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    Oh, roll me in the Heather...mills!

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    Wallsend on Tyne
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    Driving... and NOT cog swapping!


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  1. I have splashed out, in the 'Land of the Free', for a Torque Strut.... The most hammered part of engine mounts in Swift [Auto only]. Spent some while 'drilling down' into the wildcard/search on RockAuto ๐Ÿ˜Ž .... Absolutely the 'last in stock' and searching just anywhere else, Webbie mining Euro Stockists.... #[Out Of Stock] ๐Ÿ˜•
  2. Exhausting Update...... ๐Ÿ˜• The dreaded 'occasional klonk' (but not over the same pothole) ๐Ÿ™„ ...... So, for two days, I've had her arse up my ramps and aggressive finessing of 'bungy rubber hangers' has got the pipe firmly suspended way, and I mean far&away from the trailing link. Silence now reigns ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ
  3. Made an interesting/frightening๐Ÿ˜ฑ discovery, whilst having to take the R/O/S wheel off to a access ex box.... The alloy wheel nuts are 7/8"(22mm) and I don't have a wheel brace that size in the car.. OOPSS ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ I got by happily with the 7/8" socket[3/8 drive] in my Kamsa box.... But really wanted 1/2" one for my Extender wheel brace. So then, I popped ยฃ3.99 on bayofFlee for a 7/8"6sider@1/2" drive. ...... probably get a flat now ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ
  4. MK2 ver. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ The major pipe must be cut, to crimp onto the original ex section ๐Ÿ˜•... I cut 3 slots = not enough!! = Pipe loose/hanging/knocking ๐Ÿ˜ฑ This morning had all in bits again... 6 slots + further depth into the pipe. Also my 'no prisoners' 1/2" driver breaker was used to lean on the clamp nuts... Till they SQUEAKED ๐Ÿ”จ ...... Test drive to destruction (err, local roads/potholes ๐Ÿ™„) = 100% rock solid ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  5. Whole box..... Ready to slot in & pop thru rubber hanger ๐Ÿ˜‰ #Note my Error = 3cuts & not deep enough ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  6. Removing the old box, cutting through doubled pipe, using a mini padsaw..... ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Shoulders are shouting a wee bit just now ๐Ÿ˜ฎ All clamped up, nice and neat fitting ๐Ÿ˜Ž The difference in the pipe diameter is made up with chopped rings (original dia tube) made into two lesser sizes = jumps the size gap ๐Ÿ”จโœ”๏ธ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ
  7. Teaser..... ๐Ÿ™„ Nope... No 'Ricer Civic Homeboy' ๐Ÿ‘ Brooommm burbble. Brooom ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ
  8. Here We Go...... 08:30 coffee to get cranked up. Then pull all my kit out, from various cupboards = no garage ๐Ÿ˜• Will update as we progress........ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ+๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ
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    +100% m8 My 'pieintheface' stock Suzzi wheel was, on no PAS, small + a turd ๐Ÿ˜ต My Classic* METRO wheel is thin + larger dia! Each 2 their Own ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Exhaust, you say ๐Ÿคฃ ... ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ‘
  11. Right ๐Ÿ˜Ž Weatherman says 'sunny + warm[..ish!]' Monday is FartCan-a-go-go....... ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‹ *Everyone? wants lotssa piccies + Vid !! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ..... I'm quite looking forward to all this ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ+๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ
  12. Just been rummaging in 'man cave' (back kitchen cupboard) hoping to unearth a tube of Ex paste [non-solidified ๐Ÿ™„] Pleased to report the Granville tube, last seen light of day when cobbling back box onto ToMMยฉ, is 80% full + soft as toothpaste.... Full Of WIN ๐Ÿ˜Žโœ”๏ธ
  13. We now have a 'full kit'......... 58 + 54 Need a clear dry & warmish day.....
  14. I'm wondering what my Astra 'rice cannon' Jetex will do to my sober, restrained Swift ๐Ÿค” *Swifter? Not A Chance, mister ๐Ÿคฃ
  15. ..... I have ACTUALLY driven one!! I had my MK2 escrote 4dr stolen from the MetroCentre, Gateshead [... regular gig for 'the lads' ๐Ÿ™„] and made a few quick calls for cheap hire wheels, that afternoon..... Cab ride over to a 'Rent-a-$hiter' outfit, at the end of Byker Bridge = Lonsdale wagon ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ...... Yeah, well, fuc#inn pissed off when I got home..... Someone in extremely greasy overalls had been in the car [driver] and the 'pull out I.R.' seatbelt was coated (not obvious, obviously!!) in black oily $hite >> deposited on my nice, light buff, cotton jacket. These things..... One does not forget easily ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ
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