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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from 124Cab in New V8 (L322 Range Rover) Shyte Bought(ed) Coolerection Saturday Coming!   
    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. Discs are drilled and grooved too which is err, groovy.  Hope to get them fitted at the weekend. Should be a straighforward enough job, but will be calling on the apprentice to help with the heavy lifting. The discs weigh in at 12kg each.
    Mtec threw in a tube of copper grease, gratis, which was nice of them, but this has no place anywhere near brakes and will be kept for other jobs more suitable of that type of thing. 🤓
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to Shite Ron in How many cars do you own?   
    Twenty nine listed below. Some belong to my girlfriend. I also have a company vehicle but clearly it is not mine despite costing me a fortune every month☹️. Due to current travel restrictions only 4 of the 29 are road legal but 2 extra could be road legal soonish. 
    I think I may have too many cars but would still like a 1600E, Lotus Eclat or Elite and early Rover SD1.
    The Mondeo needs to go and also the Seicento,  I would like to get rid of the BMW but that was not my choice! 
    My ideal fleet would be all pre 1983 but I cannot see me selling the TVR, and the Panda has proved quite good for a modern car so may have to stay, although it has only been with us around 5 years so is a fairly new arrival.
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from warninglight in New V8 (L322 Range Rover) Shyte Bought(ed) Coolerection Saturday Coming!   
    Collection occurred...making our wat north pezz shots


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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from paulplom in How many cars do you own?   
    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.
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from BlankFrank in New V8 (L322 Range Rover) Shyte Bought(ed) Coolerection Saturday Coming!   
    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. Discs are drilled and grooved too which is err, groovy.  Hope to get them fitted at the weekend. Should be a straighforward enough job, but will be calling on the apprentice to help with the heavy lifting. The discs weigh in at 12kg each.
    Mtec threw in a tube of copper grease, gratis, which was nice of them, but this has no place anywhere near brakes and will be kept for other jobs more suitable of that type of thing. 🤓
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from BlankFrank in New V8 (L322 Range Rover) Shyte Bought(ed) Coolerection Saturday Coming!   
    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 shiny!

     

     
    Brakes get a major upgrade on the V8. Rear discs are 310mm. Big Brembo calipers up front.  That shocker looks to be leaking though and it's going to need discs on the front pretty soon....

     

    These trucks really do turn in so much better on 20s. The Dunlop F1 tyres that came with the wheels are dated 2013, but only half worn so should last quite a while, I hope as they're £200 a pop!
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from timolloyd in New V8 (L322 Range Rover) Shyte Bought(ed) Coolerection Saturday Coming!   
    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. Discs are drilled and grooved too which is err, groovy.  Hope to get them fitted at the weekend. Should be a straighforward enough job, but will be calling on the apprentice to help with the heavy lifting. The discs weigh in at 12kg each.
    Mtec threw in a tube of copper grease, gratis, which was nice of them, but this has no place anywhere near brakes and will be kept for other jobs more suitable of that type of thing. 🤓
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to inconsistant in Help selling a 1935 Austin Seven   
    A good friend has an Austin Seven which he now needs to get rid of. It’s a 1935 DeLuxe model, dark blue and black. He’s owned it for about 12 years, but it’s unfortunately been neglected over the last 7-8 years for various life reasons, living under a tarp in the front garden, but before that it was a runner, worked fine, was regularly driven and lived in his garage. It has two of the wheels off in the photos but they are with the car and in good condition.
     
