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Old 24th September 2019, 13:57
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the "Revival" should be on everyone's bucket list!
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Old 22nd October 2019, 17:21
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Molleur - Agreed.

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It has been a while…
Just a quick update from me, as, prior to today, I hadn't even started the car up since I got back from Goodwood.

But with a rare bit of sunshine overhead, I sneaked out for a very quick spin to Sainsburys earlier.
( Just over 6 miles after a short detour on the way home. )



I'll post a better update another day and I'll also try to get back to replying to other build threads too.

Cheers, Paul.

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Old 22nd October 2019, 19:30
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Yep more photos please Paul that one didn't work

Cheers, Deggsy
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Old 23rd October 2019, 12:53
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your pic have gone I get a no entry sign, other threads are OK, Keith
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Old 16th November 2019, 13:08
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MOT #4
The good news is that my car has just passed its MOT.

The bad news is that is now appears that all my photo links are not working here.

So, if there isn't a photo of my car below, taken earlier today, I am completely stuffed.


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Old 16th November 2019, 14:23
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Looks good Paul!
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Old 16th November 2019, 15:06
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OK, I've no idea what is going on with the photos, one minute they are there, then they are gone and then they are back.

Hopefully, the photos in this post will now appear, so going back a few days...

Tuesday
I tried to start the car for the first time in around 3 weeks.

Which combined with the fact is was cold out, meant that the engine struggled to fire up.

In fact, I was just about to give up in order to avoid draining the battery when it finally burst into life.

So I took it for a quick spin to add some fresh petrol which I hoped would help.



Wednesday
I thought one of the bulbs in the main dials had blown, so I hoped it would be a quick fix.

In the end, I spent almost 3 hours F'ing and Blinding and scraping my fingers and hands in the cold.

What a complete nightmare, but at least all the dash lights now worked.



After checking the oil, I even gave the car a bit of a wash.



Then it was off to Enginuity in Acton for some pre-MOT work.



As for the last few years, getting the car to pass the emissions test has been a real pain.

So this time around, the garage would get the engine up first and then get the MOT test.

I also got them to look at the advisories from last time, so it was a 100% clear pass this year.

Saturday
Collected the car and as the weather was not looking promising, just stopped a couple of times.

Post #445 should have the first photo in it and this was the second one.



Note:
This last phone was actually taken with my new phone, as I finally have got one with a camera better than my 'build' camera.

With a bit of luck I will finally get a chance to post the replies to other threads that I've been promising for ages now.

Cheers, Paul.

PS
I also took this photo with my phone as we approach that 'Wembley Henge' time of the year.

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Old 16th November 2019, 15:22
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While I try to get to the bottom of the problems with the photos.

Here are a few video links you might like…

This was a great ‘rebody’ for Remembrance Sunday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...oter-into-tank

Then there was this large scale rebody to make Batmobiles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsMvgDvGdqg

Chip Foose has done an E Type that looks great.
( Apart from the size of the wheels and tyres. )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW6uF4Qotpg

One for the bike fans who may remember Wayne Rainey.

He has been in a wheelchair for over 20 years, but recently got back on a bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqwHIjwO2w

And finally, the EuroMillions lottery jackpot is now at over £100m.

So perhaps you might be able to pick up something at this auction.

https://worldwideauctioneers.com/riy...erby=lotnumber

Lots to pick from, but I really like #14, #61 & #75.
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Old 8th December 2019, 17:01
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Swordfish Sleigh
Finally some car related news from me…

Needed to drop off some Christmas pressies, so loaded up.



Then had a trouble free run into Shepherds Bush.



In a great bit of timing I turned a corner on the way home and found myself behind a vintage Alfa.

Not an expert, but something like a 6C, as the bonnet was almost as long as my car.

With nose-to-tail traffic along the A40, I was eventually able to pull along side for a brief chat.

"Nice day for it" always seems to go down well as a conversation starter.
( Especially as the couple inside had even more layers on that I did. )

I then left them and headed for B&Q to pick up some lights for my mum's house.



I quite liked this view in the B&Q car park.



In other news, I finally managed to get a new 'real work' project.

Which means I can delay the sale of the car until the New Year when the warm weather returns.

With a bit of luck, I will get the front inner wheel arches and a tonneau cover sorted out before then.

Until next time, take care, Paul.
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Old 22nd December 2019, 15:50
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Merry Christmas!
OK, I know I'm a few days early, but I've a real work deadline of 'before Christmas' to meet.

So things have been very hectic lately and I've already put in some laptop hours this weekend.

But some free time and some dry weather finally lined up for me earlier and I went out for a quick spin.

Here I am near the hop of Harrow Hill.



Where this marker is.



And here is the view towards the centre of London & Canary Wharf.



Note:
In the summer this view is blocked by all the pollution!

Then it was off to Sainsburys to stock up on more stuff for Christmas Day.



Thankfully, I'm currently sitting at around 95% ready. so not much left to do.

If I get the chance, I'll pop back in before the big day.

If not, have a good one.

Take care, Paul.

PS
Don't know if you saw the dash cam footage from the mini-tornado crossing the M25?

Well, we arrived on the other side of that carriageway just a few minutes later.

On our side there was a huge piece of corrugated roof across lanes 1 & 2.

"Let's be careful out there."
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It has been a while…
Due to a mixture of Christmas, then catching the cough/cold doing the rounds and work being hectic.
(One day last week involved travelling for a total of 6 hours on trains to get to and from a meeting.)

So yesterday was the first time I had a chance to start the car up and it didn't want to start.

The battery sounded flat and there was no sign of life from the engine.

Thankfully, just before I was going to give up and put the battery on charge, it coughed.

So I tried one last time and it burst into life.

Something seems to be wrong with the both the trip and odometer as they think I only did 2 miles in an hour.

The speedo was working (I assume/hope accurately enough for the speed cameras).

But I'll worry about that another day and leave you with a traditional car park shot.



Which doesn't really do justice to what a great grey and miserable day it was.
(I could see the steam of my breath when stopped at traffic lights. )

The roads were also pretty 'slick' and the car definitely tried to go sideways a coupe of times.

Until next time, take care, Paul.

PS
Last week my wife and I went to the Tutankhamun exhibition and it was mind blowing.

Some of the things on display looked brand new, despite being over 3,000 years old!

And that is before you start thinking about the skills required to make everything.









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Old 26th January 2020, 12:52
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It is good to get out, I remember, before I retired it could be weeks before I could get the car out, now I wonder where I found the time then! We went to the King Tut at the O2 years ago. The beauty and workmanship was incredible, but what got me were the smaller things where you could see chisel marks in the wood and imagine a long dead craftsman making it.
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Nice to see you back! Was thinking of sending out a search party! A belated Happy New Year Paul
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