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  1. Talk of Neon', did the news of the barn with 150 brand new 1997 Chrysler Neon's go under the radar here? Personally its a shame seeing them in that state, even if they are the 'unloved' models. Personally I like the 400 series, something about the basic design!
  2. Dodge Attitude... Rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage for the Mexico market! And only as the Saloon. I would.
  3. The lack of use of the roof and neglect it’s had over time is starting to take its toll...due to me putting the roof down a lot. Found a small tear near a seam and also the glue around the rear window has started coming away. The tear will be repairable with one of the seal kits. As for the back window I dealt with it on my tea brake at work yesterday evening... Oddly, it was the right side I was expecting to have to do as it’d started peeling away. Seen the left side was actually flapping yesterday on the way to work. Removed the old glue the best I could, used a dab of thinners to clean the glass. Clean as, sadly scuffed part of my sticker so removed all of it (salvaged and now on the toolbox). Thankfully it was a nice warm evening here so applies the glue we have here, which I’ve used to secure all sorts at work and lasts for yonks! Left a metal bar on top and left for a few hours... Good as new*. It held up well for the trip home, and today it was warm enough to have the roof down, and having put it back up it’s held! Success! While I was there I used a wee dab of thinners to fully remove the glue from the 2.0 badge, worked a charm! Clean and some T-cut to be added and she’ll look fine. Seems like a job for Sunday that!
  4. After last year which was a disappointment compared to the following years (Static display & same day as another local show) I was't sure if id come along, but glad I did. Good mix of old and new, as well as rare and the museums changed its display around since last time too which was nice, including the orange mini, and F40 and my pick of the mix was an ex-Royal Mail Ford Esostar van! (never knew they mad an electric escort van). Also nice seeing Richered, Tayne & Kinkersaab as well.
  5. So as I planned I got the front brakes done, with only a minor mishap... The pads i got were too thick, turns out there are two choices (16mm and 19mm if i recall correctly). Would't have been a problem, just return the pads and get the correct ones locally. But while at work one of the guys though "just buff em down", and did so without asking...to be fair he did buy. To be fair they were cheap ones and he did buy me a chip supper as a sorry. So ended up ordering the correct set from ECP. This left me with the problem of needing to fit them before I went on a trip down south with the other half who was visiting...Good thing Jetlag exists I guess, did the brakes on the Wednesday morning while she was sleeping and I was wide awake. The car preformed the duty of touring us about the place great, several times with the roof down as well. Comfy, speedy and practical. Now for the mishap...Having driven around locally in and around the NE of Scotland, then driven all the way down to Alnwick...down to a few parts of Hadrian's wall. On the way to Housesteads Fort I could hear a odd noise, and mostly when turning to the right, My mind is now trying to process what it could be, a stop at the side of the road to check everything I think it could be and it all seems fine. By now I've gotten to Corbridge Town (The old Roman one, not the new one next to it) I decide to see about jacking it up and having a better check...then the penny drops. I forgot to properly tighten my wheel nuts after doing the brakes! Thankfully all the nuts are still on, but two of them are very loose. Being glad this was all that was wrong, I sheepishly admit the fault to the other half who then reminds me ' and who's the qualified mechanic?". After that its been faultless since. So remember lads...always check your nuts. Now for some photos... Bamburgh Castle On the causeway to Holy Island In a backstreet in Alnwick Here's to more happy miles with it!
