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    Skizzer got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in Ben's Adventures In Tat - It RAn WhEn PARkeD Edition   
    I haven’t been on here for a while so missed this - the article in Classic.Retro.Modern is very good indeed, as is the rest of the magazine.
    Here’s the film in case anyone is interested and hasn’t seen it.
    It was a great day, lovely scenery and some cracking location scouting by Ben.
    I’ve always liked the looks of the 480 and was mildly concerned about the risks of meeting your heroes, but actually it’s a really likeable car and Ben’s is a particularly fine example. Huge thanks for letting me play with it.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Ben's Adventures In Tat - It RAn WhEn PARkeD Edition   
    What you want is a nice 2300S, which is basically the same but with one less carb to worry about.
    Like this one, which I bought from @Angrydicky a few years ago.

     
    It’s the only car I’ve ever known @dollywobbler do a HubNut review of and not have a good word to say about it. But I think that’s overly harsh: it’s noisy and unsophisticated and needs an overdrive box (which you can have with a VX4/90) but it’s got lots of torque and grip, has bags of 1970s mid-Atlantic cool and is actually rather fun to drive as long as you throw it around like Bodie and Doyle are after you.
    They rust but no worse than anything else from that era. There’s not much else to go wrong.
    I will sell mine at some point. I have a spare overdrive gearbox for it that I’m unlikely to get around to fitting. Talk to me if interested.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Leyland Worldmaster in Sainsbury's Archive   
    In fact I’ll run down there in a minute, see if it’s still there - I want the A-posts out of it for my Rancho.
     
    V happy there are some pics of the Swansea branch now - there weren’t any when I first looked.
    The derelict Weaver Building completely dominated the main route into Swansea for decades.  It was a pioneering concrete construction in the 1920s (nope, 1890s! I just checked) and they couldn’t figure out how to demolish it.
    It was amazingly sinister.  I adored it as a child.
     
    More here: 
    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/story-swanseas-indestructible-concrete-eyesore-15682459.amp
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    Skizzer got a reaction from M'coli in January 2023 (For the 2022 calendar)   
    Love this shot.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from mk2_craig in Sainsbury's Archive   
    It’s a Fiat SuperMirafiori Panorama.
    Loving these, late for work now!
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    Skizzer reacted to RoadworkUK in ebay 'BARGAINS'   
    @Skizzer to the BT Viscount (suitably wedge-shaped) emergency phone, please
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    Skizzer got a reaction from DSdriver in S A Barrett's Sussex shite spots: last spots of 2021   
    God, I remember that. Flippin legendary.
    It gave rise to this scene, perhaps the best AS calendar pic ever.

     
    I love that all the tools used are hammers.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from rob88h in January 2023 (For the 2022 calendar)   
    Love this shot.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from chodweaver in January 2023 (For the 2022 calendar)   
    Love this shot.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Six-cylinder in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Oo, is that Royale a spares car Chris?  If so I have CASH 2NITE M8 for the wheel centre caps.
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    Skizzer reacted to Vantman in Scruffy Saab--MOT and preparation for winter motoring.   
    After about three and a half years and being owned by several  Autoshite members i have bought the Scruffy Saab back!
    So today my first journey since it returned was to a small local car meet at Headcorn aerodrome---with a bonus Spitfire!

     


     
     


