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  1. I've had various threads on the go for different collections this year, but thought I'd condense my threads into one manageable thread to document my ham-fisted tinkering. At the turn of the year I was driving a nice, dependable, modern 2011 Peugeot 407 and no other vehicle. It was nice enough, but boring as feck. I'd bought it after a series of disastrous heaps in the awkward age bracket of being new and valuable enough to worry about but old enough to be fucked. The 407 was just too new, too bloated and dull. I had a hankering for old metal, my Mineral Oil withdrawal pangs were strong. From January I started looking, there were eBay bids, missed reserves, wasted trips from Gumtree and other such nonsense. I happened on an automatic Rover 216 GSI with one giffer owner from a year old. The chap was giving up driving at 93 years old and his grandson was moving it on. I bid, and failed. It was in London though, about 420 miles away so I wasn't all that bothered. Of course when he offered it to me for my losing bid after the winning buyer was a no show I said yes. I was on the Megabus down to that London overnight for about £15. I hung about in Liverpool Street station like a mad shivering jakey until my train out to the suburb for my first sight of the new steed. It was battered outside but had been well looked after. A frankly insulting amount of cash changed hands and I was away up the road. We had many adventures together, it was dependable and it whet my appetite for interesting old motors again and proved that the very bottom end of the market was navigable if I had the patience to wade through the sea of shit to find the odd pearl. The 407 was still on the fleet at this point but I was covering a lot of miles in the Rover, with a long commute though the fuel economy wasn't ideal. When a friend's mother was looking for a new diesel saloon to replace the faithful old Xsara she had a scheme was concocted. I sold the 407 to her and was on the hunt for an interesting replacement. When I was growing up my dad had a succession of hopeless shitters, indeed I was brought home from the hospital as a newborn in a brush painted Skoda Super Estelle. The best car he had was a red XUD Peugeot 405 with air conditioning and electric windows. So when I found a 1994 GTXD advertised by someone who could actually compose a car advert in the fashion you would expect of a human being educated to a Primary School level, I pounced. Of course I couldn't buy a car just down the road so it was on the train to Birmingham. First class no less. I stayed in an absolute flea pit of a hotel and drove up the road the next day. This was a proper bit of nostalgia and a really practical borderline classic car. It had been fastidiously maintained by the previous owner. Apart from there being a hole where there was once a stereo and the lack of working air con it was a pleasant drive home. Given their relative scarcity and how dependable this one has proven so far, it's a keeper, I'd struggle to part with it. Two cars just wasn't enough to worry about, so this Citroen C1 was acquired. Pure Aleppo spec. A camel can go for weeks, or months without stopping at a watering hole, the C1 has a similar thirst for Motor Spirit. Man maths were employed and worked out that it would easily* pay for itself. There have been further movements, I'll recap them shortly. I should probably do some work.
  2. Well, OK, just a few brochures for sale, after having sorted through my pile over Christmas. The postage price will vary according to weight, so the prices below exclude postage - we'll sort this out in PMs. Obviously, if anyone wants more than one, I'll send them together. All are in excellent condition, with some very minor age related creases.
  3. Due to the success of Eddie Hondas mug roffle I thought we could raise some funds for either the Hendry fundrazer or the forum hosting. A company that I'm involved with prints mugs and clothing. I can get them at 'mates rates' so could sell them fairly cheaply while still giving a good cut to the forum. I'm not planning on earning any money myself. Would £5 a mug sound fair? My plan was to deliver most of it to Shitefest to save on postage but I could post things out afterwards to folk who can't make it. Skizzer has kindly agreed to let me use this brilliant forum banner that he designed. There are a few other variations on this thread. EH came up with the rather good suggestion of a Shitefest 18 design. I can just about work MS Paint so if anyone would like to have a go at a SF18 design then send it to me is a really high resolution that would be grand.
  4. Copied over from Shite In Miniature... Note for future reference... I've decided most of my Matchbox (-sized) cars can go. It's a vast collection, Most have been repainted at least once - by me, obviously. My eyes and hand aren't good enough to do them again. I've got way too many to list so ask if there's something you want and if I've got it, we can do a deal. Most will be 50p each plus postage, so it'll make sense to build up a parcel. I thought it best to do this, then I'm not clogging up the main thread. This could well go on for months.
