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    Lankytim got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in The new news 24 thread   
    It was great meeting you today, pity we couldn’t get the Volvo to run right but at least there’s some progress of sorts. I was going to do a collection thread but the journey was pretty uneventful so I’ll stick the pics here. Wuv treated me to a ride out in his Renault 6 which was amazing fun! It’s given me the mojo to get my crocks on the road, especially the Visa! 
     
    The drive home in the Laguna was great, it’s a pretty nice car. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve it and fix some of the issues it has. 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The new news 24 thread   
    It was great meeting you today, pity we couldn’t get the Volvo to run right but at least there’s some progress of sorts. I was going to do a collection thread but the journey was pretty uneventful so I’ll stick the pics here. Wuv treated me to a ride out in his Renault 6 which was amazing fun! It’s given me the mojo to get my crocks on the road, especially the Visa! 
     
    The drive home in the Laguna was great, it’s a pretty nice car. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve it and fix some of the issues it has. 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from Dan29 in The new news 24 thread   
    It was great meeting you today, pity we couldn’t get the Volvo to run right but at least there’s some progress of sorts. I was going to do a collection thread but the journey was pretty uneventful so I’ll stick the pics here. Wuv treated me to a ride out in his Renault 6 which was amazing fun! It’s given me the mojo to get my crocks on the road, especially the Visa! 
     
    The drive home in the Laguna was great, it’s a pretty nice car. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve it and fix some of the issues it has. 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    It was great meeting you today, pity we couldn’t get the Volvo to run right but at least there’s some progress of sorts. I was going to do a collection thread but the journey was pretty uneventful so I’ll stick the pics here. Wuv treated me to a ride out in his Renault 6 which was amazing fun! It’s given me the mojo to get my crocks on the road, especially the Visa! 
     
    The drive home in the Laguna was great, it’s a pretty nice car. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve it and fix some of the issues it has. 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from ProgRocker in The new news 24 thread   
    It was great meeting you today, pity we couldn’t get the Volvo to run right but at least there’s some progress of sorts. I was going to do a collection thread but the journey was pretty uneventful so I’ll stick the pics here. Wuv treated me to a ride out in his Renault 6 which was amazing fun! It’s given me the mojo to get my crocks on the road, especially the Visa! 
     
    The drive home in the Laguna was great, it’s a pretty nice car. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve it and fix some of the issues it has. 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from Floatylight in The new news 24 thread   
    It was great meeting you today, pity we couldn’t get the Volvo to run right but at least there’s some progress of sorts. I was going to do a collection thread but the journey was pretty uneventful so I’ll stick the pics here. Wuv treated me to a ride out in his Renault 6 which was amazing fun! It’s given me the mojo to get my crocks on the road, especially the Visa! 
     
    The drive home in the Laguna was great, it’s a pretty nice car. Hopefully I’ll be able to improve it and fix some of the issues it has. 






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    Lankytim reacted to C3C3 in The new news 24 thread   
    Okay there was way more rot under here that I originally thought but its all cut out now. Lots of grinding & hammering to do. 5 Plates in total due to the floor being pin hole city. It nice to know that this is the worst of it though.

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    Lankytim reacted to wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    Nice warm day today.  Spent the morning (or what was left of it by the time I dragged my sorry arse out of bed) pottering about and going to the post office to pick up some eBay purchases which had come while I was out.  Then @Lankytim came to pick up the Laguna, and while he was here we had a play with the Volvo and Tim ascertained that it's only firing on the rear three cylinders.  A test using a handy bolt showed that the front cylinders had a spark, so it's obviously still a fuelling issue, which my expert* carb fettling has failed to remedy.  So the front carb is going to have to come off again for further investigation.
    Once Tim had headed off westward I stuck the 107 up on the ramps to crack on with the brake pipe replacement.  It went about as smoothly as such an intrinsically unpleasant job could reasonably have been expected to go - everything came undone, even the manky rear union unscrewed from the flexi easily enough once I'd hacksawed through the pipe and got an Irwin on the nut.  One of the purchase I'd picked up from the post office in the morning was a replacement wheel cylinder as the bleed nipple had sheared off on the original cylinder - for the sake of £12.93 I thought I might as well treat it to a new one.  To my surprise the drum came off easily, the wheel cylinder mounting bolt came out fine and the cylinder popped out with just a gentle bit of prodding with a screwdriver, and the new one went in just as easily.

