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    CaptainBoom reacted to Missy Charm in Furthest away car for sale.   
    To all photographers:

     
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    CaptainBoom reacted to vulgalour in Furthest away car for sale.   
    You've got to love a good matryoshka sales picture, the more layers of device the better.  Hopefully one day we'll have a photo of a phone screen that's a photo of a computer monitor that's a photo of a CRT screen that's a photo of a polaroid that's a photo of slide.  The listing would no doubt be just as cryptic, the car being sold on behalf of a family member who doesn't know what the internet is and has somehow inherited said vehicle which, from the description, could be an 1899 Horsey Horseless, a 2004 Suzuki Swift, or shares in an ill-fated kit car company and three quarters of the mould to make the body panels with.
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    CaptainBoom reacted to rob88h in Harrison's Garage - That'll be the Daewoo   
    Harrison's History #56 - Daewoo Leganza
    Mine's a @Mine's a Leganza! Leganza!

    More to follow...
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    CaptainBoom reacted to 83C in 83C's Shite-esque Fleet: Holy fuck.   
    They say you should learn from the mistakes of others. I’m obviously a bit slow on the uptake, especially given another shiter’s recent experiences of old British metal. 
    Not content with one car capable of throwing ruinously expensive bills, and timed perfectly to coincide with a global recession, I spent a load of my now near worthless pounds on this:

    The best bit:

    Back in a bit, there’s someone at the door in what looks like a white coat, holding something that looks suspiciously like a rolled up straitjacket.
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Andrew353w in Car theft in 2022   
    All Japanese catalysts are more "valuable" to the thieves, as the Japanese environmental standards are higher than European ones-hence the better made catalysts. 
    While on the subject, may I pose this hypothetical question: My Subaru has a keyless ignition system and I keep the keys in both a Faraday bag AND in the microwave at night. Furthermore, I've fitted a battery lock that prevents the car from being started without the bolt being replaced, which involves opening the bonnet, all of which would make quite a lot of noise and delay a potential thief. However, given my penchant for all things electrical, I don't think it'd be too difficult to wire the car's central locking and electric windows in such a way that when the 25 amp fuse pops, totally disabling the car, they'd lock and prevent the thief from opening the doors.  On my driveway this is legal (an Englishman's home is his castle etc.) but if parked on the public highway I'm not so sure...... I suppose fitting a small auxiliary pump (maybe an old screen washer one) to simultaneously spray petrol onto the thieves through the facia vents would be going too far, wouldn't it (or would it....?) 
    Sorry to have gone on a bit!   
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    CaptainBoom reacted to N19 in N19's fleet - Capri prep starts   
    The bluebird returned yesterday after spending quite a while in the garage. 
     

     
    Rear arches welded up, looking nice, with the trim refitted you'd not know they'd been done. 

    Whilst it was in, a few other jobs were completed, namely replacement of a bloody brake hose to sort a binding caliper (which took several attempts to get hold of!) and fresh fuel line, stonechipping of the fuel tank. 
    Now back in service and nice to be driving it again. £70 to fill up from almost empty. 
    Next up, sort out the drivers electric window and the central locking. 

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    CaptainBoom reacted to New POD in Car theft in 2022   
    If you want anti-theft, buy an astra exclusiv.  Who wants the steel wheels, giffer trim and none of the gizmos 
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Metal Guru in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    No , it was take the day after he drove the Ariel Atom around the Top Gear track.
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Jim Bell in Hedgehog Motors - Live scrap acquisition   
    All the greats have a van. 
    Van Morrison. 
    Van Damme. 
    Van Diesel. 
    Van Gough. 
    You can do it too, with Kangoo. 
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Yoss in Felly Fav and Trum. *Wanna see a fupped gearbox?*   
    So, back to the gearbox. I'm not rushing this. I could go quicker but I can't be arsed half the time. 
    So leading on from the last post, I took both layshafts round my friends to get the circlip out of the mangled one. But we then found that the one without the mangled teeth, which had the circlip and retaining washers missing had worn quite badly where the needle rollers were able to float back and forth. The retaining washers are supposed to be a tight fit, you tap them in and out but in this shaft they just float about.
    So I have one shaft knackered on the outside and one knackered on the inside. If I had to use one I'd use the one with better teeth, I'm sure a bit of play in the needle rollers would still last me a good while with the mileage I do with it. But there was a third option. Ring another friend who I knew had a couple of spare gearboxes. So I went over there on Friday and removed the layshaft from one of those. I slid the shaft gently out to check the circlip, retaining washers and needle rollers were all present and they were so I slid the shaft back in before the rollers had a chance to escape, bagged it up and brought it home with me. Sorry, no pictures but as I said before, it's just more pictures of gears. 
     
