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    sutty2006 got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    It does run! Honest!
    video-1655401425.mp4
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    So the transmission oil leak hasn’t come back. I’ve had the engine running as well.  There’s plenty of oil in it, but I think for what it’s worth I’m going to change it anyway. Then if it needs a new pipe or a gasket it can have another change or top up. 
     
    Nearside track rod end no good. Ordered a pair off eBay for 24 quid. 

    it’s relatively clean in here. The brakes look ok, disks look like they went rusty yesterday. 
     

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    sutty2006 got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    Not much has been happening on this due to work and spare time (lack of)
     
    but today I got the front end up on stands to clean transmission oil leak off, to find out where it’s coming from. 


     
    im hoping it’s the two small pipes on the right. But I’m not going to hold my breath. It really needs a fluid change. 
     
    while it’s up, I’ll address these inner arches
     
    Left side

     
    right side

    that is the only rust I can find on it. The rest is in really good condition 

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    sutty2006 got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    Well folks I took the plunge and went to the gas station to have my bum hole well and truely FINGERED by mr Shell. £13 for a gallon of go go juice.
     
    Dumped some of it in..... chucked a battery on then this happened.
     

    video-1654863715.mp4  
    Quick check for fuel leaks and shes good. OK transmission is definately leaking. It does move forward/backward but i can tell the fluid is low. That'll be the next thing to address.
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    so the fuel pipes were wire brushed and stone chipped. Then waxoiled. 
     
    before

     
    after

    shockers are relatively new. So look the drums. 
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    sutty2006 reacted to ETCHY in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    Nice vice, not a make i'm familiar with either. Any chance of more pics/ do you know anything about it ?
    (Apologies i'm a vice geek 😉)
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    I have a sneaky feeling that this oil leak has been present for some years before it was laid up.. possibly. Due to how shiny the chassis rail is next to where it’s dripping. I’ll need to put some stone chip and waxoil there before winter. 
     
    so I took the speedo drive gear out, it felt a little loose in the back of the gearbox. I’ve replaced the o ring, cleaned it and refitted
     

     
    new o ring on

     
    refitted the cable and drained the manky dark auto fluid out. Bought a 5 litre tub of it yesterday so that I can drain and refill the box a few times. 
     
    also replaced the nearside front outer track rod end. These have two each side because they are steering box setup with an idler on the passenger side. It was seized solid, so the whole thing came off and into the vice. 
     
    measure it up

     
    swear at it for 20 minutes
     
     

     
    and eventually came free. 
     

     
    have put wheel back on and lowered it to the ground. I want to get it moving again so I can put it closer to the house for welding the inner wings up. Blowy as fuck outside today!
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    So the transmission oil leak hasn’t come back. I’ve had the engine running as well.  There’s plenty of oil in it, but I think for what it’s worth I’m going to change it anyway. Then if it needs a new pipe or a gasket it can have another change or top up. 
     
    Nearside track rod end no good. Ordered a pair off eBay for 24 quid. 

    it’s relatively clean in here. The brakes look ok, disks look like they went rusty yesterday. 
     

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    sutty2006 reacted to Zelandeth in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    I'd expect a neutral safety switch to interrupt the starter circuit rather than ignition.
    Back to basics.  Check if you've got power to the positive of the coil with the ignition on, then if so see if you've got a ground that switches on and off when cranking on the other terminal of the coil.  
    If either of those things are missing, chase it from there.
    Guessing this has some form of electronic ignition rather than points in the distributor?
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    With a fresh bit of juice in the battery it’s run 150/155/153/160 so for now I’m happy with that. Even scores 

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    sutty2006 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    So I pulled the fuse for the fuel pump. And carried on. Compression test on number 2 is 125 psi. Not good. However the battery I am using has gone flat, so that won’t help matters (it’s the old battery off next doors Skoda roomster diesel) I’ll leave that on charge for an hour then try again. In the mean time……
     
    late 80s sharp tape player. Epic. That’s definitely staying in. It’s even got paperwork!

     
    while I was looking through the paper work I wanted to see if there was any details of its selling dealer. Unfortunately the service books been wet, but that doesn’t stop the hunt. 
     

    something welch ltd? 
     
    time to crack open the dealer network book 

     
    and bingo. We have a winner. Welch LTD. Anyone know anything about that dealer? 
     

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    sutty2006 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    Work has already begun. Just couldn’t help myself. 
     
    firstly need to check if it turns over. So I’ve pulled the plugs out and fired some motor mystery oil (3 in 1) down the bores to allow the rings to free up just incase. 
     

     
    letting that settle while I convince myself I did the right thing 🤣

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    sutty2006 got a reaction from rainagain in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    so the fuel pipes were wire brushed and stone chipped. Then waxoiled. 
     
    before

     
    after

    shockers are relatively new. So look the drums. 
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from CaptainBoom in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    It does run! Honest!
    video-1655401425.mp4
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from dome in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    So the transmission oil leak hasn’t come back. I’ve had the engine running as well.  There’s plenty of oil in it, but I think for what it’s worth I’m going to change it anyway. Then if it needs a new pipe or a gasket it can have another change or top up. 
     
