Dabooka reacted to Squire_Dawson in The new news 24 thread
I killed two birds with one stone, as it were. Approximately 550 miles covered in Allegro t'other day, down and up the Kingdom, a most successful raid. Keeping up with and exceeding modern traffic, a steady 60-70 and over 40 to the gallon. Not bad for a 46 year old Aggro eh? The only downside was the imbecilic clots on the radio none of whom I wanted to hear, and Classic FM doesn't always do it. Ah well, I made it there and back in safety.
Dabooka reacted to egg in The new news 24 thread
In the Autumn of 1990 me and a school mate decided to make our own car magazine. The content is risible, but here's the front covers of the two editions we wrote (i.e. cribbed from Car Magazine). Typed up on his dad's Amstrad. At least 30 years on it enhances my weird car nerd credentials, although back then it just helped alienate me (and him) from our peers.
Dabooka reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.
Oh... oh my.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to get a vehicle transport quote from Bury St Edmunds to Nuneaton. Purely for research purposes, you understand...
Although... seems to have had repeated advisories for underbody grot. Which strangely disappeared on its last MOT before being taken off the road.
Dabooka reacted to jcr in World's worst Saxo
Typical 19 year old boy racer wagon?
Diesel Rotten Unbelievably hacked together (wood screws, Sellotape and bathroom sealant) 140,000 miles Oil leak(s) Crap brakes No clutch (found out trying to cross the Pennines... lol) Concerning rear wheel camber
....maybe not quite a VTR. But a fun* project!!!
Gave it a wash
My favourite part has to be the Renault wheel trims. lol
Tomorrow the wire wheel and cutoff disc comes out. There's a lot of work needed for both. Pics to follow
Dabooka reacted to Six-cylinder in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes
All Leave cancelled!
Following the arrival of 8 more broken and rusty cars at the FoD there is plenty of opportunity 21/22 Aug to explore what we have. Maybe even start a few.
I was only able to buy the 1976 Manta 1.9 Auto coupe that Mrs6C wanted if I bought all 8 cars. Just to complicate things the cars, the remains of a bereavement sale had ended up unwelcome on a third parties property. The cars were in a field sheeted down and I was not permitted to inspect them prior to purchase. Even after my offer had been accepted the owner of the land did not want me there so I just had to send in professional transport companies to take then to the FoD, which happened yesterday.
What have I ended up with? Come along 21/22 Aug and judge for yourselves.
Dabooka reacted to MarvinsMom in eBay tat volume 3.
hmmmmm, tasty, 1600 and as i understand just really a big 205, and then its got slightly odd proportions owing to it using the smaller cars doors.
plus its the last pug/talbot/chrysler/hillman to be developed at Whitley.
whats not too like?
apart from been stood for sometime and not having an mot.......
Dabooka reacted to puddlethumper in The new news 24 thread
I went to Hartlepool today and looked at something big with wheels. It has a Cummins 8.3 Dizzle. Mmmm.
Anyway, I haz done a bought. It's the most modern vehicle, 1993, I've ever bought and it's the most expensive as well at £11000. EEEK !! I shall be collecting sometime this week although doing a live collection thread will probably be beyond my meagre phone skills.
So here's the deal. Anyone who guesses what it is, apart from the one member who knows, will win a tenner.
Big, Cummins 8.3 should narrow it down. A bit. I don't think one of these has ever turned up on here or been on the Ebay tat thread. Over the next few days, until collection, I'll try and give a few more clues without giving it away.
Dabooka reacted to meggersdog in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!
That Bob Marsh is wrong about the Mondeo and your Audi. Both cars would have been prime midde management company cars in their day.
Shows like this bring back memories of the cars you, your mates and your parents owned. Seeing the Opel Kadette brought back memories of the one I owned as a 19 year old. The Fiat 128 and the Avenger my parents owned when I was growing up. The green RS2000 my music teacher at school had one that colour. He was an amatuer rallist and his had the big Cibbies on the front and full rally spec. These cars bring back memories of when you grew up. If your parents owned a Porsche or Bentley or the Rolls convertible you were probably a boarder at public school so had no memories of the cars anyway.
Dabooka reacted to warch in Land (Rover) Reclamation or (Land R)over the Hill!
That’s the welding all done, time to put it all back together. I have acquired a posh ratchet tool for electrical connections and my own weight in paint, electrical hardware and fripperies like new lights and track rod boots. The second shot is a work in progress but the welding gas held out until it was fully welded up.
Dabooka reacted to reb in Reb's 205 1.8D - It runs!
As a lot of you are aware a couple of years ago I tried to stuff an HDI into my 205. This was going quite well* until my dad died last march and everything went out of the window.
So now I'm left with a dismantled pug with lots of missing engine bits. This is not an ideal situation to say the least. So where do I start?
I could track down all of the missing parts on eBay and the owners club, but that would mean actually figuring out what's missing and would probably take quite a while in any case, and the chance of finding out I'm missing something important during reassembly would be a massive pain in the arse.
How about a complete engine? That sounds like it could work! Where will I be able to find one of them though? Well thankfully @DodgyBastardhas just the solution!
So I'm now treating this as day 1 of my restoration*
Step 2 will be venturing out into the miserable weather to a secret* location to start the removal of the engine from the donor.
Updates to follow!
Dabooka reacted to Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - Corona Resurrected
Things looked good until it started to rain and the wiper motor died😂 Fortunately we only got to Durham, turned around and took the Lincoln instead. Lincoln in Lincolnshire, fine with me. Next time!
However, if you are curious how many tools and other garbage fits into the boot of a Toyota Corona EXiV, here ya go:
Dabooka reacted to LightBulbFun in Ford timelord
whoops my bad, I got the 10th of July 2020 and 29th of Jan 2021 V5's mixed up (thats what I get for writing responses during Autoshite zoom calls!)
its the 10th of July 2020 V5 looks to be the Mystery one that I cant yet explain, and its the 29th of the Jan V5 which is the one that I think was issued as per my original post by the DVLA for historic vehicle reasons
because it was not Taxed and then SORN'ed until January 2021, which was 6 months after that July 2020 V5 was issued
so it looks like the V5 issued on the 29th of January 2021, is the one issued by the DVLA to put the vehicle into the historic vehicle taxation class, after it was taxed for 6 months in the PLG taxation class
where as the reason for the one on the 10th of July 2020 being is an unknown
(but we do at least know that one was not issued for taxation reasons as the vehicle remained untaxed for a good while afterwards, and not for keeper change reasons)
so to clarify
the recent DVLA/V5c timeline looks to be:
V5c issued, 6th of April 2020, issued because of a Keeper change after 33 years
V5c issued, 10th July 2020 issued for Unknown reasons, (no taxation or keeper changes)
V5c issued, 29th of January 2021, likely Issued by the DVLA to put the vehicle into the historic vehicle taxation class after the vehicle was in the DVLA's eyes, incorrectly taxed that month in the PLG class for 6 months
(side note just noticed this is all on page 23 LOL)
Dabooka got a reaction from Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - Corona Resurrected
I don't have the pump but work ten minutes from Blunderland's branch of Random Car Parts if that's any use?