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    Burnside reacted to Ian_Fearn in Saving the Panda (TLC for the road warrior)   
    I’ve nearly finished this now. It really is looking great. The repairs aren’t all ‘factory’ but I think it’s all very satisfactory without bodgery and will make somebody a great car. Anybody want it?
    All the seat and interior plastics came out for a thorough clean and a ‘cost effective’ repair on the drivers seat with some black webbing fabric. It’s really nice inside now.




    I sourced and fitted some OE plastic side trims from the scrap yard. I think the Pandas really suit these.

    I then gave it an oil and filter, fuel and air filter change with genuine Fiat parts. Basic servicing is really easy on these things. Also stripped and rebuilt the brakes. Nothing new needed there.
    I investigated the rear axle next. It looked a real mess but actually after a load of work it really wasn’t too bad. For a bit of added security I welded some gussets on where they normally break, doused it in Bilhamber Deox, Bilthamber Hydrate 80 and then splashed some Dinitrol over it. I think it’ll realistically outlast the car now.






    Finally, new tyres going on tomorrow. As on my other Panda, Vredestein Quatrac 5 all seasons. IMO these are the best tyres money can buy in this size.

     
     
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    Burnside reacted to Dyslexic Viking in Dyslexic Viking's Audi 80 B2 and more.   
    Since I'm a little tired, I've forgotten some things. This car is incredibly good to drive and I let my dad drive it home after the purchase and he commented on how good it is and not surprising that it was better than his cars (Toyota Yaris / Hiace). It also has a special thing instead of a temperature gauge it has an economy meter and only warning light for temperature so I have to get a temperature gauge fitted. I also have to change the stereo head unit as it no longer works so I am considering buying one of the new ones one can buy that has older looks that will fit the car like this one from Blaupunkt.

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    Burnside reacted to Dyslexic Viking in Dyslexic Viking's Audi 80 B2 and more.   
    Today I had to wash the car properly underneath as it had a lot of mud in the wheel arches so it was necessary. This accessory for my high pressure washer is very nice.

     
    And after a thorough cleaning, I got my first bad surprise. Here after loosening the front fender and removing some rust, there is a clear rust hole on the passenger side.

     
     
    On the inside.

     
     
    So the first thing I did was loosen the carpet and it was very wet under there.

     
     
    And after taking out damp sound insulation I could see the floor and luckily it was not too bad except for one point.

     
    The bad point

     
    The bad point below did not look forward and poke at this. And is a small hole here too.

     
    But is not really that bad considering that the car is 39 years old as this is all of the serious rust it has and the rest of the car looks like this underneath.

     
     
    And when I dismantled the glove compartment to get better access, I found some letters from previous owners.

     
     
    I also took out the trunk fabric to look at the floor it was very easy.

     
     
    And the floor was in very good condition just a little surface rust that is easy to fix.

     
     
    So tomorrow I will fix the rust holes it will not be nice but it will be waterproof and that is the most important thing.
     
     
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    Burnside reacted to Dyslexic Viking in Dyslexic Viking's Audi 80 B2 and more.   
    Just to start with and say that writing and pictures is not something I am good at but will do my best. Now I finally became the owner of an older car again. Was difficult to choose when I had several cars to choose from but chose this Audi 80 as I have always liked these and this was a good buy by Norwegian standard a Volvo 240 would easily cost twice as much in the same condition. So this is a 1982 Audi 80 CL so cheapest version with 1.6 petrol engine and 5 speed manual transmission. And has only 117,000 km (about 72,000 miles) on him and has known history the first owner was an older couple when they passed away, the son became the new owner and he passed away in 2018. When his widow was to buy his tombstone, she mentioned to the seller about the car and he bought it and I bought it from him. So it has lived its whole life until now in the town of Kragerø.
    Now some pictures and I like the color of this fits the car well.




     
     
    The dealer in Kragerø who sold the car new.

     
    And the interior has a wonderful green color. And I said in the ebay thread about this that I liked the facelift version its dash board better but and having seen this in reality I like it very much.



     
    And the engine compartment is incredibly nice still for the age.

     
    So my plans for this one are just to take care of it and use it in the summer. and the car will be kept as original as possible.
     
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    Burnside reacted to Dyslexic Viking in The new news 24 thread   
    I have now become the owner of a Beige Audi with a green interior.

    Has been a long day and is tired so you only get this one bad picture. And this is the car I posted in the ebay thread a few days ago. Do you want me to start a thread on this and the other things I do as tractors and other things?
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    Burnside reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    First day back in the office today. How else to show the other commuters you are an aspiring independent businessman?
    G. L. S.
     

