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  1. Continued doing various small jobs all over the place. The seats now have the plastic side trims fitted. These are usually broken to some extent but luckily I had some spare ones and made an almost perfect set. The engine is now ready to start. Everything is fitted/connected and I've filled it with coolant and oil. I've also put some ATF in the power steering and will top that off once its running. The gearbox is ready to go back in so a few more hours and I should be ready to turn that key. The oil is Millers 10w40 which is the recommended grade for these engines. C
    20 points
  2. Spotted this on the way back from somewhere today - can't be many of these left? One for @Talbot? That MOT history is spotless!
    19 points
  3. Today, @Talbot kindly dropped the Princess wing off for me and we had a chinwag for much too long about basically everything, the new wing will allow me to replace the one currently on the car that's cobbled together from three wings and a bit of sill. In other good news, the weather and our work schedules aligned so the other half and I have just finished the conservation of one of the Lanchester's door cards. This is the original fabric and fixings, with new tacks and copper rivets to hold everything together, as per the original construction. New padding too, which has really improve
    15 points
  4. Grandma (in the sidecar) and friend. 107 years ago.
    13 points
  5. I didn’t have much time this weekend for playing with big American barges, but I did figure out the tailgate. It’s got a frameless glass window, pulling the handle latches it to the side. Instead of that Putting the key in with it shut and turning it makes the window Go down electrically; and reaching the inner handle then lets it hinge downwards.
    12 points
  6. Maybe this isn't the best time of year to take the Capri down a muddy wood track round the back of Croxley? The resultant mess at least forced me to wash it, which I've been putting off for ages!
    12 points
  7. andrew e

    Shite in Miniature II

    So nostalgia, idle thumbs, eBay, rum and this bloody thread conspired against me 😉 Incoming Corgi.... Along with Honda & BL, the blue oval choose Corgi for some new model launches with the Escort III - project codename Erika - and the Cortina replacing Sierra - project codename Toni. Both accurately modelled with opening doors and detailed interiors (with moving seat backs too) additionally an opening tailgate and even more impressively matching aero wheel trims on the Sierra. Note the model insignia on the tailgates: Eac
    10 points
  8. So what are those new arrivals I hinted at. Some recent stuff from Oxford Diecast, like this TX5 elecrotaxi. and blue van man Fire up the Quattro! This is wrong in exactly the opposite way to Gene's car (pre-facelift with a later reg). <Dennis Waterman>Oooh, that's a nice Capri</Dennis Waterman> Another nice Capri. Aquatic Jade is a great colour but a bit hard to photograph. Also a great colour, Purple Velvet but I'm not sure it's quite right. Still nice though and it's a 1300E so it'll be worth eleventy hundred bazillion pounds. Finally got a Ca
    9 points
  9. It's still working... I've been out today on client visits,three clients and around 150km. Less town work so mpg up to 36 and a bit, about the same as the XM One client now wants a C6 ! She had a Pluriel ,Jag, Prious and a couple of wierd Toyota day vans. Shame she's married. Proper dark on the way home, noticed that the lights look around corners I was going to video it but it appears it only works if you're moving. Spoilsports...
    9 points
  10. It's from this, Matchbox big movers set. Now you have another transporter to find - one for sale near me for £15 https://www.shpock.com/en-gb/i/Xk1VYCOQaHegD5sE/matchbox-big-movers-transporter Perfect to pair up with the Buddy L
    8 points
  11. Some more tinkering over the last few weeks, centering on the battery box the wiring. I'm a bit shit at wiring. Since I made the complete harness from scratch on my 100e I admittedly now have a better understanding than before, but I'm still a novice. Time expense aside, it also ended up costing more in materials than I thought it would, probably around £60 just in wires. With the Falcon a bigger car with more circuits, I opted to buy a harness kit instead this time. I ended up buying this cheaper, unbranded UK- sold harness rather than this branded one, frankly because it looked identic
    8 points
  12. Awful weekend, doing my best in between the squalls. Started rebuilding the inside of the A-pillar. I can haz garridge? Chop Sill fruit machine jackpot, payout in iron Started making new parts based on rusty offcuts. Metal bender got some use. Test fitting On to the part above that. I have to do a bit of extrapolation from a small rusted fragment here. Pretty damn close! A little touch up and holes for the plug welds. Tacked in. Earlier lower bit added in
    8 points
  13. New hinge reinforcing bracket. In situ. Old one above, new one below. Chopped out. Not too bad a match. Last bit of new inner pillar. Took ages to get a tight fit but got there in the end. I'd be stuck without the power file. Also, neodymium magnets out of old hard drives are brilliant. Cleaned a little bit of surface ginge off a bit of pillar I really didn't want to get stuck into. The metal is sound but pitted. Treated with hydrate 80 just to be sure. Goes nice and blue. Another bit made from a rusty cutout. In s
    7 points
  14. I also made a battery box. I used 1.2mm aluminum. Still not finished, as I'm waiting on a mate for some nice brass aircraft rivets for the corners. Failing that I'll just weld it. I used my bead roller with my homemade joggle dies to put the straightening bead into the sides. Sooo much nicer to form ali than steel Had to cut a length of angle to fold up the second stage of the box Then I made a dimple die to make some feet for the base. This was ali too as its softer and less prone to making marks on the sheet. Ideally I'd have n
    7 points
  15. Wack

