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  1. Pleasure to meet @PrinceRupert Would buy from again. On my way home now.
    15 points
  2. What do you do when you receive news that the entire department you work in will be made redundant in the forthcoming months? Saving these from a potential ovalling has lifted the spirits (no pun intended), now what to do with them?
    13 points
  3. With many, many thanks to @doug this beauty arrived bang on time this morning. Having dropped Doug off at the train station the heavens well and truly opened so this is as far as I've got. To be continued...
    10 points
  4. 155V6

    Shite in Miniature II

    I called in at a local charity shop yesterday,they haven't had any diecast for ages but had just put out three boxes.The only disappointment was that they were all £1.00 or £2.00 each now,so I limited myself to these four Tatra 623 by Monti Metal Shonkily made Lada Nova,with actual spring suspension,not sure who the maker is Norev Citroen CX Minichamps Volvo 480,this is probably my favourite,it is in pretty good condition considering it was loose in a box with a load of other cars I might go back & have another look tomorrow after the car boot if I've got any cash left
    10 points
  5. 40 today. Still love it as much as the lass who took me to fetch it. Mixer feelings.
    10 points
  6. inconsistant

    Audi A2

    I also discovered a couple of jobs I didn’t realise needed doing. Apparently I had a failing door check strap that threatened to damage the door card, speaker and other door stuff, and I now realise I had been ignoring the creaking door because it’s silent in use now. The next job I did myself, it took about 3 minutes and is one of the most satisfying jobs I’ve done to the A2 so far. I was moaning about how inconvenient wind up rear windows are because the winders get knocked and the window cracks open and the first we knows the rain coming in, or the wind noise behind on the motorway when it’s inconvenient to stop and wind them up that last tiny bit. Well, it turns out my winders had been fitted so they are in the wrong position when the windows are closed, so I slid the caps off , undid the bolt and moved it around a few splines to reposition them to the factory accurate 45degrees down and towards the seat. Now if they get knocked they are pushing the window up and not down. So satisfying! Next job is to try to sort out the saggy rear headlining without taking the whole thing out or going to the time/expense of a complete new headlining. Other than that I've pretty much got this A2 as good as I can get it I think.
    10 points
  7. It's been a very Majorette kind of day. Asbo in Basildump had some individual ones including a very pink Beetle I also picked up the black Toyota 2000 Under those was a full box of Tune-ups, series two - a bit of online detective work revealed that #25 should be a Golf And it is! ##28 should be too And it is! The tuning bits are quite unusual on this one, Carlos Fandago tyres! ##32 should be a Dodge Charger And it is! These are obviously all better without the tuning bits, although I do quite like the surfboard on the Golf - however they do not go back into the pack with anything fitted! They do have a stackable display box included though. Here's the full series We're not done yet though, oh no. I realised the other day you can order direct from Majorette on their website. I wanted one of these Golfs, however you can only order a random car from each set Quite cool but not exactly what I wanted. Target #2 was the orange T3 camper and trailer from this set Score!
    8 points
  8. Crumbs, what a morning. The car boot yielded these... A pound for the Corgi 205, and a fiver each on the Matchbox Dinky - not massively bargainous, but I'm happy enough. I had the A40 van previously (I think - or was it the red Sharp's Toffee Commer van?) but sold it on last year, annoyingly. The Dino I've never had before, but have coveted it ever since its release in early 1991. I'm not normally much for Ferrari products, but I just kinda like this. So it's a gift of sorts to my ten-year-old self. I then wandered on down into town... I haven't really had much call to be back around my hometown for a fair few years now. I can't say I feel very attached to the place, for a variety of reasons, but I've been coming through a kinda introspective phase and somehow felt a bit of a tug to go back and have a nose around. And it was kinda good that I did. Look, it's Saturday and I have Stuff To Do, but - I'll come back later once I've edited pics and do it all justice. It'll be worth it.
    8 points
  9. egg

    Shite in Miniature II

    My Armstrong Siddeley had an original rear plate But no front plate But Steve Flowers has the solution.
    8 points
  10. First stop: the car boot sale round the coast I used to go to whenever I was clearing out assorted tat. They only operate in July and August now. Used to be that if you didn't get in the queue by 5.30, chances were you wouldn't get a space. No such bother today... Literally ten cars selling at 9 o'clock. Well, desperate weather combined with Norn Iron holiday season probably plays a part. Mostly just yer average dusty glass ornaments, early-2000s DVDs and Diana biographies, with some household clearance tat thrown in. Oh, hullo... Tat sighted. Stallholder apparently had another Corgi car in a box somewhere, but enthusiastic searching yielded nothing. Another guy had some ropey unboxed MoYs, but also a few other bits... Purchasing purchased. And onwards.
    8 points
  11. And here we are, the new daily! a 1959 Austin A55 Cambridge shes rather um… patinated to say the least but very solid needing no structural welding, just a small bit of cosmetic welding, she started from cold straight away, a few minor issues to address like fixing the handbrake cable and fitting brighter indicators but over all not too bad!
    8 points
  12. Goin' on a Tat Hunt. And, apparently, I've now acquired a small portable... something along with the delivery yesterday. Rigid tent frame? Gallows? Gateway to Narnia? You choose. I'm off to see what I can find...
    7 points
  13. Wack

