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  1. Checked online 10 mins ago and was surprised to see, that my Fiat Stilo has already been given it's 6mths Mot extention till the 2nd October!
  2. Sadly every c*nt in a Golf or BMW I saw yesterday are under the same impression. All doing 50-60 mph in a 30mph even though there was people out walking etc. The one BMW was the worst though. Overtook me an another BMW who was tailgating me in a 30 over double white lines, chucked shit over the front of our Van as he cut me off too. Then tailgated two cars further up the rd after aborting overtaking them round a blind bend. Then overtook them on double white lines again so he could run a red light through a junction! It was pure luck he didn't kill someone.
  3. Great to see a pic of the Fiorino and hope you and the Van are doing ok.
  4. Changed the thermostat on my Punto today. Which the job itself went ok. So after bleeding it up and getting the car up to temp etc . I went to give it a test drive round the block just to make sure all was well. Except when I went to pull off the drive, It started blowing white smoke out the exhaust! So I'm guessing it's either the garages head gasket replacement, which they did last November has failed. Which wouldn't surprise me given there poor workmanship that I've encounted since. Hence me replacing the thermostat today. Or maybe if I'm lucky it's just the cat that gone this time. Either one involves spending more money though, which this Punto has had plenty of already. It's been such a royal pita since the day I brought it 6 months ago. That I haven't even managed a 1,000 miles in it yet. I can't even sell the bastard now like I wanted too unless I lose my arse on it. So fixing it again Tony is looking like the answer. I have loved Fiat's for most of my 36 years, but this Punto is making me question it right now. I swear I'll never buy a Punto again though.
  5. The Fiat Strada MK2/3. My Dad brought a last of the line 88 E reg MK3 Strada 70CL Team back in 1991. He owned it for 8 years and you could count on one hand, how many others we saw on the road in the time he had it. Would love to get another, but they are almost extinct here. Another more modern vehicle. The Mercedes Vaneo based on the A class. Back in 03-04 I worked as a valeter at a Mercedes Dealer. They had a Met Blue Vaneo sat in the showroom for over 18 months. Nobody and I mean nobody came to view it, they couldn't even get anyone to take it out for a test drive. They were so unsellable they were stuck with 7 of them at there storage yard. Amazingly though a salesmen in fleet sales, managed to sell 4 of them at a discounted price to some hipster art company in London. He was treated like royalty after that. The other 3 though are probably still unsold. The other car they hated at the time, was any secondhand 600 SEC. They were considered as landmarks and salesmen would do anything they could to avoid taking one in px. We had two stuck on the forecourt which never sold while I worked there either.
  6. Magazines above are still available for collection, as postage cost's were unfortunately too dear.
  7. No problem, I'm not sure what the exact postage cost will be yet but will check. Can send them just wrapped in bubble wrap+paper or I'll pack them in a box if you prefer ?
  8. Just wondered if anyone wants these magazines ? Classic Ford Oct 18 Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Oct 18 Fast Ford Sept 07 Retro Cars Jan 05, April 05, Aug 05 Can collect from WS9, Aldridge. Or I can post them to you, if your happy to pay postage.
  9. Decided at the last minute to try again ( after failing Saturday ) at fitting a replacement rear bumper to my Stilo this afternoon. After nearly two hours, I've finally managed to get it fitting about right. Just ran out of light to fit the corner bolts and adjust the tailgate slightly. But overall my car mojo restored!
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Astra-mk2-Tiffany-1-3/153824588031?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Da86d1342e8a84854889869428de8a655%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D153824588031%26itm%3D153824588031%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A7e0c0604-4de8-11ea-a660-74dbd180319d|parentrq%3A3b8e66761700aade0356f414ffe8beb8|iid%3A1 Tiffany hasn't aged too badly !
  11. I'd love to buy this Panda myself but there no room / monies. Remember a friend from school telling me, how there old neighbour had there Panda Italia 90 wheel trim's stolen twice by football fans. They toerags liked hanging them up on there bedroom wall!
  12. The ex Beep Fiat Punto 60S brought by my brother last year, has just past it's Mot again.
  13. https://www.gumtree.com/p/fiat/for-sale-1990-white-fiat-panda-italia-90/1365367009 This Italia 90 Fiat Panda look's a decent buy at £900, even without the Football Wheel Trims. An having 'never' driven my Brother's 1989 750L Panda at full pelt, many years ago. I would definitely recommend one.
  14. Yesterday afternoon I'd tried to replace the broken rear bumper on my battered Stilo which I stupidly thought would be a fairly stress free few hours. What I wasn't counting on was being thwarted by the idiot previous owner, who had damaged it in the first place! As somehow he has also twisted the tailgate in the process to the right. So now the new bumper wont't fit without being hit by the tailgate everytime I close it. 😒 What's more annoying is this bloody weather today is preventing me going outside in order to try and sort it. So guess I'm going to try adjusting the boot hinges & catch first. Hopefully I can get this all sorted out next week as it's really bothering me now.
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