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    meshking reacted to somewhatfoolish in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Smol bus, not far away.

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    meshking reacted to richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
    Good evening sir, I see we are winning at life.
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    meshking reacted to myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
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    meshking got a reaction from strangeangel in Strangeangel's Citroënic Shenanigans (featuring the Autoshite BX, Ami Break and some bikes) 22/2 Aixam spares blag!   
    Fingers crossed for you. There's some old school way of clearing the jets, if the engine runs then you pull the air intake tube off and cover it with your palm. The vacuum clears the jets apparently. I've never tried...
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    meshking got a reaction from strangeangel in Strangeangel's Citroënic Shenanigans (featuring the Autoshite BX, Ami Break and some bikes) 22/2 Aixam spares blag!   
    Sorry, missed your reply. It could have a 123 ignition on it , so you wouldn't necessarily know if it was electronic ignition. There is a sometimes a telltale bit of wiring heading down to the points box area.
    Annoying that it has failed again though. How old at the ignition cables? A Dyane of mine years ago used to eat cables - good test at night is to spray water over the HT leads, should see any sparking then. 
    Or could it be as simple as a blocked jet? 
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    meshking reacted to adw1977 in The grumpy thread   
    A Persimmon house?
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    meshking reacted to SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    One year and four months with five "buyers" we finally exchanged on our house! 🎉
    Still not got our purchase sorted, so racing ahead trying to get it finished. Got till early next month when we complete to get it done. Hoping that this big storm coming in won't do any damage to the house. Just my luck!
    It's been absolutely hell of a shit experience trying to move. I know it's never that fun, but we've had it way worse than anyone else have. I'm not a religious man, but I'm praying the purchase doesn't become delayed or have problems. We're on our third attempted purchase now too. 
    The other depressing part is the amount of cars I've missed out on in that time, because of it. Like @HillmanImp Triumph GT6, @Squire_Dawson MG Midget, @Sigmund Fraud Triumph Dolomite 1300 (I believe now owned by @garycox ) and of course @Cavcraft Jaguar XJS (now owned by @Zelandeth ). All of which I would love to have owned but I'm on a strict car buying halt until we got the house move sorted. 
    Also the Austin 1100 had to be sold because of it being a hindrance to selling the house. Apparently a rusty, Purple/Black/Harvest Gold car on the drive isn't appealing to most types of modern house buyers! Still a bit bummed I couldn't really see that one through. 
    Currently got my eye on @BeEP Austin 1800, if that doesn't sell in the meantime before we get our house purchase lined up. 
    Today it's been a case of Mission pack the garage up. Not the tidiest in the world and loads of small little bits scattered everywhere. 
     

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    meshking reacted to Skizzer in FEB: Rover 75 Tourer! - 2020: The Year of (mostly) Terrible Cars - A Shit(e) Odyssey   
    Bristle?  What chew kleckin den, buy?  Ford Fiestle?  Vauxle Vectral?
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    meshking reacted to HarmonicCheeseburger in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    https://7news.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/navy-delivering-beer-to-fire-hit-vic-town-c-640111?utm_campaign=share-icons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&tid=1578555294474
     
     
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    meshking reacted to Skizzer in Let's buy a Bedford Val car transporter together   
    ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING INVACARS ON EVERY FUCKING THREAD.
    Jesus fucking wept.
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    meshking reacted to wuvvum in Let's buy a Bedford Val car transporter together   
    It's nothing like Invacars.  It has twice as many wheels, thrice as many cylinders, 15 times the cubic capacity and it's made out of metal.
    It is blue though, so there's that.  Built in Britain too.
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    meshking got a reaction from RobT in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just found Easy Rider on the Sony movies channel. Currently annoying my wife by singing along to every song 😁
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    meshking got a reaction from chaseracer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just found Easy Rider on the Sony movies channel. Currently annoying my wife by singing along to every song 😁
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    meshking got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just found Easy Rider on the Sony movies channel. Currently annoying my wife by singing along to every song 😁
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    meshking reacted to w00dy in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aston-Martin-DB7/124014014080
    Perfection.
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    meshking reacted to paulplom in The new news 24 thread   
    Brilliant result. Couldn't have went any better. I always thought If I gave her enough rope....

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    meshking got a reaction from 320touring in The PMSL A downer and no upper..15/02/20   
    Reject it under soga "not fit for purpose"

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    meshking reacted to doug in 2t block and tackle £18.18   
    https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/masterpro-2tonne-engine-block-lifting-chain-538770561
     
     
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    meshking got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Veteran London to Brighton   
    IIRC it is marshalled by car clubs down the route. I used to live in Coulsdon, and went to help a few times. There was a slight incline and cars often needed a bit of help. Further down, at Hooley, is where the A23 turns off onto the M23 - you have to make a conscious decision to go onto the M23 (well signposted with blue signs) rather than stay on the A23.
    Sad times - must be scary enough driving one, let alone ending up on the motorway
    https://goo.gl/maps/x6qeAKjKUJTqmSo29
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    meshking reacted to barrett in Veteran London to Brighton   
    Sorry, we're 295. Just stopped for tea and bacon. Going well so far, touch wood

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    meshking reacted to RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    It's a manual.  You know me, I'm normally a lazy arsed auto 'box user, but I'll happily make an exception here.
    It's a one owner from new and an odd spec, being a V6 mid-range RT.  Cloth manual seats (good), but has cruise and climate control.  The giffer is to be applauded for his choices back in the day.  Ex Renault car club member too, and I'd wager it's been garaged all it's life.  Interior is mintola, albeit a sea of grey.

    I drove it back to back with the S60 this evening and the gooner packs lots more punch, even though the difference is only 10bhp or something.  Must check the torque figures.  Plus the ride is better because not stupid low profiles.  In fact, I'm wondering if I should keep this a bit longer and roffle the S60 instead.
    This car is a tour de force.
    Until it breaks.  Place bets now.
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    meshking got a reaction from Frogchod in Shitefest International 3-5 July 2020 France   
    I'm tempted to set myself a goal of getting my acadiane to this. 
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    meshking got a reaction from egg in Shitefest International 3-5 July 2020 France   
    I'm tempted to set myself a goal of getting my acadiane to this. 
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    meshking got a reaction from LightBulbFun in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Jeez - that makes me feel old. I remember when those buses were introduced. Replaced the seriously ageing fleet.
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