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On 16 October 2019 at 9:26 PM, stuboy said:

Ohh I wonder what's in the box..

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Connect Van failed MOT this morning on a driveshaft gaiter.  

Ordered from the firm named on the box. It's the right hand shaft, with an intermediate support bearing. £35 from JandR!

How they do the whole shaft for that little I don't understand.

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New pads and discs to go on too. The discs would do, but I have had new discs waiting for five years and I am sick of the sight of them. All four pads worn down evenly to about 2mm.

Any hints on seperating the knuckle ball-joint from the control arm?

 

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I went to a Rover 75 meet today. I go to a lot of VW air-cooled shows and although they're all the same, they really are, despite the opinions expressed on here, all very different. Leaving that argument for another day, all Rover 75's really are the same, and the things folk do to them are essentially pointless. I saw an early W plate with the much later smokestone, graphite grey dash fitted and an 06 plate which looked earlier than all the others put together with a proper wooden dash & those early oval 2.5 litre badges. All the V8 examples seemed to have crappy V8 badges all over them & silly big chrome exhausts. Folk were friendly enough and gave me a jack and a plenum rodding tool. Here's an exciting photograph of lots of the same car in a field on a dull day.

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6 hours ago, Tim_E said:

We are ready to hit the road again! Woop!

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I love 924s, I’d really like another. Still my favourite car I’ve ever owned! 

Good run out (for testing and giving it good blast purposes) might be Chester cars and coffee tomorrow morning. Planning to potter over myself (never having made it there before), not quite decided which steed to take. 

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12 minutes ago, brownnova said:

I love 924s, I’d really like another. Still my favourite car I’ve ever owned! 

Good run out (for testing and giving it good blast purposes) might be Chester cars and coffee tomorrow morning. Planning to potter over myself (never having made it there before), not quite decided which steed to take. 

Ooh sounds like fun. What time start/finish? I don't think I'll be able to head out until the afternoon so if there's still something going on I could head over. I was thinking that a quick run over to Betws Y Coed to recycle some bottle tops was vaguely appealing.

I did manage to get out twice today so that was good.

Edit: I just looked and found their website and it's 7:30 to 10:30, so it's unlikely I make it :(

 

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17 minutes ago, Tim_E said:

Ooh sounds like fun. What time start/finish? I don't think I'll be able to head out until the afternoon so if there's still something going on I could head over. I was thinking that a quick run over to Betws Y Coed to recycle some bottle tops was vaguely appealing.

I did manage to get out twice today so that was good.

Edit: I just looked and found their website and it's 7:30 to 10:30, so it's unlikely I make it :(

 

Always worth driving to Betws to recycle bottle tops/drink tea/eat cake. Hope to see this in the flesh some day! 

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2 hours ago, BoggyMires said:

V8 ES. Don't tell me you've got a master just kicking about in the shed and I can have it 'free to a good home'.

No no, was wondering if it was a disco 3/range rover sport , I was going to suggest checking the servo for oil as these have a common issue with filling them with oil. 

Island4x4 is a good place for landy bits. I've spent way to much with them over the past few years.

My discos a 300tdi so bits are usually cheap as chips anyway. 

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rescued this little chap tonight .... the dog spotted it ... only 230 grams ... with  ticks ..... not good for the winter

curled up fast asleep now like a little puppy after its feed ...

will be dropped off at the vets/rescue next week or sooner ..

meanwhile he has to sleep on a pile of my old odd socks from the rag drawer

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12 minutes ago, MikeR said:

rescued this little chap tonight .... the dog spotted it ... only 230 grams ... with  ticks ..... not good for the winter

curled up fast asleep now like a little puppy after its feed ...

will be dropped off at the vets/rescue next week or sooner ..

meanwhile he has to sleep on a pile of my old odd socks from the rag drawer

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You're a good egg... most people would ignore them

 

good link with some advice

 

http://wildpro.twycrosszoo.org/S/00Ref/MiscellaneousContents/BHPS_Combined/D75TheBasicFacts.htm

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9 hours ago, brownnova said:

Always worth driving to Betws to recycle bottle tops/drink tea/eat cake. Hope to see this in the flesh some day! 

That plan has also changed (re: wife and kids doing that particular chore)

So, if you are free and fancy a run round the Triangle (The Denbigh moors roads, well worth spending an hour or so!) this afternoon I can provide tea/cake/company

https://www.drivingroads.co.uk/evo-triangle/

Let me know if you could be temped... @brownnova and anyone else close by and interested?

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12 hours ago, MikeR said:

rescued this little chap tonight .... the dog spotted it ... only 230 grams ... with  ticks ..... not good for the winter

curled up fast asleep now like a little puppy after its feed ...

will be dropped off at the vets/rescue next week or sooner ..

meanwhile he has to sleep on a pile of my old odd socks from the rag drawer

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he is off to the rescue centre now , he has eaten a sachet of cat food , done a escape bid in the night ,found and  re housed and had his breakfast and gone back to sleep !!

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Went to Chester cars and coffee this morning. Here’s some of what I saw!

Sadly I had to park between two moderns, although when I looked I realised that there’s 10 years between the two cars either side of mine! 
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One life... lived it. 185ACCE8-B2CB-4AFE-B49B-B391D00CAA28.jpeg93483095-9887-4101-85D5-72FC1CCC6F48.jpegA38B072D-58CF-4EA1-BCBE-5B882EF81CCF.jpeg6753984E-B0AC-4877-B773-8B8CB639568E.jpegB72BC83F-781D-4862-8782-9EF09B92D9DC.jpeg261C313E-1ACF-4890-B29E-AB8972F7CBD2.jpeg5F9FFAB7-23E6-4D19-B532-5C1FDD76D762.jpeg6CFEDED7-DA73-4C20-A2E0-202EA7975336.jpeg
Got the major horn for a 924 at the moment. 6F2EF5B9-05A4-49F4-8885-A1BD7BE1D78E.jpegC92A4513-7AD8-4BFE-BD78-7998E1D2D668.jpeg00B9D272-F044-4D59-A1E7-CC9B8907B5AB.jpeg
 

Lots of shiny stuff, plenty of modified and modern stuff but a good friendly mornings meet! 

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42 minutes ago, Spurious said:

Because I'm easily distracted, I bought something this morning. It's made in a country that no longer exists.

Can't pick it up for about 10 days or so. Sadly.

But there shall be a collection thread soon. Oh yes.

Ohh I hope its a Trabant!

(or a 2 Stroke wartburg) 

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Went out for a blast, a bit of a tune up and a nice drive.

I did the triangle on the Denbigh moors, that are on my doorstep.

Car is on top form, list of things needing doing is reduced to the meanial now.

I saw some bad driving, a rare raptor (possibly a Hen Harrier, maybe a kestrel. Both live up there, Hen Harriers are very very rare indeed so statistically it was a kestrel I suppose), the biggest murmuration of starlings I've seen in a very long time and a sheep in the road who nearly ruined everything for us both.

Was a lot of fun and very pleasing.

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