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  1. As I mentioned in the Show Us Your 2CV thread, I recently bought a 1988 Citroen 2CV special after spending a few months looking at dozens of them for sale on the Internet. I've started a thread as owning it is going to raise a lot of questions. As an example of how much I know about them, I spent a good couple of minutes pulling at things on the dashboard looking for the bonnet release before working out that it should be opened from the outside. The main two problems I'm going to have to sort out with it are the rust on the sills, front floor and toeboard (I'll get someone who know
    17 points
  2. .  That was a year that was.. This was the year in which Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral took place in London. This same year, Lyndon Baines Johnson had been sworn in as President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy (a tragedy which had occurred some fourteen month earlier). Stanley Mathews played in his last 1st division game, and the unmanned lunar space probe Ranger-8 crashed onto the moon. The USA sent their first 3,500 combat troops to Vietnam and instigates Rolling Thunder (almost 3-years of sustained aerial bombing). Whi
    16 points
  3. I shall look at route options. Made it to Milton Keynes. Transmission sounds horrific but let's hope she keeps going...
    15 points
  4. An outing of "special" people.
    14 points
  5. lanciamatt

    The new news 24 thread

    Did a bit of car cleaning yesterday
    12 points
  6. wuvvum

    The new news 24 thread

    I've got quite a few bits done this weekend. The Rover 75 has a shiny new MOT, which is nice. I was able to patch the exhaust up OK using a bandage and Gun Gum as the hole was in quite an accessible place - although it is going to need a new rear section at some point as the pipe is pretty rusty where it goes into the back box. The drop link was just as twattish a job as I was expecting - the bottom end came undone no problems, but the top was a right pain in the arse - not helped by the fact that you can't even see the bloody nut unless the steering is on full left lock, and you can't get
    11 points
  7. One last one for good measure.
    9 points
  8. A lonely road he chose to travel on....
    8 points
  9. *engaging over excited mode* so at the hammond gathering, there was a nice old lady who I think originally owned the cars or such, and I got talking to her about invacars and at the end she asked for my details as she said she knew someone with an Invacar for sale, she didn't know any details about it otherwise, but of course I was very interested, so I wrote down my details for her and just now the lady called me and gave me the details of the person with the invacar, and I just called him just now and I think the conversation went very well it turns out he has 2 Mode
    8 points
  10. Nyphur

    The grumpy thread

    Is there a single thread left on here where I don't have to read about a fucking Invacar?
    8 points
  11. Went to Harewood Hillclimb yesterday for the first time. Really enjoyed it. Wasn't sure how busy it would get so went early and watched more of the practice than the actual hillclimb. It was fine though, we could've gone later and will next time. The proper hillclimb cars are proper weapons. Fantastic to watch. Have some photos: Imp Jr was well excited to see an actual working Imp as opposed to the knackered one in the garage.... Oh well. Some of these things were going through the speed trap at 130mph. Fucking nuts. The speed they came down the
    7 points
  12. Started fettling the Acclaim in preparation for it's MOT. Fucked it. Essentially the front right brake kept squeaking and I wanted to know why. A glance showed the pads looked alright so I whipped the wheel off and set about taking the caliper off. Firstly, it's amazing how much nicer they came apart than the Civic's and the slider pins were in perfect nick, but I ran in to some issues. Firstly the piston wouldn't return, secondly the bleed nipple was battered to hell and wouldn't budge. Many tactics were implemented to try and get it to move including,
    7 points
  13. Hello. Am in Latvia, arsing around with some prime Russian shite. Perhaps you’ll enjoy these pics...
    6 points
  14. Dollywobbler forgets which one he's driving.
    6 points
  15. Went over to the Wirral Classic car show with the 2CVers yesterday. Saw some real chod and some real classics! 2CVs Choddy Classics. Yes... the first car I saw as a drove in was a Renault Fuego. Day made instantly! Taking the award for the awesome yet rubbish category... a Plymouth Prowler!!! Wow! And some proper shiny classics This was amazing, only mechanical work completed, it was cosmetically perfect in my eyes! Our stand was well populated, although it did have an air cooled interloper! Cracking sh
    6 points
  16. Right then, the Daily Driver Challenge got derailed somewhat by a BX but that doesn't mean I haven't used the Princess at all. I'll be collating the info and experiences from the experiment today and will have a write up on that a bit later. For now, it's alternator time. Shiter Danthecapriman very kindly sent me his old Capri alternator to use on the Princess. We were unsure as to whether or not it was correctly handed but knew it was otherwise a suitable swap. Worst case, we could always use the good bits from one to fix the bad bits on the other. This was going to be a little How To o
    6 points
  17. and home 337 miles - 5 hours home today only used motorway from a34 - 177 miles today avg 72 mpg ffs buckingham evesham worcester kidderminster market drayton newcastle congleton home got to drayton and thought oh can go up 34 and keep going and you drive right past honda so could collect some bits that id ordered got to m60 at a34 and it was fucked so came home zzzzzzzzzzzzz thanks all
    6 points
  18. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rally-legand-colin-Mcraes-number-plate-hes-had-on-a-few-cars-only-1-ever-seen/372669045652?hash=item56c4ce5b94:g:jegAAOSwhGBc2KIi 'its the only 1 that is real. it has a real bsa number on bottom right which means its and was a legal uk plate. you will never see another 1. must be very rare .' £500
    6 points
  19. That was a cracking day out, thanks again Egg for organising! The owners were lovely too, and I think they really enjoyed having some genuine enthusiasts of the odd and the unloved to show around. Egg admires a Stirling. I wish now I'd taken a note of all the little information panels; I thought this looked like a really nicely-proportioned miniature sports car though. Cool little thing. Fiat 500 looks oddly huge in the background. Most of this stuff was from the 50s and 60s, in times of austerity and fuel crisis, but there were some (appropriately) tiny companies sti
    6 points
  20. Car park, 8.00 M8. Winner takes all.
    6 points
  21. RobT

