just spinning. So, I reassembled it all (WHAT A BALLACHE), got some glue on a cocktail stick and smeared it on the inside of that cog, then reassembled.

Then I realised that some bulbs were out. So, I went for a drive.
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I saw a G-Wagen.
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I got HORRIBLY RIPPED OFF by BASTARD HALFORDS. £1.50 each for tiny bloody dashboard bulbs. Arseholes. Given how easy it is to get the dash out, maybe I should have just ordered some online.

Still, it was a nice drive. Apart from the stormy weather.

The end result is good though. I reset the mileage, but clocked up 100 miles testing that the cog would now hold. I refitted it all and went for a four mile drive.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:17 AM

Fucked-o-meter.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:20 AM

What's that third gauge for, bottom right?

 

 

French-o-meter - shows how long you've got before it breaks down with an untraceable fault, or starts rioting and blockades the road with burning tyres because it was denied a glass of Pernod with its lunch.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:47 AM

Communism-o-meter.  It tracks the Worldwide state of Communist countries and their influence on global politics.

 

It was originally installed during the initial design stages and then became redundant after the Eastern Bloc fell apart, so they took the bulb out rather than redesign at great cost.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:55 AM

Is the factors on Glan yr Afon closed down? I’d have thought you’d get a dashboard full of bulbs for a couple of quid in there.

 

Usual problem of needing stuff on a Sunday. FAIL. There are two factors on the estate, and even an ECP now!


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:29 PM

Bulbs:  Time to purchase on line  some spares?

Also noted all that packaging must be going against any directive on waste reduction.

I was given a recommendation to watch a chrisfix video on how to repair a speedometer. But did not watch it, I learn from the Škoda master.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:56 PM

Went for a drive to glamorous Borth this evening. Very exciting watching the miles tick up! Then, two miles from home, it broke again. ARSE.

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The problem is, I can't see how to attach the duff cog to the shaft in a way that still leaves it possible to reassemble the odometer. Sod it. That job will have to wait.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 AM

I couldn't concentrate on my substantial pre-Christmas workload until this happened.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

I couldn't concentrate on my substantial pre-Christmas workload until this happened.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuIVVGqXQAAG...

 

Please get the felt tip out and colour them Orange to match the dials :)


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Posted Yesterday, 02:08 PM

The mk1 Favs had a very Volvo-esque seatbelt warning, that when shunting them about drove me bonkers, the wiper arms fading and mirror mounts flaking paint are in the TADS catagory, I even repainted the pogweaselled door handles and window winders inside the car. Note the plastic parts of the door handles externally simply unclip to ease polishing the car, and also repainting the handles, once again GR12 purchase, probably the best car you have bought in a long time Ian, a bit of titivation, and you could well see a profit on this car, values are climbing, and it was the car that saved Skoda from oblivion. Mine even had the mounting and plug for the long gone removable boot light/rechargable torch. The boot spoiler on it kept the back window remarkably clear on motorways in the rain too, weird. Red line is around 5500 with a limiter, but it had plenty of mid range go, Felicias rven had a red and green band on the tachos on the 1.3, and I agree with Ian, the 1'6 VAG ohc lump, just why? The diesels though, I used to drive a Cube van, and fully laden would manage 90 and kept at around 70 would average 50 to the gallon fully loaded, the hatch I managed just over 400 miles on a tank of diesel. After VW firmly took control, I think the brand has lots it's way, and they are now so up themselves, old dealers who made the brand knifed in the back, and the cars are far from budget, and quality is slipping quite badly, just ask Mr Lobster, and countless other people I have known with that awful 1.4TFSi, and OldFord was telling me about how the 1.2Turbo lump was eating turbos. If I end up with a mobility motor, nothing VAG will be chosen. If they had done a Favorit or Felicia automatic, I'd have one in a heartbeat


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Posted Yesterday, 02:17 PM

That's better!

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Less good was finding about a litre of water in the spare wheel well. Have dropped a bit of Captain Tolley's around the screen seal and the washer jet base. Let's see if that stops it letting water in. May also drill some holes...


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Posted Yesterday, 02:19 PM

I couldn't concentrate on my substantial pre-Christmas workload until this happened.

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I would get new wiper blades to be honest, this is never going to catch on  :mrgreen:

Shame the boot is doing a "75"


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Posted Yesterday, 02:25 PM

Check the seals around the tail lamps too Ian, they can let water in, and have seen a few with goldfish bowl lamp units. These look really smart with the Silverline/Blackline smoked rear light units btw, if I still had mine it would deffo have been wearing a set


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Posted Yesterday, 02:28 PM

And another excuse to post this! Not long after I bought it, and note the green band on the tachometer! That was the real sweet spot of that engine. 

 


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#173 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted Yesterday, 02:47 PM

One major issue is the paint. I'm pretty sure it was lacquered from new, or maybe it's that the top layer has just crumbled away. Makes me nervous about simply mopping it. There are remnants of the original top layer under seals etc. 


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Posted Yesterday, 02:57 PM

Both of the ones we had through the garage while I was there leaked badly around the light clusters on the tailgate itself if I remember right. Can't remember if the trim behind the number plate was partly responsible too...was too long ago!

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Posted Yesterday, 06:21 PM

Mine didn't leak at the rear, much, just through the sunroof, aerial nand possibly the front screen rubber...

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