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#91 ONLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:25 PM

Let me know how the lottery goes, me and the girlfriend are a bit busy right now.

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#92 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

If you win a duck I demand* that if be included with the Saab.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:14 PM

ADDED PRIZE BONUS.

One piece of 2p machine tat can be yours.

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#94 ONLINE   Mally

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

I wish I'd bought a ticket now.


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#95 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

All paid..... additionally :)


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#96 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:41 PM

What time is the draw?

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

Should be about now shouldn't it?


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#98 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

8:30pm.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:05 PM

Fuck, well won numba foive

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Sigh, oh well. Congrats!!


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Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle

Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

If I win, explaining to my girlfriend how I swapped a picture of a car for an actual car will be fine*, I'm sure.

Sod it, I'll take another...

So, have you worked out how you're going to do this then?!


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#102 ONLINE   angle

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

Oh farts...
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#103 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

yeah right you love it get it collected :P



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:44 PM

Oh farts...

If you don't want it...... :)


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

I actually don't know if I'm disappointed or relieved.

 

Must remember to tell my wife *before* the next time I enter one of these...



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:52 PM

Belatedly paid. Sorry, not been on here much. 


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:58 AM

I do apologise, I completely forgot. I've paid up now.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

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Tomorrow, I have to be in London for work. I reckon I can use this (paid for) ticket to get within 2 miles of chez Bucketeer. I've just realised it has headlamp wipers, and I'm excited.

Yeah, it's on.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:42 AM

I've just realised it has headlamp wipers, and I'm excited.

 

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I disconnected them.

Its been a fair few years since I owned the car. They worked but did not return to the correct position, and it messed with my OCD so unplugged the wiring.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:25 PM

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I disconnected them.
Its been a fair few years since I owned the car. They worked but did not return to the correct position, and it messed with my OCD so unplugged the wiring.

I want a refund.

Anyway, is there a more evocative phrase in the English language than 'the delayed 18:12 service to Basingstoke'?

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

Yes

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:49 AM

So last night, I got off a train. Ignoring all the advice I received at primary school, I got in to a stranger's car and was driven to a row of dark lockup garages.

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Luckily for me this man was nice, if freakishly tall. He gave me a car, and led me to a petrol station, where apart from the obvious I could do things like work out what gear I was in and how to demist the windscreen, owing to a complete lack of any sort of dash illumination.

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I went the wrong way, did a lap of Frimley and then joined the M3. In celebration, the dash flickered back to life.

And that's it, really. I cruised into the centre of Bristol feeling like a boss in my convertible*, only to be thoroughly outclassed by a guy in a MK2 Granada on Pentas. And here it is, outside my house / refuge for unloved V6s.

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Thank you to Alex, for being a gentleman and apologising for not putting petrol in my free car...
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#113 ONLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

Good to meet you. I hope you get the roof fixed and enjoy the car fully. Sorry for the lack of hospitality but, you know, life.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:44 PM

Both a Laguna V6 and a Saab. Basically how my life should have been.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:12 PM

Err, right. I’ve had this for four months now, haven’t I? A potted history:

- Break the news I’ve won a car to my girlfriend. ‘OK, if it’s a convertible I guess that’s OK. Is it going to cost a lot to run?’

- Cross fingers

- 'No’

- Pick it up in the dark from the lovely Bucketeer

- Realise that my son’s child seat doesn’t fit in the back, and his pram doesn’t fit in the boot

- Use it occasionally for going to Toolstation to top up DIY materials

- Realise someone’s driven into it and taken a lump out of the rear wing

- Vaguely smear some filler into the dent, in between snow storms

- Lose heart a bit

So, it has mostly been gathering moss (literally, the roof is turning green). But, after some kind soul put the windscreen of the Laguna through, I ended up using it to go to an important business meeting and remembered it was actually kind of fun, particularly parking it right outside the front door of our client’s office in-between a brand new Range Rover and X5.

And now, now it is sunny. This is what I ‘bought’ a convertible for, right? So, let’s make a concerted effort to do something to the roof, rather than downloading Saab technical bulletins onto my phone, going ‘ah, microswitches’ and then doing something else instead.

The hood then. Symptoms – um, it didn’t do anything. But the SID said ‘check latches’. Which ideally you would do with the proper Saab OBD tool thingy, but even a knock-off one from the Shenzhen High-Performance Plastics Technology Area is about £200. So let’s start with using my eyes.

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Yeah, there should be a hinge on that.

Taking advantage of the fact I have to get a 6:30 train for work tomorrow morning, I blagged a long lunchbreak and went to Simply Saab to see if they had one. ‘Do you want us to scan it for you while you’re here? £25.’ OK, seems reasonable – and I’ll need them to reprogramme the hood once I’ve fixed whatever’s broken anyway.

Ten minutes later they come back. ‘We’ve fixed it, all working’.

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Yay!
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#116 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:30 PM

You legend! 


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

I would challenge you to a hood race, but last time I did that with a Mercedes duel I lost!

 

I am not going to tax mine until the 1st May so expect rain!

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:54 PM

Oh, and I want this:

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:44 PM

Great work fixing the roof Angle!
I got as far as briefly examining the boot area before leaving it for 'another day'. I was convinced it was something relatively simple.
Have you investigated the ESP/ABS issue?
NJGLeeds bunged the car on his code reader doofer but nothing untoward appeared. Apparently, these early 'new' 900s have limited connectivity/readability or summat.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:01 PM

I pondered on this pre roffle days. Even more desirable now. If you find yourself having a huge hard on for a phase 1 V70 2.5 turbo petrol auto, give me a shout, chap.




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