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  1. Suzuki Vitara wheels!
  2. Could strike a match on that paint finish! How will he sweep the floor if someone buys it with that deck stay?
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    Stars in Shite

    Sir John Whitmore, Jim Clark and Alan Partridge?
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    Stars in Shite

    Jerry! Dazed and confused! Hope ABBA are in the AA...
  5. Great work so far Mark! When you cant knock a CV joint off the shaft its usually because the edges of the splines have burred outwards due to the circlip being smashed into them. When this happens it effectively locks the joint on. Ive seen people snap the section after the circlip off trying to smash it off! If you have a new CV joint, the easiest way may be to cut up the old CV joint. If you angle grind down into the outer cup you should be able to open it up enough to release it leaving the inner bit on the shaft. You can then knock it back up, pop the circlip off and clean up the splines or cut into it. When you are nearly thru get a thick chisel in and split it. CV joint is gonna be easier to source than a new driveshaft!
  6. I feel fine at the moment but if anything happens to me I want to be disposed of in this. Jiggly handling and my ghosts laughter would be strong enough to revive me!
  7. I thought that too. Didnt pay much attention until I saw the Lotus badge! According to Wikipedia they were designed in Coventry and made in China. About as unLotus as you can get.
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    Stars in Shite

    Must be the LWB one if you can fit a horse in the back!
  9. Out of everyone on here, I would have guessed you had been at every one! Not sure its on next year, some regulars on Flickr said the organiser has run out of space. They got to 1000 cars then had to start turning people away! If they go for a bigger venue they may have to spend more on traffic control, 1st aid etc.
  10. I went! It was great! Took loads of pics, HERE! However, I am more of a 'go and do stuff' type o'guy rather than a 'Upload pics, type out tags' type so pics are being uploaded as an when I can be arsed! Here are some autoshite friendly ones so far... Detectives among you will have spotted I got to 'M' but now I need to go and do real life stuff so stay tuned for more if thats your sort of thing.
  11. Its got wings on it now, more or less the right colour, but popped a brake pipe trying to park it on Friday! 🤣
  12. Its all a bit boring given the high concentration of car nuts, most people opting for cheap daily drivers. Plenty C1/Aygo/I10 and of course my colt... but sometimes Chris bring his Navara in... 😃
  13. Has a Toyota grille badge and says 'Toyota' on the tailgate. Jus saying! Am I missing out on some sort of injoke?
  14. https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/durrants-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-ibdu10467/lot-934b2306-7a9b-4b02-b318-af1100984524 What spares? £100 for a n/s/f wheel and side window!
  15. Yeah, officially sold in UK. Sold about 5 though! Last saw one about a year ago for airbag recall. Big heavy thirsty lumbering Autohippo!
  16. New evidence emerges regarding the 'Berlin Poodle snatcher' ! Evidence backs up earlier witness statements claiming 'It definitely was Gazelles, not Sambas!'
  17. Involved in passenger fatal shooting, hence price!
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    PPC Magazine

    Back on the original subject for a second, for years I bought and read car magazines. I remember as an apprentice buying CCC, Max power, Fast car, Revs sometimes even Street machine! I remember when PPC came out and the excitement and anticipation flicking thru the 1st one. There was a real excitement about knowing you had a car magazine to look thru you just dont get visiting a website/PDF/Bookface page. In the same way, having to travel home with your new bit of vinyl or CD before listening to it always feels better than downloading something. Nowadays I only buy car magazines when I go on holiday. I dont think its good value regularly paying £5 or £6 for a book of car insurance adverts with the odd vaguely interesting car in between. Insurance adverts and badly built cars kinda took over. Nothing interesting about a car thats been flung together to get in a car mag or something someone richer than me has chucked millions at and bolted something shiney together! Sad to see PPC go, was sad to see Retro mag(both), Retro Japanese, CCC go. But would I still be buying them nowadays? Prolly not. Bought a big pile of 'Hot car' from the Seventies on ebay, still working my way thru them now!
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    Bus Shite

    Think it may be this one or similar... Sure one of our bus experts will be better qualified to answer that. (Pic borrowed from HERE! )
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    Bus Shite

    At Autoshite Scottish meet today at Scottish bus museum. Drifted into workshops for some pics... More in my flickr album Here!
  21. I went! All my worries about what to say and who to talk to vanished as no-one spoke to me, lol! Great turnout, really good selection of high quality cars, well worth a visit! Anyway, heres some snaps (sorry about Japanese bias!)... Commer was my fav of the day! Had to snap my own car (and my finger tip, lol!) Had a wander round the bus museum too! Plenty more pics in my flickr album... HERE!
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