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    londonm got a reaction from chodweaver in Infamous Shite in History.   
    Why is it no surprise that a weapons grade prick like this would drive some chav heap with a shite body kit to make it look like the batmobile? Wonder if it's still on the road.
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    londonm got a reaction from Biggy Shackleton in Infamous Shite in History.   
    Why is it no surprise that a weapons grade prick like this would drive some chav heap with a shite body kit to make it look like the batmobile? Wonder if it's still on the road.
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    londonm got a reaction from Twiggy in W reg Nissan Micra Auto 1.0 up for grabs.   
    Come and get it while you can, this car would be suitable for an older couple or younger person who's just passed their test and who needs a VERY reliable runaround that wouldn't matter if it got scuffed etc as it already has a few light battle scars. It's my mum and dads, they no longer wish to drive as they're getting on a bit and have barely driven it since the mot in February. It has been absolutely serviced properly every year at MOT time, even though the minute mileage they did in it didn't warrant it. It does drive very well, kind of like a red dodgem car. Don't all rush me at once, it's in Bournemouth.
     
    Before anyone asks, there's no air con or central locking.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    Nissan Micra 1.0 'Profile' Automatic.
    Year: 2000
    PAS
    Odometer. Approx 35,000 miles (need to ask them for latest reading, won't be much over that)
    MOT: Feb 20th 2016.
     
    £550.00 OVNO.
     
    Message me if you're interested, joking aside about Micras, it is very reliable and even had a new battery fitted a little while back.
     

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    londonm got a reaction from Vince70 in W reg Nissan Micra Auto 1.0 up for grabs.   
    Come and get it while you can, this car would be suitable for an older couple or younger person who's just passed their test and who needs a VERY reliable runaround that wouldn't matter if it got scuffed etc as it already has a few light battle scars. It's my mum and dads, they no longer wish to drive as they're getting on a bit and have barely driven it since the mot in February. It has been absolutely serviced properly every year at MOT time, even though the minute mileage they did in it didn't warrant it. It does drive very well, kind of like a red dodgem car. Don't all rush me at once, it's in Bournemouth.
     
    Before anyone asks, there's no air con or central locking.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    Nissan Micra 1.0 'Profile' Automatic.
    Year: 2000
    PAS
    Odometer. Approx 35,000 miles (need to ask them for latest reading, won't be much over that)
    MOT: Feb 20th 2016.
     
    £550.00 OVNO.
     
    Message me if you're interested, joking aside about Micras, it is very reliable and even had a new battery fitted a little while back.
     

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    londonm got a reaction from oldcars in W reg Nissan Micra Auto 1.0 up for grabs.   
    Come and get it while you can, this car would be suitable for an older couple or younger person who's just passed their test and who needs a VERY reliable runaround that wouldn't matter if it got scuffed etc as it already has a few light battle scars. It's my mum and dads, they no longer wish to drive as they're getting on a bit and have barely driven it since the mot in February. It has been absolutely serviced properly every year at MOT time, even though the minute mileage they did in it didn't warrant it. It does drive very well, kind of like a red dodgem car. Don't all rush me at once, it's in Bournemouth.
     
    Before anyone asks, there's no air con or central locking.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    Nissan Micra 1.0 'Profile' Automatic.
    Year: 2000
    PAS
    Odometer. Approx 35,000 miles (need to ask them for latest reading, won't be much over that)
    MOT: Feb 20th 2016.
     
    £550.00 OVNO.
     
    Message me if you're interested, joking aside about Micras, it is very reliable and even had a new battery fitted a little while back.
     

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    londonm got a reaction from Christine in W reg Nissan Micra Auto 1.0 up for grabs.   
    Come and get it while you can, this car would be suitable for an older couple or younger person who's just passed their test and who needs a VERY reliable runaround that wouldn't matter if it got scuffed etc as it already has a few light battle scars. It's my mum and dads, they no longer wish to drive as they're getting on a bit and have barely driven it since the mot in February. It has been absolutely serviced properly every year at MOT time, even though the minute mileage they did in it didn't warrant it. It does drive very well, kind of like a red dodgem car. Don't all rush me at once, it's in Bournemouth.
     
