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    meshking reacted to Frogchod in The new news 24 thread   
    My tame mechanic didn't seem too bothered, he's used to landrovers with the same engine.
    I'm sure he'll start crying at some point.
    It'll be going up on his ramp this week at some point for a proper check over and diagnostic of charging issue.
    I'll take him some wadworths 6x as a sweetner  (real beer's rare in Frogshire )
    Have another pic of awesome car/paperweight.

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    meshking reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in The new news 24 thread   
    What are the sills like? At least one owner over here has been horrified to find just how frilly they can get....
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    meshking reacted to GingerNuttz in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Panels, paint and p...engines - 01/08/20   
    I was pushing for a mobility blue paint job but Brooklands green won in the end 😂
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    meshking reacted to richardmorris in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good luck. Have you got £20,000 for the restoration? I should have bought my friend’s Sm when he was selling in 2009 - owned in bits since mid eighties and fully restored - half heartedly asking £15,000. Now probably  twice that.

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    meshking reacted to danthecapriman in Project Capri. D-Day, fuel tank fitted, pg.45.   
    Got a little bit of time this morning to carry on.
    I got a new set of points and an old stock condenser delivered the other day. However, having thought with a clear(er) head, the old points are already stripped out of the dizzy, so I decided I wasn’t losing anything by just fitting the electronic system and trying. At the end of the day, if it didn’t work I could just refit the new points & condenser and try again.
    They really are a piece of piss to fit, remove points, remove condenser, remove wire & grommet between coil - and points.
    Then the electronic sensor and it’s baseplate screw in place of the points using the original fixing points. Run the two wires from the sensor around the inside of the dizzy (taking care they don’t stop the advance mechanism or foul anything) through the original wires opening and out to the coil. Black wire to coil - terminal, red wire to coil + terminal. Then push the moving magnetic pickup sensor over the dizzy cam and refit the rotor arm and dizzy cap. It really is that easy!
    So with that done, I hooked up the fuel supply and battery and go for a crank to test for a spark off the king lead... SUCCESS!! Nice big stream of sparks.
    King lead fitted, and go for a start.
    This is when I shit myself! The fuel must have drained back down out of the pipe and filter since last weekend. When I started cranking this time some fuel shot back up into the filter, no problem with that, but the fuel was bright red!! 
    The fuel can Im using as a tank for this is what I normally use to fuel my chainsaw and garden tools with... which are 2 stroke... yeah. Fuck! Luckily it wasn’t what I thought though. The fuel in the can is clear so it must have been the dye from the fuel filter paper element staining the fuel a funny colour and the red fuel was just the old stuff from last week coming back up. I honestly thought I’d just filled my carb with 2 stroke oil!
    Anyway, it still wouldn’t fire so I poured fuel straight into the carb, which caused a little fart! Pumping the accelerator showed fuel to be getting through ok, so I just kept cranking, which eventually led to this vv
     

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    meshking reacted to loserone in gm's unhealthy obsession with mx5s - subframes reunited - getting close :)   
    Hold down the chord of C
    Pluck a fretted bass string
    With the thumb of the right hand
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    meshking reacted to somewhatfoolish in eBay tat volume 3.   
    They murdered Bertie Bassett and got a taxidermist to stuff him.
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    meshking reacted to loserone in The grumpy thread   
    One of our first batch of hens has been unwell for a week now. She was obviously in a lot of pain, and hadn't eaten today.  

    Columbine.  She outlived lots of her younger relations, laid marvellous blue/green eggs, and has always been top of the pecking order.  The kids called her the beast.  A proper character.  She was five.
    That's two I've "dispatched" in just a couple of months.  We now have four left, having given away some of our most healthy ones and younger ones to an old neighbour before we moved.  Only one is still laying, and she's an egg eater.  So I probably have to cull the lot and start again.
     
    Apologies if I've been a twat to folk tonight.
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    meshking got a reaction from ProgRocker in 30 years since 2CV production stopped...   
    I did buy a 2cv as my first car. 1983 yellow and black Charleston. Ran it for two years then sold it to get a VW polo breadvan. Stupid.
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    meshking reacted to eddyramrod in 1973 Cadillac: period correct repairs   
    Really, as a finishing touch, I should have one of the tyres turned round on the rim so it shows the black side, and lose one of the hubcaps.  Then it will look the part!
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    meshking reacted to trigger in The new news 24 thread   
    Treated myself to a late 40th birthday present today. 


    I'm mega excited, I've wanted a Sprint since being a kid, especially a yellow one so jumped on this when I was offered it. 
    Drove down to Potters Bar this morning to view it and fell in love straight away, it's a million miles away from my old 1500 SE, it's a rip roaring monster which will probably financially ruined me bit it's worth it! 

    It's being delivered by the owner on Tuesday as he gets free train travel and it saved me having to insure and going back again. Definitely my favourite car I've ever bought! 

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    meshking reacted to 320touring in 320Touring's 1993 SEAT Toledo- Clutch cable change05/08/2020   
    Not much done on this today - it was the service wagon for taking me to tinker with the Oxford - update to follow.
    One thing I did do was get the boot tidied - it's been a midden ever since I had to clear the ML boot into it.
    This was part way through emptying it. The boot holds a lot of stuff, some would say too much.. my personal record with the original one I had as my first car was 1 tonne of bricks in the boot.


    Here we see @captain_70s mid shuftery bopping as we sorted out the myriad bags and boxes that littered the boot.
     
    I then took the opporchancity to deploy the hoover - leading to a clean boot space.

    This was promptly polluted with shite that needed taking on a tip run.
    When we got back and had finished our repast, the boot toolery was rationalised and loaded.

