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  1. vulgalour

    1951 Lanchester LD10

    Today has been a pleasant day of sorting through cosmetic items on the car with the other half. The final coat of black paint was put on the water pump and that was assembled to keep all the parts together. Thermostat housing is not bolted down properly yet, waiting on the new thermostat and gasket arriving. The through bolts for the water pump will be painted black before the unit is installed. I was going to paint the fan bolts after they were installed until I realised it would actually be easier to do it before by sticking them in a piece of cardboard to spray paint the
    19 points
  2. Thanks to @Angrydicky I now have some alloys for the Fenlander. They were a little dirty, having had some orange paint splattered on them, but luckily it came off easily with some wet wipes. Employing the services of Junior Doctor as my back is bad.
    13 points
  3. While this will be beneficial to fuel economy and noise levels at motorway velocities, there was another driving force behind this course of action: A friend of the previous owner very kindly allowed the Panda to be stored on his big old country estate for a few weeks. This turned into a few months because Covid, but no serious grumbles resulted, and no demand for compensation was ever made. However, it was asked if these: Could be made available for his son to use on his car: PO couldn’t find the key to unlock the security end caps, so a pair to th
    12 points
  4. The big news is Mrs6C's Invacar AC Model 70 has driven itself around the FoD along with Lightbulbfun Invacar.
    11 points
  5. Finally got time to fit the wheels back on today after getting them back from the powder coaters. I went for the sparkle silver as the car's own metallic paint has a lot of metal fleck in it... However the super shininess of the wheels brought out how shite the wheel bolts were. Oh aye and I also highlighted the hub caps with a bit of silver paint. Will need to do a better job later... Options for wheel bolts are: 1 - New chrome ones 2 - New black ones 3 - New bare metal ones 4 - Wire wheel the old ones. Experimentation on a single wheel bol
    11 points
  6. Definitely hoping to put in an appearance at some point tomorrow afternoon. This afternoon I managed to get a good few hours in getting most of the to do list on the Trevi sorted. Initially it was refusing to idle again. Though I've definitely pinned down where it's getting clogged up, and it's in between the solenoid and the idle screw...so took them both out and blasted that through yet again...and so far it's behaved since so I might have got rid of the crud this time. Hopefully. Maybe. On to the tail lights. Getting into the nearside one was slightly awkward on account o
    11 points
  7. Only got half way around the engine bay before running out of paint. Most of the time has been soaked up by the masking. Hopefully the bay will get finished this week.
    10 points
  8. Pickup Walking Checklist: - knickers at a bus stop ✓ - conkers ✓ - drying rack in a hedge ✓ - high speed ubereats cyclist on the pavement on his phone ✓ - the fucking motherload ✓✓✓
    10 points
  9. HMC

