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  1. Some time ago communication was made with Sam Glover regarding a Datsun which was polluting the Eastern bloc/Soviet nature of his vast fleet of vehicles...after a period of radio silence a deal was struck and in an utterly uneventful manner not worthy of Autoshite said Japanese vehicle was delivered to my premises not a vast distance from that of the Glover lair. After some mild grimacing, a new coil, bodged thermostat housing, many flushings of water through the system and multiple brake bleedings the Japanese Lamborghini is driving after a fashion. I hope to take it to its first
    32 points
  2. I thought I'd start a thread on this. I presently love this car but history has proven me fickle and easily distracted, so I expect I'll want to move it on at some point. Doing it this way also ensures no comeback from future owners when they find out I've attached the wheels with silicon sealer, etc. Lot of flash for a grand, I think you'll agree. I picked it up from the pleasant Mr Xtriple last Tuesday, and have already put a thousand miles on it (including 500 in Norfolk at the weekend, and 200-odd around Gloucester yesterday). As you'd imagine, wafting about in a convertible
    11 points
  3. Determined to outdo Trigger, I have purchased a new vehicle on Facebook Marketplace this evening. Hopefully this one has a V5. Collection caper tomorrow. Won't be live because I'm hopeless with technology. It will be epically shite though and also from Birmingham originally.
    10 points
  4. Here’s some pics of the cars back side as it looks now. Got them today since it was sunny. The tailgate isn’t fully closed in those pics so the gap along the top of the lights is bigger than it should be. I need to trim the boot seal to size before I can close it properly. Looks nice at the back though! The tailgate has had its four little guide plates painted and the screws and they’re on properly now too. heres another pic of the headlight and indicator from another angle. On the indicators, I’ve changed the two lense securing screws. Original on
    9 points
  5. Just back from an enjoyable if hot (28c) afternoon of poking around old French tat. I left as the potential buyer was about to commence negotiations, but I told him to get it bought! What a lovely old car. It is a later 1978 model, being the N/A 2.5 Diesel, with 184k km from new, and most surprising, one owner from new! A genuine, honest example of a well used and maintained car. A surprise was the "re-upholstered" interior was in fact the original, the owner had only just removed the covers it has had since new. Horrible paint (TADTS) and a few very minor blebs and scrapes. Never welded,
    9 points
  6. SiC

    The new news 24 thread

    One out, one in. Gone to bed for now! This new storage has been a godsend to have. Not far from where we want to move to either. Plan is to use the Boxster for the rest of the month, stop the tax and put it in storage till Spring next year. In Spring it'll come back out and have all the small niggly issues fixed. Also will likely treat it to a proper professional detail and getting it super shiny again, like @Peter C did with it before I bought it. It's still shiny but it won't stay like forever unless it gets polished and waxed. MGB will be used for the
    8 points
  7. Finished the front lights off today after spending the morning doing some bits & bobs on the Volvo. This side is much the same as the other. Which is good in a way, as it means there is indeed nothing you can do to get rid of that gap between the wing and indicator! Here’s the new headlight. Both headlights are the same make and are both oe but I wish they’d have stuck to one colour for the backs! Now I’ve got one green and one silver! Earths connected up same as before and indicator plugged in. And finished! Im well happy with it tbh! It looks like it
    8 points
  8. Going to be a slow burn this, come back for the money shot at lunchtime tomorrow.
    8 points
  9. JeeExEll

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-Datsun-120Y-RHD-Import-Fully-Uk-Registered/333221922303?hash=item4d959305ff:g:VAEAAOSweXdc9mej&redirect=mobile
    8 points
  10. dozeydustman

    The new news 24 thread

    How long before you paint on the cock & balls? ?
    8 points
  11. My boss has just pulled me into a room - I assumed it was to tell me off for something but apparently I've had a promotion - hadn't applied for owt, it was decided on by senior management. Comes with a £2.5K payrise as well which will be handy.
    8 points
  12. angle

    The grumpy thread

    Except that as its an Arabic word, anything vaguely phonetic is the correct spelling. Picture taken from waitrose website to ensure middle class credentials. 2/10, must troll harder.
    7 points
  13. wuvvum

