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  1. andyberg

    Panda collection

    Collected. Now to get home.
    17 points
  2. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    🤨 https://www.autowereld.nl/rover/800/825-sterling-36845019/details.html
    10 points
  3. finally could be arsed to take a look at the fan faffed about removing it and yes, yes the transistor/resistor pack looked a bit old but nothing serious wasn't siezed either decided to remove the pack and take a closer look ahhhhhh, the new one is shiny but the old one should still work right? until i turned it over the new one is the one at the bottom incase ya couldn't tell yes, i'd say that's why it wasn't working put the nice shiny new one in (£11 it cost me off ebay!) and the result.... video-1658836493.mp4 success!!! now it does still seem a bit slow to start on speed 1, but i imagine once it's used properly it'll get better but all in all, i'm pretty happy
    10 points
  4. this part of the inner wing was damp and crusty when I took the wing off. Obviously an area that gathers standing water. Better get cracking then. re made the curve on leading edge and a large part for the inner wing plugged it in and hammered it round to suit then glued it down. and this area had to be done slowly as plenty of sound proofing behind it. *disclaimer. I am in no way shape or form a professional fabricator or welder. I just have a stab at stuff. Better now 0.8 wire is used. 0.6 was shit.
    9 points
  5. Whatever it is, it will have 9 months MOT, a full tank of fuel and have cost about £2.50.
    9 points
  6. Tescos Minehead. A GTI
    9 points
  7. I've taken Crackers up on his offer of a ticket. See you at Colsterworth at 9am, I'll be in the Puma with my whippet co-pilot.
    8 points
  8. GMcD

    The new news 24 thread

    I had a nice conversation this morning with a chap who has agreed to buy the 1100 and has sent me a deposit to hold. He intends to pick it up in a couple of weeks once his Iveco Beavertail is back from the menders....I think he belongs on here! Plans are to use it in his upcoming retirement to go to shows and wee jaunts. He has a small workshop that he'll store it alongside a Morris Minor he is restoring. Sounds like it's going to the ideal person. ...will give it 10 minutes before sellers remorse kicks in!
    8 points
  9. This appeared earlier on a Rhyl-related Facebook group. I don't know if it's a picture you're familiar with. I certainly remember most of those arcades.
    7 points
  10. My Only experience of waitrose was stratford on avon, we stopped because it was the only supermarket we drove past I could get the motorhome in the car park , I was sat on a seat behind the tills waiting for mrs wack when a woman too tight to buy a 20p carrier bag walked past, arms piled with packets, one of which fell off and broke , quails eggs , had to be really
    7 points
  11. andyberg

    Panda collection

    Home. First impressions? Not a bad little car, auto box is good, can do motorways fine. Comfy. Bonus points for discovering it has a/c, minus points coz it needs a regas M9 🙄 nice mpg's on the way back too. So far 9/10. Last service in book was 2013 at 56,000 miles! It's done 2000 miles in 9 years! Had to go to post office to change tax class from disabled to petrol car, buggers wanted at least 6 months tax up front 😡
    7 points
  12. Owner still in drivers seat. Some clean up required.
    7 points
  13. trigger

