What did you do today?

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Post by dean36014 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:54 pm

To be fair I've not found much bodging! Lots of rust though 🤣. Mechanically it's pretty much perfect now. I've bought another one which initially was going to be a spares van. However on collection it turned out to be really solid other than back end of sills and rear arches. That's awaiting welding and transformation into a replica french Citroen service van.
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Post by SiC » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:30 pm

I didn't know you moved to Australia?

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Post by CLINT » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:06 pm

I don't know what you paid for the van but you'll get a bit back when you scrap the three spokes
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Post by dean36014 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:31 pm

CLINT wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:06 pm
I don't know what you paid for the van but you'll get a bit back when you scrap the three spokes
To be honest I quite like them! Do have a set of visa gti rims as well though.
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Post by xtriple » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:41 pm

Dented the passenger door :( I had a bit of help from Chester but the initial fault was mine: I parked too close to a bollard, opened the door for the dogs to get out and Chester hit it like a steam train which slammed it into the bollard. I am sad... I do know that in the grand scheme of things it is a mere bagatelle but it's MY CAR! I love my car. Oh well I got away with it last week so Karma I s'pose.
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Post by Sheddy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:08 pm

Got into the Datty earlier, turned ignition key and 'click'. Nowt else. Newish battery too. So I belted the starter with a hammer a couple of times and rocked her about on the ring gear and still nowt. Then I started thinking about starters and replacing starters :(
An hour or so later it was getting dark and I was annoyed I hadn't had my drive but I went back and lifted the bonnet, took all the electrical connectors off the motor and solenoid. The motor connections were pretty rusty, sanded everything with emery cloth, bunged a bit of vaseline on and replaced, started very easily first turned of the key 😀 so I went for a drive after all.
Just goes to show...again, that with old cars electricals corrosion is the first consideration.
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Post by mercrocker » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:13 pm

Good work. I've had that twice this month - main earth lead on the camper went all resistive on a lay-by re-start after a brew up. I'd recently fitted it as it looked better than the one on there. Should have left the bloody thing alone - luckily the "old" one was kept in the van toolbox.

Same thing happened in the Cowley Wednesday morning after loading up for a trip to Brighton. I went straight to it after the van issue and found the car end of the earth lead wasn't as tight as it should have been.

Sort of stuff that normally trips me up with the onset of winter, not in high summer.....
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