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Old 11th April 2024, 22:39   #14411
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Hi Rich. Are those playing cards you have used to mask the wheel?
They are. I pick up a deck at the dollar store (pound shop).
They are ideal for the job. As long as you overlap them a bit there is no overspray and you can still get paint onto the lip of the rim.
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Old 12th April 2024, 13:41   #14412
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Hi, today Lagetha got a new smile, thanks to a home-made (not by me!) mesh grill I bought from Paul Rover Man of Project Nigel... And now she is all washed, soon to be vacuumed and interior spot cleaned ready for Gaydon and the National Meet on Sunday.

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Old 12th April 2024, 19:06   #14413
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Hi, today Lagetha got a new smile, thanks to a home-made (not by me!) mesh grill I bought from Paul Rover Man of Project Nigel... And now she is all washed, soon to be vacuumed and interior spot cleaned ready for Gaydon and the National Meet on Sunday.

Look good don't they 😎

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Old 13th April 2024, 16:59   #14414
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Finished installing my modified battery tray and new bigger battery in the 260.





What was going through their minds to use 14 x 6mm bolts to hold a tray in ?
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Old 15th April 2024, 23:28   #14415
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My wife got back today from a few days away in Leicester without this bit of the car. So I got on the phone to my local shop and ordered a new one. Will take about 4 days to get it done as the rear plate is special order, and mine for £25. If anyone finds the original somewhere between Leicester & Plymouth please send me a pm!!!

She also reported back that the new tyres I had fitted last Thursday developed a wheel wobble at 58 mph feeding through the steering wheel, fortunately it went away at about 62, so she was relatively unbothered on the motorways. The car otherwise was fine and returned about 45mpg on her 550 mile round trip.
She took into the tyre shop this afternoon, they rebalanced it and all now is ok.
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Old 18th April 2024, 18:07   #14416
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Managed to get the front underframe off in prep for dropping the gearbox. De-rusted, rust converted ready to get a coat of paint so it will see me out!
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Old 19th April 2024, 17:58   #14417
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Changed the ABS modulator and gave it the primary and secondary bleed using T4, happy to report the abs light is now out... only to be replaced by a brake light bulb failure, repeated pressing of the pedal must have finished it off.

Another big thanks to Terry Shaw for the modulator, tomorrow's job is to get underneath while it's on the axle stands, clean off any surface rust and treat with ACF 50.

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Old 20th April 2024, 20:46   #14418
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Thought being a nice sunny day, I would start the 2.5 Connie up for an hour. Started on the button. I can honestly say, this engine must be in good Nick because it never fails to start, even when it’s freezing cold. Going to be on the road in June for 12 months.
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Old 22nd April 2024, 12:45   #14419
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A quick trip to see David Tomlinson in Atherton to have new rear springs and shock absorbers fitted. A very good job, the car now has a proper ride height... 🙂

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Old 28th April 2024, 18:58   #14420
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Changed the automatic transmission fluid following beinet1's very good guide:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d.php?t=124816

The only thing I did differently was use diagnostic software to monitor the fluid temperature. It took longer than I expected to reach 35°C, about 15 minutes I think.

The old fluid that came out was a dark grey / brown, I don't think it had ever been changed in the car's 79000 miles / 23 years. The gear changes are so much smoother now!

I also changed the lower engine mount as the rubber had split. Getting the bolt out/in that lines up with the oxygen sensor was "fun". Fortunately the forum was there yet again to provide the advice needed:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d.php?t=293162

We also changed the power steering fluid on my wife's Rover 25.
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