    Also previously I was stuck with first/second synchro hub and first gear itself still stuck on the mainshaft. All the other gears just slid off but these last ones were sticking on what I assume is a slight burr on the mainshaft. Both gearboxes were the same and I assume this is normal otherwise Triumph wouldn't have made a special tool to remove them. Figure 28 below. 

    You can't see what's inside but suspected it was just a fancy puller. It needs to be about 10 inches long to fit over the mainshaft. I have pullers but nothing that long. I found some for sale but they started at £40 and they weren't here now. As with all these jobs that need special tools, they don't usually need special tools they just need a bit of ingenuity. So I basically disassembled all the pullers I had and joined them together to come up with this. 

     
    This just about worked on the gearbox in the garage but I just couldn't get it to stay on on the one in the car. As I say it's just so much fiddlier trying to work through that little hatch inside the car. More ingenuity was called for. 

    This little tyre lever was just long enough that when I hooked the end behind first gear the other end stuck out the end of the box giving me room to clamp the G clamp on the end. I could use this first as a hand hold and then had just enough room to tap it with the hammer. 
    Then I found the next problem. Up until now I had left reverse alone. It is up in the top of the box away from all the forward gears and I was hoping I wouldn't have to touch it. But you then realise first gear is bigger than the others, which is obvious when you think about it, and it catches on the reverse selector rod thing. 
    This is the homemade puller just extracting first/second synchro. Reverse is on the top left. 

     
    So reverse had to come out too. On both boxes.

    So finally I got first gear out and as expected it had a few chunks out of it which I was expecting as the corresponding gear on the layshaft was damaged. Fortunately the other first gear is good so I now have everything I need to start putting it all back together. 
    I mean I couldn't have stripped it any further. Look, no gears. 

    As I write I have finally started putting bits back in. So far just reverse and first and I've cleaned up the first synchro hub ready but that's it. Slow but sure. 
    I even have new synchro rings. Rimmers were selling them off cheap a few years ago so I bought a whole bag full. 

    I've got ten spares. 

    Well, I've got eight left now. To be honest the old ones looked OK but you might as well put new ones in whilst it's apart. I actually only changed first and second as they are the synchros that do all the work. You never have trouble selecting third or fourth however old the box is. 
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    CaptainBoom reacted to High Jetter in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Parting with old friends!   
    I've had an accident.
    Oh, and again
    Top posting, but tissues required...
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Dick Longbridge in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    A bit of self-indulgence...

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    CaptainBoom reacted to bicycle repairman in needed something keep me busy so got pile off s%%te   
    why did i dont know but haggled on price he wanted kings ramson but he needed space it was his late fathers car,but its got its good points it runs stops and starts really nice interior nice as your going get them still got its orignal lw,mw radio lol,rock solid underneath innerwings inside the boot,and parts i need are very reasonable used to over price ford panels be tax exempt next year,stood in lock up for 15 years and front window was smashed so damp air got to front wings but only bolted on, its had 90s repair on end off sills,its in my lock up be slow rebuld ,its not been botched so i think got a good starting point lol,wanted something get my teeth stuck into,am so bored so it should keep me busy






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    CaptainBoom reacted to mk2_craig in Andy's awful autos: SAVE THE PANDAS?   
    Y THO 

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    CaptainBoom reacted to Joey spud in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Back on the floor after nearly two years I really need to get my finger out.


    I needed Boris to move under his own power to turn him around but the extra bracing I had added was in the way of the pedals so had to go for the moment 
    The clutch and brake pedals share the same semi seized pivot shaft which currently makes forward momentum a bit erratic.



    With the car back on its wheels I was pleased to find the driver's door still opens and closes without catching.


    I really like these 13" eight spokes and can see me swapping between the wide 14's and these as my mood takes me.



