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MarvinsMom last won the day on May 20 2015

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    BMC BL ARG ROVER MGR - I love 'em all!!


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  1. i have spent a good part of yesterday pulling the house apart looking for the keys of the black mini, and a good part of today putting he house back straight looking for said keys. came to the conclusion that they are not in the house at all. even called the hotel we were in last weekend to see if we had left them their, despite been pretty sure that i didn't have them there, the one thing i was sure of was that Kerry had the keys last, thus making it her fault that they were not where they are supposed to be. Kerry vehemently denied this, of course..... well the keys have turned up, much to my relief. and where were they? in the pocket of Kerry's motorbike jacket....... thanks alot. and the orange mini's mot? a fail. brake balance across the back wheels. so a seized wheel cylinder me thinks, cos it when through the hand brake test ok. and them Wankin' budget death rings we got last year are already very, very worn. the set of continentals which they replaced lasted 10 years and 30,000 miles. these have managed a tenth of that, i think. but Sportspack Coopers use what is now an odd size, so its Wankin' tires or Yoko Ono ones. which cost twice as much, but if they last 3 times as long them i'm winning. i'll be trying the Yoko Ono tires next. and i've got sick of tasting diesel fumes in the Rover and got the blowing exhaust replaced. it was blowing from all over, though mainly the flexi-pipe and the back muffler which had gone like porus on top, so it was blowing soot into the back of the back bumper. even the guy at the tire place said he'd not seen an exhaust do that! sadly the one on the car had only managed 18 years and 180,000 miles, which is a poor show! why are modern things all amge from cheese??
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-Sierra-20-mint-condition-low-millage-fsh/143260449252?hash=item215afcf9e4:g:wUwAAOSwy5Rcywo8 shame its the I4 twink but you cannot have everything. its still a nice looking Sierra. and a Ghia too....
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/reliant-kitten-low-mileage-for-restoration/113756606033?hash=item1a7c6c0e51:g:HwwAAOSwIS5c4559 sad looking Kitten thats been off the road for years, anyone feeling brave (or foolish?)
  4. i dunno why anyone lives, in "the south" outta choice. i think its more "exist" rather than "live" to many people, crowds and gridlock everywhere. no thank you, i'll stick with the provinces thank you. and southern beer is shit.
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOND-BUG-1972-Microcar-classic-3-wheeler/352665320428?hash=item521c7dbbec:g:7SQAAOSwEJtc3F9w more cheese, Grommit?
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trabant-601-S-very-rare-with-collectors-parts-included/133054305482?hash=item1efaa794ca:g:yckAAOSwPe1c3bji Trabbi Kombi anyone? it does sound like its pretty fucked mind........
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-Skoda-Estelle-120-lx-low-milage-rare/163692087165?hash=item261ccf077d:g:4w0AAOSw5KBcxcI4 i had one of these back in the day, E145VKF i think, that car will be long dead by now! nothing as decetant as an "LX" as mine had steel wheels and a 4 speed gearbox. it was crap, but oddly fun* to drive at the same time. i remember the valve to bleed the radiator looking like something out of a central heating system. but i think at that time the Czechs didn't care, they just used what they had!
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkspolizei-Wartburg-353-Tourist-East-German-police-car-unique-in-UK/123774226993?hash=item1cd184d231:g:XWUAAOSwk25ckSGO a reminder of the good old days of the socialist paradise that was East Germany. the paradise that most folks couldn't wait to get out of....... the vender wants a fortune for it.....
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-alegro-vanden-plas-automatic-1500/153494790111?hash=item23bd009fdf:g:Z3AAAOSwkchc4ST5 allegro vandenplas, with the plah.... yummy!
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Maestro-Vanden-Plas-37645-miles/333202662135?hash=item4d946d22f7:g:~UcAAOSw6lFc37Na&frcectupt=true maestro vandenplas, without the "plah" but it does have leather, and plastic wood look door cappings. and does look proper bang tidy. verdict - WOULD.
  11. been in Brighton over the weekend. for the London to Brighton Mini Run. What is the chance of been parked up next to another 1997 Rover Mini Sport? As Volcano Orange was on the Mini for 1997 only, then the chances surely aren't that great? wrong. wrong-ong-diddley-wong-wrong...... the one on the left has covered 21k miles. while mine has done 88k. no wonder it looks better than mine! one observation is that there wasn't anywhere near the numbers of stalls selling bits this year, we saw the same at the mini fair in January. though there were too many folks around, too much queuing, too many dummies parking right up next to me (had moved Cocopop away from that shitbox on the right, and its still tight up close on me) and it been a bloody long way to go i dunno if we will bother next year. and it turns out that the Mini's test is up at the end of the month. that is an unwelcome surprise, so it goes for its test first thing on Saturday. wish us luck for that......
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/austin-maxi-1750/173903264725?hash=item287d713bd5:g:dAgAAOSwJnlc2ypk another model from BMC's stable, full of clever ideas, short on showroom appeal! still even with its odd looks, the Maxi is oddly appealing.....
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/austin-montego-1-6L/273849381865?hash=item3fc2b1f3e9:g:S4cAAOSwB6ZcfXIS slighty scruffy looking Monty anyone? i think most of them looked like this from new!
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-3-Litre-Automatic-Historic-Vehicle-Light-Restoration-Rare-Vehicle/254234499868?hash=item3b318e9b1c:g:JaAAAOSwHsxc3s1N i also like the land-lobster. i think they look better from behind that back is a direct copy of the P5 Rovers!
  15. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1982-AUSTIN-AMBASSADOR-1-7-L-WELL-MAINTAINED-CLASSIC-CAR-MOT/183814967815?hash=item2acc39d207:g:z9sAAOSwjm9c3DCW we had this yet? if not, why not? the princess with what it should have had at the start, a back hatch. sadly in getting that, the Ambro lost the Princess's lovely wood dash, but you cannot have everything. another warmed over orphan from BL in the early days of Austin Rover. i still like them though. i think i'm the only one mind!
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