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  1. 54 points
    dozeydustman

    Found on the bins

    Driving around all day everyday I get to see a fair amount of old chod on the roads and rusting rammel on driveways. Been meaning to do this thread for some time now, so here’s what I’ve seen over the past few months.
  2. 37 points
    Couldn’t resist skipping my morning brew and bringing a battery up. Under the bonnet.. clean air filter and new Halfords battery Main fuse blown, could it be this simple? Answer is.. yes! Bridged the main fuse with some welding rod and it fired right up. So, book it right in for a test! All in all, 100 percent successful trip! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 18 points
    loserone

    The new news 24 thread

    It doesn't work, she always knows the old Peugeot in the back lane or round the corner in the car park is mine. Last time she said nothing until she suggested we used it for a trip out.
  4. 16 points
    Have you got friends around? Shouldn't the keys be in a bowl on the table?
  5. 15 points
    bunglebus

    Shite in Miniature II

    Matchbox Corvette is done. Video and pics don't do justice to the vibrant red/gold/green flip 20200120_113909.mp4
  6. 15 points
    I've made some more progress over the past two weeks. Few more bits have made their way onto the car and I've started polishing the paintwork. I've not polished the paint until now for two reasons... I didn't have the balls to take 1200 grit sand paper to my paint job I needed to perform one or two additional bits of paint correction and they are now complete. (I missed a nasty ripple in one of the rear wings and needed to fix it). Tried living with it for 2 months and couldn't stop looking at it all the time. First up the washer bottle bracket which was very rusty/damaged has been repaired and painted. I've already polished what I can of the engine bay. When new the finish in here was very poor and it's one of the reasons for all those scabby Ford engine bays years later. I've got a good coat of paint in here and it's shiny so I'm already beating the original factory. I will continue to hand polish various areas under here as and when I get the motivation. Next I've fitted the rear windows. This is probably the worst bit of design on the whole car. The window is held in by the pop out catch at the rear and two very small bits of metal on the B post. With the window popped open it eventually falls out while driving so they will remain shut from now on! This is a well-known fault with the face lift coupe. I've also fitted the remaining trim pieces inside the rear of the car. Starting to look quite nice in here now. Polishing the paint is a slow and scary process. I've never done it to this level before but it won’t polish itself so I've made a start. All the bits I've put on the outside of the car so far have been chosen because they don't really get in the way of the process. There is nothing fitted to the sides of the car so I have access for polishing. Here you can see the finish as it is off the gun. Deep shine but plenty of orange peel and when you start looking there is a fair bit of dirt in places. I expected this as I'm a novice painter. First thing to do is use a de-nibbing tool to remove any spots of dirt & dust. I'm using 2000 grit on the tool as it's what’s in stock. You end up with loads of little dull spots after completing this. Next I use 1200 grit paper on a DA with a soft interface pad. This takes down the orange peel and also removes any small bits of dirt and dust. Be careful of the edges! Next I move to 1500 grit on the same tool and sand until I have a flat matt finish. All the time I'm terrified of seeing primer but if you study the picture I'm really removing only the very top surface of the paint. There is no danger of rubbing through provided I stay off the edges and stick to the method. Next I move onto 3000 grit 3m Trizact disk. This removes all the 1500 grit scratches and starts to move us back towards a shine. After this I should have gone to a 6000 grit Trizact but I didn't have any. I've ordered some so will have a go next weekend. In the absence of those I moved to polishing using 3m green & blue pads/compounds and a decent polisher. Not bad for a first go. I didn't make any major mistakes but due to lack of confidence I've not fully removed the orange peel near the edges and a few small areas. I also needed to spend more time on the polishing stage. I'll revisit the again with 1500 and follow up with both Trizact disks. Here's a comparison. Before on the left and after on the right... Will take me a few days to complete this, nice boost to confidence as I didn't mess it up! Was more worried about this bit than the actual painting.
  7. 14 points
    barrett

    The grumpy thread

    I don't know how often people read this thread, but if you read this and it applies to you PLEASE STOP QUOTING PICTURES IN YOUR REPLIES. It's absolutely infuriating having to scroll down a page and seeing the same images over and over and over again. The general etiquette on this website is to never quote an image unless it's absolutely necessary. Please take note anyone who has signed up in the last year or so... THANKS
  8. 14 points
    Even better, I've been immortalised on Google StreetView
  9. 13 points
    morrisoxide

