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Journey. Deux-cent-cinq en retour.


dozeydustman

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2 hours ago, dozeydustman said:

See first post.

The third one is often the most rewarding.. Enjoy!

Love the look of that PooJoo,.  Nicely bought. 

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Nice!

Those wheel trims remind me of a type of biscuit that was available in the 1980s and 90s.

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Great buy! I don't know what it is but the early 205 wing mirrors that really do something for me. 

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Kin 'ell. Can't believe how much we look alike but I've got quite a bit more hair.

Liking the 205. Looks similar to one my Nan had in the late 90s but was a J or K reg.

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Trying to find insurance has been an absolute nightmare. For me and the wife we can get covered for about 50p (exaggeration). To add stepdaughter it shoots up to insane amounts.

Can anyone recommend young driver friendly classic insurance?

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That little Pug’s in lovely shape! I bet it gets down the road pretty well with the 1.4 too.

Someone I used to know had the diesel version and even that was a fun little thing round the lanes.

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56 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Trying to find insurance has been an absolute nightmare. For me and the wife we can get covered for about 50p (exaggeration). To add stepdaughter it shoots up to insane amounts.

Can anyone recommend young driver friendly classic insurance?

Tell her not to bother driving til she's 40.

Also - Tamworth, you were close to my neck of the woods!

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19 hours ago, Spiny Norman said:

They're cracking little things, and had it been a more sensible distance away might have been mine already. Perhaps this should be in the unpopular motoring opinions thread but I far prefer the cooking 950 and 1100cc variants to the GTis.

Same as a BX 14 compared to the bigger ones or the Visa 11 compared to the 17D - The lighter weight up front makes them more fun/chuckable

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I managed to find a young driver specialist policy through Lancaster. £480, which is what Footman James, Hagerty and Carole Nash wanted just for me and the wife. Because of madam’s age we have to insure it as a normal daily car. We’re covered for up to 3000 miles a year.

Madam has been out for a spin in it with some guidance. She just needs to get used to  no power assistance on anything!

Under the front it’s very tidy. Little XY7 purrs happily but gives off the odd whiff of fuel.

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More pootling around today there is a small list of things to do.

▶️ service. Everything is clean and tidy under the bonnet but it’s not covered much miles in however long and the newest service receipt I can find is for 2021. Cap, leads and oil filter are very clean though. I think oil, filters and coolant will need changing. Thankfully she’s not tappety, but they’ll get checked as well.

▶️get the mixture checked, I think it’s a little rich and the choke can be pushed home after very little cold running time, and she sometimes pops on the overrun.

▶️reposition wiper arms - driver’s one goes off the screen when on the motorway and they’re going full chat. They also sit quite high when parked.

▶️change the front wheel bearing(s). I have one which was supplied with the car (along with a new clutch kit) May just do both/get both done but I need a puller and a press.

▶️A good wash and buffing. A lot of the marks will come out with t-cut or similar. The deeper ones can be addressed some other time.

▶️change CV boots. Advisory at MoT.

▶️oil pressure light doesn’t work. Will check bulb and switch. Hopefully just bulb.

▶️headlamp aim. O/S one is pointing at the floor.

▶️sort damaged interior parts. Speedo binnacle shroud, lower dash around glove box lid, fag lighter, driver’s seat. These are longer term goals as phase 1 trim is a little harder to find than phase 1.5 and 2.

 

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4 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Thankfully she’s not tappety, but they’ll get checked as well.

Im happy that she isnt. Be prepared to have the car in the air and lie on your back to do the clearances more easily. That canted back '150' suitcase engine is such a pain to do the clearances and seal the rocker cover on. 

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4 hours ago, Stinkwheel said:

Im happy that she isnt. Be prepared to have the car in the air and lie on your back to do the clearances more easily. That canted back '150' suitcase engine is such a pain to do the clearances and seal the rocker cover on. 

This is my 3rd suitcase powered 205, and I had a Samba prior. Never had an issue adjusting the tappets from above nor getting the rocker cover to seal. though Samba was very cramped to do those jobs though.

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4 hours ago, dozeydustman said:

This is my 3rd suitcase powered 205, and I had a Samba prior. Never had an issue adjusting the tappets from above nor getting the rocker cover to seal. though Samba was very cramped to do those jobs though.

Fair play to you, I alway found that a faff and still do the visa from below. Just works for me even if it is weird 😂

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Puglet fits nicely in the garage.

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A workmate popped round today, we went for a little bimble around Bognor.

The wheel bearing is really growly now so I need to find a hub and bearing puller kit.

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2 hours ago, DiscoDancer said:

Super buy!  Dozydustmans dad a has given it the thumbs up.  

Hello father. I best behave myself.

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3 hours ago, dozeydustman said:

Hello father. I best behave myself.

Wait, what? 🤣

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Luke…..


Gzongenflatch.
In memory of Phil.

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