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    theorganist reacted to bezzabsa in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    I also remember certain car spares places used to sell the Dummy ultrasonic sensors that ran off a PP3 for the red LED light LOL
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    theorganist got a reaction from sdkrc in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    Hello all, it's been a long time since I have posted on Autoshite. I hadn't visited for a long time but have been lurking for the last few weeks. It seems I have missed a lot of fireworks and sadly several old faces seem to have disappeared. 
    Anyway I thought I would be brave and post my latest purchase, I have my old car mojo back. It seems that the cars which seemed to get the most interested when I joined over ten years ago now seem to be not so popular. 
    I have recently been running an Austin Maxi and my Renault 5. The Maxi whilst solid needed a respray and some bodywork, I have sold it to an enthusiast who has the money to get the work done, I didn't want it to rust away. I have just purchased this Maestro which has been off the road since 2005. It is one of the last Mayfairs with the 1.6 S series engine. It has optional PAS fitted which was quite rare on Maestros.
    I haven't seen it in the metal myself, these photos are from the marketplace advert. I am having it transported directly to my mechanic so he can look at what needs doing. Apparently it doesn't run after a previous keeper changed the carburettor. At £500 though it seemed to good an opportunity to miss, I have been wanting another Maestro for some time, it has only done around 52,000 miles.
     









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    theorganist reacted to Fumbler in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    Nice work! As I was looking at the interior photo, I noticed this ET looking thing:

    Is this an ultrasonic sensor for a deceased alarm system?
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    theorganist got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    The Maestro is at my mechanics and hopefully will have an MOT in a week or two.
    It turns out to be a solid car, it looks good underneath and the rust on the body, of which there are a few sites is mainly surface rust. Both rear wheel arches need attention they are quite grotty but not rotten, that is a common area on Maestro's.  The o/s A pillar has some rust which need treating. The bonnet is the ugliest bit as it has quite a few scabs.  There is damage on the rear bumper but that can be fixed.
    The good news is the non running has been fixed. I was told (well it was insisted) that it was a poorly set up new carburettor. However there was no compression at all. It turns out that at some point someone many years ago, changed the timing belt and messed the timing up. Obviously thinking they were beyond reproach they changed the carburettor. The timing was out by 45 degrees. The timing belt has never been in action, although it is obvious that it was replaced many years ago. There was a brand new water pump in the boot so that has been fitted along with a new timing belt. The battery is new too. I suspect Messers Bodgitt and Scarper have been involved at some point in the process!
    The car now runs and sounds very sweet and doesn't overhead. The auto choke sticks a bit but it probably hasn't been ran for over 15 years to that is understandable. Even the exhaust appears intact. It has no brakes to they will be the next to be sorted.
     








    VID_20210730_181550508.mp4
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    theorganist got a reaction from sdkrc in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    This is my other car which I have had on the road for a couple of years. I have done a pretty shonky repair on the front O/S wing but will get it properly done at some point soon. Would like to get the seats repaired at some point.



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    theorganist got a reaction from The Old Bloke Next Door in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    Hello all, it's been a long time since I have posted on Autoshite. I hadn't visited for a long time but have been lurking for the last few weeks. It seems I have missed a lot of fireworks and sadly several old faces seem to have disappeared. 
    Anyway I thought I would be brave and post my latest purchase, I have my old car mojo back. It seems that the cars which seemed to get the most interested when I joined over ten years ago now seem to be not so popular. 
    I have recently been running an Austin Maxi and my Renault 5. The Maxi whilst solid needed a respray and some bodywork, I have sold it to an enthusiast who has the money to get the work done, I didn't want it to rust away. I have just purchased this Maestro which has been off the road since 2005. It is one of the last Mayfairs with the 1.6 S series engine. It has optional PAS fitted which was quite rare on Maestros.
    I haven't seen it in the metal myself, these photos are from the marketplace advert. I am having it transported directly to my mechanic so he can look at what needs doing. Apparently it doesn't run after a previous keeper changed the carburettor. At £500 though it seemed to good an opportunity to miss, I have been wanting another Maestro for some time, it has only done around 52,000 miles.
     









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    theorganist reacted to davidfowler2000 in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    I followed a Bentley Brooklands in. There was also a Mitubishi Outlander PHEV in the "show" parking.
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    theorganist reacted to Tommyboy12 in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    Well I got a nice drive-by show and thank you to all that stopped. There was a guy in an MG Magnette who even offered to drive me to buy parts.
    Only took 7.5 hours for a truck to turn up... The RAC are not in my good books now.
    I should have dragged the Montego instead! 😂

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    theorganist reacted to Brodders in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    Traffic issues aside, it was a pretty good show. Lots of good cars and it was great to catch up with a lot of people there.
    The day started with myself and £95 Peugeot meeting with quite a few others off here and convoying from the truck stop down to the Castle.

