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Talbot

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    Talbot got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Column gear shift on manual transmission   
    LHD only.  RHD had a (terrible) floor change.  In production to 1994.
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    Talbot got a reaction from chaseracer in Column gear shift on manual transmission   
    LHD only.  RHD had a (terrible) floor change.  In production to 1994.
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    Talbot got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Column gear shift on manual transmission   
    LHD only.  RHD had a (terrible) floor change.  In production to 1994.
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    Talbot got a reaction from motorpunk in Brownnova’s eponymous vehicle... It ain’t over for my Nova!   
    Youngsters, the lot of you.
    30 years now for me...
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    Talbot got a reaction from Floatylight in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A (recent) post has been hidden due to somewhat questionable content.  It may have been (and likely was) available elsewhere on t'internet, but could well be construed as against our hosting company's policies / Ts&Cs.  It's under review.
    Update:  Review complete.  It will be removed.  Poster contacted.
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    Talbot reacted to Spiny Norman in The grumpy thread   
    Given the way modern job interviews are constructed, with tick-box bullet points for the interviewer to check off a list, is it any wonder so many workplaces are filled with such wallopers nowadays?
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    Talbot got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from wesacosa in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    the trick is to not cut all the way through.  on the extreme left of the backplate as shown, it was not cut through.  You make sure there are two bolts in each half, and if you're going to pop-rivet a repair back together, make sure you've worked out which bits of the backplate the brake shoes sit against, and avoid that bit (IE go for a non-functional surface of the backplate)
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    Talbot got a reaction from chaseracer in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I did indeed do the Pacman cut and then reweld them back together, but not on the 210, it was on the 203 that I sold to @chaseracer.  The rear backplates were absolutely rotten on this, and although doing a cut-and-weld is a bit of a bodge, it's a lot less of a bodge than either siliconing them back together, or bodging them in some other non-electric-glue method.
    I'd do the same again.. Fitting them "properly" means splitting the rear wheel bearings, which I believe needs a special tool.
    Rotten backplates, allowing the shoes to run on the inside face of the "drum", which sounded AWFUL.

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    Talbot got a reaction from beko1987 in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I did indeed do the Pacman cut and then reweld them back together, but not on the 210, it was on the 203 that I sold to @chaseracer.  The rear backplates were absolutely rotten on this, and although doing a cut-and-weld is a bit of a bodge, it's a lot less of a bodge than either siliconing them back together, or bodging them in some other non-electric-glue method.
    I'd do the same again.. Fitting them "properly" means splitting the rear wheel bearings, which I believe needs a special tool.
    Rotten backplates, allowing the shoes to run on the inside face of the "drum", which sounded AWFUL.

    Fixed:

     
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    Talbot got a reaction from wesacosa in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I did indeed do the Pacman cut and then reweld them back together, but not on the 210, it was on the 203 that I sold to @chaseracer.  The rear backplates were absolutely rotten on this, and although doing a cut-and-weld is a bit of a bodge, it's a lot less of a bodge than either siliconing them back together, or bodging them in some other non-electric-glue method.
    I'd do the same again.. Fitting them "properly" means splitting the rear wheel bearings, which I believe needs a special tool.
    Rotten backplates, allowing the shoes to run on the inside face of the "drum", which sounded AWFUL.

    Fixed:

     
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    Talbot got a reaction from Back_For_More in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I did indeed do the Pacman cut and then reweld them back together, but not on the 210, it was on the 203 that I sold to @chaseracer.  The rear backplates were absolutely rotten on this, and although doing a cut-and-weld is a bit of a bodge, it's a lot less of a bodge than either siliconing them back together, or bodging them in some other non-electric-glue method.
    I'd do the same again.. Fitting them "properly" means splitting the rear wheel bearings, which I believe needs a special tool.
    Rotten backplates, allowing the shoes to run on the inside face of the "drum", which sounded AWFUL.

    Fixed:

     
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    Talbot got a reaction from Stanky in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    I did indeed do the Pacman cut and then reweld them back together, but not on the 210, it was on the 203 that I sold to @chaseracer.  The rear backplates were absolutely rotten on this, and although doing a cut-and-weld is a bit of a bodge, it's a lot less of a bodge than either siliconing them back together, or bodging them in some other non-electric-glue method.
    I'd do the same again.. Fitting them "properly" means splitting the rear wheel bearings, which I believe needs a special tool.
    Rotten backplates, allowing the shoes to run on the inside face of the "drum", which sounded AWFUL.

    Fixed:

     
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    Talbot reacted to Stanky in 2004 Mercedes C180K: Winter/ULEZ Beater of Distinction   
    Re scraping noise, on mine it was the pin that held the handbrake shoes in position has pulled out of the backplate and allowed one of the handbrake shoes to flop and rub on the inner surface of the disc - take the back wheel off, lift the caliper out and pull the disc off and you'll see what I mean. It sounds serious but is easily rectified. You can replace the backplate, or just refit the sprung pin into a different place in the slot in the backplate.  The scraping noise is probabaly the sprung pin that has fallen out and is jammed into the lower one and scraping the inner edge of the disc, like this
    If you do replace the backplate then cut & shut, doing it 'properly' will require a shitload more work as you need to take the hub off, bearing out and allsorts and is a giant faff. I think @Talbot used the cut and fit approach on his W210 and then welded the cut back up just for completeness?

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    Talbot got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Tropes you see on the road   
    The "that's not your car is it".
    Any situation where a bloke of at least 5'10" (or, ideally, 6'4" and 18stone) is squashed into a Fiat 500 / Panda / Vauxhall Adam / Bini or similar and looking highly embarrassed about driving it.  Bonus points if the car is pink, has "powered by fairy dust" stickers on the rear window, or any other exceptionally girly aftermarket bits stuck to it.  Radio is off just in case "Barbie Girl" blares out of it at 122dB.
    Never makes eye contact.  Drives completely within the law and tries not to draw too much attention to themselves.
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    Talbot reacted to brownnova in SVM Industries Latest KLECKSHUN Thread   
    Vol… 
    Is supposed to be followed by “vo” not “kswagen”
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    Talbot got a reaction from chaseracer in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from chadders in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from louiepj in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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    Talbot got a reaction from davidfowler2000 in SVM Industries Latest KLECKSHUN Thread   
    I suspect* this is a live klekshun rather than it having happened already.
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    Talbot got a reaction from cort1977 in The grumpy thread   
    ProTip:  when the interviewer asks you about your background, they mean your work history, not what can be seen behind you in shot...
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