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  1. Not in the modern plates. The first two letters give the game away as to where it was registered. Had it been a Y reg then indeed the cy would symbolise a Swansea reg plate.
  2. Great little conversion that!!!
  3. This is why I love dogs, they're not like a mate that promises to keep you company on a long journey that gets curtailed as you arrive at his house as his Mrs wants to go curtain shopping, they're always like "a day out? fuck yeah, let me get my ball and take a quick shit DAD then I'm all yours" 🤣 🤣 🤣
  4. https://manorparkclassics.com/cars-for-sale/ Fuzz Townshend just sold a BX 4X4 GTi for £3750 https://youtu.be/kId-1pc-1YQ
  5. What a great story and a lovely looking car you have there, none of that rust looks really bad plus considering it's spent time in a barn in Scotland it's done really well. Anyone telling you it's only worth £2k as is knows nothing, even a shell and logbook would probably fetch that let alone a complete car. If that's done nice you could see 5 figures without much fuss.
  6. Hopefully it didn't come across as a criticism, that was 100% not the intention. I still really enjoy your ramblings about EV stuff as you genuinely present it really well. The huge difference in subscribers proves you made the right choice to go EV by a country mile and to be fair most of the people in the comments section seem pretty normal 🤣🤣🤣. If you do set up another channel for the old stuff that would be even better!!!
  7. Brilliant!!! I wish I had banger done that, it was a hateful thing as well but at least I had the porsche experience*. The turbo would have been a hoot though, oversteer on every bend.
  8. Oh god the old originality "experts". I was one selling a 924 for a grand with 10 months mot. Overall it wasn't a bad car, certainly scrubbed up well for a car that was probably 24 years old then. Had a few timewasters/chancers (this was back in the free ad days) but one guy phoned up and seemed really interested, well spoken, claimed to be a porsche mechanic and so on. After an hours worth of grilling over the phone, he asked me what sunroof it had. It looked like a britax conversion thing to me but it didn't leak and worked fine.... He starts to wobble a bit......,shit I'm losing the catch here. I play my trump card quick "listen mate you sound like an enthusiast and I would love to see it go to a good home. I'd let you have it as is for £850 cash, near enough half the price for any other one in the free ads for sale,what do you say?". He replies " OK, have you got the bag the glass from the sunroof goes in? " " I don't mate sorry, but I reckon I've got every receipt for any work it's had done over 24 years!!!". " hmm I think I'll pass it you haven't got that cover, cheers ". FFS.
  9. Thing is, when I was younger I thought the most girly cars ever were an audi tt convertible or a mx5 of any description yet now i find the tt strangely alluring. Still don't get the whole mx5 thing but that's maybe because I haven't driven one. I'm sad to say I like the idea of an elan lookalike mk1 mx5 and put a touch more power under the bonnet.
  10. I thought the mgf was the one but I still think you've made a great purchase. I dealt with these a lot when I had my own business and they're awesome fun, the 1.6 does go really well too be fair but from memory was a tad thirsty. Those bigger wheels make it handle even better. Certainly don't remember them rusting any worse than a normal ka, in fact they always looked a lot tidier as they weren't actually that cheap new. I have tons of ka bits I was really thinking of throwing away in truth but sadly not much sport specific stuff, may have a stereo front for it if it's a standard Ford one I'd be happy to post to you for free? The only other thing I think I have is a set of clocks for one with the rev counter etc, again happy to post it to you, can't remember the mileage but it was low, 44k or the like. The headlights are the same as a normal ka but the bumper makes them look a bit more swish. I've got a few sets of those but in truth nothing in decent condition so I won't suggest sending those. The duratec is often mistaken as the same engine but actually its an ohc motor but still chain driven, VERY tough. The only issue I ever heard about one was the thermostat failing causing overheating as no temp gauge but I'll be honest I replaced it on one I had as a serviceable item and it caused more grief than if I'd left it alone. I/we as a family must have covered over 100k in a Ka which although sounds tortuous, was actually great fun and in truth I never had one major issue with one of them, however 2 did fall to the dreaded rust. The others just got either sold on as cheap shitters or broken up into parts to use for newer ones to sell on. Such a shame ford didn't realise how long the mechanics would last and therefore spend a bit more time on the rustproofing as they're genuinely one of my favourite small cars ever.
  11. Just subscribed, looks a great channel!! No offence to (Gary) kiltox but the whole EV thing and where to charge it has gone a boring for me,but then 2k odd subscribers means he's doing something right. May change if I ever get one but I'd love to see him resurrect the whole modern hero's thing of a new shitter each month but I get the appeal of basically free fuel in a brand new car meaning that kind of takes over. Looks like it will be deadly quiet here after midnight so hopefully I'll catch up on some old skool goodness.
  12. Nice selection of cars there and good to see the airport being used for something useful. Enjoying the commentary too with just a hint of Quentin Wilson vs Mumbles twang in it 😉😉😉😉, a compliment by the way. Nice drive across the back of Cefn Bryn as well, fantastic set of roads, sticking to the 40mph limit of course 🤣🤣🤣. If you do ever need another pair of hands on a job I'm not a million, well in fact not even a mile as the crow flies, away from your filming location.
  13. Awful news, never met the chap in question but my god he looks as fit as a fiddle? A young single mother where my son works has just been given similar news and will be leaving 2 young children behind. They're raising funds to basically keep her alive a little bit longer to sort out her affairs. We've given her £100 towards the future and I'll do the same here. Will let @Stankyknow when it's paid in 👍👍
  14. That's really nice, 1.4 8v is a peach too. 56k, 700 sovs Please view this ad: Vauxhall CorsaVan 1.4i, https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/vauxhall-corsavan-14i/1403667908?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android Price: £ 700 Download the application from the Google Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gumtree.android
  15. As bad as that looks in the picture, it's actually a pretty easy repair but I reckon he's been hit with some oomph hence the damage, I don't think that's been reversed into anything as the tailgate isn't damaged nor the upper bumper. Handbrake turn gone wrong perhaps? Or one of his hapless mates has hit it with a discovery or the like, it's an odd hit I'll give him that. That would pull out relatively well as the impact point is quite obvious plus there's lots of trim in that area to hide any major panel beating that maybe required. Not looking myself but if go for salvage I always try to choose a rear damage over a front as 9/10 it's far easier to get rear parts for one and easier to blend being a nice big panel. Seems to always be a lot more flexibility in lining up a rear bumper and the like whereas on a front ender you're taking rads, loads of stupid clips, underbonnet protection and so on. Yes people argue if you get front end parts the same colour that they just bolt on but unless those parts are pristine they'll want painting anyway.
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