    Despite the scary rot the nearside is slightly better as the door fits ok and so the hinge panel can be patched rather than replaced.
    And an added bonus after fiddling with the carb and distributor settings I have now got the engine to Idle smoothly and rev cleanly without bogging down.
    And the clutch operation is a bit too fierce for my liking (it's either in or out) but all the linkage is very worn and dry so I think it can be improved later on.
     

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    CaptainBoom reacted to Bfg in Triumph - That was a year that was..   
    And then the weekend before last.. Katie  and I took a little jaunt across to the now little and mostly forgotten seaside port of Orford.  In particular I wanted to enjoy a drive, through the Rendlesham Forest and on to Orford Castle.  The drive was very pleasant and then the castle's keep was particularly intriguing. .


    Not a whole lot of traffic, even at the weekends in this corner of the country.  
    The castle itself was undergoing restoration (..and yes, I knew this before i visited) . . .
      
    ^ presently looking like a modern office block being built, the castle's present remains are just the 90ft high keep and the undulating grounds of what used to be the bailey.  Like many castles the site was stripped of building materials, including quarrying the grounds for sand. Before the scaffolding was put up - it looked like the second photo, but is thought to have originally been rendered on all walls, inbetween its limestone corner stones. That is what I gather they are now doing again.
    Although the bailey and curtain walls have long since been lost (mostly this happened in the early 18th century) the keep itself is interesting because the inside floors have been refitted, and the original spiral-stone staircase built into the SE tower is intact, so the spaces within are pretty authentic.  The castle was said to have been built by Henry II (well not him personally, but on his commission) to help balance the crown's authority in East Anglia - versus the rich & powerful Earl of Norfolk, who was grandson of Robert Bigod, who had come to England with and been given estates in Norfolk by William-the-Conqueror.  In part this was probably an economic move as well, because by securing and promoting what was at the time an up n' coming trading port (sheltered behind Orford Ness - a natural shingle bank) he would benefit (and deprive the Earl) of the market, ship yard, port tolls and taxes. 
    The castle is unusual insomuch as it was a new build (c. 1165-1173) rather than being built on an earlier-fortified site. The keep was also new in design in being a round tower (actually a multi-faceted polygon) in stone, with three disproportionately large square towers.  The square buttress towers are integral to the round towers thick wall structure, and essentially flush with the inside of the walls, yet they half protrude outwards.  The spaces within these provide a generous number (for the era) of private chambers with passages within the thick round-tower's walls, which in turn leaves generously proportioned (large diameter) halls in the centre - at the base level, as well as on the first and second floor levels.  The entrance of the keep, with the Chapel above, was built into the corner between the SE tower and the round wall.

