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    Jazoli got a reaction from Leyland Lawrence in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Spotted in Carlisle today
     
    Check out the extra doors hiding behind the signpost, something strange has happened to me, I find stuff like this rather appealing these days, if only to piss the neighbours off in their modern white Audis

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    Jazoli got a reaction from Vince70 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Spotted in Carlisle today
     
    Check out the extra doors hiding behind the signpost, something strange has happened to me, I find stuff like this rather appealing these days, if only to piss the neighbours off in their modern white Audis

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    Jazoli got a reaction from Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Spotted in Carlisle today
     
    Check out the extra doors hiding behind the signpost, something strange has happened to me, I find stuff like this rather appealing these days, if only to piss the neighbours off in their modern white Audis

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    Jazoli got a reaction from saucedoctor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Spotted in Carlisle today
     
    Check out the extra doors hiding behind the signpost, something strange has happened to me, I find stuff like this rather appealing these days, if only to piss the neighbours off in their modern white Audis

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    Jazoli got a reaction from saucedoctor in What is the fastest thing you have driven?   
    Cars would probably be a 600hp Nissan Skyline, I've also ridden a turbo Hayabusa on low boost (280hp) which made the skyline feel a bit pedestrian.
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    Jazoli reacted to Honey Badger in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Bargain load lugging Accord Aerodeck with 10 months ticket
     
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-HONDA-ACCORD-AERODECK-LS-GREEN/191308022300?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D24436%26meid%3D03287b9421404a8798ea98c06e10ad3f%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9173%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D191304348574&rt=nc
     
     

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    Jazoli reacted to Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Sigh...
     
    http://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/696525770.htm?ca=1_s

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    Jazoli reacted to garbaldy in No gameshow Bin or buy anymore. more tinker time with added renault teaser   
    Well I jumped on the week in A&E fired up the two smoke powerhouse and buzzed down to collect this new purchase,
    paper was swapped two smoker was dumped in the back and I was back home within 20 minutes
     
    so here it is in all its French glory and after a quick wash to remove the patina (moss)





    wheel trim is in the back along with the spare and a new tyre.

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    Jazoli reacted to mat_the_cat in Korean Cortina - the coolest Stellar in the UK?   
    I was working from home today, and they ran out of work to send me this afternoon; seeing as it was a sunny day I thought I'd cycle to the nearest town and pop into the motor factors. They had the antifreeze which I'd run out of, but no suitable belt although a possible size should be in tomorrow. I stopped in a cafe on the way back and had an extra large toffee ice cream to make up for the disappointment...
     
    With the old belt on it does turn the water pump, but it's very slack so I wouldn't want to chance it on a run. I let it idle up to temperature and all seems well - no excessive pressurisation and no leaks that I can see.
     
    Next job was a much more fun one - putting in an oil temperature gauge I'd found. Earlier up the page I said I thought the vacuum gauge was a bit blingy, so I was quite pleased at the oil gauge I'd found as it almost perfectly matches the OE dials!
     

     
    As I had no idea what sender I should use with it I just bought one for a Rover V8 and fitted it in the usually blanked off port on the oil pump. Before I did that though I had to play around calibrating it in boiling water. I've no idea what temperature the oil in an RV8 engine usually runs at, but based on my one experience of a car fitted with one, it sits between 80 and 120 °C depending on revs and load. So I figured that 100 °C would be good for the mid point of the needle sweep.
     

     
    To get this, and still have it sat on L when cold I needed a 5 volt input to the gauge, so I just glued a 7805 regulator on the back. Testing it with a 14 volt input showed it didn't get warm as very little current is flowing.
     

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    Jazoli reacted to Matt in eBay tat volume 3.   
    There wasn't anything particularly major wrong with it, I just didn't like it enough - I just couldn't see myself in it. The biggest thing I noticed was a fairly large plate has been welded into the off-side rear door shut. I think it's also had a small bump on the nose as the gap between the front bumper and wings is a little large and when I went for a test drive there was quite a lot of wind noise. The seller said that it might be the front wiper blade as it is very exposed and sits at an awkward angle.
     
    The interior was great, all the windows and sunroof whizzed open and closed as they should and the seats weren't torn.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from outlaw118 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    And another, some fast shite
     

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    Jazoli reacted to martybabes in Worst crash you have walked away from?   
    Mrs Martybabes was on her way to collect me from work when she was involved in an incident. Just a few moments beforehand, a motorist had collided with a cyclist causing the cyclist some injuries requiring an ambulance which was duly summoned. The motorist, on returning to his car following attendance to the cyclist sprawled on the road, failed to look before stepping into the road whereupon Mrs Martybabes sent him cartwheeling over the bonnet of our family hatchback. Justice was swift in those days!
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    Jazoli got a reaction from gordonbennet in eBay tat volume 3.   
    And another, some fast shite
     

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    Jazoli reacted to sporty-shite in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Picking this up tomorrow. Had to do something to cheer myself up after missing Chodmonterey.
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    Jazoli reacted to tooSavvy in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Jazoli......
     
    was 'bum raped' for the pleasure of eating Lunch at Kendal, yesterday.
     
