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    Landy Mann reacted to lesapandre in Household Remedies for Cleaning, Repairing, or Maintaining Motorcars   
    Clean glass with scrunched up newspaper and water or vinegar. Works a treat. Really getting the windows clean on a banger can transform its appearance after all a car is 1/3 glass
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    Landy Mann reacted to nigel bickle in Penn- ant!   
    K. So I’ve just collected this.
     
    Used to have several of these but boredom, impecunity, a bloody big fire robbed me of most.
     
    This came up, very little detail, at sensible money - so I jumped.
     
    Seems ok. I pulled it out of this garage, languishing since 1981 , today
     
    Couple of seized brakes stripped to allow it to roll, engine free & willing ( no key) permitted me to A frame it back home.
     
    It seems pretty solid, has a nasty rats nest under the bonnet, so bound to have a few surprises.
     
     
     

     
     
     

     
    Current intention is to sort it to running condition, use this Autumn then play over winter. Thinking 1300, o/ drive box & banded steels, maybe bigger brakes.
     
    But, essentially, as is.
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    Landy Mann reacted to Aston Martin in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Probably one of those 'charity run' cars that makes less than the actual trip...




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    Landy Mann reacted to carlo in I've just bought a Volvo too!   
    So here is my latest purchase, and it's not a Peugeot 405.
     
    It's a Volvo S60 2.4T automatic, a car I've always fancied, if I could find one cheap enough and close enough.  But more importantly I wanted the 2.4T 200bhp engine with auto as it appeared to be a good compromise between the T5 and the 2.0 Turbo which is apparently a bit underpowered.  This one turned up very locally, and with a sunroof which is a huge bonus (shame about the leather trim).  Basically it's cheap enough that if it goes pop in the next few months it's not the end of the world.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    First impressions,
     
    Good:
     
    Amazing performance, goes like the clappers.  Feels more like a lusty, but very torquey 6 cylinder, a lovely engine
     
    Brilliant seats (I know this as I've sat in one before)
     
    Surprisingly good steering/handling
     
    Delight that everything works (cruise/air con. etc)
     
    One of the best stereos I've heard
     
    Feels really big after the 405, but quite nimble round the bends
     
     
    Not so good:
     
    Ride a little bit crashy as I anticipated especially on its 17" rims
     
    Not an awful lot quieter than the 405 on the motorway, fair bit of wind noise
     
     
    There may already be an issue unfortunately, engine diagnostic light (or 'emmissions' warning light) came on, and won't go out, after I gave it a right blast this afternoon.  Don't know how serious this could be in a Volvo - I know it regularly comes on and off in some of the 405s I've had and I completely ignore it, never seems to affect them.
     
    I'll see how I get on with it.  Strangely enough the much older 405 will still be the daily hack, and this newer car will be the fun occasional one - unless I like it so much I decide to make it a keeper!  If not I expect it will be offered up on the forum or roffled maybe, watch this space.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Skut in Special K Kats little Rover   
    My early turquise 214Si had a passenger air bag and wind up windows, it was originally registered to Enterprise (or another rental agency) so I doubt the options were ticked. My ex Wuvum 25 GSI registered about 2 weeks before Rover went bump had aircon, leather, all round electric windows but no passenger air bag, although by that point Rover had got suitably embarrassed by the cubby hole that replaced the air bag on the prefacelift dash that it had an airbag shaped blanking panel... I wonder if the air back stopped being standardish on the transfer from 200 to 25?
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Dannyk in Special K Kats little Rover   
    Also nice head lining, it's one of the many jobs that need doing on the 110
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Squirrel2 in 4x4 versions of standard cars   
    That all depends on age according to squirrel2 on my for sale thread, the XC70 is genuinely all the car you could ever need or want.
     
    On the other hand who doesn't want a 4wd K12 micra, with an electrically powered rear axle, impressive for 2004.
     