  6. We know that old RWD Japanese cars are popular with the 'yoof' of today, like them for 'skidz n shit' and what not. And of course with examples of the Skyline GTR and A80 Supra selling for nothing of £100k of late it means they are going up in value... So £2,099 for this 'fantastic project' Nissan 200SX is a steal... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-S13-200sx-180sx-Silvia-drift-track-race-project-CA18DET-Manual/362605766743?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D57477%26meid%3Da89c21733b5e437c939b2ff8446d6525%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D352647346702%26itm%3D362605766743&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  7. North Scottish Lefty Bonanza... First up is this V-reg Mk4 Golf, normal Qualty* and Trusted* backstreet dealership description of work done(Discs, pads, oil, etc) and "New MOT before sale" neglecting the fact the last MOT expired last July. Oh, and its only had 1 MOT on record at 182,036Km...And covered little miles since its MOT in 2017 with absolutely nothing showing. Yours for £1,150. Quick check of the local pages shows that you could get a Mk4 golf, with a more traceable history...and better spec, for much less. So unless you absolutely need LHD while driving about in the North East of Scotland, or plan on dropping everything and moving off this Island (Unless your moving to Japan or Australia) then this is the one for you?https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEFT-HAND-DRIVE-VW-GOLF-MK4-1-4-PETROL-FULL-YEAR-MOT-FULLY-SERVICED/312588929425?hash=item48c7c08991:g:73QAAOSwZVpcrb1C - Following on from that we have this...A 1993 Jeep. Full fat boxy, 4.0 autobox. Last MOT was a fail on several bits of corrosion, but then passed 10 days later. To be fair I've not seen one of these for yonks, let alone for sale...so price could be on par with average? At a snippit under £1,500... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-K-PLATE-CHRYSLER-JEEP-4-0-PETROL-AUTO-4X4-LEFT-HAND-DRIVE/312588924983?hash=item48c7c07837:g:oSEAAOSwG8ZcrKyz
  8. The sun was out, and sadly it’s the last day the other half is here before she jet’s back off to the US of A, so went for a drive to a few local sights. Stone circles in the country and a old Victorian garden in Aberdeen. Roof down for most of it of course! Never realised untill I got home that today was ‘drive it day’, so saw a fair amount of good stuff on the roads too, this Capri 3.0 being the only one I got a photo of.
  9. Cross border achieved with the Bitch Basket. Am I evil for telling the girlfriend that she needed her passport at hand for it? (She’s American)
  10. Number 23 Plz, not me but for a friend who's interested. I'll let you guess who...
  11. Just north of Aberdeen to somewhere in North Cornwall... Car was a Suzuki Cappuccino. It wouldn’t have made the trip back north. Okay I’m cheating a little bit, the trip wasn’t just to look at the car. Was heading to North Cornwall anyway for a holiday. Two stones with one Bird and all.
  12. Did more on it today. Buffed down the crispy arches and applied AquaSteel where needed... A few shots of the worst bits. Will be painting over them later tonight when I nip to work to do the front brakes. We have a nice shade of dark blue we keep in stock that''ll blend in well* for the time being. Also, the other day I seen the indicator lens on the wings both had a lot of condensation inside so when I was at the local scrappy I picked up a pair of better condition ones (for free as well), cleaned out the contacts and dryed off. Then applied the lens. Old and new. So next is the brakes, I'm suspecting the NSF caliper is binding ever so slightly as its more worn than the OS. Hopefully be able to just clean up & grease the sliders and have them good as new.
  13. Spent the day cleaning up the house in prep of the other half coming over. First time she'll have been abroad, let alone to Scotland. Oh boy she's not* going to get confused by the accents here... On top of that, I got round to buffing the worst parts of rust on the Golf. Buffed down then applied Aqua Steel. Blends in nicely with the car's colour. Next will be going to work and fitting new front discs and pads. Also to apply some paint, as we have a very nice shade of dark blue which will work nicely to cover up some small marks.
  14. It sees the whole thing that Aston did with the Toyota IQ is now redundant, I.E taking a 'eco' model from another manufacture and calling it your own, as it turns out due to EU rules manufacturers can team up/make a deal with another manufacture to get around it! Why Fiat/Chrysler have 'teamed up' with Tesla... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47845971 *Not 100% on topic, but since talk of the Aston Cygnet is on the page... For the record, I'd 100% rock a Cygnet!
  15. Not eBay but... T54 MBT anyone? Yours for a cool £64,000... A Euromillions win for sure for me! BUT wait there's more... They have a 'few' Chieftain tanks for sale (my personal favorite post War MBT), but how about a Cheiftain recovery tank? For a neat £38,000...you'd have no problems on ANY car collection.* *other than the fact of driving a literal tank, on the roads, most likely a small residential street with other cars about, that could get damaged/destroyed due to maneuvering this behemoth of a recovery about...
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