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    Volksy reacted to MiniMort in The new news 24 thread   
    Very talkative. And I'm pretty sure he's driven anything that qualifies as shite. Apparently he rolled a Maestro onto its roof on its launch day. As he was hanging from its seat belt, all of a sudden, he heard a little synthesised voice say 'Oil pressure low' 
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    Volksy got a reaction from anonymous user in eBay tat volume 3.   
    We had these for a while in Leeds too, too big for the roads, they were awful trying to navigate the medieval streets of York.
    Watching these from above, when I lived in a high rise, they reminded me of slugs wandering around the city centre.
     
     
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    Volksy got a reaction from SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    We had these for a while in Leeds too, too big for the roads, they were awful trying to navigate the medieval streets of York.
    Watching these from above, when I lived in a high rise, they reminded me of slugs wandering around the city centre.
     
     
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    Volksy reacted to Sh'Eds in Sh'eds sheds - Tahoe gets brakes   
    Gratuitous petrol station shot. 
    Apologies it's not a Pontiac 🤪

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    Volksy reacted to tooSavvy in Galantly Stupid   
    @Volksy .....
    I think the saloon Toyota Carina II is much crisper looking than the *hatch....

    *no bloody good for washing machine shennanigans, agreed 
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    Volksy got a reaction from tooSavvy in Galantly Stupid   
    I do like how these look, saloon over a hatch anyday.
    I used one in NZ, 1.8 Auto if I remember correctly. 
    Comfy if dull. I was in my early twenties, so I'll probably like it now!
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    Volksy got a reaction from Twiggy in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy got a reaction from dome in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy got a reaction from R1152 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Those Victor's always look like they have received punch in the plums.
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    Volksy got a reaction from Wilko220 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Those Victor's always look like they have received punch in the plums.
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    Volksy got a reaction from cort16 in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy got a reaction from tom13 in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy got a reaction from Yoss in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a run out this weekend. Leeds to Manchester, then up to the Isle of Harris in the Hebrides. For legitimate reasons I will add.

     Drove up through Glen Coe, via Ben Nevis and over to the Islands,  empty roads - and I mean empty. 
    The C180 performed impeccably,  only used a tank of fuel to get there,  and got out without any aches or pains. 
     
    I must say, I'm rather impressed with it!
     
    T
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    Volksy reacted to cort16 in New Bad Idea - F4RT ATTACK   
    Shiny things have arrived. It's back in the garage today so fingers crossed.
    These discs are so, so heavy. I guess it's because it's got the wheel bearing in them but friggin hell you can barely lift them with one hand.

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    Volksy got a reaction from SpareSnare in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Those Victor's always look like they have received punch in the plums.
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    Volksy got a reaction from colc in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Those Victor's always look like they have received punch in the plums.
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    Volksy reacted to outlaw118 in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    I can't be alone seeing the BMW grille in the photos above??
     
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    Volksy reacted to flat4alfa in Autoshite track day?   
    Bedford is quite close to me, not done a track day in years
    Shall I bring the Ford along this time?

    Might* be competitive
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    Volksy reacted to PhilA in 1966 Plymouth Fury 3   
    I now own this.
     
    Yes, I put a big scrape down the door loading it. It'll hammer out though.
    All being well it should be at the house tomorrow.

    I've got the car loaded up with parts, heading back home tonight, the seller offered to haul it down with his truck for the price of fuel so I jumped at that.
    So, a bit of backstory. Guy bought the car back in 2010, running (ish), smoked about in it for a while then realized the original engine was toast. So, be bought a complete beater of a Fury which he broke for parts.
    He rebuilt the engine a bit bigger, it's a 327 (5356cc) now, not a 318 (5211cc), tubular dual exhausts, few other ninaks. Gearbox was gone through he says.
    Then the sad part. He's originally from California, posted in the navy police. He was serving back there for a while and while he was away he found a guy who was all about restoring old cars and sent the car to him to be rebuilt.
    So, the guy chopped out a fair bit of rust, replaced it with metal, did a bit of bondo work then painted it. The car was originally white, and was chosen to be repainted by the seller in mauve.
    He said "Whatever parts you need, let me know if I'll send it you", so was ordering parts.
    He arrived back in Mississippi, stopped in at the place... The guy has skipped town, done an epically poor job of painting the car (though he did hang the doors and trunk well, I'll give him that), and applied a random sheet of steel with some pigeon-poop in the trunk where the trunk floor had rusted out.
    I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I think I may actually get the car back down to metal, straighten it out and paint it. I've done better paint with aerosol cans.
    So, he gets left with the car as you see it. Sad, but he got gypped out of a five-figure sum for essentially what comes down to a $200 paint job and a bit of crummy welding.
    There's a spare block (might do something fun with that) and some trim, dash, odds and ends in boxes, some new lights, but there's a bunch of stuff I'm going to have to source. Looks like the car might have been in a hail storm at some point too, so that needs straightening up.
    So, yes. Work, but should be fun.
    Phil
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    Volksy reacted to goosey in The grumpy thread   
    BBC 6 music is ok 
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    Volksy reacted to Skizzer in S A Barrett's Sussex shite spots   
    That’s just perfect.
    You do realise what will happen now you’ve mentioned AC though, right?
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    Volksy reacted to Schaefft in Brownnova’s Trans experiment - Born in the USA, MoT’d in Wales! Cheap ICE.   
    Ah the GM dust buster, one of my favorites minivan designs. Great to see one getting some attention, most of them were run into the ground 10 years or more ago!
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    Volksy got a reaction from barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    Mercedes passed the MOT the other day.
    Had advisories for the rear tyres wearing, and slight play in a NSF link rod.  Overall pretty impressed with this one!
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