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    dollywobbler got a reaction from GagaStan in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    That definitely is something that can happen with these. I suspect it's got a cat in the manifold though, like the Charade, so not very easy to isolate it. Worth a look though.
    Video is up taking a first look around it.
     
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from jamescarruthers in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    That definitely is something that can happen with these. I suspect it's got a cat in the manifold though, like the Charade, so not very easy to isolate it. Worth a look though.
    Video is up taking a first look around it.
     
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Six-cylinder in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    That definitely is something that can happen with these. I suspect it's got a cat in the manifold though, like the Charade, so not very easy to isolate it. Worth a look though.
    Video is up taking a first look around it.
     
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from RayMK in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    That definitely is something that can happen with these. I suspect it's got a cat in the manifold though, like the Charade, so not very easy to isolate it. Worth a look though.
    Video is up taking a first look around it.
     
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    dollywobbler reacted to HarmonicCheeseburger in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I summon Turbo Yoda.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from goosey in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Something doesn't feel 100% right. It really does hate steep hills and you have to absolutely floor it to get up them. It kicks down to first, so you ease off and it changes up to second, and doesn't have the torque to pull it, so you floor it again repeat etc. You can't lock it in first, only restrict it to second, third or fourth. Does the same thing on the motorways if you hit an incline, loses momentum, kickdown to get back to 70, changes up, loses momentum...
    I can't really rule out it just being because its a 59bhp 1-litre allied to a slushbox, but it doesn't feel quite right. Will have some findings in a video probably tomorrow so don't want to get too spoily.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from GagaStan in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Something doesn't feel 100% right. It really does hate steep hills and you have to absolutely floor it to get up them. It kicks down to first, so you ease off and it changes up to second, and doesn't have the torque to pull it, so you floor it again repeat etc. You can't lock it in first, only restrict it to second, third or fourth. Does the same thing on the motorways if you hit an incline, loses momentum, kickdown to get back to 70, changes up, loses momentum...
    I can't really rule out it just being because its a 59bhp 1-litre allied to a slushbox, but it doesn't feel quite right. Will have some findings in a video probably tomorrow so don't want to get too spoily.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from HarmonicCheeseburger in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Something doesn't feel 100% right. It really does hate steep hills and you have to absolutely floor it to get up them. It kicks down to first, so you ease off and it changes up to second, and doesn't have the torque to pull it, so you floor it again repeat etc. You can't lock it in first, only restrict it to second, third or fourth. Does the same thing on the motorways if you hit an incline, loses momentum, kickdown to get back to 70, changes up, loses momentum...
    I can't really rule out it just being because its a 59bhp 1-litre allied to a slushbox, but it doesn't feel quite right. Will have some findings in a video probably tomorrow so don't want to get too spoily.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Remspoor in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Something doesn't feel 100% right. It really does hate steep hills and you have to absolutely floor it to get up them. It kicks down to first, so you ease off and it changes up to second, and doesn't have the torque to pull it, so you floor it again repeat etc. You can't lock it in first, only restrict it to second, third or fourth. Does the same thing on the motorways if you hit an incline, loses momentum, kickdown to get back to 70, changes up, loses momentum...
    I can't really rule out it just being because its a 59bhp 1-litre allied to a slushbox, but it doesn't feel quite right. Will have some findings in a video probably tomorrow so don't want to get too spoily.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from BlankFrank in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Something doesn't feel 100% right. It really does hate steep hills and you have to absolutely floor it to get up them. It kicks down to first, so you ease off and it changes up to second, and doesn't have the torque to pull it, so you floor it again repeat etc. You can't lock it in first, only restrict it to second, third or fourth. Does the same thing on the motorways if you hit an incline, loses momentum, kickdown to get back to 70, changes up, loses momentum...
    I can't really rule out it just being because its a 59bhp 1-litre allied to a slushbox, but it doesn't feel quite right. Will have some findings in a video probably tomorrow so don't want to get too spoily.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Something doesn't feel 100% right. It really does hate steep hills and you have to absolutely floor it to get up them. It kicks down to first, so you ease off and it changes up to second, and doesn't have the torque to pull it, so you floor it again repeat etc. You can't lock it in first, only restrict it to second, third or fourth. Does the same thing on the motorways if you hit an incline, loses momentum, kickdown to get back to 70, changes up, loses momentum...
    I can't really rule out it just being because its a 59bhp 1-litre allied to a slushbox, but it doesn't feel quite right. Will have some findings in a video probably tomorrow so don't want to get too spoily.
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    dollywobbler reacted to mat_the_cat in What has two seats, a mid-mounted 6 cylinder engine, and a turbo?   
    At the top of this page you can see the rust damage to the sump, and my temporary repair. To my surprise, I've done 6000 miles since the service in February, so time for another oil change and makes sense to repair it properly at the same time. Or so I thought...
    What started as a planned half day or so to whip the sump off, weld it up and replace turned into a whole world of pain, and about 18 hours work. To start with, the rearmost two bolts of the sump are recessed into the flywheel, but eventually I worked out that if I rotated the engine, two slots came into view enabling every single one of my 1/4" hex extensions to loosen the T30 screws.
    The next hurdle was the fact that the oil pickup pipe prevented the sump being moved rearward, and the crossmember prevented it from dropping downwards. The method is supposedly to remove the 5 screws holding the pipe in place, allow it to drop into the sump, and then tilt/slide the sump out.
    Little by little, working only by feel through a slot between sump and block (and hampered by the crossmember, I loosened the screws with an open-ended spanner. Dropped the pipe into the sump, and imagine my joy at realising there was still not enough room to wriggle it out. And now the pipe was inaccessible,  there was no chance of simply giving up and bunging a new gasket on.
    So the only solution was to raise the engine, but access to the (now immobile) van was not wide enough for my engine crane. So I had to dismantle it and carry it through in pieces. Passenger seat out, and crane in through the door took the weight of the engine, and lifting it an inch gave just enough clearance to miss the crossmember.  And foul on the anti-roll bar
    Still, that was relatively simple to remove, and finally, after 11 hours, the sump was now off!

