Davie's french attraction.

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I'd rather have anything found if there is anything to find. I've been using the same mot man for 30 years and never had a bad experience with him. Better he sees it as is. If there is anything iffy it will get fixed before wax oil. It's 25 years old, there may be bits needing attention underneath.

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205 rebuild started in earnest today. The doner engine came with a clutch and pressure plate attached, but got replaced while gearbox off. The clutch plate that was in there looked near new but still changed it as a new one was already bought. The gearbox slotted on no problems. Next was timing belt and water pump, and alternator drive belt. Starter motor fitted and new thermostat fitted. At this point I left to come home, I won't see it until Friday now as I am taking it for mot. I would think that Dan and Shaun will have the engine and box reinstated into the car tomorrow, and hopefully running. Then any other jobs needed for MOT on Thursday. It has lain for 10 weeks or so now so may need brakes etc doing. Looking forward to a blast in it again.

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The car is now basically in one piece [emoji4] just need the engine electrics connected up and a wash and polish and it's done. That is according to Shaun when he phoned me earlier. I couldn't go for a look today as I had a funeral to attend. Here's hoping it's finished tomorrow.

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Good luck with project Pug Davie, fingers crossed it runs well.

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Project pug has an unscheduled stop. No MOT tomorrow now. The engine fitted has carbs on it so needs a lower pressure fuel pump. I suggested fitting all the injection bits from the original engine and was told that it is getting carbs.

My French heart is working well just now apart from its still very intermittent power loss. I still haven't ordered the replacement fuel pipes which I think will cure it. One good thing is it averaged over 60 mpg on the recent run to the northern and back.

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It's still looking a bit forlorn and neglected at my daughters house. The fuel pump only arrived on monday this week so I'm hoping it gets some love this weekend. I may go up there if there's a nice day here and give the front cross member a rub down, treat it then body schutz it and paint red before the bumper goes back on. It's solid metal, just a bit of cosmetic rust. Not bad for nearly 26 years old!

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Well I've had enough of a fraud. Never again lol. Anyone want a decrepit fiesta van? Time to look for a hydraulic hdi again.

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And a hydraulic citroen has been located and price agreed. And for once it's only 7 miles away! 2003 c5 2.0 hdi 110, 57000 miles genuine with new timing belt, new discs and pads 11 months mot, unmarked inside and out.[emoji4]

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Nice. The suspension will be good for your back. You might want to get the spheres checked out, as they do have a finite lifespan (I am not sure what this length is tough).

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Supposed to be picking up the c5 Thursday or Friday once the seller changes the oil, oil filter, fuel filter and rear discs and pads. I'm glad he is doing the rear brakes and I'm not! I've just been 3 hours trying to make my fiesta all the same colour of red. I've done the worst side and bonnet and bootlid and it started raining. It's just as well really, I have actually done enough. The shower is past but I shall wait a couple of hours before doing the doing the other side. It's the best side, not nearly so much fading, so either been painted or it has sat facing the same way all the time.

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Well the fiesta is sold, didn't take long. However the seller of the c5 phoned today and said they are keeping it for a while. Bugger!

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Good to hear the fester has gone ,bad news on the C5, I'm sure something will come
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A Renault megane has found its way to my house. Just a cooking 1.4 oasis from late 2005. Tidy car, has all that I need in it and a glass roof [emoji4] 90000 miles covered, mot until October, full and complete service history, including timing belt last year, 2 new continentals on the front. 2 previous owners. Needs a good clean, it's not bad really but will get a good going over. There's a slight clonking front left, sounds like a drop link, and the air con needs gassed, as in its not cold at all! It only has 15" steels with kerbed wheel trims, it looks a bit under wheeled. If I find a set of 16 or 17" genuine renault allows at a cheap price I may upgrade them, but not too fussed really. I absolutely love the key card! PIP the door open, push clutch in and push start button. Key card in the pocket. Brilliant!

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Here she is not very clean, but will suffice until I feel like getting the polish out. There are some trolley type dents on the sides, but for 650 notes it can't be bad.ImageImageImageImage
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I had a little thrash along my favourite back road and it goes quite well for a 1.4, but needs revs. Handling is good in the dry, but it has 3 continental ecogrips on which I hate, and one general grabber on the back. I am expecting it to be slidier than ball bearings on ice in the wet!

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I really do love a big sunroof this time of year, my old Laguna had one and the wife's Freelander 2 does .

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