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  1. Hmmmm. Well I was defo looking at some funny posts from FOAD yesterday or the day before..... Ive just realised it wasnt in this thread at all, but the one he had in the FS section for his old 305 estate. Looks like that whole thread has vanished. My mistake!!! Carry on!
  2. Ah thanks Stuboy. I think its had a load of recent posts deleted out of it which has sent it miles back down the queue! Ah well.
  3. Wheres the thread gone about silly questions that buyers ask? I was enjoying that. Has it been moderated away into a dark corner of the forum somewhere?
  4. This is great https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304106201687 Jesus where do you even start with that? Also is this a window from some other vehicle, just siliconed in? Give me strength
  5. Wow what about that!!!! Well spotted!!! Its looking pretty healthy too.... not sure about those Rover 75 seats (esp not the back one) but the original seats were truly horrible so I can't blame the lad really. Fantastic to see that out and about.
  6. Hi all, you may recall i stomped off AS 6 months back after getting annoyed at the wanky moderation on here. Well I must have got over it to some extent, as i had been logging in from time to time recently, mostly to see what was on the for sale board, and guess whats happened? I've ended up with another car. I need more projects like I need a hole in my head, but this turned up on the FS board with no back wheels and no price and I was intrigued. Struck up a convo with @Snake Charmer who was looking after it on behalf of the owner Alan. It had been on Snake's driveway for 15 years and it seemed like it was 'out of sight out of mind' for Alan. Anyway photos were exchanged, I had a chat with Alan, more photos and videos came down the wire, then Alan said I could take it away for £1000 and pay after it was collected!!! Very decent of him. (I think he mostly just wanted a painless sale and a good home for it). At that price i could not refuse. So @worldofceri was drafted in for logistics, Snake refitted the rear wheels and home it came to castle bo11ox!!! I think both Snake and Alan are interested to see how I get on with it, so I'm chucking a thread up on here to record what happens with it (if anything). So lets have a look at it. So its a 1968 Zephyr Mk4, 2.5 Essex V6, 4-speed manual box and column gearchange. Snake has rebuilt the engine, and its got a new clutch and various other bits and bobs. It does run but doesnt drive as the rear calipers are dismantled and in the boot. Also the exhaust is rotten. I did bust out the mop on the bootlid and roof as well, I need to go right round it still. So far all I have really done is stare at it, I absolutely love how it looks. I always liked the shape of these and they seem to have avoided the crazy prices and knucklehead image of most old fords. Probably cos they supposedly drive like a half-burst lilo on the Whitley Bay Leisure pool. It seems amazingly unmolested really. Pretty much everything is present and correct. Stuff like the carpets and door seals etc do look like theyre 50 years old, but thats because they are right? I can't find any signs of it being welded amazingly - look at this flitch panel behind the NSF wheel. No splash guard - looks like it has the factory coating on it, yet all there is is a bit of surface rust. NS sill flange: Amazing! The only bits of rot I've found yet are the front wing tips and this little hole in the corner of the windscreen: That'll be a screen out job to sort, but I did find a company in Oz that make new screen seals so if I can get hold of one of those, the screen can be cut out to avoid another palaver like I had on the horsebo11ox. Amazingly this does not seem to have rotted out the bottom of the A pillar!!! Anyway the biggest problem is the lack of brakes. My driveway is sloped, so I've got the wheels chocked but with no brakes at all its completely immobile till i can get something sorted. The calipers were removed and dismantled some time back, heres how they look now: Snake reckoned they might be salvageable but looking through the bits I could only find one piston!!! (should be 2 obvs) Also, these calipers are pretty unusual, theyre the same as you get on a Rover P6 and they have some very weird mechanisms inside them. I decided I needed another pair of calipers 'intact' so that i could see exactly how they assemble and be sure I wasn't missing any other bits. @barrett put me onto some stammering geezer in Brighouse who has a stash of P6 parts so I had a trip up there and came back £70 lighter but with with 3 more calipers ("probably don't even need a rebuild m8") So today my workbench looks like this: Now I've got 5 calipers! on the far left there is one which I am planning to keep intact as a guide to how the thing assembles, the other 4 are now in bits. Also I found the missing piston. Also got 2 new seal kits. Now then, the real nub of the problem here is the pistons: All the pistons I have, are in really poor condition like these. Theyre a really weird design with that arm on one end and clipped inside is a female-threaded adjuster that wobbles about, check it out in the middle of this cross section: I noticed past parts sell reconned calipers for these/P6's so i thought they must have a source of new pistons, so I rang them up today. They reckoned they re-use pistons but bore out and re-sleeve the caliper bodies. I sat and thought about it and decided that sounded ridiculous - why fit a new sleeve, when the seal is static in the bore and the sealing surface is a moving piston? Then I sat in the garden for some hours wondering how I could get some new pistons machined up in stainless and how to attach those crank arms to them. I even opened one up to have a look inside: Didnt really come up with a satisfactory answer TBH. Then I had a brainwave when I realised that the main piston is not actually hydraulic at all!!! its the little one on the left of the X-section that is, that must be the one that PP resleeve. So actually, those miserable looking pistons will be perfectly OK after all. I will just clean them up as best I can and chuck loads of vaseline over them to protect them. I'm hoping I might be able to go up to Cobblers' place and get some of these bits cleaned in his ultrasonic cleaner before reassembling but hopefully i can get them back together in the next day or two either way. Also gave the backplates a clean up and a coat of red oxide & satin black (forgot to photo the finished jobs!) Ive got this week off work, booked it ages ago so I could do loads of horsebox stuff - Ive not touched that at all yet, as i am still in a 'love haze' with this Zephyr. More soon!
