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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Crackers in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Peugeot 404 first road trip   
    Missed this arrival. I absolutely love it! Incredible cars.
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    dollywobbler reacted to RobT in HMC- Verso is ace/ Bluebird for sale anyone?   
    Best bit.  Cloth.
     

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    dollywobbler reacted to 320touring in 320touring's major Morris manoeuvrings   
    You'll be pleased to know that I finally got up the gumption to sort the oil leak.
    @blackboilersuit gave me a hand. Thanks chief!
    Basically, the spin on adapter is retained in position by a threaded rod (that doubles as the spin on filter holder too).
    The adapter fits flush against the original canister oil filter point - and there is a square section seal that is between them.
    It looks like the following had happened:
    When the adapter kit has been fitted. The locking washer has not been properly fitted and peened over.
    This meant that instead of the threaded rod remaining in the block, it spun off with the filter.
    This allowed the adapter to move and the seal pop out.
    You can see the way the washer fits to lock the threaded rod in the pic below. The bit of washer over the hole on the left gets bent down once everything has been fitted 

    It is an absolute bastard of a job. No access from underneath due to the chassis rail and pipework.
    It took 3 goes to get it lines up correctly and for us to be satisfied to bend the washer and fit the filter.
    We then cleaned the spark plugs, and strategically placed a basin to catch any oil.
    Next up was the start.
    Key on
    Fuel pump clicking
    Pull the starter knob
    IT FIRED RIGHT UP😁
     
    As proof, here's a pic @dome took showing 50psi oil pressure right after the start.

    I'm super pleased!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from lesapandre in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I have someone tracking them down in Greece and Japan, so a fair chance I'll soon have more than I need. Which is better than none.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I have someone tracking them down in Greece and Japan, so a fair chance I'll soon have more than I need. Which is better than none.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from brownnova in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from GagaStan in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I have someone tracking them down in Greece and Japan, so a fair chance I'll soon have more than I need. Which is better than none.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Floatylight in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I have someone tracking them down in Greece and Japan, so a fair chance I'll soon have more than I need. Which is better than none.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Stanky in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I have someone tracking them down in Greece and Japan, so a fair chance I'll soon have more than I need. Which is better than none.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Stanky in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Tried Amayama, 'found' the gaskets in the UAE, ordered them, a few days later, order cancelled as they didn't actually have stock. Marvellous.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from cbowditch in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Split_Pin in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Floatylight in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from egg in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Farewell.
    Peeing petrol all over the truck, dropping rust flakes everywhere. Poor thing. I fear all I did in taking it on was delay the inevitable, but it did provide some useful bits for the good Oltcit to be fair.
    But that's me hopefully out of hopeless projects now. Pending actually getting hold of Daihatsu parts...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Farewell.
    Peeing petrol all over the truck, dropping rust flakes everywhere. Poor thing. I fear all I did in taking it on was delay the inevitable, but it did provide some useful bits for the good Oltcit to be fair.
    But that's me hopefully out of hopeless projects now. Pending actually getting hold of Daihatsu parts...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Coprolalia in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Coprolalia in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Farewell.
    Peeing petrol all over the truck, dropping rust flakes everywhere. Poor thing. I fear all I did in taking it on was delay the inevitable, but it did provide some useful bits for the good Oltcit to be fair.
    But that's me hopefully out of hopeless projects now. Pending actually getting hold of Daihatsu parts...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Coprolalia in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Entirely ghosted by the chap who was having the spares Oltcit, so it's awaiting collection by the local scrappy. At least they'll give folk the chance to nab bits off it before it is baled, though the market for Oltcit parts is not a particularly large one. 
    Now getting stuck into yet another engine change on the 2CV. Two hours from bonnet off to new engine in, but thwarted by iffy wiring and I'd left my new wiring bundles at home. In theory, connect a couple of wires, fit starter, connect fuel, NOISE. Hopefully tomorrow.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from stendec in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Preparations for the NEC Classic Motor Show are going well*.

    That is not where the exhaust should be. I was replacing some particularly iffy-looking exhaust mounts (bought replacements in January...) when a weak bit of exhaust (MOT advisory) just snapped off. New exhaust ordered and should be here Wednesday. We drive to the NEC on Thursday. Also, my co-driver has broken a rib...
    On the plus side, I've been loaned an engine to get the 2CV back on the road and it's AMAZING to have it back. So much better than the clattering, knackered engine I took out. Will do a postmortem on that but something crankshafty is broken.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from mercedade in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Farewell.
    Peeing petrol all over the truck, dropping rust flakes everywhere. Poor thing. I fear all I did in taking it on was delay the inevitable, but it did provide some useful bits for the good Oltcit to be fair.
    But that's me hopefully out of hopeless projects now. Pending actually getting hold of Daihatsu parts...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from dave j in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Farewell.
    Peeing petrol all over the truck, dropping rust flakes everywhere. Poor thing. I fear all I did in taking it on was delay the inevitable, but it did provide some useful bits for the good Oltcit to be fair.
    But that's me hopefully out of hopeless projects now. Pending actually getting hold of Daihatsu parts...
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