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    wuvvum got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in The new news 24 thread   
    Took the Ypsilon to Tesco earlier and interestingly, replacing the column stalks also seems to have brought the stop-start back to life. 
    Now all I need to do is to find out how to get Multiecuscan to connect to the car so I can tell it it now has cruise control.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Sheefag in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Bit late for this chap, but when I lost the key to the one I had I was able to get a replacement cut by the local Subaru dealer on the VIN.
    I then had to spend several hours upside down in the driver's footwell bypassing the dealer fit immobiliser, but that's another story.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from AnthonyG in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    This was a new one on me.  The Muji Car 1000, a poverty-spec K11 Micra-based car only available online.

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    wuvvum reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good if you need to undertake on the motorway
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Cord Forteener aka Tim_E in Tim's Fleet - New car; another Mondeo, this time a mk4. Wifely approval granted   
    I actually managed to get it undone OK using the nut when I changed the filter, but I agree that it doesn't look like the most robust of setups.
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    wuvvum reacted to Lankytim in The new news 24 thread   
    I’m working towards getting my Volvo 145 steering serviceable and today had lots of fun using a knotwheel in my grinder to remove scale (scale sounds better than rust) from the spindles and steering arms before treating them to red oxide primer and Hammerite top coat. I was going to buy a tin of black Hammerite but after seeing the price I dug around in the garage and found dark green, which will do the job nicely. All the ball joint rubber covers are split and need replacement, I’ve never replaced them before, is there a place that sells them separately? 
    Moving on, the broken bolts that were seized into the donor steering box were finally removed with heat and sheer brute force and after a cleanup it’s ready to fit. There’s virtually no wear in the box but while ducking about with it I messed the adjustment up meaning it now needs to be  properly set again. I’ve watched a few YouTube videos and it seems pretty straightforward. I could just swap the pitman arm over the box that I already have fitted but it looks like a massive ball ache so I’m planning on just swapping the whole steering box over. 






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    wuvvum reacted to Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This looks great if the price stays sensible, I was not aware of the 4WD version but it looks fantastic:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313573521860?hash=item49027039c4:g:v5YAAOSwDTZgz7Ek

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    wuvvum got a reaction from Skizzer in The new news 24 thread   
    Another weekend with not a great deal of fettling done, due to the weather mostly being dismal.  It cleared up somewhat this afternoon, so I spent some time contemplating how best to sort the exhaust on the Innocenti.  I only got as far as getting the back box off before I went to pick up Tim E from the station, and we spent a couple of hours talking about, amongst other things, violins.  Once Tim had headed off westward I had another look at the exhaust and decided that the easiest way to sort it would be to take the whole thing off the car.  The two downpipe-to-manifold bolts came undone easily enough and with the two remaining hangers removed the exhaust slid out quite easily from the front of the car.
    Having looked at old and new centre sections together, I'm going to have to use the whole of the new section, with an extension aft of the silencer to bring it up to the required length for my LWB model - the existing centre section is pretty fucked all the way along.  The front and centre sections are currently welded together, and there's no way in heck that the weld is going to come apart whilst leaving the pipe intact, but fortunately there's enough of the front pipe in front of the existing join that the new centre section will slide over it.  So in theory all I need is a 250mm section of straight 38mm pipe and a selection of clamps.  I'll get those ordered and have a crack next week.  I also ordered a standard Mini brake master cylinder - I'm hoping it fits OK...
    After that I put my brave pants on and had a crack at fitting the new column stalks to the Ypsilon.  The airbag was a right fiddly bastard to remove, but I got it off in the end.  The wheel came off easily, as did the old column stalks.

    I had to swap the clock springs around as the new stalks were wired for a multi-function steering wheel so the plug for the horn was different.  Other than that it was fairly straightforward and everything went back together easily enough.

    And the new stalks work!  I now have DRLs, rather than having the headlights on all the time.  With the ignition off I also now have parking lights available - previously no illumination was possible without the key in.

    So have I managed to fix a modern?  Not quite.  I've somehow done something not quite right whilst refitting the airbag assembly, so the horn is on all the time.  The left side of the steering wheel centre boss doesn't seem to have any in and out movement.  I've pulled the fuse for now; when I can be arsed I'm going to have to take the airbag out again and see if I can see what I've done wrong.  Or I might just leave it and fit air horns wired up to a separate switch...
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    wuvvum got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in The new news 24 thread   
    Another weekend with not a great deal of fettling done, due to the weather mostly being dismal.  It cleared up somewhat this afternoon, so I spent some time contemplating how best to sort the exhaust on the Innocenti.  I only got as far as getting the back box off before I went to pick up Tim E from the station, and we spent a couple of hours talking about, amongst other things, violins.  Once Tim had headed off westward I had another look at the exhaust and decided that the easiest way to sort it would be to take the whole thing off the car.  The two downpipe-to-manifold bolts came undone easily enough and with the two remaining hangers removed the exhaust slid out quite easily from the front of the car.
    Having looked at old and new centre sections together, I'm going to have to use the whole of the new section, with an extension aft of the silencer to bring it up to the required length for my LWB model - the existing centre section is pretty fucked all the way along.  The front and centre sections are currently welded together, and there's no way in heck that the weld is going to come apart whilst leaving the pipe intact, but fortunately there's enough of the front pipe in front of the existing join that the new centre section will slide over it.  So in theory all I need is a 250mm section of straight 38mm pipe and a selection of clamps.  I'll get those ordered and have a crack next week.  I also ordered a standard Mini brake master cylinder - I'm hoping it fits OK...
    After that I put my brave pants on and had a crack at fitting the new column stalks to the Ypsilon.  The airbag was a right fiddly bastard to remove, but I got it off in the end.  The wheel came off easily, as did the old column stalks.

