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  1. I need to cut down on my screen time, I seem to spend far too much time on Facebook and AS. Yesterday was one of those times and I spotted a little Visa for sale very locally. It had been left semi abandoned in a yard and had disappeared under a row of conifer trees. The yard was being extended and the overgrown area cleared and out popped this little Citroen. All 652cc of it (2CV engine!) I was expecting a right rot box but amazingly I can’t find any real grot anywhere, the odd patch of sill has surface* rust which should clean up OK, the flange on the bulkhead where the spare w
    25 points
  2. What a treat it was to see this today. You see some right old rammel out in Fenland Cambridgeshire. Not being driven in an ironic fashion, it was owned by the typical fen farmer type with a stupid hat and about 5 teeth. A van! It does about 200 miles a year by the looks of things, so it was a stroke of luck that I even saw it! I’d love something like this - good clear coat over the body and just use.
    18 points
  3. No it's a diesel, the money shot
    15 points
  4. the parts to fix my broken mx5 arrived this morning and as it wasn't chucking it down I got stuck in took about three hours but fired up on the first turn of the key - making me very happy indeed
    13 points
  5. has it got the umbrellas in the door or was that just an older model? does sort of look like you're wanking off a rhino... Top bombing!
    13 points
  6. @paulplom Thanks for the offer man but I've just bought something worse from another shitter who's much further away.
    12 points
  7. Yesterday I was in hospital having surgery on my ankle so rather than rest like the surgeon said I have arranged to go and collect my new car. I have been awake all night in pain so what could possibly go wrong! Luckily it's only a couple of hours round trip so I reckon I can do it, if I get really tired on the way back the accommodation in my new car is positively palatial and I can rest up on the heated rear seats. Can't wait!
    10 points
  8. vulgalour

    The new news 24 thread

    Hooray, the rotten old windows are out! Workmen will be sticking the new windows in when they get back from lunch.
    9 points
  9. Moar Beige! 1980 Talbot Horizon https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1208055136250172/ Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
    9 points
  10. Spend £1100 on it and you’ll have a sorted car that you like. Weigh it in for £100 and spend £1200 on something else and you might be lucky, but more likely you’ll be in the same place you are now in a year’s time, except you’ll have already spent the £1100. Lovely looking car, by the way.
    8 points
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  12. I quite like Tomica models, it's always a bit exciting to find one in a box of tat. The pictured one is a Toyota Corolla ke35 coupè. If any of you chaps out there find one(in any condition)I'd be very interested in it. I have the full size one you see
    8 points
  13. Having decided that I'd had utterly enough of the outside world by about midday and having a complete failure to summon enthusiasm regarding doing anything actually useful...I spent a couple more hours fiddling around with the Sun. Task number one was dealing with the vacuum hoses in the machine. I knew these had taken on the consistency of dried pasta and would disintegrate the moment I touched them. I wanted them changed before I started poking around as they were mostly still where they were meant to be...and I'd rather not play guessing games as to where they go. By the t
    8 points
  14. Imagine his face when he looks out and sees no scooter, just paulplom's neighbour's wheelie bin outside his house, on fire.
    7 points
  15. Ignore it's £85k, it's fucking fabulous. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1178655
    7 points
  16. My own collection is a bit excessive,I live on my own so can have what I want.Miss_155 understands though as she collects various things too,we both like wooden animals & she has a few cars & trucks too. I have no real theme to mine,but do prefer older models & don't really spend too much on individual cars.Some of the sub-sections are Majorette,Corgi Juniors,Siku,Matchbox 1-75,Tomica(quite a few from Datsuncog?),1/64 VW's,1/36 Corgi & Matchbox,1/43 '60s & '70s cars,Hearses,1/87 cars,cars I've had in real life,& NASCAR models from a few years ago from when I had li
    7 points
  17. Was undecided where to put this , grin or grump, but this ties on with mr wimpy So here it goes. Is there an internation salad shortage, especially in the lettuce market ?. Has someone famous written a book on how to make a business profitable by keeping a keen eye on material costs. Are Cowboys taking over the fast food market. These and many other theories went round my head at lunchtime today. I had the misfortune of having no choice but an Old Wild West restaurant in torino today. My first visit and my last. I give you my plate as it arrived. And
    7 points
  18. Could this be a Vauxhall that is too shit even for @Cavcraft?
    7 points
  19. https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/citroen-c6-c5-twin-turbo-jaguar-landrover-engine/22177241 Anyone for a cheap(!) C6? UK reg example in Ireland, €1750 / £1500ish Livery included...
    7 points
  20. Good to hear it! Here's some potatocam pics of the two before they departed for pastures new: The Levin. I agree that the plastic base does make this one feel much more flimsy than most of the others, plus the shape is all wrong - really low and flat, which is not how I remember the E70 Series Corolla liftback. The pic on the box is ace, however. The Canter was pleasingly chunky, although all the rivets necessary to facilitate the tipping action meant that some detail was lost. As much as I tried to like this one, I just really couldn't get tha
    7 points
  21. Parky

