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  1. That’s very kind of you! I love Rovers always have. I own and have saved others but the 800 is probably my favourite marque. I couldn’t watch the castle gresley car turn to dust or be crushed so I took it on. Here’s my 827 SLi my 827 Vitesse the 820 Si I recently restored which is an ex BAE car and finally the castle gresley 820 when it arrived on my drive 👍
    21 points
  2. Hello There, I am the owner of the castle gresley 820 the car is incredibly solid and clean to say its been sitting for a long period in an abandoned garage and has been vandalised numerous times. I am aware it was sat on concreate under cover but still i would expect some corrosion especially on the sills but there isn't. There is some light surface corrosion on the rear arch and the bonnet but that's about it. The car starts on the first turn of the key and after some tinkering sounds alot smoother than it did initially. You may or may not know from my previous posts on the site i
    19 points
  3. To recap then, @Six-cylinder had this thing up for sale over in the for sale section (obviously) and I got @worldofceri to deliver it because of my stupid working hours, it's not that Six Cylinder is that far away, Buckinghamshire is very doable from here, I just couldn't get a chunk of time free at a time that would be at all practical for collection. Both shiters highly recommended, the whole transaction was entirely trouble free and exactly the way it should be. Here's the Maestro on Ceri's swanky tilting triple axle trailer. Unfortunately for Ceri, the night of delivery was a
    19 points
  4. Hi Motown. Well done firstly for saving the Castle Gresley Rover 820. Like yourself, I am a Rover 800 apologist/fan and so-called "collector". However, due to some bad life decisions I was never able to save the 820, let alone even sort my own cars out. I can't see why the wires could not be crimped into a Mk1b unit, but then as the Mk1c was basically an electrical test-bed for the upcoming Mk2 and the Mk1/Mk2 door units are not dissimilar, then maybe fitting up a Mk2 window regulator might your best bet. If not, then understanding what the wires in the car do and crimping them to
    18 points
  5. Me too I couldn’t bare to see it broken or cubed. il stick a few updates on the site if/when I make any progress. I am trying to get the maestro too but this is proving difficult
    10 points
  6. "Wots in the box M8?" Can't you tell Smoll Eddy? "You've got my back to it M8" 1:64 Tomica cars are in it,nicely detailed they are too. "Gisalook then M8" "Metal base too M8" Nice aren't they Smoll Eddy?, I like the skinny wheels reminds me of early Matchbox superfast. "Nice 'n easy Japaneesy M8"
    9 points
  7. I'm afraid I can't help with ideas for the door motors. However, I'd like to mention what a bloody legend you are for taking this car on. I tried drumming up some interest for it on here a while ago, but the general consensus was it was beyond help. I always thought it would still be worth the effort, so good man for biting the bullet. It would be great to see some up to date photos of this one and your others!
    9 points
  8. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    2005 Mercedes e280cdi avantguarde v6 black | eBay 'passenger door lock does the hammer'
    8 points
  9. Lot of talk of Q cars and Boxsters so let’s get back on message. This looks fabulous. it’s even got a sexy steering wheel cover! That looks like a rather smashing place to sit. It's even got the prestigious CATALYSER badge on the back which, along with the Lambda Sond grille badge, fascinated a younger Bornite. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/402000494478687/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
    8 points
  10. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Me too, me too. Also on message. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3899653586725678
    7 points
  11. Isn't nice to have friends ... Especially ones you can on rely on to be the voice of reason and tell me I am an idiot. Thanks for a certain friend and a moment of weakness (first beer in 3 weeks) - I shall be delaying my final tat account for 2020 as This weekend I have got two motor vehicles incoming - which will result in at least one leaving. One of which is motorhome and number two is something I haven't owned before.
    7 points
  12. Soundwave