    I had to swap the clock springs around as the new stalks were wired for a multi-function steering wheel so the plug for the horn was different.  Other than that it was fairly straightforward and everything went back together easily enough.

    And the new stalks work!  I now have DRLs, rather than having the headlights on all the time.  With the ignition off I also now have parking lights available - previously no illumination was possible without the key in.

    So have I managed to fix a modern?  Not quite.  I've somehow done something not quite right whilst refitting the airbag assembly, so the horn is on all the time.  The left side of the steering wheel centre boss doesn't seem to have any in and out movement.  I've pulled the fuse for now; when I can be arsed I'm going to have to take the airbag out again and see if I can see what I've done wrong.  Or I might just leave it and fit air horns wired up to a separate switch...
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    wuvvum reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in The new news 24 thread   
    Suburban wildlife news: Alan the Partridge seems to have taken up residence in the garden. Far from running away if I step out, he actually comes running to me. I expect he'll be wanting feeding, so...






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    wuvvum reacted to Sheefag in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
    Lighten up ffs Jazoli.  What's the worst that could happen?
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    wuvvum reacted to Andyrew in Andy's awful autos: Casual fondle   
    A true legend
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    wuvvum reacted to Sunny Jim in The new news 24 thread   
    Look what just showed up in the car park at work. How am I supposed to concentrate on anything else this afternoon?

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    wuvvum reacted to Sheefag in eBay tat volume 3.   
    2000 Subaru Justy - 25000mls - Croydon - £300
     


     
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    wuvvum got a reaction from outlaw118 in The new news 24 thread   
    Speaking of nice old British cars, I was going round a roundabout in the centre of Norwich this morning and waiting to pull out, looking massive even amongst the bloated modernz, was a rather lovely Silver Cloud III.
    The purpose of my visit to Norwich was to test drive this:

    My disenchantment with spending much of my free time chasing faults on a fleet of old heaps has reached the point where I'm seriously considering jacking it all in and getting a shiny new car with a warranty.  The one I drove was a posh one but the monthly PCP payments on the more basic model I was looking at are roughly the same as what I'm bunging out every month on VED at the moment, which negates the "oh, it's just money down the drain" argument against having a brand new car.  I'd probably keep just the Renault 6 and the Toyota (the Innocenti had been on the "keep" list too, but that's pissing me off at the moment), and I might then actually have the time and money to give them the attention they deserve.
    The Dacia drove quite well, and certainly feels a lot more of a grown-up concept than the previous model.  It's spacious, it's comfortable enough, the gear shift is nice and crisp and the switches don't flop about.  The plastics are hard and the engine is a bit growly on the dual carriageway, but nothing I couldn't live with.  I haven't made a decision yet but I'm giving it some serious thought.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Steviemillar in The new news 24 thread   
    Speaking of nice old British cars, I was going round a roundabout in the centre of Norwich this morning and waiting to pull out, looking massive even amongst the bloated modernz, was a rather lovely Silver Cloud III.
    The purpose of my visit to Norwich was to test drive this:

    My disenchantment with spending much of my free time chasing faults on a fleet of old heaps has reached the point where I'm seriously considering jacking it all in and getting a shiny new car with a warranty.  The one I drove was a posh one but the monthly PCP payments on the more basic model I was looking at are roughly the same as what I'm bunging out every month on VED at the moment, which negates the "oh, it's just money down the drain" argument against having a brand new car.  I'd probably keep just the Renault 6 and the Toyota (the Innocenti had been on the "keep" list too, but that's pissing me off at the moment), and I might then actually have the time and money to give them the attention they deserve.
    The Dacia drove quite well, and certainly feels a lot more of a grown-up concept than the previous model.  It's spacious, it's comfortable enough, the gear shift is nice and crisp and the switches don't flop about.  The plastics are hard and the engine is a bit growly on the dual carriageway, but nothing I couldn't live with.  I haven't made a decision yet but I'm giving it some serious thought.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a couple of those Scénics, they're not a bad steer but they do have the usual electrical issues suffered by most Renaults of that era.  I'm assuming it's an electric handbrake?  I think most of them were.
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    wuvvum reacted to Sunny Jim in The new news 24 thread   
    Solstice sunrise in Snowdonia perhaps not worth getting out of bed for. The view wasn't up to much but the dawn chorus was pretty spectacular

