'The Estate'.............returns?

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:50 pm

I have a 1.9d new rad and a mirror if you need them.
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Kitch » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:51 pm

Tim Leech wrote:I have a 1.9d new rad and a mirror if you need them.
I do! Name your price!

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:59 pm

Haha! £10,0000000 pounds! Seriously I think it owes me £45 though, bought it for the DTR as the top fins were scruffy but the new one didn't have the top finisher cover so its still in its box.
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Baldbazza » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:12 am

Soon be able to park all 3 of them like this again. Only prettier :-)
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Caffiend » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:41 am

Awesome thread is awesome :D

Really looking forward to seeing progress on this one.
docchevron wrote:bah ha ha ha, well, if Sandre's can GAIN BHP, then I reckon by now the estate must be putting out near 4980000000BHP at the wheels. Let me know in advance so I can shutter the house and strap the cars down, dont want it all floating away when the earth starts rotating backwards!
I know, what was I *thinking* driving mine around :( - mankind might have achieved its objective of light speed travel by now if I'd stashed it in a barn.
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:02 am

Kitch if you want that rad I can get it sent via inter parcel for about £8.
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by BX Bandit » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:17 am

No, wack it in for MOT LIKE THAT! It'll be worth the hassle just to see the look on the chaps face!
Get it the mot and a good service but you can't wash it, that algae is priceless!!!!
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Kitch » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:59 am

Tim Leech wrote:Kitch if you want that rad I can get it sent via inter parcel for about £8.
Thanks Tim, let me get back to you after I've poked around it.

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by docchevron » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:37 pm

Caffiend wrote:Awesome thread is awesome :D

Really looking forward to seeing progress on this one.
docchevron wrote:bah ha ha ha, well, if Sandre's can GAIN BHP, then I reckon by now the estate must be putting out near 4980000000BHP at the wheels. Let me know in advance so I can shutter the house and strap the cars down, dont want it all floating away when the earth starts rotating backwards!
I know, what was I *thinking* driving mine around :( - mankind might have achieved its objective of light speed travel by now if I'd stashed it in a barn.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've had a valver parked up for years and years, most of it has disintegrated, but I'm tempted to fire it up now, might be smacking out more BHP than any RR can cope with!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Kitch » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:13 pm

docchevron wrote:
Caffiend wrote:Awesome thread is awesome :D

Really looking forward to seeing progress on this one.
docchevron wrote:bah ha ha ha, well, if Sandre's can GAIN BHP, then I reckon by now the estate must be putting out near 4980000000BHP at the wheels. Let me know in advance so I can shutter the house and strap the cars down, dont want it all floating away when the earth starts rotating backwards!
I know, what was I *thinking* driving mine around :( - mankind might have achieved its objective of light speed travel by now if I'd stashed it in a barn.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've had a valver parked up for years and years, most of it has disintegrated, but I'm tempted to fire it up now, might be smacking out more BHP than any RR can cope with!
Bring it down 8)

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by docchevron » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:33 pm

hmmm, I'd have to sweep most of it up and bring it down in bags mate, it's 10000000 times worse than GSEG..
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Captain Slow » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Baldbazza wrote:Soon be able to park all 3 of them like this again. Only prettier :-)
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That's the plan. I'll take the estate!
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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Vanny » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:03 pm

docchevron wrote:hmmm, I'd have to sweep most of it up and bring it down in bags mate, it's 10000000 times worse than GSEG..
And take the roof ornament off. I'm assuming this is the white valver your talking about?

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by Kitch » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:42 pm

Well, happily today was another one of those good days. I went to The Estate at the end of the day to have a poke:

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Thought the snow might help clean it, but no joy:

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Dragged it into the workshop to get it onto the ramp and see what's what underneath. The whole plan hinges on the condition underneath - if it's rotten as a pear I can't afford the time to put into it.

Looks a bit out of place in the usual company:

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Still sporting the greenery:

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Verdict? Good news. Bloody good news in fact! :D

Pictures are woeful due to phone-cam, but the upshot is that the underside is not only in good condition, it needs no welding from what I can see. It's also in much better condition than my red 16v! Looks like the old boy we bought it off used to underseal it with something decent, which is brilliant news!

Pics don't mean much:

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The only bit that needs attention.....treatment and painting is all I need to do:

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Fuel pipes are shot:

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Suspension/brake pipes are A1:

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Octopus (really) is in good order (i.e....dry externally):

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Little niggles to sort:

Strut return pipe leaking....could just need re-positioning. They're about £3:

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Radiator leaking at bottom corner. Will try rad-weld first and see what happens:

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Clutch is so knackered, it's bent the actuating arm. It's probably got a massive amoutn of preload on it as the plate has got so thin:

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Something was living in the airbox:

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So by the end of the day, I'd wimped out and washed it (with a broom!) It's not clean yet, but most of the gunk is off. It's won me over in these last few days enough to warrant some care. Today I found driving over speedbumps without feeling them has a novelty value to it! It's also nice to drive an old school diesel too.....no lag! Doesn't make much power, but what it does make it gives you to immediately if you ask it. I am going to have to rolling road it too :lol:

So to get the ball rolling, I've booked an MOT Thursday :D

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Re: 'The Estate'.............returns?

Post by vulgalour » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:53 pm

That's pretty remarkable, very happy to hear you're going to stick with this one.