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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:20 pm 
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I knew I had a rant.

The filling of paperwork above was very simple and dropping off at the Post Office took a few minutes but I did then chunner to myself as to why had the V5 not been sent to me with the car already in the Old Car VED class. Had the car been taxed by the previous owner then they wouldn't have been notified of the change of eligibility. Cash to the DVLC. And if you realise part way through a tax period you only get back the whole months unused. Poor Show all round if you ask me.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:45 pm 
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Car Model: 99L, 9000cse, 9-5s and a Panda
Today at last the updated V5 arrived. It's taken about 7 weeks, maybe 6 as I dropped it off at the Post Office on a Friday and today is Monday. It seems longer than that.

Taxation Class: Historic Vehicle
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Now to start the hard stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:48 pm 
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Nice one! Like the new arrival :cool:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:23 am 
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Car Model: 99L, 9000cse, 9-5s and a Panda
Now all the paperwork is in place it's time to move the car from Simon's drive to mine. I shuffled cars about at my place to create the slot where it will live.
Simon arrived just after 9am to pick me up and we go back to his place with jump-leads and 12v pump. There is a flat tyre to deal with.
I'll gloss over my ineptness with key and bonnet.
Pop an old battery on. A couple of sluggish attempts and it starts. Plug the pump in and start on the tyre. And chat and wait. It's a pitiful pump but it looks like the tyre has finally collapsed and disintegrated. Hardly surprising. The spare is equally aged. Management decision and we take two wheels to the local tyre place.
What size?
Unsurprisingly they can't sort the tyres till Monday when they can get the right size delivered. Left the wheels and will pick them up during the week.
When Simon was running me home I remembered that the beer is still in the boot.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:53 am 
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I remembered that the beer is still in the boot.

Beer must have been consumed by now....? :corn:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:20 pm 
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Funny you should mention that. For tonight is the very night I have remembered the beer and brought it in the house. First bottle was wonderful
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Roobarb is now at home.
We were going to move it last weekend but two flat tyres stopped that. Took two wheels to the local "local" tyre place who unsurprisingly didn't have two the same. Left it with him and he sourced and fitted two for £50. I collected them and dropped them off for Simon to change.
On Sunday he picked me up and I drove the 12 miles home. With much caution I must add.
No pulling on the brakes and it stopped well enough. Though the brake pedal needed a strong leg. I knocked it into neutral and it didn't roll as far as I'd expect but it rolled ok. Possible binding brake.
It's running rich so it's not that responsive. But it managed 30mph which was enough for now.
3rd gear was not always paying attention. However I may not be selecting correctly, seat position.
Didn't feel the bounce in the suspension but I won't sneaking around Sunday morning.
Lack of power steering is only a pain during slow speed manoeuvres. As is the steering wheel. God's Teeth it's skinny. I have held thicker spaghetti.
First thing to do is lift it on to axle stands to remove the wheels for cleaning and assessment. How much crud can there be behind a wheel??
Then the calipers are coming off and being refurbished locally.
I have a fitted cover for it as well. To keep prying eyes and curious fingers away.

On the way home someone in a very new car powered down their window when we were stopped at the lights to ask about Roobarb. I'm already getting the feeling it isn't the car for sneaking around in.

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Beer, who mentioned beer.
Glad you got it home now.
Good luck with the car :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Glad you’ve got it home!
Having seen Peter's wonderful photo’s of under the arches I’ve a fair idea of what’s ahead of you but it will be sooooooo worth it, and realistically not that bad for its age! Can’t wait for more updates

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:42 pm 
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Car Model: 99L, 9000cse, 9-5s and a Panda
The scene is a pub. Activity is a meal and a catch up chat. I mention Roobarb to my friend for the first time.

...just how many cars have you now?? :roll: I don't know why you have so many it's not like you can use th..., oooh that's cute. I like that!

No more reprimands. Wants to see all the photos. Even asks if it needs leaded or not. When was the last time anybody asked about leaded let alone a woman with little interest in cars?

