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  1. RobT

    The new news 24 thread

    Despite not being on here these days, Skizzer keeps doing his thing i.e. purchasing weapons grade. Due to lack of space he's entrusted it to me for a while. Oh I think I'll cope. Fan-effing-tastic.
    36 points
  2. Genuine non-staged collection shot:
    21 points
  3. Seems that many folks are relying on miniature items to make life bearable at the mo, so it figures that eBay prices have gone into orbit lately... https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/29/lockdown-sales-boom-puts-model-railway-maker-hornby-back-on-track?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other And I'm probably not helping matters... Yup, the Corgi Mania continues unabated. A lightly worn but boxed 416 Buick police cruiser, plus a 294 Renault 5 Alpine (though the base reckons it's merely a TS). The Buick should have a police officer figure alongside, but he's app
    14 points
  4. @Six-cylinder was discreet enough not to mention it but today he also drove this: Yes, the saved from the scrapman Mondeo finally hit the road again after 7 years of inactivity to go for an MoT. He drove it there and back for me which was only about a mile each way, but he said that he enjoyed it very much as he had not driven a Mondeo for many years. Needless to say it failed, as I knew it would, but at least I now know what I am up against.
    13 points
  5. Talbot

    People scare me.

    I've never shoed a horse. Told a donkey to fuck off though.
    12 points
  6. What did you drive on your last day before tomorrow’s house arrest! Me, I moved the Alfa 156 V6 out of the way so I could take the Maestro for a run. I went for a drive to @Slowsilver house as I knew he had a treat for me, but I will leave that for him to explain. Taking the Maestro gave me the chance to park side by side with slowsilver’s Maxi.
    11 points
  7. 10 points
  8. I thought I would start lockdown madness a day early and get back to wasting time every which way I can. So here is my copy of the front cover of the Dinky Brochure (1971?) with numerous substitutions (and one Atlas)
    10 points
  9. My treat for today was to drive the Mondeo and I like it a lot. I was also chauffeured in the Maxi, to make it an interesting day before we are down to essential journeys only from tomorrow.
    9 points
  10. today's pic from the archives, my mum's 850 Mini and my dad's first Escort outside their house, all very period! They went to Mull of Kintyre in that mini (from Kent) which more or less killed it (synchro had gone I think)
    9 points
  11. On the bus currently, no photos sorry. Haven't even managed any breakfast yet. It's going to be a long day.
    8 points
  12. What did you drive on your last day before tomorrow’s house arrest? Me, I moved the Alfa 156 V6 out of the way so I could take the Maestro for a run.
    8 points
  13. Shite Ron

    eBay tat volume 3.

    If I won the euro millions jackpot this would be parked next to my Cortina😍 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maserati-Khamsin-1976-Rare-RHD-Manual/203166822751?hash=item2f4dafb15f:g:htsAAOSwH-RfonTF
    8 points
  14. sickboy

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Beige and brilliant. You have to really look hard to spot that driver seat bolster repair
    8 points
  15. RobT

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Lad's a dreamer, but only the best washer fluid amongst this lot... Oil = 5-30 Castrol Edge, Coolant = Renault Orange, Brakes = Motul RBF, Gearbox Elf Tranself NFP, Power Steering = Penrite PAS Washer fluid = Tesco.
    8 points
  16. Heres your chance to live out those DI Jack Frost fantasies - drive round in this solving murders (while living alone in a shitty flat and failing to get past first base with your sad-faced widowed girlfriend) Actually sounds OK that to be honest https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2820172568259558/
    8 points
  17. Late as ever, but I eventually get around to it! First the engine needed lifting off the mounts by a couple of inches to allow the sump to be dropped, which entailed making a couple of brackets. All went smoothly and soon the sump was off Despite regular oil changes, due to a bodged breather system, the sump was full of tar. So, what do we have? Apart from the quality* gasket all appeared good from a first glance. The eagle eyed may have spotted the machining to the piston skirts and the bearing caps to ensure clearance, which was nice to have confirmed
    7 points
  18. Rod/b