    He now unfortunately needs to get rid of it, but he doesn’t really know how to go about this since it’s not really the usual autotrader fodder. I offered to post on here in case anyone knew where might be the best place to sell/get rid of it, or anyone had any contacts who might be interested. He knows it’s not going to be worth much, he knows he should have looked after it better, he's gutted at how much it's deteriorated, but hopes that it’s not got to the end of its life.
    I said I’d post a here to see if anyone had any ideas. It would be a massive shame if it was scrapped, and although it’s not in great shape I’m sure it’s got to be of interest to someone somewhere?
    So it’s not really a for sale thread, more like a request for help & ideas of where best to advertise/who to contact. 
    Any help/comments very much appreciated. It’s in South London/Surrey btw. Thanks!
     










































     
     
     
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to sutty2006 in Anyone give a shite about fuel economy?   
    I always get the piss taken out of me when at the petrol station in my 5.0 Mercury. “Bet you’re filling up to get to the next petrol station mar mate?” 
     
    no, mate, it’s not as shit on fuel as you make out. On a run 65 mph on the motorway it’ll do 30mpg which is better than my 2.7TDv6 disco. So fuck off. 
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to antony denman in Anyone give a shite about fuel economy?   
    quite frankly i coundent give a dam,long time dead so got enjoy self in style and still want a v8 befor i die,

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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to Matty in HMC motors- Ford LTD crown Vic station wagon   
    I had a mk3 golf gti up till last year. Weve just replaced a mk4 gti 20vt but I've kept the car. Going to be my winter beater. Bought with 150 thou on it now on 200 thou. Both cars were absolutly faultless but the mk4 especially drove like a new car and everything still works. Bearing in mind its on a 99 t plate. Say what you like about modern vag stuff cos that really is a bag of shite trading on past glories but the mk 4 golf/bora is a high water mark. Not that interesting ill grant you but just plain good

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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to gm in gm's unhealthy obsession with mx5s - fuel pump fixed and a teaser video :)   
    As further procrastination was required, I did a bit of colouring in



    using a chopped up cotton bud and a steady hand...



    I'm fairly pleased with that

     
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to gm in gm's unhealthy obsession with mx5s - fuel pump fixed and a teaser video :)   
    Right then, what has been going on today ? 
    Quite a big day, the plan was to unite some running gear

    with the Exocet chassis

    fortunately, I had a keen helper in the form of mr Paulplom

    so we did a bit of rearranging in the garage and got ready for a bit of a battle
    but, without so much as a single sweary word being used, 
    BOOM ! There's your fupping kit car ! 

    ok, maybe not quite so easy but it didn't take long to get it put together.
    the rear subframe bolted up nice and easy

    and we stood back to admire our handiwork

    how about the front, I hear you ask ? 
    shit, fuck, piss, wank and bollocks !
    no matter what we did, the front subframe would not line up  
    the geometry of the Exo has the front shocks at more of an angle than in the mx5, depending on what suspension you choose, drastic action may be called for

    Paul had a rake about in his van and produced his angriest grinder !

    fuck you, subframes ! 
    There is a lip that sticks out and fouls the spring seat, a bit of choppy choppy chop chop and clearance has been made

    the upper wishbones needed a similar approach and a slice was taken out

    there are a pair of "banana brackets" supplied in the kit to replace the lost strength in the wishbones, I gave them a lick of paint ready to fit.
    but still we couldn't get the front subframe to line up
    a quick jaunt down to tescoos to grab a bite of lunch and a plan was hatched...
    take the front shocks out, re-re-re-re-fit the chassis and put the shocks back later on.
    ten minutes later...........
     
    it only bloody worked !

    how happy is this dude ?


    ok, the front end is still held up with a couple of bits of wood where there should be shocks but that is a rolling chassis and I call that a RESULT !
    MEGA-THANKS to @paulplom for his help today, there is no way I could have done this without you 
     
     
    after a bit of a tidy up and a coffee, I had a look at those troublesome front shocks again - when changing front shocks on the mx5, the usual technique is to break the lower ball joint to give better access. I dug out the jacks and  started to lift the front end but noticed that the unsupported wishbones were sagging very low

    so low, in fact, that you could just slip a shock absorber in there, as easy as that 

    lower the front end to the ground again, bolt up the top mounts and the jobs a good 'un - so simple, how could we have missed that

    same thing on the other side and voila !

    piece of piss  

     
     