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Oh yes. Those tyres need binning straight away and the price is way way out of my comfort level. But look it comes with a vanity mirror in the glove box. I have no idea why that pleases me but it does. You'd have to be careful around the cup holders when you open the vanity mirror, you wouldn't want to spill your cocktail now would you. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Studebaker-Avanti-R3-5-0-Supercharged-V8-Rebuilt-Motor-1964-Muscle-car/223868702244?hash=item341f9d4e24:g:dnsAAOSwrcReKC20&autorefresh=true
  10. 13 points
    pleased to announce that today I went took my theory test and and happy to say that I have passed heres the certificate, and exact scores I got so you can select the appropriate length barge pole for when you encounter me on the road thats half the battle done with! , just got to do my practical now!, will book my practical in tomorrow after my next lesson as I have a couple questions I want to ask my instructor before i book it in
  11. 13 points
    Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1174522
  12. 13 points
    egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Sorry if we have had this already. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2381580155260387/
  13. 13 points
    w00dy

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-SD1-vitesse-3500-v8-manual/223856245817
  14. 12 points
    Well I can’t believe it! I live literally a few houses up from the original taxi owner on the Isle of Wight, privately run in a small village. Obsessive is an understatement when it came to maintenance, which he did himself. It was always garaged and I would often see it up on axle stands with him cleaning the inner arches and underneath. He would buy all genuine parts either from the main dealer on the Island and later on direct from Germany. Its a huge regret of mine that I didn’t buy it when it came up for sale. It got bought locally by a VAG fan pineapples included and then got passed around. Quite a shock to see it now in Ireland.
  15. 11 points
    Austat

    The "WTF is that?" thread

    Discovered this interesting Renault 5 van conversion... Turns out it's by a company I haven't heard of before, Durisotti. At first I thought it was a conversion by one of the more common French car conversion groups for commercial vehicles such as Heuliez or Teilhol, as they seemed the most likely to do something like this. Durisotti is known for oddities such as this beauty based on a Renault Master.
  16. 11 points
    And a final big shout out to the 5 original owners, the fellowship of the Visa. This car should be preserved, used and appreciated. Soon no one will remember what it was like to have dial up internet - minutes to open up a page, the sound of logging on, losing the connection when someone answered the phone and downloading risky MP3s from limewire overnight. They will only have experience of flawless, high speed fibre optic broadband. This is the dial up internet of the car world.
  17. 10 points
    My BIL is in need of a second car. A session of alcoholic drinks and a lengthy exchange of messages with a stranger from Coventry last night resulted in plans to inspect the vehicle this morning with a view to purchase. We can’t compete with the effort put into a recent Citroen collection but the desired car is not exactly around the corner. We’re due to set off at approx 8:30am but I’ve been up since 6:30am, enjoying a brew. Hitherto my poo count is zero but that is about to change.
  18. 10 points
    HillmanImp

    Meg the Visa.

    Meg had sat on the drive since my last post. All the RED HOT VISA ACTION on here over the last couple of months has spurred me on to get her back on the road as theres no real reason to keep her off it other than laziness. Started first time after a 10 seconds of turning over. Dragged her down to the garage for some fresh fuel and took her for a quick spin and grabbed a few scenic shots. Imp Jr is going to give me a hand checking all the obvious things before wanging it in for an MOT in the next couple of weeks. After I'd parked her back at home I took the Porsche for some fuel too and a spin too. It tried making that literal as it was absolutely determined to try and kill me today with the back end all over the place and the wheels lighting up everytime I put my foot down. Think it must be the roads, unless I've changed my driving style dramatically after using the Legacy for the last few weeks.
  19. 10 points
    Bought some tube and fittings. Hooked up the oil pressure line to the gauge. Needs a couple P clips to hold it in place. Now all my gauges work. Phil
  20. 10 points
    Heidel_Kakao

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143499412419 Apologies if already posted, I really like the colour of this 405.
  21. 10 points
    So I’ve not touched the Yugo for a couple of months. Progress had stalled due to not getting it going quickly (I’m a millennial- I like quick results). I had meant to get back to it over Christmas but it was cold and I chose to do other things. Today I got the 2CV out of the garage and saw this... Yes... it really looks like one of those stalled projects... Mrs_b’s brother wanted to borrow the trolley jack so I had excuse to be in the garage. I wasn’t sure if the battery had any charge, but decided to give it a go anyway. BiL turned up at this point and we got chatting. I explained what I was doing and he said go on then give it a go... The engine span, battery was ok... it kept spinning but no catch (just as the last few time) so I started pumping the accelerator and all of a sudden... she roared into life-properly. Last time it had been lumpy as hell! To be honest both me and BiL nearly shat ourselves!!! We weren’t expecting it. Within 5 seconds the fuel in the carb was gone and it died. Refilled the carb and.... battery had gone.. bugger. I popped it on charge quickly whilst I gave the BiL the bits to help with his car... then a bird flew into the garage. That was entertaining! The little twat had to be chased out! BiL left and I was due at a friends house. But I couldn’t resist one more quick go... if it had run then the plugs might be warmer and maybe, just maybe... Almost instantly it purred into life! It’s glorious Yugoslavian engine clattered away happily!! I was over the moon!!! I jumped around whooping like a small child. My diagnosis is that the empty tank being sat had meant that the pump had run dry and the low level of fuel was struggling to get it drawn through. Looks like that was right. I engaged the clutch and moved it about 8 inches backwards and forwards. Clutch works. Brakes don’t tho, that’s next on the list. I turned it off and on again, no bother, fires straight up. What a relief!! And a spur to get on with it! But for the fact that my BiL has pinched my trolley jack I’d probably be under it now looking at the brakes! Today is a good day!!!
  22. 9 points
    Bigman1207

