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#44851 OFFLINE   greengartside

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Posted Yesterday, 03:33 PM

Astra is still going well, albeit a little dirty but CBA to wash it.

 

I went down to the breakers yard at the weekend and had a mooch about. Nothing much there caught my eye except for..well..the find of 2018 so far!

 

24985767837_1e0ccddde3_z.jpgOBJ 349W - Austin Maxi 2 1750 HLS - September 1980 by greengartside, on Flickr

 

FUGGIN NORA! It's only a bloody Maxi - 1750 in HLS spec too. All complete, even down to the push-button radio. I think it's not seen the road since the early 1990's, the Michelin tyres it was wearing had large holes in and a family of mice had made the interior their home. Masses of parts to be had from it though. And WAIT, WHAT'S THAT??

 

28077285819_56b13c94f8_z.jpgF945 JGU - MG Montego 2.0 - August 1988 by greengartside, on Flickr

 

COR BLIMEY GUVNOR, a 1988 MG Montego! All complete as well - hopefully someone can use some bits off this. I bet this was a proper XR3i upsetter when it was new.


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#44852 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted Yesterday, 03:55 PM

Nice spots. They look pretty well rotten.

I'd expect most things were XR3i upsetters though. Even back then!
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#44853 OFFLINE   Justin Case

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Posted Yesterday, 04:55 PM

Electronic win :). Mrs C just told me that one of her keys wasn't operating the RCL, although it would start and run the car and lock/unlock manually. Checking on the internet I tried turning the offending key to the 'acc' position and off several times in succession and remoteness has now been restored. I just wonder why it lost the remote function in the first place? The key had been in her coat pocket as usual.


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#44854 OFFLINE   fordperv

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Posted Yesterday, 04:58 PM

I'd expect most things were XR3i upsetters though. Even back then!


They did seem shockingly slow, but nothing went like a nicked one
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#44855 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted Yesterday, 05:03 PM

Delivered the 202 to the new owner in Cardif today then picked up my boy's Midget to replace the clutch cylinder pipework ready to sell it on. It has been a good day for selling cars, the shit heap of a Corsa has gone and a deposit has been taken on The Rolls Royce. The Roller is off to Romania once I get back from collecting the hearse from Spain tomorrow. Busy week but should be fun, hopefully I can pick up a couple of mopeds on the way back through France as well.


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'49 Peugeot 202 saloon soon be up for sale

'81 Rolls Royce Silver Spur

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Posted Yesterday, 06:49 PM

once I get back from collecting the hearse from Spain tomorrow.


Show me another car forum where that is a reasonable statement! Brilliant.
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#44857 OFFLINE   fraser.innes.3

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Posted Yesterday, 09:05 PM

Had a weekend of Fun.
First I stopped off at Halfords in Oswestry and was bum raped on a brake light bulb.
Then I stopped off at The Ludlow Ward at the Orthopaedic Hospital, where my dad was recovering from a Hip Operation costing more than a new Car. (Probably more use than a car) Where the consultant told him that he could forget going home on Saturday and it would be another 2 days.
So then I phoned my sister who was due to come on the train from Bangor and drive them home in his car. She decides to go and visit on Saturday in her car.
Then I get home and my wife has gone through some old receipts of mine, and found three trips to Burger King at Knutsford Services between October and December last year. Apparently these coincide with me suggesting I take her out to lunch and me telling her I have not eaten. Later we are watching a DVD of outnumbered, and the father has got very drunk and snogged someone on a works night out. Somehow she makes the connection between me lying about my food intake and the possibility that I've had an affair with my old landlady, in Kegworth.

I sleep in the attic room.

Saturday comes and I get up early and am fitting new plugs to the daughters BINI when my sister rings but refuses to talk to my wife. Because she's FUCKING RUDE.
It's all very stressful having an 81 year old in hospital, but my wife used to be a nurse and you'd be better off talking to her.
This puts my wife is a much worse mood.
She decides to have a go about my lying constantly. I am guilty as charged TBH. I am a greedy bastard and I'll eat all day if I'm bored or sad or it's available. If I open a cupboard and there's a packet of biscuits, I'll sneak a couple.
If my wife seems tired I might put a spin on something.
My new years resolution is to a) stop lying and B) eat less

Then our daughter (aged 21) decides she doesn't want to be in the house whilst my wife is having a row.
She's on her way out and my wife decides to go with her.

Some 4 hours later they come back with a new rug and other shit we don't need from ikea. I sigh quietly and remove the old rug to the old storage area of the attic (Not easy - it weighs a ton)
Later my wife has another go at me. Apparently I can't apologise because I've said it before and nothing has changed. I sleep in the attic.
Sunday, I take daughter to see dad and take mum out to lunch (she;s been staying in a b&B and spending all day at Dad's bedside and looks wrecked.

Wife can't or won't come because she has chronic fatigue and getting up that early is too early and she can't do a whole day of it. I should have consulted her (I agree - it was very selfish of me to just arrange it without communication)

Anyway, I take video footage of my day walking.

I think everything is fine and dandy. I make a really nice tea, and daughter goes off to her boyfriend's house.

