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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Stanky in Stanky's fixerating of vehicles thread - Mercedes Brake refresh 29/07   
    Potato cam picture but remember 'There is nothing you can't to in a Daewoo'.

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    Landy Mann reacted to 17-Coffees in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    MG V80...

     
    Its what they are selling the 'new' LDV Maxus in some parts of Asia. And by 'new' I mean a updated edition of the old LDV Maxus sold here back in the mid-late 00's. Which they are selling over here again...as the LDV Maxus. 
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from The Moog in Small van wanted   
    Talk to TheShadow, presuming a scenic with seats out counts?
     
    http://autoshite.com/topic/34771-renner-collection/
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from mrbenn in "Autoshite High Mileage Club" - Memberships Available!   
    I missed 380k but here's the JDM yo! Estima camper on 380300km around 236k miles and feeling it.
     

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Jim Bell in "Autoshite High Mileage Club" - Memberships Available!   
    I missed 380k but here's the JDM yo! Estima camper on 380300km around 236k miles and feeling it.
     

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Shirley Knott in "Autoshite High Mileage Club" - Memberships Available!   
    I missed 380k but here's the JDM yo! Estima camper on 380300km around 236k miles and feeling it.
     

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Tamworthbay in "Autoshite High Mileage Club" - Memberships Available!   
    I missed 380k but here's the JDM yo! Estima camper on 380300km around 236k miles and feeling it.
     

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in "Autoshite High Mileage Club" - Memberships Available!   
    I missed 380k but here's the JDM yo! Estima camper on 380300km around 236k miles and feeling it.
     

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    Landy Mann reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Didn't get much time in on this today - just removed enough brake lines to get the bulkhead cover off.
     

     

     
    Pleasantly surprised by the brake pipes all coming undone as they're supposed to, I was then further surprised by the condition of the bulkhead.
     

     
    All the seams appear to be fine, just needs repairing around the gear selector shaft aperture at the bottom.
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Split_Pin in 24/7/2019: Audi Cab, keep or sell?   
    My '97 Megané went from a perfect underside in Autumn 2013 to completely rotten in both sills by Autumn 2014, Renault underseal seems good till it bubbles and is then too late.
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from egg in Invacar MK12 - BlankFrank has started work   
    Vehicle wiring products are your friends for bullet connectors http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/section.php/72/1/non-insulated-terminals , although I've removed them from the rear of the Defender as 25 year + bullets are one of my many sources of bad earths and poor connections, and replaced with fresh insulated spades and terminal blocks. Probably overkill for an Invacar...

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from vulgalour in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure there was a quality* repairs thread somewhere, however this made me grin; a home made Holden Astra wing mirror.

     
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure there was a quality* repairs thread somewhere, however this made me grin; a home made Holden Astra wing mirror.

     
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure there was a quality* repairs thread somewhere, however this made me grin; a home made Holden Astra wing mirror.

     
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from mrbenn in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure there was a quality* repairs thread somewhere, however this made me grin; a home made Holden Astra wing mirror.

     
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Skizzer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure there was a quality* repairs thread somewhere, however this made me grin; a home made Holden Astra wing mirror.

     
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    Landy Mann reacted to SierraMikeHotel in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I wasn't sure if grump or grin but settled here in the end.
     
    Normally I get pissed off with stuff like incorrect cars that break my suspension of disbelief, but I enjoyed seeing an 18 year old BMW police car being hooned around in Dr Who so much that I forgave it and even grinned
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    Landy Mann reacted to Tayne in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    “What’s that, you need a front wing for a Series 2 Land Rover?
    I don’t have the exact part here but I’ve got something that’s about the same shape...”
     

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from egg in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    See also: Isuzu bighorn/trooper, Holden Jackaroo, Vauxhall Monterey ect ...
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Nicola H in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    See also: Isuzu bighorn/trooper, Holden Jackaroo, Vauxhall Monterey ect ...
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    Landy Mann reacted to theshadow in for sale £500   
    kia picanto red 12ths mots,good runner,new tyres,service history up to 86000,glamour model has aircon,front electric windows,alloys.discs allround,taxed to get you home.
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from nebuchenezer in Victor the V70 - niggling problems   
    The latest car mechanics had a clarification that it's age dependent for EML being a fail now, around 2004 depending on fuel type iirc
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    Landy Mann reacted to reallyloud in The legend of Blackborough   
    I think I might just wet myself now. Splendid work - I recall seeing this in a classic car magazine quite a few years ago and pleased to see its still there. I think a holiday is order for datsuncherry.
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    Landy Mann reacted to pilninggas in which book is best book??   
    Those remainder shops on every highstreet - 'The Works' - always seem to have a selection of books of supercars, superbikes, classics etc. Usually with decent basic info, specs and glossy pics. often pretty cheap too.
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    Landy Mann reacted to Austin-Rover in Tales of the TataRover   
    With the Montego fixed and sold, there's space on the driveway for my CityRover to return and recommission. Yay!
     
    But first, a bit of background history; As someone who cant help but fall for a car with a terrible reputation, who was I to say no when back in 2012 a friend's neighbour was hanging up her driving gloves and the family wanted rid? The car in question was an '04' Style in metallic green. All the front end panels were misaligned and the front seats smelt of piss. Delightful! Despite this I had warmed to the CityRover enough to search out something better...
     

     

     
    I don't know of many people out there actively preserving examples of MGRover's last car, but I feel it is an important endeavour as the CityRover is the final episode of a bloody long soap opera. There's also loads of fun to be had with Rover enthusiasts who by and large take things far too seriously and get totally stressed out and offended by its mere existence. In reality, it quite aptly sums up just how far the once great company had sunk.
     
    A browse of eBay back at the start of 2014 saw CityRover number two arrive. For extra novelty points it was the improved Mk2 version (famed for being on the boat from Pune during the implosion of April 2005). It looked a bit special on closer inspection... The exterior is genuinely a nice colour; Granite Purple, but the interior... wow! white 'leather'!
     
    Now, as the Mk2 never got a proper launch, the brochures were never published, so the list of improvements from the original version largely has to be pieced together from the things you spot, and what you see in the pictures. Most noticeable is the change of interior plastics colour from grey to black, a new instrument cluster, extra trim and storage to the sides of the front seats, revised door cards and an improved heater set up.
     
    This newer car is the same trim level as the green one - 'Style' (so top of the range). It couldn't be more different inside; The centre console and heater surround features a 'dark oak' print on the plastic and the 'leather' seats are a really poor quality vinyl. On the original CityRover, MGRover were asking £600 for the optional 'leather' - a bit bloody cheeky! In the years I've owned this example, I've only ever seen one other Mk2 with white seat trim - another 'Style', but with velour, not 'leather'.
     
    Pictures are few and far between from the first few years, but I did manage to get it in to the Pride of Longbridge event in 2015 without anyone torching it. Result!
     

     
    Fast forward to this weekend, and after two years in storage, the CityRover is back!
     

     
    Lets take a tour... Time to clean off the crap;
     

     
    The sound system courtesy of Argos, and some of the build quality;
     

     
    Detail of the 'dark oak' print on the centre console. Attempting to address some of the criticism of the earlier car and inject some 'Rover' I suppose.
     

     
    Now for the main event;
     

     
    So what sort of recommissioning does it need? Well I pumped the tyres up, put a fresh battery on it and, umm, it seems to drive okay. It stops, too. With that in mind, I'm going to phone up tomorrow and see when I can get it in for the MoT. I can't see there's anything obvious for it to fail on. As I'd run out of jobs to do, it got a polish this afternoon;
     

     
    Stay tuned for the MoT...
     
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