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    captain_70s got a reaction from Kade in Kade's Volvo 940   
    Looks alright, that.
    Prepare for your mpgs to halve... 
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    captain_70s reacted to Kade in Kade's Volvo 940   
    On Wednesday I drove over 200 miles North to view this Volvo 940 SE LPT (2.3 Litre Turbo). I've been driving my Mk7 Civic (my first and only car) for 2 years and desperately needed a change (specifically an older boxier car). I fell in love with the 90s interior and shape of the Volvo when I saw it in person. It was really clean all around too, no rust and only one advisory on the MOT. Ended up buying it of course - I'm picking it up on Wednesday.

    I'll start off by servicing it then I'll look into maybe getting alloys or cleaning up the steelies, and there are a few other simple cosmetic and performance modifications I have in mind. I'll post about stuff here as it's done. Ideally I can travel in it in the future too.
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    captain_70s reacted to trigger in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Just in case your struggling to sleep... 
     
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Barry Cade in Worst place in the UK for finding decent shite   
    Back when I used to browse eBay for classic motors and lived in Aberdeenshire I sorted cars by "Nearest first" and was looking at examples in England by the end of the first page.
    All the shite has been long run into the ground and destroyed by the shit climate and road conditions, the odd interesting giffer owned motor crops up occasionally but they're rapidly vanishing. The sheer abundance of pre-2000s motors south of border is mind blowing... I used to be really confused by people saying Moggy Minors and MGBs were common and boring when I was lucky to see a couple in the wild a year. I imagine the Highlands are worse, but you kind of expect that, Aberdeenshire is pretending to be part of civilisation...
    The handy thing about being in Glasgow is that the North of England is no longer a million miles away and they have loads of shit cars to choose from.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Alusilber in Worst place in the UK for finding decent shite   
    Back when I used to browse eBay for classic motors and lived in Aberdeenshire I sorted cars by "Nearest first" and was looking at examples in England by the end of the first page.
    All the shite has been long run into the ground and destroyed by the shit climate and road conditions, the odd interesting giffer owned motor crops up occasionally but they're rapidly vanishing. The sheer abundance of pre-2000s motors south of border is mind blowing... I used to be really confused by people saying Moggy Minors and MGBs were common and boring when I was lucky to see a couple in the wild a year. I imagine the Highlands are worse, but you kind of expect that, Aberdeenshire is pretending to be part of civilisation...
    The handy thing about being in Glasgow is that the North of England is no longer a million miles away and they have loads of shit cars to choose from.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from stonedagain in Time to spring clean the wallet again. Parts gathering and engine now in and sort of running.   
    Hello, welcome to Captain_70's gaping mouth solution emporium, for all your gob filling needs.

    One good used Acclaim grille available, two of the little mounting lug things are missing but I believe your Acclaim still has the outer surround intact anyway. 
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Flat4 in Worst place in the UK for finding decent shite   
    Back when I used to browse eBay for classic motors and lived in Aberdeenshire I sorted cars by "Nearest first" and was looking at examples in England by the end of the first page.
    All the shite has been long run into the ground and destroyed by the shit climate and road conditions, the odd interesting giffer owned motor crops up occasionally but they're rapidly vanishing. The sheer abundance of pre-2000s motors south of border is mind blowing... I used to be really confused by people saying Moggy Minors and MGBs were common and boring when I was lucky to see a couple in the wild a year. I imagine the Highlands are worse, but you kind of expect that, Aberdeenshire is pretending to be part of civilisation...
    The handy thing about being in Glasgow is that the North of England is no longer a million miles away and they have loads of shit cars to choose from.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from spike60 in Worst place in the UK for finding decent shite   
    Back when I used to browse eBay for classic motors and lived in Aberdeenshire I sorted cars by "Nearest first" and was looking at examples in England by the end of the first page.
    All the shite has been long run into the ground and destroyed by the shit climate and road conditions, the odd interesting giffer owned motor crops up occasionally but they're rapidly vanishing. The sheer abundance of pre-2000s motors south of border is mind blowing... I used to be really confused by people saying Moggy Minors and MGBs were common and boring when I was lucky to see a couple in the wild a year. I imagine the Highlands are worse, but you kind of expect that, Aberdeenshire is pretending to be part of civilisation...
    The handy thing about being in Glasgow is that the North of England is no longer a million miles away and they have loads of shit cars to choose from.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in Worst place in the UK for finding decent shite   
    Back when I used to browse eBay for classic motors and lived in Aberdeenshire I sorted cars by "Nearest first" and was looking at examples in England by the end of the first page.
    All the shite has been long run into the ground and destroyed by the shit climate and road conditions, the odd interesting giffer owned motor crops up occasionally but they're rapidly vanishing. The sheer abundance of pre-2000s motors south of border is mind blowing... I used to be really confused by people saying Moggy Minors and MGBs were common and boring when I was lucky to see a couple in the wild a year. I imagine the Highlands are worse, but you kind of expect that, Aberdeenshire is pretending to be part of civilisation...
    The handy thing about being in Glasgow is that the North of England is no longer a million miles away and they have loads of shit cars to choose from.
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    captain_70s reacted to TrabbieRonnie in The Current Driveway...   
    Mazda providing ramp-carrying duties... it has picked up a few stickers, but it's young owner is very proud!
     

