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  1. Thanks for the info on window adjustment. I had no idea you could do that. I think mine needs doing too!
  2. Indeed. Older gang are retiring and I cannot for the life of me find any younger people willing to tackle jobs of any real complexity. I end up doing everything myself. Basic fitting seems to be what is preferred and fabrication is a no-no. I'm being quite straightforward asking for the welding estimate on the Porsche though as I'm just saying cut the sills out and start again, so basically the worst case scenario. There should be no additional surprises.
  3. I'm having trouble getting people to commit to welding up the Porsche. It needs both outer sills cutting out (I have new sills ready to go), passenger side front floor (sort of a fist-size hole) and various bits of inner sill doing. In short the sills are rotten. It's a long shot but if anyone as close as possible to York knows of anyone up to the job and wants to put them in touch with me, I would be interested. Looks like this job is going to take a little bit of persuasion.
  4. Pretty rare for OMGHGF to occur on a D5. Check your driver's and passenger's footwell mats for dampness. You may be loosing coolant from your heater core, very common on these
  5. Remarkable work on a shoestring budget. Didn’t this happen to the 940 and you ended up making it so nice you sold it as it was hardly a rough and tumble workhorse you wanted after your treatment?
  6. The new project will be revealed in good time. Although sad to get rid of some nice cars in order to fund it, there will then be more opportunity for hoarding cars in the future, which is nice.
  7. Loving the impromptu restoration of the Volvo. You can't help making your workhorses into minters can you?
  8. Couldn't you use the old sticking rope in the cylinder trick to hold the valves in for doing the valvestem oil seals? Doing that job would make for an exciting video!
  9. For the money that Daihatsu is a cracking buy. Sounds awesome and is pretty tidy looking. I’d have one.
  10. Long time since an update but lots of activity on the fleet. The Herald has been very hard work but is nearly done. It finally runs and drives spot on and is mostly together in one piece. Lots of polishing and some trim required then it’s done. The Porsche is nearly out of MoT so took it for an appraisal (for rust mainly) at my trusted garage. Long story short both inner and outer sills are rotten unfortunately due to poor quality repairs in the past. Old patches just peeling away. I’m waiting for the welding price estimate to get it through the MoT. It’s not going to be cheap, probably £1k bu
  11. That is an inspired purchase. Looks so nice!
  12. That is one handsome looking Alfa!
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-51-JAGUAR-XJR-4-0L-SUPERCHARGED-370-BHP-RARE-CAR-DRIVE-GOOD-NEED-ATTENTION/402520964288?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D784c5752e1564d85af06d8bd9f788342%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D402520964288%26itm%3D402520964288%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ad3d318cf-1c3a-11eb-abb5-664fb63583dd|parentrq%3A83b4a4141750a6e5744c7bbbfff8193e|iid%3A1 That moment when you see your old car for sale on good old eBay. I sold this Jag V8 XJR R
  14. Do these have an in-tank fuel pump? That could be failing. Why would a garage take £700 replacing the injectors and not replace the filter?
  15. So much excellent work and sheer commitment to the P38 cause, well done! EDIT: Also, how did you manage to open the can for the EAS drier?
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