Saved from the scrapyard, an old friend returns......

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Re: Saved from the scrapyard, an old friend returns......

Post by T.J. » 12 Dec 2011 07:44 pm

Yes, still there.. just no idea which connection is which
Trundle returns... Watch this space ;)

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Re: Saved from the scrapyard, an old friend returns......

Post by Paula » 18 Dec 2011 03:24 pm

Hi T.J,

Here's some info from the Metro forum:

Lotus Engine in a Rover Metro GTi?


Elise used to run a K series engine before the toyota engine, so I would expect it's possible.


The Lotus engine is the same as the K Series 160vvc as used in the MGZR.


I thought someone stuck the VHPD K from the Exige in a Metro?


The early rover 'lotus' engines drop straight in.
There's been plenty of VHPD and similar high spec engines in Metro Gti's - have a gander on the metropower gallery.

Paula wrote:There ya go ........ :)

I blame my Dad and Uncle for my passion.

Interesting re the lotus engine, I must ask on the Metro Owners Club forum.
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You are? I hadn't noticed ;)

I'm sure there was someone in Bedford years ago that put a lotus engine in the metro gti. Perhaps an elise motor? I dunno.. food for thought hehe
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Post by Paula » 18 Dec 2011 03:27 pm

Hi Andy ... sm15

Happy Christmas to you and T.J ... :) sm4

Long Live Trundle 2 ... sm4 :340: sm97
Andy P wrote:TJ if you ever sell this LET ME KNOW FIRST!

Was the worst decision EVER to sell Trundle and I've wanted to buy it back since I sold it. I just keep missing out :(

With regards to the fuel pump - The facet pump was only the lifter pump to fill the swirl pot. There was an in-line EFI pump after the swirl pot to provide high fuel pressure for the F7P

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Post by Paula » 18 Dec 2011 11:13 pm

Hi again Andy and T.J

You may have wondered if there was a Trundle 1... :?:

Well there was and 'Deja Vous' Andy, it suffered a Head Gasket failure (like T2 subsequently did) on the M25 and was taken back home by the AA in April 2001.

I then bought T2 to replace her.

T2 had a badly damaged driver's door, so I knocked the seller down £300, part of which I used to pay for a replacement door which I found at a breakers in North London. A paint sprayer then resprayed the whole offside and also lacquered it. That is why that side never fades in the sun unlike the rest of the car's original cellulose paintwork that does not have any lacquer applied. When I bought her the red was brown and it took a lot of elbow grease to get it back to scratch.

So a bit more T2 history ... 340pw

The fotos of T1 taken on May 6th 2001 also show T2.

The paint sprayer had her flatbedded away like you did for T2, then he fitted a new head gasket and away she went like new once more... :)

I will check the DVLA's website in a mo to see if KLR is still with us.

If not RIP T1 ... :cry: She was a very good car as indeed T2 still is . :)

Here's the fotos I took that day she left home.

I love the rear engined black Renault 5 Turbo that one of my neighbours had ... :-D

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5_Turbo


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Looks as if KLR has gone to the " Scrapyard in the Sky " .... :cry: :cry: only a few months after I sold her !!! Come to think of it, I think that said head gasket did go again and maybe the engine was already damaged beyond repair so he scrapped her. What a sad fate. I nearly kept T2 when my silly neighbour, who bought her of me, then continued to drive her after topping the water up after the gasket blew. I would have taken the car of his hands and replaced the engine but it was all too much hassle in the end and that is how you Andy got to take T2 off his hands through me.

A590 KLR

Date of Liability 01 03 2002
Date of First Registration 03 05 1984
Year of Manufacture 1984
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1397cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available

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Re: Saved from the scrapyard, an old friend returns......

Post by Evoman » 19 Dec 2011 12:46 am

What does "date of liabilty" acctually mean?
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Post by macplaxton » 19 Dec 2011 03:43 am

The date it is liable for more road tax (VED) or a SORN made, or a SORN runs out.
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Post by volvosneverdie » 19 Dec 2011 10:52 am

Evoman wrote:What does "date of liabilty" acctually mean?
Can also mean "going out with a woman for a drink, then you accidentally get her pregnant. "
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Post by Paula » 19 Dec 2011 11:51 am

sm61 sm89
volvosneverdie wrote: Can also mean "going out with a woman for a drink, then you accidentally get her pregnant. "

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Post by Evoman » 19 Dec 2011 11:53 am

Paula wrote:sm61 sm89
volvosneverdie wrote: Can also mean "going out with a woman for a drink, then you accidentally get her pregnant. "
I dont see how that would important to your car :?

So if the date of liabilty is not a future date, its been "scrapped"?
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Post by macplaxton » 19 Dec 2011 12:05 pm

Evoman wrote:So if the date of liabilty is not a future date, its been "scrapped"?
Possibly. But it could just be resting and someone hasn't kept up with the paperwork. It could have been exported. More unlikely as time goes on.

More recent records might be more accurate, but in the past the DVLA files were a bit patchy.
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Post by Speedy88 » 19 Dec 2011 01:12 pm

Evoman wrote:
Paula wrote:sm61 sm89
volvosneverdie wrote: Can also mean "going out with a woman for a drink, then you accidentally get her pregnant. "
I dont see how that would important to your car :?
Sence of humour failure :lol:

It's interesting because my Fiesta was scrapped, and now there's NO record of it at all. But yes, this is probably the victim of another DVLA hole. And chances are it's scrapped (about 95% of all cars in the 80s are already scrapped, think of it that way).
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Post by Evoman » 19 Dec 2011 06:45 pm

Speedy, i did get the joke :P
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Post by Speedy88 » 20 Dec 2011 08:48 am

Yeah yeah :wink: *Attempts to hide own mistake*


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Post by Paula » 20 Dec 2011 09:28 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Happy Christmas Guys ... :D
Speedy88 wrote:Yeah yeah :wink: *Attempts to hide own mistake*


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Post by Evoman » 20 Dec 2011 09:48 am

Speedy88 wrote:Yeah yeah :wink: *Attempts to hide own mistake*


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