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Yes Phil, very tidy indeed. The underneath is reassuringly solid, faded lacquer peel paint FTW, and the interior is generally good and complete with all seven seats.

I should also say the pez shot was staged, as @worldofceri delivered it safely yesterday. A++ trailer services, but you all know that already.

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Bluebird has had an electric wingmirror refitted after repair, at which point the electric window adjacent also sprung into action, odd. Must be grounded via the wingmirror circuit or something? 

The boot is now properly sealed and the trim that was held on with tape has been Tigersealed too, which doesn't look the best, but replacement trim seems to be unobtanium. 

Does make me realise how much having the Capri down the road (even just 5 minutes) reduces the time I spend on it. The garage is ideal in every other facet, but not being round the back of my flats seems to make the difference between me tinkering regularly and it seeming like a chore to go down. Anyway, popping down to try and sort the dash lamps later. 

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3 hours ago, Tim_E said:

Heck, that's impressive!

They take these little ones to rural properties in twisty little narrow roads, many of which are private and the residents won't fill in the potholes or ruts. 6 years of going where a Unimog would struggle has taken its toll

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You know you have too many cars when....

I knew the green 2CVs MoT was up tomorrow, so I thought I’d better book it in. I’m pretty sure it’ll be a fail on corrosion, but it’ll be good to see how bad a fail... and you never know it might just sneak through... (seatbelt mounts do need welding though...)

Thought “at least I’ve got a couple of months before the other one needs an MoT so I’ll have at least one Deux Chevaux on the road... hmmm when does it expire again... 

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Oh shit it was Sunday... 

Both now booked in for next Saturday... brave or stupid? 

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2 hours ago, egg said:

 

 They went to Mull of Kintyre in that mini (from Kent) which more or less killed it (synchro had gone I think)

 

That’s an impressive trek in a mini! 
My in laws used to drive their mini regularly between Dundee and Ipswich in the 70s/early 80s for holidays, usually in one go after my FIL came off nigh shift as he was in the Fire Service. My missus used to have to share the back seat of the Mini 1000 with the suitcase. Things did improve in the 80s though when FIL bought a 78 Russet Brown Clubman estate when it was three years old, suitcase was then moved to the load compartment. 

 

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3 hours ago, egg said:

today's pic from the archives, my mum's 850 Mini and my dad's first Escort outside their house, all very period!

 They went to Mull of Kintyre in that mini (from Kent) which more or less killed it (synchro had gone I think)

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My brothers went from South Wales to Scotland in 1988 in a 1.3 Marina estate,and had a 2 week camping trip.They put 3000 miles on it and it was mot tested immediately after returning.

18 separate faults, curtains for the Marina.It was only 10 years old.

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Ran the Scudo to the scrapyard at lunchtime.  It took a bit of starting and then I had to take one of the back wheels off to twat the drum with a mallet as the handbrake had stuck on, but once it was going it managed the 8 mile drive just fine despite its HGF.  

Also spotted this beauty parked up on the industrial estate. 

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8 hours ago, dozeydustman said:

They take these little ones to rural properties in twisty little narrow roads, many of which are private and the residents won't fill in the potholes or ruts. 6 years of going where a Unimog would struggle has taken its toll

It's an HGV,  surely it should be getting eyeballed regularly enough to spot that kind of thing before it does an impression of a dog being dragged to the vet for deknackering?

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3 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

It's an HGV,  surely it should be getting eyeballed regularly enough to spot that kind of thing before it does an impression of a dog being dragged to the vet for deknackering?

Every 6 weeks. One of our fitters isn’t that good though and likes cable tie and gaffer tape repairs....

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Just been poking around at the LEDs behind the Capri dash. I bought these and installed about a year / 3k miles ago... IMG_20201105_130613.thumb.jpg.638cd610892968c00d76fe4aa11034df.jpg

Hmm... All of them have gone this way. Not really what you want... Gone back to standard ones. Dash pod now illuminating beautifully on the bench! 

Perfect timing as the Mondeo fog lights arrived just as I finished that job! 

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49 minutes ago, N19 said:

Just been poking around at the LEDs behind the Capri dash. I bought these and installed about a year / 3k miles ago... IMG_20201105_130613.thumb.jpg.638cd610892968c00d76fe4aa11034df.jpg

Hmm... All of them have gone this way. Not really what you want...

The current ones based on rectangular SMD / square COB LEDs are supposedly longer-lasting and better able to cope with constant changes in temperature.

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