    Before anyone asks, there's no air con or central locking.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    Nissan Micra 1.0 'Profile' Automatic.
    Year: 2000
    PAS
    Odometer. Approx 35,000 miles (need to ask them for latest reading, won't be much over that)
    MOT: Feb 20th 2016.
     
    £550.00 OVNO.
     
    Message me if you're interested, joking aside about Micras, it is very reliable and even had a new battery fitted a little while back.
     

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    londonm got a reaction from Lord Sterling in W reg Nissan Micra Auto 1.0 up for grabs.   
    Come and get it while you can, this car would be suitable for an older couple or younger person who's just passed their test and who needs a VERY reliable runaround that wouldn't matter if it got scuffed etc as it already has a few light battle scars. It's my mum and dads, they no longer wish to drive as they're getting on a bit and have barely driven it since the mot in February. It has been absolutely serviced properly every year at MOT time, even though the minute mileage they did in it didn't warrant it. It does drive very well, kind of like a red dodgem car. Don't all rush me at once, it's in Bournemouth.
     
    Before anyone asks, there's no air con or central locking.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    Nissan Micra 1.0 'Profile' Automatic.
    Year: 2000
    PAS
    Odometer. Approx 35,000 miles (need to ask them for latest reading, won't be much over that)
    MOT: Feb 20th 2016.
     
    £550.00 OVNO.
     
    Message me if you're interested, joking aside about Micras, it is very reliable and even had a new battery fitted a little while back.
     

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    londonm got a reaction from Nyphur in W reg Nissan Micra Auto 1.0 up for grabs.   
    Come and get it while you can, this car would be suitable for an older couple or younger person who's just passed their test and who needs a VERY reliable runaround that wouldn't matter if it got scuffed etc as it already has a few light battle scars. It's my mum and dads, they no longer wish to drive as they're getting on a bit and have barely driven it since the mot in February. It has been absolutely serviced properly every year at MOT time, even though the minute mileage they did in it didn't warrant it. It does drive very well, kind of like a red dodgem car. Don't all rush me at once, it's in Bournemouth.
     
    Before anyone asks, there's no air con or central locking.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    Nissan Micra 1.0 'Profile' Automatic.
    Year: 2000
    PAS
    Odometer. Approx 35,000 miles (need to ask them for latest reading, won't be much over that)
    MOT: Feb 20th 2016.
     
    £550.00 OVNO.
     
    Message me if you're interested, joking aside about Micras, it is very reliable and even had a new battery fitted a little while back.
     

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    londonm got a reaction from myglaren in Well that's a bit random - somebody stole half my car... eBay nob content   
    Rochdale? Looking at the pic I bought it was downtown Baghdad.
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    londonm got a reaction from Vince70 in Infamous Shite in History.   
    Why is it no surprise that a weapons grade prick like this would drive some chav heap with a shite body kit to make it look like the batmobile? Wonder if it's still on the road.
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    londonm got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Rotting away...   
    .....near my folks house in Bournemouth. Taking the dog out for his morning walk I stroll past this rusting red car rotting away in a run down house nearby with an old giffer who sometimes can be seen in the somewhat overgrown garden. I can't imagine how long long his car has been laid up for to look like this, thirty years? I wonder if he imagines it back on the road, take a miracle worker though I think. I think it would 'teabag' if lifted or moved, which is a shame as it's clearly a quite rare old Fiat something or other. What model though?
     
    The second car on my walk is in a tiny overgrown old yard, with an old Peugeot quietly shuttling off its mortal coil. As I shot this a bloke came up to me and asked if I owned the land as they'd complained about rats to the council. Bournemouth is a funny old place with old people, the owner is most likely in a nursing home unable to do anything about the ray infested health risk he's left for the neighbourhood. 
     
    The next series of Bournemouth pics will be of ancient cars still on the road down there, believe me, there's a few!


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    londonm reacted to trigger in BMW 318iS OMG SPEARTS OR REAPEIRS COLLECTED AA WRONGNESS. EBAY! BREAKDOWNS!! TRAINS!!   
    On the subject of the AA, it seems potatoes are now the fix of choice for the repair men when a condenser fails on a Land Rover.
     