    Link here https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/micra/15261/nissan-micra-e-4wd Although in the flesh they look standard apart from one extra badge,
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    Landy Mann reacted to trigger in The mighty blue Marina passion wagon   
    I thought i should probably start a thread on the latest project, having one Ital van isn't enough and what seems to commonly happen when you have one paticular make of car you then start getting offers of other ones...
     
    This story starts on Sunday a few weeks ago, I was at a car show in my van, in fact this one at this show.
     

     
    when a chap with a old Jaguar came up and said he had a Marina estate in his barn with low mileage which he was wanting shot off, after much chatting we arrange on a time to go over to have a look, i won't hurt to look will it?.
     
    I go round his and see all the other old cars he has hidden away like his 1986 Mazda 323 daily, his parents old Volvo 245 GLE Estate buried under boxes and his collection of old Jags and a Jowlett.
     

     
    then we go to the Marina shed, the blueness lit the room up!
     

     

     
    I couldn't believe the condition, the story behind it is back in 1981 for what ever reason the car was parked up in a lock up with only 25000 miles on it until the mid 00's when presumably the owner died and the council cleared the lock up out and got a local scrap yard to take it away, thankfully they had the foresight to see it's condition and sold it without a COD being issued, the chap i bought it from bought it for £450 from them, got it home and spend a few years tinkering with it, rebuilding the brakes, replacing fuel lines, getting it running and changing the tank. At some point around 6-7 years ago he crushed his fingers whilst working on it down to the bone and decided it hated it after than and didn't touch it since.
     
    A price was agreed on which included this 23000 mile Ital estate which unfortunately has been of the road outside so many years that it's rotten and not worth saving.
     

     

     

     
    Meanwhile another deal was arranged with a mate where he has the Ital (it will probably get broken for spares to help the owners club out) in exchange for delivering the Marina for me, Tuesday evening this vision of blueness arrived!
     

     
    as the fuel tank isn't fitted i rigged up a jerry can of petrol from the rear axle and it started perfect and drove into the garage, the brakes are seized and need freeing but i was just relieved that it looked just as good outside as it did in the garage!
     

     

     
     
     
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Aston Martin in Manufacturer test mules   
    https://jalopnik.com/how-i-made-this-saab-9-5-sportcombi-prototype-road-lega-1471197722 if you've got a spare 30 minutes or so here's the story of registering one, dedication in the extreme
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    Landy Mann reacted to scruff in Saturday collection.   
    Engine room. 2286cc of pre-BL Rover Co four potness.
     

     

     
    I'll give it a general service this weekend but there isn't much that immediately needs attention; the SU needs a better choke cable or the original one freeing off and made to work properly. This is just as well as the A35 needs some love and I really don't want that to just sit and fester.
     
    Oh yeah, here's the front. Lights in middle = proper.
     

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    Landy Mann reacted to scruff in Saturday collection.   
    It’s 02:46 somewhere on the south coast and for a long, drawn out reason I am sneaking across a sleepy seaside town in a Portugal registered two door Range Rover ready for the next part of today’s collection mission.
     

     
    Updates may be sporadic...
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Laseraligningfoofooflanges in Lazy spotters thread   
    Possibly the cleanest lowest milage smily face transits in existence courtesy of Helsinki airport.

     
    Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from chaseracer in For Sale 2004 K12 Nissan Micra 1.2 SE £800 WBOD with winter tires   
    Following on from the Volvo here is the final part of the fleet for sale prior to our travels.
     
    For Sale 2004 K12 Nissan Micra 1.2 SE £800
    - MOT until 17th January '18
    - 143,000 miles (in daily use so increasing)
    - Achieves ~50mpg
    - Sunroof, CD player, keyless ignition, isofix points & Trip computer
    - Sliding rear seat (big boot or leg room)
    - 4 x Good Kumho summer tires
    - New rear and middle exhaust sections 2017
    - New wiper linkage 2017
    - New Windscreen 2017 (Thanks to storm Dorris, also caused the dents in the photo)
    - Air con regassed 2016
    - New front control arms and track rod ends 2015
    - New power steering motor 2012
    - New pads and disks 2012
    - Also comes with 4 x Winter tires
    - Selling due to going traveling
    - Little service history as we hadn't planned on selling it however it has been serviced by myself every 9000 miles
    - CAT C marker applied prior to our ownership (2012)
     
    - Available near Northampton (M1 J15)
     
    Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from privatewire in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    The CD player doesn't load discs, but the aux in, radio and amp all work. Apart from that it's all good.
     


