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    Asimo got a reaction from Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not a minor detail at all, a major and expensive bit of engineering.
    Before you can get someone to weld-up* your two ends of previously unrelated drive shaft, you have to work out EXACTLY how long the finished assembly has to be which is not a trivial task.
    **Precision, max-strength welding too,  in some sort of rotary jig.
     
    Anyway, here is that massive estate you wanted. 4.2 straight six* and live-axle. 


    https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-cars/2004-gmc-envoy/1395200506
    ** Must be one of the newest I6 designs available
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    Asimo got a reaction from catsinthewelder in MG Allegro, MG Princess etc.   
    These MG schemes are trying too hard and missing the point a bit. The important thing with an MG saloon is that it is different from the cheaper, cooking Morris or Austin version in NO significant way. Only the badge and price are different.
    I had one of these. So sporty it didn’t even have a tachometer.

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    Asimo got a reaction from BeEP in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I've driven and owned A series cars, and VW 1.4 engined cars, and you know what, the A series is in every way a better engine than that shit-awful VW thing.
    I like the idea of an engine swap, but all that work just to make an Allegro worse than before you started?
    **And those LED headlights look shit. So do the wheels. And the WobSopon body kit.
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    Asimo got a reaction from Burnside in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not a minor detail at all, a major and expensive bit of engineering.
    Before you can get someone to weld-up* your two ends of previously unrelated drive shaft, you have to work out EXACTLY how long the finished assembly has to be which is not a trivial task.
    **Precision, max-strength welding too,  in some sort of rotary jig.
     
    Anyway, here is that massive estate you wanted. 4.2 straight six* and live-axle. 


    https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-cars/2004-gmc-envoy/1395200506
    ** Must be one of the newest I6 designs available
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    Asimo got a reaction from Wilko220 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I've driven and owned A series cars, and VW 1.4 engined cars, and you know what, the A series is in every way a better engine than that shit-awful VW thing.
    I like the idea of an engine swap, but all that work just to make an Allegro worse than before you started?
    **And those LED headlights look shit. So do the wheels. And the WobSopon body kit.
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    Asimo got a reaction from Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I've driven and owned A series cars, and VW 1.4 engined cars, and you know what, the A series is in every way a better engine than that shit-awful VW thing.
    I like the idea of an engine swap, but all that work just to make an Allegro worse than before you started?
    **And those LED headlights look shit. So do the wheels. And the WobSopon body kit.
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    Asimo got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I've driven and owned A series cars, and VW 1.4 engined cars, and you know what, the A series is in every way a better engine than that shit-awful VW thing.
    I like the idea of an engine swap, but all that work just to make an Allegro worse than before you started?
    **And those LED headlights look shit. So do the wheels. And the WobSopon body kit.
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    Asimo reacted to Skizzer in Skizzer’s shedlife   
    Not an enormous amount of news on the Skizzer front - the Royale still has issues, I’ve bought an early Renault Espace but haven’t met it yet as @RobT is looking after it for me due to lack of room and lockdown restrictions. And also Rob is a better person at looking after things than I am.
    However, I have started making films about driving and fixing the fleet on my YouTube channel, Grand Thrift Auto.
    Think Harry’s Garage if Evo magazine had bombed, and also if he had a rubbish sound engineer.
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    Asimo reacted to wuvvum in Americans and oil changes..   
    Americans do seem to have very different ideas about acceleration.  I managed to watch a couple of Doug DeMuro vids the other day (before he got too annoying and I had to turn him off) and when he gives the cars his "Doug score", anything (even a family saloon sedan) with a 0-60 time of over 7 seconds automatically gets 1 out of 10.  Now to me, 0-60 in 7 seconds is fast as f*ck.  Out of the over 500 cars I've owned, I could count on my fingers the ones that could get to 60 in less than that.  I wonder what Americans would make of my Iveco which takes a full minute to reach 60?
    Regarding driving at high altitude - surely a turbo diesel would be better in that situation than a big NA petrol, given that the turbocharger would compensate for the lower air density up there?
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    Asimo reacted to wuvvum in Americans and oil changes..   
    But only for another four hours.
     
    /politics
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    Asimo reacted to barrett in 30th time lucky: one out!   
    Can't tell if you're being sarcastic 'cos I'm pretty sure I've posted this about a million times before as it is a full-on Dream Lifestyle image which I use to make myself look cooler than I actually am, but Here You Go:

    I also found the one of the hard top fitting just complete

    Sorry for excellent quality. Shit phone camera, uploaded to Instagram, added to Facebook and then downloaded again. Lovely.
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    Asimo got a reaction from Burnside in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Yes.
    Yes they were.
    Fast around roundabouts though. Until the NSF tyre came of the rim.
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    Asimo got a reaction from Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Yes.
    Yes they were.
    Fast around roundabouts though. Until the NSF tyre came of the rim.
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    Asimo reacted to Schaefft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Another one for the obscure import category. Euro spec Seville that apparently just got dragged out of a bush.

    500 quid ono, Id say its definitely worth that.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184627857223?ul_noapp=true
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    Asimo reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in eBay tat volume 3.   
    OK this is officially for sale now so i'll chuck it in here. GET A LOAD OF THIS!!!!



    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKBarnFinds/permalink/1345276239163167/
    This actually has an MOT till May believe it or not!

    He's been hawking this round FB all day inviting 'offers'. Looks like he's hoping for £2k LOL!!!! I did see some photos of the underneath somewhere, and as you might expect its got more patches than a fucking quilt factory upgrading its computers to Windows 7 
     
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    Asimo reacted to puddlethumper in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo got a reaction from busmansholiday in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    Asimo got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    Asimo reacted to stuboy in The new news 24 thread   
    Popped to deceased uncle of Mrs stuboy, and found some old carnival pictures, thought I'd share them.






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    Asimo reacted to Cavcraft in The new news 24 thread   
    God knows I've tried with these fucking things.
     
    Heard banging noises about 1.30 this morning, ignored them.
    Took missus to work these evening, got home looked at Merc and the passenger window and screen have gone. Called the police, and as I'm on the phone to them the local copper is outside anyway. Got the crime number, spoke to the outside copper and tried to open the car to look at the inside. Car won't unlock, so used skeleton key and got into it. Patches of black, smell of burning. Fucking thing must have caught fire behind the dash or on the A pillar, lucky it wasn't while going along.  Fuck this for a caper, I don't think Mercedes S Classes like me.
     
    Pictures tomorrow.
     
     
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    Asimo reacted to Bucketeer in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/228444698834934/?_rdr
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