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    Burnside reacted to Leyland Worldmaster in The new news 24 thread   
    Newsworthy I believe; apart from Car Shows, when was the last time you saw a scene like this? The coupé is a rare manual version... 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎 

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    Burnside reacted to dome in The new news 24 thread   
    It's still there, PM sent!

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    Burnside reacted to richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
    Horrendous drive up to north wales. 5 and a quarter hours to do 185miles!  New car was fine, just the motorways that had failed.

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    Burnside reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    The war restarted with the Cavalier today.
    The design of the thermostat housing is SHITE.
    Its sits at 90 degrees relative tonthe head and there's nothing to hold it in its groove whilst you get the gasket on and the top bolted up. Obviously it had slipped down, stopping the top from seating and it was lashing out coolant unbeknownst to me.
    The gasket was naturally mullered and they're not available separately. 
    No matter how hard I tried, the thermostat simply would not stay in place to allow me to bolt the top on. Every time I thought I'd got it, the top would not seat at the bottom leaving a gap, as the edge of the thermostat was stopping it. I could have been brutal and tigersealed it there but I felt that was wrong. 
    Instead I put a thin smear of instant gasket round it which held it in place just enough. More instant gasket applied to the top of the housing and I got it bolted down. No idea if it's sitting where it should as the instant gasket is covering any potential gap.
    I don't want to take the whole housing off as the gasket for that will be even harder to find but potentially that might be the only method to getting the thermostat seated properly. 
    The 75 is mostly difficult to work on so I don't even try but this car lulls you into a false sense of ease as some tasks are really easy and others look like Chris Eubank  designed the whole thing.
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    Burnside reacted to bunglebus in The new news 24 thread   
    Amazing what I find at mother bungle's house. Right next to the Rocket WD40

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    Burnside reacted to chodweaver in The new news 24 thread   
    So, why am I still up at this ungodly hour? Pink Corsa decided it didn't want to crank at about 9pm. Oddly, it had been starting fine every 5 mins or so since 5pm, as is the needs of a delivery shift. On bidding the recovery wallah a good night, I had my supper and decided now was as good a time as any to eliminate the Corsa's ignition switch from its FTP investigations. HBOL says you need to get the steering wheel off to get the shroud and stalks off. You don't. Getting the ignition barrel (which has been crying out for a regreasing) and the switch off is not difficult on a Corsa C, so I was soon able to check the switch operation, smear some grease around and put it back together. In checking the wiring diagram with Haynes, I noted there is a starter relay easily accessible in the main fuse box. Pulled that out and prised it apart and found a pair of slightly furry contacts that had a fair bit of resistance when closed. Cleaned them up and put it back together. I'll test it in the morning, but if that's not fixed it, I'll know I'm not wasting my time getting the Corsa on ramps and taking the solenoid and starter motor off, as it can't* really be anything else now...
    * Famous last words
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    Burnside reacted to BL Bloke in The new news 24 thread   
    That looks a very nice example. I had a green Audi 80 with a brown interior back in the 90's.
    In other news I've been getting the Rover ready for its MOT tomorrow. 
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    Burnside reacted to mintwth in The new news 24 thread   
    Handily Halfords Advanced stuff comes with a lifetime guarantee. You break it, they'll replace it. 
    In other news, went to view a car.... liked it....had a good chat with the owner......put down a deposit
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    Burnside reacted to MJK 24 in The new news 24 thread   
    It passed 😊

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    Burnside reacted to BL Bloke in BL Bloke's Motors - Saxo's almost Anniversary Adventure   
    The Rover went in for its MOT this morning. It passed with a fairly clean bill of health but there are a few little jobs that will need doing.
     
    As I mentioned in the News 24 thread I did have to fiddle under the driver's seat to get the airbag light to go out. I'm pleased to say that it stayed out during the test but came back on after going over a speed bump on the way home. 🙄
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    Burnside reacted to BL Bloke in BL Bloke's Motors - Saxo's almost Anniversary Adventure   
    With FOTU disappearing into the rear view mirror it was time for the 205 to go back into the garage, but as mentioned in the previous post I wanted to get it over 200 miles since FOTU morning which it did this afternoon after some local pootling. I actually did a few more so I could get to this.

    While I was up at the garage I took the opportunity to get a couple of pics of the two smoll Frenchies as they don't see each other very often.

