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  1. just chilling out in the garage, faith no more playing on the jukebox, a cold beer in me hand, looking at the Exocet and thinking “fucking hell, i built that !”
    21 points
  2. Not sellers but in car hire we have had customers try and hide damaging cars etc ...... No 1 , many years ago a customer rents a fiesta for a week , returns it no issues , it's checked and preepped and rented , next customer breaks down within 10 miles and it's rec to local ford dealer , fueling issue we are told once in the workshop ......after lots of head scratching it's realised the tank is empty ....guage shows full ....to save money the previous hirer had taken the dash apart to glue to the fuel gauge full .....to save £30 .... No2 , again many years ago a orange marea is returned just before closing , I checked it over and all is good till I get to the back , I can smell paint and on close inspection ( It was getting dark ) there is ripples on the boot ....on closer inspection there,s putty in about 4 dents and the paint ( miles wrong shade ) is still wet .....I proceed to office where cust tells me " must have been like that when he got it " , I try not to laugh and point out both the putty and paint are still wet ........." Fuck it " he replied " it was worth a try " ......indeed it was not and I proceeded to charge his credit card the excess Ill try to remember some more .......there,s been a few in 23 years
    15 points
  3. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1459572
    13 points
  4. HillmanImp

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Wow! https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1969-hillman-minx-deluxe-custom-gZPLa4
    10 points
  5. Asimo

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This is local but I have never seen it. I don't think it looks as good as the seller says but it does look a whole lot better than they usually do. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203958493836 £19,000. I could buy a year-old Polo for that... "They also converted it from automatic to manual which suits the car." Nonsense. C-Matic suits the car which is why Citroen fitted it. Some belts missing. Legroom. Brown legroom.
    9 points
  6. HillmanImp

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Yeah, mental isn't it. They guy who did it probably had all the parts in his shed from the one just like it he scrapped in 1982. Was just having a conversation with my mate about it on WhatsApp.
    9 points
  7. Retr0naut

    Lazy spotters thread

    Golden oldy Toyota.
    8 points
  8. DodgyBastard

    Retroshite

    This is taking a little bit longer than anticipated... Just one last patch and I'm done!
    8 points
  9. DodgyBastard

    Retroshite

    Gas purchased this morning so I set about making a sill panel. Annoyingly the metal folder wasn't long enough for the complete section so I had to chop it in half. Welded it together. And done. Just 3 small sections to make an weld in then I can change the slave cylinder.
    8 points
  10. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    2003 Porsche Cayenne 4.5 S 5dr Tiptronic ESTATE Petrol Automatic | eBay 'ENGINE MAKES TAPPING LIKE SOUND OR NOISE (VERY COMMON PROBLEM ON PORSCHE CAYENNES), It's fucked, isn't it? 'CAR MIGHT NEED SMALL FIX COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM' Or someone might Google this very common problem on Porsche Cayennes and find it'll be that the engine is so fucking fucked it'll make them forget the paint and stripes were applied by a 3 year old using a water pistol.
    8 points
  11. Time for an update, first the Moggy. A check under the bonnet revealed the engine mounts have indeed collapsed causing the exhaust rattle. New set of engine and gearbox mounts ordered. A look under the dash at the coupler referred to revealed it had indeed slipped, so a quick adjustment and starting has returned! I will keep the new switch when it arrives, that way I will never need it. My usual tyre wholesaler in the Sheffield area has no 13 inch tyres in either 175 or 185, nor any good 235 70 16s so looks like that is another thing in short supply. Good job I am not in a rush for them. Moggy did another 30 miles this evening, a run to the petrol station for 20 litres of diesel for the Kubota lawn mower and 10 litres in cans of petrol as insurance for tomorrow. I am also on the trail of a Riley 1.5 rear axle which will make long distances more relaxed. The next job today was to replace the ballast resistor on the Cobra as the new one had arrived. Easy and quick job and the Cobra is back running. Once I had the old resistor off, a look at the back of it which sits against the bulkhead revealed the problem. Finally, I had to check the Rover P5b ready to drive it to near Sheffield tomorrow. Oil and water needed less than 1/4 litre each, tightened the fan belt as it had started squeaking and checked the tyre pressures. Ready to go! I am slightly nervous as apart from the 120 mile run last weekend, it has not been out of the shed for nearly 8 years, but WCPGW? Will update this thread when I can, and a collection is being made Saturday morning, a car I have not even seen and was written off by an insurance company a couple of months ago and has not been repaired! Could be fun
    7 points
  12. Another one for the list. Supposedly over 300,000 miles!! For sale on Facebook.
    7 points
  13. So, what do you guys think of my little bug-ger? I've got a couple of these from when they were first released as a premium casting, now it's a mainline Mattel have made some changes, including a different base which has put the front wheels a long way forward. Altered this as it looked a bit odd, other than that it's paint and detail really. I had some really funky looking flame decals I wanted to use that one of you lot sent me, but they're so old they fell apart. Cut these out of some left over from a 57 Chevy model kit I built as a teenager
    7 points
  14. Asimo

