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  1. I got a new laptop a few days ago which means i can view stuff online better again, so here's a few more from the Sainsburys page! This is Braintree.
  2. It's always good to see your 'spots' Nigel, some which are VERY local to me too! Hope your keeping well.
  3. I'm sure someone on here will enjoy this
  4. I sold Project Fiesta Van last night, put it up for £2500, got £2100 so not bad, it wasn't the easiest sale though... Let's start the story off with Facebook Marketplace, yep it's one of them sales, I get a message out the blue offering £2000 and a plead story about how their van had broke and they had no money, I refuse it so they then offer £2100, it's a bit less than I hoped for but not unreasonable and I don't want it sat outside mine all Christmas so agree on the deal. He turns up 45 minutes late, starts asking for proof that the cambelt had been done, and moaning about the Peugeot engines and this is the bit that got me, pulls out a Snap on diagnostic tool and starts scanning the van for codes?! I wasn't impressed but I've got nothing to hide, he then puts a EML on the dash and says the charging module is high? I said it's just had a new battery fitted so it's probably a old code but he then says I'll give you £2000 for it instead!!! I pretty much told him to fuck off by this point, we agreed £2100 I'm not dropping, either take it or not as its a cheap van so he agrees and hands the cash over and take it away. I can guarantee it will be back up on marketplace again later for more money but what a hassle, I can see why people just sell stuff to webuyanycar, it's much easier. Still I made £850 on the van so I can't moan too much!
  5. https://www.bca.co.uk/lot/WF10OMH?VehId=e09b73c6-fc3c-4c67-9f69-001aa69a747a&FromSearch=true&searchQuery=q=&bq=&sort=MileageDescending&missingMileage=True&awaitingAppraisal=True&page=0&extraFiltersActive=true&returnTo=WF10OMH&promoAppliedSets=&Source=Search&vrm=WF10OMH 447000 miles on this badboy, 141000 of them miles before its first mot!
  6. Van project continues, yesterday was mot time, this also meant driving it for the first time, it was actually nice on the road, steering is quite light and the brakes are very sharp but nothing untoward, pleasingly it passed the mot too, one of the rear tyres was badly cracked so I had a pair of the cheapest 'Comforter' tyres fitted which added another £108 to the bill. But at least it's all safe now, I then dropped it off for the cambelt & water pump change, good job I did too as the belt was almost at braking point! Scary! These are 10 year/125000 mile belts and the vans at 134000 so only very slightly over, I bet loads break before they are due to change. I'll get the van home tomorrow, probably use it for a week or two to make sure it's OK and then get it sold, my dad's interest in it as its a really nice well sorted van now but if he doesn't have it should sell quick enough anyway.
  7. Cheers for the offer, I've just managed to fix it... It ended up being a stuck actuator, took the E Clip of the rod and it all spring back into life again, gave it a squirt of WD40 and it now runs perfect, cleared the codes and there's no lights either so happy days!
  8. The little green Fiesta is looking a lot less green now. It's remarkable how tidy it was under all that green moss and algae but I've now hit a snag, It won't rev over 3800 rpm and smokes when on the limiter, the ecu comes up with a P132B fault code which is a turbo actuator or boost fault? I'm not sure how deep i want to go into fixing that yet as i have no experience in them? other than a needing a new windscreen it's almost ready for a mot now though.
  9. I've been feeling proper robey the last few days but did managed to make a start cleaning the van. A few hours with some G101 and a snow gun got it looking more presentable. Much better I'm sure you'll agree, the interior has come up like new too. It's actually a really tidy little van, it's clearly been well looked after before it was parked up. I've had a quote on a new screen which is £185+vat fitted, had a bit of a mare with the battery box as the bolts that hold the clamp had snapped so ordered a new box of ebay for £14 only to find the Ecu is screwed to it and is a utter sod to get off but that's sorted now and it's now got a running fault that I've found. It will only rev too 3800rpm and starts chucking out whitey blue smoke that smells like diesel, not sure what is yet, its only been driven at 5 mph around a field for the last 2 years so hoping its a clogged EGR or DPF filter but I don't know yet.
  10. I bought a new project today. The world's greenest Fiesta van... Its in fact a 2011 1.6TDCi Econetic Van, apparently. My neighbour bought it about 5 years ago for talking his dog out in but never ended up using it much and when the screen broke and mot lapest it just ended up as a tool for moving logs around his garden before being laid up for the last year or more on the drive. I was chatting to him this afternoon and asked what his plans were for it, probably scrap it but I haven't a clue, he said, would I be interested in it? Hell yeah! 😂 £600 was handed over, got it jumped started of my car and drive it back round mine. It is absolutely mingling! If you think that's bad the boot was growing its own ecosystem! As the misses was out I took the opportunity to get straight to work in the boot, a full black bin of wood and bark came out including even a sleeping Carpenter bee! Whicha after about 3 hours looked like this again. So as you can see LOADS of cleaning to do but I'm quite excited to do that, I reckon under the muck is a really tidy van, even the back looks like it's had a easy life considering its 134000 miles. Mechanically it needs a battery, bonnet pull, a couple of tyres and possibly a ball joint and definitely a good service and windscreen but not much really.
