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    r.welfare reacted to BorniteIdentity in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Goodness me this looks fab. 

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    r.welfare reacted to cort1977 in Cort1977's Fleet - now with hot import action   
    So Sierra progress has slowed, mainly due to a lack of enthusiasm for upside down welding.  Still going to get it done but have been distracted by the arrival of a new fleet member.
    @Tayne sent me a message "I know you like Fords, V8s and cars not originally sold in the UK so how does a 2007 Mustang sound?"
    Interesting, Mr. Tayne, tell me more...
    "Its languishing on a driveway in Aberdeen as the owner is rather busy with a house move, new baby and sometimes works away.  The mot ran out in Oct 19 but apparently it hasn’t suffered any major failures.  It’s metallic grey with a slightly peeling Shelby stripe and a red leather interior. I believe the same chap may have owned it since 2008."
    Oh FFS.  Well, the wife was asking what I want for Christmas. 
    After a bit of discussion with @Supernaut Tayne and I went and had a look at it at the weekend, Tayne did the sensible checks with the code reader, fluids and pointed out the rust and dents in the side while i just made 'brum, brum' noises and pretended to know something while struggling not to say 'just shut up and take my money' to the seller.  The sellers son had spent some time in the US and on his return had imported the car new.  The family were clearly quite attached to it and wanted it to go to a good home.  So despite having loads of shite to be getting on with I found myself agreeing to take the beast on.

    So what shite have i bought this time?  It's a 2007 Ford Mustang with the modular 4.6 litre V8 putting out around 300 bhp in this application.  It's only done 61000 miles, the interior is good, tyres are good, only two advisories for the last MOT and generally seems mechanically sound. 

    Unfortunately, the body is definitely not sound, in fact it appears to have been valet parked by Stevie Wonder.  But for the asking price I can live with that.

     

    Plan was to take it for an MOT but I noticed the passenger mirror was cracked so didn't take it for the test in the end because I thought the 10 day retest period might expire before I could get one.  Collected it with Supernaut for moral support and went straight to the nearest Asda petrol station.  Some issues were immediately apparent.  it suffers from the infamous 'slow filling' issue where the pump keeps cutting off - TADTS apparently.  Then the downside of having the steering on the wrong side made itself felt as it was one of those poxy drive through pay windows so i had to get out.  Then i put my foot down leaving as I usually do in the diesel passat and nearly launched it in to orbit - there is 'sufficient' power.
    Supernaut and I had a bit of a poke around, the body didn't get any better but we didn't spot anything too bad.  Then it wouldn't restart.  The seller had advised the battery wasn't amazing and he wasn't lying.  My jump pack came to the rescue once we had worked out how the immobiliser worked. 

    First impressions, it doesn't feel that fast and then you realise it's doing 70 in second.  Everything seems to work bar the compass in the rear view mirror.  The engine makes a lovely noise and I can confirm that by pushing the TSC button smoky burnouts are easily available.  

    Best thing is domestic management clearly quite likes it and genuinely seems happy about this potentially ruinous purchase.  Happy days.
    Plan is to MOT it, refurb the wheels, attack it with aqua steel and get some quotes to rectify the worst of the bodywork issues.  Is DIY respraying of lacquer feasible or is it likely to look gash?
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
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    r.welfare reacted to wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Nah, it's not him - there's no mention of Beethoven or Manfred von Richthofen in the listing.
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    r.welfare reacted to loserone in The new news 24 thread   
    @Banger Kenny

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    r.welfare reacted to beko1987 in dude wheres my car.................   
    And then? 
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    r.welfare reacted to Skizzer in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Yo shitters.
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    1979 Vauxhall Royale bought unseen and delivered in early summer. As seen on HubNut. I’ve replaced all the ignition but it’s still not happy. Lovely car though.

    Early Espace, enjoying the tender care of @RobT  for the foreseeable as I’ve run out of space. I haven’t even met it yet, because of work and the closure of the Welsh border.
    Not a car, but I also bought this:

    which is a new R-Tech mig welder, and have learned to weld.  Haven’t used it in anger on any cars yet but I did build a garden bench out of stainless box section and recycled hardwood:

    Accord rear wheel arches will be the first car welding job in the new year when it’s not as damp and when I’ve got myself a shrinker-stretcher. Then Rancho work can start.
     
