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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:55 pm 
Ford Escort Mk3? Something from Nissan in Sunderland? Metro? Reliant SS1? Erm...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:57 pm 
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reliant kitten/fox?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Hmm I'm struggling now. Gilbern :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:20 pm 
You're remarkably easy to cyber-stalk Ken...found it. :D Looks nice!

I'll be interested to see how you get on with it. I have the 'other' ubiquitous model from this era...this all sounds very cryptic, doesn't it?! Anyways, enjoy!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Straight in there Howard!

Here's the puppy:

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Getting it tomorrow. The most immediate things are that the front disks are slightly warped, but the seller has a new set plus pads waiting to go on. It also needs a rear brake light (boot mounted). More to report tomorrow.

Cheers Jim, I don't think I have ever been cyber-stalked before, many thanks :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:31 pm 
Phew! I can type normally again!

This should be a fun departure for you Ken. :D Ailments on these are over-reported but yours looks like a good buy, especially at the price. I have an MX5 but am tempted to partner it with an F or TF, as there are so many low mileage cars down here.

See you in the twisties! :D Oh, and if you find yourself with some downtime and an enquiring mind, whip a wheel off the F and see what it looks like on the Toledo!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:42 am 
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Ahh, I've found it elsewhere now too!

Come on Ken, I see rust-free bodywork, shiny paint and a clean interior.. where's the fun in that?

Just kidding :lol:

Looks cracking, discs and pads should be easy.. Just roll on summer 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Ok guys, here you go. arrived at the sellers place just after 11:00 fully laden with tow rope/bar, petrol, coolant and jump start pack just in case.

Needn't have worried to be honest. The car itself was totally as described. The front disks are warped and will be replaced this week by my mate. The bodywork is virtually mint, with a thumbnail sized 'bleb' of rust on the drivers side sill. That is it.

The hood is great, the rear screen is cracked but again, that was as described. The tyres look brand new, Wheels are tidy, just need a light clean. Exhaust is sound, the coolant pipe is mild steel but solid. Underneath the car is all good with only surface corrosion to contend with.

The interior is good. The 'wood' effects plastic is faded but easily sorted. Seats are good with no bolster wear. Everything seems to work, the drivers side window seems a little wiggly but I have nothing to compare it to. The cloth speaker cover on the drivers door card is the only casualty.

The engine sounded sweet with no undue rattles or noise. The oil was not super fresh but there was no evidence of any mayo. The coolant was clean and up to the mark. The temp gauge sat rock solid at the halfway mark despite some heavy, slow moving traffic.

The suspension is very low, so that will need a re-gas asap. Also there is only one key fob. The manuals were present and correct as was the alloy locking nut key.

I HAZ MGF!!!!!!!!! I am a very happy bunny indeed.

Ah, balmy summer breeze, hood down, wind in my hair............ damn :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:12 pm 
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"Ah, balmy summer breeze, hood down, wind in my hair............"

You must be moving abroad then!

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I think I may have a spare PAIR of door cards you can have Gratis Ken, I will look in the loft.

Sounds Goods

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Cheers Darren, that would be fab mate, thank you.

Well, she runs again. The timing was out. All tweaked, vroom, vroom!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Vroom, vroom, blehhhhhhhh.

I cleaned out the interior today, removed the rear seats and the rear parcel shelf. Cleaned the rear parcel shelf with meths to de-grease and have now sprayed it grey. Looking good!

As the first line of the post indicated the happy running was short lived. It seems that the petrol tank has bitten me upon the butt cheeks once again. I need to re-clean the fuel system as what was pumped into a handy glass jar was brown and murky despite there being a filter fitted underneath the car as a first line of defence.

I guess the options are:

i Replacement tolly tank.

ii Have current tank done by a pro set up.

iii Alloy tank

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:35 pm 
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Ok, sorted again. Fuel pump and float chamber all cleaned out. Second filter fitted and all seems well. Vroom, vroom. Timing needs a small tweak and a strobe would be helpful just to finesse the adjustment. Any volunteers :wink: :D

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I have a gunson strobe that you can borrow if you want, I've never used it lol.

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