    Holiday spots

    Some Peugeots. 205s are very common. Weird van version Amazing to think 205s have been around for 40 years. 309s are perhaps even more common. Petrol and XUD power. Commercials too I borrowed this for the week, a Peugeot 2008. I was grateful for the loan, but what a horrible little car. 0 / 10 for effort Peugeot.
    7 points
  15. Asimo

    Holiday spots

    After too long, back in France. Citroens. Fade to gray: it used to be black (see posts above) Still a common sight Several Xantias about but I didn't see any other hydraulic Citroens. Early 650 Visa. AX not common anymore, but they are all as battered as this one. Still very plentiful, at the core of the rural economy.
    7 points
  16. adw1977

    Lazy spotters thread

    It still had a grille when I saw it in 2016.
    7 points
  17. Another visiting 75 to my driveway tonight. Same owner and indeed the same Firefrost metallic as the saloon he brought a month ago. List of jobs was as follows: New number plates including the correct smiley rear plate. New wiper blades (binned the horrible aero items for traditional style ones). Rear wiper arm is fucked and loose though and isn't the original so the new blade wouldn't fit. Rod the ECU plenum chamber drain hole (I had to lift the ECU to pull out a literal mouse nest) Fix non working cigar lighter so he could charge his phone. Ended up removing the entire centre of the dash including the climate unit and replaced the whole cigar lighter, ash tray and cup holder assembly. The owner had a better spare unit with him. Now works and all the wood effect panels are the same colour. Fix loose interior light trim panel. Fix sticking sun roof blind. Just used it in anger about 25 times and it's better now. Fix non working electric mirrors. Removed the switch pack, disassembled it completely, cleaned all contacts in circuit board and clean off all dust and crap. Both mirrors now adjust in all directions as they should. Fit new bonnet badge. I forgot that the X part item was shite and needed filing down to fit properly as per my car 2 years ago. My grandpa's old files that I forgot I had until we had a clear out a few weeks ago came in handy tonight. I only had small warding files and a BFO one for heavy work so these medium fine ones were great. Spent 3 hours on this one, thankfully my palm was crossed with a wee bit silver though 😀
    7 points
  18. Dan29

    eBay tat volume 3.

    1998 Fiesta Courier 50 1.3 pez - £1k - Burnham-on-Sea : https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/221861/1998-fiesta-courier-burnham-sea As far as I can tell he is unique as all others left have the diesel engine. Would anyone like to save clarence?
    6 points
  19. bunglebus

    The new news 24 thread

    Yet more Saaab weldage. Thought I'd be done today but there's a hole under the battery tray (removable - thank you Saab) that i couldn't see from underneath and is a bit of an arse to access. Got the last patch made for the wing Burnt in Tidied up Then got asked to fix these air duct thingies That one just needed a small patch but the other side was very frilly Done
    6 points
  20. Dan29

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Oh. Volvo 850 SE 2.5l 10v 1996 Nreg Maroon - free - Norfolk : https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=325626
    6 points
  21. Dan29

    eBay tat volume 3.