  5. Ok I'm going to see if we've enough interest in the Autoshite Dealership stickers to run off another batch. I will need to pre-sell a minimum of 120 before I will place another order, and I have contacted the company that made them to recheck the run price. I am also considering a new design with the url in it, but done so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb (and I corrected the boobies for this run!): Please state your interest by copying the following and adding your name below: Eg: Ruffgeezer: 1
  6. Lads, lads, lads. Its been ages since I bought a thing, and I LOVE BUYING THINGS. I couldn’t sleep last night, for instance. I feel great because buying vehicles SOLVES ALL OF LIFE’S PROBLEMS (apart from parking permits). Anyway, I just agreed to buy a thing, with collection commencing today or tomorrow. In the meantime, let’s spy on the vendors house on street view shall we? My little bundle of joy is tucked in behind that rather tasty 164.
  7. 1998 SUBARU IMPREZA NON-TURBO AWD MANUAL ESTATE WITH ROOF BARS AND MASSIVE FOGLIGHTS FOR DOOM SCENARIOS Bought this off Bramz last month, done a few hundred miles in it. Perfectly reliable, school run kaos etc But had some sudden and big household bills loom, so having a big sell-off MOT is only to end of this month though. But everything works - all windows, no dash warnings; it's been a handy and hunky dory motor car. Interior tidy. Exterior pretty clean, bar the odd knock and scuff and arch bubble. It's not a shed by any means. History file though up to a point, recent bills for service items, but cambelt roulette. 132k. Tyres are about 18 months old, but they are budget ditchfinders. I intended to keep it, wanted this exact spec for years, but will have to let it go after all. It will need that dicky front caliper replacing as the stickiness comes back after a few days after freeing it off. Discs look to have little time left on them too. Bonus is being the non-Turbo it has drums on the rear. Synchromesh scratchy when cold, clutch feels a bit crunchy action but plenty of meat there Bonuses are: it's green, it's the estate, excellent heater, it's AWD for snowzombievirus kaos, got insurance cover it on classic multicar policy (Hagerty) as now it's old enough 1998 I just need to get my money back. It owes me 400 notes. Can go today Yes, the number plate is now fixed properly Located M1 corridor Watford <> Luton £7 a ticket or 3 for £20 Bargain. I'm keeping the Alfa 156 Wagon for now
  8. Before wasting anyone's time this car is not roadworthy, and just outside Edinburgh - it is however very cheap. If this sounds of interest then read on.... This is your chance to save my project Bini from the scrappy, or worse still, Facebook Marketplace. Kind of testing the water really (I hate when people say that in an advert!) but an impending house move and requiring the garage for other stuff during renovations of said new house plus general lack of time and enthusiasm means the sensible thing to do is get shot of it, and in so doing I am admitting failure that I've not been able to rescue this fine little car. This is roughly what it looks like: I say roughly because the stripes are gone and replaced with racing roundels on the bonnet and doors and a single stripe on the bonnet - which in my opinion looks awesome. Bodily it's in excellent condition with no rust or dings however have a look at the MOT fail sheet, scroll down if you can't be bothered looking it up - this all still needs doing however I do have new trackrod ends, ball joints, top mounts plus discs and pads which can be thrown in for a fair offer (cost me £200 from ECP) Now the catch is that the lower nearside suspension bolt has sheared in-situ and the lower ball joint nut is butchered in a failed attempt to remove, this is the primary reason for me throwing in the towel. As far as I can tell the engine is good as is the gearbox however I've only driven it 10miles since I bought it last April so absolutely no guarantees offered or implied - it has been garaged all that time and occasionally run up and down the drive. Comes with a good wad of history including receipts for recon gearbox and new PAS pump around 40k miles ago. The eagle-eyed among you will also spot a mileage discrepancy in the MOT history this is due to a change in speedo unit which has now been changed once more to one with roughly the correct mileage which is somewhere around 130k, of course no guarantees can be offered or implied. It starts, drives and stops but would obviously need trailered away. I'm just outside Edinburgh which I know limits my market on here for a non-roadworthy car but I'd rather it went to a good home and went back on the road than face the pain of trying to flog it elsewhere. If anyone is seriously interested in giving this poor little Bini a good home give me a shout, any offers of 'some money' will be considered to get it out of my way. Obviously I'd like to recover some of my 'investment' if possible but I also appreciate that MOT'd Binis are dirt cheap at the moment. Not sure if there is an appetite for Roffl-ing a non-roadworthy car but that may be an option if there is enough interest. