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    fatharris got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in Shitefest 22 North Wales - 15-17th July!!   
    We can supply the handbags!
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    fatharris got a reaction from Austat in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Possibly the sportiest Daewoo ever.








    Daewoo Speedster.
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    fatharris got a reaction from LT84 in Secret shiters in your area   
    I've already posted about him, but there's a fella down the road from me who has a collection of 3 Mk1 Lagunas

    He's got first dibs on mine when we're done with it
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    fatharris reacted to wuvvum in Dodgy shit hidden by sellers   
    I have discovered this weekend that the rearmost 2' or so of my LDV's offside sill is made primarily of concrete.
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    fatharris reacted to maxxo in Dodgy shit hidden by sellers   
    my XM
    was told it was solid, wouldn't need much to get a test etc
    i finally got it through the test today
    i was given my sills in a plastic bag

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    fatharris reacted to Timewaster in Dodgy shit hidden by sellers   
    I definitely never filled and rattle canned a dent in a hire van before returning it.
    No. Not me.
     
    As for putting one over on the trade?
    My favourite one was a guy who took a scrap Mondeo over the bridge.
    All the usual tricks to make it heavier, tank full of water, rubble in the boot, even soaked the back seat with a hose to try and eek out a few extra quid.
    His cleverness was short lived when the scrap man said "Do I look like some sort of C**"? You think I sit here weighing scrap in all day and don't know how much a Mondeo weighs??"
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    fatharris reacted to goosey in Dodgy shit hidden by sellers   
    We don’t want your money, we just want to break your knees 😂
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    fatharris got a reaction from Saabnut in FatHarris - tales of a motoring moron (Updated 03/05)   
    Been a pretty quiet couple of weeks here - but there was an event at work that had a static car display, so I figured the Beat would be an interesting oddity there.

    A quick sponge off and drag back into the garage revealed that the rear bumper and light had attracted a scuff either during or after the Mini show.



    Not sure when it happened or how, but the boy does go into my garage whilst I'm at work to get his bicycles out so there's a chance it was him (he denied it). Thankfully, a few minutes with some cutting compound and polish rendered the damage almost invisible.



    With that done, I strapped the boy in and headed off to meet with the South West sports car club.

    There was lots of posh, exotic motors:



    And nestled deep withing was my golden nugget





    To be fair, there was quite a lot of interest in the car from a lot of people, which was encouraging.

    A few days later, I took the Beat out for a small shopping trip:



    Would it fit in the boot?



    Just about. Perfect for a single fella on a diet, this motor.

    With that done, it was time to turn the attention to the MX5. This has been fulfilling the role of my daily for a few weeks now, and it was reminding me of all the jobs I had been putting off before I put it away for the winter.

    Like the headlight that failed in dipped beam in October, worked briefly just prior to the MOT, then failed again. New bulb time



    As mentioned in a previous post, the lock barrel fell into the door after I repaired and refitted it, typical of those spring clips.

    Removed the door card:



    And found the little beggar hiding at the bottom of the door. Seven months it has been down there!



    Eventually, after way more fiddling and faffing about than I'm proud to admit, eventually the barrel clip went on and stayed on.



    Whilst the MX5 was in the garage, I also finally re-secured the wind deflector so it was stay upright (been putting that job off for 18 months - two nuts nipped up and it's good to go again )

    The passenger side window was quite stiff to wind up and down - old dry grease was the cause here, so the door card was removed and the old grease removed and replaced.



    With all the 'big' jobs done, it was time to tackle the one annoying aspect of the car with a budget of zero pence.

    Spot it?



    Yes, it's this little fella.



    Bit of duct tape and some white paint to make it a Kernow cross until I come up with a permanent solution of new plates



    The paintwork on this Mazda is looking absolutely appalling, so I think this will end up recieving a roller paint job - it's already a write off with visible body damage so preserving the value is not a concern to me, but having it all one colour would be quite nice.

    There's a fella on Facebook selling NATO green vehicle paint for £25 a tin so that looks to be the winning idea, once I get some replacement wings of any colour for it

    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk


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    fatharris got a reaction from HillmanImp in The new news 24 thread   
    Running late for work, so took the Mazda. Noticed it was running low on fuel so decided I would get fuel on the way home.

    Promptly forgot and then spent 10 miles light throttling and watching the gauge like a hawk.



    Eventually made it and sloshed in an appropriate, pre-payday amount:



    Which brought the gauge up to this level:



    The amount? 8.5 litres.

    This car is a damned liar.

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    fatharris got a reaction from gm in The new news 24 thread   
    Running late for work, so took the Mazda. Noticed it was running low on fuel so decided I would get fuel on the way home.

