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Like the last scrapings from the lurpak tub, I'm spreading myself too thin.

 

Too many projects on the go and new ones coming in.

 

Shiter' s disease.

 

I'm trying to make house out of this

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and have enough vehicle projects to keep me busy for a year or two. A maestro waiting on wheel arches, a landcruiser needing mot, 3 series land rovers gathering dust. The omega, tractor, digger, dumper...

 

Yet in the last month I've bought two motorbikes

 

Cafe racer project. Just what I need.

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More 80's jap bike. Currently in bits in the garage for a quick* recommission and profit*.post-5582-0-10243000-1519415490_thumb.jpg

 

I need to get the garage cleared because that old 109 lurking behind the allegro is going to be the subject of an 'oily hands' day that the car club Tam and I are in are having. Its old Perkins is getting a strip down and new rings.

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Then the p38 arrived and needs to be sorted or scrapped.

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I often don't get home from work until 8pm. It's all a bit nuts. I really need to offload something(s)

 

This afternoon I bought this.

 

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You can get properly epic lift off oversteer in a Polo, many funs had raising eyebrows drifting round wet roundabouts as a yoof.

I shat my pants doing a full 180° in mine. Lift off, lots of arm twirling, truck heading towards me BEEPING LIKE I DONT KNOW WHAT I JUST DID.

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Like the last scrapings from the lurpak tub, I'm spreading myself too thin.

 

Too many projects on the go and new ones coming in.

 

Shiter' s disease.

 

I'm trying to make house out of this

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and have enough vehicle projects to keep me busy for a year or two. A maestro waiting on wheel arches, a landcruiser needing mot, 3 series land rovers gathering dust. The omega, tractor, digger, dumper...

 

Yet in the last month I've bought two motorbikes

 

Cafe racer project. Just what I need.

attachicon.gif20180102_111250.jpg

 

More 80's jap bike. Currently in bits in the garage for a quick* recommission and profit*.attachicon.gif20180223_193522.jpg

 

I need to get the garage cleared because that old 109 lurking behind the allegro is going to be the subject of an 'oily hands' day that the car club Tam and I are in are having. Its old Perkins is getting a strip down and new rings.

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Then the p38 arrived and needs to be sorted or scrapped.

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I often don't get home from work until 8pm. It's all a bit nuts. I really need to offload something(s)

 

This afternoon I bought this.

 

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Please tell me that is the diseasal jobbie that has been at the last few Errol auctions? Pretty please?

 

Each auction I have looked at that and decided it was just too bonkers, and each time it was relisted I started to think about it again.....

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Guest Hooli

... when an Escort has only spent two years in the rain, but is an ideal restoration project!

 

To be fair, the ideal restoration project is one that is project money but needs nothing doing.

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Been out today and helped a neighbor check on his lock up. He’s had it nearly 30 years but not been inside for the last 4 or 5 years!

He’s thinking about clearing it out and getting rid of the lock up but wanted to see what, if anything was still inside. He’d been putting it off as someone had told him it’d been broken into and the locks changed. Got there and it was just as he’d left it fortunately.

 

Aside from the years old tools and bits & bobs, we found a really old belt driven air compressor, pre 80 Yamaha RD250 (couldn’t find the number plate but keys still in the ignition!), and an old stripped down pre 63 registration Triumph motorbike of some sort. It’s frame is still sat there and the engine was on the floor at the back, the engine has been stripped and rebuilt but never been used!

 

Always interesting to see what’s been sat in garages for years.

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Nowt so queer as folk, though! Think if I had an old Trumpet and RD stashed away and someone said "break-in" I might have gone and had a look.....!

He knew the Triumph was in there but there’s so much clutter in there you couldnt see the Yamaha. It was only when we started sorting through stuff it became visible. He didn’t even know he had it!

It’s complete and in reasonable state too for something that’s sat for ages. There’s still ok smelling petrol in the tank.

God knows why he didn’t go check for so long though.

 

The Triumph engine I lifted out for him and took it back to his house. It’s complete too, even still got its tiny carb still. It’s clearly been rebuilt and it’s spotless inside.

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Although "tiny carb" might spell Tiger Cub....Still worth a bit, though.

I don’t know sod all about bikes tbh. I meant ‘tiny’ as in tiny in comparison to my cars carbs! All bikes are tiny!

I think the Mercury’s carb is about the same size as this Triumph’s entire engine!

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I think the carbs on my Triumph Bonnie are about 1 1/2" internal bore if that helps?

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Serviced the passat. Looks like it had not been touched for a while - air filter was crosland and fuel filter an unknown make so I sumise somebody did'nt want to spend much. Air and oil filter were bosch and the fuel filter was mann.

Tomrrow I need to do something with intercooler pipes as they are dripping oil as well as the undertray - held on with cable ties. Forgotten how much easier things are with the car on ramps.

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