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#45451 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:15 PM

Could just be their initials.


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#45452 ONLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

Private plates have been getting more and more tenuous recently.  When I were a lad it was either a pre-suffix plate or a Norn Iron number.  Since then they have grown steadily more diverse as society has become ever shallower and more narcissistic.  It started with suffix and prefix plates with only one number, then two numbers the same, then three either the same or sequential, and now it seems pretty much anything can be sold as a "unique" private plate.  Yet another aspect of modernity that I really don't understand.


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#45453 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

If ever the day comes (hopefully never) when I have to drive something with a two-letter prefix it will damn sure be getting a cover plate so I at least have a registration format that makes any sense to me.


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#45454 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:02 PM

I don't really give a shit what the number plate on my car says. As long as it's correct for that car and in MOT-worthy condition.


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#45455 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:12 PM

Bought a private plate for the Aldi. As its modern looking, to most eyes it looks not old at all (eg under 4 years) and so in fashion. It keeps Mrs SiC happy as then she can drive a modern, fashionable looking car. The plate was £250, so not a lot really either.

I know it isn't a Autoshite thing, but sometimes it is nice to drive something in fashion and half desirable. Like it's nice sometimes to wear clothes and look good, fashionable & modern.

Plus it keeps her happy and less bothered about the heaps I bring home.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:23 PM

'vensis is booked in for an MOT tomorrow. Gave it a look over and the friction material had come away from the backing on the front drivers side. New pads in and all else seems OK. Vito is in next week.. Why do all my motors have MOT's within a week or 2 of each other.. On the upside, Vito now has 5 tyres on it with 8mm... The bonus of changing tyres on caravans due to age.. they get bunged in the skip even if never been on the road... proper commercial rated too, but only get them from big single axle Baileys and Swifts.. 195/70/15c. Most caravan companies fit ditchfinders from new, Bailey fitted Michelin!

Flame away, but a tyre doesn't turn into a pumpkin when it reaches 7years old.. especially if kept in the dark and dry..


Yep that's where the rears on mine came from too. Wierdly they say trailermaxx on them but have all the correct load ratings a C mark - they seem to be wearing rapidly though.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

I have three number plates - all ending 1812. I bought my wife a car as a wedding present, and thought it’d be a nice thing to have on the car.

It also, more importantly, acts as a daily reminder of when I need to buy petrol station flowers.

Since that, I bought two more at £50 plus fees.
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#45458 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

My dad and stepmum had private 'his and hers' plates once. Think they've lapsed now as I've not seem them on their latest cars, but it was nice when they had them.

If I ever have a car with a cool plate I might rape it and claim it as my own forever, that's not happened yet though, and given my broad age range it would have to either be dateless or really old to not fall foul of the making it look newer rule.

In our old building someone from the company downstairs had what was a brand new vw touran with a suffix A plate on. Was odd in itself but also looked 2x more stupid as it was on a brand new number plate set with the EU flag on...
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

Some people are sentimental. Back a few years ago near me there was a brown Volvo 244 registered MUM964V. It was there a long time and when it finally disappeared, the plate was transferred on to the K11 Micra that replaced it.

 

Our own David Fowler's modern Golf has an H prefix plate transferred onto it from a bus he used to work with.

 

Regular prefix plates can be bought as private sometimes, I've seen a 2014 Avensis with 'T841LEY' - but that's quite clever as it reads 'T BAILEY' reasonably legibly. If something's abstract it's probably been transferred from another vehicle that meant something to the owner - first car they bought new or something perhaps.


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#45460 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

I put a cheap private plate on my van that matches the Duster / my company name which was based on such / means absolutely nothing to anyone else

Meh, whatever
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#45461 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

I have three number plates - all ending 1812. I bought my wife a car as a wedding present, and thought it’d be a nice thing to have on the car.....


A sort of 1812 overture, then.
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#45462 OFFLINE   plasticvandan

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

most plates that dont decipher are just there to hide how old the car is.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:16 PM

I put a cheap private plate on my van that matches the Duster / my company name which was based on such / means absolutely nothing to anyone else

Meh, whatever

 

What did your old one you left on your first Lag II mean?

 

I wish Id known you could plate rape cars for their original reg years ago when I had my first car because id have kept that and transferred it onto every car ive had since, just for sentimental reasons of it being the reg of my first car. 


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#45464 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

That one didn’t mean anything at all, was just a bit different. Wish I’d transferred it off now.