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/268921761284245/
    7 points
  16. Timewaster

    eBay tat volume 3.

    It's like a Nissan 100X went to a fancy dress party as mk 3 Granada.
    7 points
  17. SUNDAY EVENING LOUDHAILING CORGI CHEVROLET VAN RACKET Might as well put these side-by-side. Oh look at their happy smiling faces and noisy head gear On the left, the PINDER JEAN RICHARD Circus Booking Office. On the right, the RADIO TELE LUXEMBOURG Roadshow. You can hear it now: 'Roll up! Roll Up! Get your evening performance tickets here!' Except, it would really be heard in French, as this arm of the Pinder circus family is based in France, not Scotland. Either way you'd hardly understand a word from the over-amplified distortion. The Radio van is j
    7 points
  18. meggersdog

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Will the price erupt just before the auction ends https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-zx-2-0i-volcano-1992/333798375522?hash=item4db7ef0062:g:MxsAAOSwPGBfunWt
    6 points
  19. My sister gave me a redundant shelving unit so I've rehomed my 1/76 cars on it. Top shelf is all Oxford Diecast, mostly British cars. Below them are overflow Oxfords, Tomytec and other odds and ends - 3D printed, conversions, restorations and kit builds. The eagle-eyed may spot a few new arrivals too. I need a new power cable for the TV as that one is annoyingly slightly too short to go behind the shelves.
    6 points
  20. Who needed a people carrier in 1990 to carry a family of four and a mountain of shite down to cornwall? All you needed was a 60bhp italian stallion and a trailer about the same size of the thing that was pulling it. Me in the bushes. Pre or post whizz.
    6 points
  21. Update. Not done much of late as I was waiting for ball joint splitters to arrive to maintain my sanity. Pile of bits creeping up: Removed both front dampers and springs. Passengers side damper good. Drivers side damper bad - can push it back with no effort. In discovering this joy, in the process i managed to strip the thread of one of my spring compressors when untensioning the drivers side spring. Artist impression: Felt like bomb disposal loosening the other spring compressor with an angle grinder as the other compressor was now jammed solid (I sat
    6 points
  22. DodgyBastard

    FOAD's fleet

    Stellar had some stalling issues when out earlier, blasted some carb cleaner through it, changed the filter and gave it an Italian tune up which seemed to fix it after a couple of miles. I made a silly video of it too.
    6 points
  23. stuboy

