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Old 14-06-17, 10:26 AM
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Re: Viva HC SL estate YBM100L

Well . . . i have been flat out on the viva trying to get it ready MOT ready for 'Not Billing', The idea was a 'quick and dirty' schedule of repairs, basically the bare minimum to get it through a MOT and take it to the show, then hopefully purchase what i needed from the auto jumble and ebay and do a full resto and repair for NEXT years show.
It was all going so well . . .
Inner wings . .





bit of an outer wing . . .


shiney new engine (well, my old spare with a lick of paint)


and there lies the rub... The engine is not as 'ok' as i thought, compression is down . . . well non-existant to be fair, readings of 0, 50, 50, and 75 psi . . .

oh well . . . i'll keep squirting stuff down the bores to free it off but it looks like it will have to get to the show next year.
Just as well because now i can concentrate on the grand scenic that just decided to stop on monday for no real reason i can fathom . . .
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Old 14-06-17, 03:25 PM
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Re: Viva HC SL estate YBM100L

Nice work on the welding, bummer on the engine. Would of been nice to of seen it on the stand
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Re: Viva HC SL estate YBM100L

Looks like a cracking wee project I look forward to reading updates on this one
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Old 19-06-17, 05:30 AM
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Re: Viva HC SL estate YBM100L

To console myself and to take my mind off my engine woes I decided to have an in depth look at some crusty patches around the rear damper mountings . . .






I think this damper was on a bit tight don't you?


Nothing surprising, it's a normal and very usual place for viva's to go...
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Old 19-06-17, 07:02 AM
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Re: Viva HC SL estate YBM100L

Loving the seat belt mounting have you looked at the air con vents in the front foot wells
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Old 19-06-17, 12:12 PM
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have you looked at the air con vents in the front foot wells
They are open to the elements
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Old 19-06-17, 01:26 PM
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Never did get why Vauxhall put them square plates in the front wheel arches lol
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Old 19-06-17, 01:42 PM
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Re: Viva HC SL estate YBM100L

Jig access or paint access .... god knows, they're just to let water in to rot it as far as i can see.. i'm going to have to just plate them with some thing , something other than copies of 'bedfordshire herald' or the daily mirror from 1974...which is what the previous owner did :/
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