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Jour de fete in a local village in France. Most places have a kind of village fete often with a few old cars on display - usually a local club of some sort. Here's what caught my eye. It's BIG.

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6 hours ago, Boycie said:

If that was around my area it would have been stripped down to its knickers by nightfall ....those alloys will be worth a few quid

Helps that it’s next to a police house ( at least from the cars in the drive).

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2 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Helps that it’s next to a police house ( at least from the cars in the drive).

.......that would be seen as a challenge by the lads of my area .....marketplace would be like a jaguar specialist website ...

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On 07/06/2024 at 14:30, Matty said:

I very nearly met this in the flesh a few years ago. Looked good driving through the motorist anyhow. Cool car 👍

Yeah I should have stopped but none car friend said no! After a bad journey. Your A40 looked sweet as did the A60 that had come from Manchester way I believe. My Dad chatted with him on the Farina Forum iirc.

I'm sure our paths will cross once again.

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I’m planning on rotating the cars next weekend. So the x1/9 comes out of the garage and the TIPO goes in ( well outside, as it doesn’t fit) . In preparation dad took the x1/9 to all Italia in Wrexham for a service as it’s three years now. No problems noted. I had asked dad to enquire about servicing the new TIPO,  but they can’t do modern Italians as they won’t pay the money fiat want for the software, and Alfa want £5000 a year just to have access to the parts portal.

 

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Didn't get as much done today as I'd been hoping, partly because I was late getting going due to being knackered after yesterday's marathon drive, and partly because I went out for a ride on the new scooter which ended up being a bit longer than I'd intended.

I did get a few jobs done on the Rover.  New air filter

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Pollen filter

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And fuel filter.

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I didn't get the oil change done, although the car's only done probably 5,000 miles since the last change so that's not desperately urgent.  The other job I need to do is to drain off a litre and a half of ATF from the gearbox and replace it with the remaining litre and a half of new fluid that I have left over from when I did the fluid change last year - that should freshen the fluid up a bit and clear a shelf space in the shed at the same time.

The only other thing I got done was to clear out the Innocenti in advance of its MOT on Tuesday.  I know it's going to fail as I haven't done the welding from last year, but I want to see if it now needs anything else doing.  I had done all the other failures but a couple of the dash warning lights have died again - the dash electrics have always been temperamental on that car.

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Car tinkering mojo is at an all time low at the moment.  But they're all runners so that's the main thing.  Went out for a rare bimble in the Metro tonight.  Rare because I had the energy and it wasn't pissing down.  Some spots happened.

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@wuvvum

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7 hours ago, High Jetter said:

^^^ Herald Courier!

Technically just a Triumph Courier, the word Herald was never used although it plainly is just a Herald estate with no side windows. 

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1 hour ago, Yoss said:

Technically just a Triumph Courier, the word Herald was never used although it plainly is just a Herald estate with no side windows. 

Yup, it even says so on the tailgate! Sorry, got couriered away, not seen one in ages.

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46 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

Yup, it even says so on the tailgate! Sorry, got couriered away, not seen one in ages.

The strange world of 60's British cars. Almost identical models with different names and brands. 

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37 minutes ago, SRi05 said:

My CRV turned 20 at the weekend, celebrated with a clean MOT pass today :food-smiley-015:

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My mate has a 63 plate CRV diesel and I was explaining to him yesterday that it will last him another 10 years Ince he sorts out the DPF.

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20 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Didn't get as much done today as I'd been hoping, partly because I was late getting going due to being knackered after yesterday's marathon drive, and partly because I went out for a ride on the new scooter which ended up being a bit longer than I'd intended.

I did get a few jobs done on the Rover.  New air filter

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Pollen filter

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And fuel filter.

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I didn't get the oil change done, although the car's only done probably 5,000 miles since the last change so that's not desperately urgent.  The other job I need to do is to drain off a litre and a half of ATF from the gearbox and replace it with the remaining litre and a half of new fluid that I have left over from when I did the fluid change last year - that should freshen the fluid up a bit and clear a shelf space in the shed at the same time.

The only other thing I got done was to clear out the Innocenti in advance of its MOT on Tuesday.  I know it's going to fail as I haven't done the welding from last year, but I want to see if it now needs anything else doing.  I had done all the other failures but a couple of the dash warning lights have died again - the dash electrics have always been temperamental on that car.

I am so sad that I knew that was a 75 diesel even before I read your commentary 😂

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1 hour ago, JJ0063 said:

Bought myself an A frame today, sure it’ll come in handy one day…

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They seem useful and used in 2cv circles, not sure what the legal situation is with unbraked vehicles?

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On 09/06/2024 at 19:42, worldofceri said:

Got around to a job I’ve been meaning to do for literally a couple of years.

New gas strut acquired for the boot of my mother’s old Clio. Got them from the highly-regarded SGS Engineering but, like a berk, I only ordered one rather than a pair.

Never mind, the originals aren’t completely shot, so just swapped the one over.

Old v. new:

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Boot stays up hooray!

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The car is a 03 plate and owned by my mum from new.  It’s pogweasled af, but still drives more or less like new. She’s in her late 70s now and doesn’t drive a lot; The Clio’s done 34,900 miles and Mrs WO’C and I have done a fair few of those.  The other day Mum managed to scrape the sill along the low wall that borders our drive when turning in.

