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  1. I shall gently suggest to Girlfriend_70s that her life would be much improved if I were to drive somebody else's car, one with no heating, down the motorway in the middle of winter so you can bring both via the power of magic and relationship strain. After all everybody and their dog has seen the Tronda. If she hates this idea we can always convoy, but she's always bloody cold anyway so I don't see what difference it would make...
  2. I shall now be in attendance and dragging the good lady down with me for good measure, expect Tronda appearance. @Richard - It would appear we are both going past Chesterfield on the same trip now, could be fortuitous for engine collectionantion?
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  4. Fuck. Where to start... One of the Doloshite's headlights is wedged in with cardboard and cut up garden hose and then bathroom sealed into place as there is no longer any metal for it to bolt to. The Acclaim's O/S/F wing is largely crafted out of gaffer tape rattled canned blue. The 1850HL was ran with shoe laces holding the carbs tight to the manifold when the rubber mounts started to split. Both the Civic's headlight bulbs were gaffer taped in. I taped over a big hole in my Corsa D's rear light with clear tape to such a good standard nobody noticed when I sold it. The Acclaim's wiper arms have been filed out to use a nut and bolt instead of a wiper pin. The Doloshite's rear bumper is spaced out with a million washers to compensate for crash damage. And that's just the stuff I've done... When I bought the Doloshite the throttle linkage was some metal wire twisted around the original broken one. The radio in said car is also earthed directly to the bottom of the dashboard, through the vinyl, so it doesn't work properly and gets very hot. The wheelarches had been repaired by riveting repair panels over the top of the original arches. The entire underside of the 1850HL was structurally underseal, several cm thick in places. One of the window winder handles in the Doloshite has been replaced with one from a bathroom cabinet. Every single wire between the Acclaim's ignition barrel and the rest of the car has been cut and then twisted back together and taped. On purchase the Dolly 1300's radio was wired in such a way that the negatives and positives were backwards the left and right channels were backwards and it only played mono because they'd used the feed from left front and left rear...
  5. Well, at least it isn't dark and the middle of wint... Oh.
  6. No heater, demist or high beams + 18mpg sans a trunk mounted Visa? I'd take my chances in the Frenchie...
  7. An exhaust pipe with a bend in it? What sorcery is this?!
  8. With the modifications would you be able to keep it in the "historic" tax class?
  9. A similar job has just been carried out on some holes on my street, well some of them... Given that it is frost season I give them 2 months before you can't tell the repair was done and less before large chunks of ashphalt are littering in the street and getting kicked around by passing traffic.
  10. I think it's usually just "Have access to another vehicle for everyday use" Possibly worth a check on the online quote generators to check on the wording though as I've usually had another car available so it's never cropped up. I have the Acclaim down as the daily use vehicle on the Dolomite's policy which knocks about £100 off the cost... I've also never found having the car kept on the street to cause any real price change compared to having it garaged, although admittedly I've always lived in fairly low risk areas. It used to be the case you could get a cheap (under £500) classic policy at pretty much any age but the underwriter providing it stopped dishing it out just before I acquired a car, most of the classic specialists added an age limit and suddenly a lot of younger people found their MGB GT or Spitfire was now going to cost them 6x as much to insure a year...
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