Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 01/18/20 in all areas

  1. wuvvum

    The new news 24 thread

    Once again it's early on a Saturday morning and once again I am on a train going to collect a car I didn't intend to buy, have no real use for and only bid on because it was cheap. I'm beginning to think there might be something wrong with me...
    23 points
  2. Got quite far flat & polishing the car today. The bonnet, boot lid and drivers side are now complete. About 6 hours of work. First I spent some more time on the bonnet and got it looking better. Pleased that most of the surface imperfections on this panel have now gone. Next up was the front wing. The shape of panel means I have to take more care and use a combination of machine & hand polishing. First pass with 1200 to take the top of the orange peel off. I then use the finish below as a guide coat for the 1500 grit stage. Second pass with 1500
    15 points
  3. Well that was an uneventful collection mission. It's a modern* diesel Audi so as expected it got me home quickly, economically, safely and boringly. The only thing that makes it vaguely interesting is that it's been remapped from the factory 130bhp to 162, according to the dyno printout, so it GLF when called upon - it'll easily light up the front tyres on the throttle in first. I wouldn't call it a sleeper though as people expect diesel Audis to be going fast. It's a base model so cloth seats, keep fit windows in the back and no cruise. It's not in bad nick apart from the rear bumpe
    12 points
  4. 90000608187744/ That is my old car. Although the gold lower half has been done since I sold it, originally it was Roman Bronze all over. I did see it up for sale little while ago looking a bit down at heel with a non matching driver's door, the wrong front seats and wheels and it's lost the Phillips turn turnlock stereo. I think I sold it around 2009, it has more than quintupled in price since. As seen on my drive when I had it
    12 points
  5. 100 Autoshiters land in Chesterfield armed only with Phillips screwdrivers. The last survivor gets this... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/790000608187744/
    12 points
  6. MOT on Thursday. Usual pacing up and down watching a man with a concerned look on his face pulling and prodding things. End result? “Yeah good as gold mate, one of the headlights was slightly out so I tweaked it down a bit so all good. No advisories or anything, brake pads could do with a change soon but that’s all good. £40 please” Twelve years old and its one and only failure was last year when the rubber seal in the filler cap had split which was an £11 replacement part. Goes to show that keeping an eye on stuff and maintaining regularly is a good idea. Shame it’s lousy cos
    11 points
  7. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Nicely patinaed Cortina L, looks like something straight out of 1995. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk5-Ford-cortina/114068924828?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D1353a2370f9848a6812ab91793ff3b41%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D383357408315%26itm%3D114068924828%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
    10 points
  8. Over the last week I got the heater fitted. I wanted to fit it behind the gas heater, but when I really got started, it wasn't practical - all the holes through the floor ended up having chassis in the way, so I put it in another cupboard that I barely use - It had a shit tool kit and an old stinky sleeping bag in, both of which I forgot I owned. The intake is over by the sliding door which is a really cold spot: I didn't have an intake grille, so I drew one up in "naff 1980s style" and 3d printed it: I think it fits in p
    9 points
  9. wuvvum

    The new news 24 thread

    Cuntmobile acquired.
    9 points
  10. Mr_Bo11ox

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Check out this rarity!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-SUBARU-LEGACY-GX-4WD-SPARES-OR-REPAIRS-BARN-FIND-HPI-CLEAR/264601749766
    9 points
  11. Today's 50p charity shop find. Sans horsey, but practically mint. In a display of sheer profligacy I gave a quid for it. Good cause, innit.
    8 points
  12. Okay kids - so we may have another new tat source potentially opening up (albeit of a higher grade)... This afternoon I happened to be over in Whitehead, a picturesque Victorian seaside village a couple of miles away which also has a couple of fairly niche craft/hobby/antiques shops... Just as we were leaving, I happened to glance into the window of a shop I hadn't noticed before, billing itself as 'The Vintage Time Travellers'. Some very nice mid-century modern furniture was in evidence, set off with gleaming retro tea sets, racks of 1950s and 60s gowns - all decent quality stuff, a
    7 points
  13. It’s been a busy old day for shit cars. First up, we all went out for breakfast and took the Corolla. I’m continually amazed at JUST how good it is. It’s 20 years old FFS! I have to say, honestly, it’s nearly perfect. I then met @alf892 at one of his old colleague’s house. This guy is an expert body work man - and I needed him to give the Mini a good look over to see how we get another MOT come May. Very quickly it became clear I’d be spending a considerable amount of 2020 without the car. To keep costs down, and to avail myself of his expertise, it’ll be a case of driving it over t
    7 points
  14. sdkrc

    eBay tat volume 3.

