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  1. I failed to take any pictures today, but @320touring kept a decent record of today's proceedings... Your average street furniture circa 1995. Fucked engine Flywheel tae fuck. Crank pulley tae fuck. Timing cover tae fuck (after wrestling with one stuck screw for ages) Timing assembly tae fuck Tensioner was fucked, chain was slack as buggery, teeth on the sprocket were fuuuuuuuuuuuuucked. Backplate tae fuck, and the start of cleaning... There was quite a lot of cleaning/wire
    19 points
  2. Years ago I bought a VW T2 bay window camper. I got it running and took it to my local tester (I was an apprentice mechanic at the time). I thought I’d get a failure list to work to. On my return to collect it end of day, I got the 3 page fail certificate. Tester says “ive chalked the welding so you can see it” Outside in the yard the guy had drawn a line all around the outside of the van, on the yard itself.
    19 points
  3. I popped the chrome and caps off the wheels. They were a bit of a mess, cosmetically challenged you might say. I could get the tyres taken off and run them down to the blasters but I'm trying to save a few quid. I can do these myself, just a matter of time. I removed as much rust and old paint as possible. They've survived well considering nobody's touched them for 45 years. Applied a rust treatment to the entire wheel. Turns to a black paintable surface once it's finished doing its stuff. Masked up the tyre and valve stem. The tyres will be replaced
    19 points
  4. When Craig had the car to do the clutch, he mentioned that the hesitancy of the engine was likely due to the gasket between the injection unit and the inlet manifold. This is it. The diamond formation bolts to the inlet manifold, and the square section is where the injection unit bolts in. Installation isn't particularly complicated. Just footery. First, locate your quarry: Enhance Errits err annat. Remove the air inlet pipe so the 'hat' of the injection can be removed. Then the rocker breather can be removed and the electronic connections c
    11 points
  5. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    bloody hell, 99 Turbo yes! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-99-Turbo-EMS-Combi-Coupe-1978-Black-For-Restoration/203051109877?hash=item2f46ca0df5:g:b8wAAOSwgJpfEbpF
    10 points
  6. This shot summarises most of what I was up to yesterday on the S.I.M. front: 1:24 Aoshima Toyota Ipsum kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Took a brave pill, masked-up the Ipsum and painted it 2-tone, also finished off lots of interior painting on it, and lowered the suspension. Doors, boot and bonnet fitted to Maserati. Little bit of engine painting on Corvette, but the major thing on that was its bodywork getting its final coat of paint. 1:24 Aoshima Toyota Ipsum kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr With suspension dropped by at least 50mm in scale, would be difficult
    10 points
  7. Er, hello everybody. My name's Chris. I've been a paid up citizen of this corner of the internet for a long time, but I don't really say much about my cars, and there's a very good reason for that.... very rarely does anything happen in my vehicular sphere that's worth wasting society's time with. Today, though, an extraordinary event transpired. So, fix yourself a settling drink, pull up a comfy chair and prepare yourself for a tale that'll have you convulsing with excitement. For I, today, took my car for a drive. My Rover 825Si Fastback (in glittering Zircon Silver, and benef
    9 points
  8. meggersdog

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1247077
    8 points
  9. Jon