     

     

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    captain_70s reacted to 64A60 in The 1958 Austin A55 Cambridge   
    Had this out again over the weekend after sitting since March. Sadly I've noticed white smoke when pulling away, a drop in coolant and Pancake Mix in the Rocker Cover so looks like it's off with the Cylinder Head soon. 😔

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    captain_70s reacted to Jikovron in Tales of eccentrism motoring 2012 onwards, not yet grown up etc   
    Massive diversion to the proceedings! I fancy a Locost but rather than wade through the 2 outdated Haynes tomes and cut a vast pile of pipes out of 25mm RHS ready to accept 'worthless' old escort or sierra mechanicals I'm making this ultra light and very tight on the dimensions ,1M track,1.8m wheelbase and maybe a Honda gx390 driving some lightweight transmission gearing, it's not meant as a serious vehicle but a way of channeling some old ideas into something daft.
    I visited cyclekarts.gb for some inspiration and found plenty, although they run a fairly fixed formula of very early GP cars so I'm on the fringes of that tbh.
    I drew up some ideas to see how it plays out.


    I've got lots of hardware like chain drive diffs and various widgets but machining work will have to wait and also parts of the chassis to take semi trailing or an ultra light live axle will have to wait really.
    The decided factor is a split beam front end like a lotus 6 with some sort of worm gearbox steering box though so I'll use 32mm pipe welded to some bicycle hubs as kingpins.

    Also in the mix as its cut down on size is 10x2.5 rims with 4.00-10 tyres which keeps it in some level of scale.

    Armed with some level of idea I've made a start on the chassis which I'm going to make entirely out of electrical conduit as its dimensions and wall thickness are roughly what a locust would use but being tube I can do away with loads of horrible joints by way of scabby conduit bender! 

    Abit of a bugger to get back into the swing of as tiny mistakes translate into borking whole lengths of pipe !


    It's a fine balancing act between cleaning off the zinc, but not thinning the pipe! 

    Some of the hardware, a 90degree gearbox,diff and a sturmey archer of whi h the latter is questionable regarding longevity.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from trigger in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    I'd admit they'd look smart on an early 60s car, and you have removed the headlight peaks... Although, IIRC you do have a boggo spec car for plebs, not a DeLuxe. 
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    captain_70s reacted to Tickman in Tickman's stuff. GSR getting some much needed attention and some Toledo time.   
    @garethj did the GSR ever have any bodywork done on the passenger side while in your custody?
    Now I have some paint mixed up for the car I'm attending to other bits while I'm at it.
    The passenger door above the rubbing strip has paint damage. It looks like a previous repair and looks like filler is starting to be visible so I've done some sanding.
    This is how it looked.

    That is before any work and the surface was very rough to the touch. It was shown some 1200 grit and some water which made it less rough to the touch but looking much worse, I've done some of the repaired areas, this is after one coat.

