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#91 OFFLINE   Mash

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:54 PM

Ah, Sarah Michelle Gellar, now you're talking.
Just done a rather nice shoot for US Maxim:

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Whilst we're at it, another choice is Louise in her new job modelling undies:

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And if it's not being too greedy.....

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And to bring the balance back I'll have one of these too please (with or without optional bonnet mascot):

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I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

#92 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:14 AM

Let's get back to reality here. Yes, I'd love to spend an evening with Buffy the Vampire Slayer but let's face it, she probably wouldn't be seen dead in a scruffy Peugeot 304 estate.

So, Santa old mate.

I would have asked you for one of these,
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but I've already got one. :D

So...

A decent one of these
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wouldnt' go far amiss. Right hand drive, of course, and with a semi auto 'box if at all possible.

Also an early one of these
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preferably one which doesn't get pulled off at the last minute :evil: .

Apart from that, any two or more of the following would do:

Alfasud 1.5 Ti
Daimler Majestic Major
Rover P6 3500S Series 1
Citroën Ami saloon
Renault 5 Gordini
Renault 8 Gordini
Hillman Hunter GLS
1964-67 Ford Mustang
1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Peugeot 604
Peugeot 404 estate
Riley RMF
Saab 95/96 two-stroke

Cheers mate.

#93 OFFLINE   55bloke

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:17 AM

Yes, I'd love to spend an evening with Buffy the Vampire Slayer but let's face it, she probably wouldn't be seen dead in a scruffy Peugeot 304 estate.

Wel, you just never know, she used to ride round in Giles' scruffy old DS estate!!

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:27 AM

Let's get back to reality here. Yes, I'd love to spend an evening with Buffy the Vampire Slayer but let's face it, she probably wouldn't be seen dead in a scruffy Peugeot 304 estate.

That's her loss! :lol: It's a fine beast, as is that R6 by the look of it.

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1996 Lexus LS400

And a couple of modern Toyotas.


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:40 AM

Right, here's the first entry on my list:

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A C210 Skyline saloon, with the long nose and 6-pot engine. Loved my coupe one, but if anything the saloons look even nicer as they lose the slightly droopy tail and the more upright rear pillars look a bit meatier.

I'll try and add pictures for the rest, but the ones that immediately spring to mind are:

Mk3 Cortina, preferably a 2dr with twin round lights sitting on Wiremag wheels. Or Appliance Steelspokes.

Avenger GL/GLS 4dr.

Victor FE VX4/90.

Laurel C130 saloon, with the late grille and a six-cyl engine and on alloys.

Manta 'A' SR Rallye, not a Berlinetta.

Manta 'B', must be an early 2dr one with chrome bumpers. Berlinetta spec on that one would be OK.

Commodore GS/E.

Random large 1967/68 American car, would have to be a pillarless coupe or 4dr hardtop and the biggest version possible. I've always thought of myself as a Mopar person, but Buick Electra 225 springs to mind as looking incredibly clean and linear.

Some more Laurels - A C230 4dr hardtop, a C33 and why not the original C30 with their elegant styling?

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Cedric/Gloria 330 4dr hardtop. Above pic neatly contains two of my choices.

Random early 70's Japanese K-car - Mitusbishi Minica seems admirably silly, or that neat little Fronte that Baz and I saw recently.

Wedgy Alfa Guilietta 1.8 or 2.0, pre-facelift.

Can think of dozens more, but that'll do for this year.

Oh, and the services of this chap and his splendid Skyline estate to come round and look after them all for me.

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Edit: This lady might be handy to keep on top of the paperwork, SORN declarations etc.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL project car (still on hold); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL (was daily driver, written-off and awaiting repair)
1996 Lexus LS400

And a couple of modern Toyotas.


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

wish list in no order
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had one in blue with full lenght sunroof column change it was
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i think thats it i have been bad mister santa
and a dirty little minx to ride in them with me
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yum yum
old fords never die they end up on ebay

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

Oh, OK if we're heading in that direction...

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:49 PM

luverly (drool) lol
old fords never die they end up on ebay

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:04 PM

Hey Bones, can't fault your taste!! I thought I was the only one who thought Nicola was the hottest member of Girls Aloud!! :wink:

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:07 PM

Nope, I'd agree too!!

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

i feel sorry for her you watch there early videos and shes always in the back ground looking lost
old fords never die they end up on ebay

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:31 AM

get pulled off at the last minute.