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Some fucking top quality auto electrician has been in here, I see:
    7 points
  19. I had the Kojak Buick 1/36 as a child. The Kojak figure turned up again in recent years, but car itself long gone even though it was 'looked after' I can remember well how the model stood out as a toy because of the low centre of gravity, it could be almost thrown across the playground tarmac and it would slide and slide - yet stay on its wheels. School friend had the Metropolis one and that was its fate. I can still see it now, after being 'new' that morning. Smashed in roof and battered to bits by the afternoon; but still rollin' So after what feels like a (Buick) Century, the
    7 points
  20. I love a good live collection thread, all the thrill without ending up with another car on my drive!
    7 points
  21. Bottom arms are dead easy on these. The gearbox side bolt won’t come out unless you drop the subframe a bit, what I’d do is twat it out, cut the top of the bolt off and reinstall the bolt upwards so the nyloc nut is on the top. Avoid at all costs disturbing the subframe bolts, very likely at that age the captive nuts will shear so you’ll be cutting holes in the floor to lock the loose nut. Avoid the really cheap arms they won’t last a year. Oil leak will probably be the pressure sensor on the back of the engine. Timing belt noise will be the top idler on the belt, drive it fo
    6 points
  22. Knackered Festa The seller has a great sense of humour. Might even go and look at it. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184518481076
    6 points
  23. Looks like a bit TADTS - will pull out the fan and give it a clean. Then check earths On the downside the trip into work got a bit nosier... was a bang and then loudness. Checked when I got to work and take a look Fixed with halfords finest Hoping it will get me home. eBay exhaust ordered.. I did check with Mr N Monkey about whether I should purchase a cherry bomb or not!
    6 points
  24. doug

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Not cheap but still nice. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-overlander-Mercedes/284057917495?hash=item42232bd837:g:EAYAAOSwbYFfluV9
    6 points
  25. Going to be having a bit of a sale later this week, nearly all 60s/70s/80’s Matchbox. I’ve a lot of duplicates...
    5 points
  26. Frogchod

    Shite in Miniature II

    New Altaya part work includes Transits. Not my cup of tea. Thougt you lot might like it. Pretty sure they can be ordered online direct from Altaya . At least within France they can.
    5 points
  27. Car went for MoT test this afternoon courtesy of @Six-cylinder. Because he is insured to drive it and it didn't need tax to drive to a pre-booked MoT this could actually be done legally. I know it needs a new set of tyres but didn't want to spend out on these untl I knew what else needed doing. The results were as follows: Nothing terminal. Bit disappointed about not being able to do the emissions test because the noise wasn't there previously. Started it up this morning and left it ticking over to warm it up. Initially it was fine but after about five minutes the noise start
    5 points
  28. As long as you don't go reaching for it in the dark and use the wrong one, you'll be fine.
    5 points
  29. I miss Skizzer!!!!
    5 points
  30. Ignoring drainage issues, I finally did something about the Fox's blowing exhaust. New manifold fitted, sounds beautiful. On the drive home, in the dark, I remembered that the instrument lighting is terrible. Then it was non-existent. Then ran out of fuel. Just about got home! I'd been running it low, with no working gauge, so I can drop the tank and investigate the gauge and a leak. For some reason, I'd taken the fuel can out. Helpful! Had a lengthy walk up to the unit today to fetch the 2CV and fuel can. After a brew, I'll get the Fox back up to the unit, so I
    5 points
  31. bunglebus

    Daft tyre names

    Double points on this Focus Smiling on the road, crying in a ditch
    5 points
  32. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/637575756936971/ Be like ghosty for just £500!!! I mean exactly like him!!!!!
    5 points
  33. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    It's actually got a reserve price. Maybe Cartakeback pay better in Warminster? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wrecked-1988-Volkswagen-VW-Transporter-T25-T3-TD-Panel-Van-Warminster-Wilts/124419701371?hash=item1cf7fdfa7b:g:s8oAAOSwTbBfnyfS It was involved in an accident, then a tree fell on it. See? There is a God after all.
    5 points
  34. The American election. Its got nothing to do with what the winner will do in the next for years - it's like X factor for pensioners.
    4 points
  35. I've been busy getting my work car through the test, which has absorbed all my car energy, but today I started work on this. First thing after putting it up on stands was to check those metal brake pipes:- It looks terrible,but actually cleaned up ok. I took the caliper off to check it, and it turned out to be terrible looking, but completely unseized. Then looked at the rear left brake pipe. Which was fairly pitted,so that was taken off. This had to be done carefully, as it has this unusual 12mm union at the wheel cylinder end, which will have
    4 points
  36. N19

