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Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Sep 2017, 21:57

Let me introduce Daffodil. Some will already know her, others maybe not......but here she is. A little AX poverty spec 1ltr petrol.
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I picked Daffodil locally, not from a hedgerow but from a local estate row of garages where she had sat untouched for 2 1/2 years., she cost £103 (£105 as I had no change with me)

I spent a week polishing and servicing her (oower) giving Oil/Filters and belts a work over. She had not been MoT'd for 2 years or run......she passed with a rear brake adjustment !
She spent the summer with a "hippy chick" who passed her back to me last week as she returned to Australia.

Today I started to address the few odd blemishes that exists ....and this car is 25 years old !

Daffodil is amazing for her age !....I removed her proboscis as a start
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Bilt&Hamber protection waxes and products arrive tomorrow, I will clean the few rust marks and treat with hydrate 80, zinc prime, paint and then cover with dynax-s50 before top coating with dynax-UC on all areas that are visible as it is a clear wax. I will use dynax-UB (brown wax) on all areas not seen from above.
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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by myglaren » 13 Sep 2017, 22:02

Looks to be in remarkably good fettle Alasdair.
A bargain if ever there was one.

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by GiveMeABreak » 13 Sep 2017, 22:08

Stickyfinger wrote:
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she cost £103 (£105 as I had no change with me)

No one can accuse you of being tight there Alasdair :-D

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by daviemck2006 » 13 Sep 2017, 22:36

It was good of you to give the seller the extra 2 quid! Looks about the same condition as my lil pug when she got her bumper and lights removed a few weeks ago to do a similar rust abatement exercise.

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Sep 2017, 22:37

no way was I going to give him £120.....borrowed a £5 from James until later when I split the £20 I had :)....he died of shame :)

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Post by GiveMeABreak » 13 Sep 2017, 22:40

Stickyfinger wrote:
13 Sep 2017, 22:37
no way was I going to give him £120.....borrowed a £5 from James until later when I split the £20 I had :)....he died of shame :)

I take it all back - what a tight ar**! :-D
James, you can come out of the boot now!

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Sep 2017, 23:06

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that £15 put half a tank in it !.....

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by CitroJim » 14 Sep 2017, 05:24

She's a real little beaut Alasdair :) Amazed at how good she is under the bumper and grille...

Now it's exposed, check that resistor is good - it is what controls cooling fan speed - as they have a habit of going open-circuit due to corrosion...

Check the cooling fan works as expected.... If it is open then the fan will only operate at high speed...

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Sep 2017, 17:38

Well Daffodil received a full underbody waxing with Dynax s50 from Bilt&Hamber today......DISGUSTING job but hey it is now done. All arches, box sections etc done. I still need to drill the sills in 3 places and do them.

Tomorrow she will have a top up of flexible under-seal (again B&H) over the wax as recommended, she is then ready for a winter and lots of shopping trips !

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2017, 17:59

She'll be good for another 30 years at least now Aladair :)

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Sep 2017, 19:06

30 years ?....now where do I find that electric motor conversion kit ?

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Post by CitroJim » 23 Sep 2017, 04:50

Stickyfinger wrote:
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30 years ?....now where do I find that electric motor conversion kit ?


Any scrap mobility scooter should provide ;)

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Sep 2017, 07:07

Hey....I do not want to make it faster Jim !

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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Sep 2017, 09:35

Ready for new Bilt&Hamber flexible under-seal
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Re: Stickies little Daffodil

Post by CitroJim » 23 Sep 2017, 11:39

Stickyfinger wrote:
23 Sep 2017, 07:07
Hey....I do not want to make it faster Jim !


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