    .. might errindoors have thrown together a free tray of sarnies + a cheese burger [all very rustic/quaint/with rocket etc] with a tip of £23   
     
    sozz I missed you
     
     
    TS
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Wilko220 in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    I've posted a few times but never introduced myself properly, live oop north in Kendal, have owned lots of shite such as a Talbot Samba, a Volvo 360 glt, lots of cavaliers and escorts, plenty of Japanese shite such as charades and 626 mazda's , I have had company cars or vans for the last 20 years but have always had a shitter of some type looking untidy on the drive.
     
    My current shitter is a very nice A4 TDI which is probably too good to qualify as shite and I have a few shite old Japanese bikes in bits in the garage.
     

     
     
    Edited to add I've also owned a maestro 1.3 and it was OK, ish....
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    Jazoli got a reaction from tooSavvy in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    I've posted a few times but never introduced myself properly, live oop north in Kendal, have owned lots of shite such as a Talbot Samba, a Volvo 360 glt, lots of cavaliers and escorts, plenty of Japanese shite such as charades and 626 mazda's , I have had company cars or vans for the last 20 years but have always had a shitter of some type looking untidy on the drive.
     
    My current shitter is a very nice A4 TDI which is probably too good to qualify as shite and I have a few shite old Japanese bikes in bits in the garage.
     

     
     
    Edited to add I've also owned a maestro 1.3 and it was OK, ish....
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    Jazoli got a reaction from HillmanImp in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    I've posted a few times but never introduced myself properly, live oop north in Kendal, have owned lots of shite such as a Talbot Samba, a Volvo 360 glt, lots of cavaliers and escorts, plenty of Japanese shite such as charades and 626 mazda's , I have had company cars or vans for the last 20 years but have always had a shitter of some type looking untidy on the drive.
     
    My current shitter is a very nice A4 TDI which is probably too good to qualify as shite and I have a few shite old Japanese bikes in bits in the garage.
     

     
     
    Edited to add I've also owned a maestro 1.3 and it was OK, ish....
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Banger Kenny in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    I've posted a few times but never introduced myself properly, live oop north in Kendal, have owned lots of shite such as a Talbot Samba, a Volvo 360 glt, lots of cavaliers and escorts, plenty of Japanese shite such as charades and 626 mazda's , I have had company cars or vans for the last 20 years but have always had a shitter of some type looking untidy on the drive.
     
    My current shitter is a very nice A4 TDI which is probably too good to qualify as shite and I have a few shite old Japanese bikes in bits in the garage.
     

     
     
    Edited to add I've also owned a maestro 1.3 and it was OK, ish....
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    Jazoli reacted to hauserplenty in Penalty of Ownership (Road Sofa Content)   
    So.
    Mr. Junkman of this here parish thinks interval wipers are decadent, loike. Well, who am I to argue?*
    * I've told you once...
    Well, squire, they're not decadent:
     

     
    ...THIS IS!
    A 1988 Brougham D'Elegance. (D'ecadence?) Of course this car has interval wipers, but that's not really the point, is it?
     
    Feeel thee reeech Coreenthion leather:
     

     
     

     
    The point is, this is truly decadent. On Broughams D'Elegance, you got an extra-soft leather cushion on all the seats. The extra money people paid for 'em was well worth it, I can assure you. It's really a posh Sedan DeVille near to the end of the car's run. Since Cadillac was committed to front-wheel-drive at this point, I get the feeling they were simply using up all the leftover parts to build these.
     
    I traded my GMC Slonoma for this car. It needed a bit of TLC when I got it of course:
     

     
    It was a week before I could set the timing properly. Since these cars run like shit when it's not right, I decided to improvise...
     
    Single-digit mileage at this point too, courtesy of this 5L (307ci) 'loominum-block mill:
     

     
    ...as well as a near-two-ton curb weight. Changing the oxygen sensor doubled the mileage. The one I replaced was likely the OEM sensor. Plus a tune-up. It co$t, but nothing like a Northstar would have. Yep, I learned that one the hard way, when I was delivering pizzas in a '97 Eldo. Each of the jobs on it cost $500. All the TLC on this was a bit less than that.
     