Wuvvum! I thought you were trying to steer this thread away from that kind of thing?Your R6 looks great - in fact, it is the spit of the car I 'lost' in Ireland - except mine had a bigger diamond on the grille - but it had a spare one of those early-most grilles in the boot when it went missing! Also had a 5TS motor (not in the boot). But it even had the replacement wings like yours has, with bumper mounting holes for the later type bumper on the square-light cars.Does yours have the fake wood on the dash? Mine didn't, but I found an early one in a scrap yard that did.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:09 PM

get pulled off at the last minute.

Wuvvum! I thought you were trying to steer this thread away from that kind of thing?
:lol: Filthy mind...

Your R6 looks great - in fact, it is the spit of the car I 'lost' in Ireland - except mine had a bigger diamond on the grille - but it had a spare one of those early-most grilles in the boot when it went missing! Also had a 5TS motor (not in the boot). But it even had the replacement wings like yours has, with bumper mounting holes for the later type bumper on the square-light cars.

Does yours have the fake wood on the dash? Mine didn't, but I found an early one in a scrap yard that did.

Aye, mine has the later front wings. Later rear lights as well - I'm keeping an eye out for a set of earlier ones on Frogbay. And I'm not at all convinced it has the original 845cc engine either - I've driven a couple of 845cc Renners and the 6 has far too much acceleration above 60mph for it to be the standard lump. Here's a pic of it - don't know if you can tell by sight what it is?
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:45 PM

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m187/...

Someone at Ford can't count, unless that guy's a Male Escort...
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:48 PM

I've driven a couple of 845cc Renners and the 6 has far too much acceleration above 60mph for it to be the standard lump.

Shouldn't you be grateful for that?

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

Look at the precision engineering in that R6 gear linkage:

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8) :D

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:29 PM

That looks like a Sierra lump wuvs (probably 1108cc).hee hee!

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:19 PM

That certainly looks the same as the 1108 lump in my R4 though I'm not sure how different the 845 is visually.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:44 PM

Most obvious difference is the rocker cover in the 845 doesn't cover the full width of the head - theres a 'shoulder' to the nearside of the rocker cover with a row of head bolts showing.

This is the 845 (rather shiny example!) - see the row of head bolts below the gear-change rod. Wuvvum's car looks to have a full width rocker cover.

Check the model number on the oval plate Wuvs - R1180 = 845cc, R1181 = 1108cc.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

Yes, I'd love to spend an evening with Buffy the Vampire Slayer but let's face it, she probably wouldn't be seen dead in a scruffy Peugeot 304 estate.

Wel, you just never know, she used to ride round in Giles' scruffy old DS estate!!

It was just a normal DS as far as I'm aware. Are you a BtVS aficionado or something? I've got the complete series on DVD! :wink:

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:20 PM

Guilty as charged!! HUGE Buffy fan I'm afraid. Got series 1 and 2 on DVD, keeping an eye open for 2nd hand copies of the other series. I cudda sworn Giles' DS was an estate, but you may be right.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

Guilty as charged!! HUGE Buffy fan I'm afraid. Got series 1 and 2 on DVD, keeping an eye open for 2nd hand copies of the other series. I cudda sworn Giles' DS was an estate, but you may be right.

I bought the box set 2 or 3 years ago for £235 which sounds crazy but it's a Ltd Edition of 10,000 & the average price on eBay for a brand new one was around the £300 mark so I didn't think I did badly. Although I felt very slightly green recently when Play.com were selling the boxset for £90 I think. I just had to keep telling myself 'it's only the standard boxset', 'it's only the standard boxset'! I also bought this year, the complete Angel boxset for £50. I had never been bothered about it as I'd never caught any episodes previously but then we got Sky & I got to see some of them from the beginning when they re-ran it. We couldn't keep up with watching them so I decided to just buy the set.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:34 PM

Most obvious difference is the rocker cover in the 845 doesn't cover the full width of the head - theres a 'shoulder' to the nearside of the rocker cover with a row of head bolts showing.

This is the 845 (rather shiny example!) - see the row of head bolts below the gear-change rod. Wuvvum's car looks to have a full width rocker cover.

Check the model number on the oval plate Wuvs - R1180 = 845cc, R1181 = 1108cc.

