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Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 15 2019, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Biggest thing that's caught me out here is that the mop on this has very little padding on it. The one I used to use back in my days at the garage had a much thicker pad on the back so it didn't...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 14 2019, 07:27 PM
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I don't think I will ever complain that reviving weathered paint on a car is tedious and time consuming ever again. Reckon we're about 1/3 done now

Back is looking almost presentable now.
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Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 13 2019, 07:26 PM
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Today has been a bit of a disaster...eventually decided I'd had enough of dealing with the outside world and retreated to the garage.

Been a while since I've done any real cleaning/valet type...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 11 2019, 02:51 PM
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Re: What is happening

Being stuck dealing with gardening most of the day again today I was only left with an hour or so to do anything car related.

I decided to investigate something which had been mentioned...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 10 2019, 05:43 PM
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We've a friend staying with us this week due to poor health while their partner is away on an important business trip, so I'm in a situation where I'm a bit stuck really in that I can't go anywhere...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 8 2019, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Very quick evening update.

New number plates are now on the Invacar.

https://i.ibb.co/JBWbqbB/IMG-20190908-202539.jpg (https://ibb.co/5MXzkzM)
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Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 7 2019, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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In a little bit of a change of pace I gave my Xantia a bit of attention recently. The poor thing deserves better, it gets far too forgotten about being used all the time.

One of the cosmetic...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 4 2019, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Congrats...you just made me inhale coffee.

A little closer examination of a slightly less mangled stud has me now pretty certain that we're looking at 3/8" UNF. That would be 9.52mm when it came...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 3 2019, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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We all knew this was not going to be simple didn't we!

So far I've ascertained that the Model 70 does NOT use Mini wheel studs. They're screw in ones rather than the splined knock-through type.
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Forum: The Library CafÚ Sep 2 2019, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Had a spare hour this afternoon so figured it would be a good time to start tackling the snagging list on the Invacar.

The repainted engine cowl was reunited with the engine.
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Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 31 2019, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

TVRs are epic amounts of fun if you know someone who owns one. However they require biblical levels of patience to actually live with as they tend to be exceedingly temperamental and even the...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 30 2019, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Glad it sounds like you've had things moving the right way medically speaking Allen and Mawra.

A friend of mine has been going through chemo and radiotherapy for a cancer, so have seen first...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 29 2019, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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You'd hope they'd use a local anaesthetic for something like that...Though I imagine it's still far from a pleasant experience. Really hope that it goes smoothly for you though.

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I...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 29 2019, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Not fun. A friend of mine used to work for one of the major bus operators over here. He left when the local office handed responsibility for allocating driver shifts to the HQ elsewhere in the...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 28 2019, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I have very, very real worries that given the current trends in our administration that we may well wind up with an increasingly US style system...and with everyone in the household on regular...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 26 2019, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Throttle cable refitting was an utter fail.

Turned out that having now soldered my end onto the cable it wouldn't fit in the twist grip any more. De-soldering it to adjust then made the...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 25 2019, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Today I Managed about half an hour outside before retreating inside due to passing out becoming an increasingly real hazard due to the heat.

Offside rear wheel was target number one. This had...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 24 2019, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

With the paint stripping, sanding, soda blasting and painting that has been going on over the last couple of months, TPA's interior was in a right royal state.
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Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 22 2019, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Things with paint over here underwent a massive shake up a few years ago when they tightened up the rules on solvent based paints for vehicles. This dodges a lot of those as you're still allowed to...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 21 2019, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Are you sure you didn't know my mother? That's exactly the sort of thing she would have thrown my way when I was about a quarter of the way through my first coffee of the day...

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Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 20 2019, 10:15 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Today was very´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ much´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ a game of two halves. Also can be read as "discovering the pitfalls you need t´╗┐o watch for when pai´╗┐ntin´╗┐g´╗┐."´╗┐

Given I was going into this with...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 19 2019, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Unless I'm hallucinating, it looks like we might actually´╗┐ be ´╗┐maki´╗┐ng prog´╗┐ress ´╗┐no´╗┐w´╗┐.

https://i.ibb.co/K21pn2y/IMG-20190819-154358.jpg (https://ibb.co/N94dR9Y)
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Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 17 2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Definitely struggling´╗┐ with the spray gun a bit. I don't seem to be able to get any sort of a wet edge laid down no matter what I've done wit´╗┐h the settings and the paint d´╗┐oesn't seem to be...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 16 2019, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Had an opportunity´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ to do a very quick test of the paint yesterday evening - which was basically 30 minutes setting up the spray gun, wip´╗┐ing the panel down, then the same to clean the...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 15 2019, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I have´╗┐ paint!

