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    ETCHY reacted to trigger in Garage find Capri   
    after the interior, it was exterior time, the best part of any project!










    I couldn't believe how much better a bath made it look!

    and i gave it a touch up and ran a mop over it.


    I've spent so much time on ebay and Facebook just souring the broken or missing bit, side repeater lamp, boot spoiler plug, head rests, fog light switch, just silly bits like that.

    I also fitted a brand new 32/36 DGAV Weber carb, for the sake of £280 it wasn't worth messing about with the completely seized and gummed up one, same as the radiator 
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    ETCHY reacted to trigger in Garage find Capri   
    I wasn't going to bother but as a few of seem interested i thought I'd start a thread on the Capri that i bought last month.
    It all started when a lady in the village who knows my wife asked her if I'd be interested in her husbands relatives old Capri they have in a garage, both him and his wife have died of old age and they have inherited the property and this old Capri had been in the garage for 20 years since he gave up driving at 83 and it was now being a 'burden', her words, not mind.
    The car was over a hour away near Harlow so i shot down there to visit the ladies mother in law who was at the bungalow sorting it out, she gave me the key to the garage and told me to take a look whilst she made me a cup of coffee.
    This is was i viewed when i opened the up n over door.






    I admit i got a bit excited at this point! the story is what he bought the car new in 1986, used it up until 2003 where he got Parkinson's and was too ill to drive anymore racking up 95000 miles, whilst he maintained the car well he probably would have benefitted from parking sensors these days!
    The lady said she'd been offered £900 by a neighbour but thought it was a bit low, i offered £2000 and she was more than happy! a few days later by mate helped me collect it.

    Access wasn't great as it was at the rear garden with a short drive with no room for pulling the car out easily and onto a road that was rat run and blind pulling out on, nothings easy!


    fortunately my mates truck managed to drag it out with locked brakes and big hammers!

    we then dragged it backwards down the roads, swapped ends and pulled it into a nearby school entrance and onto the trailer


    on the way back we got lost and managed to go past the original dealers, Gates in Harlow so we pulled in a got a photo!


    eventually we managed to drag it into my garage, phew! that was hard work!

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    ETCHY got a reaction from Bamboocarman in What car turns you into a raging twat?   
    With that reg too, it's the embodiment of everything  i hate on the road today.
    The Twatmobile.
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    ETCHY reacted to DavieW in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    Very sad observation - but how big are her feet 😵
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    ETCHY got a reaction from Bamboocarman in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    1. Reviews
    2. Tinkering and collections.
    Not really interested in the other stuff.
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    ETCHY got a reaction from Blake's Den in Rozzer Shite   
    Some good chod on here & classic Police Range Rovers
     
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    ETCHY got a reaction from warren t claim in Rozzer Shite   
    Some good chod on here & classic Police Range Rovers
     
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    ETCHY reacted to AdgeCutler in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, Chips got! :)   
    I suppose then it’s time to announce that Brian now has a stablemate. I had been waiting to get a chance to make progress with one or other car to post something of a progress report but time has been short. When Harry realised he had to thin out his fleet due to the prospect of becoming a homeowner he kindly thought of me, sadly I did not have the funds to buy VJN, however, I asked my cousin ( who had been following Brian with interest and assisting when possible) if he would like to adopt an InvaCar. He did. Actually today we did manage to get VJN (now Bryony) out for a little attention and can report that she now stops as well as goes! She has had a new stub axle fitted as well as both rear wheel cylinders. Rear wheel bearings were given a clean out and fresh grease as it appeared water had managed to get past the seals at some point. Other small jobs have been addressed and myself and Russell (Rust ole, my cousin) hope to find more time before long to continue helping both Brian and Bryony back toward the roads on which they belong.
    Best wishes with the house Harry.





