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Mrs6C

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  1. Not sure if it was just a feature* of the C15 or applied to all Visa cars as well, but the LHD brake pedal route under the bonnet wasn't changed for RHD C15s. They just had several levers and extra connections added in to join them up with the RHD brake pedal. The brakes feel awful, as a consequence of needing to take up all the slack in all the joints involved... Possibly it is the same for your car, in which case TADTS...
  2. Are you staying with the re-routed green cable for now with a new twist grip? If so, when the time comes to want to fit the 'original' set you bought, it may be possible to get the twist grip apart on the bench, with the aid of a pillar drill. The worst case there is that the 'original' twist grip gets broken in the process, in which case the cable can be extracted from its remains for use with a new twist grip.
  3. FTFY... Also, an excellent choice of car in an excellent choice of colour!
  4. Looks really good. Those wheels suit it well.
  5. Fantastic! Well done for getting it back and an interesting collection trip as well. What a lovely colour it is!
  6. Thirded! @red5 has made a very kind offer already, so just send him a PM and work up the details of what you would like to be done and what he feels he can do and the likely time and cost of it, then work up a plan together from there. As mentioned above, if he feels he can't do the work, then he can say so and you know where things stand.
  7. The good news is that you can always undo this if it doesn't work and have another go. RichardK's method will work just fine. A steel can might be a bit longer lasting than an aluminium one though. Re. the oil change, I'd suggest you don't attempt this at the side of the road at this time, but leave it for a later date when the car is in a safe, offroad location or a garage can do it for you and the old oil and filter can go for safe disposal. Getting the oil filter off without making a mess and then getting the new one on cleanly and to the right level of tightness is a bit of a knack and best done with the aid of someone who has done it before, in a location without a street drain in close proximity!
  8. Should be sorted now. Would you like to let him know and ask him to try logging in?
  9. Something else that may help with the scissor jack is that you don't need to take the handle out each half turn. The handle can be left in place and then you use both hands to operate it. One hand supports the spindle of the handle and acts as the 'bearing' for it to rotate, while the other is used at the crank end to rotate it and wind up the jack. Have a look on Youtube for the technique. It'll be less effort to do it that way, I think.
  10. Hmm. The scissor jack might well fit nicely in front of the battery, on top of the front chassis leg. If so, with a strap around it to keep it from moving, that could be a good place to keep it with the car, but out of sight.
  11. Interesting. It's a reversed image. Here is a higher res. version: https://geographic.media/europe/united-kingdom/united-kingdom-photos/london-photos/snow-covered-london-street/#&gid=1&pid=1
  12. ^^^This, without a doubt, deserves to be the December 2022 calendar photo.
  13. Fantastic! May I suggest you contact him and let him know it has arrived safely and ask him at the same time, if he can describe and/or send you a sketch of where it should run on a handle-bar Model 70, so you can get it installed correctly, as your installation was a temporary fix and not necessarily in the right place? Also, perhaps @adam1db could advise further? He has a few Model 70s with the handlebars and may even have photos of the routing of the cable on the latest restoration, that he could share with you?
  14. You only need one axle stand, as the car keeps two wheels on the ground and is lifted up and secured with that axle stand at a third point. There is room enough for someone to slide underneath under a Model 70 to access the cable for routing it, with it jacked up in this way.
  15. TBH a Volvo 740/940 is a good call, especially the estate. They are really practical for family motoring: easy to drive; great all round visibility (especially when reversing); a good turning circle; huge load carrying ability; galvanised bodies and panels which make them ideal to combat the wet weather in Wales; lots of safety features; well-built; easy to maintain on a DIY basis and with a strong enthusiast following. Most came with a decent specification, with full leather common and IIRC, electric windows, mirrors, sunroof and heated seats as standard on most models. They are fairly frugal too, with the 2.3 auto getting around 32mpg in mixed driving. They are still out there for less than £1k and on purchase, I suspect they would keep their value longer term, as they are starting to be regarded as classics. I could be biased, of course, as I have owned several and still have a 1990 2.3 GLE estate, for all the reasons mentioned above...
  16. Obviously the Tuesday night routine is 8pm = AS Zoom. What more does he need to know?
  17. This... ... although not the bloke, obvs!
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