    The new news 24 thread

    Been round to misses deceased uncles house to remove boarded up back door and rebuild the door as dodgy area and possibly get broken into whilst empty, thought I'd look in garage spot the lada parts and ford zephyr
    5 points
  24. Took the Rover out for a supply run earlier (an essential journey... perhaps somewhat offset by the non essential journey I made in the MX-5 to the unit where the Rover is kept!), first proper drive since I adjusted the clutch last week. Feels so, SO much better to drive! And when I was filling it up, I got my first "don't see many of those now!" comment.
    5 points
  25. . . just a quick update . . . I didn't do this on Friday, as it had been a heavy frost and it also happened that I was in a grumpy mood from being woken each morning around 5:15am (to the sound of someone having a pee, directly into the water of the toilet bowl located immediately above the bed-alcove of this studio apartment) ..and thereafter cannot get back to sleep. As someone who considers "mornings are wonderful ..but they start too early" - my loosing three hours of sleep every day is a trial. Anyhows that's not what we are here to discuss, so let's get on with the findings
    5 points
  26. cobblers

    The grumpy thread

    Fucking shitty mobile phones! They're so wank! We've got 5G now, moving to 6g soon supposedly. This thing in my hand is about £1200 worth of the BEST TECHNOLOGY MONEY CAN BUY. Sure, I can reliably get a 60mbit internet connection in a field in the middle of the peak district, I can tether a laptop to this and stream 4K UHD VR BBW MILF porno, season 1 of Fargo on Netflix, and a youtube makeup tutorial at the same time. I can climb up onto kinder scout or bleaklowe and still have a better internet connection than most homes. But can it make or receive a reliable audible teleph
    5 points
  27. the weather was kind yesterday so I got on fixing the timing belt and water pump not many pics as I was racing against darkness but got it all finished just as light was fading intersting* points to note here - use of a 24mm and 25mm spanner clamped by vice grips to hold the cams steady while I fit the belt, use of the dipstick down plug hole #1 to confirm top dead centre filled up and bled pretty colours I took it for a good hoon round the back roads and all is well, the heater blowing such hot air that I got the roof down
    5 points
  28. sutty2006

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This is 100% shite for here. A very early, BASE spec, miserable engine, what more could you possibly want! I’d forgotten that they even did a 2.3 N/A in the Mk3 carlton. I remember when my last 2.3TDs turbo failed and I drove it for months with no boost at all. It was horrendously slow. Perfect! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124451301020
    5 points
  29. The 1938 Cork Grand Prix. The bottom one is of the crowd going out to see it.
    5 points
  30. loserone

    Shite Magazine scans

    @danthecapriman, yesterday
    5 points
  31. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1958-Standard-Ensign-Vanguard-One-Off-HotRod-Rat-Rod-Custom-Low-Rider/203188692098?hash=item2f4efd6482:g:9uEAAOSw0lxft4zP Love it or hate it, you have to admire the work that’s gone into it. My favourite detail is the modern bonded rear screen, never seen that done on an old car before.
    5 points
  32. Shite Ron

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Looks nice, not the best colour but the interior makes up for it: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1981-VAUXHALL-ROYALE-COUPE-EX-TROPHY-WINNER-BUT-STORED-FOR-PAST-20-YEARS/274584828068?hash=item3fee87f8a4:g:R8sAAOSw-tBfuRik
    5 points
  33. twosmoke300

    The grumpy thread

    It’s not a lack of skills usually . Simple business . Enough snaggy shit comes with normal jobs without taking it in on purpose. I could rebuild a Maserati engine no problem - would I take it on as a job? Would I fuck as like .
    5 points
  34. I took the £350 Bini in for its MOT today and it only failed on a track rod end and a petrol tank strap so not bad for the 3rd year of ownership.
    5 points
  35. Only a small, menial update. A few odd jobs this weekend. Finished plumbing the brakes. I decided the run the line from the back through the outrigger, predominately for safety to make it less prone to damage from hitting something, jacking it up etc. Also was a clip short to affix the front brake line to the bulkhead, so made another one rather than used a rubberised one to keep it all looking factory and consistent (told you this was a small, menial update!). This will be fitted to the RHF brake line in the engine bay, far left of the imagine below, once the hea
    5 points
  36. Cavcraft

