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I'm off to a funeral in a mo. Nothing serious/personal, just my mother in law's neighbour - they'd lived next door to each other for a hundred years or somesuch & Margaret was truly ancient. Anyway, the weather looks just right for a proper rainy, windswept graveside moment. I've got my brolly, my thick black woollen coat and some very dark sunglasses - I do love a good funeral.

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Can't say I'm bonding with the Octavia Scout. It's a decent car and comfy enough but it's not me. I'll either keep on improving it and get an MOT on it (it expires the end of next month) and then flog it in time for OMGSNOKAOS or sell it to @Fraz on here who's struggling to fit his new mutt in his Octavia hatch.

Either way I think it's time to scratch an itch-I want to put Clio 182 running gear into a Kangoo van. It's not as daft as it sounds, the running gear bolts in and if you swap the loom over from the Clio you'll retain all the toys like cruise control. A Clio 182 will do near on 40mpg on a run too. Plus, doing a  cambelt will be a damn site easier with the engine out.

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1 hour ago, barefoot said:

I'm off to a funeral in a mo. Nothing serious/personal, just my mother in law's neighbour - they'd lived next door to each other for a hundred years or somesuch & Margaret was truly ancient. Anyway, the weather looks just right for a proper rainy, windswept graveside moment. I've got my brolly, my thick black woollen coat and some very dark sunglasses - I do love a good funeral.

"Always Go To Other People’s Funerals — Otherwise, They Won’t Come To Yours" is one of my favourite Yogi-isms

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Another car park dent on the Mondeo, the front door now after someone did the rear door last year. I was actually in the car at the time. But it was an old dear, and to be honest, I couldn't see a mark at the time (it was raining), so didn't make a fuss. Dammit.

She just opened her door too far, and clunk...

Remember the bumper has also been scraped twice and the mirror glass knocked off. 

Never had a car be so unlucky.

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23 hours ago, dome said:

 

I think it's time to scratch an itch-I want to put Clio 182 running gear into a Kangoo van. It's not as daft as it sounds, the running gear bolts in and if you swap the loom over from the Clio you'll retain all the toys like cruise control. A Clio 182 will do near on 40mpg on a run too. Plus, doing a  cambelt will be a damn site easier with the engine out.

I had a thought the other day, as Dacia Sanderos are clio based I wonder if the same motor would fit one of those! 

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On 10/18/2019 at 1:18 PM, dome said:

Can't say I'm bonding with the Octavia Scout. It's a decent car and comfy enough but it's not me. I'll either keep on improving it and get an MOT on it (it expires the end of next month) and then flog it in time for OMGSNOKAOS or sell it to @Fraz on here who's struggling to fit his new mutt in his Octavia hatch.

Either way I think it's time to scratch an itch-I want to put Clio 182 running gear into a Kangoo van. It's not as daft as it sounds, the running gear bolts in and if you swap the loom over from the Clio you'll retain all the toys like cruise control. A Clio 182 will do near on 40mpg on a run too. Plus, doing a  cambelt will be a damn site easier with the engine out.

There was one on eBay last week, @Jim Bell did you win it?

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:10 PM, dollywobbler said:

I'm enjoying one last night of big stereo (Liquid Drum and Bass it is then)

This fancy of yours in muzak, might explain (well, at least a bit) your mobility choices.

An enforced separation in the Antipodes may well bring you to your senses :-)

Probably not though! :signs053:

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Niggles and more niggles later, we are cruising again!!

Florian the 924 had it's two front brake calipers refurbished, a fuel return above the rear axle fixed, alternator aligned and also a much-need idle screw rubber.

Apart from trying to get the old plugs out and replacing them as I'm sure they'll need I've been able to give the old 924 the treatment he loves and very much deserves, a damn good thrashing.

All are happy.

Oh, we are very wet inside because one job on the list is to clear the sunroof drains. The garage park him outside even in the rain, so he's piss wet though inside.

Again, a damn good thrashing will help dry him out.

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19 hours ago, Amishtat said:

Just got to Trig's Shotley meet!

I saw that Mk3 Cortina estate this morning when I was on the way back home earlier this morning, now I know where it was going!

Wish I'd have come along, would have been a more interesting day than grovelling around in our small loft putting new insulation down......

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Discovery consumes £2hunitpahnd on new master cylinder. Shit a duck... Had to become an instant expert to even begin to find what I need. 

Turns out (I think)...

Landover £300

Cheapy £100

Company called TRW make the Landover unit and they are £200, then you have LHD and RHD all mixed in a big pot of vague descript adverts. Wow.

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Definitely something going wrong with my Nectar points card. 6900 yesterday, but 14300 today. Have not been spending anywhere to justify earning over 7000 points overnight. Must be data input error. 

Would be nice to have that many points,  though.  I could squeeze about three decent fill-ups at Sainsbury's out of that. 

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Definitely something going wrong with my Nectar points card. 6900 yesterday, but 14300 today. Have not been spending anywhere to justify earning over 7000 points overnight. Must be data input error. 
Would be nice to have that many points,  though.  I could squeeze about three decent fill-ups at Sainsbury's out of that. 
Spend em before they notice?

Any holidays/ferries etc to buy? Used to use my Tesco vouchers on Irish Ferries.
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48 minutes ago, BoggyMires said:

Discovery consumes £2hunitpahnd on new master cylinder. Shit a duck... Had to become an instant expert to even begin to find what I need. 

Turns out (I think)...

Landover £300

Cheapy £100

Company called TRW make the Landover unit and they are £200, then you have LHD and RHD all mixed in a big pot of vague descript adverts. Wow.

What model disco? 

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Fitted a new liner to my welding torch. Whoever had been there before me had trimmed the old one much too short.

Got under the passat to have a look at the exhaust - main box is double skinned and outer skin has rusted through. It is not blowing - yet.

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Bye bye old friend....
 
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That was me & Mrs FL driving off Into the distance.. for some reason it won't lock now, any Saab experts able to point me to how I can lock it even temporarily? It seems to think a door is open as it pings down and back up again, the display doesn't show a door open..

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