    Promptly forgot and then spent 10 miles light throttling and watching the gauge like a hawk.



    Eventually made it and sloshed in an appropriate, pre-payday amount:



    Which brought the gauge up to this level:



    The amount? 8.5 litres.

    This car is a damned liar.

    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk


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    fatharris got a reaction from Toe in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Still sounds like you could benefit from more fleet reduction tbh, one broken car is a stress, but that many is grounds for a fucking stomach ulcer.

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    fatharris got a reaction from Nullzwei in Dodgy shit hidden by sellers   
    I had something similar in the Saab 9000 I bought from eBay. Was slow as shit all the way home, found the wastegate actuator rod was disconnected.

    Connected it, and was greeted with a slipping clutch

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    fatharris got a reaction from mercedade in FatHarris - tales of a motoring moron (Updated 03/05)   
    Been a pretty quiet couple of weeks here - but there was an event at work that had a static car display, so I figured the Beat would be an interesting oddity there.

    A quick sponge off and drag back into the garage revealed that the rear bumper and light had attracted a scuff either during or after the Mini show.



    Not sure when it happened or how, but the boy does go into my garage whilst I'm at work to get his bicycles out so there's a chance it was him (he denied it). Thankfully, a few minutes with some cutting compound and polish rendered the damage almost invisible.



    With that done, I strapped the boy in and headed off to meet with the South West sports car club.

    There was lots of posh, exotic motors:



    And nestled deep withing was my golden nugget





    To be fair, there was quite a lot of interest in the car from a lot of people, which was encouraging.

    A few days later, I took the Beat out for a small shopping trip:



    Would it fit in the boot?



    Just about. Perfect for a single fella on a diet, this motor.

    With that done, it was time to turn the attention to the MX5. This has been fulfilling the role of my daily for a few weeks now, and it was reminding me of all the jobs I had been putting off before I put it away for the winter.

    Like the headlight that failed in dipped beam in October, worked briefly just prior to the MOT, then failed again. New bulb time



    As mentioned in a previous post, the lock barrel fell into the door after I repaired and refitted it, typical of those spring clips.

    Removed the door card:



    And found the little beggar hiding at the bottom of the door. Seven months it has been down there!



    Eventually, after way more fiddling and faffing about than I'm proud to admit, eventually the barrel clip went on and stayed on.



    Whilst the MX5 was in the garage, I also finally re-secured the wind deflector so it was stay upright (been putting that job off for 18 months - two nuts nipped up and it's good to go again )

    The passenger side window was quite stiff to wind up and down - old dry grease was the cause here, so the door card was removed and the old grease removed and replaced.



    With all the 'big' jobs done, it was time to tackle the one annoying aspect of the car with a budget of zero pence.

    Spot it?



    Yes, it's this little fella.



    Bit of duct tape and some white paint to make it a Kernow cross until I come up with a permanent solution of new plates



    The paintwork on this Mazda is looking absolutely appalling, so I think this will end up recieving a roller paint job - it's already a write off with visible body damage so preserving the value is not a concern to me, but having it all one colour would be quite nice.

    There's a fella on Facebook selling NATO green vehicle paint for £25 a tin so that looks to be the winning idea, once I get some replacement wings of any colour for it

    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk


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    fatharris got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Early mid-life crisis: the MX5 story. ***Minor job 16/8***   
    Well, it's been a while, but I finally got around to dropping the MX5 off for the MOT.
     
    As expected, it failed on a few items. Mainly welding (no surprise there!) And a brake pipe. I'd already booked it in to investigate a slow puncture on a tyre, adjust a replaced headlight and adjust the handbrake due to a caliper replacement.
     
    Got it back today, I'm £650 lighter, but I'm glad to get the old girl back!
     

     

     
    Typically, I've just been punted onto the night shift at work until June, so my splurging out on repairs to a convertible were ill timed. Oh well!
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    fatharris got a reaction from Stanky in FatHarris - tales of a motoring moron (Updated 03/05)   
    Been a pretty quiet couple of weeks here - but there was an event at work that had a static car display, so I figured the Beat would be an interesting oddity there.

    A quick sponge off and drag back into the garage revealed that the rear bumper and light had attracted a scuff either during or after the Mini show.



    Not sure when it happened or how, but the boy does go into my garage whilst I'm at work to get his bicycles out so there's a chance it was him (he denied it). Thankfully, a few minutes with some cutting compound and polish rendered the damage almost invisible.



    With that done, I strapped the boy in and headed off to meet with the South West sports car club.

