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    adw1977 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego Poverty Estate - 100 miles without incident!   
    Well I managed an actual proper drive in the Montego today to the BL rally at Milton Keynes Museum. A whole 101 miles without incident!
    Met a few fellow shiters at the show too. @quicksilver @Slowsilver @Six-cylinder It was nice too meet you all!
    It was definitely a conversation piece with people doing a double take at the engine bay 😂
    Im now slightly more confident about lands end on Wednesday!

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    adw1977 reacted to wesacosa in 1988 Fiat Panda, minor update.   
    Time for a small update as I found some time between thinking of ways to kill my XM for some Panda work
    @spartacus had complained about a bit of a flat spot in the acceleration.  I had noted that under very light acceleration it would cough and sputter and not pull very cleanly. Was ok when cold and running with choke but when warm it was pretty bad.   Given that it had new plugs, leads and electronic ignition before I got it, plus a carb clean and rebuild, new fuel filter and the dizzy vac advance checked ,  @Grumblespeedhad suggested the only thing left to try was the fuel pump.  I had also noted a fuel smell last time I drove it
    looks pretty old.   Mechanism was pretty oil when I took it off and the follower seemed worn

    New one on, along with all new ethanol resistant pipes and new hose clips.  First impressions after a shot drive around the block is the hesitation seems to be gone. However I will need to give it a good spin once I can get through the panic buyers blocking all the petrol stations.
    whilst I was there I swapped out the oil pressure sender so now my oil light works

    next job on the list is engine and gearbox mounts. There is a lot of movement in the powertrian on power take up/lift off and the rubbers have definitely seen better days

    I also found a bit of crispyness in one of the rear sills/suspension mount points. It got through MOT in May so hoping its just a few flakey bits but needs investigation before it becomes an issue.  Also have to get the underseal out as the old stuff has lifted around the jacking point and is letting surface rust in.....
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    adw1977 reacted to PhilA in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    Ran the car yesterday, thumped the hood and most of the dent popped out.
    Tried it with the roof but the headliner prevents good access. I've been suggested to try dry ice, rubbed around the dent to cause the metal to contract and pull the dent out. Only place that sold the stuff locally was destroyed by the storm so I'll have to work on that one.
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    adw1977 reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in The grumpy thread   
    I don't know why ministers haven't realised that every one of their "don't panic-buy" announcements actually leads to panic-buying. 
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    adw1977 got a reaction from eddyramrod in Calendar - September 2022   
    From N19's Fleet thread

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    adw1977 reacted to 808 Estate in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
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    adw1977 reacted to PhilA in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    As part of doing other things today, I got to go to the beach.

    This occurrence made me happy.
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    adw1977 reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    adw1977 reacted to Jamie in ebay 'BARGAINS'   
    banana'd 140i - seriously what the FUCK could you do with this when your in it for 9 grand? 

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    adw1977 reacted to Sir Chocolate Teapot in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A pleasant surprise removing the battery on a 20 year old car and finding a battery tray like this.

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    adw1977 reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Fuego! All of the beige, brown and gold.

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    adw1977 reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    adw1977 reacted to MisterH in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The new definition of HFM is here:


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    adw1977 reacted to Isopon in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Needs some* welding

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    adw1977 reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   

    Two door Escort Mk II that hasn't been turned into a rally replica.... yet.
    Edit: I am 99% sure this one was for sale on one of our local sites recently, the current seller has just reused the photos of the previous trader. 
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    adw1977 reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    have we had this yet ?

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    adw1977 reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    adw1977 reacted to Asimo in The new news 24 thread   
    My "new" wrench turned up yesterday, f.o.c., just lying in the road.
    Hilka make, seems to work ok.

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    adw1977 reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Got the day off today, so got on with this in between other jobs. 
    The underside of the tank was stone chipped.

    Then the top side was waxed.

    It then went into position (easier said than done!) leaving the underside unwaxed so that I didnt leave hand prints in it and generally end up covered in it.

    It was then propped in position so I could wax it before putting the straps back on.

    More underside related goodness to come at the weekend. 
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    adw1977 reacted to flat4alfa in One (shite) picture per post.   
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