Jump to content

meshking

Full Members
  • Content Count

    1304
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    meshking reacted to hairnet in The grumpy thread   
    hotel in dusseldorf  I cant get my current phone to get the wifi - but the smashed phone I use for music will
    wtf is up with that
    also german kezboards ´im annozed and ive onlz been on here 5 minutes - thez have a computer in the fozer
    arsch
    possible car tat tomorrow 
  2. Like
    meshking reacted to Robson3022 in Robson3022 Fleet Fettling. What’s better than a Nissan Elgrand?   
    Climbed Helvellyn yesterday so the party bus got its first outing as a camper. Performed marvellously and works well as a camper. Need to make a few tweaks to make life easier. Did check the oil before I left and had to top it up. 
     
    The plan was always to sell this at the end of the Summer but Mrs Robson3022 who professed to hate it now loves it and wants to go away every weekend!!! Looks like it’s staying. 



  3. Like
    meshking reacted to clayts450 in Delivery 23 Sep - RobT is lucky weiner Rover 820   
    Weiner

    Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk


  4. Like
    meshking reacted to DavidB in Suzuki SJ410 un-YOLO etc   
    Progress! I’ve been in this every evening for a couple of hours. Only one outer arch to go.

    I removed all the bits from the engine bay, clean everything up with the bench grinder wire brush and put everything back together again. This was sprayed, screw rollering, it’s awful and takes a stupid amount of time to get anything acceptable. Never again

     
    I’ll do the same with the running gear lastly, I have axle rebuild kits coming from India so should arrive when I start.

    Still have a huge amount of things to do though. Engine and gearbox don’t use the existing mounts, so will have to make them. I’m going to start the inner arches and rear corners in the weekend.
  5. Like
    meshking got a reaction from Mr Pastry in Zel's Motoring Adventures...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes & AC Model 70 - 27/09 - Invacar Interior Improvements Underway...   
    This is a lhd acadiane.

    Edit : that's got one of ash carters fancy connectors betwixt box and lever 
  6. Like
    meshking got a reaction from catsinthewelder in I very much think this is a bad idea. A Morris Camper?   
    I was going to ask - was it running off that petrol can on the dashboard?
    Was the rattling from the tractor in front or the Sherpa?
  7. Like
    meshking reacted to strangeangel in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daimler-Benz-Motorhome-1977-2376cc-4-Berth-LHD-Spares-or-repair/264858639480
     
  8. Haha
    meshking reacted to eddyramrod in Customisations and the such - not in the Autoshite spirit ??   
    [/Pedant mode] I think you mean Pedant? {/Pedant mode off]
     
     
    Actually Pedant mode never truly switches off!
  9. Like
    meshking got a reaction from scdan4 in V70 tdi. Complete*. Smug smog.   
    I love that colour too - my first v70 (the miserable 2.0 10v spec) was the same colour. It's pretty rare I think? Anyway, enjoying the progress and updates
  10. Like
    meshking reacted to MrSchwifty in The Schwifty Shambolic PSA Shite Thread - 104's Arrive!   
    So yea, lockdown happened and I found myself at home. Luckily I had hoarded quite a few bits and with the additional time I suddenly found I had, I was able to crack on and get the little blue 205 back on the road. I had a complete nightmare with the carburettor, with constant over-fuelling and fuel just pouring into the inlet manifold. After much head scratching and sanity checking of the carb rebuild I finally traced the issue back to the replacement float needle not seating properly and not shutting off the fuel flow when the float level was correct. I popped back in the original one, BURNED the crappy replacement, and off she went. 
    Unfortunately, I have been suffering with autochoke issues ever since. Through trial and error I have found a compromise setting where it will start and run hot of cold, but if ain't great on either! I am hoping to do a manual choke conversion soon - for which I will post a detailed guide so that it may save others pain in the future!
    Elsewhere, I have started slowly working through the BX. It has a new gearbox installed and I am about to replace the valve stem seals - more of a write up to follow. 

     
    Anyway. When lockdown lifted, quite a few of us went a bit mental. Some went to the pubs and got hammered, some argued with staff members in supermarkets about wearing masks. I though, got drunk went on eBay and bought 2x Peugeot 104's. Yes, 2. 
    No I don't know why. I just thought they needed to be saved. 1 is a 1978 GL model, in blue and was properly RANK having been sat under a tree for several years. 

    This is as it arrived at the unit I share with 2 friends. Covered in algae and missing some of its face. 

    Yes, it didn't have an oil filter or a carburettor. However, it did turn over.  It was subsequently pressure washed, hoovered and oiled then left for a week whilst I took a look at the other 104. 
    This one, is french - as in French registered and LHD. I did what you really should not do, buy an unregistered import with no paperwork. Why? Alcohol. 
    This one was similarly cosmetically challenged, including a whopping parking dent. But, unlike the blue one, had spent it's life in Bordeaux so is very rust free. It also happens to be an early 104 - meaning it has a crap saloon style tailgate rather than a hatchback, which makes it really impractical! It's just perfect! 



    Originally, I intended to make a good one (using the white one as a base) out of the two. Subsequently though, it turns out the blue one really isn't that bad - rusty yes, but repairable. So now I'm a big stuck as to what exactly to do! For now, the goal is to get both running and stopping. Then I'll worry about what to do next. 
    Today, I was able to get the electrics to behave on the blue one.