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Slightly peeling Mondeo... seems cheap for one with MOT though. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1443422745861685?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined
    7 points
  13. Was given this brochure , so thought I'd share it...
    7 points
  14. Hero. I mean, it isn't, but that's the kind of conviction the world needs. I love mine. Slightly tragically, it's not a Mk1. If I'd had the space I'd still have my Mk1a fastback (fairly tidy 820e), but with pressures of space when I was still living with my parents, it went on eBay. And the £46 I got for it didn't go very far. That's my first one on the right, very soon after my grandfather gave it to me in 2000. I felt so flash running a 12-year old 800 as a 18 year-old. The Mk2 in the foreground is the one he replaced my one with. The Mk2 has now been mine for over
    6 points
  15. barrett

    eBay tat volume 3.

    I spotted that in Eastbourne back in 2010 - glad to see it's still around! Interesting stuff in that yard, too.
    6 points
  16. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Unfortunately, they haven't opened all those doors to flood it with water before taking it over the 'bridge. Ford Escort 1.6 16V MK6 | eBay 'Good examples of these are selling for about £3k.' 'Probably cost you £500 to get it perfect' *Edit: He's clearly got his numbers the wrong way round.
    5 points
  17. vulgalour

    Maestro, please.

    Used it for an errand today, which was nice, got to know it a bit better. It would benefit from getting the tracking done since it likes to pull left. The tracking being off is making the tyres on it seem worse than they are, I think, it can be a bit snatchy and alarming when turning sharp rights. It quietens down a lot once it's off the choke and presumably warmed up (no working temp gauge yet) and now I've put a couple of miles on it, the brakes are really very good. The headlight/sidelight telltale on the dashboard has stopped working, which isn't an issue because I can address that whe
    5 points
  18. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Daily driver Herald. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/692170918108054 £3k though. It's a Triumph, so expect to be chopping Captain 70 size holes by Xmas.
    5 points
  19. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/465089291199647/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
    5 points
  20. In 1977 BL Princess A lockdown project which fulfilled a long-hold desire to own one of BL's finest. Off the road from 1992-2019, bought from the mechanic who'd revived it with an MOT and sold as running/driving, it was very solid underneath if somewhat scruffy, I've spent the last 6 months gradually making it a usable everyday car. Still needs a bit of metalwork and it will never get restored under my ownership but it's now fairly reliable and slightly less tatty. I've spent more on this thing than any previous car but hopefully I'll see at least the majority of
    5 points
  21. Carried over. 2CV, Invacar, Fox, Tercel, Matiz... ...and CityRover. Oh, and this one. Sadly, the Fairmont was first out of the door, on 19th January before I flew to Aus. I still miss it. We'd clocked up 5000 miles together in just two months. While in Australia, I bought a Citroen GSA in Coventry as it seemed a better way to get home from Heathrow airport than a coach. By far the most I'd paid for a car in a long time £3500. But it is a clean, restored example and it has proved to be a good one. When I started waking the fleet, the CityRover
    5 points
  22. 5 points
  23. *David Attenborough voice* "And here we see the lesser spotted Shiter, hitting something until it fixes itself. Many other shitters are standing around engaged in some sort of ritual, chanting 'it's fucking fucked m8' whilst encouraging more hitting. Wait, what's this? Some people are breaking from the crowd to chase an astra van around a field in an invacar... The Head Shiter looks on and puts the kettle on, for the other Shiters will need sustenance if they are to get finished with their hunt for clag"
    5 points
  24. I think it’s the recent fashion to have a really strong polarised opinion on anything. It seems that you are not allowed to just like stuff, you have to be a fan boy or a hater. Ill summarise my points, I’ve got three (admittedly old) VWs. I keep them as I like them. I don’t support the nazi party, wish I live in a house VAG built, and haven’t named my children Ferdinand or Porsche. Someone I know was genuinely surprised I own three Japanese cars too. It was like I was supposed to only like VWs, and only drive VWs for ever more because I’ve got three old ones. Personnally I
    4 points
  25. First time I've been out of town since sorting the condenser and cleaning/gapping the points today. Once on the A5 the difference was plain as day. Holding 60 is definitely way easier now. 70 has always been *achievable* with a long enough level road, but actually cruising at that speed wasn't really viable. Now however she's quite happy to reach and maintain 70 with a bit more left in the tank if needed. The oft quoted 82mph max (though no one seems entirely sure where this came from as it's not in any of the official documentation) feels a lot less optimistic now. Still can't quite
    4 points
  26. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    What would I like for Xmas you say? A Caramac 780 pls. https://www.automobile.fr/Voiture/Volvo-780-Turbo-Diesel-Intercooler/vhc:car,cnt:it,pgn:36,pgs:50,srt:date,sro:desc,prn:14751,prx:15800,dmg:false/pg:vipcar/310717960.html Yeah, even a diesel one.
    4 points
  27. wesacosa

