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Sh'Eds last won the day on April 8 2021

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  1. Based upon experience - weekly brake light bulb changes and boot no longer opening due to wires breaking where they pass through the hatch.
  2. I remember back in c. 1999 picking one of these up for £30 from an auction for a mate. She ran it for about two years before it finally expired due to neglect.
  3. How about a nice cable group test - how many amps will it take before bursting into flames? EDIT* - Having seen the cost of cables, maybe not!
  4. As I have one this advert is a favourite of mine, 80's overload.
  5. Heading north on the M1 on Friday and the only vehicle of note was a rather splendid Pinzgauer. As driving no live action shot but Google search has found it. This one:
  6. Good news from the man from the ministry.
  7. Anyone want some Weller wheels? Were off a VW beetle baja, been languishing at the back of my garden for many years. Two sets available: - Set with red flashes are 2no. 6x15 and 2.no 7x15 -Plain white are 2no. 7x15 and 2no. 10x15 - One 10x15 has a bent lip, may / may not be salvageable. Collection only from Coventry please.
  8. FFS. Why don't I learn to never let a car sit unused. Just went out to the Tahoe, which was only last used 11 days ago (completing a 420 mile roundtrip with ease) to find the battery completely flat. Was about to take it for a clean before loading up and heading off to the American Auto Club Summer Nationals, bloody looking forward to a weekend of camping and cars. Took an age to find one of the two sodding battery chargers I have too. Anyway charging battery (and a spare from the corvette) and hoping I can make it today still but suspect I will just have to go over tomorrow instead. No doubt whatever I do will result in sitting in a field on Sunday with a flat battery. UPDATE: Less grumpy now. Have fitted half charged corvette battery (smaller than Tahoe but still designed to run a chevy smallblock so should cope). Now have car that will start. Also improved mood from source of battery drain being quickly identified. My delightful* son had left a map light on, he does love to push buttons! At least I don't have the delights of trying to track down a parasitic draw Now to load the filthy car and head off to a show. Will all be good with a beer in my hand later. UPDATE 2 Packed and ready. Camp set up. Now got beer and relaxing. Grumpiness done. Proper battery on charge at home. Wife coming tomorrow and will bring it so all is right with the world.
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  10. Properly bonkers. Love it. Tanks a lot is a fantastic day out too, great fun driving their various APC's around muddy fields. Well worth the cost.
  11. A busy day today. First up was servicing Mrs Sh'eds Pugeot 3008. Ripped all the skin of my arms getting at the pollen filter. Air filter was made easy with my favourite tool of the day. Next victim was my daily C4. Pollen filter is easier on this, and needed doing . Also did fuel and oil filters. Disassembly of the garage then commenced. All so I could get the Tahoe in for the inner track rod ends this time as they refused to be adjustable when I took it for an attempted alignment last week. Hopefully I can now get the alignment done. Of course having spent some time under the Tahoe I have found more that needs doing including a front main crank seal, which requires a new timing cover and as I will have to have the fan, belts, pulleys and tensioners off I may as well do the water pump at the same time - for now I think regular oil level checks and top ups will have to suffice.
  12. Stumbled across this woodland Imp A40 (thanks @Asimo) on site this morning.
  13. A little bit! Thankfully. I have been tempted by a suburban more than once but always managed to talk myself out of one based on probable parking issues and having no where to work on something that big off the road. In saying that a GMT400 Suburban is still a 'bucket list' car for me.
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