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  1. it was my dads. he sold it in the early 80's and last we heard it was smashed into a lampost about 2 weeks later! I guess it sat somewhere for quite a while until it was worth repairing. looks great there though
  2. I have a diesel accord saloon. It's been pretty reliable considering it's age. It's only done 125k though. I did the exhaust manifold a few months a go. It's fiddly but not massively difficult. I don't think it's great on fuel for a diesel though
  3. My parents had a 620 gsi I think. It came in as a finance repo at dad's work. It was an orange/ gold colour on an s plate. Full leather, alloys etc. Manual. Did circa 15k miles in it with only a rad cap causing any issues. Did seem to glf at the time too. Great car!
  4. This looks awesome and very cheap - alas I fear the resultant divorce would be more costly in my case: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133771004112?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3f62b394c87845b49d92825906e11ba1%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D133771004112%26itm%3D133771004112%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6d965335-c2fb-11eb-bbcd-e6507112a579|parentrq%3Ac888a76c1790a9bdd085ad49ffdfc7bd|iid%3A1
  5. For the window try giving the inside of the door a good hard wack as this sometimes frees them off. Watch the header tank issue as it could boil up causing omg hgf. They are great fun. I loved mind even if it was crap on fuel!
  6. I just wanted to say I saw this beauty in the metal at Silverstone and I really cannot see what the auctions are saying! It looked perfect in my eyes but alas my budget is nowhere near this level. Good luck with the next sale.
  7. Glad you made it back ok. With regards to locking the doors I don't think I ever did in 10 years as you can simply reach in and unlock it from the inside. Look forward to seeing your updates - I think you will be the perfect new owner for her!
  8. Yeah thats totally what this car is about to me, you COULD restore it and make it another trailer queen show car but I love the fact that its never been off the road for any significant time. Yes it has the odd bit of surface rust but its solid where it matters and it drives so so well. I keep toying with keeping it but I know if I did: 1. my wife would kill me 2. it would just deteriorate to the point it would need a full restoration as its sitting under my carport doing nothing really and I have to make a point of driving it. It needs to be driven!
  9. Not very! It feels nippy around town but it's not that happy at much over 60 to be honest
  10. yes they can be a little tight but thankfully I'm a short arse so its never been a problem for me! I'm located just outside wisbech, cambs. Thanks
  11. 1974 MG Midget 1275 Chrome Bumper RWA Here is my old MG, she’s a little tired around the edges but she has never been fully restored and mechanically she is 100% and she drives so well. I’m only selling as with a 7 month old son I have just do not have the time to use. This MG has been in my family since 2005 when my mum purchased her from another long term owner and when she became too much for my mum to use I stepped in and took over her ownership. The Round wheel arch (RWA) model is quite rare as I believe they were only made for a short time before production switched to the rubber bumper models. The car is MOT and TAX exempt and I have a history folder going back 25+ years with old MOT’s and TAX discs, loads of receipts etc. Over the years it has had various upgrades like braided brake hoses, alternator, brakes, genuine mini light alloys that are still like new with michelien tyres, K&N air filter, inertia reel seatbelts, wood rim steering wheel etc etc. The most recent work was a new rear axle, fuel pump and clutch over the last year or so. The seats and carpets are in very good condition and the seats are original to the car. If you wanted to make the interior perfect all it would take is a new set of door cards. Electrically everything works with sensible upgrades where needed e.g. halogen headlights and inline fuses added along with electric washers. Bodywork wise underneath is all solid but being a white car it shows any small marks easily. The body is not rotten but the paint is starting to bubble and flake on the top of the rear quarters and both a panels have a small amount of bubbling at the bottom alongside the expected marks for a car of its age, as you can see it polishes up well enough from a distance but up close it could do with some paintwork. The front end panels were all replaced about 10 years ago along with welding to the inner sils and rear spring hangers so these are all solid. Chrome is generally in good, original condition. I have 2 extra tonneau covers that came with the car when my mum purchased it and the hood is in good overall condition and holds up well to the weather. The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are all working well, starts easily and pulls well with decent oil pressure, no axle or gearbox whines or bangs, all gears easy to get etc. In summary this is a fantastic opportunity to buy and use it as is for the next few years or restore the body and sell on (fully restored these seem to go for anything from £8-10K). I will be sorry to see it go but like I say it is just not being used enough currently and I do not see that changing in the near future and its too good to leave in the garage. Looking for £2750 which I think is a fair price for an up together MG which can be used or tidied up a bit if wanted.
  12. I enjoyed mine loads but the brakes aren't the most confidence inspiring though - maybe that was just mine? Nice and simple design when the go wrong ????
  13. I have no space or need for it but I'll have a random please
  14. Is it being bridged or fixed?
  15. Just caught up on this thread. Good work bub on getting this sorted out. Glad to see its still going though.
  16. Yeah I always felt like oh shit that car in front is slowing down push brake pedal erm not stopping, push harder, still nothing, STOP. And repeat on each journey! Great little van though.
  17. Jesus I didn't realise that was so bad! Glad you caught it in time. Used to the brakes yet?
  18. So glad this is getting some love! It was lined out like six cylinders one when I got it but it was all damp and mouldy. Shouldn't be too hard to recreate though.
  19. Great to meet you bub and glad to hear you got home with no issues!
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