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#44611 OFFLINE   BoggyMires

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

It's raining... Get home and check for leaks into the 635 as it's interior is partially removed now... Door seal is definitely leaking just as I suspected... Oh wait...what's that dripping down from behind the dash... Wha the heck... So is the windscreen... Yay. I'm so happy about this that I'm going to shut my hand in a door, repeatedly.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

Is anyone local to Southampton?
I have a meeting at the national oceanography Centre in the eastern docks in a fortnight and was wondering if there were any local tips for rush hour traffic? I have parking reserved ( being group chairman has some privileges.)
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:02 PM

I can haz brake pipes. It's like a cross between a pipe fitters wet dream and a modern art installation with just a hint of bodge. A bit of a squeeze but everything is in place and secure and no pipes are touching each other (or anything else) so no chance of chaffage. Need to pick up some brake fluid after work tomorrow and get it all bled up before normal service resumes.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

Get too work...one galaxy flat tyre for 2 days no.one bothered to deal with it.. so pumped it up.. soon i done it they snatched the keys.. told them theres a nail in the tyre and clutch is slipping... fell on deaf ears
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Blue one been waiting for replacement lense as they drove into a wall and where driving about with smashed rear light till i glued the bits that fell in side lense.... then they needed it to go out with clients...

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

Is that a Mazda 626 saloon on top of the Merc Sprinter? Rear door for RobT? Or could be a Carina Saloon....


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

Is anyone local to Southampton?
I have a meeting at the national oceanography Centre in the eastern docks in a fortnight and was wondering if there were any local tips for rush hour traffic? I have parking reserved ( being group chairman has some privileges.)

 

What sort of time? Mercrocker is probably your man but if it were me, I'd go M3 > M27 > M271 > Millbrook road along the western docks, then peel off towards Westquay. The roads are busy, but those are the biggest roads into that area of town so always seem to be the slowest to clog up when I've gone that way, even in morning rush hour.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

Sorry, only just seen this thread....Right, Oceanography Centre.

 

As Stanky suggests come in on M27, M271 and stay inside lane.   You will then turn left at the end of the M271, onto A35 for the route above. 

 

If you are coming from the east of Southampton there is an alternative to leave M27 at J8 on to the A3024 (don't go near the Itchen Toll Bridge - follow City Centre go over Northam Bridge and turn left after leaving the bridge - this takes you into Millbank Street and will connect to the Eastern Docks. 

 

Thirdly you could come down the M27, A33 and into the northern end of Southampton via The Avenue and follow Eastern Dock signage  

 

None of these are particularly pleasant at rush hour but I agree with Stanky that M271 route will be least likely to have actually stopped....


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:10 PM

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I like how your nail varnish matches the accent colour you are dedicated
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

I like how your nail varnish matches the accent colour you are dedicated

 

This would be dedication

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:31 PM

Was in court today. Accompanying my foster child. So he has pleaded not guilty before. Today managed to convince him to plead guilty. Take the consequences of his actions. This was mainly because his defence was. "They are not my fingerprints at the crime scene" .even though they were a 100% match. Had to convince him that everybody's fingerprints are unique and no two people are the same. He thought we all have the same ones. The future of society is safe. *

 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

This would be dedication

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Well the picture only shows his hand so who knows
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:07 PM

Took wheels off the mondeo to keep for the focus, fiL gave me 2 fezza 2 escort wheels to bang on...i knew rears be ok and turning fronts inside out... but calipers still to big.. so put 2 old 18s on 1 with crappy tyre and other egg shaped...

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

Sorry, only just seen this thread....Right, Oceanography Centre.
 
As Stanky suggests come in on M27, M271 and stay inside lane.   You will then turn left at the end of the M271, onto A35 for the route above. 
 
If you are coming from the east of Southampton there is an alternative to leave M27 at J8 on to the A3024 (don't go near the Itchen Toll Bridge - follow City Centre go over Northam Bridge and turn left after leaving the bridge - this takes you into Millbank Street and will connect to the Eastern Docks. 
 
Thirdly you could come down the M27, A33 and into the northern end of Southampton via The Avenue and follow Eastern Dock signage  
 
None of these are particularly pleasant at rush hour but I agree with Stanky that M271 route will be least likely to have actually stopped....



Thanks, the local knowledge I was hoping for!

Will be coming down the m3 and really wanted the low down on which side of the city to travel. M271 it is. I think I’ll need to be in for 8.30am. There’s also a wine reception in the evening I may skip.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

Thanks, the local knowledge I was hoping for!
Will be coming down the m3 and really wanted the low down on which side of the city to travel. M271 it is. I think I’ll need to be in for 8.30am. There’s also a wine reception in the evening I may skip.


I’ve just spent a fair bit of the afternoon making up freebie bags from the rsc for the delegates. Just thought that I can get rid of a fair few work pens in them too! I got short changed on the balloons, but got sent more pencils.

