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#44851 ONLINE   greengartside

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Posted Today, 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 ONLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted Today, 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 Today, 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 ONLINE   fordperv

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Posted Today, 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 Today, 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

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#44856 ONLINE   egg

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Posted Today, 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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