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date tested14 August 2019 FAIL View test certificate Mileage135,564 miles MOT test number5303 5053 5799 Test location View test location Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects): Nearside Front Upper Macpherson strut mounting likely to fail top mount and bearing (5.3.3 (b) (ii)) -have parts Repair immediately (major defects): Nearside Front Headlamp aim too low (4.1.2 (a)) Offside Front Headlamp aim too high (4.1.2 (a)) Nearside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) -have parts Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) -have parts Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.1.3 (b) (i)) -have parts Offside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.1.3 (b) (i)) -have parts Repair as soon as possible (minor defects): Front Suspension arm ball joint dust cover severely deteriorated o/s and n/s (5.3.4 (b) (i)) -have parts Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover damaged or deteriorated, but preventing the ingress of dirt o/s and n/s (2.1.3 (g) (i)) -have parts Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge 175-65-15 (5.2.3 (e)) Front Coil spring corroded o/s and n/s (5.3.1 (b) (i)) Rear Coil spring corroded o/s and n/s (5.3.1 (b) (i)) Nearside Rear brake sticking slightly Rear exhaust rubbers slightly deteriorated Nearside Front drive shaft seal leaking sligfhtly Front Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement o/s and n/s positioned at rear of front arm (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Nearside Rear number plate lamp dull - done fuel cap seal slightly deteriorated- done clutch pedal rubber missing- done Front Suspension arm corroded but not seriously weakened o/s and n/s (5.3.3 (b) (i)) Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened o/s and n/s (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) -have parts Rear Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened o/s and n/s (1.1.14 (a) (ii)) Front Sub-frame corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.3 (b) (i)) Rear Sub-frame corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.3 (b) (i)) signs of coolant leak around thermostat housing area -no drips on garage floor after being sat for 10mths Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i)) -no drips on garage floor after being sat for 10mths Power steering pipe/hose slightly corroded (2.1.5 (g) (i)) Power steering pipe/hose has slight seepage (2.1.5 (a)) -no drips on garage floor after being sat for 10mths
  9. Four Sail. Autoshite Decals. Thats "stickers" in old money. Medium Quality external vinyl. Will withstand prolonged mocking, and rain. Gr5 for adorning your lap top lid, enamelled tea mug, tool box, prosthetic foot, bus shelter, expensive guitar flightcase or underpant drawer. Pics* *please note that the 50p pictured is intended to indicate scale and is not included in the purchase price. If you would like to pay via another method, I am happy to discuss. Swaps, sex, real money, dares will all be considered.
  10. As you've probably read on here I've bought Mr_Lobsters Seat Toledo as i needed something a bit newer for my wife to use (plus i wanted something quicker again!) so my Sierra is now surplus to requirements. I bought it earlier this year of a friend after it had been in his barn since 2006 and spent numerous weekends and lots of money getting it back on the road again, It passed it's first MOT in 9 years a couple of months back and has been my faultless daily driver since doing around 1000 miles. In the time I've had it I've fitted. New cambelt & waterpump.New Valve stem seals and RC gasketNew fuel pumpNew front discs and pads and flexi hosesNew rear shoes, cylinders, brake pipes and a new handbrake cableA full service with dizzy cap, rotor arm, plug leads etc.New batteryRefurbished 15" Cossie alloys with good tyres and genuine Ford locking nutsTank removed and cleaned out It now drives great and is getting better the more i use it, there's a couple of small faults to keep you busy though. The fuel gauge doesn't work, we did clean the sender unit when we removed the tank and it does fire up the gauge, if you fill the tank it works but after 100 miles it drops down again so all i do is keep the tank full and reset the mileometer and just top it up every 200 miles or so.The starter motor has just started every now and then to stick a little and you can hear the bentix is a little slow to return, this hasn't bothered me as it still works without any issue but it might need changing at some point, it's a easy and cheap job though.There's a shallow dent on the offside rear quarter, again it's very minor.I repaired a small dint on the bonnet as well a scab on the dented rear quarter, both repairs are spot on but i stupidly used Halfords pre-mixed paint so the colour is slight darker, it's nothing major though.The original radio doesn't work so it currently has a CD player in it. There's a well filled in service book and paperwork, everything works, electric windows, proper sunroof and central locking and it has two keys. The original steel wheels and tidy wheel trims are included although they will need tyres. This is a lovely old bus which you can't lose money on, either use it as a interesting daily driver or sort out my dodgy paint match and take it to shows next year and get your money back and more next summer. It's in Ipswich, Suffolk and I'm looking for £950 ono.
