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    dugong got a reaction from Angrydicky in Reginald Nutsack's K-series Kapers - ROVER 623 MOT GUFF   
    #THUGLIFE
    #OMGHGF
    #FUCKYOUPROJECTDRIVE
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    dugong got a reaction from loserone in 1996 MGF - Safety [Kettle] Fast   
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    dugong got a reaction from Junkman in eBay Lexicon   
    "I, (DUGONG) AM SELLING THIS CAR". 

    Translation: Every single other example of this vehicle is worth a bleeding fortune. Mine's worth £20. 
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    dugong got a reaction from drivewaymyway in Autoshite TV   
    Can't Scrap, Won't Scrap. Everyone from Autoshite goes and buys brake pads from the local scrappy, even though a brand new set costs £4 more. [repeat, Borders can fuck off]. 
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    dugong got a reaction from Lord Sterling in Budget cars that fool people into thinking you have "wealth and taste"?   
    Er...
     
    Where I grew up, if you had anything Austin Rover, people thought you were skint.
    The only time that ever changed in Manchester was when the R8 came out, because it was a 'posh' car the size of an Escort (that also smelled nice).
    People actually queued outside Drabble & Allen for them; my dad tried to get one on a company car allowance and couldn't because they'd sold out.
     
    If you had a Ford, Vauxhall or Peugeot, you were doing OK. You weren't minted, but you were hardly scooping leftovers out of bins.
     
    If you were an aggy tosser with a bit of money, you had a BMW. If you actually had money, you bought a Mercedes.
     
    A BMW too flash and a Merc too pricey? A Jaguar for you, kid.
     
    VWs didn't really feature much near me - there were two dealers, one in Hyde and one in Sale - and its cars were regarded as a bit weird because you
    spent a ton of money and got a very basic car with no equipment in return. Once upon a time, people bought cars based on VFM rather than the badge up front.
    All the hot hatch kids had French stuff.
     
    The R75 was always thought of as a pensioner's car in Manchester. Anyone with any sense bought a Passat or an Octavia and left the flag waving to
    the plughole fanatics and the geriatric. No-one cared they were decent cars; they are, but 'classy' they are not.
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    dugong got a reaction from oldcars in Kenneth_Mc_Testes' ROVER 45 V6 JATCO JUS KICKED IN Y0   
    I have an MGF kettle somewhere.
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    dugong got a reaction from flat4alfa in Austin Maxi 1750   
    I have a diesel MGF. It's called Spartacus.
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    dugong got a reaction from Aston Martin in Spotted on the oxford canal, Caraboat!!   
    Close Autoshite. We're done.
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    dugong got a reaction from Angrydicky in Square Is Fair - 1987 Isuzu Piazza Turbo   
    GYP is off the road while the boss shows up. We're getting a ramp at the unit soon which will help me inspect the underside. Hirst posted his thoughts on it recently; read those, they're better than this thread.
     

     

     

     
    (pictures by Chris Frosin Photography. Check his stuff out, it's amazing.)
     
    Here are some shots of it taking the hairpin at Cadwell Park, easily the best track I've driven on in the UK, which resembles a Gran Turismo replay in photos It rolled, it understeered, the watching marshalls took the piss. Luckily, it was soft enough to cover up most of my hamfistedness. Unsurprisingly, the brakes are now terrible.
     

     
    Can I submit this as a calendar shot? RatDat is the true legend here.
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    dugong got a reaction from Angrydicky in Square Is Fair - 1987 Isuzu Piazza Turbo   
    Would you like some actual content?
     
    A recurring problem with GYP is its farting alloys. I suspect a couple of the wheels are porous - despite grinding and re-seating, the tyres just aren't holding air. I keep a compressor with me to blow them up for day to day changes.
     

     
    Although my NOS Goodyear Eagle Venturas have been excellent, I'm now on the hunt for a new set of boots. FATHA_DUGONG's tyre fitter friend opened up on Bank Holiday Monday to seal them back up for me.
     
    Pre-Lotus Piazzas are notorious for killing their electric window packs; GYP's decided to fail on a hot day when I needed the glass down. Luckily, I'd taken the switch block out of my silver donor car, HUL. Swapping them over worked well enough to pull the windows up for the Retro Rides Gathering:
     

     
    Shortly after that, HUL's pack clarted itself, meaning no windows.
     

     
    These are the last working pre-Lotus set the IPTOC had. You can't swap over to the more durable HBL sets because the looms are different.
     

     

     
    GYP went back to the IPTOC for a service and various other jobs; we sorted out the incredibly vague steering thanks to a new rack retaining rubbers, drop link bushes and link rods:
     

     

     

     
    Pre-Lotus link rods are hard to get - most people use MkII Astra tubes (left) and turn them down. The IPTOC managed to get several bags from the US (which sounds wrong).
     

     

     
    Did a track day at Cadwell Park and ran GYP out of fuel. The sender is still buggered and it's a tank out job to replace one. And they're £200 and guaranteed to fail again.
     

     
    A framing by RatDat is the only way to go.
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    dugong got a reaction from Dave_Q in Square Is Fair - 1987 Isuzu Piazza Turbo   
    MHAYT NOT SEEN WANNA DEEZ FOR TIME LAD (SOUND).
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    dugong got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Square Is Fair - 1987 Isuzu Piazza Turbo   
    'Transport d'Enfants' is an oblique reference to my intellect.
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    dugong got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Square Is Fair - 1987 Isuzu Piazza Turbo   
    Would you like some actual content?
     
