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The Old Bloke Next Door

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    Drinking,Women,Metro's,Land Rover's and most old cars, commercials.


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  1. Interesting project maybe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-52220174?at_custom4=B51CB2CE-79D3-11EA-BF19-12AC923C408C&at_medium=custom7&at_campaign=64&at_custom3=Regional+BBC+Yorkshire+&at_custom2=facebook_page&at_custom1=link&fbclid=IwAR3S-3OuSGDkeQyxWizOH-YcaSdcTEz36dL1lQyOAIEZTiyhWBfjW7pV49w
  2. In case I'm in self isolation for the next few months, I've been pondering what I can do at home to keep myself occupied. The red Fiesta should be a straightforward repair, bit of welding and cleaning the brakes up ready for a mot. As that shouldn't take to long and having sold my only roadworthy Land Rover, I've decided to check the Series 3 Van over for something else to do. It's been out of use for several years and has been slowly deteriorating. Tomorrow I'm going to empty all the junk out of it, put the batteries on and see if the engine turns over.
  3. After a very, very hectic ten days, I have sold a Land Rover, both MG's, the Bravo, Nissan Vanette, Both Metro Ragtops and the Ragtop shell. Took a Renault in px against the Land Rover, which in light of recent events is a good addition to the fleet, currently in use as a mobile shed.
  4. So far this year I have resisted my usual irrational vehicle buying addiction. At my unit this morning to get two of my fleet ready for collection. A recent newcomer arrived in his daily. More rambling's later.
  5. Spring 1980, my then girl friend, her mate and and her mate's Allegro.
  6. Thanks, its been great. He did a pre-mot on it earlier this month and said it should pass, with probably an advisory on corrosion on the sills and maybe a tweek to pass the emission test.
  7. My ex Burnside/Punto Paul, Fiorino, mot expiring on the 23 rd April, was booked in for a test at 1 pm with a well known national mot testing chain. Got a call about 12.30 from my tame mechanic informing me that mot's expiring from the 30 th March will be extended by six months. He also advised, that it appeared that if vehicle was tested and failed the mot, the extension would not apply. Also told me there was a strong probability that the chain will cease operation on Friday to safe guard the staff and customers against possible infection. If that happened he might not have enough time to fix any fails which would mean the van will be off the road for the foreseeable future. He did say he would clarify that depending on an up-date, so I cancelled the test. Any way, a pic of the Fiat and my recently acquired largish van.
  8. Tidy looking old Jap mobile, location Walsall, West Midlands, no price just a contact number.
  9. It does look a bit dragster, could be the front cans need re-gassing. I wouldn't be to worried about crashing it compared to similar cars of the era. This wrote off a Fiat Punto and Vauxall Astra and the driver ( my son ) walked away uninjured.
  10. Clutch slipping. https://www.gumtree.com/p/vauxhall/vauxhall-corsa-1.2-petrol-5-door-mot-june-2020-high-clutch-runs-and-drives-low-insurance-48-mpg/1363103702
  11. Cheap Rover, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetroPower.FSW/permalink/2659196224325963/?sale_post_id=2659196224325963
  12. Cheap 206 diesel, no photo's, mot May. https://www.gumtree.com/p/peugeot/peugeot-206-great-for-first-car/1360353597
  13. Cheap Saxo, with HG problem? https://www.gumtree.com/p/citroen/citroen-saxo-mot-till-july-2020/1361247345
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