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  1. Original intention was to use Kermit the Renault 11 as a daily........which has now been shelved. Noticed loads of TX2 London cabs seem to be on the market due to ULEZ effectively banning them from Lunnen...........been to collect this today........Compared to a TX1, remarkable civilised. This one's done 330k miles [ish] and apart from some peeling paint on top of d/s wing, is in really good condition. "Ow much ? £450.............
    22 points
  2. Big milestone achieved today after a lot of fiddly work which is that the dashboard is back together. The driver's side box that collapsed when we removed the dashboard also put up a fight with two of the brackets that are supposed to be attached to the box with copper rivets. Because the box collapsed around the rivets due to what looks like water damage that we've since repaired, two fo the aluminium brackets were left behind on the dashboard. A combination of hammers, a fine tooth saw, screwdrivers, and pliers, eventually got the old screws out. Not only had the screws mostly rusted awa
    22 points
  3. sdkrc

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324313509208
    22 points
  4. In 2005 Peugeot introduced the 1007 a small MPV and first car in recent history to have automated sliding doors (as it turns out for good reason). The car was meant to be launched using a bunch of James Bond 007 references but it seems they didn’t actually have the right to do this it had to be knocked on the head before the actual launch. When the car was launched it received pretty enthusiastic reviews from the motoring press. Most of them were impressed by how the doors allowed access in and out of the car in tight parking spaces. I imagine peugeot looked at the space benefits the sli
    21 points
  5. scdan4

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Daily driver mot’d right hand drive Renault 4 Yours for £1650 bin. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264886056838 cant be many of these about!
    17 points
  6. Took the van in for mot today This was there , never welded , original paint , 24,600 miles o
    14 points
  7. PhilA

    1951 Pontiac Chieftain

    Today, I removed the manifolds and split them. They weren't sealing well on the join between the two at the heat riser. The metal isn't flat any more. The fix? Silicone, I'm told. $4.57 later and I am the proud owner of a tube of stinky silicone. Bloop. Reassembled everything and let it cure. Reprofiled the bracket for the crank vent downpipe. Fitted the stone guard to the flywheel. Happier with that on. Took it for a run and it's definitely quieter. This is good. Onward and upward. Phil
    12 points
  8. Is it just me that suffers from buyers regret ?? My plan for Boris is to keep him "100% honest". He is 61 years old and it would (in my opinon) be criminal to wipe out his blemishes/ originality so he is going to be totally solid and safe but carry his "patina" with pride. In the cold light of day (no rain) his paint work is a bit challenged and i have no idea what hue of grey he is but a quick scrub with some 3M quick cut on the front wing and he aint too bad at all. Look at the shiney,shiney..
    12 points
  9. As mentioned in the grin thread the real reason i took Boris on is because he has a very sweet Ivor Searle reconditioned 1275cc Midget engine mated to a five speed Sierra gearbox lurking under his scruffy body and the diff has also been changed to give him longer legs. The suspension has been tweaked with telescopic shocks replacing the vintage lever arm items and the front drum brakes are now Marina based discs.
    11 points
  10. Gave it a wash this afternoon, followed by a polish and wax. Might not make any odds, but waxed the arches the most in the hope any water etc would just slide off. Didn't buff it as it isn't that bad and don't want to burn the paint or something by mistake. It's come up a treat, though I did find the odd imperfection as you'd expect, I suppose. Only just realised it has the matching dealer's mud flaps as well as the number plates, quite happy with that.
    8 points
  11. So, 1977. Silver Jubilee, Star Wars, Elvis died...and I emerged into an unsuspecting world. Here's what Corgi had to offer
    8 points
  12. I wasn't looking for another scabby motor vehicle but while Autoshite was briefly down the other weekend i had a quick nose about on Retrorides and spied Boris looking a bit sad in the for sale section. To be honest i have always had zero interest in Morris Minors they have that "coffin dodger" / OAP stigma that BMC's finest can't seem to shake off but i guess now i have hit 50 plus my outlook has started to change. A few WhatsApp messages and phone calls later and a deal was done. Boris was loitering on a drive way in Mansfield unused since 2015 and 180 miles away from "Chez Sp
    7 points
  13. The Vicar

