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    stilo_active got a reaction from warren t claim in Shite Magazine scans   
    I've been spending quite a bit of time during this lock down scanning brochures and old road tests. I've uploaded most of them to my Flickr account, but I thought this one would appeal to you lot. 









    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMTpv64
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    stilo_active got a reaction from HMC in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Yet MOAR Kernow tat










































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    stilo_active got a reaction from Isopon in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Yet MOAR Kernow tat










































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    stilo_active got a reaction from chaseracer in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Some recent spots 
    Volvo 440

    Tidy Polo

    Tidy derv 106 just moved in opposite 

    Onion





    Carina II

    VW LT HPE


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    stilo_active got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Yet MOAR Kernow tat










































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    stilo_active got a reaction from CaptainBoom in The Worst Car you've ever owned   
    Mk2 Golf - utter shitbag of a car. I ended up nicknaming it Thrush. Allegric to starting if it was wet. Or cold. Or wet and cold. Or dry. Or warm. Or on a day ending in Y. Did everything to try and get the bastard thing to start in the morning. Swapped the Pierburg carb for the usual modification, it started perfectly but ran like shit. Swapped back so it ran ok l, just took an age to start. Things fell off, things broke. I was absolutely delighted* when the headgasket went. Not all that to drive, either. 
    Ford Ka - it was a cheap runaround, but was crap. Starting issues, body panels falling off (bonnet hinge snapped), nasty Ford controls, not very nice to drive and my Seicento did everything much better. 
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    stilo_active got a reaction from fatharris in FatHarris' Life of Shite   
    Herman ❤️
    Lovely old bus to drive, that. 
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    stilo_active got a reaction from Rocket88 in The Worst Car you've ever owned   
    Mk2 Golf - utter shitbag of a car. I ended up nicknaming it Thrush. Allegric to starting if it was wet. Or cold. Or wet and cold. Or dry. Or warm. Or on a day ending in Y. Did everything to try and get the bastard thing to start in the morning. Swapped the Pierburg carb for the usual modification, it started perfectly but ran like shit. Swapped back so it ran ok l, just took an age to start. Things fell off, things broke. I was absolutely delighted* when the headgasket went. Not all that to drive, either. 
    Ford Ka - it was a cheap runaround, but was crap. Starting issues, body panels falling off (bonnet hinge snapped), nasty Ford controls, not very nice to drive and my Seicento did everything much better. 
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    stilo_active got a reaction from mitsisigma01 in New wheels - Fantasy Green Skoda Fabia 1.4 OHV   
    I meant to post this before Christmas but totally forgot. My 216 decided to take a sabbatical from working at the end of November, so a mate of mine said "I've got just the car for you". Only problem was, he was in Chatteris, I'm in Cornwall. At that point, you were allowed to travel, and he lived in a Tier 2 area which meant green light go. So, me, the wife and the 9 year old phone screen goblin piled into herself's Rover 75 diseasel and headed for Chatteris. 
    Arrived at the destination after an uneventful drive in the Rover. Remained socially distanced, had a chat and drove off, wife and son in the Rover, me in the Skoda. Now, before we go any further, let's talk a bit about the car. 
    It's a bottom of the range, mingebag basic Fabia Classic. It's an estate, fitted with the old Skoda OHV engine that was around when God was a slip of a lad. What's amazing is someone walked into a Skoda dealership, specified this trim level, ticked Fantasy Green on the order form but obviously thought "Classic" trim level may have been a bit mean. True, it still has exercise windows and independent locking but the original owner must have said "Oooh we're a bit flush this week Gladys, let's live a little" and selected a CD player and air conditioning from the options list. 
    A pretty uneventful drive home, except the temperature gauge didn't work properly which, like my old Felicia, turned out to be the sensor in the thermostat housing. So a new thermostat and temperature sensor fitted and all is well. The only other issue is some vibration from the front end. Otherwise drives fine. Rover also made it home with no issues. 