    The inside was immaculate - absolutely zero sludge, so a testament to 51 oil changes over 290k miles. Welding it up was the quickest part of the job, although I'm running low on steel sheet and had to do it in two patches, covering up any pitted metal. I leak tested it with WD40, so confident it will be oil-tight. 

    Replacement is the reverse of removal, and refitting the pipe was slightly easier given a 2 inch slot between sump and block. Although balanced out by the fact I had to get 5 screws started by fingertips, without dropping them, whilst holding the pipe up and aligning the gasket where the pipe attaches to the oil pump.
    I got the sump on around 2am this morning, but left it until today to refit all the other bits and pieces, and carry out the service.

    Yes, the air filter really is that big! Which reminds me, I still need to fit that. But all else is done, and it fired up fine with no evident leaks.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from bobdisk in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Nope. 7pm tonight. Only the second car collection caper of 2022! I bought more cars during lockdown...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from GagaStan in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Cheers folks. A rare win! Though it's nowhere near as much fun as the manual! If it wasn't so nice, I'd consider converting it.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from RobT in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Turns out you can fit quite a lot of Aussie Ford inside a Berlingo.

    A fruitful 620-mile drive to Essex and back. Rear doors, bootlid, headlining, four wheels and tyres, front bumper and various engine ancilliaries and interior oddments. Also got to drive an AU Ute with the Windsor V8 (taken from the XR8 that donated these parts). And a Panhard. It's been a good week.

