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    stephen01 reacted to Lacquer Peel in International collection thread - SHTE van   
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    stephen01 reacted to twosmoke300 in Dilemma: Metro Turbo   
    Oh shit - I forgot it wasn’t my money .
    Fucking crack on and get it bought man .
     
     
     
    Bought it yet ?
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    stephen01 reacted to garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Fiesta diesel with XR2 body kit👍

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304511695612?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=zSAhWkbiSxi&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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    stephen01 reacted to J W Pepper in Ambitious towbars   
    At first I thought it was a 309 because of the spolier, but it's a 205!
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    stephen01 reacted to Bren in Scrap prices   
    Its a haasle free way of getting rid of turd that if you tried to sell privately would cause no end of grief.
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    stephen01 reacted to garethj in Toyota RAV4 collection, the “fun cruiser”   
    Fuel economy seems to be 46-48mpg which I’m pretty happy with as there’s always some reason to drive through a city somehow.
    Time to address one of the issues with this car - how wide the rear door opens.   Due to lighting regulations, the rear door opens to about 70 degrees so you can still see the tail lights with the door open.  Fitting wide things in the boot is hard.
    Fortunately the US spec cars had a check strap that allows the door to open wider.
    Firat step, get the trim off.  It just pulls off with clips.

    This is the problem; the door only opens this wide

    10mm socket, 2 nuts and a bolt and the old check strap is off.  Replacement, as they say is the reversal of removal.  This is how it looks now

    Trim back on which took less than a minute 

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    stephen01 reacted to SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Photographic evidence that some people have more time on their hands than is good for them:

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/934131010614127/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
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    stephen01 reacted to LightBulbFun in eBay tat volume 3.   
    can someone please do a buy on this? before I find myself doing something very stupid with £550 LOL
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125161641186

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    stephen01 reacted to 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/2127977651.htm
    1 800 €
     


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    stephen01 reacted to 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/2128538426.htm
     




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    stephen01 reacted to juular in Are you going to have to change car because of fuel prices?   
    Just for an example.
    Taking the campervan to work :
    23mins each way - £9.66 per day @£1.70/L
    Public transport:
    2h 15mins  each way - £27 per day
     
    Diesel would have to rise to around £5 a litre before public transport would match the cost. Even then, I'd choose the van purely for the time factor. 4 and a half hours on public transport daily sounds like a job in itself.
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    stephen01 reacted to juular in Are you going to have to change car because of fuel prices?   
    In theory I wouldn't have a problem with that, but the difficulty is that a) public transport options have declined significantly and become more expensive since the pre-70s especially in the rural areas where this will hit hardest, and b) employer's expectations are still rigidly set that you must be present at a set location between set times to be productive.
    There is also the issue of shift work, manual work, anything that requires a presence outwith the location and limited timetable of public transport. And sadly these people are the ones that earn the least and will suffer the most.
    If I could hop on a bus/train and get to work in a reasonable time and cost then I would. As it stands it would take me 6 times as long (no exaggeration) and it would still be multiple times more expensive than ragging the LS400 to work every day in sport mode.
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    stephen01 reacted to bunglebus in The new news 24 thread   
    Another day getting covered in crap underneath the Saaab.
    Had to cut the hole even bigger due to crustiness

    Bit of CAD

    Tacked

    Seamed

     
    Inside

    Seam sealed along with previous repairs

     

    Wish I'd taken a picture of the patch I made as it looked really neat all joggled
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    stephen01 reacted to tommotech in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a look at a Qashqai for a mate earlier, it’s due for MOT but won’t pass in this state. Apparently this is a regular failure point, but how can a modern car be made of such poor metal? Cost cutting from Nissan / Renault or supplier squeezed hard, so uses chinesium to compensate. Either way, I’d want to be able to trust my rear suspension arm for longer than 9 years!


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    stephen01 got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A couple of months ago I nabbed the Chevy spark that was for sale here - today we have success! New brake lines will be done in the coming weeks / months. 

    I'm really glad it's up and running, minus the missfire now!, as the Honda has been taken of the road while it waits it's turn in the garage for  new clutch, flywheel, full cat back stainless steel exhaust, new rear callipers and anything else they find wrong with it. 
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    stephen01 got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A couple of months ago I nabbed the Chevy spark that was for sale here - today we have success! New brake lines will be done in the coming weeks / months. 

    I'm really glad it's up and running, minus the missfire now!, as the Honda has been taken of the road while it waits it's turn in the garage for  new clutch, flywheel, full cat back stainless steel exhaust, new rear callipers and anything else they find wrong with it. 
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    stephen01 reacted to Supernaut in eBay tat volume 3.   
    AAAARGH, MY EYES!
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    stephen01 got a reaction from Tickman in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A couple of months ago I nabbed the Chevy spark that was for sale here - today we have success! New brake lines will be done in the coming weeks / months. 

    I'm really glad it's up and running, minus the missfire now!, as the Honda has been taken of the road while it waits it's turn in the garage for  new clutch, flywheel, full cat back stainless steel exhaust, new rear callipers and anything else they find wrong with it. 
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    stephen01 reacted to wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Like many people I enjoy a good Rufford Ford video, but some are better than others - this Toyota Aygo nonchalantly sailing across the river is absolutely fantastic.
     
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    stephen01 reacted to BeEP in BeEP's motors - Pride MOT'd, Cinq starts, C1 for sale.   
    Thanks for derailing my thread chaps; much appreciated.  Have a couple of photos of cars I used to own (which I don't think I've put on here before) to try and get things back on track:



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    stephen01 reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Electric Japanese/French thingy with a charge controller issue: https://www.gumtree.com/p/peugeot/peugeot-all-electric-ion-hatchback-2012-5-doors-spares-repairs/1425495034

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    stephen01 reacted to angle in The grumpy thread   
    Gah, someone's had the cat off my sister in laws Civic. Doubt it's worth saving at 20 years old and very scruffy, but jesus there's nothing worthwhile around for under a grand is there?
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    stephen01 reacted to Tommyboy12 in Tommy's A-series Misery - Camping a-la Volvo   
    Today I turned the Montego into a twin engine 2.6L yet managed to make it even slower in the process? 🤔 A casual 400 miles to collect this lump...



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    stephen01 reacted to JimH in I'm seriously considering getting a recovery truck..   
    Is a trailer a better idea?
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    stephen01 reacted to bangernomics in Values of cars (not just currently...)   
    Never move to Spain or France if you think cars here are overpriced for old shite.
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