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    trigger got a reaction from Jim Bell in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
    This seems all very silly and childish. 
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    trigger got a reaction from Angrydicky in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from Heidel_Kakao in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from Amishtat in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
    This seems all very silly and childish. 
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    trigger got a reaction from mercedade in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
    This seems all very silly and childish. 
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    trigger got a reaction from Isopon in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from Ghosty in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from wuvvum in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from Conan in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from chaseracer in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from SiC in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger got a reaction from loserone in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
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    trigger reacted to Supernaut in Absolute horse shit™ The official thread of Railton Heavy Industries Limited and it's subsidiaries.   
    It's nae a fucking flounce if you keep coming back, reading the thread, and changing the title every 5 minutes!
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    trigger reacted to Sunny Jim in The Dutchie - leak found   
    I blame @cort16, a week ago he posted a link to a rather shiny red 480 on the Ebay Tat thread. It was a thing of beauty but was rather beyond my budget and was in Scotland. You know when a car's got under your skin and you keep re-visiting the ad then looking at the DVLA online checker to see if a new V5 has been issued? I was doing various man maths calculations but I don't have any children to sell (I've never had them , it's not that I've sold them already) and I need what's left of both of my kidneys. I trawled the classifieds but anything within my budget was beyond my skillset.
    I've been sleeping badly recently and in the early hours the other night I found a 480 an hour away from me closer to my theoretical budget. The ad sounded promising, the MOT history not too scary AND it was turquoise!

    It's an 'S' so the base model, 1.7 Renault engine, no fancy info screen but had been specced with optional half leather seats. I arranged to go and see it yesterday. I have a thing for two door estates and pop-up headlights but had a firm figure in mind well below the asking price and resolved to walk away if I couldn't get it for what I was willing to pay. The Wayback Machine helped me discover the car had been for sale for 17 weeks at gradually reducing asking prices and some handy buyers guides from Owners Clubs meant I knew what to look out for. Prices are all over the place on these and as we all know what a car is advertised for isn't always what is sells for - they're rare but still rather forgotten. The vendor said he'd bought it from a local garage before lockdown but then it had developed some faults and he'd not had the money to sort them out. When I contacted him on WhatsApp his profile picture was of a car transporter so it seemed likely he was a trader of some sort.
    He let me spend a good hour systematically going over the car while I compiled a list of issues in addition to the ones he'd mentioned. I hate negotiating so I was straight with him and said look I could pretend to be Mike Brewer and offer you and insultingly low figure and we can go back and forth but here's where I'm at. I showed him other ads (and how long they'd been up for) and my list of issues with a rough guesstimate of what it would cost to sort them and named what I was willing to pay. "Old art yer 'and," he said. "Hang on," I replied, "You've got a car transporter and as the car isn't currently driveable on the road (the indicators don't work) I want it delivered." He hummed and harred but eventually we shook on it.
    So far the to do list is looking like this:
     4 new shocks - rears 'slightly corroded', fronts 'lightly misted'
    2 new front tyres
    New Battery
    Sort exhaust blow and investigate rusty cat
     
    Rear of sills where it meets rear arch is a known weak spot on these, this doesn't look too bad but want to sort it before it gets any worse

    Replace damaged daytime running light

    Possibly replace faded and cracked rear lights - these are no longer available and rare as rocking horse poop - 'best' price I've found a pair for so far is £260 (HFM!) but they'll need replacing eventually and the longer I leave it the dearer they'll get so I might just hold my breath and take the hit now.

    Replace Central Electronics Module (CEM) which (hopefully) is the cause of the indicators not working and the headlights doing this (at least I know the motors work!). I've managed to track one of these down for £80.

    VID_20210618_150013_01_01[1].mp4 These are getting to be rare cars now and although they share a lot of parts with the other 400 series cars the bits that are unique to the 480 are getting harder to find and consequently more expensive. The irony is that over time I'll probably end up spending more than I would have on the shiny red one. I won't have had the satisfaction of doing myself though and isn't that a large part of what our hobby is about? Built not bought. Other than my BX which I bought off here this is the first time I've bought a vehicle without taking it for a test drive. The biggest gamble is that the electrical issues aren't sorted by a new battery and CEM. But hey, what's life without taking a few risks?

    I take delivery Monday, can't wait!
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    trigger got a reaction from mercedade in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from Remspoor in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Blimey it's been ages since I posted anything about this one!.
    Well i didn't use it much over winter, managed to rebuild the brakes as the wheel cylinders had all popped and leaked over the shoes, then replaced the rear axle pinion seal in that time, I done a few miles pottering about though.





    then took it to a drive it day show in Kersey Mill here in Suffolk

    On the way back from the show Mrs Trigger was having a right mare with the gearbox, kept getting 2nd and reverse muddled up until stopping in the middle of the road, it was this point i thought, fuck it, it can go!.
    I wasn't really enjoying it, 2nd gear was too low, 3rd gear was too high so it was forever changing up and down when ever there was a slight incline and the suspension was very tired, the car wandered all over the road and steering box was worn out, i got a mot on it.

    the first since 2017 which it passed straight though and sold straight away for £3500 to a older gentleman in town.
    It was a case of looking pretty but rubbish to drive in my opinion but the new owners happy with it which is the main thing, I'm probably a bit young for it if I'm honest, That does now mean i have some money for a new toy but everything is soooo bloody expensive and overpriced at the moment so it could be a while!
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    trigger got a reaction from bicycle repairman in My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB   
    Just in case your struggling to sleep... 
     
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    trigger got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from neil1971 in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from Amishtat in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from greengartside in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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    trigger got a reaction from barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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    trigger got a reaction from sdkrc in Yellow Peril! Dolomite Sprint Content   
    So a bit more of a update, The cars been driving well apart from the oil leak but i wasn't happy with a few rusty bits, seeing as the cars value seems to have gone up significantly since covid i decided to bite the bullet and get it booked into a professional bodyshop here in Ipswich.




    These were the worse bit, the lower quarter needed a new plate welded in and both wing tips had been plugged before and need repairing as well as the screen surround.




    and the finished result




    Money well spent i think, They done both wings, front panel, full screen surround, rear quarter and a scratch on the rear door for £700



    I haven't got a good photos yet but you get the idea! I also got a little mention in this months PC magazine which was nice! I haven't got the Victor anymore but that another story!

    In a few weeks I'm taking it to the Cotswolds for the weekend for the Morris Marina Nationals where it will be going to the Cowley factory (where it started live with a Unipart Manager) and then on display at Gaydon on the Sunday so I'm sure i'll see some of you there!
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