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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Remspoor in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Nope. 7pm tonight. Only the second car collection caper of 2022! I bought more cars during lockdown...
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    dollywobbler reacted to LightBulbFun in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, Chips got! :)   
    Very Awesome TJN352R not only the very last Model 70 in Ministry service being only withdrawn on the 14th of October 2004! although I sadly dont think the Museum realise/know the historic importance of this particular Model 70, but it is why/how it survives today  
    (as thankfully the Ministry and everyone involved in its withdrawal did recognise its historical importance and made sure it was saved!)
     
    but also on a more personal level TJN was REV's first stable mate, TJN and REV having lived together from 1985 to 2000, you may of noticed she has the same non standard clock as fitted to REV  
    it was literally his and hers Model 70's for about 15 years. although sadly I dont have any pictures of them together, there are pictures of TJN at home a few days before her withdrawal but REV had already been sold on at this point in time
    sadly I have very few photos of REV from before I owned her in fact! (mainly just the screen grabs from her movie role)
     
    and then @Mrs6C's Model 70 went to live with REV for about 17 years! interestingly both TJN352R and @Mrs6C's Model 70 have the same special floor mounted handbrake mechanisms! so thats a bit fun coincidental continuity for you! 
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from N19 in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Nope. 7pm tonight. Only the second car collection caper of 2022! I bought more cars during lockdown...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Nope. 7pm tonight. Only the second car collection caper of 2022! I bought more cars during lockdown...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from dave j in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Nope. 7pm tonight. Only the second car collection caper of 2022! I bought more cars during lockdown...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from HarmonicCheeseburger in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Nope. 7pm tonight. Only the second car collection caper of 2022! I bought more cars during lockdown...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Macscrooge in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Ugh. The day did not go well. While I was still hunting for somewhere to film the initial walkaround, the engine started missing badly and I was limping along at 20mph. Then not even that. Had to pull over on the side of a 60mph road and slap my hand down on the top of the carb to try and clear a blockage. Then it conked out again where I filmed the intro...
    Could not get it to start, but managed to wriggle the fuel feed pipe from the pump so I could use it to effectively prime the carburettor by cranking the engine a little. By this time, typically, it had stopped raining and the screenwash proved to be broken...
    But mostly, I ran out of time. I had to film the Panhard, then the AU Ute, then had to load up the Berlingo and hot-foot it 300-miles back to Wales. It was a very long day! I was gutted, because Panhard wipers are just so hypnotic. 
    I did record a TikTok, because I'm cool and down with da kids. 
     
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from egg in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Ugh. The day did not go well. While I was still hunting for somewhere to film the initial walkaround, the engine started missing badly and I was limping along at 20mph. Then not even that. Had to pull over on the side of a 60mph road and slap my hand down on the top of the carb to try and clear a blockage. Then it conked out again where I filmed the intro...
    Could not get it to start, but managed to wriggle the fuel feed pipe from the pump so I could use it to effectively prime the carburettor by cranking the engine a little. By this time, typically, it had stopped raining and the screenwash proved to be broken...
    But mostly, I ran out of time. I had to film the Panhard, then the AU Ute, then had to load up the Berlingo and hot-foot it 300-miles back to Wales. It was a very long day! I was gutted, because Panhard wipers are just so hypnotic. 
    I did record a TikTok, because I'm cool and down with da kids. 
     
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from privatewire in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Turns out you can fit quite a lot of Aussie Ford inside a Berlingo.

    A fruitful 620-mile drive to Essex and back. Rear doors, bootlid, headlining, four wheels and tyres, front bumper and various engine ancilliaries and interior oddments. Also got to drive an AU Ute with the Windsor V8 (taken from the XR8 that donated these parts). And a Panhard. It's been a good week.

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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Schaefft in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Turns out you can fit quite a lot of Aussie Ford inside a Berlingo.

    A fruitful 620-mile drive to Essex and back. Rear doors, bootlid, headlining, four wheels and tyres, front bumper and various engine ancilliaries and interior oddments. Also got to drive an AU Ute with the Windsor V8 (taken from the XR8 that donated these parts). And a Panhard. It's been a good week.

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