Sat For Years With A Seized Engine, Can I Rebuild It And Drive It Back To Where It Was Made?

Tasty Classics
19 Jan 2024154:01

Summary

TLDRThe video follows a mechanic restoring a 1962 Rover 100. He faces numerous challenges getting the old car running, including fixing the ignition, timing, brakes and more. Despite setbacks like electronic parts failing, he perseveres and succeeds in bringing the vintage car back to life. After extensive work he takes it for a successful test drive at night. He plans further restoration so he can drive the special car to the original factory.

Takeaways

  • πŸ˜€ Purchased a 1962 Rover 100 without seeing it first
  • πŸš— Took on an ambitious restoration project to get the non-running car driving again
  • πŸ”§ Faced many mechanical issues including a seized engine and brake problems
  • βš™οΈ Had to fully rebuild the ignition system and replace major components
  • πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Previous owners had modified the car in ways that caused complications
  • πŸ”§ Diagnosing and solving all the problems was very time consuming
  • πŸš— Got the engine running after freeing it up and rebuilding ignition
  • πŸ›  Fixed brake issues by replacing parts and master cylinder
  • πŸ˜€ Finally test drove the car successfully around the yard
  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Planned further work and a road trip to the Rover factory in next video

Q & A

  • What was the initial goal for the start of 2024 mentioned in the script?

    -The initial goal was to get something easy, familiar, reliable, and that didn't need much work.

  • What car did the person end up buying completely unseen?

    -The person ended up buying a Rover 100 completely unseen.

  • Why is the Rover's Bonnet badge significant to the buyer?

    -The Bonnet badge is significant because it resembles a Viking, and the buyer identifies as a Viking, appreciating Viking-related items.

  • What is unique about the car's exterior materials that contribute to its condition?

    -Parts of the car, such as the doors, bonnet, and boot lid, are made from an alloy of aluminium and magnesium, which helps them resist rust better.

  • What issue did the buyer notice about the car's paint?

    -The buyer noticed brush strokes in the paint, suggesting it might have been brush painted, and there were multiple colors of paint, indicating uncertainty about the car's original color.

  • What was the car's age and its significance to the buyer?

    -The car was from 1962, making it 62 years old in 2024, which the buyer found cool, especially since they like 60s cars.

  • What challenges were mentioned about restoring the car?

    -Challenges included dealing with a car that had been sitting unused, with parts like the tires not on the rim, missing trim, and needing to assess the engine's condition without prior testing.

  • What personal items did the buyer receive with the car?

    -The buyer received two keys, one resembling a house key, an owner's manual or repair manual, and a V5 log book.

  • What was the state of the car's engine as discovered by the buyer?

    -The engine was there but needed checking, with concerns about it being seized or frozen, and an electric fuel pump was noted without proper fittings.

  • How did the buyer plan to proceed with the car after assessing its initial state?

    -The buyer planned to check if the engine turns over, free it if necessary, and start ordering parts to work towards getting the car running, driving, and stopping.

Outlines

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πŸš— Discovering the Rover 100

The narrator begins by revealing a spontaneous purchase of a Rover 100, bought unseen over the Christmas period. Upon first inspection, the car's condition is assessed, noting its exterior color, the distinct Bonnet badge representing Rover's Viking heritage, and the car's overall state. Despite its rugged exterior and minor issues like a tire off its rim and some paint inconsistencies, the narrator expresses enthusiasm for the project, hinting at the car's historical charm and the adventure of restoring it.

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πŸ” Initial Inspection and Surprises

The narrator continues the inspection, uncovering more about the car's quirky features and condition. The discovery of various paint colors under the current coat raises questions about the vehicle's original color. The inspection reveals some rust and potential issues with the paint job, possibly indicating a DIY job. There's a sense of curiosity and anticipation as the narrator explores unique features of the Rover, such as the Viking-themed mascot and the car's guild affiliation, reflecting on the vehicle's storied past and the work ahead.

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πŸ› οΈ Exploring the Interior and First Impressions

The focus shifts to the Rover's interior, where the narrator encounters both charm and challenges. The suicide doors, a distinctive feature, initially present an obstacle but also add to the car's unique character. Inside, the mix of conditionsβ€”from the well-preserved woodwork to the hints of a color change attemptβ€”paints a picture of a vehicle with a rich history and a need for careful restoration. The narrator's discovery of various parts and tools inside the car adds to the anticipation of the restoration journey.

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πŸ”§ Assessing the Engine and Exterior Details

Attention turns to the car's mechanical and external features. The narrator inspects the engine, noting its size and speculating on its condition, while pondering the presence of a turbo or supercharger. Exterior details like the chrome set found inside signal potential for restoration. Despite the excitement, there's acknowledgment of challenges ahead, especially regarding the car's electrical system and the need for a thorough clean-up to ascertain the vehicle's true state.

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🎨 Reflections on the Car's Potential and Challenges

The narrator reflects on the Rover's potential amidst the challenges. Despite the daunting task of addressing the engine issues and the various parts needing attention, there's optimism about the restoration process. The discovery of a hubcap and the manual raises hopes for a successful project. The presence of unique features, like the suicide doors and the Viking mascot, underscores the car's charm and the special restoration journey ahead.

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πŸš€ Setting Restoration Goals and Discovering the Car's History

The narrator sets ambitious goals for the Rover, including getting it running and taking it back to its place of manufacture in Solihull. The process involves ordering parts, addressing the engine's condition, and planning for the restoration. The discovery of a manual with potential historical connections to the car adds a layer of intrigue and motivation to uncover more about the vehicle's past and restore it to its former glory.

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πŸ” Detailed Engine Inspection and Initial Attempts to Start

The narrator undertakes a detailed inspection of the engine, dealing with challenges like seized components and potential freezing damage. Efforts to manually turn the engine over reveal more about its condition, leading to the decision to address spark plug issues and consider the impact of a lack of antifreeze. This meticulous approach highlights the complexity of reviving a long-stationary vehicle and the determination to overcome obstacles.