    eBay tat volume 3.

    or if you feel like pushing the boat out
    4 points
  28. I can't help at all, but this is a reminder of what a bloody awesome looking car the first-gen 800 is. Hope this one is still doing someone well.
    4 points
  29. Judas. Wash your mouth out
    4 points
  30. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Rough, but when did you last see a 200 series with a few days test for under a grand? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3361538407405360
    4 points
  31. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! Finally managed to achieve the holy grail of manual, small engined, useful for junior, small enough but spacious enough, low mileage, good drive, and an ace colour. OK, maybe not the last one. May i introduce “Da Fuck?”, which I believe achieves a C+ in the shite exams In Coleen Rooney style, its........a Mitsubishi Mirage. 1998 I think, was $2000 but achieved ownership for $1750 Jacindas. 1300cc and a five speed manual and it’s sweeeeeeet. Best clutch I have ever encountered. It’s listed as blue but the mother in law immediately said “no, it
    4 points
  32. vulgalour

    Maestro, please.

    Maestro has landed. Initial impression is that it's actually better than anticipated and while it does have some of the usual Maestro foibles (see headlining, or you will tomorrow) it wears its copious miles remarkably well. @worldofceri very professional and unloaded and parked it up for me in no time, also demonstrating the Maestro starts up and runs just fine, a bit of fettling will see improvement there no doubt. Can't take it out tonight, and even if I could I'm not sure I'd want to since freezing fog isn't my favourite weather. Did a quick run through of the various controls and ever
    4 points
  33. Finally got the 80s pair back together, both totally filthy but that's winter roads! While I'm at work time to start undoing months of neglect on the poor Mercedes, starting with addressing some of the oil leaks. Even treated the rocker cover a bath! Much better! And a flattering photo under the workshop lights! But the most important job of all is keeping winter off the 944! And breath!
    3 points
  34. No, you're right! the rear of the Tina is different from how I remember it... really not sure what that is now. I'll have to get the Crime Lab from CSI on it: "Archie, enlarge the scooter... focus in on it" and watch as it metamorphoses from six massive pixels into HD.
    3 points
  35. North Walsham - Circa 1970
    3 points
  36. Poor Xsara! 33 miles in the last month then 190 in a day! Need to get the rear tyres changed and balanced though, over 70 and everything just gets blurred with the vibrations. Brakes work well too after a near full oh fuck stoppo on the m5 due to an utter dickhead trying to cut across to a junction... Luckily my arse was working too (and my prop didn't get damaged) I got to drive through the Black Country Museum too. And be on TV... Better writeup in my thread in the open forum, but what a wicked day!
    3 points
  37. You would be poached. (I'll get me coat)
    3 points
  38. You lot are nuts Due to motorcycles and travelling crazy places I don't do the old shit car thing as much as I did Out - the visa in 2016 In - the hairdresser of doom Apart from a service it's needed nothing although it might need a gearbox at some stage and negotiations are happening about a hood if they answer my emails Other than that it gets used for mileagy trips done about 1800 miles since September - bike hasn't done that since easter and I do 12- 14k + on that Also the mazda of beige in and out Sadly been nowhere near it due to current Sold bac
    3 points
  39. Two please two please
    3 points
  40. 3 points
  41. Obviously I've spent countless hours thinking about, reading about, posting about cars. And then many hours at work to earn money that ends up being spent on cars. Even in that context, they are just metal boxes. So dithering or missing out doesn't bother me because they'll always be another one which would probably make me as happy as the one I thought I wanted.
