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    danthecapriman reacted to Dick Longbridge in The grumpy thread   
    Let's hope karma catches up with them. However, those types seem to slither through life continuing to get away with being bellends. I'm not sure who I feel more sorry for - the people who run the church, or the police who had to deal with the oxygen thieves.
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    danthecapriman reacted to wuvvum in The grumpy thread   
    This sort of thing seriously pisses me off.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-55506681
    There really are some utter cunts out there.
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    danthecapriman reacted to spartacus in Lazy spotters thread   
    A few recent spots...




    BMW made fine looking cars back then.
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    danthecapriman reacted to willswitchengage in Lazy spotters thread   
    Spotted in Reading.

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    danthecapriman reacted to myglaren in Lazy spotters thread   
    On Christmas Day in the morning.  Broadband has been off since I took it?

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    danthecapriman reacted to xkjagnz in Lazy spotters thread   
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    danthecapriman reacted to PhilA in The new news 24 thread   
    Just added up the odometer.
    I drove the Chieftain 807.3 miles last year, which isn't bad considering I put it on the road in late September.

    Phil
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve just ordered a Silverline fluid pump off eBay. I’m more interested in it for doing shitty jobs like diff/gearbox oil changes etc rather than engine oil. 
    Ive got the diff and power steering oils to change on the Volvo, which is why I bought it, so hopefully it’ll work well! It’s got to be easier than trying to undo ancient seized drain bungs or trying to catch old fluid in cut up bottles etc in the engine bay. 
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    danthecapriman reacted to adw1977 in Al's spotting thread   
    324. Bedford OLB

    Seen at its home, Ringwood Brewery on 16th October.  Year of manufacture recorded by DVLA is clearly wrong.
    GSJ 761
    ✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 18 November 2020
    MOT Exempt
    Vehicle make BEDFORD OLB
    Date of first registration 10 June 1971
    Year of manufacture 1971
    Cylinder capacity Not available
    Fuel typePETROL
    Export markerNo
    Vehicle status Untaxed
    Vehicle colour GREEN
    Previously BROWN until 1995, then BLUE until 1999.
    Mileage unknown
    Number of previous owners: 4
    Current owner since May 2011
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    danthecapriman reacted to adw1977 in Al's spotting thread   
    323. 1982 Daimler Series III Sovereign 4.2 auto

    Seen in Horley, Surrey on 25th October
    JGJ 979Y
    ✓ Taxed - tax due 1 June 2021
    ✓ MOT Expires: 22 December 2021
    Vehicle make DAIMLER
    Date of first registration 1 August 1982
    Year of manufacture 1982
    Cylinder capacity 4235 cc
    Fuel type PETROL
    Export marker No
    Vehicle status SORN
    Vehicle colour BRONZE
    Number of previous owners: 8
    Current owner since Mar 2018
    Mileage at last MOT: 48,772
    Mileage since previous MOT: 2,818
    Gaps with no valid MOT May 2008 - July 2008, Aug 2010 - Sep 2016 and Sep 2018 - June 2019
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    danthecapriman reacted to adw1977 in Al's spotting thread   
    321. 1973 Ford Escort 4 door

    Seen in Horley, Surrey on 18th October.
    DOY 219M
    ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2021
    ✓ MOT Expires: 30 June 2021
    Vehicle make FORD
    Date of first registration August 1973
    Date of first registration with DVLA 1 November 2018
    Year of manufacture 1973
    Cylinder capacity 2000 cc
    Fuel typePETROL
    Export marker No
    Vehicle status Taxed
    Vehicle colour RED (GREEN until 2019)
    No previous UK owners
    Mileage at last MOT (July 2020): 13,441
    No previous MOTs
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Shirley Knott in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve just ordered a Silverline fluid pump off eBay. I’m more interested in it for doing shitty jobs like diff/gearbox oil changes etc rather than engine oil. 
    Ive got the diff and power steering oils to change on the Volvo, which is why I bought it, so hopefully it’ll work well! It’s got to be easier than trying to undo ancient seized drain bungs or trying to catch old fluid in cut up bottles etc in the engine bay. 
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    danthecapriman reacted to N19 in The new news 24 thread   
    I actually managed about two hours down at the garage before I got a bit parky. First up was an alternator swap on the Capri. Newer alternators seem to have a slightly larger pulley, thus needing a fanbelt one size up from usual. Proper tensioning to follow tomorrow and the obligatory test run if it's not too salty. 

