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    Joey spud got a reaction from Agila in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Austat in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Papped at a fast fit in Essex.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from rainagain in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from 808 Estate in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from cort1977 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Shite Ron in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from anonymous user in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from privatewire in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Asimo in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from 108 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from timolloyd in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from dome in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Papped at a fast fit in Essex.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from anonymous user in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud reacted to richardmorris in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    It’s Friday, it’s five o clock, natterjack?
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    Joey spud got a reaction from eddyramrod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Banger Kenny in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud reacted to New POD in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Came home from picking up.my prescriptions and spotted this. In the pots by the back door which are full.of rain water and what looked like a dead frog. 
    anyway. I decided to pour it and the water on to the flower bed.
    it moves. I hope I've saved it in time. Last seen trying to hop away. 
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    Joey spud reacted to anonymous user in You can sometimes get what you want - Land Rover 90 Now Alvis TA14   
    Again no update for a long time, The red C15 survives with Dean numbers. I killed it slightly driving it across France. It was initially replaced by a Chrysler 300c Hemi I also bought a Berlingo which went to a mate and from him to friends of mine who still have it.
    The Chrysler went when I went back to work,to be replaced by a Kia Picanto, currently replaced by a 4x4 Panda. An MX5 has come and gone, as did the VP1500. I wasn't really looking for anything but had been thinking about scratching my Morris Minor Traveller itch. 
    Which ended up with me buying the Alvis. I vaguely recall seeing this one for sale years ago. At the time I didn't have the money or anywhere to keep it.
    It was for sale with a dealer and has obviously had a lot of work done  particularly a new interior. It went to auction last year but didn't sell at the time.
    I have had a look on line and found a photo of it from years ago, when it seems to have been owned by a pair of musicians.

    Photo courtesy of the Springer Sister's.
    At the time it had no sunroof, a mascot and no running boards.
    So far I have been sorting out winter storage, I have no garage and don't want to ruin it leaving it on the drive. It has been out in the rain the last few nights, but doesn't leak too* much.
    A few of the electrics weren't working, but this was just dirty fuses, so now the wipers, trafficators and headlamps work. The fuel gauge died today as I think I frightened it by filling it up.
    I have taken the lovely beige carpets out of the front and put rubber mats down instead. I have also ordered a handbook/driver's manual from Red Triangle so that I can find all the greasing points.
    It was nice today so it has been out for a run down to Lidl and Home Bargains.
    I will be looking out for the proper Hare mascot, but in the meantime have fitted one of my own.

     
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    Joey spud reacted to montytom in Bit of an update and car situation update.   
    Some of you may be aware with the post I did a while ago. I have been suffering with depression and have in total had 13 weeks off work. 
    Anyway I feel a bit better/ not totally normal but having spoken to doctors and having been put on medication I made the decision to get back to work.
     
    I did the usual searching of various internet sites regarding cars and saw a little smart car for sale. 
    Having had one before I knew how fun they were.
    My dad bought it for me and got it transported back home. 
    He then bought a new exhaust as the old one had snapped. I bought a service kit for it and then set about doing the service. 
    Since then I have been using it for work and it's been great fun.
    Can I call what I have a fleet?
    My rover 620ti has been off the road and my dad did the rear brakes and then did the fronts and while doing that changed the joints as they were all split.
    My focus st has been sat not doing anything- oh we have bought some manifold studs and also a manifold gasket. Still need to find a new gearbox as it knocks.
    Then finally my 820 vitesse.
    My dad has done some rust repairs and have just started it and pumped the tyres up.
    Some pictures.
    Thanks Thomas









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    Joey spud reacted to davehedgehog31 in The new news 24 thread   
    A tale of two collection capers, part one. 
    Not myself buying the car this time but my brother. Found on an owners club forum for ACTUAL MONEY. 8 years old, sub 100k and full main dealer history meant it should be fairly uneventful. 

    These events took place last Thursday and Friday. 
    Basingstoke was the destination. Leg one;

    On to Waterloo for a train to Basingstoke;


    It was a hideously muggy day, but we made it to our lodgings at the Premier Inn in Basingstoke around 12:30am. 

    After a Greggs breakfast we met the chap and a distressing amount of reddies were digitally exchanged. We set off North towards the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, where we see the steed for the first time;

    It's a Lexus GS450H premier. A 3.5 V6 twinned with a Hybrid drive system. It goes like the hammers of fuck and is ridiculously serene and comfortable.
    Really enjoyed our visit to the museum;

    \
    Venturing North ocne more;

    The spot of the trip at Warrington Mcdonalds;

    The rest of the trip was as uneventful as you'd expect. CVT witchcraft seeing 1k RPM @ 80mph on a private test track. 

    Got home about midnight, feeling not too bad for 425 miles in a day.
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    Joey spud reacted to Saabnut in How much shite is too much shite? Another collection collected   
    I was expecting a few days off but the welder I ordered late Monday afternoon was delivered at 15:00 today! Top service from ebay seller tools4trade! Put together and briefly tested this evening, so maybe back on the enima tomorrow.

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    Joey spud reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    I'd noticed oil leaking at quite an alarming rate from around the distributor so checked the oil and discovered it was very high on the dipstick.
    I guessed it could be petrol mixing with the oil at the mechanical fuel pump so dropped the oil which smelled like petrol and removed the pump. I cleaned it all up and worked the pump a few times with my hand and could see the petrol dripping out where it's bolted onto the engine.
    I've ordered a new pump so hopefully it'll solve the issue.

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