There is a switch. Suddenly I'm getting the cold shoulder, she goes upstairs and refuses to talk to me. I watch the telly, then she comes down and starts a massive row. I don't actually put up any fight.
It went on a while.

At 5:45am this morning I drove 95 miles to work arriving at 8:15am

Today my sister went on the train to drive Dad and Mum home in their car.

At 6pm she rang my wife to complain about my mother. Who wants to go out tomorrow to do something with the Women's group at her church, and how my dad doesn't want to be left alone. She was on the phone for about 30 mins.
My wife told her, she should tell her boss she's only working mornings this week. Sister did not like this idea.
About the same time I rang my Dad. He's fine. Happy to be home. He's got a mobile, and a cordless phone, so he can carry them both around in a bum bag, and if he has a problem he can always phone my sister. I suggested that, my Mum could get her phone out of the car and turn it on in 2018. Perhaps check it for missed calls and texts.

Spoke to my wife later, and I have no idea how to solve the problem we or I have.

Later I paid for my AS calendar. This has cheered my up.

Sound like my life, I just ignore her. I never sleep in another room after a Barney, just get into bed as normal. It's always better in the morning, especially if alcohol is involved. Usually she can't even remember that we had an argument, and if she does, can't remember what it was about. Did I mention that I am a battered husband.

Megane is not allowed an MOT this month, as we are skint after Christmas, but she can go out on the piss with her mates and spend over £50. Then I get in from work on Friday to find a box addressed to me, I open it up to find a pot of itch relief cream. The invoice that came with it was for £28! I do love driving the grand voyager, but it does 30 mpg and the Megane does over 60. I tried to explain that getting the Megane moted would pay for itself in a week, but that fell on deaf ears. On the plus side, I did get a bj for my birthday

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#44858 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 PM

Cleared Tidyed my benches in the garage tonight while rocking away to some Nirvana.

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I still need to sort out getting a proper tool storage chest and put things in some sort of order! At the moment it's stashed in old boxes, draws and haphazardly balanced under the bench.
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#44859 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted Yesterday, 09:42 PM

Decided to make the jump and call in a friendly scrapper, i was gonna wait till few more bits sold but needed to move quickly as 3 cars in residential parking bay, also mini stuboy now 8 days overdue so decison was made.

RIP Monturdo 2006 to 2018 ????
'MUCH FUN AND MEMORIES WERE HAD'

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END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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#44860 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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#44861 OFFLINE   taxi paul

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Posted Yesterday, 10:33 PM

My day went downhill today. Had a meeting with youth offending regarding foster child one. Get out of meeting then get phone call to collect foster child one from school. He was behaving like a fecking idiot. Go to school and spend an hour in there talking to tutor about his attitude and behaviour. Take him home with me . Then phone calls to say foster child two has been arrested and can I go to the police station. I politely decline this generous offer has I am not allowed to be an appropriate adult. So take my young lad rugby training and get back in time for foster child two's return . He is in court in three weeks but has done "fuck all " . I point out that I have done fuck all and that's why I am not in court in three weeks, unlike him . I also point out that the next time the police stop you for a chat best not to then run off through people's gardens cos it arouses suspicion. Never mind tomorow is another day.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 PM

Had a weekend of Fun.

 

 

Then I get home and my wife has gone through some old receipts of mine, and found three trips to Burger King at Knutsford Services between October and December last year. Apparently these coincide with me suggesting I take her out to lunch and me telling her I have not eaten. Later we are watching a DVD of outnumbered, and the father has got very drunk and snogged someone on a works night out. Somehow she makes the connection between me lying about my food intake and the possibility that I've had an affair with my old landlady, in Kegworth.

 

I sleep in the attic room.

 

 

She decides to have a go about my lying constantly.  I am guilty as charged TBH.  I am a greedy bastard and I'll eat all day if I'm bored or sad or it's available. If I open a cupboard and there's a packet of biscuits, I'll sneak a couple.

If my wife seems tired I might put a spin on something.

 

 

Then our daughter (aged 21) decides she doesn't want to be in the house whilst my wife is having a row.

She's on her way out and my wife decides to go with her.

 

 

Later my wife has another go at me. Apparently I can't apologise because I've said it before and nothing has changed. I sleep in the attic.  

Sunday, I take daughter to see dad and take mum out to lunch (she;s been staying in a b&B and spending all day at Dad's bedside and looks wrecked.

 

Wife can't or won't come because she has chronic fatigue and getting up that early is too early and she can't do a whole day of it. I should have consulted her (I agree - it was very selfish of me to just arrange it without communication)

 

 

There is a switch. Suddenly I'm getting the cold shoulder, she goes upstairs and refuses to talk to me. I watch the telly, then she comes down and starts a massive row. I don't actually put up any fight.

It went on a while.

 

 

At 6pm she rang my wife to complain about my mother. Who wants to go out tomorrow to do something with the Women's group at her church, and how my dad doesn't want to be left alone. She was on the phone for about 30 mins.

 

 

Spoke to my wife later, and I have no idea how to solve the problem we or I have.

 

 

 

a.mediation process

b.maybe shes insecure

c.buy her flowers

d.buy a new project..


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END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

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