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    Alan_Green reacted to Robin in My MK1 espace problem.   
    Hello. 
    I have a lot of Renault espaces. Consider this thread as an admission of guilt, but I also need your help. 
    I have a lot of these cars, but never enough. I'm on the hunt for a quadra especially but I'm actually just looking to save more in general more than anything. If you know of any owners, please put me in touch.
    I actually posted a hand written letter to a house I saw on street view with one on the drive last week, and even contacted a water company through Facebook to find the owner of one that someone else on Facebook spotted on their travels.
    It's a drug problème but I'm going with it and sticking with it. I've met some wonderful people whilst collecting these cars, parts, and breakers. Here are a few photos of mine. 
     

     
    My plea to you is to please put me in touch if you know owners who may be persuaded to sell, a quadra is next on the list be it from the UK or whether I just end up finding one in Europe later in the year.  I am absolutely serious about saving as many as I can both as a financial investment to myself but also as just excellent cars I know inside and out that are slowly becoming nonexistent. 
    Likewise I have a very very large stock of parts, almost three full MK1 facelift injection cars in bits, so if you know someone in need please point them in the direction of "musee de l'espace" (me barn) 
    My reward to you is a sunset photo of one that I sold. Then I bought it back because I'm *definitely okay. 
     

    *definitely not okay 
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    Alan_Green got a reaction from 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Did that Karmann Ghia leave the factory like that?  Never seen one that looks like it before.  Anyway, Marktplaats, Netherlands:

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from grogee in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Did that Karmann Ghia leave the factory like that?  Never seen one that looks like it before.  Anyway, Marktplaats, Netherlands:

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Did that Karmann Ghia leave the factory like that?  Never seen one that looks like it before.  Anyway, Marktplaats, Netherlands:

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Supernaut in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Did that Karmann Ghia leave the factory like that?  Never seen one that looks like it before.  Anyway, Marktplaats, Netherlands:

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    Alan_Green reacted to 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.olx.pt/d/anuncio/vw-karman-ghia-tc-IDHfjQx.html
     


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    Alan_Green reacted to Jim Bell in HMC new - Home in a chocolate teapot   
    To Jorts Skope
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    Alan_Green reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    *attaches helium balloon to towbar, engine audibly labouring*
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/546963647121507
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    Alan_Green reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    2000 FORD ESCORT 55 D VAN GREAT CONDITION DRIVES WELL | eBay
    'Escort 55D van...drives well' 
    'Starts and drives as it should'

    For anyone lucky enough to have never even sat in one of these, let alone drive one, I can emphatically state they are actually worse than an Iv*co.
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    Alan_Green reacted to 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/volvo-265-us-diesel-tuev-neu-oldtimergutachten/2141481730-216-8534?simcid=87cdce3f-7a22-4df9-89af-ec53882a5116
     


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    Alan_Green got a reaction from privatewire in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid Auto Van.  (There should be move car-seat-delete vans). 


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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Yoss in Home made pick ups.   
    7 Series.  For sale in South Africa for £3,000 should you fancy it.


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    Alan_Green reacted to D.E in Youtube moments   
    African POV drive of a slighty worn* Mazda
     
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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Quintus in Three spokes. The good the bad and the ugly   
    Saab 900 three spokes are great but there's a rarer, deep-dish version that's even better.  Think they're called super-aeros.  There was a black L-Reg 900 on Ebay a few months back that looked so good on its super-aeros that it looked like a piece of art.  Wish I'd screenshotted it.  But I did save a pic of the wheels for future lottery win fantasy garage research purposes.

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Bamboocarman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Facebook South Africa.  £750 negotiable. 
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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Facebook South Africa.  £750 negotiable. 
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    Alan_Green got a reaction from 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Facebook South Africa.  £750 negotiable. 
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    Alan_Green got a reaction from LightBulbFun in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Facebook South Africa.  £750 negotiable. 
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    Alan_Green reacted to DavidB in 1984 Suzuki SJ410   
    Built the engine back up and a quick drive home turned into a backfiring extravanza that had neighbour's curtains twitching and pedestrians ducking for cover.
    I got sick of the engine being a fool, so when someone told me the 16v EFi engine from a 2000's Suzuki Alto fitted, I searched Facebook Marketplace for an example, and I found an Alto in Manchester with a slipping clutch, so off I went to get it. It was drivable, but there was an undisclosed knocking from the front, which turned out to be a cracked mount which had the wheel moving freely forwards and backwards, and I had 40 miles to drive home. Also had an engine light on, which turned out to be the lambda sensor.


    Engine was quiet and nippy and couldn't wait to ditch the carb/choke combo. So the next day took the engine out of the Alto and the SJ, and got to work figuring out what I would need to get it all together. I intended to just use the ECU and everything. It was OBD2 but didn't have anything like wheel sensors etc to work.


    Everything mounted perfectly, but there was 1mm of space between the end of the head's dizzy unit and the bulkhead, even with the gearbox spaced on it's mount 1cm, it wasn't going to make it any better and when I saw the RWD oil pickup pipe from the SJ protruded into the crankshaft and the sump overhung the block a bit, I just got the willies and reversed my decision and removed everything.







    Also - bonnet wouldn't close! The thought of cutting a hole in it for a bulge finalised it for me.
    I concentrated back on my F10A and found one of the retaining bolts on top of the valve had come loose and the clearance was about 20mm. I rebuilt everything, put the engine back into the Alto with a brand new clutch and subframe mount.
    Most of the oil and gearbox fluid ended up on the floor, so I can't start anything until I get some of that stuff!



    I spent a few days doing this, but I got two good* working** cars out of it in the end.
     
     
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    Alan_Green reacted to Barry Cade in Three spokes. The good the bad and the ugly   
    Yes.. 
    Even better in anthracite.

    Centras? 

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from bunglebus in Three spokes. The good the bad and the ugly   
    Saab 900 three spokes are great but there's a rarer, deep-dish version that's even better.  Think they're called super-aeros.  There was a black L-Reg 900 on Ebay a few months back that looked so good on its super-aeros that it looked like a piece of art.  Wish I'd screenshotted it.  But I did save a pic of the wheels for future lottery win fantasy garage research purposes.

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Three spokes. The good the bad and the ugly   
    Saab 900 three spokes are great but there's a rarer, deep-dish version that's even better.  Think they're called super-aeros.  There was a black L-Reg 900 on Ebay a few months back that looked so good on its super-aeros that it looked like a piece of art.  Wish I'd screenshotted it.  But I did save a pic of the wheels for future lottery win fantasy garage research purposes.

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    Alan_Green got a reaction from Barry Cade in Three spokes. The good the bad and the ugly   
    Saab 900 three spokes are great but there's a rarer, deep-dish version that's even better.  Think they're called super-aeros.  There was a black L-Reg 900 on Ebay a few months back that looked so good on its super-aeros that it looked like a piece of art.  Wish I'd screenshotted it.  But I did save a pic of the wheels for future lottery win fantasy garage research purposes.

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    Alan_Green reacted to bunglebus in Three spokes. The good the bad and the ugly   
    A hard wheel style to get right. Let's see the best and the worst. 
    Personal favourite: Saab 900. Simple, elegant and suit the car perfectly

    Worst? Probably one of the many 90s aftermarket designs as seen on MK4 Escorts up and down the country 

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