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  1. Indeed I am sorted now, insured, mot for 10 months and taxed until May 2020 Nice to be back in a proper car
  2. Good luck with getting anything out of esure! They are one of the worst insurers in the ever. It's who the [email protected] in the BMW was insured with when I was involved in horror van smash..... They tried saying it was our fault, shortly followed by I was passenger so entitled to nothing. 18months later I got a less than fair payout that didn't reflect injuries correctly.
  3. Been a while since last update. The whole vehicle registration process has been an absolute nightmare. 7 whole weeks since I got this car and started the registration process I have finally been assigned a vehicle registration mark. The delay was caused by Hmrc not putting the chassis number in properly and missing a '1' out. Instead of the dvla actually doing any physical work they sent back the application with a very vague letter about not having a Nova active. Headache finally over, I now have to wait for them to send the V5c and relevant papers before I can re insure and drive again. Insurance had issues with time scale so policy was cancelled and the car has sadly sat doing sfa for 5 weeks. Local mice have had a field day and made a nest under the inlet chewing a vacuum line before I could evict the furry buggers. I will not be getting involved with importing another car unless it is something very special that's for sure.
  4. That is 100% Town driving including a small amount of silliness
  5. Hundreds of £'s not thousands And that's after registering it and all the items it needed
  6. From experience a late 430 is better than a 460 build quality wise. Not sure regards road tax wise, but I believe the 430 was the last one to have under £400 road tax. The 460 is a really nice car though and an eventual goal of mine
  7. LPG is for the weak. The ones that faint at the mere thought of 19mpg lol
  8. Well I have waited 7 years for the ability to even insure one of these. For 7 years I was given quotes of near £2500 a year because of the V8 and bigness. Not any more! This example isn't the best but what I paid is reflected in condition overall and the fact that the Nova and V55 needed to be done. Every single thing on this car works (except for the removed AC condenser and the inop boot button on the boot lid). 107k which is still not properly run in really and a chunk of services stamped in the book. Behold .... shot through its first MOT with advisor on track rod end n/s (and that is bloody slight). Nova declaration is in waiting for response and then just needing the DVLA to do their thing. Amusingly this car is none sunroof and on coil suspension so even less to go wrong. It is as they say base model but still very nice to drive.
  9. Well the R8 got an MOT as I forgot that it was about to lapse and happened to be near the place. Mostly clean bill of health except for now needing a gearbox. The one on it (presume it has 118k hard miles on it) is vomiting oil everywhere and has become exceptionally noisy 1st through 3rd. It has become a project build that myself and my 8 year old lad are doing between us as he may not be legally allowed to drive when old enough. It is hopefully in for a cage fitting over the winter months while it hibernates, and currently weighs in at 920kg. We are hoping to get that weight down further as the cage will be in excess of 100kg when welded in and the preferred option is keeping the 1400 16v in there if possible. Now insured as a competition car (super cheap) and needs to remain legal on the road. The HH-R continues to plod on, however getting extremely annoyed with idiots opening doors into it in carparks (even parked away in a corner I will come back to people of questionable parentage parked as close as possible to it) . The biggest issue so far with it has been needing tyres all round and a downpipe. Continental EcoContact6 are really nice in smaller sizes I have found. So yeah, found my happy place as a rover licker and there may be a 3rd rover on the way over Christmas if I can sort out the extra storage
  10. That sadly is modern car selling I'm afraid. Because of all the messing around on sale sites I generally 95% of the time crush rather than sell, even if it's a good car and I make a loss. Either way it's dry transport for winter that someone could make use of, not ridiculously expensive either.... Glwts and all that jazz + free bumpage
  11. Try Reiss Motorsport Insurance. But if the boy isn't very old you are going to pay a big premium. Insurance Fronting is something that the insurance companies WILL pull you up on but it's at your own risk ofc. I have always found rover/mg cars to be relatively forgiving insurance wise, especially the 1.4 versions. If you can't get insurance on a TF/F try a 214/MG Zr
  12. I have looked definitely not there. Looking at that it may be easier to get the new one shortened. I will have another look when I get back from Lincoln
  13. I'm keeping both of the cars. The mercedes was dropped like a hot potato. There's no point in me using the R8 until properly fixed as it will do it no favours really. I already spent £110 on the timing gear and a further almost £60 on the tank. This is the current state and condition of the HH-R .. hardly the car with the most street cred in the universe but it's exceptionally clean for 20 years old. For now the R8 is in the sin bin... And as a daily every day motor the HH-R is overall better to live with. The R8 will end up being a toy. Until I get around to replacement of the split fuel tank it will stay tucked away where it is without drama. Once it has the ignition coil sorted and the lower rear tie rod fixed (this part IS NOT made anywhere now. Totally discontinued!) it can be used again. But because of the mods classic insurance is a non starter unlike the green one.
  14. It's a VW coil of some sort actually 🤣
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