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    holbeck got a reaction from rusty998 in The new news 24 thread   
    Zut alors!  a C15 milestone. 
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    holbeck got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from mrbenn in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from Jim Bell in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from scdan4 in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from Six-cylinder in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from anonymous user in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck got a reaction from Tubbo in The new news 24 thread   
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    holbeck reacted to Mat.T in Austin 7cwt van resurrection   
    Glad to see it's of interest, it's really nice for me to play with the van which is really nice and mechanically simple in-between working on over complex Bentley's.
    Thanks Nigel I figured I should lurk less as I am often surrounded by old shite!
    Today's installment, looks like an engine again. Topped up the landrover green too.
    Next time to attack the leaky diff

    Cleaned up new pinion seal fitted

    No drain plug on these stanpart axles, exactly like my Toledo. So the old never gets changed. Pulling the front seal got rid of some of the oil the rest I had to suck out with a syringe.
    And it looked like tar!
    Now filled with some nice fresh Morris EP90, did the gearbox too.
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    holbeck reacted to New POD in eBay tat volume 3.   
    An aspirational photo for all men in thier 50s 
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    holbeck reacted to BorniteIdentity in The new news 24 thread   
    Took the Mini to work today because why the fuck not. 
     

    So, so smoll.
     
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    holbeck reacted to Mat.T in Austin 7cwt van resurrection   
    Well the last thing I did today at work was to call the motorfactors and order a unipart  GWP134 equivalent! So I should have one tomorrow.
    It is tempting to pull the engine appart but it does run pretty well. I did the Valve clearances today and they were spot on. So I treated the rocker cover to some land rover green paint.
    I can't get to carried away with the engine because the vans getting shipped of to the body shop soon.
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    holbeck reacted to garethj in Coalnotdoles AX... What does £175 get you in 2019?   
    I’m over 6ft tall, portly and with size 12 shoes.  I never had a problem with the AX in our family and I drive it thousands of miles.
    Good purchase!  They’re a nice little car
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    holbeck reacted to The Old Bloke Next Door in MG Express   
    Continued from  Shite For Sale,       https://autoshite.com/topic/37952-mg-express-td-van-sold/
     
     I've done about 30 miles in it today, first impressions are good overall.
    Took a bit of cranking to start cold, as mentioned  in the original advert.  drives, pulls and stops well, a few rattles to sort, changes gear  ok, alloys look in good nick, interior is quite tidy.
    Will get it on my ramp next week for a look underneath then put through a mot next month.
    Up dates as and when.

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    holbeck reacted to HMC in The new news 24 thread   
    That’s very few wipers on your driveway, top purchasing though!
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    holbeck reacted to Skizzer in The new news 24 thread   
    Excellent result.  MOAB is your washpot after all.
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    holbeck reacted to dean36014 in The new news 24 thread   
    In surprise I received a phonecall this morning. So before he changed his mind again I went and grabbed the zx! It drives just like a new car and the autobox is so smooth.
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    holbeck reacted to HMC in HMC motors- NEW: Convertible MPV   
    Off on a collection.....
    cycling to a £4.55 Plymouth to Truro train to collect the megane I dumped last weekend at the Alfa vendors house. Just about the cheapest collection costs I could muster, with a bonus being half a tank in the Alfa which got me home and has run me about over the past week. 
    Any similar tales of low cost collectioning? On a car that costs pennies it soon adds up proportionally! Somehow to me it’s all part of getting in the autoshiter zone.
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    holbeck got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The dash at night   
    C15 going home for a visit.
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    holbeck reacted to chaseracer in Project 2CV: racer resurrection   
    Work started in earnest in mid-September, with the body separated from the chassis.  It wasn't pretty.

    That's going to need a lot of new metal.
    More tomorrow...
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    holbeck reacted to chaseracer in Project 2CV: racer resurrection   
    Back in early 1992, I needed a headlamp for the Dyane, and bought one from a local mechanic with a sideline in A-series Citroens who shared garage space with the chap who in time became 'Tame Mechanic'.
    We hit it off, conversation flowed, and I discovered that Laurence was about to start building a car to enter the 2CV 24-hour race to be held that summer at the Mondello Park circuit not far from Dublin.  Despite advanced levels of mechanical incompetence, I was soon helping* him by stripping down a 1975 Dyane to use its strengthened PO chassis for the racer.
    With other members of the team, we built up the car in our spare time over a period of approximately two months.  In those early days, competition 2CVs were not the track-focused machines the frontrunners have become; our bright yellow racing duck was taxed and MOT'd, bearing the registration of the scrapped beige 1981 Club that had happened to donate its bodyshell.  Shakedown for the 24-hour involved a test day at Mallory Park, a sprint race at Lydden Hill and Laurence's daily commute across Cannock Chase.
    Come June, come the 24-hour.  WRE938X was driven to Ireland in convoy with its tender, an ex-Citroen UK press fleet BX that had been used at the model's introduction nine years and 150000 miles earlier.  Mondello was then little more than a strip of tarmac winding around a couple of fields in County Kildare.  The 'pits' were constructed from scaffolding and tarps the day after we arrived, in a lay-by off the main straight.
    The car ran well - up to third place for several hours.  We lost our main race engine in the closing stages, replacing it in less than twenty minutes.  There's a photo in an article on the race in the September '92 edition of Cars & Car Conversions of a carburettor igniting spectacularly: that was us...
    We finished just outside the top ten, but we were pleased at that for a first outing in the 24-hour.
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    holbeck got a reaction from mat_the_cat in The dash at night   
    C15 going home for a visit.
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    holbeck got a reaction from Six-cylinder in The dash at night   
    C15 going home for a visit.
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