    Nearside track rod end no good. Ordered a pair off eBay for 24 quid. 

    it’s relatively clean in here. The brakes look ok, disks look like they went rusty yesterday. 
     

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    sutty2006 got a reaction from J W Pepper in EVs at Goodwood   
    They’re too quiet already, can’t hear the buggers coming. They need a speaker underneath with some comical clown car sound track as they move along. Job sorted. 
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    I have a sneaky feeling that this oil leak has been present for some years before it was laid up.. possibly. Due to how shiny the chassis rail is next to where it’s dripping. I’ll need to put some stone chip and waxoil there before winter. 
     
    so I took the speedo drive gear out, it felt a little loose in the back of the gearbox. I’ve replaced the o ring, cleaned it and refitted
     

     
    new o ring on

     
    refitted the cable and drained the manky dark auto fluid out. Bought a 5 litre tub of it yesterday so that I can drain and refill the box a few times. 
     
    also replaced the nearside front outer track rod end. These have two each side because they are steering box setup with an idler on the passenger side. It was seized solid, so the whole thing came off and into the vice. 
     
    measure it up

     
    swear at it for 20 minutes
     
     

     
    and eventually came free. 
     

     
    have put wheel back on and lowered it to the ground. I want to get it moving again so I can put it closer to the house for welding the inner wings up. Blowy as fuck outside today!
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from danthecapriman in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    I have a sneaky feeling that this oil leak has been present for some years before it was laid up.. possibly. Due to how shiny the chassis rail is next to where it’s dripping. I’ll need to put some stone chip and waxoil there before winter. 
     
    so I took the speedo drive gear out, it felt a little loose in the back of the gearbox. I’ve replaced the o ring, cleaned it and refitted
     

     
    new o ring on

     
    refitted the cable and drained the manky dark auto fluid out. Bought a 5 litre tub of it yesterday so that I can drain and refill the box a few times. 
     
    also replaced the nearside front outer track rod end. These have two each side because they are steering box setup with an idler on the passenger side. It was seized solid, so the whole thing came off and into the vice. 
     
    measure it up

     
    swear at it for 20 minutes
     
     

     
    and eventually came free. 
     

     
    have put wheel back on and lowered it to the ground. I want to get it moving again so I can put it closer to the house for welding the inner wings up. Blowy as fuck outside today!
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    I have a sneaky feeling that this oil leak has been present for some years before it was laid up.. possibly. Due to how shiny the chassis rail is next to where it’s dripping. I’ll need to put some stone chip and waxoil there before winter. 
     
    so I took the speedo drive gear out, it felt a little loose in the back of the gearbox. I’ve replaced the o ring, cleaned it and refitted
     

     
    new o ring on

     
    refitted the cable and drained the manky dark auto fluid out. Bought a 5 litre tub of it yesterday so that I can drain and refill the box a few times. 
     
    also replaced the nearside front outer track rod end. These have two each side because they are steering box setup with an idler on the passenger side. It was seized solid, so the whole thing came off and into the vice. 
     
    measure it up

     
    swear at it for 20 minutes
     
     

     
    and eventually came free. 
     

     
    have put wheel back on and lowered it to the ground. I want to get it moving again so I can put it closer to the house for welding the inner wings up. Blowy as fuck outside today!
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from BlankFrank in 1986 Vauxhall Carlton CDi, RUNNING (NOT ANYMORE)   
    It does run! Honest!
    video-1655401425.mp4
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    sutty2006 reacted to New POD in EVs at Goodwood   
    Life is a terminal disease.  It gets you in the end. 
    There's quite a few EV Porsche saloons near where I live.  When you watch them pull away from a junction, quietly and quickly, you can see the attraction.  Wish I had exploited more people, had more talent, had worked harder, had inherited more money etc... 
     
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    sutty2006 reacted to Rod/b in EVs at Goodwood   
    Yeah but petrol engines scare the horses and we’ll all die if we travel faster than 15 mph. Maybe EV owners should all employ someone to walk in front of them with a red flag if they want to drive somewhere.  
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from chadders in EVs at Goodwood   
    They’re too quiet already, can’t hear the buggers coming. They need a speaker underneath with some comical clown car sound track as they move along. Job sorted. 
  24. Haha
    sutty2006 got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in EVs at Goodwood   
    They’re too quiet already, can’t hear the buggers coming. They need a speaker underneath with some comical clown car sound track as they move along. Job sorted. 
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    sutty2006 got a reaction from Rocket88 in EVs at Goodwood   
    They’re too quiet already, can’t hear the buggers coming. They need a speaker underneath with some comical clown car sound track as they move along. Job sorted. 
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