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dollywobbler last won the day on August 8 2021

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  1. The scrap Charade went for baling three two days before the bump... That smash is terrifying! Two days after I was filming there. Quite fancying a Volvo XC60 as it happens...
  2. Cheers. Last thing I need is another project, so I need to try and keep the momentum up. And somehow still fix the rest of the fleet as they all have issues too... A mixed week though... Hit while parked. Miss HubNut in bits as we're getting closer to her driving test. Thankfully, we have very good friends. Hoping the neighbour will pay as they said but we had to get the Charade straightened out and back into action ASAP. Still work to do after the driving test.
  3. Good call on YouTube. People love collection capers and a new car walkaround. It's why Chops Garage and High Peak Autos are successful. I constantly get people asking when my next camper is - unfortunately I've only bought one car this year as I've got to the stage of not wanting to sell anything... There's content to be made here. Having been watching with interest. The raffles seem to have been a real success as the Facebook page has quite the following. Well done.
  4. In TWC news, she hasn't been out much this year. Too much else going on and the single seat option isn't great for a family... Hope to boost the number of driving family members in the coming months. But, the winter project is to finally do something about the bodywork, which has been getting worse since she returned to the road. More on that once we get started. I also hope to go over the mechanicals. I've managed to acquire (courtesy of Adam) a stripped engine. I know it rotates but haven't yet assessed whether the distributor moves. That is very much my hope. The engine appears to be an early one with the old-style filter, correct for TWC. I also need to do something about the transmission. I do have a spare, but it is locked in gear. Considering swapping just the diff, but that could well be beyond my meagre abilities.
  5. Hope you get to enjoy some travels together. Such a rare, almost utterly unloved car these days. Which makes it prime for this place. Did see one advertised in Belgium with a BMW flat twin crammed into it... Fast and rare!
  6. Incredible. The sign writing is absolutely gorgeous. The weather might be meh, but at least you can just sit there and look at it.
  7. LS V8 Vs Barra turbo - surprisingly little in it and both can take a lot of tuning...
  8. Nice pics. Four years since I went down that way. Which is frankly terrifying.
  9. Regarding clutch, are any gears synchronised? If no synchro, I always snick into a synchro gear first before selecting. Tends to stop stuff moving, though naturally won't stop a clutch that isn't quite separating.
  10. Pre-selectors make more sense when you consider when they were current. Manual gearboxes were often lacking synchromesh and had one of those tricky clutch things. By comparison, a pre-selector is delightfully easy to drive. By the time automatics had been made to work with smaller engines, pre-selectors were rather pointless.
  11. Apologies for there being a me in the shot, but not only was this one-of-six Daimler CVG6 with centre-door a joy to drive, the video on it did amazingly well too. Keep-fit steering, three brake servos (one for each front wheel, one for the rear effectively acting on the handbrake mechanism), pre-select gearbox and a lovely Gardner six cylinder diesel. My favourite fact, not mentioned in the video, is that the brake lights are operated by a mercury switch, so only come on with sufficient G force! Only one conclusion to draw. I must feature more buses.
  12. I'm still amazed it worked. Must have done about 1500 miles since then. Power still dies off completely about 3500rpm, but there's so much torque low down that this is rarely a problem.
  13. Magic potion worked wonders, though the stuff creating a brief runaway didn't half help blow some crap out... 78bhp on the Dyno suggests there is still an underlying issue though but the main difference post spray (aside from the fact it actually ran properly) was that we could actually hear the turbo again.
  14. That Daimler is deeply delightful.
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