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    Asimo got a reaction from Amishtat in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Asimo got a reaction from puddlethumper in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Asimo reacted to loserone in Automobiles DANGEL   
    Some imposters.
    Some Sinpar.  Some not 4x4 at all. One very obvious range rover






























































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    Asimo reacted to loserone in Automobiles DANGEL   
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    Asimo got a reaction from Jim Bell in The new news 24 thread   
    This has moved for the first time since end of October, a few 1/4 mile trips for firewood.
    Started instantly, brakes still free, bone dry inside, all working perfectly.  Moderns are amazing!

    I now have rear gingercators! Thanks to @vulgalour for suggesting the Tamiya paint. It has worked perfectly. 
    Reversing lights are also orange with LED (Gu10 lamps) driven via diodes in parallel with the indicators for extra visibility.
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    Asimo got a reaction from willswitchengage in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo got a reaction from catsinthewelder in The new news 24 thread   
    This is the stuff, from model shops or eBay. It adheres really well to the polycarbonate lenses.  I sprayed the lenses inside and outside until they looked right, about 4 coats in all.

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    Asimo reacted to PhilA in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    Today, I modified the alternator bracket to have a little forward-backward adjustment.

    Why? New fan belt, correct size. Grips properly, charges better.

    Something arrived in! A new thing to replace what was missing. 

    Light!

    Lift the hood, it lights up. Happy with that, completes the engine bay.
     
    Phil
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    Asimo got a reaction from Cavcraft in The new news 24 thread   
    This has moved for the first time since end of October, a few 1/4 mile trips for firewood.
    Started instantly, brakes still free, bone dry inside, all working perfectly.  Moderns are amazing!

    I now have rear gingercators! Thanks to @vulgalour for suggesting the Tamiya paint. It has worked perfectly. 
    Reversing lights are also orange with LED (Gu10 lamps) driven via diodes in parallel with the indicators for extra visibility.
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    Asimo got a reaction from JeeExEll in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Asimo got a reaction from stonedagain in VW T4 Caravelle - Gen Up Time Pls   
    Nonsense. The wheels are awful. Trust your judgement!
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    Asimo got a reaction from Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is in Gloucester.  Just not the Gloucester 25 miles away.  All good to go for about £5k, plus the drive home... Want!

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gloucester/cars-vans-utes/leyland-p76-1974-deluxe-6/1262975257
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    Asimo got a reaction from Amishtat in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo reacted to Crispian_J_Hotson in Jaguar S Type X200 - PlAsTiC fAnTaStIc...   
    We'll blow me down, it does pull out!


    How about that. Not too minging in here either so just a quick vac was needed to suck up 20 years of dust. I read on another forums thread that the cup holder can be removed first which I did but it's a pointless move as it is screwed from the underside and doesn't assist in removal. Leave it on! Another thing is that in the Jaguar workshop manual it shows the gear knob still fitted during removal. I removed mine because there is a pinch point as you lift the console around whilst sliding off the handbrake sleeve. I could see the hard plastic pressing against the leather so for the sake of a minute, might as well rip that off and get it out of the way.
    I found treasure! If any of the previous owners want it back, just come and rummage through my Wheely bin.

    I took the top off of the selector gate to see inside.

    It has an issue where the selector always gets stuck in park. This came about a good few months ago so I've just been putting it in neutral with the handbrake on. It's a bit of a sod to get used to though and every now and then I put it in park and then have to smash the lever out of it. What's causing that? Well, nothing in here. I took the opportunity to lube up the moving parts though. The problem is the failure of the shift lock solenoid: 

    If you look at the gold bit of metal, you will see a small bit of black plastic sitting on the horizontal bit. That's the shift lock pin that stops the selector being moved out of park without the brake being depressed. Most cars have an access hole to help disengage it in the event of such failure but not on this model. You just have to yank on it a bit, hard and fast works.
    So I unscrewed this part and tested it by simply running the car and pressing the brake in park and no actuation happened. The pin is supposed to retract. Based on these results, I left it off and I will probably ignore it. Now, you have to be careful with these things on other models, it's a safety feature primarily plus it could bring up faults or render other systems inoperative, like brake lights for example. On the X200, it's just a switch with no onward consequences other than your dog slipping the car into drive whilst you post a letter, but I don't have a dog and even if I did, it certainly wouldn't be allowed in the Jaag.
    Refitting was reversal of removal as they say for the console after having swapped the decent bits over from the doner part. The doner parts shell was not better than my existing, having a couple of minor stab marks through the finished coating. It was also a good opportunity to clean all those nooks and crannies not normally accessible.
    It all went back rather well and now has lids that stay shut!

