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  1. @AnnoyingPentium For Andy, if the Fabia falls through?
  2. a parafin budgie is usually a description of a aircraft operated by loganair
  3. Can't see them going for green and white eastern smt livery.
  4. thats big yeti's, he bought it as it was the motor that nicked him
  5. rare photo of cpt 70's in the 70's, never knew you were a toffee la ..... he is hard to miss
  6. wee update saab is away to roffle winner colin scooby has mot after replacing front pads and number plate volvo no longer has locking wheel nuts as we didnt want a repeat of the issues on the silver bullshit paddy has a working radio, actually did some work on my daily today, we bought a kenwood cd radio years ago from a shiter for the civic, i found a loom adaptor in paddy's box of parts, plugged in and i have a working radio.. happy days 3 of the fleet saw work in 1 day, thats unusual
  7. 97 proton persona, having had a mega reliable saga i thought i'd upgrade.... ha bloody ha.... door locks kept breaking thanks to a spring from a bic pen that broke, ate radiators, head gasket went, when cold it took power, at workin temp fine, that bit warrmin up itt would misfire like fuck, new leads, coil, plugs. no fault codes...... was fun on hill starts on 2 or 3 cylinders.... got shot after 5 years and bought the almera
  8. above all, its a rover the sd1 looked nice but build was shite, the shag with honda produced shite hondas, they developed nothing, new shells with shit mechanicals, dont mention build quality as bummies drank tea... the cars could have been good, probably should have been but were shit
  9. fair play mate, lot of graft but on the finish straight
  10. the flat 4 as per vw and subaru is great in theory but all the valve gear makes it, well wide... what about a flat 8 with 2 crankshafts geared together but 2 stroke..... or a smoller version of the napier deltic for automotive
  11. Just put a idiot proof post up of who has bought what. I am like the wife without satnav, ducking lost
  12. yoss, its a sec reliance witth alexander o falkirk bodywork, it never actually saw service as a service bus going new to the rittb (road industry transport training group) at livingston, it came into preservation in the late 80's and is part o the glasgow collection at bridgeton, had it up to aviemore back in 96 and it fair moves, hills are no issues for the aec engine...... glasoow website https://gvvt.org/
  13. The Saab can fair shift, had it at 72mph without Netti in the car.. Well 72 or thereabouts. Mind when we had 320's spares donor a few years ago, had it at ton ten (again minus Netti) before I bottled it. Great fun
  14. why not mate, i have found it funny since i could talk
  15. nothing too visible but plenty of knocks, undoing coupling pad bolts on a mk1 coach that hadnt been undone in years, inch drive ratchet with scaffy pole, bolt sheared all the torque went through me, i goes flying.... cutting vac pipe off a scrapper to get a valve, thought i'll cut it from ground level as thats safer than 10 feet up, disc snagged and shattered, bits of disc embedded in my hard hat... cutting more shit of same scrapper with new disc, smells burning but as i had full ppe on i didnt bother, had polished my boots, looked down, laces on fire along with bottom of ovies, legs getting hot, mate grabbed my flask and poured hot coffee to put me out... finally as a bairn in my pushchair by grandfather had taken me to see a live steam 5 inch gauge railway, he was chattin away with a few pints of beer, spark from steam loco landed in my pram and it went on fire, grandfather and friends seeing me on fire poured beer all over me and pram to put me out... so my earliest memory of steam trains is coupled to my earliest memory of beer, have enjoyed both ever since..... apparently mum and gran were not amused at me coming home in a burnt pram stinking like a brewery
  16. okay mate i'm lost, what one of your fine automobiles is nicknamed herpes
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