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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon yesterday at 00:11. 4 comments

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Aug 18, 2019 at 17:01. 7 comments

Car park friends

Car park friends

A couple of years older, but looks to be less scruffy. Bonus irrational hatred van for that FP article too.

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Aug 15, 2019 at 16:25. 8 comments

Hour rule

Hour rule

For when you need a bar anywhere.

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Aug 11, 2019. 2 comments

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk

Comes from brown cows, and not Toyotas.

This engine has been sat for several years, it looks like the oil is a fragrant mix of fuel, old oil and something that might be coolant or condensation.

Will have a deeper look inside once I’ve got some more parts storage trays to keep track of all the components. The valve train all looks nice and clean, but who knows what else lurks inside...

Oh and...

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Aug 07, 2019. 3 comments

DOTS/Things rarely seen Combo

DOTS/Things rarely seen Combo

It doesn’t look like it’s used very much and covered in tree detritus.

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 26, 2019.

2 hour rule

2 hour rule

Just stopped for some 4 star.

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 18, 2019. 8 comments

How about no.

How about no.

Apparently this engine stand is supposed to hold 450kg. Hopefully a 1zz won’t trouble it too much after swapping the fasteners for something at least plausibly rated at 8.8.

Still, can’t complain much for £40($49) delivered, or £20 less than the doner engine cost.

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 13, 2019.

DOTS

DOTS

Triumph Acclaim. Looks like it needs some love.

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 13, 2019. 10 comments

Party like it’s 2009.

Party like it’s 2009.

Somewhere there was an unsold stash of E72s. My dad doesn’t like touch screens, and his previous Asha 210 was starting to have charging issues, so this seemed like the ideal replacement. It’s also a reminder how some aspects of phone design haven’t been an improvement.

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 11, 2019.

Hour Rule: C Type edition.

Hour Rule: C Type edition.

Just pulled in for a full up at my local garage. It’s a traditional place where you can buy Red Diesel and Heating Oil from the pumps.

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 10, 2019.
Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 10, 2019.

How rust kills cars

How rust kills cars

A guide to corrosion for UK MOT testers from the 90s. Those across the pond might find this shockingly strict. 

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 10, 2019. 16 comments

Have you ever been driving along and thought “Nah, there’s no way I could have done something that stupid”?

Have you ever been driving along and thought “Nah, there’s no way I could have done something that stupid”?

How to celebrate an MOT pass. Fortunately the shopping trip included suitable beverages.

Looks to be OK, and this engine should be swapped out for a rebuilt one in the next couple of months anyway.

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Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 08, 2019.

Yes please!

Yes please!

Suzuki Ignis rally concept, unveiled at the Indonesian auto show. There’s a sport version too!

Looks to be just an appearance pack, which is a shame. Whether these will enter production is anyone’s guess.

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 08, 2019.

Autumn’s not so bad.

Autumn’s not so bad.

If you have a good heater. Not cold enough to break the hat out yet.

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 03, 2019.

Didn’t get the Job

Didn’t get the Job

Post silly Japanese cars. Oh well, onwards and hopefully skywards elsewhere!

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 03, 2019.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Metro with what appears to be a Twin Turbo LS. Looks like a complete body swap. Bet that shifts well, though I’m not sure of the practicality.

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 03, 2019.

It’s just the one swan, actually. 

It’s just the one swan, actually. 

First time trying a drone other than early cheap things that weren’t very stable. 

Chinny Raccoon Chinny Raccoon Jul 03, 2019.

Rollin’ Coal

Rollin’ Coal

Or what happens when someone forgets to put the burner rings back in place on an oil fired cooker. Easily fixed with this guy:

And remembering to put the rings back...

All good.

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