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    Danterzza got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Looks like Chewbaca is finally selling his Escort cab.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Escort-Mistral-Convertible-BARN-FIND/124670685707?hash=item1d06f3b20b:g:nCsAAOSwAoFgbZjo
     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Would!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-GTi-Twincam-One-owner-from-new/303951149056?hash=item46c4e67800:g:V3oAAOSwq7VgXO4B
    It deserves another pic.

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    Danterzza reacted to Saabnut in How much shite is too much shite? Volvo going up in the world   
    I am really, really busy at home at the moment as I am getting ready to go offshore next week for a month or so. I spent this morning on paperwork and phone calls, but by after lunch the "sod this" attitude had won through. Now, I have lots of quick jobs to do, the pug needs work for its MOT and I have to clear a path in my shed to get the '34 Royce out to allow access to the Ruston Hornsby 6AP stationary engine that has stood in bits at the back of my shed for over 30 years and whose new owner is collecting it Thursday. So, it being a nice day, I decided to investigate the 2007 Saab 9-3 TiD estate that was parked up almost 3 years ago after the rear brakes went whilst I was in Lemans and the rear silencer fell off on the way back.
    I put the battery on charge a couple of days ago more in hope, and sure enough as soon as it was disconnected the ignition lights went out! Took out the battery and put on one I had lying in the shed that almost fitted and hooked up my jump starter. Second try it burst into life, but it would not move due to rear brakes being stuck on plus the car had sunk into the ground. A quick pull with the Disco had it out of the ground and both wheels started turning. This is where it had sat:
     
     

    Once moving I noticed both rear tyres were flat so to the shed and the compressor. Offside went up but the valve insert stuck. Took it out and cleaned it and sorted. The nearside refused to inflate, so suspecting the bead had become unseated I jacked up the rear as often taking the load off allows the bead to reseat. In this case it failed so raided my stash and got one of my winter wheels out and took off the old one to see what was going on. Aaah, that might* be the problem

    With the winter tyre fitted, time for a test. It took a couple of minutes to cancel all the warnings on the dash from low coolant (topped up), both reversing lights failed, one headlight, one sidelight, ABS, TCS and indicator failure. I suspect most of these stem from the dead battery and a session with my Tech II will be required to sort them. Up the track and apart from the grinding from the rear whenever the brakes were touched and the knocking from the front suspension all seemed good. Checked at the top of the track to see if the NSF spring had broken as that is what it sounded like but all seemed good. A run on the tar section reminded me how good this car is, and by the time I got home the knocking had stopped.
    I bought this car for £5.5k back when it was just 5 years old and have spent less than £1k on it since. It had just over 80k miles on it then, and over 148k now. It obviously wants to live, so I think I am going to give it the chance. Not the most productive afternoon, but fun an rewarding which is really what I needed.

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    Danterzza got a reaction from Aston Martin in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Would!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-GTi-Twincam-One-owner-from-new/303951149056?hash=item46c4e67800:g:V3oAAOSwq7VgXO4B
    It deserves another pic.

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    Danterzza got a reaction from Aston Martin in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just needed cloth for the full suit
    Brown, Check
    Trims, Check
    Manual, Check
    Cloth, No Check
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-Jaguar-XJ-3-2-XJ6-4dr-Saloon-Manual/274752037586?hash=item3ff87f62d2:g:eRAAAOSwzSlgb~tB
    Also about 4k too much in my eyes. But what do I know.
     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from eddyramrod in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza got a reaction from eddyramrod in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    And a few of it sat on the drive. 
     


     


     
    Ain’t the best, going to take some good ones this weekend if it’s nice.


     


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    Danterzza got a reaction from adw1977 in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza reacted to FakeConcern in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    I didn't buy a Mini magazine, but dug these out of the bookshelf and flicked wistfully through them...


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    Danterzza reacted to SiC in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This thread has convinced me that I need to get myself a mini.... 
    I even bought this today.

    Don't bother though as it's crap, especially for the £6.50 it cost me. 
    With the BMW pissing me off today, I feel like I need to go back to the safety net that is BMC/BL engineering. 
  11. Haha
    Danterzza got a reaction from SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Looks like Chewbaca is finally selling his Escort cab.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Escort-Mistral-Convertible-BARN-FIND/124670685707?hash=item1d06f3b20b:g:nCsAAOSwAoFgbZjo
     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from Peter C in W123 Bodywork woes!   
    Picked this up this evening after work. Happy with how it’s looking now. In the end both sides and the boot were done. Might as well have the bonnet done now and it will be mintola. No more pics as two mins later it pissed it down and then got dark.

