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Time to spring clean the wallet again. Parts gathering and engine now in and sort of running.

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It's seems its rarely simple when you set off for something man. Glad it was all squared up in the end.

You know I'm struggling to think of a collection thats been a dodle maybe I should take up golf.

 

 

 

 

Eh nah think I'll persevere and the odds say I will get a good one one day haha

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Results for the Clio's first UK MOT test. Two broken coil springs and an airbag light. Not bad. (Not thread relevant but garbaldy mentioned it)

 

Great to meet you as well Gary, good company on a long drive. I'm happy the engine is going to a good home, I'd have been gutted to send it to a regular scrapyard and have that lowish mileage XUD baled.

I look forward to the build thread and trying it out when it's done.

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Thats not at all bad, easy fix on springs but what's the verdict with airbag lights these days.

 

I do hope your not going to hold your breath about getting a shot in the finished van haha

I let the Renault Specialist* sort it out,

£165 including the MOT test, new springs and a replacement seatbelt pretensioner.

 

Okay I'll keep breathing!

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So tonight i thought I best finish what i started yesterday so whats missing.

 

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I drove to the yard and unstrapped all four wheels and lifted the back up and dragged it as far back on the trailer as possible then round The side and bingo she's off saves faffing with ramps again

 

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I stacked her with the others for the time being.

 

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Yup I got to the yard unloaded and realised I never had my wallet to fuel up so unhitched and had to go home and get it,

Damn my ageing brainbox.

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A quick update on this as it's been a while,

Firstly we removed this low milage truck engine.

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And loaded the remains onto flatbed.

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Pics not in order as stuck the remains of the van on first.

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Engine removed from van ready for van.

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A wee update for those that like frenchies,  After some trailering about and collecting some pallets to stack building materials on the van has been laid up for winter as I'm not sure it would last very long driven up here with the amount of salt chucked about so far this winter.

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Engine cranes are excellent.

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And the td motor bolted too the engine stand to get it ready for the swap.

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A quick inspection of what I need to change over and this doesn't exactly look right.

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Yup thats propper mullerd

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And the crank pulleys not much better hopefully mine will fit on to replace it. 

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Somehow this seems to be rubbing.

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Yup cover damaged wonder if it's had the pulley go in  the past.

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With luck all the parts of my engine should be the same so simple swapshop job. Famous last words.

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Stripped all the covers off now just need to see if the existing ones are the same or the will just have to be reused, they would probably be okay I'm just a fussy cunt.

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Cambelt looks okay and water pump looks new.

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Yup hedgehog bolt threads no wonder the hex head was mullered.

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Think I will just remove the whole alternator mount too.

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Oh goody some spares.

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That sump looks rough and it also is leaking through the rust blobs.

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Oh I wonder if peugeot used excessive amounts of splodge, looks well glued on anyway.

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12 minutes ago, Jim Bell said:

What's the good news Gary?

I know you're meant to start with the bad news so there must be some good coming next. 

It's all good news really nothing fazes me I just crack on with life,  after all when your working with 30 odd year old metal it's to be expected, 

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40 minutes ago, Jim Bell said:

Hmmmmmmm I wonder where you are going. 

God knows I'm gonna be lost as this is the longest collection I've ever attempted 

23 minutes ago, loserone said:

I might print out that QR code and see if I can find out first 😂

Hmm so your coming to Berwick that's good pmd you haha.

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Arrived at Durham on time and was collected by electricery and as this was my first ever time in a scalextric car it was a real treat, pretty impressive too I might add.

But here's what I came for the dirty dizzler with comically melted style number plate, think this will start a new craze, maybe not then.

 

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 Mr one had stuck half a tank of motion lotion so no garage shot,  i paid for the wings as that's mainly what I wanted and then set off saying my goodbyes and motored north up the 68.  where's all the ruddy snow.

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Ah there it is over the hill sodin hell no play then.

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Got home safe and sound and as the mot states it's rather loud really and with that horrible drone, fine once you find a station on the radio though, she's a  nice drive all the same and it does indeed manage triple digits  on the Speedo.

Thanks Mr one it was nice to meet you and have a blether and of course collect the car.

A+ Raffler will buy tickets again.

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37 minutes ago, loserone said:

Wait, you got the radio working?

Yup absolute radio and it's a bit tin caney with the shite old speakers but works okay.

24 minutes ago, Jim Bell said:

Wait, you got it above 80?!

Sure did she's not as quick as the van but does get there eventually, just have to wring it's neck, probably down to the extra weight of the car makes the difference.

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