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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15885 on: 13 March 2018, 23:31:24 »

There's a few of you're favourite rolling eyes for you.  ::)

Itís technology gone mad I tell you! If you ask me it all started to go down hill with the automatic choke.
Well, now that you mention it, the Solex ones on the Cologne lumps in the MK2 Granadas were woefully crap...  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15886 on: 14 March 2018, 09:58:02 »

There's a few of you're favourite rolling eyes for you.  ::)

Itís technology gone mad I tell you! If you ask me it all started to go down hill with the automatic choke.
Well, now that you mention it, the Solex ones on the Cologne lumps in the MK2 Granadas were woefully crap...  ::)

Yes, so were the VV carbs fitted to the Cortina,good when it worked which wasn't often :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15887 on: 14 March 2018, 10:37:36 »

There's a few of you're favourite rolling eyes for you.  ::)

Itís technology gone mad I tell you! If you ask me it all started to go down hill with the automatic choke.
Well, now that you mention it, the Solex ones on the Cologne lumps in the MK2 Granadas were woefully crap...  ::)

Yes, so were the VV carbs fitted to the Cortina,good when it worked which wasn't often :-\

True. But fitting the 32/36DGAV off a 2.0l Pinto cured the problem for £15 & 15 minutes work. At least it did until a few years ago, the Retro-Ford tax killed those prices.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15888 on: 14 March 2018, 12:21:29 »

GM used to do a manual choke conversion for the Solex units they used, yet the ones on the Pierburg 2E3's were generally (if the coolant didn't get to cruddy) very reliable.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15889 on: 14 March 2018, 17:30:20 »

My Mondeo Sync3 updates via wifi at home. :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15890 on: 14 March 2018, 17:53:21 »

Just shy of £130 later, and a trip to a breakers to pick up a slightly scratched touchscreen, .......
How did you break the original screen?  ???
Firmware update to fix a minor problem didn't go to plan.

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Modern cars, so dependent on the screen  :(
And on many it's just stuck there in the middle like an iPad sikafled to the dash & not something I like
Some of the VAGs are just abysmal, clearly an afterthought.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15891 on: 16 March 2018, 15:59:30 »

Had the Terracan valeted , come up a treat & ready to use once the Jeep goes next week.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15892 on: 16 March 2018, 19:21:36 »

Fitted an auto dimming mirror and finally ran the loom for the sunvisors. Might swap the crappy GLS carpet for an Elite one tomorrow before work...

...if I cba ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15893 on: 16 March 2018, 19:22:46 »

Fitted an auto dimming mirror and finally ran the loom for the sunvisors. Might swap the crappy GLS carpet for an Elite one tomorrow before work...

...if I cba ::)
Why?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15894 on: 16 March 2018, 19:31:05 »

The mirror because it the auto dimming mirror is infinitely superior to the manual one.

The carpet because the Elite ones, besides being fluffier, are easier to clean and less prone to collecting dog hair.

The cba... because I am working tomorrow night and might choose to have a lie in... :P
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15895 on: 16 March 2018, 19:48:22 »

Learned something new there.I didn't realise that carpets were different :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15896 on: 16 March 2018, 21:26:58 »

Found it, pumped the tyres up, and drove it.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15897 on: 16 March 2018, 22:47:52 »

Gave the brakes a really good road test :D. Driving home from Sudbury to Bury St Eds this afternoon, Following a car that was turning right at a well used crossroads when from the right this silly old fool came across in front of us. Gave him a large dose of horns and got a polite little wave of apology  ;D. Job for tomorrow getting smell if shite from car. Also didn,t know that SWMBO knew such colourful words. ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15898 on: 16 March 2018, 22:52:11 »

Got the right royal hump making a brake reservoir bracket up.
Walked away.
Thought about it.
Stewed a bit.
Decided it will not defeat me  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15899 on: 17 March 2018, 07:39:51 »

 Cleared the snow off to be able to go to work

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