    The grumpy thread

    Can we make a miniature clamp and put that on the bin, together with a realistic looking PCN which when opened contains a note saying “we all think you’re a twat”?
    7 points
  22. Will be going an extremely long distance* collection tonight. Expect action to get underway after 7pm. Delivery will take place on Saturday, but to who?
    6 points
  23. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    No relief for your eyeballs inside either https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201910183440408
    6 points
  24. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/425557941449775/ £3.5k
    6 points
  25. About to get underway from home. I'm used to collection capers involving trains, planes, car and bus. My only transport to this vendors house is...
    6 points
  26. £1100? That's less than a full service at a main dealer on a Citroen xantia in 1998. Ref: one of my brother in laws I have gradually reached the conclusion that value of the car you are fixing is irrelevant. If it were worth £20k you'd think NOTHING of spending £1100 on it. It's the environmentally sensible thing to do. Google Durable car ownership.
    6 points
  27. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.custojusto.pt/braga/ligeiros-passageiros/daihatsu-01-29857910
    6 points
  28. Some serious want for this, big money though. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1178473
    6 points
  29. Heh, still a long way away from that, I have to say... Still, feeling in a somewhat reflective mood, I had a good poke through my personal 'reserve selection' box of tiny tat last night. This is the box. Bit smaller than my previous receptacle for Matchbox/Corgi/Majorette/Hot Wheels, which was a 10 gallon fermentation bucket. And here's what's inside, at the moment anyway... Most of the vehicles in this box have a story of some description - though not so much the ones on top, which tend to be more recent market finds. The other box containing p
    6 points
  30. That didn't take long! More pics to follow later, it's a quite rare 100 Edition with every conceivable extra fitted.
    6 points
  31. Ooh, did Princess Anne have a Scimitar? I never knew that!
    6 points
  32. Ace, well rescued. Nothing says AS quite like the words "I left a deposit and I'm A framing the thing back home tomorrow". Winnah.
    6 points
  33. Last lot of pics now from the sellers page as by the time I'd finished pissing around with it it was dark. There is not a single parking ding or scratch on it which is amazing, it looks like I have a faulty air flap motor or stuck flap according to vcds so I'll have a look at that tomorrow, then I'm going to have a go at remapping it as it's just a bit pedestrian, nothing daft just to around 160bhp, other jobs are to get the cam belt done and have a poke around in the egr and probably blank it off, I've ordered some new style badges for the front and rear and wheel centre caps which will
    5 points
  34. I agree that price is nonsensical - cambelt service would cost you 150 via MG Rover Mobile Mechanics (book now as they are mega busy) or 275 with a full service (+ mileage) : http://www.mg-rovermobilemechanics.com/pricelist - highly recommended in MG-R circles as they are dead mad MG-R fans. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MGRoverMobileMechanics/ - Kayleigh and Dave Allkins run the show and they're both dead friendly - based in Derby but will travel literally anywhere to help out owners (petrol costs, obv.) Brake overhaul is probably DIY-able or at worse a couple of hours labour and par
    5 points
  35. Oh, be careful some of us twin pots have 60 bhp brothers! Challenge little brother and the big brothers will come out!
    5 points
  36. And just to follow up on this one, and all - do these sets ring any bells with anyone? These are from the 1988 Corgi trade catalogue, and seem to pre-date the Auto City range. (Not sure how legible these scans are, but here goes.) So... much marketing waffle, promising 'more than just a garage' and 'offering real play value'. Using the Bank of England's inflation calculator, a 1988 price bracket of £10-£50 equals £26.34 - £131.71 in today's money. These weren't cheap! So what did you get for your money? These... Then expanding a little more...
    5 points
  37. HMC

