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fatharris last won the day on July 20 2018

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  1. This one was very cheap, hence my total shock* when I put my finger through 90% of it. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. A '92 Honda Beat and a '91 Mini, the other shitbags in my life. Both very firmly in the "Project" category requiring a LOT of welding. As usual, life/time/lack of skill has forced them into the garage for many years, but at least they're dry and not going anywhere [emoji106] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. A beautiful bouncing pair of randoms please [emoji16] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. Been very quiet with this as work and other stuff has got in the way. Dan put it through an MOT the other day: And we (him mostly) have been chipping away at it, with some help from Phill to get the carb running better. A bit tricky, as it isn't the original and the previous owner has bastardised a bracket for all the cables. I popped in today and got given the job of the duff rear fog light. 'Not a problem!' I thought, changing the bulb. Nah. Further investigation revealed the telltale switch light was illuminating very dimly, with no voltage to the bulb contact. Changed the fuse to nil effect too. Then we looked at the wiring diagram and delved into Phill's spares. Luckily, he had a spare foglight switch, but that was not the cause. Eventually, we tracked the faulty component, the headlight switch. Unbelievably, the date stamp proved to be a recent replacement: Once again we dived back into the spares pile and miraculously, Phill had a headlight switch! A quick functional test revealed that all was working once again. As a bonus, we discovered the cause of no instrument backlighting - the dimming switch had become disconnected, which was promptly plugged back in and we now had backlighting! Once reassembled, we tested it again, and discovered the indicators and hazards suddenly weren't working. Phill had a spare hazard switch which was much smoother in operation so that was fitted, before I realised I dislodged the fuse when re-seating the fusebox back in its cubby. Finally, I fitted the rear number plate. Back in for retest tomorrow, fingers crossed! Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. Annoyingly so. Real blink of the eye stuff. Money well spent in my opinion, I'd have spent three hours pissing around with clips before the springs decide to meet themselves into the middle of fucking oblivion. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. I'm a dickhead, pure and simple. Didn't check the basics, did I? Thankfully, Phill checked the basics and found an incredibly blocked cabin filter. All toasty now and ready for another year of service! Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. Your channel advert came up on my FB feed. I'll be honest, I recognised the steering rack error message picture first [emoji23] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. This has been a fine chariot. A fine, fine chariot indeed. Popped it in for MOT with TwoSmoke yesterday and got quite the fail sheet. Nothing major though, so she's getting fettled by Phill and will be ready for another year of service The fuel leak came courtesy of whoever serviced it before me, they broke the internal plastic connector gubbins of the fuel filter connector, so they simply glued it onto the fuel filter. Handy, until I tried changing the fuel filter and it fell apart. Phill has sorted that out. He's also gone for new pads and discs up front, cleaned the caliper sliders, and fitted new brake shoes on the rear (awaiting new rear brake cylinders), whilst the load valve has been soaking in oil for a day to attempt to free it up. Sweary mechanic man: On the plus side, I think I found the source of the engine knocking on deceleration which I initially thought was the lower mount (replaced four months ago and was shagged tbf). Turns out 2 out of 3 bolts holding the OS upper engine mount weren't even finger tight and had been undoing themselves for quite some time. Further inspection revealed the cambelt cover bolt was also loose. Quickly whipped the cover off to reveal there is definitely indications to suggest it's had a cambelt change recently, plus the belt was in good health. Few quid saved there! Whilst it's in, the clutch cable was assessed as 'fine' and the heater matrix is getting flushed out as well, to try to coax some life into the heater for the cold winter months ahead [emoji16] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. If there are any spare after ^ gets one, I'll gladly take it [emoji106] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. I'm going down as a very positive 'maybe' as I've no idea what my work pattern will be or if I'll even be in the UK for it. Will hopefully be there though [emoji16] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. Who the fuck got Tom spanners? He's the biggest risk to himself when he's got bloody tools in his hand! Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. When my parcel arrived, I had a slight inkling it was was secret santa. No idea why, like. So, after much unwrapping, I was rewarded with this beauty! Looking forward to reading through this, a quick flick revealed some fascinating images of the development of the Metro. I'm a bit of a BL locker so I can't wait to get stuck into it! Thanks paulplom, and Merry Christmas to all you shiters, all the best for 2020. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. This is a great collection thread. All good threads start with a pint. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  14. That's cool as shit What are the plans for it? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  15. Yeah, that's ours Super jealous of this, well bought! Will pop in and see this when I get back. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
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