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Posts posted by Eyersey1234

  1. 10 hours ago, vulgalour said:

    The motivation to make vids can be tough when you don't see the returns.  I've been making a go of it for a few years and frankly it's been a lot of wasted effort, from a commercial viewpoint.  So I don't look at it like that any more.  I'll make videos when I feel like it and they'll be about stuff I want to share progress on.  I get all the enjoyment of documenting my stuff and knowing a few hundred people are tuning in to see what I'm up to without any of the pressure of feeding the algorithm.

    Being popular seems like a lot of hassle anyway, who wants to be bothered with all that?  I'll just carry on being an unlikeable weirdo like the rest of you lot.

    My channel isn't anywhere near big enough to monetize anyway, and even if it was I don't want to as then you become a slave to it

  2. On 23/05/2024 at 17:29, dollywobbler said:

    I'm curious myself. Mk6 Escort maybe? I'm not immune to irrational disliking of vehicles. Mk6 Fiesta is another example. Not a common trait though. 

    I suppose we all are guilty of that, I'm not a particular fan the French or French cars for no particular reason. I haven't made any videos for my own history themed channel for a while for various reasons, I do have some ideas but it's having the time and the inclination to do them

  3. 15 hours ago, Shadow said:

    Thanks for the welcome.

    My other old shed.





    A friend of my grans had a E reg white Sunny in the early to mid 90s, unfortunately it was written off at a roundabout after someone ran into the back of it 

  4. 4 hours ago, Shadow said:

    Well Hello all. I have been a lurker for some time now and never really posted much.

    so here is my old shed.

    she has been on ashes to ashes and was Alex Drakes car. (Keeley Hawes)

    she’s running a 2.3l4 engine wit Eli.

    she has central locking,

    electric windows

    rear disk conversion 

    power steering

    remote boot release.

    and we live in mid Devon.

    whats ya thoughts









    Chodtastic, welcome to the mad House. The kettle is in the corner with the biscuits, that is if @Dan302 hasn't scoffed them all 🤣

  5. On 01/05/2024 at 17:55, RoverFolkUs said:

    Ah yes, I'd only heard of the "sport suspension" as hearsay but having worked on god knows how many, all the parts are supplied exactly the same regardless of trim level. 

    Something I didn't understand was the fact they added aircon to LX and Sport as standard. Zetec is higher than those two, but didn't come with aircon as standard. You had to have the Zetec climate to get aircon as standard again! And indeed, no climate control on anything other than the Titanium as far as I know? Not sure if it was an option for GHIA but I don't think so. 

    My understanding is the Climate pack on the Mk2 included the heated front screen

  6. 23 minutes ago, cms206 said:

    The operations manager at Bluestar is very much an enthusiast at heart and is himself a massive fan of the DOEs - there are still a handful of them in London (on the 151 from memory) and they are tremendous performers. If memory serves they are actually first generation Enviro 400s under the East Lancashire bodies.

    We have 5 DOEs in service at East Yorkshire, they are nice to drive to be honest. Don't know if ours will get repaints or not given the age of them and the fact they are only really used on school runs

  7. 15 hours ago, ruffgeezer said:

    Aye, and fucking hopeless too - 6 times this one had visited them for a service and not once did the cunts replace the cabin filter.

    I've never had reason to use them so an in no position to comment as to how good pr otherwise they are, I am though reminded of the time I took my old Fiesta into a Ford dealer for a service and they quoted me for an air conditioning service, which the car didn't have. I don't expect the service receptionist to know the full build spec of every car, though surely to god she could have looked the bugger up on Etis before quoting though

  8. 6 hours ago, MiniMort said:


    Not quite photographic evidence but here's a classified listing of one from 1991. If you're wondering it was only £2,995, for a then-recent sportscar! 

    How does £2995 in 1991 compare to wages at the time?

  9. 20 minutes ago, egg said:

    So essentially the Mondeos are all dead because

    • The reps ragged them up the M1
    • The cabbies ran them until they died
    • The banger boys finished as many as they could...

    So the only ones left are the giffer cars that were bought by px-ing a 3 year old Sierra...

    Were many early Mondeos private sales? I'd have thought most of the early ones went to fleets

  10. On 28/03/2024 at 20:01, ruffgeezer said:

    Picked this up locally from the partner of my wife's friend.

    It's a Mitsubishi ASX, and I must confess, I had no idea what one of those was when I agreed to go and take a look at it.

    Clearly it was aimed at the sector of the market occupied by the Qashqai




    This one comes with free bollard action:



    Looks reasonably smart from here.



    The interior is grubby, and the carpet is worn, I will give it a good once over and treat it to some decent floor mats.



    I've given the scratches a bit of a polish and they are still there unsurprisingly.



    Boot lid is grufty,  apparently a common issue with these.



    So far I've put 3 tyres on it, stripped all the brakes and fitted new pads all round - typical japanese stuff with sticky sliders and those shitty little shims that are an arsehole to get back in.

    Chodtastic, Hull Mitsubishi is my local dealer. They now sell Subaru and Isuzu

  11. 1 hour ago, DVee8 said:

    Did you get hit with extra insurance costs and a hard sell?

    We did with 6th gear.

    Paid a insurance indemnity thing which was £29, which to be fair I knew about before.  I was only down to drive the Mini but they asked if I wanted to drive anything else, so I thought I might as well drive the Lotus for an extra £20 as I was already there

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