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    Wilko220 got a reaction from somewhatfoolish in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Turns out Duel is 50 this year. Good excuse to dig out the DVD again this weekend during the inevitable telly blackout...
    https://www.facebook.com/166254663388558/posts/6012011845479448/?d=n
     
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    Wilko220 got a reaction from crad in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Turns out Duel is 50 this year. Good excuse to dig out the DVD again this weekend during the inevitable telly blackout...
    https://www.facebook.com/166254663388558/posts/6012011845479448/?d=n
     
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    Wilko220 reacted to Split_Pin in AS communal Rover 75 lickers thread   
    Saw this very nice one in Linlithgow today.
    More nice ones like this seem to be owned by enthusiasts now than not, however nobody owned up to owning this when I posted it up on the Scotland MGRover page.

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    Wilko220 got a reaction from Justwatching in ebay 'BARGAINS'   
    The no admin fees have definitely swung it for me
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    Wilko220 reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in The grumpy thread   
    I've heard it said that having a double-barrelled name used to mean you were posh.
    Nowadays, having a double-barrelled name tends to mean you're illegitimate. 
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    Wilko220 reacted to Stanky in The grumpy thread   
    Pour water all over all of the rest of your trousers so the wet bit doesn't show.
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    Wilko220 reacted to outlaw118 in The grumpy thread   
    About 5 minutes ago i knocked half a pint of water off the desk onto my crotch. 
    2 minutes ago a courier rings me to say he's in the foyer with some kit i ordered, and needs a signature.
    FFS
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    Wilko220 reacted to BigMac13 in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Hi everyone! A ‘newbie’ here, but definitely NOT a newbie to owning ‘shite’ cars!
    My household collection currently consists of:-
    1973 MG Midget - with severe running problems, drinking fuel and running really rough, but otherwise in good nick! (See picture)
    1995 Mitsubishi FTO - with an electrical fault (after I tried jump starting it, but got the cables crossed), she turns over, but there is no power to the Spark Plugs. Could be something blown on ECU which will need to be sent away for checking and repairs! She has very low mileage, so definitely worth getting back on the road!
    2000 Peugeot 206 - She is a bit tatty, particularly the clear coat over the red paintwork. What is it about red paint? But she is still roadworthy, also with very low mileage, less that 60k, so worth keeping going,
    2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Currently off the road while I fix all the MoT failure issues. She absolutely MUST get back on the road, as she is our tow vehicle for our 21 year old Caravan!
    Having been a resident of planet Earth for more years than I care to remember, I have had the dubious pleasure of owning several ‘heaps’ starting with a CZ125 Motorbike, before ‘upgrading’ to 4 wheels with my purchase of a  Daf Van, in my college days!
    Well, that’s my abridged, potted history! Hello, again, everyone!

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    Wilko220 reacted to Dobloseven in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    After lurking for a whille, have finally managed to join. Been driving and keeping cars(and vans) running for almost 50 years. Last 20 years have bought new or under three years old, but have also helped my many offspring keep older vehicles on the the road and had a few "rescue cars" as I call them that I've brought back to life. Sold a Mk 5 Fiesta I'd revived in 2013 last Autumn and recommissioned a 54 reg Micra that had been abandoned on Mother in laws drive over a year ago by my youngest son. That sold almost instantly, leaving a space on the drive which I've recently filled with a 54 reg Meriva, bought for £120 in February. Will hopefully post my many struggles to turn it into a  decent motor in another thread. Anyway, really enjoy reading all your automotive adventures, and hope to add a few of my own. 
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    Wilko220 reacted to barrett in car-from-uk.com   
    I think it's an aggregate site, ie the listings are just culled from other places on the web and then I would guess the website sells advertising to third parties on the basis of its thousands of adverts. I have never heard of anyone either buying or selling a vehicle through this website in all the years I've been aware of it.
     
