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#40531 ONLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:32 AM

Nice one, Captain, hope it goes well for you.


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#40532 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:53 AM

Ace rear lights on that Pontiac Oldsmobile that Trigger had a play with:

 

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Very nice 2.0 Capri Mk2. At this point it was merely a bit rainy.

 

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2-tone Y-reg repmobile overlap:

 

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Of interest to me:

 

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Umbrellas a popular fashion accessory. Unfortunately I didn't have one, or a particularly rainproof coat. Doubt I'd have got much wetter if I'd have just jumped over the wall into the river.

 

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#40533 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:31 AM

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I always knew fins must have a practical use, try that with an Arrow body and it ( whatever it is) would slide off.
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#40534 ONLINE   Tickman

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

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I always knew fins must have a practical use, try that with an Arrow body and it ( whatever it is) would slide off.

Humber Sceptre.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:42 AM

Humber Sceptre.


Looks more like a water tank.
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#40536 OFFLINE   cort16

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:46 AM

Last year was really busy at work so I didn't take all my holidays so I have days to carry over. I'm in a calm before the storm so have taken this friday and next friday of last minute. 4 day weeks are good.

I might even get a couple of hours on the Cortina.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:13 AM

I used to love those gas lights - when I were just a young student, there was a pub in Beverley East Yorks that still had gaslights.

My "grin" is the best birthday pressie for ages off my sister - half an hour in a 737 simulator. I am going to see if I can buy another half hour and then "fly" my regular route from EMA to DUB - as it's a 737-800 sim I can get an idea of what the folk upfront are seeing.


Is that at flight deck reality in Boston? It's effin' brilliant there and Ian(iirc) who owns it is a top bloke.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:51 AM

Ace rear lights on that Pontiac Oldsmobile that Trigger had a play with:

 

 

God it was a Olds as well! I kept calling it a Pontiac. I suck at American cars! 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

Today's grin is I have apparently ressurected a 12v Panasonic battery from the dead, it's always had 12v but never had enough power to spin a starter motor but was good enough to run the lights in the shed. Put some EDTA in it (that I bought to try and bring back a new Halfords one that is unfortunately sealed for life) a days slow charge later and it's just spun the van over and started it so I've put it on as the second battery, will see what it's like on it's own periodically.

Anybody know how to unseal a Halfords battery?

#40540 OFFLINE   AlabamaShrimp

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:36 PM

On our way to Norfolk on holiday, stopped at a services. Mrs Shrimp comes back with this


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She was very proud!
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#40541 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

They have a few old Vauxhall Crestas on display there too.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:13 PM

I wonder if they sell the owls,

 

 

as barn finds  :-D


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

I got a bit of time to roll about under my Cortina today. Finished a bit of welding (obvz), tidied up some other bits, fitted the wing the for the first time in a year put it back on all four wheels!

Just about 40 jobs to do and I can get it in for an mot.

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

This protest against potholes is brilliant..

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...dshire-39974147


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

Some great footage of BMC cars being tested.

 

 

Well-known premium petrol of 84 octane rating...

 

Yikes!

 

 

I think I'm in love.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:01 AM

They have a few old Vauxhall Crestas on display there too.


And loads of deadbeat pikies living around the back
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:53 AM

hahaha, I grew up about 4 miles from there and spent one summer working as a general handman at that caravan site. The owner was a complete bell end and the site managers were very, very odd.

 

Highlight was the owner burning the clutch out in his ~2 year old Hilux because he wouldn't wait for the guy with the tractor to move a static caravan and tried to do it himself. It didn't work, not even slightly. I still remember the smell.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:56 PM

The ex-The Moog roffle Swift passed its MOT on Thursday.

Straight through, no advisories. :-D 

I put it in early to give me time to fix any fails.  


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:45 PM

hahaha, I grew up about 4 miles from there and spent one summer working as a general handman at that caravan site. The owner was a complete bell end and the site managers were very, very odd.

Highlight was the owner burning the clutch out in his ~2 year old Hilux because he wouldn't wait for the guy with the tractor to move a static caravan and tried to do it himself. It didn't work, not even slightly. I still remember the smell.


Have they not got a low box? My range rover shifted one ok, first gear, low box and trundle away on tickover very very slowly waiting for the tyres to burst...

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:59 PM

Hi lux deffo has low box - well the 4wd ones do anyway . Muppet driver I expect

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:26 PM

Muppet driver I expect

 

Yes. This.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

Ha..... PLV 43T.  I had PLV 28T 20 years ago, when I met MrsR.  That was my lovely 244GL automatic.  My first Volvo, in fact.  It had the original dealer plates on it from John Wallwork in Liverpool; the 66 probably has them too.  I've still got one on my wall outside.............


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:11 PM

Best day ever. 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:27 PM

Is that an emergency heat seeking porta-potti?
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:36 PM

I reckon if you fitted the bootlid on the 2CV the wrong way up you could ride that up into the boot like the most shite version of Knight Rider imaginable.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:41 PM

On our way to Norfolk on holiday, stopped at a services. Mrs Shrimp comes back with this


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She was very proud!

Where abouts are you squire? I'm in Norfolk as it's my birthday and gone away.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:13 PM

 

 

Ready to jump 13 double deckers


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

Ace rear lights on that Pontiac Oldsmobile that Trigger had a play with:

 

attachicon.gifIMG_4614.JPG

 

Very nice 2.0 Capri Mk2. At this point it was merely a bit rainy.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_4575.JPG

 

2-tone Y-reg repmobile overlap:

 

attachicon.gifIMG_4594.JPG

 

Of interest to me:

 

attachicon.gifIMG_4577.JPG

 

Umbrellas a popular fashion accessory. Unfortunately I didn't have one, or a particularly rainproof coat. Doubt I'd have got much wetter if I'd have just jumped over the wall into the river.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_4605.JPG

Do you know what, I actually almost made it this month.  I jumped in the Mazda after work and headed down the A140.  Got as far as Diss and it started lashing it down, so I turned round and came home, thinking that no bugger would turn up in that weather.  Wish I'd carried on now - that Renner Five looks a honey.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:51 PM

Drinking: It's for winners!


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Posted Yesterday, 12:01 AM

Best day ever.
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Motocompo winnah!




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