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#47401 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:07 AM

Could get used to this weather right enough. If the British summer* could be relied upon I personally would never go abroad again. At least not until winter. Elmo the Saab has been taking advantage and topping up his tan (interior) toplessly (see what I did there?) after much fixerating and tinkering. Quite a few £££'s and hours spent, but worth it IMO. Will this sublime weather last?
Err, Countryfile seven day forcast says no.
Oh well. Summer* isn't over yet........

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#47402 OFFLINE   Fat_Pirate

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

http://www.murileema...alleryHome.html

 

All the junkyard finds from TheTruthAboutCars, in 1 place.


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#47403 OFFLINE   Pieman

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:40 AM

Good news from the hospital this morning - I have been discharged from further neurology specialist appointments there and now everything can be done through my GP.


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#47404 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:24 PM

"The car you drew as a child actually exists"
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2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#47405 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:26 PM

I am swanning about in Mercedes Benz splendour, roof off and air con on - save the planet? I should think not!

 

:)


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#47406 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:34 PM

I am swanning about in Mercedes Benz splendour, roof off and air con on - save the planet? I should think not!
 
:)


Don't feel too guilty. I had the roof down with air-con in our rental Mustang while driving through Death Valley when it was 48C outside. Air conditioning was surprisingly effective!
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1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#47407 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:56 PM

Good news from the hospital this morning - I have been discharged from further neurology specialist appointments there and now everything can be done through my GP.


Good news, being discharged from regular hospital treatment always make you feel better.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:26 PM

I used to think a stag was quite a big car

 

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But next to a German tank it looks diddy

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#47409 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:30 PM

Fugging FINALLY!!!!!

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:43 PM

Pleased to know the 205 has test! Nice one on the commitment.

In other news my friend, who always had a go at me for buying cars just won an eBay auction for a 2002 BMW M3 he hasn't looked at, for £8400. I don't think my entire car history has cost me that....

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#47411 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

Tell him to look at the boot floor first.


It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:00 PM

Shall do. I did offer to help get it but I'm at work, plus he knows some BMW enthusiasts.

I have to say, the advert is long and coherent, which helps. Still, can't help but feel it might be broken somewhere.

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#47413 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

Incase anyone cares - the weekend was even better than I imagined !
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - ex's now - dont miss it or her

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D- died and ready to scrap :-(

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Mazda mx5

 

 


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

No idea how to embed this.

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:03 AM

Coming home from shite fest, opening my letters and finding a cheque for over £2k from a PPI claim :)
Best bit is the only one I knew I had which is from longer ago is still going through :)

Now I need to resist spending it on chod.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:24 AM

Now I need to resist spending it on chod.

No you don't.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:39 AM

I recently had 7 months on the sick with poorly back, though obviously that's not a grin. I am fortunate enough to get full pay for 6 months and 1/2 for the next 6 months so finance was largely unchanged while I was off. While I was close to going back to work I went through bank accounts etc and found out sickness was covered by the mortgage protection. A phone call to a nice Irish girl revealed it also covers the overdraft facility I don't use! For reasons I don't understand they paid out the mortgage at about 130% for 7 months and the unused overdraft at about £13 a day for 3 months. 

 

I was just under £1000 a month better off on the sick than at work. Marvellous things these protection plans!  :-D


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:36 AM

The Corolla failed its MoT yesterday.

 

One new petrol filling cap seal later, the Corolla passed its MoT this morning.

 

Mrs D is picking it up later. Total cost (inc discounted MoT price) £49. Win.


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Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - any 80's Peugeot - Routemaster


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

^^^Still need to see if there are advisories on it. I'll get the papers later and see.


Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - any 80's Peugeot - Routemaster


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

WilsonWilson has changed his alias again, he's now "Jim Bell".

 

Presumably because that's the only remaining combination of letters he hasn't already had :-)


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:45 AM

Mystery parcel from Ukraine today

 

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Containing

 

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Nixies! I can (hopefully) build my second wristwatch now

 

Want to try and build a digital instrument panel with these to fit in a 70's car. I think they'd look good set into a Lada 1200 dash, being Cold-war era stuff. Wonder how I'd do it.......

 

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Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - any 80's Peugeot - Routemaster


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:33 AM

That video of the Heil-throwing Yaxley-Lennon supporter squealing like a stuck pig as he got stacked to the back made me cry with laughter.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:45 AM

And my girlfriend has just asked "Are you in any roffles tomorrow night? Anything I'd like?"

Definitely the one.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:53 AM

And my girlfriend has just asked "Are you in any roffles tomorrow night? Anything I'd like?"

Definitely the one.


*flicks Vs in jealousy, goes and sobs in a quiet corner*



I do rather want that Panda 100HP though. It would suit my SMOLL CAR desires perfectly.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:03 PM

On the way into work this morning I was following a smart newish Ifor Williams twin-axle trailer stickered up in the name of a local building firm, being towed (slowly) by a diesel Series 2 Land Rover.  Seemingly the Landy didn't have the facility to connect a modern trailer plug, as the driver was using hand signals.  Last time I saw hand signals being used was an old boy in a Model T about 8 years ago.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:13 PM

Daft thing is you can get convertor cables from the 13-pin to proper 7-pin cars.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:59 PM

I got a new kettle! Whoop:)  £5.99 from Argos (plus a couple of quid delivery... too lazy to go and fetch it) and it is the same as the sod I paid good money for a few years back! It works so I ma now having my first HOT coffee (instead of luewarm) in 22 hours.

 

The relief :)


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

We're having the roof redone at chez Ghosty. It was supposed to be finished by now, having had the start date pencilled in for May 14th or something.

The scaffolders were two weeks late, and showed up unannounced at 7:30am on a Saturday to set up, having told us they were coming on the Friday.

The roofers couldn't get in until the end of the following week, worked Friday, left for the weekend, then came back and finished the roof at the start of the next week. That was last week, and only today did the scaffolders come to take down the scaffolding (this has been holding up a joiner who is making our new garage roof). 

The grin is that Old Man was pissed off at all this, so nicked a 3' length of scaffold to use as a breaker bar :grin:


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:13 PM

Mystery parcel from Ukraine today

 

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Containing

 

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Nixies! I can (hopefully) build my second wristwatch now

 

Want to try and build a digital instrument panel with these to fit in a 70's car. I think they'd look good set into a Lada 1200 dash, being Cold-war era stuff. Wonder how I'd do it.......

 

attachicon.gifIN-16-com.jpg

 

Oooh! Nixie tubes Epic!  I look forward to seeing the finished product :)

 

I have about 20 or so IN12Bs from somewhere in the "USSR"... got them a good few years ago but the way they came packed was something out of the 1600s (I also have a few more nixie tubes but just single examples...)

 

box wrapped up in wax paper tied up with string and then sealed with a wax stamp. felt like Hogwarts sent me a parcel or something...

 

do you have any of the big IN18s? id love a clock out of those but last I checked (like 4 years ago mind) the price for IN18s was a bit much... granted theres a guy who setup up a factory in an old castle building/making brand nixie tubes https://www.daliborfarny.com/ well worth checking out.

 

end game tho would be one of these monstrosities  :mrgreen: http://www.jb-electr...414.htm?lang=en one can dream :)


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:23 PM

*flicks Vs in jealousy, goes and sobs in a quiet corner*



I do rather want that Panda 100HP though. It would suit my SMOLL CAR desires perfectly.

She drives a LWB Defender pickup as well.

I fancy the Panda and the Scirocco. She'd have the Scirocco.


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