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Paseo Classifieds / Re: buying
« on: Today at 09:13:21 am »
thanks mark have made an offer but was rejected never mind

What was your offer if you don't mind me asking? I'd be tempted to say this is the lowest mileage Paseo in the UK, it's definitely worth a fair chunk. Have they given you any kind of story behind it?

Members Paseos / Re: Paolo - The Galliano
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:41:13 pm »
Kind words from you both, thank you.

It's taking quite some time but I'm confident I'll be chuffed with the outcome. I want to have her ready for MOT by the end of May... although I might need your help with the ABS Andy!

Paseo Classifieds / Re: poor response
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:32:54 pm »
I have to say in defence of sniffy that you lot are very reluctant to respond to requests for help. Last year I badly needed two kidneys and not one of you lousy bxxtards would give me them.
So to show support for poor old sniffy I will now join him and the very helpful bunch at the Vauxhall vectra owners club. Iíll get some kidneys from those morons, I mean helpful members!!
Come on sniffy, letís grt our coats....

You'll want to head over to the BMW club for a new set of kidney grilles. You might want to source a new back while you're there too! You're getting old and broken.

Members Paseos / Re: Paolo - The Galliano
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:56:54 pm »
Didn't take me long before I was back out at it again. I really wanted to finish off the plastics and get them back in before they blew all over my garden.

Here's the battery tray area after:

Alot better than it was before but, I'm still not perfectly happy with that area. If only it wasn't 20 years worth of crap. Anyway, I fitted the bumper side grilles, what a difference the dressing makes.

Re-fitted the cowling around the bonnet release catch:

Although I've lost 2 of the clips so, when I can be bothered I'll sit and go through 3 tubs of nuts bolts clips and washers...

I re-fitted the intake set all cleaned and dressed:

Which now makes the cam cover and and inlet manifold look awful. I'll polish up the inlet manifold but I think I'll end up painting the cam cover for a cleaner look.

And another shot of how clean these headlights have come up, I'm really pleased with them.

More to come tomorrow when I've bought a new wire brush - I still can't locate the old one.

Members Paseos / Re: Paolo - The Galliano
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:34:03 pm »
So in light of nice weather, at long last, I made a decision to get some more bits cleaned up.

First off I've removed the battery and intake housing and ducting, to access and clean the battery tray area. 20 years worth of crap hasn't been too kind to the bay and there's some hard to reach areas. If I had the time and ability I'd be removing everything and respraying the bay, but as I don't have the ability it will stay as is for the time being and I'll just do what I can with what can be seen.

Grime. Next up I decided lights out and bumper off in turn for getting the new bumper on anyway.

And while the lights were out I cleaned up the backs:

And the same for the indicator units:

And given the fronts 3 stages of compound, two coats of polish and a scrub of wax to protect them:

Lights going back in, with all bolts going back in coated with grease to ensure they don't sheer whenever I need to remove them again.

And last but not least the new bumper on.

Engine bay is yet to go back together, I've got an evenings worth of plastic parts to clean up and dress. Then they can all go back in. Then the next job will be cleaning and polishing the inlet manifold and cam cover - when I locate my wire brush.

It's amazing what difference the front end clean up has made. Theoretically removing all the grime is making it lighter, and therefore should be better on fuel... :P

Forum Announcements / The Blenheim Palace aftermath
« on: April 15, 2018, 12:14:45 pm »
A good day was had by all.

A huge thanks to all that attended and I look forward to seeing all of your photos too.

Click Here For The Photos

Paseo Classifieds / Re: poor response
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:31:40 am »
At what are you disappointed with? As far as I can tell you have asked if we think it's a good investment. As I am constantly watching sales sites and prices for the Paseo I have given my honest opinion on what I believe. Also so has Mark. Due to our meeting yesterday several of us weren't online to be able to make any more comments.

You should also bear in mind that the Paseo is a rare car, with only 300 or so left. This means that the average number of enthusiasts is going to be smaller too.

Forum Announcements / Re: An Update For Blenheim Palace
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:16:32 pm »
by 10?
I decided yesterday I will try to be there.  I have just set the sat nav.

There is a ruined manor house a few miles away from there I may visit later in the day.

Great news! I look forward to seeing you again. I think the estimated time is 10 for all, however I hope to arrive a little earlier.

Paseo Classifieds / Re: buying
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:12:31 pm »
Sadly not, I'd have liked to have viewed, test driven and done a photo shoot on it to document it well as to me that's a brochure car. I'd say it's definitely a good investment in my view. If you do end up buying it I'd love to meet up and check it out.

Paseo Classifieds / Re: buying
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:12:03 pm »
If it's the one up in Scotland, I personally feel it's well worth preserving. It was up at £2995 initially, and being such a time warp car I fell in love with it. I'd have paid that if I had that kind of money so in my opinion it's well worth £1800. But it is a car that desperately needs preserving as I'd imagine this is one of less than a handful now left with anything really below 50k.

Forum Announcements / An Update For Blenheim Palace
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:38:39 pm »

The time is very close, just a few days!

On Saturday (14th) we will be at Blenheim Palace for an early year meeting.

I'm intending to arrive around 10am at the main car park entered from Oxford Road just before Woodstock:

You should be able to spot us parked on the right hand side as you continue toward the palace. Lunch ideas are to be decided on the day, and hopefully with a definite headcount once we are there I'd like to try for a group discount for the house/grounds or both. It may be that early afternoon we convoy to a nearby location for food but as we will all be new to the area it is uncertain.

I look forward to seeing you all there.


Members Paseos / Re: The Hoard/Collection/Obsession.
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:44:05 pm »
Another update and another Paseo meet up. This time it was for a contact on Instagram to supply and fit a replacement door handle. This was a very tidy example and will continue to be loved and looked after.

Members Paseos / Re: Pauline - The Paseo
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:46:40 am »
It's been a while but nothing changes on Pauline the Paseo. Still looks exactly the same however I've made a small modification of which you'll all see at the meet. In the mean time I've invested in a better camera and I've given her a good clean.

Members Paseos / Re: Polly - The Paseo
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:32:58 am »
Not alot to report on Polly the Paseo at the moment.. She still looks a bit half arsed since the accident. But mileage count is 207300. And it's been a little cold.

Members Paseos / Re: Paolo - The Galliano
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:02:21 pm »
Looks great, the underside of the bonnet makes a huge difference.  Iím jealous of your garage lol the weather stops me doing anything!!

It still stops me, there's not room for me AND a car...

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