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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from Aston Martin in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - RUST? NEVER HEARD OF IT M9- 15/06/21   
    get it wrapped http://www.creative-vinyl.com/en/578-volvo-850-1994-btcc-rydell-full-rally-graphics-kit.html
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    big_al_granvia reacted to Mally in Mally's Stock Cars, Bikes,Life and Minor events.   
    Hes 41. Started in Ministox at 10/11. Went into grasstrack at 12.  Rebels at 18 ish. F2 at 25 maybe.
    The idea is to go grass track car racing. His daughter will be old enough in 18 months.
    He can race, his wife can race, same car. By 18 months they will know the ropes and daughter will be winning....maybe.
    Idea was to start grass next year, but if the F2 goes, it may happen sooner.
    He has house alterations half done too. No time/cash for paint and carpets when you spend £150 a week on fuel, and £100 on tyres.
    His wife used to sponsor him from her commission selling holidays, that's been stopped for a while.
    Grass is  what we as a family did when he was 12.  My late wife used to race/ run the pits/ push the cars.  But I'm out of touch now. 
    I've been involved  with racing for 50 years, I'm getting tired.  Hes feeling aches and pains more. 
    Actually he has more sense than I thought.
     It's more laid back on grass, and less damage.
    I'll still spectate at Bradford though, it's mega there.
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from gm in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - RUST? NEVER HEARD OF IT M9- 15/06/21   
    get it wrapped http://www.creative-vinyl.com/en/578-volvo-850-1994-btcc-rydell-full-rally-graphics-kit.html
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    big_al_granvia reacted to greengartside in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - RUST? NEVER HEARD OF IT M9- 15/06/21   
    Need any Ovlov spares, guvnor?

    92k on the clock, a criminal waste but 100% complete. No radio though, soz.
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from captain_70s in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - RUST? NEVER HEARD OF IT M9- 15/06/21   
    get it wrapped http://www.creative-vinyl.com/en/578-volvo-850-1994-btcc-rydell-full-rally-graphics-kit.html
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from Tadhg Tiogar in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - RUST? NEVER HEARD OF IT M9- 15/06/21   
    get it wrapped http://www.creative-vinyl.com/en/578-volvo-850-1994-btcc-rydell-full-rally-graphics-kit.html
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    big_al_granvia reacted to 320touring in Scottish Swedish Day - Dundee. Maybe.   
    Oh fuck, do I need to buy a Volvo now?!
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from PrinceRupert in Special Collection thread - Pandamonium   
    splendid
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from wesacosa in Special Collection thread - Pandamonium   
    splendid
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from Mrs Spart in Special Collection thread - Pandamonium   
    splendid
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    big_al_granvia reacted to Supernaut in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - RUST? NEVER HEARD OF IT M9- 15/06/21   
    I love the dedication shown with the radio.
    If it were me, I'd have just whacked in a generic aftermarket unit by now. I can't remember the last time I had an OEM radio in a car, actually!
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    big_al_granvia reacted to 1duck in Broken Down on Way Back From MOT Stories   
    you don't want to fuck with a micra, they are like the jack russels of the car world.
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    big_al_granvia reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    I found an almost empty can of blue I had mixed up for the chevette which looks a close match to the ldv.


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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-Manta Rollover jig completed   
    well the mx5 was meant to be an interpretation of the classic british sports car, triumph spitfire, mg-b etc, seems they interpreted the rustproofing bit too literally, thats well crusty
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from Tickman in Domes shonky autos-Manta Rollover jig completed   
    well the mx5 was meant to be an interpretation of the classic british sports car, triumph spitfire, mg-b etc, seems they interpreted the rustproofing bit too literally, thats well crusty
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Decker Dave's Dreadful Services Blog   
    why is it almost every burger king at the services in 3 quid more expensive than bk in town/retail park... stirling is just a shithole, used to be okay but carpark has more craters than the moon and the truck/caravan park stinks of piss, that applies to almost every services, do all truckies just piss against their trailers??? When your towiing the caravan you end up in with the truckies and its bloody grim... take pieces and a flask of bovril and piss against a stobart trailer
    feck knows what tourists really think about motorway services, they are all overpriced with shit food and staff that look suicidal, worst on the planet has to be harthill, you can almost hear the banjos and flute bands in the distance, stopping for a piss is almost bearable but once i had to change a couple of wheels on a caravan we had just bought as the tyres were shagged and about to go bang, the sights of harthill on a saturday night, buses full of flute band members, a minibus with a hen night and a celtic supporters bus... (they just got off and pissed against one of the flute band buses), it was like place of the dammed
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from dome in Domes shonky autos-Manta Rollover jig completed   
    i am guessing cunning plan involves thee backplate of the engine being removed then bolted to the back of a (now) former fwd duratech or possibly a t5 lump from a focus st, the same t5 that powers so many ovlovs and dome tries to claim associate membership of the svm
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from beko1987 in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    bonus bravery points for doing a roadtrip on the burd's birthday, she could have come with you and you could have had a romantic meal at carnforth services, sure she would have loved that...... volvo looks braw, fresh ticket means plenty of solid steel, paint is err iffy but you oont buy a volvo for looks. top chod and a good daily
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    big_al_granvia reacted to gm in Funny MoT advisories   
    I think I've got "wheels look shit" saved somewhere
    (Edit) yes, I do

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    big_al_granvia reacted to captain_70s in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    Full update to follow, but I made it home, after several hours of being stuck in traffic on the M6/61, at around 17:00.
    Overall impression of the car is good, it runs, drives and rides beautifully and features structural bits made of metal rather than dreams.
    It looks like arse, due to a dire blow over in white from the original metallic grey because of it's prior use as a site safety/first aid car. Also a few odd electrical gremlins ranging from amusingly quirky to fairly irritating. 
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from captain_70s in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    splendid, welcome back to the svm family cpt
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from captain_70s in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    is that mr fowler in the chair of the ovlov
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    big_al_granvia got a reaction from captain_70s in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    Chodspeed sir, good breakfast, mug of tea and happy pills
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    big_al_granvia reacted to dome in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    He may well have when his good lady finds out what he's bought
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    big_al_granvia reacted to plasticvandan in Collection mission complete - *SVM INTENSIFIES*   
    Lol,as soon as I saw a Scottish member post a pic of an alarm clock displaying 4am and the word collection I knew it was going to be a Volvo.
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