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Everything posted by Tickman

  1. That picture compared to one not long ago at all is very impressive as has all the graft you've put into these two.
  2. That's impressive mpg, mine* got 35 mpg everywhere. 55plate 1.9 and I thought it was ace.
  3. That's been quite a rollercoaster, glad it worked out and hope to see loads of epic shite after the isolation.
  4. I can recommend getting a shrinker/stretcher, makes some impossible bits quite easy to make.
  5. A brake pipe, cv joint boot and some plates seems like a decent result, the front one especially could not be clearly read so fair enough but it does sound like you had incorrect font plates not deteriorated plates.
  6. This is looking tremendous
  7. It was that day. The man from the ministry says despite it having a Boris MOT and hadn't been seen for 18 months it isn't a death trap. Now it can get timing belt and associated stuff as we as two shiny new tyres ready for the winter.
  8. Just make sure you have a fog light telltail and that kind of thing. No reason why an old switch clearly relabeled wouldn't be acceptable. Looking forward to seeing this at knockhill in the future!
  9. I've taken advantage of the extension on two of mine, it has been convenient. If I have an MOT exempt car I don't get that tested either. I also don't consider any of mine to be roadworthy just because it passed an MOT at some point in the past.
  10. The video isn't bad at all really. Second hand machines can be hit and miss and you do get what you pay for.
  11. Congratulations. Regarding the P plate just remove it. Nobody gives extra time because of the plate and it is usually just information so the person behind knows they have to pass you as soon as possible. When I was a driving instructor with the L plates on the car I could be on my own, speeding and people would still try and push passed. My youngest wanted to put P plates on when she passed, I told he she couldn't use the car if she did as I thought they were that dangerous. It is a pathetic situation where something that is supposed to help does the exact opposite.
  12. Just put a brick in the tray.
  13. Pollen filter and wash pump arrived so after work today they got fitted and normal service is resumed. This is the lovely* old one.
  14. Work has returned to normal or even busier which means time for the workshop has drastically reduced. Aoifa (The Clio) has been giving reliable transport and recently had all four of us and two dogs to deal with while we had a quick break away which she coped with perfectly. I went to use the screenwash and was met with nothing, I'm usually quite good at not running dry but went to add some more only to discover that it was full. After a bit of messing around I got the washers to work but in a very odd manner. VID_20201003_144650420.mp4 This needed looked at so off w
  15. I would keep hassling about the springs. If they can't tell you what specification they made them to then I would argue that they didn't make any consideration to the weight of the thing. Those magazines are unlikely to weigh more than the whirlpool bath and figurines so if that is the new position it is only get worse. You have paid good money for a service which they really haven't supplied to a good enough standard. If they didn't ask any questions about weight and use how did they calculate the specification for the new springs. Stand your ground, you are not being an arse a
  16. Doesn't really matter what you get, I'm looking forward to all the attention it will get from you as you always tinker away. That's a compliment by the way. Also I really hope it is the cheapest Yaris in the country.
  17. I've one of them and as long as you take your time it is fine. Just practice first.
  18. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has used the kerb to lift* one side of the car. Good job on the headlights, I need to do the Clio ones again.
  19. Looks like fun* day but at least progress was made.
  20. That is exactly how a mechanic did the belt on an auto zx I had a long time ago. Quick flick of the starter and it was loose.
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