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πŸ› οΈ Further Engine Analysis and Addressing Mechanical Issues

Continuing the engine investigation, the narrator explores potential causes for its seized state, considering the roles of the distributor, fuel pump, and other components. This deep dive into the mechanical workings showcases the challenges of diagnosing and fixing older vehicles, with attention to details like the alternator setup and the importance of proper connections and components for a successful restoration.

40:15

🚘 Challenges and Progress in Engine Restoration

The narrator encounters various challenges in getting the engine to run, including dealing with a potentially damaged distributor and addressing the complexities of the vehicle's electrical system. Efforts to source and replace parts, coupled with a determination to see the engine run again, exemplify the troubleshooting and perseverance inherent in classic car restoration.

45:16

πŸ”„ Restarting the Engine and Addressing Electrical Issues

After overcoming several hurdles, the narrator manages to restart the engine, marking a significant milestone in the restoration process. This achievement is tempered by ongoing electrical issues that require further attention, illustrating the iterative process of diagnosing and fixing problems in vintage vehicles. The goal remains to fully revive and restore the Rover, highlighting the joys and challenges of bringing a classic car back to life.

50:18

πŸ”§ Tackling Braking System Challenges

The focus shifts to the braking system, where the narrator faces difficulties with seized components and the complexity of the vehicle's hydraulic system. Efforts to address these issues, including replacing and repairing parts, underscore the comprehensive nature of the restoration effort, extending beyond the engine to ensure the car's safety and functionality.

55:24

🏁 Final Steps and Reflections on the Restoration Journey

As the episode concludes, the narrator reflects on the restoration journey, acknowledging the progress made and the work still ahead. The Rover's successful engine start and initial movement represent major achievements, but challenges with the braking system and other components remind us of the ongoing nature of restoration projects. The narrator's commitment to seeing the project through, despite setbacks, speaks to the passion and perseverance required to bring a classic car back to its former glory.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Rover

Rover is a British automotive brand that produced cars from 1904 to 2005. In the video, the presenter buys and tries to restore a 1962 Rover 100. Rovers were known for their reliability and were popular in Britain. The video focuses on getting this classic Rover running again.

πŸ’‘distributor

A distributor is a component in a vehicle's ignition system which routes high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plugs. The presenter struggles with the Rover's faulty distributor, trying multiple replacements until finding one that works.

πŸ’‘points

Contact breaker points are a switching mechanism inside a traditional distributor. The presenter expresses a preference for distributors with mechanical points over modern electronic ones, which he finds harder to diagnose.

πŸ’‘brakes

Getting the Rover's brake system working is a major challenge in the video. The presenter must rebuild the brake master cylinder and bleed the brakes before he can drive the car.

πŸ’‘Patreon

Patreon is a platform the presenter uses to get some funding from fans and supporters. This allows him to have the time and money to take on projects like restoring the Rover.

πŸ’‘crank

The crankshaft is a key component transmitting power from the pistons to the transmission. When the Rover's engine won't turn over initially, the presenter suspects the crank is seized.

πŸ’‘timing

Ignition timing refers to when the spark plugs fire relative to the crankshaft position. The presenter carefully sets the distributor timing to ensure the Rover's engine runs properly.

πŸ’‘radiator

The car's radiator and cooling system must be repaired to prevent overheating. The presenter reconnects the radiator and hoses before running the engine for long.

πŸ’‘WARM

Despite the cold weather, the presenter is determined to get the Rover running before properly restoring it. He mentions several times needing to get warm after working outside.

πŸ’‘Sunny warshire

Solihull in Warwickshire is where the Rover factory was originally located. The presenter hopes to ultimately drive the finished car back to its hometown.

Highlights

The car is a 1962 Rover 100 that the narrator purchased without seeing based on a photo

The engine turned over initially but then seized, requiring diagnosis and freeing up

The ignition system had been poorly modified, requiring replacing the distributor and rewiring

The engine eventually started running again after extensive troubleshooting

The rear brakes were seized and required disassembly, cleaning and adjustment to free up

The brake master cylinder failed and needed to be rebuilt with a seal kit

Bleeding the brakes took extensive effort including using a vacuum to pull fluid through

The engine exhibited good power and sounded great once tuned and running smoothly

The chassis and underside proved very solid with little rust due to old undersealing

The car had been poorly repainted by brush at some point, flaking in areas

The interior wood and leather was good quality and should clean up well

The car was eventually driven around the yard with functioning brakes

The narrator plans future work to fully rebuild and improve cosmetics

The goal is to drive the finished car to the original Rover factory

The project will continue in another video with more repairs and improvements

Transcripts

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good morning you join me under a

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beautiful blue sky here in Cheshire and

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I thought I'd get myself for the start

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of

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2024 something that was you know easy

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familiar um didn't need much work um

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probably a very reliable car to start

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with um just a few things like that you

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know um and then what I actually did was

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buy this Rover 100 completely without

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seeing it I just I got a text message

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from the guy that sometimes delivers

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cars for me and stuff and he said Ben

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I've got this thing here sent me a

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picture of it and said do you want it

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it's pretty straight it's

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complete is it and I said yeah I didn't

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I was busy at the time it was over

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Christmas I just said yeah drop it down

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at the workshop thanks very much so he

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did and this is where it's been sat

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since and this is the first time that

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I've laid eyes on this car

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so uh let's take a little look around it

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and see what I've actually gone and

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bought cuz it wasn't cheap

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either so my first impression when I

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laid my eyes on this green looking white

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thing was this Bonnet badge now I've

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never seen one of these P4 Rovers up

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close this is a P4 it's just like a

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model number like an E36 bnw you've seen

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P6 Rovers and things well this is a P4

