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    outlaw118 reacted to Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    No picnic tables and a bit bubbly but still nice if it stays cheap:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324608449525?hash=item4b942bdbf5:g:4g8AAOSwpeNgkuXG

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    outlaw118 reacted to Billy - Medhurst in eBay tat volume 3.   
    "The Sports Hatch limited edition did not share the uprated 2279cc slant four engine with the HP Firenza Droop Snoot model, but instead was fitted with the standard tune single carb 2279cc slant four engine and running gear of the Magnum. Also included in the standard specification was the famous "seven dial dash", Avon Safety Wheels and a distinctive paint finish in a then brand new Vauxhall "Extra Dark Wine" (only available otherwise on the brand new for 1976 VX 2300 GLS model) which was complemented with bright red striping and highlights. This model was always rare with 197 vehicles being completed and is now highly collectable. Vauxhall marketed this car as a "hatchback", since it was coming under increasing pressure from new European models such as the Golf that were hatchbacks. However, the Sportshatch shared its bodyshell with the Viva Estate (which was only ever produced in a two-door plus tailgate configuration)."
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    outlaw118 reacted to dean36014 in The new news 24 thread   
    I seem to be in a rare situation for a Vel satis owner in that I temporarily have a warning free dashboard. I've found the low screen wash sensor and unplugged it! Bets on how long it stays clear
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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Bstardchild in 1976 Opel Manta coupe. A long haul project.   
    I tossed a coin..... heads Phaeton, tails Melos
     
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    outlaw118 reacted to sutty2006 in 1976 Opel Manta coupe. A long haul project.   
    Yes the 4 speed and 5 speed models had different tunnels. Some people fit the 5 speed and modify the linkage so they can keep the 4 speed lever. I’m not too fussed about that. 
     
    current work in progress, strip and rebuild carburettor. 
     
    it looks messy in there!! 
     

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    outlaw118 reacted to Wgl2019 in The grumpy thread   
    Cheap* carpet cleaner should do the job. I was amazed how much shit came out of ours, I have a bissel upright but one like this looks s better bet for smol oooopses
    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8265146
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    outlaw118 reacted to Vincent Velocette in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oooft.
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1334810
     

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from michael t in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 reacted to busmansholiday in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I'm going to have to stop reading this fred after several pints and half a bottle of wine as I might* do something stupid.
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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Burnside in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Burnside in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124711017008?hash=item1d095b1a30:g:SYQAAOSw0hBggZPy
    Cosworth Granny currently £1.20 in that Cornwall. Tourmaline? Has some MoT apparently.

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Motown in The new purchase a Rover obviously....   
    Just caught up.
    Top work Mr Motown, and Rich, that Coop is LUSH
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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Isopon in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from wesacosa in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124711017008?hash=item1d095b1a30:g:SYQAAOSw0hBggZPy
    Cosworth Granny currently £1.20 in that Cornwall. Tourmaline? Has some MoT apparently.

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from busmansholiday in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from RoadworkUK in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Dizzler R75 on an X, so early one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284282002475?hash=item4230871c2b:g:deQAAOSwcxlgd1Km
    Incorrect.
    TADTS
    Currently £102 no reserve, Newton Abbot. So, pop into Trago while you're there yeah?

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    outlaw118 got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124711017008?hash=item1d095b1a30:g:SYQAAOSw0hBggZPy
    Cosworth Granny currently £1.20 in that Cornwall. Tourmaline? Has some MoT apparently.

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    outlaw118 reacted to Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    If you want the Vauxhall equivalent of borniteidentities latest toy (and don’t mind doing a few repairs)
    look no further:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265149191012?hash=item3dbc1f9364:g:IMMAAOSweolgknKF


    Where is Cavcraft when we need him?
    I hope the in car entertainment is included:
     
     
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    outlaw118 reacted to inconsistant in The new purchase a Rover obviously....   
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    outlaw118 reacted to sutty2006 in 1976 Opel Manta coupe. A long haul project.   
    Picked up a NOS clutch kit today. Had to walk 3.5 miles for it. Then 3.5 miles back. At least merlin enjoyed it. Now fitted, and test fitted the gearbox. All fits fine. Engine can go in now. 


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    outlaw118 reacted to garethj in Toyota RAV4 collection, the “fun cruiser”   
    Time to fit the Bluetooth module.  This was a real war on my Spaceship Civic where you basically start by removing the trim panel under the dashboard, then start removing the centre console and the dashboard top and eventually the vectors combine near the radio which you can remove.
    I had a look at a YouTube video for this and it was only a minute long.  This seemed good as basically most YouTubers can talk for 3 minutes about just changing the wiper blades.
    Step 1, using a set of those plastic trim removal tools, pop off the side panels

    This shows 4 bolts that hold in the radio on its frame. Remove the bolts, putting a blob of Bluetack on the socket because the lower ones are a bit buried and I don’t fancy dropping it inside the dashboard.

     
    Pull the radio out and locate the CD changer port on the back.  Plug in the module and only then give some thought to where the 3.5mm jack will come out and you can locate the Bluetooth unit.

     
    Down by the cigarette lighter seems good as it needs a USB 5V supply.  Pop out one of the (many) blanking plugs and then basically play the funfair game of Hook A Duck through the back of the dashboard as you dangle the wire down and try to grab it.  Using side cutters, snip a slot for the wire to come through the blanking plug.
    Then, as we all know, reassembly is a reversal of removal.

    It’s well hidden down there, has a short connection to the 12V socket where my phone charger is and it works - result!
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    outlaw118 reacted to garethj in Toyota RAV4 collection, the “fun cruiser”   
    ... presumably to differentiate it from their Land Cruiser which is a very different vehicle.
    I was looking for a Volvo V70 diesel but with a manual box for 50mpg thrills.  Turns out that people tend to hang onto them until they’re utterly fucked because finding one in half decent condition is almost impossible.
    Instead, because reliable motoring is quite addictive, I bought a 2006 Toyota RAV4 diesel.  It should just nudge 50mpg on my usual motorway commute, probably helped by the 6 speed box and the fact that 60mph is 1750 rpm 😳
    This is the third generation, only available as a 5 door and it’s fucking massive inside.  The boot looks like it could hide a washing machine without folding the seats down and even at 6’1” tall I’ve got stacks of headroom.
    The spec of these things is complicated but this is the 134bhp diesel 4x4.  They did petrol versions, a 180bhp diesel and a 2WD too.  This has 4WD on demand and you can lock it in 4WD with a button on the dash, it works up to 25mph.
    This one is definitely the base model though.  There are reminders everywhere that you didn’t get the Ghia version but the Popular Plus.

    No front fog lights.

    None of these.

    Nor these.
    Earlier RAV4s were supposed to be sharp handling things (this must have been relative) because this is definitely adequate and not much more.  The high driving position means you get a cracking view of the road ahead and you can certainly zoom down the B roads faster than most traffic but it’s obviously no sports car.
    The engine is very responsive which helps and when things get slow you’ve got a turning circle that encourages laps of a mini roundabout 😀
    The stereo is pretty good, the seats are comfortable (cloth in this poverty-spec version) and the rear seats slide and recline like in a CRV.  I’ll let you know how I get on

     



     

     
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    outlaw118 reacted to Borsuq in The new news 24 thread   
    After a proper grim couple of weeks we finally got some nice weather so I got to take my cars out. A couple of cool photos ensued. 


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