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Old 4th February 2020, 20:55
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]... home made wooden ramps, which don't skid along the ground like metal ones... /FONT]
They don't fold up and collapse either.
Don't like that overhang though, mine are solid all the way.
Good luck tracking down the dribble.
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Old 5th February 2020, 06:13
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Probably teaching you to suck eggs, but try winding PTFE tape around the threads on both when you put them back in. That usually works for me.
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Old 7th March 2020, 06:46
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Thumbs up At last...

Firstly, thanks for all the advice. When I removed the adaptor plug and sender the PTFE tape I'd used was very stringy which I'm supposing was due to the heat - on a hot day the oil temp. gauge shows 60-70C. I think the leak was due partly to this and partly the thinning of the oil which was due a mileage change. Anyway, I made sure everything was super clean and reassembled with PTFE.

Yesterday was the first opportunity I've had to go for a blast and on return, with water at 75C and oil 60C, the plug area was dry .

Its MOT is due on the 29th so next job is the annual handbrake fettling. I remove the drums, emery the swept surfaces, adjust the shoes, and make sure that the cables etc. are greased. Even with this attention immediately before the test it barely scrapes through. I think I'll advertise it again at Easter (Ebay classified) and hope that it's third time lucky. If it sells I'll be down to three cars from five this time last year. I think I have 'Car Owner Virus'...

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Old 7th March 2020, 06:53
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Congratulations on fixing the problem.

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...I think I have 'Car Owner Virus'...


Well played.
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Old 19th June 2020, 07:32
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There's a paddock of sorts on the site where cars can be offered for sale, usually at grossly inflated prices. The only kit car there this year was a Marina based Teal, nicely done but 30k? What a joker!

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It's 40k now
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Old 19th June 2020, 07:41
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I was once given this advice by a business guru about marketing artworks - keep doubling the price until it sells.

Someone with deep pockets will probably buy it when it reaches 80k.
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Old 10th August 2020, 06:58
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Cool Wow! A motoring event...

Yesterday's sortie in the A352 was to the Classics Day at The Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford. If memory serves, this is the first motoring event I've attended this year. I've been attending this event since the first one in '91 when the organiser hoped to get 100 Specials - he 'only' got 99. One of my favourites from the 90s was the visually uninspiring but historically important Austin Seven based Lotus Mk2, the earliest survivor of ACBC's creations.



It's about 40 miles from home but the destination lends itself to a very scenic cross country route. The A352 behaved itself impeccably although I noticed that my oil temperature gauge has packed up, investigation required. On arrival I was directed to the not so special parking area away from the retro gems, amongst which some cheeky monkey had parked an inappropriate Q reg. Nova. Naughty, and not worth a picture.



I'd seen nearly everything on display in previous years with the exception of this glorious racing Tornado Talisman in not quite Ecurie Ecosse blue.





Its pristine engine bay sported a pre-crossflow Ford mill on twin sidedraughts, proper eye candy.



A really good day out at long last!

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Old 13th August 2020, 05:54
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Exclamation Strange Days.

Back in March, I had just given the A352 the once over for its MOT when, on the 25th, came the announcement of the six month moratorium. As quarantining (I loath the Yankspeak 'L' word) had begun nine days earlier, like the good citizen that I am, I decided to not press ahead.

Fast forward to yesterday when I logged on to the DVLA site with my V11Z to hand to 'tax' the beast. WTF? I can't do it unless I declare it to be MOT exempt? A little investigation revealed that the moratorium wasn't effective until 30 March, my due date being the 29th. Silly me, learning four and a bit months late that I'd passed up on my 15 day infection spreading window. Why have one date when you can have three?

Anyway, armed with the knowledge that I needed a test, (and that I'd been here there and everywhere without one) I got on the blower to my ever helpful test station who said "Bring it down now (0845), leave it, and we'll do it today". Brilliant, except that the forecast showed a high percentage chance of heavy showers PM. I took my reading glasses and (recommendation alert) China Mieville's award winning 'Kraken' with me, explained my weather concerns to the boss, parked on the verge opposite in the blazing heat and read for about an hour when said boss took pity and told me to come back at 1230 prompt. On punctual return a new (to me, and very complimentary) tester did the honours straight away and I'm now legal.

Moral of the story? Read the small print!

Regards, Mick

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Well done, legal again for 12 months.
Most of us only read the small print or instructions when all goes wrong!!!!
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Old 16th September 2020, 11:18
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It's 40k now
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Regards, Mick

In last week's Classic Car Weekly there is similar for sale for only 16,750. It's described as 'Ally bodied', 'Front Engine' and 'The only one of its kind'. Its plate is visible in the thumbnail and DVLA has it as a Marina Buggatti (sic) Rep, tested to 17.12.20. Seems a snip, as it has those eight flat spoked wheels and is a correct-ish blue.

On the 15th of August I received an e-mail asking if the A352 had sold. My reply to the negative (including a comprehensive whinge re. being jerked around ad nauseum) elicited a request the next day for more info./pictures which I provided by return, i.e. a month ago today. Nothing heard since. A trawl back through last year's queries revealed that this guy had been in touch then and had been waiting on the sale of his T35 Evocation for 'D-Type' funds...

Last Saturday a similar request arrived, from La Belle France, to which I simply relied 'Oui'. Today Monsieur requested pictures+video with engine running which, I've sent.

Will I be holding my breath? Yeah, right.

Regatfs, Mick
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Old 16th September 2020, 20:33
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Was it this one Mick, it was ended early on ebay a week or so back.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bugatti-T...53.m1438.l2649

If it was the one and it did sell, it might be a genuine enquiry, perhaps !

The car did look the part, it wasn't a Teal but a hand made from scratch example.
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