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  1. A rare singular spot update, but this is far and away the best thing I've seen for a very long time. A scruffy, flithy AC Greyhound tearing into central Brighton. Looked and sounded incredible. These are probably my favourite British GT cars of the era. I remember when they were basically worthless not that long ago but they're Proper Money now, sadly. I love how taking off the racing numbers has peeled off a load of paint, too. And the filthy windscreen. Just perfect.
    25 points
  2. I've been a bit more polite with this one. Slightly sinister, claiming to know that I'm a trader(nothing advertised since the Accord in December) and he seems to think he knows how much I paid for it.
    14 points
  3. Hello there! So now I've finished the Castle Gresley 820 saloon and returned the red 820 fastback to the road all while using my 827 which I restored a few years back as a daily I thought id tick another box on my list and I've recently purchased an SD1. I have been very close to owning one on many occasions and was even conned out of one once after placing a deposit so wasn't very hopeful until recently. I was getting to the point were I thought id never own one especially with the kind of money they fetch now and the fact I had set myself a budget. I secured the car and bought it a few months back but have only just been able to collect it last Friday after a 12 hour round trip from Sheffield to Penzance. To anyone living in Cornwall don't get me wrong its a nice place with beautiful scenery seeing one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's last masterpieces was a treat but I hope I never have to do the drive again. Before anyone starts blubbering Oooh its not a V8... A 2600 Vanden Plas is exactly what I wanted. The car is solid and looks to have had some major work done in the past a new floor plan and deferential are two of the most obvious things. I've had the car running briefly but I need to sort the fuel flow and timing out as it looks like someone has tried to time it without a light. The interior isn't to bad and only needs abit of TLC here and there Of course anyone who knows me or has seen my posts on here or Facebook will know Mrs Vitesse doesn't usually approve of such projects but she quite likes this one and yes they are twin airbags from a Mk2 Ford Mondeo 😍 The video below was sent to me by the previous owner and this is exactly what it did when I had it running briefly other than the cosmetics and the desperate need for a respray its the only fault I can find with the car. If you look closely at the video there's some notable parts missing from under the bonnet for which i will post a list at a later date. If anyone can help with parts please let me know 👍 video-1613597270.mp4
    13 points
  4. DodgyBastard

    FOAD's fleet

    Just one left to do, I feel like I'm getting better at making repair panels. I learnt more last year from my self taught Hungarian friend than I have at my job as a welder in a dockyard.
    11 points
  5. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Chevette-4-Door-Saloon-1979/224423688673?hash=item3440b1b9e1:g:jCoAAOSwpflgdfjl
    11 points
  6. Shep Shepherd