    You'll notice from the above side-view section that there are half-floor chambers too, which altogether makes it a very complex and costly build.  That is all the more intriguing because Royalty is recorded to have only ever spent one overnight stay there. Furthermore, very oddly for this period of construction - the spaces and chimney-galleries suggest kitchen activities (fireplace and sink) at the base level, and then again at the first and second floor hall levels, and then a bakery oven within the top chamber of the north turret.  There are also four latrine shoots, two individual and one double, in the west corner, another in the basement cell, and what is thought to be a urinal through-the-wall in the upper first floor.  This is a century and half before many country houses had even a single inside  latrine.  Yes I know., this is just so exciting to read ..that one can hardly contain oneself !  But for context..  "in 1313, at Kenilworth, 32 shillings was paid for enlarging & rebuilding the Earl of Lancaster's latrine".. "This presumably projected like a (wooden) hut from one of the castle's buildings because the account showed that it was covered in shingles"(..John Goodall ). 
    So why or whom demanded such accommodations be made some 150 years early, in 1165 ?  A clue may lie in this keep having chapel and chaplain's chamber with its own latrine. Religious practice of strict times of prayer meant that toilets would have rush hours before and after.  Furthermore, it's likely that William de Chesney - High Sheriff of both Norfolk and Suffolk through to 1163, and founder of Sibton's Cistercian Abbey of St Mary, may have been party to the planning and design of this castle ..and he was married with three daughters.  The double latrine off the Lower Hall would have been for visitors, and those would include merchants and the like who would come to the castle to pay their tolls and other taxes to the crown.  A castle is a fortress only during times of direct conflict, at all others it was a court, the civil administrative office where matters were settled and bills were paid, and of course it was a home to all that lived and served there.
    The cell in the basement is now supposed to have been a prison, but I suspect that was unlikely. Prisons were more often away from the Lord's home, perhaps in a strong outer curtain-wall tower or the gatehouse. Titled prisoners were usually treated with due respect and accommodated accordingly.  The only entrance to this cell is through a hatch in what we now call 'the entrance lobby'   I suspect that it was not a prison cell but a very secure vault for records and payments made. That it was decked out with racking for pipe-rolls and tally sticks.  And that the latrine and tiny window were for the clerk (a cleric) who spent most of his days down there.  
    I further imagine that the bakery oven in the top turret was there because the towers were both for watching - out to sea for enemies and over the river to see what traders were coming and going. The west tower was thought to house a beacon, to be lit should the castle be threatened. And so that oven fire would be kept alight at all times, ready to take a flame to the signalling beacon.  And so if the fire is to be kept alight - then it makes sense to use its heat for baking. The watch guard had this chamber as shelter for between all night watches, which perhaps like on a ship were 6 hours on six hours off, with no traipsing down the sheriff's stairwell inbetween times. Their latrine was probably a bucket emptied over the wall, as indeed might be lifted food supplies and logs for the fire.    
    Although a garrison was stationed at Orford,  Walton Castle was just 12 miles direct line-of-sight to the South West, and Framlingham Castle a similar distance inland to the north-west.  By horse this was less than an hours ride, and by forced-march just two hours, so Orford's castle had a curtain wall of defenses to hold off against immediate attack, but the keep itself lacks arrow slits or most any other means of retaliation. It was built as a keep  to secure whomever and whatever was locked inside until reinforcements, across land or around the shoreline arrived. The crowning towers were both an awesome statement of the King's authority on those shores, a landmark for shipping, and a signalling tower, as indeed they were again in the Napoleonic and world wars. In the second world war the top turret of that same west tower was reinforced to take new-fangled radar equipment. And in the chamber below is graffiti dated 1941. 
     
      
    ^ the Upper Hall, with its much older, possibly original fireplace archway clearly seen above the much later, much lower one. Even in the 12th century - great hall's fireplaces were still either away from the walls (possibly in the middle of the room but positioned closer to the Lord's table) with open roof vents (and louvers) or else extended into the room but with, often extravagantly decorated, hoods over them to the chimney.    There are 13 stone corbels around the room (two are adjacent to the higher fireplace arch in the LH photo) with recesses into the wall to take elegantly arched timber beams for the roof above.  At the higher level is a gallery door to the passageway within the wall and a chamber in the north square tower.  I don't recall how exactly this was accessed, but I believe it must have been a walk way around the domed roof (which is still some way below the tower wall's ramparts), from a similar doorway on a passage inside the south wall, besides the SE tower. I presume the domed roof was closed and so that gallery was around its outside.  This too must have been had a flat roof for access to the ramparts and turrets. 
    The second of my photos shows one of the three double windows into the Upper Hall.  Actually it quite nice for a fortress tower, as that elevation does catch the sunlight. Originally, and for two or three centuries later - they'd be no glass, and so wooden shutters and heavy drapes would have lost that airiness.  The fireplace and candles would have lit it romantically dim and smokey.  You can just see arched doorway ..off the window bay, which run inside the round towers walls. 
    It is, at least to me, interesting and fun to study such plans and touchable features in these ancient castles, and to try n' figure out how the spaces were used, what sort of living style the rich and privileged enjoyed, and their staff, and again what exactly was from which era in this building's 850-year history.? 
    I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and lengthy conversations with the friendly and informal English Heritage staff.    

    ^ the view from the rampart looking east over the town of Orford. The sea can seen beyond the shingle Orford Ness.  The River Ore is between the Ness and the trees, where the port now is.
    In the evening I ventured down to the port, with its yacht club and mostly leisure craft and just a few fishing boats.

    Katie, on the quayside - enjoying the evening air and the calls of oyster-catchers as the tide goes out...

