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#48811 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:53 PM

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My little boy is a two bucket wrong 'un.
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Filtered through the Heather!


#48812 ONLINE   HillmanImp

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:58 PM

Born August 1976: Dumfries, Scotland

Lost Virginity June 1991, Sussex, England

First tried Buckfast, August 2018, Yorkshire, England.

 

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See you all on the other side.

 


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#48813 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:05 PM

Have you taken your watch off to time it's effects?
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Shiteless for the foreseeable future


#48814 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

Looking forward to the ramblings later :-)
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#48815 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:27 PM

Born August 1976: Dumfries, Scotland

Lost Virginity June 1991, Sussex, England

First tried Buckfast, August 2018, Yorkshire, England.

 

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See you all on the other side.

 

Wreck th' hoose juice


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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

#48816 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:29 PM

I've somehow lived in scotchland for near thirty years and managed to avoid trying it :)

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:42 PM

Money Supermarket.  Specifically, the dancing Action Men ad.  It's littered with subtle little touches.

 

Also, Winston Wolf for Direct Line.  Stroke of genius.


GLWTS everyone!

 

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#48818 OFFLINE   dome

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:00 PM

Born August 1976: Dumfries, Scotland
Lost Virginity June 1991, Sussex, England
First tried Buckfast, August 2018, Yorkshire, England.

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See you all on the other side.


Wait. It's in a glass? WTF?
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#48819 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:27 PM

I've somehow lived in scotchland for near thirty years and managed to avoid trying it :)

I've never sampled it, but I imagine something like Vimto with a meths chaser.
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#48820 ONLINE   Datsuncog

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:36 PM

Three gins in, MrsDC lets slip she would really like a Mk3 Zodiac. Or Mk3 Zephyr 6, at a pinch.

Noted. Very fucking noted.
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Rollcall of shite:

1980 Ford Cortina 1.6 L (1997); 1976 Mini Clubman 1.0 (1997); 1973 Vauxhall Viva HC 1.3 (1997-2005); 1984 Datsun Sunny B11 1.5 Coupé (1999-2000); 1983 Datsun Sunny B11 1.5 Coupé (2000); 1986 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia (2001-2003); 1996 Ford Escort 1.6 LX (2003-2008); 1985 Toyota Corona 2.4 Avante (2005-2006); 1981 Ford Cortina 2.0 GL Estate (2008-2010); 1993 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Genesis (2010); 1996 Citroen XM 2.5TD VSX Estate (2010-2011); 1988 Volvo 240 2.0 GL Estate (2011-2012); 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 1.9JTD Veloce (2012-2014); 1993 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Fox (2013-2014); 1996 Renault Laguna 1.8 RN (2014 - 2018); 1997 Renault Laguna 2.0 RT Sport (2015-2017); 1998 Renault Laguna 1.8 RT Sport (2017 - 2018); 2003 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (2018 - present)

 

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#48821 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:37 PM

Three gins in, MrsDC lets slip she would really like a Mk3 Zodiac. Or Mk3 Zephyr 6, at a pinch.
Noted. Very fucking noted.


what are you doing pissing about on here - get more gins poured man !
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#48822 ONLINE   Datsuncog

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:43 PM

what are you doing pissing about on here - get more gins poured man !


Oh, I'm pouring them as fast as she can drink them - while toggling between here and carandclassic.com...
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Rollcall of shite:

1980 Ford Cortina 1.6 L (1997); 1976 Mini Clubman 1.0 (1997); 1973 Vauxhall Viva HC 1.3 (1997-2005); 1984 Datsun Sunny B11 1.5 Coupé (1999-2000); 1983 Datsun Sunny B11 1.5 Coupé (2000); 1986 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia (2001-2003); 1996 Ford Escort 1.6 LX (2003-2008); 1985 Toyota Corona 2.4 Avante (2005-2006); 1981 Ford Cortina 2.0 GL Estate (2008-2010); 1993 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Genesis (2010); 1996 Citroen XM 2.5TD VSX Estate (2010-2011); 1988 Volvo 240 2.0 GL Estate (2011-2012); 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 1.9JTD Veloce (2012-2014); 1993 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Fox (2013-2014); 1996 Renault Laguna 1.8 RN (2014 - 2018); 1997 Renault Laguna 2.0 RT Sport (2015-2017); 1998 Renault Laguna 1.8 RT Sport (2017 - 2018); 2003 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (2018 - present)

 

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#48823 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:48 PM

There's something about owning a relatively rare original car that makes you look at eBay ads like this and go 'Hmmmm'...even when part of you knows it's luuuuuuuudicrously expensive for paper with 'Vauxhall' written on it.
https://www.ebay.co....re/173307849618

Yup, I'm getting this one instead...
https://www.ebay.co....ls/302594077089


don't.