    Truck Shite

    Did the longest run in my driving career so far yesterday: Chelmsford-Exeter-Plymouth-Merthyr Tydfil (achievement unlocked: International Truck Driver). Here's the mighty Merc parked up for the night on a remote Welsh industrial estate after collecting a load of medical equipment bound for the States: I did the return trip this morning in just under four and a half hours, leaving me a bit of time to do some local work. I really like long distance work and don't mind nights out at all, as I'm single, I like my own company and I get paid £30 tax free per night out; I've done two this week Fun fact: Driving a truck over the nearly traffic-free Prince of Wales Bridge at 0500 just as the dawn is breaking while listening to the full length version of Autobahn by Kraftwerk is a pretty thrilling experience, or at least it was to me ^^
    10 points
  7. Panic over-a "friend" thought that it would be funny to wind me up.
    10 points
  8. I've got the Ibiza up for a fairly ambitious but not unrealistic price of £2250 and have just had this message.
    10 points
  9. Limited info, but this looks like good value if it's as clean as it appears. Incredibly tempting way to spunk my limited 'savings' up the wall https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1365849503784685/
    9 points
  10. I’m off to London tomorrow for work reasons - basically clearing out my former London life as I’ve left my job to return to freelancing and generally living by my limited wits. This should mean a bit more time for cars, and we’ll have to see how fast I run out of money. I’m very excited as I also plan to sneak in a socially distanced outdoor visit to @RobT and the mk1 Espace, which we bought last year and I’ve never seen in person. In fact I’ve never even sat in a mk1 Espace before. Very excited. In other fleet news, the Lotus has a minor coolant leak and an even more minor fuel leak, which will get sorted next week I hope. I have finally organised a solution to the lost key for the BMW E30, which should involve fitting a new steering column ignition lock thingy next week and then a full set of new locks. Hopefully the car still works, although the battery is very dead in spite of having been left disconnected. Hmph. As you can sort of see, the stationary BMW is currently blocking the shed doorway... ...so once it’s mobile again the Vauxhall 2300S (Victor) and the SD1 can come back into play, which will be lovely. And then the Gamma, languishing at the back of that shed in disgrace: it’s now added a dead starter motor to its list of crimes and misdemeanours. But I’m getting ahead of myself: Espace time first. Did I mention I’m excited?
    8 points
  11. Weather's a bit iffy, got a few minor jobs done then gave up and scanned the 1979 Corgi catalogue instead So, a few interesting things in here; anyone seen a Captain America "Jetmobile" (the Swedish Jet Dragster), or Captain Marvel Porsche (the Can Am Porsche 917-10)? How about a "Minder" Capri with box arches (looking like a mock-up in the picture)? The Polizei 924 with black, rather than green door I wasn't aware of but seems to exist The Buick regal is depicted as both a police car with a single bar of roof lights on P13 as well as the Gotham police version with a roof bristling with lights and paraphernalia on P4 The most interesting pair are the obviously mocked up green Caprice on P16 which I don't think was released in that colour, and the again mocked-up Senator opposite which was at least made but is uncommon. Third mock up on those pages is the white SD1 Another mock-up is the gold Juniors SD1 on P39
    8 points
  12. I pulled the hulk into the work arena and was straight away distracted by picking off the vinyl roof and rubbing shitty old glue off the pillars etc, ideally it wants a roof skin but it looks like the one it had will do for now. The car is the wrong way round really as the front is looking terrible compared to the back so ideally hiding that would have been preferable So with this I want to fly through the core of the shell before dealing with the usual accessible outer rot so the interior was first to be evicted. along with the soaking wet sound mat and bitumen coating. The floor is finally dried out and I'm leaving the sill repair till after the floor is sorted as they do retain a decent level of strength till I mercilessly chop them off! Next up, to remove the axle I removed the brake line, anti roll bar, dampers and undid the 8 bolts and nuts holding it in. Was 17mm, now rusted down to a perfect 16mm I forgot the steering column so tried to spread the splined clamp and heat it up but it wasn't having any of it. So it just had to thread through the bulkhead with a level of ignorance and lacking in grace. Getting the axle off allowed the water pipes to drop off also improving access to the metal work. Next up welding prep!
    8 points
  13. That’s just perfect. You do realise what will happen now you’ve mentioned AC though, right?
    8 points
  14. That's the first hole welded up, I'm quite happy with it.
    8 points
  15. The Volvo 480 has been the next focus of my attentions. I bought it in July 2020 for a planned trip in December, which obviously never happened. I would have sold it by now if 2020 hadn't been a broken failure of a year and I'd made my road trip on time, but as we're starting to gain more freedoms planning for the 5th Biennial Lands End to John O'Groats has re-commenced. It's time to start dailying the 480 to gain some confidence in its reliability.
    7 points
  16. wuvvum

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Whoops, my finger slipped.
    6 points
  17. I did consider that before posting, but it's worth it I reckon @Skizzer
    6 points
  18. Tadhg Tiogar

