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As mentioned in my for sale thread. Slight leak at os rear from hydrolastic suspension on the 1100

Great advice from @BeEP and @sharley17194  to troubleshoot.

Fluid dropped:

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It's the tapered joint. Looks to be in good nick, no corrosion, just needs cleaned, thread tape, nipped back up and jobs hopefully a good un. 

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...I did absolutely twat my elbow though when it let go 😂

 

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On 10/12/2020 at 7:16 PM, Gerrymcd said:

Got about a litre of piss smelling screen wash down my back in the process. 

I want a proper chemist to tell me how this happens. How come nice-smelling alcohol-based screenwash and innocent H2O turns into toxic algae juice after a few years?

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  • Gerrymcd changed the title to Barrheid Fleeto.

I've hardly been in the garage for months. Truth be told I've had zero motivation. However spring is a mere 66 days away, so I better get a move on.

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Toledo:

Cooling - review and replace bits where necessary. 

Starter - investigate why it occasionally *thunks* and doesn't erm .. start.

MOT - yes it's exempt but it's not been to the man at the ministry since 2017. Think it's about time. 

Red MX-5:

Underseal - needs doing

MOT - needs doing 

Seats - potentially acquire some replacement cloth ones in better nick

1100:

Choke - bit sticky last time I used it. Needs fixed.

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Toledo:

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Pulled the old hoses off, pulled the radiator:

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(found a 1/2 inch spanner behind it)

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The radiator itself looks tired. Fins bashed and old primer and paint don't do it any favours. I'm swithering if I should replace. Meantime I've chucked dishwasher powder into it to clean it out.

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Next update when bits arrive. 

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  • Gerrymcd changed the title to Barrheid Fleeto. Cool Runnings.

Tidied bits. Cleaned up the radiator whilst it was out. It doesn't seem to be leaking so I'll reuse it for now as it's pretty easy to remove, now that I've done it once. Tidied up the inner wings. Which meant removing battery, tray, relays, header tank,ignition bits, fuse box,heater box, strut brace. All simple just fiddly. 

Thankfully the only victim seems to be the horn, but that might fix itself later as it normally only works when the alternator is turning. 

Before. 

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After - better but not perfect.

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Bought bits:

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Top hose looked similar to an 1850 hose so that's what I've bought. Bottom hose looked like a chopped down TR7 hose, so went with that. Will fit later in week. 

The sexy steering wheel glove is to replace the existing one that is falling to bits. 

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Glad you are doing many positive things to LBT but I do find it difficult to follow the thread sometimes as I have so much connection and history with the car.  Saddens me a tad in all honesty.  Hey ho. I think I said that I bought her in the mid 2000's for £96 on eBay - 2nd chance offer. Bought her from a young guy who was a teacher who was being mildly derided for driving such an old car.  

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  • 2 weeks later...

New hoses chopped and fitted.

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 Briefly started it for a minute (no more or I would have killed myself with fumes as I can't open the main door) 

No leaks so far. But I need to get it up to operating temperature and bleed first before I claim any sort of victory.

With the engine running horn is indeed squeeking away with the mighty alternator compensating for the shit wiring. 

Laced up the sexy new steering glove:

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Going to work on the red Mx-5 for now and get the underseal applied. Then I'll be able to shift it and dig the Toledo out from the back.

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  • 2 weeks later...

New toys:

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= Good height:

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I've had a good mooch around under the Mx-5 tonight. Apart from a repair on the osr sill it's really clean. Subframes, control arms , chassis legs, even the frame rails that are normally pancaked are in great shape.  Just wee bits of surface rust that will easily tidy up. 

Excuse potato cam, my pixel 4 has no wide angle:

Rear:

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Front 

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Frame rails

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1 hour ago, SiC said:

What size is your garage? Larger than a large double at 6m x 6m?

I barely fit one car in my double garage, let alone three! Admittedly I have an excess of crap.

It's roughly 5.8m x 7m.

It helps that the cars are small! 