    Shite in Miniature II

    Few more scenes, still working on the technique: I envisaged this being over the other side of the road to the building - which would be correct if they drove on the left in the US! That's better. I imagine an R17 is a little smaller than a Chevy Nova, despite both being 'compacts'. Technically this is supposed to be a Bedford CF but I don't see it at all, tbh. Far more US van in this casting, even if the CF2 was heavily US van influenced in styling. Ooft! Colour's a bit glib on this one. Maybe there's a forest fire close
    8 points
  10. A few more jobs finished incuding alloys and boot badges & decals
    8 points
  11. At 1108 hours the labour would be £43,212 Then add the VAT and the cost of parts and sundries. A rough estimate for a full restoration on most rotten classic cars is about 1000 hours. Some cars with silly parts prices can get close to £100k when complete. Being able to do the work myself and a decent haul of parts is the only reason I took this project on. When finished I will have spent nearly whats its worth on just parts, sundries and services like blasting & recon. Used up most of my free time for the past 4 years spending every available Saturday working on it at about
    8 points
  12. Isopon delivery for Mr Ramrod
    7 points
  13. Having been over today to see this (and help *with the engine) Can I just say @GingerNuttz has done a power of work to it, and to a very high standard - top work chief! It was a most pleasant day footering aboot!
    7 points
  14. The bolt holes are for attaching another pulley for supercharging ............
    7 points
  15. Alright then, so where were we? How to make a simple jaunt to the market last all weekend… but hopefully worth the wait, kids! Ok, so dropping down a scale further in the pruck scooped from the Charity Stall, there's this bunch of Lesney-related delights: A Chinese-made Super GT reworking of the old Superfast No.3 Monteverdi Hai from 1973, with the exciting name of ‘BR 15/16’. ‘ BR’ stood for ‘Budget Range’, while this was the fifteenth out of sixteen different castings produced in the range, all in a wide variety of colours and contrasting tampo prints. Althou
    7 points
  16. Here's the stuff I got for myself, a few from the trader and some out of 30-50p boxes I have a few of these Mercurys, but these are likely better than my existing ones 20200719_122611 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122525 by RS, on Flickr 30p Sand Cat because the cat's head usually goes AWOL 20200719_122655 by RS, on Flickr Rockets off the trader's stall 20200719_122713 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122743 by RS, on Flickr Along with a nice Tincorner 20200719_122851 by RS, on Flickr Sha
    7 points
  17. Any mot testers please don't take offence.
    7 points
  18. I didn't have spotting luck on my outward journey but on my return from collecting a giraffes head this appeared in front of me, so of course I followed him for 4 miles, worth every drop of juice. I wonder what the interior is like I hear you ask..... Definitely worth a lick and dribble ??
    7 points
  19. I got my delayed birthday gift today An Alpaca walking experience! It was mega, my one was really affectionate to me but really snooty with my wife, we took them for a long walk, probably a couple of miles by the side of the river Dever, then came back and fed them. They are funny creatures but very happy being walked on a harness. People in the Andes must think we're mental though, it'd be the equivalent of them paying money to walk a cow round a field for a bit. He was called Leyton. 10/10 would go again.
    7 points
  20. andrew e

    Shite in Miniature II

    So I shrunk myself to Smol Eddie size and popped down the auctions earlier, (all egged on buy a meet with @bunglebus earlier). A load of PX’s had just rolled up... and off it seems. Cars were made of stronger stuff in the 70’s it seems, I also thought only Citroen AX’s had plastic tailgates - but no Renault got there first ? Towbar’s always a bit of a worry - probably been dragging a double axle or an Ifor Williams pig wagon. “Never raced or rallied” too according to the auctioneer - I have my doubts, they definitely look like playground skid marks
    6 points
  21. Carboot haul this morning. Large toolbox £5. Left and right hand calliper piston rewind tools £3 each. New impact driver £3.
    6 points
  22. I ran my own Garage/Mot place back in the 90's and one of my testers could go a bit ''maximun attack'' if something old and obviously unloved turned up at the door. Bread and butter stuff he was fine with so anything that was more mature and going to be smoothered in underseal hiding iffy welding or leave piles of rust behind i would tend to do (he was happy and i was happy he wasn't getting stressed). To gain a Mot a vehicle has to pass a very low mininum standard you can have lots of corrosion,many leaks and wear in various components and still justifiably pass the test. The t
    6 points
  23. It has been done... well, apart from the paintjob... @Six-cylinder reported on this purple-hued one on the Independent Visa Forum. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/visaforum/c15-with-mi16-t2788.html One of our Visa diesel saloons is wearing the doors and front wings retrieved from this C15 with a BX GTi engine: The Mk10 Jaguar has had a few different engine installations in the past. Jaguar experimented with the V8 from the Daimler Majestic for a while but didn't put it into production. This chap fitted a 5.3 V12 to his Mk10 for the 'Rust2Rome' events: Citroen p
    6 points
  24. Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ I just scrolled through the saved "performance data" on the Challenger. It has a recorded high speed of 162mph. I asked the wife and she said no, that wasn't her.
    6 points
  25. andrew e