    VID_20210621_045429_01_01[1].mp4 and Llyn Padarn looks pretty special in this light.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in Live Metal Pilot not LDV not Ford adventure.   
    Why did you start with the shit one?
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Yoss in The new news 24 thread   
    Another weekend with not a great deal of fettling done, due to the weather mostly being dismal.  It cleared up somewhat this afternoon, so I spent some time contemplating how best to sort the exhaust on the Innocenti.  I only got as far as getting the back box off before I went to pick up Tim E from the station, and we spent a couple of hours talking about, amongst other things, violins.  Once Tim had headed off westward I had another look at the exhaust and decided that the easiest way to sort it would be to take the whole thing off the car.  The two downpipe-to-manifold bolts came undone easily enough and with the two remaining hangers removed the exhaust slid out quite easily from the front of the car.
    Having looked at old and new centre sections together, I'm going to have to use the whole of the new section, with an extension aft of the silencer to bring it up to the required length for my LWB model - the existing centre section is pretty fucked all the way along.  The front and centre sections are currently welded together, and there's no way in heck that the weld is going to come apart whilst leaving the pipe intact, but fortunately there's enough of the front pipe in front of the existing join that the new centre section will slide over it.  So in theory all I need is a 250mm section of straight 38mm pipe and a selection of clamps.  I'll get those ordered and have a crack next week.  I also ordered a standard Mini brake master cylinder - I'm hoping it fits OK...
    After that I put my brave pants on and had a crack at fitting the new column stalks to the Ypsilon.  The airbag was a right fiddly bastard to remove, but I got it off in the end.  The wheel came off easily, as did the old column stalks.

    I had to swap the clock springs around as the new stalks were wired for a multi-function steering wheel so the plug for the horn was different.  Other than that it was fairly straightforward and everything went back together easily enough.

    And the new stalks work!  I now have DRLs, rather than having the headlights on all the time.  With the ignition off I also now have parking lights available - previously no illumination was possible without the key in.

    So have I managed to fix a modern?  Not quite.  I've somehow done something not quite right whilst refitting the airbag assembly, so the horn is on all the time.  The left side of the steering wheel centre boss doesn't seem to have any in and out movement.  I've pulled the fuse for now; when I can be arsed I'm going to have to take the airbag out again and see if I can see what I've done wrong.  Or I might just leave it and fit air horns wired up to a separate switch...
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Heidel_Kakao in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I hadn't noticed before that @catsinthewelder is wearing a T-shirt with his own face on it.  I didn't realise he was so vain.
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    wuvvum reacted to RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    Bought this last week.

    Can't bear another summer without AC, so that was pretty much my only requirement.  Cheap and not dull as fuck were the others.  I decided not to read the horror stories, just making sure the AC was cold and it was being sold by an honest person.  It's a 1.9 dCi, handbrake is inop, and all I ask is it lasts until October.

    That's seem some action but meh.  I'll take my chances.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Coprolalia in The new news 24 thread   
    Another weekend with not a great deal of fettling done, due to the weather mostly being dismal.  It cleared up somewhat this afternoon, so I spent some time contemplating how best to sort the exhaust on the Innocenti.  I only got as far as getting the back box off before I went to pick up Tim E from the station, and we spent a couple of hours talking about, amongst other things, violins.  Once Tim had headed off westward I had another look at the exhaust and decided that the easiest way to sort it would be to take the whole thing off the car.  The two downpipe-to-manifold bolts came undone easily enough and with the two remaining hangers removed the exhaust slid out quite easily from the front of the car.
    Having looked at old and new centre sections together, I'm going to have to use the whole of the new section, with an extension aft of the silencer to bring it up to the required length for my LWB model - the existing centre section is pretty fucked all the way along.  The front and centre sections are currently welded together, and there's no way in heck that the weld is going to come apart whilst leaving the pipe intact, but fortunately there's enough of the front pipe in front of the existing join that the new centre section will slide over it.  So in theory all I need is a 250mm section of straight 38mm pipe and a selection of clamps.  I'll get those ordered and have a crack next week.  I also ordered a standard Mini brake master cylinder - I'm hoping it fits OK...
    After that I put my brave pants on and had a crack at fitting the new column stalks to the Ypsilon.  The airbag was a right fiddly bastard to remove, but I got it off in the end.  The wheel came off easily, as did the old column stalks.

    I had to swap the clock springs around as the new stalks were wired for a multi-function steering wheel so the plug for the horn was different.  Other than that it was fairly straightforward and everything went back together easily enough.

    And the new stalks work!  I now have DRLs, rather than having the headlights on all the time.  With the ignition off I also now have parking lights available - previously no illumination was possible without the key in.

    So have I managed to fix a modern?  Not quite.  I've somehow done something not quite right whilst refitting the airbag assembly, so the horn is on all the time.  The left side of the steering wheel centre boss doesn't seem to have any in and out movement.  I've pulled the fuse for now; when I can be arsed I'm going to have to take the airbag out again and see if I can see what I've done wrong.  Or I might just leave it and fit air horns wired up to a separate switch...
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