For added comedy value the woman organising the meeting is now 37 weeks pregnant. We have a sweep stake running as to which comes first!
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

If its 0800ish then deffo take the M271, it will be slow coming off the M27 but about the only time of day that the signals on the sliproad work tolerably well.   You want left hand lane of M271, left onto A35 at the end of the motorway spur, get yourself in the middle lane ASAP to take the A35 over the flyover after which work across to outside lane follow the signs to West Quay and then onto IOW ferry.   Get across the roundabout by the DeVere hotel and then try and hold steady in the middle lane so you can go over the lights past the IOW ferry terminal.   Follow Ocean Village signs which will take you to the Oceanography place.  

 

I would allow an hour from the M27 exit to Ocean village - would like to think that would get you there pretty early but leaving yourself much less time runs the risk of there being chaos.  It only takes a couple of cruise ships and a bloke on a bike to screw up Southampton traffic.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:42 PM

I have been wanting to build a proper workbench in my basement for a while and while breaking down my buggered treadmill I found that the deck fits perfectly into the space I was planning to build one for at 110cm by 60cm. It seems to be built from pretty sturdy MDF too.

 

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Score! Now if only I could find a bunch of 4x2 for free too...


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:58 AM

It seems I have run into a bit of a brick wall. Having sold my Peugeot 202 I am now on the look out for a new classic project. At the moment I am struggling to find anything that I fancy and the ones I do are either in the US and the sellers are being really unhelpful or in France with sellers not even talking to me which hasn't happened before. (10 emails out and not one reply) So what I am looking for is either a Corvair from the states budget upto £3k or  Panhard from Europe budget upto £4.5k. Or does anyone have any other sugestions it must be unusual and not too big. I have thought about a Bentley or other luxo barge, but reality is they are just too big to be able to store it. (my Porsche lives in the garage at home so this has to live at the workshop where space is at a premium.) So something small and preferably pre 70's maybe a Citroen Ami or a Renault 16 if it was a TX.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:28 AM

A few oddities from my Watch list, perhaps something fits, or nothing does.

 

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Finally, one that seems to have been hanging around forever since it emerged from a barn which probably means there's something properly wrong with it.  Not a looker, and all the more appealing because of it.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:09 AM

The Singer wins purely on rarity; if Rootes sold more than a couple of thousand they were doing well where as the van would have sold that even in a bad month.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:54 AM

It's early o'clock. I'm excited. My AA card is in my wallet. I've shifted the cars so that there is an empty parking space outside the house. I have a hotel room booked for tonight. I'm skint.
All these combined can only mean good things.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:22 AM

A few oddities from my Watch list, perhaps something fits, or nothing does.

 

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IQcAAOSw5...

https://www.ebay.co....96/263430762889

 

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https://www.ebay.co....ar/152856053253

 

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DQsAAOSwV...

https://www.ebay.co....ON/122866002920

 

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EP8AAOSwl...

https://www.ebay.co....eg/132459623040

 

Finally, one that seems to have been hanging around forever since it emerged from a barn which probably means there's something properly wrong with it.  Not a looker, and all the more appealing because of it.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/qpUAAOSw2...

https://www.ebay.co....OC/122866012227

2 Of these are on my watch list already. The Humber I have had a bid on and my dad had an A60 back in the early 70's, but I am not sure it is unusual enough for me. The singer might be in with a shout though. I have dealt with the seller before as I sold him my Renault Domaines a couple of years ago. I am not sure I could live with it looking so shabby though and I am not getting into anything that needs a respray. Saab's just don't do it for me and the Saviem is just too big, good suggestions though.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

Did the 202 sell easily?

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

Did the 202 sell easily?

Do you send your French emails in French?

I didn't even have to advertise the 202 I had a buyer interested from the moment I got it home. I always email in French but I am wondering if my email address is going as spam. I emailed a guy in the states about a Corvair who didn't answer on my yahoo email but did answer one from hotmail. Not that it should make any difference using the contact forms on Leboncoin.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:38 AM

I am now standing in a train station waiting to go a train to Chester to pick up an old shitey car for a member, and it isn't from Cavcraft!

I'll let you know what the vehicle is but leave the member to let themselves be known that they have bought it if and when they wish to ;)
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

The Singer wins purely on rarity; if Rootes sold more than a couple of thousand they were doing well where as the van would have sold that even in a bad month.

Pretty much on the money, they built c22000 in 7 years (SM and Hunter combined, excluding Roadsters).    There is actually another one behind it - a Hunter this time but I believe he has sold that.

 

It appeals to me but I can imagine parts being a ball-ache.   


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:03 PM

Pretty much on the money, they built c22000 in 7 years (SM and Hunter combined, excluding Roadsters).    There is actually another one behind it - a Hunter this time but I believe he has sold that.

 

It appeals to me but I can imagine parts being a ball-ache.   

Buy both so you've got a donor.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

been to locomotion today, and not for trains/toys/old cars.

 

we went to see this

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

Picking up a new car next weekend. First proper impulse eBay buy for some time, as I haven't viewed it and went off the decent-ish photos on the listing, as well as the coherent nature of the seller.

I do however plan to not be as crackers as last year. It's made me rather broke now, so I need to save money.

However I do really want an old (pre 90 maybe) LHM laden Citroen. BX, GSA whatever. Not right now but at some point this year. And it has to be petrol.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

Get HMCs GSA if he sells it.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:01 PM

Get HMCs GSA if he sells it.


I did call dibs...but if you read this HMC, double dibs.

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