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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Jim Bergerac in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    looking at bus porn, I came across this!
     

    Interloper. by Renown, on Flickr
     
    I'm guessing it only comes once a month and you know for five days beforehand that it is about to appear.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to catsinthewelder in Catsinthewelders first 4x4 foray (DW's old Disco)   
    Today I found myself driving the Citroen for the last time to meet DW.
     

     
    We exchanged cars at a petrol station in darkest Wales about half way between our respective homes
     
    First impressions of the Disco are good,  it drives well if you treat the gearbox with caution, ride and handling are good enough for me.  After a few miles I let Ms C drive for a bit and she likes it too,  there were noticably less noises from the gearbox while she was driving.  Once back on English soil we swapped back.
     

     
    As I had an unexpected day off work we had a leisurely drive back then after a rather late lunch I fetched the kids back from school in it.  They really like it and are very chuffed with the fold down seats in the boot.  They wanted to explore it once we got back but set the alarm off opening the side windows after a few minutes so I chucked them out and got on with fixing the catch on the back door.  It now seems fine but I'm not sure what I did to it which is never reassureing with repairs like this.  As it now opens from the inside I activated the child lock so that it doesn't and crossing my fingers, put it all back together.
     
    I'm considering disconnecting the mechanical link to the central locking from each lock so the car thinks that it's always unlocked therefore doesn't set the alarm.  Is this a bad idea?
     
    I'm not very fussed about central locking either way but I can't cope with cars that make any noise other than the engine, horn and radio.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    IMG_0184 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Paddington underground
     

    IMG_0190 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Edgeware Road - the wildlife. Don't fancy yours much. Nor, come to mention it, nor mine either!
     
     

    IMG_0192 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Liverpool Street - the natives are revolting!
     
     

    IMG_0193 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Would you know we're riding on the Cambridge Express?
    Would you know we're riding on the Cambridge Express?
    They're taking me to Broxbourne
    All aboard the train, all aboard the train
     

    IMG_0194 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
     

    IMG_0196 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Roydon - a station too far! TIme to return to Broxbourne.
     

    IMG_0197 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Boat Shite - Roydon
     

    IMG_0198 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Mrs MO's new car
     

    IMG_0199 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    road legal
     

    IMG_0200 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Stobart spotting on the London outer ring road
     

    IMG_0201 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    M40
     

    IMG_0204 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    A40 layby
     

    IMG_0207 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    A40 layby
     

    IMG_0211 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    The camber's a bit extreme here
     

    IMG_0212 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    ah, that's a bit better
     

    IMG_0209 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    it looks good from pretty much any angle.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from HMC in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Who'd have thought you needed a syringe to maintain your car!
     
    Drugs, sex and rock and roll.
     

    IMG_0250 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    Feeding the hydraulic pump for the roof! 120ml of oil went in here this afternoon and now the roof speeds down and up.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to Partridge in Don't ring Holly (tales of new shit)   
    Did you leave the hire company a present?
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from KruJoe in Dollywobbler's BX. (Hard) Working vehicle.   
    did you buy it only because of the two digits?
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to dollywobbler in Dollywobbler's BX. (Hard) Working vehicle.   
    So, a bright dawn coaxed me out of bed and I contemplated the adventures ahead.
     
    Step one. Drive to Crossgates in Powys, all of 30 miles away. I put my shades on so I looked suitably cool.

     
    I was excited, but also a little sad that this would be my last drive in the vehicle I'd yearned for for the best part of 20 years. Oh well. Box ticked. If I really liked it so much, I wouldn't be parting with it.
     
    We decided on Crossgates purely for this backdrop.

     
    As we discussed things, a Bristol 400 came past on a trailer! One of 474 built.

     
    Cars were inspected, actual money was exchanged, chicks were switched and documents signed. It was only then that we got to drive our new cars! Catsinthewelder can tell you about the Land Rover, but here's what I found.
     
    Generally, the BX seems pretty good. There is a foibles list though, which includes seeping fuel lines, utterly knackered engine mounts and a driver's window that won't fully close. I'll be cracking on with trying to sort that this afternoon, though I truly hate playing with BX window mechanisms. The window is the only thing that seems a must-sort item before next week's roadtrip.
     
    It really is marvellous to be back in a BX though. Yes, the usual trim rattles annoy a bit, but the ride is wonderfully floaty (think RobT replaced various spheres some years ago) and it turns in very nicely indeed. It'll be even better once I can stop the engine shunting. So far, I'm not missing the turbo at all. Instead, I'm enjoying that super-flat torque curve.
     

     
    It still wears incorrect wheel trims (Xsara?) and has a modern-font front plate.
     
