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    greengartside got a reaction from Shite Ron in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    Need any Ovlov spares, guvnor?

    92k on the clock, a criminal waste but 100% complete. No radio though, soz.
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    greengartside got a reaction from Agila in Shitting in the shallow end.   
    Wasn’t that the S-Class that had that problem?
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    greengartside got a reaction from Jim Bell in Shitting in the shallow end.   
    Wasn’t that the S-Class that had that problem?
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    greengartside reacted to Jim Bell in Shitting in the shallow end.   
    ADVANCE GAURD. 
     

     

     

     

     

     
     

     
     
    Car is absolutely fantastic. @Peter C picked a good un and many thanks to @Agila for passing it on at a bargain Autoshite price, for picking me up, and for being an all round gent. 
    No fuel shot because @Agila passed it on with a full tank. No woolard because I forgot. No breakfast shot because I was too busy to have breakfast. 
    All in all I give this half arsed collection thread 4/10. 
    I'm very happy though. 
     
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    greengartside reacted to Jim Bell in Shitting in the shallow end.   
    Brave @Split_Pin set off from his country on a bus, because the trains were borken, to connect with a train which was meant to work, but ended up being broken but then a man fixed it at the platform.  He is the lucky new owner of the Diesel Cavalier and arrived in Newcastle with just enough time for a handshake and a key handover. 
    I was in such a rush that I didn't even take a photo. 
    Artist's impression. 
     

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    greengartside got a reaction from sdkrc in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    Need any Ovlov spares, guvnor?

    92k on the clock, a criminal waste but 100% complete. No radio though, soz.
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    greengartside got a reaction from big_al_granvia in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    Need any Ovlov spares, guvnor?

    92k on the clock, a criminal waste but 100% complete. No radio though, soz.
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    greengartside got a reaction from Isopon in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    Need any Ovlov spares, guvnor?

    92k on the clock, a criminal waste but 100% complete. No radio though, soz.
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    greengartside reacted to WillCarter in Keeping Up (Shite) Appearances   
    I have a confession to make, I watch way too much Keeping Up Appearances. It's like a televisual comfort blanket at this point, and while I might not laugh out loud at it anymore I do find that there is one particular point of interest left in it, namely the sheer amount of chod on show. A lot of it was filmed on location, so you get plenty of what was everyday stuff in the backgrounds, but also, just about every regular character has something of interest too. So, I thought I'd document them, because why not, this is a safe space, right? Enjoy.
    Series 1 - Episode 1 (Daddy's Accident)

    1982 Bedford CF Ambulance is the first vehicle we see in the series. Untaxed since 1995.

    Either a Daf or a Fiat 128 (or derivative) is my thinking. We get a second look at it later in the episode. 

    The first Mk4 Cortina in the series, but not the one you're thinking of. This one belongs to Hyacinths neighbours across the road and sticks around for a long time in background shots if memory serves me right. One of the shows ironies that the old Cortina was the brunt of so many jokes, and yet is a part of the scenery in the far more well to do area the Buckets reside in. 

    Our first look at Onslow's 1972 Hillman Avenger garden ornament. I've often wondered whether the car was something they always wheeled in for exterior shots or actually belonged to the house in question. Either way, it hadn't been long off the road at the time of the first series having only just run out of tax at the end of 1989. Chances are it was still road legal when they filmed it. Eventually becomes an integral part of every visit to Daisy and Onslow's. 

    The first glimpse of the iconic 'Bucket' Rover 216 and a look under the bonnet of the Avenger while we're at it. 

    One last look at the Avenger for this episode, this time from the front. 

    The first proper look we get at the Rover. I'm led to believe that were (at least) two Rovers used during the series. This one is the first and is a 1987 car and bears the EXL registration. This is replaced later in the series with a 1989 car with a near identical registration, but uses EFL instead of EXL. Both used prop plates, but the second car is apparently still around in the hands of a collector. 

    The trip to the hospital to visit Daddy gives us a better look at the front of the Rover as well as a fine selection of background chod. The early Skoda Estelle is particularly choice. 

    Brand new XR3i and an absolutely hanging Fiat 127 are a nice contrast. Looks like whoever owned G78 XAR just missed the boat on them going up in value, untaxed since 2005.

    Nearly didn't bother with this one, but the nearly new and now nearly extinct Hyundai Pony in the background next to the Toledo felt like another good contrast. The Toledo already looks ancient, but could have been less that 15 years old at this point, putting it firmly into Mk2 Focus territory for modern context. 

    Sierra Estate parked outside Elizabeth's and another glimpse at the yellow car from earlier in the episode. Something beige lurking further down the street too.

    And finally another look at the neighbours Cortina which is now joined by an MG Metro which also seems to stick around for a while. 
     
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    greengartside reacted to DoctorRetro in Toyota Carina II - saved from scrappage / export. Happy Ending   
    It is done.
    I freaking love it. 146k but feels like 40k.
    So clean in and out 





     
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    greengartside reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in Toyota Carina II - saved from scrappage / export. Happy Ending   
    "Bonum commune communitatis...."
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    greengartside reacted to DoctorRetro in Toyota Carina II - saved from scrappage / export. Happy Ending   
    Fuckit.
    YOLO
    Picking it up at 6pm.
     
     
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    greengartside got a reaction from loserone in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    I may have a solution.
    This Daimler has come into my local scrappers.
    Wait, what’s this......?

