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Old 27-05-2003   #1
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Panda for sale - too good to be true?

See http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2416743477&category=98 43 for details of what appears to be a Panda with rust-free doors ...

I wonder ...

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(Me or the car? Actually, you're right on both counts ;))
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I'll bet there is some in there somewhere !!
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I've emailed the vendor and asked him the obvious question. At the time of posting this message, the current bid is 56. I'm getting sorely tempted ...

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(Me or the car? Actually, you're right on both counts ;))

Oh, and I almost forgot: rule!
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Noooooooooooo come back from the dark side

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`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


"Beware the CLX, my son!
The gears that bite, the clutch that catch!
Beware the Jubjub ECU, and shun
The frumious Catalyser!"


He took his MOT sword in hand:
Long time the FIAT foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.


And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Pandacar, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!


One, two! One, two! And through and through
The MOT blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.


"And, has thou slain the Pandacar?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.



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Stanley Unwin?
Vogon poetry?
Spike Milligan?

Gis a clue!

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With apologies to Lewis Carroll.

It's a corruption of JABBERWOCKY. (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There , 1872)
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Almost as mad as RichieC

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3 hours to go and it's up to 113.21

I don't think it's going to be a gift at the end.

Watch for catalyser costs, Steve:
early CLX one is over 228
later is over 122

according to

https://www.sapmotorparts.com/shop/english/

then there's the Lambda sensor... a gift at about 50


I shan't see it finish though - I'll be nursing mine home from work with a hole in the top hose. [:(!]
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<blockquote id="quote">[size=1] face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by John H
I'll be nursing mine home from work with a hole in the top hose. [:(!]
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Nasty. Have you got some gaffer tape to wrap around as a temporary measure?

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Well, unless Steve is using a rather odd handle on Ebay { berrynarbour(51) - surely not :) } it doesn't look like he went for the Panda.

Which sold for the last bid at 20:45 of 113.21 ( not including postage and packaging :D:D - would you trust parcelforce with a Panda [?] )
I really had expected a bit more bidding in the closing minutes.

Anyway, I suppose I'll have to have a look at that hose before long ;)

Paul, thanks for the suggestion of the the tape.
But I decided to top it up cold ( 1/2 pint or so) put the heater on so I could tell if it suddenly lost too much, and just go for it, as the leak was under the dizzy where the oil has dripped on the rubber pipe: so no easy access, no chance of tape sticking either [:(!]

The biggest nuisance was getting through the Broad street traffic (mostly pedestrian, half cut, half naked, etc - the Women are no better, either :D )
It took about 10 mins just to join the street, and get to the next left (less than 100 metres).
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<blockquote id="quote">[size=1] face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by John H
I suppose I'll have to have a look at that hose before long ;)

Paul, thanks for the suggestion of the the tape.
But I decided to top it up cold ( 1/2 pint or so) put the heater on so I could tell if it suddenly lost too much, and just go for it, as the leak was under the dizzy where the oil has dripped on the rubber pipe: so no easy access, no chance of tape sticking either [:(!]<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
That sounds very awkward [V] Best of luck! And can you report the cost of the replacement hose please? It would be interesting to know :)

<blockquote id="quote">[size=1] face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">The biggest nuisance was getting through the Broad street traffic (mostly pedestrian, half cut, half naked, etc - the Women are no better, either :D )
It took about 10 mins just to join the street, and get to the next left (less than 100 metres)<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
I know it well, but avoid the area at all costs!

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Bearing in mind this is the FIRE engined version - it's not too bad with one of those flexible drive nut spinners to undo the jubilee clip on the thermostat.
The other end has a big spring clip arrangement.
It all came off OK - there's a pin hole down by the thermostat end, which doesn't look like oil damage after all: just old age on the hardest working hose in the system - hottest water, and most flexing.

Can't get an exact fit today - the universal crinkly ones with a wire coil inside are about a tenner, but their inside diameter is a few mm too big.
It would probably do as a bodge, but I'll go to work in the Morris 1000 today ( it's bit warm for me flat cap tho' ) and get on the phone tomorrow AM, as it's a day off.

Will update with cost of correct FIAT hose as and when.

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<blockquote id="quote">[size=1] face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by John H
Will update with cost of correct FIAT hose as and when.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
Cheers, and best of luck! ;)

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Well I wondered if I was going to get one today - all the usual suspects were talking 1 to 2 days.

Grays in Warwick had it on the shelf :)

0007550413

9.54 inc. VAT.

Fitted a treat. Cheaper than the bodge. Result [8D][8D][8D]
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