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#45465 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:46 PM

Calling Louise2CV! I think this was yours and is back in my local garage. (Same garage that kicked off my MGB GT search last year)

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Last time it was there, it was there for a couple of days. If it is yours, I can have a wander back another day and check how well the new owners are looking after it. ;)

Randomly there is a vase with flowers perched on the back parcel shelf.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

Peugeot 106 TUD battery light came on this evening, just after a spot of GLF-and-clag, funnily enough. Thankfully it appears to be just missing the belt.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

Well, todays MOT didn't happen.. MOT gas tester broke down... Have to wait till next week now


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

Calling Louise2CV! I think this was yours and is back in my local garage. (Same garage that kicked off my MGB GT search last year)

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018021...

Last time it was there, it was there for a couple of days. If it is yours, I can have a wonder back another day and check how well the new owners are looking after it. ;)

Randomly there is a vase with flowers perched on the back parcel shelf.

 

Are they Daffodils?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:16 PM

Don't Google w124 failed balljoint pics


Well I’ve nursed it home - creaking is certainly getting worse on each journey, so it’s staying put until my merc guy can come and look at it. It’s weird- it sounds like someone squeezing a ballon wearing rubber gloves.

A quick search of GSF says they ball joints are £20 or £38 depending on manufacturer. This is a relief as some folk on Mercedes club forum seemed to be saying that the 320’s balls were integral to the suspension arms and need a wallet transplant. This seems to be just the sportline editions though.

Anyway, it could be worse- I’ve just had the wings painted so don’t want to destroy them having a wheel making a bid for freedom. I can use the bike or 2cv in the meantime.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Saw a BMW with G51NGR.  I guess it's supposed to read Ginger?  Baffling, regardless.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

I've always felt that the registration mark is part of a vehicle's history. It can tell you where and when it was originally registered. Seems a shame to change it somehow.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

Are they Daffodils?


I'll go check tomorrow for you...!
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:23 PM

Calling Louise2CV! I think this was yours and is back in my local garage. (Same garage that kicked off my MGB GT search last year)

Last time it was there, it was there for a couple of days. If it is yours, I can have a wander back another day and check how well the new owners are looking after it. ;)

Randomly there is a vase with flowers perched on the back parcel shelf.

 

Yes, it's Louise's old one.  The same question was asked last year:

 

http://autoshite.com...gro/?hl=allegro

 

I think it resides in Horfield now (one of my old stomping grounds)



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

I'll go check tomorrow for you...!

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

Does anyone have a stash of Custom Car magazines from about 1995 to about 2002?  I'm looking for an article on a massive lilac custom, possibly a Lincoln and probably called Titanic.  I can only find one picture of it online, this one:

download (1).jpg

 

 

Surprisingly difficult to find any information on it.  From what I remember I think it was built in Florida from two or more cars and shipped to the UK to do a tour of UK roads, for which it was wholly unsuited.  I know it's from the '95-'02 time window as that's when I was reading Custom Car.  That was the only magazine I was subscribed to at the time so it's unlikely to be in Street Machine or one of the other UK publications.  One of those moments where I wish I'd kept my old magazines now, I'm not even sure what happened to them.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:21 PM

Does anyone have a stash of Custom Car magazines from about 1995 to about 2002?  I'm looking for an article on a massive lilac custom, possibly a Lincoln and probably called Titanic.  I can only find one picture of it online, this one:
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Surprisingly difficult to find any information on it.  From what I remember I think it was built in Florida from two or more cars and shipped to the UK to do a tour of UK roads, for which it was wholly unsuited.  I know it's from the '95-'02 time window as that's when I was reading Custom Car.  That was the only magazine I was subscribed to at the time so it's unlikely to be in Street Machine or one of the other UK publications.  One of those moments where I wish I'd kept my old magazines now, I'm not even sure what happened to them.


I think this is what you are looking for:

1956 Lincoln Premier by Terry Cook

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

YES!  You absolute star.

 

EDIT: 6 years ago I asked the same question on RR and got the same link, it turns out.  For some reason I'd forgotten completely! http://retrorides.pr...m/thread/127148



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

Yes, it's Louise's old one. The same question was asked last year:

http://autoshite.com...gro/?hl=allegro

I think it resides in Horfield now (one of my old stomping grounds)


Yes and that second post was mine from last year. Unfortunately I couldn't find that thread! Interesting its in Horfield now. I know that area well being a uni student at UWE.
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