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2 hours ago, Skizzer said:

Liked for the fact that you’ve bought a 505, but Jesus wept what have they done to it?

Are you going to be able to detwatify it?

At least the interior looks reasonable, apart from the MASSIVE KNOB (how apt).

Blame Slater on Retro Rides for its appearance, it did actually look a lot fucking worse believe it or not...

 

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Thankfully most of the bits to put it back to standard are with it apart from it's original wheels and suspension.

 

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I'm not sure I'll get it to look like this again but I will bloody well try.

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22 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

Blame Slater on Retro Rides for its appearance, it did actually look a lot fucking worse believe it or not...

 

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Thankfully most of the bits to put it back to standard are with it apart from it's original wheels and suspension.

 

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I'm not sure I'll get it to look like this again but I will bloody well try.

Wow, not seen that car for years. Must have been a good decade ago it was on RR? Where's it been in the meantime? I assumed it was long dead, but the top half looks pretty solid at a glance.

Edit- I see I commented on the blue in 2019 that I'd spotted it on ebay. Also noted that the OP bought it in 2007... time flies. 

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33 minutes ago, Cavcraft said:

Just weighing up another little Yamaha 50 I found for sale. Did the on line MOT history checker and...

 

'Mileage75,666 miles'

 

It isn't an error, either.

At 30mph, that is flat out for 15 weeks. 

 

I don't know why I bothered working that out. God I'm bored. 

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2 minutes ago, Timewaster said:

At 30mph, that is flat out for 15 weeks. 

 

I don't know why I bothered working that out. God I'm bored. 

In restricted Yamaha 50 terms that was probably a trip to the local Co-op and back.

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33 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

Blame Slater on Retro Rides for its appearance, it did actually look a lot fucking worse believe it or not...

 

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Thankfully most of the bits to put it back to standard are with it apart from it's original wheels and suspension.

 

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I'm not sure I'll get it to look like this again but I will bloody well try.

That is the full fucking Carlos Fandango look, isn't it?!

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1 hour ago, Lankytim said:

Finally got my arse into gear and dragged an old Volvo shell off for scrap today. This freed up a space at home for the Visa which had been living on the in-laws drive for the past few months. The body is now pretty much rot free but it still doesn’t run! I think it needs an ignition computer but who knows. 
 

Shiters may remember the towing dolly I was prattling on about a few months ago and I made good use of it today. It takes 5 mins to load up a car and tows lovely. 

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We used to use a narrower one, was ok if the car could be driven up.

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41 minutes ago, Timewaster said:

At 30mph, that is flat out for 15 weeks. 

 

I don't know why I bothered working that out. God I'm bored. 

I had a DT50 when I was 16, did 25 miles a day on it, most of them in a 60 zone with my head down on the tank, after a number of tweaks it would top out a 42 (mate had one that would do 48) mine needed the head rebuilding every couple of thousand miles.. (but a weeks worth of riding for £1.70 - Happy days

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Nice purchase with the 505. They must have severely limited What was originally generous wheel travel on these  otherwise those arch extensions would soon have been ripped off. Your ride your way etc but kudos for aiming to get it nearer to standard 

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9 hours ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Did I tell you about a bloke in my village? He’d seen photos of the Base online but clicked I lived here when one of the pics went viral online. He walked past the other week and introduced himself and we stood - 2m apart - and talked cars for about an hour. Anyway, he told me he was after buying one of these and so went and bought one! 

He came around earlier and let me take it for a spin whilst he waited on. 

My. Fucking. God. What a glorious thing. I would say it sounded nicer than any six cylinder I’d ever driven. A real offbeat, syncopated warble. 

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It’s done 60,000 miles - is better than any car I’ve owned in 15 years - and I want it very much. 

They’re much more comfortable than you’d anticipate and it’s a little flying machine.  Very, very jealous. 

Five cylinders are the best. Here's my 100, very similar to that on a bit of a ahem "spirited" drive. 

 

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Like I said in Facebook, I'm not a massive RR fan but I did always like the look of the Pug. It just kind of worked, like a triple fried egg with chilli sauce and chutney sandwich. 

All the ingredients are wrong. 

The wheels 

The arches 

The paint job

But put them together and it works. 

This 505 is you Lister, its you. 

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9 hours ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Did I tell you about a bloke in my village? He’d seen photos of the Base online but clicked I lived here when one of the pics went viral online. He walked past the other week and introduced himself and we stood - 2m apart - and talked cars for about an hour. Anyway, he told me he was after buying one of these and so went and bought one! 

He came around earlier and let me take it for a spin whilst he waited on. 

My. Fucking. God. What a glorious thing. I would say it sounded nicer than any six cylinder I’d ever driven. A real offbeat, syncopated warble. 

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It’s done 60,000 miles - is better than any car I’ve owned in 15 years - and I want it very much. 

They’re much more comfortable than you’d anticipate and it’s a little flying machine.  Very, very jealous. 

