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Matty

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    Old cars, bikes music and Blackburn Rovers. Ownership to date is 88 fiat Uno,89 astramax van, 92 zx volcane, 86 manta gte, X2 95 cavaliers, 96 fiat coupe, 05 Laguna tourer, 02 c3, 51 530i, 96 golf GTi 8v, 78 honda cb550/4 and 90 Kawasaki zxr750 h2. Currently 99 golf GTi 20vt and 03 BMW 330ci clubsport. Update, now currently 03 BMW 330ci clubsport and 07 Ford Fiesta ST150. Still got Golf. Will be out in winter.

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  1. The original maxus' (maxii?) Did too. I used to love the pilots and convoys we had when I was starting out. Bit agricultural but proper tools for a job. My first works van was an ex transco 400 exactly like the one on here two lads have a share in. Happy days 👍
  2. That's a good looking van and I'm not ashamed to say it
  3. Ergonomics but maybe not the seat. I rode my old zxr from blackburn to Essex and back 8 year ago and I'm still walking like John Wayne now 🤣
  4. This for the beginner all day long. That and centre of gravity. My first was a cb550/4 from 79. Lovely thin tyres relatively low c of g and weight. Really easy to wrestle around especially at slow/ maneuvering speeds. My last before I mislaid my bottle was an 90 zxr750. Heavier, high centre of gravity, just harder to live with unless going quick. @hairnet got it right. A nice 500 twin naked. Plenty quicker than most cars but friendly and easier to operate. Build your confidence on machines like that cos IMHO leaping straight on the scarier stuff scares people off permentantly.
  5. Fair point. Must admit I'm a bit prone to a fuck it it'll be right attitude
  6. I've no science on it Si I'll be honest. Just never known it happen at work. Fair play though, not worth the risk
  7. Bit of an old wives tale IMHO. You need to be very near to the arc for arc eye. Not walking through the yard. Worst that can happen is you can't weld and fabricate. On the basis of that get stuck in lad 👍 Edit Just realised that could sound a bit arrogant. If youre worried about passersby while you're welding and don't have a screen just use your own body, ie car, weld, you in that order. Probably worth it for peace of mind. People can be arseholes...
  8. My advice ? Sort it yourself. Generally these warrenties are a box ticking exercise. He can't be arsed you'll get fucked about till kingdom come. Car looks mint though. That's the important bit to remember. You've got a car you love, even if you've had to buy it from a knobhead.
  9. Live fast die young blud
  10. Any criminal with half a brain would be tooling round in the most boring, nondescript car possible
  11. It's fucked. Or must be . Mine on 150000 was definitely comfy
  12. Is there a register you have to sign for that?
  13. My second cavalier 1.8 ls. Bought with a broken rack for the total of one shirt and a CD. Genuinely. Really clean, no rot and already had a rack to go on out of my broken red cav. Gave really good service as well. I could wax lyrical about the early 2000s for a while from a motoring point of view. Still though a functional car for an old Ben sherman I didn't wear anymore and a copy of the presidents of the united States of America. Can't wack that
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