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The Moog last won the day on February 18 2019

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  1. Thanks for offer but managed to get them dropped down already
  2. Glad you have got some options As you say relying on niche cars as dailies is always going to be a struggle. which is why we all need N+1 cars. Sometimes it isn't getting bits, it is the getting bits right now rather than waiting a week for it to be delivered then finding out it is slightly wrong.
  3. I waggled my staff college pass and said I helped out with the motor course.
  4. Cheap Turbots havent done me any good - unless you like taking things off and back on again!
  5. Is it worth asking JR if they can make you some? It can't be too hard for them as driveshafts are hardly bespoke. Sounds good for the caliper rebuilds. When I changed the SMART brakes I used it as a reason to change the fluid and let it drop into a bucket. Then just presure bleed once it is done.
  6. Anyone journeying south from Manchester way in next few weeks? Got a couple of Tool chests and shelving to go to Faberge Greggs in that there london
  7. You can block them from contacting you. But they can see you stuff.
  8. No - i asked to return it and they agreed but it has taken too long. Instead will be added to the scrap pile. It was leaking between the two housings
  9. Finally got time and space to crack on with last few jobs on Saab. It currently sounds like a tractor and also the turbo is leaking. Dont buy one from max speeding rods kids... JimH kindly made up some bushes for drilling out studs. Quick trip to tool station sourced some cobalt drill bits. Let's get going Exhaust paste was used to silence it for a little while. Now it is just a white mess. Stripped it off to get at the manifold One of the studs has sheared but has got a bit sticking out Stud extractor applied Our it popped. The bottom right stud had previously sheared which was the start of the drama Can you spot the blow? The bushings slot into the manifold and allow a 3mm then 5mm drill bit to be centred on the stud First had to get the PAS pump off and the engine mount. If you haven't got an electric ratchet... Get one .. it will change your life. Manifold back on and bolted down. Then out comes right angled drill and slowly drill out the stud From 3mm to 5mm - probably took 30 mins. Then the use of a good set of extractors got it out Northern Monkey has never beamed so much as when it came out The bushings were brilliant. It pretty much hollowed out the stud The holes were re tapped to ensure they were clean for next time. An impatient Mr Monkey got quickly fed up of this so fashioned a tool out of electric ratchet and stud extractor to speed up the process. No photos as we don't want to give anyone ideas! Pas and engine mount back on, manifold mounting surfaces cleaned up And left it there. Tomorrow is swapping over the turbo for a secondhand Saab one, then button it all back up. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  10. I watch motortrend through Amazon - still on there. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  11. You know the old saying that don't work with animals or children - I guess the same sort of saying is don't do your own exhaust or tinting. Admittedly your exhaust is unlikely to disgrace Valerie singleton by doing a massive dump, but.perhaps I should have heeded. Aero estate suffers a bit of being hot in the back when carting dogs around. So of course it needs tinting like a bad boy. I ordered pre cut tint from eBay - that should* make things easier Friday dawned... And of course it was pissing down. Northern Monkey kindly offered me a small corned of his garage to get it done I rock up, drink coffee, then get film out Hold on - NM wants to show off, he loves wielding his massive Lance which apparently leaves a white sheen no matter where pointed.... I acquiesce Hosed off Tint was a bit fiddly. You put the back screen one on the outside then gently using het gun you warm it to match the curve of window. I am far too impatient - apply fluid , apply heat. Backing paper off then slap it on. It mostly went ok - definitely a 20footer The rear corners are utter fuckers It will do. Definitely makes car cooler for dogs. Next up - change turbo, then sort exhaust leak.
  12. Thoroughly enjoyed the Victor vid, really high quality review.
  13. Today's fiddling mainly consisted of fitting some electrical stuff to camper One of the slightly annoying things is that if you leave the van hooked up at home it charges the leisure battery, but not the main van battery. I did buy a solar panel but it is only for topping it up rather than charging. Seeing as on site I will be on 220v and at home can plug in to the mains easily - I needed to rectify it. Browsing the internet I found a box of tricks that remedies the situation. It takes a positive from leisure battery and once that is fully charged it then charges van battery. The unit itself is small and requires + to leisure battery, + to van battery and ground. After some flipflopping, I decided to mount the box in the van engine bay near the battery, only requiring a long + to leisure battery. First up was finding a way through the bulkhead - there was a small rubber grommet that I could poke a hole in. Take under dash apart To get through the grommet I used a metal BBQ skewer with cable attached Jobs a goodun Run the lead under the trim carefully The leisure battery is under the drivers seat. It got a 7a inline fuse fitted then onto the second terminals of the leisure battery. Up front I ran the van connection through a 7a fuse to the van battery, and into the multi connection point Ground was run to the negative of battery. The install is a little untidy at moment - I will tidy it all up once I have proved it works. Currently the van is on charge and nothing has caught fire... So fingers crossed it has worked.
  14. It has its split the ring wide (oooerrr)
  15. I have got chassis paint if you want it. Tbf with your car I wouldn't bother if selling..
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