  11. As some of you may have already seen over on the For Sale forum, somehow I managed to win @barefoot's Renault Vel Satis. This is a remarkable outcome, seeing as I didn't actually buy any tickets for it. @loserone clearly identified how much these things terrify me, and bought me two randoms. Normally, at this juncture, I'd be overwhelmed with gratitude. After all, it's a free car. But it's also a remarkably fragile french land whale, constructed almost entirely from unobtainium, which answers a question that nobody asked. I have five cars here, one out on long term loan and two jobs. I got the mother of all bollockings from Mrs Identity; unjustly seeing as I didn't participate in the raffle and I need this like a married man needs a second cock. Oh, and I've just realised the road tax is a kidney per year. Notwithstanding, I intend to run the car until the precise moment something breaks - at which stage I will raffle it off for charity. Firstly, does anyone fancy bringing this down from the land of 'cobs' and 'ducks' to my place in Cambridge? @Ohdearme did come up with a scheme, but I'm not sure if timings will work out (perhaps they will). I'm happy to go myself - but if someone wants a day out with it then I can cover expenses (my train and petrol would be about £50) and run you back to the station in a Ford Sierra bASe. Don't worry if it doesn't work out. I'm just keen to get it out of Barefoot's way, and start the adventure nightmare of VEL SHARTis ownership tenancy. NB: It's Castle Donnington to Cambridge, effectively. (Reposted in the right forum - duh!)
  12. I really need to unload some of the cars. Doesn't matter how much I try and justify it to myself, I've just got way too many at the moment. This is a large problem that became very apparent when I started looking at moving workshop to somewhere larger to consolidate where I keep my stuff and hopefully make some headroom. The realisation struck me that I've got enough work to keep me going until retirement, and it's simply not worth it. I need to cut some stuff out and make a clean break I think. Current list. 1972 Beetle 1200 restoration (keeping and finishing, it's Sarah's car so probably doesn't count, to be fair I've done a fair bit on this) 2000 beetle 2.0 (Sarah's car, needs a battery and some welding doing, but given she's not driving it's fine, and it can be quickly made into a car again. I really need to keep this one too. 1984 Caravelle restoration (keeping and finishing, had this forever and can't part with it.) 1974 Subaru Beetle (can't really sell this one, made a promise on it and need to see it through) 2006 Mondeo ST 2.2 Diesel (I'm keeping this, as it's my daily driver) So that brings us to the stuff I really need to get rid of. 2002 Mondeo ST220 in Infra Red (I bought this because nothing appreciates like a fast ford, it's a project but an easy one, and I've not touched it for three years now. It's in a dry garage, this can be for sale. I keep missing the guy with the garage access to get the pictures done Here's one from just before it went into storage. I can't imagine being that it's sat in a dry garage it looks a lot worse. Battery will be shot, needs a window reg, they're about £20, I might have one. It had a bit of a sump weep and needed discs and pads, and probably tyres too. I don't remember seeing any rot in there, but it may have started to go a bit by the front wings. FB_IMG_1548892719181 by davedorson, on Flickr it's infra red, I've got some good part worn tyres I can sell with it for the right money, needs re-commissioning. Plate is N99 JLM, 1999 Golf S 1.9 TD estate. That's the one that was meant to go last week. All working now, just needs me to put some coolant in it and get a battery, the chap was meant to bring one, then let me down, MOT'd till March 29th. Might just get this re-MOT'd and park it down the unit as a spare "pool" car. NOW SOLD IMG_20181215_100535522 by davedorson, on Flickr W124 300E (m103 3.0), ex David Bailey car apparently. Lost all the paperwork, probably worthless, refuses to run right, I suspect the K-Jet is shagged. I just can't find the motivation to do this. It's fairly solid, I've got new discs and pads in the boot for it. Really should just get rid of this one. if anyone wants this please get in touch, and I'll do some photos for you. 2018-08-09_09-18-46 by davedorson, on Flickr It won't come on the 17's, as they're valuable on their own, I've got some original wheels, but I need to sort them out with tyres, I'll try and do that and get some updated ones. NOW SOLD S124 200TE, rusty. Currently at a friends in Corby who's been apparently doing the welding on it for me. I'm yet to see evidence of this. I've basically written it off as a bad experience. If anyone wants this please get in touch. It does drive, but it's rough as arseholes due to degraded ignition bits and very rusty, although it might be less rusty now. I dunno, I'll arrange some photos if I can. Reg is G878ERP if you're curious, as you can see, off the road for ages! NOT MOVED SINCE I STARTED THIS THREAD, ANYONE FEELING BRAVE? MESSAGE ME!
