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  1. Oh God that looks utterly disgusting - so disgusting I'm fairly certain there will be new, undiscovered forms of life on there!
  2. So much Commushite in there- fantastic. Especially that Yugo 311 and that CX Break
  3. Taken on a trip last week to the unit to put the bin out. One of these days I'll treat it to a wash!
  4. My my this is terrible news. Talking to him was a pleasure. Condolences to Reb and his family.
  5. Right so fuck all has happened. Car is pootling along very well. Clutch feels way better than it did when I bought the car 6 months ago. It's now in need of a good cleaning which I hope to do at the weekend. Fitted the correct wipers though! Now I can see where I'm going! Needs a service at some point and some welding, but so far the little thing has been very solid and very kind to my learner driving skills!
  6. This is fantastic- won't be able to drive on a full licence until the end of the year so that's me out.
  7. Fumbler

    Youtube moments

    Fantastic old film. Contains trinkets like a Marina being decapitated as well as other old goodies.
  8. Does it also come with a complimentary soluble tablet of replacement wire smoke?
  9. Not having good luck with instructors. None of the ones recommended have replied to enquiries, and the one I was meant to have a lesson with has never contacted us to reschedule. At least I'm driving somewhere nearly every day which is good.
  10. Buggerations, seems my car is outside the limit by just under a month, that is if they're going by the model year. Might be worth popping a E-mail to them about it but I don't really know if it's worth it.
  11. You got the ashtray but not the lighter in my Micra. The only reason why the ashtray is there is because it holds part of the centre console in place.
  12. Indeed, I wish cars had more shit spec levels, however I'm fairly certain the reason why they don't is because there's unfeasible market demand for them. I, myself, am pleased with my black bumpers, paid for radio, rear wiper and heated rear screen, velour doorcards and adjustable steering column!
  13. Must... resist... The Urge.....
  14. Yesssss the red one is a Shape just like mine!
  15. I'm sure the rat felt quite deflated too.
  16. Brother Fumbler passed his test in a diesel Fusion. Basically a hatchback with the Transit engine in it. He hated it but liked the amount of torque it had.
  17. Hey! You might be lucky with this one. Computer Science Teacher had one exactly the same as yours. The difference only being he had to take it to the bean can remodelling clinic after it apparently catastrophically failed its MoT in July. Reason why I say you might be lucky is because the area around the sunroof goes first before the sills do. It's good that you're washing the wheelarches. Surprised how clean they came up! Seatbelt mounts are a little pesky on these cars because they're directly exposed to the air. I suppose its better than having an arch liner that lets water in but not out.
  18. Well today certainly made up for yesterday. Had apprenticeship interview- went very well and much better than last year. Then I drove parts of the way home. I WENT 45MPH!!1111!11!!!1 Yeah anyway I drove 3 miles from the place and then 3 miles to the house. Stalled the car only once because I didn't slip the clutch enough when doing a rolling start. Yesssssss I feel very happy with today!
  19. Indeed I have. The hills I've been practising on were incredibly steep as the property is on a valley slope. Big beautiful Victorian manor house. Shame the care home that was occupying it went pop.
  20. Thanks for the recommendation but unfortunately I'm quite far from Gravesend. I do have another person to look into though so we'll see what happens next.
  21. Fumbler

    Shit Ideas

    From Brother Fumbler's RR days: GEMS Natural rubber air bladders for the suspension The blend motors The marvellous notion of being locked outside of your car for X minutes because the alarm ECU went into panic because of mobile phone RF, drained the battery in the process and then thinks the car is being hotwired when you jump it.
  22. Instructor came and waited while I went elsewhere to wait for him (as per my instrucions), only to text me that he moved on to another client. Despite having my number beforehand he didn't text me to say that he was at the location. Oh well. I suppose the lucky thing is that I have been driving on private roads and practising hill starts, bay parking and all that jazz since June when I bought the car. That'll help in the long run. Thanks, by the way, for the motivation you guys gave- it is much appreciated!
  23. Phwoar, a 2107 with mirrors on both sides and hopefully slightly less vague steering! That being said, it looks really tired at just 10 years old. I'm sure I will be closer to the occasion! I have a bit of an anxiety problem at times so I'm putting it down to that. I'm only driving home on roads I've travelled for the best part of 9 years so all should be well.
  24. Been 17 for roughly 4 hours and I have my first driving lesson tomorrow... already anxious AF. I'm sure I'll be fine.
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