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  1. I pressed the Renault 11 into daily service last night starting with social distancing beer with non-car people in the FoD. Today I did my errands with it and it behaved perfectly. I filled it with petrol so we will see what the mpg is. I find it having electric windows out of character and keep looking for window winding handles. Then I keep switching it off before I put up the windows. I have decided I really like the rear glass hatch shape.
    11 points
  2. Great job Eddy! Your absolutely doing the right thing here, solid and safe, and good to go wherever whenever. I sent these pics to Eddy in a PM, believe it or not this one is still in regular use over the pond by an old boy! 1972 Cadillac beater 1 by davedsel, on Flickr 1972 Cadillac beater 2 by davedsel, on Flickr Takes your breath away don’t it! I genuinely love it tbh. That is a car for life.
    10 points
  3. This had been annoying me for a while. Unfortunately it was a shite fit and even after careful filing it is only about 60% stuck down. I managed not to make a mess of it though which was at least something.
    10 points
  4. Good to see you have full confidence* in your cars' handbrakes...
    10 points
  5. This is a factory colour - I’d love to meet whoever ordered it new https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-Rover-75-CDTi-Monogram-Twilight/224082800190
    9 points
  6. How to begin? Purchased the 406 from @davehedgehog31. Resisting the temptation to do any sort of fettling until I put it through its MOT. Headlights were a bit yellow so sanded back and polished. Not bad but not brilliant. She is really bloody clean for her age. Next - the indicator stalk was very floppy. Right turns cause the left indicator to come on when it self cancels and gravity takes hold. Culprit is a wee plastic plunger within the stalk that wears. Wheel off. Stalks off and apart. Plunger replaced. (Will skip the part were I had to take it apart another two times t
    8 points
  7. Shite Ron

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Ace of base ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-cortina-mk4-1983/402329649478?hash=item5dacb74146:g:O5YAAOSwja1fEak8
    8 points
  8. I’ll just leave this here :)
    8 points
  9. Gearboxes on those are a weak point and they're terminally dismal (if not moderately comfy in a dusty-couch squishy sort of way). The price of 50's-80's tat around here is high, in a lot of cases. You can buy 'em cheap but they're guaranteed to me million-milers with every single moving part worn out (look at my Pontiac, for example- that's what $5300 gets you, I'm at least $2500 in parts deep and still needs more before it can hit the road here) but if you want something slightly less iconic than a '76 Monaco there are still a few hanging about but the big malaise series generally got sn
    8 points
  10. 8 points
  11. It's not immaculate but I am working on it. Seats are a bit worn but it adds to the character. Just sorting out some lowering springs on standard struts. It has bilsteins but they are pretty old and shot.
    8 points
  12. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    £650 (bid, reserve not met) or buy it now price £1000: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/datsun-stanza/203050418413?hash=item2f46bf80ed:g:qzAAAOSwZehfEMWD
    8 points
  13. The Vicar

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/ford-taunus-17m-p7b-hardtop/25387946 Anyone good with a welder? Heres a RHD original-UK Taunus coupe, €2200 in Ireland
    8 points
  14. DVee8

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/950890565381959/
    7 points
  15. Shite Ron

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Could be a bargain or a headache! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1984-Citroen-GSA-Special/392876519186?hash=item5b7943ef12:g:8MsAAOSwCP5fEdSM
    7 points
  16. Jon

    Shite in Miniature II

    More wasted time today: These last two show how easy it is to skip from one background subject to the next, without disturbing the foreground. Sort of like how a green screen works but not at all in the same way, at the same time! I am getting a little better but am still struggling with the backgrounds being backlit and then battling either with natural lighting for the foregrounds, or using lights which are far too warm in colour temperature, although I did come up with a rather left-field solution
    7 points
  17. clearly what you need to do is drag it to the FoD and challenge us to get it to the chippy and back
    7 points
  18. paulplom

    Mk1 mx-5

    Just had a message the car will be ready at 2.30. I'm rather excited. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
    7 points
  19. I’ve been driving half my life, and have never run out of petrol on a journey.... Until today!!!!!! I’ll just leave this here and walk back home then.... Bother. Note to self... fuel gauge reads low = fuel IS low unlike the other 2CV.
    7 points
  20. Yoss