     
    That looks the same as yours? The other one is more shafted than Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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    greengartside reacted to WillCarter in 2006 Mazda 2 - Scrapyard Save   
    So, here's a car that I never thought about owning, but here we are. A few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that continuing to fix my Nissan Cube was becoming unfeasible and in turn the unpleasant prospect of having to deal with the general public to both buy and sell reared its ugly head. Not something I enjoy at the best of times, let alone after 18 months of avoiding the great unwashed, but needs must. However, in an unprecedented turn of events this was quickly taken out of my hands when I was told that one friend would be scrapping his perfectly usable car imminently and another friend's missus had taken a shine to the Cube and he would be willing to take it on as a project for her. Two deals were struck and last weekend I found myself on a driveway in my native Northamptonshire looking at a very forlorn looking Mazda 2 that hadn't been washed in two or three years and that before I stepped in had been mere hours away from the scrapheap due to a knackered window regulator (no, really). 
    I transferred £250 and drove away trying not to think of the things that were growing in the centre console or what the stains on the seats were from. The next morning I took it to my Mums house and my Step Father soon had the doorcard whipped off and the old mangled mechanism pulled out. 25 minutes later, a new window mechanism was fitted and the only fault I could find in the whole car fixed, things were looking up. I then proceeded to spend the afternoon cleaning everything inside and out, there was grime upon grime and every surface was sticky and/or mouldy. I'm not a massive stickler for a spotless car, but I've no idea how anyone can live with a car like that for years at a time. However, underneath the dirt I was happy to find that everything was in pretty good condition, everything worked and it scrubbed up alright. Winner. 
    Still got plenty more cleaning up to do, the paint is covered in little scratches which look as though they'll mostly polish out, the windscreen has a couple of small cracks and the wheels definitely let it down aesthetically but all in all, I'm pleasantly surprised by the Japanese Fiesta. It's fairly spritely, seems to handle well (despite the ditchfinder tyres) and is a lot more economical than the Cube. Might end up being the best £250 I've spent in a while.



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    greengartside reacted to Peter C in Saturday Coolextion   
    I’ll start by saying that I definitely do not need another car. Two old Mercs in the garage and a leased Kia on the drive should be plenty to keep me busy. However, the lease on my wife’s Tucson comes to an end in seven months and she would be happy with my Xceed, which means that I would need a new daily. We’re unlikely to go abroad this year and it would be fun to have another pile of shit to play with in the summer. Enough excuses.
    About a month ago I joined a Facebook W210 group to see if anyone local is selling a car. A tidy looking E240 came up for sale and I have arranged to see it this morning. It’s priced competitively, has 10 months MoT, 130k miles with FSH but 8 previous owners, which isn’t great. The chap selling it, a pub landlord I believe, has had it for 2.5 years.
    It’s my ideal spec W210, post facelift saloon, V6, silver, black leather. The seller’s photos are a mishmash of new and old and there are some great* up close shots of the rear seat. 
    My expectations are reasonable and providing it’s not a complete shed I’m hoping to do a deal.

     

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    greengartside got a reaction from Tickman in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    I may have a solution.
    This Daimler has come into my local scrappers.
    Wait, what’s this......?

     
    That looks the same as yours? The other one is more shafted than Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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    greengartside got a reaction from mk2_craig in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    Buy a foglamp, get a Daimler free! 🤣🤣
    Might have been worth it because of the mileage, not so much the horrendous rot. It’s a flintstones special underneath.

  18. Haha
    greengartside reacted to GingerNuttz in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    Daimler engine in the green Dolly !!! Get that asthmatic single carb donkey scrapped 😂
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    greengartside got a reaction from GingerNuttz in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    5.3 V12 for the ultimate WIN.
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    greengartside reacted to vulgalour in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    For a terrifying second there I thought you were suggesting the entire Daimler as the solution and Captain being unable to stop himself from doing something unbelievably heroic*.
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    greengartside got a reaction from vulgalour in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    I may have a solution.
    This Daimler has come into my local scrappers.
    Wait, what’s this......?

     
    That looks the same as yours? The other one is more shafted than Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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    greengartside reacted to mk2_craig in Bini Mandela: Car still described as pile of sh*te   
    Yeah, so the message I'd been waiting for turned up:

    A few more anxious days followed but eventually this reappeared:

    I R EXCITED. Straight back to the footwell:

    And plugged back in:

    Negative lead back on the RENNER-SUPPLIED battery:

    And....
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ....
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    We got windows

    We got turn signals

    We got power roof.  This is going well!

    Quick test run.  We also got a symbol I've never seen before, so that's another free* fix (OK, there was a spend of over £200 to get the damn indicators etc working again)

    And it even seems as if the blower is back to proper strength.  I wonder if the state of the old battery had latterly caused this to be limited.

    Anyway, I'm tentatively declaring this FIXT.  And that brings us pretty much up to date.  So Bini Mandela gets a reprieve from an unceremonious torching for the time being. 
     
    Next disaster?  PRACE BETS NOW!!
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    greengartside got a reaction from captain_70s in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    I may have a solution.
    This Daimler has come into my local scrappers.
    Wait, what’s this......?

     
    That looks the same as yours? The other one is more shafted than Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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    greengartside got a reaction from Fumbler in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    I may have a solution.
    This Daimler has come into my local scrappers.
    Wait, what’s this......?

     
    That looks the same as yours? The other one is more shafted than Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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    greengartside got a reaction from SiC in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Stage one tidy of the Swede - 11/06/21   
    I may have a solution.
    This Daimler has come into my local scrappers.
    Wait, what’s this......?

     
    That looks the same as yours? The other one is more shafted than Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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