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    aldo135 got a reaction from louiepj in The new news 24 thread   
    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    aldo135 got a reaction from dome in The new news 24 thread   
    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    aldo135 got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The new news 24 thread   
    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    aldo135 got a reaction from Rust Collector in The new news 24 thread   
    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    aldo135 reacted to GingerNuttz in The new news 24 thread   
    It's not bad when you have 2 whole sides off another car 😂

     
    One side is done
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    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    aldo135 reacted to Jim Bell in The new news 24 thread   
    Great news fella. Glad to hear it's still serving you well man. The only bother it ever gave me was a wheel bearing, which @Lacquer Peel addressed. It's an undoubtedly great car. Hopefully many many more clean MOTs to come. 
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    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    This went straight through an mot yesterday @Lacquer Peel @Jim Bell, driving as well as ever  

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    aldo135 got a reaction from Jim Bell in The new news 24 thread   
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    aldo135 reacted to gm in The new news 24 thread   
    the little red smart car has a usb socket where there should be a 12v socket - handy for charging my phone but precisely sod all use when i need to inflate a soft tyre  
    parking it next to the mazda and stretching the cable did work but was far from ideal. 
    so i parked it up under cover

    and got to work 

    sorted

    the fuse box is held in with cable ties, i’ll need to sort that next  
    but then i got distracted and installed a bass box instead  

    ridiculously loud in such a confined space 
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    aldo135 reacted to brownnova in The new news 24 thread   
    Doing some tidying up of things and found all the Yugo documents, I was picking through a couple of things when this fell out of the service wallet.

    Had no idea that was tucked in there, So that’s now on the keys! 
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    aldo135 reacted to dome in The curious case of the JOGLE 9:36 bloke   
    In life it's important to be yourself.
    Unless you can be Burt Reynolds in the Cannonball Run

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    aldo135 reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Got a little time on a four post ramp to check suspension nuts and bolts today

    Didn't get much movement on anything, but you can't put a price on the peace of mind it gave me. 

    Back to pootling around in it to bed everything in before giving it a bit of stick. 
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    aldo135 reacted to SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    Another Ceri delivery! This one actually got the neighbours out for a look.

    But TL;DR it's a one owner local Bristol car that was his company car. Creme Cake (iirc) was in use until 2004 when it failed it's MOT and parked up for restoration. Left outside since then, it sadly slowly deteriorated.
    They had a number of lovely pre-war Austins in the garage which presumably was always the main interest and this just never got done.
    The chap passed away and the family decided that this had to be sold. When the cat came out from underneath and more rust fell out, they knew it was never going back on the road.

    I paid basically scrap price for it. I hate the idea of ever scrapping a car but this is by far past it. I'll primarily be using it for body cuts and the like. Maybe selling the odd part cheap if anyone is after anything. My purchase money went to a Parkinson charity, so will only be right if I donate a proportion of anything I sell there too.

    I'll do a video later of it after work. Apparently the engine runs really sweet. Ceri mentioned it even drove onto the trailer under its own power!





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    aldo135 reacted to trigger in The new news 24 thread   
    Ah there all the other side! 

    If anyone is interested the Capri is plodding along, it's now running with a new Weber carb fitted, the brakes are currently being gone though, rebuilt the calipers, fitted new pads etc, had a mare with thr new hoses as they are a different thread to the originals and managed to strip the thread whilst doing up the nut 🤦‍♂️
    Also bashed the bumpers straight again and repainted them today, quite pleased with how good they came out



    Still not looking forwards to sorting that shit strut plate out



    A friend came good with a pair of headrests for £20

    Because priorities I got a dealer sticker of DMB on the back and have a new front plate on order from Retro Plates


    So finish brakes, fit bumpers, paint alloys, fit new tyres and it should be close to the road again! 
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    aldo135 reacted to dome in The new news 24 thread   
    @captain_70s found your next engine!
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    aldo135 reacted to wuvvum in The grumpy thread   
    I did use to have one.

    Never took it round the 'Ring though.
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    aldo135 reacted to Turbowomble in The latest burden - 1964 Ford Galaxie 500   
    I’ve had a bit of a crisis upon turning 30 (I’m loathe to refer to it as ‘mid-life’, as that seems a pessimistic guess of my life expectancy, however the amount of sausage rolls and Guinness I go through on a weekly basis is helping that dream become a reality), and so decided that I needed one last automotive hurrah, preferably one with a big lumpy V8 and was old enough to be tax- and MOT-exempt and low enough insurance to justify the eye-watering fuel consumption.
    Enter: this clapped-out ol’ hog:

    A 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, held together by its own corrosion and some misplaced hopes and dreams.
    Found on FB for the princely sum of $1,500 (so about £10k at the exchange rates I paid) this has been owned by the same chap since 1974, when it was parked in his cattle shed about 30 years ago and then moved out into the paddock about a decade later when the cattle needed more room. A North Carolina car its whole life, it will live there in my father’s workshop until I get over and am able to spend a couple of weeks getting it into shape and stuffed into a container, destined for the UK and eventually NI.
    The plans for it include:
    - a 347ci stroker motor with some go-faster bits like an Edelbrock inlet manifold, Holley 650ci carb, GT40 heads and other odds and sods; hoping that this combo will be good for 350hp or so.
    - an AOD 4-speed slush-o-matic with some 3.55 rear gears, which should hopefully* make it sprightly enough in its first 3 gears while making for a decent cruiser in its 4th.
    - painted black (I’m currently undecided between gloss and satin; this will be dependent on the standard of the bodywork, as satin will hide the multitude of sins better than gloss but I feel gloss will look less ‘thuggy’ than a matte satin finish), set off with some painted steel wheels and white-line tyres
    - some other creature comforts in the form of a Bluetooth stereo, maybe cruise control and a ‘knee-cooler’ A/C unit.
    I don’t have much else to add right now - I’ll mainly just be making a list of what’s needed and getting all the parts delivered (while also trying not to get completely fleeced by the exchange rate). But I’m excited by this and just wanted to share with the rest of the parish.
    One final pick for how it sits now - these won’t be the final wheels for it, however they’re definitely growing on me:

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