    The grumpy thread

    I've heard it said that having a double-barrelled name used to mean you were posh. Nowadays, having a double-barrelled name tends to mean you're illegitimate.
    6 points
  19. I must admit I did that to a friend. He was complaining about a noisy bird outside his window. I changed my name to ‘Robin’ on gumtree and enquired about a piece of furniture he was selling. He realised when I suggested it would look nice in my nest.
    6 points
  20. Seems I have a fan
    6 points
  21. About 5 minutes ago i knocked half a pint of water off the desk onto my crotch. 2 minutes ago a courier rings me to say he's in the foyer with some kit i ordered, and needs a signature. FFS
    6 points
  22. Here are some vehicles I have seen and taken photographs of recently. Ford and Volvo-heavy. I had a dream recently that somebody on here had 'spotted' this Jag, and I was really pissed off that they'd beat me to the punch by uploading it first To get a photo of the above, I had to climb on to a wall to get a good vantage point. Behind the wall was this lot I love these little Peugeot vans. Every childhood holiday to France was littered with these things, although they seem to have mostly disappeared these days A scruffy, street-parked Mk2 Escort is a rare thing these days I've known about this for ages, but it moves about a lot and I only just managed to snap it. Properly shonky Much tidier and weirdly desirable in that colour The first Xant I've seen in use in ages. I parked right opposite this but couldn't get both cars in the same photo Some serious 'old money' vibes here. Massive, massive house in posh part of SE with a slightly ropey old Polo outside (excuse the Xtreme Zoom) Finally for now, my spot of the year so far. I had seen this on Street View a while back but it was mostly obscured by other things and I could not work out wtf it actually was, which was incredibly frustrating. Wasn't expecting one of these! It's on SORN so no idea how long its been sitting here, but quite a while by the look of it
    6 points
  23. This is lovely, great colour too, looks very original and clean: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Montego-1-6-Mayfair/274760490967?hash=item3ff9005fd7:g:IiEAAOSw7wJgeJYl
    5 points
  24. Status update: I started rebuilding the front suspension. New Inner tie rods going on. Then onto the crossmember. Then onto the car. The new tin of Bilt Hamber epoxy mastic is suffering the same problem as the first one. It's chipping off quite badly - and the part was nursed into place on a foam mat and rubber jack pads. Not feeling good about the longevity of that but I'll tidy it up once on the car. The brake fittings are gubbed. Everything had to be separated by Grindr. I made new hardware for the door hinge and brake line brackets. Y tho? Started replacing the unions. These are the first flares I've ever done and they look pretty good. I recommend the more expensive flaring tool over the claw type. It just works. Since I needed brake line clips for the crossmember I abandoned the front for the time being. @Lacquer Peelwas an absolute legend and helped me dismantle the rear axle. Which we slid out on wheel dollies. That makes it look easy, in reality it was a full day's swearing and elbow grease. No broken parts though, everything came apart in one piece. The back end looks largely ok. The bits at the shock mounts are notorious, but here they're fine. Just surface rust. Boot floor is fine also. Just a tickle round the fuel filler neck hole required. This is by far the worst bit, where one fuel tank bolt goes in. Chop. Make stuff. Weld. It looks like I need to also do the adjacent bit of rail too. I'll come back to it. Calipers needed cut off at the pipes. Fluted socket pulled the unions off. Bleed nipples broke, as expected. Used the same technique as the fronts. Welded on a blob, hammered on a fluted socket, and pulled them out with the impact gun. Inner wheel arches need a lot of work, but that was on my list. All in, a few things ticked off, nothing really added to the list. On a car like this, that's a victory.
    5 points
  25. My friend Steve who's wedding it was taught me sharing cars is even more fun than just having them so if it is out while you are here I would be pleased to take you out in it. I had to jump start my E-Type once from my Visa at a Citroen show, that made them laugh at me!
    5 points
  26. It’s amusing birthday card time again
    5 points
  27. Haven't posted in this thread for a while but today I've an excuse to! Went to Hinckley today to rummage around in some charity shops for records and the likes and also did a little bit of shite hunting. All very nice, I'm sure you'll agree, but a wrong turning provided me with what might be my favourite spot of the 2020s so far:
    5 points
  28. outlaw118

    eBay tat volume 3.

    No plaid shirt=no deal #onlylongtermshiterswillunderstand
    5 points
  29. I think that could be arranged! I'll set those two aside for you; hopefully as things start to reopen I'll get a chance to make a few more finds to make postage worth your while. Current state of play: draft papers placed before the Northern Ireland Assembly this morning, recommending that non-essential retail premises can reopen on Friday 30 April. Formal decision to be voted on later. Covid-19: 'Significant day' as NI reopening dates expected - BBC News Fingers crossed, we could be seeing some Market Tat again in just over a fortnight...
    5 points
  30. I like that in the comments, someone points out that the joke needs explaining to 85% of the Welsh population. I like to take the piss out of my Dad. A man who was born in Nelson, Lancs, England to English parents, who has an A level in Welsh or what I like to tell him is like having an A level in Harry Potter books. It's largely made up* and only really useful in very niche groups. *I know it's a language that is 1000s of years old, but why let that fact get in the way of taking the piss out of your own father.
    5 points
  31. Didn't realise @cms206 had become a form of measurement now? Is it an American thing?
    5 points
  32. I've been getting the odd Hot Wheels when I see something that catch's my eyes, been doing alot of more obscure & cult cars over the years! Normally when stateside I grab one or two as the stores there have a lot more than the local ones here, also only a dollar at the Fred Meyers where I go to in Oregon. What I have started doing is getting one car a month from the local Tesco, as seen some good stuff in! So since February I've gotten these... It wasn't until I got the Camaro I realized it's just been Chevys so far! What got me was seeing the '96 Impala SS, which was a must buy!
    5 points
  33. Top half of rear quarter now something like, bottom half got its first fill. Made a start taping up the underside to keep it free from over spray too. About a third of it done today - hopefully get the rest done tomorrow.
    5 points
  34. R1152

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Two day sale coming up at Anglia Car Auctions. Too much to list here, so https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-1st-sunday-2nd-may/
    5 points
  35. Skip has finally gone. This allowed rearrangement of the drive. I couldn't find the battery clamp for this, so I've ordered a universal tray that I was going to fit. Upon opening the bonnet on the first startup this morning to quickly check things over, I found said clamp. FFS. These are a bit weird as I expected the top bent metal part to be the clamp. Instead this is the handle to screw it down. Fitted the new wipers I bought. The ones on there actually looked alright in hindsight. Oh well, I've bought these now so I might as well fit them. Then ran up the engine to temperature and made a lot of noise. Which gave a reading on the CO detector at the other end of the garage. Oops. I think the only thing left now is booking and getting it to an MOT!
    5 points
  36. Here too. Went to a couple of charity shops after school. I got: A Bburago Abarth, in 1/24 A plastic Caravan, in 1/32 A porcelain Clown Fish, pulling a silly face ..and an big Elephant I shouldn't be allowed in charity shops.
    5 points
  37. Stanky