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    ETCHY reacted to gadgetgricey in Range Anxiety   
    My wife has just commented. "Why does that look like a face"
    Eyes, Nose and a mouth...  Once you see it, you cant not see it
     
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    ETCHY reacted to wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just went to Tesco in the Rover 75.  Pulled into the car park and there was another chap with a 75 estate (in gold) loading up his shopping.  He didn't turn round when I pulled up and I didn't want to wander over and start talking to him in case the 75 was just "an car" to him, but as I was about to go into the shop he came over and said "another Rover owner I see".  We then had a good old natter about 75s for about five minutes.  You wouldn't get that with any other modern* that I can think of...
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    ETCHY reacted to Wack in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    This one is funny 

    bfbbbb478ba78b792b2285e97b32fb6e.mp4
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    ETCHY got a reaction from Macscrooge in Rozzer Shite   
    Some good chod on here & classic Police Range Rovers
     
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    ETCHY got a reaction from KWhite in Rozzer Shite   
    Some good chod on here & classic Police Range Rovers
     
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    ETCHY reacted to Zelandeth in Bus Shite   
    Conveniently I was basically stuck sitting at the table downstairs today as we had contractors on site.  This meant I needed to be on hand to answer questions and wrangle the dogs on a pretty frequent basis...so spent far too long cleaning up the keypad on the Wayfarer.
    This took for-bloody-ever.
    Well, this bit wasn't too bad.

    However cleaning up the little clear pieces with the legends on for the buttons took hours.


    All back together.  Looks much better I think.

    Looking close up compared to the photo above the difference is clear.

    Not perfect, but I'd rather have something that looks realistic than new out the box.  The squint 3 and 8 came like that.
    Now just need to get it up and actually running with a driver module.
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    ETCHY reacted to bunglebus in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    OK this is weirding me out now. Is that some awful Panda on steroids creation?






    I feel ill






    And a MEGAIBIZA


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    ETCHY got a reaction from Austat in Youtube moments   
    Learn to drive with help of a video. Some prime chod on this
    Got to say wish i'd known about this video when I was learning to drive. I'd have become a fantastic driver. I mean back then watching porno video's & reading bongo mags turned me into the sexual tyrannosaur I am today. So imagine what this would've done for my driving !?
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    ETCHY reacted to UltraWomble in Rozzer Shite   
    Police in Preston trialled the Bond 3 wheeler in the 1950's before eventually moving on to the Reliant with its better load carrying capacity

    This meant that officers only needed a motorbike licence to be able to go out on patrol.
    Sadly an incident involving the pursuit of a joyrider, a missed sharp corner of Avenham hill and steep bank down to the river resulting in the panda car floating out on the tide to the Isle of Man, meant that the fleet was replaced with 4 wheeled panda cars
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    ETCHY reacted to maxxo in I've done a silly......CITROEN XM   
    But we did have some success today!
    I’ve fitted a working glovebox latch which works very well indeed!
    also, I’ve done this
    see before:

    And after

    this has made a rather drastic improvement 
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    ETCHY got a reaction from garethj in Youtube moments   
    Learn to drive with help of a video. Some prime chod on this
    Got to say wish i'd known about this video when I was learning to drive. I'd have become a fantastic driver. I mean back then watching porno video's & reading bongo mags turned me into the sexual tyrannosaur I am today. So imagine what this would've done for my driving !?
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    ETCHY reacted to The_Equalizer in HMC- new - BMW 330ci convertible   
    Really good to see it has kept its original square headlights instead of falling foul of the upgraded* to twin round ones. Love these early cars.
    Trouble being, once you've been in one everything else feels a bit low rent.
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    ETCHY reacted to gadgetgricey in HMC- new - BMW 330ci convertible   
    If ever there was an AS calendar shot
     
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    ETCHY reacted to HillmanImp in HMC- new - BMW 330ci convertible   
    You should avoid buying a car from Alan Parsons unless you want a project. 
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    ETCHY got a reaction from chaseracer in HMC- new - BMW 330ci convertible   
    Downton Abbey travelling at 135mph. What's not to like !?
    Superb.
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