Jump to content
Father Ted

The new news 24 thread

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, Stinkwheel said:

I bet that MGF was awful to drive as well, the suspension looks right at its lowest, especially at the back. These things are amazingly good with properly set up hydragas units and absolutely spine shattering when they are flat.
My ex has one and it’s a really fun car to drive.

This one was a bit bumpy but not as hard as the updated MG TF!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

incoming....

Just left a £50 deposit on some 90's shite. Not that exciting, but it does have a carb, a choke, 4 speeds and no PAS.

The kind sellers are delivering it to my door Saturday morning. 

Possible future roffle fodder ahoy...

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

..... I got a call from Derek to say could he borrow my jump pack because he wanted to go to the MGF and assess it, I volunteered to go with him in his Citroen C5. When we got there it started up immediately with a fresh battery and while it took a moment for the oil to quiet the tappets it soon ran sweetly. We put a litre of water in it and let it run up to temp while we drunk coffee and all seemed particularly well so I suggested we prebook an MOT close to home 20 miles away and just drove it away.

We got 5 miles and the temp rose dramatically so I stopped in a farm gateway and before I could park it tidily a hose blew off and steam everywhere. .....

MGFHGF?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Whoever gets the job of replacing it might (not) want to have a look at mine......

Derek may do it himself or there is a mobile Rover K specialist he has used in the past.

This is the guy who helped me change the head gasket on my silver Rover 114i and has lots of Rover experience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, egg said:

incoming....

Just left a £50 deposit on some 90's shite. Not that exciting, but it does have a carb, a choke, 4 speeds and no PAS.

The kind sellers are delivering it to my door Saturday morning. 

Possible future roffle fodder ahoy...

 

I'll guess Rover Metro 1.1C/1.1L

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

Oi Give it back, I need that for tomorrow! :mrgreen: (wait until you have something set on the sat nav, and then the digital speedo inexplicably fucks off!)

image.png

Can’t you cycle back through the info screens to get the mph back  using the button on the right stalk?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Can’t you cycle back through the info screens to get the mph back  using the button on the right stalk?

Erm no idea! tbh I have no idea how you work most of the functions or even what functions the car has!, I have been focused on driving and trying not to kill or be killed, rather then fiddle with the auxiliary controls,  modern cars are overly complicated/not very intuitive these days! (and also because its not my car i dont want to go pressing all the buttons and accidentally mess up something my instructor had set for himself or something!)

I do know how you work the windscreen wipers and headlamps as thats obviously something you need to know, 

I will figure it all out/ask the instructor about stuff in time (perhaps tomorrow since you have brought it up :) )  , as ill need to know for the show me tell me questions https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-show-me-tell-me-vehicle-safety-questions/car-show-me-tell-me-vehicle-safety-questions

 

at least in my own car its pretty bloody obvious what all the switches on the dashboard do! (all 2 of them...)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Decided at the last minute to try again ( after failing Saturday ) at fitting a replacement rear bumper to my Stilo this afternoon.

After nearly two hours, I've finally managed to get it fitting about right. Just ran out of light to fit the corner bolts and adjust the tailgate slightly. But overall my car mojo restored! 

IMG_20200213_172826.thumb.jpg.d60f35101ebbe1e1bb059769b9da281e.jpg

IMG_20200213_172835.thumb.jpg.132271faa8253aaba405cab1068142f1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, egg said:

incoming....

Just left a £50 deposit on some 90's shite. Not that exciting, but it does have a carb, a choke, 4 speeds and no PAS.

The kind sellers are delivering it to my door Saturday morning. 

Possible future roffle fodder ahoy...

 


I want this to be a Fiesta Popular with no clock in the dash and in that flat blue colour that half of them came in. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After many, many hours of graft, the work room is now usable as a work room.  After pulling off six layers of wallpaper and filling nearly 100 holes in the walls, repairs to the plaster from historic water damage (overfilled bath, we think), replacing the electrical fittings with new stuff, and even restoring furniture to go in the room I can say I'm happy with my choices.  Except for the two desks, they need some alteration, namely a lot more teak veneer.  Since most of my furniture was already 1960s and 1970s stuff, I just rolled with that and went for a nicely offensive shade of green to really show off the teak.  Spent too much on old anglepoise lamps (one brown, one orange).  Flooring is just generic carpet tiles, it took longer to decide on a colour and pattern for them than it did to fit them.  Suffice to say, I'm really happy with how it turned out and I can look out of my window and see the cars while I work, which is probably motivational or something.

