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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/354660023441
  2. Nah, 'tis JHJ @GingerNuttzOn the topic of welding PTSD, I thought you'd enjoy what a mate uncovered in his recently purchased mx-5. Sill plates had been hot glued down over this. Seller said the the floors were perfect. This is after brushing them down. Underside appears to have been undersealed dirt-and-all
  3. Friend of a friend bought this seemingly good MR2. Seemed reasonably solid on initial inspection. Some rust but nothing chronic. Turns out it's fucked. Not massively surprised but shit break for the young owner
  4. Alfa oil level hasn't moved a bit in the past 100miles/ 10 days. How did it empty itself before??? Fresh BRAND NAME tyres for the back today. One of the back tyres was actually surprisingly good, a continental that's now my spare. When God closes a door, he opens a window. I replaced the battery and now I have an EML and no radio code. EML is the coolant temp sensor which was a known problem. Seems to work 60% of the time which is enough for me to ignore. If anyone knows how to cheaply crack this I'd be a happy man. Rear wheels wearing unevenly. Some crusty and Germanic looking suspension bits, might have a gander in a few months once it's serviced. Other than that I'm enjoying driving it. It's pretty good around town and handles the war-torn streets of Glasgow better than I'd expected
  5. https://carfromjapan.com/cheap-used-toyota-crown-van-1974-for-sale-6197ca702de15f6c325c469a
  6. That's pretty hot minus the price tag. I'd sniff the seats at £2k. Cabasse AUDITORIUM TRONIC
  7. https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/holden-commodore-xv-berlina-sedan-series-ii-38-litre-auto/1454226217 Seems expensive at first glance but 28k and minty condition. I probably would.
  8. Is it really a diesel? Be still my beating heart. https://www.avito.ma/fr/marrakech/voitures_d'occasion/Volvo_244_jlc__52546976.htm
  9. It's a fucking bizarre gearbox, both long and short at the same time. 30mph in 1st 3350rpm @70mph in 5th 3200rpm @70mph in 6th
  10. Not a daft question at all. Was as flat as can get when I bought it and the engine was cold. When it was empty it was at a slight angle sideways. I don't think it would account for that much disappearing though. It is however parked facing uphill 99% of the time. I wonder is it pissing oil out only when warm or does the oil hide somewhere. Either way, I'll be keeping an eye on it over the next few weeks.
  11. The Alfa was just about struggling to start... Replaced with a nice grown up battery. 2 new Yokohamas for the back next week. 1 of the tyres currently on the back is salvageable so that will be my spare. Next up is a service as it's stuttering an awful lot in low revs when you give it the beans. Feels like 110bhp rather than 150bhp. Had a real code reader hooked up to it, only 2 errors and both were already known wouldyoufuckingbelieveit. Now for the big mystery. When I bought it I checked the oil. Bit black but spot on level. On Wednesday the dipstick was completely dry. Took 3.5 litres to get it up to the correct level. No leaks on the driveway. Burning 3litres of oil in 600miles but without smoking or stinking the place up??? Big shout out to FIBRESCOPE
  12. Isn't there a saying along the lines of 'never own a car twice'? My vote is to buy something fresh
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204272328911 Be the Jeremy Vine you always wanted to be with this road legal, bike-wheeled cocktail
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144984360588
  15. Alfa will likely be for sale or roffle when the Lexus is back on the road. Lexus failed it's MOT. Snapped spring. It's got advisories for some crusty brake lines and a wheel bearing. No garage is willing to sort out all 3, can't even get a quote. Massive pain in the arse.
  16. Day 12 Alfa update: - car is manky as fuck, I've spent several hours drill brushing the seats and I'm perhaps 50% done. I need to take the seats out to tackle the insane amount of detritus in every crevice. I don't think it'll ever be clean. I don't know if this is a before or after photo... - found some binoculars whilst cleaning. £60ish second hand - insurance is cheap as fuck - been through the history. Belts were done 6k miles/3yrs ago. It's been very well cared for up until 120k and 2021 with some big bills for stupid things, then it's been used/abused. I have no qualms with that as I squeeze the last bits of life out of cars myself. It could actually be in better mechanical condition than I first thought Minus the artisanal fixes I mean - I've driven it about 500 miles in total now, it's loud and not great on the motorway. 3200 rpm at 70. It is however very competent at 60mph on the Twisties compared to everything I've owned.
  17. https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/nissan-micra-1l-very-good-condition/1453633545 Long and non threatening MOT, great colour combo, early-ish Micra. Price is decent too. These get more and more appealing as time goes on.
  18. https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/mazda-rx-7-saloon-1985-manual-2354-cc-2-doors/1453380309
  19. Wood and corduroy. Name a more iconic duo https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295555025505 Bonus corrected Rodius link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175632555206
  20. Your posts are always absolutely top f*cking drawer. *Significant hat tip* Can't wait to see this running
  21. Snap! He's got more interesting stuff in the unit as well. What a fleet
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