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  1. Regarding people not slowing down, had something sort of similar happen to me yesterday. I saw a car with hazards on ahead on the A22 so slowed down and as i approached saw there was an Alsatian-looking dog in the road looking lost - the chap had stopped to check and get it off the road. I put my hazards on - this is about 3pm so not dark but I had lights on too - and as it is quite a fast road I pulled up 50 ft off but 2-3 feet from the kerb to give the guy some protection. The dog was not certain about the other guy so comes towards me and I get out and call it gently and it comes over and I get hold of it. Its a farm dog by the looks, collar but no tag and quite friendly. So now there's 2 cars with hazards on, broad daylight, and 2 guys standing at the side of the road with a large dog who is not really sure about either of us. Anyway, long boring story short, a couple of cars slowed down a bit to see what was going on but the general consensus was, hoon past without slowing down even slightly and give us a good glare for the hold up, like we'd decided to have some kind of pet social in the middle of the road. The dog was fine BTW, went with the chap who saw the direction it came from, and they went off together (with the scruffy dog on the front seat of his BMW) to ask at the nearest house.
  2. @loserone sorry for the slight thread hijack but when you had your legacy you said you had a few wheel bearings replaced. When they went bad how did you know which one to do? My Subi Outback has a drone related to road speed that I suspect is a bearing but jacking it up and spinning / flexing the wheels doesn't help me diagnose as there is so much drivetrain that moves with the wheels, even in neutral, I can't tell if they are turning smoothly or not. if one is bad will it be super obvious?
  3. Personally I think it looks mean AF and I love it.
  4. @jamiechod you were in the car right? If the car was running then I believe it was legally not 'parked' (traffic wardens cannot stick a ticket on you if you are on a double yellow but in the drivers seat with the car running). Maybe you could appeal on the basis you were actually just driving reeeealy slowly?
  5. Oh that is nice. looks like the spiritual successor to the Kawasaki AR50
  6. That has bothered me for years since I was 5 and my dad had one. It got to the point many years ago where now I smirk every time i see one. I mean, everything to the rear of the door is different from the saloon. Why not just get some slightly different shaped glass and a window frame. Honestly how much can they have saved by doing that...grrr etc.
  7. Yeah, reading about this car was what brought me to AS in the first place, where I can live my chod ownership dreams vicariously through you (and many others). Glad to hear you're giving it a good fettle!
  8. djim

    eBay tat volume 3.

    I quite like the gloomy look of this with its black wheels and black over doom grey. Various faults and 180k but it's a 190d, so barely run in etc, etc. what is not to like? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-190d-2-5-auto-2-owners-FSH/163785076173?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    eBay tat volume 3.

    Autoshite camper hand painted in fetching beige. Needs a lot of work but could look the part. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHERPA-CAMPER-VAN-1979-DIESEL-5-SPEED-AUTO-SLEEPER-MOT-TAX-EXEMPT-RESTO-PROJECT/383027835946
  10. djim

    eBay tat volume 3.

    C class in a winning 90's colour. Shame the interior isn't a bit more flamboyant to match but looks good nevertheless.
  11. djim

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Smol van. No pics of the 'conversion' which is telling but looks a lovely thing. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/97-DAIHATSU-HIJET-MINI-BUS-CAMPER/163760162905
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    eBay tat volume 3.

    Probably just needs a good run up the bypass. Currently £250 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-F-Steptronic/383026216710
  13. That looks like a mountney one to me. They are an aftermarket supplier and sold wheels and bosses for all kinds of cars. e.g. http://www.leacyclassics.com/msw43fblb.html Edit to add, having caught up I guess the make of the wheel is kind of redundant now. Hope your luck improves.
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