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Old 01-26-2019, 06:09 PM   #201
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Up early, then headed out to Romford in Essex in Prozac.

Was headed to see SawdustSteve and wife Jenny to visit, see their cats, chickens and a new Spanish refugee....

Oh and I got to pick up a full load of cut pallets from Steve for my fire place.

More importantly it was great seeing good people again.

Refugee.



Looks a lot less than it is, and the rear sunk a bit.....

No action photos.

The van that can.



At about 11.15 I left Steve’s place and headed over to Henry’s place 15 minutes away.

Of course usually it is him visiting me and doing wiring etc.

Today it was my turn, no work done, just got to play with his best mate, a Siamese cat and try take in everything in his garage and shop.

He has bought himself a Project, and his wife loves it, NOT 😁

1990 Porsche 944 S 2

A former Press Car.





Bought running and on the road, it did not take Henry long to start fixing and upgrading, a lot.

But of course if you see things like the Oil cooler......



And some of the muck that came out of the feeding duct, you will understand why he went down the slippery route of getting things right.



So soon it was Hubs, brakes, suspension, brake lines....



Calipers

Before....



After.




Upgraded, rebuilt shocks.

Everything has been, and continues to be touched with Henry’s magic wand where perfection is the only way.



It did not take long to go past 2.00pm with us talking shop, cars, bikes, vintage bench vices and everything inbetween.

So I needed to get home to work on the Blazer too, before dark, so coffee, biccies etc and then eventually homeward.

Another great day.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:01 AM   #202
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Sometimes things really do pee me off.

So I ordered a 1/2 inch spacer to get the air cleaner raised and fitted to the Holley carb in the Blazer.



Ermmmm, Nope.

Too tight, just no way of fitting it.

Call in the side cutters, and duct tape.

After correcting it, the gap was about 2mm and I placed it where there was a metal wall.



Done.




I will apologise in advance, but yesterday Harley was on one of her missions, holding tools, inspecting, approving and generally being an absolute pain in the butt. Certainly had the wind up her tail.

Kept on walking about the engine bay, despite me putting her on the ground repeatedly.



It was cold, and the wet and chill combined made me realise she is just mad for being out there.

Typically she to try out the perch.



Settling on the edge while I fitted the PCV valve to the truck as well.



So needed the latest bit of action on the Blazer.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #203
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Boy Rian, does that 944 bring back memories, I had a white 87. Drove like it was on rails,I loved that car. Very expensive to have worked on if you didn't have the special tools it takes.

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Old 01-31-2019, 02:35 AM   #204
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Boy Rian, does that 944 bring back memories, I had a white 87. Drove like it was on rails,I loved that car. Very expensive to have worked on if you didn't have the special tools it takes.

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Morning from a chilly UK today Rick, not as much as you guys get, but still chilly at -3’C outside.

Just headed for London to cover a training session for a colleague by train, so it gets chilly in the end.


I recall those Porsche’s from when I worked in South Africa, they were and really still are beauties.

Henry was quoting prices for parts, and most were more than I paid for Prozac the little van...... sure, it’s not a Porsche.



I continue to be amazed at this little car.

I started this thread to find out more on various forums and learned enough to decide to go look at the car today, after speaking to the seller who is the second owner only, having bought it a year ago from the first owner.........

Thread: http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...tispace-bought

So this was the ad.



2001 model Citroen Berlingo Multispace in 1400cc petrol guise. A rip snorting 75bhp from the factory.

This car came with a full length electric sunroof.







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This is now the third time I am taxing this for the road, at £230.00 for the year, or under £1.00 per day, or certainly under a Dollad a day, it continues to be one of the most efficient tools on my drive.

Add to that the smiles per mile, minimal fuel usage from the 1.4 liter petrol engine, and I keep wondering why I keep looking at other options to replace it.

I seem to be a bit of a car whore when it comes to looking for the next good time. Which I still do, daily.

But right now, Prozac will continue to darken my drive with its all to familiar shadow.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:52 AM   #205
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

And.....


For your amusement


This car came in for a silencer repair as it got a bit noisy.


https://youtu.be/qSZy89FMQ-0



Wonder if any other issues were addressed.


Yes, in South Africa.


Thought the Blazer had some issues.
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Been there, done that. Looking back, I wonder what was in that tequila?

Good show for Prozac!
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:40 AM   #207
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Thank you Bill,

Prozac seems to be worth a lot more than into weight in road taxes.





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Twin Turbos, they work at 1500rpm.

Some days my job does not suck. This was Thursday.





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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

That should beef up Prozac just a bit.
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Rian if you put one of those in Prozac, you had better but some stock in a tire company

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You guys are pretty optimistic.

Not to forget, funny




First of the “Not a Project” stickers applied......

Yup, to Prozac’s rear screen.



Half the pallets still in the rear as they need individual dismantling nail by nail, joint by joint.



Parcel in the post this week, contents included two Stars n Stripes flags in shredded, Florida hurricane attacked state, plus some stickers and targets for my shooting, from Gary “Mr Zog”

Also some wheels for my work bag that my good friend Lee the lawyer had managed to get for me.

New and old.....

Loads of miles the last three years.




And the little carved stone bat I had seen in Hannibal in September on the USA road trip, same shop I met her at the time.

I should have bought it at the time.



Love it.





Went down to start the Blazer this morning, not started or moved it in 4weeks, seriously.

Pumped the throttle, then a few pumps while cranking it over and it fired right up.

Pretty impressed, had it running for a bit, looked at the vitals.


Buggerrrr.......




Not charging.

So the question will be: Belt need tightening, or alternator needing to be replaced.


Take a peep.

https://youtu.be/awf0hz1L3t4


Hope to get that sorted soon as well.

Not a Project is it.?
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

It still should charge with it loose like that. Have you checked it with a Volt meter? Maybe your gauge just went kaput.
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

The alternator has a shaft running through it. On the backside you will find that raised area, si? Whilst motor is running take care in placing a good wide blade screwdriver blade up against raised area and feel for a magnetic pull. The stronger the pull the better the unit is working. Of course a real tester should follow up this 1st step. How bright the headlamps?
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