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    Angrydicky reacted to Grumblespeed in Grumblespeed - In Rover my head?   
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    Rather failed to get before shots of the headlining, suffice to say the fabric was only minimally attached in the odd spot to the backing material, and in places it was sprouting some pretty unsavoury mould. Car has obviously been standing for a good while and damp has got in the cabin, there are odd places where whoever has cleaned it up for sale has missed and it was clearly pretty rank. 
    Headlining fabric in the bin, ordered new stuff and suitable glue from ebay, watched some You Tubey vids on recovering headliners... How hard can it be?😁

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from JackThrust in Who's got the biggest....lacquer peel   
    @JackThrust that sir, is where it’s had that wing painted at some point and the paint has reacted with the primer, big time.
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    Angrydicky reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet - crusty Corolla estate   
    Sold the ts50 today and will be buying a Corolla tomorrow...
     

     
    what a honey!
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    Angrydicky reacted to Grumblespeed in Grumblespeed - In Rover my head?   
    ..But anyway. Having spent a clear week wobbling about atop a metaphorical fence the arrival of the elusive V5 means this has come home with me:



    I assume since it's here that I must have driven it home but I only really remember stopping for petrol since I did most of the drive on fumes. Proper Waftwagen this one. Also gave us the chance to get a sneeky peek at @Rocket88's new acquisition which was very cool too. Big thanks to the man himself for his patience while I dithered over this one.
    Updates to follow, if I remember....
     

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    Angrydicky reacted to BeEP in BeEP's motors - All the silver cars (and vans) belong to me!   
    Avensis clocked up another unremarkable 220 miles this weekend.  MOT booked for the end of the month then up for sale (or cartakebacked if the MOT goes particularly badly!).
    As promised, a few more photos of the Pride.  Nice that it has original dealer plates, rear window sticker and Kia badged stereo.







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    Angrydicky reacted to UltraWomble in Morris Ten Four Thread.   
    How It Started.....

    How Its Going

    Running, albeit rough. Working like the clappers now to get it finished (NONE of the lights work) for prom night when it will be used to take the eldest to the disco and piss up at the end of June.
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    Angrydicky reacted to JayB in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    A few years ago I was trying to sell my MG ZS 180 on eBay. I may have been a bit too honest in the ad about its various niggles but it was a pretty sound car, particularly for the amount I was asking for it. It also had six months MOT. So when I got back from the pub and saw a message from this bellend enthusiast, I didn't hold back. I blame the beer... 


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    Angrydicky reacted to blackboilersuit in 320touring's major Morris manoeuvrings   
    The "rebuilt" carb does look better than it actually is in many ways. It came from a van so probably had a lot more miles on it than the original one in the car to start with and thirty years marinating outside in a hedgerow didn't do it any favours! 
     It would be useable now in a pinch but it's now best considered a fully assembled kit of spare parts.
    I've been dying to post the before and after pics for weeks on my thread since I did the work but held back as I wanted @320touringto see the results in the flesh first. Work and life getting in the way of that happening for quite some time until yesterday.
    So here's a couple of before pics.


    Everything seized solid, including the piston in the chamber. In thirty something years of rebuilding carbs I can honestly say this is the first one I've had to use a welder on to get snapped screws out of!
    The rejuvenation process once everything was stripped completely was as follows. Dremel with wire wheel to remove the worst of the alloy corrosion into the ultrasonic tank in generic carb cleaning solution that came from eBay. All linkages needed a blowtorch to free them up then we're wire wheeled before being dipped in kurust to keep future rust at bay and make them look pretty. Inlet manifold was gently wire brushed then scotchbrited while the exhaust was wire wheeled with the angle grinder and given a spray with Aldi BBQ paint because I am a big tart and wanted it to all look nice!
    All the threads were chased before reassembly. In 1959 it's fair to say that the British motor industry had standardisation in manufacturing absolutely nailed, I just don't know why "foreign imports" stole the market? An SU carb had BSW, BSF, BSP, BA and British Brass Thread thread types and was held to the inlet manifold on two studs that were UNF on one end and UNC on the other! It's a good job I'm a total magpie when it comes to picking up old taps and dies at jumbles and shows. All those years of hoarding do pay off sometimes.
    Anyway next up is the fuel pump. It's back at boilersuit towers for a strip and clean. Hopefully it's just some tank rust sticking the little valve open and preventing it from shutting off. If we're lucky then it can be fixed with nothing more than cleaning. It'll definitely be going back in with an in line paper pre filter to stop this happening again. 
    Updates hopefully soon........
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    Angrydicky reacted to MaxFsa in 2001 Mitsubishi Carisma thread   
    Small update
    I deregistered my old Carisma and it's already sold. But before that, I decided to swap the headlights due to excessive yellowing on the new one.

    Looks much better now and definitely worth the effort.

    I then decided to polish the other headlights, thinking it would make a difference when trying to sell the car. The guy who bought it though just wanted to make sure that the a/c was working. Pretty sure it will live on somewhere in Africa.
    Still a bit sad to let that car go, it was great for what it was and I will miss what was arguably the worst upholstery fabric of any Carisma, along with the blue interior trim.


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    Angrydicky reacted to Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    Wife: have you been away all week, up to Scotland in the Volvo, gallivanting around eating haggis, drinking whisky and playing bagpipes?
    Me: of course not dear, I promised I wouldn't do that again. I already told you,  I've been having an affair all week with Emma from accounts, honest!
    Wife: (getting angry) I called your accounts office, there is no Emma! Open the boot!

    Me: really, there's no need for that, you probably got the wrong department...
    Wife: (very angry) Open it!
    Me: ok...

    Wife: ...
    Me: Oh oh, busted. I can explain...
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    Angrydicky reacted to DodgyBastard in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    Some from today...
     

     
    it's actually really solid underneath but like this cunt I'm unwilling to go out of my way to take photos. I might send him a photo of a pile of shit..
     



     
    This cunt was never going to buy it.
     

     
    No fucking chance.
     
    I love telling these cunts to piss off.
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    Angrydicky got a reaction from Split_Pin in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from Muniphobia in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from Barry Cade in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from bunglebus in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from D.E in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from ProgRocker in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from timolloyd in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky got a reaction from HMC in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights.
    Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.

     

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    Angrydicky reacted to HMC in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    Early standard 8- no opening bootlid.

    Rock bottom penny pinching; later reconsidered.
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    Angrydicky reacted to HMC in Tight-ass manufacturer short cuts and cost saves   
    @dollywobbler ^
     
    Rover 45- later models have the passenger front windows lift on the transmission tunnel only - so it doubles as the main passenger switch and in lieu of extra componenty on  the driver’s door. Clever but stingy.
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