    Ooh, shiny!
    Getting the new pipe on and routed sort-of-properly was a faff, but I knew it would be.  Most of the retaining clips had snapped off when I was removing the old pipe so I routed the new pipe through the channels and then held it in place with teeny tiny cable ties.  A fair bit of bending and wiggling was needed to make sure the pipe didn't foul or chafe on anything, and when I got to the front I found I had far too much pipe so I had to loop it round on itself before I could connect it up.  I thought I'd got my measurements wrong but I later noticed that I'd cut a corner at the back compared to the original routing which is probably where most of the excess came from.  Still, it's on there now, and I've got most of the brake fluid off my arms and out of my hair.  I didn't even need to bleed the brakes - I just opened the rear bleed nipple on the new cylinder with the front of the car still up on the ramps and it wasn't long before a trickle of fluid came out.  The pedal seems fine, so I'm going to leave it at that - I now just need to book it in for an MOT and keep everything crossed that the EML deigns to stay off.
    I went out in the Jag last night, and I'm beginning to think that what I thought was a noisy tappet is in fact an injector on its way out - it started missfiring at one stage and when I put my foot down to clear it, the tapping got really loud momentarily until the engine cleared its throat and picked up, so I think the noise is diesel knock rather than anything "mechanical".  Annoyingly the car isn't showing any fault codes so I can't immediately ascertain which injector is the problem - I know it had a new one at the last MOT but I'm not even sure whether that one can be discounted or whether it was maybe not coded in properly and is playing up.  My Delphi knock-off doesn't seem to be able to display things like injector flow rates for this engine so I might have to take it to somebody with more Jaguar-specific diagnostic equipment - I'm kind of loath to do that though as I did say that I wouldn't start throwing money at it if it went wrong - but if it can be sorted for a couple of hundred quid then it's worth doing...
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    Lankytim got a reaction from tooSavvy in Bo11ox' Aircraft Carrier   
    Any flat top updates @Mr_Bo11ox?
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    Lankytim reacted to High Jetter in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    A darts player, perhaps?
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    Lankytim got a reaction from woodbine in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    I sold an LPG powered 1999 Passat on FB marketplace and it was a proper weirdo magnet. I eventually filtered out all the guaranteed messers and a guy came to have a look. He seemed nice- it was up for something like £200 so not mega money. We went for a test drive and he liked it, sat in the car we started talking turkey. I didn't want to drop the price as it was around what I'd get for scrap and I'd already dropped it quite a bit, plus is was a pretty clean car. He got more and more agitated, eventually grabbing my elbow and pleaded with me to knock £20 off, tears welling up in his eyes. "Please, PLEASE, I'm BEGGING YOU!"
    He took it for £180.
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    Lankytim got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The grumpy thread   
    The bathroom has had a bit of a damp smell recently so I popped the side off the bath to have a look…
    there seems to be a leak from these push together pipe fittings on the bath cold water pipe work, water is also getting behind the seal around the edge of the bath when the shower is used. All the woodwork looks mega soft now, there’s some staining on the ceiling downstairs too….
    in every house I’ve ever lived in I don’t think I’ve been able to get a bath with a shower sealed up correctly. The pipe work needs to be replaced with copper fittings too but hopefully that should be more straightforward. Time to borrow dads plumbing toolbox and get some gas for his blow lamp! 