    Next stop is, will she run? The original Solex carb was missing, so I have improvised with an SU from a dolomite. Hopefully it will do the trick. 
    More 104 and BX progress to follow. Plus, hopefully, more 505 content.
     
  11. Like
    meshking reacted to 320touring in 320touring's Shitey Saab 9-5 when 1 becomes 2...   
    Filled this up today before heading through to the Unit to tinker..
    How close to 481 miles do we reckon I'll get? 70L tank.
    Place bets now!
    Once at the unit, the plan was to find out what the rattle was from the drivers side front - I got all set up

    Then got a call from my dad saying he had a puncture - so I had to load back up and head out to help him.
    Once back and jacked, the fault was obvious - the anti-roll bar bracket has rusted away and the rubber bush has disappeared.

    Hopefully it's an easy enough fix.
    That identified, it was time to sort out the outside of the car - a wash and wax were the order of the day..

    And the manky wheels had a seeing to as well.

    The paint is crap, but they cleaned up ok.
    Overall, it looks much more presentable!

     
  12. Haha
    meshking got a reaction from Magic in The new news 24 thread   
    Yes, but have you seen the contents of the bookshelf that he gave his 7 minute speech in front of?
  13. Haha
    meshking got a reaction from catsinthewelder in The new news 24 thread   
    Yes, but have you seen the contents of the bookshelf that he gave his 7 minute speech in front of?
  14. Haha
    meshking reacted to Borsuq in The new news 24 thread   
    Fun fact: my Fiat is too small for this automatic car wash. It's not wide enough for the extendo-brushes to reach both sides at the same time.

    And no, they won't give me half of my money back.
  15. Haha
    meshking got a reaction from richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
    Yes, but have you seen the contents of the bookshelf that he gave his 7 minute speech in front of?
  16. Haha
    meshking got a reaction from barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    Yes, but have you seen the contents of the bookshelf that he gave his 7 minute speech in front of?
  17. Like
    meshking got a reaction from mk2_craig in The new news 24 thread   
    Yes, but have you seen the contents of the bookshelf that he gave his 7 minute speech in front of?
  18. Haha
    meshking reacted to Fumbler in The new news 24 thread   
    Surely not as bad as this?

  19. Like
    meshking reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is a treat for the eyeballs


     
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1975-Volvo-244-DL/184416792793?hash=item2af018f0d9:g:YPkAAOSwrjtfRAFb
  20. Like
    meshking reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    incorrect colour of Moccasins 

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Renault-19/164348790258?hash=item2643f385f2:g:brMAAOSwVFpfQR4Z
  21. Like
    meshking got a reaction from Jimbob McGregor in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Holy moly, it's an update. 
    Where were we? Ah yes, fitting the nearside rear wing:
    Found some more time today:
     
    Ta da!

    Hopefully the etch primer I've ordered will arrive this week so I can paint it over the BH weekend. I think that is hopefully welding complete.
  22. Like
    meshking got a reaction from Jimbob McGregor in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Acadiane in leaving the garage shocker ( just to turn it around to work on the otherside, but ...)
     

     
    Wifey seems a little too excited tbh.
  23. Like
    meshking reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1980-fiat-127-1050cl-rhd-12-months-mot/333695384911?hash=item4db1cb7d4f:g:eG4AAOSwKnlfP47S
  24. Haha
    meshking reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Pissin' on strawberries on a summer evenin'
    And it sounds just like a song
    I wet more berries and that syphonin' feelin'
    It's so wonderful and warm
     

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bailey-Pageant-Burgundy-4-Berth-Caravan/124308486255?hash=item1cf15cf86f:g:8QcAAOSwlnpfNVwH
     
    Side bit in, side bit out
    I don't know if I could ever sleep without
    I'm just thinking out loud
    I don't know if I could ever sleep without
     

     
    Campervan MILF score:  NINE
    Campervan MILF score: NINE
    Campervan MILF score: NINE
    Campervan MILF score: NINE
    Campervan MILF score
     

     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Damon-Daybreak-6-8-berth-Motor-home-Camper/114359453542?hash=item1aa05ac766:g:zTEAAOSw3N9fONcp
     
    rustin' on a summer evenin'
    Baby, you'll be fucked by end of June
    I want to watch you disintegratin
    EMR are gonna be takin' you
     

     
    Campervan MILF score: NONE
    Campervan MILF score: NONE
    Campervan MILF score: NONE
    Campervan MILF score: NONE 
    Campervan MILF score
     

     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Campervan-air-cooled-1980-2-0-L/274468049519?hash=item3fe792126f:g:EbYAAOSwixNfQQNL
     
    I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it
    Caravan MILF score: NINE
    I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it
    Caravan MILF score:  NINE 
    Caravan MILF score
     

     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Abbey-aventura/274468351981?hash=item3fe796afed:g:NnUAAOSw4PlfQUoH
     
  25. Like
    meshking got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Holy moly, it's an update. 
    Where were we? Ah yes, fitting the nearside rear wing:
    Found some more time today:
     
    Ta da!

    Hopefully the etch primer I've ordered will arrive this week so I can paint it over the BH weekend. I think that is hopefully welding complete.
×
×
  • Create New...