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    Essex V6 got a reaction from eddyramrod in My life in cars   
    Trigger - thanks for putting the effort into this - prime Autoshite thread this - absolutely superb. The stuff you have owned is way more interesting to me than Ferraris, Lambos etc.
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    Essex V6 got a reaction from RobT in RobT's Spots   
    Rob - have spotted this cracking Xedos on my manor a couple of times. I was surprised to note that it was a spanish too - I had incorrectly assumed they were two pedal only


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    Essex V6 reacted to RetroShite in Retroshite   
    Picked up a 900 tonight, quite possibly a keeper but who knows?

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    Essex V6 got a reaction from Faker in Shite racing. 24 hours of Lemons, 'merica, October.   
    They were pedalling it at an indecent pace - joyful to watch!
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    Essex V6 reacted to MikeR in The new news 24 thread   
    Wow.   8 years ..

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    Essex V6 reacted to rob88h in Harrison's Garage   
    Harrison’s History #61 - Ford Focus Ghia
    Hmmm. I appear to have accidentally bought myself another Focus. 

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    Essex V6 got a reaction from eddyramrod in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    Great TG video! I clearly recall many years ago making fairly decent progress in my Capri 2.8i when out of the blue a red stock looking Polonez blasted past me. Gawd knows what had been done to it!
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    Essex V6 reacted to skoda_fan in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    My second Caro as it looked when I sold it....and how it looked after restoration in Poland.


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    Essex V6 reacted to grogee in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    That video is ace!
    Light alignment checked with a (bio) robot.
    Man with clipboard checks car has an engine... CHECK, piece of paper put on dashboard.
    Another man checks the lights, again, and the horn, then opens the bonnet. Again. Another piece of paper.
    Test drive on the test track, driver twats door mirror on overgrowth. A load of beige Ladas in the factory car park.
    Goes underneath the car to 'check' none of the suspension has fallen off.
    Then the brand new car goes into a dirty workshop for a man with a drill to fit an aerial.
    Headlamp wipers with a washer that drizzles fluid onto the bumper.
    Shit sunroof fitted.
    Clean car gets washed in a car wash.
     
    Mind you, none of that was too different to Longbridge/Cowley back in the day, so maybe I'm being unfair. 
     
    Apart from Yugo, did any other Eastern Bloc manufacturers export to USA?
    EDIT: Those 'Ladas' are FSOs. But still also old Fiats. 
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    Essex V6 reacted to yes oui si in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    Have a different Lancia Polonez... 

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    Essex V6 reacted to yes oui si in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    Yespls
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    Essex V6 reacted to Barry Cade in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    I worked in a dealership, a Caro "Osprey" was £4995, and a "Phoenix" was £5995. The "Phoenix" had "wood" trim, electric windows,central locking, and electric sunroof and stripes.... all fitted by me..  
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    Essex V6 reacted to Timewaster in FSO Polonez at Anglia Car Auctions   
    There was a dealer in our town and quite a few of these around at the time.
    My dad went there to test drive a 2nd hand 125p but to my delight it wouldn't start and he walked away.
    Being picked up from school in his Maxi was embarrassing enough.
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    Essex V6 reacted to Richard_FM in The Wedgister - Princess and Ambassador Records   
    I don't think this is here.
     
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    Essex V6 reacted to Dyslexic Viking in The Wedgister - Princess and Ambassador Records   
    A Princess has come up for sale here in Norway. As far as I know, they didn't sell many of these here, so this could possibly be Norway's only survivor.
    This is a 1980 1800 HL with 122,000 km

    There are more pictures in the ad and the price is 1434 pounds
    https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=319741607
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    Essex V6 reacted to Datsuncog in The Wedgister - Princess and Ambassador Records   
    But ultimately, the Maxi diesel was considered sufficient by BL senior management to satisfy all sectors of the market, as evidenced by its considerable sales success.
     
     
    #autoshite1.0
    #beenheretoolong
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    Essex V6 reacted to Datsuncog in The Wedgister - Princess and Ambassador Records   
    Oh, excellent - that was the one from High Wycombe up for sale on Facebook last week.