    Nothing out, in spite of various resolutions to reduce the fleet. A sign of poor moral fibre, probably.
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    r.welfare reacted to BorniteIdentity in HMC motors- Goodbye Lada   
    You think you hate it now - but wait 'til you drive it.
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    r.welfare reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in Why was he born so beautiful, why was he born at all? He's no bloody use to anyone, he's no bloody good at all!   
    If you have such a strong dislike of folk on here, a possible option that you might want to consider is to take your Clio and shove it right up your arse? I've sold loads of old heaps through this forum and never had a single problem. If you think you can find a bunch of people with 'more realistic expectations' about cheap old bangers, fuck off and join them, thats my advice.
    Is it just me or did you start off showing us your new car then skilfully turn it into a way to pointlessly slag everyone off on here?
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    r.welfare reacted to AnthonyG in The new news 24 thread   
    I finally stopped buying old magazines on EBay and purchased something a little more useful: 

     
    2002 1.8 ‘VT’ with all the goodies 😀
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    r.welfare reacted to Craig the Princess in The grumpy thread   
    Show off.
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    r.welfare reacted to Asimo in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - PAINT - 29/12/20   
    This L plate bastard

    was rotten as fcuk when I bought it in 1983, so 11 years old. I believed all the Volvo pub talk about them being immortal and didn't look at the inner wings or the floor.
    Then the torque-converter stator seized...
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    r.welfare reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    'Monday:  Started engine'
     

     
    'Tuesday:  Found a dead dog on the road, got out (whilst going along) and made it into a couch cover. Put van into first, climbed into back for a sleep'
     

    'Wednesday:  We set off again'
     

     
    (6 months later) 'Thursday:  After non-stop travelling, reached the end of the car park. The big adventure starts here!'
     

    Friday: 'Exactly 6 months and three days after we set off, the missus has had enough and walked  the 200 yards home.  Fuck a duck'
     

    'Saturday: Felt a bit despondent to be honest, not sure I thought this epic adventure through properly. It's lonely, cold and miserable and I can see our house from here. I bet that bitch is having a nice warm bath or something.  I'd turn the gas on but the bottle has rotted out since leaving'
     

     
    (6 more months later) 'Hello again, diary.  Susan has left me for Kenneth, apparently his company car is faster than mine. Never liked that milk man anyhow, and he's welcome to the daft bint.   Anyhow, feeling a bit better now, and after nigh on 180 straight days of driving flat out, I've reached the edge of the car park. '
     

    (November 3rd, two years later) 'Bit parky the night, set fire to my wedding pictures and my 'Michael Buble' CDs' They're just a distraction, and tomorrow is the epic leg of the whole trip. '
     

     
     November 15th: 3 weeks in the planning, 3 years in the making. Can I get to the next village? Read on again tomorrow to find out'
     

     
    ''December 33rd, nine years later:  Bollocks'
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Enchanting-1992-Mercedes-Luton-Converted-Camper-Van-A-Tiny-Home-on-Wheels/254702811939?hash=item3b4d787b23:g:P8EAAOSwTjpfSWOx
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    r.welfare reacted to cms206 in Rusty *VOLVO* In Scotland - Collection complete!   
    Lets head over to Esther Rantzen for her take on this.


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    r.welfare got a reaction from Yoss in The new news 24 thread   
    Drop him an eBay message to say if it all falls through to let you know.  Has worked for me in the past.
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    r.welfare got a reaction from 95 quid Peugeot in The new news 24 thread   
    Drop him an eBay message to say if it all falls through to let you know.  Has worked for me in the past.
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    r.welfare got a reaction from HillmanImp in The new news 24 thread   
    I’m no great mechanic but it was ok.  The rearmost ones each side are the hardest as there’s not much clearance against the inner wings.  There’s just a lot of engine in the bay.  I changed a headlight at the same time and that was a faff.
    The engine note makes it all worthwhile
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    r.welfare got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in The new news 24 thread   
    You can do them topside using a socket set with a universal joint if you take the airbox and battery out.  You’ll still remove some of the skin off your knuckles though.
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    r.welfare got a reaction from HillmanImp in The new news 24 thread   
    You can do them topside using a socket set with a universal joint if you take the airbox and battery out.  You’ll still remove some of the skin off your knuckles though.
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    r.welfare reacted to Floatylight in The new news 24 thread   
    Going out and about and will be on the motorway for the first time in months.
    (Mrs FL has a new job and she's got to take some paperwork in)

    In other news the surround sound amplifier has gone down on one channel... (Grump)

    Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk


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    r.welfare reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Aha, so that's what it is! It had a starring role in the Jacques Tati film "Trafic":

    It looked like a weird cross between an ADO16 and a Morgan, with bits of MG TD thrown in.
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    r.welfare got a reaction from Brodders in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good memory, same colour, I reckon that was a good 14 years ago!  (EDIT: it was, bought Sep ‘05, sold Apr ‘06).  It was a time of low scrap value so I paid Shadow money for it.  Quite the sleeper with the Astra GTE engine.  Got scrapped after I sold it.

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    r.welfare got a reaction from Stevebrookman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Good memory, same colour, I reckon that was a good 14 years ago!  (EDIT: it was, bought Sep ‘05, sold Apr ‘06).  It was a time of low scrap value so I paid Shadow money for it.  Quite the sleeper with the Astra GTE engine.  Got scrapped after I sold it.

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