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  1. 12/10 would not want to do again in a hurry - all mountings both inaccessible and seized. Installation of the new one was differently shit, as the way the old one had bent had made some bits more accessible and some less so. I imagine this wouldn’t be a cheap job to farm out so it was either a massive ballache or scrap the car really; hopefully it’ll live on though! Once this is done, if the 406 is still here maybe that can go on the drive and get done slowly... that’s where the Dolomite usually lives though and I don’t really like leaving that just on the street.
  2. Replacement wishbone and mountings in, and a new track rod end. Looks a bit more like it... Have managed to track down a wing in the correct paint code; it’s miles away but only an hour or so from my brother so he’s going to collect it and send it down. Just a tyre then and I think we’re done!
  3. Called the Police on Saturday via 101 to ask about what I need to do next, and they said to go to the Station and complete a vehicle incident form, taking the V5, MOT, driving licence, etc. Couldn’t provide any more info over the phone. Fine, went there yesterday, to be told that it’s all online now because of COVID but they reluctantly could do it there. Gave all the same details as before, plus they wanted my insurance policy number which I didn’t have with me. I told them I wasn’t planning to claim but they said that once I provided the details they’d inform my insurance anyway...
  4. Yeah, the wheel has been pushed back but it was getting dark so I’ve not been able to assess any further. Wouldn’t try to move it as is though. I don’t have the other driver’s contact details, only an incident ref from the Police.
  5. It wasn’t them, a Range Rover had hit it and the driver presumably called them.
  6. The 406 went for an MOT this morning. Needs various bits of welding, plus something about the exhaust and a steering rack gaiter. I’m awaiting a quote, which was to be paid, if reasonable, via the sale of the 75. This afternoon a Police Officer knocked on the door to tell me about this: FFS. Not sure where I stand with insurance etc... the low value minus the excess wouldn’t leave me much of a payout and I’d presumably lose my NCB and face an increase on all of my other policies... Do I have to claim?
  7. The plan was to get it out in 2020 and assess for sale; it’ll still happen when things allow.
  8. I do not know what that is. How do I know if I need it?
  9. Where did I leave this? 306 is still soldiering on, it’s a good car that. Seems to be making a bit of a drone from the offside front so maybe the other bearing needs doing; nothing much to report though! The Dolomite had some overheating issues and we swapped out the radiator for a different one from a larger engined version. This seemed to make no difference either way but highlighted that the pipe from the thermostat to the inlet manifold wasn’t getting warm. Changed that and, er, left the car on the drive for a bit. Should probably give it a run and see what happens. Now, I’v
  10. My dad got his on Tuesday, no sign of mine yet but hopefully they’ll turn up before the end of February!
  11. I’d like to increase my order to three if possible please!
  12. Can I be added for two calendars please? Copying the list on my phone is difficult. Ta
  13. How does anyone change the first two glow plugs? The access is non-existent...
  14. Managed to change two glow plugs, lose one of the little nuts that holds the power lead to the plug and drop an 8mm spanner down between the fuel pump and the engine. Inexplicably, it then started. Doesn’t seem 100% happy but it was getting dark and rainy so left it at that. Now, where do I get one of those little nuts?
  15. Having said that, I just remembered I set the stop solenoid off on my old 205 TD and it wouldn’t do anything at all, whereas this is still turning over freely
  16. I’ll try to find out where the stop solenoid is and how to check/reset it... I don’t think it’s battery related as it wouldn’t start with the old one either.
  17. Also, what does a 306 battery clamp look like? Ours doesn’t have one.
  18. The 306 has been playing up this week. I used it for commuting on Monday and it was fine. It then sat until Wednesday morning and wouldn’t start. Turns over fine but then the battery died. The battery wasn’t the right spec anyway so we replaced that. Now it’s still turning over happily but still no attempt to run. So, glow plugs or something fuel related? The glow plug light goes on and off as it usually would, and we’ve checked the relay with a multimeter and it seems to be doing its thing. The glow plugs are probably due a change in any case, so we’ll start with those I guess...
  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323851996459 Takes a bit of fiddling but they seem to work fine
  20. That might be a good idea, I’d had that thought but assumed that, if they were strong enough to hold it on securely, they might be so strong that I couldn’t easily get a trim off without bending it... More Rover key buttons arrived today, so another thing ticked off the list:
  21. www.demonplates.com Think it was £40-something for the pair, including fixing equipment. Might have been slightly less without the borders, I can’t remember...
  22. Also, this wouldn’t do That’s better
  23. 75 now has a new badge for the back and a properly sized plate... plus a new plate on the front for good measure
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