    Work in progress

    Hiace super custom limited 3.0 td auto. Been mine for four years but off road for last year due to rust but working through it slowly. Still starts and drives spot on though so may just pop it in for mot and use as my daily and work on it as and when
  23. 9 points
    dozeydustman

    Found on the bins

    Another one from my photo library of spots, very remiss of me to not put in the original post!
  24. 9 points
    Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITROEN-CX-GTI-VERY-RARE/362887576045?hash=item547dc8f9ed:g:4iYAAOSwW1BeJLL2
  25. 8 points
    egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/850056158797761/
  26. 8 points
    Schaefft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Clean Carlton estate for 1500, you dont see that very often https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/177010930038973/
  27. 7 points
    Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    How easy it is to cut VW hand brake cables? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-Transporter-T25-T3-1987-1-8l-Camper-Van-BEAUTIFUL-HAND-CONVERSION/223869203301?hash=item341fa4f365:g:fhsAAOSwzQFeKJHy 'Beautiful hand conversion' Passing the mayonnaise seems to involve some sort of 'Wallace & Grommit' type caper, where all the spices fall into that shoplifter's handbag, which causes the bog lid to lift up and last night's curry instigated Richard propagates that tomato plant.
  28. 7 points
    HMC

    The Tragic Near Miss Models...

    Deffo on the streetwise. They also did a design study based on a metro that predicted the crossover thing that never saw the light of day and was 20 years ahead in concept. So near and yet so far.
  29. 7 points
    Ohdearme

    eBay tat volume 3.

    On the subject of Fiats.. 29,000 mile Tipo anyone? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912285630191
  30. 7 points
    RED2stroke

    The Bikeshite Thread

    Evening gents, went on a little road trip to collect some bikeshite on Sunday, being a self confessed CZ nut I just couldn't resist when four of the things turned up for sale less than 30 mins my place. I had already been to see them earlier in the week and sealed the deal, so went back to collect them as arranged. Took my son and grandson for the muscle , on the promise of breakfast at their choice of venue. Fleet services M3 south bound to be precise. Cheap labour as I had neglected to tell them that one of said bikes was in pieces in the loft of the sellers house! Should taken some pics of the extraction, but we were a bit pressed for time as I thought that we would need two trips in my trusty van, but as you can see from the pics that I did take we managed to get all four (two complete bikes) and two in bits all in one go...... So 3 X 175 bikes 1977,1977 & 1975 vintage and 1 X 125 1988 year plus a lot of spares, they are all still in the van because the garage is full, currently negotiating with the wife for extra storage in her potting shed. The bikes could be in the van for some time I think.
  31. 7 points
    320touring

    The PMSL Becoming Vegetarian 20/01/20

    We now have 20L of finest veg in the tank, so running at about 30% veg. First cold start tomorrow should tell me whether this is ok or not. On the current tank, I saved £7.54 (assuming it doesn't break!) Allowing for that, that enough saved every 6 tanks to cover servicing costs - so I could afford to service it every 2200 miles and still break even. Exhaust is still holding, But I reckon I will try to sort the rattle tomorrow. All in all, so far so good this week!
  32. 7 points
    anonymous user

    The grumpy thread

    As my boss is in charge of gritting where I work, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. He follows the philosophy "If in doubt send them out" Unfortunately most council tax payers do not understand, or accept, that it is the major routes that get priority, with minor routes and side streets down the list. But God help you if you haven't done a school route, or by a surgery, or an old people's home, or a hospital, or outside a Councillor's mother's house, or a journalist's house, or a journalist's mother's house, etc. Basically you can't win
  33. 7 points
    Runs much better now. Still needs a tune-up but that's so much better now. Phil
  34. 7 points
    Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    This is in Accrington https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-Vauxhall-Cresta-3-3-LTR-Power-Glide-Auto/223854128637?hash=item341ebeedfd:g:n9oAAOSwwUJeHxch
  35. 7 points
    500tops

    Lazy spotters thread

    Supermarket shite
  36. 6 points
    If a needle breaks coz your game is too hard, roll with it.
  37. 6 points
    Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-XJ6-1978-FOR-SALE/392647796079?hash=item5b6ba1e56f:g:PIkAAOSwWwReJt90
  38. 6 points
    Aston Martin

    eBay tat volume 3.