    I've not tried to hide the sill repairs, just stone chip and paint to seal it all up.
    Quite clear that it still needs more work but I will be happy when it is a little more presentable.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1996 Peugeot 806 SRDT (Eurovan)   
    From Pug's "we've styled a good front end, put it on everything" era.
    Excellent purchase, can't remember the last time I saw one.
     
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    captain_70s got a reaction from ProgRocker in 320Touring's 1993 SEAT Toledo- Electric tubes 25/05/2020   
    Excellent stuff. Looks like far less folk have suffered unfortunate trouser accidents in there now!
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Burnside in The new news 24 thread   
    The Doloshite's heater blower had gone a bit past 'lightly patinated' and starting to look 'noticeably' shit.

    Brutalising it with 80 grit for a half arsed respray.

    Numerous bits aren't easily removable so they aren't coming off (main linkage), don't have anything to hand to drill out the rivets so the ballast resistor has to stay for now, the tube won't come off becuase the screws just round.
    Haven't quite decided if I want to keep the original stickers. You can get similar reproduction ones...
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    captain_70s got a reaction from danthecapriman in The new news 24 thread   
    The Doloshite's heater blower had gone a bit past 'lightly patinated' and starting to look 'noticeably' shit.

    Brutalising it with 80 grit for a half arsed respray.

    Numerous bits aren't easily removable so they aren't coming off (main linkage), don't have anything to hand to drill out the rivets so the ballast resistor has to stay for now, the tube won't come off becuase the screws just round.
    Haven't quite decided if I want to keep the original stickers. You can get similar reproduction ones...
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    captain_70s got a reaction from dome in The new news 24 thread   
    The Doloshite's heater blower had gone a bit past 'lightly patinated' and starting to look 'noticeably' shit.

    Brutalising it with 80 grit for a half arsed respray.

    Numerous bits aren't easily removable so they aren't coming off (main linkage), don't have anything to hand to drill out the rivets so the ballast resistor has to stay for now, the tube won't come off becuase the screws just round.
    Haven't quite decided if I want to keep the original stickers. You can get similar reproduction ones...
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Angrydicky in 1980 Austin Princess - Head Rebuild Commences   
    Looks good, you'd never be able to tell it was a DIY affair!
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    captain_70s got a reaction from loserone in 1996 Peugeot 806 SRDT (Eurovan)   
    From Pug's "we've styled a good front end, put it on everything" era.
    Excellent purchase, can't remember the last time I saw one.
     
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    captain_70s got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1980 Austin Princess - Head Rebuild Commences   
    Looks good, you'd never be able to tell it was a DIY affair!
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    captain_70s got a reaction from vulgalour in 1980 Austin Princess - Head Rebuild Commences   
    Looks good, you'd never be able to tell it was a DIY affair!
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    captain_70s got a reaction from mk2_craig in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - '77 BL steel in "completely fucking rotten" shocker - 04/05/20   
    Ideally the entire front end will end up being GRP at some point because racecar, the N/S wing is fairly far gone in awkwardly shaped places and the O/S isn't massively better, the valance is crusty all over and the nose panel is a mixture of rot (TADTS) and filler where I suspect it's had a bump on the nose. The panels for that will be £500 odd though, by the time you factor in collecting them from the Midlands, so in the short term (ie:, the next 5 to 40 years...) it'll be a mixture of patching and filler I suspect.
    Wings are welded on, although if I end up cutting them off (or going GRP) I'll convert to bolt on, for ease of future works. They aren't structural on a Dolly.
    I'm not entirely sure what constitutes "chassis leg" and "inner wing box section" as per the repair panels. I'd consider the whole thing as being a chassis leg but at some point one evidently becomes the other. I think the bits I need need are the actually inner wing box sections.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from vulgalour in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not a whole lot judging the spelling of "peace's". Dollys are shit at bangering anyway, they have no structure behind the C pillar and the front's aren't much tougher.
    Somebody needs to rescue this before the ZTEC mob ruin it irreparably. 

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-ford-100e-barn-find-/124181728831
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