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Price seems to be a bit punchy not up.on V70R values but look at that interior https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/320853133607502/
    7 points
  14. Dippy

    Bad Restorations

    Doing a full restoration correctly is very time consuming, I put 1500hours plus into a full nut and bolt restoration and I contract out the welding and paint which are both very time consuming as well. I can see why lots of corners are cut as owners often do not realise the costs involved, I tell them straight what I expect it to cost but many other restorers give a get them in the door price usually between 30/50% of the real cost then get the car in and strip it down before letting the customer know the true costs. I am involved with one car and the owner said he would take the shell away and get someone else to do it as my guys were slow which they are it will take a year to get a shell welded and another to get it painted but the work is amazing and the costs are quite reasonable. He told me the estimate was 25-30K welded and painted and I knew he was taking it to a large restoration company where you can eat your dinner off the workshop floor and with big fancy offices etc and I knew this was the get him in the door price but didnt say anything. The shell is now finished and looks superb but the owner tells me he spent 100K getting it done and the funniest part is it still took them 2 years to do it and not the 6 months they promised him.
    6 points
  15. sdkrc

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This is the shonkiest piece of shit I've seen in a long time. Strong DO NOT BUY vibes https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1610212
    6 points
  16. Look upon my photography skills and weep! In my defence they were moving targets at close range
    6 points
  17. Much fun was had at the plane museum. It was an adults playground. Also planes in miniature (perfect size for my pet rats).
    6 points
  18. Going to start restoring this ex @danthecaprimanLandrover. I don’t seem to have any corgi tyres in but fortunately some King Size Matchbox ones will fit perfectly.
    6 points
  19. Hi. The names Ken. Ken Dowling. You've probably heard of me; I'm the deputy stockroom manager for Werthington Plastics. I'm a hard-working, no-nonsense boy from Leeds. I pull no punches. That's why I've decided on a BMW 525i for my company car. It says I mean business, and I do mean business. The salesman assured me Wining Silver was the best colour. She's packing six of Bavaria's finest cylinders lined up like my ducks: in a row. Six finely honed autogears to match them because I'm too busy to change gears myself. Spec? M-Sport of course: finely honed dynamics for the discerning driver. Black leather because I'm scared of colours. On the open road she silently eats up the miles as I judge lesser drivers. I'm a family man too, that's why I chose the Touring (it's not an estate, mate). 'Er indoors has me going all over the place at the weekends and we love our August week away in St Ives. They all know us down there, and treat us with respect. We only got dogshit on our door handles a couple of times. In short, this is a winner's car, or a driving legend's car. You choose.
    6 points
  20. Last night was a collection night .. First up, @sdkrc arrived I. The veg powered chariot of choice for the discerning gentleman Then it was time to enjoy the glorious vistas of Glasgow in July. shitehole. anyway, we carried on and were soon in the salubrious* surroundings of Ayrshire. Shortly after this picture was taken, we encountered a squirrelly back end on the Rexton under braking. Here's @sdkrc checking the pressures. 9psi difference was resolved and we set off again. The Rexton is an ideal sports car for roads such as this. In no time at all* we were in the Jewel of the Scottish West Coast...Largs As you can see, ideal tourist weather.. Next we zoomed in on the quarry - Could it be? Nah, got this instead for @Jimbob McGregor Scores on the doors once back
    6 points
  21. We are back, the 1310 battled through some very wet roads with barely a hitch (the fuse for the wipers worked loose at one point) and is now unloaded. Thanks for a lovely day to everyone who came and to @Sunny Jim for organising again. Sorry we left early but soggy girls were getting restless. Hope the rest of the weekend goes well and that the Skoda is an easy fix.
    5 points
  22. Forgot to say the other day Mrs Concern was perusing the Matchbox catalogues posted here thanks to @bunglebus looking to see if she is missing any good boats/caravans etc and spotted this She does have that boat and trailer several times over. She later noticed that I have a Stingray Caper Cart and decided to put them together. However I was too quick for her as I checked ebay, found one finishing in six minutes with a start price of 99p and it was in Eastbourne where Mrs Concern happened to be at the time! So this is the result... Obviously I get to keep mine haha. Now none of this would be possible without help from this thread as I'd never even heard of a Caper Cart until recently let alone wanted one and Mrs Concern wouldn't have either!
    5 points
  23. egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    V6 saloon Ghia X https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115859883963
    5 points
  24. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235083058866?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=BJJcNBnoSoa&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=X5RtjeAxSP-&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
    5 points
  25. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225673218430?hash=item348b2c097e:g:d-cAAOSwXhxksqpG
    5 points
  26. Last but not least, both Asbo and Entertainer had new Fast and Furious premiums. The Land Cruiser is pretty nice but I left that, and got this
    5 points
  27. Hit the jackpot in Asbo Basildon Meanwhile BuM have the same mix of Matchbox.... ...are they having a giraffe?
    5 points
  28. 2016 Iveco Daily Automatic 8 speed 14ft dropside pickup Vgc! Drives like a car! | eBay 'Drives like a car'
    5 points
  29. I haven't posted on this site for quite some time now but have logged in to say all the best with this car and glad that it's been saved. The seller you bought it from has owned many pre Farina Austin Cambridges but usually ends up breaking them for spares due to their low values. He painted the lower half of this car dark grey. Good that he threw in the rare period metal sun visor too. Great it still has its original plates and the LF Dove of Croydon dealer plaque. I owned KSJ 128, a 1958 column change example which was also Tweed grey but with a red interior. Very nice car to drive. Would like another pre Farina Cambridge at some point.
    5 points
  30. Collection tomorrow. Longest I've done, so far, because let's be honest, I'm bound to buy something else in the future. Should be about 3.5 hours, two trains, two tubes, one train, lift (not the up and down building kind of lift). I'm taking a Sat Nav, as otherwise I will never find my way home and a jump pack, just in case.
    5 points
  31. Got this photo this evening. Fenton car parts Limerick Ireland circa 1990/91 This pile was awaiting the crusher. Takes me back,as this was dad's favourite place to get bits to keep the family chariot mobile. I ended up working there for 14 years until it closed in 2007. Real blast from the past for me. Apparently the guy I got this from has others.
    5 points
  32. Nice scenery And the Welsh hills.
    5 points
  33. ford thames trader | eBay
    5 points
  34. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This should sort the mice from the men Rare 2001 Renault Espace 3.0 l V6 | eBay
    5 points
  35. inconsistant