    The new news 24 thread

    Another 150 miles covered in the Renault 6 today, down to Trigger's award winning monthly show at Shotley. Should have been 140 miles but the feckers had closed the A140 on the way back. Again the car ran fine (although I did have to flick the radiator fan on when stuck in stationary traffic on the A14) - it's done more miles in the last month than in the preceding 5 years... Quality show too, as always, with an amazing mix of vehicles turning up, from Puch Maxis to a bastard great Merc-based Hymer camper thing.
    7 points
  14. Hello all! I’ve paroosed the forums for quite a while but I’ve recently joined. I’m only the tender age of 17 but I own these fine steeds! Big time LDV fan, and for the observant; yes the black van does have sliding doors. Hopefully I won’t get chased off here for my fleet and I’ll see some of you nice folks on the interweb!
    6 points
  15. Conversation with the wife this morning ended with ‘it’s a car, ok whatever’. That’s about the most committed response to showing her a car I’ve had and i think it means yes so a collection thread will be occurring on Saturday. Nothing too interesting, obviously.
    6 points
  16. This little Datsun drove past us in the village yesterday evening and we spotted it parked outside the newsagents with engine left running whilst the driver was in the shop. It was merrily dripping hot coolant onto the road from the front left corner! Squirrel2
    6 points
  17. Definitely feel I'm somewhat getting the feel of this now. Got the spray gun working nicely within a few minutes today, and it behaved perfectly throughout the whole loading of paint. I think we're pretty much at the stage now where I'm happy to more or less to call the paintwork "good enough for now." The aim has always been to get the car into a state where it looked like a somewhat scruffy but well loved creaky old classic car rather than something which looked like it had literally just been driven out of a scrap yard. That's a state which we're getting towards now I think.
    6 points
  18. Nibblet

    New Shite on the block

    I fondly remember the 120Y saloons and was in childish awe of the 100 Cherry; especially the coupe, the styling was as if the perpetrators had watched a film about GM whilst on acid. Most Jap cars wore European styling in the 60s and were understated, sometimes elegant, by the 70s they were attempting their own styling....with varied success! Far better than the dullness that followed in the 80's though.
    6 points
  19. 6 points
  20. As posted about last week, I collected the Mk1 Clio yesterday. It's running rough, and the seller just wanted rid as he couldn't find the cause. Was driving him bonkers and it wasn't far off from being scrapped, so I had to save it. 33k and very tidy, so there's plenty of life left. Lovely interior with the early seats and non-PAS steering wheel. Signs of gifferdom I drove it home on a pre-booked and tried to fix it before the test. I actually made it worse (no surprise there) so the test had to be aborted. Only after cocking things up did I try WD40 o
    5 points
  21. South London. Cherished, polished but going to need sill work soon. They were a big car when I was young - now seem quite compact. Just lovely.
    5 points
  22. Starting to look a bit more like a car again. Got a bit of overspray to remove from the rear tyres. I did initially mask these off, but having to move the car back and forth during painting made that awkward. The little "nick" by the offside tail light (bit of masking tape had peeled away creating a paint shadow) has been touched in by hand now. Annoyingly, when I spilled a bit of paint (actually the jar of thinners I'd been using to clean the spray gun) early on in the process I managed to spill that *in* to the offside headlight. So that will need to
    5 points
  23. So I took the day off to recover from my bike injury. Really wanted to get on with a bit of welding on the Sprint, however I can't face lying on my side right now. Decided instead to do a compression test on the MGB. I have done one before, not long after I bought it, however that was on a cheapy Chinese red box special gauge. This time I've gone and bought a Gunson unit. Not going to be calibrated precise but should be a bit better built. Anyway enough waffle, here are the results: What does the HBoL reckon it should be? A few pictures ...to show I'm not lieing!
    5 points
  24. Just spotted a Bugatti Veyron in forum brown and orange interior. Anyone here won the lottery and splurged out?
    5 points
  25. clayts450

    Car features

    All these fripperies make my head spin. I just need a car to be a car, not a fucking sauna/internet cafe/massage parlour/discotheque/automated idiot-proof machine. If it has a steering wheel, a working gearbox/clutch, a half decent body, intact glass, seats and four decent tyres I'm interested. The rest of it is just fluff.
    5 points
  26. Great thread. May I wade in to say that Mrs Squirrel has recently bought this 1.8l Celica privately for £850. It’s currently on SORN sitting on the drive whilst she runs her AldiA3 into the ground. We have been warned about rust and oil consumption. Cosmetically it’s not bad apart from some lacquer peel on its flanks. Squirrel2
    5 points
  27. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This is serious bit of alright. Just 43,000 miles https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-e34-520i-1991-very-low-mileage-original-classic-car/1350025545
    5 points
  28. DVee8