  13. 1 previous owner from new,64000 miles,new tyres allround,fitted by previous giffer owner,original radio/cass,
  14. From a recent haul. This first lot 50p each + postage. More to come.
  15. Loving home sought, must sell through no fault of its own etc. I have a 54000 miles (ish) 2002 K11 Micra 1.0 CVT 'S' for sale, it has factory alloy wheels and an aftermarket stereo/CD player (not too bad actually). For the uninitiated, the CVT gearbox is like a twist and go jobby, put your foot down and you whisk off surprisingly quickly for a 1.0! There are no gears as such, but there is a sport button - and it actually makes a difference! A surprising one. It being a 2002 facelift K11, you get a better ignition system (no dizzy, individual coils etc), a sleeker look, doorcards that the fabric peels off of and a CVT gearbox that is not made out of cardboard like the earlier N-CVT types. The engine is chain driven, so no belts to worry about. I bought this in April for mum to mooch around in as she's having a difficult time just now, a few mobility and financial issues (not a great combo!) and so I bought this for her, but also for me to mooch about in when I don't want to use the Hearse. It's no longer required as mum's situation has improved, and she's now bought herself something. So I have Nubbins back, but need the funds back from it which is sad because I really quite like it. A big surprise to me, IS NOT SHIT! My sister had these for her first few cars back when they really weren't worth anything, hers were all totally shit and she accidentally did quite well with the bangernomics philosophy, binning them when they were about to fall apart into small rusty pieces, needed a clutch etc. So, it has almost full-service history, it was MOT'd and serviced in March this year, it had a new full exhaust system in 04/2017 (even though only the rear box was blowing) and a full set of tyres in 08/2017, a new LHS caliper in 2016. It seems to have been very well looked after by the PO and previous owners, the PO had it since 2015 (the invoice for £2245 is in with the SH) but their dog got too big to fit in it! So, the logical thing to do was get a Skoda Roomster, cos they're roomy right? It's in the name and everything. My gain, I won the ebay auction for a smidgen over a grand, and when I picked it up the PO was very apologetic that it had an empty petrol tank, so gave me £50 for fuel - lovely people they were. The lady's husband (yes, a careful lady owner - not ragged or anything) had a collection of stuff, a Disco 3 (Shit rather than shite methinks), Volvo P1800 (gorgeous), S-Type and Merc C250d estate that had been to the moon and back. That's not mentioning the farm shite, many pieces or machinery, tractors, agricultural items I didn't know what they were etc. Apologies for the dirty, shit pictures - I haven’t had time to clean it yet and it still has a load of mum’s crap in there! Will clean, tidy and post better pictures when time allows - possibly Monday. The drivers front wing has a dent, the door card fabric has come unstuck from the card itself and there is a small crack in the front bumper RHS lower corner (wasn't there when I bought it!). Otherwise it is a very smart little thing, with low miles, no rust that I have found (or been reported at MOT time) and so should keep motoring on for some time. Mum has been all over the south west in it, I have been up to Bristol and back once a week for the last month (160 mile round trip) so have total confidence in it - it will sit at 70+ on the motorway quite nicely, although steep hills make it a bit revvy and noisy. It's a 1L though bruv, innit. It owes me £1K, I need to sell it to pay for university tuition fees and need the funds back for this purpose. Any shiters want a punt? Offers accepted. Is located in East Coker, Somerset and isn’t taxed or insured atm.