    The new news 24 thread

    The view from my kitchen window this evening. The Impreza is normally parked on the road, but as it looks like I may have sold it I thought I'd bag a space for one more night. Buick saga is ongoing. Hopefully new rear hubs will see it fit at last. Poor old Sealtainn. This is turning into the longest collection caper in history.
    5 points
  22. The Berkeley, Opperman Unicar and Opperman Stirling were all designed by Lawrie Bond, the man who brought us the various Bond Minicars and the later Equipes. Back in 2000, I was doing some work down in Guildford and stayed in an old cottage on a farm in the Loxwood area during the week. Loxwood Garage was at the bottom of the drive. This used to be the home of Lawrence Bond Cars Ltd and there are a few photos around of a Bond Formula Junior parked outside it. Of course I had to park my 1961 Triumph Herald coupe in the same location and take some pictures! I can't find them right now but w
    5 points
  23. The Daily Driver Challenge - Conclusion. I decided to end the DDC at the point that it was clear the BX would be distracting me from using the Princess every day because it didn't seem fair to do otherwise. The DDC took place from late November 2018 until early May 2019, a time of year when most forty year old cars are bundled up safe and warm waiting for the show season to begin again. It was the least ideal time to be using a classic car and likely to be the most challenging, certainly the best way to get a fair estimation of the car's abilities and reliability over that period of tim
    5 points
  24. egg

    The new news 24 thread

    Probably for grin thread, but I like it when you park your 90's car and when you come back other 90's cars have parked next to it, probably deliberately. Solidarity.
    5 points
  25. Thank you for your suggestion, but it wasn't actually a " what cat? post. Unfortunately the Rodious is no longer in production and as I alluded to in a subsequent response to the one you quoted , just doesn't cut it in the ugliness stakes these days. I might suggest it to him to add one to his classic collection, but I think they were only ever available in this country in metallic colours which would be a tad showy and dare I say ostentatious, as such might offend the delicate sensibilities of some Class War Stephen Bayley.
    5 points
  26. This old bus was treated to a £10 mini valet Before getting humped down to Manchester Airport, and dropped off at the Valet Parking.. Trying to explain to the folks that it'll need a couple of heats of the glowplugs to start from cold (after sitting for 4 days, and running 100%. WVO) was fun.. Hope they can get it started as we land at 11pm..
    5 points
  27. To provide a belated update, New POD was on the money with the Omega Owners club suggestion. A pretty much identical hose (aside from the completely different part number) was found after a bit of digging around the forum, ordered and fitted a few months ago. It was great to complete a job which made a good deal of difference in less than ten minutes. Since then, it has had the cambelt, auto box fluid, front suspension arms and brake disks and pads changed. One area which was letting the whole car down was the rear wheel arches. Like most Omegas, this had started to go a bit ripe, al
    5 points
  28. Peugeot 405 MI16 barn find. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PEUGEOT-405-MI16-BARN-GARAGE-FIND/163681745323?hash=item261c3139ab:g:gKYAAOSwTGZc0uTG
    5 points
  29. I can raise you there... the base spec (in 1995 anyway...) was the Edition S. Unique and fitted with the 2.0 8 valve and available with automatic as well.
    5 points
  30. Haha! Look what Ive got! Oh yes! A matched pair of the door mirrors of my dreams. The left hand one came from Germany, as I mentioned in a previous post, but the right hand one was a bit of a gamble. I spotted it online, advertised as a left hand mirror. The pics weren’t too easy to make out but it looked different to my left hand one from Germany and the part number was one digit different, so despite the seller advertising it as a left hand I had a good idea it might actually be the elusive right hand one. I took a chance and bought it. I’m well happy
    4 points
  31. MarvinsMom

