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  1. captain_70s

    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    Vidya content. Because a YouTube channel works best with a single video every 10 or so months...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I'm now a "critical worker", quite impressive given a fortnight ago I was an utterly disposable, unskilled factory pleb.
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    The funny thing is that, despite being based on the same platform and looking very similar, the Honda Ballade/Triumph Acclaim has hardly any panels in common with the Civic saloon/sedan! I guess Honda really wanted to differentiate the Ballade as a more upmarket car than the Civic, it must have...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    It's also too vague. I'm just about to head out to work along with about 150 other factory workers because the vast majority of the UK's production industry is still rolling, it's not possible to work from home so it's not closed. People who were off in self isolation are coming back to work...
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    That sounds about right. I've never actually seen a Mk2 Civic in the metal, if there are more than 20 left on the road in the UK I'd be surprised...
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    Lack of facilities is the issue, no garage, no off road parking, living in a 3rd floor flat. Fairly shit for working on cars. Back when I was using my parent's garage they wouldn't allow welding equipment/grinders etc because they thought I'd kill myself, when I got my own garage @ £70 a month...
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    Friends don't let friends buy Scottish cars. I washed the car for the first time in months and found quite a bit of it had turned brown or simply vanished. Wank. I retaliated with sandpaper, Vactan rust treatment stuff and a rattle can of paint that came with the car when I bought it...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I didn't even know there was a Zephyr that wasn't one of these...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The weather the last week has been pish. Rainy, windy, snowy bullshit of the highest order. It was snowing during a thunderstorm when I arrived at work the other day which is just garbage. Apparently half the rest of the nation is flooded though... In car news, I bought a wing. The last NOS...
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    That wis yonks ago. Since then the following has occurred: The sill has been welded up, although by my local garage and it's a shit job. Both shocks replaced. The front calipers cleaned up and new pads. New rear drums and shoes. Handbrake adjusted appropriately. Carb cleaned up and readjusted...
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    A Volvo 740. A Triumph SC engine. A 640 mile convoy. A shite car meet. #stance achieved.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Could be, it was £4.5k, ex-Arizona car, never restored, been a bit on fire. It's not exactly the best, looks cool as fuck though. I've been wrangled into trying to make it slightly less shit when the weather is a bit nicer 'cause the current owner wants to essentially daily it. At the moment it...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Oi! I said the Galaxie was refined! Still generates tyre squeal on every junction taken at more than walking speed and drinks fuel like Apollo 11 though.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    When compared to smol French cars they are... I'd say in terms of British motoring the Visa would be closest to a 1950s Morris Minor in terms of noise and performance but the build and material quality was far lower. The Doloshite is more refined than a small Ford/Vauxhall/etc of the era in a...
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    I'm hoping to collect the engine this weekend as I'm going down to Cannock to view a crap car auction and have dinner with some fellow shit car enthusiast types. One of whom was going to be bringing his Volvo 850 estate and could easily lug the engine back north, however he's now having to work...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I drove this last night. It's really made me appreciate how refined all my cars are... Changing gear was insane, it felt like the entire gearbox was just full of elastic bands. Engaging reverse put the gear knob several inches into the driver's seat... The engine was sweet though, despite the...
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    I probably destroyed it with a rusty Triumph bumper, from the damage it looks like his car went under mine... Beaters gonna' beat.
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    Some dumb fuck spunk trumpet rammed my arse this morning... In the automotive sense, of course. In this highly detailed and professional diagram I was following the blue route, indicator on, ready to merge right in a queue of cars going about 45mph. Somebody a few cars ahead weighed anchor...
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    Man, I operate slowly. Essentially I've been busy with having an life, and having a cool 0-hour contract job (because UK) leading to a constant lack of time and money. The original engine in the Doloshite = Fucked. Rebuildable, but not worth the hassle. The Spitfire engine = Fucked...
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