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but it's a 100 and that sort of denotes

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like how far up the you know is it good

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or not scale the car is this one's got a

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2.6 L apparently engine in it um under

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there somewhere we're probably going to

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have to have a look and check

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but a lot of them came with this badge

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now this badge is cool as hell because

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obviously I'm a viking so I like Viking

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stuff and this is the Rovers sort of I

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don't know why they did it they were

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just like Vikings are cool they their

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name was Rover which sort of meant like

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roving across the land and all this sort

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of stuff like Vikings did and that's why

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they adopted that mascot there's nothing

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more to it than that really which I

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quite like but I think that's super cool

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now while we're at the front of this

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but it's Absolut it's covered in ice

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it's freezing

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cold great um

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ow there's a couple of really good

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features about this car this is

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aluminium well it's an alloy aluminium

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and magnesium and it means that the car

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the these bits don't rust as much which

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I think is the doors the Bonnet and the

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boot lid don't know what the rest of the

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car is like but these bits should be

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pretty solid at least this looks okay I

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mean some little brown bits and I have

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started to notice some little like brush

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Strokes in the

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paint hope this thing hasn't been

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brushed brush

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painted right let's have a look at the

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rest of it quite a few quite a few

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colors of um paint into there I wonder

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what color this car was originally is it

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any of these is it blue is it red is it

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white I just I just don't

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know the

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wings steel I think this tire looks in

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fantastic condition really really good

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it's a shame it's um not on the rim

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anymore under there looks as okay as I

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want to look at it for

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now Rover drivers Guild it's a guild not

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a club look at these These are cool

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these set on Little

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W it's pretty nasty

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oh delicious but look they set on little

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rollers which sit in this bit here and

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they sort of roll up over I don't know

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how they're going to work I've never had

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a car with those before so I'm

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interested to find out look at this

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roof it's so why is every why do I do

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this when it's so cold now there is

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little bits of paint flaking and stuff

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and I can see

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different something's definitely

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happened there with the paint I don't

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know what it is I'm kind of looking

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forward to washing it because this is

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very very green but it's just how we

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like him on tasty Classics isn't it you

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know just like really disgusting and

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then we make them less disgusting

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potentially all looks in good shape

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though doesn't it you know like the rear

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quarters and stuff I can't see any big

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rust holes or anything which is a great

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start don't think that's supposed to be

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like that supposed to be like that it's

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a bit of a shame nice red jfo 209 that's

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pretty

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cool and yeah does look a little bit

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brush strokey in place pces doesn't it I

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don't know how well that's coming across

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on on camera but again no big holes or

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anything which is impressive especially

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with this being a

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1962 car so it's been around for ages

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like 62 years it's from 1960 is that

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right yeah it's from

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1962 it's

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2024 and it's 62 years old how cool is

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that um but yeah I like 60s cars my

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truck 60s I think they're very cool that

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wheel's not on its Rim

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either I mean that

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tire oh

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God why

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not it all looks all looks to be there

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doesn't

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it apart from quite a lot of missing

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trim which I hope to God is in the car I

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didn't get loads with this car but what

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I did get was two

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keys one of which looks kind of like the

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key that you have for your

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house may someone's been living in there

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um and I got a an owner's manual sort of

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repair manual and I got a V5 log book

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what more could I possibly want maybe

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tires that were attached to the wheels I

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don't know um and apparently there is a

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lot of parts inside which we're going to

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get stuck into in a second

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the reason the car has come to be laid

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up here is I think again this is a very

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small amount of words I had from my

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delivery guy um English isn't his first

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language and sort of getting real

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in-depth information out of him as to

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how cars have sort of come about isn't

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that easy but I tried and I think what

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has happened is that the person who

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owned this car was getting on a little

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bit in age and decided to start doing a

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bit of a more in-depth rest duration on

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it and what actually happened was they

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dismantled the car and sort of left it

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well for Dead really um parked outside

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their house which is how it got like

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this until my friend came along and

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picked the car up and took it away and

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gave them some money for it probably a

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fraction of what I paid

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him um so yeah uh Legend has it it's got

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an engine I haven't I haven't Tred I

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haven't tried it why haven't I tried it

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I should have tried it I haven't tried

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it but apparently there's an engine in

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there and it should be free and there's

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a car full of spares and all the bits

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and stuff so I think we should try these

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Keys take a look inside and see what

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we've got one of the more interesting

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things about this car are the doors are

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unfortunately suicidal which means they

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open sort

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of my hands are starting to stop working

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already they would that would open that

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way if if it opened ow

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um getting a real damp sort of smell

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from this

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car is it watertight I'm not

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sure doesn't smell too bad kind of

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smells like my gusset after a

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particularly heavy night

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dancing

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please just be locked don't be stuck

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please just be locked oh the headlining

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looks

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good oh

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yes interior door

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handle why is that

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blue I I have a feeling of

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confusion

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what are they for there's loads of like

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aluminium bits of sheets and

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stuff you have a look yeah so as you can

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see a real sort of suicide door approach

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which is pretty fascinating isn't it

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love this wood real nice bit of wood

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really good and these again look like

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they probably clean up quite well don't

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they

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now I don't know what this oh that looks

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like the ah right okay so that let's

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just take it around

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here is that like maybe

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something uh I don't know I don't know

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what that's for I think it goes

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underneath what's in there a jump lead

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oh is that a light

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lens nice is that the same one it's

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missing something I

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think ah nice okay so that's like the

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bottom of

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it okay okay cooking on gas here maybe

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we just need to find the topit um these

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seats again look pretty so this is

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blue that's not blue blue paint ah black

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paint someone's treding to paint over

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the blue with

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black yeah you can see bits of blue

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everywhere so maybe they're trying to

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just change it to black

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leather interesting I wonder if we could

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finish that

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off does look very

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damp but fairly solid look at this

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headliner there's ice in the back there

