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  1. A bit late to the party. Townsend Thoresen and Hoverspeed for me too also please if they're still going?
  2. I'll need to lend you the 740 so you can compare the 960/V90 to it's more humdrum, every day counterparts. Then a proper road test of the V70 T6 so you can compare the B6304 in the 960 with the B6304T4 with an extra 50% power and about 80% more torque
  3. £47 including insurance for a 24hr hire from Stirling Trailer Centre. Proper 24hr. Can be overnight.
  4. 5th May 2020 Not much has happened.... Start again. Bugger all has happened to the 205 in a while. This lockdown we're in is causing it due to the travel restrictions to essential journeys only and with the 205 being up in Cumbernauld I cannot justify going near it. I'm at reasonable risk to this bloody virus being asthmatic and still working with the public so driving anything anywhere really is a no no. Anyone who says otherwise needs to have a word with themselves. The last time I drove a car was the 22nd of March. The Volvo 740 has done 9 miles since I last refuelled it on 17th March. Anyways the last thing I done with the 205 was to put the new rear wheel bearings into the new rear brake drums from the pile of parts occupying the spare bedroom. Simple enough, put the bearings in the freezer and the drums in the oven as high as it will go. They just dropped straight in. So today I was on call and wasn't called out. With a delivery from the postie, I thought I really need to get out and do some tinkering. Fuck the system etc Yeah. Not 205 action but still... had to do something and the 740 is just outside. The tape player shat itself that time the Association of Associated Massivs did the final open day of The Electric train Museum in Coventry then the Wythall Bus Museum. Going up the M40 for dinner it decided to play funny and not rewind / FF. Then after dinner the alternator shat itself. Anyways a duff belt was suspected and A few days ago, I managed to prize it out the car and have a look. Belt gone as expected. The video will describe the rebuild which was, in the best traditions, the opposite of disassembly. Taking it apart... As expected...
  5. I too also would agree with that
  6. In starting this thread I am in no way accepting responsibility for the production of next year's calendar. I'm just doing it 'cos it's not there yet and I want to put forward one of my photos from Chumly 2018 which, I think under the circumstances, would make a great tribute to the late @Richard
  7. Quick update since the above video. The mad revving was caused by a broken injector clamp so that got replaced and it got another new injector. It shat it's exhaust manifold gaskets which necessitated an 18 month layoff waiting for parts. Finally an MoT was put on it on 20th December 2019 Then this (for those who don't already know) on the 29th of December Arsonist bastards! Insurance paid out a decent amount so that's something. More for the 205 fund. This is the last I will talk of this matter. ---ENDS---
  8. Dates: Various Some time off work and some decent-ish weather after the MoT allowed for some investigation of parts to see what the setup of the various bits on the 205 were... As with most cars, it's basically just trying to find out what the brake setup is. Seeing as my main personal experience doing brakes on older cars is Volvos usually with Girling fronts, TRW rears and ATE hydraulics, it's nice to have a car that's all the one system - Bendix. autodoc.co.uk would be the main target for finding parts. Euro Car Parts could get... some bits. GSF could get other some bits however the Glasgow branch of GSF closed recently so if I'm going to have to do it mail order, might as well get it all from one place. Also between ECP and GSF, I couldn't get everything I wanted. One week after ordering, two large boxes turned up... Contained in the autodoc order: Front Calipers x 2 Front Discs x 2 Front Pads Front Accessory Kit Front Bearings x 2 Rear Drums x 2 Rear Shoes Rear Fitting Kit Rear Shoes Adjuster Set Rear Wheel Cylinders x 2 Rear Bearings x 2 Master Cylinder Timing Belt / Water Pump Kit Brake Cleaner Tin x 3 1L Brake Fluid Air Filter Oil Filter Circlip Pliers Also from another source, - Driveshafts x 2 In Other News... Drum brakes can get fucked! I mean having to assemble bits of them OFF THE CAR FFS!
  9. Diesel does go nasty eventually but not to the same degree as petrol. The car did run on the stale stuff quite happily but it smelled like paint. The cold idle wasn't great but the new fuel helped solve that,
  10. Really should have been in the February thread as that's when it happened but never mind...
  11. The vast majority of the muck was from it's trailering from EK to Cumbernauld in the snow. Wet roads and lots of salt. Yay*.
  12. Wednesday 04/03/2020 Other than a new battery, somewhere to live and the moving thereof, nothing has been spent on the 205. This was, of course, the intention until a Viability Study™ could be carried out. Namely finding a MoT tester mental enough to put a car through a test that has sat in a lockup for 15 years. Mr 320touring of this parish suggested his tester in Cumbernauld is a safe bet so a test was booked for this afternoon and the trailer was once again booked for hire. First order of business was to collect the trailer, collect Mr 320touring and have lunch somewhere. Once this was accomplished, the car was liberated from it's hidey-hole and loaded on to the trailer. But not without having a quick blast to blow the cobwebs out... The noise off the CV joints was horrendous. Even managed to get a wee bit of turbo spool and blast all the smoke out. A gallon of fresh diesel the last time I saw the car probably helped a lot there. Then off to the test station up in Wardpark. Only 10 mins drive or so away, we get there, drop it off then head for tea... Tea was had and we came back. Test were running a bit behind but it eventually went in and shuftys were had Having two of the doors tied together inside the car to keep them shut didn't bode well. Presenting a car for test by driving it there on a trailer didn't garner much enthusiasm either. The tester was not impressed. Once under the car, comments were made alongs the lines of "solid" and "those brake lines are brand new". After the test was concluded it got a general "It's not that bad. It really just needs what you said it would need". So how not bad was it. Well then... To summarise, in order to pass a test it needs - Door catches all round Brakes all round Wheel bearings all round An ARB drop link Battery clamp installed in correct position not simply sitting on top so I know where it is A couple of electrical bits Show the tester how to work the screenwash. Maybe fix the leak in the pipe on the rear wash. In addition - Timing belt and water pump Thermostat General service Check rear suspension to see why it's a bit low on one side 4 x tyres Wipers
  13. Right I've checked with crewplan and it seems I'm pretty much certain for this. Time to start making plans.
  14. I have a pair of boots which I think has thicker laces than that collar.
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