Jump to content

EyesWeldedShut

Full Members
  • Posts

    3,339
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by EyesWeldedShut

  1. 15 minutes ago, wesacosa said:

    his son was a Shiter

     

    download (3).jpeg

    (1) I never knew of Jimmy Shand Jnr
    (2) Went on a school trip around 1974 to see his band in Glasgow (never mind The Bay City Rollers, we got Jimmy)
    (3) Is Jnr doing a Scots-Woolarding on a 1300GT?
    (You cannot do a full frontal Woolarding in a kilt in case your massive bawbag gets in the picture)
    (4) If this collection is not a Volvo then I go for exotica - Ssangyong Musso Pickup

  2. 14 minutes ago, SiC said:

    Nah it's here. Fuck knows how this can happen. Looks like a split in the plastic mould line

    Just fighting to get the boost pipe out. Taken longer to get this pipe out than get to the thermostat. 

     

    Bini does that - I think it’s a combination of age, over tightening the bolts to fix*a leaky o ring and fitting the pipes in a confined space. It finds a weak spot by the mould lines and goes from there 

  3. 2 hours ago, Hertz said:

    I'm currently listening to Matthewson's in the background, prices seem to be on the low side. Interested in lot 325, could be the cheapest DB7 ever.

    https://www.mathewsons.co.uk/auction/details/-february-classic-vehicles--memorabilia-auction/?au=61

     

    That's my lunchtime listening then :-)
    He's working hard at the moment by the sound of things (mind you the bidders are as slow as treacle) - the REnault GTA is not shifting

  4. Why do I always end up picking the mornin scab that is the BBC News website?

    British phone booth? WTF.

    Box.

    We had boxes not feckin' booths. That was Betty. Next thing you know we'll have Superman stripping off in one.
    Bollox, off on the morning commute (16 stairs and turn left on the landing - not cocked that up - yet)

    image.png

  5. On 13/02/2024 at 15:27, Zelandeth said:

    Whoever last worked on the rear wheel bearings on the Trabant never bent over the locking tabs for the hub bolts. 

    Been doing La Sproglette's Ungrateful B'stad Bini today - neither hub nut on that was staked into the driveshaft - maybe it's a 'thing'?
    Looks like both wheel bearings are fecked plus the centre support bearing on the longer driveshaft.  Joy*

  6. 1 minute ago, EyesWeldedShut said:

    Anything that is tagged 'retro' or 'fotu' on eBay/FaceAche etc etc  is attracting this premium (imho)
    Often these are cars that would suit a non-tinkering owner who does not wish a proper project (as they'll have to pay somebody to fix things, change the oil , and so on)

    Your Corrado, Rover 25 - that sort of thing. Wait two years they'll be back on there as 'spears or reaper' as the owner cannot economically repair it

    e.g. this on eBay yesterday "Bought as a project and owned for 2.5 years.  ... had the engine replaced July 2023, due to it leaking oil that couldn’t be detected ...... haven’t driven it a lot since ..... so had new coolant recently and the fuel pipe clip replaced as was leaking petrol a few weeks ago a .... might just need the battery replacing as noticed a crackling a sound from that area, the mechanic said it could be  affecting the start stop"

    p.s. this car leaking petrol is a diesel.....

  7. 1 minute ago, Dick Longbridge said:

    I think the answer is probably yes...

    Anything that is tagged 'retro' or 'fotu' on eBay/FaceAche etc etc  is attracting this premium (imho)
    Often these are cars that would suit a non-tinkering owner who does not wish a proper project (as they'll have to pay somebody to fix things, change the oil , and so on)

    Your Corrado, Rover 25 - that sort of thing. Wait two years they'll be back on there as 'spears or reaper' as the owner cannot economically repair it

    e.g. this on eBay yesterday "Bought as a project and owned for 2.5 years.  ... had the engine replaced July 2023, due to it leaking oil that couldn’t be detected ...... haven’t driven it a lot since ..... so had new coolant recently and the fuel pipe clip replaced as was leaking petrol a few weeks ago a .... might just need the battery replacing as noticed a crackling a sound from that area, the mechanic said it could be  affecting the start stop"

  8. 40 minutes ago, GrumpiusMaximus said:

    If she has a thing for Vulcans, Solway Air Museum up near Carlisle do cockpit tours of one.  It’s brilliant and I highly recommend it.

    My wife has a thing for C-130 and A400Ms so that may well be right up her street (and mine). Stopping just down the road in June so it's a 'must do' - thank you

  9. 35 minutes ago, Tayne said:

    I love looking at old photos and trying to figure out when and where they were taken.

    Wouldn't get me doing that..... :-)

    No idea what the car is but I reckon it's coming out of Vere Street, W1 going left to be eastbound on Oxford Street itself. If it went straight on that'd be New Bond Street. (Vere St/New Bond Street cut across at a slight angle).
    Building with the canopy on left is Marshall & Snelgrove Department Store, turned into Debenhams and, like everything else around there, has been demolished and rebuilt at least once since the 1960s (money, money, money)


    Other than that may be the true answer lies in here....
    AR66_500x713.jpg?v=1633271484

  10. Just now, grogee said:

    I'm suffering from a lack of performance

    You tried them there blue pills? ;-)

    Identical problem a few years back on an HDi - it would go into limp* mode with an overboost code with pre-limp lack of power.🤔
    Actuator was stuck/immovable - the vanes were jammed. No idea what position they were jammed in though - would that make a difference here?
    (It  also looked like a turbo 'cassette' had been dropped in as a remedy by previous owner but lack of DPF fluid had killed that too)
    Sorted the DPF problem + new turbo sorted the thing out but it was not £750 :-(

  11. 7 hours ago, Boycie said:

    Id prob go for the Gorman in Brannigan look , however as it AS instead of a Ropey E type id be trying to knock the duke down in a black Hyundai coupe ...

    Brannigan? The John Wayne comedy ;-) caper. Locations in that are totally screwed if you know Central London but it's one of those movies just worth watching to get a feel for mid-seventies London.
    Plenty of Hyundai coupes seem to be for sale around here - maybe we could have a reconstruction. 

  12. 3 minutes ago, doug said:

    Gets worsea2035699e8c3b01d00ccc87d4b73beef.jpg6f4ec7d275e3eb0fa897d13171c84fcf.jpg

    Sent from my SM-A145R using Tapatalk
     

    "Palletised for delivery" - selling point.
    (I would with your money, send bank account details and delivery postcode :-) ) 

  13. 43 minutes ago, grogee said:

    I don't know what injectors are like on these (DW10?) but blimey, £500 feels like a bargain. Comfy economical estate cruiser for £800 and an afternoon's work (maybe). 

    PF Jones has them at £100 recon £180 new incl vat so you could likely get a better price on a full set

×
×
  • Create New...