99s, Sneaking under the radar with added cuteness...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:53 pm 
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And on a slightly more serious note, a parcel of Bilt Hamber stuff has arrived. Some of it cleaning and some of it rust voodoo. I've finally unboxed my Lidl power-washer and assembled it ready to give Roobarb a good clean on the outside before I have a go sorting the small rust spots on the bodywork. The cleaning will start in the morning if I can find where the hosepipe is in the garage (I haven't checked yet)

I'm hoping to do a really deep clean and have a go with a clay-mitt. All outside my comfort zone as I use the local hand-wash as a rule. Then, are you sitting down?, I'm going to polish it and try out my polisher thing (also from Lidl). Given Roobarb's current paint "finish" I am hoping I can't make it worse. Pictures will be taken.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 am 
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Looking at the side on photo this really is a lovely 99, keep the pictures coming!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:25 pm 
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I fear Roobarb may have been polished into oblivion... :(

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I fear Roobarb may have been polished into oblivion... :(

Worry not. It was persisting down yesterday. I picked up a set of rims instead.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:37 pm 
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One day, soon I hope, I will start a simple task and it will indeed be simple and will be completed in a timely manor without incident. Tomorrow would be nice.

I had plans. I have a power washer that has a foam lance. A box of goodies from Bilt Hamber and was all set to give Roobarb a really deep clean and decontamination and a polish. I picked up some new connectors for the hose over the weekend and got stuck in today. In my dreams seemingly. Having put the adaptors on the hose and connected it to the tap at the back of the garage I turned to tap on and went outside to connect the power-washer. S'funny, I thought I felt water. Walk back into the garage and the hose has a split in it and is doing it's own power-washer impression. :cen: I was drenched in moments and now have a swimming pool, sadly unheated.

Trying to work out just where the split(s??) is will be a pain so a new hose has been ordered from the Jungle Place. While pondering life in general I decided I'd spray the smelly decontaminate on the boot to see what happened. Not very exciting but I feel the day was not a complete waste.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Very well done Sir, nice little car, and hugely entertaining read, I'll be following this closely. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:01 pm 
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Car Model: 99L, 9000cse, 9-5s and a Panda
Up early this morning to move Roobard to the storage unit that the 9000 was moved to last Monday. Like Tracy Island it's in a secret location somewhere in the Pacific, or maybe Wigan.
Jumped it of the Panda battery and it was sluggish at first but started on the 2nd attempt. Juggle the choke lever (how quaint) and set off with Simon following in the van just in case. The steering wheel will have to go. It's just too thin. As there is no power steering I could do with more wheel to grip when making very slow maneuvers. Funny that when I started driving all wheels were that thin and anything thicker was "sporting".
We'll be getting some of the tools up there over the weekend along with a kettle and coffee. I'm hoping to get it on axle stands this week and get the wheels off to get the brakes overhauled and make a list of what needs doing.
There you go, not very exciting but a monumental step forward in making sure it's safe and dry.

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So glad you saved this one!
Keep the updates coming :D

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Up to Tracy Island earlier today to take the trolly wheel dollies, trolley jack and other assorted bits of kit and tools. Opening the doors I was greeted with a slick under Roobarb. :( This is the first time though and I think it's because it has been driven rather than standing. Cardboard and kitty litter now in place. Wheel dollies now assembled, all 32 bloomin' bolts... In my wisdom I got four and didn't realise I had to put the wheels on. Nice looking kit and we will see how they manage in the coming months.
Being a keyboard rattler for a living my mechanic muscles are weak and feeble so I only did the unpacking and assembly. Things are progressing though and it's soooo nice to have a dry spacious place to work at any time.
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Up to the man cave today and most of the time was spent getting stuff done on the 9000 to get it ready for it's MOT. However we did have a go at seeing what would improve the paintwork. The right hand side was done with a clay-mitt and water and some clay-mitt spray (not mine). The left side was done using t-cut. There's a strip in the middle to show the current state of the paint. It looks promising in that I reckon we can get a shine and the seal it without losing the aged look.
Good job I have a polisher thing.
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