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#38821 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

Pulled into asda to get some fuel this morning, turned the engine off, opened the door and BEEP BEEP BEEP pause BEEP BEEP BEEP etc. No warning lights, no dash message... Worried, I fueled up, got back in and prayed it started as I was at the front of the pumps... fired up fine. Drove off.

 

A few miles down the road I remembered I had put the side lights on when I got on the M40 as the weather is shit... Turned them off when I got to work, and no beeping noise...

 

French car in scare shocker...

old age kicked in yo


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

I'm sure this would be better on a personal message to mr cavcraft but there maybe other local Chester shitters wanted a van!

On green lane in saltney heading towards the lache there is a mk3 Astra van for sale! As my drive by inspection shows it "looks" tidy and it was only 275 quid!!!

Someone please get it baught

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:04 PM



Yo CMS - shouldn't that Volvo have a curvy passenger wiper blade or is it just me? Has headlamp wipers though, so clearly ace. Still one of the most attractive saloons of all time, and I like it more in red than I expected.


No idea DW... to my shame I don't even know if the headlamp wipers work.

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#38824 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

how is mrs campbell bump doing

 

are ye gunna get it for current volvo fwd purchase like the last one or are knackers safe??



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

As long as he keeps her supplied with Mars bar and pickled onion sandwiches, I'm sure he'll get away with it.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:01 AM

I had my house contents renewal of the AA this week. £345.00 per year. Rang admiral and got better cover for £103.00. Do I have saved enough to buy a rather nice honda from Cheshire leading used car sales emporium. Bad news is rang to get a quote to insure and £795.00 . Can't do classic. So that's me just running the one car for a while then.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

New dmb dealer sticker added! Few air bubbles, because idiot, but still cool for that fake original look!

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

I'm surprised that bumper hasn't spontaneously shattered into a thousand pieces, or maybe it's just the later ones that seem to do that?


Just on mk2's. Mk1's are just like any other 90s car!
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

New dmb dealer sticker added! Few air bubbles, because idiot, but still cool for that fake original look!

Feb 2016

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Surprised at just how much it deteriorated in the space of a year because it was in not too bad condition for a 13year old sticker by the looks of it.

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#38830 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:06 AM

It was giffer owned and probably garaged, now outside all the time...
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

Just serviced the Saab and noticed its seems to have done 17k since the last service I did. I am absolutely sure I have changed the oil and filter since last June but having checked both the receipts in the folder and even my bank statements from October > February there is no trace of me having bought oil for it. I try and change it every 8-9k so it ought to have been done around the end of last year.

 

I'm bloody sure I did it, as the service indicator goes off about once every 10k miles and its almost due to start bothering me again. OCD overload.

 

I did win in ECP parts lotto though today, went in for an air filter, oil filter and 1 litre of their 2 year antifreeze premix, however they screwed it up and gae me a 5 litre bottle of the 5 year stuff instead. the girl on the counter checked the invoice but happily handed it over. 5 litres of coolant for £2.68 after dicount. Thats almost cheaper than tap water.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

Not been on for a while. The regular outages were irritating, my wife is still sicking everywhere and work has been MENTAL.

I've been roughly seven weeks without a Volvo on front line duties, so today I did what any right thinking man would do and landed a 2001 automatic S60 T5 SE. It doesn't come with the cherry plate so will be going back onto it's Y-reg shortly. It came with oodles of paperwork, including a 2001-dated printout of it sitting on the forecourt of the same dealer who supplied both my 850S and my 740 Turbo, in 2000 and 1987 respectively... £21,495 sixteen years ago. Ouch.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017051...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017051...

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That looks an absolute peach Andy! That's 2 smart motors you've bought in quick succession! Love little details in the history like the original for sale advert etc. As well

Such a shame JM Group massively downsized and closed a lot of their branches, always liked a swatch in Murray Volvo then further along to AC Mazda and then round the corner to AC Renault, all sadly now gone! Only 1 franchised dealership left in Paisley itself now after the amount of them there used to be for many years!

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98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe

05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi

02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort

97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE

05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design

09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:04 PM

I think I've decided to sell my 2CV. Trouble is, I have no idea what it's worth. 1975 drumbrake, mainly original or replacement original parts. Galvanised chassis etc. Historic tax class, of course. Supposed to be one of the earliest remaining after import restarted in 74/75.

Plans afoot to replace it with a new project, not sure what but I know the era I'm looking for.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:08 PM

Just serviced the Saab and noticed its seems to have done 17k since the last service I did. I am absolutely sure I have changed the oil and filter since last June but having checked both the receipts in the folder and even my bank statements from October > February there is no trace of me having bought oil for it. I try and change it every 8-9k so it ought to have been done around the end of last year.

I'm bloody sure I did it, as the service indicator goes off about once every 10k miles and its almost due to start bothering me again. OCD overload.

I did win in ECP parts lotto though today, went in for an air filter, oil filter and 1 litre of their 2 year antifreeze premix, however they screwed it up and gae me a 5 litre bottle of the 5 year stuff instead. the girl on the counter checked the invoice but happily handed it over. 5 litres of coolant for £2.68 after dicount. Thats almost cheaper than tap water.


