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#31 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:01 PM

MOAR DAEWOO MATIZ PLS.

 

Rover does look lovely, though.

 

It's still in Birmingham! Planning to bring it home next month.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

After 230 miles, I needed to do this again.

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That was with quarter of a tank left, but even so, I'm going to be stopping a lot with this car! Good practice for if/when I get an EV?

 

The mpg was thusly.

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I mean, it could be worse, but I was averaging 28mpg in a four-litre Lexus that felt like it was twice the size. The Rover is nice though.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:32 PM

In Matiz news, here's a photo from 2001, probably shortly before I chopped it in against a Subaru Impreza. To think, the Matiz has covered about 80,000 miles since this picture was taken, but the 2CV has covered more like 120,000!

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

Can’t find your Reliant fox thread but don’t forget that guy just north of Lichfield I sent you his number ages ago - whizz when it comes to Reliants... been working on them all his life
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:47 PM

How did you find a car that you sold in 2001?
Did it stay local and you had a squad of Brummies keeping an eye on it for you? Or has it just had the same second owner for 17 years?

Bonus Rover 820 Vitesse Mk1 and Fiat 126 Bis content in the photo - any of those owned by the Wobbler family?

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 06:41 PM

How did you find a car that you sold in 2001?


As a renowned international celebrity**, I suspect the owners saw Ian Seabrook on the V5 and got in contact with his agent to ask if he wanted it back.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

How did you find a car that you sold in 2001?
Did it stay local and you had a squad of Brummies keeping an eye on it for you? Or has it just had the same second owner for 17 years?

Bonus Rover 820 Vitesse Mk1 and Fiat 126 Bis content in the photo - any of those owned by the Wobbler family?

 

This forum! I mentioned it several years ago, and that I'd discovered it was still taxed and clearly in use. The then owner Google'd the number plate for some reason, and found the post. Then he found me on Facebook. I think that was last year, and we've stayed in touch until he needed to shift it on.

 

EDIT - where's the Rover 820? All I can see is a BX. Which is confusing me. I don't remember a BX on our street other than mine, and I chopped mine in for the Matiz...


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

My local garage informs me that the air con system has no leaks, and the vents are blowing lovely cold air. Which is nice. Sixty quid well spent? We'll see...
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Damn, I wish I'd done that
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:43 PM

Here's an action shot. 

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Hope it lasts!


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:51 PM

In Matiz news, here's a photo from 2001, probably shortly before I chopped it in against a Subaru Impreza. To think, the Matiz has covered about 80,000 miles since this picture was taken, but the 2CV has covered more like 120,000!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di4xpfGXoAA3...

 

 

I know you said you were a Brummie Ian, but that looks like Wentworth Drive in Harborne / Bearwood


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:44 PM

It isn't. It's King's Heath, though I did grow up in Bearwood too.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

EDIT - where's the Rover 820? All I can see is a BX. Which is confusing me. I don't remember a BX on our street other than mine, and I chopped mine in for the Matiz...

 

errm right in the centre of the shot next door to the house with a mahooosive tree- steel grey fastback with a spoiler if i'm not mistaken


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:22 PM

the fiat was still there in 2008 googley maps!

 

so if you were lurking taylor road you would know the 2 dougs at the garage?


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

Oh yes! I see it now.

 

The Fiat barely moved in the time I lived there. I certainly did know the two Dougs. Not that I went there that often. I tried to get them to look at my first 2CV's brakes, and they told me they didn't work on those funny Citroens. I think I did spend several Saturdays working there at one point though.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

My local garage informs me that the air con system has no leaks, and the vents are blowing lovely cold air. Which is nice. Sixty quid well spent? We'll see...

 

 

Christ that's gone up. It was 35 quid at Kwikfit although I'm informed there is some kind of world shortage of AC gas.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:38 AM

Christ that's gone up. It was 35 quid at Kwikfit although I'm informed there is some kind of world shortage of AC gas.

 

I think it may still be £35 at KwikShit but gawd knows how. Garage reported that they actually filled mine with the bottle they'd paid £100 and something for last year, but the latest one they've bought cost over £300.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:42 AM

I understand from my gas lady, that the gas is a new improved version of gas and that's why it's dearer.


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

Christ that's gone up. It was 35 quid at Kwikfit although I'm informed there is some kind of world shortage of AC gas.

£59.95 at Kwik Fit at present.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:31 PM

It's been around £60 around here (Cheshire) at Kwik Fit and independant garages for a couple of years. Had a car gassed up this week by a mobile chap who comes to your house/work and does it there. He said gas had become more expensive but he was holding 2017 prices at £59 for time being. Perhaps he is using up an existing supply.



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

Oh yes! I see it now.

 

The Fiat barely moved in the time I lived there. I certainly did know the two Dougs. Not that I went there that often. I tried to get them to look at my first 2CV's brakes, and they told me they didn't work on those funny Citroens. I think I did spend several Saturdays working there at one point though.

 

doug senior has gone to the big garage in the sky now and doug son of doug didnt inherit the garage!

 

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:29 AM

Ian did you want this for the Dacia mate? Came across it whilst clearing put my Audi....

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:31 PM

Ian did you want this for the Dacia mate? Came across it whilst clearing put my Audi....

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Already have one thanks.

 

In other news, guess what I had to do again! At least the sums are easy.

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:37 PM

i make that 30.01338912133891 mpgees mr wobbly- not 3 bad for a growly car

 

shame you couldn't fill up at costco price- would've been £53.53


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:42 PM

when are you picking up the matiz gti?


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:51 PM

i make that 30.01338912133891 mpgees mr wobbly- not 3 bad for a growly car

 

shame you couldn't fill up at costco price- would've been £53.53

 

Not bad? That's not far off what I was averaging in the Lexus! It could be worse, but the lack of torque and the fact you have to keep revving the knackers off the thing are clearly harming economy. (did go to 7000rpm several times on that tank).

 

 

when are you picking up the matiz gti?

 

No idea yet. Trying to make plans for an August collection.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:57 PM

please be mindful that nxwm have seen fit to "improve" some of the better known bus routes :roll:


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

Do you reckon this pollen filter needs changing? I'm not used to having a car with one!

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Just shake it out, it'll be fine*

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:28 PM

Do you reckon this pollen filter needs changing? I'm not used to having a car with one!
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