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NOW SOLD: Project 1969 Singer Gazelle with spares

NOW SOLD: Project 1969 Singer Gazelle with spares

Yes, I have decided to put the Arrow-series Singer Gazelle up for sale and I am including the spare that I have collected over the years. Here are the details: [...]

December 17, 2015 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster, Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge
Replacing Alfetta Rear Wheel Bearing

Replacing Alfetta Rear Wheel Bearing

Replacing an Alfa Romeo Alfetta rear wheel bearing is one of those jobs with a grizzly reputation. So when one of mine came up as an MoT advisory, I had a word with Alfa specialist Les Dufty at Automeo. Les has [...]

August 14, 2015 Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge, Retro Classic: A celebration of our old car addiction, Tech: Projects, 'how to' guides and useful stuff
Alfetta 2000 bids goodbye to tractor soundtrack

Alfetta 2000 bids goodbye to tractor soundtrack

I can understand why people think I’m mad buying an old Alfetta 2000, but then I jumped in with both eyes wide open. Put simply, the one reason I took the plunge was not what I knew, but who – [...]

May 16, 2014 Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge
Our Cars: Alfa Romeo Alfetta 2000

Our Cars: Alfa Romeo Alfetta 2000

Over recent years, the Alfa Romeo itch has come and gone, but upon each return it has increased in intensity. The big problem was finding one which was in my budget, wasn’t going to ruin me, wasn’t a wreck and [...]

May 2, 2014 Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge
A Mini History

A Mini History

After posting ‘Mini Victories’, a few people dropped us a line wondering what exactly is the car we’ve been working on the shed. So here’s the answer – it’s a Downton GT 2+2 De Luxe. The resemblance to the Broadspeed [...]

December 19, 2013 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster, Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge
Mini Victories

Mini Victories

Regular readers will know that we have a few cars tucked away in the mighty shed, and we spend a lot of time ‘cherishing’ them. When I say cherish, I mean carrying out distress repairs when something breaks or when [...]

December 12, 2013 Dep-O Blog: Opinions, views and bluster, Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge
MX-5 Miata Thermostat Housing Fix

MX-5 Miata Thermostat Housing Fix

We take our usual on-the-cheap, bodge it and scarper approach to the common Mazda MX-5 (Miata, Eunos Roadster) failure point – the thermostat housing. Or more specifically, the bypass houses which run out of the bottom of it. Made of [...]

July 11, 2013 Dep-O-vision: Short films which truly tickle our fancy, Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge, Tech: Projects, 'how to' guides and useful stuff
Bodger’s Guide to Repairing Clearcoat Car Paint

Bodger’s Guide to Repairing Clearcoat Car Paint

We take our usual on the cheap approach to repairing clearcoat car paint which has fallen prey to the dreaded lacquer peel [...]

June 4, 2013 Dep-O-vision: Short films which truly tickle our fancy, News: Read all about it! There's no news like new news, Our Cars: Living The Dep-O Pledge, Tech: Projects, 'how to' guides and useful stuff