    Shite in Miniature II

    Still down the (virtual) auctions, the next lot was much more my style - Cordoba Beige Capri II ! The flat bed was pretty funky too - despite the space age looks it has a commer low compression lump from a “Space Van”. At least the Capri was a 1.3 Was genuinely fair nick, sills were good but the back seat appeared to have marble or action man weapon damage. No prop so I’d guess front wheel drive. Sadly it didn’t sell (I NO WAT THESE R WORTH M8) so the seller dragged it home with his new purchase from the other auction hall: Sadly
    5 points
  26. You and your brother are fucking hilarious ? Come back down whenever you want for a laugh and we can torment Captain70's with engine swaps and turbos
    5 points
  27. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/x/1460208488 Making the most of golden hour....
    5 points
  28. Amishtat

    Shite in Miniature II

    All this talk of Mercury Commuters has reminded me of this. Normally it lives on a shelf in the kitchen, slightly off scale but not terribly so. Everything else in the second picture is from a previous Tat Friday bonanza.
    5 points
  29. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-X90-1996-1-6-16v-Targa-2WD-RARE-CLASSIC-MOT-06-21/224086218262?hash=item342c945616:g:~I8AAOSwmIBfFBRf
    5 points
  30. The roads have been awash with beautiful classics recently... but I’ve been driving every tine. There was one which made me turn around and go get pictures though.... Gorgeous!!
    5 points
  31. 5 points
  32. I know Tigers were 260s or 289s but this has a later 302. Engine actually looks quite narrow in the engine bay. Whitewalls not to my taste but I'd imagine it's a laugh to drive. Build info. http://www.whatsahillman.com/v8hillman.html
    5 points
  33. This is the 4WD Triumph gearbox. I think Canley Classics may still have a couple in stock. Strangely* the demand is not high. The clutch change doesn't look so easy as on the normal box there is a small plate on the back to withdraw the input shaft. Here it is covered with all the 4WD paraphernalia. The only problem with this box is the very low gearing. The standard car is already low geared but this is even lower. Put a nicely tuned high revving 1300 on here and you'd have a great street racer but I wouldn't want to do too much motorway work. But I guess that's not the point
    5 points
  34. meggersdog

    eBay tat volume 3.

    The shitters choice Ford Pinto engine with 4 speed gearbox. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1239915
    5 points
  35. meggersdog

    eBay tat volume 3.

    change your name to Mike Gambit, wear a kipper tie and win at life https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1241833
    5 points
  36. I saw this in Welshpool about 5 years ago, didn't know they were a thing at the time and just assumed it'd been barried.
    5 points
  37. That fail doesn't look that bad. A couple of ball joints, brake pipes, some dust covers and some leaks. The advisories can get fucked. The only real concern is the rot towards the arse end, the rest is just general wear and tear on a 35 year old car. I wonder if the "leaks" could be cured by simply cleaning the components if it isn't dripping any noticeable fluid? I want to know what a "slightly defective" headlight lens is?
    5 points
  38. 5 points
  39. doug

    eBay tat volume 3.