  16. Alright then shite fans, time for me to clear some space in my parents' loft and get shot of my carefully-assembled model collection from a quarter of a century ago. These have all been "cherished" in the sense that 12 year-old me would take them out the boxes, display them, occasionally dismantle/reassemble them, take the racing stickers off some of them, respray a few of them, add number plates to them, but leave most of them alone and return them to the boxes. I'm not mad keen on simpy lobbing all of these on Ebay therefore am open to offers on any of the following. See something you like, speak up! As a guide, the going rate for the BBurago 1-24 scale that make up most of the collection seems to be in the region of a tenner each, the 1-18 scale a bit more, the 1-43 a bit less. Bulk discount will be available! Postage is from Jersey so not the same rates as Royal Mail, I need to check out the approx cost as a small parcel seems to be considerably more. A small portion of the 1-24 stuff first. Some of these are photos cribbed from the Internet on account of not having dug everything out yet. Will probably retrieve the rest at the weekend. Ferrari F40 Citroen 2CV Beetle convertible Beetle has two bits of interchangeable plastic representing the soft top in lowered and raised positions - nice touch. Mine is in a red box same as the 2CV however. EDIT May 2019 Beetle and 2CV sold Fiesta XR2i Granada Scorpio My Scorpio has different wheels to the above, otherwise identical. 3/10/17 SCORPIO SOLD Autobianchi Y10 3/10/17 Y10 SOLD That'll do for now. 1-18 stuff up next.
  17. Roffle is go. 1 for £16 or 2 for £30. 1 2 3 4 SamR380 5 6 7 Jollyfkr2 8 9 10 11 12 AstonMartin 13 14 15 Primeradoner 16 17 18 Doug 19 20 21 22 Loserone 23 24 25 Mitsisigma01 26 BlackBoilerSuit 27 28 Barefoot 29 30 DozeyDustman 31 32 33 Doug (Aston Martin) 34 35 36 37 DaveQ 38 Norbert 39 40 41 42 Doug (AstonMartin) 43 Jollyfkr2 44 45 46 Aston Martin 47 Loserone 48 Primeradoner 49 50 51 BlackBoilerSuit 52 53 54 55 StrangeAngel 56 57 58 59 Choice of top boxes either the white old one or the massive modern one for Uber eats work.
  18. Hello Shiters! I bought some N.O.S parts last week, and have spent a bit of time sorting through them and cataloguing them. I've thought I'd offer them to shiters first as there are some crackers in there (timing belt for a Bluebird 2.0 Diesel anyone?) With them being New Old Stock, the boxes are dusty/could be damaged but the parts themselves are in decent condition (if sometimes a touch dusty) I've looked at the prices online for the same items on Ebay and Amazon, and decided to charge approx 50% less. Prices are included in the tables below. Postage is £2.95 PER ITEM for oil filters and timing belts Rather than stick up a million pics, please send me a PM with Part/s you are after Car Make/Model/Engine Size Car Year and I'll double check they'll fit and send you a picture back to confirm. Oil Filters Timing Belts
  19. The GGG is Booked on an Aeroplane Flight - This Can Only Mean One Thing... Hint: It's a non return flight.
  20. Right due to a mixture of life being a pita and the lack of money and space. I really need to get a car shifted before September ideally. So although this wasn't in the original plan, what better than me offering two Cars For Sale / Roffles instead ! Plus Points, 2006 Met Black Fiat Stilo 1.6 petrol Active SW. 4 Owners , 48,912 only with Mot till next April, Starts, Run's + Drives fine and engine seam's to have plenty of get up and go. Clutch is ok too. Brakes seam good inc handbrake. Blowers work ok. Front Leccy Windows + Mirrors. PAS inc City Button, Central Locking, CD player. Looks to have had a full new Exhaust and Windscreen replacement recently. Tyres all have plenty of tread and spare wheel and tool kit is present. No fault codes on Dash. V5 arrived today in my name. Negative Points, Interior isn't great. Worst is being the headlining and rear boot carpet, but is 99% complete. Bodywork has some interesting dents see pics! Also has poor previous repairs to nearside doors and is declared on logbook as being a previous salvaged vehicle. Nearside front door doesn't lock on the outside but locks fine inside. Tailgate rattles slightly [ needs adjustment ] No service history so Cambelt Roulette at present, but Fiat reckon next change assuming it's had one would be 72K. Clonking / Rattle underneath suspect anti-roll bar joint as advised on last Mot. Despite it's appearances though this car has potential. I feel that with a bit of time invested and a few trips to a scrappy as I'd planned to do, would improve it no end. But otherwise it would make a ideal cheap workhorse / dog carrier etc as is, that would also last you till next April and beyond without too much bother. Car is untaxed but will Sorn if not Sold shortly and no Insurance. Just want back what it owe's me so far. AS price is £350 firm or £6 a Roffle Ticket. If the Cavalier sell's before the Stilo, then I may keep this car as originally intended but we see how things go. Worst case I'll sell both and have to go Car shopping again! Car located Midlands near Jct 10 M42 at present.
