Jump to content

Tickman's stuff. Octavia advert done properly.

Recommended Posts

The 19 was collected on Saturday, thread was here:





First fill:




Not a bad looking car:




Current mileage:




It will get a bit of use over the next couple of weeks to see how it is but there was a job I had been trying to fit in for a couple of weeks on the Octavia.




Just a simple* front discs and a re-bleed after the rear pipe was changed last time.


Discs were fitted after finding an 18mm socket and 7mm allen key and they were done.


I bled up the front and back left no problem but the back right was still getting air after too long 

All unions were checked / tightened and it was better but could be better still.


I'm going top use it for a few days to see does pedal feel change.

Already the is more bite in the brakes with the new discs so that is an improvement so far.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Chuck has been away this past week and is due back and having 5 cars outside the house (and neighbours house) is a little* excessive I've put the 19 away until I decide how shit the brakes on the Octavia  are after having worked on them again yesterday.






Sleep tight!



Next opportunity for a look is a while away.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the shape of these - always had a hankering to replace the Mk1 16V I loved…….. only ever seen complete basket cases or total concours  recently though.

This is a smart looking piece of kit...….


Want dibs ;)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I've been a bit busy doing other stuff instead of car stuff.

Stuff like this has been getting in the way.




And this.




Today I decided to see if the 19 was where I left it.




It was so I took it for a run.




It hadn't fixed itself though.


I emptied the boot of these.




While doing so I discovered one is cracked to fuck on the sidewall so that isn't going near the car again.

Three of them are fine though.

I'm just going to use it for a bit and see how it goes.

That is about it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a car needing an mot that had a slight* blow from the exhaust.

On further investigation the back box was no longer connected to the rest of the exhaust and someone had been there before making a welding hedgehog.


No before picture but needless to say I didn't have any exhaust pipe to use to rebuild something so I had to get slightly creative.


I cleaned back the fallen off flange and repurposed a bit of MR2 support bar that runs across the car that stuff gets bolted to.

This was a good fit for the flange.

To get the two bits to go back together I sleeved the inside with more MR2, this time a piece of the water pipe that runs under the car as this was a great fit.








Not the tidiest job but it has worked so far.


Finally back on the car and relative silence has arrived.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Work and general life are occupying more of my car tinkering time so I'm getting realistic with what I have.

First up is the Renault 19. Ex Bramz7 and Jim Bell. 


Renault 19 RSI 1.8 8v.
MOT 11/08/19

I really like this car but my MOT guy (who does cash in hand work) is too busy to take on the clutch change it needs and I have projects galore that have to be put before this so it has to go :(

Branz7 roffle thread here: 


He couldn't get it insured sensibly but I managed it for just over £100.

Price: £300 including the sporty alloys. I can just put the steels on and shift the alloys on their own.


Secondly the Octavia 1.8 Turbo 4x4 Petrol without a towbar.

This was picked up from a friend of Saabnut having been off the road for 18 months it proved to be stubborn and didn't want to play but throwing parts at it so far has made it into the trusted workhorse I needed. 

It has had: 
Rear calipers, discs and pads all round, rear wheel bearing, brake lines, alternator general service stuff and a whole lot more that I don't want to add up.

MOT 13/09/19

Price £550.

I can get photos and other details if anyone is even remotely interested. If not I shall brave the public after our holiday.

Details start from about here: 



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The 19 disappeared over a week ago with Scott and today was the first day I could get the gsr in for MOT in the hope to get it out of the way.




Happy with that, it has some advisories which will need attended to.

The rear sill on the driver's side looks like a patch is needed, he wasn't too aggressive when looking and the front subframe is looking sorry for itself in places which I think a wire wheel in a grinder would make some holes. I was informed that plating it would not be allowed under the current MOT rules and hopes of finding one for it were not high but two minutes on Google shows availability from Germany for less than £150 delivered so that is probably the most sensible route to take.

I will get round to it all at some point!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By dozeydustman
      Mrs Dustman has a dash cam she wants me to fit to her '99 frog face Corolla. It came with a hard wire kit as opposed to the usual fag lighter lead, so I might as well make a decent* job of it and hide the wiring completely. Trouble is I can't remember how I got the radio pod out when I fitted the DAB unit she now has. I've also got a few dash illumination bulbs to change so I might as well do it all in one hit while it's a sunny afternoon.
      A bit of googling comes up with the US spec dash which appears to be different from the European model, or the 2002-on model. I seem to remember spudging out the dash vents to access some bolts/rivets.
      Failing that, is there an easier place to get a switched live from (besides the radio) that doesn't involve destroying the car's interior?
    • By Broadsword
      Hot on the heels of last week’s collectioneering of a Xantia, another collection starts here and now. Well it is probably a collection as long as the car is as described, but I am optimistic.

      Clues. It’s enormous yet quite cramped. Never had one before and it could be considered blessed, saintly even!
    • By TripleRich
      Hi all, new to the forum.  Thought you might be interested in what I've got myself into
      I'd been after my first classic car for a while.  If it's big and made in the 70s I'm interested.  Looked at few things like P6s, Zodiacs, Victors, SD1s and various other things.  Problem was I didn't want to spend a boatload of money on something that looked alright but underneath was actually a total heap.  The solution was to buy a complete heap in the first place and spend the money fixing it.
      So in January I went ahead and bought this from a colleague at work who was moving away and needed to get shot of it.

      It's a part finished restoration (I prefer not started) and it needs a whole load of help if it's going to stand any chance of using a road again.
      It's right up my street.  Granada Coupes are quite odd and certainly stand out from the norm.
      It still has the original engine, box, interior and most trim.
      It came with loads of panels I need to repair it (mostly original Ford stock).
      It came with so many spares I could probably build a few Granadas and still have stuff left over.
      It was cheap.
      Most of the front end has been cut off.
      Most of the body structure is quite rotten.
      It's going to take me ages.
      I work at a restoration company and my boss kindly allows me to keep the car there.  So I've got access to all the gear I need to restore it.  I've been busy on the car for a while now so will post more pics over the coming days.
  • Create New...