    The new news 24 thread

    Charged both spares batteries for the Scomadi today, both are knackered. Gave the 125 a very good bath and let it run at the same time, then whizzed down the lane on it. Then whizzed the head light cover, fancy* brake levers and nicer mirrors off, and swapped them with the 200 ones. A small, but satisfying couple of upgrades. Investigated diesel leak on the Corsa, looks like the seal at the back of the fuel pump. I think they (seals) only about £11, but there's another part to replace at same time, according to the internet. Finally got the battery back on the Merc, f
    4 points
  37. barmatt

    The new news 24 thread

    Took the Honda for an mot this morning and failed on an upper wishbone ball joint and a sticky handbrake mechanism. Those bloody Honda handbrakes are useless and need fettling constantly. On a positive a whole new wishbone is only £20 so that's a win and there was this in the garage to have a little poke around...... I haven't seen a kallista since I was a kid. This one has been in storage for 10+ years and is in the garage for recommissioning. Still not sure whether I like them or not but I reckon it'd be a bit of fun with the v6 Cologne.
    4 points
  38. So new arrival did what Land Rovers do and stopped charging its battery about 3 weeks ago. 70 miles from home 😂 So one big yellow taxi later it got taken to my friends garage. Unfortunately my friend is very busy right now so I limped it home where it sat feeling sorry for itself until today. Mainly due to needing to order a locking tool for the viscous fan as it was seized solid. Big drift didn't work, big hammer on the 36mm spanner didn't work, brute force eventually did, I bent the special tool though 😂 All back together with a new battery as well, as t
    4 points
  39. Family picnic prior to my birth. NSW . Australia. 1966
    4 points
  40. My nearly Sister in law admiring my 2000e recently customised back in 1987 by MFOOT (massive fk off oak tree) ☹️😭😭😭
    4 points
  41. Me aged four with Dad's bought new Austin Tasman in the background. NSW. Australia. 1971
    4 points
  42. Sorry bit of thread Drift that’s the taxi - the crown vic starts up like a champ.
    4 points
  43. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHxzWI2i8C5/?igshid=1167ltrv14q52
    4 points
  44. Escrot. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-escort-mk3-2-door-estate-barn-find/143856688520?hash=item217e86dd88:g:zVAAAOSwisRfuYSJ
    4 points
  45. ruffgeezer

    The new news 24 thread

    I started on the service items on the little fiesta I collected a week ago, since I have been unsuccessful so far in finding anyone who is willing to admit servicing it, save for the 2 stamps in the book (one in 2009 and one in 2013), I have decided that it'll want a full service. The air filter didn't look too bad, and was not a ford item so it has at least had some attention more recently, indeed the air box would have been off when the injector seals failed in 2018. Dave mentioned a hesitation issue in his advert, and the first port of call with the 1.4 and 1.6 Tdci/Hdi engi
    4 points
  46. This one has a 780cc Kubota 3 cylinder diesel. Today was a day of trailer fixerating.. My ever reliable Ifor Williams had picked up a puncture and the current tyres were approaching 6 years old and bitter experience has shown they start to deteriorate rapidly after 7 years and the original 15 year old rims were starting to get very rusty so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to replace them all. £270 of evilbay specials and today I fitted them. Also refitted the jockey wheel as I had remembered to buy a replacement clamp. I no longer need to use a trolley jack to hitch/unhitch whic
    3 points
  47. Last time we had a fod meet @Andyrew gave me a dc01 he found at his work. It was a bit dusty... Stripped and washed it earlier, it was going rusty stood by the back door! Never used fallout remover in a vacuum cleaner before Decades of grinding splatter
    3 points
  48. Not a lot to report, it's still working Very little use due to lock down mk2. It has been out in darkness, lights are a billion times better than the XM. Interior lighting is cool, nice non distracting illumination where it's needed. It turns all interior lights on when the key's removed, long enough to see what you're doing getting out. A feature I didn't know I needed... Very welcome as dark means fucking dark out here in the sticks. Computer says 28mpg, which I don't think is too bad. Mostly town use ,and I may* use the loud pedal quite often. XM
    3 points
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