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Agreed that’s a decent replica e. For extra points swap the kent alloys for those period chromed steels; like the v12s, or chuck an older plate on it. Weirdly I feel a set of chromed wires would make it look more trying too hard/ fake. Having not red as the colour also helps avoid looking like it’s trying too hard which is always the risk with replicas. 

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4 hours ago, stuboy said:

More lada estate doors tailgate and more scrap.. bumpers and gearbox...

And a dawes bicycle too..

 

This fella never threw anything away.. 

 

Anyone check out the numberplate?

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Any SD1 manual boxes?

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On 5/26/2022 at 3:58 PM, The Vicar said:

Some character building in the form of a rear ending for my Italian stallion this morning:

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So my Punto is no more; seems there was more damage done than meets the eye. Here's its replacement:

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It's a 1400cc petrol with factory LPG so is predictably gutless, but a 6 speed box helps it at motorway speeds. I've done 700 km today alone and it has been fine otherwise. On to Innsbruck tomorrow!

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On 19/06/2022 at 18:22, Sunny Jim said:

Looks like Jackson Pollack has been turning round outside my house.

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Same here - but it's not mine. There are trails of it all around the estate (they turned round outside my house)

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and obviously popped to the shops

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5 hours ago, stuboy said:

Anyone check out the numberplate?

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E782 KJF
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 December 1998
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
May 1988

OGN 738V
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 September 1995
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No results returned
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
June 1980

MOT
BKN 889Y
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
13 September 1993
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
August 1982

MOT
D32 JKP
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 December 1995
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
September 1986

E518 CDP
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
11 January 1993
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
October 1987

J749 LKP
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
24 August 2000
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
September 1991

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New boots for this today.

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I went for my usual Falken Zeits. This is the first time I had used a mobile tyre fitter so I was slightly anxious about how well the wheels would be balanced, especially given that his van wasn't even level where he was parked. But at £82 each including £1.20 mobile fitting charge it was a no brainer.

I took the car out for an illicit spirited* drive while I was supposed to be studying and they're spot on. Tracking is way out though as both of the old tyres were heavily worn on the inside edge. It doesnt affect the drive though.

I also fixed* the Cavaliers headlining as it was sagging enough to block the rear view mirror! 3 bulldog clips had it sitting much better!

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The sunroof was also very graunchy in operation so I lubricated it with some lithium grease and it works great now.

 

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14 hours ago, bunglebus said:

E782 KJF
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 December 1998
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
May 1988

OGN 738V
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 September 1995
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No results returned
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
June 1980

MOT
BKN 889Y
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
13 September 1993
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
August 1982

MOT
D32 JKP
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
1 December 1995
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
September 1986

E518 CDP
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
11 January 1993
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
October 1987

J749 LKP
✗ Untaxed
Tax due:
24 August 2000
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No details held by DVLA
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make
LADA
Date of first registration
September 1991

 

he definitely was a fan of the lada's..

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19 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Is there a steering box on the other end of that steering wheel?  If there is, even if the rest gets binned, please save that.  RHD specific steering parts are made of unobtainium, especially steering boxes.  So one that's either serviceable or in a rebuildable condition is something that is well worth saving.   

not seen one yet,

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13 hours ago, Dobloseven said:

Daughter came round a couple of Sundays ago. Oil light had come on in her car. Checked dipstick which wasn't reaching the oil. Evening so all the usual suspects were shut. Car, 66reg Peugeot 208 needs 0w30 stuff. Got lots of oil in shed, but none of that. Phone oldest son, he hasn't got any either. He lives near the Leicester Forest East M1 Services. Phones me up, 23 quid a litre. Fortunately I'd just been to the petrol station at the bottom of the road and paid 15 quid. That got it back on the dipstick. Only holds about 3 litres anyway. Bought 5 litres and a filter from GSF later for around 40 quid, but haven't got round to changing it for her yet. She's going to Dubai in August so car will be sold off anyway. Been a good car for her really. Had it new on a Just add fuel PCP, bought it outright when the 3 years were up. Just got in on the £20 pound tax. WBAC come up with more than she paid for it,so all good. 

All this talk of oil made me change it for her tonight. Really easy to do. Filter is a spin on type vertically alongside the sump. Only holds 3.3 litres. Took ages for the oil light to go out. Also noticed it's got a wet timing belt, visible through the oil filler. Can't quite get my head round 3 cylinder engines though. Engine sounds quite harsh(1.2 petrol),whereas the 1.4 in my Zafira, same age and mileage is almost inaudible on tickover. 

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Just now, Split_Pin said:

I've no idea man, I had just heard a few people say that their wheels were badly balanced after having tyres replaced by a mobile fitter.

I can imagine if they're using static balancers! No reason for them not to have and use a dynamic one in my opinion :)

I wouldn't even bother with a static balancer, they're never perfect even on level ground. 

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Off to the local scrappy later if I can get enough work done this morning as my old dears Corsa C has its MOT next week and one of the headlight adjusters is stuck permanently on. 
 