    The new news 24 thread

    Today I have been a postman for thirty years. I got a badge.
    7 points
  21. In NJ it’s illegal to pump your own gas, so there’s gas station attendants. I pulled up and a young guy, probably my age, went to go fuel it up, and gave it a very confused and concerned look when he didn’t see where to stick the pump. An older attendant looked over, and said “Don’t worry, I’ve got this. Back in my day, we used to drive cars with the gas tank in the back, so I’m used to this”, and proceeds to fill the car. I was standing by just in case someone like him wasn’t there and to make sure nothing went wrong (ya know, like the gas tank falling out or something). He added “Wow, that’s
    6 points
  22. Wow. Wow. Wow. Etc... That looks like my old 18/85S. Except I had SD1 alloys on mine. I know it's not mine because the floors dissolved but it was without doubt the best car I ever had. The S had an MGB spec engine (so should really have been called an 18/97). Had 4 pot brake calipers too. Mine was an auto which sounds counterproductive in an S but it worked beautifully. The kickdown from 3rd to 2nd at about 30 dropped it right into the peak power band and it would take off like the Starship Enterprise going in to warp speed. You know how in Star Trek Next Generation as it went into warp drive
    6 points
  23. The best thing about my Toolstation visit earlier
    6 points
  24. That reminds me. Must get this completed Corgi Plymouth Suburban
    6 points
  25. Talking of Christine, I "improved" a HW Fury a few years ago 041_zpsnhzjhbt9 by RS, on Flickr 042_zpsosaqi86i by RS, on Flickr 20190825_120834 by RS, on Flickr
    6 points
  26. Drove both these today. I'm back in love with the GSA again. Didn't drive far enough to aggravate my knee. It's such a lovely car to drive. Yes, it needs revs occasionally, and the steering is hellishly heavy at parking speeds, but it floats so majestically, in a way small cars just don't, and swallows an impressive amount of shopping. 2CV is fun, but I need to get rear seatbelts sorted so it can be used more.
    6 points
  27. Other vehicle in the fleet. 2000 Mx-5. A rare pre facelift sport edition. Which is basically skirts/ front splitter/ air conditioning and blue interior ontop of a 1.8s. Had it since 2016. No plans to get rid. Amazingly it's not riddled with rust like most of them. Stainless exhaust and frame rail covers (because like lots of mx5s they've been squished to feck) and that's it for mods. Did have coilovers but got fed up having to drive over every speed bump sideways.
    6 points
  28. Dates: Various Lockdown has really put this project back but now that we're allowed to go further than 5 miles for recreation, things can get started again. So to recap the MoT fail sheet mostly consisted of Brakes, Bearings, Doors not working and exterior lighting. With a few odds and ends as advisories. Part were procured including some new tools which I done a review* of... The thing I was MOST concerned about was the doors. Were the latches completely hooped? Was there something more sinister? As it turns out the common failure mode for them is the lever on the back of
    6 points
  29. rickvw72