    More pics and possibly even some video later. Good to see you again Mr and Mrs TheWelder, and thanks!
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    messerschmitt owner reacted in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    So, messerschmidt calls in on Beko at Stokenchurch on the way home from collecting the Pugatron.    There was a heavy armed police presence in Stokenchurch over the weekend.  I'm just saying.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to chaseracer in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Your inference is not unreasonable, counselor... 
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to chaseracer in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Top bombing**, Campbell 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ** http://autoshite.com/topic/13953-autoshite-lexicon/?hl=lexicon 
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to Talbotman in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Top purchase! I own 2 of these...a phase one and a phase 3 like yours. Bought my phase 3 as a cat D write off because of a slashed hood. Not a terribly difficult job to do if you allow a day for it. It's definately a two man job as the hood and frame are surprisingly heavy and the frame is held on by 3 bolts either side.The rams are attached by clevis pins and clips and are easy to detatch. I look forward to seeing how you progress with this.I've had 5 years of happy motoring with mine,and are in my view currently very underrated.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to dollywobbler in P38s - talk to me!   
    L322s are a major advance. They seem less niggly, but when things go wrong, they REALLY go wrong. Gearboxes for instance. Several grand to replace when one gives up. If I had the money, I'd probably buy one - just not sure I'd necessarily keep it very long...
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from eddyramrod in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    IMG_0184 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Paddington underground
     

    IMG_0190 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Edgeware Road - the wildlife. Don't fancy yours much. Nor, come to mention it, nor mine either!
     
     

    IMG_0192 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Liverpool Street - the natives are revolting!
     
     

    IMG_0193 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Would you know we're riding on the Cambridge Express?
    Would you know we're riding on the Cambridge Express?
    They're taking me to Broxbourne
    All aboard the train, all aboard the train
     

    IMG_0194 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
     

    IMG_0196 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Roydon - a station too far! TIme to return to Broxbourne.
     

    IMG_0197 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Boat Shite - Roydon
     

    IMG_0198 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Mrs MO's new car
     

    IMG_0199 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    road legal
     

    IMG_0200 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    Stobart spotting on the London outer ring road
     

    IMG_0201 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    M40
     

    IMG_0204 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    A40 layby
     

    IMG_0207 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    A40 layby
     

    IMG_0211 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    The camber's a bit extreme here
     

    IMG_0212 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    ah, that's a bit better
     

    IMG_0209 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
    it looks good from pretty much any angle.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from eddyramrod in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    flaming 'ell. that all went pete tong - I was too busy having fun to bother with any more updates!
     
    So, was also too busy watching You Tube to notice my stop, didn't realise we'd reached Broxbourne till the train was pulling out of the station! Next stop four minutes later and return back to Broxbourne to discover seller in his X5 in the car park. Back to his to find a rather nice car parked in the car port, hood down, ready to go! Bonus quarter tank of fuel and check of previous receipts to see timing belt and water pump changed at 17000 miles and a £1300 bill from last October for pads, discs, full service and a whole host of MoT work including brake hoses, new brake fluid and full bleed and a tyre.
     
    London cars are certainly pampered - especially those in Holland Park it seems - found it outside its last home (a rather nice Georgian semi with massive garden in Lansdowne Rd, W11) on google earth. Car comes with a whole host of history, and drives beautifully! Certainly feels like it has done a mere 22,000 miles. Gearbox is tight and everything works. It's super clean and if I was picky I'd pick it up on a badly fitted seal to a newish windscreen and a small dent on the driver's door the size of a penny. Today I've done about a month's worth of driving for the poor wee thing in London.
     
    Mrs MO is delighted, not that she has driven it yet! But she likes the powah! and the colour, and overall tidiness. Sold in France and imported as new in 2002. Sorting out its hood tomorrow but going to find a good secondhand one to replace it with.
     
    Pics to follow when they've uploaded to flickr on our superslow broadband.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from beko1987 in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Today was spent trying to sort out the roof - my sewing is rubbish but it's now at least all together.
     
    Hopefully sorted a tidy blue roof, which should transform 'Frankenroof'
     
    Been generally going over the car and looking at the history.
     
    Labels are everywhere under the bonnet - proclaiming when things were last maintained.
     
    it has gone from this
     

    Peugeot 306 cabriolet with 21k miles by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    to this - still not pretty, I know, but better - it can be driven with the roof up now.
     

    IMG_0218 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    This needs the pressure washer pointed at it!
     

    IMG_0213 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    these labels are everywhere! A new battery in 2012.
     

