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 Post subject: Re: The fleet.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 pm 
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So now with the van pressure off, I can try and tick a few more jobs off the S.
The next major thing is the rear suspension overhaul. I’ve got the new shocks, I just need to work out what other parts I need to order to get the job done in one hit.
It needs doing soon as the transformation to the front after the overhaul has been a revelation!

I’m still avoiding starting to fiddle with the 928 until I’ve got more of the other cars sorted but, it is difficult!
However, I popped up to the unit yesterday, the first time since it was delivered and found the engine oil had dumped itself on the floor :dope:

Don’t you just love cars!!


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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:20 pm 
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After a fairly unproductive year, with far too much work and a couple of annoying injuries, I'm finally getting back on track.
The loom has been made for the red N/A and I'm hoping to get that jacked up in the air for it to be fitted next week. That will hopefully start getting that heading in the right direction and it shouldn't take too much time for it to be back on the road?

The Green N/A is on eBay which will clear up space and over Christmas I'll still the MX5 up for sale again when hopefully there's a few prospective buyers out there bored with Christmas and geeking on eBay, etc!


I'm still waiting for the new rear shocks to arrive for the S and when they do, that will be back into service as the daily driver while I get a few things sorted ready for some paintwork next year - fingers crossed.


I've been using the Celica as the daily and I've got to say, it's a cracking little car - I do enjoy driving it and that will once again become the daily when the S starts being prepped for paint.


The Merc is still hidden away at the back of the unit waiting for that elusive day when I start work on it. It's forth in line!!

The series 1 Landy is slowly creeping on. The bulkhead is hopefully going to be repaired at the beginning of next year and the idea is to have a rolling/driving chassis by the summer. It will take me years to do her but, as the early Land Rovers seem to be rocketing in value, I don't mind as she just seems to be going up in value!!


However, the main target is the 928 to be serviced, MOT'd and on the road next spring. I'm slowly collecting parts for the service and when I have everything together, and the space has been freed up, I'll take a few days off work and blitz it. When the red N/A has had the loom sorted, I'll get the 928 up on axle stands and get the 911 wheels it has on, taken off and sold on eBay which, will hopefully fund the purchase of a genuine set of alloys?
It also needs some bodywork around the petrol cap but, I'll probably wait to get that done as I just want to get her on the road. I have been very reserved with her - I've avoided tinkering with her until I'm in a position to do everything in one go.

Although I always have too many projects, I'm comforted by the fact that on January the 1st, I'll be able to say, 'I retire next year'!!

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:11 pm 
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what shocks did you put on the 924S Mike ? did you have any mods to them etc. ?


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Still waiting for the shocks for the S to arrive.
The whole shocks thing has been a bit of a nightmare. I’m still trying to send the ones I bought from the US back. It’s turning out to be more difficult than sorting out a Brexit agreement!!

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:07 pm 
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That customs form for returning goods is a nightmare, it asks for a number/reference that you never seem to have been provided with. Then there is the upfront outlay for the postage.

If the company insists on the return (which often they don't) I usually negotiate to keep the part and they provide a partial refund, then I sell the part on, its a bit of faffing around but much easier than a return to the States plus the wait for the refund which is usually short anyway.

I've stopped buying stuff from the States because a few companies seem to intentionally sell dross, wrong items etc knowing full well that a lot of the time people can't be bothered doing the return or don't fancy the large postage cost which may/may not be refunded.

The other nasty trick going on is ebay items marked as "in the uk" but the returns address is the remotest part of Outer Mongolia or wherever. Fortunately Ebay have refunded me a few times in that instance.

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1983 Silver(ish)/rust n/a manual - Project Candy, SCRAPPED
1982 Guards Red n/a manual - Project 66, SOLD.
1982 Garnet Red n/a manual - Project XLE (532 licensed, 1430 sorn'd)
1983 White n/a manual - Mr White Returns
2002 Berlingo Multispace 1.9D, 190,000 miles, daily driver


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:09 pm 
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I’ve finally managed to return the shocks and have managed to loose £25 overall which is a bit annoying.
The new ones still haven’t arrived and I’ve just emailed Gaz as they were ordered a month ago.
However, hopefully she’ll be back on the road for Christmas?!

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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All 924S owners should email to SACHs and/or Porsche classic to re-launch these shocks as we are facing a nightmare.... :shock:


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New shocks should hopefully be on the car at the weekend and the hopefully the green N/A will be gone in the next 10 days or it’s unfortunately heading off to the scrappies.
The Mazda goes back on eBay this weekend to hopefully pick up some interest over the Christmas period and the money from that is going to be completely invested into the 928.
I also spend this weekend clearing out loads of crap from the unit which has cleared up more space!

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:13 pm 
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The purge is going well.
The green NA has gone and the Mazda MX6 is being collected tomorrow. The Red NA is being jacked up on Wednesday and hopefully having the new starter loom fitted which, fingers crossed, will get her up and running.
Once, she’s running she’ll be serviced and MOTd and hopefully ready for a spring sale when the interest in the classics start again.

Once that’s gone, the S is being pushed to the front of the queue and will be sorted, serviced and repainted so, she won’t be too scruffy any more!

Then the 928 will be started. I’ve slowly been picking up parts, here and there. It was my intention to do the 928 first but, I think the S is overdue!

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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