    The last bit of original wood trim was also deleted from around the selector. Now it all looks so much tidier and a nicer place to be.

    Last thing to do in the front is build the glovebox. It's a mission, to recap, I'm taking a x200 lid and x202 guts and trying to make something that fits in the hole so that I end up with a glovebox I can actually put things in because the original was full of factory mouldings for the multi cd player.
    As expected though, none of the parts really interchange and the boxes are built differently, it's a bit of a conundrum... Watch this space!
     
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    Asimo reacted to Zelandeth in The grumpy thread   
    Yeah...on a similar subject...

    Immediately to the left of this photograph used to be a decent sized wild meadow.  As of about year ago, there's been an industrial estate there.  One of the (many) objections to the planning permission being given to that was worries over surface water run off.  We were repeatedly assured that there would be no impact whatsoever.
    The fact that this now happens every time it rains for more than a day (it was pretty much level with the seat of the bench yesterday) suggests otherwise!  Never got flooding there before the industrial estate went up.
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    Asimo reacted to Talbot in The grumpy thread   
    Whilst I agree completely with your sentiment on this, it's not quite the whole story:  The vans are usually run by a speed partnership of some sort (IE farmed out) so it's not actually Police officers manning them, so they can't really be deployed elsewhere.  Also, the Police (or speed partnership) do not get to keep a penny of any fines they collect; it all goes directly to central gubbermint, so it makes no difference to the camera operator whether they catch 200 motorists or zero.
    I suspect you'll probably also find that there's a minimum deployment clause in the contract that the speed partnership group have, so someone has clearly just shoved them out there to satisfy the needs of a contract, rather than actively believing it's doing some good. (which it blatantly isn't).
    Does send completely the wrong message though.
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    Asimo reacted to wuvvum in 2021 Quote Thread   
    I'd like to kick off this year with this classic Bo11ox rant from Bornite's Clio sale thread.
     
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    Asimo reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Last bit of reasonable air temperature for the foreseeable today, so took the opportunity to prime the underside of the bonnet.

    Here ends the "bare metal and epoxy primer" chapter. The "filler, rubbing and dust" chapter will begin when the weather warms up at some point. 
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    Asimo got a reaction from MorrisItalSLX in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is in Gloucester.  Just not the Gloucester 25 miles away.  All good to go for about £5k, plus the drive home... Want!

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gloucester/cars-vans-utes/leyland-p76-1974-deluxe-6/1262975257
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    Asimo got a reaction from Barry Cade in Americans and oil changes..   
    Acceleration?  - truck drivers work with 2CV (or worse) performance all day, every day and generally cause no mayhem.
    Lots of power makes joining, merging etc easy but it is all quite doable with feeble performance, you just have to pay attention!
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    Asimo got a reaction from Yoss in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is in Gloucester.  Just not the Gloucester 25 miles away.  All good to go for about £5k, plus the drive home... Want!

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gloucester/cars-vans-utes/leyland-p76-1974-deluxe-6/1262975257
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    Asimo got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is in Gloucester.  Just not the Gloucester 25 miles away.  All good to go for about £5k, plus the drive home... Want!

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gloucester/cars-vans-utes/leyland-p76-1974-deluxe-6/1262975257
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    Asimo got a reaction from vulgalour in The new news 24 thread   
    This has moved for the first time since end of October, a few 1/4 mile trips for firewood.
    Started instantly, brakes still free, bone dry inside, all working perfectly.  Moderns are amazing!

    I now have rear gingercators! Thanks to @vulgalour for suggesting the Tamiya paint. It has worked perfectly. 
    Reversing lights are also orange with LED (Gu10 lamps) driven via diodes in parallel with the indicators for extra visibility.
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    Asimo got a reaction from Burnside in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is in Gloucester.  Just not the Gloucester 25 miles away.  All good to go for about £5k, plus the drive home... Want!

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gloucester/cars-vans-utes/leyland-p76-1974-deluxe-6/1262975257
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