    The boot has been protected by a rubber mat

    Over the factory carpet mats

    Over the carpet

    Retractable load cover and flip down load gaurd.

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from flat4alfa in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    The CD player doesn't load discs, but the aux in, radio and amp all work. Apart from that it's all good.
     


    The boot has been protected by a rubber mat

    Over the factory carpet mats

    Over the carpet

    Retractable load cover and flip down load gaurd.

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    Landy Mann got a reaction from rantingYoof in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Aston Martin in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from drum in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Stevebrookman in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Dirk Diggler in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from KiwiAlistair in 2005 Volvo XC70 D5 £1700   
    Hello my daily is now for sale, ideal WBOD.
    I've owned it since July but am selling it to go traveling
    - 2005 (2006 model year) Volvo XC70
    - 2.4l D5 185BHP AWD Manual.
    - 195k miles (in daily use so going up)
    - The head gasket, cam belt, water pump glowpugs ect... were replaced in January '16 @ 174k.
    - Tow bar (hardly used)
    - Good service history
    - MOT till June '18
    - SE spec - Full leather, electric memory position drivers seat, cruise control, dual zone climate.
    - Fairly clean MOT history, rear brake pads now replaced.


     
     
    £1700 ono
    Located in near Northampton (M1 J15)
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from Cavcraft in Cavcraft 2017: Another day, ANOTHER Rover!   
    That's the best colour of R3 and a nice early one still feels quality. My braking my facelift if you need and parts.
     
    Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
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    Landy Mann got a reaction from phil_lihp in Autoshite's official for sale/wanted thread   
    Face lift 5 door in dark Oak, anything up for grabs. 
    J15 M1 or can post.
     
    Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
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    Landy Mann reacted to Partridge in LOOOOL Swedish dectective LOOOL flatpack Ikea moose LOOOOL   
    Recently I was thinking about giving up on shite. I've sold the Jag, so did the only reasonable thing, and went out and bought an old Volvo estate.
    It was for sale in Thetford, which is a bonus because I love Thetford - bits of it remind me of the Deep Forest (snigger) track in the Gran Turismo series. Plus, there's US air bases near by so lots of Yank chod is rolling around, and flying around.
     
    Anyway, the car.
    Nearly 170k on the clock (just broken in m8), no history, £460. Did I buy it? You betcha.
     
    My other half drove me to get it in her Fiat Panda for added LOLZ. Gave the seller some little bits of paper with pictures of The Queen Fill up, get the money shot and go.

    No big collection capers to report, which is a good thing. The temperature gauge climbed halfway and stayed there, and it sat on the A14 and got on with it. 
     
    Only faults I've picked up so far is what sounds like a binding caliper on the back (rear Ds&Ps and shagged anyway) and it sits slightly low on the passenger side.
     
    It's proper, proper comfy and the heated seats will actually roast your arse if left unchecked. The sound system is pretty good as well. Working tildy slidy sunny glassy thing as well.
     

    Satisfyingly beige and gopping.
     

    Pointless but adorable and weirdly cool headlamp wipers. Gr13 for clearing Scandinavian snow, but feck all use in Cambs.
     

    Push it, aaaaaaaaah, push it, push it reeeeeeeeaaaaallllll good.
     

    2.0s are saaaaaaad.
     

    I think somebody as used this poor headrest as a dart board. LICK AND SHEAR TO SHOW UR SUPPORT FOR ENDING THIS CRUELTY.
     
    So yeah, it's a Volvo with leather.

    Partridge, over and out.
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