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  1. One for any ARonliners perhaps. Lord of the Rings 50s BMC supremo negotiates tough deal with piston supplier. Taxi Driver Robert di Niro stops his Toyota hybrid in the middle of a suburban street, completely blocking it. Proceeds to incessantly sound his horn until his somewhat flustered fare emerges, and then has to go back and double check she's locked the front door.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey A naive young woman is beaten on her bottom with a BMW colour chart.
  3. A few Autoshite takes on popular films. The Full Mondy A group of unemployed steel workers attempt an engine swap on one of Fords finest, wearing nothing but red leather posing pouches. Brokeback Mountain Two latter day cowboys repair the chassis on a Nissan Navara pick up whilst wrestling with their sexuality. And each other. Cool Runnings The Jamaican bobsleigh team are assured their aircon"Just needs a regas M9". Cable Tietanic A young Leonardo di Caprio repairs the bumper on his 200SX after drifting into an iceberg. Anyone think of any others?
  4. Threaten it with a nice long "holiday" in the Field of Dreams!
  5. Son in South Wales who took over the Meriva I revived last summer, phoned to say the clutch had gone on it. Slipping so badly it can be put in gear without depressing the pedal, he says. Seems a bit odd that it had gone without warning. He's not too worried, it replaced a car he had on a salary sacrifice scheme that went back when he changed his job last June and if he scraps it, it's paid for itself. He's going to ask a local garage he uses how much to repair it next week. He could use something a bit bigger, ideally with seven seats anyway. His other car is a 15 reg C4 Cactus diesel. The Meriva is roomier though and has been good for family trips and holidays.
  6. I've always had a probably irrational dislike of the 1990 onwards(mk5?)Ford Escort. It just seemed such a lacklustre effort from Ford. The 1980 mk3 was a fresh, modern, design, the first Focus was a game changer style wise. I suppose it was a stopgap, but it just seemed so dull and predictable.
  7. Saw it in July at a local(Leicestershire) evening car show. All running, apparently 200bhp.Had a long chat with the owner/ builder.Interesting fellow, calls himself The Hairy Beekeeper.
  8. Well, every days a school day. Obviously knew about the Safrane, but didn't know about the Volvo engine. Also that they used transverse engines. Assumed they'd be end on, like their 25 predecessors.
  9. Would agree that the sensible thing for Dez(and most of the rest of us) to do would be to buy a small modern hatchback that definitely doesn't need a regas M9. But this is Autoshite, the antithesis of that sort of thing. As dreams go, it's actually not much really.Initially, Dez justs wants to drive safely to the chipshop in what must be one of the least complicated machines ever. Now he is so close, he'd never forgive himself if he gave up on it.
  10. What would be a good car /vehicle to drive round London, though? One of the forum members who visited LBF reckoned on taking an hour to cover 9 miles. Believe Hackney has a 20mph speed limit as well. As a city vehicle, an Invacar almost makes sense. Automatic, easy to park, good visibility, sliding doors for tight spaces. And of course no tax and ULEZ compliant. Small bumps and scrapes shouldn't be too difficult to repair either, with Halfords technology. It's almost the "car of tomorrow " from yesterday.
  11. The "under about 10 years" Autoshite definition of "modern shite" does seem to get stretched a bit!
  12. Wondered about the Motorpunk card on my Renault!Good to meet up and put faces to names. Excellent sausage roll and the Deltic does make a good noise and nice smoke.
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