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    twosmoke300 reacted to Cavcraft in Cavcraft 2020: Four wheels, two strokes, two engines, one in.   
    So, this seems to have happened today
     







     
    Bit posh like...
     

     
    ...and because obvs nobody really wants a car with a working engine, it came with two, neither of which actually operate in an engine stylee. He said something about the head gasket has gone on the 'main' engine...
     

     
    It'd be ace with a GT750 engine and a Piper 3-1. 

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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from MJK 24 in Italian Stallion: Kiltox’s 1982 Fiat Panda 30!   
    The fuel filter resting above the exhaust manifold is a nice touch
     
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    twosmoke300 reacted to bunglebus in Once seen, can't be unseen   
    Like they'd give a toss about copyright! 
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    twosmoke300 reacted to Saabnut in OMG SNO KAOS - pics or stories?   
    08:20 this morning:


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    twosmoke300 reacted to Matty in OMG SNO KAOS - pics or stories?   
    Or do what I did. Buy a ford with a non functioning heated windscreen and negate the point...
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    twosmoke300 reacted to volvov70 in OMG SNO KAOS - pics or stories?   
    How is it that cars and people got everywhere before winter tyres were invented?
    2 litre cortina, 4 25 kg bags of sand in the boot got me and my brother to school from the shires to Aberdeen pretty much every winter I can remember.
    of course I am old
     
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    twosmoke300 reacted to High Jetter in The grumpy thread   
    My accountant recommended that too but why would I want to pay each month when I have perfectly good Sage - 2 versions - bought and paid for? I just send in the .pdf reports from Sage and he does the rest.
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Why is this familiar and makes me think of autoshite ?   
    Pedant mode 
     
     
    NOT A DEFENDER 
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    twosmoke300 reacted to GrumpiusMaximus in The grumpy thread   
    Sir owns a Saab therefore it it assumed that Sir has sophisticated tastes and 95 of the Realm is but a trifling matter.
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    twosmoke300 reacted to OwdChina in OMG SNO KAOS - pics or stories?   
    Well it's December 1st again.........just now in Southern Germany.



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    twosmoke300 reacted to HMC in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    twosmoke300 reacted to HMC in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Has someone* ever looked at your vehicle situation and asked; WHY?
     
    *Partners, friends, members of the general public.
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from louiepj in The grumpy thread   
    Easy enough to bodge up with sealer and a short bristled brush from the outside!
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    twosmoke300 reacted to vulgalour in Maestro, please.   
    I'm not bombing up and down the country so we should be fine.  Worst case I'll just steal the engine out of a Mini.
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    twosmoke300 reacted to TripleRich in 1975 Ford Granada Coupe - 1230 hours of work - Its Running!   
    Cheers guys!  Appreciate all the interest and support over the years on this thread.  There were many times where I wondered if I'd ever get this far.  Being able to post here really helped with the motivation and help me stay focused on what I was going to do next.
    I knew it would run once I put the heads on and turned it by hand but it's always a nervous moment.  Until that oil pressure gauge shoots up you can never be 100% sure.
    I've still got lots of bits and pieces left to do but I'm a very happy man.  I'm leaving it on the axle stands for now and will finish up everything underneath before going for a spin around the yard.
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    twosmoke300 reacted to TripleRich in 1975 Ford Granada Coupe - 1230 hours of work - Its Running!   
    Its running!  Pulled some late nights and fitted the gearbox, driveshaft and exhaust ready for the big moment.
    Doesn't matter how many times you do it its always a bit scary.  This one especially being my own car!  Here's a short vid of the first cough then start and some initial tuning.

    First Start.mp4 I'm now working my way through the various jobs left to do including some engine teething issues such as...
    Fuel leak from carb - already fixed it, filter bolt wasn't tight Valve clearances need doing Oil leak from crank pulley due to it being in very poor condition -  I'll swap it for another one Temp sender doesn't work It needs tuning/ setting up but to only have those 4 small issues so far is fantastic.  I've had it much worse in the past on other engines.
    Lots of little jobs left to do but I can relax a bit now, the hard stuff is done.
     
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    twosmoke300 reacted to iainrcz in The grumpy thread   
    Looks like he's going to have to have a portion of his right leg amputated as it's proving difficult to "fix"
    Bit of a bugger..
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from mercedade in Early Mondeo Saloon Saved From The Scrapman.   
    She be reet . 
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from Vince70 in 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 . 
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from Vince70 in The grumpy thread   
    Unfortunately margins are pretty tight in garages. People see the labour rate and assume we are minted. The overheads are pretty shocking .
    Obviously I like to turn jobs around quickly but also take on bigger more snaggy jobs too. But on the proviso the customer isn’t hassling me twice a day asking when it will be done and the price to the nearest penny before it’s even finished. 
     
    But in reality it’s simple business - if you are booked ahead for weeks with easy profitable jobs why would  you want to burden yourself with snaggy shit ? 
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from Jenson Velcro in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Spoken by a man that hasn’t got changed in a low roof van after a 3 hour bike enduro 😂
    Cramp in 3,2,1 
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from Dan302 in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Spoken by a man that hasn’t got changed in a low roof van after a 3 hour bike enduro 😂
    Cramp in 3,2,1 
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    twosmoke300 got a reaction from juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Spoken by a man that hasn’t got changed in a low roof van after a 3 hour bike enduro 😂
    Cramp in 3,2,1 
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    twosmoke300 reacted to scdan4 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Early Christmas present 



    Genuinely excited.... 
    I remember some of the covers from being a teenager. 😁 
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