    Some git had nicked the F from the badge, so I fixed* it accordingly. 
    Look at that powerhouse

    The day after we got back, everywhere got moved up a tier so wouldn't have been able to get it any other time. Then of course, ERMAHGERD LERKDERN happened. I've named the car Listerine. 

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    stilo_active got a reaction from crad in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    A plethora of Fiats. The Bravo, Brava and Mk2 Punto are owned by the guy I bought the Fabia from











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    stilo_active got a reaction from crad in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Some recent spots 
    Volvo 440

    Tidy Polo

    Tidy derv 106 just moved in opposite 

    Onion





    Carina II

    VW LT HPE


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    stilo_active got a reaction from crad in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Maestro van
    M535i 

    Mk1 Fester



    Regie 16



    Tidy Phase 1 205



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    stilo_active got a reaction from stonedagain in Morris 1300   
    What a cracking thread. I do love a Land Prawn
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    stilo_active reacted to Burnside in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Well jealous of that Fiat collection! 
    Looks like the Brava & Bravo have a set of period Fiat accessory wheel trims too.
    My Black Fiat Stilo SW is from Desira. Still has the rear window sticker.  
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    stilo_active got a reaction from Burnside in Fiat Bravo - gone!   
    Zenith Blue 1. 4 SX. Exactly the spec and colour that my Dad had back in 1998. That looks fabulous ❤️
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    stilo_active got a reaction from busmansholiday in New wheels - Fantasy Green Skoda Fabia 1.4 OHV   
    It didn't come with one of those. It still has this:

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    stilo_active got a reaction from theshadow in New wheels - Fantasy Green Skoda Fabia 1.4 OHV   
    I meant to post this before Christmas but totally forgot. My 216 decided to take a sabbatical from working at the end of November, so a mate of mine said "I've got just the car for you". Only problem was, he was in Chatteris, I'm in Cornwall. At that point, you were allowed to travel, and he lived in a Tier 2 area which meant green light go. So, me, the wife and the 9 year old phone screen goblin piled into herself's Rover 75 diseasel and headed for Chatteris. 
    Arrived at the destination after an uneventful drive in the Rover. Remained socially distanced, had a chat and drove off, wife and son in the Rover, me in the Skoda. Now, before we go any further, let's talk a bit about the car. 
    It's a bottom of the range, mingebag basic Fabia Classic. It's an estate, fitted with the old Skoda OHV engine that was around when God was a slip of a lad. What's amazing is someone walked into a Skoda dealership, specified this trim level, ticked Fantasy Green on the order form but obviously thought "Classic" trim level may have been a bit mean. True, it still has exercise windows and independent locking but the original owner must have said "Oooh we're a bit flush this week Gladys, let's live a little" and selected a CD player and air conditioning from the options list. 
    A pretty uneventful drive home, except the temperature gauge didn't work properly which, like my old Felicia, turned out to be the sensor in the thermostat housing. So a new thermostat and temperature sensor fitted and all is well. The only other issue is some vibration from the front end. Otherwise drives fine. Rover also made it home with no issues. 


    Some git had nicked the F from the badge, so I fixed* it accordingly. 
    Look at that powerhouse

    The day after we got back, everywhere got moved up a tier so wouldn't have been able to get it any other time. Then of course, ERMAHGERD LERKDERN happened. I've named the car Listerine. 

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    stilo_active got a reaction from Burnside in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    A plethora of Fiats. The Bravo, Brava and Mk2 Punto are owned by the guy I bought the Fabia from











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    stilo_active got a reaction from Burnside in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Maestro van
    M535i 

    Mk1 Fester



    Regie 16



    Tidy Phase 1 205



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    stilo_active got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Spotted: Cornish shite - Updated 12th June 2021   
    Maestro van
    M535i 

    Mk1 Fester



    Regie 16



    Tidy Phase 1 205



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