Jump to content

Dirk Diggler

Full Members
  • Posts

    989
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to bub2006 in I blame the Japanese.   
    Out went the French and in came the Japanese.

    I really liked my old mk1 avensis and always said I'd have another. One of the very few cars I find comfortable,I even disagreed with my wife's mk 2 avensis as I found the seating seating bit off. After the c4 kept going French I've sold it at a loss but sold non the less. Picked this up from Barnsley last night. 1.8 gs manual with factory satnav. Ac blows ice cold and drives really well. Averaged 42 mpg over 50 mile back home at motorway* speeds. Never failed an mot in its life and owner who bought in new traded in a J plate carina E for it back in 2002 and kept it till 2015. Old boy I bought it from had it to tow his caravan but his wife wants a bigger van and wants a higher up car so he's bought a modern 4x4 of some description. 
  2. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to DodgyBastard in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Here's some inspiration of how to turn a worthless rusty old Peugeot into a slightly less rusty worthless old Peugeot.
     
     
  3. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to richbraith in The Doctor's travels through time. Make a wish   
    Hell yes, I've gotten logged out and struggled to get back in again...

    Yes, well it was this.

  4. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  5. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from DSdriver in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  6. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to Lacquer Peel in 1989 Renault Express 1.6 diesel thread - DAILY EXPRESS - cleaned and serviced, hub caps thrown away, PRINCESS DIANA.   
    My pals are a bad influence and enablers but this needed to be bought. 
     



    Radio and cigarette lighter very much optional.





    It took a fair bit of cranking today, I suspect it's the glow plugs. It's a 1.6 diesel with 54 bhp, it goes well at low speeds but runs out of puff at about 50MPH. It's happy enough cruising at 65MPH though. Before I buy glow plugs does anyone have a set for an XUD or something? Nearly all 80s/90s IDI diesels use the same glow plugs.

    Not to stereotype but that's a snail's shell.

    Cabin is austere and it's like a big drum with all the exposed metalwork but it's really comfy, the driver's seat (from a later Express or 5?) is squishy and there is loads of headroom.


    It has a UK MOT but it has some foibles including now non functioning indicators. Looking forward to registering it and carrying baguettes around.
  7. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from MorrisItalSLX in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  8. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from ProgRocker in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  9. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  10. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from Steviemillar in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  11. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from eddyramrod in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  12. Thanks
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from bezzabsa in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  13. Like
    Dirk Diggler got a reaction from D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1973 Vauxhall Victor 2.3 estate - €2900
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/1973-vauxhall-victor-estate-2-3-sl/29324748


  14. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    And this one, also in Germany but not advertised on mobile.de: https://www.classicgaragecelle.de/-/audi-50-miamiblau/

  15. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to DoctorRetro in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    I've got quite a few pieces of sheet metal, making the pieces should be ok. It just won't be pretty.
    I've cut back this far, can't do any more until I figure out how to remove the fuel tank (Haynes manual ordered) .


    Unfortunately found this when working, this will need attention too.

     
    Interior reassembled. I only managed to machine wash the base cover. It's not perfect, but a damn sight cleaner than previous.

     
  16. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    Race prep!


  17. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    Picked up this c2 from reb for the next field race. 
    A-framed it with the 505, all was going well until around auchtermuchty I noticed the battery light was on, a quick look under the bonnet it appeared to have all of its belts, I was afraid to turn the engine off in case it wouldn't start again so waited until I got to the unit and found it was missing the alternator belt.
    All of the belts look quite old so probably a good idea to change all of them now.






  18. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to SmokinWaffle in 1987 Volvo 340 GLE - a bit of fun   
    They are actually - there was a warning on the box!
    2 hour round trip to Bradford to get some 67.1 to 52.1 Spigot rings because I'm impatient and can't wait for them to arrive in the post? Don't mind if it do.



     
    Needs lowering - but I adore how it looks.
    A really wholesome moment actually - for a good 4 years or more I've wanted a Volvo 340, and I've wanted a car that I can put Starmags on. Both come together and it's glorious - I spent a good 15 minutes just looking at it.
  19. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    My field bangers video seems to be quite popular on Facebook, I wish I could get that level of interest on YouTube...

  20. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    I was invited along to a private event today.
     

     



     
    It was loads of fun and nobody was seriously injured. I wish I'd known it was happening sooner as I would've kept the BX for it...
  21. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to Dyslexic Viking in Dyslexic Viking's Audi 80 B2 and more.   
    Just to start with and say that writing and pictures is not something I am good at but will do my best. Now I finally became the owner of an older car again. Was difficult to choose when I had several cars to choose from but chose this Audi 80 as I have always liked these and this was a good buy by Norwegian standard a Volvo 240 would easily cost twice as much in the same condition. So this is a 1982 Audi 80 CL so cheapest version with 1.6 petrol engine and 5 speed manual transmission. And has only 117,000 km (about 72,000 miles) on him and has known history the first owner was an older couple when they passed away, the son became the new owner and he passed away in 2018. When his widow was to buy his tombstone, she mentioned to the seller about the car and he bought it and I bought it from him. So it has lived its whole life until now in the town of Kragerø.
    Now some pictures and I like the color of this fits the car well.




     
     
    The dealer in Kragerø who sold the car new.

     
    And the interior has a wonderful green color. And I said in the ebay thread about this that I liked the facelift version its dash board better but and having seen this in reality I like it very much.



     
    And the engine compartment is incredibly nice still for the age.

     
    So my plans for this one are just to take care of it and use it in the summer. and the car will be kept as original as possible.
     
  22. Like
  23. Like
  24. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to Austin-Rover in Astra Saloon (not a Belmont!) Adventures (now with actual Belmont content)   
    So when you've already got an Astra F Saloon in bits that needs finishing off, the most logical thing to do is to buy Kadett E Saloon that doesn't need very much work at all.  Thus thereby diverting funds from the one in bits, and ensuring it spends another year off the road. 😄

    Today's collection mission was the Belmont GLSi - a car we spotted at last month's Tatton Park show. A holy grail for fans of the more boring cars in Vauxhall's range, it's a very smart car and makes a great companion for the Cavalier GLS - they both have grey Mosaic velour interiors and matching alloy wheels. The Astra F in bits in the garage (that has had so much work done to it!) was always the consolation prize, as we never thought we'd find a Belmont worth having. Oops!


     
  25. Like
    Dirk Diggler reacted to Low Horatio gearbox in Vauxhall VX 4/90 (FD)   
    We have a winner... she is very enthusiastic.  I mean when they are telling you how many are left on the road and what colours  were available.
     
    My son was "it's like a mini Dodge Charger" yes.. but you can park it cos it's not 18 feet long.
    Ta for the comments.  Have some awful quality pictures. 

     

     
     


    Dangling light fitting about an inch too wide.


    Front passneger door. The worst for rust.

    Missing letters . (I've the chrome  strip and chrome "c" that gies round the lights.

    Boot full of bits.

    The worst rot - a small hole thru to the boot, probably be a bit worse than it looks but not horrendous,  but needs repairing.
×
×
  • Create New...