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#40201 OFFLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:49 PM

PS what happened to the Autoshite Colt?

 

Junkman > Conrad > Wilsons > Me > RobT > DollyWobbler > Kiltox > Castro's Bro

 

Think it went on a long term loan to a friend of Castro's bro, then was offered back up for sale on here, but didn't get much traction as if I recall the topic was something to do with a VW Polo. 

 

Looks like its on SORN at the mo.

 

ETA: http://autoshite.com...-avec-mot-£100/

 

Its full of references to failing the MOT due to rust and other things, which I think relate to the Polo the topic was originally about, until it got edited. Its a bit of  mess.


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LAST OWNER WAS SON OF A BANKER

 

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#40202 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:40 PM

Decided to bring the "new" modern home today. A bit of champagne motoring on lemonade money this one. Cost me £4k, because thats what the parents got offered part-ex when they went to buy a new car. I wouldn't usually go for something like this, but it was cheap (for what it is) and it placates the wife wanting something a bit newer. Certainly much prefer having this over some financed Qashqai or similar she was looking at. Also means I can continue to buy crap chod in peace.
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Why was it so "cheap"? Well because ...
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To be fair, it drives very nicely and feel very solid, Germanic and sophisticated. Given the mileage (nearly 161k), its still feels new and has worn the miles very well. Not even the interior paint has scratched off, like German cars of old. Even for the devils fuel, its pretty quiet and smooth - still shame its not a petrol. I won't deny, I quite like it.

I was supposed to pick it up at the end of next month to mid September, but decided to leave the Civic at my parents and give this a bit of a use considering I've just bought it. Will bring the Civic home later instead, once I sell the Smart and cleared some room up on the drive.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:51 PM

Chucked a bid on a s reg toyota celica st on eBay. Was telling my mate about it and he asked "why"? Because it's bloody lovely looking ,that's why. Some people just don't have any common sense.
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#40204 ONLINE   Tayne

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:08 PM

once I sell the Smart and cleared some room up on the drive.


Number 5 please
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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


#40205 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:02 PM

Doing a couple of hundred miles to the Lakes today has thrown up three observations about the Rover:

 

  • motorway MPG is shit.
  • spoiler isn't held on by much except shit old silicone, and one end of it is loose (whoops). Needs sikaflex.
  • tracking is off. I've been suspicious of this for a bit but the wear on the outside edge of the nearside front tyre says I'm right.

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#40206 ONLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:47 PM

Went back oop north for the weekend. Spent the vasty majority of my time up there drunk but spent some of my hungover time working on the Doloshite. Actually got the fucker to run by gravity feeding it petrol straight in to the carb, unfortunately it starts and then immediately revs up uncontrollably unless I switch off the ignition. Is this due to the current fuel delivery system causing over fueling or is something in the carb stuck?

Turns out my brand new fuel pump had decided it didn't want to work and is dead, have refitted the old one which seems to work but didn't get much further as the battery went flat before we could get a good amount of fuel pulled through to the carb. Either way if we can get it running all it needs is the throttle cable replacing and the clutch system bled and it can be driven for an MOT...

 

I also drunkenly drove my Civic down a field while camping in an effort to bring my FM transmitter close enough to the tents/fire to be able to listen to the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack on a radio. Nobody is quite sure how I managed it without blowing a tyre as I drove over a burnt out bed frame, rocks , bits of scrap car and some cutting discs on the way, jumped over a ridge and also hit a beater Ford Focus leaving a baaaad scrape on the Civic's O/S/F door and minor scrapes to the rear wheel arch. I also MAY have hit a Fabia estate and a semi-stripped Transit van but there is no damage to my car to prove it and the Fabia and van are already so battered it's hard to tell...


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#40207 ONLINE   Tayne

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:51 PM

There's a lesson about drunk driving in there somewhere.
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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


#40208 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:58 PM

The lesson is to not go camping in litter-strewn fields?
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#40209 OFFLINE   MattLikesCars

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:01 AM

Went to the shop to, found this little beauty...
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Never actually seen one in the wild! :D

 

Right, tell me if this is a thing for anyone else. Why is it that whenever I'm looking at buying a certain car I start seeing them? This is the second one that someone I know has found and photographed in the wild this week.


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#40210 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:31 AM

That's not a car

#40211 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:54 AM

no it's a hardpoint saw (KLF 3am remix). 


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What we need is more poo brown cars.


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#40212 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:16 AM

It's a tricycle.

(A driver licencing, taxation and MOT testing point.)

#40213 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:39 AM

Nor an ice cream van
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#40214 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:11 AM

Cheap ..practical...reliable hire car?

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#40215 ONLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:34 AM

There's a lesson about drunk driving in there somewhere.

Possibly but I'm not sure it's obvious enough.

