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    Minimad5 got a reaction from mk2_craig in Eight Fifty, five tenners.   
    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.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from alf892 in The grumpy thread   
    What industry are you looking to get into?
    Have you got any qualifications / pretty decent results?
    Draft up a C.V and get using them feet, a friend of mine was able to finish off his final years of an apprenticeship by doing this, after the company he worked for went belly up. 
    His new manager liked the way he "Got out and showed how much he wanted it" ... by that he openly admitted getting off his ass and physically handing in a well scripted C.V, showed he didn't just want to sit on his ass and fire a few Emails.
    Show them what you have, and how badly you want it too ... Good luck, 
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    Minimad5 reacted to J-T in Alfa 147 GTA + Antique (dealer's) Mercedes   
    I decided to have a go at tackling this manifold job, gulp. I thought I’d do it at a leisurely pace over 2 days so I didn’t stress myself the fuck out...
    I bought new studs and nuts in preparation and a set of nut extractors. I was fairly dubious about the latter but I’d have really struggled without them and can see them becoming a favoured weapon in the old arsenal so wud rekkomend. I first set about heating me nutz with a blow torch, which generated a highly *amusing incident whereby I set the fucking thing on fire. Turns out it’s not a good idea to lather everything in Plusgas and then apply an open flame. Who knew ??‍♂️. I was actually rather lucky as there’s enough oil on that engine block to make OPEC do a stocktake, so I put the blowtorch away after that!
    I somewhat sensibly changed tack and gently tried a  12mm ratcheting spanner, which immediately rounded it. So I tried the 12mm extractor which didnt break the rust seal on the nut but gripped it so hard that it just wound the stud out of the head. It did that  for about 6 of the 8 and a couple stayed in. This took a while as the bottom nuts are a bit tricky to access and needed various combinations of spanners, extractors etc. 
     
    Got it off eventually but I couldn’t fully remove 2 of the studs from the manifold as the nut was stuck on and the casting didn’t allow enough room to extract them. Wasn’t too bothered as I had new studs so I could just cut these. This was the gasket that was leaking 


    It was flat as a pancake and very clearly leaking. I then began to build it back up and realised my new studs were too short by about 5mm as the internet had lied to me. Sigh...that meant salvaging the old ones, which didn’t seem in a bad way but most of them had a nut stuck to them. I didn’t have a nut splitter so had to get a bit creative 

    I actually got quite good at it by the 4th/5th one! System was, hold the stud with mole grips, cut a slit in each side of the nut until you could just see the threads, then lay it on the brick and twat it with a hammer and cold chisel until the nut broke off. I am genuinely proud to say, I managed to salvage them all. Even those two on the car that wouldn’t come out of the manifold. I had to do those in situ as I didn’t wanna remove the manifold from the down pipe and risk another leak, which was tricky as one was underneath, but I got there eventually.
    Unfortunately it seems that gasket wasn’t sealing because the face of the manifold on that port has sort of eroded away 

    You can see at the top of the port above, when you compare it to a “good” one below 

    Annoying as that left very little chance of the new gasket sealing either. Then I remembered I had this in the shed 

    So I got it all built back up, using the old studs with new nutz and gaskets and applied a smear of that stuff between the face of the problem port on the manifold and the gasket and tightened everything up

    I started it up and...NO MORE NOISE!!! It only fupping worked. Now I’m not very hopeful that it will stay sealed, I’m 99% sure that as soon as I start razzing about in it, it’ll start blowing again as that stuff is meant for sealing holes back boxes and I don’t think it’ll stand the temperatures at the manifold. To fix it, I think I’m gonna have to get the face of the manifold skimmed. But for now I’ll celebrate a battle win, if not the war! And at least I know it’ll come apart next time.
    Spurred on by that little victory, I changed out the rocker cover gasket as the old one seems to have been leaking for about two decades. Thankfully this was much easier. It gave me my first look at the valve train 

    Grim! The oil in there is 1 week old and fully blackened again. I reckon it’s gonna need about 3 changes in quick succession to get it any better. It’s a bit sludgy in the crevices, I’ve heard putting oil formulated for diesels in is good at cleaning this, so I might try that next. I don’t fancy running engine flush through it in case it clogs the pickup or something. The rocker cover wasn’t much better 

