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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Yes it did cheers! I'm particularly delighted with the bus.
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    Split_Pin reacted to Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Hopefully one of them had a Belfast postmark!
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    Split_Pin reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-Kangoo suspension improvements   
    Small update on the Kangoo.
    The ride was pretty bad at the front-crashy over bumps and not particularly pleasant. It did look good though.

    It was on a set of unknown lowering springs at the front with new Clio 182 shocks and lowered on the torsion bar at the rear. 
    Eibach Pro Race springs seemed to get a good reputation for Clios so I thought I'd give a set a try. I picked some up a week or two ago so last night decided to swap the fronts on.
    First off, let's get the struts off and see what was fitted

    Ah, that explains it. Gmax springs, beloved of Macxcy Ds car park fans everywhere. Off you fuck!
    No compressors needed as OMGLO so they were soon off and replaced with these.

     
    Back together and here's how it looked. It's settled a bit now but is still a bit higher than previous

    But, what a difference! Anyone who's experienced this thing can't have failed to notice the choppy ride- it's a million times better now and has some actual body control.
    Gmax-just say no kids!
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Jenson Velcro in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
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    Split_Pin reacted to BorniteIdentity in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    What an absolute pisser about the alloy. Sorry to see that. 
    I’ve never had calliper bother with any of mine; how queer! Water ingress tho? Oh yes. Just another 75 idiosyncrasy.
    Lovely thing this. Smashing. 
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    Split_Pin reacted to dome in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    Good work!
    I've got the same Clarke impact gun and find it a bit shite too. In fact, now I've got a Milwaukee battery jobber I think I'll flog it.
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Steviemillar in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
  8. Like
    Split_Pin got a reaction from dome in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from RoadworkUK in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
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    Split_Pin reacted to wuvvum in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Gerrymcd in Barrheid Fleeto...LS400. Coilovers fitted - photos added   
    I'm still marvelling at the 4 pot calipers from a few posts back up the page!
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
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    Split_Pin reacted to dollywobbler in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    It's certainly the one listed with several different sources. It looks shit though, so I've got a 13" blade to fit. Somewhere...
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    Split_Pin reacted to Gerrymcd in Barrheid Fleeto...LS400. Coilovers fitted - photos added   
    Done!(ish). Needs some further adjustment to lower on the back..but looks alright I think!


    Quick spin around the estate. Ride doesn't seem any harsher but further testing required to confirm. 
     
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    Split_Pin reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Took a chance on a £2.50 set of Wilko marker pens, and it's not too bad. Looks more like wood than the brown paint Dinky applied anyway, and about a thousand times better than the black mess I started with. I even put brown on the filler cap like original, and didn't paint the door handles for the same reason





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    Split_Pin reacted to big_al_granvia in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    breaker bar and scaffold pole will shift those wheel bolts
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from theshadow in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
  19. Like
    Split_Pin got a reaction from theshadow in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I wasn't happy with the polishing job I did last time so went back to Autoglym SRP like I have used for decades and waxed it again too. No streaks or flat spots now.
     


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    Split_Pin reacted to Tickman in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    Good to see progress and mostly positive there.
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Tickman in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I wasn't happy with the polishing job I did last time so went back to Autoglym SRP like I have used for decades and waxed it again too. No streaks or flat spots now.
     


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    Split_Pin got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
  23. Like
    Split_Pin got a reaction from Skut in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
  24. Like
    Split_Pin got a reaction from 320touring in Rover 75 Diesel, slightly tickled.   
    I haven't updated this in a while, a few jobs have since cropped up .
    First is the sticking rear caliper. It was only a slight bind and nothing was getting really hot or dragging but the previous freeing off had only lasted a short time.
    However a much bigger problem arose yesterday, I couldn't get the wheel bolts off. Even my Clarke mains impact gun wouldn't touch them. I now rate it as shite as it's failed every task I have set it thus far.

    The garage who fitted the brake lines must have tightened the bolts with an impact gun.
    This would also be a problem for the 2 front tyres I wanted to have fitted. I have form at my local tyre place for bringing cars in with a similar issue (Audi) and their equipment wasn't up to the job. That was of course my fault.
    Thankfully I had taken off my ill-fitting wind deflectors a few weeks before and given them away to another local 75 owner because a couple of the tabs were broken, so the same gent offered to come round with a 4 foot scaffolding tube to remove them. 
    The only way to get a right angle was to use an old ratchet which he had also brought. I stupidly didn't use my short extension and badly scraped my wheel in the first go:

    After that I was able to remove the rest but 2 of the bolts quite easily, until the teeth on the old ratchet gave up. The chap had it rebuilt as soon as he got home however! The wheel with the 2 remaining stuck bolts doesn't need to come off any time soon.
    I cracked on with the NSR caliper today.
    Nothing is really rusty in this car so the hose and the guide pins came out easily.
    Worst condition piston I have ever seen:

    Pads are passable. I cleaned up the tabs and carriers.

    Guide pins are good, a quick Emery and application of red rubber grease.
    Before

    After
    I leave everything else alone as far as grease goes as I think it just attracts dirt.
    Rear arms are all new but you can see here how crud builds up in this channel.

    Build back up....

    ...and bleed. I didn't have an argument with the Eazibleed today. Good pedal and stopping achieved.

    Tightened up all the other wheels bolts to a more palatable level.
    New tyres in the next few weeks.
    It has also developed a leak into the boot from the NS rear light seal, new one on order.
  25. Like
    Split_Pin reacted to Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    I had a '70s Roadmaker set with the Superfast and Dinky on the box that I think had belonged to an older cousin; either way, there were only about five pieces of road in the box so it wasn't really much use...
    I then managed to get hold of a new Roadways set in the early 1990s, which I seem to recall came from somewhere weird like one of those 'Book People' catalogues or something - and was a pretty good toy even though I was a bit old for it... Many years in the attic weren't overly kind to the box, but it's now been rehomed on here, and I think it was virtually complete with the signs and whatnot.

    I also had a Matchbox Motorcity set and some bits of multicoloured Play Track, but they lacked the realism I craved at that age!
    The Majorette sets are new to me.
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