    I'd drag my balls through broken glass just to sniff the seats in this. Can you imagine driving this back to the UK from the south of France? And also look at those alloys. https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1710990473.htm/
    7 points
  15. Update time. Long overdue as I had to stop working on the Visa to put a clutch into my daily over Christmas/new year. But now we have some progress. One suitcase engine longing to be returned from whence it came and then suddenly it was nestled back in the car for the first time since about 2016.
    7 points
  16. Schaefft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    24k mile Charade for 595 quid https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/920476868349165/
    6 points
  17. My great uncle and his DS
    6 points
  18. Schaefft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Ultimate Autoshite barge for 1.5k https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3599088250131361/
    6 points
  19. Wow, look at this! Can't do links on this phone but if you click on that Volvo thing above this comes up as something you may also be interested in. I should say so. Plenty of scope here, though I'm not sure if you can actually get a car in as it is. But look at this. Farina lights! There is no angle from which this doesn't look bloody fabulous.
    5 points
  20. Charity shop 50p box was rich with interesting crap today. Hot wheels Corvette. Another Jazz, I have 3 now! OMGRATLUK Bug. Majorette Pontiac people carrier Majorette Citroen XM. Stickers over windows, I can clean this... New Ray 1:43 scale Alfa. No tyres, but I knew I had some spares... Two really plasticky Dickie 1:43 cars, Mercedes e320 and Renault Megane Odd scale pickup, with the remains of a Bandit sticker. I've taken a few photos as it's a weird one to me...
    5 points
  21. Fresh from the MOT I decided that I had cash to burn and wanted to make some final cosmetic improvements. As with so many mercedes' some scrote has snapped the star off the bonnet, leaving the circular chrome plinth with a grotty hole in the middle. I looked on ebay and found a chap in Belgium selling genuine emblems for £9 delivered, which was cheaper than i could get one of the flat roundel ones, so I splashed out on it. I duly arrived last tuesday and I set to today in the sunshine to fit it. Behold my grotty hole I popped the bonnet and furkled around underneath to get the
    5 points
  22. Someone has helpfully already written a for sale ad for my ML.. ?
    5 points
  23. That Messerschmitt will probably roffle before Eddy R's caddy... Looks like I can fit* in the back seat. That's with the driver's seat fully back. Question is, can the engine take more than one adult human? And a shot for scale, she's a small thing
    5 points
  24. 5 points
  25. More kits: 1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GTS Saloon (R31) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr The latter quite an old issue, and a bit smelly, but it somehow seems appropriate?
    5 points
  26. Just went on the slimming world website - it asked me to accept cookies - is this a test ?
    5 points
  27. Another outing for the VP1500 today to a small gathering at Cardington, Bedfordshire. The MG Midget 1500 following me on the way over remarked how well the VP went! Only trouble is I have lost my tailpipe somewhere along the line.
    4 points
  28. Camry taken for an MoT this morning: Both the failure items as expected. Unfortunately I only found out about the headlight last night and it was too cold/dark to faff around changing it when I knew it would fail on the ABS light. Pleased to find no rot/brake/suspension issues. Will get them to advise on what's up with the ABS and get it sorted. I have the spares car here if need be, although I do wonder if there's a bit of rodent damage. I could do with getting it on the road again as I seem to be doing a lot of extra miles due to various dad's taxi duties, and it's not i
    4 points
  29. Shame about those wheels on the Galaxie!
    4 points
  30. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    See how they've carefully attached a Ford Escort to their wheel clamp to save anyone carrying it off https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-escort-finesse-16v/254484588011?hash=item3b4076a5eb:g:FlMAAOSwrL9eIhQJ
    4 points
  31. I can make that , oh fuccckkkkk
    4 points
  32. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Greatest. Saloon. Car. Ever. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Carlton/233467934412?hash=item365bc5f6cc:g:NFgAAOSwcHVdUmid
    4 points
  33. Dannyk

