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    stephen01 reacted to S2000 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    My new lockdown project  purchased waiting for lockdown 3.0
     


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    stephen01 reacted to S2000 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    No welding ever..... it’s damp inside  but all the usual places are solid, one of the receipts in the history is for ‘rust proofing’ 10 years ago which appears to be waxoyl as the boot seams and door inners show evidence of.
    interesting spec as steel wheels, kip fit windows and no power steering....
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    stephen01 reacted to Motown in The Castle Gresley Rover 820   
    That’s very kind of you! I love Rovers always have. I own and have saved others but the 800 is probably my favourite marque. I couldn’t watch the castle gresley car turn to dust or be crushed so I took it on. Here’s my 827 SLi my 827 Vitesse the 820 Si I recently restored which is an ex BAE car and finally the castle gresley 820 when it arrived on my drive 👍






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    stephen01 reacted to morrisoxide in eBay tat volume 3.   
    What a honey.

    Here's a fiver, keep the change.
    Damn and blast!!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Zodiac-Estate-Automatic-Barn-Find/114717294195?hash=item1ab5aefe73:g:PVAAAOSwiYBgRL1p
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    stephen01 reacted to Wilko220 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-herald-12-50-1966-for-restoration/184668934824?hash=item2aff2052a8:g:KDsAAOSw5J5gLWZa
     
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    stephen01 reacted to wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Kia Sorento, running but sold as spares or repairs.

    Needs welding to the chassis apparently, but it can't be that bad - it was only MOT'd four months ago.



    Oh.
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    stephen01 reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    What the frig


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-impreza-4-6-V8-AWD/154327538807?hash=item23eea35c77:g:2YYAAOSwLAtf4ncD
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    stephen01 reacted to DVee8 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-AUSTIN-MONTEGO-1-6L/274682679894?hash=item3ff45d1256:g:QmIAAOSwcOBgKCVP

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    stephen01 got a reaction from stonedagain in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    retirement fund 
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    stephen01 got a reaction from HMC in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    retirement fund 
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    stephen01 reacted to captain_70s in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Crack would be healthier - 19/03/21   
    30mins at Ginger's Automotive Fabrications Ltd  and the inner wing is fixerated. It actually took longer to get the Herald and Dolly started and moved out of the way than it did to execute the repair...


    No seam sealer or anything, to prove it's been seam welded. After it's MOT'd I'll seal and paint it a more appropriate hue.
    Also stuck the plastic trim bumper trim back on, looks way less shit. Cabled tied on until the sealant dries, didn't fancy drilling holes in the new under grille panel...

    Tomorrow I'll acquire and fit the appropriate numberplate bulb and that'll be us.
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    stephen01 reacted to captain_70s in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Crack would be healthier - 19/03/21   
    Crawled out of bed this morning on a giddy 5 hours of sleep and went to take the car for it's test in the freezing rain.
    Turning the key results in the starter slugishly giving half a turn and then nothing.
    Flat battery. Bollocks.
    My jump leads are in the Dolly. Fucking bollocks.
    I take the battery out and lug it upstairs to charge it. Can't find the charger. Destroy the flat looking for the fucking thing.
    Attach battery to charger and... Nothing. Charger is dead.
    Wiggling cables and cleaning connections does nothing but while moving the charger I note that turning it on it's side causes an angry buzz and the dial to jump about.
    I violently shake the charger until it seems to be working consistently and gingerly place it down to charge for an hour. 

    After this time has elapsed the battery is refitted to the car and it actually starts. I dump it at the garage and walk home.

    About an hour later:

    So close... I dash up to the garage, take the Acclaim back to the flat and swap to the Saab to go to work.