I've had a couple of C3s - a 2-litre saloon and a 2.2 Quattro Avant - and they do sound amazing.  Quite different to the Volvo or Fiat inline 5s - more of an offbeat snarl than a mellow warble.  The Quattro went like f*ck too - I'd definitely have another of those.

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6 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I've had a couple of C3s - a 2-litre saloon and a 2.2 Quattro Avant - and they do sound amazing.  Quite different to the Volvo or Fiat inline 5s - more of an offbeat snarl than a mellow warble.  The Quattro went like f*ck too - I'd definitely have another of those.

A bit like yellow cars, it's the pity there's not more 5 cylinder engines around of any manufacturer. For a family car you can have pretty unique sound like no big standard 4 pot. 

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1 hour ago, Spurious said:

A bit like yellow cars, it's the pity there's not more 5 cylinder engines around of any manufacturer. For a family car you can have pretty unique sound like no big standard 4 pot. 

I've had three, four and six cylinder, I definitely want to live with a five before long!

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11 hours ago, DodgyBastard said:

Blame Slater on Retro Rides for its appearance, it did actually look a lot fucking worse believe it or not...

 

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Thankfully most of the bits to put it back to standard are with it apart from it's original wheels and suspension.

 

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I'm not sure I'll get it to look like this again but I will bloody well try.

Well rescued and good luck getting it back to standard. Some people shouldn't be allowed nice things🙁

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13 hours ago, DodgyBastard said:

Blame Slater on Retro Rides for its appearance, it did actually look a lot fucking worse believe it or not...

 

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Thankfully most of the bits to put it back to standard are with it apart from it's original wheels and suspension.

 

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I'm not sure I'll get it to look like this again but I will bloody well try.

Given these are worth a reasonable amount now, the closer to stock it is, the wider the potential market there is for it. Thus more potential for higher value and thus profit. 

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Thought I'd resurrect the XJ40 this weekend as the weather is good. The old misfire under load is back so I tried cleaning various things, checked maf and Tps and all seems ok. Stripped the intake out and cleaned everything and nothing was untoward. 

Took it a waft to the local petrol station and it is ok until it warms up, it started hesitating worse as I got close. Pulled in, fuelled up and went to drive away and it'll not run at all. I've nursed it to a lay by.

It feels a lot like it did when the crank sensor failed, however it's a new one that's on there. Although, I did have it off when fitting an Andy bracket(revised crank sensor bracket) late last year and it hasn't been driven since. 

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Currently sitting with the crank sensor off it while I let it cool off to see if that helps. It was a cheap one so that might be the problem

 

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1 hour ago, dome said:

It feels a lot like it did when the crank sensor failed, however it's a new one that's on there.

Usual thing, presumably it's a OEM sensor or one of known decent quality?

How is the fuel pump relay? Might be worth giving it a feel to see if it's hot.

Iirc you've changed the fuel pump out on this already too?

Does sound like it's struggling or getting incorrect fuelling. 

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Saw this advert go up on Thursday evening and I was awfully tempted. Had the day off on Friday too. 

Unfortunately due to lockdown rules, I'd have had to buy it as a click and collect. Then either picked it up or had it delivered, but then rejected it if it wasn't up to scratch. 

Despite it looking mint in the pictures, I just didn't want to take the risk without seeing it in person first before handing over cash. Shame as it looked like a right bargain. Probably why, because it doesn't look like their usual type of stock and they just wanted to shift it quickly.

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it was sold by the Friday night.

Other issue is, as with the case of any used car or any age, it's likely going to need work. With 2 other cars needing major work still and the rest needing tinkering too, getting an eighth car would push me even further into project overload.

Also didn't really have 5 grand spare either. Mrs SiC actually quite likes them (about the only classic she really does) but I'd have had to sold two other cars - Clio and the 1100 (which is supposed to have been sold already). Problem is, I want to have a bit of fun out of the 1100 in the Spring/Summer before I put it up for sale. It's also a lot rarer and more interesting really.

Combination of disappointment but also relief. Still feel a bit miffed and keep thinking about it (hence this post 😆)

Another thing I've learnt in recent years is that there is always something else that comes along which interests me and of a good price. If I'm full to the max with cars, I can't easily go jump for it.

E.g. I still really would like a Spitfire or GT6. Would be ace to have the BGT and one of them in the stable together. 

Desperately could do with a new garage door too...

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44 minutes ago, SiC said:

Usual thing, presumably it's a OEM sensor or one of known decent quality?

How is the fuel pump relay? Might be worth giving it a feel to see if it's hot.

Iirc you've changed the fuel pump out on this already too?

Does sound like it's struggling or getting incorrect fuelling. 

It was a cheap sensor from David Manners so is suspect number 1.  Have limped it to the next village to mine and walked back. I'll go back when it's cold and see-if it starts and runs I'll suspect the sensor as that's what it did before.

Fuel pump is new as are lines and filter. All the ignition side is new too. 

TPS has been cleaned/checked previously.

The only thing I've changed since it was last driven is the crank sensor bracket. 

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