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to Arthur Foxhake in Yer favourite new tool?   
    Husqvarna K770 350mm disc cutter.
    Expensive but, worth every penny as a bricklayer. Had my last one 6 years second hand.
    DeWalt DCF894HN impact wrench. Beast.
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to sgtberbatov in Yer favourite new tool?   
    Best tool, favourite tool, are the Sealey 1/2" impact sockets my wife bought me about 2 years ago. Proper 6 point sockets, take a battering which is handy when trying to move nuts on a 22 year old Japanese car. 
    That, and the meter long breaker bar. Awesome stuff. Don't even need a hammer!
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to lisbon_road in Yer favourite new tool?   
    Long reach half in 19mm socket, and 18mm.  Very useful for tightening up the shock absorber nuts on my car, with a long allen key socket, a 3/8" drive for the allen key socket, a stillsons on the long reach and a bit of cloth so it doesn't get scratched.  
    That's my excitement.
     
    Now edited to say that my 3/4" socket set is also awesome.  Don't use it very often, but when I do, sad autoshite happy moment.
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to sierraman in Yer favourite new tool?   
    An extended telescopic ratchet with flex head. Brilliant bit of kit. I don’t know how people get by with doing jobs with one of these bloody 123 piece shit 3/8 socket sets with the 12 sided sockets.
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to sutty2006 in Yer favourite new tool?   
    Tengtools 24mm ratchet spanner for removing truck brake chambers without taking the rear wheels off. £45 well spent. 
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Broadsword in Yer favourite new tool?   
    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
    Happy shopping and don't tell the wife. Thanks.
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to loserone in Yer favourite new tool?   
    Oops.  thanks, now I have a 30" breaker bar coming.
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from chodweaver in Yer favourite new tool?   
    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
    Happy shopping and don't tell the wife. Thanks.
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from privatewire in I very much think this is a bad idea. A Morris Camper?   
    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...
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Stevebrookman in New V8 (L322 Range Rover) Shyte Bought(ed) Coolerection Saturday Coming!   
    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 shiny!

     

     
    Brakes get a major upgrade on the V8. Rear discs are 310mm. Big Brembo calipers up front.  That shocker looks to be leaking though and it's going to need discs on the front pretty soon....

     

    These trucks really do turn in so much better on 20s. The Dunlop F1 tyres that came with the wheels are dated 2013, but only half worn so should last quite a while, I hope as they're £200 a pop!
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to warren t claim in Early Mondeo Saloon Saved From The Scrapman.   
    Someone not a million miles away called Warren used to rent these out as taxis. One day to save money he decided to pick up the spanners and do a cambelt change himself to save money. All went well, the belt was changed and young Warren surveyed the two litre Zetec lump to bask in his mechanical ability. He hopped into the Mondeo and turned the key only to be greeted by it being locked solid. Yes, some dickhead had forgot to remove the camlock tool from the engine! Somewhat surprisingly the hardy Zetec engine survived the hamfisted bodgery.
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to Slowsilver in Early Mondeo Saloon Saved From The Scrapman.   
    While I am waiting for the new used ABS unit to arrive from Latvia (due tomorrow so only a seven day turnaround if it comes then. Pretty good all the way from foreign parts) I decided to tinker with some nasty bits of bodywork. The offside rear corner between the rear light and the fuel filler cap had been given a very poor point and squirt with an aerosol, resulting in a nice* matt finish and several large runs. Attempting to polish it out simply highlighted it in white, making it look much worse.

    Attacked it with some 400 grit wet and dry, used wet. This revealed two small patches where the paint had chipped off down to the primer and a very shallow crease.

    Quick masking up job and a blast from an aerosol of Cayman Blue.

    Still needs a bit of a polish and some lacquer but will do for now. At least I can no longer see the marks from the lounge window.
    The crease was so shallow that I thought it wasn't worth filling it but I did slip up with the two chips. I feathered the edges back until smooth before painting but now if you look obliquely along the panel you can clearly see two dimples in the panel where these were. I should have filled them with some cellulose putty and flatted them back level with the surrounding paintwork. Maybe I will have another go if it is back on the road in my ownership.
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