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by Zelandeth
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Had hoped that I'd have finished the Invacar door Rebuild today and would have been able to get the latches adjusted etc... Decided I'd "save myself five minutes" by leaving the car in the garage. Yeah...Absolutely stupid idea. Ended up spending far more time fishing tools back out from under the ca...
by Zelandeth
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today I got the window and such stripped off the offside door from the Invacar (after drilling out another 8274662819 screws) and put the good door base on the car. https://i.ibb.co/YcVc9Qk/IMG-20181208-160249.jpg I'll hopefully get the window frame and glass reinstalled tomorrow. I'm slightly stagg...
by Zelandeth
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today's achievement: one fully rebuilt and working door. https://i.ibb.co/642R6Yz/IMG-20181207-163335.jpg Refitting the glass single handedly was awkward but I mercifully managed it without dropping anything. The doors on this thing are really odd in that they drop outwards at the top yet sit on a r...
by Zelandeth
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

In a frankly bizarre turn of events I found myself with a spare hour this afternoon, so went and made one good door out of two knackered ones. https://i.ibb.co/NSjBysS/IMG-20181206-160901.jpg Previous door looked better but had a totally seized lock mechanism and someone had wrecked the frame around...
by Zelandeth
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

If it causes trouble I'll probably just unbolt the cylinder and rotate it so the bleed port is right at the top. Not expecting problems to be honest as it's already at the extreme upper edge - the only bleeding done so far was to open it and let a little fluid run through as it was tipping it down a...
by Zelandeth
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Despite it pouring with rain, got the clutch slave cylinder fitted this afternoon. https://i.ibb.co/pfgXF5q/IMG-20181205-144724.jpg Got to love the access working on this thing. Likewise the fact that fasteners by and large are of high quality so stuff doesn't put up a huge fight when you try to und...
by Zelandeth
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Picked up the new clutch cylinder for the van.

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Weighs a ton for how compact the part is...

Hopefully get that fitted tomorrow.
by Zelandeth
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

You need a special tool to unscrew those and they can be very stubborn. My local garage proprietor tells a story of how he applied heat to try and release it and the ball joint exploded violently and embedded itself in the ceiling. That's one more reason I'm getting the garage to do it. They're no ...
by Zelandeth
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

So had the Xantia in for the MOT today. Sadly not a pass, but this was pretty much expected as I knew there was a bit of a clonk from the front that I suspected might have been a ball joint or drop link that was on the way out, so I was going to ask the tester to have "a good poke around" if it hadn...
by Zelandeth
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 117
Views: 9398

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Surprises me how often you hear of core plugs failing these days, always assumed that would be a problem largely left in the past where being running cars with plain water in the system being commonplace was. They can be a pig to spot on some engines that's for certain. Heck...I don't think you can ...