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#50281 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

Nottingham seem to have it right - their initial proposal is to tax lorries, buses, vans, taxis, essentially everything diesel before they start going after Joe Public and his pre EU6 petrol car https://www.nottingh...tingham-1340366

Nottingham City Transport are already way ahead, and taking delivery of bio fuel buses, not sure what the other operators (esp Trent Barton) are doing, mind. https://www.nctx.co....bout-us/gasbus/


That's the way it starts, next time you want a job done all the trades will have put there day rates up to pay for a new transit to replace the perfectly good one they had.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:23 PM

1996 Leyland DAF 400 convoy TD LWB Camper for sale on FB near me. 12 months ticket, wouldnt normally post but looks a peach. £1995 Wirral/CH postcode. Feel free to move if wrong place.

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:24 PM

Quite knackered after a full day driving Mazdas at Silverstone, then a four hour drive home in 2CV. Got so bloody cold on the way back that I had to close the roof! What happened to summer? It was still sunny when I left Northants!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:26 PM

Good on the Edenburger's

 

Manchester also got given a c-charge vote. 

We voted no.

 

The money that would have been spent on it instead got used to turn the city's trams into a life size trainset for Transport for Greater Manchester. It's more expensive than buses, and as it was seemingly use it or lose it, it only serves areas they could slap a line without too much objection from locals etc.

In other words, shitholes. Antisocial behaviour is an issue.

Cycling in the city can be dicey with all the rails embedded in the street (especially on wet days). I had a Worst Bus driver pull out on me without indicating while I was riding up a railed street today. Had to dive onto the wrong side of the road to stay the right way up.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

1996 Leyland DAF 400 convoy TD LWB Camper for sale on FB near me. 12 months ticket, wouldnt normally post but looks a peach. £1995 Wirral/CH postcode.

 

 

 

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That rear door bodge is wonderful.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:47 AM

Has Wilson2 gone into the laundry capsule industry?

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

Hallo mate, you got any LDV Convoys for sale?

Sure do!

Which one?

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:34 PM

Cracked on with spraying missus focus centre fascia...

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

I checked my tyre pressures today. They were all correct.

 

However, yesterday I did a 'factory reset' on the gearbox (really easy!) and it has actually changed the way the gearbox responds! I am amazed something that costs nothing doing what it's supposed to do!:)


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 03:15 PM

I am off to see the Levellers at the Boston Gliderdrome tonight.

I have never been to a gig before so I am in equal parts anxious and excited.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:02 PM

I am off to see the Levellers at the Boston Gliderdrome tonight.

I have never been to a gig before so I am in equal parts anxious and excited.


It'll be ace, find some friends and build a human pyramid for maximum respect, I once saw one 4 people high watching New Model Army at a festival.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:20 PM

I think that's in panhards neck of the woods.

It certainly is but I am in France at the moment. Bridgewater is nice enough but they are a bit special there.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:37 PM

It certainly is but I am in France at the moment. Bridgewater is nice enough but they are a bit special there.

Thanks chaps. We've bought a local one, high mileage but otherwise seemed okay.

Will be putting an ad up over weekend for her old Megane if anyone is interested.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

Saw a lovely Volvo 240 the other day down in Folkestone and saw it again this evening, except the owner was nearby. Asked him about the car and we chatted for about 5 minutes about why he loved it and uses it as his work vehicle for painting and decorating. Prefers it to a van because the ladders are easier to access! He didn’t know about the legendary Volvo scrapyard.

Made my evening. My Mum has an identical one when I was about 8 and it brought it flooding back. Same year of manufacture, too.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

On one hand the Acclaim returned 42mpg on my trip to Shitefest and back, on the other hand it is now showing signs of OMGHGF and big end knock.

God I love cars.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

Made this metal rose for mrs fps mum, she liked the one I made for mrs fp and wanted one so i knocked one up to give her on Friday to cheer her up as its the anniversary of her mum passing away, I did this one a little different and painted it im putting it in a small pot, not bad for a bit of scrap I had lying around, the stem is painted ford Pacific green and the flower head is ford radiant red

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The stem looks straight but it isn't it has a couple of bends in it to look a little more natural but the perspective of the picture doesn't show it

Gave this to her earlier and she was over the moon she couldnt believe id made it for her, this is it in its pot

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:06 PM

Civic is back out in the fresh air. Even though it was in a garage, somehow it got covered in the sandy dust that is heavily around at the moment. Possibly not a bad thing for a garage though, as I guess it means there is plenty of airflow?
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Will be sad to see this go. Funny getting back into it. Has a distinct soft, familiar smell to the interior. Off to my in-laws, so it's not like I won't see it again though.

MGB is up in the garage now. Some young kids hanging off a fence by a house shouted over that they really loved my car. Kinda made my evening a bit.

Gave it a good blast too. It does go around corners pretty well. Much better than I expected. You do have to manhandle it around and the seats obviously don't keep you cuddled in anywhere near like a modern car. Something unusual happened and I actually wanted to go for a bit longer journey. However I had to keep it short as I needed to get the Civic cleaned up ready for delivery tomorrow.

Definitely want to go out for a blast again in the next couple of days. I think the best time for me to go is in the evening when the roads are quieter. Plus I'm not in a rush or need to be back anytime soon. This give me 60% less anxiety and worry that it'll conk out, as if it does, I won't be massively inconvicenced by it.

