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  1. This could go in the lazy spotters thread but I think it deserves a bit more exposure. There is an elderly couple on my delivery who have a garage at the back of their drive. Occasionally one of the garage doors would be open and I could just see the corner of this from a distance. I've been on this delivery about five years and never seen more than a glimpse. Today it was out the front and I got to see it in all its glory. How fabulous is this. But the sad news is it's going away. The good news is their son is taking it on so it's staying in the family. It is much better than I ever expected. A quick MOT check shows no rust at all. I was chatting to the old boy, saying I used to drive these regularly for Royal Mail and he happily pointed out that that his was a 2 litre petrol, O series I think, and goes quite well. I could use this as an everyday car then. Though it deserves better than that as the rust would soon creep in if I did that. Inside was mint too. I shall miss it even though I've never seen it properly until today. It used to make my day just seeing it from a distance occasionally.
    18 points
  2. outlaw118

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Fucking Hell. And it's £3500.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265184381063?hash=item3dbe388887:g:xg4AAOSwB8JguRiY
    14 points
  3. Well, without wishing to tempt fate... I think we might be up-and-running again. I did an early run to Halfords this morning for some ATF to fill up the power steering, then removed the tape from the mirror plinth and refitted the mirror. Then filled the tank and went down the road to Grange-over-Sands to meet @flat4alfa who was having a little family holiday up this way. ...Using his family's little RV. We passed a jolly couple of hours, being Shiters and therefore generally Good Eggs. Nice to meet you at last, Jason! I then headed for home, and when I last looked the mirror was still where it should be. I think I'll leave the exterior one (passenger's door) for next week, because I want to be able to drive the car on Sunday. But after all the fun* and games* of recent months, it was just lovely to be able to drive Huggy again. I feel so much better.
    14 points
  4. This is the only photo, although he has helpfully attached it twice. The green string is probably for his mittens so he doesn't lose them. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1335575
    13 points
  5. Went out for cutting discs. They didn't have any so I came back with paint. Let's see how that dries. Phil
    12 points
  6. UKTech

