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Everything posted by cort1977

  1. Top collection M9, wud read agayne. Boring question, what is the insurance group on such a fine conveyance? My oldest is closing in on driving age and this looks like it would be both cheap to insure and a long range contraceptive.
  2. Cotton sheets etc were made in Manchester and exported to the antipodes. Hence, sheets and towels are collectively Manchester.
  3. Is that on the street? Looks like a car park. Heathrow bus chat all very helpful, turns out there's even a hotel courtesy bus that goes from the T4 hotels to T5. I spoke to several tube and train staff yesterday, in between the various train cancellation notices, and none knew anything about buses.
  4. First World problem I know, but why is it so bloody hard to get from terminal 5 to terminal 4 at heathrow? I've been to a lot of shit airports in my life but they let you walk from one terminal to another. It took me an hour to go about a mile today, ended up on the tube to Hatton Cross and back. Was starting to feel like Tom Hanks by the end of it.
  5. I think the market is just doing more or less what it's always done and following the popularity of cars from 30 years ago. Nostalgia for 40 and 40 somethings. COVID and inflation are making things a bit odd but the basic trend is the same. Not sure tax rates matter, a lot of classics aren't taxed year round anyway. I know some people get a lot out of it but I can never get too worked up about originality or whether a car has been restored or not. To me, driving an old car is fun because it's a different experience to moderns. I don't really mind if the seats aren't correct or it's a bit scruffy, you still get the experience when you're driving it. I would much rather have a functional but slightly scruffy car that you can use and enjoy than something that's valuable enough to be an investment and be scared to drive it.
  6. Saab passed it's MOT today, still got tracking to adjust so collect tomorrow.
  7. Cheers for that, may have to investigate for mine soon.
  8. I have a driveway you can borrow, engine and box must be worth near the asking on their own.
  9. The reflectors go and so do the adjusters. If the reflectors have lost their lustre then some better condition replacement lights may be the easiest thing. Any rechroming or replacement of the reflector would probably require a non-autoshite budget. If it's just the plastic adjuster things that have gone there are 3D printed replacements and various repair kits available.
  10. Totally off topic but there's a film called Roger & Me by Michael Moore that's quite interesting and sad really. Anyway, as you were. Sierra doesn't look too bad, when mine arrived the seller hadn't mentioned that they had broken the rear bumper getting it on the low loader and driven the front in to something cracking the front bumper. Twats. It's really annoying when the car is not as described but as others have said it will probably come up well with a little effort and you won't lose a bundle on it should you eventually sell.
  11. Bloody awful things. Somehow missed your new purchase, as said above, anything with an LS in it can't be bad.
  12. Great stuff, as a fellow Sierra fan I will follow with interest.
  13. Yeah, I was surprised to hear him on the radio the other day and even more surprised to hear him going on about Cornish people stealing things and burning down holiday homes. It was all just really weird and a throwback to the 'being a cunt' school of radio that I hoped had died out with Chris Moyles. Remember him? Truly dire.
  14. Some great work here, is that felt tip you're using to mark out or is there a particular pen that's best?
  15. I thought about this car today, wife was complaining that kids leaving the boot open was making the car cold and it was on the tip of my tongue to say 'we should have got an XM with the internal rear glass not this Chinese shit'.
  16. Absolutely great to hear some news, look forward to more updates. Always admire your skills and attention to detail. Sorry about your relationship woes but onwards and upwards.
  17. As @busmansholiday has said there are reasons why the monochromatic yellow headlights are technically superior. As scene mods go, it's pretty inoffensive.
  18. Went to university with quite a few affable Greeks, as I understand it Malaka is an all purpose swear word that can mean more than it's literal meaning. A bit like Putain in French.
  19. Good availability of green blood at a French petrol station. My wife remains unconvinced that buying and driving back an XM would be both easy and fun.
  20. I've fixed holes in tanks with chemical metal in the past, worth a try?
  21. It's not so bad, unavailable to Volvo botherers in Scotland though. Seems like a SP30 makes practically no difference to insurance these days, at least if you're old, so I agree with you, might as well save a day and take the points.
  22. I borrowed my sister's 1.1 petrol in about 1999, it was fantastic, one of those you could more or less drive flat out everywhere and carry massive speed through the corners. Been a massive fan ever since although never driven a fast one.
  23. Look forward to hearing about your trip, karma is amusing. Mystery car is puzzling, wanted to say Renault Fuego but not that. Clues...?
  24. I can categorically say that my bird will not be attending. She will be very happy to have me out of the house however and one of the 'piles of junk' off the drive though so it's a win all round. Very keen to attend, if we can fix a date soon it makes planning easier.
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