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can you see that this headliner is a

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really good Nick really really

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good but yeah lots of

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stuff at

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these I get the feeling these might be

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like wheel Arch liners or something and

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I don't know yeah what's

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this okay I'm see what's happening is

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I'm pulling on this and the whole the

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whole bench seat's coming with

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it crazy right okay well let's leave

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that there for the moment nothing else

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interesting I can see I'll leave that

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open actually are your fingers going

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numb my fingers are going numb

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right

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that was

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easy instant gratification when I open

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the boot

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then it's

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cold

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perfect practically

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finished stick 12 volts up to it or 14

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16 18 volts something like

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that twist the key Drive room

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um big old air filter type

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thing box

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stuff some Spar door handles oh yes

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that's a chrome set oh look it's all

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coming

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together overriders one thing I have

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noticed though is that I remember there

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is another couple of Parts lying around

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somewhere but I can only see one Bumper

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in there and we are missing Two

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bumpers I have to BU

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bumper

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antifreeze very handy little pouring

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jug keep

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that ah and we

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have an electronic fuel pump let me show

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you so as you can see there ignore that

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hole I think that's supposed to be there

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you can see it's got like a tab on it

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and stuff so I think a plate goes over

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that or something and that's what I'm

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going to say anyway but there's like

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maybe that's where a fuel pump used to

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go and they've put this without any

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Jubilee Clips on it this electric job uh

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I wonder if that's going to

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work who knows guess we'll find

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out what does that

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do oh it's a Big

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Jack is it a jack yeah it is it's a Jack

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it's one of those ones that slide into

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the Sills again though this all looks in

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really good Nick I hope this going to

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clean up okay Shame about this bu what I

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can see is where good

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example see paint work's just not not

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the best under there but you know as

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long as it looks half perable that's all

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that matters isn't it right can we get

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in

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here that's a negative

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104

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okay into the

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drivers and yeah it looks dead nice as

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well doesn't

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it nice Rover

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catalog so yeah you've got 80 100 you

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had 110 you had loads of different types

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but this is

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brilliant all the text back and drawings

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of the car which is going to be so handy

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for us isn't

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it really really good but yeah Uno

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bumper right look at this steering wheel

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steering wheel seems to be attached to

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the front wheels I

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think doesn't want to we'll just leave

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that but look you can see another

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overover Viking there roaming the land

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roing the

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land look at these

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gauges can we see any

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miles

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89097 is that real and a lot of these

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here aftermarket sp sp or GP P

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Smith's gauges maybe made their own

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cluster

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there cold start fan fresh

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air nice wiper

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panel is that a little horn ring yeah

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cool as cool as I hope it all works

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what's this down here oh handbrake

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nice pedals three pedals that are in the

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up

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position I wonder how good they're going

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to be right how do we get into this

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Bonnet fortunately the sun's starting to

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come around here now and remove the ice

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from over my

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eyes

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oh that came up easy than I thought it

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would it's very light being uh aluminium

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magnesium I mean the good news is the

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engine's

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there

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I think

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that's ow

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sharp that's that's that bit Yeah okay

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did you get it yeah that's that bit

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needs one of these caps just been

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letting all sorts of mice live inside

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there that's

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good battery that's

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a big is that a turbo I think it's got a

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turbo turbo on

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it one of those electric turbos from

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China probably I don't

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know battery

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cables present incorrect that's

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good this Earth this

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V V8 is that another turbo or maybe

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that's a

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supercharger turbo

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supercharger

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surely

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okay very cool is this Bonnet got a prop

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can I keep it open

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somehow oh massive supercharger turbo

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set up here really cool isn't it unless

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it's the heater for inside the cabin

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surely not

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um and yeah look at that that's the

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biggest one of these I've ever

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seen but we have got battery cables what

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does that mean this

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V we've

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got just sort of loosely lying around

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Electronics maybe that was supposed to

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go on there

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look P look that's another thing fixed

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look how quickly we're fixing things

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we're going to we're going to be driving

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home in this later on uh and yeah dizzy

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cap I don't want to have a look inside

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there yet 1 2 3 4 five six six cylinders

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in a

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row got belts down there

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and I know there's another exhaust

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manifold in there but it's got an

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exhaust manifold on it unless this one

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buggered and that was a replacement one

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who

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knows what's around

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here oh God this fills you with

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confidence doesn't it what the hell is

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all this some sort of stter solenoid

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type thing I don't

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know that doesn't look doesn't look

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great oh

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okay we going to be doing bakes as well

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then that's good isn't

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it okay oops I didn't mean to take that

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off there but I just did I'll put that

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back on don't think that's supposed to

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go on there it doesn't look like it fits

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um alternator down there with just load

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another load of wires resting on it oh

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my oh my God oh my

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God oh Jesus

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Christ look look at that looks like

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looks like I've been working on this

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thing I've been here before did I put

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this car together

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originally okay big old

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block and a lot of sketchy stuff to get

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my head

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around how fun before I do anything at

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all on this car I just want to check

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that this engine spins

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over because if it doesn't we've got oil

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we've got

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oil you know it's it's a

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color

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M smells like raping and

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pillaging which is what Rover Viking oil

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supposed to smell like I think uh does

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this engine turn over I have also

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noticed there is no

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fan at all on the front of this engine

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there was no

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fan why is there just not a fan on it

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am I missing something is it supposed to

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be a f that right can I just turn it

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over

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using oh it's got a starting handle

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thing where is that is that inside maybe

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we don't need a battery anyway let's

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just Chuck this in

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and and we'll be on our

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way right starting handle in

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position come on baby oh yes

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we have

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spinach oh Jesus Christ it's

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time why do it stopped

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spinning

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why why why why why why why why why have

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you stopped

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spinning oh Jesus

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Christ doesn't want to spin any further

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than

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that but it did

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move just looking around this spark plug

