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  1. I have in the distant past pulled out the driveshafts and removed engine mountings to allow me to push the engine hard over against the n/s inner wing to get the transfer case/shaft to clear the o/s inner wing but alas it still needed a couple of more inches.
  2. Yes you could beat the book time and earn a little bit of bonus on a Samba /104 clutch job. Likewise the 205 change was a two and a bit hour task,the hardest bit was cleaning off the remains of the paper gasket from the transfer casing if it tore taking it off and couldn't be reused again.
  3. The suitcase engine when fitted to the Pug 205 has enough clearance between engine and inner wing to remove the transfer case and replace the clutch assembly in situ. If i remember correctly from my days back in the late 80's at Rochester motor Co (Pugeot/Talbot dealer) the book time for a clutch change was 2.7 hours for a 205 whereas a Samba/104 was 6.4 hours. I once spent most of a saturday changing a Samba clutch because it was really heavy and the bite point was a bit wooden only to find it was still the same afterwards. It just needed a new clutch cable... The moral of this story is check the clutch cable first as it runs across the front subframe very close to a hot exhaust manifold and is much cheaper and easier to replace than the clutch assembly.
  4. I used to regularly drive past a sorry looking Bond Bug festering on a driveway in Rainham Kent. At the time i had two Bugs and thought a third would be useful for parts so knocked one day but there was no answer so i left a card through the door and got a call a few days later saying it was mine for free if i took it complete and didn't bugger about. Collecting it was a rght chore as it had no rear half shafts fitted and so had to be slowly dragged on to the trailer and to be honest most of its chassis where the rear trailing arms fixed was totally rotted away and beyond any hope. In hindsight i should of left it there.
  5. My old 1975 Datsun 120a. I really regret selling this and would buy it back again tomorrow.
  6. I'm not saying it isn't the pump but with my ex Rac patrol hat on i wouldn't of said 4 amps is too far off the norm. As a rough guide at the roadside around 2 amps was out of fuel territory 4.5 amps about right and 6 or above was a sticking / seizing pump or severely blocked filters. I was always amazed at how many electric pumps could be revived with a couple of well aimed wacks on them or the underside of the the tank if they were internals. It's a shame no one sprayed easy start up the air intake last night while it was in a no go state to 100 % prove the lack of fuel theory.
  7. I got a spanking new company van a month or so back and for xmas i received a selection of ebay tin signs to decorate the workshop area with. Much more homely.
  8. Re mot the YRV turbo and find it a new home. Get the Subaru truck welded up,mot'd and back on the road again for June/July then worry about paint matching the repairs later. The big one for 2020 is to treat myself and find a nice long term keeper something like a Pontiac Tempest,Mercury Comet,Ford Falcon,Plymouth Valliant that kind of thing ideally original paint / slightly scruffy but 100% honest and deffo not another project. Something like this.
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