    After this shot, the shiny new jack was loaded in too. The boot on this is tremendous:)
    Slowly getting there!
     
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    meshking reacted to 320touring in 320touring's major Morris manoeuvrings   
    After a short* hiatus, it was time for Boadicea to receive some attention.
    It has been sat with the front left suspension in pieces for quite some time, after we managed to snap the upper wishbone.
    A replacement was found late last year, and today I resolved to fit it.
    To Aide and abet, @captain_70s donned his safety flat cap and checked shirt.
     
    We located all the bolts (+/-53%) and set to work.
    As the upper wishbone had been liberated from the van that had been off the road long enough for most of it to have ceased to exist, it required some manipulation to function correctly.

    Here we see @captain_70s starting to manipulate it gently, trying to work the articulation fore and aft.
    30 seconds later:

    The finishing hammer and REMONSTRATING FLUID had the desired effect, and the wishbone was pronounced fit to serve (Ian Duncan Smith would be proud!).
    We then stared to line up the arm with the swively bit - a jack under the drum helped line up the bolt holes, and the arm end pulled straight when bolt was fastened up 

    At this point, we were somewhat distracted by a ford Pop

    It belongs to one of the chaps in the other units. Lovely.
    After a swift 30 mins nattering,  we returned to the task at hand..

    The damper was re-installed , and the bottom mounting put back together. The pic shows us part way through.
    After that, it was time to button up all the bolts.

    This shows the access to the 3 nuts that hold the wishbone to the car - great fun*
    Finally, the wheel was fitted and the jack deployed:

    Back on 4 wheels again.
    A this point, we obviously realised that we had won the day, and should tidy up and fark orf..
    Ehh, naw.
    Time to get the bugger running.
    This was quite the trial, as the video shows!
    Be warned, contains fire, petrol and swearing..
     
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    meshking reacted to captain_70s in 320touring's major Morris manoeuvrings   
    Was a good day's tinkering!
    Once the car had started once it'd start again on one turn of the key pull of the switch. I think after the engine earth cable had stopped being on fire the choke had jammed on and we were flooding...

    Fuel was pissing out of the top of the float chamber until it fired, presumably the fuel just had nowhere to go... We took the top off to make sure the float wasn't stuck and the DIY gasket was probably older than me...
    I didn't bother to bring the real camera so potato phone cam is the best you get, I also sent the files via WhatsApp which probably compressed them tae fuck!

    Tape based bodywork repairs fluttering in the breeze.

    Minor leaks.

    It's a charming old barge despite the bodywork being somewhat ripe. Even after 6 months of weekend welding I reckon you could put another year into it if you wanted it looking presentable and filler free! I'm pretty sure some of the tyres pre-date decimaised currency...

    Spotted this Triumph 1500 while heading home, chuffed.
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    meshking got a reaction from Roobarb in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    874? That's lands end to John o'groats. What is it that makes it easier in the US? Less traffic, more cruise control usage?
    I've done what I consider crazy mileage in the US, it is so much easier than the UK. 
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    meshking reacted to SRi05 in The new news 24 thread   
    Away to collect a motor, and perhaps rob a post office 

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    meshking got a reaction from Coprolalia in Hot Rod Projects you'll never do   
    Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3.
    Not sure I've got the hang of this ...
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    meshking got a reaction from mat_the_cat in Hot Rod Projects you'll never do   
    Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3.
    Not sure I've got the hang of this ...
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    meshking got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 320Touring's 1993 SEAT Toledo- Clutch cable change05/08/2020   
    Top fettling!  I love it when small (ish) jobs like gasket replacement improve the feel of a car. Getting it closer to how it drove out of the factory. 
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    meshking got a reaction from 320touring in 320Touring's 1993 SEAT Toledo- Clutch cable change05/08/2020   
    Top fettling!  I love it when small (ish) jobs like gasket replacement improve the feel of a car. Getting it closer to how it drove out of the factory. 
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    meshking reacted to 320touring in 320Touring's 1993 SEAT Toledo- Clutch cable change05/08/2020   
    When Craig had the car to do the clutch, he mentioned that the hesitancy of the engine was likely due to the gasket between the injection unit and the inlet manifold.

    This is it. The diamond formation bolts to the inlet manifold, and the square section is where the injection unit bolts in.
    Installation isn't particularly complicated. Just footery.
    First, locate your quarry:

    Enhance

    Errits err annat.
    Remove the air inlet pipe so the 'hat' of the injection can be removed.
    Then the rocker breather can be removed and the electronic connections can be removed.

    Deploy the titchy 1/4" drive Rodentia Excreta on the top 3 bolts.

    And remove the 2 vac lines on the back of the hat.
    With the hat off, you can see the 4 10mm bolts holding the injector unit on.

    These go right through the unit and into the gasket.


    Before undoing them, I tilted the unit to see how much of a gap there was..as you can see, it's a fair bit.
    The 4 long 10mm bolts were removed, and the injection unit lifted up

    Not looking too bad. 
    Right up until I touched it.


    Aye, that'll be fuckt then.
    Fitting the new one was a doddle, and the jitters have gone. It's improved the drivability a fair bit.
     
    The exhaust was adjusted, 

    and the car was washed and waxed, including the Engine bay..


     
     
     
     
     
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    meshking got a reaction from Three Speed in Hot Rod Projects you'll never do   
    Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3.
    Not sure I've got the hang of this ...
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    meshking got a reaction from Christine in Hot Rod Projects you'll never do   
    Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3.
    Not sure I've got the hang of this ...
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    meshking got a reaction from chaseracer in Hot Rod Projects you'll never do   
    Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3.
    Not sure I've got the hang of this ...
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    meshking got a reaction from eddyramrod in Hot Rod Projects you'll never do   
    Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3.
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