    1997 Volvo V70 2.0 10v chippenham, Wilts - £400 : https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=325635 Don't think we'll see a cheaper Volvo than that for a while!
    6 points
  22. Asimo

    Holiday spots

    Lancias Niva. XUD power? Forward control! Brexit motors A8 was a manual Diesel. Presumably the 5 cylinder engine as it was still in use. Not a single straight panel. Mercury? There were plenty that escaped my photography: a Renault 5 semi-convertible (rag top behind the B pillar), a Fiat Chroma TD (steel wheels, cloth seats, immaculate), Peugeot 504 coupe, many Mk1 Pandas...
    6 points
  23. Asimo

    Holiday spots

    Not many Renault pictures. I saw plenty of R4s, but only one got papped. No pics of Express vans either although they are plentiful as ar the old Master vans. Traders love their Trafics and their 21s Twingos are everywhere. This was a nice surprise And so was this 17!
    6 points
  24. Andrew353w

    Lazy spotters thread

    Spotted over the weekend in 'appy "Ampstead. I've seen it here regularly and it never seems to move!
    6 points
  25. Viewing arranged on Friday for a totally stupid, overly priced, (probably) unreliable, inappropriate, midlife crisis money pit which I have absolutely no room for.
    6 points
  26. https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/2166979075.htm ...2-tone siren and rotating beacon... ...Sold with ambulance equipment (stretcher, etc...) but WITHOUT the model...
    6 points
  27. djb222

    Rover P4

    After much thought I've bought a June 1961 Rover P4 80 in Shadow Green , so a little older than me!! ( not strictly shite but it used to be) I wanted something classic that is useable but needs a little fettling, a rolling project if you like. It is original matching numbers car and came with a good history file with lots having been spent over the last 20 years or so. I may start a project thread ...there are a few small areas that need a little attention to the body..... Here's a few images for a start. .
    5 points
  28. I've posted this previously on the 'cars that you never knew existed' thread and also on the 'ambitious towbars' thread but I think that it is time it got its own thread. Introducing my 1975 Turner Ranger tractor! Four wheel drive, four wheel steer, mid mounted 1098 A series in longitudinal configuration (gearbox in sump) but mounted transversely driving the front and rear axles through a Triumph differential. Steering box from an A30/35, hydraulics from a Leyland 154 tractor, drum brakes and rubber cone suspension from a mini. Very small, very unusual and very fun 😀 I saw this on ebay a few years back and being a mini nut I had to get it. I've used it for light duties since, namely moving trailers and a caravan. Road registered thanks to the Friends of Ferguson Heritage club and absolutely scary to drive on the highway. The history of this design is quite odd. It started off as a Harry Ferguson design through his Ferguson Research company. They were originally designed to run on Calor gas and were sold as Calor Ranger's. Turner Engineering (who made the Calor Ranger's) also started selling the petrol versions badged as Turner Ranger's. The rumours are that about 250 were made. Since acquiring one I have become obsessed and have done plenty of searches to find as many survivors as possible. I've found 26 examples (including mine) including one of the original prototypes which has a shorter wheelbase than the production models. I've also found various brochures and literature related to these odd machines. Having seen his success on the Invacar thread and the '93 Mondeo thread then I might have to employ the services of @LightBulbFun to work his DVLA magic to find some more examples 🙂 Also, a few videos of this on my YouTube channel. Just one link below as I don't want to spam you!
    5 points
  29. Justwatching

    eBay tat volume 3.

