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Sunday I'll be driving up to Loch Lomond and then up into the Cairngorms - just driving around aimlessly really to see what I can see.  Monday I'll probably go up the west coast a bit, although the weather is supposed to turn to shite by then so will have to see.
Tis lovely up there. I recommend a drive through Tullough road. Its a pass over to Glenmallen over the hills.

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2 hours ago, rusty998 said:

Have a look vulgalour, I know this car, it's been on the driveway for over 20 years at least, it has other old cars for company too but I can't remember what they are, 1950's possibly?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2437865753116490/

That's... yeah.  Don't leave your cars under a tarp for 20 years, kids, it doesn't do them any favours.

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9 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Nope, a short break to take my mind off turning 40 on Sunday. 

Taken a slight detour in order to enjoy a light luncheon at the legend which is Tebay services.

Rover is averaging 55.5mpg so far, according to the computer.  Lost a mpg coming over t'dales. 

I was 40 a year ago and I feel fine.

Get a grip, man :P

 

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14 hours ago, rusty998 said:

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Finally it is being sold,  the beauty you see before you has to my recollection been in this driveway for over 20 years! It's up for sale on marketplace,  brave restoration but probably just good for parts, it has sat under a tarpaulin for decades so the parts might be in good order?

@rovamota could have that up and about and ready for an MOT in a week or two. It looks better than the red pre-production Wolseley one - remember that story?

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Know the rarity of one of these in this colour but I passed one of these in South London the other day in exactly the same colour and with the same alloys. It was parked down a side street covered in a thick layer of grime and dirt and the brake discs were rusty. Suffice to say it probably hasn't been driven in a while or the owner is away. Would have snapped it however I was driving  by at relative speed so that was ny on impossible....

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I put some time aside this morning to investigate why the new NSF front pads on the Mini don't press flush against the new disc.

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Everything came undone easy enough.

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Pads aren't sitting flush against the discs.

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Piston seals don't look in very good condition but they are still sealing the necessary bits so that can wait.

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The new pads have these raised studs to locate the anti rattle plate and they were far too proud.

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I carefully filed them down so that they still did their job but let the pad sid flush against the floating caliper and the disc.

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Quick test drive on a tip run showed that things now appear to be working as they should.

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The car rewarded me by continuing to smoke from the stem seals.

Thanks Mini.

Thini.

 

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Missus was tagged in fb with some wheels for sale on fb in  Newington near sittingbourne so I took her there to buy the, fitted easily in the shalaxy, thought rude not to go see my mate with yellow mondeo and say hi, his neighbours were having a bbq so we all got burgers, sausages in rolls.. and free tea... win win and win..

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7 hours ago, rusty998 said:

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I recognise that place. It’s near me In windlesham, Surrey,  the neighbour has an Aston Martin lagonda reg no v10 I think.

Edit, sorry I didn’t realise it was the blue wedge underneath. 

 

I can can assist with collection if anyone wants it. It is probably 2miles from me. Sadly I cannot buy or store it.

 

AUSTIN MORRIS PRINCESS HL AUTO

 

Car is non runner but really useful for parts if need for another vehicle the same as this one. Had only 6,000 miles. Only getting rid because need room. Will accept any sensible offers for this car. You would need truck to move car as will not start.

 

Car comes with....

 

Made in 1981

petrol

Automatic 

1700cc

5 door

 

 

TDB483X Read less

 

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With the lovely weather the last few days, I've pulled out the Boxster after putting the MGB away for some last of the warm weather fun. Top mounts definitely need replacing very soon now. Not binding up hard but pretty noisy.

Went to Newbury Show. Was alright, but not quite as good as I expected.

Bought this outside light though. Reclaimed from an old boat. Properly heavy duty and well built thing. 85 quid - didn't think it was too bad and I'm happy with it. No doubt making a good margin on it and more expensive than the absolute junk B&Q sells but a lot cheaper than John Lewis stuff which still isn't likely as well built.
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Company selling them: http://devonreclaimed.com/
Being Devon based, there is no proper website. Just a gallery then you email him for prices and order.

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Nice run out on the Scomadi today, only about 15 miles or so, but the weather was ace and had an ice cream in sunny Cheshire. Came home and my mate managed to fix the Lambretta, it wouldn't start the other day after a run out. Turns out the kill switch 'thing' on the handlebars had earthed out! Chop still in garage as sort of forgot to tell my missus I'd bought it. When I went out on it yesterday, I had to turn the CCTV off the computer screen (in case she got up early and saw it) and push the bike down the road to start it so it didn't wake her up as she'd been on nights.

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Well whoop whoop, the hose I ordered from Amazon about a month ago finally turned up today. Not opened the pachage as I am too scared to see what utter rubbish I have bought. Also, the box of stainless nuts and bolts I bought for Kyle yesterday (expected delivery Wednesday next week) were delivered this morning so I am informed via e-mail, not heard a word from the lad so he's either busy bolting random stuff together or trying to work out who has sent him a jumbo collection of nuts and bolts without telling him!

 

It was me lad.

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