    These are fucking fabulous. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2389082034692279/
  39. 6 points
    TheDoctor

    Shite in Miniature II

    I also rediscovered this that I've had a while, hidden in a drawer...
  40. 6 points
    louiepj

    The new news 24 thread

    Stolen off of faceache dva N Ireland group. Meanwhile in Ireland....
  41. 6 points
    richardmorris

    The new news 24 thread

    The video got me reminiscing- we first did a circuit of the flat track, which was like something out of the Ben hur chariot race ( then read the instructions about no overtaking). Then we lined up to go round the banked track. I was near the front and followed the camera car which was a mehari. I was also giving a lift to a Canadian 2cver who I’d just met thumbing for a lift on the campsite. Set off at a fair lick ( as you do when 1000 other cars are chasing you). Got to 65 and couldn’t seem to get any more out of the car- we were half way up the banking at this point, and looking out of the passenger roof side you could see the concrete track. Then I realised that I hadn’t changed gear and was still in third! Changed up to fourth coming down from the first corner and accelerated to past 70 passing the camera car and others. It was accelerating well past the stop limit on the speedo so think it was over 80. then we did the trip into Paris. 4000 or so 2cvs in convoy. The poster from the event had been on the wall at work ever since. Nothing will ever top the experience.
  42. 6 points
    djoptix

    Bodge Jobs

    A chap I know had a P38 which went very well, except that the controller for the air suspension had gone fubar. Rather than get it fixed, he managed to break out the connections to each corner (i.e. the electrical connections that tell each bag to inflate/deflate) with a ribbon cable, which looked like it had come from a PC, trailing out of the dash. This entered a 2-gang domestic electrical back box and face plate (white plastic) which sat atop the dash and sometimes fell off when you went round a corner. Four rocker switches were hacked into it to make each corner go up/down. This man also did the sound system for Live Aid 🙄
  43. 6 points
    SRi05

    The grumpy thread

    Definitely piss through her letterbox then
  44. 6 points
    JimH

    Bodge Jobs

    "Professional" pride means I've not been responsible for too many long term bodges. A short term solution to a failed throttle body heater cover on the P38 in the middle of nowhere in the pitch black was effected with a Brittany Birch crochet hook and two bottles of Schweppes tonic water. The best "There I done fixed it" bodge I have independent verification of was a relative who purchased a very frilly Lancia Beta coupe. He didn't know much about welding and bodywork but he did know his concrete. The solution not only provided much needed strength to the structure of the car it also lowered the vehicle's centre of gravity somewhat.
  45. 5 points
    HillmanImp

    The grumpy thread

    Fuxake man. Just been to get some petrol from the garage on Otley road. Get there and theres a pay in advance sign. Fair enough if they have a problem with people doing runners. I go in, say to the chap "20 litres of 97 ron please mate" Him - "How much" Me - "20 litres of 97 ron" Him - "How much is that" Me - "You tell me mate" Him - "No you tell me how much you want to put in and then pay for it and put that in" Me - "I'm telling you I want to put 20 litres of 97 ron in, I'll pay however much that costs" Him - "It'll be £35 mate" Me - "Will it fuck you fucking cheeky dickhead" Cue me leaving and going to the garage in Guiseley instead. Ironically I was still really angry and wasn't paying attention and spun right past 20 litres so put in 25 instead with cost just short of £35.
  46. 5 points
  47. 5 points
    egg

    eBay tat volume 3.

    I'd like this to go with my Mazda. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/529835357742300/
  48. 5 points
    barefoot

    The grumpy thread

    I will be accompanying the fair wife to view popular beat combo, 'The Slipknots' on Monday night. I can't abide the row that they make, nor indeed the bloke who sings like the honey monster. However I have bought a pair of earplugs (as recommended to me by someone on here) and will be going to watch the spectacle. How crap can a flamethrower lashed to an electric guitar actually be?
  49. 5 points
    richardmorris

    The new news 24 thread

    The 1998 2cv world meeting in Paris VHS is now on YouTube. I’m at 21.11 mins leading cars round the banking at montlhery . I was on the VHS on the avenue foche too, but can’t see it yet. I’ll keep looking.
  50. 5 points
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