  21. I bought this as a stopgap, its purpose has been filled, and now I need something more economical. Its a 2000 Mazda 323F, with a 1.8 petrol engine and auto box (4 speed with lock out in top). Its in decent enough condition, looks tidy, starts, runs and drives with no major issues, decent amount of poke when needed. MoT is till November. Interior is very tidy and shows little wear. Leccy windows, mirrors, sunroof which all work, AC which does not. The downsides are there are 3 small chips in the windscreen, all less than 10mm. And it could do with a tyre changing on the front as its cracked with age. 20190412_183535 20190412_183554 More photos when its stops raining. Oh, and economy-wise it averages around 33mpg with mixed driving, more on a long run. Looking for £300 for a sale, or prepared to roffle at £5 if theres enough interest, could do with shifting it relatively quickly though. I'm also up for swaps, preferably for something small, petrol and manual. Small Peugeots are a preference. Oh, and its in Lincoln. Sorry.
  22. Edit: (31 May) A bunch of Autoshite 'GB' style stickers have now landed! The vinyl seems good quality and they stick well. Design isn't amazing (because I did it) but satisfied customers are satisfied (see more photos further down this thread). Still plenty left and I'll order more when they run out. Price: £1 each. P&P: 50p per order. Free p&p if you order four or more. Send me a message if you'd like some, or comment below. If you've commented in this thread, I'll pm you in due course. *Original post follows* Alright gang, I've noticed a few times the idea of a Autoshite GB - style sticker being mooted. Not sure if it's ever come to anything or anyone else has owt in the pipeline, but I downloaded a logo-maker app a little while back and have been messing around with it: If there's enough interest I can look into getting an online sticker-printing outfit to run me a bundle off. I can delete the autoshite.com url from the bottom if people want it to be even more discreet. The vinyl seems good quality and they stick well. Design isn't amazing (because I did it) but they look pretty good, I reckon.
  23. Hi all, As you know I've got a new car! I like it. By no means is it perfect but then I didn't expect it to be. I'll dedicate this thread to the Ins & Outs of the 06 plate Saab. Looking through the car there is no Service history - So I'll start my own, first job will be Oil & Filters change. Will get it in for reluctor ring change to at some point. There's also an error with the fuel filter, the sensors cover is smashed ergo, its letting water in putting the EML on. I shall sort those. Bodywork is fine, Very little in the way of rust/rot. Front bumper has clips missing so a corner below the headlight pops off, no great shakes - but I'll sort it. Alloys have a few scuffs & dings but will clean up nicely. Tyres are all nearly brand new- winter ones too. I need a new passenger side door mirror glass - there's a stick on lens at the moment over the top of the original glass as the original glass is somewhat damaged - I'll get that done soon (ebay). There's a knack to getting the key in & out of the ignition, put into reverse and then some more whilst lifting key is the trick. Maybe an adjustment can be made to fix that - in time! Everything electrical seems to work fine! Freebies: Dashcam (works perfect), Bluetooth system (again working perfectly), tyre compressor machine thing (in the spare wheel well) It runs & drives fine, no knocks bangs or clunks - and more than powerful enough - second gear it can pin you to your seat! 133k on the clock so its due belts, which will be done ASAP. It's also very very comfy! Going to get a full valet at the weekend and a good clean (pics to follow, Before & after). Keep your eyes open for updates!!!! PS - Interior shots to come soon!
