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  1. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911294881892 200 quid, no MoT, your Xmas pressie to yourself.
  2. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912245581286 On the money, MoT until October, clutch may not last that long.....
  3. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201910153344105 June MoT, quid change, "engine makes a noise".
  4. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912225549785 7 months MOT, 195 coins, Bolton.
  5. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912245578136 Or how about a weeks mot.... 170 quid.
  6. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912245580970 Two weeks test, 150 squid, probably less than you've wasted on Xmas food
  7. Are you still the highest bidder or has alcohol caused some daft bugger to out bid you ?
  8. @LightBulbFun that's what a "buff" log book looked light.
  9. With buses / coaches the load gets on its self so there's no delays, especially if you work to my time table ("the drivers watch says 11.55 . The coach leaves at 5pm. Feel free to turn up at anytime after that, the railway station is....). Occasionally, I wonder if that couple I left at Leicester Forest East ever got to Victoria.....
  10. Just buy a Bedford VAL...............
  11. Thirty minutes after the warranty runs out.
  12. Mrs BMH rang me once in a panic asking what the warning light that looks like a frogs face ment. Took me ages to work it out, but yes it was that one.
  13. I'm sure @TripleRich will be interested.
  14. Your talents, both fixing the car and posting those GIFs, continue to amaze me.
  15. Lincoln eh?, does your visitors VISA last until tomorrow?
  16. I wasn't in the industry, the only break we got was that a mate's dad had a scrap yard where we kept them and we knew the chief engineer for the company they were new for. Even then, in the very early 80's, they were money pits.
  17. I only managed to own four Plaxton bodied Reliance's at the same time (plus involvement in a trolleybus) alledgedly with others, but it was always me that bought them etc. It's a pretty quick way to dispose of money, as @cms206 has said.
  18. New as NDL360G. Bedford / Duple, I'm sure there's space in one of the local Barnsley scrapyards for it. Never have been a fan, driven enough in service, never will like.
  19. I forgot to add, it's also not unusual for the glue they used to hold them down to contain asbestos. But, as you say, it's not killed you so far....
  20. Just be a bit careful with those. Some of them from the 60's contained chrysotile (white) asbestos. It was added to make manufacturing easier, no other reason. We had problems at work with cleaners refusing to buff them with the machine polishers. We did monitoring and found bugger all asbestos was released so there's virtually no risk. Risk is if you start breaking them (in removal), fortunately you like them.
  21. That brings back memories, in particular being 150 foot up the side of a chimney doing emission testing in the very early 80's. Being bored, as we were waiting for the plant to start, we decided to ignore the ID's written on the radios and pretend to be Hawaii Five-O. McGarret was in the control room (telling us what was happening), Danny was at ground level watching out for falling objects etc, and we were Chopper 1. We thought it was funny, given the bollocking we got, others didn't!
  22. I learned to drive on Hunters and Avengers in the early 70's and still love them. There is (was I presume now) an Avenger that ran perfectly but the distributor was 180 degrees out. It's a long story........................
  23. With the time ticking down to the big orange and white bird home, let's have some proper Spanish shite. Let's start with this 1985 ex Berlin Waggon Union bodied MAN, one of a pair still running around Benidorm. Or for those that like more modern shite, as it'll never last 34 years, this lovely* new IV*CO, which I travelled on. There automated manual box seemed as shite as usual.
  24. Bugger, back home from Benidorm shortly so you'll be pleased to know you'll miss me!
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