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/aa-mechanic-fixes-car-potato-5193266?ICID=FB_mirror_main
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    londonm reacted to vulgalour in Nugget the Corsa - 17/11 Winter Prep   
    Decided to make use of the mild weather and make some progress on the Corsa.  I was hoping to get the machine polisher to do its magic but the lambswool bonnet has gone missing.  It didn't mean I had nothing to do, there was still some lower door de-tarring action to undertake and I swear I removed enough tar to protect the Mary Rose.  I tidied up the stone chip repairs I'd already completed, one or two will need redoing but the majority have disappeared into the paintwork as I hoped they would.  I also gave the sides of the car a go over with cutting compound by hand since I couldn't use the machine polisher and it's helped bring the paint up brighter than I'd expected.
     
    I'd already cleaned up the sill ends and got them primed, today I cleaned them up again and put the tiniest skim of filler on to smooth out the slightly pitted surfaces.  Top coat of metallic and lacquer saw them looking smart enough that you wouldn't know I'd even done the work.
     

     
    I need to re-black the sills properly now to finish the job.

     
    For a Halfords rattle can, the colour match and finish is really good, I'm actually quite proud of this.

     
    This is the sill end that looked quite rough but wasn't, with some fresh matching paint it looks excellent now.

     
    The other end of the same sill needed virtually no work before the top coat went on.  The wing bottom isn't painted as it is going to get repaired first.

     
    This inner sill had worn through to the white basecoat, careful application of paint saw it blended back in nicely.

     
    You may remember the B pillar was very badly scarred when I collected the car.  Plenty of careful sanding and masking saw all that in the past.  The matching damage on the driver's door got the same treatment.

     

     
    The driver's door corner was the ugliest bit of bodywork on the car.  You wouldn't know it was even an issue now.

     
    The return lip on the bonnet was finished too.  I couldn't do more on the bonnet without bringing the car down off the ramp so I'll tackle the rest of it later.  I also need to do a little extra sanding on the top side of the bonnet to make it look a bit smoother.  All in all, not a bad effort.

     
     

     
    I couldn't do much more on the Corsa today and wanted to make use of the last few hours of decent weather so I turned my attentions to the Princess (see signature for more info).
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    londonm reacted to cort16 in UK shite Over There.   
    As seen in san francisco a few days ago.
     
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    londonm got a reaction from UltraWomble in Nissan Murano...Should I?   
    I'd get a Lada Niva.
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    londonm reacted to DodgyBastard in Dugong   
    Any pics of the car?
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    londonm reacted to vulgalour in Bloodyhellfire. Is Kent in the arsehole of the world?   
    I trained to the bottom of London to get a Corsa and then DROVE THE FUCKER HOME.  You're being soft.
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    londonm got a reaction from UltraWomble in What car should I buy? HORSEY HORSELESS NO WAI   
    I think you should get a Lada Niva.
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    londonm reacted to 2Thumbs in The 'not-so-classic' Classic Mini Cooper.   
    Thought I'd create a thread with what's been done to it in my 18 months of ownership, as well as keeping an account of what gets done in the future. Wanted a Mini since I was 12. Bought this at 26.
     
    Here's the day I picked it up.
     

     

     
    Almost entirely original except KYB gas-a-just shocks, incorrect grille (gap for external bonnet release), 70's Astrali steering wheel, alloy door furniture and walnut dash.
     
    Body wise it was very tidy, mechanically it was a bag of bolts. All niggly problems and being serviced by a garage who knows nothing about older cars. Using semi-synth oil instead of mineral and OAT coolant instead of BluCol, for example.
     
    The original alternator finally gave up after chirping away not long after buying it. I fitted an uprated 70A example as well as the largest battery I can fit in the tray which was originally meant for a 1.9TD 306...
     

     

     
    The sealed beam headlights on these cars are beyond terrible, and close to dangerous. When one decided to blow its dipped beam, I pushed the boat out and spent over £100 on some Cibie halogen units and Ring 'Xenon' Ultimate bulbs + LED sidelights.
     
    Also ordered a S/S rear bumper at the same time as the previous one was a cheap chrome copy that was flaking and rusting.
     

     
    A new, correct style grille set.
     

     
    Car never had visors when I bought it, had to buy these!
     

     
    Upper ball joints needed replacing for this years MOT. (And welding, but I let a professional do that)
     

     

     
    Picked up some wheels on the weekend. Wider, more ET, more retro style than the originals. And quite rare in 12's I'm told. So this is how it currently stands...
     

