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Angrydicky

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  1. Why Trig? Because they’re worth a fortune, and if you can get repair it inexpensively, there’s a whopping great profit in it. I have no idea why they’re so valuable, they don’t do anything for me.
  2. Almost certainly. The old building looks exactly the sort of place to have old cars hidden away inside! It’s probably been dragged out for a scrapyard to collect, or maybe the site owners are trying to establish ownership. Either way, I’m sure its days are numbered. There’s a great source of spares there. @captain_70s @SiC @purplebargeken
  3. About £250 was what a guy on there who breaks Rovers reckoned a Honda engined 600 cat is worth now. But prices are on the up apparently.
  4. It’s just scrap dealers and professional cat buyers in that group. They literally have zero interest in aftermarket cats, they can’t get anything weighing them in hence why he’s dismissed as “aftermarket”. Another bloke on the Rover 600 group on fb has had his cat stolen, these genuine ones are worth big bucks now. The one on my 600 is worth about what I paid for the car, so I’ve been told!
  5. @JackThrust that sir, is where it’s had that wing painted at some point and the paint has reacted with the primer, big time.
  6. Can’t believe no one’s mentioned the Avenger rear lights. Rather than tool up for new rear quarters for the facelift model, Rootes designed and fitted a blanking plate to fill the gap left when the old “hockey stick” rear lights were removed.
  7. Fuck. 20,000 faultless miles covered in the Ronda 600 and I went to start it to drive home, and the engine spun over really fast like it had no compression, and refused to start. Possibly a snapped timing belt. It was running perfectly Saturday when I parked it, lucky it didn't let go at 60 mph I suppose. If it is the belt, it's only 5 years and 30k old so I am a bit surprised.
  8. Another thick twat who has obviously failed to read the detailed listing or look at the 12 photos.
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    Spotted!
  10. Oxfordshire roads are absolutely piss poor. I had forgotten how bad they were until I visited my mate there the other week. Another mate lives in Corby. Roads there are even worse, potholes everywhere. He reckons Northamptonshire County Council don't bother maintaining the roads in Corby because they can't be arsed, Corby is too shit.
  11. Sorry to hear your dad is parting with his 620 Nige, I hope it finds a good home! Obviously I'd flog the Beemer on if it was mine and continue using the Rover. Does it have much in the way of issues? (apart from having the oldest cambelt on autoshite (TM)
  12. It would be nice if there was a company that offered unloved, shite classic driving days, but I guess they would quickly go bust offering those 😂
  13. Yeah, it looked like the RR guy recommissioned it, got it back on the road (and it looked bloody lovely, props to him) before advertising it for sale. Then it went to a car ruiner.
  14. That was funny as fuck. IIRC, they even tried crowdfunding their fines and the costs of getting the cars trailered back to the UK! https://www.thedrive.com/news/28082/several-modified-and-stance-cars-seized-by-german-police-en-route-to-worthersee-in-uk
  15. Ah, that’s a lovely car, what a shame it’s fallen into the hands of a helmet.
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    Dealers highlighted in red were apparently “BMC service sign holders”.
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    Here we go. Here’s all the Southend dealers from 1960. I have included the key which shows the kind of dealer they were and which franchises they had. A mark in the first column means they had an Austin cars franchise. Theres some in Rayleigh and Rochford I’ve included who probably would have registered their cars at Southend council.
  18. What’s stopping the scrote just cutting either side of that cable and taking the whole thing including the guard thing though? Sorry for the thread hijack btw!
  19. I’m well paranoid about the cat getting nicked from my Ronda 600. It’s the real McCoy and worth a few quid. A few guys on the 600 fb group have scrapped their originals and replaced with aftermarkets, so they get the benefit rather than some scrote, but I like mine actually passing the emissions test every year. I wonder if there’s some way they could be marked so if found by police in the boot of a stolen Golf with a load of others they could find their way home. I have thought about stamping mine with the car reg.
  20. Technically this Somerset is a BMC car as it was built a year after the BMC amalgamation (1953) although it is an Austin design. The Hampshire is too old. Ah well it’s a relation.
  21. Worked on a couple of my Austins yesterday. Brake overhaul on the Somerset, one wheel cylinder was seized and it was pulling to one side. Also the master cylinder was leaking. I’ve rebuilt the master and got a new set of wheel cylinders, hoses and some new rigid pipes to go on. First thing it to get the brake shoes relined. I fixed the Hampshire column gear linkage, before I could only get second and fourth. With the full contingent of gears I gave it a test run up and down the drive, well as much as I could with no brakes whatsoever. Drives really nicely actually! Engine runs sweetly after its top end rebuild, and the gearbox is nice and quiet, just the usual Austin gear whine.
  22. Times have changed and now delivery drivers tend to be in very short supply in the whole industry. This has been made worse by more and more people just ordering shit online rather than going to shops. If they sack drivers, they will just go to work for the competition who are also crying out for drivers, plus they will be left with delivery runs sitting there with no one to take them out. In this industry it’s now an employees market. The bloke I mentioned before did a lot of overtime, doing a lot of the shifts they were short of drivers for (of which there were loads) which made him even less sackable. I had a few customers who complained about a perceived bad attitude from myself, all of which were simply told I would not visit them again. If I had one of these cretins on a manifest I simply had to pipe up and the twat customer would be offloaded onto another driver. I was never rude but some customers think they have the right to talk to you like shit. I don’t take it.
  23. Nah, they were always so short of drivers when I worked there you could almost get away with murder. They did start an investigation and suspend one bloke but he had been sexually harassing multiple female colleagues. He resigned and got hired straight away by a competitor. Mind you he was a complete twat and had been behaving dreadfully for years so it took a lot of “blind eyes turned” before they finally instigated proceedings against him.
  24. What a fucking entitled thick cunt. In all my time doing the same job I don't think I ever came across anyone quite that patronising. Good on you for making a point by leaving the gate open, I would have done the same.
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