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17 hours ago, cort16 said:

I was posting the keys of my BMW through the garage letter box last night as I'm trying to get the aircon on my BMW fixed and noticed an Allegro inside the garage.

I decided to go down to check on my BMW/sniff out this allegro at lunch time it was an absolutely mint burgundy  20,000 miles series one deluxe that was in for some work.

I sold my old Allegro to the guy who owned the garage so between the two of us there was a lot of Vic Reeves style Allegro trouser rubbing. So much infact I forgot to take a picture of it.

It also turn out the AC condenser on the BMW is goosed.

I got a picture. Look at the size of it next to a 3 door Fiesta.

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All the Scotrail trains in Scotland are apparently on strike on Sunday yet no mention of this on their App. At least not where the user can clearly see it. Thanks Scotrail. Thotrail. 

Anyway it now means that the first leg of my collection will be by SERVICE BUS which will take almost as long as the next leg which will be about 3 times the mileage by cross border LNER train.

Hopefully the bus will have enough Covid capacity to allow me on.

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55 minutes ago, Fumbler said:

The BX found a friend in the forecourt. Very enthusiastic and appreciative owner!

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A few days ago I was at Tesco putting diesel in the 75, and a facelift 75 tourer in doom blue pulled up to the pump behind me.  We exchanged appreciative nods and "Nice car"s.  His didn't have sat nav though so my willy was bigger on that particular occasion.

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Regular use has been fun in the beetle. The electrics seem a bit flakey (the traction control light has just come on, for instance and goes off just as randomly) I take a chance with the rear screen popping out every time I drop the hood but for £verylittle it’s an agreeable companion.

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2 hours ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

Six O-Ring fails later, I finally figured how to get the damn O-Ring to seat, stay in position and not get sliced when placing the ICV back into it's hole.

Car idles properly now for the first time in months.

Ah, we've all been there!  To say that learning how to assemble the brakes on the Invacar was an "iterative process" would be something of an understatement.  There are at least two retaining clips still hidden somewhere in my garage where the landed after pinging off my forehead.

Just make sure that you don't forget before you need to do it next time...Worth writing it down both for you and for other folks to refer to in the future.

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2 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Ah, we've all been there!  To say that learning how to assemble the brakes on the Invacar was an "iterative process" would be something of an understatement.  There are at least two retaining clips still hidden somewhere in my garage where the landed after pinging off my forehead.

Just make sure that you don't forget before you need to do it next time...Worth writing it down both for you and for other folks to refer to in the future.

Dipped the O-Ring in WD40 before fitting it to the ICV itself, when installing the ICV will sit a good 2cm above the plate it fastens too, get the screws in barely a single turn, and go 2turns each side as the moment you go too far one side the O-ring drops off gets caught and tears.  Keep going to you have it clamped down very damn tight on the gasket. 

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I crossed two borders in about two and a half hours with Wifey, 7 year old and 2 year old.

Picked Wifey up from Wrexham and set off up North to visit friends in Howwood near Paisley, by Clyde Muirshield.

I'm impressed the family didn't want to stop on the journey, I  certainly didn't. 

Travelling in the Party Bus aka PimpPassat, the journey was easy. There seems to be no limit to the amount of torque available in this car!

Anyway, the journey was done quickly and efficiently, I enjoyed the drive the whole way, took 3½ hours total which is pretty good.

And, icing on cake, there's a J reg Saab 900 on my friend's street.

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