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  1. Short(ish) update on cars. Toyota was easy enough to replace the bottom ball joints. So replaced both at them same time. Discs and pads all round were changed as well. No more wobble when braking at any speed now. Been using again while the Nexia is sat. Daewoo will hopefully see the road this week as the new rad turned up yesterday. While the coolant is drained out, I'll fit a NOS Daewoo thermostat too. Find OEM is best for that sort of thing, had aftermarket ones fail quickly or just don't work at all. These 1.5 16v's need little to no excuse to blow the head gasket.
  2. Happy ending! Had a parcel waiting for me today. Thought this was fuckin quality! 😂 Tanks! AS Sandy Claws! Oh cheers for the gummy bears too! Edit - saw it was sent yesterday on the label. Whoever sent this. Thank you very much! I wasn't expecting anything and I feel bad someone went to the effort. Still appreciate it anyway.
  3. My first Nova before it did it's geyser trick from the header tank because the head gasket had blew two minutes before .
  4. Laugh for the song line. Love the chod spots! Ooffftttt I'll hae the Corsa A too in all!
  5. Trying to get a rad for Nexia. Tried a couple of Evilbay sellers. Out of stock or February delivery. Shit! Then phoned local factors. Yep! One can get me a rad. Not badly priced either. until they gave me the delivery date, which is the end of this month. Shite! Ordered it anyway as it was the same as price and waiting time. It can sit until then, not chucking rad weld in it, hate the stuff! No worries! Got the Toyota to run... Ahhh! Forgot there's play in a bottom ball joint! Have to get some ordered! Ebay! £50 delivered. Phew!
  6. Just make your own! These lads have got a great recipe! Some good spots there @Sunny Jim. I'll hae the scruffy Corsa!
  7. Several things happened. First was already on the news Fred. Daewoo, good for another year. Actually impressive its given me two advisory free passes. So to celebrate. It sprang a leak in the radiator. I just need to order one. Been checking and topping up the coolant. Got a weeping rocker cover gasket to replace too. Again, will be done. Have found some Nova six dials. Yay! Less gooder... The printed ribbon/circuit on the back is not good at all. Like it's had it. Which is also properly NLA. Cannot find one at all. Might see if I can cobble something up. Got a good lead on a lad who might have dials AND a much better Mk2 SRi blue interior. I had planned something else. But I already have the same interior and it'll be easier to make one good interior out of two. Lastly. I'm trying to tidy up my workshop space. Amazing at how much crap you accumulate over the years.
  8. Fine then!! 😝🤣 Yeah, heck a load cheaper. So yeah, no point in paying extra. I need to have a look see at that site (ahhh it's for Oldtimer Opels, fudge!). After a print circuit for some SR six dials I've picked up. Sheesh! Since when was GM stuff up in price!? Be near Ford money now 🤣.
  9. That sucks! Dunno if it's any help, but.... https://www.mm-opelparts.com/speedometer-drive-transmission-blue-20-teeth-seal-installation-set Probably already have used them with owning a Manta. I personally find the site dangerous. Because they had a few Astra F parts I've needed. Already eyed up a Nova front panel AND an injection tank on there.
  10. Sadly I've not seen anything from my AS Santa. Fear I may have left it too long to say anything too. Sorry to that person if that's the case 😔. Ahh fudge!
  11. That was my favourite word with MG Rover products that my parents owned. Specially when there was a fault or "quirk".
  12. Threw the Nexia in for test. No prep. Just see what happens and at least I'll have a list to work from. Oh! Ok, that's a surprise. Clutch, tyres and a spot of welding. That's the total of issues in the last year.
  13. They do. The 80's did produce some tidy looking superminis.
  14. Oh boy. Well this happened. Nae moving pics or anything to say on getting it back. Other than it was soggy as fuck the night and the collection day was brought forward massively to tonight. Anyway. I've got it. Happy as owt. It's actually more soild than I thought for a shonky Spanish shopping trolley. I have put the Corsa up for sale on here. Only reason, because I'd been after another Nova for years. I wasn't passing this up. Because they are only getting more expensive I've found now. This weekend I'll clear a proper space for it. Because it can wait for now.
  15. Can weld. Maybe for FOC, but too much my own shite needs done first! As for divorce... Honestly Lionel Hutz would a better job than me 🤣.
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