    The new news 24 thread

    Fleet reduction fail.
    5 points
  30. Two out, two in within the last couple of weeks. The landcrab went to a youngster in Lancashire as their first car, followed this Monday by the Allegro selling to a nice chap who came up from Aylesbury and drove it home. The longest journey it had done for ten years but I got a message the next morning to say it made it with no problems; always nice when someone takes the trouble to do that, So obviously some buying needed to be done to compensate. First was this, bought mainly to provide @Craig the Princess with a much better hood and a set of almost new tyres for his (seen here with
    5 points
  31. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-1100-MK1-1965-24K-TOTALLY-ORIGINAL/274430410921?hash=item3fe553c0a9:g:JWwAAOSw8xRfEYiX
    5 points
  32. Progress! This is from today and yesterday, starting at the rear shoulders... Yes, the pop rivets are out, and just look at the thickness of that metal I'm using! Now see what it looks like with a coating of P40... So while that dries off overnight... Let's get some Kurust on the front wing, and give that overnight to dry too. Now here's a big metal plate going in... And a coating of P40, but it'll need some more before I go to the P38... Want to see what's on the back of the trim that fell off? Ic
    5 points
  33. Aston Martin Day. 5, 4 and 6. There’s also a dbs under a cover in front . Oddly they didn’t go anywhere, just dragged out on that loader skate thing to enjoy the sun.
    5 points
  34. So, another wet one in Rain City... but by cracky, plenty of folks impatient for the market to open at 10. Surely they can't all be queuing for beat-to-shit diecast... can they? Such agonies assailed me as the queue (right round the building) finally began to move. Certainly, plenty of funny-looking auld lads were thronging the tat stalls by the time I scrambled through the hand-sanitising station and navigated the one way system.. (It's not lost on me that I'm rapidly becoming one of them). So... tat du jour? Well, annoyingly he'd grabbed a diff
    5 points
  35. I’d disagree with this one from personal experience. My MX5 failed on a whole host of things one year, and having looked over it afterwards some seemed either very spurious or very harsh. So I took it for a second opinion where it promptly passed with a dab of exhaust paste. I went back to the original garage and challenged them on it, and it had been done by a locum tester who had also failed a car they had just restored and knew was spot on the same day. Needless to say they don’t use him anymore. So I’d back getting a second opinion. Even if it’s just someone to look ov
    5 points
  36. Unloved Yank tin aplenty, round these parts anyway... Well... maybe not aplenty, but there are some out there which will doubtless provide hours of misery entertainment without all that faffing around with import taxes. I just found out the other day that someone I know has a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle drop-top in their garage, parked up for 20 years... it's pink...
    5 points
  37. This pulled up opposite my office (kitchen) today:
    5 points
  38. I will start this if I may with a picture from a long gone car, a Renault 30 TX once owned by a work colleague. He bought this car from his brother and then sold the registration for more than he originally paid for the car. Yes, he does wish he still had it! ? How many left?
    4 points
  39. Ordered two boxes of Ffp2 masks from Toolstation, drove 10 miles to collect, 1 box of Ffp2, the other Ffp1..... Saw a little Lancia whilst sitting in the car Got home to find the Mrs had ordered a set of masks and filters from Boots ?
    4 points
  40. Sorry folks, chronic tech fail over here. Fighting with the stupid broken laptop and stupid broken phone all afternoon, and I'm just about ready to buck the both of them out the window. Don't know if the site's also playing up or if it's the laptop, as it keeps periodically logging me out and losing everything I've typed. But then the phone was also doing that earlier... Will have another bash in the morning when tempers and motherboards have cooled - but I assure you, there's some decent tat worth waiting for!
    4 points
  41. What an utter tub of shit !! Oh so cooool , bloody fabulous, i'd just love to park that next to some wanky new Audi tosser mobile. Uncle Buck rules !
    4 points
  42. The car I've broken to build the exo was an s-spec which should have had but didn't have the yellow brace however my non broken mx5 (originally a v-spec) does have a yellow brace that I got off an RS limited. They are all special really i'd like to find a better resolution version of this to print for my garage wall
    4 points
  43. andy18s

    Shite in Miniature II

    These arrived at the beginning of the week Thanks to @Amishtat for sending! And the Frontera was a cheeky little buy after some negotiating with the ebay seller. Detailed fairly well,with proper rubber tyres!
    4 points
  44. Vantman

    BX---Sold and gone.

    Starter motor purchased and fitted,back to normal now--hopefully!
    4 points
  45. I just don't like parking cars up with the handbrake on, so they're in gear, with rocks. 2CV hadn't moved for a week.
    4 points
  46. This is great and has not travelled far from where it was born, if only I had more room! Not far from me either very tempting https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GILBERN-INVADER-MK3/114305964261?hash=item1a9d2a98e5:g:GcsAAOSwUxxfD1lA
    4 points
  47. 4 points
  48. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    €900: https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1815167794.htm/
    4 points
  49. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Raymond Garris 306 cab with an auto box. https://www.gumtree.com/p/peugeot/peugeot-306-convertible-roland-garros/1378774441
    4 points
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