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    Joey spud got a reaction from louiepj in The grumpy thread   
    Not sure if this is a grump or a grin.
    The wife took the old Granvia in for a mot and it failed on "brake pedal anti slip provision worn".

    So I cut a bit of ribbed drawer liner to shape and "Tiger Sealed" it to the pedal.


    OEM fix right there.
    I had the hump with this tbh it was rubber coated and still securely fixed to the pedal I was tempted to run a few lines of weld across the face of the pedal but couldn't be asked to drag the mig down from the shed.
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in The grumpy thread   
    Not sure if this is a grump or a grin.
    The wife took the old Granvia in for a mot and it failed on "brake pedal anti slip provision worn".

    So I cut a bit of ribbed drawer liner to shape and "Tiger Sealed" it to the pedal.


    OEM fix right there.
    I had the hump with this tbh it was rubber coated and still securely fixed to the pedal I was tempted to run a few lines of weld across the face of the pedal but couldn't be asked to drag the mig down from the shed.
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    Joey spud reacted to Spottedlaurel in Lazy spotters thread   
    An interesting selection of Japanese stuff there, particularly this Toyota. Always a bit of a rarity here, I think there is at least one other saloon in the UK and there used to be a coupe:
    Last saloon I recall seeing was in a scrapyard back in the mid-late '90s:
     
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    Joey spud reacted to 500tops in Lazy spotters thread   
    A few from today's Mount Edgcumbe show

















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    Joey spud reacted to Dyslexic Viking in 1963 Mercedes Benz 190DC Fintail.   
    It was a purchase



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    Joey spud reacted to C3C3 in Group Buy: 1982 Ford Escort bASe. Purchased.   
    Been while, I've replaced the front wings with brand new pattern wings that fit dead on. Only need a little shove to flex them back into shape after shipping. Panel beat the rear arches back into shape, It's still the original metal other than along the bottom where it had rotten away. It's been painted on the lower half where the repairs have been carried out, really shows the paint fade but only if you look at it from the right direction, sidewards on it isn't that noticeable.
    Engine could do with new tappets. The fuel sender's carbon strip has worn away so need a solution for that. I had to swap the gearbox out after it started whining and eventually ejected a drive shaft. That was scary as hell. It's now got a 5 speed from a later escort and the gear remote has been replaced with one from a Fiesta Zetec S (The shorter shifting one), as the gate on the 4 speed was in the remote too.
    Looking into getting the front seat material replaced with the original material. 
    I recently moved home into a flat but I have two parking spaces so I get to keep the escort around along with the company vehicle. When there is space, it will go straight into the garage for a complete rub down and respray.
    Cost of ownership now that it is a historical vehicle is 94 pound per year for insurance. Thats it.

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    Joey spud reacted to cobblers in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka and most of a Syncro Panel Van as well.   
    Two 4wd VW vans? Why not buy yet another.

    Bought sight unseen from Edinburgh with some quite upsetting pictures, the price was right.
    I was sort of convinced it was a scam advert, it was very cheap and the ad text seemed a little "off" but when the seller (who has owned it since 1998) showed me his spreadsheet detailing every penny he'd ever spent on it my mind ws put at ease, especially when he pointed out the 5 new "Tigar" tyres that have plenty of tread left. These are 17 years old and are falling apart.
     
    I've always wanted another panel van t25 after regretting cutting mine up to put windows in years ago, and I've got a soft spot (soft fucking brain!) for a syncro, and this is both.
    Seems un-buggered-about-with. It's a 1.6TD, which are pretty bloody agricultural so that might not stay (PD/1.8t?)
    This will be a bit more "hands off" to start with - Our very own Ceri will be collecting it and deliverying it direct to DST who did the welding on the last one. This needs much the same (and more):



    Dan is booked up into next year, but he seems OK with storing it there for a while. I'll pop up and we'll have a look over it and decide exactly it's fate - if it will make a very good van, then we'll make a very good van out of it. If it's too sore to be perfect then we'll make it safe and solid. 
    Please form an orderly queue for the wheeltrims. 
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    Joey spud reacted to cobblers in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka and most of a Syncro Panel Van as well.   
    It's costing me a fortune but it doesn't feel like a waste, it's fundamentally such a good shell and I really enjoy driving it.
    I didn't sound deaden the doors, but they really do need it as the metal on the side panel resonates like a steel drum 😅 I have got a load of fancy sound deadening pads somewhere, but I've got a feeling they're in the attic of our old house that some friends are staying in at the moment.
    Oh, I got some less gaudy speaker grilles:

