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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to MorrisItalSLX in My (US, LHD) 1970 MGB   
    Is it the strange mirror setup? I have seen a few US MGBs with one door mirror and one wing mirror, very weird.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Crooner in Escrot van tinkering.   
    Well, this will either be greeted with deafening silence, or will be taken under our wings. I've got use of the unloved and now unwanted works Escort van. I've been using it for a few weeks now, but didn't know if it would have any interest on here. Well, now the M.O.T is due and work doesn't want to spend any money on it, but I can fix it myself, and keep using it, if I want. It needs for its ticket, new tyres, a windscreen, a rear wheel bearing, a front spring, discs and pads and the load compensating valve freeing/ replacing. It needs loads of other bits as well, but not as urgently. The upside is that there is another van to strip bits off. I really shouldn't bother doing it, but that's not the shiters way. I have to spend an inordernately large amount of time to fix up a vehicle that is teetering on the bridge,apparently. So, today's job is to go and collect the van to be raided for bits.
     

    Bonus finger shot.
     

     
    Its beautiful, isnt it?
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to bub2006 in Escrot van tinkering.   
    These vans will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in piece lc51 jxm you did a grand job
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Exiled_Tat_Gatherer in The new news 24 thread   
    I don't have any bit but I know the guy gets stuff from Euro car parts with a good discount.  
    The other week he did two bushes on the back of the ST. He said it would be expensive. It was about £130 when he'd done. His idea of expensive is a bit off.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Jim Bell in The first time I drove an .... (New to you car experiences)   
    They only did well at rallying once you'd changed almost everything about them though. Put a completely different engine, drivetrain, fuel system, suspension, wheels, tyres, and brakes in them and people say WOW ARNT ESCORTS GREAT RALLY CARS!
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Exiled_Tat_Gatherer in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Cavcraft in THAT abandoned dealer again Swadlincole   
    What'd be brilliant (but completely out of reach) would be to buy everything including the 'building' and resurrect it somewhere as a real life AS headquarters. 
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from snagglepuss in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from paulplom in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Jim Bell in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Rusty_Rocket in The new news 24 thread   
    Good news everyone! Frontera fixed!
     

     
    Ball joint and track rod end changed. Said he couldn't work out where the noise was from so he cut open the ball joint, sprayed it and it was quieter so he changed it.
     
    Parts and about 4 hours £95.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Christine in The new news 24 thread   
    There's a horrible little car awoken from winter hibernation outside . Gawd, it is a mess ..I must get it painted .
     

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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from paulplom in The new news 24 thread   
    I don't have any bit but I know the guy gets stuff from Euro car parts with a good discount.  
    The other week he did two bushes on the back of the ST. He said it would be expensive. It was about £130 when he'd done. His idea of expensive is a bit off.
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to Matty in Shit you see at the side of the road   
    He's definatly safer with that than the full pug!
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shit you see at the side of the road   
    Mini Shrimp very happy that he's just found this.
     

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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from mercrocker in Shit you see at the side of the road   
    Mini Shrimp very happy that he's just found this.
     

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    AlabamaShrimp reacted in The new news 24 thread   
    I read that as the Frontera had a leaky bathroom to start with....
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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to robinmasters in Autoshite's official for sale/wanted thread   
    WANTED:
     
    Rover Streetwise. Diesel 3-door, preferably in a bright colour.
     

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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to egg in Invacar MK12 - BlankFrank has started work   
    Thanks guys, appreciated. I went over to the car this afternoon. When wet the VIN was legible, and here it is it you want to ring an Invacar...12c 1967...
     

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    AlabamaShrimp reacted to egg in Invacar MK12 - BlankFrank has started work   
    I've emailed Villiers Services about the engine
     
    https://villiersservices.co.uk/
     
    they haven't dated it but have said this...
     
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Squire_Dawson in NORTHERN POWERHOUSE II - Wed 21st August 7ish PM Littleborough OL15   
    I'm about I just don't post much as I've got sod all to add most of the time.  
    Like the review and sounds a good place. I can't remember who I was speaking with but I decided to sod off any kind of meeting this side of Yorkshire as there's loads over here but none of them could be bothered to get off their arse so I thought fuck em
     
    I've been meaning to get to a Glossop one but only one of my cars will make it and cost a fortune in petrol. Still I might be able to make the next one at this pub.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Junkman in NORTHERN POWERHOUSE II - Wed 21st August 7ish PM Littleborough OL15   
    I'm about I just don't post much as I've got sod all to add most of the time.  
    Like the review and sounds a good place. I can't remember who I was speaking with but I decided to sod off any kind of meeting this side of Yorkshire as there's loads over here but none of them could be bothered to get off their arse so I thought fuck em
     
    I've been meaning to get to a Glossop one but only one of my cars will make it and cost a fortune in petrol. Still I might be able to make the next one at this pub.
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    AlabamaShrimp got a reaction from Ghosty in NORTHERN POWERHOUSE II - Wed 21st August 7ish PM Littleborough OL15   
    I'm about I just don't post much as I've got sod all to add most of the time.  
    Like the review and sounds a good place. I can't remember who I was speaking with but I decided to sod off any kind of meeting this side of Yorkshire as there's loads over here but none of them could be bothered to get off their arse so I thought fuck em
     
    I've been meaning to get to a Glossop one but only one of my cars will make it and cost a fortune in petrol. Still I might be able to make the next one at this pub.
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