    A recurring problem with GYP is its farting alloys. I suspect a couple of the wheels are porous - despite grinding and re-seating, the tyres just aren't holding air. I keep a compressor with me to blow them up for day to day changes.
     

     
    Although my NOS Goodyear Eagle Venturas have been excellent, I'm now on the hunt for a new set of boots. FATHA_DUGONG's tyre fitter friend opened up on Bank Holiday Monday to seal them back up for me.
     
    Pre-Lotus Piazzas are notorious for killing their electric window packs; GYP's decided to fail on a hot day when I needed the glass down. Luckily, I'd taken the switch block out of my silver donor car, HUL. Swapping them over worked well enough to pull the windows up for the Retro Rides Gathering:
     

     
    Shortly after that, HUL's pack clarted itself, meaning no windows.
     

     
    These are the last working pre-Lotus set the IPTOC had. You can't swap over to the more durable HBL sets because the looms are different.
     

     

     
    GYP went back to the IPTOC for a service and various other jobs; we sorted out the incredibly vague steering thanks to a new rack retaining rubbers, drop link bushes and link rods:
     

     

     

     
    Pre-Lotus link rods are hard to get - most people use MkII Astra tubes (left) and turn them down. The IPTOC managed to get several bags from the US (which sounds wrong).
     

     

     
    Did a track day at Cadwell Park and ran GYP out of fuel. The sender is still buggered and it's a tank out job to replace one. And they're £200 and guaranteed to fail again.
     

     
    A framing by RatDat is the only way to go.
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    dugong got a reaction from chodweaver in Square Is Fair - 1987 Isuzu Piazza Turbo   
    Here's Piazza Turbo number three. This one isn't going anywhere. It's taken me nearly 18 months to broker the deal which put the keys in my hand.
     

     

     

     
    Updates soon. Hang tight.
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    dugong got a reaction from alcyonecorporation in The dash at night   
    Because most of the satellite markings are obscured by the steering wheel, a Piazza dashboard's a bit of a wanker to shoot at night. The importer fitted stereo also has ORANGE illumination not GREEN and this makes my OCD VERY CROSS.
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    dugong got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Valeting / Detailing / two bucket wronguns   
    NOBODY WELCOMES DERMATITIS
     

    The lad himself did a detailing thread on his Dyson vacuum cleaner and took shots of it in a moodily lit car park.
     
    The BB skank jacket (with Moon Ska patch) was brilliant, admittedly.
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    dugong got a reaction from D Spares & Tyres in Budget cars that fool people into thinking you have "wealth and taste"?   
    75s scream 'champagne taste, lemonade money' to me. Sorry.
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    dugong got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The grumpy thread   
    People who are full of hot air and grand ideas until it actually comes to 'showing you how much better' they claim to be. 
    Please, come round and show me how wrong I am. Please, go on. I'd love to see how much better you are; you may well be right. Oh, suddenly it's too much effort? Weird, that. 

    See, this is why I can't be bothered with two-thirds of mankind. 
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    dugong got a reaction from bangernomics in Practical Classics have stolen £4.40 From Me!   
    Right, so you'll complain about it on here but not to the source? 
     
    How are they supposed to get it right next time, then? They were unaware of the errors the first time it went to print - or are you waiting for it to happen again so you can score some forum points? 
    I don't understand your logic. 
     
    And - once again - AS is a niche within an enigma farted around an onion skin in terms of classic car magazine demographics. AS friendly publications (Jalopy and the incredible Original Tin) tend not to make any money because of their tight focus. 
     
    Yes, classic car magazines depend on advertising. Weak lemon drink iconoclasts, unite. 
     
    Unlike a production company (which simply wouldn't care about a trim mistake or number plate error on a screen vehicle), chances are you'll get a favourable response if, as a car enthusiast, you point out the mistakes to the editorial staff. 
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    J R Farting
    Junior Encyclopaedia of Space 
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    dugong got a reaction from v8 scania in Practical Classics have stolen £4.40 From Me!   
    Right, so you'll complain about it on here but not to the source? 
     
    How are they supposed to get it right next time, then? They were unaware of the errors the first time it went to print - or are you waiting for it to happen again so you can score some forum points? 
    I don't understand your logic. 
     
    And - once again - AS is a niche within an enigma farted around an onion skin in terms of classic car magazine demographics. AS friendly publications (Jalopy and the incredible Original Tin) tend not to make any money because of their tight focus. 
     
    Yes, classic car magazines depend on advertising. Weak lemon drink iconoclasts, unite. 
     
    Unlike a production company (which simply wouldn't care about a trim mistake or number plate error on a screen vehicle), chances are you'll get a favourable response if, as a car enthusiast, you point out the mistakes to the editorial staff. 
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    J R Farting
    Junior Encyclopaedia of Space 
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    dugong got a reaction from For Fiats Sake in The grumpy thread   
    No! Terrifying! Are you with EE? I've had better customer service falling head long into dogshit.
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    dugong got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The dash at night   
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    dugong got a reaction from Junkman in One (shite) picture per post.   
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    dugong reacted to Cavcraft in Kia no more   
    Loads of adverts on here get daft remarks, loads of people on here have problems in life with family, jobs, home etc.
    Spying your arse every time something doesn't go your way isn't the way to deal with it. I don't care if I sound a twat here to be perfectly frank, you've just got to man up, realise what you want out of life and get the fuck on with it. Just like the rest of us. Sorry, but that's life.
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