    So I gave that a clean before it went back on 

    Need to do the rest of the block now. And change the coolant. And replace the driveshaft boots. And change the diff oil. And change the fuel filter and dodgy lines. And...
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from DavidB in Suzuki SJ410 un-YOLO etc   
    Pretty sure i have the dizzy mounted on some fancy aluminum gear, as Dave pointed out - It did come out of an SJ (But bloke i got it from wanted to drop in a Vitara engine)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from worldofceri in The World. As seen by Ceri.   
    Having used you to shift a rather dead 850, all I can do is say - Absolute gent who does a spot on service !!
    Not only did the piece of shit drop oil all over your lovely trailer, but you loaded and unloaded it without a grump.... Do hope the wee extra funds covered the clean up.
    10/10 .100% .Will use again.
    Also keep the updates coming 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from timolloyd in The World. As seen by Ceri.   
    Having used you to shift a rather dead 850, all I can do is say - Absolute gent who does a spot on service !!
    Not only did the piece of shit drop oil all over your lovely trailer, but you loaded and unloaded it without a grump.... Do hope the wee extra funds covered the clean up.
    10/10 .100% .Will use again.
    Also keep the updates coming 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Crackers in The grumpy thread   
    What industry are you looking to get into?
    Have you got any qualifications / pretty decent results?
    Draft up a C.V and get using them feet, a friend of mine was able to finish off his final years of an apprenticeship by doing this, after the company he worked for went belly up. 
    His new manager liked the way he "Got out and showed how much he wanted it" ... by that he openly admitted getting off his ass and physically handing in a well scripted C.V, showed he didn't just want to sit on his ass and fire a few Emails.
    Show them what you have, and how badly you want it too ... Good luck, 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from loserone in The grumpy thread   
    What industry are you looking to get into?
    Have you got any qualifications / pretty decent results?
    Draft up a C.V and get using them feet, a friend of mine was able to finish off his final years of an apprenticeship by doing this, after the company he worked for went belly up. 
    His new manager liked the way he "Got out and showed how much he wanted it" ... by that he openly admitted getting off his ass and physically handing in a well scripted C.V, showed he didn't just want to sit on his ass and fire a few Emails.
    Show them what you have, and how badly you want it too ... Good luck, 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from eddyramrod in The grumpy thread   
    Hey Eddy.
    You alright for covering bills / food and drink ?
    Don't be afraid to ask, seriously.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Tamworthbay in Life in the old dog yet   
    Glad you're happy with the parts and they arrived safe.
    Only other thing to check would be the stalk switch ?
    not too sure about relays etc, so cant comment if something like that would affect it working or not.
    In regards to a light or similar on the dash, i don't ever recall seeing one on mine BUT i could be wrong.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Coprolalia in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita: Progress, like a glacier, is both moving and slow   
    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)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from BlankFrank in The grumpy thread   
    So you have a bunch of keys.
    This contains a key for the following :
    Home garage keys, Unit keys, Work keys and a load of misc' padlock and other stuff ... Yep I've lost the lot.
    Starting to think I'm going mad. As looked at the place I can see myself putting them - NOPE, even turned my house upside down.
    Not having a good month ?
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    So you have a bunch of keys.
    This contains a key for the following :
    Home garage keys, Unit keys, Work keys and a load of misc' padlock and other stuff ... Yep I've lost the lot.
    Starting to think I'm going mad. As looked at the place I can see myself putting them - NOPE, even turned my house upside down.
    Not having a good month ?
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from puddlethumper in The grumpy thread   
    So you have a bunch of keys.
    This contains a key for the following :
    Home garage keys, Unit keys, Work keys and a load of misc' padlock and other stuff ... Yep I've lost the lot.
    Starting to think I'm going mad. As looked at the place I can see myself putting them - NOPE, even turned my house upside down.
    Not having a good month ?
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    Minimad5 reacted to Kiltox in Cheap consumables?   
    This looks like a decent price for 20L of premixed coolant to me - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20L-Coolant-Antifreeze-G12-RED-Ready-Mixed-30-C-125-German-Hi-Spec/303185124706?hash=item46973ddd62:g:OmcAAOSwVClc~33t and it's not even in an awkward 20L drum.  The same seller has blue, green, yellow etc too.

    Figured a thread for cheap consumables wouldn't hurt - oil, coolant, screenwash etc?  I'm sure 5L of coolant is about £15 in ECP/Halfords/etc!
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from sutty2006 in Infrared collection thread. Goodbye, Farewell, Amen. 22.5.20   
    Some top level work going on here.
    Good man, looks like you're giving this old steed a new lease of life.
    Keep up the good work 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from gm in mother gm's redster up for a good roffling   
    Pick me two numbers.
    But one of them a winner 
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    Minimad5 reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in The Irony of the CityRover   
    Let's see that again
     
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from RobT in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita: Progress, like a glacier, is both moving and slow   
    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)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from garethj in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita: Progress, like a glacier, is both moving and slow   
    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)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from sgtberbatov in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita: Progress, like a glacier, is both moving and slow   
    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)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from SiC in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita: Progress, like a glacier, is both moving and slow   
    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)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from mk2_craig in Saving a car dilemma (MkIII Fiesta content) - Logistics etc   
    This is Autoshite, get it done
    Also Volvo 850 looks interesting, if it is steamed over here, let me know your plans for it 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Mr Pastry in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita: Progress, like a glacier, is both moving and slow   
    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)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Zel's Motoring Adventures...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes & AC Model 70 - 21/09 - Xantia Finally MOTed...   
    Good work chief.
    Sad to see the Lada go, but looks like you're cracking on with this Jag' very well.
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