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    sierraman got a reaction from chadders in HMC- Incoming- Old Skool Ford (contains mk2 escort)   
    I remember my brother having a 1.6 Sport, peco back box on it, it seemed much cooler than an XR3 at the time. Like a fool he swapped it for a Lada, probably from reading this you’d be a good judge to say he is not a rich man these days. 
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    sierraman got a reaction from Burnside in HMC- Incoming- Old Skool Ford (contains mk2 escort)   
    The Escort would have been a late 70’s one, the Riva for which he still has the foot pump for was a H plater so at the time maybe 6 years old. I don’t know the complexities of the deal but it had a paint finish on the boot like the singing detectives back, the radio fell out of the dash. I remember him taking me and my mum to the shops in it and the overwhelming smell of hot melting Russian plastic/rubber and us cowering in the back in case anyone saw us in it. We still laugh about it now actually. 😂
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    sierraman reacted to Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    Thar looks perfect. I literally hate you for posting these up as I'll have to go to ebay now 😂 
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    sierraman got a reaction from aldo135 in HMC- Incoming- Old Skool Ford (contains mk2 escort)   
    I remember my brother having a 1.6 Sport, peco back box on it, it seemed much cooler than an XR3 at the time. Like a fool he swapped it for a Lada, probably from reading this you’d be a good judge to say he is not a rich man these days. 
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    sierraman got a reaction from Matty in HMC- Incoming- Old Skool Ford (contains mk2 escort)   
    I remember my brother having a 1.6 Sport, peco back box on it, it seemed much cooler than an XR3 at the time. Like a fool he swapped it for a Lada, probably from reading this you’d be a good judge to say he is not a rich man these days. 
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    sierraman got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in '93 Mondy thread - K reg base 4 sale (not mine)   
    I was on foot 😂
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    sierraman reacted to Matty in Tales of a new business, trials and endless uphill battles   
    As I occupy this area of work but have never had the balls to do what you have done, I wish you all the success that you deserve. Top man.
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    sierraman reacted to Jikovron in Tales of a new business, trials and endless uphill battles   
    Thankyou all for your kind words there's no doubt its going to be a stress fest but I'm relishing the challenge my sister has been the star really as I've basically thrown her right into the deep end with welding/fabricating and quite intense mechanical work without any sign of flagging so far, not bad for a former office based employee!
    We're based at Derwent foundry, Whatstandwell DE4 5HG 
    01629 818296
    RRM Ltd facebook
    RRM Ltd website

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    sierraman reacted to DeanH in Tales of a new business, trials and endless uphill battles   
    Well done on having the balls to give it a go, I really hope it works out for you. Where have you based yourself? 
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    sierraman reacted to Stinkwheel in Tales of a new business, trials and endless uphill battles   
    Good for you and well done, wish you all the best with the venture. Your work looks good
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    sierraman reacted to Jikovron in Tales of a new business, trials and endless uphill battles   
    For aslong as I can remember I've wanted to be directing my own path in business but never had the actual confidence to overcome huge self doubt and fears of failure, in 2021 when I nearly met with my mortality thanks to covid I remember hating that I'd played things safe as houses like a boring nobody and literally despite continued health maladies I feel that I've got a second run up at life , so I'm starting from nothing at 35 and want to get pushing forward with what is abit of a dream for me .
    So basically my sister and I have teamed up to create a new garage/engineering works of which provides the usual bread and butter garage services and also more specialised work less commonly found like large manual machining capability and welding.
    We're looking to stock up on a range of common classic parts too so that we can take on most project work without waiting on parts turning up in ebay etc albeit limited space prevents stocking a vast amount.
    So far over the last 8 months !

    Obligatory huge lathe brought back somewhat inappropriately 


    Company car brought down , inappropriately 

    Lathe electrical rebuild done because it was dangerous as hell, 415 through the soaked push buttons etc ,,horrible ! Once cleaned and generally setup it's been put to work straight away!

     
    this s100 k series swap was quite aquite to drive, getting one to fit the earlier car isn't bolt in like with the estelle and rapid !

    Cambelt snappage job on an iveco 2.3, lots of new valves and lapping required!

    loads of work done, and loads more hopefully to come ! 



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    sierraman got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    sierraman got a reaction from andrew e in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    sierraman reacted to rattlecan in BEST 4 grand car   
    Best £4K car? That would be my Mk2 RS2000 that I paid precisely that sum of money for in 2001 😀🤦🏼‍♂️
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    sierraman got a reaction from Burnside in '93 Mondy thread - K reg base 4 sale (not mine)   
    Hmm I’m only 20 miles away as well…
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    sierraman got a reaction from Burnside in '93 Mondy thread - K reg base 4 sale (not mine)   
    I was on foot 😂
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    sierraman got a reaction from egg in '93 Mondy thread - K reg base 4 sale (not mine)   
    Hmm I’m only 20 miles away as well…
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    sierraman got a reaction from FakeConcern in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    sierraman got a reaction from AndyW201 in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    sierraman reacted to stuboy in Shite in Miniature II   
    Treated myself 1/18 mk1 xr2



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    sierraman got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    Renault 5, Citroen CX and a Simca 1100 I think. 
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    sierraman reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    I've found a diecast in Spain too. Just wandering along the beach and spot this among the seashells 



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    sierraman got a reaction from bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    sierraman got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    sierraman got a reaction from tooSavvy in 1987 Ford Sierra Sapphire 1.8L - Earning its keep - see page 28   
    I always keep old nuts/bolts etc, lost count how often I’ve used them! Only last week I was putting a Nissan Juke air box back and the bolt had chewed up, fortunately some old Focus coil pack bolts did the trick! 
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