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    CreepingJesus reacted to cobblers in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka and other 4WD VW transporters - Syncro welding done.   
    T6 is awesome, done a lot of lanes. Doesn't have the articulation of the t25 or a diff lock, so I've kept it fairly mild.

     

     

     
    T25 is getting some bigger tyres on, I reckon. 

     
    Theyre 235/75/15s which are wider than the ones on there (215/75/15), but they look narrower here:

     
    Thankfully when fitted to a (blasted and painted, german mefro) wheel they plump out and seem decent:


     

     

     
    The front tyre is very close to the rear of the front arch when on slight lock, so I'm going to have to do a bit of trimming. I'll keep the bit I trim off in case I want to put it back on.
     

     
    It's due an MOT in a few days, wish me luck!
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    CreepingJesus reacted to Ian_Fearn in Over 2000 miles, 10 days, 45bhp (when new)   
    I arrived home at 9pm. 1210km today Zurich to Derby. 14 hours door to door including the tunnel.
    The Panda never put a foot wrong, not a single dodgy moment or anything. Never burnt any oil or used any coolant during the whole trip. I honestly think you could turn it round and do it all again. This is such a good car. Who’d have thought it?
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    CreepingJesus reacted to Lacquer Peel in International collection thread - SHTE van   
    A fair few miles covered today (and yesterday)

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    CreepingJesus reacted to 320touring in International collection thread - SHTE van   
    I got in 20 mins ago.
    @Lacquer Peel has another 25 miles to go and will hopefully check in soon
     
    A synopsis of the last leg..
    We discovered that the filter head on the 850 had a loose pipe on the inlet side. Some electrical tape seemed to help it seat a bit better, but it was not a happy bunny.

    With the a66 shut, we had to determine an alternative route..
    We settled on heading up the a698 to the a69 then across to Carlisle to pick up the M6.
    Things to note :
    an 850 that is not running properly is not a fan of hills. 30mph in 3rd with a cloud of clag is no fun.
    we pressed on, and made the M6 in good time.
    I merged on at junction 44 and Wille Nelson singing "on the road again" came on the stereo.
     
    Hope was high, and the miles slipped away.
    About 45 mins from home I notice no @Lacquer Peel.
    Fuck.
    called him and the Expert had blocked it's fuel filter (there may be a theme here).
    he got it going again by re-priming and limped it to j14 of the m74 where I was waiting

    He arrived in short order, then it was time for exciting torchlight repairs

    Primed and tested, it was a happy bunny.
    Relieved we pressed on.
    We had decided to drop the 850 at mine to save @Lacquer Peel a return trip to drop me off 
     
    final scores on the doors for the 850. 718.9 miles in 17hrs.

     
    Ahm awa to me pit
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    CreepingJesus reacted to cms206 in Bus Shite   
    Also, are you ever really a bus driver with kids if you don't force them to pretend they're driving for photos?




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    CreepingJesus reacted to cms206 in Bus Shite   
    Not been around much again, so another Beulas-heavy photodump from my travels over the last few weeks.
    Over six months with the MAN on daily duties now, absolutely one of the finest coaches I've had the pleasure of.
    Blackpool tomorrow for the second time this week...












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    CreepingJesus reacted to 320touring in International collection thread - SHTE van   
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    CreepingJesus reacted to Ian_Fearn in Over 2000 miles, 10 days, 45bhp (when new)   
    This is one heck of a view to wake up to.

     
    Stelvio is definitely one of the best roads for both scenery and twisties. It’s really friendly up here too. Not many people stay at the top and those that do are rewarded with 1980s style hotel room and wonderful hospitality. My room still has a CRT tv.
    I’ve been told the Gavia Pass is well worth driving to so maybe next year.
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    CreepingJesus reacted to 320touring in International collection thread - SHTE van   
    A man who has just done 356 miles then discovered his front wheel was loose..

    We think it has loosened itself after the brakes were done.
    All tight now
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    CreepingJesus reacted to D.E in Lazy spotters thread   
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    CreepingJesus reacted to J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    Just googled it and there were Crayford conversions called the Centaur
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    CreepingJesus got a reaction from J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    @J W Pepper re the Manta convertible: I'd have to say aftermarket, because I'm pretty sure that isn't factory. Who though, I'm not so sure. Crayford? Bauer? 
    Nice selection of pics though, cheers!
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    CreepingJesus got a reaction from danthecapriman in Lazy spotters thread   
    It's more than a little frilly, but it's got Aleycats on, so that's perfect.

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    CreepingJesus reacted to Tickman in Tickman's stuff. 205 MOTed and for sale   
    Phone call from the youngest yesterday that she had hit a pothole.

    It was a big one. She has autoaid and called them once she was home because the tyre and wheel were damaged.

    The local independent came out and basically said her car was shit. He couldn't get the wheel off because it was 'welded to the hub' this is because there was 'no brake pad and the calipers were knackered' and 'has it ever been serviced' everything would 'need to go to a garage for that, never be able to fix it here'
    He also managed to completely fuck the ignition switch which had a knack to it that Meg had perfect.
    I loaded up the boot of the slk today and went to Glasgow. First off the ignition switch, I'd already bought a lock set for the car which was in the boot. 30 minutes later and that was changed. Now the wheel, a few taps with a decent mallet and it was still stuck so I applied the work smart not hard.


    Yep that works well.
    I'd brought the discs and pads that were to go on next time it was home. Pistons pushed back very easily and the pads with at least 6mm of thickness were removed. Discs and pads swapped and a replacement wheel fitted and she is good to go.
    I was more than a little pissed off with the lies. Yes the wheel was stuck but if you can't figure it out just say you can't rather than the bullshit.
    Less than two and a half hours and it was all done in a car park and definitely not a garage.
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    CreepingJesus reacted to J R Hartley in Lazy spotters thread   
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    CreepingJesus reacted to Metal Guru in Lazy spotters thread   
    I stopped going to classic car shows when I stopped saying “my Dad had one of those” and started saying “I had one of those”. 
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    CreepingJesus reacted to J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    Some pictures (many) from the Lytham Classic Car show on today (Part 5)














    The Alfa 6 had dark green velour seats













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    CreepingJesus reacted to J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    Some pictures (many) from the Lytham Classic Car show on today (Part 4)













    I recognise the SD1 from the SD1 club on Facebook













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    CreepingJesus reacted to J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    Some pictures (many) from the Lytham Classic Car show on today (Part 3)
    Lancia was for sale £20,000










    Audi was for sale £2200, with the original dealer plates









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    CreepingJesus reacted to J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    Some pictures (many) from the Lytham Classic Car show on today (Part 2)




    Didn't know they did a MK1 Cav convertible, knew about the sportshatch and MK2 convertible








    Cortina Savage










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    CreepingJesus reacted to J W Pepper in Lazy spotters thread   
    Some pictures (many) from the Lytham Classic Car show on today (Part 1) 


















     


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