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    Skizzer reacted to Six-cylinder in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    2021 Review for Autoshite
    What a year! 15½ cars purchased plus 1 moped
    1968 Invacar MK12C
    1993 Vauxhall Carlton 2.0i Club estate
    1996 Citroen Xantia Activa
    Then the group of eight cars in one purchase
    1.       1976 Opel manta 1.9 Auto Coupe
    2.       1987 Bedford CF2 transporter diesel
    3.       1987 Vauxhall Carlton 1.8 GLi saloon.
    4.       1979 Vauxhall Royal 2.8 Auto Saloon
    5.       1983 Opel Manta 1.8 Sportshatch
    6.       1977 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL
    7.       1978 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL
    8.       1985 Opel Manta Sportshatch Grasstrack car.
    1994 Mercedes E320 Coupe
    1998 Renault Clio RN 1.6 Auto
    1993 Renault Safrane 3.0 RT (bought with Andyrew)
    1973 Saab 95
    2003 Fiat Seicento Active
    2010 Yamaha Aerox 50cc moped
                  -------------------------
    6 cars Sold so that is a net gain of 9 ½ cars
    2003 VW Beetle convertible
    1983 Opel manta 1.8 Sportshatch
    1977 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL
    1978 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL
    1985 Opel Manta Sportshatch Grasstrack car.
    1998 BMW 323i E36
    There is going to be a large fleet reorganisation next year so expect some more cars up for sale in the spring.
                                         ------------------------
    I enjoy our Field of Dreams (FoD) open weekends very much and next year plan to increase the number of events. Later in 2022 we should have an indoor space to hang out and work on cars.
    I will be organising the open days with a theme.
    Ideas include:
    ·         Fix as many of our field mopeds as possible so we can have fun and get around the site.
    ·         Collect the 1973 Saab 95 and a garage of spares.
    ·         Start and 1973 Saab 95 for the first time in many years.
    ·         Lay out Mrs6C’s miniature railway now with battery locomotive.
    ·         Mystery new mechanical device which will be a whole heap of work and fun.
    ·         Project team to help Talbot with his 1.5 Ltr diesel Super mower
    ·         Bolt the missing parts to the Toledo and drive it to collect fish and chips
    ·         Clean out and start 1979 Vauxhall Royal 2.8 Auto Saloon
    ·         1976 Opel Manta 1.9 Auto Coupe
    ·         Celebration of 20 years of ownership of my green Range Rover
    ·         See if we can start our new Sambron dumper
    None of this will exclude members who just want to come and drink tea.
    If you think we are neglecting one of our cars and feel some love for it why not become a project leader and get it running.
    So shiters new and old look  in Six-Cylinders Motoring Notes the news for the meeting dates 2022.
     

























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    Skizzer got a reaction from LT84 in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Looking at the likes of FOAD and HMC and LoserOne I’m an amateur at this game.
    In from @Vantman:

    In from eBay:

    Not new in, but returned to regular use after a fairly long spell of brokenness:

     
    MOTd after 10 years off the road and out to Mrs @320touring:

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    Skizzer got a reaction from Reluctant Adult in AS Yoo Tubers   
    It is.
    https://youtube.com/GrandThriftAuto
     
     
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Angrydicky in AS Yoo Tubers   
    It is.
    https://youtube.com/GrandThriftAuto
     
     
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Timewaster in AS Yoo Tubers   
    It is.
    https://youtube.com/GrandThriftAuto
     
     
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Shite Ron in AS Yoo Tubers   
    It is.
    https://youtube.com/GrandThriftAuto
     
     
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    Skizzer reacted to FruttyFrutty in Renault 11 TL - la boîte à merde rouge   
    Hello all,
    This one started as a pub conversation, something along the lines of 'can you still get a rare MOTd 80s motor plus tax and insurance for under £1k?'
    That then led to lots of ebay, gumtree, marketplace scouring which then led to a bid or two. Admittedly a number of those bids were made after a the odd rum and coke.

    Then one Friday evening, whilst in the pub, I threw in a  bid for this and won. 

    Great I thought, at first. Then I thought… How am I going to get it home? Where am I going to store it? How am I going to let the wife know? (when I already own 3 other cars)

    Anyway, I arranged to collect it the following weekend from East London, turns out it hadn’t been used for 18 months (which was not stated in the advert!) other than a trip to the MOT station.

    The old boy I bought it off was a lovely chap as was his son (turns out he has a couple of R11s himself, more on that at some point later). It had been in their family for 18 years, they told me about trips to France and the memories they had shared in the car, so it just had to come home with me to start another chapter of its life.

