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  1. That's indeed correct, I was consulting the brochure earlier for that very reason.
  2. OAN EH ROAD AGAIN. Trip to Asda to test it out and charge the battery. Nae nuns or kittens plastered to the front so I'm calling that a success.
  3. My Grampa had a couple of two door saloons back in the day. Was a D-reg black one as well, D457KSJ. No substantial photos of it to hand.
  4. @JMotor - Am I right in saying the other Ryan's LDV bus came from a squad of nuns or something?
  5. That's the one I e-mailed about. I think I'll just pull the trigger and sort out the aftermath should it not fit. Just want the car back on the road again.
  6. Genuinely looking like my solution is moving up to 288mm discs on it. Waiting to hear back from a company that's advertising ones that look right.
  7. Right, status update. It lapped up about 450 miles going to the lakes and back, including us all going trips to various places. Although I could begin to feel a sticking brake periodically, again. This got from bad to worse, to the point I stopped somewhere along the A75 to let it cool when it decided to heat up far too much. Limping it home afterwards. Not to worry, just the driver's side caliper away. That's easily replaceable. Spoke to head of parts at my mum's work. He phoned round a few places. Dingbro? Nah pal. ECP? No, but we can do you the other three fine. Vauxhall? Back order. You might get one before the year 3000 but I wouldn't bet on it. So, I took it upon myself to ring TMS. "No chance buddy. We canny get you one." Great. I'll try eBay using the part number I have. I get results back for Daewoo Nexia calipers. What follows this is a fight over email with the seller of the Nexia calipers who just refuses to sell them because "its not a Nexia m9"... Square one. I finally find one that's allegedly meant to fit (256mm discs, 23.5mm thickness). It arrives. Nope, no dice. Turns out said caliper is a 288mm one, which was used on the later Vectras when they all got larger brakes. They've sent the wrong one, and don't do the one I'm after. Part number once again supplied. Matches the calipers for a Cavalier 2.0 8v. This gives me more to play with. I message a lad from Kincardine area, who reckons the one he has will do it. I drove up today, turns out the driver's side one is indeed for a driver's side... on the LHD one. Great. Nice run out in the Skoda, mind. Got it nice and warm and less damp inside. More on that in the respective thread... eventually. ANYWAY! This leads me up to now. I have potentially found a caliper that'll fit, but I'm waiting for photos from the seller to see for certain. At the time of writing, the car has moved once from the Spot of Shame (TM) at the top of the road. It's been there since I came back from the Lakes. On the plus side, it's a lot cheaper to run this way.
  8. Agreed. I've lowered house prices in my postcode enough so far.
  9. Strange seeing one that isn't 50 shades of Golf. I quite liked these when I was valeting them. Well bought, that man.
  10. All packed up in preparation for going away tomorrow. First "long" run I've done with this beyond collecting it. Silloth ended up cancelling our booking, so I took the money elsewhere and booked a place near Windermere. So shall wait and see how the old Vectra handles the motorway run part. Obligatory crap photo. May update tomorrow if I remember.
  11. Funny you should say that. Bloody government website has chucked me out thinking I'm a robot lol.
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