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    bigfella2 reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-Kangoo 182 exhaust fabrication begins   
    The Clio 172 exhaust arrived yesterday so I set about trying to make it fit. 
    First off, hang the back box in location. It curves over the rear beam and joins the centre section

    The Kangoo exhaust exits on the opposite side to the Clio so some fettling was required.
    I mounted the cat at the front and tried the centre section upside down. It had potential so the angle grinder came out and some of my spare exhaust sections were compared, head scratched and grinder deployed again followed by the welder.
    Surprisingly quickly I got to this stage

    I've tack welded the old section with the bend onto the 172 system, that's the only weld so far. It'll hopefully allow me to adjust things to allow clearance where it goes over the axle.
    It is reasonably complete but only driving it will show if it clears properly. The big double clamp in the centre of the pic is leftover from the S4 and allows a decent range of adjustment. The clamp from the 182 cat to the 172 system doesn't match so plan is to chop off both and stick another double clamp there. The middle hanger lines up perfectly. 
    The middle section is upside down which means the lambda sensor points downish. I can relocate bthis if clearance is an issue. It also wasn't plugged in to anything so I'll need to search for the connector in the Clio loom...
    I'll need to fabricate a hanger for the silencer too. 
    I fired it up and even in this state with no clamps it's a damn sight quieter than the old system.
    Still loads to do but I'm surprised how quickly I got to this stage!
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    bigfella2 got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-Kangoo 182 exhaust fabrication begins   
    No you can't retain the standard 110 alt as it is a different size. When using the cup/Volvo brackets you need a cup alt or the one I used. Maybe you already have the cup setup fitted, that would be a result if you have.
    Will pm some info about the brackets as I don't want to jack your thread.
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    bigfella2 got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-Kangoo 182 exhaust fabrication begins   
    I did mine about twelve months ago, I put a non pas rack in mine, don't believe the rubbish on some forums about dropping the subframe to do it either. 
    Instead of using the cup conversion parts I used Volvo brackets and adjuster as it's lighter than the cup setup. Also found a 110/120 amp alternator to fit, as fitting electronic steering then fitting a 75amp cup alt just seems nuts to me.
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    bigfella2 got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-Kangoo 182 exhaust fabrication begins   
    Regarding the power steering leak, my advice is to just bin it off and go epas instead.
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    bigfella2 got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-Kangoo 182 exhaust fabrication begins   
    Nice, does it need much doing to it?
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    bigfella2 reacted to dc2100k in 70s-90s B road blaster   
    Two excellent suggestions.
    However, if the ZS180 is on the menu then what about the Accord Type-R? 210bhp and an excellent chassis by all accounts. The other thing I have noticed whilst idly wasting my life weeding through classified is how many of them for sale are on 200k+ miles which shurley points towards a longevity that Longbridge's 'Project Drive' last hurrah could only dream of.
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    bigfella2 reacted to dome in Jamie's mondeo shenanigans.. 3rd mondeo of 2020   
    To be confirmed but I've talked about a Clio 172 powered Kangoo for too long, reckon it's time to build one!
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    bigfella2 reacted to dome in Jamie's mondeo shenanigans.. 3rd mondeo of 2020   
    Fingers crossed for you on this one.
    This reminds me why I buy broken cars, at least I know they're fucked!
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    bigfella2 reacted to sierraman in Jamie's mondeo shenanigans.. 3rd mondeo of 2020   
    West Yorkshire, yes, I’d avoid Bradford, Leeds etc. Sheffield not too bad, though I’ve got to say if I recognise the houses in the background as being in a dodgepot area I’ll usually give it a rain check. 
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    bigfella2 reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    It all started with Derskines 305 that was due to be roffled, it wasn't selling out very quickly on the forum so was put on Facebook where it sold out almost instantly.
    A friend had enquired about swapping his 190e for the 305 but as most of the money had been collected for the roffle I had to turn him away.
    The roffle went ahead on Saturday and Derskine informed me that the winner had planned on banger racing it.
    I was a shocked that it might be meeting an untimely end on the oval especially since I knew there was a good home out there for it so I offered the banger racer £300 to forget about winning the 305 then I swapped it for the 190e.
    The 190e was actually up for sale for £1200...