    AMC PACER RUNNING DRIVING PROJECT NEW BRAKES 29000 MILES GORGEOUS INTERIOR | eBay
    5 points
  30. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Cheap MOT'd Volvo 240 in Glasgow https://www.gumtree.com/p/volvo/volvo-240-torslanda-1993/1433434999
    5 points
  31. Oil pressure gauge arrived. Time to confirm if the light in the Caddy is telling lies. On start up it initially shot up to about 80psi, soon settling to 59psi at idle. When driving it seems to sit pretty steadily on 70psi which seems to be the set pressure of the relief valve. Idle when warm doesn't look stellar to be honest but at least is there. No idle pressure is given, the test is meant to be done at 2000 rpm (which is the point at which the warning light is enabled - it will never come on below that), requiring 30psi - we're showing about 60 at that point so not worrying about that. Basically there's bugger all wrong with the oil pressure. The warning light is telling lies. Time to order a new pressure switch I think (which on this is unusually a normally open rather than normally closed switch).
    5 points
  32. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    £2750: The garish green vinyl interior... https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1456730
    5 points
  33. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195077034041?hash=item2d6b7f5039:g:BLEAAOSw1Mhii548
    5 points
  34. Rammstein have just released a new album. First since 2019. 🥳 🎶
    5 points
  35. Nullzwei

    eBay tat volume 3.

    2005 MG ZS, low miles, X power kit whatever that is. Nice looking cars with the side vents in the front wings. £1150 Newcastle. https://www.gumtree.com/p/mg/mg-zs-2005-57-000-miles-with-xpower-kit-/1433390594
    5 points
  36. I've actually been able to trim the opening slightly, and with a little directional enlargement of the socket mounting holes, the alignment is much better. Onto another section of bodywork: Also dating from before purchase, it had been hammered out Father Ted style. I'd already replaced the lower panel in 2007, but had thought little point in doing more with a mahoosive dent in the door! I managed to flatten out the metal to some degree, so it was no longer proud in places. Then applied sone filler, although more than I'd like to have done. The upper part of the repair, the metal has actually been pushed into the door shut aperture slightly, exaggerated by this photo above. It's not so visible from straight on, as it's simply a squarer edge than the original edge below. But it's hugely improved, and is perfectly acceptable to my eyes given the amount of minor dents all over the rest of the van. It's a good sign that VW now appear to be supporting the LT more spares-wise. I hadn't been able to find a genuine handbrake cable previously, only one side from a dealer clearing out old stock. But now both sides are available via VW Classic Parts, and postage from Germany is probably faster than Hermes in this country! Hopefully I'll get it in for an MOT next week.
    5 points
  37. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    £250 will buy you this contraption: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284828257053?hash=item4251164b1d:g:4XkAAOSwnnBijUPm
    5 points
  38. I spent a long time agonising over the gaps on this door. Mostly that the catch is on the edge of the striker plate with not much wiggle room. Tbf I think it might have been like it before looking at the striker plate. The gaps aren't massive (for 1960s standards) so there isn't actually too much wiggle room. Even though it's about centred, don't forget some of this is lost by the outer cover that is still to go on. Probably a couple of millimetres. Basically it could go over some more. The options I could see was to: - chop out that hinge piece and move it across - enlarge the door hinge holes to move that out a tad further (remember it's only millimetres I need) - put more spacers on the striker plate (it's already got two though!) - spacers behind the door hinges I spoke to Saabnut about this when he came around to collect the Moggie. His suggestion was to go for spacers. This was the same thing I was siding towards too. Mostly because to cut out those tack welds would have been an almighty pain (I probably tacked them in a bit too good!) and to adjust it by a couple of millimetres then reweld is opened up to a big error margin. I mean it almost fits and cutting out+reweld could easily end up with it like an extra half centimetres or more. For the shims, I used a ready made piece of metal perfect for it... The old hinge plate. I cut these down to size and cleaned them up with the grinder. The one with slots is the piece of metal that holds in the thick threaded mounting plate. They were about 1.2mm thick for the left and 1mm for the right. I put the thicker one on top. Re-measuring gave a bit more gap on the hinge pillar side and gave more tolerance for the latch. It works pretty well now. There is some movement in the A-pillar as that was only tacked in. Plus the outer piece will box it in. This affects it a bit too. I also ground down a tad on the top of the door. Only a millimetre or so but it's enough. I'll probably level this off along to make it look factory. I then welded up the rest of it. About 60% done with the inside done The hinge side is still to finish. Penetration looks reasonable to my eyes? Certainly better than the previous welds with zero penetration. Door is now looking good, with the outer panel in place. I did this to double check it doesn't catch when opening the door. Had to move the door out a tad but it's pretty level. Way better than the other side for sure that sticks out a good centimetre! Gaps around the door aren't bad and (tbh) probably the same or better than factory. I'll try realigning that door when I get to that side. Hopefully just a poor refit than something inherently wrong. Less flex of that post now too
    5 points
  39. So after the disaster with the Transporters engine I had to find a replacement. My first choice was to try and find a AAZ engine or an AEF. AAZ 1,9 TD is more sought after and found in Golf and Passat in the mid nineties. AEF 1,9 is usually found in Skoda pickups. I ended up buying an AAZ dirt cheap with unknown history and did the engine swap together with my two fantastic friends Eskil and Anton. During the swap we changed cambelt, waterpump, turbo, a driveshaft, clutch, and all the things that’s needed to adapt the engine to its new life: at a 45 degree angle. It was a great moment when I finally could turn the key and the engine fired right up. Here is a picture of Eskil, hard at work!
    5 points
  40. Should have the password, along the bottom.
    4 points
  41. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225004256520?hash=item34634c7d08:g:YYcAAOSwgVxijrjb
    4 points
  42. Any breakdown that can be fixed by the side of the road isn't a breakdown, it's just a slight delay. That's what I keep trying to tell Mrs Yoss anyway.
    4 points
  43. grogee