     

     

     

     
    There will be more updates soon...
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    londonm reacted to theorganist in The cars of Autoshite : 2015 edition   
    Just the two for me too
     

     
    I wouldn't be surprised if they will be a third by the end of the year as it's my 40th year and I feel I deserve a present from myself!!
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    londonm reacted to scruff in Scruffy old Land Rover UPD@TE with failed Wayne Carini attempt and H&H auction chod   
    A couple of years ago I put a Perkins Prima turbo in my Land Rover. I did this as the original-spec-sort-of 2 litre petrol donk was knackered and I figured this was the easiest conversion which would require the minimum of modifications. In fact I got it in with one minor trim to the battery tray and no other permanent mong ups. The petrol was put to one side with all the original fixtures and fittings and the Landy went off to France, Belgium, Germany and CZ as well as clocking up a daily round trip of 80 miles for a good seven months or so. 
     
    Anyway last year it shat itself in a big stylee (dropped a valve) and I figured, as I had a semi-sensible vehicle in the shape of a Range Rover classic, I'd put the 2 litre petrol back in.
     
    These engines are a 1940s Rover design with a F head and inlet-over-exhaust valves. The P4 and P5 six pot engines are of the same basic outline. They sound wonderful, with loads of torque and are in my experience better on fuel than the later LR petrol engines (I took mine to the alps and even booting it to keep up with Landies 20 years younger, it cracked 20mpg. Which is shit but not terrible for one of these bricks). Here's a photo nicked from G0Ogle:
     

     
    However.
    They cost a bloody fortune to rebuild. Some bits are made of unobtainum and you have to acquire them from specialists who remanufacture them. There are some MoD stocks left, but the retailers charge handsomely. The holy grail - a crated Belgian army reconditioned unit - can fetch serious cash. I worked with a bloke who was desperate to retain his original engine and he sunk Ã‚£6,000 into it - and that was with a substantial discount as it was getting covered in the press.
     
    I, of course, do not have that kind of money and besides, the engine I had (low oil pressure, cracked head, shagged valve gear) was technically the wrong one for a '52. I do have the original it left the works with but it is also shagged and as a bonus seized solid. At this point you are probably thinking "I'd keep the Perkins", well that's probably sensible but I've made my mind up now.
     
    Fate and a good friend have brought a saviour along in the shape of a complete, pukka '52, Rover factory rebuilt engine with low miles since the 60s when it was probably done. Removed from a LR within 100 chassis numbers of mine! It's a runner, I've seen it, and fingers crossed with some TLC it'll last a good while. 
     
    Having sold all the PRima conversion parts today I hoisted the engine out, it's already sans-head.
     
    Awaiting surgery... by sparkright, on Flickr Getting the floor up. Anyone who's had a old LR for a while will hate this task with a passion. Fortunately mine's so well maintained* the bolts came out nice and easy. 
    Getting the floor up by sparkright, on Flickr 
    I cheated and got the forklift for the next bit.
     
    Forklift help by sparkright, on Flickr Ta da 
    . by sparkright, on Flickr Fitting the Prima required swapping the bellhousing for a later one, as the commercially avaliable prima conversion kits are intended for Series 2s and 3s. It's easy to change, a few bolts and a castle nut. Quite scary when you pull it off though (fnarr)... 
    Changing the bellhousing by sparkright, on Flickr So next job is to put the original bellhousing on then steam clean the shit out of it, before I fit the new donk. Then I've got to remember how it all goes.   I'll keep this updated for anyone interested but it'll probably be a week or so before there's anything worthy to report. Cheers! 
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    londonm reacted to dave21478 in Advice for laying up a car   
    Crikey, its not a vintage Bentley being put into a barn for 50 years, its a 90`s car being left for a month - people leave cars of all ages at airport parking for longer than that!
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    londonm reacted to overrun in Advice for laying up a car   
    Cover the entire exterior in duck oil and fill the cylinders with diesel.
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    londonm reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Want to look like a massive winner? You need this Kia Magentis
     

     
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-KIA-MAGENTIS-LE-BLACK-/291345443308
     
     
    The above is prpbably the most informative picture of the three. Verdict: SHIT THICK
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    londonm reacted to twosmoke300 in Opinions on one of these?   
    A genuine racing puma is seriously rare and worth keeping . made with tickford iirc.
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