    This shall be rectified on Sunday...
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    stephen01 reacted to Burnside in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    Had a right game selling my Grandad's Rover 45 a few yrs ago. When I finally had someone turn up to view after the endless £150 tont M9. It was some snobby old women who spent over a hr fucking moaning about the headlining being slightly saggy at the back and every minor scratch/ dent she could find.
    Although never once did she or her clearly down trodden husband bother to look under the bonnet or ask anything relevant to buying a £500 car. In the end I got rather irritated and told her it was £500 02 Rover and if she wanted a Rolls Royce to go buy one!
    Amazing though she shut up and actually brought it after another 15 minutes of chatting to her husband. I made her pay the full £500 too, as she pissed me off so much. 
     
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    stephen01 got a reaction from Crackers in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    I honestly thought that *joke was going to fall flat on it's arse! 

     
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    stephen01 got a reaction from SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    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
     
     
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    stephen01 reacted to SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    Okay - going to order some bits for this I think. Oil filter, air filter, pollen filter and fuel filter - I have some spare 10w40 SS which seems to do the job. 
    Anyone know where I can get a timing belt kit for this? Seems it's not super expensive or that difficult to do - but being a weird car only real place I can find is eBay and unsure of what brands I should really look for. Want to do all tensioners/related things like that at the same time just in case. Suppose I should do the water pump at the same time...
    Passenger seat is dry and back in too:

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    stephen01 reacted to Kiltox in The grumpy thread   
    Cor, one make/model owners clubs are a bit tedious aren’t they?
    Someone found my 3 month / 1500 mile ownership report of my ZS EV and now pensioners are beying for my blood because I didn’t say it was the best thing since sliced and it had a clickbait title  
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    stephen01 got a reaction from SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    I honestly thought that *joke was going to fall flat on it's arse! 

     
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    stephen01 reacted to SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    caroliiiiiiiiiiiiine
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BUM BUM BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
    I really need to take that CD out...
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    stephen01 reacted to SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    Well...interesting turn of events.
    Got some brake cleaner out of the garage and unplugged literally every plug I could see in the engine bay and doused/sprayed/cleaned them all. One of the ones beneath the throttle body had a fair bit of oil/black liquid around it inside which all came out nicely, unplugged the lambda sensor connector cable bit and gave that a good dousing too.
    Waited for it to dry a bit, paper towelled the remainder, plugged it all back in, started it and it started better than it ever has. It hadn't been driven in 2-3 hours so was fairly cold. Idled at 1100 which then dropped to a rock solid stable 1000 shortly after which it's never done. Never idled that well even when warm.

    Took it for a drive, no hesitation or bogging down, no idle issues, drove like a totally different car. A lot more power for sure, smooth delivery without the hesitation that was there before. Leagues better than it ever has been even when it was very warmed up after a half hour motorway run. Not half as fuelly smelling as it was, no injector light, no nothing.
    I'll leave it overnight/until about 11PM tonight and try it again when it's stone cold, but if that has fixed it I'll be beyond chuffed! Fingers crossed.
    Maybe the chap wasn't quite as caring as I'd hoped.
    Can we also appreciate how awesome these rear lights are - especially for a 24 year old car?!

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    stephen01 reacted to SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    Dun dun........daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
    Picked it up, gave it £15 of shells finest and gave it a rag, lovely car. Drives well, hoping the idle issue will clear itself but it's just a bit low when it's cold and smells fuelly, so no big deal. Once you're going it drives normally, idles perfect when warm. Even came with a CD that had Sweet Caroline on it. 
    Nippy, steers well, stops very well, for £200 I'm chuffed. They were glad it's gone to a good home.






    Even came with a brochure

    Only came with the last 3 MOT's but 3 keys, main one, just doors and the weird brown one you use to make more.  The guy did all the servicing himself so not worried.
    I'll check the oil, sunroof drain and take it for a rag down the motorway later, I imagine just being used more often should clear it out a bit and get it happier.
    Now is it worth actually fixing the sunroof drain or just taping it up....
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    stephen01 got a reaction from Barry Cade in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    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.

     
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    stephen01 got a reaction from Barry Cade in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    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! 
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    stephen01 got a reaction from SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    when is it for sale?? 😀
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    stephen01 got a reaction from SmokinWaffle in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    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.

     
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