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    meshking reacted to richardmorris in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I’ve been preparing the end of month invoices at work. Our best ever trading month in thirty years. Celebrating with a pastis in the spring sun.

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    meshking reacted to dozeydustman in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    4 to go!
     

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    meshking reacted to eddyramrod in The new news 24 thread   
    I got a letter today, from Swansea.  Apparently, while they are still processing my licence, I am allowed to drive under Section 88.
     
    AT LAST!
     
    So we rang Motability and added me to the insurance on the Suzuki.  I think the Cadillac might be going out soon....
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    meshking got a reaction from SiC in 2000 Porkster Borxster   
    Lovely purchase. I was taken for a spin in a cayman by a friend a few years back and it reminded me of the first time I went in a 911... One owned by a mclaren team mechanic, 1980s with roll cage etc.
     
    I think the 2/4 on the fuel gauge would trigger the mathematician in me everytime I looked at it.
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    meshking reacted to Skizzer in We're off to see the Skizzer, PT 2.   
    We had a busy day. We have worked through a lot of the pre-MOT list and now have working washers and wipers, all the front lights and most of the rear lights.
     

     
    There’s also a new steering wheel (used, but in better condition) and RH column stalk.
     

     
    Couple more electrical gremlins to chase down and I’m on a mission first thing for brake parts as one of the rear cylinders has been leaking. Then it’s MOT time.
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    meshking got a reaction from Skizzer in We're off to see the Skizzer, PT 2.   
    You have a dog called Keith? Well played, sir.
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    meshking reacted to w00dy in Shitting in the shallow end. Tychy Poo-nda.   
    I'd driven a little way in my then newly-purchased Espace Quadra when I realised there was an un-labeled gauge reading zero. Spent the rest of the trip with the missus deciding what the gauge ought to be for: minutes until next failure, street-cred, kill count (the Shipman-meter),  % of air not CO. Hours* of fun.
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    meshking got a reaction from RobT in Buick Park Avenue for sale - 7 tickets left   
    Can I take number 21 for RobT please?
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    meshking reacted to brownnova in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    In my own grin news...
     
    Last week my gf and I got engaged. Did the whole romance bit etc... we joked that after such romance we should do some car jobs to balance it out.
     
    As I was driving home from said romance my now fiancée in the car behind rings me to inform me that the exhaust on the car is dragging on the floor....
     
    So our first act as an engaged couple was to pull the exhaust off a Peugeot!
     
    We had a good laugh at that!!
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    meshking reacted to RobT in Impreza Wagon SOLD   
    Summary version: in a rare moment of success I changed the back box myself, and was rewarded with an MoT pass today!  If you can bear the detail, read on...
     
    To remove the stubborn exhaust bolt I bought a £25 VonHaus rotary tool, and splashed out £15 or something on several different Dremel branded cutting discs as the ones provided were inevitably shite.  I only broke one of them so wud rekomend.  Got them from Homebase.
     
    So having a few days off work, yesterday I managed this.
     

     
    The old one was a genuine Subaru part, and has had its use.
     

     
    Typically the cheap new one wasn't a great fit, with the hanger fouling the sub-frame when I tightened the bolts due to being welded on the wrong side.  So heat and bendage made it OK, but it's miles away from the rubber, and I can't do anything about that.
     

     
    Whilst up on ramps I also took the opportunity to Vatcan the sub-frame.  I'll do the rest when I have more time, as it's a bit crusty under there.  No oil leaks from the diff though.
     

     
    6 flippin' hours in total over two days to get to this.  Those of you more skilled are probably wondering why TF did it take him that long.  Me too actually.  Although stating the obvious, having the correct tools to start with really does help.
     

     
    I almost forgot to check the MoT basics, but a good job I didn't as a side light was out.  A trip to the MoT this morning yielded a result, so that makes it all worth it.  I'd be a bit miffed if it failed on something piddly, and it also saves the faff of going back for a re-test.
     
    The tyre place I use is only 300 yards from the MoT place, so I thought I'd check on the slow puncture on the OS rear.  The guy noticed a small nail which I'd missed, but it was too close to the sidewall for a repair.  I'll get a new tyre next pay day.  These two were also parked up by the tyre shop.  I've spotted the P6 before but the P5 is new.  So on the whole a good couple of days with actual progress!
     

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    meshking got a reaction from Burnside in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Chopped, welded,grinded, err primered...
     
    Not impressive work compared to others on here, but it'll do after a thin* skim of filler.

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    meshking got a reaction from Burnside in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order.
     
    Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes.
     
    Apologies for the shaky camera work...
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    meshking got a reaction from RobT in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Chopped, welded,grinded, err primered...
     
    Not impressive work compared to others on here, but it'll do after a thin* skim of filler.

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    meshking got a reaction from colc in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Chopped, welded,grinded, err primered...
     
    Not impressive work compared to others on here, but it'll do after a thin* skim of filler.

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    meshking got a reaction from rusty998 in Beating the Tip Nazis - Mobile Skip Required   
    In my part of Surrey it's the same, however they've also stated that large vehicles with seats removed count as vans. What's confusing is the van rule came in before the charge for rubble and diy waste. If there's a charge, just let the vans in? It'll be more expensive than the industrial site.
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    meshking got a reaction from Saabnut in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Chopped, welded,grinded, err primered...
     
    Not impressive work compared to others on here, but it'll do after a thin* skim of filler.

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    meshking got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Chopped, welded,grinded, err primered...
     
    Not impressive work compared to others on here, but it'll do after a thin* skim of filler.

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    meshking got a reaction from Bamboocarman in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order.
     
    Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes.
     
    Apologies for the shaky camera work...
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    meshking got a reaction from Fumbler in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order.
     
    Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes.
     
    Apologies for the shaky camera work...
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    meshking got a reaction from Fumbler in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to spend sometime this morning on unpicking, a few patches had been let in and the floor is on the way out too.
     
    I've placed the first (of no doubt many) orders for bits for the van on Thursday just waiting for them to arrive.
     
    Managed to get a new bottle of hobby weld, no questions about the empty tank and didn't want to see the original receipt.
     

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    meshking got a reaction from Fumbler in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Yuk. Plenty of grot in this corner, luckily all panels are available.
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    meshking got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order.
     
    Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes.
     
    Apologies for the shaky camera work...
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    meshking got a reaction from RobT in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order.
     
    Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes.
     
    Apologies for the shaky camera work...
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    meshking got a reaction from shedenvy in 1980 Citroën acadiane   
    Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order.
     
    Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes.
     
    Apologies for the shaky camera work...
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