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#1 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 12:56 AM

Rover Metro 1.1 1991, same family owned from new,  freebie in 2009 donated from my perspective son in law.  Mileage then 156000, new clutch at 172000 and a rear sub frame at 177000  Still on the original head gasket, which may be a record, currently awaiting me finding the time to take it for a mot.

 

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 02:44 AM

I really liked these. They were a galactic leap forward with the K series fitted. Even the 1.1 went well.

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:20 AM

I spy a 3 dr in the background ( with a wood dash by the looks of things) So just how many do you own?
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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:27 AM

I learned to drive in my mum's J reg 1.1S in quicksilver, the absolute spit of that. Brilliant little car, although the rose tinted spectacles of hindsight gloss over the fact the rear arches rotted out twice in 12 years, and this on a car that reached 40k in that time and was garaged every night!

In those far off days where no one had connected the K series and HGF the smooth little lump was a revelation compared to clacking Fiestas and the like.
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#5 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:50 PM

I spy a 3 dr in the background ( with a wood dash by the looks of things) So just how many do yo

Three 1.1's, three diesels and the remains of a 1.4 auto. The blue one is a 1992 1.1C four speed, bought it in 2002 for my youngest daughterl to commute to  Leeds  and back. It was a two owner car with 72000 miles at the time, head gasket failed at 84000, fixed that and very little else went wrong during the seven years it was in use.

Been slowly rotting away for the last six years.

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 09:33 PM

Your place seems a scratters heaven! If I had land it would look like this (possibly without metro content though).
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Posted 07 March 2015 - 11:18 PM

Aunt_DS20 had a 1.1C for most of the '90s.  It was a 4-speed, carburettor model BUT it had a radio and rear wash-wipe, so wasn't quite the ultimate stripped-out base model.  The lack of a clock confused me, though, and didn't help my appalling timekeeping.  The ride was AMAZING for such a light car with such a short wheel-base.  I loved that car, particularly the way that it could be driven flat-out everywhere - I once saw a very noisy indicated 105mph on a quiet bit of the M1 between Drogheda and Dundalk, but it sounded as though Dreadful Things were happening in the engineroom, so we slowed down (a lot).  


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#8 OFFLINE   The Old Bloke Next Door

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:05 AM

1.5 diesel, currently on loan to my son.

 

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I also have a five door diesel, and a low mileage 1.1 injection.

 

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And another diesel for spares.

 

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Learned to drive in a Rover 114 (so a Metro then, insert Partridge reference here). Cramped as fook but after my test, on my free motorway lesson with the AA, cracked 85mph nicely.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

My 114 auto was a nice drive, scrapped near mot time when the water pump failed.

 

Me and a mate have jointly owned a van since 1989. Started with a 1979 Sherpa 1.7 petrol, like this one.

 

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Sold it in 2001 and bought a Tranny petrol, which is still in use as a mobile shed.

 

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Gifted a VW T4 non runner in 2009, after much work and expense it has done sterling service until the gearbox imploded recently.

 

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Bought this last week as a replacement, two owners, low miles and a useful roof rack for £425.

 

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:20 PM

Need to vacate the ex wife's garden by the end of the month, after changing the Metro fuel pump it started, now  parked  on the back of the Transit.

 

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After years of neglect.

 

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Checked the truck over last week, its been standing for over 7 years. I  did a bit of cosmetics on the cab hopefully it will make the 8 mile journey to my yard.

 

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Then return for a Santana..

 

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And another Metro and a Pajero which both drive.

 

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If all go's to plan, I will have most of my shite in the same place by Sunday.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:31 AM

For a change everything went according to plan, loaded the Santana on to my mates Transit and set off to my yard. Had to do a bit of shunting Shite about when we arrived as I may need to move the Carisma soon. Anyway its now in place until I can find the time to sell or break it,

 

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Returned for my Transit which was last used on the road 7 years ago. It filled the street with smoke when we pulled away, but fortunately cleared after about 5 minutes and completed the journey with no further problems.

 

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When I arrived home a neighbour was loading this,

 

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Just need to move or sell the Pajero and mot/tax the other Metro next week.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:36 AM

Not one but TWO fuegos in the wild. You've got to tell more!

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:50 AM

Not mine, owned by a mate I share the yard with, they have both been off the road for many years. The turbo is salvageable with a lot  of work, the other is really only suitable for spares.

 

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