Split_Pin reacted to juular in Incoming
Well you all know what it is already.
With thanks to @petermcpetefor the effortless purchase and @worldofceri / @Inspector Morose for the equally pleasant and professional service as usual.
It starts. It runs. Everything works except the clutch. The clutch fluid pipe does look a little suspect and I think that will be my first port of call.
On top of that it's not even rusty, just a couple of minor cosmetic welds to do / ignore for years.
It needs a couple of little jobs done, like the choke reattached and an air filter fitted.
Mrs Juular could not be happier with it, so that's me in the good books.
Split_Pin reacted to Datsuncog in Datsuncog's Heaps: 26/06/22 - Four Wheels On My Wagon
Crumbs, two months on, eh?
So what's happened with the Corolla?
Nothing's fallen off.
Nothing's caught fire.
Nothing's caused MrsDC to give me The Look.
Y'know, that look I've become horribly familiar with in recent years. The Look that generally follows the EML flicking on ten minutes after we've left the house on a longish journey; that accompanies a sudden and inexplicable judder arising; that gets shot in my general direction when the electric windows all stop working on a blistering summer's day while stuck in heavy traffic.
Yeah. That look.
It's just... kept on going.
I haven't even opened the bonnet since I brought it home.
(Though I do want to get the oil changed and new filters on once the most pressing house stuff is completed.)
Well, I did slam the suspension for that JDMYO stanced look.
But only temporarily.
Yes, the little Toyota has been earning its keep following the house move on a series of dump runs.
The load liner from the deceased Outback fits the Corolla quite well, and has been protecting the boot floor and seat backs while we've torn up old laminate flooring, pulled out a load of dead conifers, and dealt with the aftermath of a crumbling patio being broken up.
I feel a little guilty throwing a load of concrete slabs in the back and then gunning the little 1300cc engine up a hill to the civic amenity site, but so far the little thing's taken everything in its stride.
But as a liftback it's surprisingly roomy in the back, and although I initially despaired at not having an estate at my disposal, there's been very little so far that the Toyota's failed to swallow that an estate could have handled.
It's reasonably frugal, too - despite fuel prices going stratospheric and giving everything a general end-of-days vibe, it'll give me about 400 miles out of a full tank of I'm careful, so I think my per-mile cost hasn't gone up much despite the price of unleaded hiking by a third. The Subarus never managed more than 300 miles to a tank.
So - keep on keepin' on?
Split_Pin reacted to Dabooka in Dabooka’s Topless Swede; all the fun of the Saab 9-3
Thanks for that, I'll hope my mate brings it. We share a lot of these kinds of things as we tend to do the jobs together anyway.
Thinking I may just buy new bits anyway include handbrake cables.
Split_Pin got a reaction from Dabooka in Dabooka’s Topless Swede; all the fun of the Saab 9-3
Mind you need a caliper wind back tool for the rears on these.
Split_Pin got a reaction from dome in The new news 24 thread
I did some rust prevention on the inner sills of the red 93 today.
This is the nearside, offside was the same. Nothing crunchy, just slight surface rust. A good coat of Vactan and then stonechip once that had dried. For some reason the picture displays here upside down, even when I rotated the original. You can see the Y -shaped brace on the inner sill, these are a perfect mud trap. It should have been closed off from the factory but as well as the middle, each of the ends of the Y shape are open, where it meets the inner sill. They all rot here eventually, stupid design.
The black Saab is a bit worse but nothing serious, it's getting a small amount of welding done later in the summer.
Cleans up very well this!
Split_Pin reacted to trigger in The new news 24 thread
As usual I've hogged right into this old crate, ended up having the strip the front end off.
Then i bought all the panels i needed from a banger racer up near Norwich and spent the last week prepping them all for paint and fitting them all back onto the car.
Sadly i didn't take many photos at the time but you get the idea, I'm really pleased with the paint match, the wing from the breakers at been repainted the wrong shade of red so i done it again with a aerosol can and it looks fantastic.
I still have a lot of little jobs to do, all the brakes have turned out to be shagged so I've spent a small fortune on three new calipers and new shoes and pads all round and i still need to find a alloy as the old one was too damaged to repair and it will need tyres too but hopefully you'll agree it's looking a bit better now.
Split_Pin reacted to Lord Sterling in Shite in Miniature II
A couple of purchases by me:
Firstly 1/18 Mercedes C36 AMG:
Now, some of you may remember correctly that I have posted this up very early on in this thread many years ago, it was posted along with a 1/18 black Peugeot 605. The only issue is, when I went to dig those cars out of my Mum's loft, I couldn't find it, along with 605, an Audi A6 estate and a 1/18 'Senna' Mercedes 190. I cannot think for the life of if me who'd nick them. Both Mum and sis never went in the loft. The only people who ever did was myself, and some workmen some years back when the loft was being insulated and even then I took everything down before anyone went in the loft.
Anyway, I'm building my collection back up again, I've got a 1/18 Peugeot 607 and Mercedes C36.
This Merc C36 isn't in too bad a condition compared to worse examples going for more money.
Mercedes 190e Corgi:
Until relatively recently I hadn't realised that Corgi had made a normal 190 as the ones I'd seen were the bodykitted ones.
When this arrived, the axle had popped out of it's holder and the black paint on the door rubbing strips and handles. Plus it had marks on the front screen and roof.
I drilled out the rivets carefully not going in too far and managed to prise the base off. I carefully bent the base around where the axles are normally held in place as this is the only way to get them back into place.
The bending of the plastic base had nearly taken its toll as the rear part was ready to tear away but thankfully I'd got the axle back in before any further damage was done.
I clipped the base back on and took a black tipped pen to the rubbing strips and handles.
Now it rolls properly and looks more original.