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#49141 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:40 PM

I flipping love my job sometimes. Today, I got to drive a Massey Ferguson 7620 Tractor!

It was an absolute hoot. 200hp, automatic transmission, air con, it’ll even drive itself FFS. Far superior to a Toyota Avensis in every way.

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#49142 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

I was offered an out of MOT calibra with red top engine today for small money.
Any interest for it on here if I pick it up?


I can’t think of a single person on AS who obsesses about shitty old Vauxhalls; especially End of Life ones with a one way ticket to the bridge.

Shame.

Good luck tho!
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#49143 OFFLINE   Matt

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:47 PM

Thankfully it looks like our neighbors driving days are over. We all suspected that she has been unfit (read: fucking blind) to drive for quite some time.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

I've just sold a Keane CD on ebay to a guy in Peru. He lives here. The modern world is amazing!

 

(i.e. why would anyone want a Keane CD?)

 

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#49145 ONLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:51 PM

Is that dog having a shit?

Isnt modern technology amazing.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:04 PM

poo count is always important, never mind the country!

 

Complex to administer, as Peru is outside ebay's global shipping programme. Had to do an online chat to work out how to sell it to him!

 

Chances of failure and full refund I reckon must be 50/50...


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

I've just sold a Keane CD on ebay to a guy in Peru. He lives here. The modern world is amazing!

 

(i.e. why would anyone want a Keane CD?)

 

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Still amazes me how many countries have houses with half built first/second floors.

I know its a tax dodge (under construction etc.)

Last time I was in Greece every other house was like that, not sure if still so since the EU bailed them out.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:41 PM

Surprisingly, I sent a few high-value LPs to Peru and, despite operating outside Royal Mail's guaranteed delivery zones, they made it there no problem.

I had no idea early-90s Bristol shoegaze on the Sarah label was a thing in Peru.

And now Keane.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:57 PM

Princess has started singing.  Suspicion is a rear wheel bearing or a brake, I need to jack it up and have a wheel wiggle to find out for definite.  It's only just started doing it today so hopefully it'll be something cheap to fix I've already got bits for.  Gut feeling is it's going to be one of those jobs that needs the problem to get a bit worse before I can properly diagnose it since it's only an occasional noise at the moment and easily drowned out with other things like the fan blower motor.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

One of my cats came in to the house on Sunday with a sizeable dollop of fresh bird shit on her back. Dutifully attended to the mess and sent her on her way.

 

Get home from work today, same cat, identical scenario, only difference being this time the avian poo had hardened to the texture of concrete. But in the very same place on her back fur.

 

Methinks Trixiebean is dozing under a pterodactyl's nest and they are letting their waste rain down on to her fur.

 

Managed to extricate with some judicious flea-combery and much hissing


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#49151 ONLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

Howay, who among us wouldnt shit on somebody elses cat given half a chance?
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:04 PM

Driving along the M6 through the Lakes and I saw the black pebble head towards the windscreen in slo-mo, oh cock....!

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:05 PM

Fully comp with glass cover I hope?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:10 PM

Howay, who among us wouldnt shit on somebody elses cat given half a chance?

 

I wouldn't necessarily restrict that to someone else's cat, particularly when you realise you've run out of bog paper after taking the world's largest crap and only having one of your cats to hand to attend to your back passage cleanliness.

 

PS Never happened.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:11 PM

Been reading on AROnline and if the reg is Y***OBL like the pic of a black One I posted upthread, then you have a press/dealer demonstrator car!
You also likely have a very low VIN/chassis number.


VIN is 318 and was built 3 weeks after Job 1. It was built as a dealer demo I believe but I want to verify the history of the registration number. According to the vehicle check records it used to wear a private plate, A6SVE but I don’t know for sure if the original plate was returned afterwards.

I don’t know if DVLA would divulge that information or not.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Fully comp with glass cover I hope?


Definitely yes, just a PITA - as well as nearly sh*tting myself with the noise it made.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:35 PM

Definitely yes, just a PITA - as well as nearly sh*tting myself with the noise it made.

Did you duck? I did when it happened to me. The noise is terrifying.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

VIN is 318 and was built 3 weeks after Job 1. It was built as a dealer demo I believe but I want to verify the history of the registration number. According to the vehicle check records it used to wear a private plate, A6SVE but I don’t know for sure if the original plate was returned afterwards.

I don’t know if DVLA would divulge that information or not.

 

Get on The Mini Y Reg-ister on Facebook :)


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:01 PM

What car is this?

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:05 PM

Some sort of GM B-body, possibly a Caprice.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:05 PM

Some sort of GM B-body, possibly a Caprice.

 

Looks RHD?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:06 PM

Film could have been flipped!

 

In any case I think RHD examples exist.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

It's an '89 Caprice. 

 

And I bet the image was flipped for whatever aesthetic reason. 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

Did you duck? I did when it happened to me. The noise is terrifying.


Didn’t duck but certainly cringed, knew what was coming and still jumped out of my skin.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:40 PM

AS bike's no good to me sadly, I want an auto and RELIABLE HONDA ENGINE, 'cause I like them.

 

I'll just bide my time and look around, signed up to rover200.org.uk as well to see what's what there.

 I definitely think I want another 200, though.

 

well look fo a hunda concerto as well then


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:01 AM

My 530d estate which popped something in the rear suspension on the motorway near Eindhoven limped home about 200 miles without any more surprises. After blanking off the poorly side it raised itself on the good one, drivable if not great on those random bits of motorway covered in wagon skid marks. The nice lady copper at the ferry terminal let us continue after quizzing me why it was listing like a galleon in a storm.

The air bag bellows have come out from under the crimping ring under no particular load though i suspect the bag never really sat right in its turret. It was replaced about 5000 miles ago with £39 Ebay special, local factors think £130+ vat, a bit of a difference. Some homework needed here, the car is booked back on the ferry early in June for the Le Mans 24h.

 

Buy shite, buy twice.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

GSF online  discount 60% today  code

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

Ta!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

Shall I take it to the bridge? Roffle it at £4.20 per ticket? Sell at £250.00?

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Thinking of scrapping it, but will put new exhaust and new MOT and tax to get you home if anybody wants it or will roffle.

 

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Had the car 5 months and it's been a real champ. Handles and drives surprisingly well and is quite fun to drive. Tyres are OK and front disks have some life left. It always starts on the button and runs smoothly. My initial plan was to bung in fuel, oil and water and scrap when MOT runs out. The car ran well and I liked the drive. I decided to do some work on it so I would be happy to take it further afield on weekends.

 

Jobs Done

 

  • Water Pump

  • Tensioner Pulley

  • Timing Belt

  • Coolant Change

  • Rocker Cover Gasket

  • Throttle Body Clean, New Throttle Body O-ring and Inlet Manifold Gasket

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  • Air Filter

  • Oil and Filter + Sump Plug

  • Fuel Filter

  • New Exhaust (If I MOT it)

 

Drove it 170 Mile round trip to meet up in Maidstone and it didn't miss a beat. Never let me down and the speedo has claimed 98mph on a quiet stretch of the A41!

 

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  • Sunroof leaks but not too much.

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  • Door and lock mechanisms require lubrication.

  • Interior light/central locking unit needs cleaning with contact cleaner and new fuse to see if it will work.

  • Some wheel arch scabs but nothing underneath.

  • Chronic lacquer peel

  • Many dings and scratches

  • Bit of tappet noise from cold but goes after 30 sec.

  • Power steering has air in system. Does not affect operation at all, just sounds like a small Bee Gee is trapped under the bonnet.

 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

I seem to have killed the thread! Maybe that's a sign? I think it's getting James Brown'd.






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