Meet uncle albert

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Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:16 pm

the new project car uncle albert
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Cliff » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:34 pm

New daily driver? What are you planning (or what does the MOT force you) to do?


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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:24 pm

Cliff wrote:New daily driver? What are you planning (or what does the MOT force you) to do?


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not sure just yet dont know if im going to fully restore it and make it a show car with it been the only 8v in this colour left or so im told or just clean it up one thing for sure i want to get rid of the horrible stone chip he has had pinted on it between the skirts and the door all the way down both sides he did it on the instructions of his local mechanic :alright:

i know one thing its not getting nothing done to it till the green car is finished
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Cliff » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:53 pm

Are you following in Steva’s footsteps and building a collection?? One for every day of the week


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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Callyman » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:19 pm

Be nice if you started a build thread on here Rich, like the old days.
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:23 pm

Cliff wrote:Are you following in Steva’s footsteps and building a collection?? One for every day of the week


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couldnt turn this one down mate its only done 78k full service history and its solid. garaged all its life and the last owner had it 26 years and only did 20 something thousand miles in it. its not been started for 4 years i put a battery on it and it fired straight away its a as quiet as a mouse too got a couple of issues but nothing like the welly had
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:46 pm

Callyman wrote:Be nice if you started a build thread on here Rich, like the old days.

going yo start one and put one up for the welly too
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:54 pm

gutted isnt the word in just 1 week the door cards gone from been mint to blown. i suppose thats what happens when i pull a car out of a garage for the first time in 4 years
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Cliff » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:32 am

That’s a shame but it seems inevittable. What’s the plan, get them recovered?


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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:11 am

Cliff wrote:That’s a shame but it seems inevittable. What’s the plan, get them recovered?


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not sure yet im wanting to keep it std so ill try and sauce another
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Cliff » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:18 pm

Tomato or brown?


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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Callyman » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:34 pm

Cliff wrote:Tomato or brown?


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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:20 pm

:alright: :alright:
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Cliff wrote:Tomato or brown?


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:lol: :lol:
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by rich30mex » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm

right managed to get under the old girl today shes very crusty with surface rust but nothing i can not save with out welding

when i checked the previous advisorys on the MOT from 2014 (its last MOT) it said corrosion near the hand brake bracket and this is what i found
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THE TEA BAG Calibra l,e number 4
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Re: Meet uncle albert

by Cliff » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:37 pm

Looks like it just needs a good scrubbing back and some under seal?


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