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    JonnyHS got a reaction from Datsuncog in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Hello everyone. Found my way here from Skoda Owners Club.
     
    Have always driven shite and loved almost every rain-sodden-hard-shoulder-minute of it.
     
    Cars since my first in 2001 (including what killed them):
     
    1990 Vauxhall Nova Trip 4 speed 997cc which was tragically destroyed in a hit-and-run while parked outside my local. Bought 20 fags and 6 beers with the scrap money.
     
    2001 Fiat Punto 1.2 which I bought brand new and lasted one whole week before starting a never-ending series of breakdowns ffs. Left it with an ex-girlfriend after she proved to be just as loose as most of the parts on the Fiat.
     
    1996 Proton Persona 1.6 (radiator/head gasket/steam/oil etc)
     
    2000 Proton Satria 1.3 in GOLD!! At 8 years old, this was my second newest car ever after my disastrous Punto. Death by timing belt.
     
    1997 Ford Ka (the wife's), sold on and saw it around for a few years.
     
    1996 306 1.9 straight diesel with uber-cool push button ignition fitted after attempted theft screwed electrics. Free car from mother-in-law. Rear axle bowed ridiculously in the end so scrapped for £150 profit.
     
    1999 Focus Estate (dogs bollix it was) uneconomical welding bill finished it off.
     
    1999 Saxo 1.0 underpowered shite (catastrophic overheat - I just kept on driving through the steam cos I was very late for work)
     
    2001 106 1.1 killed by artic on roundabout which was a damn shame cos it was immaculate (32k) and written off for double what I paid for it. #bargain
     
    2001 Fiesta mk4 temporary comedy shite for 3 months after 106 RTA. Sold for banger racing.
     
    Our current "fleet" consists of:
     
    2002 Zafira still going strong(ish) pulling our 30yr old caravan and doing runs to the scrappy.
     
    2005 Hyundai Matrix which technically belongs to me but is too dull for words and you won't catch me dead in. Wife loves it :-/
     
    1995 Skoda Favorit LxIE Flairline in Caribbean Green. My pride and joy shite bought for £130 (with a £500 number plate included!) as another stop gap after my Pug 106 died. Trying to resurrect it while learning how cars work (or don't).
     
    Ramble over. Looking forward to continuing my adventures in shite in your esteemed company.
     
    Jon
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    JonnyHS got a reaction from chodweaver in Novice car maintenance   
    Mrs HS has no interest whatsoever, and raises an eyebrow if I even mention tinkering, seeing as I am a total beginner myself.
     
    I wouldn't dream of giving her access to the the spanners because she would no doubt ignore the manual and STILL be much better at it than me.
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    JonnyHS got a reaction from puddlethumper in Novice car maintenance   
    Just remembered. She did help once. I was trying to get a hub nut to move on the Favorit, and after using my whole bodyweight on the end of a 4ft breaker bar hadn't worked, I gave her a hammer and she shocked the shit out of it while I jumped up and down.
     
    That got the bugger, although I did smack my chin on the roof of the car when it finally turned.
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    JonnyHS got a reaction from Asimo in Lazy spotters thread   
    *in the voice of Louis Armstrong*
     
    I see fields of green, red transit too,
    I take a photo, for me and you,
    And I think to myself
    What a field of old shite.
     

     

     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from Asimo in Lazy spotters thread   
    A few of my lazy spottings. So lazy in fact that some of them were mine at the time. Is looking on your own drive too lazy even for this thread?

    Not Shite at all this. '90 or '91 Alpina 850 V12.

     
    This Camry is in daily use and is a minter. Driver happy to natter too. 1987. This isn't shite either.

     
    However, this Corsa IS Shite.

     
    And this caught my eye after I started driving an old Skoda,

     
    There was this Volvo beast,

     
    And this Skoda,

     
    And this bus, which made me giggle. I thought Keanu Reeves saved the bus, but my mistake.

     
    And this fine bush belongs to my new next door neighbour, who has a Kitten out in the yard but I was too lazy to get out of my car. Must visit this boy once it stops raining. I think it's a hedge full of Reliants and 2CVs.

     
    For good measure here are a couple of my own. The Fiesta is now banger racing. The Favorit is my precioussssssssss.......

     
    Actually, you can have a better one of my £145 fiesta. Ragged it stupid for three months then sold for £30. Bargain. This picture really makes it look good, and you can't smell the interior in a picture.

     
    More to come. I live out in proper banjo-strumming Irish countryside where everyone is related to everyone else. Everyone loves a bit of chod around here. 
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    JonnyHS reacted to Vantman in Pogweasel. Is there a cure?   
    Why bother polishing it,keep it as it is,my 1990 Saab gets more attention like it is than all my polished cars ever did.
     
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    JonnyHS reacted to DaveAspley in Pogweasel. Is there a cure?   
    Or.... Keep it wet constantly....
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    JonnyHS reacted to Jon in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The late Rod Hull is obviously getting a hard time off Emu for selling his Tobacco Triumph:
     

     
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1115730187
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    JonnyHS reacted to MiniMort in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Chod -Tastic!
    The All-Agro is £1500 and the Riva is £1000 : both on eBay
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    JonnyHS reacted to Braddon81 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just seen this on Facebook I can't post a proper link as I'm on my phone. He's cut the front springs...faffed about with rear torsion bar and hasn't bolted back on fully. Looks quite clean in this photo. Chaps name is Matthew Oliver Brecknell. He's looking for 300 notes for it?

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    JonnyHS reacted to Asimo in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The Vauxhall camper may need - something
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    JonnyHS got a reaction from chrisjvm in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from danthecapriman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from oldcars in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from cros in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from Banger Kenny in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS got a reaction from mouseflakes in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good project for anyone looking for a cheap holiday (in 2048)
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vauxhall-camper-van/1174515690
     
     
     

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    JonnyHS reacted to trigger in eBay tat volume 3.   
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201606285330259?postcode=ip30ns&searchcontext=default&search-target=usedcars&onesearchad=new%2Cnearlynew%2Cused&model=favorit&radius=1500&page=1&make=skoda&sort=default&logcode=p&adPos=1
     
    Impress your neighbors with this Czech beauty.
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    JonnyHS reacted to RoadworkUK in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I don't think these were ever built in right hand drive because that would be pointless for a US market car.
     
    Price seems fair on the basis of rarity. Shame €3995 is now about £12,000.
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    JonnyHS got a reaction from Alexg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not eBay, but similar. Paintwork is awesome. I can't work out if it's left hand drive or just some berk reversed his pictures. And €3995??????!?!?!?!?!?!? Really?

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/ford-sierra-merkur-xr4ti/12643029?campaign=3
     

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    JonnyHS reacted to Vantman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Mark 1  Transit--

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Transit-mk1/291800493290?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083358%26meid%3D04bf2debb7d445a594979ba5bd61253a%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D231912740700
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    JonnyHS reacted to Matt in Great number plates - got any?   
    My dads bike has something similar; SL0 2 BE U, spaced correctly, actually. I don't even think it's a private plate. If it's transferable (how can I tell?) I'm sure it'd be worth more than the bike.
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    JonnyHS reacted to STUNO in Urkos World (sort of) Tour More Kiwi Chod found and added   
    How many do you want ?
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