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Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - my car History 2013 Part1


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#3391 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:25 PM

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1987 BMW 535i SE manual. Black met, black leather and shadow line trim what a beauty. My then 23 year old son who had my ZX TD with no street cred asked to borrow it, instead of saying no I said if you can insure it you can borrow it! Well he only had it a few months when he returned it because the fuel was killing him, his words. A friend asked to buy it and I let it go.

 

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1994 Discovery V8 ES Auto. A randon purchase because I liked the look of it and I was not disappointed. I already had two working Range Rovers so when the snow came I let it go.

 

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1994 Mazda MX5 1.8i (Eunos). Back in the early 90s my boss threatened to sack me if I did not stop using the low mileage nearly new MX5 we had taken in part exchange and I never forgot that car. Then in 2012 a friend bought one and left it with me for a week, I needed one badly. I started looking and fell for this one with bilstein suspension, a limited slip diff and Japanese paperwork. I still have it and like it very much.


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At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Core plug fixed, now No spark), Cadillac Gear selector cable required,

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 
 2004 Range Rover TD6 (Air suspension fault)

 


#3392 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:32 PM

I have not taken an engine shot of the MX5 in the 6 years I have owned it,  I found this engine shot from when I bought it, but I don't even remember the cam cover being blue!

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At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Core plug fixed, now No spark), Cadillac Gear selector cable required,

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 
 2004 Range Rover TD6 (Air suspension fault)

 


#3393 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:28 AM

MX5, you never normally need to open the bonnet so you'd never know what colour it was!

Getting a MGB GT without a sunroof is the big regret of mine. Problem was, at the time I didn't have a usable garage to store it. After battling leaky roof Smart Roadster, I didn't want another battle with something much older and leaker. I don't have the heart to even consider cutting a hole in the roof though.

I'm hoping to pull mine out later in the year and make a proper attempt at using it. Currently headlong into sorting out moving house, but once that's done it'll have a proper place to go near home. Will make it much easier if I want to go out in a cheeky spin in it if I don't need a 10 minute walk.
Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2008 Audi TT - Utterly boring but very compentent, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.

#3394 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:59 AM

MX5, you never normally need to open the bonnet so you'd never know what colour it was!

Getting a MGB GT without a sunroof is the big regret of mine. Problem was, at the time I didn't have a usable garage to store it. After battling leaky roof Smart Roadster, I didn't want another battle with something much older and leaker. I don't have the heart to even consider cutting a hole in the roof though.

I'm hoping to pull mine out later in the year and make a proper attempt at using it. Currently headlong into sorting out moving house, but once that's done it'll have a proper place to go near home. Will make it much easier if I want to go out in a cheeky spin in it if I don't need a 10 minute walk.

 

I think you are right about the MX5, I have had it serviced a couple of times and never needed to lift the bonnet.

 

I had the roof covering on the B replaced 3 years ago, it is very disappointing the last one was at least 20 years old, but the new one has split already.

 

My storage is 6 miles away and I left a selection of tax free cars at the front to use for the new year shows etc, I made excuses and have taken the BMW 325i every time because it has found a spot in the garage at home. 


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At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Core plug fixed, now No spark), Cadillac Gear selector cable required,

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 
 2004 Range Rover TD6 (Air suspension fault)

 


#3395 ONLINE   hairnet

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:08 PM

some lacquer peel problem you have on the mx5 :P



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:49 PM

I must admit that BMW’s have never floated my boat. A good school friend ( who is now my parent’s next door neighbour) had parents who had matching his and hers BMW’s in the 1970s and 80s but I never liked them. Uncomfortable seats and very boring inside - compared to my dad’s dyanes, visa and gsas! ( matching private plates too which was very unusual in north wales then CPU1 and CGJU1 - we did joke that his parents had bought the plate first and named him after it)


I wouldn’t mind a 635csi though, based on looks alone.
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#3397 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:36 AM

some lacquer peel problem you have on the mx5 :P

 

The MX5 was covered in stickers when I bought it and it seems to have faded the rear panel when I removed them.

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At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Core plug fixed, now No spark), Cadillac Gear selector cable required,

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 
 2004 Range Rover TD6 (Air suspension fault)

 


#3398 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:51 AM

....I wouldn’t mind a 635csi though, based on looks alone.


Unfortunately you've missed the era when they were reasonably plentiful, and spares prices (except for front wings and chrome bumper sections) weren't that bad. They all had sunroofs (which eventually leaked) and new roof skins have long been NLA.

Nowadays, everyone who owns one thinks they're sitting on a gold mine.
F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:09 PM

Six-cylinder, do you know what happened to the brown 75/76 BMW ?

i would like to buy it if i can find the owner



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Posted Yesterday, 12:46 AM

Six-cylinder, do you know what happened to the brown 75/76 BMW ?

i would like to buy it if i can find the owner

 

I can't remember who I sold it to but it went to Aberdeen and this is the transport company who collected it. The photo is date stamped Dec 2014.

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At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Core plug fixed, now No spark), Cadillac Gear selector cable required,

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 
 2004 Range Rover TD6 (Air suspension fault)

 


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Posted Yesterday, 02:13 AM

Thank,s ive googled it and Tranrec where on Uship but is now suspended ?? :shock:

i suppose i could try the mobile number on the truck.......

thanks anyway pal !



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Posted Yesterday, 12:25 PM

2013 Purchases Part 1

 

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1995 Volvo 850 2.5 10v Auto GLT. Another random purchase because it was there and I liked it, the paint was flat but the car was great. His and hers for a while! I sold it to a fiend who passed it on after a few years to a friend of his who took it to live in Portugal.

 

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1994 Rover 220 SLi. My first shot at an Autoshite bike! Good to discover the Autoshite way, buying cars with honest descriptions.

 

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2003 MG ZT-T V6 190 Manual. Stunning car that had been loved with bling stuff , Pioneer double din DVD front screen with drop down rear screen and two wireless headphones Focal subwoofer, X power exhaust back box, Piper Cross induction kit, Legal darkened rear windows, LED side light, LED interior lights, Chrome Gear Knob. The thing is it had also been loved with a high standard of maintenance. It went to live in France with a French MG enthusiast.

 

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1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3 2.5 6 cylinder. A friend was offered it from a house clearance but decided he did not want it so it came to me. Period custom look. I have received quite a lot of help from the Autoshite community on this one and would now like to do a final push so we can drive it up the road. After all it is taxed, insured and MOT exempt.  

 

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1987 Maserati 425 Bi-Turbo saloon manual. Some years ago Mrs6C had found one she liked but we could not agree a price with the seller, I had looked at a couple over the years and finally we bought. This one is  triple valve 2.5 Carburettor with the carb in the aluminium box on top of the engine, pressure fed from the turbo. Mechanically it has been fine but we have chased rust quite a lot.


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At home and running:
2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Core plug fixed, now No spark), Cadillac Gear selector cable required,

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE, 
 2004 Range Rover TD6 (Air suspension fault)

 


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Posted Yesterday, 12:45 PM

The MX5 was covered in stickers when I bought it and it seems to have faded the rear panel when I removed them.

joke missed - never mind :D






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