    The new news 24 thread

    Popped to the takeaway the other day and came away with more that just a 97a (Chung ying special fried rice) Bumped up into another customer (in shot and clearly thinking what is this guy up to) who had driven in in the Corolla. Needless to say I left him my number after he said they might sell in a few months...
    9 points
  10. Yesterday the Trevi was started up four times and driven three. It behaved on all of them. This morning, as I was planning to head back to its home with it...refused to idle again. Arse. I've now established that the issue is definitely in the drilling between the solenoid and the idle screw. So they were both removed and large quantities of carb cleaner were sprayed through. If my compressor wasn't currently dead I'd have blasted the hell of of it with compressed air. After a clean out again today it returned to being willing to idle. Still not running quite as well as yester
    8 points
  11. Time for some more spots from the Lake District: Starting with a Morris Minor 1000. Look how tiny it is compared to the C1! A Jaaaaaaag in a Rover 100 colour A pretty late MG ZR A buggered bug. I love how the rear wings are inside the car. Nice touch A Type 2 without headlamps. Digging the 70s alloys tho A Figaro in typically Figaro green A pretty late MG Midget. I believe all of the last run was in this black. An XR2 thats so famous it has its own Facebook page. Actually got to briefly speak to the proud
    7 points
  12. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1265595
    7 points
  13. Colt 1100; £2200 How ace is this? The designer obviously couldn't decide which influence to follow so just included all of them; I can see Dodge Charger, Triumph Herald and Ford Cortina and that's just at a glance. Trims need skipping though.
    7 points
  14. Ever since I've owned this the front ARB bushes have looked a little perished, but never seemed to get worse or have any detectable play. I'm now questioning whether I have been able to apply enough force to satisfactorily check for play against the loading of the suspension! I'd noticed a clonk yesterday, so jacked it up to check, and I *think* I may have found the cause. Fortunately it's from an era where you can buy just the bushes rather than the whole link, and at £1.30 for a genuine VW bush I think I may splash out and do both sides.
    6 points
  15. This is a truly amazing place. And I wish the C140 or SM would be the car I'm picking up on this trip. Classic Remise Düsseldorf.
    6 points
  16. That's funny, just noticed that Tercel above and had the same thought 1977 Simca 1000 - €2400 https://www.donedeal.com/vintagecars-for-sale/1977-simca-1000-saloon/25927981
    6 points
  17. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    v6 Petrol https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202009023221874
    6 points
  18. We now come to LBF's pride and joy, the Invacar which has inhabited his thoughts and dreams - much to the chagrin of some on the Forum who thought that to have one obsession (with all things of an illuminatory nature) was unfortunate, but to have two looked like carelessness. When I arrived, @Mrs6Cwas seen messing with it up to her armpits. After a fashion, it agreed to start and run, though had to be eased from its resting place by traditional muscle power. Like everyone else, we were invited to have a go in it. I think I can say that the idea behind the controls is simple. That sa
    6 points
  19. El Camino and a US spec Volvo 2 door .
    6 points
  20. I gave this thing a proper wash during the week. It comes up well but there's a few rust bubbles. The paintwork actually beads not too bad, it must've been waxed before it was put in the garage. So far everything works! I replaced the sunroof fuse and the fuse warning light on the dash went out. It definitely wants to live again ? First order of business-the brakes. The rear pistons were seized and it's still on its original steel lines. The plan is to replace the lot. I started at the master cylinder/abs unit end. 3 lines come out of here, one to each front wheel an
    6 points
  21. Looks like I'll have to eat my hat. New battery and new abs sensor resulted in no red lights. Now there are only a few insignificant error codes for lane departure warnings and TPMS. I can live wthout them, TPMS has been turned off with diagbox. Next thing is to fit some new tyres and put it in for a CT. I'm still not sure if it's an improvement over my XM. I'm keeping both until I decide, one has to go.
    6 points
  22. I mostly blame @cms206 for this... But @davidfowler2000 deserves an honourable mention... as do others who added to the peer pressure too ( @Floatylight @Ghosty @rml2345 @Inspector Morose I’m looking at you) So... A little over a month ago at the FoD gathering some free Haynes manuals were offered by @Slowsilver out the back of a Maxi... I picked one up for old times sake... And tomorrow the car to go with it arrives.
    5 points
  23. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    looks neat https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-viva-hc-1-8-mazda-engine/174434727048?hash=item289d1eb488:g:~AwAAOSw0KtfXm7H
    5 points
  24. I remember around 20 years ago, I was on a gap year from Uni and during the summer one of the other students had hired a field to organise a kind of mini festival. I went along with my girlfriend and a mate, who had borrowed his mum's J reg Clio for the trip, and who kindly offered to run me into town after I had exhausted my supplies of alcohol for the weekend (probably around 1900 on the Friday evening ) Being the chivalrous kind of gent I am, I let my girlfriend sit in the passenger seat while I squeezed in the back seat. Upon return to the camping field, my mate was weaving in and out
    5 points
  25. Scrapyard spotting time - hoorah! This all comes from a place near Millom which is near Barrow-In-Furness. See? I can do tourism! Might as well start with a pre-facelift Corsa B GLS without wheels. ...Then moving on to an old-ass Land Rover which by law every scrappy needs. Or if you want a little more class with your rusting pile of shite, how about an original Range Rover? Executive Shite can be had with this 1993 Rover 820 Or a 1995 Ford Maverick A pair of F reg Escrots were also in there. Shame as the estate in
    5 points
  26. Thanks for another wonderful weekend guys. At least somebody managed to drive the MX5 without spinning it ?
    5 points
  27. Finally got a decent couple of days in a row. All panels rubbed down,and I'm reasonably happy with all the panel gaps and the smoothness of the repairs. Panels stripped back off (again) and masked up. My "spray booth" is an old cow shed down in my cousins farm yard,he doesn't farm anymore,but has lots of useful sheds,and a big compressor!! I've still got the four doors and bootlid to do,as I ran out of space to lay them out,so hopefully will get them done during the week,weather permitting. Nice to see
    5 points
  28. More school run delight. @TheDoctor, one for you I think. These used to be everywhere. OMG! Look at this! I'm going to guess it originally came from Farmers Garage at Matlock, who, ironically, used to sell stacks of Subaru's to farmers in the Peak District. Phoar! I really, really wanted one of these, even a regular Delta is a good looking car but these are teh sex. Mk2 Escort with period mods, although I think Revolution four spoke wheels would be more correct. Last pic and last boring anecdote for tonight. My dad had a mk 2 Granada in this colour, a 2.8i. It was
    5 points
  29. A Transit that's got a Di engine, you can perve through your MILF neighbours bathroom window AND you can pick your own cherries to put in the tank?. I'll take my hat off to that https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-transit-190-cherry-picker-1991-MOT-EXEMPTION-legally-runs-on-red-reliable/193658282709?hash=item2d16eee2d5:g:CEAAAOSwK2VfW6OK
    5 points
  30. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-B10M-Coach-Conversion/174428015546?hash=item289cb84bba:g:k8QAAOSwPUNfV-Xk How's it going, M8?
    5 points
  31. Guys, I think I'm on the wrong bus.
    5 points
  32. Did you get her number? Asking for a friend.
    5 points
  33. Ive just arrived at Gatwick.
    5 points
  34. Fuck me. This absolute desperate slapper on the seat infront. In a do not sit down seat... No mask. On the phone for two hours.... In a tunnel and trying to talk... 3, times she got cut off. Confused by the darkness. As we got to Kings Cross this guy went... "Do I know you?" Her fucking munt face lit-up and she went "social media? I have Insta?" He said no. "... I was on celebs go dating" So I tracked the desperate cunt down. I was bored.... She would Chew on a division 3 footballers scrote covered in cow shit for fame.
    5 points
  35. Had another diecast dream last night, Matchbox had reissued the 70’s models again in the original colours and they’d got them in B&M for £1. I’m hoping all this is some sort of fucking premonition...
    5 points
  36. paulplom

