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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to RobT in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    For one day in my life I thought I'd feel special.

    But three of the buggers at the same event...
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from inconsistant in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh a Porsche 924! Okay first things first. What's the spec? 
    Sweet! Maybe I'm a people who require these types of cars. What's the next step? 
    God that's so simple! I've been doing it wrong all these years. 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from BertiePuntoCabrio in eBay tat volume 3.   
    No MOT but only £375. Could be a stinker, could be a suburban jewel.  

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from MorrisItalSLX in eBay tat volume 3.   
    No MOT but only £375. Could be a stinker, could be a suburban jewel.  

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from horriblemercedes in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh a Porsche 924! Okay first things first. What's the spec? 
    Sweet! Maybe I'm a people who require these types of cars. What's the next step? 
    God that's so simple! I've been doing it wrong all these years. 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh a Porsche 924! Okay first things first. What's the spec? 
    Sweet! Maybe I'm a people who require these types of cars. What's the next step? 
    God that's so simple! I've been doing it wrong all these years. 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from willswitchengage in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh a Porsche 924! Okay first things first. What's the spec? 
    Sweet! Maybe I'm a people who require these types of cars. What's the next step? 
    God that's so simple! I've been doing it wrong all these years. 

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Dave_Q in Dave's shonkers - Roffle Ignis 1 week review   
    So it actually qualifies for no indicators on a few points:
    Pre 1986
    Under 50cc
    No position lamp fitted at time of test

    Any one of those 3 you don't need indicators.

    Its a 50 crank with a 102 Polini kit. Didn't tell MOT man this so an not to confuse things. Plus you can't really tell without either stripping it down or riding it and seeing if it can achieve 40.
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Eyersey1234 in The new news 24 thread   
    Just been following this Bond Bug on the A19 coming into York 

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Dave_Q in Dave's shonkers - Roffle Ignis 1 week review   
    Turns out, yes you can pass an MOT with 4 wires.


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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Dave_Q in Dave's shonkers - Roffle Ignis 1 week review   
    Impressing the shit out of both family and neighbours this morning.



    https://youtube.com/shorts/laTcbWRjWCI?feature=share

    Bystanders communicated their approval with a variety of positive comments:

    "It's really loud, is the exhaust broken?"
    "It's too small, Daddy looks ridiculous on it"
    "Brum it faster Daddy!"

    To which the answers are: no, don't care, and I'm already brumming it as fast as it will go.
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Dave_Q in Dave's shonkers - Roffle Ignis 1 week review   
    Slow progress but I think this thing is ready for an MOT.





    My bodywork is pretty rough in places but meh.




    I've been over and over the MOT manual and reckon that the minimum for a pass is horn and reflector. It's an 83 so indicators are not required. I also couldn't find a requirement to have a way to turn it off but regardless I have wired up the ignition switch direct to the CDI so it switches off on the key.





    Yes the horn is running off a 9v battery. Seems fine and no less pathetic than factory horns on some scooters. Annoyingly I definitely have a stick on reflector in stock somewhere but can't find it so have had to order one. Hopefully get it in for test this week.
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from puddlethumper in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh a Porsche 924! Okay first things first. What's the spec? 
    Sweet! Maybe I'm a people who require these types of cars. What's the next step? 
    God that's so simple! I've been doing it wrong all these years. 

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    This just arrived, love it!







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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Vantman in Anyone gonna sell me a Parker?   
    @Fabergé Greggs could be interested?
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    Spotted this beauty on eBay, a 505 has been at the top of the WANT list for a while,  I did try and swap my 230TE for it last year but the seller wasn't all that interested and someone else bought it which is quite handy as it's now even closer.  I've left a deposit on it and hope to have it collected this week. I'm going to roffle the Scirocco over on facebook to raise some funds and make space.
    The 505 is a GTD 2.5 turbo diesel Auto so hopefully it'll be as wafty as the Mercedes I just got rid of.
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in 35th time lucky: Pal comes home   
    Oh man, so nice. One of the ways that I can tell that I’m maturing from reckless hooligan youth into weird old car guy is that I’ve really come to love a correct set of fresh tires on a car. Like really really LOVE 
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to barrett in 35th time lucky: Pal comes home   
    Had a bit of a silly moment in the Rover the other day, driving down the A23 there was a bit of noise coming from the o/s front wheel, and for some reason I started imagining all sorts of horrendous wishbone/track rod/ kingpin/ spring issue which were going to cost me loads of money to sort, ignoring the fact that it was wearing ancient tyres. Anyway, I was overtaking somebody at 70mph and it suddenly went from 'annoying noise' to 'something's about to fall off' so I pulled into a layby and of course the tyre had just completely given up

    Anyway. Got on the blower to the lovely folks at Longstone Tyres and got a set of Cinturatos sent over, which arrived the next day. GR9 service as usual, highly recommended etc


    Unsurprisingly the ride and handling are significantly improved. Even though the old rubber looked 'fine' it just goes to show how much of an improvement can be made. It feels much more sure-footed now and I've been tossing it around with gay abandon (fnar). Really need to find a replacement driver's door now, as that one is rapidly disintegrating.
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Ian_Fearn in Saving the Panda (TLC for the road warrior)   
    The sills from Poland did arrive after a couple of week and seem to fit really well.
    I’ve finished the drivers side now and it’s painted using colour coded Raptor.
    I’ve had to raise the stone chip line but I think it worked out better than trying to blend normal paint into the rest of the sill.









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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to SiC in Morris Minor Ratrod - Back to Bearings and Brakes   
    Going to try doing a "Will It Start" video as these always seem popular on YouTube.

