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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    £495

     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Barry Cade in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from juular in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    Bums. At several points of faff I wished I’d just replaced like for like, but I’m hoping this is a more reliable solution. Who knows, maybe even an extra horse or two. When are we doing the London ado16 cruise? 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Jim Bell in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    So where were we? 
    Inlet manifolds for the Morris. One of the joys of a shared workshop is my neighbour has a collection of amazing stuff: a quick rummage revealed a Metro inlet manifold. This fitted great apart from the clamping depth being considerably thicker than my exhaust manifold. A careful bit of angle grinding got us closer to where we need to be: 

    Before too long I had that all attached and clamped with some fresh nuts & gaskets. 

    Next hurdle was that my exhaust front section was the same diameter as the clamping area manifold. Beep kindly sent me a section of exhaust but I ended up welding on a small 35mm sleeve to enable me to clamp it on. A lot of measuring and umming & ahhhing took place before just lining it all up by eye and going for it.
     

    Next hurdle: the clamp was impossible to fit without it fouling the exhaust mounting bracket. This meant chopping a bit out of the bracket. Only problem was, access was tight and I couldn't get the bracket off without first removing the freshly fitted manifold. Dayum. 
    Manifold loosened, bracket off, reshaped, and everything fitted back gets us here: 

    After all that fiddling, measuring and making I was rewarded by the rest of the exhaust going on without bother. It's all quite simple stuff but working under a car always feels a that bit more cumbersome and nasty. 

    Whilst I was underneath I did notice that the driveshaft couplings seem to be eating themselves a little bit, visible if you look closely. 

    I have been noticing some vibrations under load in certain conditions, so I'm wondering if some fresh couplings with roller bearings are in order such as these 
    http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Drivetrain/CV Joints/QL5000.aspx?0801&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/QL5000.aspx|Back to search

    The eagle eyed of you will notice its all pretty oily under there. Obviously because British, but I think a fair deal of it was coming from the rocker gasket. I popped a fresh cork gasket on and it seems nice and dry now. 
     

    Damn shame I didn't get all of this done in time for FOTU, but I did have a pleasant day of it being a car today: around 100 miles of joyful bimbling in rain and shine.  

     
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from juular in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    New manifold arrived for the Morris thanks to the tip-off from @BeEP so I set about the manly task of turning my borked manifold into an inlet. 

    Much, much grinding ensued. 

    Getting closer 

    It was at this point that I thought, "hang on, this inlet is located on the studs by the exhaust part of the manifold, this ain't gonna work". 

    I think I'm gonna need something like this that properly locates in the studs. 

    I'm guessing I can do away with the water heating. 
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to egg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is a very early Clio. And it's damn pretty.
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/2037211173.htm?ac=4051296304


    This is the French chanteuse Clio who I'd like to be my Nicole in that Clio.

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Ian_Fearn in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    Now where are we with the fleet? 
    Having done everything to it, I sold the Vespa sprint and I'm backing using my much loved LML- it's just generally more stress-free leaving it about the place. 
    I acquired this 1 litre beater as a suitable chariot for the learner driver of the household, but I've been loving it too! It's ridiculously upright and tiny and the most basic of base. Specs include: 
    Electric mirrors  And nothing else. Locking is manual on each door with a key FFS. Was that even still a thing in 2006? 
     


    The reason it's so great is all that SPACE in something SO TINY 

    Parking turns out to be something to look forward to it's so bloody tiny. 

