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#481 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 02:17 AM

You were doing our insurance companies job for them, then. No doubt it did speed things up.


Not on the first one, as my insurance in that case was TPFT. On second COMP one yes, but knowing the tardiness of insurers and the cosy "let's hump both parties with increase" attitude they like to have, I'd call it doing myself a favour.
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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:34 AM

A girl I work with went through her own insurance after a non-fault minor bump.
As is the fashion now, as soon as they knew it was non-fault they palmed her off onto some claims management shitehawks, no doubt earning a tidy referral fee in the process.

Anyway these bastards had her in an overpriced credit hire in no time, her car got fixed but now, over a year later, she is getting stressed out as the credit hire company is taking the other parties insurers to court as they're refusing to pay the £130 a day hire fee, they keep ringing her to send this and that as evidence, threatening that she'll be landed with the bill if she doesn't comply.

When my Subaru was stolen my insurance company also put me through to one of these sets of bastards, although once they were clear that I wasn't injured and had another car available they transferred me back.

Dealing with the other parties insurance direct is the best thing IMO, saves cost all round and may contribute in some tiny way to reducing everyone's renewals.

Your insurance is not there to look after you any more, I'm afraid. Report something like this to them and they just enter Infinite Gouging mode.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:44 AM

That's a grand result on the Almere, best you could hope for I think!

My insurance company told me to deal with the 3rd party's Firm as otherwise I would incur an excess. Her insurers were Churchill and they were great to be honest, everything went smoothly.
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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:07 PM

I'm after a set of steel wheels in 15 inch flavour for the N16
Id take a whole car if cheap enough if anyone sees one up for sale for less than 200

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Haynes Motor Museum Pics ( Cars) Plus some bits of spottage (not much)

 

 

Surprising number ( well 3) of these MG's around Somerset.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:30 PM

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

Autoshite does sheds
Picked up some old doors which are being nailed together down the allotment along with other random materials to make a shed
Roof rack the best free item I have bought and has had loads of use.55fb210071904136cba94123072c4eb2.jpg

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:57 PM

Came out of work and found some little scrote had ripped off the A M R from almera and S from the SVE and also the nissan badge from the tailgate
Presumably to make arse on something.
Decided to clean the rest off and white spirit and an old coronation street backstage pass card made quite short work of the leftover glue.
Had this autoshite sticker kicking about for yonks and now found a place for it to live.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:48 PM

Wifes C8 playing silly buggers - still debating what to eventually replace it with ( needs new drop links & some weldage at the mo).

 

Any ideas on a 7 seater - I keep gravitating back to something like a Discovery 2 or Discovery 3, but OLLI & OMG Land Rover kind of puts me off a bit really. Needs to seat 7. Would like a 4x4 - missus wont entertain anything unusual or old/shonky so Delicias and Bongo's are out. Other option now that Dacia are not launching a 7 seat Duster are things like a Land Cruiser, but £Kerching.

If Im perfectly honest I dont really need a 4x4 7 seater. Its just something we both fancy.

Other 7 seat options seem to be the Ford Connect LWB and then we are back into the van like Alambrambrahaha and Sharon type things.

Its not an imminent replacement but I'd like to start looking now really.

The more I think about it the more I want a Disco.

 

Cue Cavcraft telling me I need a smelly Zafira in my life ( sorry B but I'd rather poo in my hands and clap).

 

Taking Nina ( the Eight) to a local car show on Sunday. Which will be nice.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:56 PM

Heaven forbid but a Qashqai+2? Or something equivalent. Expensive for what they are, but they do hold their values.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:55 AM

Kia Sorrento is a 7 seater.

Early Smaxes are getting cheaper now.

I'm still a fan of the Sharalhambraxy but good ones are getting harder to find.

The only thing I will stipulate when I'm looking for another 7 seater is that I don't have to remove and store seats that weigh half a ton each.

