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About Bag'O'Spanners

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    Most things with engines, not many without. The more obscure, the better. Dabbling with Marine fish tanks n'stuff.

    Used to make a living fixing cars, now fix trains, I like bikes and am a closet Bus/Coach nut.


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  1. Very nice for £550. I have the 185, so far no OMGDPF after 10k. Would have shared, but I paid an un-Autoshite price for mine and am sure I'd have someone chase me with a pitchfork..... Maybe. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  2. From my background, rail... Interlocks are series of switches/relays/contactors to close safety circuits that then allow something else to operate. I.e. if the train door interlocks don't close, the train won't allow tractive effort (powered movement). Back on Nationals, the noise of the things used to scare the Christ out of me as a child.. became a morbid curiosity and then a fascination. Did I confess I'm a sad bugger yet? Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  3. MK1 National with a smoky 510, high back blue coach seats, luggage racks in London Country livery with the old style flat tail pipe....... Bus heaven to me. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  4. Any takers? 730i V8........... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-730i-E38-1994-year-V8-Sorrento-Blue-103k-miles/303144008968?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D56113%26meid%3D020134438939455ead2e5dfcdc45f0a9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D303144008968%26itm%3D303144008968&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A4c8dbf06-6eb3-11e9-a4d3-74dbd180548c|parentrq%3A84bde02616a0aa42eff42267fff4da0a|iid%3A1
  5. This thread is making me late for work. Some lovely Pugness going on here. Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  6. Epic.... Not sure whether to listen to some Kraftwerk or Daft Punk after reading this. Loving the Renna. .....Though maybe Jean Michel Jam Jar would be more period.
  7. Fascinating site. Been known to leave saliva on Vauxhalls and Bedfords in the past, from shouting and swearing at TKs with removal bodies with a silly door to access the engine to marvelling at my first MK1 Astra clutch change. Owned a couple in banger phase to. 80's and early 90's Vauxhalls were just so easy to work on (I know purists might point at GM europe and tell me they aren't really Vauxhalls). The Vauxhall at Dunstable part was for me. The old man and my Grandad did stints there. Definitely bookmarked for me, thanks for sharing.
  8. OOOOOOFFFF...... Tis a Rennar, shite and flipping lourvely (was also one in Day of the Jackal) Posh shite.
  9. + 1 billion points for brown from where i'm s-itting.
  10. Is this helpful? Just found after a little Googlenastics... https://www.pressreader.com/uk/practical-classics-uk/20180301/281672550358250 Remember working on these things many moons ago.
  11. Noice Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  12. If you spot a transit flatbed with an old washing machine on the back and a couple of 'roofers' on a church... You could as for a spare bit of lead to wrap the terminals...... They'll have plenty.
  13. Curry Ringos.... They weren't out for long, caused many playground punch ups due to limited supply. Salt and shake would be my choice today though. I like the sound of having a b5 again, are these now shite fodder?
  14. Might be worth shoving a 'Block tester/sniffer' on it. I've known those engines to blow a gasket, this then cavitates the cooling system and affects the heater temperature. You can pick these up silly cheap on ebay etc. Hope it isn't OMGHGF but they aren't the world worst to do if not badly overheated. Edit: Maybe I should had read the post properly in the first place... Maybe the below is better advice for a start. Apologies, screaming children and crazy Mrs bag isn't the best time for me to read posts....
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