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  1. Fiat Boo was my first real forum that I was a member of, used to go to meetings and everything, I’m pretty sure I still have my members card somewhere! The place was a beehive of activity about 15 years ago! Used to be a single page, like the old autoshite layout. good times
  2. I honestly thought that *joke was going to fall flat on it's arse!
  3. when is it for sale?? 😀
  4. You'll know if it's giving you trouble from the screeching it'll make - ask me how i know! You'll have to remove the cam cover to access it and then its a couple of bolts holding it on, but if it's been looked after then it should give you no trouble.
  5. The more i think about this the more i want it, and I've not seen it.
  6. If you don’t want it for £200 I do! Serious. 1.4 were notorious for the oil feed clogging and starving the camshaft of oil and them wearing out very quickly! But who care for £200!
  7. Very tempted to fit these to the CRV the £450 is putting me off a little* and I know as soon as I drop that much money on tyres someone will ram into me 🤣
  8. That’s cheap that, I already have oil for the little C1 and the Honda, ready for the next service and no room to keep any more oil.
  9. I’ve been very tempted to buy a compressor and spray gun to do the final top coat. I was tempted to go all modern and paint it Renault flame red. loved this colour when it came out on the clio, not sure it would look right on a 50 year old herald mind. Also really fancy an old English white roof and wheels. My biggest concern is leaving something in primer for ‘x’ amounts of weeks / months and it just starting to rust underneath. I think I found those masks, not mega money really so will probably invest in one in any case regardless of what paint I use.
  10. I'm going to break the 'secret' part here, I matched @inconsistant and posted your amazing* gift out on the 21st December, First class signed for! I'm miffed at my self here as I can't find the bloody royal mail receipt to follow it up, It may be at home, I'll check when I head back at lunch. I know the secret part is out the window but the present will be a surprise! I've just checked and amazingly it's in stock from a 2nd hand seller so I've ordered it for you, much better than the 40 odd mile round trip last time & half price of what I paid 😄
  11. A couple of weeks ago i removed the brake master cylinder ready for a refurb. It was seized solid after not having any brake fluid in it for the best part of 5 years maybe. I managed to free it up and remove the very rusty piston. The retaining clip here is the new one, it was that manky the original one had disintegrated and was no where to be found. Cleaned up with new rubbers. All refitted and the main body given a decent cleaning, took me a good couple of hours with cleaning everything up. I need a new cap as this one is not giving me
  12. @GingerNuttz what mask setup do you use? reading up on paints 2K just seems like it wants to kill you and you need a full air feed mask set up? This is a little unpractical for my set up if I'm honest, it's also not my house so don't want to piss off the sister-in-law too much. I'm looking at normal aerosol spray paints - assuming this is all 1k? ProXL 1K Epoxy Primer Aerosol 500ml - Express Paints (express-paints.co.uk) I'm looking to use the above as a base primer, then possibly a high build / red oxide then colour. What sort of masks etc would be recommended? final colour und
  13. I may well be getting ahead of myself a bit here I’m also spurned on by the blue acclaim! While I’d love to go all out and do a full body restoration I have a few things stopping this, money, time, skill & space but to name a few. My main aim is to get the car to a presentable condition and not completely hanging, I’m half confidant with a spray can in the sense that I can wield it around roughly in the direction of what I want covered in paint, results vary. I’m looking for some advise around primers and what not, obviously I’m looking for some rust treatment and rust pro
  14. shiny new calliper, had to file the hubs slightly as they were just rubbing the new callipers, this is in part to upgrading to type14 callipers and partly because pattern parts, got both sides done, I have the old callipers to refurb in the future. As I’m renewing all the brakes, my attention then turned to the brake master cylinder, I have a seal kit for this, and was shocked at how easy this has come, like super easy, Im however unsure if it’s serviceable, it’s not in a good state, I’m also not sure how to get the little piston, is it even called a piston? out? ironi
  15. I sold it to a friend, after spending a fair few quid on storage like I can’t remember if when you came it was in the garden up the back or on the front? we pushed it just down the road to his recovery truck, no brakes and clutch is erm in operational .
  16. Had this picked up and dropped off at the garage today, tucked up, I ideally wanted it front first so I could work away from the cold door, plus my tools etc are the other end! picking up some new goggles etc tomorrow and will hopefully be able to do some bits to it!
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  18. Have I missed this? Am I too late to get in on the action? Hope not I have the last 5 years!
  19. After 2 years I’ve finally got a new rubber hose, from the back of the air box, from memory these are £80 odd plus vat from Honda, it also need a new passenger light as I’d bloody cracked it helping someone move some furniture, the light had about 4 inches of water in and the reverse light had stopped working. had both from someone breaking a mk2.5 local for about £60 which is a very good price, rear lights sell for this and all the rubbers seem to be borked on any that are breaking- common issue on the 2.2 diesel. MOT is this month so thought I best do it as I’ve had the b
  20. Wife got me the kettle so I don’t pester the sister in law for cups of tea! I need to buy me a heater, while it was okay yesterday, I was only messing about with wood, I’m sure cold bits of car will be different
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