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    Lankytim got a reaction from Remspoor in The grumpy thread   
    The bathroom has had a bit of a damp smell recently so I popped the side off the bath to have a look…
    there seems to be a leak from these push together pipe fittings on the bath cold water pipe work, water is also getting behind the seal around the edge of the bath when the shower is used. All the woodwork looks mega soft now, there’s some staining on the ceiling downstairs too….
    in every house I’ve ever lived in I don’t think I’ve been able to get a bath with a shower sealed up correctly. The pipe work needs to be replaced with copper fittings too but hopefully that should be more straightforward. Time to borrow dads plumbing toolbox and get some gas for his blow lamp! 


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    Lankytim got a reaction from hennabm in The grumpy thread   
    The bathroom has had a bit of a damp smell recently so I popped the side off the bath to have a look…
    there seems to be a leak from these push together pipe fittings on the bath cold water pipe work, water is also getting behind the seal around the edge of the bath when the shower is used. All the woodwork looks mega soft now, there’s some staining on the ceiling downstairs too….
    in every house I’ve ever lived in I don’t think I’ve been able to get a bath with a shower sealed up correctly. The pipe work needs to be replaced with copper fittings too but hopefully that should be more straightforward. Time to borrow dads plumbing toolbox and get some gas for his blow lamp! 


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    Lankytim got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    The bathroom has had a bit of a damp smell recently so I popped the side off the bath to have a look…
    there seems to be a leak from these push together pipe fittings on the bath cold water pipe work, water is also getting behind the seal around the edge of the bath when the shower is used. All the woodwork looks mega soft now, there’s some staining on the ceiling downstairs too….
    in every house I’ve ever lived in I don’t think I’ve been able to get a bath with a shower sealed up correctly. The pipe work needs to be replaced with copper fittings too but hopefully that should be more straightforward. Time to borrow dads plumbing toolbox and get some gas for his blow lamp! 


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    Lankytim got a reaction from cobblers in The grumpy thread   
    The bathroom has had a bit of a damp smell recently so I popped the side off the bath to have a look…
    there seems to be a leak from these push together pipe fittings on the bath cold water pipe work, water is also getting behind the seal around the edge of the bath when the shower is used. All the woodwork looks mega soft now, there’s some staining on the ceiling downstairs too….
    in every house I’ve ever lived in I don’t think I’ve been able to get a bath with a shower sealed up correctly. The pipe work needs to be replaced with copper fittings too but hopefully that should be more straightforward. Time to borrow dads plumbing toolbox and get some gas for his blow lamp! 


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    Lankytim reacted to Flat4 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    @Lankytimany good for you? Dunno if it's too small for your needs but believe it may run on veg
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    Lankytim reacted to Asimo in The new news 24 thread   
    RIP Dennis Waterman

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    Lankytim reacted to yes oui si in Four score and seven collection threads...   
    Fuck me, Dunbar is grim. 

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    Lankytim reacted to yes oui si in Four score and seven collection threads...   
    Car to a 12th Century castle:

    This one isn't even for me. BiL got crashed into yesterday so I'm getting him a car to tide him over. Slight amount of selfishness as I want it when he's sorted with a new one. 
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    Lankytim reacted to MrDuke in The new news 24 thread   
    Today I done gone caught some trains and now I have this:

    It wafted me home smoothly, and has one of the nicest cockpits I've sat in for a long time.
    I was expecting the dreaded 'rattle' to be horrific, but it barely registers tbh. Around town it sounds a little worse, but at cruising speeds it's basically a mouse's fart.
    Good times.
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    Lankytim got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    I seem to remember people ribbing him over ruining the car- a matt black paintjob often being the last job on a car before it winds up in a scrapyard. A few weeks later a photo emerged of said Triumph, sat in a scrap yard with it's roof caved in.
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    Lankytim reacted to HMC in The new news 24 thread   
    After noticing me lumbering about in decrepit cars, a teacher at my boys’ school brought a pic in to show me of her father-in-law in 1981…..

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    Lankytim reacted to Jikovron in Ambitious towbars   
    The flatbed has been very useful 


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    Lankytim got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Ambitious towbars   
    I fitted a tow bar to the Fusion recently and it’s proven to be very useful for general shite hauling duties. 

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