    I was behind Kiltox's Eco Astra for a while in the traffic, until we got to the main driveway leading up to the Castle. I switched the engine off and I managed to drain the battery of the Orion by listening to the radio when we were stuck for another 20 minutes. After getting it pushed out of the way, the chap who had the Mondeo V6 in the concourse gave me a jump start and I managed to get to the parking area without anymore issues.
    There were simply too many good cars to photograph there, but there are a number of highlights for me.
    First one was this Fiat Argenta which was parked directly behind me


    With a Montego and Renault 9 parked on either side of the same row



    Further down the field, an Avenger, Solara, early Mondeo, Proton and Mk2 Escort were all parked next to each other

     
    With a base spec, Astra steering-wheeled, Mk3 Cavalier a few cars away, strangely with a 1.6 engine and auto gearbox


    With an equally appearing Mk2 Cavalier further down

    Along with some interesting far eastern  offerings from the 90s



    A 212k 127

    Late Maestro van

    Pair of lovely Renaults and a 504



    104 that I followed back towards the A1

    The Sapporo left fairly early but was very nice to see


    Alfasud


    E34 525iX estate

    320's extremely grim, but also strangely appealing, Toledo

     Wartburg police car

    Trio of early Espaces

     
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    theorganist got a reaction from brownnova in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    The Maestro is at my mechanics and hopefully will have an MOT in a week or two.
    It turns out to be a solid car, it looks good underneath and the rust on the body, of which there are a few sites is mainly surface rust. Both rear wheel arches need attention they are quite grotty but not rotten, that is a common area on Maestro's.  The o/s A pillar has some rust which need treating. The bonnet is the ugliest bit as it has quite a few scabs.  There is damage on the rear bumper but that can be fixed.
    The good news is the non running has been fixed. I was told (well it was insisted) that it was a poorly set up new carburettor. However there was no compression at all. It turns out that at some point someone many years ago, changed the timing belt and messed the timing up. Obviously thinking they were beyond reproach they changed the carburettor. The timing was out by 45 degrees. The timing belt has never been in action, although it is obvious that it was replaced many years ago. There was a brand new water pump in the boot so that has been fitted along with a new timing belt. The battery is new too. I suspect Messers Bodgitt and Scarper have been involved at some point in the process!
    The car now runs and sounds very sweet and doesn't overhead. The auto choke sticks a bit but it probably hasn't been ran for over 15 years to that is understandable. Even the exhaust appears intact. It has no brakes to they will be the next to be sorted.
     








    VID_20210730_181550508.mp4
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    theorganist got a reaction from privatewire in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    This is my other car which I have had on the road for a couple of years. I have done a pretty shonky repair on the front O/S wing but will get it properly done at some point soon. Would like to get the seats repaired at some point.



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    theorganist got a reaction from privatewire in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    Hello all, it's been a long time since I have posted on Autoshite. I hadn't visited for a long time but have been lurking for the last few weeks. It seems I have missed a lot of fireworks and sadly several old faces seem to have disappeared. 
    Anyway I thought I would be brave and post my latest purchase, I have my old car mojo back. It seems that the cars which seemed to get the most interested when I joined over ten years ago now seem to be not so popular. 
    I have recently been running an Austin Maxi and my Renault 5. The Maxi whilst solid needed a respray and some bodywork, I have sold it to an enthusiast who has the money to get the work done, I didn't want it to rust away. I have just purchased this Maestro which has been off the road since 2005. It is one of the last Mayfairs with the 1.6 S series engine. It has optional PAS fitted which was quite rare on Maestros.
    I haven't seen it in the metal myself, these photos are from the marketplace advert. I am having it transported directly to my mechanic so he can look at what needs doing. Apparently it doesn't run after a previous keeper changed the carburettor. At £500 though it seemed to good an opportunity to miss, I have been wanting another Maestro for some time, it has only done around 52,000 miles.
     









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    theorganist reacted to DoctorRetro in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/359397235701082/?ref=facebook_story_share
    Someone buy this so I don't!
     

