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Forum: The Library Café Dec 5 2019, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that was a waste of a morning.

Turns out the last email I sent to BL Autos never got through, vanishing into the aether somewhere...so they weren't expecting me to appear this morning as...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 2 2019, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Xantia is now wearing a nice new set of Uniroyal RainExpert 3 tyres.

https://i.ibb.co/TTBvjQS/IMG-20191202-164817.jpg (https://ibb.co/yRnfvz1)

Tell you what I wasn't expecting...that changing...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 30 2019, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

This afternoon an envelope containing four 3/8" BSF bolts dropped through my door.

The big question of course was whether they would fit the hub of the Invacar, given the hassle we've had on that...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 28 2019, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: Happy birthday to us

Wow...hard to believe it's been that long!

For all this profile hasn't been around that long, pretty sure I was on here under an earlier, long forgotten username pretty close to the start.
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Forum: The Library Café Nov 27 2019, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that's maddeningly unhelpful.

https://i.ibb.co/Gcp9X1S/IMG-20191127-140733.jpg (https://ibb.co/qkjCz4Q)

Car was last running a few days ago. Battery is less than a year old. That isn't...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 25 2019, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Is this the point where I should cue the classic mad scientist manic laughter?

https://i.ibb.co/NjY9qPr/IMG-20191125-223639.jpg (https://ibb.co/zRfXgYF)

The display is actually a lot sharper...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 24 2019, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Today was the day to get all the digital cards out for a check over and to get everything reseated.

So here are the digital boards, from left to right.

"CRT" - This is responsible for taking...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 23 2019, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Because I'm me and find them far more interesting than I probably should, here are a couple of additional photos of the ridiculously overcomplicated status indicators built into the buttons.

It...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 22 2019, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Aye! Spent a couple of hours with my head buried inside it!

-- -- --

Today I picked up a couple of the correct F30WT12 tubes for the lit sign on the Sun 1215.

While T8 tubes physically...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 20 2019, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Having decided that I'd had utterly enough of the outside world by about midday and having a complete failure to summon enthusiasm regarding doing anything actually useful...I spent a couple more...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 17 2019, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that just broke me, in a good way.

Just in a room with probably a hundred people belting out Country Roads.

Not sure why, but that's a song which has a huge emotional impact on me whenever...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 17 2019, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well that's big news for our little convention.

This year is the last year we'll be in the Livingston Mercure Hotel.

Photo snapped by me last year.
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Forum: The Library Café Nov 16 2019, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

So my husband made the mistake while out in suit earlier of standing still for too long.

The nose horn is just begging to have things hung on it...like my conbadge.
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Forum: The Library Café Nov 16 2019, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

...That would have been smart stuff to include wouldn't it...

The gentleman on the piano above goes by the name Fox Amoore (I've not the foggiest of what their legal name is...though this is how...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 15 2019, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well performed live music never gets old, especially when it's by an artist you've followed for years.

https://i.ibb.co/0BK3HZW/IMG-20191115-223247.jpg (https://ibb.co/xmYQxGc)

Have followed...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 14 2019, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Well let's just say that today wasn't the ideal day to be driving a tall vehicle with brick wall aerodynamic properties and less than 80bhp northwards. Torrential rain for the first few hours and...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 13 2019, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Tomorrow we'll be heading up to Livingston for Scotiacon, and the van has been designated as the pack mule for the weekend as we've not a small amount of stuff to take with us.

There's also a car...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 12 2019, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Had hoped that I'd get a chance to look properly at the Sun 1215 today but instead was running around like a headless chicken all day. Managed ten minutes before I first went out and a half hour...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 11 2019, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Today I got to spend six and a half hours driving this piece of automotive excrement.

https://i.ibb.co/yQhXKxj/IMG-20191111-224937.jpg (https://ibb.co/9rwNBd5)

Never been a Transit fan anyway...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 10 2019, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Finally!

https://i.ibb.co/ZWjXQz7/IMG-20191110-122400.jpg (https://ibb.co/3B3dxmQ)

https://i.ibb.co/0q2Vp6t/IMG-20191110-122515.jpg (https://ibb.co/Y2QT41Z)

We have high tensile 3/8"...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 8 2019, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

There's going to be a bit of an equipment upgrade going on in my garage shortly.

A couple of years back I rescued this old Crypton Motorscope 335 from my local garage. They had it buried on its...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 8 2019, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Couple of days updates rolled into one here as I ran out of time to write them up on the days.

The new heater for the van started out as all the best projects do as a box of bits.
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Forum: The Library Café Nov 4 2019, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That's quite an impressive table that is...

-- -- --

Made an interesting discovery today.

Apparently the van really rather likes the new biodiesel blend that Shell are now selling.
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Forum: The Library Café Oct 28 2019, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Just a little house stuff today.

Finally lost patience with the stupid electronic touch dimmers in our dining room & lounge which simply do not play nicely with anything other than incandescent...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 26 2019, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

That gave me a good giggle, nicely done.

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Interestingly the Xantia which is currently pulling to the right under acceleration, stops doing that when accelerating at full...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 20 2019, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

So the Lada was dragged out from under the tree yesterday. Figure if I'm trying to sell the thing, looking like this isn't really helpful...

https://i.ibb.co/8cHXYJQ/IMG-20191019-142655.jpg...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 16 2019, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

This afternoon I was cut off in mid sentence by our beloved RCD tripping out yet again. This has become an almost daily occurrence over the last couple of weeks, so figuring out what the heck was...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 9 2019, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

I like that, definitely an image worth saving!
Forum: The Library Café Oct 7 2019, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Went out for a test run today to see how much quieter the cab was.

Had to break out the special swear words almost immediately as it became apparent that the squeak was in fact still cheerfully...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 6 2019, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

One thing which was obvious yesterday when working with the polisher was that the nearside rear corner was looking rather ratty because of the sealant between the side of the van and the bumper had...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 5 2019, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Glad to see you've got to grips with posting the images Allen. Sorry I've not had a chance to get back to with the how to, though you seem to have got it worked out. ImgBB is pretty intuitive at...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 28 2019, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Good to hear that's at least mostly cleared up now, sorry it's been such a frustrating journey.

Not been much going on here of note really in the last week or so as boring real life has been...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 21 2019, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

Congratulations on the anniversary! Seven years for us next year.

About time the Citroen was given some proper attention. She's used pretty much daily and really hasn't needed anything of note...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 15 2019, 06:35 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 Café Sep 14 2019, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Sep 13 2019, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Sep 11 2019, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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 Café Sep 10 2019, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Sep 8 2019, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Sep 7 2019, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Sep 4 2019, 04:17 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 Café Sep 3 2019, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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.
...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 2 2019, 03:43 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.
...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 31 2019, 01:13 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 Café Aug 30 2019, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Aug 29 2019, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Aug 29 2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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 Café Aug 28 2019, 10:15 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 Café Aug 26 2019, 07:22 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 Café Aug 25 2019, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
Re: What is happening

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...
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