Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
Roffle

Megabarg waftbarge eye turner brought. Now for sale. £6 tickets!1!

Roffle

  • Please log in to reply
79 replies to this topic

#61 ONLINE   carlo

carlo

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,308 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationPlymouth
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

I'll have a random, you're only 559 miles away.


  • loserone and drum like this

#62 OFFLINE   CortinaDave

CortinaDave

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,377 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • Locationfloating somewhere between Fife and Aberdeen
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

mind and add my second one in! youve only put me down for 1
  • drum likes this
Current Shite:
79 T Ford Cortina 2.0S
02 52 MG ZT 160 V6

#63 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:27 PM

I'll have a random, you're only 559 miles away.

 
Done 

mind and add my second one in! youve only put me down for 1

And done, soz.

The bonnet doesn't want to open. It opened fine before, although there is a small piece of front grille missing hinting at previous problems.

Any advice from omega gurus before I go an force/break something?
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#64 OFFLINE   scaryoldcortina

scaryoldcortina

    Rank: Renault Laguna II

  • Full Members
  • 5,675 posts
  • 14 thanks
  • LocationUnderground, overground. Wombling free....
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

Get someone to lean on the bonnet while you pull the release handle.
  • yes oui si and drum like this

#65 OFFLINE   yes oui si

yes oui si

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 827 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • LocationIn the sticks, north Northumberland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:33 AM

Hire SrYoof to sit on it as detailed here: http://autoshite.com...r-£10-for-four/


ebehyh.png
Top grammar tips!

Bought = purchased. Brought = relocated
Lose = misplace/opposite of win. Loose = your mum


#66 OFFLINE   pauldoubleyou

pauldoubleyou

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 356 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • Locationnr Glasgow
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 February 2019 - 04:05 PM

one of your finest randoms please


  • drum likes this

#67 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:20 PM

This raffle has as much traction as an Oldsmobile in the snow, but I'll drag it up from page 5 as it's mot time tomorrow!

It's going to fail. The question is, how badly?

I got the bonnet open thanks to the 'press down on the bonnet' tip and charged up the battery. It started before it had completed one revolution of the engine. Nice!

With the pigeon crap washed off it is looking lovely, barely a blemish on the paint work. I'll get some daytime pics asap.

Drives smooth and quiet with no knocks, bangs, clunks or squeals.

The interior is very clean, only let down by the peeling finish on the centre of the steering wheel and some of the heater control buttons.

Black leather* upholstery and wood* trim.

This isn't the car for the powerfully built middle manager. This is the company director's wheels.

Heated seats with 5 settings, mmm cosy.
Cruise control, mmm relaxing.
Digital dual climate control, mmm posh.

The V6 sounds eager and yet ... refined.

Feels more responsive than the 200bhp S60. Not sure if it's real or imagined, maybe the gearing, or maybe because the Volvo needs revs. I had forgotten how nice it is to drive, but then I only had it a week before buying four cars in a wild auction frenzy one evening, and the omega has languished in the shed ever since.



That ticket sales have been slow is probably a good thing. Fewer people to disappoint if it gets pulled. Here are the problems...

-The tyres are shagged. They're 10 years old and badly perished.
-It has locking nuts.
-There doesn't appear to be a locking nut socket. I've checked every nook and cranny.
-The airbag light is on. Seems to have been an ongoing issue going by the bill for £275 in 2013 for a the supply and fitting of a new airbag clock spring. Mentioned in subsequent mots.
-Mot advisories keep mentioning corroded brake pipes. They must be getting 'fell roosty' by now.
-I'm going to have to apply for the v5.
-The dual climate control works fine on the passenger side but blows cool on the driver's side.

We'll see what the mot man says, but there's a fair chance it will cost more than the £350 to mot it, in which case I'd be as well putting it back into hibernation until I can use it and at which point it will be worth fixing.

Whoa! Stop buying tickets! Raffle on hold!
  • aldo135 and yes oui si like this
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#68 OFFLINE   yes oui si

yes oui si

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 827 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • LocationIn the sticks, north Northumberland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:13 AM

Like but not like.

