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    Lankytim got a reaction from eddyramrod in Kade's Volvo 940   
    Looks great, I think the US head lights for the 940 were these crappy plastic things that look similar to the European items anyway.
    I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to do anything with my 940 so should probably sell it. 1997 turbo auto anyone? 
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    Lankytim got a reaction from Kade in Kade's Volvo 940   
    Looks great, I think the US head lights for the 940 were these crappy plastic things that look similar to the European items anyway.
    I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to do anything with my 940 so should probably sell it. 1997 turbo auto anyone? 
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    Lankytim reacted to bunglebus in Home made pick ups.   
    wood would
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    Lankytim got a reaction from Skizzer in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from scdan4 in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve been trying to beautify my old Volvo over the last couple of days and recently swapped the centre console and “space ball” gear lever from the donor Volvo S60 into my V70. 
     
    Turns out it’s a very easy swap to do and although I replaced the whole gear lever mechanism it looks like it should be possible to just swap over the gear stick itself. The console went straight in but the handbrake wouldn’t go all the way down without hitting the console. Turns out the handbrake is different, 20 mins spent swapping that over and everything is ship-shape. The original hand brake was slightly damaged anyway... the  seat runner caught on it when I removed the drivers seat for repair a while back. It looks much better now! 
    I’m not sure if the S60 centre console Is considered an upgrade to the original V70 item but I couldn’t fit the space ball without it. It certainly feels nicer and there’s now a handy place to store CDs!

    IMG_1284.MOV

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    Lankytim got a reaction from Broadsword in The new news 24 thread   
    I’ve been trying to beautify my old Volvo over the last couple of days and recently swapped the centre console and “space ball” gear lever from the donor Volvo S60 into my V70. 
     
    Turns out it’s a very easy swap to do and although I replaced the whole gear lever mechanism it looks like it should be possible to just swap over the gear stick itself. The console went straight in but the handbrake wouldn’t go all the way down without hitting the console. Turns out the handbrake is different, 20 mins spent swapping that over and everything is ship-shape. The original hand brake was slightly damaged anyway... the  seat runner caught on it when I removed the drivers seat for repair a while back. It looks much better now! 
    I’m not sure if the S60 centre console Is considered an upgrade to the original V70 item but I couldn’t fit the space ball without it. It certainly feels nicer and there’s now a handy place to store CDs!

    IMG_1284.MOV

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    Lankytim reacted to MrDuke in The new news 24 thread   
    Everyone can switch off their cameras, for I have won at Spotting:
     


     
    I can't stop looking at it, for all the wrong reasons.
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    Lankytim reacted to dean36014 in The new news 24 thread   
    I spotted a bargain on Facebook marketplace and couldn't resist. The 90's wants it's wheels back.

    Was sitting in the sunshine and wanted the umbrella out for a bit of shade. Unfortunately the table doesn't have a whole in it for the umbrella so had to improvise.

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    Lankytim reacted to Semi-C in The new news 24 thread   
    SECOND VERSE, LAME AS THE FIRST:
    Owing to the success of my last Mk3 operation, I was compelled to give my languishing estate car a nudge and see if I could wake it.

    It’s shameful to admit that this is how it has spent the last 3 years, didn’t time used to fly.
     I’m not surprised to report that a slack handful of jerry can sloshes, administered straight to the throat, and the battery from the GXL was all it took to coax it into action.

    The depth of welding it requires has stabilised reassuringly but alas, hasn’t receded to quite the extent I had hoped.

    That’s enough reality, here’s a misleadingly optimistic angle:

    (**BACKGROUND BONUS** Mrs C’s, ex 95quidpeugeot Celica)
    As reward/punishment for anybody that made it through this post, here’s more. You pervert.

    IMG_2380.MP4 STAY TUNED....
     
