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Rusty Pelican

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  1. Me too , i can get them cheap through work but they are still a hideous thing to change
  2. Starter changed - and what a faf that was , no room , torx bolts that were way too long IMHO , Main lead that only just reached , so much so you had to connect it with the starter loose . 2 1/2 hours of lying on my back under a couple tonnes of Germanys finest = not fun Whoever designed it needs it shoving somewhere painful - still its running again although im not holding my breath
  3. Shite in sticker form https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-Matchsticks-car-stickers-X-44-FREE-UK-POST/184135161343?hash=item2adf4f95ff%3Ag%3Ac4EAAOSwKwhcRGYu&LH_Auction=1
  4. Well this is actually behaving itself - so much so the clock has worked continually since 29th Dec . Im now certain it was damp , when i got it the boot leaked and it was often misted up. anyway on the 29th i did 140 miles with the heater on boil me / sweaty driver setting and the air con on , clock started working half way in the trip and its not misted up since , i recon the air con and heat has dried the thing out 😊
  5. Anyone on here make stuff from bits of dead car . A n Allegro rear end seat would look cool and one day I will do just this. Anyway to start you off heres a lamp and candle holder i built from a gearbox that seized on me on the way home from Dover way back in 1989 .
  6. The late great Herbert Lom
  7. Just imagine chatting up a potential girlfriend , " yeh il pick you up my my Chevy " . not sure that would go down as well as it sounds
  8. Well Ingrid failed the MOT on a squiffy O/S headlight bulb ( working but fitted wrong and not by me ) Then passed the MOT after said bulb was fitted correctly.However it was a bit tight on the emissions to say the least. As Basil Faulty said in Flowery twats i think it needs a right good thrashing 😜
  9. Clocks stopped yet again and its MOT time Monday , not that it will fail because its stuck in one time however the Feckin thing likes eating my money so naturally im shitting it
  10. 128,000 miles so far , it was still running fine until the tensioner pulley melted
  11. Well the joy was short lived , after only 4 months it decided to shit the belt tensioner pulley in a mighty grand way , bearing seized and the plastic pulley span on it until it melted , flew off and buried itself into the supercharger inlet , belts royally fucked as well , now abandoned at work until i can sort the mess out
  12. Had to get rid of our 1974 tumble drier , the stat failed and it boiled all me washing down to action man size . upcycled a borked gearbox in to a lamp in 1989 and been doing stuff like this ever since
  13. Read all of this thread and some very good points raised . Over population is a massive problem , in numbers at least half the entire human race from the very beginning are alive today , 300 years ago you were lucky to hit 40 , no decent medicine , infant mortality , black death etc etc kept the population down . Massive advances in medicine means we now live a feck sight longer and the population just grows and grows until the planet can no longer sustain us . We are a victim of our own success . So is there an answer . Not one that would be popular thats for sure , A film made in 1973 starring Charlton Heston called Soylent Green sums up where we are to a large extent as does Logans run ( 1976 ). You cant have consumerism and a growing economy and carbon neutral at the same time . making things disposable rather than fixable is pathetic but driven by profit and greed and the peoples need to keep up with the Jones I recycle what i can , upcycling is a hobby of mine , two of my cars are over 50 and rebuilt using bits from dead cars , ive failed a bit by buying an 06 W203 Merc , whilst its petrol and rot free the amount of plastic on it is quite frankly shocking , every where is covered in the stuff - even the sills and the entire floor pan , Fuck knows why but if you parked it for 1000 years outside 60% of it would still be there
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