    Sainsbury's Archive

    Newcastle under Lyme 1978 Birkenhead 1982 @Spottedlaurel
    5 points
  38. 5 points
  39. Watching The Crown on Netflix. Princess Anne is barely in it but at one point is seen driving up to Buckingham Palace. Thats right, it was a Scimitar.
    5 points
  40. The OMGHGF 206 departed via CarTakeBack today. It ended up owing me £33 for which I got a good battery, 3 good tyres, an almost new exhaust, an aux belt which has stopped the dark blue one chirruping on start up and a number of other bits and pieces. So well worth it in the end. As covered in other threads, the Rio has sold to Eavp, and is shitelying it's way down the country later in the week. I'm taking it to Six-cylinders and he's completing the task on Saturday. Hopefully it will prove to be a reliable, low-cost, new car! With the Rio out of the way attention will turn to the
    5 points
  41. What a lovely car! IMHO £900-1100 seems a lot for a cambelt service, brake overhaul and a tad of welding for the MOT. Sounds like whoever it was just didn't want the job. May I suggest you go for a few more quotes from sensible independent garages and/or mobile mechanics in your area? Tyres are consumables and you can shop around for those. If you feel you can't cope with that and really don't want it, offer it up on here and I'm sure it will find a new home very quickly.
    4 points
  42. I’m down in Spain at the moment and have come to the conclusion that we have a lot to learn from the Spanish and their attitude to car spending. Based on my experience, the personal value of a car in Spain is directly proportional to its ability to perform its required task regardless of how unfashionable or otherwise knackered it looks. Hence you’ll see absolutely battered 10+ year old Renault Scenics with sweet running DCI engines and a full set of new Michelin’s. So on that basis, if you need it or love it and/or it could continue to serve its purpose then its worth investing the
    4 points
  43. Are diesel cold starts a competitive Autoshite thing.? MOV_0618.mp4 Beat that. (spot the annoyed neighbour at the end!)
    4 points
  44. In typical 2019 fashion looks like they just added more sharp aggressive lines. Why do cars, I mean ordinary family cars, need to look like they are about to attack you? #freethecurve
    4 points
  45. Parts delivery! We're getting the windows done today so I was glad of the pipes arriving so I had something to do. Stealing a bit of time while workmen are on lunch, then I have to turn the computer off because noise, mess, etc. in the same room as the computer. I digress. With all the lovely new pipes I could set to installing. For the thermostat, I'm sticking it as close to the head as I can, temperature pick up in pretty much the same place as it was on the original waxstat. Soak the end of the hose in a bit of hot water in a mug so it goes over that rolled edge of the therm
    4 points
  46. I genuinely didn't see this in the Tat thread, it appeared on Facebook- it's almost like FB knows what i'm in to and targets ads at me knowing I'm a bit weak for crunchy old tat.
    4 points
  47. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-Toyota-Celica-2-0/303371883101?hash=item46a25f925d:g:jekAAOSwX-Zd1ZBa
    4 points
  48. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Other than the chrome arches looks nice for the money https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/554797682006700/
    4 points
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