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Long time lurker / first time caller. A 2.5l nearly ruined me 20 years ago, but couldn’t help myself when this popped up. Thank you for years of giggles. Here’s to many more.
    12 points
  7. The new arrival 2.4 v6 full service history years mot roof work flawless v6 is lovely quite impressed with this.
    11 points
  8. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This SM was up for auction recently, formerly owned by Citroen UK as a rally car used in the 1973 Avon Tour of Britain:
    10 points
  9. I'd been thinking about this ever since the discussion about that Ex British gas van in the news 24 thread, but this posted in Ebay tat fby @outlaw118 has cemented the idea: absolutely awful.
    9 points
  10. I've started a new job, life is busy. Car fuckery has been limited. The Acclaim managed to gain a dent in the rear valance, fuck knows how. It's been pushed a good inch inwards. Also that bumper is fucking hideous, Jesus wept... I also did a bit of stuff to the new Volvo. (collection thread here) Firstly I put some petrol in it and calculated the mpg for my collection it. 25.5mpg, quite respectable considering the speeds involved for most of the trip, I dare say the best part of 35 could be achieved on a 65mph motorway run. My 2.0 peaked at 26mpg doing a steady 55mph. I then tried to get the radio working.... Firstly I phoned my local Volvo dealer and got the radio code, with the head unit unlocked it powered up but did nothing. I then found the fuse for the amp was blown, so replaced that. Now I had sound from the speakers, just nothing one might want to hear. Pulled the unit apart, tried cleaning various connections etc and managed to get some genuine reception out of it. Sporadically. Kind of. Smacking the chassis of the radio with a screwdriver handle would cause the unit to work with violent stabs of interference and wavering volumes through various speakers but never consistently. I tried twiddling the pots and wiggling various boards to find no symptoms that could be replicated. Then I noticed it had gotten very hot around the back by the fuses. I'm going to assume the capacitors aren't supposed to be leaking... Given the price of these units (£120+) I've ordered a soldering iron and shall attempt to repair it. I have a valve radio that needs the same work on a larger pre-circuit board scale, so I may practice with that... I also loaded all my shit into the Volvo and returned the Saab to @blackboilersuit after having borrowed it for 6 months... Also, if this doesn't sum up the whole car I don't know what does:
    9 points
  11. For the family
    9 points
  12. Hello. Just joined AS. I also post on PH and RR but a couple of my current motors may be more AS appropriate. I'm not sure I'm cool enough for RR. The 205 is a project, I have limited spannering skills but am learning. It turns out taking apart old cars is easier than putting them back together... The 75 just failed its MOT on "missing heat shield". Of course according to the FB page everyone rips them off and I got Poirot as my tester (I noticed there were bolt holes but holding nothing on...). Though it could have been worse. You might also enjoy my repair to a bit of damage......Bit of silver hammerite, top quality Sent from my SM-G998B using Tapatalk
    9 points
  13. "Absolute Horse Shit" Is this the new spin off radio station from Absolute Radio? They've already got Absolute 90s, Absolute 80s, Absolute 70s etc. Bit niche for my liking but meh. Dude. It's really fucking hard to watch someone hit the self destruct button, especially when you know they're fundamentally a GOOD EGG. I've been shouted at for voicing my concerns about other members before but, on the basis that one of them is no longer here, forgive me for also adding my voice to those who are worried. I saw you on the Zoom the other week and was genuinely worried about your state of mind. No matter how eccentric some of us may be on this forum, your behaviour was well beyond what I'd expect from someone of sound mind. Your recent purchasing spree, whilst none of my concern, is uncharacteristic - which is the sort of thing that triggers alarm bells. Now, you can - if you so wish - decide that we're all jealous mouth breathers who can't possibly comprehend that you're just a fanatical zealot when it comes to amphibious vehicles. You'd be wrong, but that is your prerogative. What I WOULD do though, is speak to someone independent and say "Hey - I've had a few people say this now - I can't see it but can you?". My wife is quietly confident she can spot spells of depression in me one to three weeks before I can. Please do this. See you the other side, man. Dig in. Keep buggering on.
    9 points
  14. And that’s your choice. I don’t think I’d be a being a good mate if I didn’t advise caution based on the information at hand. Not out of negativity, or lack of imagination , but just because I don’t want to see it unravel and end badly. I honestly hope it doesn’t, in which case I’ll celebrate with you when it goes well.
    9 points
  15. I might as well post it before anyone else does 😂
    8 points
  16. Commer PB vans look like bumblebees so you know I had to draw that eventually. https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/79556149
    8 points
  17. I got a few bits too. Majorette Alpine A310 in Police livery Majo Lancia Monte Carlo - I really need to make a "Giselle" to go with the various Herbies I have Good job there's a spare Next up, Norev Pug 505 I had a spare Zylmex MK1 Transit and sold it. So obviously I needed to buy another. I wonder if the tailgate fits the Husky ones? Back to Majorette with this Autobianchi A112 Corgi Sierra in a livery I hadn't seen before - British Racing and Sports Car Club Lastly, grabbed this Hare Splitter in a job lot. Has obviously been on garden duty but cleaned up OK
    8 points
  18. Leg one of the trip, I stopped at the original supplying dealership for a photo or two. Now a multi badge place.
    8 points
  19. Asimo

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4035690426514189 Nice numberplate.
    8 points
  20. outlaw118

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Montego Pr0N https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274821334413?hash=item3ffca0c58d:g:IiEAAOSw7wJgeJYl
    7 points
  21. sdkrc

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1965-IMPERIAL-CROWN-COUPE-CLASSIC-AMERICAN-CAR-MOPAR-2-DOOR-WANT-PRE-65-BEETLE-/284319395598
    7 points
  22. egg

    Shite in Miniature II

    New arrival. English rose will be restored, but maybe not two tone!
    7 points
  23. Ok I'm going to get absolutely slaughtered here but so be it. James, are you ok? I say this with the best intentions but I do find this thread very worrying. All the vehicle buying, house selling, it just seems very out of character. I just want to know that you're feeling well, not having a manic episode and you've thought all this through. Not getting into a slanging match with you and I'm not going to respond to any replies. I just want to know you are ok.
    7 points
  24. Iteration #2. Inside. Typically it reacted where I was too lazy to wipe it down and got greasy handprints on. Outside shows the color much better. A proper purple (close to a color they had listed as Casino Royale). This and an off-white roof. Phil
    6 points
  25. There was quite a lot of car on the floor. So, I went out to sweep up. I stood for a while, making cogitating noises while staring at the car. That's a much better representation of the color now it's not just under the fluorescent lights in the garage. I think it needs to be a darker purple. I'm not sold on that now I've seen it in the sun. Phil
    6 points
  26. Great great great news. The car started very well after being left for an hour. I'd have problems starting it a mere 30 minutes after shutting it off before swapping valves over. Not calling it mended yet, but this is incredibly promising behaviour.
    6 points
  27. Having visited the garage, I decided to take a trip on something that makes the Capri look modern. And, for appropriate AS Ness, this was in the car park. Then followed a nice little blast around some country roads, including a ford in a Ford.
    6 points
  28. About 5 minutes longer than it takes you to stop worrying about it and checking it every few minutes. Once you are confident, it will fall off.
    6 points
  29. this might be cheating somewhat (but is probably much safer than alternative ideas!) but could you not simply take the outer 2 wheels off one side leaving the centre wheel in place and then on the other side just take the centre wheel off, leaving the outer 2 wheels in place et voila a stalwart on 3 wheels LOL
    6 points
  30. Go big or go home!
    6 points
  31. Hot SM action for @richykitchy: \
    6 points
  32. Be a bit like @Angrydicky and buy some 50s BMC porridge with a tideline. 1250 BINs, Sydenham.
    6 points
  33. richykitchy