    3 points
  42. im quite proud of it in an autoshite way if that makes any sense LOL (even tho its not my vehicle or anything just one I papped that lives around here) heres a screen shot of the whole list, hopefully the forum has not compressed it too much its that large LOL "brake performance not tested vehicle dangerous" is also a new one to me LOL
    3 points
  43. All right, here's the documentation which came with the little tool roll a week or so back. There's a better scan of the main user's manual here where I used a blocking sheet to reduce the bleed through of text from the next page as that annoys the heck out of me when reading scanned stuff. This lot was MEANT to have been scanned at 600dpi...Except I'm an idiot. I'd set the GREYSCALE TEXT dropdown menu to 600dpi...The colour scan one was still at the default! Oops. Invacar Mark 12E Instruction Manual 1969-70_revised.pdf How to Keep Your Motor-Cycle Tyres Fit Brochure.pdf
    3 points
  44. Lucky you were able to step in when you did.
    3 points
  45. Realistically last update for the year, thought after 5 months it’s time, and threads that go cold with this sort of job often seem like they got abandoned. Truth being, I work In education, and since last update, work got a bit mental.. Back to the Fourtrak. More and more lumps of metal have come out, sound metal found eventually though. So I thought. What a turkey. Chopping all this out was great. So great the inner sill couldn’t wait so fell off all by itself. Bugger. Then a couple of months of work, Covid, catching Covid, work etc got in the way of progre
    3 points
  46. Absolutely no chance of remembering them all, but some of the highlights* have included: (Cheating a little, think the SS50 came in last year) (Very sadly no longer with us) (Gone) (For sale) (Still here, 'work in progress') (Now back on the fleet) (Every time I think about binning it, I change my mind. Needs more welding than the Titanic) (Gone, this buyer has it on eBay for sale at the moment) (Recently in, absolutely love it) (Ex-
    3 points
  47. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1953-Triumph-Mayflower-BARN-FIND-dry-stored-since-1971-11-000-miles/124473072353?hash=item1cfb2c5ae1:g:mpwAAOSwjkFfwrpH
    3 points
  48. Good news! Blue Peter now has a new (old) front coilover. Turns out the Reliant had a form of structural shock absorber similar to aftermarket coilovers. So basically the bottom of the shock was rotten and it just collapsed on the first speed bump. As previously mentioned the arm is in great nick. Potentially a replacement. But it's back together now. Picture included of massive shock rot. I had to play with the brake light switch too as it turns out the brake lights weren't illuminating when I pressed the pedal. Anyone that's driven a Reliant knows how cramped the footwell is. Conto
    3 points
  49. quicksilver

    Truck Shite

    Good spotting session today, decent weather and plenty of trucks. I was just thinking of wandering home when this beast rolled up - LHD V8 Scania T-cab of 1988 vintage with upright pipes, looking and sounding glorious. Definitely my best ever spot!
    3 points
  50. Alan Prost

    1998 Camry

    Well turns out its a small world, it was for sale by a trader a few miles from my village, turns out I knew him and he was keen to make space as it is not his usual thing as was a PX against a posher newer v6 camry. Took it for a drive and everything works, its had the multi changer pulled out and an after market stereo, i'm not bothered about the CD player but a shame the factory look dash has been disturbed. Insides are very clean, although it needs a general clean, outside has a few giffer marks, but all in all good and drives without fault. So I am now the proud owner of a
    3 points
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