    The new news 24 thread

    Then onto today, I went and bought this! Yep another Dolomite! I'm sure a few people are wondering why I've bought another when i only just sold my Sprint, well, this is a 1850 which is much more reliable and easier to live with and It's a 33000 miles, father and son owned car that's never been restored or welded and is really in timewarp condition plus the best bit is that this cost £6000 less than what i sold the Sprint for which wasn't anywhere nearly as nice. It's a late Pre-HL model but had all the HL spec but not the tinted glass, It was a Mann Egerton Colchester ex demo hence the triple digits and has only covered a remarkable 3000 miles since 1983! It does need a bit of love, the paints faded and needs a good mop, the interior needs cleaning too, the brake pull to the left slightly and the carbs needs setting up better but all minor stuff. This does leave me with too many cars now, the Astra was meant to have sold and gone to Scotland but the sale fell through Friday so I've still got it but someones coming to view it tomorrow so hopefully it be gone and i can get the Volvo back inside.
    7 points
  14. After much deliberation I reckon my next purchase is going to be a Morris Minor. I know, yawn boring etc. Thing is, I want something basic, old, and with good parts supply so I stand a chance of fixing it myself in a timely manner and a Minor would fit that bill. Economy - I'm used to 25-30mpg Safety - Everything I drive will lead to me being killed to death in a crash anyway Reliability - Even abused examples seem to always get you where you're going, a looked after one should give very little trouble Practicality - It's all the car I need and while a hatchback is nice to have, it's not vital. It'll lug me and the shopping no bother Speed - I don't go on the motorway that often and rarely go over 60mph anyway, so realistically performance isn't an issue. Rust - yes. It happens. At least when it does I'll be able to easily get new panels to sort it out with unlike just about everything else I've ever owned. What I don't have is real world experience with one. What is a Minor really like to live with on the daily? Are they impossible in the winter? Will I need to worry about converting the head for unleaded or have they pretty much all been done now? You know the sort of things you only learn by doing. What's really surprised me is how affordable, comparatively, Minors are. From what I've seen on the online market at the moment, for £2-3K I could get something tatty that's immediately usable; £4-5k nets a tidier example with some restoration work done; £6-8k seems the asking rate for a really nice looking example that shouldn't need more than regular maintenance. For a car with such a strong following and parts support, that seems like pretty good value to me. There also still seems to be shedloads of Minors about, probably because they made them forever. I'm only after a saloon, not interested in the tudor cottage, post office, or allotment bodystyles they came in and for which you pay considerably more. I don't mind a later model, and an A Series equipped car would definitely be preferable since I imagine that will be easier to live with on the daily. If you wouldn't mind filling me in with your experiences of owning and piloting a Minor, particularly if you're doing it now, I'd appreciate that.
    6 points
  15. It's four months to the day since I collected the Puma so I thought it was time for an update. Long story short I've been dailying it and loving it and it's been reasonably trouble-free. As mentioned above; it required a good service, some new rear tyres and a window regulator. The more I've driven it and got to know it the more I love it. It's ride and handling mean it's ideally suited to the A and B roads around here and to my mind has just the right amount of usable power. Sure the Mini Cooper S I had was faster but most of the time you couldn't actually use all the power and if you did give it a boot-full the traction control would kick in anyway. Last month it developed an issue where there'd be a whistling noise when I came off the brakes. I followed @grogee's advice and checked the vacuum lines but they all seemed fine. Although it didn't seem to be affecting braking performance ignoring the issue hasn't made it go away so I got my local tame mechanic to have a look. He said the problem was actually with the servo itself. Ebay scrappers wanted £130 for a used servo delivered but I was fortunate enough to score one through a Facebook group for £30. I've decide to put the £100 'saved' towards paying the mechanic to sort it as I've a lot on at the moment. The other elephant in the room is rust - well it is a Puma! The arches have had some attention* in the past but that seems to have consisted of just wobbing some repair sections on without any effort to remove rust or prevent it rusting again so it's all bubbling out. I can get reproduction sills and arch repair sections for about £450 but wouldn't be capable of fitting them myself. At the moment my thinking is that to replace the Puma with something else suitable would cost me in the region of £2k so I might as well put that money into the Puma as I acquired it for £16. Although the rear subframe appears ok there is rust in the back end so I'll have to get some advice and quotes for how viable it it is. It's certainly saveable but it's a question of whether my pockets are deep enough and how much I can do myself. The MOT expires in November. While it's at the garage having the servo done they're going to assess whether it would get a ticket as it is now. If it would I'll put it in for a test early so I'm not in the position of having to have an MOT patch done in a hurry in November to keep it on the road. I'm going overseas for ten weeks this winter so I could put it in a bodyshop then to get properly sorted. I've just realised that the underside of the car seems to have remarkably similar colouring to the dog!
    6 points
  16. andyberg

