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    SambaS got a reaction from garycox in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    SambaS got a reaction from davocano in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    SambaS reacted to sutty2006 in Opel Monza GSE Automatic. Rust   
    I might have one, I’ll get a picture of it tomorrow just in case. 
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    SambaS got a reaction from Kringle in Opel Monza GSE Automatic. Rust   
    Yeah fixed it...












     

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    SambaS got a reaction from Kringle in Opel Monza GSE Automatic. Rust   
    Then had to address an area slightly further forward...
     

    In the photos it looks like I didn't put the steering box reinforcement bracket back on but I assure you I did.
    And then after rebuilding all the brake callipers took it for retest and the MOT man decided to fail it on more welding that he missed like four weeks prior 🙄
     
    Not really happy with the finish of the glossy black paint but should keep the salt off for now. Can be sanded off and finished properly at a later date.

     
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    SambaS got a reaction from Kringle in Opel Monza GSE Automatic. Rust   
    Some time in 2020 I put this in for MOT and it failed on a few bits of welding. Two small holes in each front chassis leg, and then a small hole in the OSF inner wing.
    Then lockdown happened so I decided to take this to the scrapyard to make a proper job of the inner wing.
    There is the hole and a knarley looking suspension turret 😬
     

     

    I did some investigating with my grinder and finally it became clear why water was coming in the footwells.

    My heart sank as the rot went into the bulkhead, including almost all of the bulkhead side panel. These are not available new, they were part of the bulkhead assembly.

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    SambaS got a reaction from Kringle in Opel Monza GSE Automatic. Rust   
    Not sure where I was at with this thread.
    2015

     
    2016

     
    2017

     
    2020

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    SambaS got a reaction from Bren in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
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    SambaS got a reaction from JMotor in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    SambaS got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  11. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    SambaS got a reaction from 500tops in ZAZ Tavria   
    It's probably not as bad as it looks, my priority is the Aro 10, I will try enquire about this later. It couldn't be further from my house all the way on the coast in Burgas
     

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    SambaS got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
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    SambaS got a reaction from brownnova in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    SambaS got a reaction from loserone in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
  16. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from crad in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  17. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  18. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
  19. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from crad in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    SambaS got a reaction from outlaw118 in 1980s Dacia Duster / Aro 10   
    I'm gonna get my gypsy friend to call the bloke at the weekend and ask if it has documents. That's the first hurdle.
     
    If it does have documents then I've no excuse really not to then try find a bloke to trailer it home.
     
    If both those things come together I'll send some photos of it at my house. Or in the local river. Of Full of gypsies. Its a fun life here in BG
  21. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from wuvvum in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  22. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from warch in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  23. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from holbeck in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  24. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from HillmanImp in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
  25. Like
    SambaS got a reaction from wuvvum in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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