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1 hour ago, rob88h said:

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. I love these things! I owned this one, twice! It got passed around the forum a bit then left our little circle and is presumed dead now. I’ve a lot of time for them; quite interesting and surprisingly good.

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Buzzy little blezz-bot. Hope you enjoy 😊 

I love that body kit! Was that a sports edition? 

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On 7/25/2023 at 7:10 PM, rob88h said:

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. I love these things! I owned this one, twice! It got passed around the forum a bit then left our little circle and is presumed dead now. I’ve a lot of time for them; quite interesting and surprisingly good.

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Buzzy little blezz-bot. Hope you enjoy 😊 

That was a sad end for that one after all your hard work.

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The new clutch kit arrived yesterday so now all I have to do is wait until the 8th to take it into the garage. I had a bit of false hope this evening. I adjusted the clutch cable just on the off chance it was causing the clutch to slip. After I adjusted it the slipping went away and bite point seemed normal. So I went on a 20 mile drive and all seemed fine, I even booted it a few times to try to get it to slip and it wouldn't. Until I got down my road and it started slipping ever so slightly again. I managed to get these photos whilst I was out though! 

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  • calebaaront changed the title to Caleb's Suzuki Baleno and general fleet tinkering thread. Clutch replacement
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That's 500 miles covered since I bought it on the 25th. 350 on the new clutch, I have to say it drives very nice. It's a good motorway cruiser, would be even better if It had cruise control though! I am tempted to do a Better Call Saul tribute car but that means spraying it yellow...

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Has been a busy week for my 2 cars, on Thursday I used the Trabant as a secondary wedding car for my brother and his wife. We used the Beetle as the main vehicle.

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On Saturday me and the Suzuki ventured to the FoD for the weekend to meet @Six-cylinder and @Mrs6C and their wonderful selection of cars. Thank you for being so welcoming! I loved it. Hopefully next time I'll have the courage to bring the Trabant up. 

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It was also very nice to be able to take the 404 round the field. It did bring back memories of when @Weird Carused to own it

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Today I took the Trabant for a little blast down Southsea and got some air in my tires as they were all on 14psi! It drives a little better now (for a Trabant)45E3347F-8636-440F-9D73-6238FD5895A2.jpeg.702eefba0ed781f211a1100617b39610.thumb.jpeg.fe19968bc5b3292076780db49fcf7f65.jpegD48F5589-091A-40BC-AB9E-A2EC8A2A646E.jpeg.b4262ad188ff4100e920c35e755d2e5c.thumb.jpeg.aa66230ce9f4599bd2819cea7e693b53.jpeg

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Finally got round to installing a radio in the Trabant today. Quite chuffed with myself to be honest. I used the existing wires from the fuel consumption guage that didn't work due to the car having a new fuel tank and the old parcelshelf speakers from my 205. I can now listen to the soundtrack to Heißer Sommer whilst smoking the city out. 

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