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Old 4th August 2019, 21:49   #51
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That looks scary Phil. Glad it all came good in the end though .

Alternator is just metal polish, wire wool, and a little bit of patience. Easy compared to what you have jus had done .

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That looks scary Phil. Glad it all came good in the end though .

Alternator is just metal polish, wire wool, and a little bit of patience. Easy compared to what you have jus had done .

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I was facing a dilemma as a result of a cracked camshaft. I could not find a used one. A new one was not available. The options were repair or scrap. As you know, I ended up getting an identical donor V6 with 30K less mileage on the engine.

One of the gurus sent a pm and said I should strip the donor engine down and transfer the parts over to the 20 year old V6 (21 in October) and if I didnít, I may live to regret it. How does one answer a message like that? He meant well.

This week, I am having to replace tyres, brake parts and an ABS sensor. So far this year I have spent over £1000 on repairs using the club. Had the members not helped, I suspect the S reg would no longer be here.
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At a recent classic car show saw a mini owner cleaning the inside of the exhaust, and black the tyres even on the tread, anybody else done that ?

It was this car:





Nice engine bay on this Jag too:

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why oh why did I poke my nose in here, off to have a look on DW now
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Old 23rd October 2019, 00:56   #55
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I have recently started proper cleaning on my car which I have owned for just over a week. The passenger door was the culprit. I opened it to clean the chrome trim on the sil and looked at the hinges. To my horror they were covered in thick black nastiness.

Out came the rags and a soft plastic brush (like a wire brush but not).
30 minutes later the passenger side was clean with a pile of dirt on the floor next to the car. I forgot to take a photo but I will and then compare to the drivers side.

Next target will be the drivers side hinges then the engine bay and my lack of knowledge on how and what to clean. I also need a new left hand plenum cover and an engine tray underneath, mine was half destroyed and filthy.

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Old 25th October 2019, 21:43   #56
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I once washed and cleaned a fuel burning heater in the kitchen sink at 03:00 in the morning before fitting it later that day?!?
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Old 27th October 2019, 17:31   #57
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I once washed and cleaned a fuel burning heater in the kitchen sink at 03:00 in the morning before fitting it later that day?!?
Your crazier than I first thought Andy 😬😁
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Old 27th October 2019, 19:54   #58
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Your crazier than I first thought Andy ����
It has been said on a few occasions mate, I have a tendancy to clean unseen stuff and leave the visible parts
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Was the dishwasher full then Andy?
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Old 28th October 2019, 01:15   #60
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Nothing wrong with that Jim I suppose you could ask the same about engine cleaning as 99% of the time no one else will see what's under the bonnet. I obsessively try to keep mine clean(ish), personal pride I suppose
my word ..i need to get my ducks in a row .

your a legend .
that's incredible, i am at the fun stage of my restoration tomorrow i install the torpedo badges and d pillar rover badges and sort out the clear coat scratches .
now i have a bench mark .


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