  7. a fine selection of absolutley rotten old heaps going under the hammer here: https://www.auctionmarts.com/Lots/gaZTYWxlSWTZJGM4Mzc2MjczLTRjMjMtNDMyMy1iNWMzLTNmNzFkMWFiZjFhNQ?fbclid=IwAR1CzQHg9K2gDT--gnRQFpXnMVZ7lKH9aV9iFcYKiE4EWxVuS1W9mEabPrc
  8. It does say on the MCAZ site that motorways and trunk roads are exempt
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284395690387 You're underselling it chief, I'd say these are worth 6 figures for a really nice one, easy Check out his 'unleaded conversion' I'm 99% certain these are fine on unleaded anyway LOL
  10. The glasgow one has been scrapped, I saw some pics of it all smashed up on Facebook a year or two back
  11. This really looks fantastic. Just what old motors are all about, no bickering or 'camps' or 'he's in this club and I'm in that club' just a load of people and cars all rubbing along fine. Well done everyone.
  12. This looks like the stuff of dreams. Is that white Allegro an Innocenti Regent?
  13. Yeah I've had a couple of PM's about that so cheers chaps, much appreciated. Its been on FB for a little while and I quite like the idea of buying it and trying to use my spot weld drill to carefully partially dismantle the cab for repair sections 'Arthur Tussik'-style, plus the screen and doors would probably resell quite easily. I think the cab as a whole is toast as the roof is all bashed in on one side. I havent got a space for dismantling it at my place.... but maybe the seller would let me do it on site. I'll have a think about it and maybe drop him a note . Will let you know if owt happens!
  14. Hey, I'm really sorry to hear this. I met Spart when lending him my A-frame a few years back and he was a total gent, it was one of those cheering 'internet person becomes real person' encounters that really gives your faith in fellow humans a boost. RIP Spart.
  15. I've just been moderated for a post a week or two back, I think it was one where I was rude about 'lest we forgetters' and I made a comment about their attitude to Brexit. Anyway the post has been reported for being political, then judged too offensive and thus banished to Autoshite Mantua. If theres one thing I absolutely fucking hate it's being treated like a naughty 8 yr old (I'm well into middle age) , so, I'm off. Yes i know I know, 'its not an airport' etc etc but if anyone wants to get in touch about anything in future just ping me on FB, plenty of shiters know me on there e.g. wobbler, Trig, Lanky Tim etc so I'm sure you'll be able to get hold of me. Or, my phone number is in the various ads i've placed in the for sale section over the years so bung us a Whatsapp. Cheers, Bo11ox
  16. I don't think I would have put up with that nonsense for a fortnight. "Look, are we doing a deal or not? Come on I need to know one way or the other."
  17. I'd love to drive one of these now. I suspect they are probably close to the perfect 'fun but manageable' driving experience. Fairly small, rwd, lively engine, decent rack-and-pinion steering and a slick gearchange, what more could you ask? Avengers failed on their shite sloppy steering and Marinas on their crap suspension, only the Escort got the whole package spot on. I'm no ford fanboi but I can see why whese appeal.
  18. Looks a very nice job to me. No alloy window winders/headlamp peaks/pissing on a BMW logo sticker either. Just a Mini, but better
  19. That 214SEi has sold already!!! Not surprising really
  20. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-214-SEI-1995-Nightfire-Red-Rare/114676794785 On the other hand check out this beauty, 62k, gaskets and belts done, £600 BIN!!!! Now thats a bargain!!!
  21. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-Rover-214i-LHD-1-4-petrol-manual/303880903401 An 8v poverty spec R8. Left hand drive. On German plates. And you have to go to friggin cornwall to pick it up!!!!! Looks in good nick mind. I'd love it!!!
  22. That seller has some right scrap, he had a Nissan Cherry Europe on there a few weeks back
  23. Hows this for some late plate madness? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-ROVER-45-CLUB-SALOON-ONLY-67K-MILES-ONE-OF-THE-LAST-ROVERS/114673537707 These looked so miserable by the end eh, this looks like a 90's Hyundai or something
  24. He was driving it up and down to the French alps though!!!!! I'm surprised he got a year out of it TBH
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