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  1. I haven't heard anything but as long as tax exemption doesn't stop then it doesn't bother me, I've seen so many classic cars with cracked tyres or other damage to know that mot exemption is a bad idea. I've just had to replace a load of wheel cylinders and brake shoes on the Victor where it's been sat without much use lately with them all leaking over the shoes, how many other classics will be driving about in the summer with dangerous brakes?
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/suzuki-alto-FX-1985-SS80-spares-or-repair-27K-manual-gearbox/224385753775 Have we had this yet?. It's a formerTriggermobile! Poor thing, the oil pump seized on the next owner whilst on the A14, the bottom end started rattling and it smoked badly and it ended up sat in a garage yard for the next 7 years, I've seen a photo of it running and it's fucked!
  3. My dad had quite a few cars as i grew up, the oldest one i remember was this Silver VX2300 when i was 3, i can just remember the blue velour interior and being sick in it! That was replaced with a blue Y reg Cortina 1.6 Crusader around 1985, that was well posh as it had wood door caps and a grey velour interior! then things get a bit hazy, he had a blue Escort 1.3L estate on a E plate briefly around 1988 time, he then sold that for a F reg Sapphire 1.8 LX in red but with the full RS bodykit in 1989. That was the dogs, the best car he had but they fitted the bodykit incorrectly
  4. Very belated but they belong to a guy called Tony who has about 30 of them as well as a load of old Fords and Tractors and more recently Internet famous for owing the Minder Capri which recently caught on fire.
  5. I'm surprised to see this, I must admit there's a few specks in the black of the plate and £65 for two bits of painted tin with some plastic digits pushed on is expensive but they are what I expected. One thing I will say though is that they took 3 and a half weeks to arrive and when I rang after 2 weeks, numerous times they never answered the phone, I ended up emailing them and they replied that they were struggling to get the white digits, they didn't they message me to tell me rather than leave me in the dark?
  6. So did I! I knew it had a small scab on the back of the sill and the mot was due shortly so went to see my tamed welder for a price on a patch, that was a depressing visit! Basically a previous owner had fitted a new sill and rather than weld it on they had pop rivited it and then brushed over the bottom with seam sealer and schutz over it all... The front jacking point needs replacing too I had to order a new sill from the owners club for £65 but I had to join the club to buy it which was another £27, oh and the new rear main oil seal is pissing out oil and the bo
  7. Hi all, we haven't really used this much with pissing COVID but have done a few little jobs here and there on it Fitted the rear seat belts so I can get my girls in it and had a couple of patches fitted under the rear seat. Botched the scabby rear arch. Repaired that crease in the front wing, this came out well considering but the paint match wasn't the best, still it's not bad for a rattle can. And I splashed out on a set of new number plates from Tippers which cost a small fortune considering its just two pieces of tin painted gloss black
  8. Strewth, that makes me feel better about mine, it's quite disheartening when you find it's worse than you expected but they are well worth doing and the values re only going one way. Mines still away having a new sill fitted, jacking point replaced and front crossmember replaced, I dare not poke about anywhere else though! Good luck with it
  9. I'm down to four at the moment. A 2014 Ford Grand Cmax 1.6TDCi Titanium, I've owned this for 3 years now and I've been wanting to sell it for the last 3 years... The kids are doing a good job of wrecking it for me though. A 2008 Skoda Fabia 1.9TDi Sport, I've had this 2 years now and it's probably been the best car I've owned, it does nothing exceptional well but everything you want from a car, it's currently my messroom for 3 hours a day/night at work 😭 My 1980 Triumph Dolomite Sprint, the less said about that and its problems the better at the moment, the gearbox is about to
  10. It says in the video but it was the alternator over charging which caused the new battery to explode, the guys restoring it are well known to the owner, they are currently restoring his Marina van for one, one of many they have done I believe and the car isn't going though the insurance, Tony's paying for all the work out of his own pocket.
  11. Dolly progress! So last week I retrimed the parcel shelf as it was full of holes and fitted some rear belts. I then changed all the under bonnet fuel pipes as they were perished and of them was even leaking. After all that I got the transmission tunnel of to investigate this clutch problem... What a mare, I decided that removing the gearbox was too much work for me so farmed the job out to a local mechanic I know, a friend was kind enough to deliver the car to the garage for me as he was passing. And then the garage got the box out, found t
  12. The new toy arrived yesterday! I'm so happy to own it, I've wanted one for years but never thought I'd be able to afford one but a few thrifty deals with the Granada and Marina meant that I easily had enough money in the end. The previous owner ran it up to me from Potters bar and I dropped him off at the train station, can't say better than that. Unfortunately I can't really drive it yet as the clutch isn't engaging properly, the pedal isn't coming up enough and it won't go in gear with the engine running and when it is running the cars driving with your foot still on the cl
  13. I'll try although I don't seem to get on here much anymore, There's a few scabs here and there and it doesn't start very well but I think the carbs need a little attention, once it's running it goes like a train though, stainless exhaust and a K&N makes it sound very angry! Also came with a load of spares too.
  14. Treated myself to a late 40th birthday present today. I'm mega excited, I've wanted a Sprint since being a kid, especially a yellow one so jumped on this when I was offered it. Drove down to Potters Bar this morning to view it and fell in love straight away, it's a million miles away from my old 1500 SE, it's a rip roaring monster which will probably financially ruined me bit it's worth it! It's being delivered by the owner on Tuesday as he gets free train travel and it saved me having to insure and going back again. Definitely my favourite car I've ever bou
  15. Funnily enough another friend said he was the guy who delivered his Ital Van to him in Scotland, he obviously gets about a bit!
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