  24. As you guys may well have seen, I spotted a little R5 on Leboncoin a few weeks back that tickled my fancy. It was fairly priced, and then later slightly cheaper, and just 60 odd miles from Calais. After a two attempted emails to the seller in 'French' using Google translate I received nothing in reply. In stepped Autoshite superstar Mr. Bollox who kindly boshed off a coherent email that yielded a telephone number and bonus news... the seller is actually English! A chat with with the seller Eli (E-lie) over the phone built confidence in the car; he described a solid reliable motor with a slightly noisy wheel bearing and bags of character. I was hooked. Arrangements were made to drive down with my Dad Wednesday, and drive it home on Eli's insurance. So here we are, Wednesday. 7.50 am - boarding LeShuttle in a not-at-all Autoshite 2014 Nissan Qashqai, loaded with tools, gaffertape and an adequate vocabulary of swearwords. Not the best day for it mind Out into France, similar shoddy weather and towards the A16 Toll, before turning of into lovely French countryside towards a quaint area called St Remy au Bois... About an hour and 15 minutes of driving we arrive... 'Tea Together', a small Jam making buisness in a tiny village ran by Eli's Dad, Nick. Eli had popped out, so whilst waiting we were shown around the Jam making facilities and to Nick's 1926 Citroen... a car in constant use! Although it's currently having the engine removed Nick turned out to be a fascinating chap who moved out to France in the 1980's after working as a documenatry film maker. His small French farmhouse based business supplies Jam all around the world (there were boxes labeled up for China) and to high class places including Claridges. A small tea room was also part of the setup. Eli arrived after about 20 minutes and lead us to his place, about 15 minutes away, where the little 5 was living. A first glimpse... Back it out for a proper look.... Excellent, I was dead chuffed. The car was a tad filthy with plenty of patina but exceptionally solid. The floor, sills, rear inner wings, boot floor displayed no rot at all - Amazing! It apparently had lived in the south of France, belonging to one family, before being barn stored for 15 years. Eli had a friend buy the car for him, recondition it before driving it up to the North for his girlfriend. Unfortunatley the waterpump failed and the thing overheated like a bastard 200 miles in. The car was recovered the rest of the way and treated to a head skim, new gasket waterpump etc. He's now separated from his partner and no longer needs the car. We went for a 20 minute blezz about and it drove very well, rolled though corners in a loveable French way and gave reasonable pace once pushed. The apparently worn front wheel bearing as quiet as a mouse... although there was a right racket from the alternator. Eli had been so good, the car was spot-on and he put me on the insurance. It was advertised for 1500 euro sheets, £1270, and I was in no position to negotiate. Anyway it would have just been rude, so I handed over the cash and headed back following the Qashqai towards Calais... Straight out on my own and that wheel bearing suddenly as noisy as you like, great, something to worry about at least until I get to the UK. About 10 miles into the toll road running at about 55mph and the steering began moving about in a manner that would suggest I was about to lose a wheel. For about 10 seconds I was thinking though about my options, before noticing the huge spinning wind turbines going full beans.... the road dipped into a valley and all was calm again. Phew... it was just the wind. Probably Calais was reached in about 1 hour 30mins. Excellent, AA relay counts from the border. Just out of shot says no photography... ...oops. Boom, daylight - back in the UK! The aeriel is super long and as I drove onto and through LeShuttle it rattled along the roof of the carriages like 50 ballbearings down a metal staircase. I didn't adjust it, so caused identical commotion upon exit... From LeShuttle I stuck mainly to the A20 rather than M20 so I could move at a more relaxed pace. 4.00pm and I pull up at it's new temporary home - The folks driveway, as there's sod all room at my gaff Right I'll get some proper photos up in a sec... Hold tight
  25. The scrappers offered me £150 for this, but so far I haven't had the heart to see it crushed. It's a great little car, fairly low mileage and drives brilliant. I got it from a family member, ran it for a year and had great fun with it. It's a runner. MOT expired. Last time it had an advisory for a rusty sill. Doesn't look that bad to me but I haven't poked it too hard. Starter motor doesn't always engage but the last time it was tried it started first turn of the key. Starter motor aside, everything works apart from one wheel has a slow puncture. In my ownership it had new front tyres, and new speakers in the doors. I even fitted some Eibach sport springs and a new set of KYB shock absorbers. It handles brilliant and at the time I was toying with the idea of entering some Autosolo events in it. That never happened, but it's still a fun cheap little thing to thrash around.
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