    Mk1 mx-5

    Small run out today. A car show on the West coast. Calling in to Blaydon carboot first. All ready for the off at 6am on a Sunday morning. Insomnia does have it's good points ?
    5 points
  37. I got the £2.78 spool valve fitted to the CR-V last night, and today it drove the 140 miles to the FoD with no problems at all. Which is good.
    5 points
  38. More progress has been made. The steering rack has been sent away for an overhaul. It didn't look very good and last saw fluid over 10 years ago. If it leaks its a bugger to get out again so I decided to get it refurbished. That should be back in the next week or two. The car has been moved from the dark corner to one of the other workshops. I then continued with the polishing now I have much better light. Caught any edges I missed and set to having another go at the bonnet. I was well nervous when I did this the first time around. Since then I've had much more practice so set
    5 points
  39. DVee8

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/372947643870492
    5 points
  40. This is not just a Talbot Express motorhome. This is a six wheeled Talbot Express motorhome.
    5 points
  41. Yep, car boot totally achieved! :) I mean, seriously.... Paul had come laden with gifts too... Yes, a 1/18 Bluesmobile! I've been chasing these all over ebay for years, and now I've got one! Dog with two tails, etc... ...Along with some small stuff, in remarkably good condition considering they're all at least 35 years old. And a book by our friend @motorpunk . I'm looking forward to that! So then we had a lap of the boot sale; not a whole lot in the way of diecasts, although we did find the odd rummage box. I've only ev
    4 points
  42. That’s some first step when you’ve had a few the night before
    4 points
  43. Thanks again to Mr & Mrs 6C for hosting us in the FoD. I called round in the afternoon and it was great to meet people who were only forum usernames before. Plenty of others have put pictures and reports here which give a good view of what happened yesterday. Had a good old chat with Mr 6C and was honoured to be given a ride in the Gamma to collect a battery for the Jinling. It’s a lovely old thing (the Gamma I mean) with a blue velour interior that looks as good in real life as it does in the pictures. It’s the first Gamma I’ve seen for years and nearly 30 years since I last rode in
    4 points
  44. Yes, you have left everything to me. Completely unconnected, has anyone seen my shotgun.
    4 points
  45. Seen this, which was recently spotted on teh internets , and thought of you Mr Boll
    4 points
  46. Well it made it to the next town for an MOT test ? Actually drove quite nicely, got up to 50mph before catching up with a motorbike ? There's a noise like brakes rubbing which was really bad when I picked it up and was there a bit when I set off but seems to have gone. The gearbox has loosened up which is nice as you can tell you've found a gear now but feels more agricultural. I was going to come the long way via the lanes but fannyed about far too much and had to use the A road complete with steep hill which saw me down to 20mph although I think 30 would have been possible
    4 points
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