    Panda collection

    Morning. No early start collecting going on here! Off to get my wife's new car. It will involve 2 border crossings though 😂😂. No brekkie yet as hoping for some fast food from a quality* burger establishment. Poo count =0 ( disappointing I know)
    6 points
  17. Triple header today - cos I went into Poundstretcher this morning... Yep, I'm finding myself rebuying some of the same models I got shot of during the rather distressing fire-sale that preceded the housemove earlier this year. You'll have seen all these before as they're now fairly hoary old 2019 releases, but they're still nice wee things. The last time I got something with a Matchbox logo in a plastic bag like this, it was a soap. The little '76 Honda Civic is just glorious, in its proportions and detailing. A true joy of a toy. I shouldn't have let it go, but luckily I can buy it all over again... The big '59 Dodge police cruiser is also a belter, nicely chunky and with a good effort at detailing. The lower tampo print doesn't quite fill in below the swage line - something the Kadett C coupe also suffered from - but overall it's still ace. This one had a similar paint flaw to the Kadett I sent to @warch - but thankfully it just rubbed off with some light thumbnail pressure. There's also something on the rear parcel shelf that might be a pair of binoculars - it's kinda hard to tell. The '95 Nissan Hardbody (love how Nissan singularly fails to inform us whether the chassis enjoys a similar status) is a nicely rendered big thing too, with chains and spare wheels in the load bed plus a slightly-lifted sunroof (I think the old 1990s Ford Bronco had this too). This one was literally stuck to its inner bag for some reason - indeed, all three showed some sign of adhesion, whether intentional or not - and some plastic remained on the bonnet after unwrapping. A bit of rubbing has taken the worst off; I'll try some WD40 later to see if I can unstick the last of it. The one I bought last year was a sort of metallic greeny-blue, and I think it looked a bit better than the red, but that's okay. I massively prefer boxes to blister packs, which is kinda why these particular versions appealed to me. Quite what their provenance is prior to Poundstretcher getting hold of them is anyone's guess... So they're made in Thailand (whereas Hot Wheels are still made in Malaysia), and while the front of the box prominently displays the name of the Canadian importer, there's also a wraparound sticker in Chinese symbols giving a Shanghai importer's name as well. Then there's also an EU importer address in Amsterdam. Of course, it could just be that all boxes have all possible importer details just to cover all bases, but I'm not sure how this squares with Tesco's supposed exclusivity to Matchbox Toys in the UK. Maybe that's all over, since The Entertainer were stocking the Opening Features line over a year ago? Maybe it's just current mainstreams Tesco gets first dibs on? Well, anyway - I'm quietly pleased. Until something goes wrong and I get shot of them all for buttons again, anyway...
    6 points
  18. Work has commenced on the welding of this fine steed. The front strut tops (renowned for rusting) have been repaired in the past, and need doing again. Starting on the offside, I really need to remove the wing to get better access. Some hard to reach areas proved worth it, finding a 1/2 inch extension under the headlight. dont you just love bolt on wings? not when 2 are hidden behind the ECU inside. here’s the previous repair. it’s still quite solid, structurally but looks a mess. wings off. Some clean up and treatment needed of high salt gathering areas. And the scuttle drains need unblocking while I’m here. more to come
    6 points
  19. Oooooooooooooooooooooof https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/429784325666358/ I like that! and it's even pre-broken.
    6 points
  20. Could also be a contender in the archishite fred...
    6 points
  21. meggersdog

    eBay tat volume 3.

    boom https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155090899147?hash=item241c2350cb:g:058AAOSwkR9i3oHT
    6 points
  22. wuvvum

    The new news 24 thread

    While we're on the subject of fitting large instruments into small cars, I once fitted one of these: into the back of one of these: The drive home was interesting though - I somewhat resembled this chap:
    5 points
  23. The Sierra DieseL - Impressions With a few hundred miles under its belt (since 2003!), the Sierra has really been a joy to drive. Something about it feels inherently modern - the seating position, steering wheel, pedals and shifter are all in a lovely position. It is wonderfully squishy on its R13” balloons and 40 year old bushings and the interior has that unmistakable smell of hot dust. It feels reliable. It’s yet to prove that feeling is warranted, but the thrum of the naturally aspirated diesel just has that unending quality. I’m not finding it chronically slow either. It’s either geared well or the torque that it has is all usefully usable, no Top Trump figures here but it might* be able to chirp the tyres on a spirited roundabout pull-away. I even took it to a little show recently. There are some things I don’t like though. At 70mph it’s got a bit of a wobble on, particularly on deceleration. In theory the wheels are balanced, but it might need some tracking work and said squishy bushes looking at. The rear drivers side door is a respray and is very matte despite two rounds of T-cut by hand. It probably needs wet and dry or a machine cut, but then I’m not quite brave enough or bothered enough to go that far. The temp sender was dead (I snapped the blade connector off when doing other engine bay things) and I’ve temporarily replaced it with one pinched from the Granada. It was half the length and now reads HOT, I guess due to different resistance curves of the sender, but it plays hell with my unconscious brain! I also recognise it wants a bit more preservation work doing. It would be thankful of a clean up and paint underneath as it seems pretty good under there and it would be a shame to let it deteriorate any further unnecessarily.
    5 points
  24. I bought a Darda It's effectively new as it was made for a trade show but didn't get given away It wasn't the only one...
    5 points
  25. I think I will have to follow @bunglebus and @Split_Pin advice. Only buy what you like. And on that note, I bought these from a junk shop / antique place in Minehead. Seen them before. Think they were 8 quid each. Mentioned them on this thread. Reduced to 4 quid, so pulled the trigger. Russian and I just like them.
    5 points
  26. andyberg