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One step forwards, two steps back.  Such is life.

 

 

 

At least it proves the sill isn't rotten 👌

I remember watching the ex do exactly that with her meriva, by the time I shouted it was too late. Didn't make it any less worthless 🤷 and being underneath a bit a black sharpie hid it perfectly unless you laid on the floor and looked at it

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On 09/06/2024 at 21:30, richardmorris said:

I’m planning on rotating the cars next weekend. So the x1/9 comes out of the garage and the TIPO goes in ( well outside, as it doesn’t fit) . In preparation dad took the x1/9 to all Italia in Wrexham for a service as it’s three years now. No problems noted. I had asked dad to enquire about servicing the new TIPO,  but they can’t do modern Italians as they won’t pay the money fiat want for the software, and Alfa want £5000 a year just to have access to the parts portal.

 

That is true, but they can pay a reasonable amount for temporary access or use Delphi DS150 (I think) with a 'blanket' subscription which covers other marques.

If they don't want to touch modernz that's fine but don't use gateway fees as an excuse - they could be charged to the customer anyway. 

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On 09/06/2024 at 21:30, richardmorris said:

I’m planning on rotating the cars next weekend. So the x1/9 comes out of the garage and the TIPO goes in ( well outside, as it doesn’t fit) . In preparation dad took the x1/9 to all Italia in Wrexham for a service as it’s three years now. No problems noted. I had asked dad to enquire about servicing the new TIPO,  but they can’t do modern Italians as they won’t pay the money fiat want for the software, and Alfa want £5000 a year just to have access to the parts portal.

 

It's called total laziness/ignorance. Multiecuscan can do 21 on Tipos, as well as older models. The software is €50 for a one computer setup, and the cables are dirt cheap, as well as the SGW bypass. Or the software can be bought for €342 including a pro quality interface, again with a cheap SGW bypass needed on newer vehicles (17/18 on.)

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LazyBoy here finally got around to doing the stretchy belts on the 2013 Boxer (only 27,000 miles on it) using the Trade Secrets from the team at Motor Trade Moments

The belts I took off looked mega-mint but that's no surprise as they're hidden by an undertray plus a fancy belt guard/shield that is held on by 4 x 8mm nuts (see that threaded bracket front and centre?).  Two of the nuts are only accessible by people with tiny hands and triple jointed wrists - total faff. I was tempted not to replace the guard but then thought why not? Fuck up the next owner's day off.

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5 hours ago, Honey Badger said:

Nice shiny new 12 month MOT for the Legend today, only a couple of minors for rusty rear springs, not bad for a 16 year old motor.

 

Now who wants to buy it off me 😄

Nice one. Where & how much? Got a sale fred up?

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1 hour ago, artdjones said:

It's called total laziness/ignorance. Multiecuscan can do 21 on Tipos, as well as older models. The software is €50 for a one computer setup, and the cables are dirt cheap, as well as the SGW bypass. Or the software can be bought for €342 including a pro quality interface, again with a cheap SGW bypass needed on newer vehicles (17/18 on.)

I’m just passing on what my dad told me that they told him. Could just be an excuse not to work on modern cars which is perfectly fine. 
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We have invested thousands in necessary equipment to diagnose problems with the modern classic

Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat are our main focus, but we have regular visits from other makes .. All Italian of course. Ferrari, Maserati and even Autobianchi.

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Innocenti went in for its MOT yesterday, albeit a bit late as I came out to it and found that it had a flat tyre on the front and I couldn't remember what I'd done with the spare (eventually found it in the boot of the Volvo).  The good news is that the car hasn't deteriorated since the last MOT failure a year ago, so I've ordered a tyre which is being fitted on Friday, then over the weekend I'm going to sort the non-working dashboard warning lights then book it in for the welding and a retest.

So hopefully that'll be another one back on the road this "summer".

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The blue Cortina from the Sellindge show, I would need to drag out and power up an old phone to check but I’m 99% sure I rented it for a day from a classic hire firm nr Folkestone. The reg rings a bell, and there can’t be that many 1965 1500 Super automatics in Ambassador blue and original spec around! 

Was a lovely old thing, nice to see it’s still about and in caring hands. 

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Spent the last few days finishing the parquet. 
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40 through to 240 grit papers, one sander mullered and dust everywhere. High spots were treated with a flap wheel on the angle grinder.

I filled the larger gaps with slivers, the smaller ones with a mix of sanding dust and some old Danish I had in the shed, and the patchy appearance makes it look like it’s been down a while (Or some fat oaf with some second hand flooring has done a shonky first effort, you choose)

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First coat of Danish has just gone on and the excess wiped off. I’ll put another on around 3pm. I’ll put a final coat on tomorrow morning before starting other jobs.

One thing I wish I had done is set up my table saw to mill all pieces uniform in length and width, it would have prevented a lot of the larger gaps enabling me float a liquid filler before more sanding back and finishing. Live and learn.

With the spare stuff sold I now have my garage back, so tomorrow will be spent sorting tools between garage and shed, and over the weekend I can do the jobs on the cars which are outstanding.

 

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