    Edit: if you look at the bottom of most listings there is a small line of text that says 'Also published on ebay.co.uk' or whatever
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    Wilko220 reacted to wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Whoops, my finger slipped.
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    Wilko220 reacted to barrett in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Limited info, but this looks like good value if it's as clean as it appears. Incredibly tempting way to spunk my limited 'savings' up the wall
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1365849503784685/


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    Wilko220 reacted to wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    On the subject of ACA, is this the ex- @Amishtat 164?

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    Wilko220 reacted to wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    No, it means that ACA will flog any old shit as long as you pay them their fee.
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    Wilko220 reacted to horriblemercedes in eBay tat volume 3.   
    What a guy. He did the whole Jaguar thing in Withnail & I and he's also into Renault 19s
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    Wilko220 reacted to sdkrc in ebay 'BARGAINS'   
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1328857

    Wow. This must be the ultimate spec and extremely low mileage....
     
     It is a 2.5 litre, NOT the S
    2. Right colour. Lovely paintwork. Apart from very minimal crease to drivers seat, interior is flawless
    5. Back window DOES need replacing. Am happy to do this, but time and travel expenses to get this done will be added to the cost. I will only do this when there is a non refundable deposit on the car.
     
     
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    Wilko220 got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Today's shit decals award goes to...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Metro-classic-3-door-AUTO-1275-1987-lowish-miles-MiniCooper-alloys-Yokos/184709657913?hash=item2b018db539:g:TikAAOSwaCBgUFj~
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    Wilko220 got a reaction from crad in The grumpy thread   
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/13/transport-for-london-retires-last-heritage-service-of-routemaster-buses?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1f381iBBAk8gDqHQxw28tpkT2pZFTP17j8hyDrNmIuKaAtd33PHt6OsYo#Echobox=1618294009
     
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    Wilko220 reacted to Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Tres bien
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1983-Citroen-CX-20-Pallas-Project-Barn-Garage-Find/174731180507?hash=item28aeca39db:g:rAEAAOSwvaxgdffY


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    Wilko220 reacted to LightBulbFun in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Yep! easy and cheap to tax and get through an MOT too I imagine is one of the other factors for using em
    someone of them even used a Northern Ireland  AC Model 70 to generate themselves some cheap ageless plates (which is how I initially found about this practice LOL!)

    I thought this specific tool would only show the last 10 previous registration numbers of a vehicle but I was just double checking that with a known registration mule moped and erm nope it will display more then 10!
    (so thats good, that tells me WOI4001 is indeed likely that Model 70's original  number)
    and here is said Moped LOL

    (and this is only some of them, I have another tool which tells me its had 158 total registration marks LOL but that one does not work for NI vehicles so I cant use it to double verify the above Model 70 sadly)
     
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    Wilko220 reacted to bunglebus in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/169295165047742/
    Just popped up as near me in Essex




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    Wilko220 reacted to Kringle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oxymoron of the year. Anyone wish to save me from myself?
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    Wilko220 reacted to Skizzer in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Woof woof.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Renault-21-turbo-phase-1-project-restoration-barn-find-spares-or-repairs-/203344889244?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
     
    If it turns out to be completely knackered I’ll take the chairs off your hands.

     
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    Wilko220 reacted to Skizzer in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Check out this rare beauty.  Off the road since Methuselah’s mum was in pigtails, but well worthy of the @4wheeledstool treatment.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/opel-ascona-s-/353453540716?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
    Price is a touch optimistic, seller only has 4 feedback and  “just needs TLC to finish” is obviously bollocks, but then there’s this:

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    Wilko220 reacted to BorniteIdentity in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This looks rather smashing.  V6 manual from elderly owner (quelle surprise) in 1950s suburbia.

    Not as cheap as they once were, but this looks basically new

    Quick dye to the steering wheel and you're off and running.  Would look lovely with the aubergine personal line interior to compliment the damson paintwork (you could even get aubergine cloth which was delightful)

    I know plenty of folk love buying the cheapest car possible and revelling in the smugness of cheap entry, but this - for the long term - has to be a fantastic prospect.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133718989767?fbclid=IwAR2fOWBUeeAbOGBR3k_OE3P4B2nbRxgcb362NXxWCR0cPjXuOSUev3bV6e4
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