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here and it's

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just thick with

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ice I'm hoping that I don't know what

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I'm hoping I'm hoping it just it just

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turns over properly got to take the

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spark plugs out spray some stuff down it

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I think and maybe leave it to warm up in

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the sun cuz it might be frozen I can't

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see around the block to see if any like

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core plugs have leaked out or anything

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doesn't look like there's any water in

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the

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radiator but if there's been water left

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in with no antifreeze it might be locked

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up somewhere because of that and yeah

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bizarre there's no

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fan very very

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interesting I can't I'm not even going

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to be able to

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to get that out cuz it's thick with

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ice oh God right I'm going to spray a

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load of stuff down these just to free

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the spark plugs up and then while I'm

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doing that I'm going to empty the car

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find out what we've got see if we've got

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a fan lurking anywhere you know it's so

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annoying that I don't have anywhere like

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a real nice sort of Clean dry warm

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Workshop where I could work I've just

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got to work out here on the mud you know

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not ideal anyway let me show you these

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couple of little bits here

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but really nice um I found from the car

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that and this thing here but no other

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bumper but these are pretty cool aren't

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they we'll have a look at those in more

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detail later on but yeah no other

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bumper

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[Music]

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quite a bit of cool stuff but we are

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missing some vital components another

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bumper another

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overrider however in this Morrison's

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bag there this little parcel

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oh come on

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look at that I mean we we love a good

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hubc cap don't we oh man alive gorgeous

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gorgeous subc

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cap really nice really nice I'm hoping

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there's another three in there but I'll

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have a look later just some other little

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tools and

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bits so yeah that's everything out the

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car do you get the you got the Feeling

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You' bitten off more than you can chew

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um so look ideally what I want to do

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believe it or not with this car is I

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would like to soon get this thing

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running

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driving stopping turning all that good

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stuff and I would love like we did with

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the Reliance cimeter to take this thing

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back to where it was made now this was

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made in a plant in suly hole near

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Birmingham which is quite a lot of miles

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away from here but I think it's doable I

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need to get some parts on order I need

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to get this engine freed and running I

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don't know if it seized or not it just

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it moved a bit and then it stopped you

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know we need to just have a bit more of

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a look now I'm going to try and get the

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spark plugs out soak everything in plus

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gas and I'm going to start writing a

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list of what I'm going to need and CU

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it's Sunday today tomorrow I can spend

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the morning trying to find all these

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parts trying to order stuff and then

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we'll get stuck back into it hook a

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battery up to it and all that cool

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stuff this oh no ah the ice is starting

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to melt on that one now which is which

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is good isn't it should try and turn it

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over again just for

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the annoying thing about the way

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this turning stick is designed is you

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can't go backwards you can only go one

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way

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ah

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okay fills you with confidence doesn't

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it right okay let's pull these plug

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leads

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off all different as well look at them

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red and black and this one's all sorts

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of

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color that one's got feathers in

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it we have to we have we're going to

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need everything for this

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car what's it look like under here I

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wonder oh no

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got the power spark electronic

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ignition I wonder if that

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works I doubt it is it just in case just

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we buy another distributor for it like

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we did with a thing and just plunk that

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in and and you know we don't have to

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worry about whether or not this thing's

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actually working or not because I hate

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them and if you've ever worked

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on classic cars lots of different ones

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lots of the time you'll know that these

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things are great when they work when

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they don't there can be big head

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scratches you know whereas points are

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quite easy to diagnose but this is all

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electronics and smoke and mirrors and

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you can't see it working cuz it works

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off magnets and things or whatever I

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don't know what's

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this don't know but it looks like it's

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pretty firmly attached everything's just

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like wired up with chalky blocks and

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things

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and look at this I don't even know where

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that goes look there there's so many

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chalky blocks in series here where does

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that even go oh my God it goes to

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another chalky

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block this is going to be an absolute

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headache isn't it anyway right let me

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get the spark plug spanners and we'll

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take these out you

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know what is

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that bloody hell it looks like a spark

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plug lead off a nuclear submarine or

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something U right I'll get some pictures

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of stuff

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as why is that Loose as well I just

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going to come out no I better not take

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it out right

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okay here we go here we here we go

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again it's black it's all there it's

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only wet cuz of the plus gas and the ice

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and the water in the mud but

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fine looks great

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okay Le are not seized in well at least

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those two aren't seized in why do I

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always say

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things

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153624 what you reckon that

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means how many miles it's actually

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done okay I mean that one is covered in

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all sorts of dtis that's great news I

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can't get into that one's full of water

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let get something to soak that water

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[Music]

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away this ice coming out of

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here go away why am I working on cars

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that have got ice and the spark plug

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holes want to make what am I gaining

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from

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this could it's Sunday I should be in

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church what at home

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watching an EastEnders

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Omnibus only a joke I've never watched a

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episode of eers in my

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life oh God please God

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why please God let this cylinder live

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please if you do anything for me just

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let the cylinder

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live the more I stare at this

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distributor as well the worse it

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gets I mean it is literally has been

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hacked to pieces

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like oh God I think a cheap Chinese

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distribute might be the way

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[Music]

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forwards oh my God that looks like brand

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new maybe you got M changing like one

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spot plug and then thought forget

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it oh Jesus

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Christ why is there no

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fan is there a fan in the engine base

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somewhere

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have I bought a

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lemon

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probably my track record is anything to

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go

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by I'm looking at this and this is just

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oil there's nothing there's no water in

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there or

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anything now because that's that

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weird

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um starty handle job I can't just stick

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a socket on it which is annoying cuz I

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want to see if it rolls if the engine

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rolls

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backwards can I do

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that I've just found out that Bloody

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alternator is not connected either just

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moved is anything connected in this

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car should I remove this

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radiator look at this yes got

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[Applause]

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this why is everything going to be so

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hard right come

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on come

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on I can't funny enough I can't move

