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What have we been up to?

Post by S10NPH » 05 Feb 2014 02:46 pm

So while v3m was away having its face-lift, what have we all managed to achieve with our cars in that time?

On the '77, I found a new radiator on ebay for less than half the price of a refurbishment procedure, so that is sitting in my spare room waiting to be fitted. Hopefully that means I can drive it for longer than 30 mins before the coolant all drains out :S! I have also rented a garage for the '77 over the winter, so it's nice and warm.
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The '79 isn't running as well as it used to. I half wonder that correcting the timing when Mac was over a couple of months ago was the culprit, although that doesn't really make sense. I will investigate more in the spring when I can actually use the car a bit more.

The '80 is tucked up in its garage. I never replaced the sticky brake piston, as apart from the really hot day it got stuck, it's not caused any problems. I barely used it in 2013, so I really need to give it some use in 2014 (subject to keeping the mileage low!).

The '85 vario is currently doing a Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch impression - it's cover keeps being blown off by gusts of wind, so it's spending most of its time exposed to the elements. I'm trying to find some elastic clips to keep it anchored. The most exciting thing I did with the car recently was to jump start my friend's 2011 BINI. I rather enjoyed my 29 year old car giving life to a brand new one. The BINI's heater and fan had also failed over the 2 months she had left it standing. I really enjoyed my drive home in the warmth of my low-tech transport.

The other car thing I managed to do was to save a 1980 Morris Marina from the crusher - an estate I'm dealing with at work had amongst other cars, a brown 1980 Marina parked outside the house. I advertised on the Marina forum, and some enthusiasts came with a flatbed to rescue it from the hole it had been occupying since 2000. It won't see the road again, but will be used for parts.
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So those are my missing pieces - what are yours?

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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by macplaxton » 05 Feb 2014 05:52 pm

Sion, what was the white car in front of the Marooner? A Monty?
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by S10NPH » 05 Feb 2014 05:58 pm

Yes, it is a Montego
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and another
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and a Standard 10
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And a Mitsubishi Galant which was too dull to photograph.

The other cars have now been taken by a neighbour.

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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by Chris_C » 05 Feb 2014 07:02 pm

I saw the Mariner story on Facebook, great effort mate.
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by macplaxton » 05 Feb 2014 08:53 pm

S10NPH wrote:Yes, it is a Montego
I feel slightly grubby now for actually recognising it from the original pic. :oops: :lol:

S10NPH wrote:And a Mitsubishi Galant which was too dull to photograph.
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by volvomania » 06 Feb 2014 08:37 am

It is good to read that your are not just passing on properties and dealing with estates, but that you are also being a sort of "SPCA" for old abandonned or orphaned cars sm4 .
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Post by Logan360 » 06 Feb 2014 09:18 am

I started re-assembling my interior and tiding up the wiring in dash. Me no like normal messy wiring. Got some custom 360 gauge panels in the works so will see how they turn out. Already got orders for 3 provided they turn out up to my standard. Turbo parts organized and waiting for deployment from UK. So ive got some done.
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by Speedy88 » 06 Feb 2014 04:06 pm

940 got some track treatment, ended up blowing up a rad and heater matrix. Was rolling around with no matrix for a while until it got unbearable and replaced it. A job I never want to do again! Fitted an electric fan to be used when doing skid pans (low speed).

Sigma got a Facet pump, new lines and CBR600 carbs yet to be installed in that order (carbs will go on later in the year). Also sorting some 25mm spacers to go on the rear hubs to bring those wheels out a little bit. She comes back on the road late March once all the salt has sodded off.

Oh and last weekend we bought and drove an A reg iveco motorhome with no windscreen from Nottingham to North Wales, removed the rear with hammers and axes. With full intentions of turning it into a new recovery truck for our makeshift racing team. Happy days!
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by MCHUDD » 07 Feb 2014 05:54 pm

Hi all.
I have been doing nothing. Too bloody cold and wet
here in Belfast :( :( :( :( .
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by SteveP » 08 Feb 2014 03:42 pm

I MOT'd the 186k mile S60... it passed.

Boring.
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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by S10NPH » 08 Feb 2014 07:06 pm

SteveP wrote:Boring.
...but always a relief!

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Re: What have we been up to?

Post by SteveP » 09 Feb 2014 12:35 pm

S10NPH wrote:
SteveP wrote:Boring.
...but always a relief!
This is true!
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