    eBay tat volume 3.

    1970s: "Hydragas just needs pumping up" 2020s: "Air con just needs a re-gas"
    4 points
  44. Another day another breakdown. Made it slightly further, namely all the way to my Post Office collection point 2 miles away. Upon collecting my parcel I started the car and immediately smelt petrol. Pissing petrol out the top of the float bowl, handily positioned above the exhaust manifold for maximum explosion potential. Took the top off the float bowl and started the car with the float held closed. No fuel coming through. Reassembled and it worked fine, so I drove home. Presumably the needle/seat at the top of the float bowl got something stuck in it causing it to just constantly fill. This is the second float bowl top that has done this now. Currently running the "new" carb and the top from the original carb as the new carb's just wouldn't seal at all for whatever reason. It is also pissing oil out of everywhere it can. Probably as so many bits have been fitted several times since it was initially built the gaskets are probably fairly shagged. The NOS Acclaim water pump is now here though, so can fling that at the Tronda and hopefully the horrible noise goes away...
    4 points
  45. Asimo

    Holiday spots

    Sounded right for a sidevalve Ford. Reversed with some skill into tiny garage from tiny street. Manual box with floor-change. Next door is a great bar / restaurant which often features quality Jazz acts. With this view of Canigou.
    4 points
  46. Et voila, £3.20 eBay alloy wheels on. I think they look pretty smart. They're Style 306 wheels from a much later 3 series, think they were on the "efficient dynamics" model. I had ordered four Bridgestone tyres from National. Took the wheels loose to get the tyres fitted. They wouldn't fit them without the wheels being on the car... I was stunned. I received a refund and bid them a warm* farewell. Not wanting to waste a trip and being pretty busy til next week I went to the one man band round the corner. He sold me some premium* brand "Autogreen" tyres for a very reasonable sum, very much a cash only operation. Time will tell if they're any use.
    4 points
  47. Plumbase have just rang. It's plate day at Newcastle racecourse on the 25th of June and they have a marquee.I and partner have been invited for a four course meal, free drink all day and night, afternoon tea and Pete Tong on in the tent at night.Just so happens I'm fifty on the 25th too. Canny birthday treat.
    4 points
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