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    Craig the Princess got a reaction from LightBulbFun in XXX Number plate PORN XXX   
    Double YGW

     
    Two pressed steel


     
    Sri Lankan Allegro

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    Craig the Princess got a reaction from Fumbler in Anglia Classic Car Auction   
    Picking this up today with @BeEP
     


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    Craig the Princess got a reaction from Six-cylinder in Anglia Classic Car Auction   
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    Craig the Princess reacted to adw1977 in Calendar - April 2023   
    @trigger with the buttery base Astra showing off its boot hinges.

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    Craig the Princess reacted to HMC in HMC- NEW ropey BOXSTER   
    To quote Britney Spears, WOOPS I did it again. Due to be delivered at the end of the week. Eagle eyed shiteists will note the Belgian sticker. For this is a CKD kit made in 1976 in Belgium and re imported in 1981…. Late registration madness!

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    Craig the Princess reacted to HMC in HMC- NEW ropey BOXSTER   
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    Craig the Princess reacted to BeEP in HMC- NEW ropey BOXSTER   
    In 2013 myself and a few other Allegro apologists drove five Allegros from Longbridge to Seneffe (the Belgian BL plant) to mark 40 years of the Allegro launch.  Partly for something to do, partly because we wanted to see what, if anything, was left.  Apologies for the shite scans from the club magazine, but the first photo below shows @Craig the Princess's Applejack S3 in front of a faded but still visible BL roundel on the end of the building.  The second shows a friend's Equipe in front of one of the factory doors (albeit probably replaced since BL days)...


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    Craig the Princess reacted to bicycle repairman in why do i collect scrap lol   
    cant stop collecting bikes lol started with a releigh i found then i found boardman bike with i rebult with my old bike put mudgaurds rack and seats,god knows what am going to do with silver one lol





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    Craig the Princess reacted to Fumbler in The new news 24 thread   
    It's that time again

    College is done for good😁
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    Craig the Princess reacted to BeEP in BeEP's motors - Pride MOT'd, Cinq starts, C1 for sale.   
    As per the Anglia Car Auction thread, yesterday I collected this...

    ...and today the orange Allegro I acquired last August passed its MOT (I know it doesn't need one!) and returned to the road for the first time in over five years.  Still a number of jobs to do but good to discover that it drives well, albeit with the familiar Allegro steering rack clonk and less than perfect second gear synchromesh.  It was getting dusk by the time I remembered to take a photo - must try harder...

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    Craig the Princess got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in BeEP's motors - Pride MOT'd, Cinq starts, C1 for sale.   
    Do we need another thread of this?
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    Craig the Princess reacted to wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    Well that was a frustrating day.  I got the strut off the Rover - that wasn't too bad a job, I had to break out the ball joint splitter to get the track rod end out of the hub carrier (so that's going to need a new boot) but the only thing that really gave me hassle was the ABS sensor - I got the completely fucked bolt undone with the aid of my knock-off Irwin set but the sensor itself wouldn't come out of the hub for love nor money - I tried prising it out with a screwdriver, getting a pair of mole grips on it and wiggling it, all that happened was that it broke - I'm hoping that the sensor bit still works as otherwise it's going to be fun* getting the remains out to fit a new one.  In the end I unplugged the wiring in the engine bay and pulled the whole wire off with the strut.
    The old spring came out easily enough with the compressors, but getting the new spring in proved to be quite a mission.  There was no way of getting the spring compressed enough to fit - if I grabbed two coils with the compressors then it wouldn't pull the spring down anywhere near far enough, but if I grabbed three coils then due to the shape of the spring and the strut there was no way of doing it without one or both of the compressors fouling on something.  I must have wound that fucking spring in and out half a dozen times - my arms were completely knackered by the end of the afternoon.  I ended up taking it up to a mate's this evening and with his compressors as well as mine, and a bit of help from a pry bar, we were able to wangle it in by about 11pm...
    Reassembly will hopefully be the reverse of removal, although I'm not looking forward to refitting the strut - it's a heavy bastard to lift with the hub carrier still attached...
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    Craig the Princess reacted to paulplom in The new news 24 thread   
    Agreed in principle to buy this with a nearly full mot for £650. I'm going tomorrow to give it a good check over. I'll give it to fil to use till the boy passes his test at the end of the year. It doesn't look too bad but it does have one rusty wing. I wonder if they bolt on.


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