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#61 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:27 AM

Ex taxi and 5 digit odometer. Wonder what number you can add to the front of the 80-odd k on the current MOT.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:58 AM

I've never took photos of it but I did mean too. All the time I've been on here I intended to but kept slipping my mind. Fair play to Mr B for bringing it here. Keep an eye out for a fat balding fella in a little black citroen Mr bollocks round that area as it will be me!
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

Need to set a reminder for July 2017 to see what happens next. I'd love to do a no expense spared resto on it!!!
At a garage I used to work at we had a triumph 2000 that every mot it would fail on welding. The car was hanging but he would never let it go. We welded plate on plate. I was a young apprentice at the time and didn't know any different. I feel guilty now that we never did it properly. We must have properly stitched him up over the years. The registration was SDM or N and was on an M plate. Always wondered what happened to it. As l then went to a garage that taught me the right way to do things.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:29 AM

I would leave a note on window but I doubt he has a computer to come here nor would he sell it. Probably be buried in it! Is it too far gone to be saved?

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:29 AM

I like to think there is an old fence post U-bolted up under that Cortina, all covered in black underseal.    We should hand out little milk-bottle top Shite Medals to people driving stuff like this.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

Holy crap, that's a spot and a half! I've seen better looking Cortinas on the oval.How the actual fuck is it still (sort of) in one piece? The underseal must be the only thing holding it together.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:17 AM

Right, Monday morning I'm ringing up the MOT place in Somercotes and booking the Rancho in for Wednesday.

WCPGW.

 

No need to take the car.  Looks like they'd test it over the phone WILE U W8 M8.

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:21 AM

I've seen it in action. Very wobbly and doesn't drive in a straight line. Back end keeps trying to push out. Smells awful too

 

The car, or the driver...?


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:26 AM

I would love this. It's just the sort of car I need to rock up to my job interview next week. I think it would be what will swing it for me.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

That 'Tina needs grade 1 listing. Old houses start to go saggy with wonky windows, and they become protected. The same should happen for this fine example of survival against all odds.
Someone needs to get a video of it in action, pogo effect n'all.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

The car, or the driver...?

I've never seen the driver, family in the area probably Know him though so I'll ask!

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:50 AM

That 'Tina needs grade 1 listing. Old houses start to go saggy with wonky windows, and they become protected. The same should happen for this fine example of survival against all odds.
Someone needs to get a video of it in action, pogo effect n'all.

I'll try to get a video next time i see it out!
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:14 AM

I've just spent ages finding this http://autoshite.com...by-chic-farina/ , which the Cortina reminded me of.

 

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Unlike the Cortina this one was several years out of MOT at the time of spotting.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

I would love this. It's just the sort of car I need to rock up to my job interview next week. I think it would be what will swing it for me.

 

What job are you going for? I'm guessing someone who 'repairs' roofs on allotment sheds.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

MOT tester, obviously.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:38 AM



I've never took photos of it but I did mean too. All the time I've been on here I intended to but kept slipping my mind. Fair play to Mr B for bringing it here. Keep an eye out for a fat balding fella in a little black citroen Mr bollocks round that area as it will be me!

 

As penance you can get us a photo of the guy's house. 

 

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Remember: 2 Cortinas, a Capri, and a Nova, full of firewood and cats.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:57 AM

As penance you can get us a photo of the guy's house. 

 

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Remember: 2 Cortinas, a Capri, and a Nova, full of firewood and cats.

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:57 AM

That Cambridge makes me a lot more relaxed about the colour match on the Blingo's new wing and door - WIGATO...


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:07 PM

I believe this belongs to the brother of the Editor of Detailing World. There was a huge family rift around 1992 and they haven't spoken since.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:35 PM

I think this would be too shonky even for a collective AS purchase.

I bet it's roofing felt that the underneath is repered with, with a big mlerm of hot tar to seal it all up.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

As penance you can get us a photo of the guy's house. 

 

http://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_02_...

 

Remember: 2 Cortinas, a Capri, and a Nova, full of firewood and cats.

 

 

I am wondering if he has moved house, as this is parked in the same place as it was when the chap on FB spotted it?


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

I have a photo of me passed out in a gutter after drinking too much, I look exactly like that Cortina.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

The poor thing, it reminds me very much of one of those guilt trip adverts on TV where they want you to send money to look after mistreated donkeys.
"For just two pounds a month this poor Cortina will get a drop of oil to soothe its rattling camshaft, five pounds will see it treated to some bitumastic paint to cover its scarred undercarriage. Remember, all your donations go directly towards helping these poor cars and educating their owners how to care for them"
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:34 PM

I have a photo of me passed out in a gutter after drinking too much, I look exactly like that Cortina.

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

Christ on a bike, that is impressive. How many extra sheets of steel have been pop-rivetted on to that thing over the decades? The back end is due to the massive amounts of P38 tins it has gone through.

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:06 PM

Looks like it's been to Barrymores birthday party.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:06 PM

I'd have loved to have seen Oldford (John) MOT this, failure sheet would be on to about 17 pages LOL


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:25 PM

That must be spot of the decade! Absolutely top class!

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:15 PM

2009.

 

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