  11. I've been doing some little jobs on my two cars over the recent weeks, I've removed the twin K&Ns fitted to see if it helps with the cold running, apparently they go a bit quicker with the standard box on so I pulled it out the loft, knocked out a dent and get it a lick of paint and a new filter. To The results have now come in and I can comfirm that it's completely bollocks and the car drives exactly the same as it did before. In other news I've fitted a new cambelt to the Golf and a 4 button GTi style steering wheel that I bought from a VW Auto jumble for £25 and then sunk a frankly ridiculous £500 into a new suspension for the car. This £55 coilover set that was fitted in 2011 was more than set for the bin so that happily went in the bin and got replaced with a set of Bilstein B4 Shocks and Eibach springs which have transformed the ride, the camber took a bit of adjustment though. It's probably hard to see but it had a spot of negative camber so wheels back off again the camber bolt fiddled with and now it's looking much better, I also fixed the dent in the front wing too, it's looking pretty smart now I think and miles different to the slammed scened car that it was!
  12. Just the usual really, meeting up with forum members, chatting crap, drinking to much, getting naked and swapping car keys into a bowl, that kind of thing. If we get the go ahead it will be at the Rose pub in Shotley, Suffolk IP9 1NL
  13. We'll basically have this field There's a pub in the left corner too so there's plenty of room., camping on the field, toilets on site, pub for food and there's a happy shopper a few doors up too. I'll arrange for a visit to the Ipswich Transport Museum too on the Saturday if there's interest, it's about a 25-30 min drive away. I'll have to check with the pub but I can't see it being a problem still but we'll need a date to forward to them, so one rather than later to make sure it's booked
  14. A boring video of me talking about my Dolomite.
  15. If there still interest then I'm happy to look into this again
  16. Nice to see you yesterday Wuvvum, that Dodge of yours is impressive for the fact there's so much hard plastic inside you could easily wash the interior out with a hose pipe if someone chucked up in it! I had the pleasure of Dollywobbler staying over for the evening in readiness for our East Coast Retros meet in the morning, I even ended up mopping some of his car for him. We had around 400 cars at the meet again, it was absolutely manic! I didn't get many photos as I was too busy parking cars or talking but here a couple I did get This was a recent Japanese import, my friend who owns it had one for years and done over 170000 miles in it before selling it at 233000 miles with a duff fuel pump and wants to make a replica of it with this one. And this was for sale for £2750, I particularly liked the 4 ft cobweb across the dash!
  17. If anybody local is looking for something to do on Sunday then we have another one of our car meets on 😊
  18. That is absolutely beautiful! Very well bought sir!
  19. I've been chipping away with jobs on the Golf still, the original interior was all worn and split and quite tatty but replacements are really expensive so imagine my excitement when I spotted a new interior out of a later Clipper model on FB marketplace for £250, the only downside was that it was in Orpington and needed collecting that night, so last Saturday I shot down at 9pm and brought this lot home. To replace this lot It wasn't too bad to swap over, changed all the door cards to match too, the only issue was the later seats have the slider handles the opposite way round so they need swapping round and slightly bodged back on with cable ties which seem to work Definite improvment though. I also painted the alloys whilst I was at it all. I'm now just waiting for the new Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs to arrive so I can throw the shit coilovers off a cliff and I'll be happy!
  20. Yes it's unfortunately on cheap coilovers and its bloody horrid! Really hard and bouncy so it's definitely the next job and the most expensive and the person who fitted the coilovers binned the front strut legs so I need to buy complete units so around £300 for the whole set up
  21. I decided to bite the bullet and order a set of number plates from that 'Retroplates' fella of Instagram on Monday, Tuesday he had already drafted up a set on his computer. And by Thursday they were sat on my door mat. I have to say I was very impressed, yes they are bloody expensive really, more than DMB cost (£60 delivered) but they look so much better than the wanky modern scene tit ones I had before.
  22. The roof on this Beetle had been removed, chopped and then swap front to back?! £5500 for a base model Escort with 38000 miles A Volvo 780! It was stunning too A pair of immaculate Corsas. And a recently restored Belmont SRi This is a odd one, the story is that the car started life as a D reg RS Turbo hatchback but very early in its life its was crashed and everything swapped over to a brand new Estate shell by Ford to make the only RS Turbo Estate and registered as so by the DVLA and put on the private plate.?. This CA was built on a Senator floor with the 3.0 24v engine and Jar rear end with a one piece tailgate, it was amazing, LCD dash as well, apparently it took 2 years to build, mostly during lockdown! And lastly my two cars whilst I was there with the camera!
  23. Actually here's a few photos from the Stonham Barns show yesterday This is a the oldest Marina saloon and is absolutely stunning, Paul the owner did the full restoration on his own collecting parts from the BL show in Peterborough This 505 SRD Turbo apparently lives around the corner from me. This Jag cost £400000 to build, the owner wanted a car with classic style and engine but with all the modern features of to drive it to Switzerland, it has a 6.1 V12 engine and everything was custom built. Love it or hate it you have to appreciate the attention to detail.
  24. We had a little bit of drama at a show yesterday, we had about 70 cars to park in our club area and this beautiful Lancia Fulvia was already parked there. After a short while we turned round to find it down a the ditch behind, complete with the owners 92 year old wife still in the passenger seat! We all rushed over and thankfully she was still OK if a little shaken up, it seems the elderly owner hadn't put the handbreak on and also hadn't put it in gear properly 🤦‍♂️ As a group we all managed to push the front down and support the back enough for the owner to drive it out the ditch, luckily it had a tow bar which took the brunt of a impact although the bumper was squashed and the lower rear quarter a little dented but all in all they got away lightly considering how deep the ditch was!
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