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    KruJoe reacted to brownnova in An eponymous new arrival... Brownnova buys a brown Nova!   
    Boom!!! 
     
    One brown Nova! 
     
    My view as I walked out the front door... 

    So yes, wasn’t too hard to work out that it is indeed a Brown Nova. The story of my username is that my very first car was a Brown Nova (but in SR hatchback flavour) and it was well known (and ridiculed) among my friends at the time. when @cms206 shared one for sale on my facespace I was determined to resist... but my willpower isn’t strong. 
     

    So brown.... 

     
    Massive respect to @worldofceri who had it at my door at 7am so I wasn’t late for work, quick look round suggests bodywork is not perfect but ok, interior looks pretty good.  
    Has been dry stored for a long time, so recommission needed. P.O. says he had it running and driving before sale, time will tell. I’ll have a proper poke around later. 
    But now I’m stuck in work wishing I was at home living out my teenage dreams in a Brown Nova! 
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    KruJoe reacted to brownnova in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    Chumley regulars will recognise this Chumley legend... 

    Yes it’s Les the commentator, who is having a whale of a time watching a motorbike ride round.
    So today was Classic Shows (Chumley organisers) first show of 2020 at Capesthorne Hall. To be honest it was great. Super to be back at a show. Our good friend said that they are “hoping to be at Cholmondeley Castle on the 20th” and that “we’re just waiting for confirmation, which we hope to have this week” furthermore he added “If we can’t host at Cholmondeley we plan to move the show to Weston Park”
    So what was the show experience like? 
    Masks: one sign on the gate, around 5% of visitors actually wearing them. 
    Social Distancing: people generally respected one another’s space, people parked together or in clubs together seemed to be sat with each other. The only place social distancing was difficult was by the food vans... I’ll take a flask next time. 
    Sanitiser: at each gate point. 
    Les: on top form. Asked for some burley women to push a car at one point... and asked another lady if her partner does all the work on her car. Had a mask on... around his chin.
    We had fun anyway.... (Picture for illustration of what the show looked like) 

     
    I’ll put pictures of cars on the news 24 thread... 
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    KruJoe got a reaction from strangeangel in The Beige BX Progress Thread: 23/8 HELP REQUIRED... CAR NEEDS MOVING   
    Hi gang, if it's not too far to come for it (BD23), use my trailer. Jaz, you have my number. Brakes are still S H I T though. Sorry I don't have time to pop down and help shift it myself any time soon.
    I'm SURE we had the plugs out while the car was up here, the only tool we could get to fit was the box spanner thing that lives under the bonnet. It was there.
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    KruJoe got a reaction from Tamworthbay in The Beige BX Progress Thread: 23/8 HELP REQUIRED... CAR NEEDS MOVING   
    Hi gang, if it's not too far to come for it (BD23), use my trailer. Jaz, you have my number. Brakes are still S H I T though. Sorry I don't have time to pop down and help shift it myself any time soon.
    I'm SURE we had the plugs out while the car was up here, the only tool we could get to fit was the box spanner thing that lives under the bonnet. It was there.
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    KruJoe reacted to colc in more incoming unpleasantness.............   
    As giffertastic mods go....this is a cracker

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    KruJoe reacted to djb222 in Acoma Mini Comtesse!!!!!!! Gullwing door   
    .......and a video  
     
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    KruJoe got a reaction from brownnova in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    YAAS!
    (as always)
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    KruJoe got a reaction from Ghosty in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    YAAS!
    (as always)
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    KruJoe reacted to catsinthewelder in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    If we can't have the crumbling Cadiliac then I should probably try and get you the deteriorated Dacia as I'm definitely up for it.
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    KruJoe reacted to sporty-shite in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    Yep. I'm in as usual. Will probably be in a dull car, though. 
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    KruJoe reacted to eifion in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    Yes, please! This is always a good day out.
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    KruJoe reacted to brownnova in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    Some pics of last year to whet appetites.... 

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    KruJoe reacted to brownnova in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    With the advent of this pesky virus I for one have been missing things such as car shows, Cannock chod-fests and random meet ups.
    Employing my crystal ball I’m hoping that maybe, just maybe, Chumley will be on as the date is mid September. If kids can go back ‘safely’ to a school full of kids then I’m sure an outdoor car show will be fine. Fingers crossed.
    For the new and uninitiated, Chumley Castle car show is a staple of the AS calendar where we bring down the tone of a proper car show by entering rusty Renault 4s, deteriorating Dacias and crumbling Cadillacs (being literally pushed) into the show ring.  The commentator makes for hilarious listening, although we’re usually placed so far away from the ring we can’t hear him.
     Any way who’s in for Chumley this year... if it goes ahead? 
     
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    KruJoe reacted to davidfowler2000 in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    As long as I'm not working, I'll ALWAYS go to Chodmolesting
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    KruJoe got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Reg_Bo11ox' Volvo S80 D5 adventure   
    *Bollox  spunks £100 on "the right tool for the job"*
    *Bollox gets stuck in and finds the bastard's only finger tight*
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    KruJoe got a reaction from loserone in Reg_Bo11ox' Volvo S80 D5 adventure   
    *Bollox  spunks £100 on "the right tool for the job"*
    *Bollox gets stuck in and finds the bastard's only finger tight*
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    KruJoe got a reaction from beko1987 in Reg_Bo11ox' Volvo S80 D5 adventure   
    *Bollox  spunks £100 on "the right tool for the job"*
    *Bollox gets stuck in and finds the bastard's only finger tight*
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    KruJoe got a reaction from catsinthewelder in MOT tests to be extended by 6 months, if due from 30 March   
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    Pleasure Wagon just sneaks in under the wire - one day to spare!


    I've already MOT prep'd it, but with work grinding to a halt, I was unsure whether I'd need it this summer so hadn't call my tame tester yet. But it's good to know I can just "tax-n-go" if I need to shift owt.
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    KruJoe reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in Has anyone had a lorry transported? Is it hi - NOW BODGE 50 HORSEBO11OX THREAD (Now with added turtles)   
    Little bit more done on the Bodge 50 yesterday. (Also got a new Avatar as I think we've all seen enough of the frog-faced fascist twat and poster boy for fuckwitted 'Im not a racist but'-types Nigel Farage)
    My caliper seals and pistons turned up so tackled my seized-up caliper:

    Cylinder bores a bit sorry-looking

    Cleaned them up with WD and wed & dry paper, rinsed out with brake cleaner and compressed air then fitted a new seal in with plenty of red rubber grease

    These don't have a bellows-type dust cover like most calipers, theres a second lip seal held in with a thin metal retaining ring that has to be evenly 'encouraged' into place, I squeezed them in with a G-clamp

    In go the lovely new pistons! Sweeeeet. Very satisfying how these just glide in under hand pressure.

    Quick clean-off then refit with new mintex pads and new fitting kit. Lovely. Also greased the kingpin on this side meaning I could refit this wheel at last.
    Also finished off the welding on th passenger side:

    Had to make a tricky patch with a 3-d curvature, I did the old 'Esther Rantzen teeth' trick on it but it wasn't my best ever effort

    Still I got it all done after a fashion, with a bit of linishing and some seam sealer it was looking a lot better!!!! Hope its rainproof!!!

    I'm about 85% confident that it will be, I thnk it should drain into the inner wing OK as its meant to now. Got to give everything a bit of a rub-down and coat of my favourite red oxide next!!! Oh and start stripping out the drivers side properly. 
     
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