    Apparently a one owner from new car, garaged all its life and with only 47k on the clock.
    Fingers crossed it's off for some light recommissioning and life with a happy new owner!
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    Essex V6 got a reaction from bunglebus in Shite racing. 24 hours of Lemons, 'merica, October.   
    Having another go at uploading pics 









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    Essex V6 reacted to uk_senator in N19's fleet - seize the day!   
    I just realised where that is! 🤣
    I`ve seen you go by in the Bluey a couple of times, but I don't recall ever seeing the Capri.. I did see one in the same colour outside a garage not far away a few years back (but not yours):

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    Essex V6 reacted to MarinaJosh in Marina Shite (Fleet changes- beige-r than ever)   
    It's for the benefit for enthusiasts really. We don't have any surviving build records etc for Marinas as they were all lost in a fire at Gaydon. Therefore it has only been because of my efforts to track down cars, talk to the owners, and build up a database that we have been able to discover the history of the car, it's development etc so can then answer the questions we get from owners (when was my car built, when will it be tax exempt, how rare is the colour, have you got any old photos of my car, do you know what happened to my old car- by far the biggest query etc etc). It has also proved useful when putting cars back on the road that have lost their paperwork, or reg plate and has been essential when the DVLA contact the Club asking for proof when somebody is asking them for their car to be made tax exempt. Most clubs have a register of cars and it is done for the benefit of the owners. Generally those who own an old car become interested in the history of that particular car. At least that's how I try and justify the work I have been doing for the last few years. My background and profession is heritage and and unless we share it and our studies of it then it's pointless preserving anything.
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    Essex V6 reacted to motorpunk in Maestro perverts. I know you're on here...   
    I'm supposed to be preparing for a very important meeting at work, and all I have open on my PC is this screen, and 8 tabs of Maestro-related stuff. 
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    Essex V6 reacted to grogee in Maestro perverts. I know you're on here...   
    You called? 
    My late Dad had a 1985 EFi in red, must've been quite an early one on a B plate. 
    Been on the lookout for a project and found this last year, sadly not red. Got the heap delivered and started discovering how bad/good it was. 
    Tbh I knew it needed arches. The sills could have been patched but I sourced a pair and got them done with the roof which had a mystery rust hole too. 
    Mrs Grogee bought me a NOS head for my birthday and that is now with a porting company for some light breathing work and (if needed) some hardened exhaust inserts. It also has a rather fruity zorst but it's too loud so I think I will slice n dice in a centre silencer. 
    I have Spax adjustable dampers on the back with standard springs & ride height. 
    Next up is a front end refresh: Leda struts and all new rubber everything & new BJs plus a new clutch. 
    PS I bought your book @motorpunk, it was adequately funny. 



     

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    Essex V6 reacted to Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - E65 Interior Overhaul Part 1   
    Great news! Contrary to the "rebuilt" unit, the 23 year old used alternator actually works! I spent 2 hours today trying to get the alternator back in the car, a crowbar and hammer were necessary so you can probably imagine how fun* that was with minimum accessibility. My heart sunk for a moment after starting the car and still seeing the dreaded battery light. Fortunately it went off after a few seconds, the alternator charges with around 14V at idle now. Thank fuck...
    That means that it should be pretty much ready for an MOT now! I'll probably see in 3 weeks when I get the chance to book it in again. I drove it up and down the estate today to check if everything is functioning correctly, it actually feels great to drive and sounds glorious banging through the gears so definitely something to look forward to coming back.
    A few small items I didnt want to leave out in this thread. You can still buy new OEM center armrest lids for 35 quid so the old one went straight in the bin, no clue what happened to it.

    Much better, small things like this instantly elevate the interior:

    I've also had to replace one of the taillight bulbs. Not really hard at all, pop out a few clips and its right there:

    It would have been even easier had I noticed the access hatch before...

    And that shall be it for now. I also wanna use the upcoming trip to get a few parts for the various fleet members I wouldn't easily be able to get from the UK. I might even give the local junkyard a visit to hunt for some treasure. Stay tuned!

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    Essex V6 reacted to DavieW in Cars in Colour   
    Auctions - Morris Leslie
     

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