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fatharris last won the day on February 10

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  1. Too much of a filthy poor for an Evoque convertible? Think the Nissan Murano CrossConvertible just isn't niche enough? Then step forward and ingest the Volkswagen T-roc convertible. Sorry. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. Good spot getting a genuine OE stalk - we were chasing a non-illuminating rear fog light on our BX and eventually tracked it to the aftermarket indicator stalk recently purchased by the previous owner, with a very recent date stamp. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. Just spent a very enjoyable fifteen minutes catching up with this thread. What a find, my old man had a couple of Montegos as a kid and I loved them. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. Wow, quite the to-do list. What's the story behind it? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. This just penalises those that can't afford to replace their ageing vehicle. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. Absolutely loved my Xantia HDi - it was the 110 as well, lovely, predictable power curve and very economical. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. Stumbled across this website today - seems apt to share it in here. Free to play etc, I've added the blurb from their FB page below: Just a neat little way to while away a few minutes at work! Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. Decided to tackle the overgrown mass of brbles behind my garden shed today. Noticed there was a disused coal scuttle(?) In the corner of the garden that was full of empty oil cans, an exhaust manifold, and some kind of sump? Ah well, got all the brambles out at least. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. Chodspeed mate! Any clues? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. Well, what a day. Decided to get the BX on jack's at the rear to finally make a start on some of the bodywork repairs. With the bumper removed, I found more work for myself And evidence of poor repairs in the past This looked totally fine as the underseal was intact. A tap with my fingers proved otherwise. Free hole in the chassis rail for my troubles And the original hole that took the car off the road? Yeah, that was much bigger than anticipated. Toake today even shittier, whilst I was struggling to find a solid bit of the BX, MrsH video called me to inform me that someone had just reversed their minibus into the Laguna. Thankfully, the driver was apologetic and gave us all their details so we can work out the best way ahead. I've took enough of the wink bolts out to peer behind it and was relieved to see the inner wing is intact. Still, bloody typical, eh? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. That's not great. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Has the roffle been shitcanned? Couldn't see it anywhere. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. I can't take credit for the diagnosis - there's a reason why@twosmoke300 is the man to look after my fleet when my fault diagnosis skills desert me [emoji1787] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  14. Smok update. A van was loaded. Twice. This handsome bastard was drafted in to assist. We passed an amusing set of graffiti We met with my friend Tony: And dropped the Mini off in his workshop: Whilst we were in there, we popped in and said hello to the Beat [emoji16] Then he messaged me this (the Celica bit is a wind up) All in all, big thanks to Phill for his help and Tony for taking the Mini in the deal [emoji16] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  15. So, some changes have happened this month. Most momentous is this: Yep, the cover came off the Beat. It had been sat in the driveway for a couple of months after being evicted from the garage and@twosmoke300 alerted me to a car transport fella heading up country with an empty wagon. A quick message to my mate Tony to confirm he was happy to receive and a couple of days later, this happened: Drove up there itself overpowering the seized caliper so that's proven the clutch works. Also been the longest it's moved under it own steam in seven years! Bye bye Honda, see you again soon! Tony is going to make a start on it very soon - he seemed very upbeat at the initial inspection, even offering to MOT it for me! [emoji1787] Next up, the boy was missing riding in Herman as I had SORNd him, with the MOT and insurance lapse. To be honest, I was missing driving him too, so I booked him in for an MOT. Annoyingly, I then got told to work away from home on a course. The only car I had to hand was the Mazda, which is an brilliant car, but the exhaust is super loud and would drive me insane. So, Phill squared me away once again with a lend of the AS SlaaaaaagJaaaaaaag for the week. I have to say, I was a big fan of the way it looked and enjoyed the sense of occasion I got from driving it. Unfortunately, I had the seat all the way back and still needed more leg room, and the handbrake handle kept getting wedged into my thigh. I know I'm not the skinniest fella round, but I'm hardly fat so that would have annoyed me long term. So, I was relieved to hear that Herman had passed first time with a handful of advisories. The Jaaaaaaag was suitably filled up and returned with beer. Thanks again Phill, absolute top boy. So, now insured, MOTd and taxed, Herman is back on the road, resulting in a happy Austin (and a happy Daddy). We went out to a local garden yesterday and I nabbed a chance to test out a photography location that had always intrigued me whilst we were travelling home. Typically, I forgot my polarising lens [emoji1787] So, what's next for the fleet? Well, not much really. A series of upcoming necessary work to the house has sapped away any spare cash we have for the next couple of years. Our focus will be on keeping the roadworthy motors on the road for the time being, with the Mini leaving us for Tony in the very near future. Thanks for reading [emoji16] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
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