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    Joey spud reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    I took some rubbish to the tip!
     

     


     
    I fitted the new wiper stalk to the Skoda and took it for a short drive around Dunfermline. It's really quite awful!
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    Joey spud reacted to JJ0063 in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, Chips got! :)   
    Great news!
     
    If you haven’t already sorted something, please please please buy some decent security for it.
     
    If I recall you live in London? This will be very easy to break into and hot wire for a joy rider. Get yourself as much obvious security as you can, be it a wheel clamp, some kind of steering lock if you can, a battery isolator etc too. 

    Get a Sold Secure Gold motorbike chain, literally anything and everything you can.
    Id hate for you to lose it after all this effort but I know from my job how much vehicle theft goes on in the world!
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    Joey spud reacted to LightBulbFun in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, Chips got! :)   
    Today (well yesterday if you want to be technical LOL)
    was a big day today!
    not only was it REV's 45th Birthday  
    but at long last after over 2 years in the making with regard to REV, she is home! Finally! its quite the momentous occasion for me, and in general its been over 3 years in the making from when I first started hunting for a Model 70, I have my very own Model 70 at home!

    I give a massive thanks to @adam1db for taking her on for me and getting her road legal and @st185cs for moving her between locations for me
    now the journey of my personal independence can finally start hopefully!
    it was all a bit sudden and touch and go hence why theres not been many posts about it! but she is finally home Woo!
    not yet had a drive as it was quite late when she arrived but hopefully tomorrow I will do so  
    I am very much looking forward to it, hell it was just nice to sit in her for the first time in forever  
    but I am also quite nervous LOL this will be my first time driving on my own without someone else with me on the public highway and the first time on the public highway in my Invacar! 
    main thing im hoping is I really hope she has good brakes now LOL
    and there are a few smaller bits and bobs that ideally need sorting out like her twist grip still needs replacing and general throttle cable setup is still very stiff/takes a fair bit of force to actuate and I have been told that she apparently has developed a charging fault where the light goes out when you get moving as it does normally, but comes back on once your at speed, which is a bit of a weird fault not one iv heard of before!
    but we will see if that crops up or not tomorrow! I just need to stop thinking about all the things that could potentially go wrong and start thinking about all the good things!
     
    in the meantime heres a few pics from the collection caper from Adams to Mine  



    hopefully tommorow ill have pictures of her parked outside my local chippy or something such  
    once again many thanks to @adam1db and @st185cs for everything and many thanks to everyone else who has been involved and supported me during these 2 years! 
    heres to the next 2 and many more as they say!
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    Joey spud reacted to trigger in The new news 24 thread   
    I've been doing some little jobs on my two cars over the recent weeks, I've removed the twin K&Ns fitted to see if it helps with the cold running, apparently they go a bit quicker with the standard box on so I pulled it out the loft, knocked out a dent and get it a lick of paint and a new filter. 

    To

    The results have now come in and I can comfirm that it's completely bollocks and the car drives exactly the same as it did before. 
    In other news I've fitted a new cambelt to the Golf and a 4 button GTi style steering wheel that I bought from a VW Auto jumble for £25 and then sunk a frankly ridiculous £500 into a new suspension for the car. 

    This £55 coilover set that was fitted in 2011 was more than set for the bin so that happily went in the bin and got replaced with a set of Bilstein B4 Shocks and Eibach springs which have transformed the ride, the camber took a bit of adjustment though. 

    It's probably hard to see but it had a spot of negative camber so wheels back off again the camber bolt fiddled with and now it's looking much better, I also fixed the dent in the front wing too, it's looking pretty smart now I think and miles different to the slammed scened car that it was! 





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    Joey spud reacted to trigger in Are there any Shitefest plans for 22?   
    We'll basically have this field

    There's a pub in the left corner too so there's plenty of room., camping on the field, toilets on site, pub for food and there's a happy shopper a few doors up too. 
    I'll arrange for a visit to the Ipswich Transport Museum too on the Saturday if there's interest, it's about a 25-30 min drive away. 
    I'll have to check with the pub but I can't see it being a problem still but we'll need a date to forward to them, so one rather than later to make sure it's booked
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    Joey spud reacted to trigger in Are there any Shitefest plans for 22?   
    If there still interest then I'm happy to look into this again
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    Joey spud reacted to Angrydicky in HMC motors- Jag s type R   
    Girling!
    Nice car and nice simple braking system.
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    Joey spud reacted to HMC in HMC motors- Jag s type R   
    It’s here, and has no brakes.

    I sort of knew the brakes were dodgy, and after a bit of a white knuckle ride in reverse in the dark up a winding lane (with a choke that’s stuck) it’s now in the garage. Basically if it Bogged down and stalled I would become a passenger. Anyway glad that’s done. It’s a bit shabby but it suits it. Priority 1 is to make the brakes work again and do the bare minimum to make it steady and reliable. 
     
