The Low Loader Thread

midlifecrisis

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Pedals can scratch your paint...
But Lycra burns well when disposing the body...
And one wanna buy a bike, frame/wheels are a bit wonky, but otherwise mint condition, apart from the odd scratch. I'll throw in shoes too...
Very cheap, need to fund a paint correction :oops:
 

Martijn Smeets

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This was mine, after standing still for 10+ years I thought it was wise not to drive it to the garage.
Didn't want the valves having a party with the pistons;)

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This was, by the way, how I found the car standing in my dad's garage after I took the nylon(!?) cover off...

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This was taken a after couple of hours of TLC...

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2b1ask1

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That will be a log road to being drivable again; good effort on the interior, a very satisfying result. I'm guessing belts, full fluids and all hoses as a minimum, somehow I'd expect the radiator to be holled after this long standing, Heter matrix on the watch list then there are the moving parts once it runs like brakes and suspension parts that haven't moved in years, tyres and brrr... I don't envy your task!
 

Martijn Smeets

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That will be a log road to being drivable again; good effort on the interior, a very satisfying result. I'm guessing belts, full fluids and all hoses as a minimum, somehow I'd expect the radiator to be holled after this long standing, Heter matrix on the watch list then there are the moving parts once it runs like brakes and suspension parts that haven't moved in years, tyres and brrr... I don't envy your task!
These pictures were taken already a while ago prior to the “hitch hike” to the garage who sorted the engine out doing the full service. I didn’t mention the car started immediately after all that time with 4 cranks and 10 year old fuel in it! Doing brakes now and finishing up the interior. Only thing not working yet is the airco as the system is probably empty.
Then it’s time for MOT here in Luxembourg and see what they have to say.
 

StuartW

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This was my MC-Shift a few years ago when I was driving it to my local garage having heard an odd noise coming from the nsr - I now know exactly what a loose wheel sounds like ...

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JonW

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Do you not miss the GTS?
I honestly don’t... i much prefer driving the Gransport to the GTS, just because the Gransport is lighter and smaller and it never makes me wince as I’m trying to squeeze down a narrow twisty road...

In full disclosure, the rest of my family think I made a really **** decision and don’t understand why I swapped what they thought was a really striking, cool, lovely looking car, for an older model!
 

hashluck

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I honestly don’t... i much prefer driving the Gransport to the GTS, just because the Gransport is lighter and smaller and it never makes me wince as I’m trying to squeeze down a narrow twisty road...

In full disclosure, the rest of my family think I made a really **** decision and don’t understand why I swapped what they thought was a really striking, cool, lovely looking car, for an older model!
I understand Jon :)
 

conaero

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But Lycra burns well when disposing the body...
And one wanna buy a bike, frame/wheels are a bit wonky, but otherwise mint condition, apart from the odd scratch. I'll throw in shoes too...
Very cheap, need to fund a paint correction :oops:
Check the expansion tank they crack or the hose comes adrift on its bottom. Hope you get it sorted. Not really heard of any hoses letting go tbh.
 

leeq61

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This was mine a few months back on its way to Autoshield. It kept dying when I put my foot on the accelerator. The car would get to 1500rpm and cut out - after a new F1 pump (I fitted) and new clutch it ended up being the gearbox ECU. Thanks to Marios and the guys at Autoshield, it’s all sorted now hopefully for many miles, years to come.

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montravia

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No Blox. I'm 7 miles west of Stow on the Wold

Knew you were next.

They've done a wonderfully meticulous job.
 

JontyUAE

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Here's mine this morning. I was probably being over cautious but delivery was only 4 days previous so up to dealer to sort. Check engine light and running very rich/smell of fuel. 70774