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    Previous owner of a scabby 1990 MK1 MX-5 (now with Paul P), tweaked 1972 Fiat 500, mega-mileage BMW estate car, Lotus Elise, a leaky Kayak and half a dozen old bicycles. Mostly broken. Form an orderly queue, ladies. Single mums welcome, no DSS, sorry. Wrote some books and that, see here - https://www.motorpunk.co.uk/articles/super-old-odd-interesting-obscure-abandoned-filling-stations/

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  1. Here's issue 16, with a new contributor: Me! The pic in my Avatar appears in here as I've written a feature about living with my Fiat 500 'Abarthish'. I've got a couple of other features planned for future issues. I hope people enjoy it
  2. First car I did a ton in, first car I got laid in, first car I got nicked in, I loved that thing. ETA - These were separate events...
  3. Oh wow! This is absolutely identical to my 2nd car, RMK134Y, henna red, 4 door saloon. I had the 1.3l engine in it. I went from that to D450ARY, a 5 door SRi hatch in helios blue over anthracite (much, much nicer). My memories of the brown was is that it was pretty reliable, didn't rust much, but was slow and noisy. I had no frame of reference so thought it handled like a Porsche, when in reality they were really understeery and felt like the nose was too light. That seat material is really course and scratchy. Keep it standard, please, for a FOTU sure-fire win.
  4. Putting 2+2 together (and perhaps getting 7), manual conversion of an XJ-R6, beyond the skills of Mr Clutch lads and too pricey for owner to move? That’s a gorgeous car, well worth saving, even if only for the wheels.
  5. Inspired by TG at the bangers, a pic from one of the most entertaining day's motorsport I have ever seen... also in Kings Lynn.
  6. @JimH - looking good! My Dad is a (retired) signwriter who can also do gold leaf. If you need a hand on that front I could put you in touch. Some pics here - https://www.motorpunk.co.uk/articles/traditional-signwriting/
  7. Great pic, lovely car, I had an M reg 850R way back, it remains one of my all-time faves. Classy.
  8. No worries, no need, and thanks for the WhatsApp, you’re a gent 👍
  9. I only make a couple of quid royalty per copy, so don’t worry, thanks anyway. If you’d give the book a mention anywhere else you are online (pistonheads? Facebook?) that would be appreciated.
  10. Thank you, that’s made my day!
  11. Goodwood today. I had one of these in black and it was brilliant. Looks better in yellow, though. more shiny shit - https://www.motorpunk.co.uk/out-and-about/goodwood-revival-2022-fridays-pics-expect-weekend/
  12. Jag seller - "Solid Motors Ltd - Quality Used Cars" Solid, you say? Quality, too? Where do I sign? MOT says... Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects): Nearside Front Brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Offside Front Brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Nearside Front Road wheel more than one fixing missing (5.2.1 (a) (ii)) Offside Front Road wheel more than one fixing missing (5.2.1 (a) (ii)) Nearside Rear Road wheel more than one fixing missing (5.2.1 (a) (ii)) Offside Rear Road wheel more than one fixing missing (5.2.1 (a) (ii)) Repair immediately (major defects): Nearside Front Position lamp not working (4.2.1 (a) (ii)) Offside Front Position lamp not working (4.2.1 (a) (ii)) Offside Rear Parking brake inoperative on one side (1.4.1 (a)) Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction (8.2.1.2 (h)) Rear Brakes imbalanced across an axle (1.2.1 (b) (i)) Rear Seat belt not functioning as intended center belt (7.1.2 (c)) Offside Front Integral body structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced sill (6.1.1 (c) (i)) Offside Rear Integral body structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced sill (6.1.1 (c) (i)) Nearside Rear Integral body structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced sill (6.1.1 (c) (i)) Nearside Front Inner Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii)) Exhaust hydrocarbon content after 2nd fast idle exceeds manufacturer's specified limits (8.2.1.2 (a)) Exhaust Lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specified limits (8.2.1.2 (c)) Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Nearside Rear Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Offside Rear Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Front Registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (0.1 (b)) Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (6.1.2 (a)) So, apart from all the rust, the fucked engine, the fucked brakes, the fucked seatbelts, the fucked lights and the wheels about to fall off, it's a Quality Solid motor, right?
  13. I wrote a feature about the cars of Bullseye - https://www.motorpunk.co.uk/articles/the-cars-of-bullseyes-star-prize-gamble/
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