    IMG_0217 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    brake fluid changed 2013
     

    IMG_0215 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    the cambelt was done at 17500 miles in 2010
     

    IMG_0216 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
    There appears to be no rust anywhere

    IMG_0214 by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to simmo in Brooklands Austin Rover Day   
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Twiggy in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    flaming 'ell. that all went pete tong - I was too busy having fun to bother with any more updates!
     
    So, was also too busy watching You Tube to notice my stop, didn't realise we'd reached Broxbourne till the train was pulling out of the station! Next stop four minutes later and return back to Broxbourne to discover seller in his X5 in the car park. Back to his to find a rather nice car parked in the car port, hood down, ready to go! Bonus quarter tank of fuel and check of previous receipts to see timing belt and water pump changed at 17000 miles and a £1300 bill from last October for pads, discs, full service and a whole host of MoT work including brake hoses, new brake fluid and full bleed and a tyre.
     
    London cars are certainly pampered - especially those in Holland Park it seems - found it outside its last home (a rather nice Georgian semi with massive garden in Lansdowne Rd, W11) on google earth. Car comes with a whole host of history, and drives beautifully! Certainly feels like it has done a mere 22,000 miles. Gearbox is tight and everything works. It's super clean and if I was picky I'd pick it up on a badly fitted seal to a newish windscreen and a small dent on the driver's door the size of a penny. Today I've done about a month's worth of driving for the poor wee thing in London.
     
    Mrs MO is delighted, not that she has driven it yet! But she likes the powah! and the colour, and overall tidiness. Sold in France and imported as new in 2002. Sorting out its hood tomorrow but going to find a good secondhand one to replace it with.
     
    Pics to follow when they've uploaded to flickr on our superslow broadband.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from michiel in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Peugeot 306 cabriolet with 21k miles by messerschmitt owner, on Flickr
     
     
    New car bought for £750, £100 deposit paid, cash withdrawn from bank for balance, train ticket (£15.70 one way from Gloucester to Broxbourne, Herts) bought. Insurance cover note in pocket. Insurance cancelled from 9am Saturday on Punto cabriolet.
     
    Being picked up at Broxbourne station at 9.15 Saturday by seller and then to PO to tax new car.
     
     
    Synchronise watches for 4.30 tomorrow morning when the alarm rings and grumpy wife gets up to take me to the station seventeen miles away.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from beko1987 in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    maybe I didn't need any petrol!
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from beko1987 in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    it's not wrong - I don't think we should all try and buy the worst car we can find and we should instead find the best at the least money!
     
    The original owners paid £13250 for it in 2002, having asked for a new hood window to be fitted on 13 May. It was bought in France from peugeot Sodexa by Geco Cars of Richmond, Surrey and sold to ...
     
    FFS - this sounds like the Doctor's sales shite patter.
     
    I'm chuffed, Mrs MO is chuffed and I don't think fitting a decent s/h hood is beyond my DIY skills.
     
    Today's highlight was seeing my old XM estate and its current owner, and family of course! Especially the little footprint-leaving monster
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to EssDeeWon in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Looks well clean, well bought on the first proper day of spring too
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to barefoot in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    Fail - no petrol station pic.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from barefoot in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    it's not wrong - I don't think we should all try and buy the worst car we can find and we should instead find the best at the least money!
     
    The original owners paid £13250 for it in 2002, having asked for a new hood window to be fitted on 13 May. It was bought in France from peugeot Sodexa by Geco Cars of Richmond, Surrey and sold to ...
     
    FFS - this sounds like the Doctor's sales shite patter.
     
    I'm chuffed, Mrs MO is chuffed and I don't think fitting a decent s/h hood is beyond my DIY skills.
     
    Today's highlight was seeing my old XM estate and its current owner, and family of course! Especially the little footprint-leaving monster
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from HMC in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    it's not wrong - I don't think we should all try and buy the worst car we can find and we should instead find the best at the least money!
     
    The original owners paid £13250 for it in 2002, having asked for a new hood window to be fitted on 13 May. It was bought in France from peugeot Sodexa by Geco Cars of Richmond, Surrey and sold to ...
     
    FFS - this sounds like the Doctor's sales shite patter.
     
    I'm chuffed, Mrs MO is chuffed and I don't think fitting a decent s/h hood is beyond my DIY skills.
     
    Today's highlight was seeing my old XM estate and its current owner, and family of course! Especially the little footprint-leaving monster
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to beko1987 in The further adventures of MO's skip   
    He is alive!
     

     
    Last seen 5 minutes ago heading for the m40!
     

     
    My daughter was very upset that she couldn't go with him! And myself and Amy now like 306 coupes!
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