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34 minutes ago, Choppa said:

I've helped you out with that typo Barry

 

:lol: yeah off to buy a Porsche this morning......

21 minutes ago, eeyoreish said:

I'm sure you could fix it with a bit of copper pipe..?

I'm pretty certain basil fawlty used a small tree

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@swindon_alan I'm staying off the v8 from now on - I almost promise that. driving this beast back from Kidderminster was an absolute pleasure. She's got a quicksilver exhaust - which sounds

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@Jacques I'm a simple country boy - the 4 pot call was simply too strong. When I first read up about v8s what concerned me was the comments like "lazy mans driving" - I really enjoy the engagement of

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2 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Hmm - dunno when I'm gonna drop it in the conversation with the missus it's busted again. She's gonna take the piss more than you will.

is this simple enough to strip apart at home and replace that 2nd gear and synchro ? Or does it need specialist stuff ?? After all the hassle I've had - I really am tempted to sit and learn 

Good call. Then you'll be all clued up ready for the next time!

I'm told they're a simple box to do, have a word with Dave Lisle?

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Been there this morning - looks like I'm gonna have to clear a space in the workshop for a clean strip - could always use the kitchen.....

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12 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

could always use the kitchen.....

Don't go there Barry....you'll find backlash of the verbal variety far worse than the mechanical one....and more expensive to fix!

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I don't blame him citing that - her moaning about it is definitely grounds

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He's well shot of her. You should have heard her moaning when he had his 289 Ford V8 block welded up on the landing outside the bathroom. Disgraceful.

Just a thought, have you considered getting the uprataed gearbox bits that are on here somewhere?

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Considered it - very expensive though - and frankly wouldn't have helped with this issue. 

I really need to drive the car like an old git on a Sunday driving to the garden centre - but it's simply not a Hyundai i10 !!

am I proper pissed off - yes I am - but hey ho that's life for you. 

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On ‎28‎-‎05‎-‎2017 at 12:13, ian29gte said:

My mate stripped his four-barrel Cater carb on the dining room table. Which was cited in his divorce papers.

 

But on the other hand, we probably, but it's only a guess, don't see mentioning of ugly vases and flower arrangements and the like on top of the floorstanding stereo loudspeakers in those same divorce papers...

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I've been absolutely hanging all day today. I blame that pint of black rat cider at some ropey pub on the side of the canal on the way back to the hotel last night after the ballet.

anyway - finished sulking and shot off to the garage. Fking Groundhog Day or what IMG_1855.PNG.4bf3938956bd4c84be0e2103e8d3fbae.PNG 

come back in now - sweating like mad - it's very hot still. And need to read how the speedo bit comes out that box

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Hopefully it'll be more a simple case of deja vu rather than Groundhog Day.

As for the hangover, only this morning my renal consultant told me that I must drink more fluids during the day. I have therefore been sat in the garden all afternoon doing precisely that, however I suspect it might not have been the kind of fluids that she meant.

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Out IMG_1325.thumb.PNG.696220ec4e2d94142e62b30d8f104312.PNG

total time just under 2 hours - it really isn't a difficult job.

clutch plate doesn't look too bad 59482ebde8ada_FullSizeRender2.jpg.8c5d252583236b39c46841256b1c4f0e.jpg

pressure plate looks fubard

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that's probably why I was struggling to get reverse the weekend 

and as if by magic the wife's car had a blow out today. Locking wheel nut nowhere to be found. No spare, no jack, missus in a shitty mood with me cos I've accused her of kerbing the car. Locking wheel nut got the good news and wheel is in the van for a new tyre tomorrow IMG_1327.thumb.PNG.13e285bd82d2c6898b8570438ae820d0.PNG

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How on gods earth can she say she hasn't hit anything.....  that's what I don't get - f£ck me the gouge in the alloy wheel is as shiney as anything - clearly been done today or yesterday - it's so f£cking obvious. I'd be far happier if she said - yeah I hit the kerb earlier as I was driving and talking to the kids whilst paying fuck all attention to the road......... as that's probably the truth. :X

She's never and I mean never allowed to drive any of my cars....

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I remember many years ago I had a Peugeot 305, they were often taxis and used tyres that came with a special protection ring, it stuck out an extra 10mm than the rest of the tyre. Great, virtually impossible to kerb the wheel and virtually impossible to damage the structure of the tyre on a kerb even if did. 

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Barry she is guilty as charged but smile a lot. She doesn't ever give me shit about my car and she has said she will never drive it. It's good as I don't really love the 3 series so not paying for two cars is good. We had, randomly, TFL come round for a survey the other day, lovely lady, but apparently had been picked out of a few others in our area. So we invited her in. 

Was funny, how many cars, erm four, how many drive? Erm two. Do you ever use public transport, Erm no! 

I found out on Sunday that she has never washed a car in her life. 

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34 minutes ago, Dan E said:

Was funny, how many cars, erm four, how many drive? Erm two. Do you ever use public transport, Erm no! 

Point out public transports only for poor people or when you are so pished and you can't afford a taxi ?

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My missus says that women have no spatial awareness when driving a car, and are generally unaware of anything happening outside the cabin. At least that's the case around these parts.

What state's the flywheel in?

Oh, and put some plastic bags over the CV joints to stop any shit getting in!

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