    In the distance, remembrance of this countryside's more recent military history, where over-the-horizon radar was developed and then atomic research establishment.  After military use, the powerful transmitting station was used by for BBC World Services  broadcasts around the clock.  It closed in May 2012 after 30 years of service.  in 2017 Radio Caroline started broadcasting on 648 kHz  ..which I still enjoy the music of.
    It's an intriguing castle and coastline still  ..on the road-to-nowhere, and so forgotten mostly by the fast paced world.
    Pete
    Orford Castle c.1600
     
     
     
     
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    CaptainBoom reacted to eddyramrod in Life of Shite   
    1985 comes around, and with it a burst of temptation.

    Wasn't I slim then!  This is, of course, my first Granada, a 1976 3.0GL auto.  I was delighted with it at first.  At first!  I was able to forgive the cockpit design that meant I couldn't quite find a good seating position, and the weedy inadequate brakes... until it started eating head gaskets.  I mean three times, in a year?  Not on.  Then winter came around and I discovered Granada heaters... about as much use as a bucket of cold tea.

    Didn't stop me painting up a little Polistil though!  I would like to replace this with a Vanguards, but I would need two now.  We all know why, and that's coming up later!
    During this period I also bought the first of three Fiat 500s, this one from the Irish.  I still haven't painted up a model of BED 380K.

    This should get one or two round here salivating!  Renault 30 V6 auto.  As you can see, the Granada really unleashed the latent love of luxury cars that I'd been denying for years.  This had electrical issues and I never drove it...

    I think this 1/43 is by Norev, from memory; it's metal on a plastic base.

    When the Granada went for head gaskets for the second time I bought "a cheap old shed" just to get to work.  A week of MoT, a month of tax.. but it was a 4-door 2.0GT, ex-Lancashire police, for £40.  Hell you can't buy the Vanguards model for that now!  I know; I'm trying.  I have an old Corgi 2-door that would be scrap if I hadn't picked it up thinking I would convert it to 4, but I don't know whether to keep on with it or just hope for a Vanguard at a decent price.
    Early in 1986 I scrapped the Granada in a fit of pique, but not before buying a replacement at the local Tat Auction (Ormskirk).
    It might be hard to tell, but OBA 243M was a 1974 Vauxhall Victor 1800.  Bit of a letdown after the luxury and power of the Granada but it was a perfectly acceptable car really.  The model above is sculpted from a Corgi Juniors Mercury Cougar, because I've never ever seen a model of a Victor FE.
    There was a 1974 Datsun Sunny, the barrel-sided one, at this point, but I don't have a pic of it on this computer.

    After that, a friend's neighbour was flogging this off.  2.0 manual, one owner, my first estate car!  I do like a big comfy estate and I reckon with a bit better marketing Toyota could have got Volvo worried.

    I traded the Sunny against this.  My one and only never to be repeated Austin Maxi.  I had to replace the tailgate almost immediately, because it was rotten, and it never fitted properly.  At first I thought it was down to my poor fitting skills, but later discovered half the car was maroon under the white.  I'd bought a cut-and-shut.  Needless to say, I flogged it on sharpish.  The model is an old Dinky Austin 1800 with a bit of reshaping.

    In the space of a couple of days I went and bought two small Fiats.  JTD 241F was a Nuova 500 in a retching fetching orange, and actually had MoT and tax!  So I used it, damn right I did!   This was the one with the dodgy starter cable, so I was often seen running down the road, pushing it, then jumping in, ramming it into second, and spluttering off to work.

    This is the other one.  KKD 177P was a first-generation 127 saloon (as opposed to hatchback) in matt black mostly covering the original white.  My dad stripped and hand-painted it for me in the back garden.  It was a right laugh to drive, and easy to see why Ford used these as the benchmark for the new Fiesta.

    Another one from the Irish: 1978 Fiat 131 Supermirafiori, 1600 twink.  PKC 100S was a facelift car with the bigger lights, but the model is a Polistil (I think) which had the early lights.  The hubcaps represented here were the dodgy white plastic ones that were on the Victor when I bought it.  As I took them off I found all the original shiny caps underneath, so hoarded the plastic set.  This Fiat had been sitting without wheels on, so the caps covered a hastily-assembled random selection of Fiat steels.  I think it was supposed to have the RoStyle-esque alloys.
    At approximately this point there should be a red 4-door Marina.  I need the Vanguards Hidden Treasures model as it's already the right colour.