    Vecky the Shambolic

    I still think that's well wide of the mark, but it appears to have stuck in my head like some sort of irritating pop song. So, yeah: A 1996 Iveco Daily 35.8, acquired from @wuvvum of this very parish some weeks ago, in exchange for a much newer, much more powerful and much faster Fiat Ducato 2.8JTD. I know - I'm not sure, either. Actually, yeah, I am sure. I always wanted one of these! The journey home from somewhere near Cambridge was hard work, partly because of the relative lack of anything relating to performance, and partly because it broke down on the fella on the way to meet me at Birchanger services! Why didn't I turn around and keep the Ducato? Well, that was playing up too (a sticky gearshift mechanism and a worn clutch). Fun times. I love it, so much so that in my newfound hobby of attempting to make YouTube videos, I've starting blogging about it there, too: It's a project I fancied, and so far, am enjoying. Got some interesting (you'll be the judge of that) things planned for it, though thankfully no more SM collections. Well....maybe....no, no more!
    5 points
  34. Saw the thread title and thought this was going to be more about the depressing / murdery interiors on some of the shit diy van conversions eg: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255001464951
    5 points
  35. outlaw118

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This is ALL OF TEH SEKS. Currently £995RNM but further down the ad he wants £1350, which if I had the need, I'd be shoving into his mitt right now. V6 goodness, SE spec. Proper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254997162735?hash=item3b5f03eaef:g:TLcAAOSwC1xgseAS
    5 points
  36. When Mummy caravan and Daddy Kia love each other very much...
    5 points
  37. Hi everyone, I'm new here. I just bought a Talbot Samba LS. Does anyone know any good websites or car clubs for spares?
    5 points
  38. sdkrc

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1200135 The photos aren't great but this could end up looking like this
    5 points
  39. American-market Volvo PV444s arriving at a port in Long Beach, California, 1955:
    5 points
  40. Split_Pin

    2021 Quote Thread

    Jim Bell's advice on how to advertise a MK3 Astra: "That looks like a wonderful thing to sob in after you've followed your wife to her karate instructors flat and watched them do sex in silouette form through the bedroom window when the blinds are shut but there's a light behind them so you can see all position changes from your hiding place in an adjacent tree. Might be worth putting that in the advert".
    5 points
  41. Great news! There is another car arriving soon! And because theres no point in waiting with the announcement, here it is! Yes! Its another Oldsmobile Aurora! And it has Northstar-typical OMGHG issues! Now it might seem a little mental to own 3 of these cars without even one of them being driveable. I got it cheap enough that I can basically get my money back by just using its parts for my other two Auroras (one of which is still semi-abandoned in Germany, thread here...) though. My goal is to get at least two good cars out of the three which should be very much doable. If can save all of them that would be the best outcome though. Some background info I know: 1 previous owner, bought the car new in the states, imported it to the UK in 1997. It has 80k miles on the odo which seems a little hard to believe considering the state of the seat and the fact that it has headgasket issues. Normally the 4.0 last a little longer than Cadillac's 4.6. Bubbling in coolant reservoir, I would assume the garage whos selling it has tried the easy way to fix it already. Its located down in Reading, hopefully arriving here on Saturday. I can tell by the photos that its far from pristine, with some pretty questionable modifications done to the indicators to make it road legal. Stay tuned!
    5 points
  42. WillCarter

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Rover 216SLi with a load of test, yours for £550.
    5 points
  43. 83C

    The new news 24 thread

    @holbeck certainly looked happy with his new steed: I now have Saab envy.
    5 points
  44. Isopon