    The grumpy thread

    Pour water all over all of the rest of your trousers so the wet bit doesn't show.
    5 points
  38. Just a small update, I was scanning around for bargains to complete this and eventually found 8x4 OSB sheet to go up and then subsequently a garage roof that had recently been removed so all in I'm about £230 into it which will go up a smidge due to guttering ,strip light and outdoor socket. Always a fan of the tiny wheel flatbed It snowed heavily whilst I slapped on the preservative but I persevered due to just wanting it done! The osb flew up no bother and similarly the underlay and steel was no issue to shorten a smidge and the stiffness of the metal made it feel very firm underfoot , next up will be to excavate and flag the area under it, by hand in the main!
    5 points
  39. 1951 American Nash running up-dated transmission V8 petrol Pontiac firebird eng. | eBay
    4 points
  40. She has (finally) agreed to give it a rest for a wee while until I get the timing belt done. That or she has run out of petrol money.. However I do recommend the Clyde Tunnel as a little trip in a v8. Take it slow until right at the bottom, knock it into 2nd and pull up the hill. Windies down of course. Then round for another go. 👍
    4 points
  41. Fumbler

    The new news 24 thread

    The BX is now idling properly. Fuh King finally. I may* even take it to college if it continues to behave. Probably a very bad idea.
    4 points
  42. A non white MV6?
    4 points
  43. wuvvum

    The grumpy thread

    I always thought his first name was Tiffany. Disapoint.
    4 points
  44. goosey

    The grumpy thread

    BBC 6 music is ok
    4 points
  45. DodgyBastard

    FOAD's fleet

    I decided to put the s123 up for sale and had a lovely couple come down from Peterhead to view it. The woman really wanted it but the guy was a little bit apprehensive about the short test and the crusty bits so decided to give it a miss. I didn't think the rust was that bad, just a couple of frilly bits around the boot corner/wheel well which after a few taps of the hammer turned into slightly bigger holes...
    4 points
  46. sdkrc

    ebay 'BARGAINS'

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1328857 Wow. This must be the ultimate spec and extremely low mileage.... It is a 2.5 litre, NOT the S 2. Right colour. Lovely paintwork. Apart from very minimal crease to drivers seat, interior is flawless 5. Back window DOES need replacing. Am happy to do this, but time and travel expenses to get this done will be added to the cost. I will only do this when there is a non refundable deposit on the car.
    4 points
  47. wuvvum

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Badermatic Onion. Looks quite saveable from the pics.
    4 points
  48. bunglebus

    Shite in Miniature II

    OK, here are some interesting* things the postie man has brought for me today First up, a version of the K-52 Datsun 240Z that I didn't have. Hopefully this will respond to gentle cleaning A couple more blackwalls for my collection, this is the oddly skinny version of the 59 Caddy Anyone care to ID this? @flat4alfais to blame for me tracking down the early Majorette Blazer Jeep Cherokee... ...with doggo And a Ritmo/Strada I already had a cartoonised Polistil Honda Z coupé... ...but this one came with a Fiat 127 for company This is the jewel in the crown though. Polistil ovloV 164 What a beauty!
    4 points
  49. Hi everyone! A ‘newbie’ here, but definitely NOT a newbie to owning ‘shite’ cars! My household collection currently consists of:- 1973 MG Midget - with severe running problems, drinking fuel and running really rough, but otherwise in good nick! (See picture) 1995 Mitsubishi FTO - with an electrical fault (after I tried jump starting it, but got the cables crossed), she turns over, but there is no power to the Spark Plugs. Could be something blown on ECU which will need to be sent away for checking and repairs! She has very low mileage, so definitely worth getting back on the road! 2000 Peugeot 206 - She is a bit tatty, particularly the clear coat over the red paintwork. What is it about red paint? But she is still roadworthy, also with very low mileage, less that 60k, so worth keeping going, 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Currently off the road while I fix all the MoT failure issues. She absolutely MUST get back on the road, as she is our tow vehicle for our 21 year old Caravan! Having been a resident of planet Earth for more years than I care to remember, I have had the dubious pleasure of owning several ‘heaps’ starting with a CZ125 Motorbike, before ‘upgrading’ to 4 wheels with my purchase of a Daf Van, in my college days! Well, that’s my abridged, potted history! Hello, again, everyone!
    4 points
  50. Conan

    Shite in Miniature II

    Yes.
    4 points
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