Usually full of chod, it’s not your typical scrappy so il try and get some pics if I remember.

 

For any of the Norfolk folk, it’s Warmers in Mattishall… if you’ve been before you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s full of chod…

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Came home from work early yesterday with a blinding migraine, woke up this morning coughing and feeling grim, so did a COVID test to cover my arse and it's positive... Fucking lovely.

On the plus side, at least I won't have to fill the car this week! 

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Did a couple of jobs on the vectra today despite sounding like a sith lord.

The passenger side window switch was inoperative - it is always dirty contacts. You can't strip this one like the drivers side so I removed it and soaked it in switch cleaner. It cured the 20220621_163849.thumb.jpg.d760895c5975ebe8afeac6bbd91ec384.jpg20220621_163849.thumb.jpg.d760895c5975ebe8afeac6bbd91ec384.jpg20220621_163849.thumb.jpg.d760895c5975ebe8afeac6bbd91ec384.jpgproblem.

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The check arms on both front doors were very noisy - the rollers in the mechanism were worn. They are reversable - you simply unscrew the arm from the post and rotate it 180. Then undo the two nuts from the door and push the assembly into the door - you rotate the whole lot so the bracket for the door post now fits against the a post. Button it up and see if it is quiet. What you are doing is adjusting the arm so that it works against the unworn roller.

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Fortunately a previous owner hadn't tried this and the other roller was unworn. I did have a bit of a disaster with the drivers side when I let it fall into the door. I had to remove the door card and speaker to get it out. I seized the opportunity to lube the regulator for the window.

I know vauxhalls dont have much love on here but their plastics are excellent - no broken tabs or clips unlike previous german cars we have owned.

We have started to look at possible replacements. It is 15 years old and covered 154k. It runs well however it is not great on diesel and the road tax is a salty £340 a year. The lacquer is starting to peel on the roof and bonnet and too many fat arses have squashed the seat bolsters into submission. The aircon and electric sunroof still work perfectly.

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These arrived this morning for the 'busa. I will fit them tomorrow before I attend hospital for my two weekly injections - I call it a stab and a brew.

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20 minutes ago, Bren said:

Did a couple of jobs on the vectra today despite sounding like a sith lord.

The passenger side window switch was inoperative - it is always dirty contacts. You can't strip this one like the drivers side so I removed it and soaked it in switch cleaner. It cured the 20220621_163849.thumb.jpg.d760895c5975ebe8afeac6bbd91ec384.jpg20220621_163849.thumb.jpg.d760895c5975ebe8afeac6bbd91ec384.jpg20220621_163849.thumb.jpg.d760895c5975ebe8afeac6bbd91ec384.jpgproblem.

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The check arms on both front doors were very noisy - the rollers in the mechanism were worn. They are reversable - you simply unscrew the arm from the post and rotate it 180. Then undo the two nuts from the door and push the assembly into the door - you rotate the whole lot so the bracket for the door post now fits against the a post. Button it up and see if it is quiet. What you are doing is adjusting the arm so that it works against the unworn roller.

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Fortunately a previous owner hadn't tried this and the other roller was unworn. I did have a bit of a disaster with the drivers side when I let it fall into the door. I had to remove the door card and speaker to get it out. I seized the opportunity to lube the regulator for the window.

I know vauxhalls dont have much love on here but their plastics are excellent - no broken tabs or clips unlike previous german cars we have owned.

We have started to look at possible replacements. It is 15 years old and covered 154k. It runs well however it is not great on diesel and the road tax is a salty £340 a year. The lacquer is starting to peel on the roof and bonnet and too many fat arses have squashed the seat bolsters into submission. The aircon and electric sunroof still work perfectly.

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These arrived this morning for the 'busa. I will fit them tomorrow before I attend hospital for my two weekly injections - I call it a stab and a brew.

Apolgies for the multiple photos at the start. No idea why this happened.

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Finally, both Maestro wheel arches are now done.  The time it's spent on the driveway waiting for me to put new rear arches on it is probably the longest its ever spent off the road in its entire life.  Is it a perfect profile and exactly as it left the factory in 1988?  No.  Is it close enough?  Yeah, absolutely.

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34 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Structural gaffer tape repairs undertaken on the trusty Honda mower, which is doing a Honda i.e. still runs well enough, but the tinwork is becoming a concern.

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Next time buy the plastic one, I don't know what's in it but it seems indestructible.eyJidWNrZXQiOiJtZWRpYS5hZHNpbWcuY29tIiwia2V5IjoiNDcwYjZjMTIwOTYxOTgwZmJlZjgyMDgwN2JiODNmYTBkZmRkOWI5-pdHMiOnsicmVzaXplIjp7IndpZHRoIjo3MDAsImhlaWdodCI6NDY2fX19.jpeg.5abd15e76513337a5fa38a2721e5526e.jpeg

(Not mine, but I haven't got any photos of mine. It's still in perfect shape at 14 years old, just not this immaculate)

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