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    Mad Cyril reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Hair brushed and parted
    typical me
    typical me 
    typical me 
    I started something

    and now I'm not so sure
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Locost-kit-car-unfinished-project/263999207186?hash=item3d77943712:g:3qgAAOSwR~tbvlWb
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in Car mags... do you bother now?   
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Insurance company: What car is it?
    Owner, glancing out of the window: Trans Am
    Insurer: and what is the engine size? 
    Owner, glancing out of the window: 6.6 litre
     
    Insurer: Okay, we just have a few more questions and I can give you your quote
    Owner: Hang on, let me turn the car around
     

     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-Pontiac-Trans-Am-American-Classic-V8-PRICED-TO-SELL/283209354693
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    Mad Cyril reacted to DodgeRover in How to get ECP discount if parts for my car are not listed?   
    Buy from someone else who are cheaper and be in with a fair chance of getting the correct parts
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    Mad Cyril reacted to face in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    They're fucking dreadful.
     
    I also burst out laughing today - stuck in a little jam, I looked right and saw a low-spec BMW 1 series - filthy dirty and being piloted by a late-20s middle-classed, snob-faced twat with a beard.
     
    I just thought that was so stereo-typical it made me burst out laughing.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Alexg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-VAUXHALL-CAVALIER-1-8-CABRIOLET-CONVERTIBLE-LPG-CONVn-CLASSIC-CAR/113203925702
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Lacquer Peel in The reasonably priced tyre buying thread....   
    Kingpins or death.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Vario-612-Campervan-Conversion-Motorhome-Luton-Unique-Bespoke-Tiny-Home/163124647944?hash=item25fafc9808:g:HLcAAOSw9CVbNKKV
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-SLK230-Sports/323317476655?hash=item4b47392d2f:g:074AAOSwEzJbB9Rq
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Talbot in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    Just to add my twopenneth to this thread, I love Hydro Citroens. I haven't had one as a daily for a while now, and I miss them. I like the fact that they are hydraulically complex, that they are unconventional, and that their design aim was comfort and safe handling over a "sporty/dynamic" ride. They would be (and have proven to be) useless at being raced, and this is an good thing.
     
    I also find the fully-powered brake system very confidence inspiring, and DIRAVI was just fantastic to drive with.
     
    The DS, GS(A), CX and (most aspects of) BX showed this system at it's best. As soon as things like anti-sink, centre spheres, de-centralised brakes and conventional PAS were fitted, the system's days were numbered. I'm surprised it's lasted as long as it has, as in the 1960's and 1970's, car buyers were actually interested in the engineering in their cars, and things like the famous GS driving on 3 wheels or having a blow-out and steering dead-straight actually sold cars.
     
    These days, most new car buyers don't even know how to open the bonnet, and couldn't care less about the underlying engineering of the car. Most couldn't tell you which wheels of their car are driven, or indeed how many cylinders their engine has, much less the details of it's suspension system.
     
    A shame.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to forddeliveryboy in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    I believe a lot of the arguments, objections and mud-slinging the moment anyone dares point out the inherent advantages (laws of physics, not subjective opinion) of hydropn. suspension is a result of there not being a proper understanding of why it made it into mass production.
     
    Reading the thread, there are comments about modern sphered Cits riding badly because of the adoption of the front strut (not true), that the company only did what they did because USP and they were capable (they did things differently if it could be demonstrated it was a better solution), McLaren are making use of the technology (no, their steel-sprung suspension deals with damping and anti roll, but was inspired by Citroën), that you can achieve as good a ride with conventional suspension (yes, but beyond a certain speed and loadings things deteriorate significantly compared with gas over oil) and so on.
     
    It all comes down to one thing - by increasing the amount of time a tyre's contact patch pressure is optimum, effective suspension makes a car faster by increasing grip and stability, and not just through the suppleness an infinite rising rate and fully self-levelling setup allows. That's what Citroën was seeking and found - and achieved what nobody else has ever come close to, with such simplicity and effect.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Junkman in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    Yes it is.
    Pretty much everything launched since the mid Sixties is a modern car.
    Such is the lack of progress.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to HarmonicCheeseburger in Nurburgring track   
    Anyone else want to see DW take the Invacar? 
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Nurburgring track   
    It was an experience.
    Not one I'll be repeating but we got through it unscathed and with unsoiled gruns.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from chaseracer in Nurburgring track   
    It was an experience.
    Not one I'll be repeating but we got through it unscathed and with unsoiled gruns.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from johngarty in Nurburgring track   
    It was an experience.
    Not one I'll be repeating but we got through it unscathed and with unsoiled gruns.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to sierraman in The slow death of Vauxhall?   
    This would never have happened if they continued with green velour interiors.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Squire_Dawson in Abandoned Aston Martin   
    Perhaps, just perhaps, there are some people who aren't just motivated by financial gain and are quite happy to keep hold of uninteresting cars just because they've had them for donkey's years and don't wish to sell. Or else, out of sheer bloody-mindedness have it decaying gently. Either way, I like the guy, ten times more than the posers with immaculately restored examples at car shows.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to RoadworkUK in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I humbly disagree with the above.
     
    However, I dislike that the owner appears to have replaced the subtle original badges with B&Q house numbers.
     

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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LDV-200-PILOT-DIESEL-campa-day-van-1998/222860900061?hash=item33e38b76dd:g:y7YAAOSwImRaXRkC
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Mad Cyril reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/mazda/mazda121saloon/1288155639
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Junkman in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well, this high gloss polished supercar excursion will go on until Sunday.
    Be prepared for more
     
    **** News From Nürnberg ****
     
     
    In the meantime, I take the liberty to post something in the true spirit of this thread.
    I pride myself in having accomplished a deal on Leboncoin, which is remarkable in its own right.
    As difficult as it is to trade with the immediate neighbouring country, I must say, that whenever you reach an agreement with a Frenchman,
    they turn out to be the most gentle, generous and reliable persons you've ever dealt with. The question begs as to why it is so difficult.
     
    Anyway, here we go.
     
    Whitewall tyred R8 shite in all its suspension sagging warped glory:
     

     
     
    Some shite not even hardcore Norev collectors are aware of:
     

     
     
    Some shite with stinking cylinders with holes in them:
     

     
     
    German Wirtschaftswundershite icon personified in warped plastic:
     

     
     
    Fintailshite in the same snot green, remarkably straight:
     

     
     
    And cars you didn't know existed until recently - its a shite Monteverdi 375L before you ask:
     

     
     
    So here it is, Junkman's current fleet of Norev plastic shite:
     

     
     
    Now, please feel free to use your 'like' button to your heart's content.
    I'm bloody proud of this shite.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to pompei in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Coupehatch used to be a regular in Grimsby  -  the owner worked at Oxford Street Motors.  It always looked tatty but it looks terminally knackered now.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to chaseracer in Edinburgh Multis demolition reveals chod.   
    If that Uno's LHD, check it for dents and paint scrapes from a black Mercedes...
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Ghosty in eBay tat volume 3.   
    NICHOLAS PARSONS!!!
     

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