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    Carina II
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  1. When I got set up, in the drill stand, I noticed a bad wobble in the chuck spindle... The B&D drill has plain brass bearings so no adjustment options. The 2-Speed controller switch was duff, meaning I only had Hi-Speed. A trip to Wilko sorted me out with 850W Hammer/Infinite speed select, Reverse + 13MM chuck @£35.. Very fair, I reckon. Some 'tech mods' have been required to fit it into the B&D drill stand (which is virtually unused 'vintage' lol)... But I'm happy with it and look forward to many years of Quality - Perpendicular - Perforations. 2sav
  2. Restore? ... No ... I buy the cheapest tat on Ebay, then 'finesse' them until they are usable. Actually buying old 'bootsale' quality/worn out kit and then refurbing... too much hassle m8 2sav
  3. I bought a B&D 'as new' drill stand and then got a chinkkie cheappo Silverline 4" drilling vice. All good... but the vice was rough! I scraped the ways (under the moving jaw) to finess the jaw action but the 'wobbly bob' lever/handle is a right pain! As seen here, I bought a handwheel - drilled it to fit - removed the crank handle (but it slots in for extra leverage) and now I'm happy with using this set up. 2sav
  4. Scan ebay motor sites, autotrader..... Good guide for 'asking' but not what it goes for. Ebay usually shows top successful bid.... But the guy may not turn up... 🤔 2sav
  5. Never forget..... Any hybrid, today, will be 'reprocessed' into razor blades before getting near the age of that Corolla. Nice to see you getting good service from the 'faithful oldie' 😬 2sav
  6. Well..... This >> There are supposed to be olive rings to fit recess in manifold.... .... added to the break in the flexi coupling expliains how my cabin has stunk of fumes, getting progressively stronger + louder 😵 Muchho improvemento 2sav
  7. ...... Sat 3PM ..... That is all.... 2sav
  8. .... Don't forget [check angle first!] FORD alloy sleeve nuts are 10apenny & yards usually overflowing with them. BOL on MOT 2sav
  9. Buzzed my guy @ATS... Seems it has been sent to ATS 'central depot' and is coming, overnight, to the Darkest NE. ..... TF! ..... I'm beginning to sound like TractorPull 😵 2sav
  10. *IF* I were to splurge on a fabbed ex manifold, then a 'custom' snake would be on the cards.... With the T4 glasser I'm happy with splashing out only £35 + clamps 😉 2sav
  11. L8 noose.. Original stockist NLS, but didn't inform my ATS guy! A bit of WebbieMining has unearthed an alternative source (Klarius is the ATS default) and it is en route 'up the country'... 🚀 We Will See 2sav
  12. My exhaust guy says there wasn't a Carina II pipe in the country 🤔 (I had first one fail 'faulty welds', this is the second - failed flexi.. so likely cleared the shelf .. lol) and one has been made to order! Due into depot thisafternoon but B Hol rush means unlikely fitting till Tuesday.... 2sav
  13. I was messing about under the car yesterday, looking into a 'futtah futtah futtah' from the back box area... My DIY clamping (for the T4 box) was letting a bit out 😞 .... however I still had 'futta futta' coming from the front - easier to hear now. My front pipe was new, from ATS a while back, and so I popped in thismorning just after opening time for a check >>> ooops! The flexi is completely broken.... WARRANTY REPAIR .... YaY 😁 They will text me when the part is instock to fit. 2sav
  14. Frankly, using any form of 'kleean n gleam' on mine would have me tired out ... 'Detailing' kindda passed me by... 😜 2sav