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    dollywobbler got a reaction from RedSparrow in eBay tat volume 3.   
    HOLY COW!

    http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C399804#
     
    20k miles, off the road since 1996. Open to offers.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    HOLY COW!

    http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C399804#
     
    20k miles, off the road since 1996. Open to offers.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from trigger in eBay tat volume 3.   
    HOLY COW!

    http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C399804#
     
    20k miles, off the road since 1996. Open to offers.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from eddyramrod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Missed a local classic/rally road run today, but they've just passed through. I had great fun chasing the rally boys in the 2CV last year.

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    dollywobbler got a reaction from ProgRocker in Road Rage. Biggest Idiot met today!   
    There's a delivery company called shag a shepherdess?
     
    More seriously - I've learnt that it's best to just take a deep breath and consider yourself lucky that your car is still intact. You won't teach these idiots a lesson. They'll be just as stupid next time. Hopefully not in front of you. When I lived in Birmingham I quickly realised that if I was to stop myself from going insane, I'd just have to not respond when idiotic things happened. Which they did. A lot. 
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Wilko220 in Ask a Shiter   
    As Bollox suggests, this one could run and run. Official guidelines tend to suggest putting fresh rubber on the rear wheels for one simple reason - more grip at the rear means less chance of oversteer. Understeer is generally easier to deal with - you just ease off a bit and hopefully it'll turn in. If you've got poor grip at the rear, doing this will cause the back end to step out.
     
    As an aside, putting fresh tyres on the rear of an FWD car makes a lot of sense. You move the rears to the front and spread the wear out. If you just keep putting fresh rubber on the front, there's a good chance that the rear tyres will degrade rather than wear out, which is dangerous in itself.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from ProgRocker in I'll show you mine...   
    I'm fortunate to have a choice. This one gets a fair bit of use, and is the only one my wife is happy to drive.

    Thanks to Mr Fowler of Scotoshiteland for the pic
     
    This BX Turbo Diesel is the most sensible car for daily duty. Quiet, swift, economical, practical, 307,000 miles...

     
    Not so much daily, but I try and use it at least once a week. 3-litre Merc.

     
    The car I'm actually driving most at the moment is the newest to the fleet - Disco Tdi. Over 200 miles on its first tank of fuel (and still half a tank left) so some way from working out the mpg yet.

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    dollywobbler got a reaction from reanimation-films in Road Rage. Biggest Idiot met today!   
    There's a delivery company called shag a shepherdess?
     
    More seriously - I've learnt that it's best to just take a deep breath and consider yourself lucky that your car is still intact. You won't teach these idiots a lesson. They'll be just as stupid next time. Hopefully not in front of you. When I lived in Birmingham I quickly realised that if I was to stop myself from going insane, I'd just have to not respond when idiotic things happened. Which they did. A lot. 
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Angrydicky in The new news 24 thread   
    These days, I'm always wary of the phrase "has had welding done." That isn't necessarily a good thing if it's just patches over the rot. Then the patches rot and sorting out the mess can be an utter nightmare. "Expecting it to need more welding" could well be previous repairs starting to rot.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Banger Kenny in Road Rage. Biggest Idiot met today!   
    There's a delivery company called shag a shepherdess?
     
    More seriously - I've learnt that it's best to just take a deep breath and consider yourself lucky that your car is still intact. You won't teach these idiots a lesson. They'll be just as stupid next time. Hopefully not in front of you. When I lived in Birmingham I quickly realised that if I was to stop myself from going insane, I'd just have to not respond when idiotic things happened. Which they did. A lot. 
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from eddyramrod in The grumpy thread   
    I'm not sure how I feel about Scimitars to be honest. Mine wasn't quite as joyous as I expected. But then, I've driven much more expensive sports cars of the same era which have similarly left me cold, so at least the Scimitar is good value. Found the club entirely helpful.
     
    Clubs can be very, very different but without them, we'd really be in shit creek. Yes, there are arseholes in some clubs (probably all of them) but there are also a lot of people who care passionately about the future of the cars they own. Clubs often jump in and get parts remade when the commercial world says (ten years to earn back £1000 on a bunch of panels? F*ck that!).
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Junkman in Road Rage. Biggest Idiot met today!   
    There's a delivery company called shag a shepherdess?
     