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    Joey spud reacted to cobblers in Cobblers's VW T25 Syncro Doka and most of a Syncro Panel Van as well.   
    Well, after a full dose of "replacing all the ignition components" it still wouldn't run right, and in fact got worse and worse every time I tried to start it. Misfire seemed to mainly be on 1 and 2 as when I pulled the leads off them, not a lot happened. 
    I was at a loss, but clutching at straws I fired a load of the iso alcohol down the airbox and it started up fine! FFS!
    I took a fuel pipe off to check for fuel flow it fired a load of air and petrol at me. So despite the gauge showing 1/4 of a tank (and the fact that I'd put £30 in the day before) it was empty. A jerry can of fuel in and it was running good as gold, infact better than before because it was definitely overdue those ignition bits.
    Anyway with the MOT passed last week, I went on to fix some bits that should definitely have been picked up on the mot 😅
    The prop that I'd replaced the UJs on last year seemed to be giving a bit of driveline vibration, so I checked it and as I was worried about, a couple of the bearings were a loose fit in the yokes. I stuck em in with bearing fit, but they have fretted loose and the whole rear joint could be moved up and down 3mm!! So I bit the bullet and ordered a brand new, heavy duty propshaft made with standard parts with grease nipples etc:
     
    Then I went at the front inner CV joints as they've been very baggy for some time, plus the boots were some dodgy diy replacements.

    that's better:

    And I made a mount for the spare wheel (the bigger tyre won't fit under the back seat). It's just a quick thing chucked together with stuff I had to hand:


    I've since swapped it over to mount the wheel on the drivers (near) side as on the first drive I was reminded how much you need a good "over the right shoulder" view when driving a LHD vehicle on our roads.
    Also I decided to put a stereo in it. There was a bit of a cockup on amazon and I managed to buy one of these new Blaupunkt Bremen "80s" styled bluetooth head units for £260+ tax from amazon EU, it ended up at £310 landed which is less than these stereos seem to be selling for 2nd hand. It looks nicely at home.

    My speakers however, are a little less subtle.

    I've had these on the shelf for years, bought them when I thought they were being discontinued - they're just perfect for a noisy van as they're really efficient and kick out way more bass than they have any right to.
    The old doorcards were a bit grotty, so I remade these from 6mm ply. Rather than carpet them (which would look out of place IMO) I got some UPOL Raptor tinted to match the front doorcars (RAL7005 Mouse/Navy Grey)

    I need to get some less shiny hardware for them, or just put these in the media blaster to take the polish off.
     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from tooSavvy in Morris Minor - An Car   
    I think a rot free Minor as an honest all-rounder is a great choice. 😉

    My back seat has a couple of badly aligned toilet door locks screwed on to them.
    And when I got it the seats (leather and vinyl) did look nicely care worn and quite cute.


    The car also came with a pair of these too,although they would look cool I think I would soon tire of squeezing in and out of them.

    I am going leather KA seats when I find some cheap enough and close enough to home.

    I am about half way through welding up Boris and I reckon he may make it back on the road next autumn.
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Shite Ron in Morris Minor - An Car   
    I think a rot free Minor as an honest all-rounder is a great choice. 😉

    My back seat has a couple of badly aligned toilet door locks screwed on to them.
    And when I got it the seats (leather and vinyl) did look nicely care worn and quite cute.


    The car also came with a pair of these too,although they would look cool I think I would soon tire of squeezing in and out of them.

    I am going leather KA seats when I find some cheap enough and close enough to home.

    I am about half way through welding up Boris and I reckon he may make it back on the road next autumn.
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    Joey spud reacted to eddyramrod in A40   
    I hadn't looked at this thread for a while, until today.  Very impressed with the progress!  You're doing most of the stuff I wanted to do to my Cyprus project A40.  I'd bought a load of stuff for it, that I left with the new owner, including a big box of rubbers from the A40 Club covering just about every rubber on the car.  Windscreen seals are hard to make apparently so (admittedly 10 years ago) were not available.  I'd bought a downdraught Weber on an A-series manifold, off ebay, and would have loved to take your RoStyles off your hands.
    Reversing light: it didn't come with one, and I wanted one.  My plan was to turn the number plate lamp round, because it wouldn't be needed for its original purpose.  My friend let a recess into the bootlid at my request, sized to take an import/US-size plate, which I planned to illuminate with a lamp recessed into the top strip.
    Tidying up the font end: I planned to lose the front over-riders as the bumper was mk1 so incorrect anyway.  Over to the offside the mounting holes would have supported a US-size plate in a chrome surround.  I was intending to use a perspex white-on-black plate, illuminated from behind so that the lettering showed through.  There's no law against illuminating the front plate as far as I know!  I also had a spare grille, and intended to combine the two so that I could eliminate the clunky sidelight/indicator combo with a nice small oval motorbike indicator, recessed into the openings where the combos were.  Mini-spec headlights have the sidelight built in, that would have been ideal.  I also had some Capri mirror stems, long and raked back, and some lovely 50s-style rectangular hooded mirrors.
    Something else I planned, and got as far as cutting, was replacing the door and rear side cards with 5mm ply, suitably varnished; also the cardboard under-dash parcel shelf to match.
    And some red MG Metro seatbelts would have looked a treat too!
    If any of these ideas appeal, do feel free to use them.  My car is still in Cyprus, in someone else's care, and possibly may never be done; certainly it's unlikely to be done as I imagined.
    A note about the number plates: I would have got away with the US-size plates because in the 60s and even 70s Cyprus was still only using two-letter/up-to-3-number combinations.  Mine was DC 894, it would have fitted nicely.
    Good luck!  I'd love to see it sometime.
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Matty in Morris Minor - An Car   
    I think a rot free Minor as an honest all-rounder is a great choice. 😉

    My back seat has a couple of badly aligned toilet door locks screwed on to them.
    And when I got it the seats (leather and vinyl) did look nicely care worn and quite cute.


