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  1. I bought myself an early fully loaded manual Golf V5 as a spares car for £500 in an identical colour to my Golf V5. I’ve found that recently it’s getting really hard to get spares for my early automatic V5, so this was the ideal scenario. The problem is it’s quite a nice example and only needs a throttle body, so I feel bad using it as a spares car.
  2. I need a breather hose for my 2.0 V5 Golf as it’s torn and collapsed. I recently bought a similar Hose for my 2.0 litre Golf which is an older car as it’s based on the MK3 and that cost me all of £7.50, but for the V5 it’s unobtainable, but I did find one for £265 in the US. So the old girl might be getting a catch can.
  3. Vince70


    Katie Price must have fallen on hard times, now she’s got those Turkey Teeth and fake Boobs on the tick.
  4. It seems to be the week of MOTs for my fleet, as it was time to put my immaculate E36 Ti through the ticket. I needn’t have worried though, as she went straight through without an advisory, although on the the journey over, I did get a slight shake from the steering, which disappeared after about 10 miles, which I put down to a flat spot on one of the tyres, as all I have done in a year is about 500 Miles and 45 miles were for the MOT. Then on the way back, I had to stop off and repair my Girlfriends son’s yellow mini R50 , as it had an SRS light on and I also pulled a dent out the roof which came out perfect with a big suction cup, plus fitted some new speakers for him. I will also need to fit a new lcd in his rev counter and fit a new cigarette lighter socket plus a new interior light, as the circuit board inside has a dodgy solder joint. A new light is so cheap, though it’s not worth my while trying to find my soldering iron, so all in it should cost about £25 to fix everything.
  5. This little Toyota warm hatch has been parked up around the back of a hospital I attend every 6 months for a good 7/8 years. To be honest it looks a very straight motor and isn’t rotten.
  6. I took my lovely £250 Cabriolet Golf for its MOT today and it passed with flying colours. The MOT tester even called me over to have a look under the motor as it’s literally like brand new underneath and he couldn’t believe the condition. Even the bottoms of the wings are rot free and it drives so nice and runs like a Swiss Watch. Shes most definitely a keeper, as I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I like the old 8v GTi 2 litre . I’m just amazed that such a beautiful car which has got another 24 years use in it with general servicing was going to be scrapped, as we really live in a disposable society.
  7. I’m getting very attached to the old girl now. so I did a couple of jobs on the car last nigh, to bring it up to scratch, as the real letdown for this car was the broken heater vents. Also the front speakers didn’t like any bass whatsoever and was expecting to find some knackered originals but someone had already fitted some custom fit Alpines, which looked okay to the untrained eye. I found some aftermarket custom fit speakers on Amazon for £25 to replace the Alpines and now the stereo sounds fantastic. The next job is to change the ashtray for a new old stock item I found on eBay and change the oil and filters and I’m also going to replace the gearbox oil with some new GL4 as it’s sometimes hard to get reverse when cold.
  8. I took my old terrible sounding speakers out today of the Mk1 Punto thinking that they were knackered originals and found they were custom Alpine speakers and replaced them with some unknown cheap brand, which I bought off Amazon for £25. Although not up to Bose standards the sound quality is a 100 times better and I haven’t got what sounds like a fart going through the speakers anymore lol. The weird thing is I can’t see any rips in the alpine speakers. The fit on the new speakers isn’t as good as the Alpine speakers though although they’re supposed to be customs for the Punto. Also I have gone all maxpower and fitted a team rally centre dash today due to the broken air vents on the original.
  9. That looks absolutely amazing. Being yours is the Super Duper 110 does it have the freewheel. I will pretend to know what it is, but I’m guessing it’s some form off overdrive as my Dad and Uncle had a couple of them in the late 60’s and mentioned it. I’m also sure my uncle said something about changing the metal doors for earlier alloy skinned examples due his being a bit rot. I remember a really nice one in that colour sitting dumped at the end of a private road in Chislehurst Kent for a couple of years in the Mid 80s and always wanted it and it just disappeared one day. The P4/5/6 were most definitely world beating cars that’s for sure.
  10. That’s a real beauty and I would love a Six pot. The last 6 pot I bought was with some mates and it cost us £50 about 12 years ago and we drove it down to Rome. Ours was only a 320 automatic though but throughly reliable and was a pre vanos model. My mate kept it afterwards and the flames stayed on the car. I paid £750 for mine, but even back 8/9 years ago it was getting hard finding nice examples. I bought another really nice cabriolet example as well around the same time and sold that 3 years ago for £1200 with I think 68000 on the clock but didn’t realise at the time how much a nice E36 was worth.
  11. We think alike my friend, as my E36 is exactly the same, as it’s totally original apart from a nice Bluetooth head unit. Out of all my cars my Ti is the favourite out the lot and if I had to make a choice of keeping just one car, the E36 would win hands down every time.
  12. While I was waiting for the cancelled train this morning, I thought I would look at why the rear speakers were not working on the Punto. It looks like someone has already fitted some custom fit speakers in the rear, but have made a complete bodge of the speaker wiring which is a bonus. The wiring had been cut and spliced together without any connectors or heat shrink in the rear. I’ve got some solder and heat shrink indoors so that’s a free repair. It’s also got a very nice pioneer Bluetooth head unit fitted, which doesn’t turn off, unless you take the front of the stereo off, so I’m guessing that’s also a free repair, which should be just a case of swapping the red and yellow over. So it’s happy days apart from the front speakers sounding a bit flat, but I’m going to check and see if the speaker wires on the front are also bodged before buying new speakers, as chances are they might of been changed when the rear speakers were installed, with the stereo. I’m also going to move the microphone for the Bluetooth, as it’s stuck in front of the speedo and will take the front pillar trim off and reinstall it up near the sun visor. The install looks like it’s been done by a 16 year old Halfords employee on a Saturday late afternoon for cash, while they were changing a lightbulb lol. Its all quality stuff though and I will be taking the heater vents and ashtray out anyway, as I’ve managed to obtain new items for the broken ashtray and vents etc. I’ve got attached to this lovely little motor already and the Mrs says keep them all, So I don’t have to sell it for “300 toknight bro”
  13. I went into my local ESK today and on the shelf for the first time in ages, I found their cheap knockoff waxoyl aerosols. It’s only £2.50 a can and works a treat and it normally sells for around £6/7 online with other retailers. So I bought all 8 cans that were available. I wish it was there last week though, as it would of saved the driveway looking like an environmental disaster, as I used old engine oil lol.
  14. I love a dig around old world war 2 structures, When we were kids, we had a massive governmental H bomb shelter that gave us hours of fun exploring. An old pillbox was dug out recently just up the road from me.
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