    Audi A2

    Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, specifically that really really hot weekend in late June. My wife was driving home from work the Friday evening and it conked out at the end of our road, about 100m from home. It got pushed onto the drive by some friendly neighbours, and my really really hot weekend was spent trying to diagnose then fix it. It was cranking really slowly, hardly at all. Finally got it started with a jump from neighbours car. Ran for a while, battery charging so wasn’t alternator. Tried a new battery but no difference. EPC light also came on. Funny burning/hot solder smell suggested starter motor, so got a replacement and fitted that. While I was in there I checked out the earth cable from starter to chases as that seems to be a known problem ion these but seems to be in good condition. Horrible job, so much in the way and so little room to move. Started first turn of the key and has been fine since. I put the the 'old' battery back in, it's showing 12.4v with the car off and 14.5v running so battery seems to be in good health.
    5 points
  36. inconsistant

    Audi A2

    I got the alloys refurbished, and while the bloke was doing them I took the centre caps into work and had a go at removing the nasty water damaged chrome rings to see what could be done as I didn't fancy paying the asking price for a new set. Pushed the Audi badge through from the back to remove Used a screwdriver to bend the edge of the metal ring back The grey plastic behind was very dirty but all four cleaned up really nicely. I decided to put the Audi badge back on and re fit them without the chrome. Who needs chrome? Especially on something avant grade like an A2. I think they look great!
    5 points
  37. Pictures of the old girl, i noticed the remains of few old stickers too, any ideas what for? I can only assume the blank brown one was an old tax disc maybe
    5 points
  38. And back home 138 miles of pleasure! Sat happily at (insert national speed limit here) and definitely not 10mph over no sir also found this useful manual in the boot! so far I’m happy with Audrey The Austin! Old school Simple transportation for £1950.
    5 points
  39. I managed to sneak in a couple of hours going through some basic checks, cleaning and lubricating the little Norman and am pleased to report that all looks to be in good shape. No rounded nuts/bolts to report, even most of the slot heads are very unmolested. A turn of the peddle and she’s keen to live.
    4 points
  40. WE NOW HAVE ELECTRICITY!! WOO thanks mr Pastry for the help
    4 points
  41. A doom blue sad face fiesta with ruined wheel trims and zero redeeming features. That is seriously miserable, well done.
    4 points
  42. 4 points
  43. You want one of these😂😂😂😂😂
    4 points
  44. inconsistant

    Audi A2

    I went to an A2 Owners Club events Leighton Buzzword where members book their car in to get upgrade and repair work done by club specialists. Got there just in time for rain, but fortunately the weatherproof gazebo kept us dry and the rain sort of made my resprayed spoiler look more impressive, which was nice! I’d booked in to fit and programme the ignition barrel locks I got from Ami to put the car back to having the same key for locking/unlocking and for ignition, and a duplicate key too for spare. Before: After: I bumped into a fellow A2 owner who just happened to have designed the final version of the Reliant Robin, amongst other things. We had a fab dull bloke chat about GRP, my plastic bikes, glass fibre cars etc. His A2 was stripped out ready for some electrical instalments so it was interesting to see what was under the skin, especially the sandwich layer at the bottom of the car. with the lower rear footwell that does so much to create the extra space for adults in the back.
    4 points
  45. 1954 A40 Somerset in the work's car park this evening.
    4 points
  46. Not all without trouble The horrible home made side exit exhaust has fallen off, luckily it made it back to Havant without any problems, wafted along very merrily
    4 points
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