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  1. Shame I didn't think of this earlier - you said that a Jimny is out because it would not easily accommodate 4 to 5 people and their tools. What about TWO Jimnys...?
  2. ^^^^ A couple of brave* lads make it through flood water in North Yorkshire in a Peugeot 106: *"turbo-nutter", "reckless", and "mental" are all suitable synonyms, butthey do it with panache, so "gallus" is the best one! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2716191095167070&id=306728236113380
  3. There are a couple of Shiters near Hellburgh which is but 30 or so miles down the road - somewhatfoolish is in that neck of the woods, I believe, as is pauldoubleyou - edit, hadn't seen that you'd posted! Would the starter be accessible enough to use the old "clout with a plying hammer" trick?
  4. Someone's coming the cunt if they're selling hand-made panel patches for that price that are worse than you could knock up yourself! Get them telt, they're taking the piss.
  5. The Fiat 126 used the air feom the direct cooling of the engine to heat the cabin. Well, that was the idea but it didn't work on mine... So, the Fiat 126: independent suspension all round, 24 mighty* Italian cuddies to power it in 652cc form, so it should be quite dull but capable in the corners, yes? Only if you don't have to lift off the throttle or have a crest in the middle of the corner too - both cause the swing axle rear suspension to "tuck under" causing a LOT of positive camber on the rear wheels and a very sudden lack of grip/rotation event. Somehow I only spun it once, driving it was like "throwing a dart backwards". The 2mm head skim probably gave it closer to 30 bhp and combined with new rear shocks and spring clamps to lower the rear suspension (the front leaf spring had already de-cambered itself) and 155/70r12 tyres tamed it to such an extent that I got it to understeer on tarmac (at Canniesburn Toll if you're interested). Lethal wee shites of cars, but great fun when you're 19!
  6. There are traffic cameras around that part of the M8, perhaps they've not wiped the tapes yet - it should be easy enough to spot a dinged Corsa on them. https://trafficscotland.org/map/index.aspx?type=26
  7. ^^^ The 2E2 on the B2 Pished Rat we had was a bastard for suddenly dropping power like it had iced up, and the wax-stat idle speed controller was shite too, but at least that gave you cruise control in 4th gear in a 30-zone. Loving the Healy-Rae stories - here's some nonsense from about 5years ago:
  8. I may have missed the boat here by being too late to the party, but would it be possible to have a calendar?
  9. Spotted this wee beauty in Harrogate today - looks like a one-owner-from-new car, with less than 44000 miles, and from the first 3 months of right-hand-drive production. Lovely.
  10. Not quite - but close. I need to reset in 35.2 miles or so to get the next best thing, roughly 98 miles later.
  11. I like a palindromic odometer reading! For bonus points, why should I have re-set the trip meter 654 miles ago?
  12. Nope, I've got two of them, both from 1994-5 cars... that said, the red one's tailgate is from a different model to what it's fitted to but the same model as the one on the right. There are however enough little differences between the older car and this one to make the distinction between them - but they're not there to change the car other than to make it more usable for RHD use or to save Peugeot a handful of centimes every time a component is fitted.
  13. On the left, a rear wiper motor for a ph.1 Peugeot 106, of c.1993 vintage. On the right, a rear wiper motor for a ph.1* Peugeot 106 c. 1994 vintage - but it's different enough that I can't swap it for the one on the left without butchery to the wiring. Fiddlesticks. * from now on, I'm calling it a ph. 1.5...
  14. This is great news, other than the missing bits. I sold my Avenger 10 years ago and I still miss it, it was very competent.
  15. I've had Paypal problems but am now paid up.
  16. This is an early mk.1, so look for the bonnet release on the passenger side, the tiny tiny door handles,and when the tailgate's open, having the heated rear window wires exit the frame of the tailgate in the top third of the frame. (Can you tell I've had a good look around @KruJoe's early diesel recently??!) look for rot in the front outriggers and chassis members. Then there's the rot in the rear floor:- https://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_04_2015/post-3066-0-25002000-1428760944.jpg Which begat: And was fixed by this: Do not fash yirsel about the rear axle, I have a good 3-stud one here.
  17. That reg. number screams "registered in Anniesland" to me - I'm sure Hendry would have known.
  18. Have we had this Maestro diesel from Faceache marketplace yet? https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2658072984205075/?ref=browse_tab Need work and an MOT.
  19. I'd say sack it off, fairly soon. Even if you get it to where Fiat intended it to be, I doubt it'll suddenly do 50+ mpg and you'll still be a bit "meh" with it but that picture tells a story and it certainly won't do your back any good!
  20. So, you've gone to England to buy a car with an Embra reg number and taken it back to Paisley? Top chodding!
  21. Paisley to Glasgow Central. St.Enoch to Buchanan. Queen Street to Embra Waverley. Waverley to Fife/doon the coast.
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