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    Joey spud reacted to HMC in HMC motors- Jag s type R   
    En route

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    Joey spud reacted to HillmanImp in The new news 24 thread   
    I was updating my address on my drivers license once and changed my title to Reverend thinking they'd never do it without paperwork. Surprisingly they did though. 
    Thinking that if I ever got pulled over, I'd probably best have something to back this up, so I got ordained online somewhere just to possibly cover my arse in case I'd done something illegal. That church was quite clear on circumcisions too, its a worry that there might have been a situation that necessitated that. 
    A few years later I was at a festival and this couple walk up to me and ask 'Are you a religious person?' 'Oh fuck' thinks me, 'trust the loonies to find me, I'm ripped to the tits, I can't handle a preaching from god club' so I said 'No, not even slightly' but they said 'Would you mind being religious for a few minutes, we'd like to get married', cue me whipping out my driving licence and performing, sadly what was a rather poor ceremony as I was as smashed as the Bishop of Southwark in the back of a Mercedes. However, so were the couple so it probably didn't matter too much. 
    I hope they were very happy together. 
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    Joey spud reacted to Dyslexic Viking in eBay tat volume 3.   
    It is for sale for 20,000 NOK so about 1732 pounds. And it is fantastic could well have owned it myself but spare parts access is probably very poor and it is a deal braker for me.
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    Joey spud reacted to garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    In the 1980s, they all looked like this

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/morris-minor-1000-barn-find-/324847807394?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
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    Joey spud reacted to Dyslexic Viking in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This nice Datsun has also come for sale here.





    https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=236836647
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    Joey spud reacted to Dyslexic Viking in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Now something rare came up for sale here in Norway, a 1980 Talbot Simca 1510 with only 95,000km.




    https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=236935392
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    Joey spud got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have had an old fluid extractor thing for years and its never held a vacuum so to drain anything you had to pump away like a demented person.
    So the other day i fitted a check valve in to the suction pipe so i could build up and hold vacuum in its reservoir and now it's working like a champ as ably demonstrated by removing half a litre of oily muck from of a mobile tyre vans little piston compressor.
    Happy days...

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    Joey spud reacted to Asimo in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The perfect car for Halloween. Wear a black balaclava and tailgate MPVs.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334167147212
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    Joey spud reacted to MarvinsMom in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334198155449?hash=item4dcfc328b9:g:wp0AAOSwI2Fhes2e
    i have found the replacement for the Rover.
    a chevrolet station wagon that is so big it doesn't fit in any of the photographs.
    a 5 litre V8 is fitted, just what a guy needs when petrol is the better part of £6.50 a gallon........

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    Joey spud reacted to MrGTI6 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Half leather?
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    Joey spud reacted to aotb in AOTB's random collection, MR2, Ignis and a Yank Metro- Now with more 2   
    Might as well make one of these to keep on top of some of the ongoing projects. The current status is:
    2005 MR2 Roadster: Current daily driver and I've just got back from a 3000 mile roadtrip to Italy with no major issues.. Considering it was in pieces a couple of weeks before leaving with a major transplant occurring, that was a great success but i'll post about that later.

    The only issue was a wheel arch liner that made a bid for freedom somewhere around Baden-Baden. Chopping it out got some odd looks at the services.

    2004 Ignis Sport
    Mostly languishing, I was using it while working on the Roadster, but it's mostly a backup or when I need something with a bit more space. I'll get a set of tyres before the winter, the current ones are pretty ropey.

    2003 Corolla 190- It's bean tins now, Got the parts I wanted and ended up making a profit once selling the extras and weighing in what was left. Result!

    1959 International Metro Mite
    Still in the workshop and not much progress has been made. That should change over the next few months.

     
    Now for the newcomer- a 1986 Mk1 MR2. As much as I wanted one I wasn't really looking for to buy one at the moment, I was mostly looking for something to use as a winter commuter. However I have @Schaefftto blame for sending me this(as seen in the ebay thread) , and who could resist a cheap Mk1? It's a 1986 so is a bit of a crossover bewteen Mk1A/B versions.  No real collection photos as I got it delivered after taking a quick look earlier in the week. Someone had already shown an interest as an engine donor, but vanished before stumping up the cash.

    It photographs well, but does need a fair amount of work. It's not been on the road for 10 years, and while previous owners have done a lot of rust repair, according to the stack of recipts that came with it that was all in the late 90s so it  is coming back.  At some point it's had heavy underseal applied, I suspect after the last batch of MOT repairs in 2010. Stripping all that off will be fun*. The wheels will be going, I've had a set of these TSWs on the Ignis and they must be filled with lead for how heavy they are.
    Sills look like they need attention, and have been repaired before.

    Hole in the inner wing by the fusebox.

    Small bubbling along the top of the screen, the scuttle looks to be OK

    Some perforation on the rear valance.
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    Yeah, that needs sorting out.
    Y
    There's leaking coolant from a perished hose and I think it's alternator bearings are making a lovely noise. Other than that it runs beautifully,

     
    The upsides are that that interior is in good shape, much better than the mileage would suggest, and the outer panels are in reasonable shape (but with iffy paint) the rear arches seem good and the front wings are already Fibreglass replacements. From just punting it around the yard I can tell it's a ton of fun so hoping to put it back on the road. The Metro does take priority and there's a SIIA Land Rover taking up a lot of space that could also do with being put together, so it may be a while before that happens. 

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    Joey spud reacted to Schaefft in Halloween Collection Thread of Spookyness   
    And we are off. Worrying shaking of the carriage at certain speeds makes it all only more interesting.

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    Joey spud reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in Lazy spotters thread   
    Local shite for local people. There's nothing for you here...
     



    Everyone's favourite London shite...





    Confused.com 
















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    Joey spud reacted to worldofceri in Lazy spotters thread   
    Spotted today in Gibraltar.
    SEAT       
    (LICENCIA FIAT)



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    Joey spud reacted to puddlethumper in Lazy spotters thread   
    I thought this Moggy was on a 4x4 chassis so I had a quick look underneath. Nope, not 4x4.

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    Joey spud reacted to D.E in Lazy spotters thread   
    Could go in the abandoned cars thread as well...


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    Joey spud got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have had an old fluid extractor thing for years and its never held a vacuum so to drain anything you had to pump away like a demented person.
    So the other day i fitted a check valve in to the suction pipe so i could build up and hold vacuum in its reservoir and now it's working like a champ as ably demonstrated by removing half a litre of oily muck from of a mobile tyre vans little piston compressor.
    Happy days...

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