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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from vulgalour in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from Alan_Green in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from LightBulbFun in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from KruJoe in Calendar - November   
    From six cylinders motoring notes.
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from chaseracer in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes   
    With a bit of luck the hydraulics might be able to lift it up so we just need sleepers and brave shitters to place them.
    I wonder if we can use the hydralic power to undo the wheel nuts by lifting it up and letting it down onto a breaker bar?
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    catsinthewelder reacted to fred in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Have you been banned from parking on relatives driveways , as you tend to deposit black oil patches all over it ?
     
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    catsinthewelder reacted to New POD in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Have you ever passed an MOT and had the mot tester say "I don't know why you bothered".
    Have you ever spun a fiat 126 in the snow? 
    Have you ever snapped an engine mount in a metro (turbo) on landing after taking off on a hump back bridge.
    Have you ever set fire to a mini whilst welding it. 
    Have you ever bought a set of alloys because it was the cheapest way to obtain new tyres for your car?
    Have you ever spent more on fixing a car than its worth when it's fixed ? By a factor of 5 ? 
    Have you ever bought a car off Billy?  
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    catsinthewelder reacted to NorfolkNWeigh in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Have you ever weighed some batteries in and the yard man has to shout to the crane operator not to grab your car whilst it’s on the bridge?
    Have you ever been blamed for other old shit parked in the area, when it’s nothing to do with you?
    Have you ever had to take the new* battery tray out of your car , because your Mrs needs it back for roast potatoes?
    Is there a special knack to getting in/ starting/ stopping/ locking/ keeping running, any or all of your cars?
    Is your AA/ RAC the one thing you make sure is up to date, above everything else?
     
     
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    catsinthewelder reacted to Timewaster in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Ever started out on a  journey late on a dark horrible night out in the sticks, half a mile later hit a bump in the road and all the lights go out?
    Then naturally assume that Lucas the Prince of Darkness has paid you a visit and continue your journey by pulling the hi beam flash constantly and hovering over the brake pedal to give yourself some rear lights if anyone comes up behind you,
    Do this for 20 miles until you reach civilization and stop under a street lamp and see that when you were pissing about with the choke, it was you that turned the lights off!
    Old minis were shit sometimes!
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    catsinthewelder reacted to loserone in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    My record is 11.  
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    catsinthewelder reacted to N19 in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Has a nosey neighbour started a conversation about how many cars you have parked in the area... Before realising how useful it is to have someone around who is sufficiently fluent in cars to be able to help when they run into trouble and point them to a decent garage? 
    Bought extra socket sets so you have enough for one per vehicle? 
    Confused the admin lady at work as to why you need 3 cars on the ANPR system. 
    Had to explain a suffix registration to an incredulous Saturday girl in a shop etc who doesn't understand? (I've even had this with pre 2001 prefix plates now) 
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    catsinthewelder reacted to rainagain in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Have you ever had to ask the driving test examiner if he wants his seat adjusted before the test as the handle is broken but it’s ok as you’ve thought ahead and brought a pair of pliers with you. 
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from beko1987 in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes   
    With a bit of luck the hydraulics might be able to lift it up so we just need sleepers and brave shitters to place them.
    I wonder if we can use the hydralic power to undo the wheel nuts by lifting it up and letting it down onto a breaker bar?
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    catsinthewelder reacted to vulgalour in Maestro, please.   
    I'm not bombing up and down the country so we should be fine.  Worst case I'll just steal the engine out of a Mini.
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from Cavcraft in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    At the start of the year I had too many broken cars (405, Dacia 1310, Rover 220 and Disco) and 2 working (Focus and Safrane).
     
    I got the 405 working again by paying the garage almost as much as I paid for the car to fix the brakes (still crap) and MOT it but power steering and aux belt issues have seen it do very little this year.
    The Safrane ran out of MOT just before lockdown one and still works perfectly well but needs a few things doing.
    So with far to many projects and not enough time I did the only sensible thing and bought another.  A 1988 Freight Rover Sherpa with a comedy camper convertion and a top speed of about 50mph on the flat and considerably less on hills which is a slight issue where I live. 

    It doesn't drive too badly to be fair but could do with a new fuel system and realistically a better engine which is helpful as they are about the only 2 bits of the Discovery that aren't knackered.  The engine swap can happen after it gains an MOT which could take a while after its impressive fail sheet.
    I really do need less cars though so if anybody wants the 220 or Safrane please get in touch.
     
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from Mrs6C in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes   
    With a bit of luck the hydraulics might be able to lift it up so we just need sleepers and brave shitters to place them.
    I wonder if we can use the hydralic power to undo the wheel nuts by lifting it up and letting it down onto a breaker bar?
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    catsinthewelder reacted to cobblers in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Decided to go wild camping for the first time last night - Up on Kinder Scout. I know we're not supposedly allowed out of the house blah blah blah
    Lugging 18kg of stuff up there in the dark was a slog but it was such a clear night, the view of Mancheste r was amazing. I've been up there dozens of times but never been able to see as far as this.

    The lack of cloud cover does have is disadvantages, It was -7! I reckon it is the coldest I have ever been in my entire life. Absolutely worth it though, I will do it again soon.
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from dome in End of year Tat Accounts.   
    At the start of the year I had too many broken cars (405, Dacia 1310, Rover 220 and Disco) and 2 working (Focus and Safrane).
     
    I got the 405 working again by paying the garage almost as much as I paid for the car to fix the brakes (still crap) and MOT it but power steering and aux belt issues have seen it do very little this year.
    The Safrane ran out of MOT just before lockdown one and still works perfectly well but needs a few things doing.
    So with far to many projects and not enough time I did the only sensible thing and bought another.  A 1988 Freight Rover Sherpa with a comedy camper convertion and a top speed of about 50mph on the flat and considerably less on hills which is a slight issue where I live. 

    It doesn't drive too badly to be fair but could do with a new fuel system and realistically a better engine which is helpful as they are about the only 2 bits of the Discovery that aren't knackered.  The engine swap can happen after it gains an MOT which could take a while after its impressive fail sheet.
    I really do need less cars though so if anybody wants the 220 or Safrane please get in touch.
     
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    catsinthewelder reacted to chaseracer in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    All of which explains the fancy door pressings on the (once!) more common 620 pickup...

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    catsinthewelder reacted to bunglebus in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    They'd need to sell about four before it became a serious competitor for the Lagonda
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    catsinthewelder reacted to Spiny Norman in Keyrings - what stories do you have?   
    I acquired a Jaguar keyring (possibly from someone on here) many years ago and I figured I really needed a Jag to go with it, so I bought a Jaguar from someone on here.


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    catsinthewelder reacted to Ian_Fearn in 1975 Ford Granada Coupe - 1230 hours of work - Its Running!   
    I would like to nominate @TripleRich for next years Queens honours list. 
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    catsinthewelder reacted to Tim_E in The new news 24 thread   
    Painting, drying, inspecting next day...
    Not pretty, but it blends with the rain and road silt at least.
    Job done 👍




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    catsinthewelder reacted to iainrcz in The grumpy thread   
    Looks like he's going to have to have a portion of his right leg amputated as it's proving difficult to "fix"
    Bit of a bugger..
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    catsinthewelder got a reaction from egg in My Triumph Acclaim Avon Turbo!   
    I saw this in Welshpool about 5 years ago, didn't know they were a thing at the time and just assumed it'd been barried.

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