    I am only bidding on this if it comes as a job lot. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hanomag-Mercedes-Unimog-flat-bed-Recovery-Breakdown-truck-classic-vintage-retro/283942058694?hash=item421c43fac6:g:1B8AAOSwat9ekxUa
    5 points
  40. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1814749670.htm/
    5 points
  41. The Accord has got some love too. Last Sunday I picked up some wheels for it. The existing ones are too far gone. And the other day I paid a visit to the local scrappy to get a back bumper in the correct colour. I got 4 tyres fitted to the new alloys yesterday to replace the mismatched budgets that were on the old wheels This morning I swapped bumpers over and had a go at the worst dent. Before After Not a great pic but it's better. I struggled to get the last bit pushed out, might have another crack at it later though. Quick wash for this
    5 points
  42. Sorted out the hidden front speakers. I've already hidden two in the back behind the quarter panel trims. Up front the only place available is under the dashboard. Under the dash from factory you have a very flimsy bit of black trim on both sides. I've made something similar from steel to hold the two speakers. Put some sound deadening on the inside and fitted using the same mounts as the factory trim. Fitted some new pedal rubbers and finished up various small jobs in this area. The result is a decent sound system hidden from view. No holes in door
    5 points
  43. Right, day 2. Craig spent some time gathering up fiddly stuff, then headed back down to the car. One last thing to come off: The gasket was humped on this - it broke off in chunks when being cleaned off, and was dry and brittle. Craig says that when the last two bolts were removed it just fell off - no resistance at all! The engine's nether regions look pretty decent tbh. Now it's able to do daily service, I'll give it an oil change. Then it was time for reconstruction! at this point it was a clutch cable, gearbo
    5 points
  44. Aye, big thinks to @320touring, @jaypee and @davidfowler2000 coming over to lend a hand! Made short work of pulling bits of engine apart with one person manning the sand blaster, one on cleaning duty and a couple of bolt-looseners and kept @GingerNuttz free to work his bodywork magic... Also gave him some dangerous fucking plans for massively overpowered BL shitboxes. ? Another thanks to @GingerNuttz as well, as on top of doing all the work my car has now exploded his air compressors...
    4 points
  45. Had a bit of time today, so moved some stuff around in the unit to give me a bit more room to work; it's a constant battle in that place, you can never have enough space. IMG_20200719_175216759 by davedorson, on Flickr Got most the paint off the roof, which was partially stripped before. Did a bit of the passenger rear quarter. IMG_20200719_175225894 by davedorson, on Flickr As you can see, this will need some work. IMG_20200719_175235083 by davedorson, on Flickr Evidence of a pineapple past, welded in radio aerial aperture IMG_20200719_175239697 by d
    4 points
  46. Here's the Merc I was asked to buy, it's lovely 20200719_122320 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122325 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122329 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122338 by RS, on Flickr I also got these at £5 each if anyone wants them? 20200719_122407 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122419 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122419 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122401 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122424 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122457 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122435 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122506 by RS, on Flickr 20200719_122513
    4 points
  47. Decided to repair the damage I had caused. Firstly clean the area.. Then attempt to repair with structural tracing paper! Had an attack of common sense and realised that tracing paper probably wont survive speeds of over 10 mph So bit the bullet and dug out the smelly glass fibre kit. This is only a first layer, not the easiest thing to do as gravity is not on your side. I had to pin it in place with some cardboard wrapped in cling film. This was both taped in place and jammed against the car with a large box. Later today I will probabl
    4 points
  48. The turbocharged cinq was available from van Aiken fiat specialist my late friend Richard Brown a I rescued the development mule (circa 130 hp road tested in various mags,the ones sold where 110 hp) in the late 00's. I've done mx5 into MK1 escort & own 302 V8 5 speed mk3 Cortina. Fancied a mid-mounted rover V8 in an Estelle ( sun strip would've read " very surprising Skoda") coupe would've had clamshell rear body work. & fiat 127 with 2.0 volumex back in the day. Would love a MK3 Cortina beavertail & a crew cab dually
    4 points
  49. On the RM front, surely the Daf and Scanny conversions open up some possibilities on the naughty side of 300bhp? Front exhaust and a totally unnecessary dump valve would add to the Q Bus fun... See also early Neoplan with a much more recent iteration of the Merc OM442 in the back. Easy 650-700bhp and one of those GKN, ZF or Rockwell IRS diffs... If one defines 'fun' as a tyre destroying 100+mph mega camper with 5mpg running costs, it's a contender. Cheerio licence, it was nice knowing you...
    4 points
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