    The car also came with a pair of these too,although they would look cool I think I would soon tire of squeezing in and out of them.

    I am going leather KA seats when I find some cheap enough and close enough to home.

    I am about half way through welding up Boris and I reckon he may make it back on the road next autumn.
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    Joey spud reacted to egg in Morris Minor - An Car   
    Just to throw a stupid curve ball in, as I don't have any Minor experience, how about a Standard 10 (or maybe a Pennant) with a larger Triumph engine swap?
    I love their austerity Britain vibe.
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    Joey spud reacted to vulgalour in Morris Minor - An Car   
    I really don't want a mobile cottage.  However, I do like what they've done with the front seats in that one.
    I do rather like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165598766097


    Trim and colour combo is very appealing, it's nicely worn in all over.  Been untaxed (not sorned) for a couple of decades though so who knows what it's like underneath.  Pictures of the usual rot spots are conspicuous by their absence.
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    Joey spud reacted to paulplom in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A 15 mile jaunt to a carboot sale in Blaydon this morning. A milestone achieved on the way back through Gosforth.
    I spotted a couple of classy helmets while I was there. The open face one was dated 1980 and the kangol 1977.
    Currently in mcdonalds waiting for the next bootsale opening at Monkseaton at 8.30.
     




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    Joey spud got a reaction from NorthernMonkey in The new news 24 thread   
    After sitting outside under a tree for three years my other halfs CRX del sol is back on the road for the remainder of the Summer.
    A fresh oil and filter,new battery and a couple of Bigg Red caliper rebuild kits were all that it needed.




    Just a few mot advisories for bushes and Ball joint boots.
    Because the wife and I is old the insurance was a wallet busting £91 and I got a £20 Halfords voucher back too so it was actually only £71 using man maths.
    30 years old next year too.
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    Joey spud reacted to Austin-Rover in Rover 820 - Late plate madness project arrival! (1/8/22)   
    So with one Rover 820 'done', I guess it is time for the next one, and what a shed it is too! 

    This one had been languishing on the owners club Facebook page for a couple of months, with the hard-to-interact-with seller complaining that no one wants to buy it (try answering your messages then?). To cut a long story short, the seller's self-imposed 'the scrap man is coming for it Saturday afternoon' dead line had been and gone, over a week later the thread was bumped back to the top of the page and I'm on my way to Blackpool with £500. There's no tyre kicking or haggling at those prices, so it quickly finds its way back to Huddersfield. 

     

    It drives really very well and has MOT until March 2023, but looks completely awful and the interior is a health hazard. The plan is to clean it up a bit this week for an hour or so each day after work and get it in the garage over the pit by the weekend for a proper going over. Hopefully there's no nasties hiding underneath and we can crack on with tidying it up...
    Here's the current state of play; 






     
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    Joey spud reacted to Split_Pin in The new news 24 thread   
    Another fantastic job by @GingerNuttz this time on my black 93. Its a great car and my wife loves it so well worth fixing in my opinion.
    Offside outrigger wasnt:


    New outrigger fabricated, the rest of the sill was scabby but didn't need any welding. Legend!


    Delighted as always, my wife especially can't wait to get it back!
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    Joey spud reacted to paulplom in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    My partner's crocheting a bikini for my mother's 70th in December. The got the pattern off the internet. There are some proper weirdos online. Stay safe everyone.



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    Joey spud reacted to rob88h in Harrison's Garage - Sierra DieseL and Mini Shcity   
    That rear door is annoying me. It’s letting the side down, bah-dum-tish.
    My least favourite job on this Sierra so far was polishing the whole car, including two rounds of T-cut on that door… I hate cleaning cars in general and the more detail you get into the more bored of it I get. But it is looking too shit.
    So, after visiting the school of YouTube I took a brave pill and got the sandpaper out. 😬
    Wet 1500 grit then compound then polish. The shine is returning. I wish I’d just got on with it and done it sooner.


     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    After sitting outside under a tree for three years my other halfs CRX del sol is back on the road for the remainder of the Summer.
    A fresh oil and filter,new battery and a couple of Bigg Red caliper rebuild kits were all that it needed.




    Just a few mot advisories for bushes and Ball joint boots.
    Because the wife and I is old the insurance was a wallet busting £91 and I got a £20 Halfords voucher back too so it was actually only £71 using man maths.
    30 years old next year too.
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    Joey spud got a reaction from MJK 24 in The new news 24 thread   
    After sitting outside under a tree for three years my other halfs CRX del sol is back on the road for the remainder of the Summer.
    A fresh oil and filter,new battery and a couple of Bigg Red caliper rebuild kits were all that it needed.




    Just a few mot advisories for bushes and Ball joint boots.
    Because the wife and I is old the insurance was a wallet busting £91 and I got a £20 Halfords voucher back too so it was actually only £71 using man maths.
    30 years old next year too.
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