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About dozeydustman

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    Sinclair Computer Shite, Atari 2600 shite, making shite wine, gardenshite, camerashite, Nixie tube shite, most other old shite.


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  1. @brownnova can you bump me up to 3 calendars as well please if I’m not too late
  2. Few more from Gravesend in the olden days. 1982, crossroads of King St, Milton Rd, Queen St and Lord St. An ADO16 plus I think a Fiat. West Street railway viaduct. An early(ish) Alpine and a Fiat Van, undated but I would guess late 70s or early 80s. Horn Yard in the 1960s is the L-plate car a Standard? New Rd around 1986/7. Early droop snoot transit and early square headlamp Suzuki Super Carry. Similar view only a few years later in 1989/90 shortly before pedestrianisation. The eagle eyed lightbulbfun people will spot the pre-Mellor era traff
  3. The Suzuki failed the MoT on a missing split pin and a failed sidelight bulb. Garage replaced these at cost and I have another 12 months of motoring ahead. Couple of advisories on exhaust hangers so these will be looked at soon. What is strange is the perished rubber boots on the TREs didn’t get picked up despite them not having been replaced. Same tester, same station. I’ll revise the list of jobs to do to this car soon. Next thing will be wing change in the Toyota.
  4. I’ve got the parts in the boot of the car save the rack boots; I’ve had trouble finding good quality boots that are a direct fit, but plenty of the plasticky shiny universal ones that tend to split within 5 minutes of going on. Had the TREs not been seized or had access to heat they’d have both been whipped off and replaced but reusing the existing boots as they are in good order. Hopefully on sale next week when I get paid. I do need one.
  5. Despite leaving the penetrating fluid on the TREs for over an hour I had no luck and the locknut on the inner arm has started to round off, so I called it quits there. They should be OK for another test so it gives me a year to find new rack boots and change the whole lot. The exhaust mount has rusted through, and as it’s welded directly to that particular section of exhaust I’ve taken it off hoping that it’ll pass without. The system doesn’t slop about like a turd in a piss-pot so should be fine, but I’ll ask the garage if they can tack it back on if needed. The only other thi
  6. I’ve hit a stumbling block. Advisories last year were poor condition rubber boot on outer track rod and slight play on inner steering joint. I have both parts for both sides. The rubber boot on the TRE is still on one piece and has no obvious tears or cracks but it is seized in the steering arm; I can feel no play at all in the whole steering system. Also the 2 TREs on both sides are fused to the inner arms. I’m leaving them for a short time with some plusgas and I don’t have a gas powered hot thing of extreme death. I may get a couple of universal steering rack boots so I
  7. Well, home mechanicking took a back seat as for the last 3-4 months I have been flat out. MoT is up this week (Wednesday) and I’m going up to the garage to have an inspection and change the outer track rods, put some air in the tyres (one has a slow leak) and make sure everything works. It shouldn’t take long so hopefully after I’ve done this I can change the wing on the Toyota.
  8. How different is a Maxi’s gearbox save the number of forward gears? Did any of the Aus/NZ market E6 offering have a 5 speeder as an opshun?
  9. PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR A CRAPPY CALENDAR PURPLE MONKEY DISHWATERORNAMENT FAKE LOL DOLL INFLATABLE DOUBLE ACTING WOOFTY-VALVE 1; barefoot 2; Craig the Princess 3; Sickboy 4; Rob88h 5: KruJoe 6: Fumbler 7: worldofceri 8: adw1977 9: Stephen01 10: djoptix 11: N19 12: NorthernMonkey 13: HillmanImp 14: gm 15: scdan4 16: MorrisItalSLX 17: Asimo 18: Frogchod 19: Captainboom 20: Catsinthewelder 21: Plumbertony 22: Castro
  10. Single cylinder, upright, rear mounted front wheel drive - a little dumper truck used in Northfleet Cemetery, no idea what make! No twin pots of any configuration to my awareness. Possibly a little tractor or bit of plant I’ve used or been trained on but didn’t look under the bonnet. inline 3, front, transverse, fwd - Corsa C facelift inline 3, front, longitudinal RWD - Kubota L245, Ford 3600H, Ford 4610H (all tractors) Inline 4 transverse FWD - most cars I have owned Inline 4 Longitudinal FWD - H-reg Audi 80 Inline 4 Long. RWD - Peugeot 505 estate, Opel Manta C GTE, MG M
  11. Been given an old mountain bike minus brakes. It’s a slightly bigger frame than my current one and in better nick so I started doing a few jobs on it. Please excuse the mess, I’ve been having a good sort out! it had rusted seized cables for front and rear brakes, plus the gearset on the pedals. Found some NOS brake parts in the shed. New cantilevers for the rear, they are bloody fierce! Unfortunately the double pull callipers on my old bike won’t fit without drilling mounting holes in the frame, something for which I am not geared up. Cable routing isn’t ideal but it
  12. The Focus I had for about 3 weeks not long after I joined this Forum. Asthmatic 1.6 engine, revs took ages to drop after releasing the throttle, felt dull and lifeless compared to other Focuses I’d driven. Improved by new tyres but the biggest bugbears were the dreadful wiper pattern leaving the triangle of doom right in my eyeline, and couldn’t get a comfy position without squeezing my bollocks when pushing the clutch pedal. Gave it to my brother, he spent around a grand on it getting it up to something decent as it needed new suspension bushes, callipers, dampers and alternator wit
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