I think that's what did my back in last weekend.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

Came out of work and found some little scrote had ripped off the A M R from almera and S from the SVE and also the nissan badge from the tailgate
Presumably to make arse on something.
Decided to clean the rest off and white spirit and an old coronation street backstage pass card made quite short work of the leftover glue.
Had this autoshite sticker kicking about for yonks and now found a place for it to live.

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The letters that they removed spell:

LEA VE


Hmm. Pissed off somebody at work recently?
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:14 PM


LEA VE


Hmm. Pissed off somebody at work recently?

As the only bloke working in a team of (much) younger women merely breathing is enough to piss someone off.

Walked in this morning and one of them bit my head off.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

You really shouldn't walk round the office naked...
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

You really shouldn't walk round the office naked...

They would asphyxiate themselves laughing if I did that.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

MOT looming for the Almera on Friday and rather worryingly whilst searching eBay for some steel wheels  started researching the MOT history of similarly aged Almera being broken and quite a few seem to have gone from Pass with no advisory's to a FAIL with more rot than you can poke a sparkly stick at in 12 months.

 

So I have a poke under mine and sure enough its going crusty - where 12 months ago there wasn't anything worth speaking about its suddenly started going all bubbly. Bum.

Watch this space it seems.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:37 AM

front panel behind bumper is somewhat bio-degradable on almeras


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:20 AM

Yes, thats very pliable in places too Ive noted.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:34 PM

morris hnnng - wheres this show at like

https://www.stcather...-at-the-mill-3/

 

Was on the 10th Sept - but another on the 8th Oct

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:06 PM

Holy fooking cow
It passed
No advisories either.
Failed on a tyre being in backwards which I knew about and a blue led light at the front. Tester reckons blue non flashing led us against the law.

Took bus to work and home today.
Cost £8.40 return
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:26 PM

Ice white bulbs can look blue womble. I had them in my vectra c and when it run its self diagnostic and they flickered it looked like a cop car on a budget
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

As robbed from the Bikeshite thread:

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Rocked up to Mr S. Angels place at dinnertime after the shat nav had sent me over the border to Yorkshire via parts of the Scottish Lowlands ( presumably its a Lancastrian Shat Nav and gets nervous going to Yorkshire) where I instantly recognised the correct abode by the abundance of quality shite outside and Mr Angel welderizing the rear 'zorst hanger back onto the BX ( TADTS).

Mr A said "yeah, you've come in an Almera, is it an estate?" - Oh ye of little faith says Womble. With very little swearing both bikes were popped in the boot and I drove home. Secreting the Moby in the shed and having a quick razz on the SH which promptly ran out of fuel. Doh! I'll fill it up later from the jerry can. Right now I need to redeem myself with Mrs Womble who thought I was only going to be "about an hour". 


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:01 PM

Filled it with Sainsburys finest unleaded and after a few cranks on the starter ( kick seems a bit iffy) off it went.

My god its a giggle for a 50. I might just tax it and insure it now and ride the thing to work on Tuesday. Just for the hell of it.

Smokes like a beagle, but thats all part of the charm.

 

Bloody love it.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

Filled it with Sainsburys finest unleaded and after a few cranks on the starter ( kick seems a bit iffy) off it went.

My god its a giggle for a 50. I might just tax it and insure it now and ride the thing to work on Tuesday. Just for the hell of it.

Smokes like a beagle, but thats all part of the charm.

 

Bloody love it.

 

The kick starter is *very* stiff; I didn't use it at all. The mahoosive battery should take care of all your starting needs, though :D

 

EDIT: DO EEEET.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:36 AM

And here it is at work
"Tore" through town this morning in a haze of two stroke.
Even managed to shift my lardy arse at an indicated 30 up Tulketh hill.c942755a6cb461ee11dcebf5c11072f6.jpg

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

You wouldn't think a picture of a scabby moped leaning on a bike shed full of push irons would raise a smile from anyone, but this pleases me greatly. Nice to see it back in the wild :)

 

A quick reminder of what it looked like not so long ago...

 

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