    Anyway Mrs SiC destroyed the barn find look as she'd already attacked it with the hose pipe briefly before I got a chance to go out there. Apparently the hose pipe pressure is enough to cause the paint to come off! 🤣


    Set to work on the boot and seeing if there was any gold bullion inside.


    Found a rusty hole to poke through.


    Also realised why the bumper was off. The bottom panel is pop riveted together in the bottom left.


    Stuck my lock picking set in and a rake.


    No effort at all got it open. Not sure if there are more than one wafer lock in it.

    No gold bullion unfortunately. Just the spare tyre, Jack and crank handle.



    Set to work in the engine bay. Broke the catch off the bonnet. Good start.




    What's this box? Not googled it, but I guess possibly a alternator regulator? Seems to have too many terminals for that though.



    Carb number


    Engine number


    Has a K&N filter. Going to need to find a replacement element. Or just replace it entirely.


    Removed the plugs to put some oil down the bores. Unfortunately I broke the back plug. Stiff to get off and I must have put too much side load on it. Thankfully just the ceramic portion at the top broke off.


    Brakes.

    All the lines appear there. Flex hoses look in good condition, but I still will replace them before going for a proper drive.

    Front brake switch and distribution


    Front wheel wells



    Rear brake lines




    Master cylinder screws were rounded out. Pair of decent vice grips got them out though.




    Master cylinder is empty, which explains the lack of pedal pressure. Looks clean in here at least. Might just get a rebuild kit for this rather than completely replacing it. I believe there is a special kit for those that have disc conversion like this car.


    Elsewhere in the interior there is a full set of worry gauges


    Presumably this was the last show this car went to


    Still has the MMOC badges on the front.


    Also has a set of four of these wheels. 13 inches but no idea if the correct PCD for the car. Branded as Smiths.


    Right now I'm drawing up a shopping list to go down to Moss/Charles Ware tomorrow as I have a day off. Will also give it a proper clean off too.

    Also tomorrow hopefully I'll get a chance to hand turn over the engine, fresh oil+filter, check compression and go for a attempted start. I intend to video it too. Hopefully it'll be an easy start!
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Sir Chocolate Teapot in Not a collection, a repatriation of man and machine.   
    What a nightmare of a year.
    Finally i am moving back to uk.
    After a year dealing with separation, house selling, setting up kids and ex in house, covid, red tape and bureaucracy i have booked a ferry.
    Wednesday 21 july 20.15 ferry calais dover.
    Covid test here in italy booked,  pre booked uk tests, 10 day quarantine to look forward too.
    Changed headlights to uk speck lights ( pleased i kept them in the garage). This was originally a uk reg car.
    Hmrc transfer of residency forms filled in, including importing the car i hope !

    Route plan worked out, 1450kms near genova to basingstoke via switzerland and france.
    My route is north with only 2 left turns to rember, left at selestat and left at london.

    Checked car over, top up oil and put a bit of extra air in tyres, 25psi instead of normal 22psi for extra speed !
    Spare points and  condenser packed. 
    Watching gov.uk website for any changes to rules on coming from france.
    Plan to set of early Tuesday morning.
    In a 35 year old 997 cc suzuki sj 410
    Best cruising speed is 78 km/h. (48mph!)
    If i am lucky will average 70 km/h.
    21 hrs actual driving if everthing goes well. Two 11hr days of driving plus ferry.
    My ears, spine and will to live might fail. Knobbly tyres , no sound insulation and 30 degree heat this week in italy.
    Wish me luck please.



    Last pics before we set of Tuesday morning.
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Peter C in 2003 Mini Cooper S (R53) - Toyota Aygo Road Test   
    I bought a lovely Mini Cooper S from @Sunny Jim which my wife and I collected yesterday. See here:
    The Cooper made the 250 mile 4.5 hour journey to Buckinghamshire (from North Wales!) under its own steam but all was not well under the bonnet. The fresh air vents were providing anything but fresh air, I was choking on oily fumes. I stopped on route and wiped a lot of oil from the rocker cover and gently kept going, keeping the engine revs below 3k.
    Before you read any further, I have absolutely no qualms about the car or the deal I made with @Sunny Jim I bought an 18 year old car with 120k, sold as seen, of course there will be problems! 
    I investigated further this morning. There was oil all over the front of the engine and on top of the exhaust manifold shield.


    I went to remove plug lead No 2 and it came off in two pieces, the metal connector has split from the cable.

    Next I removed the sparkplugs. Plugs 1 and 4 were a little moist but plugs 2 and 3 were sinking in engine oil.


    The rocker cover gasket and plug well seals were obviously knackered, a typical R50/53 fault. 
    To get the rocket cover off...

    All this had to be removed. It's by no means a difficult job but it was time consuming. There is a bit more space under the bonnet of my W123 & W124!

    I've bought a new set of leads £18 and I'm picking up the gasket set tomorrow morning (£40). Hopefully the whole lot will go back together without any issues.
    Look at this engine, it's hard to believe that it's done 120k miles in 18 years. Everything under the rocker cover looks mint!

    In other news, to replace a blown brake light bulb I had to remove the entire light unit. How stupid. Modern* cars ehh?

    The annoying rattle from the tailgate was silenced with a 4 inch length of insulation tape, wrapped around the lock catch.

    I do like a clean exhaust pipe. Or two. Out came the Brasso and I am pleased with the shine.

    And finally, I've noticed that the small lights in the front bumper flick on randomly. According to the experts on a Facebook group, the presence of LED bulbs is upsetting the system.

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to SiC in Morris Minor Ratrod - Back to Bearings and Brakes   
    Plate stayed with the car in the end
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