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messerschmitt owner

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  1. I'm sure a nice lady could have given you a rub and a tug in exchange for £30.
  2. Been inside all day. Think it's wet in Bristol. Safe journey home. You'll find she had plenty of poke and drives nicely. Cruises happily in the 80s.
  3. I love Espaces but I never ever want to own one!
  4. typical Ford! Oh, bugger, I've just bought one of their rust buckets!
  5. I have a mercedes but I'd quite like to keep it and the hint dropping with Mrs MO is failing miserably! She says one in one out.
  6. you can't rent? I would if my mum was so annoying. Have you considered that your mum is like this because she thinks you're old enough to be living on your own?
  7. if you drive a Mercedes van, obviously ....!!!
  8. sounds to me like the kinds of over zealous bosses who need to get a life!
  9. The Forest of Dean, northern edge, overlooking Ross on Wye and eight miles from the M50.
  10. Ok, yesterday I put the brand new Hankook spare on the back, hid the illegal (now) spare back underneath, threw a decent wheel and car tyre inside the load area, checked the fluids and topped up the power steering fluid and filled a one litre bottle back up with ATF for the power steering and placed that under the passenger seat. Today I squandered £25 on a V5, which should be with me early next week. She's pretty much ready to go and next week is being advertised to the great unwashed.
  11. try and take the clutch cable off and reroute it (move it) as sometimes the movement is compromised by the position of it behind the engine! My last two manuals had superb, smooth, light gear changes.
  12. there are numerous reasns for an inoperable sun roof! The first is that it leaks around the seal. The second is the metal frame has rusted and has pushed the seal, letting water in. The third is a drain tube has come adrift, the fourth is that a drain tube is blocked or split. They run down the inside of the door pillars (which are filled with expanding foam for good measure). The fifth is that the motor has malfunctioned - plastic gear wheels are never a good idea. The sixth is the electrics are wonky and it refuses to seal. Seventh is a microswitch has gone inside the switch/motor. There is a clutch inside the motor once you undo the interior lights and you can in theory wind the roof by hand.
  13. this - moved from East Ayrshire to English equivalent of Kilmarnock (Gloucester) and never once regretted it. Now live in the English version of Cumnock and Doon valley - except the people are less strange!
  14. the 2.0Hdi is brilliant in 110bhp form
  15. didn't work for me - I tried that and failed! It is horrible work but not having done it before (well, I won't count the terminal Trojan bubble car I used a cold chisel and hammer on in a scrapyard to get the front axle out of about 25 years ago), it is interesting to see just how the car is put together. Just been out to look at the rear sills on what's left - one side totally gone, the other crusty enough to put my fingers through at the bottom! I knew the passenger side was bad but the driver's side front was OK, but the back has been against a wall. I'll take some pics later.
  16. right one side at the rear is OK - I think the back end on the nearside is too. I'll attack these soon. The nearside front went already but offside I'll cut out the area around the pedal assembly. Everything behind that has gone!
  17. replied to your club xm post before seeing this. no.1 Mine is an estate too. I can check what is in the van to go to the tip tomorow for some of the front sections, I have spare wheel carrier, the two rear sills from the rear seat back (although cannot guarantee just how unrusty they may be) - and more importantly am in Perth in a month - driving up and down the M74... I have the remains of the bulkhead to be cut up but the front inner wing area is shot on the driver's side!
  18. I have a majorly chopped bulkhead and the back end left. Plus steering rack, which came out after my pal went home or it would have been in his car. It's an estate so the back end is different to the hatch. The back end is untouched underneath but will be chopped as soon as... The chassis rails were rusty at the front (from inner wing back for a bit), and one sill had gone totally (inner and outer - all the way to the passenger compartment. I don't know the condition of underneath of the back end.
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