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    Lankytim got a reaction from stonedagain in The grumpy thread   
    Fixed my daughters scooter and the first thing that happens is she puts a big scratch up the side of my 940 with it 🤬🤬
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    Lankytim got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from Broadsword in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim reacted to Gamer9430 in 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Recommissioning   
    Greetings fellow Shitters,
    It's been over a year now, and I'm finally getting back to work on this car. Last year I simply ran out of time and didn't have enough money to work on the Monte any more than I had done. Now this year, amidst all the coronavirus crap, I ironically have a better paying job and I'm getting scheduled often so I have an influx of money, and literally nothing else to do and nowhere else to go, so this is the perfect time to get this lovely car roadworthy once more.
    A couple days ago, I finally found the key for the lock bolt on each of the tires, so I can move ahead with getting 4 new tires for it. Today I bought a new 3 ton jack, as well as 2 pairs of 3 ton jack stands to lift it up and take all 4 tires off. Once I get paid on Friday, I plan to buy 4 new Yokohama Avid Touring-S 215/65R15 S95 tires. They are $77.99 per tire, plus an $80 installation fee, so $391.96, however, there's a $40 off coupon when I buy 4 of these tires, so its only going to cost me $351.96 for both the tires and installation, which I'd say is a pretty damn good price.
    Following the tire replacement, I'll charge/jump the now-dead battery once again, and get her started up for the first time this year. Then from there, I need to update the registration and insurance and it'll be good to drive beyond just in my driveway. After that, I'd like to get all new brighter headlights, replace all the fluids, replace the weather seals around both doors, and make sure everything else is in good nick obviously. Then she should be all set! For those of you who may have forgotten or are new to this thread, the car does run, as per starting it multiple times over the summer last year. It ran for the first time since 2003 last year, and after putting some fresh gas in, she ran great, other than the choke being stuck, but that has hopefully since been resolved.
    Here are some pictures I took today:

    Here she is with all the new jack equipment I got today for about $160 from Harbor Freight Tools and Walmart.

    I decided to test the jack out, since I had never used one before, and I extremely slowly lifted it up successfully after I inflated the two flat passenger tires.
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    Lankytim got a reaction from mk2_craig in 'VENGER BOYZ   
    Wow nice Audi, the 5 pot burble on these is great, is it a quattro? e.t.c
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    Lankytim reacted to C1am in Rust proofing fun   
    My car's nearly 12 years old, the sills are in great condition, and they'll never need welding as long as I own it, so it's all good. 
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    Lankytim reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in Rust proofing fun   
    Some oul Citroens do this automatically whilst you're driving them....
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    Lankytim got a reaction from spartacus in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from The Old Bloke Next Door in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from theshadow in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim reacted to ShiteRider in The grumpy thread   
    Water pump seized, stretched + melted the cambelt. This cowboy has yee'd his last haw...
     

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    Lankytim got a reaction from snagglepuss in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from Stinkwheel in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from RobT in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim got a reaction from paulplom in Rust proofing fun   
    The wife’s Fusion had an advisory on rust near the rear suspension mounts for its last MOT, as I didn’t have much to do yesterday I thought I’d have a go at treating it.
    I had a can of Waxoyl dating from the early 2000s so I fired up the compressor, found the oil gun attachment thing (Aldi special) and gave the whole rear end a thorough dousing after thinning it out with petrol,  I used the long lance to get inside hollow sections the best I could and it seemed to cover really well. I’ve got another can of Waxoyl and may do the front end when I can be bothered, although this time it’s clear rather than black. 
    The result looks quite nice, and should bring a tear to the MOT testers eye- best of all it wasn’t  nearly as messy as I though it would be. It gave me an idea of using this oil gun more often and maybe experimenting with other rust proofers. Wax oil is the old favourite but apparently isn’t rated by many in the old clunker world.  Do any shiters have a favourite? I’ve used Dinitrol before but it was very messy, do people still recycle sump oil and spray it around the underside of their cars or is that something from a bygone era? 






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    Lankytim reacted to HMC in Rust proofing fun   
    It is satisfying, to me at least. It’s probably more expensive but for minimising  Faff, and mess (I’m great at making a mess in general)I buy a whole load of those bilt hamber dynax 750ml aerosol. Even with me doing it it’s possible to get a perfectly smooth and even layer. I also like to watch the carrier shizz from the aerosol venting out of box section holes and panel joints (especially when the wax bleeds between spot welded bits) and where I’ve removed bungs for access. 

    #I have no life
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