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  1. A small nick/puncture into the foamy vinyl doorcard, just under the r/n/s window, has been bugging me since I got the car...

    However... I haven't done anything really about it.

    A child passenger succeeded in making it a tear.... Bu99erations! 😞


    ..... we will see what Poundlands Finest can do to resolve my predicament ....



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    The drill is a tight fit in the B&D jaws... Modified to the drill collar dia. This screw both locates the drill positively against rotating but aligns the spindle to vertical... Top Banana!


    I wonder what the brand-new owner was thinking of when the OldGirl hit 13miles......


  3. Knock on..... Bootfloor

    Since my flexi/downpipe was replaced [again/warranty] I have that >> not too often/damn annoying 'tokk' >> coming up from somewhere '.... out there' 🤔

    When I cobbled up my VW T4 back box mod, a lot of tweaking was needed to stop the pipe hitting the rear multi link... It goes through the spiders web - rather than looping under, like a Corolla.

    When it stops raining..... another session with Uclamp spanners beckons.


  4. 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.


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  5. 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.


  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


  7. 2 hours ago, mickburkesnr said:

    You should've treated your Carina to a stainless steel exhaust 😉

    *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 😉


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  8. 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


  9. 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....


  10. 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.