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#1 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:47 PM

My dad could fix anything.

Nobody could fix him.

He passed away late on my girlfriends birthday and left behind a great hole. And some cars, a few motorbikes and about 3 metric tons of junk.

The fleet, though meagre, had to be disposed of.

Two cars today, then other things later. We are taking it slow. Two things at a time.


So, early this morning I packed up the missus, chose an appropriate vehicle for the task and set off for Northumberland.

Hang on. Including the car we are driving, that will make three in total to return. We may need some assistance.


The sun is up, the air is crisp, I've already had a poo so we are ready to head off.

Time: 09:36
Direction: West.
Speed: Slow
Poo count: Singular.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

Unlike, buddy. Thinking of you :(

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

Sorry for your loss sir

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

I know you're a long way north, but that's some time difference!


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:00 PM

I would cry on your shoulder but I'm in Leeds all week...

Very sorry 2hear


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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

We headed west and skirted through Gateshead and over into Newcastle. Traffic was a bit shit so we trundled steadily and discussed current events and politics. This somehow caused a great cramping of the guts which quickly melted into a ferocious need to evacuate my bowels. I had to stop the car and run around like an angry goose looking desperately for a public shithouse.

I found one.

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Follows is my Trip Advisor review:

I found the public conveniences located in the Grainger Town multi storey car park most convenient. The environment was light and airy, the door lock snapped shut with a reassuring CLACK and I did enjoy the smell of exhaust fumes and the sound of passing vehicles while I made mess at some length. The tap water was hot, the handsoap was effective and the hand dryer though loud, was effective. The whole experience was marred only by the quality of the tissue paper, which yielded to my digit far too readily for my liking. The smell, though atrocious, was to be expected and mostly of my own making.

3.5 stars. Would poop again.



All the unpleasantness concluded, we were back on the road.


Time: 10:16.
Direction: West.
Speed: Hammer down.
Starsign: Sagitarius
Poop count: Duo.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

An absolutely shit time. Disposing of things after a loved one has gone - I have found it hard to reconcile that items I have disposed of have actually belonged to someone I loved. However we could not get rid of my in laws granada.

Thinking of you.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:03 PM

not wanting to jump the gun or anything, but what bikes are available??


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:05 PM

Sorry to hear this ww but I am enjoying your shitadvisor reviews.
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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 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

Within minutes we were literally gannin alang the Scotwood rurd (but not to see the Blaydon Races). We swung down into a posh Business Park with flags and that at the sides of the roads.

 

A new player has entered the game.  Please press L1 to continue:

 

 

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Now we have enough people. Now we are a team.

 

The missus is knitting.

 

 


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

not wanting to jump the gun or anything, but what bikes are available??

 

Three Suzuki TCs. All requiring various levels of restoration.  Projects all. He became lightly obsessed with them.

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

Three Suzuki TCs. All requiring various levels of restoration.  Projects all. He became lightly obsessed with them.

 

Nice! Thankfully I haven't a licence.

 

However, by this point, I'm at PC: 2 - Pre-bath, and post-arrival-at-work


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

Is this going to turn into a public information film on the dangers of picking up hitchhikers?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:26 PM

Three Suzuki TCs. All requiring various levels of restoration.  Projects all. He became lightly obsessed with them.

 

 

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Hmm, how many fit in a Mondeo estate?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

I could be interested in a TC depending on price (only in so far as how it matches my funds), have no idea what they are worth though. When you come to sell them let me know how much and I will how deep the pockets are at that point.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

I forgot to take any pics on the way up into the wilds, so you'll just ave to use imaginations for this bit.

 

When we arrived, we went straight to BEREAVEMENT VEHICLE NUMBER 1.

 

You may remember it from such previous threads as this one here:

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Loserone had a quick look round it.

 

 

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Examination revealed that the car was not without its faults, but may do a decent job for the time being for him. Duck tape was employed where appropriate.  Air was PUMPED RIGHT UP in tyres and the interior condensation was wiped away mostly effectively.

 

It barked into life on the first twist of the key and idled away happily.  It laughs in the face of lay ups (see previous thread).

 

 

After a quick test drive, hands were shaken and off they went.

 

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Bye!

 

 

See you in 40 mins when you come back because we forgot your bag and coat were still in the Mondeo!!!!!!

 

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

Im not sure on price for the TCs but theyre pretty rare. We will be going through the lock ups at the weekend so I'll get some pics then.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:41 PM

After the success of Car number one, we moved on to Car number 2.

 

Gaze upon it and say to yourself softly: all vauxhalls are shit.

 

 

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Thats right.

 

 

Its a people carrier. Kind of.

 

 

Speed: stopped dead.

Direction: none.

Regrets: Ive had a few.

Fuel: Duel.

Poo count: steady as she goes.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:41 PM


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the quality of the tissue paper, which yielded to my digit


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405 with no head, Leaf, 206 GTI with a knackered axle, Legacy H6 Spec B.

Moaty's cat's back, Zak.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:46 PM

You're regretting that handshake now, aren't you?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:50 PM

Its surprising how much of a life you can fit in the back of a turn of the century Vauxhall.

 

 

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Seven wheels, and all of my dads shoes, belts, hats, gloves and trousers.

 

 

Elon Musk would be envious of all this space.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

You're regretting that handshake now, aren't you?


I'm regretting eating my lunch in the car on the way back south to the a69!
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405 with no head, Leaf, 206 GTI with a knackered axle, Legacy H6 Spec B.

Moaty's cat's back, Zak.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

In these difficult situations it really is so very important to keep a sense of humour. And a pooh count.
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924: Likely to dislove a bit slower than anything elas on my chod for a gran list

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:54 PM

Now close your eyes and think of a Vauxhall Zafira.

 

What is the first single word that comes to mind?

 

 

 

 

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Thats right.

 

Correct.

 

Well played.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

Here are some more pictures of a Vauxhall Zafira, interspersed with some scenery shots from the ride home.  Just to help level out everyones blood pressure.  I dont want everyone getting too excited.

 

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:04 PM

Sorry to hear your news.

Well played to all on the collection thread.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

HOT WIPER ACTION! There should have been a safety warning.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

Impressions are that it drives alright,  I woudnt expect it to be great, but its definately alright.

The 1.8 16v blazzes it along with a lazy fizz and it feels a bit less that its 123 brake horses.  Probably because its a lard arse.

Its comfortable enough, highly practical and with the LPG it'll be economical to live with.

 

Id probably be reasonably happy if I hadnt found out that it overheats in traffic on the return run while I was stuck at the road works at Heworth roundabout.

I caught it in time and got the heater on full, which thankfully brought the temp straight down again but somethings obviously not right.

 

When I got home, the dog laid an egg.

 

 

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Speed: Stopped

Direction: Home.

Tea: Pizza.

Poo Count: 3 including the dog.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:12 PM

Those wipers look the same as on the B, which are a twat to setup if you have to take them off. 1 spline translates to a cm difference at the blades, and then they bind up when you test it.

And that's about all I can add to this, apart from being a closet Zafira A admirer... Had another poo yet?
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:13 PM

Those Zafiras are magic, they're also a cajillion times better than the newer model.


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