    Pre-Production Cars

    Years ago i had a frost blue corsa b, on a 'K' plate. It was a 1.2 merit. But a 4 speed, had a plastic coin tray instead of a stereo, no wiring either. No cut outs in the doors for speakers, the door cards were smooth instead of speaker grilles, rubber gromits instead of aerial or rear wiper. My mate posted a picture of his modified gsi lookalike online, but there was more interest in mine in the background as it was thought to be either be pre-production or one of the very first. Might have to dig my old computer out for pics of it one day.
    3 points
  34. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Sorry if we have had this already. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2381580155260387/
    3 points
  35. Thanks for checking them out. I’ll give the green rally raid thing a miss this time The Disco, however, is identical to the one Dolly and Ken have, and it’s been a right pain keeping it reliable. This was just yesterday. The recovery company sent a very nice man out. Very, very nice man. Before you ask - the gearbox was already ruined
    3 points
  36. Cavcraft

    The new news 24 thread

    What's the point of these places then? Sat here 45 minutes and then found out they don't even know what Crisp n Dry is, let alone sell it.
    3 points
  37. I didn't buy a ticket for this lest I was lynched if I won! I think this has been my favourite roffle prize ever. You win at life, Sir ? I will get my hands on a Visa at some point...
    3 points
  38. skattrd

    The new news 24 thread

    I know that feeling. You need to stop buying things just because they're cheap. By the time you get them home, fix a few bits, tax MOT etc it's not that cheap, and you've got another car you don't really need. Fix one of the cars you own instead, or go for a drive and enjoy one of them. This is what I keep telling myself, and currently it's working. I've not bought a car this year.
    3 points
  39. So, return visit yesterday afternoon... This is the "Green thing" that was hiding. It appears to be some kind of rally-raid sort of truck. Plastic body. There is a recovery truck in the same box... ...along with a Disco3 and a bunch of variously-scaled Binis. Now if we go down to Matchbox/HW size... L-R: a 90s Crown Vic police car; Lexus LS400; Audi Quattro and a Sprinter police van, by Realtoy. L-R: the next generation of Crown Vic; two of an earlier generation, when they were called LTD and built on the Fox platform IIRC; a Celica
    3 points
  40. sickboy

    The new news 24 thread

    There’s nothing wrong with you. Loads of people are up early on a Saturday
    3 points
  41. Bit of additional content just for you @dollywobbler - I'm glad to report that due to the fully overlapping wiper action that there is no real triangle of doom. The parking position is a bit in your face though!
    3 points
  42. Schaefft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    300 quid 2.0T Saab 95 that had a bit of money spent on it. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/479023726093949/
    3 points
  43. You can bang on about modern technology all you like, but this car has a stereo that's telephoning the steering wheel. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-polo-1-0-bread-van/362885306593?hash=item547da658e1:g:8nUAAOSw-rReIN9K 'listed on here a few times and ended up attracting the normal ebay strokers its become famous for non payers.non showers and the normal bullshitting...' Cancelled sale after auction. No explanation. Rude. Doesn’t get how eBay works!!
    3 points
  44. Roobarb

    The grumpy thread

    I was lucky enough to be invited to a private party that not only had a free bar (within reason) but also had SLADE topping the bill... After a number of great song had been played and danced to, the DJ put some music back on and I retreated to the bar. Only to see the one of the Gods of Brum there; Sir Noddy. I’m normally a talkative chap but suddenly went word blind. I’m not sure I could have remembered my own name. For some inane reason, I found myself saying... ‘can I buy you a drink?’ To which he just pointed at the ‘Free bar but tips invited sign’ and grinning. Feeling li
    3 points
  45. HH-R

    The grumpy thread

    Has the national speed limit been reduced to 40 MPH and I've missed the news? Always stuck behind some bloody massive SUV doing 40 and randomly slowing down to 30 odd for absolutely no reason, clear road, conditions ok, etc. Overtake and 50 yards down the road you're in the same boat. I know it's a limit not a target but if someone driving a Honda Jazz, a car with absolutely no power or torque at all, thinks you're going slow, you're just being an arsehole. Also said SUVs with those bluey- white headlights on unlit country roads. How the fuck are they legal? They might be ok on the a
    3 points
  46. A fail, but not a bad one really. both front balljoints are kippered and one tyre has exposed cords on the inner edge (which i didn't spot). I was going to replace the tyres anyway as they are a selection of China's finest ditchfinders but was holding out in case it was massively condemned at the MOT. It also go advisories for a worn suspension bush and ARB d-bushes. Anyway, the garage can replace both bottom arms, including the balljoint and bush from the advisory for £200, and I've asked them to sling a set of 4 mid-range tyres on it as well, and I'll keep and flog the 3 not-illega
    3 points
×
×
  • Create New...