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/suzuki-sc-100-gx/26131293 'zuki Whizzkid in Ireland for a grand! This one will be hard to ignore..
    7 points
  14. I was hoping you had bought one! My mum had one years ago - sliding doors were great for her shanner hips (now since replaced) It was a 1.4 petrol, and that burnt orange colour they came in. The auto box was fine as long as you booted it 10secs before you needed motion *Sees car enter roundabout* BOOT IT *Car makes its exit* *Time passes* *1007 moves off serenely*
    7 points
  15. I've just had a text from the owner to say it's found a new home and will be returned to the road. I don't know whether it was anyone here but thanks for your interest and hopefully the story has a happy ending.
    7 points
  16. Here it is at home. Also the 205 now has some steels, trims and slightly-too-big tyres. Further investigation of the boot floor suggests it's actually OK but the underseal is fucked.
    7 points
  17. Wack

    eBay tat volume 3.

    I was just searching Facebook for used helicopters as you do when I spotted this Seems like a good deal if it's had a recent respray , I remember what they charged to do that one for Boris
    7 points
  18. Slim pickings this weekend- made a start on the doors, N/S/F first. Inside just needs finishing off Started the outside, but ran out of time. I'm hoping to get it primed this week, but fate has been regularly farting in my face recently.
    6 points
  19. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-Primera-GT-LE-Rare-Collectors-73k-JDM-INTEGRA-TYPE-R-IMMACULATE/333742400132?hash=item4db498e284:g:-ZUAAOSwjahfeXIO
    6 points
  20. At £2200 auction estimate this looks like a sharp one for potentially not too much cash https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1260757
    6 points
  21. You know you live near Bradford when Facebook's advertising algorithm thinks one person would be interested in all 4 of these things. Window tinting services Broken clio on a truck Rusty Maxus Lambo Gallardo
    6 points
  22. I picked this up during the week, 9-3 1.9 Diesel. Been remapped, goes like a stabbed rat. Really do like a Saab
    6 points
  23. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184388208313?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 Advert nearly expired and clearly needing some tlc, but with a buy it now of £99. Could be worth a gamble perhaps?
    6 points
  24. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Race-Van-Camper-Renault-Master-Campervan-Weekender/233732653286?hash=item366b8d40e6:g:Im0AAOSw7K9fdxXc 'We have stayed in it up to 5 days no problem.'
    5 points
  25. New offside outer "sill" made up from some ally sheet and bolted in place. I tappedthe edge at the overlap flat with a hammer, though as this will be under both the carpet and sill kick plate I'm not really too bothered about how it looks. I then went on a similar rivet replacement mission as I did on the nearside before giving everything a thorough wipe down then starting to get the carpet glued in. After an hour or so getting distinctly high on carpet adhesive fumes we were three or four pieces away from the floor being done. Closer look at where it's followin
    5 points
  26. £475 with a years mot Although the doors have been converted to manual https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/781678345728805/
    5 points
  27. Have a few random pics. I want to get Boris up the end of my garden onto the hard standing outside my big shed but there are a couple of obstacles in the way... Firstly the 80% welded Subaru is still up on stands and blocking the side gate and secondly the side access narrows down to 60.5 inches at the entrance to the garden. Wikipedia says a Moggy is bang on 60 inches wide but the factory manual that came with Boris lists his width at 61 inches so it may end in tears. And as its been raining for three days solid here so i can't now attempt this untill the groun
    5 points
  28. Fuck me, caramac leather and a fucking boot chute. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/653321255583057/
    5 points
  29. Having an eyeball to decide which wheels to put under the two XJCs I have. These look pretty good Think the rear ones off the F1 car might be taking the p*ss a bit! here you can appreciate the difference in scale
    5 points
  30. SiC

