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    N19 reacted to adw1977 in Calendar - September 2022   
    Only just noticed this beauty by @SmokinWaffle in his 1987 Volvo 340 thread.

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    N19 got a reaction from cort16 in The new news 24 thread   
    Fantastic idea! I definitely have some thinking to do as my lockup strategy* evolves...
    One near me in daily use for sure
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    N19 reacted to Dyslexic Viking in The new news 24 thread   
    Got the first snow yesterday and last night a month late after normal. So had to use the snow blower today for the first time this season.

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    N19 reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    I've left the re-fitting of the engine loom for now, and got on with getting the front suspension back together. It's been sat on the four bolts which hold the centre of the sub frame arms to the chassis, so first I had to move the axle stands from there to the jacking points at the front of the sills. Once that was done, the anti roll bar was bolted on.

    With that in position, the sub frame arms could go back on, closely followed by the wishbone.

    Once I'd fitted the anti roll bar links, time had run out.

    Should get back on it some time over the weekend. 
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    N19 reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Not had any time on this for a while, but got a couple of hours on it this evening. 

    The coil has been spruced up and put back on.

    The plumbing in and wiring is coming along, once I've fitted the engine loom and connected up the fuel lines, I can get  on with fitting the sub frame and suspension. 

    Should get a bit more done over the weekend.   
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    N19 got a reaction from theshadow in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 got a reaction from DavidB in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 got a reaction from Datsuncog in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 got a reaction from Spottedlaurel in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 got a reaction from Fumbler in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 got a reaction from ProgRocker in 80's/90's Nissan Appreciation Thread (Micra, Sunny, Primera etc)   
    I've had the Bluebird a couple of years now. It had an easy giffer life - owner lived near the Angel, so mileage very low. He sold it to someone who worked at the local motorfactors who only used it to shuttle between home and work. 

    For a while, I used it for everything, did a trip to Scotland and all. Very spacious in the back, helped a couple of friends move house.

    It's a pretty bombproof car in all fairness. Showing its age in some ways now, but it can be used and abused and just keep on going. You can see why they were popular minicabs in the 90s... simple enough to just work, but with the refinements of central locking, power steering, electric windows, adjustable mirrors etc. And very comfortable, it's like driving a sofa!
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    N19 reacted to Rod/b in Ex Private Hire Taxi... Would you?   
    When I was about 19 i visited a scrappers in Rainham to get some pop-out window rubbers for my MG Metro as mine leaked. I got what i needed from a car on top of the pile, as usual,  then ventured off to find someone to pay. The front desk was deserted so i wandered into a shed where they were busy welding two halves of two Sapphires together. 
     
    I learned some new words and got the window rubbers free.
     
     
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    N19 got a reaction from Fumbler in N19's fleet - nailed it   
    A bit of bluebird exhaust gasket bodgery happened. The gasket in there had a metal bit and a card one. The card was mullered, so I replaced it.
     

    It's better, but the exhaust is still leaking somewhere.
    I also discovered a rubber mount buggered for the radiator. Temporary repair completed.

    Looking downstairs, there's a metal L bracket that seems to have gone, which has presumably put extra weight on the rubber and caused it to go. 
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    N19 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Al's spotting thread   
    This is not far from me - the owner does most of the work himself at the roadside, I actually caught him at FOTU having waved from the Capri on many occasions. It's in daily use.
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    N19 got a reaction from adw1977 in Al's spotting thread   
    This is not far from me - the owner does most of the work himself at the roadside, I actually caught him at FOTU having waved from the Capri on many occasions. It's in daily use.
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    N19 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    And I'm home! 1447 miles complete and effectively just about 3000 miles go get these two pictures 😅
     


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    N19 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    So it's day 2.5 and were nearing the off for the long leg home. 
    Should get to Inverness about 10. Perth about 12. Carlisle about 2.30 and Nottingham about 5.30. Then it'll be just over an hour to get back to Peterborough.
    It's going to be a loooong day.

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    N19 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    And so we arrive at the overnight stop in Wick. Our noble steed has completed 835 of the 1400 miles so far. Fuel consumption is about 40mpg again. There's oil being burnt on overrun but nothing too dramatic. Everything seems ok 🤞
    It'll be nice to have a bit longer not in the car tonight! Last night was 8 hours in the hostel so this is a bit more of a rest. Tomorrow is a long day with 10 hours driving though!

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    N19 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    John O'Groats? Completed it mate.

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    N19 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    We've made it to the previous breakdown spot in Clashnessie!
     

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    N19 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    We're not dead or asleep! Got to Inverness about 15 minutes ago and now laying on the hostel bed contemplating my life choices 😅
    Montego is running fine but it is a bit tedious listening to it strain up every hill 😂

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    N19 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in N19's fleet - nailed it   
    What time of year is best to get your air con sorted? November on a Saturday night, naturally.

    A low priority, bit-by-bit job. The duff condenser was replaced a while ago, and recharged today. Freeezing! If nothing else, the drying effect will be good in the wet weather, although given how I feel the heat I'd not be surprised if I use it...
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    N19 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in N19's fleet - nailed it   
    Finishing work at 4, without the need to do overtime, does mean you get a bit of a window for tinkering before it gets too late/tired/cold.
    Mondeo buzzers wired in, now no indicators on the board. I had assumed that a 12v buzzer would still pass enough current to allow the indicators on the trailer board to flash... hmmn. Maybe I should actually read the instructions...
    Bluebird spare wheel was just as buggered as the punctured one. 

    punctures also too close to each other to patch. Hey ho, new tyre time. More expenditure I don't need!
    Meanwhile, got home to find someone's parked an AX outside.

    only one neighbour has so far asked if it's anything to do with me. Reputation much?!
    With darkness falling early I went down to the lockup to put the wheel with the fresh tyre on. The LED system works wonders at these times, especially with one set of LEDs being on a long board, perfect to take outside to do a job. 
    Some timber was being thrown away at work recently, so I nabbed some of it from scrap to add another cubby-hole shelf, this one by the door to save traipsing to the back every time I want a spray of something simple.

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    N19 got a reaction from tooSavvy in N19's fleet - nailed it   
    What time of year is best to get your air con sorted? November on a Saturday night, naturally.

    A low priority, bit-by-bit job. The duff condenser was replaced a while ago, and recharged today. Freeezing! If nothing else, the drying effect will be good in the wet weather, although given how I feel the heat I'd not be surprised if I use it...
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