20200213-Study03.thumb.jpg.dca91fe06f9b26d950366127926c096d.jpg

20200213-Study04.thumb.jpg.dd1add61a4b4d4b61763bc55073d1e23.jpg

It'll look better when that second desk is cleared.  On the model cars, only two casualties which was one mirror coming unglued and one running board on the Beetle coming unglued which, honestly, is pretty good for how fragile built model kits can be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a Lidl special wall mounted display cabinet I haven't finished building, ran out of time.  Just as well though because I realised you can get Fablon in all sorts of wood finishes so I'm going to re-wrap it today if I can find a wood colour that's suitable, maybe a different vinyl or wallpaper for the backing so it provides better contrast to the items on display.  Got two ex-Ikea bookcase shelves to get the same treatment, and again on the chest of drawers under the desk which is also getting some funky mid-century handles fitted to age it down.  Then I need to buy a good amount of thick teak veneer for both desks and some brown paint for the metal frame on the bigger one.

Since I'm making new stuff look older than it is, does that mean I'm down-cycling?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, egg said:

incoming....

Just left a £50 deposit on some 90's shite. Not that exciting, but it does have a carb, a choke, 4 speeds and no PAS.

The kind sellers are delivering it to my door Saturday morning. 

Possible future roffle fodder ahoy...

 

Civic DX auto?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, egg said:

incoming....

Just left a £50 deposit on some 90's shite. Not that exciting, but it does have a carb, a choke, 4 speeds and no PAS.

The kind sellers are delivering it to my door Saturday morning. 

Possible future roffle fodder ahoy...

 

Fiat Panda Italia 90? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It didn't run. (perfect for the FOD!).

 and this one is $40,000 https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1088539

 

Closely followed by a Japanese (probably ) family in a Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge. Which I'd not heard of. They all got out  ( apart from the chauffer), went into the hanger to look at something posh and expensive. Interior of the van looked quite impressive.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=alphard+executive+lounge&sxsrf=ACYBGNRXfGR9VnQ7eEPHtGkH_VeJ1SSSgw:1581686806114&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=dtVI0ffl76knSM%3A%2C5Azr4hckp-W-LM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kSAcJctgx398Ovhxx41ed8pg19jVg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjqruXBktHnAhUUWsAKHewCCqkQ9QEwCHoECAgQKA#imgrc=dtVI0ffl76knSM:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

A rough looking thing like that for £300 that would be useful at the FoD as a motorised wheel barrow, get it bought!

No need to spend money.
You already have the tiddly truck, which actually is a motorised wheelbarrow.
Hopefully when the weather improves we can have another FoD tinkering day and fit the new petrol tap.
Then hopefully it will be a runner again.
Or is there any hope of resurrection for the Chinese JingLing thing?
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Slowsilver said:

No need to spend money.
You already have the tiddly truck, which actually is a motorised wheelbarrow.
Hopefully when the weather improves we can have another FoD tinkering day and fit the new petrol tap.
Then hopefully it will be a runner again.
Or is there any hope of resurrection for the Chinese JingLing thing?
 

As well as getting the Tiddly truck working, Catsinthewelder has had the Jingling engine case welded so I hope we will have that running as well. 

Maybe we should get Hubnut to do a back to back driving review!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

As well as getting the Tiddly truck working, Catsinthewelder has had the Jingling engine case welded so I hope we will have that running as well. 

Maybe we should get Hubnut to do a back to back driving review!

Good news on the JingLing.

Tortoise and hare job.
JingLing would blow tiddly truck away for about 10 minutes, then break.
Tiddly truck would just keep plodding on until it ran out of fuel. 🙂
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...