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On 10/10/2021 at 7:46 PM, DodgyBastard said:

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It's not mine, a friend brought over because he wanted a look at the Subaru. He has another quite rusty Applause he wants me to weld but I've said he'd be better going with someone capable of doing a good job like Gingernuttz.

Took this on next year FOAD, cheers for passing my number and that on 👍

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11 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

 

 

1992 Daihatsu Applause 16 GXi Auto

 

Nice one, this is the car you'll be taking on. I sent him some photos of the work you did on the Galaxie which was really quite impressive.

 

 

Doesn't sound too bad from what he was saying but being rare panels aren't available for them. 

 

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I'd noticed oil leaking at quite an alarming rate from around the distributor so checked the oil and discovered it was very high on the dipstick.

I guessed it could be petrol mixing with the oil at the mechanical fuel pump so dropped the oil which smelled like petrol and removed the pump. I cleaned it all up and worked the pump a few times with my hand and could see the petrol dripping out where it's bolted onto the engine.

I've ordered a new pump so hopefully it'll solve the issue.

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Ordered the wrong fuel pump for the Skoda, I was under the impression that it was a Skoda 130 engine so just ordered a replacement on eBay before I had a chance to look at what was fitted on the car and discovered the one I'd ordered only had two holes to bolt it on.

Later I searched Google images to find the same one and it turns out that it's a favorit pump. I ordered one from a Czech site so hopefully be here at the end of the week.

I refitted the old pump and changed the oil which seemed to help with the low oil pressure and oil pishing out of every seal. Obviously I'll have to change it again when the new pump arrives as well as changing the filters.

The carb doesn't have any kind of filter/airbox on it so going to look into what fits or maybe modify something, I can't imagine it's good for it when it warms up and hot unfiltered air is going straight into the carb.

 

In other news I've started working on the chevette again, I've refitted the original vinyl interior and painted the floors inside. Today I'm hoping to paint the wings and front end and refit the lights and mirrors and make it look more like a car again.

I was reading through the fail list and there really isn't that much still to do.

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On 13/10/2021 at 15:50, DodgyBastard said:

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Nice!

I need to take you up on that offer to go exploring photo opportunity locations at some point. I have absolutely no idea where you went to take those photos, but they look ace.

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18 minutes ago, Supernaut said:

I need to take you up on that offer to go exploring photo opportunity locations at some point. I have absolutely no idea where you went to take those photos, but they look ace.

It's not far from me at a disused quarry in inverkeithing. Go down at the weekend if you like?

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I posted these same photos on Facebook and had quite a lot of hate and told I should have done a "decent" paint job and the car looks shit as it is.

I never claimed it looked amazing but I'm happy with the progress I've made with it and now it's looking a bit more like a car it might spur me on to get it finished. I'm not sure a decent paint job will make much difference, it's still covered in dents!

Some people need to lower their expectations.

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1 hour ago, DodgyBastard said:

I posted these same photos on Facebook and had quite a lot of hate and told I should have done a "decent" paint job and the car looks shit as it is.

I never claimed it looked amazing but I'm happy with the progress I've made with it and now it's looking a bit more like a car it might spur me on to get it finished. I'm not sure a decent paint job will make much difference, it's still covered in dents!

Some people need to lower their expectations.

It's your car, not theirs. If they wanted a chevette with a perfect paint job they can go and weld up their own and paint it however they want.

For what its worth I remember what it looked like before.. I think this looks fine and only proves the majority of folk on Facebook are indeed fucknuggets of the highest calibre.

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11 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

Well, if evidence were ever needed that Facebook is largely populated by abject fucknuggets...

It's being rebranded next week. FuckNugetts sounds like a good replacement.

I think the car looks great, especially considering what it once looked like.

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