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    Burnside reacted to BL Bloke in BL Bloke's Motors - Saxo's almost Anniversary Adventure   
    Yesterday I went down to South Wales to visit my brother and his family for the first time since December 2019. As the Rover has done 900 miles since the head gasket was done last year thought I'd give it a run out as the furthest it had been in the two and a half years since I bought it was Shrewsbury a couple of years ago (pre HGF). The drive down was uneventful as was the return leg although the fuel gauge did show empty when I started it up to go home. It had been parked facing down a steep hill for a few hours though so, having experienced this quirk before I set off and sure enough after a mile or two driving on the flat the needle went up to just over a quarter full. 😕 The temperature gauge stayed resolutely in the middle and by the time I got home I'd even got used to the orange lighting o the instrument panel. 🙂 This morning I checked under the bonnet and  the coolant level was fine, as expected so the Rover will probably be going on a few more trips in the future. 
    So in just over a week both the 205 and the Rover have clocked up 190 miles each. The plan is to get over 200 miles on each fleet member before the end of the month.
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    Burnside reacted to BL Bloke in BL Bloke's Motors - Saxo's almost Anniversary Adventure   
    The new washer nozzle arrived yesterday which was impressive as I only ordered it Monday evening. A quick comparison showed how much of the old nozzle had broken off. I now have a working and non leaking rear washer. As the rear wiper is operated by the same button (I think) I'll have to have a look at that next as that doesn't work. 

    This morning I checked the tyre pressures (low) and added some top class pez followed by a run out so that this didn't happen on the way to FOTU.

    It's done just under 1500 miles since I bought it two and a bit years ago. I need to give it a clean ready for the weekend and print my ticket off. I hope my printer works. 
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    Burnside reacted to BL Bloke in BL Bloke's Motors - Saxo's almost Anniversary Adventure   
    I decided to tackle the rear screen washer this afternoon. After levering off the trim panel without breaking any clips I found that I was right about the hose coming detached as it was just floating about loose in the tailgate.

    I connected it to the nozzle and tested it. I had water on the window, success!

    Well, almost as there was still some water in the boot. That wasn't really surprising as most of the part of the nozzle that fits inside the tailgate has disintegrated and me removing it broke the rest of it off. The exterior part was cracked when I bought it.

    I've ordered a replacement nozzle off eBay which should arrive on Thursday so all being well it should be sorted for FOTU. 
     
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    Burnside reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Not a lot was achieved on the car today - after the door handles were rubbed and primed again, the gutter trims went back on.

    I then went over and collected the rest of the painted pieces next.


    Once they were all stashed away safely, I drove over to the Tyre Bloke's shop to get some tyres put on the shiny black wheels.

    Hopefully I'll get the tailgate on and fitted up over the weekend. 
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    Burnside reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Many thanks! Yes, theres gonna be a fair amount of wax flying about soon - once the tailgate is fitted I'll be doing inside the doors, sills, pillars etc. Then the underside and inner wings will get a good spaffing of underbody wax.
    The door handles were attacked with some 80 grit sandpaper this evening. The flaky original paint and oxidised aluminium was cleaned back to bright shiny alloy.

    Once sanded and thoroughly cleaned, they were given a coat of etch primer.

    I'll sand and prime them again next time, but before I left, I though I'd plonk the wings on for a look - I'd not tried them on yet, and thought it would be rude not to.


    I'll probably not bother fitting them properly until the engine is in to avoid the risk of damaging them.
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    Burnside reacted to Tommyboy12 in Austin Montego 1.3 Estate - Occasional Fleet Action   
    I have managed to find one as of last night! Got to take a trip down to Surrey next week to get it.
    I did find an ally race tank too just in case...
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    Burnside got a reaction from bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    No problem, I'll mark these both as sold to you@bunglebus

    @eddyramrod
    Likewise, I'll put these to one side for you too. Thanks. 
    Guilty! I'd realized after I made the original post, that I'd forgotten to include it. So quickly edited it afterwards. 
    I'll leave the pm's about payment, until either over the weekend or Mon if that's ok with everyone?
    Just in case anyone else wants to buy anything before I put them all away again.
    Although I will try and go back in the loft for another look 1st. As I'm sure there a few others hidden somewhere. 
    It's the reason I'm partly selling it, as I keep being tempted to start looking for more Darda whenever I look at it.
     Which is last thing I should be doing right now! You watch though, in another 12 months. I'll be out buying some more.
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    Burnside got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Shite in Miniature II   
    No problem, I'll mark these both as sold to you@bunglebus

    @eddyramrod
    Likewise, I'll put these to one side for you too. Thanks. 
    Guilty! I'd realized after I made the original post, that I'd forgotten to include it. So quickly edited it afterwards. 
    I'll leave the pm's about payment, until either over the weekend or Mon if that's ok with everyone?
    Just in case anyone else wants to buy anything before I put them all away again.
    Although I will try and go back in the loft for another look 1st. As I'm sure there a few others hidden somewhere. 
    It's the reason I'm partly selling it, as I keep being tempted to start looking for more Darda whenever I look at it.
     Which is last thing I should be doing right now! You watch though, in another 12 months. I'll be out buying some more.
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