 

I've now decided not to sell the Civic and to simply keep it given that my prior worries of Glasgow life damaging it's nice bodywork and destroying it's value now being invalid so I may as well just stick with it until I have a decent Doloshite to play with. I'll attack the scuffs with the sandpaper and rattle cans at some point and use it as painting practice until I'm half decent...


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#40216 OFFLINE   loserone

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

Sounds like the civic is now autoshite
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:14 PM

Citroen National yesterday, my usual obsession for Visas/C15s  came out.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

spotted this wee gem in Darlington yesterday and i just had to pull over and take a snap

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its an allegro 1100 lux, complete with square steering wheel!

 

got a pic of it with Marvin the metro, but i've not yet worked out how to get that pic off of the phone :-(

 

we'd been over to the NRM at Shildon, and while there was some beautiful vehicles on show (a Bedford HA van, a bedford CA and also a Bedford CF as well as stuff like a couple of e-types and a couple of Vauxhall Victor FE's) i had forgotten the camera so sadly no pics.

 

we had got the Metro parked up next to a lush, 1947 Rover 16 saloon, which cost, in 1947 £947.... which i guess would have been the cost of a house back then!

 

but the the slightly scruffy Allegro running wild and free was my favorite. cos i like Allegro's.....


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:02 PM

Just trying to clean my entry for the FoU on Saturday, and it's reacting well to some clean water (well the bits with lacquer still on at least), but the engine bay is caked in, I assume, decades old oil and petrol. How on earth do I get it off?!! I could just leave it as is, but it's bothering me quite a bit that it's so grimy.

 

Lets just hope the dirt isn't structural. 


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#40220 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:37 PM

The new* brake caliper for the Oldsmobile has now arrived courtesy of Rock Auto. Took approximately a week. Not bad for $49 inc shipping. Will be fitting it this coming weekend. Hopefully a step closer to getting the MOT for the old girl.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:27 AM

Just trying to clean my entry for the FoU on Saturday, and it's reacting well to some clean water (well the bits with lacquer still on at least), but the engine bay is caked in, I assume, decades old oil and petrol. How on earth do I get it off?!! I could just leave it as is, but it's bothering me quite a bit that it's so grimy.

Lets just hope the dirt isn't structural.

I'd have a go at it with TFR or maybe something like Jizer/Gunk; daub it on neat and leave for a bit then rinse off, or jet wash if you are feeling brave.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:51 AM

Although I've finally got a garage of my own, I got the chance to finally get the 316 in the workshop at...well work.
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Not bad, solid enough underneath, a few dabs of oil leaks but all serviceable. One being the rocker cover gasket, the other being a leak from the bottom of the power steering resivor. Oil levels all okay, so just going to keep an eye out. Overall not bad.
Oh wait, no it isn't, there actually is a borked spring on the rear.

Point of action? Park up in the home garage and have a proper wheel off check at my own pace...
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

I had to deliver a young person to Stansted airport yesterday afternoon. If we could have simply dropped her off outside without waiting it would have cost a mere 3.50 but we needed to see her into departure so the hour it took cost 16 quid. We paid and got straight into the boiling hot P4 to join the queue to get the hell out. The ticket barriers all seemed to be playing up and cars were constantly diving into the next line to try to leave. The reason became apparent when we finally made the barrier- it kept rejecting cards and the delay was notching up an extra charge. No-one came to sort the mayhem though I dare say they would have done if one of the irate customers had smashed through the barrier. We paid the extra £5 incurred and I vowed never to go near the filthy Nazi-run shithole again. I've not been in an aeroplane since I was 10 so it won't be a hardship.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:16 AM

^^^ two hours free parking in mid stay.. 



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

The new* brake caliper for the Oldsmobile has now arrived courtesy of Rock Auto. Took approximately a week. Not bad for $49 inc shipping. Will be fitting it this coming weekend. Hopefully a step closer to getting the MOT for the old girl.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:27 AM

Did you have to pay import duty?


No... Just the shipping cost apparently. Not charged on small value items I suspect.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

^^^ two hours free parking in mid stay..

Should have gone to specsavers

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:05 AM

Is £20 plus postage a lot of money for a Sierra top hose?

 

I can only find one that looks vaguely correct.  


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

I told missus her focus 2 months ago she had headlight out, i thought it had been done by her and her dad, well saturday i took her out for a meal for her birthday, 31 she rocking on a bit..!! We took 2 cars as had all the lil shits, went to leave and just getting dark she annouces she'll follow me as got bulb out!! Still they didnt do it,so yesterday 4 weeks after my op im changing the dam thing, not difficult just people dont realise theres a bolt underneath, after doing i found a how too on u tube, one thing i would say to anyone is dont put undertray back on until the grill is bolted on as theres no room and the bloody bolt falls through onto the tray and you have to remove it all again( yes i dropped both the lil feckers)


END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:01 AM

Is £20 plus postage a lot of money for a Sierra top hose?

I can only find one that looks vaguely correct.


Sounds maybe a little steep to me, is it OEM though?
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