  14. Haha
    theorganist reacted to meggersdog in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    Yeah, can't be trusted to drive out on your own . When the white van turned off we very nearly followed him just for a laugh. Thought it would be funny slowly driving around the grounds with hazards on following that van but the gatekeeper gave us a stern look.
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    theorganist reacted to JJ0063 in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    Now home, sunburnt and knackered.
    Thought the cars were great, live music was horrendous and traffic management was shite.. I kinda get the build up coming in, happens at most events but when I tried to leave I was made to sit for 10 minutes until a van with a flashing light could usher me 200 yards down a straight road that I then had to tail on to 20 other cars when I could have gone on my own and been gone in 30 secs. Bit odd.
    Also felt really bad for a chap in front of me in an immaculate 5dr Corsa B, original dealer plates, flaps etc the lot - Looked great and he clearly planned on showing it, just got sent round to the normal car park by the ushers who then laughed and said “he surely isn’t wanting to show that”  so the poor bloke was left to park in the public car park out to the side. 
    Some really nice cars about today, I didn’t take any pics bar one of my own e30 but really impressive stuff there, very nostalgic! 
     
     

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    theorganist reacted to Soundwave in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
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    theorganist reacted to Soundwave in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    I think my "car of the show" is a two-way tie between the blue MG Maestro and the gold over gold with gold wheels Tercel.
     
     
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    theorganist reacted to Soundwave in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    I took quite a few pics, was going to start a dedicated photo thread but I'll stick a few of my personal highlights here instead. 🙂
    As has been said by others, queues were fairly obscene. Although I was frustrated at the time, now I've seen the whole setup, I'm not entirely sure what they could have done differently. 
    Nevertheless, I enjoyed my first FOTU. Some of my favourites were:
     



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    theorganist reacted to Spurious in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    Few snaps of my favourites 
    Chatted to the lad who owned the Fiat, nice fellow and it's got a digital dash too! Winner winner. Should have been in the concours to be honest. 
    Couple of Pandas, this one is still red 

    Sharp looking VW. I think I recognize it from Twitter. 

    Maluch ☺️

    And the Audi hidden beside a lovely Skoda Estelle. I think it was having a hard time with the traffic. 

    This little Extra is ace 

     
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    theorganist reacted to Tommyboy12 in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    6 hours later... Still in the same lay-by

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    theorganist reacted to N19 in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    This one?



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    theorganist got a reaction from BL Bloke in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    The Maestro is at my mechanics and hopefully will have an MOT in a week or two.
    It turns out to be a solid car, it looks good underneath and the rust on the body, of which there are a few sites is mainly surface rust. Both rear wheel arches need attention they are quite grotty but not rotten, that is a common area on Maestro's.  The o/s A pillar has some rust which need treating. The bonnet is the ugliest bit as it has quite a few scabs.  There is damage on the rear bumper but that can be fixed.
    The good news is the non running has been fixed. I was told (well it was insisted) that it was a poorly set up new carburettor. However there was no compression at all. It turns out that at some point someone many years ago, changed the timing belt and messed the timing up. Obviously thinking they were beyond reproach they changed the carburettor. The timing was out by 45 degrees. The timing belt has never been in action, although it is obvious that it was replaced many years ago. There was a brand new water pump in the boot so that has been fitted along with a new timing belt. The battery is new too. I suspect Messers Bodgitt and Scarper have been involved at some point in the process!
    The car now runs and sounds very sweet and doesn't overhead. The auto choke sticks a bit but it probably hasn't been ran for over 15 years to that is understandable. Even the exhaust appears intact. It has no brakes to they will be the next to be sorted.
     








    VID_20210730_181550508.mp4
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    theorganist got a reaction from MorrisItalSLX in Le-Organiste - Regie 5 and Maestro Update   
    The Maestro is at my mechanics and hopefully will have an MOT in a week or two.
    It turns out to be a solid car, it looks good underneath and the rust on the body, of which there are a few sites is mainly surface rust. Both rear wheel arches need attention they are quite grotty but not rotten, that is a common area on Maestro's.  The o/s A pillar has some rust which need treating. The bonnet is the ugliest bit as it has quite a few scabs.  There is damage on the rear bumper but that can be fixed.
    The good news is the non running has been fixed. I was told (well it was insisted) that it was a poorly set up new carburettor. However there was no compression at all. It turns out that at some point someone many years ago, changed the timing belt and messed the timing up. Obviously thinking they were beyond reproach they changed the carburettor. The timing was out by 45 degrees. The timing belt has never been in action, although it is obvious that it was replaced many years ago. There was a brand new water pump in the boot so that has been fitted along with a new timing belt. The battery is new too. I suspect Messers Bodgitt and Scarper have been involved at some point in the process!
    The car now runs and sounds very sweet and doesn't overhead. The auto choke sticks a bit but it probably hasn't been ran for over 15 years to that is understandable. Even the exhaust appears intact. It has no brakes to they will be the next to be sorted.
     








    VID_20210730_181550508.mp4
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    theorganist reacted to egg in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    Wish I was there, can some please grab a pic of this Mondy?

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