METEOR.ALL PARTS for SALE. Intact 5/3/19 Runs

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METEOR.ALL PARTS for SALE. Intact 5/3/19 Runs

Post by peterwight » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:15 am

My beloved Meteor (a 1.9Diesel) now resides at South Manchester Salvage. See their website for contact, or talk to me via this club. Claim it intact if you can do a really radical project. The car needs a new rear subframe. Perhaps Chevronics can supply one but fitting it would call for removal and re-fit of much else nearby, such as hydraulic plumbing. All this I cannot pay for, nor have I a place to SORN it. It has gone.
One recent new part is the expensive ‘octopus’ or’ spider’ in the hydraulic system. You will need one sooner or later. The clutch is virtually new, and that little light in the glove box comes on. Glo-plugs are young. This engine starts instantly even after months of inactivity. If you own one of the few remaining Meteors treat yourself to a correctly-coloured body part or my can of Meteor Grey spray paint.
But, instead of a list from me, simply request what you need. It might still be there, perhaps already on the dismantler’s shelf. Yours sincerely, Pete
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Re: METEOR.ALL PARTS for SALE. Intact 5/3/19 Runs

Post by rutter123 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:51 pm

That's sad, another bites the dust and one of only a few Meteors left
You say it needs a new rear subframe? The subframe is a substantial unit what exactly is wrong with it?
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Re: METEOR.ALL PARTS for SALE. Intact 5/3/19 Runs

Post by peterwight » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:12 pm

Dear Rutter, thanks for commiseration . There is virtually no frame left, so the rear body that it's supposed to brace is unsupported. However, I spoke to Rob at Chevronics. He has secondhand subframes for 150GBP (plus VAT), and says they charge 5 or 6 hours labour. An amateur would need a lot longer, but ought to be encouraged by that quote; the problem doesn't look so daunting any more. I hope project-seekers reading this will rush to enquire before bits get taken off. PMs welcome.
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Re: METEOR.ALL PARTS for SALE. Intact 5/3/19 Runs

Post by Meter rat » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:25 am

I’m sorry you have sent the car to scrap yard. I may be help you with storage if you can get the car back. It would work out at about £600 to have the rear sub frame changed at Chevronics. If you have definitely decided to scrap. I could do with a front nearside wing if possible?

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Re: METEOR.ALL PARTS for SALE. Intact 5/3/19 Runs

Post by peterwight » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:18 am

Hello Meter Rat, your storage offer is tempting; most importantly it buys me time in which to have second thoughts. Firstly I'll check that the car is still in one piece. Obviously it could be driven to you illegally (lacking an MOT) but really needs a carrier. Failing that i'm sure the wing would be obtainable. I'll get back to you.
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