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2 minutes ago, PhilA said:

So, what is Starlight meant to express?

(Sun notwithstanding) Doesn't provide enough energy to be tangibly useful?

May cease to be at any time, either by vanishing or exploding violently?

"Only visible to the human eye during the hours of darkness" is what I'm going with.

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There's a charity run organized by Practical Classics today, Sheffield Park to Birling Gap - might toddle up there to (hopefully) see  the restored Rebel. Tomorrow is Tilburstow to Rochester Airport, Thursday is a Cambridgeshire circuit starting at St Ives, Friday is TBC. Deets on their FB page.

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Let's try again.  Anyone in Daventry here?!  Loserone was going to check out a car for me because I thought it was in Rugby.  It isn't.  Neither is he!  

Just really hoping for someone to clamber under a car and tell me there are no holes.  I'm not after an AA 59 point inspection.

Here's hoping!

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4 hours ago, High Jetter said:

There's a charity run organized by Practical Classics today, Sheffield Park to Birling Gap - might toddle up there to (hopefully) see  the restored Rebel. Tomorrow is Tilburstow to Rochester Airport, Thursday is a Cambridgeshire circuit starting at St Ives, Friday is TBC. Deets on their FB page.

My toddling meant there was a reception party for the PC team of 1! 4 Minis arrived, I waited outside the car park to snap the others arriving. 20 mins on, the Minis prepared to leave so I wandered over to find Mr Hopkins in the lead car. Rebel has been left at the starting point as still running in & restricted to 35mph. Good to briefly meet Danny though. 

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50 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

My toddling meant there was a reception party for the PC team of 1! 4 Minis arrived, I waited outside the car park to snap the others arriving. 20 mins on, the Minis prepared to leave so I wandered over to find Mr Hopkins in the lead car. Rebel has been left at the starting point as still running in & restricted to 35mph. Good to briefly meet Danny though. 

It's great. He lives 2 minutes from me, and I drive past his house on the school run each day.  So I always get a look at what will appear in the magazine in 2-3 months time!

Nice fellow.  Very left wing.  Talented too.  

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Finally overcame the lazy and took the Volvo to the unit to try and sort the handbrake. The caliper bolts weren't for coming off so I had to settle for poking the adjuster through the hole in the hub. I also adjusted the lever inside the car. It seems to be fully applying on both sides now but I won't know for sure until the retest on Friday. If it fails again I'll buy a new set of shoes and fitting kit and start from scratch.

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7 hours ago, yes oui si said:

New front struts

New rear beam

New bearings

New abs sensors

New track rod ends

New drop links

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Back needs to come down a bit more. Another 50mm should do it. 

Welding booked in for next month. 

bloody hell - i thought this was going to be a stop gap motor ? sounds like your going all in :) 

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7 hours ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Let's try again.  Anyone in Daventry here?!  Loserone was going to check out a car for me because I thought it was in Rugby.  It isn't.  Neither is he!  

Just really hoping for someone to clamber under a car and tell me there are no holes.  I'm not after an AA 59 point inspection.

Here's hoping!

Sorry man, but I'm also pleased I didn't divert that way as I didn't get home till 9 as it was and traffic was awful.   

 

Got to be someone over that way!

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7 hours ago, yes oui si said:

New front struts

New rear beam

New bearings

New abs sensors

New track rod ends

New drop links

IMG_20220927_133711.thumb.jpg.677fc5471ae92cb514f8371475c2f700.jpg

Back needs to come down a bit more. Another 50mm should do it. 

Welding booked in for next month. 

Bit of a tickle on the sill and it'll be a forever car.  

 

I don't like the stance, but I like that you're treating it.  It's a grand car.

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7 hours ago, gm said:

bloody hell - i thought this was going to be a stop gap motor ? sounds like your going all in :) 

It goes BWAAAAA. I'm a sucker for a car that goes BWAAAAA. 

Seriously though, it has a lot of potential, it was just getting a bit tired and baggy. 

I budgeted a grand for a fun car, I'm still well under that. 

A few bits left to go and it'll be reet. 

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After three and a quarter years I decided it was time to get the tracking done on the 205 so I took it to the local tyre place to get it sorted. While I was there I had a few people asking me about it and the usual 'I haven't seen one of those for ages' comments. It feels a lot better now that it's been done.

I also bought an oil filter for the Saxo on the off chance that I might give it an oil change. 

 

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