What did you do today?

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by nebuchenezer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:31 pm

When's the MOT due on the Volvo?

Dunno, March next year Ithink......

Er no, it's a month away..... rightyho that'll be rear box and brakes to be done then.

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Chodweaver » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Obtained a used load sensing valve yesterday for the now-needy Corsa and went about fitting it today.

My brake-pipe-fu needs work.

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by DodgeRover » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:54 pm

Chodweaver wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Obtained a used load sensing valve yesterday for the now-needy Corsa and went about fitting it today.

My brake-pipe-fu needs work.

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I find a hacksaw, a hexagon socket and either a reflaring tool or the bits to re make brake pipes are a good alternative to Brake-pipe-fu.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by nebuchenezer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:20 pm

nebuchenezer wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:31 pm
When's the MOT due on the Volvo?

Dunno, March next year Ithink......

Er no, it's a month away..... rightyho that'll be rear box and brakes to be done then.

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And the cunt refused to start today

Unlock, OK

Start.......Nothing

Battery.....In the boot

In the boot.....

Arse, that'll be under a ton of glass then:

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And backed up to the garage to stop the scrotes.

I are dick

So (note, battery fucked but not dead means rear doors are locked), cue many squrmings to remove glass and other greenhouse related shite to expose battery. TL:DR battery fucked, I are spasming with sciatica and work tomorrow with those extinction turds hanging round the front door.

It has been a long time since I have been arrested............
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Hooli » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:37 pm

Does they not have jumping terminals under the bonnet?
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by fried onions » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm

I helped my friend take the wheel cylinders off his scrapper.

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I was surprised to see they are of the sliding backplate type, and consequently a doddle to remove. I took the brake pipe as well, if only for the unions.

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He is going to send them off to Past Parts and put them on his own car. I wonder what the rear wheel cylinder design is like on my earlier car, as I have never had occasion to find out. I must check the workshop manual.

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by fried onions » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Mercrocker - the best headlamp setup I have found is the Lucas 700 headlamp with 414 bulb. The trouble is finding them with good silvering on the reflectors, though I think they can be re-silvered. The original wiring is easy to come by for this setup at autojumbles. I think your Minor would originally have had this arrangement, I am sure I read sealed beams didn't appear until 1966. Unfortunately someone has converted mine to sealed beams and butchered the wiring with spade crimps. Fine as they are, when they fail I will convert back to the pre-focus type.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by mercrocker » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:26 pm

My Cowley is the same, complete with rotting bowls lashed up with literally papier mache covered in enamel paint! I am going to preserve them when I finally change the lamp units but I haven't eaten into my sealed beam stash very much so far.....I reckon the Minor was converted in the mid-60s judging by the non-standard wiring colour on the terminals. I put the Minor on H4s because at the time I was commuting at night - for a long time it was my only car. They are pretty damn good actually, just a little too white for my taste but a huge improvement in actually being able to see where one is going. Also they have the correct appearance rather than those flat-fronted things people insist on fitting.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by John F » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:48 pm

fried onions wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm
I helped my friend take the wheel cylinders off his scrapper.
I'd have kept the ace black car on the road & scrapped the horrible Picasso thing behind it tbh :-D
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by CLINT » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:57 am

Yeah but that black car will probably still outlast that Citroen and still be a spares car long after the Citroen expires.
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