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    Mad Cyril reacted to Spottedlaurel in Shite in Miniature II   
    I had that edition of Car Capers as a youngster, a bit of a formative influence on me. Still got it, and another later version I picked up in a charity shop.
     
    On the subject of cardboard car-related stuff:
     

    Remus Design-A-Car Play-Kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
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    Mad Cyril reacted to colnerov in Reshell?   
    The only advice I would give is don't write about it on an open forum.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to garethj in Shite in Miniature II   
    Yes, it's obvious really. A stack of work and all that, but it's better than spending my evenings watching TV
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    Mad Cyril reacted to garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Ace out Jonny69 with this Tesla.  A friend has driven a few of these and the performance is brilliant but the ride and finish is a bit crude for the money.  Basically they've invented the Fiat Uno turbo.
     
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2014-64-Reg-Tesla-Model-S-85-CVT/311884701245

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    Mad Cyril reacted to Lacquer Peel in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    Roads of Britain

    People of Britain: "this is appropriate for my needs"

     
    Chiropractors rejoice.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Shep Shepherd in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    For me, the USP of any postwar Citroën above 2CV size is suspension hydromatique. Kudos to the company for daring to be different engineering-wise for so long.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to artdjones in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    Our main car for the last 5 years has been a 2005 C5 1.6 HDi.All the issues on the car have been to do with the conventional parts of the car.The only hydraulic parts replaced have been 1 rear cylinder gaiter costing about €20 and a front strut return pipe costing €15.Thats after about 80000 miles on rough Irish country roads.So I think the durability of Citroen suspension is ok.We've also had four BXs and two Xantias in the family without undue problems.Any there have been have usually been caused by abuse and neglect by previous owners.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Longblackcoat in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    I have never, ever had a problem with Citroen hydraulic suspension. Many people can say this because they've never owned/sat in/travelled in an LHM-equipped Citroen, and it would therefore be impossible for them to experience such an issue. Fair enough. But that's not me.
     
    You see I, on the other hand, have owned a bevy of BXs, have travelled circa 200,000 miles in them, and have never had a leak, a failure, a blowup .... nothing. I did change the spheres a couple of times because maintenance, true, but at £35 a corner that's hardly a killer. And the ride was just brilliant.
     
    Sad to see them disappear.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in Pogweasel. Is there a cure?   
    I used to polish mine with baby oil. Worked a treat and lasted a couple of weeks.
    (Certainly long enough to sell it...)
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    Mad Cyril reacted to AlabamaShrimp in Diesel scrapage scheme 2017   
    There's a big place called China. Does exactly what the fuck it likes and bollocks to the rest of the world.
     
    Britain, always coming up with some stupid scheme to cut this or stop that. Always half thought out and never does what it's meant to. Still looks good on the news and ticks a few boxes.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    These 3 series BMW's have the most miserable interior of any car ever made. The material on the seats remind me of the super cheap co-op school trousers my mum used to buy me when I was 9.
     

     
     
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-318i-se-2007-model-£2000/1213134770
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    Mad Cyril reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    All cars should be sold like that polo with a running commentary through the picture.
    This the stain from when I shat myself coming back from my uncle pats wedding have eating 17 coconut creams. A good wet n dry should see it out.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Jim Bell in Shitecycle - Free to a new home...   
    Cheers Deejay. Never would have thought to look there without being directed.
     

     
    Tags as shown. Does this make it good enough to be given away free yet?

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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    Isn't that Ronnie Pickering?
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in eBay tat volume 3.   
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SKODA-FAVORIT-GLXIE-FLAIRLINE-/172423607295
     
    FLAIRLINE
     
    I reckon these are quite a sharp looker, not sure about those wheels though, I know theyre probably fitted by the importer but these look better without 'fripperies' IMO. FFS listen to me banging on about which is the 'purest' model of Skoda Favorit on the internet, what a friggin loser
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    Mad Cyril reacted to mouseflakes in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I probably should go back through the posts, but why would someone want to laminate an old Citroen MPV and attach it to their toilet wall?
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    Mad Cyril reacted to For Fiats Sake in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Have you ever tried putting a picture hook into a ceramic tile?  That sir is your issue.  A much better idea would be to use "no more nails" on the back of the picasso.  
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Girlfriend in a Commer, I know
    I know, it's serious
    Girlfriend in a Commer, I know
    I know, it's really serious
     

     
    Do you really think
    her blouse is see through?
    Do you really think
    It's see through?
     
    No I don't want to see her
     

     
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1962-Commer-Karrier-Mister-Softee-icecream-van-classic-vintage-/152248604067?hash=item2372b955a3:g:~K8AAOSwhOVXe3Bo
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Come on there's no harm in seeing that more than once.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from Laseraligningfoofooflanges in green shite on cabrio hood.   
    Second vote for sterilised (Milton) warm water and a brush.
    A smidgen or two cheaper than the Autoglym option I'd imagine.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from Faker in green shite on cabrio hood.   
    Second vote for sterilised (Milton) warm water and a brush.
    A smidgen or two cheaper than the Autoglym option I'd imagine.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to purplebargeken in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The mum has great boobs though.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to sheffcortinacentre in Shite in Miniature II   
    Wow didn't realise the authenticity went that far.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Show me ya shite!   
    Agreed. The Sud truly is a thing of beauty (mind you, so is Ians Bond so don't go trusting my judgement ).
     
    My biggest smile raiser is my 2cv...

     
    I've owned this for over 18 years now and love it (even though I never use it)

     
    This was always one of my dream cars which I finally got to own about seven years ago (but again I never get the time to use it)

     
    And this is used for runs to the tip and B&Q, towing the trailer or whatevers broken down, pulling up tree stumps etc...
    I've really bonded with it since spending three months welding it. It must be the world most solid Range Rover now. I'm planning to use it every day as soon as I find an oil well in my back garden.

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