    Still awaiting the other side rear arch trim, there going to put it on once it’s delivered.

    Not sure what to do with it now really. Want to take it on some major road trip when we can.

    But also I actually enquired about parting it off to a fancy classic car place to sell, who seem to reckon they can sell it for a good wedge. But one of them wanted £1800 to sell it and the other a minimum of £2500.

    Was ace to drive it back. I just love bombing about in it.


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    Danterzza got a reaction from danthecapriman in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza got a reaction from danthecapriman in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    And a few of it sat on the drive. 
     


     


     
    Ain’t the best, going to take some good ones this weekend if it’s nice.


     


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    Danterzza got a reaction from danthecapriman in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    So over the weekend did 100/150 miles pleasant motoring. 
     
    123 ignition fitted, fires up lovely and seems to run bob on. For now. 
     

    Had a few bits I had accumulated, some already fitted, some fitted this weekend. Fitted a stereo and some speakers to replace to the x1 working rear speaker. Didn’t drill and holes or what not, so all reversible but just making it nicer for Mrs T. 
     
    Got a few pics that came with the car and I know some rust pervs wanna see them. So here you go.












     


     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from J-T in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza got a reaction from MarvinsMom in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza got a reaction from FakeConcern in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza got a reaction from FakeConcern in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    And a few of it sat on the drive. 
     


     


     
    Ain’t the best, going to take some good ones this weekend if it’s nice.


     


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    Danterzza got a reaction from FakeConcern in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    So over the weekend did 100/150 miles pleasant motoring. 
     
    123 ignition fitted, fires up lovely and seems to run bob on. For now. 
     

    Had a few bits I had accumulated, some already fitted, some fitted this weekend. Fitted a stereo and some speakers to replace to the x1 working rear speaker. Didn’t drill and holes or what not, so all reversible but just making it nicer for Mrs T. 
     
    Got a few pics that came with the car and I know some rust pervs wanna see them. So here you go.












     


     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from SiC in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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    Danterzza got a reaction from Burnside in W123 Bodywork woes!   
    This is back at the painters having the bonnet done, so it’s basically all been going to be painted now bar the roof. 
     
    Also my trims I got from Turkey turned out to be a bob on fit. Which was a nice surprise, thought they would be shite. I mean they took 7 weeks to turn up, but beggars can’t be chooses. 
     

    It’s also started blowing from the downpipe. So ordered two as they come in two bits, and two fitting kits so it will have pretty much a new system apart from the manifold. From eBay and from a company called bm catalysts, so will see how many miles they are off when I come to fit them. 
     
    They were cheap though. 
     
     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from artdjones in W123 Bodywork woes!   
    Picked this up this evening after work. Happy with how it’s looking now. In the end both sides and the boot were done. Might as well have the bonnet done now and it will be mintola. No more pics as two mins later it pissed it down and then got dark.

    Still awaiting the other side rear arch trim, there going to put it on once it’s delivered.

    Not sure what to do with it now really. Want to take it on some major road trip when we can.

    But also I actually enquired about parting it off to a fancy classic car place to sell, who seem to reckon they can sell it for a good wedge. But one of them wanted £1800 to sell it and the other a minimum of £2500.

    Was ace to drive it back. I just love bombing about in it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Haha
    Danterzza got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Looks like Chewbaca is finally selling his Escort cab.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Escort-Mistral-Convertible-BARN-FIND/124670685707?hash=item1d06f3b20b:g:nCsAAOSwAoFgbZjo
     
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    Danterzza got a reaction from RayMK in Classic Mini. Alright now ain’t it   
    This has seen some action this week with Mrs T bombing about in it, doing odds and sods. 
     
    She has got the hang of it now and bombs along at a good rate. 
     
    I was never a fan of classics that everybody  most people like. Never did anything for me. But it’s nice to be able to get literally anything next day.  
    Anyhow I am going to whore some more pics out taken for the agreed value cert. 

     
     






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