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MOT Passed!

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It's been 3 years since I was told the Fairway was too unsafe to be tested... After many months of welding, servicing and changing bits and bobs, we finally have a pass! And she passed first time. I couldn't believe...

Getting Ready for the MOT

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After a long period of not getting much done, I've found a second wind! I'm aiming for an MOT pass by the end of March - so lots of small jobs to be done in order to get the...

Rear Wheel Arch & Boot Floor Repair

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  The landscape has changed somewhat since I posted about Removing the Rear Wings in October last year. As a consequence, I've had more time off work to focus on the rust which was revealed in the rear wheel arches,...
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Filling and Changing the Gearbox Oil

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Do you have a Leaking Gearbox? If your Fairway doesn't pull along like it used to, or it's not getting the top speeds that you hear other owners boasting about, then there's a good chance the auto gearbox has something...
Body mount rust

Rusty Sills

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The taxi failed the MOT because the inner sills were suffering had rusted around the body mounts. I have a look to see how much work needs to be done...

Electronics Overhaul

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I've recently undertaken a project to redo a significant amount of the electronics and wiring in the taxi, partly because a lot of it wasn't working due to water ingress (see how I solved that here) and partly because...

Replacing the Windscreen

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If you're an avid follower of the TonesTaxis website (!) or you already own a Fairway taxi, you'll be aware of the leaky windscreen which comes as standard with these cabs. Thankfully I've finally managed to sort the problem...

What’s it Like to Drive?

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A tank. It's noisy, bone rattling, agricultural, but that's why it's fun! With due credit to the lads at Austin in the 50's, they weren't designing a car which had to run at motorway speeds, or be particularly comfortable for long drives....
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Insurance

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Background If you're thinking of buying a Fairway you'll inevitably need to get insurance for it. When I was looking to purchase one, I always tried to get insurance beforehand but would just get rejected as I was under 21. The...

Vegetable Oil is Cheaper than Diesel!

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I had seen a few articles online about running diesel engines on vegetable oil, so I thought I'd give it a go with the taxi. To be honest, I thought it was a bit too good to be true, given that...

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