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Suzuki TS50x

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Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:16 PM

I think I've decided to sell my 2CV. Trouble is, I have no idea what it's worth. 1975 drumbrake, mainly original or replacement original parts. Galvanised chassis etc. Historic tax class, of course. Supposed to be one of the earliest remaining after import restarted in 74/75.

Plans afoot to replace it with a new project, not sure what but I know the era I'm looking for.

 

"Quite a lot" is the answer, I don't think you can get a solid '70s 2CV for under £6K nowadays.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

The MGF failed its MOT today.  Not on too much though - the only actual part it needs is a track rod end (ordered off the Bay for £7.66 delivered).  It also failed on insecure battery (cos I r twat and forgot to clamp it), headlight aim (sorted by the garage while it was on the ramp), CO emissions too high (but only 0.35 (limit 0.30) and tester put that down to lack of use so will be getting an Italian tune-up before retest) and PAS light on (but it's never come on before or since so will put that down to a one-off glitch and keep my fingers crossed for the retest).  Then I will be attempting to sell it.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:15 PM

Don't forget you can't mix blue and pink / orange

 

The one I ordered was supposed to be purple and will mix with anything apparently. What I got was pinky orange, the same colour as whats in it currently so I think I'm safe. But thanks for the heads up :)


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

The MGF failed its MOT today.  Not on too much though - the only actual part it needs is a track rod end (ordered off the Bay for £7.66 delivered).  It also failed on insecure battery (cos I r twat and forgot to clamp it), headlight aim (sorted by the garage while it was on the ramp), CO emissions too high (but only 0.35 (limit 0.30) and tester put that down to lack of use so will be getting an Italian tune-up before retest) and PAS light on (but it's never come on before or since so will put that down to a one-off glitch and keep my fingers crossed for the retest).  Then I will be attempting to sell it.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

Car a little low in the back at the tunnel, but there are 18 x6 bottles of wine in the boot, plus kanterbrau and leffe! I don't trust HMG not to cock up and stop free transport of drink!

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

Just serviced the Saab and noticed its seems to have done 17k since the last service I did. I am absolutely sure I have changed the oil and filter since last June but having checked both the receipts in the folder and even my bank statements from October > February there is no trace of me having bought oil for it. I try and change it every 8-9k so it ought to have been done around the end of last year.

 

I'm bloody sure I did it, as the service indicator goes off about once every 10k miles and its almost due to start bothering me again. OCD overload.

Did you already have the oil and filter "in stock"?


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:52 PM

Any photo's and more details?

It's this one, although it no longer has the mahoosive front spots.

 

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Non-VVC, cloth interior, slightly-scruffy-but-waterproof hood.  It'll be about 500 quid with a full test.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

Did you already have the oil and filter "in stock"?

 

I'm hoping so, or I paid cash and lost the invoice. I feel like I've neglected the poor thing!


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:41 AM

Edds mates Wolsely seems to have been abandoned, it's still there. Is he OK?

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:10 AM

This was earlier yesterday in Calais as I was waiting for restaurant time.

Just drove up as I was there and grandma and two grandchildren ( seemingly) got out.

In general though not a lot of note in Normandy. Lots of xantias with hard spheres bouncing along, lots of 205s about stil, and lots and lots of new peugeots and Dacias. Some new Renault but hardly any new Citroen and no DS range.

I saw one w124 saloon but nothing older merc wise.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Could have got more in!
Although it was starting to handle like the Queen Mary in a heavy storm as it was!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

Went to How Many Left today.

I didn't get round to meeting kinkersaab, but saw him taking his GSA round the track:

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I also got to experience the back seat of a Reliant Robin.

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I was also accosted by somebody who said they were on Autoshite, and that he had flown up from Peterborough to take photos for the magazine he works for. Never caught his username on here though!



More photos in my spotting thread later, when I can be arsed uploading them.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:20 PM

Went to a flea market to get rid of some of my rubbish, on the way back at a coffee stop the Land Rover met one of it's younger relations
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

Went to How Many Left today.

I didn't get round to meeting kinkersaab, but saw him taking his GSA round the track:

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I also got to experience the back seat of a Reliant Robin.

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I was also accosted by somebody who said they were on Autoshite, and that he had flown up from Peterborough to take photos for the magazine he works for. Never caught his username on here though!



More photos in my spotting thread later, when I can be arsed uploading them.

 

Love the GSA bodyroll! Wonderful. Robin action also pretty cool. Imagine your accosting was courtesy of Alcyonewotsit on here.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:29 PM

Went to a little car show near Lowestoft today, I'd been told it was a nice little village show so was expecting half a dozen Moggy Travellers in a field but when we got there about half 10 and it was pretty busy with loads of cars / bikes etc and by half eleven it was absolutely packed. There was so much traffic trying to get into the village they had to got the local fuzz in to sort it out.

 

Here's a few pics, it was a pretty random collection of stuff but there was a few corkers.

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:32 PM

There's a few familiar cars there in that lot!

1979 Triumph Dolomite 1500 SE

1983 Rover 2600SE SD1

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