I normally keep it tidy but it's a mess just now (by my standards). The floor has peeled badly and it winds me up.  I have a 12"ft by 6"ft shed behind it for garden, DIY crap and garage overspill. 

Summertime everything is coming out and I'm putting down floor tiles/painting the walls to brighten it... least that's the intention. 

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On 2/8/2022 at 8:03 PM, Gerrymcd said:

New toys:

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= Good height:

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I've had a good mooch around under the Mx-5 tonight. Apart from a repair on the osr sill it's really clean. Subframes, control arms , chassis legs, even the frame rails that are normally pancaked are in great shape.  Just wee bits of surface rust that will easily tidy up. 

Excuse potato cam, my pixel 4 has no wide angle:

Rear:

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Front 

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Frame rails

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That's stunningly clean for an old Jap in Scotland.

Which jack did you get? I'm dropping birthday present hints currently and the timing is impeccable.

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On 2/8/2022 at 9:37 PM, Gerrymcd said:

It's roughly 5.8m x 7m.

It helps that the cars are small! 

Ah yeah your garage is pretty large! Mine iirc is 5.85m by 5.3m. Those extra 1.7m would be handy! I can go out the back but just expense. Plus I'd fill it pretty quickly anyway. Certainly no room left in mine for another car 😬

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It's actually stuck in there too as I've sealed the garage doors up. Need to get around to ordering a replacement... 

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3 hours ago, juular said:

That's stunningly clean for an old Jap in Scotland.

Which jack did you get? I'm dropping birthday present hints currently and the timing is impeccable.

Got this one:

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/tj2-5lp-low-profile-garage-trolley-jack

I would have got this one as it was down to 130 in January (missed the boat)and has a foot pedal I like. 

https://www.halfords.com/tools/garage-workshop/axle-stands-trolley-jacks/halfords-advanced-2-tonne-low-profile-trolley-jack-657305.html

I can push it away in the corner and out the way, but if you need it to be mobile or have to shift it over bumps/lumps in the driveway etc,  I'd go aluminium and save your back as it's flipping heavy and you'd end up cursing it. 

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3 hours ago, SiC said:

Ah yeah your garage is pretty large! Mine iirc is 5.85m by 5.3m. Those extra 1.7m would be handy! I can go out the back but just expense. Plus I'd fill it pretty quickly anyway. Certainly no room left in mine for another car 😬

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It's actually stuck in there too as I've sealed the garage doors up. Need to get around to ordering a replacement... 

That gives me the fear I'd put a tool down somewhere and not find it for a year 😂

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23 minutes ago, Gerrymcd said:

That gives me the fear I'd put a tool down somewhere and not find it for a year 😂

It's chaos but organised chaos! Most of the time I know exactly where everything is. Just there are a few times I don't 🤣

I did tidy up my working area early last month though. Mrs SiC doesn't reckon it's tidy still...

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Noticed you have painted concrete too. I wanted a harder coating but as we moved in during the first lockdown, I couldn't get any supplies for it. A bit difficult now I've moved everything in. I did consider tiles but they aren't particularly grinder or welding friendly. 

Instead I'll probably lob some paint down on the bits lifted. I have a brand new offcut roll of industrial vinyl flooring (think public toilets), so might use that on areas I'm laying on the floor.

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What's this?

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Found it 😜

Mix of metal and filler:

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Cut all the shit back and whizzed it with a knot wheel. Thankfully the inner is solid.

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I zinc primered it for now until I've figured out my CAD shapes. 

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I'm not bothered I've found it. It's usual Mx-5 affair. I can't find anymore which is great. Stuck the inspection camera inside both sills and the rest look good. 

The shapes are straight forward enough for my terrible skills to make it look all half decent when I weld it and re-stonechip. 

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Outer welding nearly there. 

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I was starting to get the knack of it by the end. I think my gas was too low. However, when this disposable is done I'll be getting a hobbyweld bottle and decent regulator.  I need much more practice if I ever want to do proper bodywork (rather than sills hidden with stonechip)

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