    2002 Renault Clio II 172

    This meant only one thing, there was a short further up in the loom. Even worse the boot wouldn't open. So ended up having to go in through the back seats Then forcing the mechanism by hand Turns out I fitted the lock catch upside down. For reference the microswitch should be at the bottom of the door and the pushrod fitted like this In my day job there is the popular phrase of "Divide and Conquer". Basically if you have a problem, divide it up into smaller bits to find the root of the issue. No different from car electrical problems. A bit of searching found a pinout diagram for t
    5 points
  31. 5 points
  32. Decent pictures to come when it stops raining. Always wanted one. Especially in gold. I don't think prices are going to get any cheaper so time to buy. No collection thread as it was just up the road. Few issues such as a weepy ps pipe, some rusty bits on the arches and a shot washer pump that I will fix over the next couple of weeks. Drives smooth and plenty of oomph. 133k. Service history a bit lacking so full service kit on the way. Overdue its belt but I will play roulette in the meantime. .(touches wood) Pipe, slippers, tartan blanket and travel bag of werthers origina
    5 points
  33. Today's update begins with a mishap. I'd put the back portion and the intermediate panel of the instrument binnacle in the paint stripper pot while we went out to get supplies, it was in there for about 2 hours which was enough time for the slow stripper to remove the very thin layer of paint. Unfortunately, what I hadn't done was remove the rubber and plastic telltales themselves when I did this so they too spend a couple of hours in paint stripper. This was particularly galling as these items were pristine. Fortunately, a good rinse off to neutralise the paint stripper and then leaving t
    5 points
  34. A wee bit more done on this today, @320touringhad made the suggestion that, as I had another new ball joint, I should change them over... The ministry only failed the driver side. Today was the passenger side. Again, with the ball joint splitting, and multiple faffs! All in all, it's done, I didn't take any pics, however @320touringdid. We were also ably assisted by Father Touring and @dome Anyone for some genuine Mercedes rust? Deconstructed ball joint? Or a happy* chappy? Just needs a wash, then it should be reet for an MOT. Cheers. Jp
    4 points
  35. This recently occurred: Also, my summer work rush is slowing down now, so can give the BX an afternoon, and hopefully there'll be movement happening next Sunday, recreating such scenes as... and
    4 points
  36. Surely just driving such a stylish coupé means that gent need not pump to attract the ladies?
    4 points
  37. Having to get breakfast where I can due to being quarantined, so no duck eggs, half inch bacon slabs or local sausages and puddings for me... It's whatever could be got at a shop and left on my doorstep. Small victories, bonus fruit pudding.
    4 points
  38. Now for this long production run type thing... let’s turn to Yugoslavia... The good old Yugo... Known as the Zastava Koral or Tempo Managed to be in production from 1980 up to an astonishing 2008!!! Very much the same car bar some plastic moulding... But that’s nothing... how about the Zastava Skala... started off in 1971 Produced all through the 80s almost unchanged And was still there in the corner at the 2008 Belgrade motor show! Both were to be replaced by the Sana (or Florida as it was known in Serbia) but all the stopped production at
    4 points
  39. And I know it's big screen rather than small, but it always pleases me to see this at VW shows, usually just in the main car park. Most people assume it's another replica, but it's the real deal, the main car used in the Herbie films. Still has the distinctive roll cage and blanked off VW badges, and best of all with the correct registration
    4 points
  40. scdan4

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Solid entry in the “ooo not seen one of those for a while” category. It’s a project and bidding is strong. all the creature comforts and crash protection you would expect https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193691418902
    3 points
  41. HMC

    The new news 24 thread

    It’s pelted it down here in Tavistock. Not an ideal location for the famously watertight* passat b5. True to form the scuttle drain was blocked and there was a pool of water sloshing about under the bonnet, with the edge of the pollen filter housing submerged. After rodding that imagine my surprise that under the carpets its bone dry. Very untypical for these tubs. They usually weigh in quite well at the bridge as the foam backing to the carpet on average holds a million gallons of rainwater.
    3 points
  42. UltraWomble

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This with just shy of half a million miles on the clock would be a stupid thing to buy But I really like it https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/958437481325049/
    3 points
  43. It's ECP, M8, probably supposed to be a rear lamp off a BMW 525 for someone in the Outer Hebrides.
    3 points
  44. 3 points
  45. Burnside

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-TIPO-1-6-IE-5DR-1999-LEFT-HAND-DRIVE-1-OWNER-FROM-NEW-MOT-EXPIRED/363127860347?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D287dc9bb56bb44ae9451d1d66cdd42d1%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D373152805963%26itm%3D363127860347%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042 Be like Inspector Montalbano, well once you fixed the brakes etc!
    3 points
  46. Today saw the commencement of swappery.. First up, the important stuff. The arm rest. First step is remove the back cover on the centre console It just gets howled upward to free it off and expose the metal bar that helps retain the armrest mechanism A couple of torx and some wiggling sees that freed off With that done, you just need to pop the clips that retain the mechanism (seen here at either side) And then that's it free Installation is the reversal of removal Next up was the left rear light. Firstly,
    3 points
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