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  • in reply to: Update #23852
    LD50
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    Oh nice I thought you’d retired from all that.

    I think most of my “old” engine stuff must be coming up to being “vintage” and maybe worth soemthing again soon 😉

    • This reply was modified 5 days, 12 hours ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: The end of an era #23826
    LD50
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    heya Chris, tbh that looks pretty useful… I guess this is a bit like that chatenet stella you had (or were considering) a while back?

    What sort of engine has it got in it? The one in that video was certainly moving quite nicely.. looks like they had it up to almost 100kmh which would be pretty exciting in a little frame like that 😉 It was all in french though (i think) so wasn’t xactly sure what they’d done to it to makie it faster.

    you do occasionally see little 2 seater “citycars” like that but I’ve only seen a few, ever.

    interesting!

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23792
    LD50
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    yeah actually that result is impressive. I will have to try that on something.

    I wonder if they use something similar in the “rust converter” stuff which you’re supposed to paint onto rust to stabilise it before painting? Though tbh the vinegar seems to produce a cleaner finish than rust converter (which normally turns things kinda black).

    Very interesting!

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23786
    LD50
    Keymaster

    ok wow I didn’t expect that… way to do the build-up xD

    that’s actually pretty impressive. I thought vinegar was acidic so would eat away at it or is that that effect, like leaving a penny in coca cola?

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23763
    LD50
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    hmm… doesn’t look all that different from here. isn’t vinegar acidic, so wouldn’t it be etchign the new steel ready to accept some moisture and make new rust?

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23747
    LD50
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    bump!

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23737
    LD50
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    this weekend.. new coolant tank (with sensor this time), a very tedious repair on 30-year old wiring for said sensor. still no idea whether it’s working but no temp still.

    Also somewhat restoration of the clean grille I found. It’s not perfect but it’s looking reasonably tidy all things considered.

    I think once the front half has had another coat of paint we should be about ready to turn her around and work on the back end. There’s a little filler needed on each flank where the new wheel arch meets the old and a little bit of other fillering/shaping needed but let’s see. Am not trying to go nuts.

    Interestingly the last couple of times I’ve run it there hasn’t been any smoke from the manifold/downpipe…and if that trend continues then it might be enough to get thru an mot. Not sure I’d want to go racing on that downpipe but sometimes these things last longer than you’d think.

    I’ve got a spare wideband o2 sensor from my bike which I’m going to put in place of the narrowband that’s there currently and that should give me some better feedback on what’s happenign fuelling wise. She pretty much starts up right away now which is also good. Confirmed the charging circuit is charging too.

    On the grille you’ll notice there’s no zipties holding it on too 😉

    (well I mean obviously there are but they’re hidden better 😉 )

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23736
    LD50
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    cmon you can’t keep us in suspense!

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23728
    LD50
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    car now approximately 50% painted…

    fixed the driver’s mirror the other day, soem bits on doors, found a better grille in the archives, cleaned that up etc. I ran outta paint again (naturally) so bonnet and driver door etc need another coat before they’re even but hey..I got a lot more prepped and first coat than i expected to, and it’s all still progress.

    If i only show half the car in the camera shot it looks like it’s finished xD

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: Tornado red Golf country light restoration #23719
    LD50
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    heh! sounds about right 😉 3 syncros doesn’t even need an assessment…straight to the loony bin haha

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    in reply to: Tornado red Golf country light restoration #23717
    LD50
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    I think you may have crossed into “syncro rescue centre” 😉

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    in reply to: The end of an era #23706
    LD50
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    so they’re all collected and shipped out then.. :'(

    but hey you built some fun cars, not just your own either..I mean all the ones of the people you’ve helped 🙂

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23701
    LD50
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    New mechanic.. very cute but doesn’t seem to be getting much work done, pretty sure he’s asleep under there

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by LD50.
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    in reply to: You can now subscribe to ALL forums #23671
    LD50
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    So this functionality broke a while back…it now appears to be fixed!

    So you can *once again* subscribe/unsubscribe to all forums…and never miss another post!

    \o/ at last!

    Do it HERE

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23657
    LD50
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    thanks yeah the finish came up better than expected. Baby steps still but it’s encouraging 🙂

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