What flavour of locking nuts are they? The chisel-and-hammer-a-socket-on type?


  • drum likes this

ebehyh.png
Top grammar tips!

Bought = purchased. Brought = relocated
Lose = misplace/opposite of win. Loose = your mum


#69 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:00 AM

Like but not like.
What flavour of locking nuts are they? The chisel-and-hammer-a-socket-on type?

This typeIMG_1325.JPG
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#70 ONLINE   Cheezey

Cheezey

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 256 posts
  • 5 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

If it has an MoT I'm still in for a roffle. Even if the ticket price goes up a bit.
  • drum likes this

#71 OFFLINE   bangernomics

bangernomics

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,003 posts
  • 12 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:32 PM

Easy to remove those lockers just some cheapo sockets belted on


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • drum likes this

#72 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:26 PM

The mot news is in and it's a Valentine's Day BFF (big fat fail).

Screenshot_20190214-230532_Chrome.jpg

Not as bad as it might have been.
Tyres I knew were old although I hadn't noticed the inner edge was worn down so much.

Airbag - I'll try a diagnosis of. Wiggling the wires under the seats made no difference.

Fuel leak - I'll investigate tomorrow afternoon.

Battery secure - easy fix

A bulb and the lenses need a scrub.

I just need to decide how much to spend on tyres and determine if there's still an appetite for a roffle.
  • aldo135 and yes oui si like this
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#73 OFFLINE   yes oui si

yes oui si

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 827 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • LocationIn the sticks, north Northumberland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:22 AM

Still a roffle appetite here. Bung some partworns on it from your local friendly vendor.


  • eddyramrod, Tam and Ohdearme like this

ebehyh.png
Top grammar tips!

Bought = purchased. Brought = relocated
Lose = misplace/opposite of win. Loose = your mum


#74 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

Ohdearme

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 896 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

The mot news is in and it's a Valentine's Day BFF (big fat fail).

I just need to decide how much to spend on tyres and determine if there's still an appetite for a roffle.


I’ll confess to looking up the MOT yesterday but didn’t want to steal your thunder/rain parade etc.

As for roffle, like the time I saw my first ‘proper gf’ 20 years and 2 kids later, still would.
  • drum likes this

Audi A1 Sport Diseasel - Wife shite
Ford Galuxury 2.0 Aspen

Ford Mondeo Ghia X - Roffling Off

SAAB 9-5 Aero Estate - MOT disasterz
Mazda 3 1.4 - Borrowed Dad shite -
Saab 9-5 2.3lpt - Roffled Off - Pending Collect

 


#75 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

The airbag light is fixed*.
20190215_192101.jpg

I'll look into new tyres tomorrow.
  • aldo135, yes oui si and Jim Bell like this
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#76 ONLINE   Shite Knight

Shite Knight

    I am a member!

  • Full Members
  • 4,444 posts
  • 50 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:06 PM

What size of tyres does it require?



#77 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:52 PM

What size of tyres does it require?


225 55 16
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#78 ONLINE   Shite Knight

Shite Knight

    I am a member!

  • Full Members
  • 4,444 posts
  • 50 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:29 AM

Unfortunately I don't have any 16" tyres going spare.

Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk
  • drum likes this

#79 OFFLINE   drum

drum

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,915 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationKirriemuir
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:24 PM

Locking wheel nut with spinning collar defeated.
20190216_152217.jpg
  • The Moog, loserone, eddyramrod and 5 others like this
'68 land rover 109 3.3 perkins
'71 land rover tacr1 x2
'73 puch maxi 0.05
'79 Brown allegro 1.1
'93 Maestro 1.3
'01 omega 2.6
'81 Oldsmobile 5.7
'01 S60 2.4

#80 ONLINE   Maurice Marina

Maurice Marina

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 89 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:40 PM

As for roffle, like the time I saw my first ‘proper gf’ 20 years and 2 kids later, still would.


Roffle her?

Put me down for a random.

For the Omega.
  • drum likes this





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Roffle

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users