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Cheers for that - the 6 is safely ensconced in my garage at the moment, blocked in by about three and a half tonnes of old Volvo, so I'll have to wait till the weekend to check out the model number. I had a suspicion it was probably an 1108 though - it's too gutsy for an 845, plus it's tappety in a way that Ventoux engines usually aren't, and it doesn't seem to enjoy revving as much either. It does go OK though - it's considerably lower geared than my old 4 so is doing about 4000 revs at 60, so I think it may have originally had the smaller engine, but the Cléon/Sierra is probably a more practical engine if I'm actually going to drive the car.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:40 PM

Yep, the certainly looks to be an 1108cc 'boss motor' wuvv's, the 845 donk is a very different beast :lol:
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:37 PM

Guilty as charged!! HUGE Buffy fan I'm afraid. Got series 1 and 2 on DVD, keeping an eye open for 2nd hand copies of the other series. I cudda sworn Giles' DS was an estate, but you may be right.

I bought the box set 2 or 3 years ago for £235 which sounds crazy but it's a Ltd Edition of 10,000 & the average price on eBay for a brand new one was around the £300 mark so I didn't think I did badly. Although I felt very slightly green recently when Play.com were selling the boxset for £90 I think. I just had to keep telling myself 'it's only the standard boxset', 'it's only the standard boxset'! I also bought this year, the complete Angel boxset for £50. I had never been bothered about it as I'd never caught any episodes previously but then we got Sky & I got to see some of them from the beginning when they re-ran it. We couldn't keep up with watching them so I decided to just buy the set.

I've been tempted to buy the full set, but I just know I'd NEVER have the time to watch them all again. Never really felt quite the same about Angel though. Now, Dark Angel, on the other hand, is- if possible- even better than Buffy!! With James Cameron directing, and Jessica Alba in the lead role, how could it not be brilliant?! Shame they only made 2 seasons.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:44 PM

I bought the box set 2 or 3 years ago for £235 which sounds crazy but it's a Ltd Edition of 10,000 & the average price on eBay for a brand new one was around the £300 mark so I didn't think I did badly. Although I felt very slightly green recently when Play.com were selling the boxset for £90 I think. I just had to keep telling myself 'it's only the standard boxset', 'it's only the standard boxset'! I also bought this year, the complete Angel boxset for £50. I had never been bothered about it as I'd never caught any episodes previously but then we got Sky & I got to see some of them from the beginning when they re-ran it. We couldn't keep up with watching them so I decided to just buy the set.

No offence Reg but I can't see the appeal of limited edition/special edition box DVD sets - once the technology is replaced they will be worth bugger all I would think.The amount of limited edition boxset VHS stuff in charity shops and tips over the last two or three years I've seen - somone spent a lot of money on all that in the 1990s. When HD/Blue Ray/whatever becomes the order of the day won't all the standard DVD stuff be thrown out in the same way?It's different for vinyl LPs as people still use turntables, or as I call them, 'record players'. Plus no ones making new 1950s Elvis singles. But the film/media companies can always just press more DVDs.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:32 PM

more things to under the xmas tree...

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:04 PM

Toyota Crown Coupe! Nice- my landlady when I was a student had a red one.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

I bought the box set 2 or 3 years ago for £235 which sounds crazy but it's a Ltd Edition of 10,000 & the average price on eBay for a brand new one was around the £300 mark so I didn't think I did badly. Although I felt very slightly green recently when Play.com were selling the boxset for £90 I think. I just had to keep telling myself 'it's only the standard boxset', 'it's only the standard boxset'! I also bought this year, the complete Angel boxset for £50. I had never been bothered about it as I'd never caught any episodes previously but then we got Sky & I got to see some of them from the beginning when they re-ran it. We couldn't keep up with watching them so I decided to just buy the set.

No offence Reg but I can't see the appeal of limited edition/special edition box DVD sets - once the technology is replaced they will be worth bugger all I would think.The amount of limited edition boxset VHS stuff in charity shops and tips over the last two or three years I've seen - somone spent a lot of money on all that in the 1990s. When HD/Blue Ray/whatever becomes the order of the day won't all the standard DVD stuff be thrown out in the same way?It's different for vinyl LPs as people still use turntables, or as I call them, 'record players'. Plus no ones making new 1950s Elvis singles. But the film/media companies can always just press more DVDs.

Well that was the going rate for some reason, people obviously see some worth in them. Anyway at the time, I didn't decide to get it because it was limited, I just wanted the complete series & it was only on release as a limited set to start with. Had I known that it would end up on general release for just over £100 I'd have waited. The only crumb of comfort I now have is that people would have a job getting the version I've got as opposed to the version you can still buy in the shops. Thanks for your positivity. :P

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:51 PM

I'll have to wait till the weekend to check out the model number

Wuvs - I've just checked in the loft here at home, and I've got a 'propah' Renault workshop manual for the R6 - R1181.It's yours if you need one - just need to arrange getting it to you (after the Christmas rush perhaps?).




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