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Mmmmmm. Cider is good for you.


April 8th, 2021, 3:04 pm
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Thirty six years old and new ones are over £50.00 so,

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I brazed a patch on (underwater just to make it more challenging ;) )

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That's that but, unfortunately the wing is too frilly so I've ordered a new one. This job just won't get finished :roll: , still, at least the weather's nice 8-) .


April 17th, 2021, 9:04 pm
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Great work. Re-using feels so rewarding! At least to me.

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April 19th, 2021, 8:08 pm
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And it's back on the car.

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Stainless pipe but our old friend the galvanised gland bolt, After the re-test I'll cover that flamer with a load of grease

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Use a new hubnut or (as I have) swop them side to side.

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So it's back to the front :!: Let's sort out the 2cv boot, driveshaft that is ;) .

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Here it is on the right, it was old but fine, this type had a rubber collar securing it to the driveshaft and it had become detached. there was a lot of goo so the tester assumed that the boot was u/s, it wasn't but I had neoprene replacements so I fitted one , that's the new one fitted on the left.

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i replaced the inner boot as well, this is original, neat Ligarex n'est pas :?: I just fit zip ties and feel like a Philistine but life's too short (and the kit is too dear).

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Unless your fingers and thumbs need a workout there has to be an easier way of getting the new boot onto and over the splines,

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thank you Burton ;) .

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Thought I'd do the other side whilst I was at it, Ligarex again but stainless and not such a good factory job, someone had been there and was frugal with the grease (if any). That explains the ticking noise on full lock then :roll: .
I was somewhat annoyed but had to use a driveshaft from the Dyane just to get this car finished. Next up, find out why the foglight doesn't work anymore and fit new wiper blades, nearly there :). It's been a right flamin' saga, tested early March :oops: .


May 2nd, 2021, 7:04 pm
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My fog light was oxydised internaly. Did the pins turn up?


May 2nd, 2021, 7:46 pm
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Not yet, holiday here, frosty nights but raining now which will hopefully make the grass grow for the livestock on the nature reserve. :)


May 2nd, 2021, 9:35 pm
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The foglight issue was a corroded fuse cap, glass fuses eh!
Booked in for re-test this Thursday. Borrowed two wheels from the Dyane fitted with Uniroyals, never seen them on an A series before.


May 9th, 2021, 11:03 am
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