    That done, I decided to sort out the corner of the garage where I should have some more workbench space. I've also improvised a parts/grubby hands washer out of two old adblue cartons and an old ikea bookshelf for extra ingenuity. The shelf at high level should hopefully clear some of the crap out of the way so that I can keep the work area clear for whatever I'm working on. I have somewhere some extra LED rope light to go round there to light up properly. 


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    danthecapriman reacted to Low Horatio gearbox in 71 Rover 3500 (P6B)   
    Hello and welcome to my first proper thread here.
     
    Purchased in August 2019  my lovely Rover 3500. 
     
    I'd gone to look at it and made the brilliant mistake of taking my 8 year old son with me and while I had my doubts when the (pre warmed!) V8 coughed into life and we trundled it  round the  industrial estate the seller was based on my son was smitten and let's be honest my arm didn't need that much twisting.  (I ignored the well patina interior and musty small ) A bit of a poke and and inspection (possibly a little less through than  it should have been - it did have an MOT after all) and it was ours and delivery arranged  - out of laziness and the fact I did t wan tto do an 80 mile return trip in an unknownor arrange lifts and logistics.
     
     
    Anyway in all its glory, random tyres and mismatched mirrors. 
     

     
    Fetching no?
     
    The following Sunday morning  arrived and so did the Rover and without the pre warmed engine it was a bit more interesting  to shuffle it off the train,er and mou t the dropped kerb into my cul desac TADTS. Tho with swearing  and  a fair amount of choke it was managed and with her V5 it was taxed and ready for a quick spin.
    When warmed up it would move reasonably well and bar some hansel and gretel style oil trail behind it and a crumbly water pump was pretty pleased.
     
    A list of things needed doing.
    A good service and oil change.
    New non leaking non grumbling water pump.
    Some new tyres and the 3 different brands across the 4 on the road were pretty past it.
    clean the interior and find some new doorcards as well they were a bit warped and past it.

    Just a bit.

     
     
    No problem. Oil change and service first.. well th oil was nasty, I ended up flushing it with cheap oil and a new filter twice as I couldn't find oil with ZDDP ina bricks and mortar shop. However in the end it was   no longer coming out after 50 miles black and opaque. 
     
    New door cards were ordered  in non matching black but tbh I was just glad to loose the  completely knackered sandalwood ones. My choice was  made food when I managed to snag a set of black leather front and rear seats for 30 quid on gumtree  2 weeks later.
    Driving was still a bit of a mixed bag even after new tyres, oil, filters and new waterpump as it didn't want to change down the 3 speed box.
    Ah.. that will be the broken kickdown cable then.

     
    No problem  what was a bit of a pisser was poking round and finding  less than stellar repair in the passenger footwell
     

     
    My own fault for mot poking deeper  when I checked it out, I knew it had been plated and repaired but as my son would be sitting there I felt it needed  fixing. And tbh he loves it and   weighed up selling it and getting another,  fixing it myself (🤣😂) or getting it done professionally and went for the latter. I can weld but only just and this was a bigger job than I was comfortable with by some massive margin - that and I wanted to drive it not have it in bits in the garage for 9 months!
     
     
    So it went away for a few weeks, rot was cut out

    and 
    One side at a time tidied 

     
    And new metal  put in

     
    A few rattle cans and  structurally made sound again.
     

     


     
     
     
    Since then it has been 3 thousand miles of pretty hassle free motoring.
     