    Crap Camper Conversions

    Ford transit chairman anyone? -Rear of van could do with tidying up That's quite an understatement... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144058232539?_trkparms=aid%3D1110010%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.DISCCARDS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200818141627%26meid%3D7c218a9a02ac4f4f911a84eaa37e98a1%26pid%3D101110%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D174785299295%26itm%3D144058232539%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2563228%26algv%3DDiscOrganicBase&_trksid=p2563228.c101110.m1982
    4 points
  45. For clarification, @Mr Pastry, the entire premise around substituting the parts from the old carb to the new one was down to the fact that: The engine had no trouble starting with the old carburettor. Instead, keeping the car running and in tune was a pain in the balls. Swapping them over has caused the reverse to happen- it runs well, very well in fact, it just doesn't start well now. The float bowls are identical in volume and other crucial dimensions such as the bore diameter etc. are within tolerance. If they weren't I wouldn't have fitted it to the vehicle as it would be the wrong part. Because of the equal volumetric capacity of said float bowls it was decided, after consultation with people more experienced than I, that substitution would be a good idea. This, coupled with the fact I had no fuelling issues with the old one, pointed to a potential restriction in fuel flow to the carb, causing a defecit of fuel when starting cold and starting hot. The float valve, valve washer and float in the old carburettor were in very good condition -probably replacement parts- and were genuine items from Solex. They definitely looked superior in quality to the stuff that was in the new one, so I wanged them in. They physically fit like a glove, were identical in size and mechanically worked. It's reversible and I haven't much to lose. Perhaps I should have done a blow test before fitting but I didn't fancy petrol taste in my mouth. As mentioned before, this is a clone of the one that was previously on the car. I cannot find a replacement genuine part that is anywhere near affordable. The intake manifold for the vehicle massively restricts what I can fit to it. I'm not all that happy having a clone carburettor running the car, but I have limited options, unless I find a different manifold. For this reason, I'm still looking for twin-choke carburettor intake manifolds for the engine, as the Solex twin choke carbs have much better parts availability and support, especially in Peugeot 205 circles. I'm holding onto this thought as it's entirely possible. Fortunately, I think this may have been rectified. ----------------------------------------------------------- Anyway, I have news for you all. Yesterday I ran the car till it was up to temp and left it until just a few minutes ago, basically simulating the exact same conditions that caused me to discover that something was wrong. I started it up and it caught a lot more readily. I re-tuned the carb once the engine was at operating temperature and in general it sounds good. I'll start it again later on and see if the problem has indeed gone away. So far, it's looking good.
    4 points
  46. iainrcz

    Crap Camper Conversions

    Get it bought.
    4 points
  47. I might look into that. Cash was offered, but declined as the '06 Ducato, although dependable, was very tatty, and had a worn out clutch. You could only get about two or three gears by the time I got to the Iveco, too, as the gear linkage was drier than a camel's arse. It is (I keep seeing 35-8 and 35.8 used - seemingly completely at random!) I guess the 8 denotes 80bhp? And the 10: 100bhp? Maybe? Or maybe not! No tachograph fitted, it's just a regular 3500kg van. I think it might be once the shocks are replaced. It rides minor imperfections fairly well.
    4 points
  48. Zunder Coupe, 1960 by Argentinian Nilson Bongiovanni Never put into production https://www.allcarindex.com/production/argentina/zunder/
    4 points
  49. sdkrc

    2021 Quote Thread

    @somewhatfoolish on the Iveco thread
    4 points
  50. @Heidel_Kakao hopefully this does not come across wrong but perhaps I may recommend taking a bit of a break from the Virtual FoD calls that are held every Tuesday because I noticed that things where generally fine when you are here on this thread/on the forum itself, but that it all went a bit side ways when you showed up on the Zoom call and I wonder if thats because when you type something out in text, your able to see what your typing and give it more thought before you make it public if that makes sense, where as if your holding a live conversation its very easy to just say what the first thing that comes to mind so for the sake of stopping things going further sideways perhaps its best you take a bit of a break from the FoD calls if you dont mind me saying so? (and perhaps you could use the time to plan some more on getting the Stolly sorted ) dont get me wrong I very much like the Roadrunner and the Stalwart, but we do care about you and we dont want to see you get burnt by all of this! so please just think things through carefully and try not to burn the relations that you have on this forum I would personally recommend you draw the line at the Road Runner and stalwart, get your C licence, and just get those 2 vehicles road worthy etc, then once you do that and have a feel for things how are when dealing with such vehicles and know how your remaining balance is then I would go from there with regards to getting other big toys as others mentioned you dont want to spread yourself too thin, and if the Stalwart is already done and dusted by the time you get your next project that would probably make life a bit easier, as you will have already pushed that bolder up the hill so to speak and then you only have to keep periodically making sure it does not roll back down again which makes getting the next bolder up the hill much easier if you still decide you want to do that
    4 points
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