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-850-Classic-original/323804994091?hash=item4b64481a2b:g:TjIAAOSwrYBc2Ezq so very, very green....... tundra i believe? even the inside is green! shame about that split in the drivers seat, and would an 850 really have had a fancy chrome grille when new? still lovely though.
    4 points
  32. The autoshite colour scheme on the Flipper continued on the interior and even the engine bay:
    4 points
  33. Only working the morning today, so this afternoon chucked the new middle and rear box in the back and took them to be fitted £30 - so not bad to save myself a lot of possible hassle. Bit quieter now too, so all good. The old exhaust wasn't original (as I thought it might be) just another Euroflo already fitted. This should avoid an MOT advisory on exhaust leak. We had the usual 'garage chat' about how they used to do 20-30 of these a day in the good old days, but it's more complex now, no money in it....etc etc....
    4 points
  34. Hmm. New floor patch, bulkhead base and a sill. https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/floor-repair-panel-2cv6-dyane6-front-interior-quarter-left-p-768.html?WSid=e06b453d313a977bba251e05aab8d390 https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/lower-bulkhead-board-right-hand-drive-zinc-plated-complete-section-assembled-super-quality-p-2219.html?WSid=e06b453d313a977bba251e05aab8d390 https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/repair-panel-bottom-panel-left-p-770.html?WSid=e06b453d313a977bba251e05aab8d390 https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/bulkhead-board-repair-extra-high-quality-with-pressings-co
    4 points
  35. Did a bit of tarting up on the Mini this weekend. Nothing crackers, but just things that will genuinely help the future viability of the car. The inside of the wheel arches was deeply unattractive. £10 of paint and it’s looking much, much better. I’d be happy to do this once a year - but hopefully it’ll last a bit longer. I will give it a second coat in the next couple of days and paint the rest of the shock absorber in black. Frustratingly, whilst the roof of the car came up brilliantly with the machine - the bonnet isn’t going to play ball. I’ve tried g3
    4 points
  36. 4 points
  37. lanciamatt

    The new news 24 thread

    Found this earlier in my tool box, forgot it was there, pic of first car from 1997
    4 points
  38. The MK3 pickup was designed ( approx 4500 ckds were sent to SA to start production off) alongside the cars from the start. Ford kept approx half dozen for use in/ around Dagenham said to all be white 1.6 ohvs. They were avl with 1.6 ohv & 2.0 V4 with the styleside (car type rear wings & estate rear lights) loadbuck (loadbed). When the facelift was introduced the 2.5 V6 was introduced theV4 being phased out. Also the toughside was introduced with a flatsides to the bed and D series truck lights on the rear valance either side of number plate.In 75 the long stick (3 rail box )
    4 points
  39. Show debut for the Duster today, and it only went and won!
    4 points
  40. stuboy

    The new news 24 thread

    More welding and grinding, and bit of free hand metal to metal connecting via electrickery..
    4 points
  41. I s'pose that's the car equivalent of asking every girl in a nightclub for a dance in that hope that 1 will say yes.
    4 points
  42. This morning I've been to a car show in my local town. I took the Reliant which was well received. It was quite amusing to stand back and watch people look at it. Most of them getting down to pear under the front looking for the missing wheel Pretty poor turnout this year. Probably due to the crap weather. Here's some pics:
    3 points
  43. My gut feeling following a brief shot of TWC is that the diff is quite unhappy. Don't reckon it's the actual gearbox. Think early 90s Transit back axle howl. What I don't know is how long it's been like that...and what sounds like hell in as tiny and lacking in sound insulation car as an Invacar could well be very much background noise in a normal car...and diffs can often go on for a long while while making a heck of a racket. That's my untrained in anything other than "messing about with cars and buses since I was old enough to hold a spanner." Love those photos of th
    3 points
  44. 64A60

    Lazy spotters thread

    A selection from Hyde Heath Fete near Great Missenden on Saturday
    3 points
  45. I think the sellers of the V5s etc need arresting and charging, and ebay also dragged in to the chain of prosecuting for aiding and abetting. Quite a few Lannies and Minis have been seized in Septicland where they have found to be fraudulent, and instead of returning them to the UK, they crush them. I think as part of the process, they should chuck the scum involved in the crusher at the same time. Sadly I was involved with someone ringing hooky cars when I was a teen, I was a valeter for a 'home seller' of used motors, and was paid very well, quite a few Cossies went through him, including a
    3 points
  46. Not forgetting the Caterham driver wearing a gimp mask that we saw near Maidstone. Gr9 wind deflector obviously. I was about to flash my lights at that trio of 4s, but then remembered I wasn't in my old Renner.
    3 points
  47. I can’t remember the name of the modern one in the first room, it was from about 2005 and looked vaguely like an Audi A2 but I saw a burgundy/silver one on the way home in Riverhead near Sevenoaks which made I grin. Also saw a black TR7, a red SuperCinq (and RobT grinning at it in my rear view mirror as it pulled up next to us) and a convoy of three nice looking Renault 4s. The chod was strong yesterday.
    3 points
  48. heres a few more miscellaneous photos etc from the gathering this was papped on the way there some* traffic was going to say the Jag E type looking grey thing was a Berkley but it has 4 wheels I think? Tap to focus why you fail me! dont worry egg my engine bay shot was even more Potato! luckily the VIN plate shot is slightly less Potato, but still pretty poor sadly, its interesting to see how similar the VIN plate is to whats in Model 70s (in terms of how its laid out/general
    3 points
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