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    Collecting parts for a Rebel - Before attacking it


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  1. I'd look at getting another belt. As long as you are sure all the pulleys (including crank ) have no play etc then certainly try another belt. But clean the pulleys up before you put on the new belt.
  2. Spot on work. Fancy sorting my Disco out ?
  3. Spot on. Good seeing one of these being used. Do wish my old man never sold his 200 (insert massive sad face)
  4. Strangely tempted, but having a third 850 may just be taking the piss. Let us know if you will be bringing this over to English-shite land or if you're attending Shitefest.
  5. DMF and Injector issues aside, I think these are under rated hacks. Mate at work has one, of which I keep leaning on him to flog it to me when he gets bored of it. When you're done - I'll grab two random numbers for the roffle haha.
  6. This is Autoshite, get it done Also Volvo 850 looks interesting, if it is steamed over here, let me know your plans for it
  7. Sam Glover had a rotary one, of which I've tried (and failed) to contact him, so I can secretly have a pocket shuffle over it. Anyway lets comment on this Lada. Dropping in an MX5 lump isn't straight forward, the sump will hit the front subframe AND potentially foul the steering components (I was planning on going steering rack with mine to overcome this) Honestly ? - Have a word with B.P Racing (I can help if need be) or Lada power, and get that original engine tuned, saves messing about with wiring looms etc too. Another BUT - Get this thing U.K registered and drive it around for a bit, see if you get on with it, get it rust proofed and try enjoy it. If it was me (after many years of fucking about with two 2105 Ladas) find a 1.7 engine with 5 speed gearbox, speak to the right people and you can easily have PLENTY of torque from what is a wonderfully simple and spot on engine. Good luck Now I must go visit mine which are tucked up in that warm and dry garage (Costing me god knows what in storage over the years haha)
  8. Top job. For the Chassis though - Get rid of that black shit and speak to Craig (or anyone else) from Buzzweld, and they will advise you on products to protect and seal the chassis. I find once the black stuff goes 'off' it starts to crack and get water behind it, holds the water and eats away at the metal. Once again - Well done for persistence and winning at P38 ownership.
  9. Looks like you have the same seats my old mans S60 has, which you soak into as the car soaks up the miles. Speaking of which will be up for sale once I've got it a new tyre and had the tracking done. Handy to get a cheap laptop and VIDA if you're keeping the car, it helped me when I had the V70 diagnose D5 boost problems. Looks like you're cracking on well with it. Top fixing Happy motoring
  10. Been enjoying the Transalp the past few weekends, it needs new sprocket and chain, probably end up going +2 on the rear sprocket, and treat it to new handlebars and a clutch. If anyone can recommend nice levers, I need to change the clutch lever that got bent years ago
  11. Ropey idle may also be Throttle module. Bit fiddly, but once clean it can help. Good work saving a Volvo. MM5 approved.
  12. My old man used to smoke around in a few Granadas. Recall changing the interior out on my 'summer holidays' , as his was poverty spec' and we scored a full leather interior from the scrap yard for £100. Shall be watching this thread with interest, and if you're flogging it, pop us a P.M, as being an Auto my old man might want to relive his youth*
  13. Good man. Enjoyed both videos and all the 'chuffing'. Fancy doing some work on my 110 ?
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