    Next up was my first Princess, of two.  VTX 481S was a 2200 auto with a dodgy gearbox.  I sold it to a lad who converted it to manual.  The model is the well-known Dinky.

    And finally in 1986, there's this, a Polski Fiat 125p estate.  These are significantly bigger than the equivalent Lada and if the quality and dynamics could have been improved, might have been a serious contender in the large-estate market.
    Can you believe this post only covers two years?  I'm having another break...
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Rocket88 in Victor she run! Updated 22/10   
    Nearly done….. I appear to be in Australia….🙄








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    CaptainBoom reacted to gm in gm's unhealthy obsession with mx5s - i’ve broken it :(   
    in the meantime, here’s some pretty pictures from this afternoon’s hoon
    (the gates were open and no one was about, how could i resist ?)




    got to be a calendar shot there, surely ? 
     
    seaton delaval hall
    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/seaton-delaval-hall
     
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    CaptainBoom reacted to gm in gm's unhealthy obsession with mx5s - i’ve broken it :(   
    29th July 2020

    29th July 2022

    happy birthday Exo !
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    CaptainBoom reacted to BorniteIdentity in Memoirs from the Hard Shoulder: One out (more to follow)   
    So!  Now I no longer have a family, I don't really need a family vehicle - do I?!  So the T4 was advertised and a sale was agreed immediately to a prestigious shiter with form for buying long distance from me.  Here's how I'll always remember it - looking blue and absolutely massive outside my window.

    In a strange coincidence, I've ended up part exchanging it for another happy looking blue VW on a Y reg.
    Look how happy it is!

    I've got a local fella coming to have a look at it later today, as it's not quite what I need.  I've been bombing about in it over the last couple of days and it's quite brilliant, but I'm trying to be sensible.  
    I really do think that the Sierra may be off to pastures new in the foreseeable, as I'd really like a 3 car fleet comprising
    1- Business Leaf.  2 - Mini.  3 - Other.  
    I'd really like position 3 to be something that's practical in every way.  I caught myself looking at LR County's earlier this week!  Perhaps a Freelander 1 would be more sensible bet, or maybe a decent w124.  For now, I'm totally undecided.
    The next job is to use some of the excess funds from the van sale to fund the Mini welding.
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    CaptainBoom reacted to vulgalour in Maestro, please. - Bright Lights   
    To celebrate failing the MoT and then passing the MoT, I felt I could actually commit to the next Safety Dad Tat video with all the accessories I've been acquiring.  First, I just needed to test a little something out...

    Yeah.  That's just the right amount of ridiculous and tasteless for what I'm doing here.
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Yoss in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Famously of course, James Hunt had an A35 for this very reason. 

     
    Amusingly, whilst googling the above I also found this. 

    He also had a very large and fast Mercedes but parked on bricks to slow it down. Or someone has pinched his wheels. 
    Apologies for thread hijack. 
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    CaptainBoom reacted to Dyslexic Viking in 1963 Mercedes Benz 190DC Fintail.   
    This car is registered for 6 people and since it has a column gear change, I am convinced that it had a bench seat in the front when it was new. And it would be logical since this started life as a taxi, you would want to have space to as many passengers as possible.
    But where do the seats come from? I think they come from a W111 the more expensive and 6 cyl petrol version of these. And there is one of these for sale here in Norway now and it has exactly the same seats. Pictures of this below.



    Below are my seats.


    I also think that the rims and hubcaps on mine come from a W111 as mine was originally supposed to have 13 inch wheels but now has 14 inch. Below are the wheels of the W111 for sale.

    And these are mine which are identical except that they are not painted in the middle.

    But my spare wheel is the original wheel for this, which is 13 inches and has an attachment ring for a small hubcap in the middle.

    So what I think has happened is that after years as a taxi the original seats for this were worn out and they were replaced with seats and wheels from a scrapped W111.
    But what did the original seats for this one look like? I am so lucky that a other W110 with most likely the same interior as mine had is for sale in Norway now and here are pictures of it.



    And the back seat has no armrest

    If I could afford it, I would have bought this one and swapped the seats with mine as I really want a bench seat in mine now. But I keep an eye on ads and maybe one comes up for sale? 
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