    It's got 3 cylinders totalling 950 or so cc, and yes of course it's objectively slow but it's also surprisingly willing- torquey and yet quite willing to rev. It's almost exotic sounding isn't it? Okay, almost. 
    If you listen to start of that video you can hear the fuel pump. At various times it sounds like it's going to self destruct- I really need to change it before it self destructs somewhere on the motorway in the rain. The problem is I hate spending money in garages on modern cars and I hate working on modern cars and it's a tank out job. 
    The 3 cylinder roar is pretty characterful, verging on rough when cold. I've lobbed some injector cleaner in and cleaned the MAF and it seems to be smoother after a bit of an Italian tune-up. I should probably clean the throttle body too but that looks ever so slightly more involved.
    Other niggles include the need to get a set of tires. The ones on these are all mismatched and I've become a right tire fusspot in my old age- I don't think they're doing anything to help the laughable handling. Hence the request for some wheels that would fit it in my wanted thread. It had a nasty wobble at 60-70mph before so I got the front set balanced which definitely improved things- the bloke said that it had a big dent in the front left rim that he hammered out. It's better but still there so maybe I need to get the rears balanced too or just get a new set. 
    I'm off up to Scotland soon so I either need to do the drive in this (I'd happily do it if the wobble was fixed and fuel pump done), Morris (madness) or Saab, as a last hurrah before the ULEZ takes it forever. 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from juular in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    So where were we? 
    Inlet manifolds for the Morris. One of the joys of a shared workshop is my neighbour has a collection of amazing stuff: a quick rummage revealed a Metro inlet manifold. This fitted great apart from the clamping depth being considerably thicker than my exhaust manifold. A careful bit of angle grinding got us closer to where we need to be: 

    Before too long I had that all attached and clamped with some fresh nuts & gaskets. 

    Next hurdle was that my exhaust front section was the same diameter as the clamping area manifold. Beep kindly sent me a section of exhaust but I ended up welding on a small 35mm sleeve to enable me to clamp it on. A lot of measuring and umming & ahhhing took place before just lining it all up by eye and going for it.
     

    Next hurdle: the clamp was impossible to fit without it fouling the exhaust mounting bracket. This meant chopping a bit out of the bracket. Only problem was, access was tight and I couldn't get the bracket off without first removing the freshly fitted manifold. Dayum. 
    Manifold loosened, bracket off, reshaped, and everything fitted back gets us here: 

    After all that fiddling, measuring and making I was rewarded by the rest of the exhaust going on without bother. It's all quite simple stuff but working under a car always feels a that bit more cumbersome and nasty. 

    Whilst I was underneath I did notice that the driveshaft couplings seem to be eating themselves a little bit, visible if you look closely. 

    I have been noticing some vibrations under load in certain conditions, so I'm wondering if some fresh couplings with roller bearings are in order such as these 
    http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Drivetrain/CV Joints/QL5000.aspx?0801&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/QL5000.aspx|Back to search

    The eagle eyed of you will notice its all pretty oily under there. Obviously because British, but I think a fair deal of it was coming from the rocker gasket. I popped a fresh cork gasket on and it seems nice and dry now. 
     

    Damn shame I didn't get all of this done in time for FOTU, but I did have a pleasant day of it being a car today: around 100 miles of joyful bimbling in rain and shine.  

     
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from juular in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Tickman in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from loserone in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Vantman in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    Welcome back Scruffy Saab----

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Vantman in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from BeEP in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Shite Ron in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    It's been a big day today: Bye bye Saab, I loved you to pieces 😭.
    Knowing it's going to a top shiter honestly makes all the difference though. 

    Onwards with this little BranFind

    And this cute bum 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from mk2_craig in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Though I do love carbs, I’ve always been interested in experimenting with injection setups. Wouldn’t a Mini SPI setup be the natural choice or would you get better performance from a Peugeot throttle body? 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Yoss in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka   
    Amazing! Don’t forget to drive it like this everywhere 
     
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    AMI 8 Pick Up
    2500€
    The speak English!
    https://www.milanuncios.com/venta-de-coches-clasicos/citroen-ami-8-pick-up-386924670.htm


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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka   
    Amazing! Don’t forget to drive it like this everywhere 
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Asimo in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka   
    Amazing! Don’t forget to drive it like this everywhere 
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka   
    Amazing! Don’t forget to drive it like this everywhere 
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from rainagain in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka   
    Amazing! Don’t forget to drive it like this everywhere 
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Dan302 in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka   
    Amazing! Don’t forget to drive it like this everywhere 
     
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