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2423627241233192
    4 points
  29. Actually a few more photos from the FB page.
    4 points
  30. Thanks for coming again guys and good to see you all! We had 187 cars in the end although my friend on the gate said he missed a few so it's probably closer to 200, we was collecting for the East Anglian Air Ambulance this time and raised £470 so far which was nice! That Trident above belongs to the lady who's Scorpio I'm buying coincidentally. I only managed a few photos as usual as I'm always too bloody busy running around and answering peoples questions!
    4 points
  31. run up and stick an AS sticker on the back while no one is looking?
    4 points
  32. This stuff: Is probably the best £10 I've spent in Halfords because of this: My black trim is now actually black and not a faded greyish white!
    4 points
  33. Cavcraft

    The grumpy thread

    Hard to know what you're moaning about, tbh. Just back in after a couple of days away and someone has stolen all the new turf we laid last week. My wife is out there right now, looking forlorn.
    4 points
  34. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    If you just want attention. '£ per like' - model T's seem extraordinary value. €6600 https://www.annonces-automobile.com/acheter/voiture/ford-model-t-1923-4447957
    4 points
  35. Nope, afraid not - and it has 33% fewer wheels, too... I'm sure the seller would be happy to chat - after all, he could probably learn more from you than you might from him! If it is one of the 5 second hand invalid vehicles sent over by the Rotary Club in the 1960s, he may want to add that to his advert...
    4 points
  36. I'm off 9-22nd of Sept. So, I have booked my CBT on the 6th of October. Why? Because those two weeks off I'm doing nothing. If I do my CBT and bike test, then I'll buy something stupid during my break. So, if I do my CBT after my holiday, I don't have the time to get my full licence and I'm hoping the weather is miserable. However.... I'm trying to delay the inevitable. Which is either a new Tricity... Or a used Burgerman 650. I've also booked my best friend to do her CBT at the same time. I might be able to persuade her to go halfsies on a cb125f. It's £59
    4 points
  37. Get anything nice on holiday then? No... Recovery guy should be on here, he buys Disco IIs, puts 30k on them in a few months and then scraps them and buys another. He was off up to Falkirk to pick up a Range Rover Classic to take to Brighton so worked out nicely.
    4 points
  38. Spiny Norman

    Car features

    I think everyone has their own personal level of essential/desirable/unnecessary equipment in a car and it probably varies depending how the car gets used. I could happily put up with a manual choke, carb, points ignition engine in a fun car but it would probably piss me off in a daily driver nowadays since I've been used to ECU controlled fuel injection for 20 years. In terms of equipment I like PAS for the higher gearing it usually provides meaning less twirling round town but I don't care if an old Micra or a Punto doesn't have it, beyond that I actively don't like aircon (never use i
    4 points
  39. Great stuff. Are you sure you can't make it to the National MicroCar Rally? Because parking next to TWC will also make TPA look a zillion times better...
    4 points
  40. PhilA

    1951 Pontiac Chieftain

     Couple of new bearings in place. Phil
    4 points
  41. PhilA

    1951 Pontiac Chieftain

    Spares arrive!
    4 points
  42. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Bellamy find. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2237955546332852/
    4 points
  43. One more car for sale and this was privately, it had 140,000 on the clock which was higher than most but some had 160+ on them. Paintwork was described as scruffy but it had been one family owned for years and they were selling because it wasn’t suitable for carrying a baby around. The short version is that the car seemed as described except for a very noisy heater fan. The climate didn’t blow cold but the sunroof was nice and so was the leather. The clutch was good and it was £550. Sold
    4 points
  44. Top shiting from a girl I work with! She's always been a "I want to live in a van and travel the country" type, but I always took it as the usual noncommittal bollocks people come up with at 19. "I've bought a van!" Oh dear. That's levels of grim that I can only dream of achieving! But it gets better! Those seats! It actually looks surprisingly tidy for a sub grand camper! She's planning on hand painting it in proper new age traveller style. Unfortunately I think the seats are getting the chop, which is probably for the best. The idea of her driving it amuses an
    4 points
  45. So as you do I was lying awake last night thinking about Derry Preston-Cobb and his 600cc Model 70, and it occurred to me that this would probably count as a private example. After all, he ran the company that made the things so it would make far more sense to get one straight from the factory than to go through the DHSS bureaucracy. That train of thought led to a possible explanation for some of the other private cars. If I remember rightly many of Invacar's employees were themselves disabled, and maybe they were able to buy one cheaply through a staff discount scheme (or could even be given
    3 points
  46. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/pontiac-fiero-gt-fino-body-kit-1986-unfinished-project/123882949632?hash=item1cd7ffcc00:g:PtoAAOSwsS9dXraw
    3 points
  47. Ghosty

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Straight from the 90s. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-METRO/153612185475?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D6c259df152d0495bb00481ea60aba696%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D283587395702%26itm%3D153612185475%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
    3 points
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