    I managed to buy a donor car and steal the rest of the black interior out of it and some sundym tinted glass too as well as a few other odd and sods - including g a working clock  But it was all delayed due to the wonderful year that is 2020.
    The plans for the future as soon as I've sorted a house (and garage!) are to finish replacing the std door glass with sundym, fit a new steering wheel new  to me anyway perspex P4 sun visors and get the speedo calibrated and enjoy it as is.
    There are a few rust bubbles and scabby patches  in the paint which has a mass of microblisters in it too but I quite like the look and patina on it as is for now, it's a decent 10- 15 foot paint job. I know the structure is solid and safe and the   oil leaks have been cured after a damn good servicing and cleaning out the  rocker cover breather tubes  and fire traps.
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    danthecapriman reacted to catsinthewelder in The new news 24 thread   
    If I tried that I would rustproof most of the village.
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Stanky in The new news 24 thread   
    Sadly, no rear cover on mine either.

    I might steal your soap pump bottle idea, it’s awkward using the spouts on the oil bottles and trying to squeeze them to force oil out. I did fill the Capri up using one of those little oil cans with the little pump handle but it took ages and made my thumb ache!
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    danthecapriman reacted to Motown in The Castle Gresley Rover 820   
    Look how well it’s cleaned up!!! Windscreen aperture is now free from corrosion and fairly clean and smooth despite taking a hammering at some stage. Currently awaiting new windscreen which is getting fitted on the 4th. Then it’s new brakes new belts and interior refitting before it’s off for an MOT. 🤞😁
     

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    danthecapriman reacted to Supernaut in The new news 24 thread   
    You lot actually change gearbox oil?
     
    [crunches into reverse attempting to leave]
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from egg in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve just ordered a Silverline fluid pump off eBay. I’m more interested in it for doing shitty jobs like diff/gearbox oil changes etc rather than engine oil. 
    Ive got the diff and power steering oils to change on the Volvo, which is why I bought it, so hopefully it’ll work well! It’s got to be easier than trying to undo ancient seized drain bungs or trying to catch old fluid in cut up bottles etc in the engine bay. 
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    I tried doing the diff oil on the Capri a few years ago by using a big old syringe with a length of plastic washer hose stuck on the end. 
    It worked, but my god it was hard and time consuming trying to suck cold thick gear oil out with it!
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    danthecapriman reacted to TheDoctor in The Doctor's travels through time - You've got red on you.   
    Progress. 


     
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve just ordered a Silverline fluid pump off eBay. I’m more interested in it for doing shitty jobs like diff/gearbox oil changes etc rather than engine oil. 
    Ive got the diff and power steering oils to change on the Volvo, which is why I bought it, so hopefully it’ll work well! It’s got to be easier than trying to undo ancient seized drain bungs or trying to catch old fluid in cut up bottles etc in the engine bay. 
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    danthecapriman reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    Make sure the oil is warm if possible.
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve just ordered a Silverline fluid pump off eBay. I’m more interested in it for doing shitty jobs like diff/gearbox oil changes etc rather than engine oil. 
    Ive got the diff and power steering oils to change on the Volvo, which is why I bought it, so hopefully it’ll work well! It’s got to be easier than trying to undo ancient seized drain bungs or trying to catch old fluid in cut up bottles etc in the engine bay. 
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    danthecapriman reacted to Datsuncog in The grumpy thread   
    Yes, this. And as areas get more built-up, older drainage systems become quickly overwhelmed.
    Round here there's been a trend for older houses with large gardens being bought up by developers, and bulldozed to build forty-odd shoebox apartments plus carpark.
    But the developer rarely does much to upgrade the drainage system where it leaves the development, so there's inevitably massively more waste water trying to enter the sewerage network than previously - so the pipes are permanently carrying more than the estimated baseline flow (also those sodding wet wipes that clog everything).
    Also, if you consider the amount of rainfall that previously would have been soaked up by lawns and gravel drives but now runs straight off the tarmac down the drain, it doesn't take much of a cloudburst to suddenly push the drain system way beyond capacity in a matter of minutes.
    One solution is installing proper storm drains, as other countries do, but that would be very expensive and extremely disruptive. At the minute, it's easier (cheaper) for water companies to deal with local flooding as and when, than invest properly in infrastructure and rebuild the network from scratch to deal with the ever-increasing pressure on the waste network.
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