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this 2.6 L engine over by

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hand what a

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shame

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you get B what

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I

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okay my only saving grace is it did move

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a little bit it can't be locked

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completely

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solid let's get this

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big I don't even know what this

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is big thing off so we've got an old

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style Su car by the looks of

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it oh

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Jesus what are all these vacuum lines

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made out of

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metal so the throttle's

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free which is interesting I was just

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seeing if it was going to be full of I

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don't know like a mouse house or

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something in there but it does seem

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free so let's be real for a second this

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is what we're dealing with here we have

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got don't know what any of that

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is this thing here devil's work which is

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also just not properly attached to

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anything and everything's falling apart

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inside there so that's great

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everything's wired in with chocky

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blocks most of which have been melted

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and then they go into other chalky

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blocks and they finally go into the

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actual Loom down there nothing's really

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properly attached um water pump does

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spin but there's no fan on it as you can

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see um none of these things look like

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they fit properly I mean that's a

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massive bit of hose for that small sort

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of tube there doesn't really

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work um there's a lot of lot of you know

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make a gasket at home type Vibes that's

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terrifying absolutely

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terrifying um um so yeah so far so good

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now I know the engine doesn't turn over

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and stuff but I've gone and spent 80

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quid already so uh yeah this

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distributor is a lucus uh DMB

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z6a as you can see there which is quite

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a rare bit of Kit and it's also it was

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loose in there because it snapped on

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there so I'm hoping that's not a problem

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on the cast and we'll just be able to

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put it all back together and forget

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about it but this thing's dead it's just

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it makes a horrible noise when you turn

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it and it's just falling apart

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everywhere and yeah I just it's just

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look there's bits can you

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see it once thrown in the bin and

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starting again so I've ordered a point

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spaced uh distributor for 40 quid from

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power spark as well actually so fair

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place to them I hope it's good um and

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yeah so we're going to get one of those

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and I've also ordered a new set of HT

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leads for it now I couldn't get a

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replacement one of these so what I got

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is a

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Lucas I can't remember the exact code

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25d Lucas 25

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D6 P because it's got points um which

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should slot into there and

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work that's what I'm

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told cuz the only other one of those I

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found was about 3 in quid

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shipped great so yeah the engine doesn't

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turn over I'm going to have a little bit

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more of play with it do we stick a

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battery on this thing do we see if we've

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got any life in

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it I'm just concerned about all this

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wiring I don't really want to set

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anything on fire but at the same time I

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also want to set something on

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fire I found this battery on the floor

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over there and I don't think it's going

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to have any charge in it but I've got

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this but I'm going to put it on anyway

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so then we've got circuit or

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something I don't know anything don't

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know what I'm doing why don't I just get

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like a an easy car what's

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that do I need this bit of

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wood

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yeah it's going well isn't

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it right let's just uh install that

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using the correct torque

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perfect you know they said like if you

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put a million monkeys in a room with a

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million typewriters that eventually

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they'll write entire works of

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Shakespeare or something like that I

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wonder how many monkeys you'd have to

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put in a room to get this thing running

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properly hopefully just the one uh right

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so if I hold this button down we're

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going to send voltage through the

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car doesn't want

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to doesn't want to admit that there is a

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circuit

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there why is it being like

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this are we earthing something on

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something we are we ruining everything

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there a

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no no this is

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attached let get the keys see if there's

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anything going on in

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there what the hell is

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this

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oh okay we'll we'll skirt around that

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for the

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moment no electricity in any anything

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that is going down to this little

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distribution block

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here which Inc is going

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up into

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there but I have no power to

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anything right okay so that's that's

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obviously not nothing's connecting that

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whatever this thing

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is so where does that go then does that

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have a special place that it

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lives

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why is it just floating around in

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space what's it for is this where we

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should look in that owner's manual to

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fix it nothing's setting on fire right

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now oh Sparks down here move all

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that this some life in

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something uh right so what let me just

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have a workout of what this blocks for

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if it's supposed to be on a switch you

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know for like uh some cars have the

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panhard had it where you can switch the

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battery on and off and I think that's

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what this is supposed to be but I just

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can't obviously see where it's supposed

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to go so let me have a little

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look and I'll get back to you this is

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super interesting so I've just gone to

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get the the sort of manual and there's a

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lot of interesting stuff written on

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here um mwth motor museum which is just

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down the road from most weirdly jfo 209

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which is the redge of the car help

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Andrew lonus and then a telephone number

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which I've got my thumb over so you

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can't see it and ring them and do prank

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calls um so potentially I've got a

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connection then I could ring this person

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and say what do you know about this car

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so there is potential of some history

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there which is really good isn't it

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simply reversing polarity of battery if

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not changing flat over in the field

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generator to get was it yeah

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okay but it's still stuff going on and

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the

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whatever okay well that was absolutely

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no help what about this one uh oh look

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the Rover company suly Hull

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warshire that's where we're going to go

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in this car I don't

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know that's what it should look

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like really smart lovely lovely lovely

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thing nice little starting procedure

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there telling us about how to start the

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engine doesn't mention anything about um

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the sort of having to replace the entire

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ignition system and and seizing the

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engine but I'm sure it's in here

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somewhere interesting nothing in there

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either about this little thing I'm just

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not at all sure where it's supposed to

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go um it does mention that the batter is

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supposed to be under the back seats

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which it isn't okay a little bit more

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digging so I had a look around and I

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just can't find anything with that on it

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I don't think this is for this car it's

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not mentioned in the parts catalog

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anywhere I just don't know but I've

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found the bit inside it very

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useful and I've just connected the two

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wires straight up there so now I'm going

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to plug this in and hope this doesn't

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touch anything I should probably put

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some tape around that but anyway

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um oh bit of smoke that's just

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is anything setting on

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fire that is live man that's

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live can I unplug

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this uh there we go

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nothing else seems to be setting on

