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  1. Bit of an update on this. The engine and gear box are back together. They are also now back in the engine bay. The engine runs too!! (without pissing any fluids anywhere...)
  2. Yes, there was no way I would have been able to make any sort of decent job without removing the wheel tubs. It then also made their repair easier as it could be done on the bench.
  3. Ive also been doing a bit of Fiorino work. Stripped the engine bay and painted it in preparation for when the engine goes back in...
  4. Ive been persevering with this for the past month or so. I ended up doing the other wheel tub and arch as well, plus I had to fabricate a new fuel pipe mount. It's actually all back together now, seam sealed, the underside painted in POR 15 and undersealed. The interior is now all leather cleaned and back in. I ended up taking the towbar off as well, due to making a couple of holes in the vicinity of the MOT no no area. I cut them out and welded in new metal. The towbar was painted in POR 15 and reinstated. I'm just waiting on some chimney nuts, so I can put the right rear quarter/bumper back
  5. How about an update then?? It's about fuckin time, you say... OK. It's probably not what you were expecting... Right. Fiorino engine has progressed, no pictures to hand though. Will be eventually. 1947 Ferguson TE20 tractor. This is now mine after I bought it off my Step-mum. All is not lost though, as she bought back (from my mate) her Dad's 1949 Ferguson TED20, and has paid him to re-comission it. Should be ready in the next few weeks... Now, my update relates to the 'lockdown'.... I've been working from home and haven't left my village in North Lincolnshir
  6. I've got a few of these sort of pictures, but I have only got two to hand that have been scanned... December 1986, christmas at my Aunt's. My Uncle died that summer, so for a period we did lots of things with her, or at her house... The photo is of my two younger sisters, but out there on the drive is my Dad's Rover SD1 - a 2 litre... And then a few years later in October 1989, my sisters again, on a caravan site in Rothbury... My Dad's Rover SD1 Van den Plas, a 2.6 is parked alongside (C431 GAG). The caravan was a 1976 Elddis Cyclone... He had a Volvo 24
  7. I used to like that Matchbox Volvo F10...? I didn't have the cable drum version. The one I had was red with a blue Lion's cage on the back.
  8. I started buying it again when Holman left. Each to their own I guess ?
  9. You may dare...? Both the doors that were on it, one original, one replacement circa 2006, were both absolutely rotten. The bottoms were full of wob, mesh and glassfibre, that I put there over the years.... The green doors are 100% better than what was there, but they are not perfect, so I didn't think it worth going to the effort of painting, as I will have to do work on the passenger door at some point in the future. I have a brand new drivers door in primer and bubble wrap in a lock-up, so that is not such a concern. I got the doors from a scrapyard circa 1995, from a 6 month
  10. Very sad about the Jersey Panda...? I've been driving this about for a few weeks now, so I thought I better update with a few pictures from the back end of Summer...
  11. Very late 131 there. We're getting into Regatta territory by then. In fact the only 131s I've seen on B plates are estates, when it was just marketed as the Fiat 'Panorama'. (according to my copies of 'Fiat World' from the time)
  12. @barrett Eddie Honda PI has already solved the case...
  13. Can I just say HMC this is one hell of a shift you are putting in... I (and of course our fellow shiters) am very appreciative!! 123456789/10 (Would use again)
  14. I thought the white car with the front end smash in the hoard, had the look of a Volvo 144, but that black patch on the C pillar and what I think is a front hinged bonnet made me think not. After a bit of googlin, I reckon a Triumph Dolomite... EDIT. Just realised MorrisItalSLX had already worked that one out...??
  15. Very impressive, but that door mirror and wiper set-up is HORRENDOUS.
  16. Brand/nearly new motor then. Whaddaya reckon. Fag rep trying to butter up the staff behind the tobacco counter??
  17. Oh. A 1964, so 20 year old Vauxhall, parked up next to a 1983 Passat...in 1984. I actually recreated similar this morning...I parked my 1999, 20 year old Fiat Marea next to an 18 plate Passat, in Sainsbury's car park at Colton, Leeds. I just thought I had to mention, as the equivalent to that picture can still occur, if you get my drift...
  18. Finally got round to having a look at this archive... The closest Sainsbury's to me is in Scunthorpe, but that was a Safeway, built on the 'Old Showground', the former home of Scunthorpe United, that became a Sainsbury after the Morrisons takeover. I do remember when the Sainsbury opened off Clive Sullivan way in Hull though, as we lived on the North bank then. According to the website it was 1984 and I remember our next door neighbour was a regular customer. Sainsbury's wasn't for my Mum though, she was a Jackson's/Grandways regular... Hull (Hessle) 1984 Hull (Hessle)
  19. Special edition Panda too. That green paintwork marks it out as a 'Fantasia'...
  20. Yes, that was me, I was there... I'm pretty sure ol' Aston is talking about the 'Starcraft' when it comes to the rape camper...I stuck my head in the open rear door and it was just as grim inside as out...
  21. I haven't used bracing, but I do try to deal with one section, complete it and start on the next. For instance I made sure the inner sills were back to strength before chopping about the back sections. Where the seams are exploding, for example in the arch where the boot floor meets the inner wing and chassis rail (the two pics below), I bite the bullet and chop it out, with a dremel in this case as it's easier to get in. I then make repair sections, in this case two pieces, a floor section and then a wing section. As regards the triangular section you referenced, in my case i
  22. There is also a little update on the Fiorino engine... I don't have any pictures, but the cleaned up pistons are now back in the block. They were fitted with new piston rings and new end bearings. I also fitted the new crankshaft seals. I cleaned and refiited the oil pump and oil pick-up pipe. Cleaned and painted the sump with POR-15 and assembled with a new gasket...
  23. I thought I'd update this thread with recent shenanigans, but realised I hadn't updated it for ages... Panda bodywork... | had lots of little repairs to do to all the common Panda grot spots, before I could even comtemplate replacing the outer panels... I've tried deleting the last picture (below) as it's out of sequence and doesn't add much, but it's not havin it...
  24. I quite like Woodstock and the associated acts, to the point a couple of years ago, I had Woodstock as a 'specialist subject' in a local quiz... Anyway, it's 50 years ago and this excellent documentary is on Iplayer...https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007n24/woodstock-three-days-that-defined-a-generation And from it, I noticed that somebody left their Lada* parked on the side of the road... Also Triumph TR and Citroen DS in the thick of it.... (the ID of that red car in the background is comin...) On first viewing, I was like 'how on earth did a Hil
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