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  1. I saw PO05YUM on a drain-vacuum tanker the other day.
  2. Great to see that still exists! From long ago: lad is 22 now and sadly uninterested in cars/motorbikes.
  3. Do not like, it's not the actual subframe: Date tested 9 April 2024 FAIL Mileage 126,488 miles Test location View test location MOT test number 9257 2581 8474 Repair immediately (major defects): Nearside Front Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f)) Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength at subframe mounting (5.3.6 (a) (i)) Service brake efficiency below requirements (1.2.2 (a) (i)) Parking brake efficiency below requirements (1.4.2 (a) (i)) Repair as soon as possible (minor defects): Nearside Registration plate lamp inoperative in the case of multiple lamps or light sources (4.7.1 (b) (i)) Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (5.3.6 (a) (i)) Nearside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii)) Offside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii)) front and rear suspension components rusty.
  4. I was one of those people - I'd ordered one on a company car scheme a few months earlier, and in the meantime the C had lost the proper rear bumper for that shit bit of steel, presumably to save 50p. I was most unimpressed when I spotted it in the car park, thought it had been damaged.
  5. That looks great! I'm a big fan of this era Benz, clean fuss-free styling.
  6. Mine has just arrived, many thanks! My wife thought it was porn... she was right.
  7. I had a shit-brown one. I have had (many) worse cars but the Allegro beat them all for the sense of total misery it instilled in me. I'm still a bit sore I wasted 9 months of my young life driving that fucker.
  8. It's probably hard for younger readers of this forum to imagine a time when Austin Allegros would be used openly on the road, without shame and with no regard for decency; this picture must date from the early 80's and like paedophile music teachers, it was just accepted back then as a necessary evil. Grim times.
  9. Agreed.. on Dunlop Denovos. I would also like to point out that Kim Wilde is my girlfriend, and has been since 1981, so KEEP OFF.
  10. First time I've been, and it was disappointing - relatively few traders, fewer still punters. Beaulieu is also on though, maybe it's all gone there.
  11. Saw this at Netley autojumble (which was pretty poorly attended), this morning: Fantic Koala, the novelty factor was STRONG. Apparently only 50cc but it's much bigger than the photo suggests. I didn't ask about the price in case I did something stupid.
  12. Couple of pics from Sammy Miller's museum today, an AJS/Matchless meeting was going on. I've got a hankering for an old 50s/60s oily-rag bike I can tinker with and slowly improve, thinking about maybe a Bantam as parts are easy to find?
  13. Goodness me, I like that a lot. Good MOT history too, strong price though.
  14. I've had covid the past week. It's not great but still preferable to changing a cambelt on most FWD cars. Being incapacitated in front of the Great!Romance TV channel was the lowest point.
  15. Here is my quick guide to Mazda MX5s: NA: great, like Abba NB: Abba song, but sung by Steps NC: Abba song, sung by Piers Brosnan
  16. Spotted this a Poole bike night yesterday, not my cup of tea but the detailing is impressive in the metal.
  17. I'd like to rock up to Loomies on that, "yeah, it's got a turbo Hayabusa motor in the rear". Boot would contain a cereal box painted silver with 'Honda Hiyabusa Trubo' written on it in yellow highlighter.
  18. https://www.theautopian.com/mot-advisories-strange/ Thomas Hundal, do you walk amongst us? 😀 If you're not already doing it, I recommend putting the Autopian on your daily web trawl, there's some excellent stuff from Torch and Mercedes Streeter in particular.
  19. I've got an urge for a Velosolex (so I can get some exercise but have a motor to get me home when I've inadvertently wandered into a cafe and eaten all the cakes). This is a 1993 Hungarian version, am I silly? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3376193382636964/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A25af2eef-180f-4aec-9054-fe8bb3d420e6
  20. Toasty... This is from my Honda VFR, seems to be classic murder-suicide pact with the reg/rectifier. Have bought improved versions from Electrex.
  21. Some nice pics from an absolutely terrible Facebook group I came across.
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