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  1. The 16 is in for new sills at the moment...
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-205-GR/233672023578?hash=item3667f01e1a:g:UiYAAOSwNTpfK9Iwhttps://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1247858 Suitcase engine/early dash 205 on 24k.
  3. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1247858 V6 auto with steel wheels and velour seats. Class!
  4. Oh, also, there was a mystery bodgey bit of wiring spliced into the ignition loom with scotchlocks and hanging out of the dash, with a 10a fuse on two right angle spade connectors hanging in the air exposed. The fuse also appeared to have melted its casing a bit without failing (?). Turns out it's a 12v permanent live that operates the electric windows. Yeesh! That's getting a proper inline fuse for now, in time I'll wire it properly. Can't wait for it to be back on the road, I love how it drives. I have a fair old to do list for it though. Cambelt/water pump/cam seals Glow plugs Rear tyres Passenger electric window Find missing trim from driver's door; new parcel shelf Gearknob Exhaust blowing address rust on driver's door It should keep me busy...
  5. Watching that lead me to another video on their channel. And this at 9:00: Streetwise Commerce?! Google suggests this is homebrew.
  6. From first hand experience, I completely understand that reaction.
  7. Volvos with the whiteblock, both petrol and diesel, used the same expansion cap for the whole production run, right back to the start of the 850 and 960 in 91/92, and the expansion tanks and caps have been that bad since day one. I had to do cap and tank on my 850 as well.
  8. Lost another week's work thanks to the bastard landlord, but the 205 has most of a tank left in it as a result. I'm downgrading to maybe.
  9. This is a bargain at 2k, as 1 litre models are being advertised at 1500-2k. I'm severely tempted as it's cheap to tax and insure, the only downside is it being in East Lothian where public transport is a bit lacking... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Polo-coupe-GT/114335437458?hash=item1a9eec5292:g:9WAAAOSwpyFfBfx~
  10. Battery seems healthy, gives the right voltage etc. There's definitely a relay in the line to the starter, when you turn the key it closes and gives the starter 12v. I've had another look and found that there's a mod you can do to change the setup to work more consistently. Apparently the petrols have something called a SAD/Supplementary Air Device (no idea if mine has that) that's basically a cold start valve, and it has an earth that can go funny, and Because French this is integrated into the starter wiring. Apparently you can bypass it and move the relays around for more consistent starting. I have plenty of spare relays so I'll look into it.
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