    More seriously - I've learnt that it's best to just take a deep breath and consider yourself lucky that your car is still intact. You won't teach these idiots a lesson. They'll be just as stupid next time. Hopefully not in front of you. When I lived in Birmingham I quickly realised that if I was to stop myself from going insane, I'd just have to not respond when idiotic things happened. Which they did. A lot. 
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from eddyramrod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Ten years of knowing my wife is making me grin. Ten years since I sat nervously in a pub car park and watched my date arrive in the filthiest Citroen AX I'd ever seen. When she expressed disappointment that I'd turned up in my immaculate Peugeot 306 as she'd hoped I'd be in my 2CV, I realised that things might just work out. Have they ever!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from ShiteRider in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Ten years of knowing my wife is making me grin. Ten years since I sat nervously in a pub car park and watched my date arrive in the filthiest Citroen AX I'd ever seen. When she expressed disappointment that I'd turned up in my immaculate Peugeot 306 as she'd hoped I'd be in my 2CV, I realised that things might just work out. Have they ever!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Junkman in THAT Lada Samara - It's now FOAD's   
    I'm calling potatoshop...
     
    I think the concern is valid though. The Samara has an max unbraked towing weight recommendation of 450kg. These cars are clearly a lot more than that. It's all well and good to laugh and say "ha, it's a crap car with rubbish tyres!" but at some point it will go wrong, and it's not just Will who's going to get hurt. I share the feeling that this is pushing luck a bit far.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from catsinthewelder in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Ten years of knowing my wife is making me grin. Ten years since I sat nervously in a pub car park and watched my date arrive in the filthiest Citroen AX I'd ever seen. When she expressed disappointment that I'd turned up in my immaculate Peugeot 306 as she'd hoped I'd be in my 2CV, I realised that things might just work out. Have they ever!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Or just merde! That think looks absolutely f*cked.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from RedSparrow in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Ten years of knowing my wife is making me grin. Ten years since I sat nervously in a pub car park and watched my date arrive in the filthiest Citroen AX I'd ever seen. When she expressed disappointment that I'd turned up in my immaculate Peugeot 306 as she'd hoped I'd be in my 2CV, I realised that things might just work out. Have they ever!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Laseraligningfoofooflanges in Woollarding   
    Fair play to The Goff. Possibly the most difficult people to interview ever. I like the way he has to cram all the useful information into his questions as he gets sod all back as an answer!
     
    You can just imagine him getting home afterwards. "What a fuggin' show of shit that day was. Danny - stop with the fuggin' drumming!"
     
    I'm sure he spoke just like that. Note clever reference to future Supergrass skin beater.
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from ShiteRider in THAT Lada Samara - It's now FOAD's   
    Hero mission. I look forward to the pics!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from brickwall in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Ten years of knowing my wife is making me grin. Ten years since I sat nervously in a pub car park and watched my date arrive in the filthiest Citroen AX I'd ever seen. When she expressed disappointment that I'd turned up in my immaculate Peugeot 306 as she'd hoped I'd be in my 2CV, I realised that things might just work out. Have they ever!
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Junkman in Your Shite Room 101   
    Actually, they're not that great off-road, suffering as they do from pretty poor axle articulation. Truly boggles the mind that after creating something as good as the Range Rover, it took the best part of 13 years to get around to putting Rangie underpinnings under a 'proper' Landy. Thanks British Leyland!
     
    Judging a car purely by looks seems a bit harsh. The Shitness of a car comes from how it drives and behaves. Apart from the Ssang Yong Rodius perhaps. And those BMW X6 things. And the Pontiac Aztec...
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from chaseracer in The heartbreakers thread   
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Novanick1 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Nice way to hit 100 posts. I absolute adore these late Favorits. Beautiful cars, especially in that metallic blue. 
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    dollywobbler got a reaction from Wilko220 in Live chat. Is anyone going to be bothered with it?   
    Evury time u vote yes, a Metro gets engine raped. Share a picture of some words on Facebook IMMEDIATELY to stop this happening.
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