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Seeing as there's no more "big efforts" to be made on the fleet at SVM Industries (Central), I thought I'd finish the individual threads and do what everyone else does... and have a singular ramble outlet to document the forever ongoing tinkerings of the fleet.

So... fleet status:

The brakes on the modern eco* wagon have always been rough since I got it. Every service, MoT or every other visit to Voltech or Taggarts has came back with a health check showing this along with a "those brakes are a bit rough" comment. At the last MoT though, the man at Voltech came back with a much more forceful "yeah you really need to get those front brakes seen to".
Taggarts wanted £580 to do the fronts when it was in for a seat belt recall.
Voltech wanted £280ish
£165 for Brembo discs and pads from Euro Car Parts and a couple of hours in the sun...

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Of course trust me to not take a photo of the finished article.


The 740 has been remarkably idle lately because the 205 has been getting used so it has been sleeping in the lockup...



First big journey for the 205... Field of Dreams the other week. Obligatory Tebay shot.
Old Charter.


New rear speakers were required. Just like the front, they were a wee tate crispy.


A pair of 25 quid Pioneers were obtained from Halfords and some wee wiring adapters from ebay.

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Fitting required removal of trim. Oh deep joy... car interiors.

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Some of the trim, the bits that hold the bottom of the parcel shelf are fucking riveted on. A rivet gun and supplies were obtained from @blackboilersuithowever nothing seemed to work. Bolts / screws to be obtained...

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What else? Oh aye Mr @Talbot put some more timing in to the injection system. It gave a 4mpg improvement on the journey home from the Field of Dreams and makes high speed power more better...


I think I'll end that there for today.

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More little improvements. The boot lid trim panel was banging and rattling nearly all the time so I acquired some new clips from vehicleclips.co.uk

They are actually Ford door card clips but they fit no bother. Good thing about that site is you order what you need rather than spending twice as much on a 100+ box of assorted clips, most of which you don't use.





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