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    wuvvum got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in The new news 24 thread   
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in The new news 24 thread   
    Thomas doesn't look too impressed.  "Bloody scene taxed shite."
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Tim_E in The new news 24 thread   
    Thomas doesn't look too impressed.  "Bloody scene taxed shite."
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from Fumbler in The new news 24 thread   
    Thomas doesn't look too impressed.  "Bloody scene taxed shite."
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    wuvvum got a reaction from sheffcortinacentre in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from The Moog in The grumpy thread   
    Turned out to be a loose spade terminal on the actuator wire.  Strange that it's never given any problems before...  It started up fine once that was sorted and is now on its way south with its lucky* new owner.
    Funnily enough the AA bloke was the absolute spit of Trigger - glasses, hairstyle, accent, everything - except about a foot shorter.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The new news 24 thread   
    Thomas doesn't look too impressed.  "Bloody scene taxed shite."
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    wuvvum got a reaction from Leyland Worldmaster in The new news 24 thread   
    Thomas doesn't look too impressed.  "Bloody scene taxed shite."
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    wuvvum reacted to Mrs6C in Autoshite chat over Zoom - 8.00pm Tuesdays. PM brownnova for the link if you don’t have it!   
    Another one for @Fumbler's 'green screen' wall...
     
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    wuvvum reacted to Dick Longbridge in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Plenty of room for buying supplies for the Kwik-E-Mart too. 
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    wuvvum reacted to SambaS in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    Moar photos of photogenic car being photogenic:

    At defunct Vidin Airport

    At defunct petrol station

    Shotz

    daughter/ me / wife of deceased 

    Did you know I nearly bought a Lada instead

    Found these left to die by the river. Long story short they know live in England after we got them passports. BenjiP of this woods actually donates to a local charity here who took them in after I looked after them a few weeks

    Die like real men.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
    Thomas doesn't look too impressed.  "Bloody scene taxed shite."
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    wuvvum reacted to SambaS in Moskvitch Aleko - Защо има таралеж в багажника ми?   
    I should probably introduce my 24012...
    Known as the Moskvitch Aleko.
    The 20142 was built here in Bulgaria and the additional 2 on the end donates an actual Moskvitch engine opposed to the usual Lada lump.
    Bought it from an old dear in Pleven, and the car buying process here is such a pain I dont actually own ten cars here yet. In fact it put me right off! You and the seller have to go to a Notary with all the correct documents, in the case of this sale the seller didn't and had to visit the town hall three times!
    After the Notary draws up the sale and you pay the taxes and (lie about the sale price) Notary fee you are . Tired. And free to spend another day registering your car at KAT... your local traffic police station. Here you get a Talon (V5) and if you want local number plates. Up until recently this was a must, but I kept the EH Pleven number plate cause ... well...  tight. Or I like the EH. Then insurance, then vignette, then village tax
    It behaved well until it stopped behaving well after 4 weeks. I took it to Romania with my parents which it didn't like. And the border officials were not impressed as they had to push start us into Romania. It made it back just but then died in Vidin.
    In some order new plugs, brand new carburettor and a coil side rewire and new alternator the thing has been okay since apart from a gypsy stole it one night when we were drinkng and burned the clutch out then pushed it back onto my drive and pretended nothing happened.

    After rebuild photographed in Rila Mountains

    My local petrol station some English suprised to see me in the Wild West

    It didn't like Romania

    Old carb here stripped and new bits put in but eventually found new complete unit

    One of the many times it was on the ramps last summer. Lucky for me the son of garage owner speaks perfect English. And despite everyone's warning I find them to be honest and reasonable. People are nervous when I try do things for myself here cause its usual to think English are rich and thus hike up prices.

    Riding round the village with choke on (or cruise control if you like)

    Snow

    Buzludzha Monument
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    wuvvum reacted to Cookiesouwest in Sniff, whats that burning smell - Cookie's adventures in shiteing   
    Big thanks to @andyberg for the lift. Much appreciated.
    Now home.
    Getting dark and raining, so more details tomorrow.
    2005 CRV 2.0 ivtec Executive, manual
    112k on clock, full history, just been serviced and new Goodyears all round.
    Drives great.
    Squeaky clutch pedal TADTS
    Brake pedal bit softer than I'm used too, but she stops well.
    Original satnav unit is knackered, but a replacement head unit, unexpectedly provided.
    Leather, heated seats that are hot enough to melt your jeans.
    Did 31mpg on way home, which means its all good, for this vintage of CRV.
    Its nice to buy a car for once, where the previous owner is the one who has spent the bucks



     
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    wuvvum reacted to Six-cylinder in The new news 24 thread   
    I have just found out that all the tourists visiting the Isle of Sodor bringing their cars by Motorail have MK1 Escorts!

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    wuvvum reacted to barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
    Before all this COVID shenanigans kicked off I was looking for a small car. A teeny tiny engined car with a Bader box & A/C. There were a few about, they were all Japanese, all three pot & all either rotten at the back end of the sills or they'd had their sills patched up. Then lockdown occurred and the looking slowed and I thought that I'd really be much happier keeping the cheapest car I have ever owned. I've had this Scirocco for more than ten years, it's cost me just short of fuck all over that period, so I thought it was time to show it some love. The replacement £50 Weber was worn beyond redemption so I bought it a new one and then had a new cam/auxiliary belt and also the cam timing tweaked, the car tuned properly, the fuel lines renewed and the brakes rebuilt. Today I've changed something that's been pissing me off for a decade & something that folk can see.
    Before

    After

    Now to have a word with those nice chaps down at PD Gough about a new tailpipe...
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    wuvvum got a reaction from auntiemaryscanary in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from Skizzer in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    wuvvum got a reaction from horriblemercedes in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    wuvvum got a reaction from puddlethumper in Two hundred and five   
    Is that the AS bike 205?
    The XUD is one of those engines (Ford DI is another) where there can be a massive difference in performance between different examples of ostensibly identical engines.
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    wuvvum got a reaction from outlaw118 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from doug in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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    wuvvum got a reaction from MisterH in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aye, I remember her.

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