    Panda collection

    Ah a foreign country awaits me... However the train keeps getting delayed, now supposed to arrive at 9.45 instead of 9.27 🙄 and this is before the strike
    5 points
  27. Serke plates?
    5 points
  28. Tweed and twill. I've been meaning to wear this tweed jacket with the Volvo, now I feel proper and that. No occasion, just a band practice. Normally I dress like a sack of potatoes unless there's a reason, I think enjoying a tweed with the twill seats is reason enough.
    5 points
  29. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334511379121
    5 points
  30. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1034848127399748
    5 points
  31. trigger

    The new news 24 thread

    I've had a weekend of crap cars, Saturday dad came round and helped me get the Volvo finished off at last, it needed a lot of brake work which took time, new calipers all round, new pads, rear shoes, brake shields etc which was a right faff as well as new tyres fitted, the work all paid off though as it's now a lovely looking car. How it was when i collected it. and after two months of graft and expense! and bit different! the corner had took more of a knock than i realised and damaged the wheel and wishbone which i replaced, the wheel was very kindly given to me by a stranger on the internet, he dropped it at a DPD drop off for me and and i paid the £8 delivery! I've done a few miles in it today and it's driven lovely, like a 70's car registered in the 90s! I'm not sure I'll keep it but I'm pleased i stuck through repairing it as it was due to be banger raced, It's only done 49000 miles! It still needs a little bit of welding and a few stickers replacing.
    5 points
  32. I was thinking about these today actually, as I have unfinished business with them as I never had mine on the road and sold it quickly when I was broke (and definitely pissed away the money). Anyway, I was eyeing this beauty up and reckon it looks great! Carlos Fandango wheels, bumperless badboy Great steering wheel (MG 1300 GT or something?) Says it's a 948 but it's got twin carbs and big trumpets! Also reckons 'no rott' (sic) and one previous owner. I really like all the mods and it looks fundamentally solid. £2500 sounds alright to me! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/897943384340237/
    4 points
  33. 4 points
  34. Been a while since I updated this thread. I had an idea in my head for a while. Time for some action. Bought some shiny checker plate. Nailed it to the spare wheel carrier and added some rubber cubes. It folds down. Anyone for tea?
    4 points
  35. Speaking of the dizzying height of professionalism from BBC reporters:
    4 points
  36. Dyslexic Viking

    Bus Shite

    1936 White 706 Yellowstone tour bus that has traveled 600,000+ miles on unpaved roads. These old US vehicles were of good quality.
    4 points
  37. Spurious

    The grumpy thread

    He's done a lot more to raise the profile of farmers than years of countryfile has ever done.
    4 points
  38. Oh, definitely*.
    4 points
  39. andyberg

    Panda collection

    Managed passport control 🤣
    4 points
  40. Spotted this one on CrapBook earlier. I see it's been mentioned on Pistonheads previously. I reckon the bloke replying at the bottom has a fair point in that the orange mystery car could be a mk1 version of whatever the blue 'mk2' car is. Not dissimilar...
    4 points
  41. andyberg

    Panda collection

    See told you it was a great place 🤣
    4 points
  42. It was getting lower, then it went bang. It's something they do, even when they're not overloaded. At 175,000 miles, with an engine hoist in the back and a folding camper, I guess I pushed the ageing components too far. Seriously, if your Berlingo/Partner is starting to sag, get the axle swapped! I'm just very glad it went at very slow speed in a car park. Festival of the Unexceptional this weekend, and the Berlingo clearly isn't going to make it. Now hastily trying to acquire parts to convert the Fairmont to UK tow ball and wiring...
    4 points
  43. 4 points
  44. This beauty was flying along..... Absolutely stunning. Unfortunately I missed the Sapphire Cosworth that went the other way - I ignored the cannon tailpipe expecting a barried hatch of some kind.
    4 points
  45. 11001010

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/2196033917.htm
    4 points
  46. oooooffft https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255644392824?hash=item3b8597dd78:g:waMAAOSw4cdi3Vlz
    4 points
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