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fire immediately which is great

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news so see if anything Works inside I

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bearing in mind we haven't even got 12

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volts out this

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battery oh my God we do have lights

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though oh hello so I think what I can

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only work out what I can only

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assume is that that that other lid in

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there

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used to live

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there and someone's built a cool thing

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here full of all sorts of gauges

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including a rev counter which is really

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smart

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but

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obviously the the fit and finish on it

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isn't perfect now I think other stuff

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has happened with the ignition system

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and that's why anyway okay you get it

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you get the idea it's been messed about

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with us isn't it right so the ignition

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is on ignition is

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off don't know what that does

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Wiper that doesn't work but again be in

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mind there's a oh what's

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that I can hear the relay for the

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horn nice little four speeed I sure

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there's overdrive on this somewhere oh

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good God look at that down there is that

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just a rubber

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boot yeah it's a plastic rubber

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boot might have to look for one of those

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as well but seems to be going in out of

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gear what does that do down

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there oh it's a washer jet do you see

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that

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then have that little pots incredible no

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wipers

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though

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ohoh is this a fuel and oil it's sitting

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like half a tank or something when I

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press

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it interesting

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lamps little yellow light comes

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on what is that what lamps though what

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lamps any lamps or anything oh we've got

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got a couple of Lights there we've got a

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light up inside there I don't know if

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you can see

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oh my God this is what's

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that the fuel pump's

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on the fuel pump is doing

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something nothing is on fire nothing's

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on fire uh right

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so is that working oh wow we've got

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light in there we haven't got light in

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there all this stuff is really

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concerning but anyway whatever any

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indicators I'm sure sure that one's

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indicators no no indicators but let's

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not get greedy

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okay right are we going to try and

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cranker might as well got nothing to

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lose have

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we I mean the good thing is is the start

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is trying to do something the bad news

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is

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is

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the engine is pretty seized isn't

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it let's try and just stick a few more

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bit more ump through

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it oh I can hear

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it oh something's

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smoking something is having a little

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smoke over

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there that's the uh starter motor

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getting a bit hot I think it's trying

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desperately to roll this big old lump

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over it's getting close though wasn't it

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let's give another couple of tries cuz

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I'm sure it did try and

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go sure it

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did maybe try the clutch if I dare all

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it should be out of gear

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though can't tell the gears feel

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awful right

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first second

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third gears do not feel good reverse

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possibly right I'm going to try this

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clutch ready please please please please

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please

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okay I mean it feels like a springy

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clutch pad I don't know if it's doing

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anything or

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not oh come

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on did you hear it go

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then

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interesting okay I don't want to mess

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about with that

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anymore I'm sure it tried to though how

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very

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interesting Sun is setting in the west

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things need to be done um I'm going to

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TI everything up stick some more fluid

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down the fluid holes

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six of them in the engine pray to God

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that it don't sticks

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itself um and then uh yeah we're going

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to revisit this in the

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morning or in the afternoon after I've

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ordered some more parts

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now if it doesn't unstick itself and

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need to try and roll the engine

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backwards which might mean taking the

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radiator out and sort of getting on the

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crank somehow and and spining it over

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that way so there are things we can do

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because if we can spin the over

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backwards maybe the valve will come down

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if it is a valve that's stuck rather

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than a piston just don't know we can

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even take the rocker cover off if we can

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get any rotation and see what things are

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doing and see if any of them are stuck

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and try hitting them with hammers and

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things so there is things we can do but

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for now it's very very cold I'm going

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home I'll see you in the morning but for

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you a few seconds

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bye good

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afternoon

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engine still seiz

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then if I can get this on a flat edge of

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the crank

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pulley that have space to turn it I

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might not have to take the radiator

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help just watch this

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on oh

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yeah was that the engine moving

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then I wasn't

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watching

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something did move

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though was oh God it was just the

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buls

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bus oh

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God I hope this isn't properly locked up

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you

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know yeah it's just a

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nut maybe that's just what I was turning

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yesterday

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wasn't the

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actual wasn't the actual crank at

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all next stop I think is taking the

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rocket cover off and having a little

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look at what's going on in there see if

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there's any Telltale sign seeing if it's

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all brown and Rusty or not you know not

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sure not not sure that was supposed to

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be H tight but it was what about this

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one

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has someone been here before well I mean

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someone's definitely been here before

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but do they know this thing was

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[Music]

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seized it's got some sealant around

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it does look in really good

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shape in

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there oh

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God I can move all of them apart from

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that one at the

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end

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interesting it's going really well isn't

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it this is the start you bastard 9000

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now oh I can hear it boiling already I

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can

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try and crank this thing over now it's

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got a lot more ampage and stuff up it

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and we'll

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see if it makes any different noises if

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it tries you

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know

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even the stiny bastard 9000 couldn't

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shift it cranky right okay so as you can

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see down here I think you got your water

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pump pully there which uh I can't get

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anything around can't get any sort of

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proper grip on that anyway um and then

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down here you've got your crank pulley

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but it's just a perfectly spherical

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thing and again I don't know if you can

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see but you can only spin it one way and

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when I try and put something around this

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it just undoes this which is not ideal

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so uh unless there's a nut behind

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it h I haven't thought of that have I

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right okay let me have a little think

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about that could also try that can I

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anyway I just tried to turn it using

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the fan and then this happened

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look least of our worries really isn't

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it right maybe I concentrate and carry

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on getting this thing out I've also got

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some old petrol and Diesel mixture in

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there from a car that had the wrong fuel

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put in it and I'm tempted to just throw

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it down all the cylinders while we're

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waiting but I've put loads of plus gas

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down them plus gas is good I've unseized

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engines just repl gas before

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but might help us we could drain it all

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out anyway as soon as if as soon as if

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we get it to turn

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over this is also going to be a real

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nice again if it does work we'll crank

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it a few times the spark plugs out and