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    bigfella2 reacted to UltraWomble in Bullshit or Brilliance? Is this automotive fact*(unsubstantiated) true or false?   
    IF you say Ronnie Pickering 3 times in the car mirror a Citroen Picasso appears behind you.
     
    Truth? Or Bollocks?
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    bigfella2 reacted to Jikovron in Tales of eccentrism motoring 2012 onwards, not yet grown up etc   
    The mot tester might not be so keen on the moss coverage as it's still fairly soft slime, however I've presented much worse so will see how that goes.
    The skoda was indeed the daily car for years on the commute to Barnsley so it will have been me, it's nearly gone round the clock even having done 90,000 in my stewardship.
    Thanks for the kind words DC 
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    bigfella2 got a reaction from Wingz123 in The Doctor's travels through time - Citroen AX 11TZX MOT passed.   
    £10 not £110!!!!
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    bigfella2 got a reaction from stonedagain in Rover Tomcat Opinions   
    How would the mot station know it knocks out blue smoke when it accelerates, it's a stationary emissions test.
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    bigfella2 reacted to sierraman in Things that really do your head in when selling a car   
    Why are people so keen to swap things? I thought that’s what children did?
    Fundamentally I’m just not tolerant enough to sell cars. 90% of the people you have round you’ll want to maim after a few minutes in their company. I’ve had some people round that really should have dribbled down their mothers arse crack, it’s that bad.
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    bigfella2 reacted to Skizzer in Let's buy a Bedford Val car transporter together   
    ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING INVACARS ON EVERY FUCKING THREAD.
    Jesus fucking wept.
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    bigfella2 reacted to sierraman in Future InvestmentShite. Your up and coming classics are our concern.   
    Who actually buys all these £5,000 white showroom 1995 Ford Escorts 1.4 Pops? I quite like my 2000 Mondeo, it just does the job lovely. I’d not give £5 fucking grand on one though.
     
    Or the £80,000 Sierra Cosworths - I mean something like that is practically useless, you can’t drive it anywhere for fear of it getting damaged or putting miles on it, you can’t sit it on the drive because it would get taken away by some nasty men. It wouldn’t be much safer in the garage, chances are someone would be round to frog march you in your dressing gown at knife point in the small hours to open the garage door. Basically all you could do is put it in a heated garage, not tell a soul you’ve got it and toss one off over it every now and again in between whittling about if it’s dropped in value. 
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    bigfella2 reacted to SRi05 in The Doctor's travels through time - Citroen AX 11TZX MOT passed.   
    This ain't barryboys M8 
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    bigfella2 reacted to Jim Bell in Perodua Kelisa roffle. Broadsword winner!   
    No ramdoms please. 
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    bigfella2 reacted to SRi05 in Collection mission. 600 miles, 10+ hours. Starting tomorrow, early.   
    How can it possibly be more uncomfortable than a Kelisa? 😂
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    bigfella2 reacted to Stanky in Collection mission. 600 miles, 10+ hours. Starting tomorrow, early.   
    If you don't like it why not drive back, collect the Perodua and take that home, and L1 can re-draw the roffle, or gift it to someone who actually wanted to win it in the first place?
    FWIW, it looks like a lovely car to me and a good example of a sadly rare car these days.
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    bigfella2 reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    I didn't purchase it...

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    bigfella2 reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    It belonged to 2MB and was for sale recently
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    bigfella2 reacted to SiC in Recommend me something fun for track days sub £750   
    I've been tracking these for a long while. They're now £1.5k+ for something usable. Sub £1k are fucked in some way - knackered suspension, rattling dephasers and the like. Also appears at the stage where it's utter fucked or decent ones and very little middle ground. 
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    bigfella2 reacted to robinmasters in Daewoo Leganza Resurrection   
    As the kids say (or did say some time ago and I haven't caught up), WTAF?
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