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    wesacosa reacted to Jikovron in Tales of a new business, trials and endless uphill battles   
    For aslong as I can remember I've wanted to be directing my own path in business but never had the actual confidence to overcome huge self doubt and fears of failure, in 2021 when I nearly met with my mortality thanks to covid I remember hating that I'd played things safe as houses like a boring nobody and literally despite continued health maladies I feel that I've got a second run up at life , so I'm starting from nothing at 35 and want to get pushing forward with what is abit of a dream for me .
    So basically my sister and I have teamed up to create a new garage/engineering works of which provides the usual bread and butter garage services and also more specialised work less commonly found like large manual machining capability and welding.
    We're looking to stock up on a range of common classic parts too so that we can take on most project work without waiting on parts turning up in ebay etc albeit limited space prevents stocking a vast amount.
    So far over the last 8 months !

    Obligatory huge lathe brought back somewhat inappropriately 


    Company car brought down , inappropriately 

    Lathe electrical rebuild done because it was dangerous as hell, 415 through the soaked push buttons etc ,,horrible ! Once cleaned and generally setup it's been put to work straight away!

     
    this s100 k series swap was quite aquite to drive, getting one to fit the earlier car isn't bolt in like with the estelle and rapid !

    Cambelt snappage job on an iveco 2.3, lots of new valves and lapping required!

    loads of work done, and loads more hopefully to come ! 



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    wesacosa reacted to egg in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - I know it was wrong but peer pressure is hard to resist!   
    ooh blimey. Can I suggest the first part you need...

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    wesacosa got a reaction from Sigmund Fraud in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
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    wesacosa reacted to SEATMad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/364836680372?itmmeta=01HV77G9WDW5VV9J7QD8DRSY5K&hash=item54f1f5f2b4:g:UK4AAOSwzzpmF9FY



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    wesacosa got a reaction from garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    not sure what the biggest atrocity might be, those chrome arch covers or what may lurk underneath 
     


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    wesacosa got a reaction from bunglebus in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
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    wesacosa got a reaction from SiC in ULEZ Expansion Solution* - Skoda Estelle , Czech it out   
    someone bought this about 6 months before I bought mine

    Seeing it now on FB I feel both inspired and wholly inadequate at the same time 😂
     

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    wesacosa reacted to beko1987 in The new news 24 thread   
    Read that earlier, such a shame. He was a wonderful guy, messaged me alot when I had my xm 😥 was practically begging people to come take the spares he had over the last few months too so they went to a good home
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    wesacosa got a reaction from Shite Ron in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
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    wesacosa got a reaction from beko1987 in The new news 24 thread   
    Some dreadful news from the classic Citroen community 

    Paul was a nice bloke, generous with his time, knowledge and spare parts and a big reason a huge amount of XMs and Xantias are still on the road 
    RIP
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    wesacosa got a reaction from Stinkwheel in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
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    wesacosa got a reaction from lisbon_road in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
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    wesacosa reacted to SEATMad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1711927



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    wesacosa reacted to rob88h in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    My mother always taught me; “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”
    That’s why I could never be an MOT tester. Clean Pass for everyone 🤣
     
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    wesacosa got a reaction from Rust Collector in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    all back together. horrible noise gone but there is a small bit of scraping especially when turning so need to do some bending or snipping 
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    wesacosa reacted to N Dentressangle in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    You wonder why he even bothered writing that 🤣
    New MoT is fab - good to see the car's settling down to be dependable.
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    wesacosa got a reaction from Rust Collector in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    well a stroke of luck
    I removed all the oil in the housing with my oil pump and the set of long nose long handled pliers I needed for the vac hose job had a 90 degrees one which fitted perfectly under the shoulder of the stuck bit. It came out in one piece and wasn't actually broken, I guess the lower o ring had stuck and the two parts unclipped from eachother instead of pulling out in one bit
     

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    wesacosa got a reaction from N Dentressangle in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I thought I'd better check today when in May the MOT is due so I can try and be proactive and get it booked early. Turned out it was due today. Doh
    Luckily they had a 4pm slot so now has 12m MOT.  Yay
     
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    wesacosa got a reaction from Back_For_More in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I thought I'd better check today when in May the MOT is due so I can try and be proactive and get it booked early. Turned out it was due today. Doh
    Luckily they had a 4pm slot so now has 12m MOT.  Yay
     
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    wesacosa got a reaction from Coprolalia in ULEZ Expansion Solution* - Skoda Estelle , Czech it out   
    someone bought this about 6 months before I bought mine

    Seeing it now on FB I feel both inspired and wholly inadequate at the same time 😂
     

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    wesacosa got a reaction from rob88h in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I thought I'd better check today when in May the MOT is due so I can try and be proactive and get it booked early. Turned out it was due today. Doh
    Luckily they had a 4pm slot so now has 12m MOT.  Yay
     
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    wesacosa reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Whoop whoop that's the sound of da police

    Over sprayer, over sprayer, over sprayer over sprayer

    Now here's a likkle truth, open up your eye
    check out the bum tap and the Isopon down the side

    I know this for a fact you don't like how I act
    So I've crapped on the back seat, how do you like that?

    Whoop whoop, that's the sound of da police
    1969 Austin 1100 Classic Project Barn Find | eBay
     
     
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    wesacosa got a reaction from willswitchengage in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/305489919064?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=UVjykpWlROa&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=8AFYP6nlRMa&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
     

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    wesacosa reacted to NorfolkNWeigh in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    Love the advise, let’s face it all Mercs should have that from their 1st MOT!
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