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2 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Three areas of welding, front bottom wishbone (£30-ish and easy job in theory), CV boots (even easier), and back brakes not working (garage reckons wheel cylinders have seized, quite plausible given that the car has only done 60 miles in the last 18 months).  Plus silly things like headlight aim and a dim sidelight.

That's not the end of the world really, especially as you like the car. Depends if you can be bothered though, I'm pooped with working on cars for a few days at least! What are your thoughts?

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1 hour ago, trigger said:

Thanks, it's all been a bit of a nightmare really, I dropped it off at the garage last September as there was a tiny hole in the sill, as he started poking it we found that it had been pop rivited on and then covered in mastic! I ended up joining the Dolomite club to order a new outer sill and my mechanic then repaired the inner sill and fitted the new one, meanwhile finding that both front jacking points needed replacing and the the front crossmember had a hole too, and the clutch had to come out to replace the rear main oil seal, again! Which still is leaking (this is a sore subject but it's not his fault) 

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It took 6 months (never say your in no rush!) but I can't complain, he charged £270 for all the work and it was good quality too. 

That was a bargain, good to see it sorted out (apart from the oil seal). 

Agree, never say you aren't in a rush!

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I swapped over the Speedlines from the Corsa. I don't like them. I suppose it would look better if I lowered it but there's no way I'm doing that.

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I can't fit the centre caps yet as the driveshaft  stub end has about 3 foot of excess thread so it needs trimmed down. Common problem with these wheels.

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I've had about 25 messages about the Corsa already, only one person has actually got to the stage of saying they'll come and see it at the weekend. 

One guy said he'd come tomorrow morning but then he said he'd need to get the bus over and could I bring it to him. I've filed him under 'potless fool' for the time being.

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Well what a fucking relief! Alison started making some metallic noises from the N/S/F. 

Oh fuck. Checked with neighbour and we diagnosed a possible CV Joint. Wheel vibrating appeared to confirm this. 

Until yesterday, when I heard that noise, then scraping then ping. A wheel balancing weight lodged itself somewhere; like small stones sometimes do; and made a bid for freedom. 

No damage save scratches on the inside of the wheel thank fuck. Must cancel the (hurriedly and panicked) booking to check and replace CV Joint... Oh and get the fucking wheel re-balanced... 

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Wobbling? No. Vibrating? Yes...
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3 hours ago, trigger said:

... sorted the interior out and fitted one of them £20 Amazon Chinese stereo which for the money is excellent! 

I've seen those.

I'll be interested to see how long it lasts. I had a slightly different version of a super cheap Chinese stereo which had all the right features, but started buzzing instead of making the proper musical noises after about a year.

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1 hour ago, trigger said:

Thanks, it's all been a bit of a nightmare really

No. Noooooooo. That's superb, even if they took ages.

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A $225 repair panel, frisbee'd into the trunk.

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Attached* on one side.

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Rust repair* on the other side.

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London Underground welding (Mind The Gap) around the rest of it.

 

That cost this guy $12,000. I think you did good

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2 hours ago, trigger said:

Thank you, I should really post more on here again, I probably also should have made a thread about the car really but didn't think anyone would be that interested and I don't have as much time in front of a computer like I used too anymore. 

The interest-O-meter is very much in the positive region. More, please.

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3 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

That's not the end of the world really, especially as you like the car. Depends if you can be bothered though, I'm pooped with working on cars for a few days at least! What are your thoughts?

Just had a chat with my mate, showed him the sill and he seemed happy enough to do it.  It needs a plate about 8" long.  The other two bits of welding are tiny - 5p-sized holes just above the track control arm front mounts.  CV boots are actually fine, it's the clips that weren't holding them in place anymore so a pair of Jubilee clips will sort that.  Wheel cylinders are a tenner each.  So it's doable.

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7 hours ago, PhilA said:

No. Noooooooo. That's superb, even if they took ages.

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A $225 repair panel, frisbee'd into the trunk.

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Attached* on one side.

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Rust repair* on the other side.

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London Underground welding (Mind The Gap) around the rest of it.

 

That cost this guy $12,000. I think you did good

Did the welder's guide dog have a bad day?

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Oh by the way - you and I are going on a little road trip.

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A unique collection of 130 British cars, in almost as many paint shades, was unveiled in Derbyshire today. After years spent finding and storing the cars, Richard Usher, finally saw his dream come to reality as the first of his cars were unwrapped and moved to their new location in Ambergate.
In addition to the static display, they’ll be another 32 cars which can be driven on a private circuit around the old wire factory buildings on the banks of the river Derwent.
The Great British Car Journey attraction, opening on May 22, tells the story of British car design and production from 1922 when Herbert Austin produced the Austin Seven, the first commercially accessible car to a mass market, through to the present day.

This is it, boys.  Our Mecca.  Our pilgrimage awaits.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatBritishCarJourney/

I do genuinely think we ought to be supporting this sort of nonsense... so let's try and get something sorted?

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1 hour ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Oh by the way - you and I are going on a little road trip.

May be an image of body of water

May be an image of car

May be an image of 1 person, car and outdoors

May be an image of car and outdoors

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This is it, boys.  Our Mecca.  Our pilgrimage awaits.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatBritishCarJourney/

I do genuinely think we ought to be supporting this sort of nonsense... so let's try and get something sorted?

Only a 7 hour drive each way! Easy!

I'd genuinely be interested in a Shitefest or something similar nearby, though. I've travelled further for Shitefest before!

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A couple of weeks ago I showed you my new* hose reel holder. 

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I say new, I dragged it out of the garage from where it had sat since we moved in. Well I decided to spruce it up a bit to match our nice new windows in the porch to which it is attached. 

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Rubbed it all down and polished it up. The inner bit is black aerosol, no need to mask, just point from the centre outwards. The inserts I didn't fancy masking up for obvious reasons and I didn't have any brush paintable black but I found this tin of maroon Hammerite, actually a mix of burgundy and dark blue to match my Triumph, I've used it under the arches. 

Looks OK doesn't it? 

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I would have spent longer both polishing and painting if it was actually going on a car but it's good enough for a wall. 

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Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

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 Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 

The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 

 

I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!

 

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13 hours ago, PhilA said:

No. Noooooooo. That's superb, even if they took ages.

20210420_133633.thumb.jpg.46b15cb6fa520363d6a940f0756e7454.jpg

A $225 repair panel, frisbee'd into the trunk.

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Attached* on one side.

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Rust repair* on the other side.

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London Underground welding (Mind The Gap) around the rest of it.

 

That cost this guy $12,000. I think you did good

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who say they can weld - but cannot.Screenshot_20210421-114551_Google.thumb.jpg.a311f155c2fde96bb756095e6d54e813.jpg

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I'm getting pissed off at the (new) driver's side strut on my C70. I noticed months ago the top mount rubber could be turned by hand easily, and I was getting a strange popping noise occasionally.  I nipped up the top nut and all was right for a while, until I noticed the noise again recently and the rubber is loose again. Wtf?  

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Having a much needed break in Somerset and found this beach which is two miles long which you can drive on it, sorry for the non Autoshite type content with the Audi but it's all I have on the road and currently working,
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You can but many forget how quick the tide in the channel comes in. Get stuck in the sand/mud at the wrong time and your car will be a write off pretty quickly!



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