    So onto the car.

    Here’s the advert…

    1987 Renault 11 TL .I have owned it since 2004 & sad to see it go..  181000 miles,  I have regularly  serviced it, so the engine and gearbox are in excellent  condition.Being a 34 year old car, there are things that will need doing. It has dents & the lacquer on the roof & bonnet it showing its age. Feel free to view or ask any questions. It has been 1 of only 2 TL models left in the UK.

    And the pics…



     
      

    And my first impressions…

    Wow, it’s dirty inside! Looks like it’s been used for runs to the tip

    Bodywork is scruffier than the pictures make out, dents in drivers door and rear boot/bumper, front OS wing crumpled and corroded, front panels round grille corroded, roof and bonnet have serious lacquer peel with the paint having cracked, various small repair patches here and there. All that said, it looks pretty solid.

    God, it really is dirty inside.

    Drivers door closes occasionally but mostly bounces back open.

    Engine is dirty but looks like it’s been well maintained.

    Is that mould on the switchgear??

    But all that said, after speaking to the old boy I bought it from, there was no way I was not taking it home. 

    It drove back the 161 miles to South Staffordshire without missing a beat and of course I ended up loving the little thing.
    So that’s the start of the R11 adventure, more to follow soon.

    Shaun
     

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    Skizzer got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Roverengineered: 825Si —belts and braces   
    What a great write-up and a lovely story — thank you.
    I’m wanting a KV6 Rover 800 now: maybe a coupe though. Hmm.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from grogee in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    Thanks Vantman, you too!
    PS your old Aerodeck is now my main daily and still hasn’t missed a beat. I love it.

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    Skizzer got a reaction from Coprolalia in Ben's Adventures In Tat - It RAn WhEn PARkeD Edition   
    I haven’t been on here for a while so missed this - the article in Classic.Retro.Modern is very good indeed, as is the rest of the magazine.
    Here’s the film in case anyone is interested and hasn’t seen it.
    It was a great day, lovely scenery and some cracking location scouting by Ben.
    I’ve always liked the looks of the 480 and was mildly concerned about the risks of meeting your heroes, but actually it’s a really likeable car and Ben’s is a particularly fine example. Huge thanks for letting me play with it.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Coprolalia in Ben's Adventures In Tat - It RAn WhEn PARkeD Edition   
    What you want is a nice 2300S, which is basically the same but with one less carb to worry about.
    Like this one, which I bought from @Angrydicky a few years ago.

     
    It’s the only car I’ve ever known @dollywobbler do a HubNut review of and not have a good word to say about it. But I think that’s overly harsh: it’s noisy and unsophisticated and needs an overdrive box (which you can have with a VX4/90) but it’s got lots of torque and grip, has bags of 1970s mid-Atlantic cool and is actually rather fun to drive as long as you throw it around like Bodie and Doyle are after you.
    They rust but no worse than anything else from that era. There’s not much else to go wrong.
    I will sell mine at some point. I have a spare overdrive gearbox for it that I’m unlikely to get around to fitting. Talk to me if interested.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Bornite's Memoirs   
    I would absolutely love to do a film on it, and thanks for thinking of me. But I would much rather feature you and me talking about it and why it’s special, rather than just another road test. I don’t mind who drives.  I’d gladly spring for gas if that would help.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from Twiggy in New shitter. 1982 Citroen VISA.   
    I’ve used these people in the past. Did a good job.
    https://www.fancyplates.com/main/constructors/information/uk_pre2001.aspx
     
    As seen here on what is now 320Touring’s better half’s Golf:
    The border line is optional and there are a couple of slightly different font variants, as in period.
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    Skizzer got a reaction from cobblers in Mr_SPudz ASTONISHING SHITE SPOT   
    Right, Monday morning I'm ringing up the MOT place in Somercotes and booking the Rancho in for Wednesday.
     
    WCPGW.
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