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just a bit of a hopefully just clean a

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load of crap out of there you

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know push it down the exhaust or

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whatever I feel like for some reason I

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just want to try this

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again oh well worth a

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try

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I can't get this this pipe doesn't want

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to you stay

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there yeah you can stay there

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okay right let's have a better look at

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this crank pulley you got this

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big thing here it's big

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nuts can't get anything behind

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there it's leaking

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[Music]

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there that sounds like it's definitely

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going to work 100% perfectly doesn't it

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um everything else looks in pretty good

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shape though doesn't it but still uh

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right someone's

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stocking it's a bit rough isn't it uh

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right

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so have I got anything inside that nope

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what's behind

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it let's get let's get a Twist on

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that

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is that

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[Music]

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c so as you can see

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there's absolutely nothing on there that

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I'm going to be able to get any kind of

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turning force on it's just a big smooth

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disc which is really annoying isn't it

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um so I put this back in and we are

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going to have to get underneath to try

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and turn the engine

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backwards and then failing

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that I can hear the petrol and stuff

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leaking through uh but failing that um

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we're going have to get the head

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off not what I wanted to be doing let's

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be

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honest okay right where does that go

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that goes in there I'm really intrigued

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as well if yesterday if I was just

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turning this nut of this bolt or if I

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was actually turning the

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engine

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I'm convinced this valve at the back

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here is our

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problem problem is as well is I have to

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use this thing I haven't got socket

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but'll fit over that because the

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starting

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handle using science I now know that

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that valve is moving when I hit it

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because everything's coming up same as

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this

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one so

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um maybe that's free is the engine going

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to be free I don't think

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so

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come

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on might take that home and wash it see

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if it fits

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me uh

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right it's just uh it's bit of a b like

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this is it how's your week going so the

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sitrep

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is is that because of this wonderful

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design I just can't get a proper

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purchase on that with the adjustable I

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haven't got a socket that will go over

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it because of this cuz it sticks out too

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far from where the nut is um anything

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else uh yeah can't get any perches on

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this big

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disc um and there's nothing behind it I

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don't want to damage anything behind it

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cuz it's quite a important part um the

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head is separates here I mean I could

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take it off with the inlet manifold on

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it um and you know it's fairly straight

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forward and then just buy a gasket and

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talk it all down again maybe some bolts

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I ped loads of stuff down these um and

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it's all leaked

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past which is fantastic isn't it y um so

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yeah bit of a ball Leake I could also

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see lots of like hammering marks on

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stuff which is again just interesting

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isn't it someone's definitely been here

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before um I would really be interested

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in getting this head off but I feel it

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could be a little bit extreme this early

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on in the game I'm gonna have my dinner

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and think about it I finished my dinner

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as you can tell um so I'm just uh going

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to try banging it over on the starter

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again and if that doesn't work then I I

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don't

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know

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you can see the stuff splashing up as

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I'm trying to turn over so it is trying

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to move just not quite able

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to I want to put a mark on the crank and

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see if it see if it's moving moving you

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know

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come

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holy cow it is actually

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rotating holy

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cow okay I've drawn a mark scratch

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marking along

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here let's see if we can get that to

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[Music]

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[Music]

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turn

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[Music]

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definitely rotated didn't it definitely

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rotated

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we're not out of the woods yet let's

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just let's just try that again okay

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let's just keep I'm just going to let it

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cool down for 5 minutes and then we're

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going to try that again see if the start

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motor can get us out of the trouble you

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know thing with the Start Motors is it's

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it's shocking it every time it does it

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it's like ding ding ding whereas with

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this bar on this pulley I can't do that

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I just haven't got the ability to sort

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of do that really I'm just pushing

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against it and it's just not not not

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working

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but yeah let's have another go at

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banging it over on the starter cuz

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that's what start motors are for you

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know for starting cars and spinning

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engines

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over come

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on come on

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baby spin that

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engine oh come

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on

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spray All Your Love everywhere spray it

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yes

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oh come

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on what ABS what a mega

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result you

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beauty so happy with

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that Cinderella may go to the ball after

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all uh right

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well I think the best thing for me to do

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now is to have it tidy up put the

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radiator back in clean everything up

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around there get the let's see how easy

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it is to turn

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over by hand as well just for

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fun so good right radiator back

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in Connect It

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Up Put The Walker cover back

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on got a little bit of gasket maker I

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could use and then clean everything up

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and that'll be done for the day cuz the

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sun is working its way

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around and now I can go and comfortably

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buy some more parts for it as

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well okay

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right I'll do all that and I'll see you

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in a few seconds what up lmers it's day

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three and the sun is shining over there

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not here yet cuz it doesn't come here

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until the afternoon but I am fulfilled

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knowing that this engine turns over

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isn't that great

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news so uh couple of things I've got oh

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it's

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windy um I've got some stuff on order

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some ignition stuff leads plugs oils

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everything that I need to make this go

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boom but I need to get the tires sorted

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so today I've got a few other things to

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do in town so I thought I'm going to

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jack this thing up get the two front

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wheels off shut CL in the back of the

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vehicle take those down to get remounted

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or new tires put on if those are dead um

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and then yeah when the parts arrive we

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can come back fit everything and

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hopefully move this car if the clutch

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Works find out if the brakes work find

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out start to make a list of what else

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we're going to have to do to this thing

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to be able to legally safely drive this

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on the road and get it all the way down

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to Sunny

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warshire exciting right let's crack on

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just pumping this back one up I'm going

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to do the other one as well to see if

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these are okay and if they hold

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air and Jack this thing up on its

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jacking point and we'll see if it snaps

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in half and we'll get that wheel

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off it is about - 500Β° today which is

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fine I love working in the

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cold go look at it it's no crunching at

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all right I think we can get an actual

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stand under there

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somewhere this is what I imagine working

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on cars in Siberia is

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like

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