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  1. Three, which depending on the day and my mood, is either two too many, or 5 short of the ideal number. I also own two motorcycles, do these even count? I was looking at caravans too recently, but thankfully, the wife spotted this and began punching me about the head and chest until I came to see the error of my ways. All three on the key, one on SORN.
  2. Wee update. Nothing to report. It just works everytime and is generally a pleasure to own and drive. When the wheels were off, front discs were noted to be a bit on the thin side. Previous owner had fitted new pads, when really it needed both doing. He was obviously thinking of getting rid at that point, so can't blame him. I usually go for Tarox dics, but came over all tight and ended up with a set of discs N pads from https://www.mtecbrakes.com/ UK made, Norn Iron and £55 per wheel delivered, which is pretty good value for what are mahoosive 360mm discs and Mtec matching pads N shims.
  3. I'll kick this off with these two. Brake fluid tester. Bigger ratchet. So here's the discount on eBay. Redeem Coupon 20% off your purchase of £10.00 or more, up to £50.00 off. Selected items only. Conditions apply Redemption code: PICKSMALLBIZ Expires 30/09/20. Not applicable across the site, but rather those small traders who we all like dealing with anyway. Here's one that I've bought tools from. https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/clearancetools1?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754 And another. https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/unitedtools1?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
  4. De-rusting continues, other side isn't as bad/caught in time. New distration arrived in the form of the new 502 style wheels N tyres. ? Fitted theses big heavy buggers today with the help of my apprentice/son Jake. He was massively hung-over and seemed to think he should be lying in bed drinking IRN BRU, not grappling with big heavy LR wheels. Nonsense I retorted. You can sleep when your dead, get that wheel on! ? Took it in turn to bleed the brakes as the wheel came off. Front left, front right, rear left, rear right. Brake fluid was skank so overdue a change. Look at the
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cadillac-coupe-deville-1976/193652791115?hash=item2d169b174b:g:Yu0AAOSwR5xfVlsU
  6. Cheap Range Rover. Ah right, perhaps not all it seemed at first....
  7. Yah dancer it's a pass for wee Pete the Boxta!. ? ? ? ? ? Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Offside Front Suspension rod ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Nearside Front Inner Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Offside Front Inner Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
  8. That's Pete dropped off for MOT at 3:00pm. The long wait begins... ? Bastid ABS light came on again, arrrrggg! Front left speed sensor DTC cleared while in the MOT station car park and fingers crossed. ? Bloody annoying as the sensor live data shows the sensor is working reading vehicle speed as are the other three. Bloody German cars. Also asked them to tighten the driveshaft nut as it needs to be 360lbft or 460Nm. Mega fecking tight!
  9. Acht, new I should have held onto 'Flora' McCamper until the market for ancient A-class motorhomes went proper beserk... She really was great when parked up or going downhill with a tail wind...
  10. Not much happened in the ?bodyshop today, except a little, flatting down, I think is the technical term. I now have some of Holts finest cataloy knife putty in stock and can see where it will be going alright. Bit damp still up here so will be delaying breaking the 'bondo' out just yet, until it dries out a little. ?
  11. Rain stops play today, for painting at least. Hope to get a little rubbing down done later. Glad I got some top coat on last night.
  12. Cheers! Really pleased with how the cill has come up. Bit more work tomorrow and should be looking presentable. The primer goes on well as does the top coat. I also have a rattle can of laquer in stock for the finishing touch! In other news had an issue with brakes. Parking brake light was flashing and beeping on start up. Nowt wrong with the e-handbrake. Then I remembered the brake fluid looked a bit low when I was doing the engine service. Found a new bottle of brake fuild in the shed. Topped it up and flashing and beeping stopped. Fluid looks a bit brown so probably due a flush N blee
  13. Perfect night for spray painting here, zero wind, so just been out and flashed over the primer with top coat, just before bad light stops play.... Cill or sill? came up really well. Ugly bit on the wheel arch still looks well, ugly. Will be getting a rub down and filler tomorrow. Will also be removing O/S cill cover to see what the state of play is there?
  14. Okay. I had a go. Those with actual skills in panel beating I apologise in advance. I set about removing as much rust as I could with 40 grit and sanding pad things. When I got bored with that, probably too soon, I switched to yon rust eater gel stuff and applied two thick coats of that at half hour intervals and left that on for another half an hour before wiping clean with a damp rag. Heated a can of waxoyl in boiling water and used up all the remaining can about 3/4 spraying it like a mad man into all the orifacies. Left all that to air dry and broke out the zinc primer. Decided to app
  15. Came over all tight & decided to have a go at the sill myself. WCPGW....
  16. Thanks. Yes this is the 'upgrade' to my now sold 2004 L322 TD6, Ronnie. Reggie the TDV8 is the real deal, proper wafty with slightly better MPG than the TD6 with much more shove, proper fast for a truck.
  17. Range Rovers. Rusting away nicely, since 1970. TBH, had it been nipped in the bud earlier.... It's not like they're not known to rust. I blame the previous owners. ?
  18. Okay. N/S sill cover off and it's true. Rust never sleeps. About what I was expecting really.
  19. New shiny wheels will be delivered within the next couple of weeks. Delivery sorted via Shiply for £58, door to door. Will be asking the local spray shop to quote me happy on the rusty arches.... Near side is the worst. Offside isn't so bad. Must get those sill covers off and survey what lies beneath... Help ma Boab.
  20. Car was saved due to really fast response by the FB. Apparently they'd just got back from a shout and arrived and set about the car in double quick time. Fair play.
  21. New jack collection occured and now set up. Really decent bit of kit which is reassuringly bloody heavy! Foot pedal is used to raise the jack upto lifting height required and then away you go with the 'andle. Twist said 'andle to lower away. Handy wee tray on top for wheel nuts. Will be a pleasure to use. I've since given the SGS away to a pal of my son's who enjoys spannering. He's delighted with it. ?
  22. Agreed to buy these from a real gentleman from sunny Didcot. ? Set of four LR405 5002 style wheels with what looks like a pretty decent matching set of Goodyear Eagle F1 255/55/20, + all 16 wheel nuts N centre caps. Plan would be to keep the set of 19s as winter wheels and these new shiny 20s as the summer set. Trying to arrange delivery either via Shiply or wheelcarrier.co.uk. These trucks do 'andle / turn in better/flatter, with the 20s fitted. 55 profiles are meant to be the best for alround comfort too. If anyone wants to quote for delivery, please do let me know. ? Oxford
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