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  1. Hinckley Town Centre classic car show 24-Sept

    That Lada!!!
  2. The dreaded rattle!

    See I've never had a definitive answer about oil pressure or what it should be, it seems the gauge on the dashboard is more than a little vague. Mine sits at about 25psi on start up and around 40psi cruising at about 2500rpm. I use eurocarparts 15w-40 in mine currently.
  3. The dreaded rattle!

    Weird. Definitely at least idle it for a while see what it does.
  4. What have you done to your car today ...

    The MA70 is faaaaaaaaaaaaaat. The BCs on it come with 10kg/mm front and 6kg/mm rear springs so they could do with being stiffer for track **** really. But seeing as this gets a yearly track run at best I'd rather have it comfortable than teeth chatteringly stiff! A friend of mine has the HKS coilovers and is running something like 14kg/mm springs up front and 10kg/mm on the rear and it's not actually a bad ride so I mayyyy go to 12/8.
  5. What have you done to your car today ...

    Definitely a brick. Went to a sprint track with a bunch of friends on Friday. There was also a Lancia owner's club there due to a mix up, and because of that there was a dude from Practical Performance Classics magazine taking photos. So I now have a few more shots of my fat car on the track puffing out blue smoke because old abused engine. I should add that the BC coilovers make the car feel a lot less like a ship at sea... He's also got a buttload of other photos here: https://tonyharrison.smugmug.com/
  6. What have you done to your car today ...

    ^^ not quite solved. WHERE THE F*** IS THAT NOISE COMING FROM?! In other news, fitted some of those funky easy bleed nipples and they're real nice. Quarter turn, mash on the pedal loads and your brakes are now solid!
  7. Warwick town centre show

    Give us some notice and I could probably get a couple down at least!
  8. What have you done to your car today ...

    Had an on/off clunking noise over tiny little stutter bumps like those you'd find rolling into a traffic calming area. I assumed it was suspension related at first, new coilovers were fitted and everything checked out fine. Thought it was the brake caliper moving on the slider pin, seems not to be the case. Thought it was wheel weight related, nope. Slowly bit by bit rolling around under the car I looked for the problem and then thought I might give the subframe nuts a tug. One wasn't quite tight enough, it wasn't loose by any means but there was a tiny bit of tightening I could do. That seems to have solved the noise, driving it around last night I made a point to aim for those little stutter bumps that caused the noise previously and nothing... Mystery solved (I hope!)
  9. What have you done to your car today ...

    Yeah I know, one of the trims fell off my wing the day I bought the car, it has a nice Martini vinyl stripe there because it amused me.
  10. What have you done to your car today ...

    Ah I mean keeping the body line not filling it out entirely as I think you're saying here, it breaks up the panels nicely. The idea was to either replace everything with 92+ trim or essentially just remove it, fill the holes and have a vinyl/painted strip instead. I want the spoiler off the boot too at some point as it's the ugly pre-facelift one.
  11. What have you done to your car today ...

    Trying to track down 360 degrees of 89+ trim for the car as my earlier stuff is rotting off. Has anyone ever seen a mk3 without any trim whatsoever? I reckon it'd look fine (with appropriate welding of holes) but the sections around the bumpers would need some love, particularly the indicators on the wings.
  12. Gearbox OK?

    Might sound stupid but have you checked the slave underneath? I noticed my car started making a high pitched noise from somewhere which disappeared when I pressed the clutch. I eventually chased it down to the slave/fork interface, a bit of copper grease and it disappeared.
  13. What have you done to your car today ...

    Question. Is it possible to get rear upper control arms from anywhere? I can get the fronts from RockAuto in the US but when I took the car in for a super posh digital alignment they whinged they couldn't do the rear because they were all seized up.
  14. What tools have you bought today?

    I really need to treat myself to a toolbox, luckily everything I've bought has had its own holdery device. I did buy a proper low profile shop jack recently though, it's soooooooooo much nicer than the poopy little one I had before.
  15. New Boss