     

     
     
    It was just too good to walk away from. It's only my ninth Cadillac, so even though I knew what I was in for, I went ahead and rescued it. Because I knew what I was in for. DECADENCE, Cadillac style, mon frere.
     
    Because rational thinking is just not the Autoshite way...
     
    Dashboard shot from before I installed the factory tunebox:
     

     
     
    ...and, after. It matches the car, but it sounds like shit. Symphony sound my ass. The FWD models got the better stereo and climate control panels. This one has the amber LED display they used in the early 80's. The later ones had a florescent-green display which was easier to see in the daytime.
     

     
    With the money I saved, I could splash out for some posh floor mats. But...nah. Cell phone, GPS, a cup holder and blue mood lighting is about all I need for my road sofa. Hope no birds shit on it...It was garage-kept and has a full* service history. Little old lady, only drove it on Sundays. 143K miles...WCPGW?
     
     
    P.S. I don't make a habit of calling folks out on this board, but I must say, @Junkman: Your Psalm was brilliant, but I found your comment about cleaning tires with toothbrushes offensive*.
     
    *Buicks are for saints, dude. God drives a Cadillac. (Well, a chod god anyway!)  [/pisstake]
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    Jazoli reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in For Sale - Renner Avantime 2.0 pez turbo £1950   
    Its a shame you don't have to take the engine out to do the cambelt on this, otherwise I would defo have bought it etc.
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    Jazoli reacted to Alfamale in Halfrauds Bargain   
    I've been on the look out for a decent roller cabinet for ages and this popped up on Hot UK deals:
     
    Halfords Professional 5 drawer cabinet, 7 drawer chest and 25 piece spanner set £199.99
     
    deal includes:
     
    5 drawer cabinet
    7 drawer chest
    25 piece spanner set.
     
    £199.99 (£300 saving on separate prices)
     
    Spanners are well over priced but I've seen the cabinets in store and definitely have a quality feel to them.
     
    Hopefully might be of interest to someone, I've ordered mine to pick up tomorrow.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Vince70 in Another collection thread on the way, RAC maybe needed on this one.   
    I have recently bought a B5 A4 tdi and its a solid old bus, the central locking problem can be sorted out with a laptop, a copy of ross-tech lite which is free and a £5 vag kkl cable from ebay, easiest way to check the maf is to disconnect it and see if the car runs better and also use the cable above to read and check the control modules for fault codes.
     
    I'm really liking mine, its runs on fresh air (well it seems to after my 528i) has awesome climate control and still looks smart, the kids moan that its too small in the back but I don't really care!
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    Jazoli reacted to dollywobbler in Dollywobbler's GR-8 Rover - getting better all the time   
    I've been back home for a few hours after my 600 mile road trip. I think it's about 600 miles. I've had to fill up three times, so maybe it's more. It managed almost 350 miles on the last tank! 37mpg again, despite some of that tank being used to thrash around on a skid pan.
     
    What a bloody hoot that was. Though I also discovered that a. I'm bloody good at catching a tail-out moment (basically I don't come off the throttle) and b. the rain tyres are really very good, and therefore you really REALLY have to try to provoke a skid on tarmac. Even very sodden tarmac. Gratuitous handbrake at about 40mph did the trick. Shame the weather was so dreadful as those folks who did turn out for Retro Cars at The Rock had a marvellous time. The track itself was a pretty decent skid pan at times! Great to see Jozza hooning around in his 2CV. 
     
    As well as driving miles in the Rover, I managed a quick stint in that Jaguar X300 again (after it had about £800 thrown at it. Just majestic), a Citroen XM 2-litre petrol (very pleasant) and Jozza's 2CV around a wet car park. Far sweeter than my 2CV and a reminder of how good they should be.
     
    I have to say, the Rover has been superb. The oil level has remained entirely where it should, it has lapped up many an effortless mile and coped with being hoofed around a skid pan. Yes, the ride isn't as good as I normally like (even worse after experiencing a Jag and an XM) but I do find it comfortable. I'm sure it's perking up a bit too. Maybe I'm imagining that. It must go down as one of the best cars I've ever bought. I'm slightly concerned that the clutch is on its last legs (the bite seems soft at times) and I still need to get the cambelt done, but it's starting to feel like it might be worth it. Which is good as the tax is up this month too...
     
    There may be pictures tomorrow if I can be arsed. I'm a bit shattered at the moment.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from beko1987 in The grumpy thread   
    I have a 2 year old tab 2 10" thingy and it was driving me mad as it was getting slower and more laggy every day, I was going to buy a new tablet but I installed the latest cyanogen mod onto it and its like a new tablet, very fast, no lag, no annoying Samsung bloatware, just pure android kitkat, its great, well worth a try before you launch it at the wall.
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