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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   
    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   
    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   
    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 jamiechod in Jamie's mondeo shenanigans.. 3rd mondeo of 2020   
    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.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from SiC in My 1976 Lada 2101 - Nikita   
    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   
    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 - 14/02 - Tracking Sorted...   
    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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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Carlosfandango in Range Rover P38 - Project "vogue" / Project Discovery / Royce   
    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.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Cooper1 in Range Rover P38 - Project "vogue" / Project Discovery / Royce   
    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.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from They_all_do_that_sir in Swedish daily beater   
    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
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    Minimad5 reacted to quicksilver in Zel's Motoring Adventures...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes & AC Model 70 - 14/02 - Tracking Sorted...   
    Here's that 2106 from FOTU. It's a posh ES model with lots of extra goodies tacked on by the importers that the Russians didn't get.
     

    1979 Lada 1600 ES by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from binhoker668 in Volvo V70 D5: Dark Beast gone Scotch   
    You top buying bastard.
    I mean that in a nice way...
    Anyway that is well spec'd, and even more points for it being a manual (had a geartronic and was waiting for it to die, as they all do)
    I'd love another.
     
    I have a set - minus 1 cylinder, of injector mounting kits.
    Under tray (which covers the sump etc)
    And some other bits and pieces- One being a cup holder for the centre piece, next to the handbrake.
    All available, if you're interested in throwing me ££ + postage.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from richardthestag in Sandy the Landy 109 project - bulkhead update   
    Good man.
    Enjoyed both videos and all the 'chuffing'.
    Fancy doing some work on my 110 ? 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from trigger in Trigs new project - Granada Scorpio   
    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* 
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from scdan4 in V70 tdi. Clocking.   
    Shizer, sorry chief I forgot to get you pictures etc of pump tools.
    I know who to come to now, if I want my pump timing adjusted - As you've nailed it.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from DialATune in 51 plate C180 estate - petrol, manual, 107k. Stanky is full of WIN!   
    Three random numbers please.
    I will win, one day.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Cavcraft in Chodmodestly 2019!!! September 1st Chumley Castle, Cheshire   
    Yup was a good Pre-Birthday day out.
    Sadly I'm a socially awkward mong & forget peoples names / faces and usernames etc, so didn't get to annoy you all.
    Thanks to all involved who made the day happen.
    Hopefully next year I'll be in something 'shiter', than the Gaffa Tape wagon.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from beko1987 in Chodmodestly 2019!!! September 1st Chumley Castle, Cheshire   
    Change of plan for me.
    Post office want to charge me from 1st of August to tax the truck, so 'FRO' was duly noted.
    Instead I'll be in the Gaffa Tape machine, which has a slipping clutch, dying DMF and a shit handbreak ...yay
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Vin in My 1978 Fiat 900T van. And the rest of my fleet...(Panda paint - Updated 17/12/19)   
    Spot on.
    Keep up the good work
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from scdan4 in V70 tdi. Clocking.   
    I might be massively wrong, but pretty sure you can DTI the pump. I'll dig out my AEL timing kit (same engine) as it deffo has a fitting to screw in the ass of the pump..mhhm.
     
    Ooh if you need any bits, let me know as I'll be breaking my daily soon (once I've settled the other one)
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from scdan4 in V70 tdi. Clocking.   
    Good man.
    Love popping in to see progress.
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    Minimad5 got a reaction from Cavcraft in Chodmodestly 2019!!! September 1st Chumley Castle, Cheshire   
    Yeah fuck it, I'm down for this.
    Although only a few of you recognised me last time, I'll ensure my car is more yellow and offensive this year
    Hope Bob and the usual crew turn up.
     
    Edit: Can I pay Saab / Campervan bloke on the day again ?
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