I fear about it cutting out and not restarting especially. But that's all unfounded worry, as it happily sat there idling for a couple of minutes while I sorted the garage door lock out.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:08 PM

It'll be ace, find some friends and build a human pyramid for maximum respect, I once saw one 4 people high watching New Model Army at a festival.
Enjoy yourself!


Just got in, it was awesome!

Venue was great too... Unlike my phone's camera which is shit.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:51 PM

On one hand the Acclaim returned 42mpg on my trip to Shitefest and back, on the other hand it is now showing signs of OMGHGF and big end knock.

God I love cars.


What a Win Win scenario!

So frugal you can afford an overbore and hot camshaft ftglf!
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:23 AM

on the other hand it is now showing signs of OMGHGF and big end knock.


I can lend you these...

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

A 4" crack from one of the chips appeared in the Mondeo's windscreen yesterday while using the washers, powerful stuff that Asda screenwash. Hopefully it won't get any worse and is fairly low down but does mean that the scrapyard beckons when the MOT runs out in August. Not worth spending the excess for a new screen on a car that is using a pint of oil every 200 miles and also needs a new rear silencer. Coming up to 7000 miles in my ownership and apart from oil all I've spent on it is £4 for a wiper and £6 for an aerial. Just got a quote on the Motorwise site of £176 for scrap so would still be in front of the £160 I gave HMC for it. If anyone wants a tow bar for a mk3 estate I'll get that off before it goes.

 

The Rover 214 I had off my neighbour a few weeks back turned out to be fucked so has been scrapped. I had noticed a lot of crap out of the exhaust when he drove off but hoped it was down to being hardly used. Once I had a proper look at it the expansion tank was empty and when I topped it up the water was clear. He did mention it had to be flushed through for the last MOT due to emissions problems. Looks like no antifreeze was put back in by the garage that did it or he was meant to take it back to have it done. It probably had a cracked head or manifold as water was pissing out of the exhaust and if warmed up then given some revs over pressurised and pissed out of the expansion tank, oil was nice and clean though. Only gave him the scrap price for it so didn't cost me anything. It's a shame as it would have been handy as a spare particularly now the Mondeo is about to go. I did take the roof bars off it if anyone wants a set, proper Rover ones.



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:01 AM

Went to look at car on a local farm.

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Has sat for two years, since the engine got very, very overheated. To the point it seized. And the cylinder head melted to the block. Engine is out and not worth putting back in. 

 

I went in low, they wanted £500. That did come down a fair bit, but I'm leaving it a bit before going in at £200. The next winter project?


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

Went to look at car on a local farm.

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Has sat for two years, since the engine got very, very overheated. To the point it seized. And the cylinder head melted to the block. Engine is out and not worth putting back in. 

 

I went in low, they wanted £500. That did come down a fair bit, but I'm leaving it a bit before going in at £200. The next winter project?

Love these. Your fleet will be brilliant if you get this. If i can work on a Reliant engine then you will find it no problems.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:20 AM

Those little Foxes are brilliant ! If you get it, throw away the awful Reliant engine and install a lovely 1100cc FIRE. There's plenty of know-how on them, as the 750 Formula boys have been bolting them onto Reliant boxes for ages.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

I don't remember Foxes having a "power" bulge in the bonnet.

Edit: Google pics suggests they do, but they don't show up very well in the typical fox colours of white or beige.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:36 PM

Those little Foxes are brilliant ! If you get it, throw away the awful Reliant engine and install a lovely 1100cc FIRE. There's plenty of know-how on them, as the 750 Formula boys have been bolting them onto Reliant boxes for ages.

:-( i like Reliant engines, i can fix them  :mrgreen:


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

:-( i like Reliant engines, i can fix them  :mrgreen:

 

A carb-fed FIRE is hardly state-of-the-art ! Small, light, strong engines that are cheap as chips and really easy to fix.

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:00 PM



I did take the roof bars off it if anyone wants a set, proper Rover ones.


Is it an R8? I may well want those.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

Civic is back out in the fresh air. Even though it was in a garage, somehow it got covered in the sandy dust that is heavily around at the moment. Possibly not a bad thing for a garage though, as I guess it means there is plenty of airflow?
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Will be sad to see this go. Funny getting back into it. Has a distinct soft, familiar smell to the interior. Off to my in-laws, so it's not like I won't see it again though.

MGB is up in the garage now. Some young kids hanging off a fence by a house shouted over that they really loved my car. Kinda made my evening a bit.

Gave it a good blast too. It does go around corners pretty well. Much better than I expected. You do have to manhandle it around and the seats obviously don't keep you cuddled in anywhere near like a modern car. Something unusual happened and I actually wanted to go for a bit longer journey. However I had to keep it short as I needed to get the Civic cleaned up ready for delivery tomorrow.

Definitely want to go out for a blast again in the next couple of days. I think the best time for me to go is in the evening when the roads are quieter. Plus I'm not in a rush or need to be back anytime soon. This give me 60% less anxiety and worry that it'll conk out, as if it does, I won't be massively inconvicenced by it.

I fear about it cutting out and not restarting especially. But that's all unfounded worry, as it happily sat there idling for a couple of minutes while I sorted the garage door lock out.

 

can't you accidently deliver the titty and keep the vastly superior motor vehicle?

 

still think those type-s wheels would look better on a blueish-silver 1.8 though!


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

On one hand the Acclaim returned 42mpg on my trip to Shitefest and back, on the other hand it is now showing signs of OMGHGF and big end knock.

God I love cars.

 

Could be HGF making banging noises? Can't see bearings failing without a cause.


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

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