I'll scan the one i have amd email you the pdf.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:58 PM

Wait. It's in a glass? WTF?


I know drinking Buckie out a wine glass, posh c*nt :)
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:11 AM

It's a year since I sold my Rover 200, my first car.

I sold it with a fresh ticket, and it's got another year's MOT. Clean pass too.

 

I wonder how the arch rot is, it'd blown through the filler last time I saw it.


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"Continuer indépendamment"


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:18 AM

Very happy to learn that the timing belt tensioner for a Ford Sierra does indeed look similar enough to that fitted to a Princess that I should be able to use one to cure my current squealing one for about £30.  Of course, I'm going to have a look in my spares and see if I really do have one like I think I do because that's free and definitely fits.


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#48827 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:13 AM

Curious. SWMBO just pointed out a car that's for sale that I'm allowed to have.

The Renault would have to go.

But, the car in question is Junkman approved, so there's that...

Phil
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#48828 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:11 AM

I take it you only brought the chateau pont des manteaux in from the swingpark to photograph it?

55 years in Lanarkshire and never tasted it.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:25 AM

Sitting in a French holiday house with sun rising on what looks like a warm, dry day, editing photos of the automotive rubbish I've seen so far and listening to a load of old-ish, small, sporty-sounding cars being enthusiastically driven on an early-morning run. Don't know what they are, but they sound great echoing through the valley.

 

Rest of the family in bed, but this friendly little thing has come to keep me company:

 

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Some good stuff seen already - as ever, it's frustrating what I've missed getting photos of but the camera has already been fairly active. Hoping that a trip out on a sunny Sunday will see some old things out and about.

 

Being in France has made me think of Dave and his life here.

 

Until a week or two ago it seemed far from definite that this holiday would happen, so I'm incredibly grateful we've managed to get away at all let alone to somewhere so pleasant. My Mum was taking ill a few weeks back and ended up having heart surgery. So lots of hospital visits and general help with my Stepdad. Fortunately she's now at home and making a good recovery, and he's doing well at looking after her, so that's a good reason for a grin in itself.


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The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:29 AM

This put a grin on my face!

Was surprised when they were able to look these up on the parts system...

Was even more surprised when this packet actually arrived along with the more standard service parts.

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How many companies could find you a couple of lenses for the dashboard of a van that's not been made since 1995?

Never mind the fact that they treated me like royalty in their glossy dealership, despite my turning up in a crusty old van!

Sorry if you already know but the little lenses are probably shaped to only go in and out one way, we use very similar at work and folk break them with brute force. If they're the same the edges on the long side are shaped.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:38 AM

Following a tip from Mr and Mrs 6C on here, stopped and had a look at the old Aerotrain track on our way to Orleans the other day. French page gives more info:

 

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Fastest it apparently ran was over 265mph - seeing it hurtle by on that track up in the air must have been fairly awesome.


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The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:48 AM

My Mum was taking ill a few weeks back and ended up having heart surgery. So lots of hospital visits and general help with my Stepdad. Fortunately she's now at home and making a good recovery, and he's doing well at looking after her, so that's a good reason for a grin in itself.

 

Great to hear that your mum is on the mend. :)
 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:59 AM

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Autochat ?


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

I'm sorting out the artwork for the office at home... 

 

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I might have to speak to our resident artist for some more

 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:03 AM

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Autochat ?


Does he/she miaow in French? I only ask because my sister once bought a pony that only understood Welsh
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:06 AM

I'm easily amused, I was out earlier and was driving behind a Citroen Picasso which had the back window labelled up as an advert for an auto-electrician, the amusement being that only the high level brakelight was working.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:09 AM

Does he/she miaow in French? I only ask because my sister once bought a pony that only understood Welsh

 

Yes, animals do have regional accents. Apparently plants do too.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:07 PM

Cavcraft's spamming of his Honda for sale has just lead me to a pleasant hour-ish of a "90's revival" listening to 30 something and 1992.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:42 PM

Skattrd:  you know where to find me  when you want some scribblings :)


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:27 AM

Had a bit of a stressfull day yesterday.

 

This occurred:

 

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Summer meet of the Kent branch of the TVR owners club.

 

But why the stress?

 

Because I foolishly agreed to do a bbq for 35 people all to be ready at 2 pm.

 

It turned out alright though:

 

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:-D


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2000 Volvo V70 - just keeps moving on

2003 Ford Fiesta - base motoring at its finest

2018 BMW 3 series - who knows, I haven't even driven it yet!

 

What you Wanka!





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