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  2. Glad I'm not the only one who thought it was sagging, even before I read Wuvvum's comment!
  3. RE was not base spec, it had luxuries such as radio, rear wipe-wash and front head restraints. Red was available on most early AXs. MOT expired Nov 2019
  4. Mally

    MOT Exempt

    https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles
  5. God alone knows how people cope trying to find work these days. Have been pursuing a few jobs just to pay the weekly/monthly bills, so not especially arsed about the hourly rate. However, not matter how 'urgently needed' some vacancies are advertised for, they don't even fucking bother getting back to you when you've applied, and are still 'urgently looking for' people a fortnight later. Agencies are fucking useless, signed up with one for driving work ('we'll soon find you something') told them I wasn't interested in factory jobs , then got one call asking me to go and work somewhere the following day. 'The biggest maker in the UK' blah blah blah, which transpires to be a factory. Told them I wasn't interested and that I had been promised driving work. Never heard from them since. Another sent me on an interview 15 miles away for a local '40 hour a week job' that turned out to be 15-20 hours and based anywhere within about 25 miles. Meanwhile, customer service continues not to exist: 19 days spent chasing a part my mate needed urgently before the company get back to me with the answers to two simple questions about stock held and delivery. Couldn't ring them of course, no fucker answers the phones.
  6. BeEP

    MOT Exempt

    Tax exemption applies from 1st April the year following it becoming 40 years old (so yours will be exempt from 1st April this year, and some cars will be 41 years 3 months old before being exempt). MOT exemption applies from the car's 40th birthday. Because government.
  7. Mally

    MOT Exempt

    Historic vehicle, shaker plates. Does not compute.
  8. And we’re back on the road. Albeit as a base spec black bumper Mondeo. Quite suits it I think.
  9. I loved my 130LSE [1300cc 5sp/trailing arm].... Then Rapid with 8port head.... IMPs.... What d'ya wanna kno?
  10. I think the front end of the diesel Visa is pretty much all Peugeot 205 under the skin.
  11. Aren't an MGTF and an MR2 technically mid engined, along with most of the supercars listed at the end of barrett's post? Just so we're all singing off the same hymn sheet, a rear engined car is usually defined as having the engine behind the gearbox, which is attached to the rear wheels, isn't it?
  12. No shaker plates here though and ive never seen a set on my travels either. I hear they where supposed to be coming though.
  13. Focus is hopefully off to a new home soon once @Aston Martin has found some poor bastard to unload it on. Steering warning has become a bit more intermittent, strangely - it was turning itself on and off throughout my journey to work today. Stayed off by the time I got there. I’ll be shooting a wrap up video shortly that’ll be uploaded at the weekend, summarising the huge failure to actually fix this bastard and a few thoughts on the mk2 Focus in general.
  14. Awaiting the standard Invacar post in 3...2...1! I've always fancied a go in a Hillman Imp. That rev happy little engine in a light shell,sounds like quite a lot of fun. Probably isn't though.
  15. Caliper piece of piss to change on those. Undo the 2 7mm hex sliders, clamp hose, slacken the flex, then spin the caliper off. Obviously bleed it after but should be minimal air as you’ve clamped the hose.
  16. It’s also easier to spot wear in the suspension when it’s on the shaker plates.
  17. w00dy

    eBay tat volume 3.

    It looks just like my old one and is priced similarly too. Sadly even that’s a stretch too far.
  18. Likewise I'll contact the Sportsmans to make sure they are open and serving food etc.
  19. Ah. So A series like in a midget, with separate box ? You learn something new every day.
  20. Thanks. I’m not going to go mad, but if I can get 3k out of it then perhaps it’ll be time for a solid flywheel conversion.
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  22. Aye, but I only wanted to know how much to pay. If he told me the price per litre I could've worked it out on my phone. To be fair to him I didn't ask but he was annoying me by that point for not having the forethought to bring a calculator. Really? That surprises me. I've probably not put an amount of money in since it became easier to pay by card back in the 1990s but then again I'm an old bastard these days and don't really reflect 'most people' anymore. Most people I know fill up each time TBH but not sure if thats common or not. I put in how many litres I generally use in a week. If I put £20 in at one station near me its 1.369 a litre but at another its 1.449. Over 20 litres I'm actually putting nearly 1.17 litres less in. At 25mpg thats 6.43 miles less by my early morning calculations on the train to work, which is 1 days journey to the train station in Guiseley for me. I mean, when you go for a beer you don't ask for £4 of beer you ask for a pint, unless you get it in a fucking schooner. A schooner in a sailboat you dumb bastard. THE EASTER BUNNY'S NOT REAL!
  23. I would say I feel.your pain, but being that person, I only give a shit about the way your pain makes me feel. And it makes me feel bad that nobody especially you cares about anyone apart from yourself. Now get a grip, and make me feel special. Perhaps you need more training in the way of the psychopath? Or maybe you aren't cut out for this line of work. Anyway less about you, more about me.
  24. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Will we ever run out of down at heel Minors? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/824097978059841/
  25. It's occurred that the best way to deal with the difficulties and humiliations of everyday life is to acknowledge them in a perfunctory even humorous way but not to care at all. But I still resent having to emulate the thinking of a psychopath in order to preserve sanity.
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