    There was lots of posh, exotic motors:



    And nestled deep withing was my golden nugget





    To be fair, there was quite a lot of interest in the car from a lot of people, which was encouraging.

    A few days later, I took the Beat out for a small shopping trip:



    Would it fit in the boot?



    Just about. Perfect for a single fella on a diet, this motor.

    With that done, it was time to turn the attention to the MX5. This has been fulfilling the role of my daily for a few weeks now, and it was reminding me of all the jobs I had been putting off before I put it away for the winter.

    Like the headlight that failed in dipped beam in October, worked briefly just prior to the MOT, then failed again. New bulb time



    As mentioned in a previous post, the lock barrel fell into the door after I repaired and refitted it, typical of those spring clips.

    Removed the door card:



    And found the little beggar hiding at the bottom of the door. Seven months it has been down there!



    Eventually, after way more fiddling and faffing about than I'm proud to admit, eventually the barrel clip went on and stayed on.



    Whilst the MX5 was in the garage, I also finally re-secured the wind deflector so it was stay upright (been putting that job off for 18 months - two nuts nipped up and it's good to go again )

    The passenger side window was quite stiff to wind up and down - old dry grease was the cause here, so the door card was removed and the old grease removed and replaced.



    With all the 'big' jobs done, it was time to tackle the one annoying aspect of the car with a budget of zero pence.

    Spot it?



    Yes, it's this little fella.



    Bit of duct tape and some white paint to make it a Kernow cross until I come up with a permanent solution of new plates



    The paintwork on this Mazda is looking absolutely appalling, so I think this will end up recieving a roller paint job - it's already a write off with visible body damage so preserving the value is not a concern to me, but having it all one colour would be quite nice.

    There's a fella on Facebook selling NATO green vehicle paint for £25 a tin so that looks to be the winning idea, once I get some replacement wings of any colour for it

    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk


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    fatharris reacted to Dead_E23 in Dodgy shit hidden by sellers   
    Concealing horrendous faults on cars sent to auction used to be considered a bit of a game in the motor trade in the 80s and it was regarded as a bit of fun to be left holding the baby and having to come up with a wheeze to get rid of it.
    I was friendly at the time with a well-dodgy trader who was regarded as an expert at the game, once memorably selling an engineless Renault 8 by pushing it through the sale whilst laughing with the crowd about how the fucking thing had picked a bad moment to run out of petrol.
    (This is one reason why private purchasers need to be very careful when bidding at auctions).
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    fatharris reacted to RichardK in RichardKs ramblings: MX-5 week, ending, tinkering   
    Oops.



    Apart from hideous traffic on the M25 made it home. It feels a bit down on power but starts and goes well enough - check engine light is on so I wonder if six months of disuse has not helped it.
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    fatharris reacted to martc in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Possibly not...

    These were actually sold to the public and were made in the USA - as it's a Pontiac/Saturn underneath. Details here -
    https://www.autoevolution.com/cars/daewoo-g2x-2006.html#aeng_daewoo-g2x-2006-20
    https://www.carscoops.com/2007/04/seoul-show-daewoo-g2x-aka-saturn-sky-or/
    And here's some more sporty Daewoo's - only concepts unfortunately -

    Daewoo Mirae, 1999.

    Daewoo Joyster (yes Joyster, calm down at the back), 1997.

    Daewoo Bucrane, 1995.
    Plenty more Daewoo concepts here - https://oldconceptcars.com/category/1930-2004/daewoo/
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    fatharris got a reaction from RayMK in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Possibly the sportiest Daewoo ever.








    Daewoo Speedster.
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    fatharris got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Possibly the sportiest Daewoo ever.








    Daewoo Speedster.
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    fatharris got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Possibly the sportiest Daewoo ever.








    Daewoo Speedster.
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    fatharris reacted to C3C3 in The new news 24 thread   
    Replacing the wings on the base spec escort, found a big o hole in the drivers floor and the back third of the drivers side sill needs doing.



     
    Replacement wings line up pretty much spot on other than the vertical due to some excess material. Going to save the reach arches almost in the entirety as the material is solid just all bent up, nothing a dolly and some elbow grease wont fix.
     

     
     
     
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    fatharris reacted to BeEP in The new news 24 thread   
    C1 Vibe (like mine) and 107 Urban Lite had manual windows (and no rev counter).  C1 Rhythm had both electric windows and rev counter but 107 Urban just electric windows, although as noted above it's easy to add the rev counter and many have done so.
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    fatharris got a reaction from 320touring in Shitting in the shallow end.... Ssang your Yyong   
    What an exemplary road test

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