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  1. Matty

    A40

    Not taken the wrong way at all. I just know where you're coming from in terms of originality. The worst thing about the car is that non original paint job. Problem is I can't do anything about it now. Having it properly prepped and sprayed would cost a fortune I can't see spending and it still wouldn't be original. I really wish he hadn't done that.
  2. As always impressive stuff. Most impressive bit for me is how you rip into it. I do stuff like this for work but shy away from it outside of work, preferring to tit around the edges doing bits of mechanical stuff. I'll not lie, I find it a bit intimidating getting this involved with my own cars. Quodos pal
  3. Matty

    A40

    Case in point 2 . Scotty (Trevor) Parfitts Mk1 Road car. Scotty and his son run an historic race car prep engineering outfit. Scotty also campaigns "Doc" Shephards original A40 UCE 13. This is his road car. Same wheels as mine, uprated suspension front and back using what they've learnt from UCE 13 and a 1380cc a series. I mean, just look at it. Bet its fast as fuck too. Just a cool car
  4. Matty

    A40

    Tbf, at my age I should be buying a nova. 50s and 60s cars seem already on a bit of a slide value wise. Eventually they'll go the same way as even older stuff, the people that actually want them are too old or have left the building. At this point it's more important that people are taking them on and caring for them, not what they're doing to em. Case in point, I've never wanted a standard Minor, but I'd rock @Joey spuds Boris into the middle of next week. But crucially, Boris is subtle, it's not like the shells been hammered over a Mk4 Golf or owt. Period go faster mods that can be put back, love em
  5. I had a 2.5 t5 for 5 years from brand new and put 200 odd thou on it. Nice thing (though I preferred my previous 2.5 5 pot t4). The values of them are completely fucking mental, but I totally know where your coming from. They are just a smart looking van in the way a transit or vivaro etc etc can't compete with
  6. Matty

    A40

    Tell you what, it's really difficult. Obviously I read your thread, and your dedication to properly old cars is impressive, not just the cars themselves, but originality. I don't want my car to look that far from standard but I'm a bit of a tart and I like these little bits of mods which (for me) improve the experience of using the car, but can so easily be put back to standard. In my defence, and as a member of the A40 owners club, there are loads of them still on the road, in good nick and crucially standard. So mine can afford to be a bit different I reckon.
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144911930990?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=CLhBmjoIQam&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=svwv9r4orxa&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Really want this. Everytime one of these is listed I Really want it. Not going to happen cos I've nowhere to keep one. Non the less, what a good looking old barge they are.
  8. Matty

    A40

    I'm trying to go the other way! I've got a horrible home brewed effort that the PO built. Fits poorly and you can hear me two counties away! I'm already running a Maniflow tubular manifold, so I'm going to go for their fast road system. Bit less noise, bit nicer noise and better fit. Hopefully. Not bad money either, two hundred odd quid for a full system manifold back.
  9. Matty

    End of shite?

    Like @Talbotsaid, early to mid 2000s. When me and her were 21 and just starting out with a house and that it was 2002, I was a trainee linesman and we were skint as fuck. I bought a Cav 1.8 ls for £250 and it was brilliant (they are anyway). Unfortunately 18months in it seized it's water pump and stripped the belt while having its MOT. I bought an identical 1.8 ls in much better condition with a broken steering rack and robbed the rack off mine before I scrapped it. That second car cost me a Presidents Of The United States Of America CD and a going out shirt!! And it was mint. Happy days them
  10. Bob on that Jordan. Now how longs that money going to be burning a hole before the next purchase?? 😀
  11. Matty

    A40

    Flushed with success I banged the battery back on and cracked it up. Half a turn of the key again (if that's possible). Ran on 3 for the first 60 secs or so and chucked a shit load of smoke out (condensation? Bit of pooled oil? Unburned fuel due to running on 3? Do I care?) But pot 4 soon joined the party. Then drove it for the first time since early December. Just a few turns round the estate as I don't want it anywhere near salted main roads but reminded me what a blast it is. And it drove like it was last used yesterday. Really lit a fire under me to get the seats fitted as soon as. Then procure and fit the new exhaust!
  12. Matty

    A40

    Won't please the purists I'm sure, but as always the old wheel is safe and can go back on at any point.
  13. Matty

    A40

    Winters still shit and boring. So I'm doing little improvements to keep me going till better weather. Big improvements I want to make to the interior is seats and steering wheel. Seats cos they're out of a rover metro or summat and they're awful. Steering wheel cos as beautiful an old thing as it is, it's got a 16 and half inch diameter and it's as thin as a gnats pube, so not nice to use. So today I did this.
  14. Matty

    End of shite?

    Maybe for the time being due to wierd economic circumstances but I doubt it'll last
  15. We had a thema turbo with the alcantara as a kid when my dad was going through a phase of buying cheap quick cars no one wanted. Would've been 12 or so years old already (the car not me) but god it was immense. And still a good looking thing now
  16. Nice to meet Simon @N Dentressangle and his daughter today. Well happy with these. Just snuck em upstairs into the old offices for the time being without the boss seeing 😄. Theyll be going in the car soon as i get a minute!
  17. Sad update. Them photos were taken at 10 this morning. This dinner time I put 16t of drive shaft on the back of it and off he went. Back at their yard the grab driver picked the shaft off the back, started to traverse and dropped it. So the above wagon is now flatter than a flat thing. RIP brave soldier
  18. Another from me. Ex cattle truck beefed up for scrap collection and still earning a living. Getting a new body soon then it'll be good for a few more years yet 👍
  19. Would really like one myself but I'm down to 3 and it needs to stay that way
  20. What mill and box does it have in it then?
  21. Obligatory video of new exhaust note?
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