    The new news 24 thread

    Bluebird has had an electric wingmirror refitted after repair, at which point the electric window adjacent also sprung into action, odd. Must be grounded via the wingmirror circuit or something? The boot is now properly sealed and the trim that was held on with tape has been Tigersealed too, which doesn't look the best, but replacement trim seems to be unobtanium. Does make me realise how much having the Capri down the road (even just 5 minutes) reduces the time I spend on it. The garage is ideal in every other facet, but not being round the back of my flats seems to make the diffe
    4 points
  37. Here's the answer! That red 205 was HORRIBLE!
    4 points
  38. Just met one of my neighbours, three doors up, in his 80s, lived here since the 1970s. After general pleasantries he informed me Britain would never succeed until it brought the old money back. We had been failing since we lost the shilling. He then showed me his workshop/ garage, which contained a tidy Peugeot 406 saloon, brush-painted cobalt blue.
    4 points
  39. Yes Phil, very tidy indeed. The underneath is reassuringly solid, faded lacquer peel paint FTW, and the interior is generally good and complete with all seven seats. I should also say the pez shot was staged, as @worldofceri delivered it safely yesterday. A++ trailer services, but you all know that already.
    4 points
  40. The Camargue is stripped down ready for a coat of Russet Brown. Getting all the trim off wasn’t easy.
    4 points
  41. Bloody cold this morning..!!
    4 points
  42. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    'Uninviting, damp, miserable and probably best avoided. But that's enough about Telford, anyone want to buy a Lancia?' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-LANCIA-THEMA-IE-16V-AUTOMATIC-VERY-RARE-CAR-MODERN-CLASSIC-BARN-FIND/393001147582?hash=item5b80b19cbe:g:IFIAAOSwIlhfobv1 Reckons the heads off these are worth £600-£600.
    4 points
  43. Allo - Autoshite Motors... purveyors of quality carriages 'By Appointment'.... woose speaking? This is Elizabeth - Elizabeth The Second... Allo Mrs Second...how can I help ya? You have a Royal Daimler for sale on something called 'Ebay' - 'By Appointment?' I have never heard of yooo... Yea Mrs Second - you need an appointment to see our old motas... It's a Daimler fit for A Queen..? We cater for all types and creeds Mrs Second... And whoo was it owned by you pleb? Was it King George, or Prince Pillip or Queen Elizabet
    4 points
  44. Commuter riders and yoofs are the worst IME; both these groups seem to be strangers to maintenance, and the latter also add shit and illegal modifications to the mix. I've seen all sorts at the shop where I go for my MOTs. A Sinnis that 'just stopped' one day... they collected it and when the compression test read zero they stripped the top end to find just a biscuit-shaped piece of piston crown left in the bore. Predictably, the cause was no oil in the sump. "But you only MOT'd it 10 months ago" says the owner, all indignant... One bloke recently rode in on a Chinese 125 with 4
    4 points
  45. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3601187423277623/
    4 points
  46. I have a tub of turntable grease so will try that as well. As hinted earlier, a new project joined the fleet today. A bright start to the day, with importantly no rain, so a quick call and Saturdays delayed collection was on. No separate collection thread as it was only 20 miles away. Arrived to find the PO had charged the battery so it started and drove out, if slightly noisily as the exhaust is blown. First opinion is that sorted and a bit of TLC and it may well return to the road. Half an hour later and it is back at Chez Saabnut. I am now heading to my shed for photos of m
    4 points
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