Took a bit of discussion to come round to what was probably the best compromise in terms of being sprayable with the equipment I have, being suitable for the substrate, and not...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 13 2019, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

In theory that could be done, though it's probably more work to engineer than it's really worth. I've got 20m of cable and a plethora of fittings en route, so it's really not worth messing with...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 11 2019, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Moderately irritating couple of days.

Really wanted to properly sort the throttle cable, I was astonished that my bodge had held a day, much less several weeks.

Now this sort of thing used to...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 6 2019, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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I've said it before I'm sure, but we're here for you...talk to, rant at, ramble utter nonsense any day of the day or night, we're here to listen!

Have been struggling for energy last couple of...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 4 2019, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That was pretty´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ pai´╗┐nless.

New clutch master cylinder is now fitted ´╗┐to the v´╗┐´╗┐a´╗┐´╗┐n´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐.

https://i.ibb.co/WFVWbWD/IMG-20190804-165547.jpg...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Aug 1 2019, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Nothing´╗┐ massive to report other that than with use TPA seems to just keep running better. Had her out this afternoon to run a few errands, rubbing shoulders with rush hour traffic. No bother....
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 31 2019, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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It's a horrible situation to have wound up in, Mawra. There's no denying that, sometimes the best decisions are the hardest. Hopefully once some time has passed you'll be able to look back on it...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 22 2019, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Never´╗┐ had a chance to do an update over the weekend as we've been massively busy, figured folks would want to know what had been going on.

I wanted to get the Invacar to a show on Saturday, 15...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 19 2019, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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So I'd really hoped that I'd have´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ time to give the Invacar a proper sh´╗┐akedown prior to the trip to FotU tomorrow. However I ended up with next to no time to do anything car related...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 18 2019, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Knowing that the rattle can route was going to cost me a small fortune, a spray gun´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ has now been sourced. Had it in my head that the entry level was way more expensive. ´╗┐

I've been...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 17 2019, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Have made an executive decision regarding the paintwork´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ on ´╗┐TPA. Simply that I've had enough faffing about. I'm getting things into a vaguely flat state then throwing paint on it. ...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 16 2019, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Today was our´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ third´╗┐ visit with Star, the rescue dog we're looking to adopt. Today we actually took her out´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ for a wal´╗┐k, helping convince the foster that we weren't going...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 15 2019, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Initial experimentation with the soda blaster has yielded an absolutely´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ godawful mess but little progress in terms of shifting the original paint on the Invacar.

Hard to tell if...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 14 2019, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Pretty´╗┐ quiet day today, which was a nice change as the last couple of weeks have been almost non stop. ´╗┐

Despite having a day off I tend to feel that it's necessary to achieve something in a...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 13 2019, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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In addition to helping a friend collect their car, today I finally was able to get hold of something I've been after for the Invacar for a while to deal with the unhappiness of the transmission at...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 12 2019, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Never got´╗┐ around to putting an update up yesterday as by the time I was able to actually sit down for long enough it was just too late. ´╗┐

Felt that I had to *make* some time in the late...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 12 2019, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Never got´╗┐ around to putting an update up yesterday as by the time I was able to actually sit down for long enough it was just too late. ´╗┐

Felt that I had to *make* some time in the late...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 10 2019, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Really good to hear that it sounds positive on the medical front. Must be quite a relief to have the all clear after a year.

Pretty certain it's not the gel coat I've found as it's clearly...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 9 2019, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Here's a question for you lot.

Heater and windscreen demister switch will be getting fitted in the not too distant´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ future. It's of a type which is visually identical to those already on...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 8 2019, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Had a bit of an experiment with the paraffin gun this afternoon. I still had some old underbody wax´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ floating around, so I let it down a bit to a more spray friendly consistency...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 7 2019, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Today we made our´╗┐ first trip over to the foster home currently caring for a rescue dog we're looking to adopt. We really feel that this will do a lot to enrich the life of the one we already have,...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 6 2019, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Ouch.. that's quite a punishing schedule... especially at the start!

I still remember the unpleasant discovery one month when I worked a bunch of overtime that due to the unique way in which the...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 4 2019, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Decided to investigate whether the old cling film over paint stripper trick could help us shift any of the stubborn paint on the Invacar.

While not entirely successful, it was a worth´╗┐y...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 2 2019, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Getting´╗┐ the impression that there are two types of paint on this car: the stuff which will come right off and that which is utterly immovable.

I think I'll just go round th´╗┐e car getting the...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jul 1 2019, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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We've got family´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ staying at the moment and I'm designated taxi driver so my car time is generally going to be quite sketchy over this coming week until next Tuesday. Not that my time in...
Forum: The Library CafÚ Jun 28 2019, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Got a few things´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ in this morn´╗┐ing.

https://i.ibb.co/68Z5TWx/IMG-20190628-171145.jpg (https://ibb.co/ScxpM38)

Wow...that respirator is so much more comfortable than my old one (for...
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