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    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.
  2. Not sure what the market for these are now as the seem to be priced all over the place, Anyone care to put a value on this pile of old shite I bought it with good intentions but decided to buy the hippo instead so this is now just sitting doing nothing it drives really well with a nice tight gear change, engine starts first time and runs really nice, it has chassis rust (don't they all) mainly back cross member, front driverside outrigger, and rear shock mount area,
  3. Being two of the resident American-auto lickers on here, danthecapriman and I have been having some PM chatter about possibly going abroad and bringing one back. Here's one that we fancied quite strongly until Dan realised his passport had expired... So you see the sort of thing we like! Well... then this one appeared in the ebay thread... Dan and I discussed it at length (when was the last time you had a PM conversation run to 8 pages?) and decided I should bid on it. We set a ceiling, because neither of us wanted to be involved in a bidding war even though we would be watching when it ended. And we were outbid. Fair enough. Then I got a Second Chance Offer. Winning bidder turned up, declared it wasn't for him, and scarpered. The seller liked the car so much he almost didn't send me the Offer, and when it took me a while to reply (consulting with Dan) he almost wanted me to turn it down so he could keep it. But I didn't. Consultation showed that we both still thought it was a good buy, so I accepted. Arrangements had to be made, money drawn, directions printed, etc etc. So yesterday my friend Roger arrived, a mere three hours later than we had arranged. Immediately he declared his 2006 Fabia wasn't well and he didn't fancy it all the way to Derby and, crucially, back. So ok, we went in my Saab. He liked that, a lot. Derby is almost 200 miles from Barrow, in case you wanted to know. You know what my Saab looks like so you don't need pics of that stage of the trip. So, here we are at the seller's farm. Let's take a minute to explore some of his other toys... ...and believe me, these are only highlights! So, now let's look at the Cadillac in a bit more detail... Don't worry, I do have the bonnet mascot! Seller removed it at my suggestion, because the car will live outside on the street. I don't want to lose the ornament! So, we set off to drive home, after one of the compulsory-element pics... Seller directed us to a gas station and a chippy... (I might cross-post that one to Cars AndGirls...) The girl in the white shirt is one of the chippy staff, she just couldn't get enough of the car! I took a load of pics on her phone of her sitting in it, admiring it from outside... then finally we could have our tea and get back on the road. We stopped at a couple of services, not least because driving at night with no instrument lighting is pretty stressful! Especially when you have motorway roadworks for mile after mile, with a 50 limit and cameras. So we finally arrived in Barrow at 1.00am, having listened to Ken Bruce covering the Eurovision most of the way up. Yes, the Cadillac has its original factory AM/FM radio, and it works! This morning I thought I'd better do something about the lack of door-locking, that the seller pointed out to me. The car has 4 keys, all slightly different! One for trunk, one for ignition... er... A little consultation with Dan brought forth the suggestion that the power-lock actuators might be at fault, and upon dismantling the driver's door, this was indeed the case. I disconnected the actuator from the lock and all was well. One of the "other" keys was found to fit the doors, so now I can lock and unlock them manually. Good enough. When I took my dog out, I couldn't resist grabbing this shot... And then I decided it needed a clean, so I swept it out, found a carpet offcut for the trunk, and washed the thing. It does look better. Several of my neighbours have come to have a look, and gone away impressed. What happens now? Well the immediate plan is just that I should (and will!) drive it, as much as possible given that I don't have anywhere off-road to keep it. This is at least partly why we went for a mechanically-sound car (which it certainly seems to be) with cosmetic issues. One worries less about a fresh ding, you know.... To this end I'll be going to work in it tomorrow, and stopping at the Post Office on the way home to get the tax in my name. This car is the right side of 40 years old, so I get free tax. Lovely! What happens in the further-distance remains to be seen.
  4. 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!)
  5. 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!
  6. 1 previous owner from new,64000 miles,new tyres allround,fitted by previous giffer owner,original radio/cass,
  7. From a recent haul. This first lot 50p each + postage. More to come.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Just about an hour ago I went to start my car up, had Mrs Dustman with me, to go and pick Miss Dustman up from work. Turned over fine but took a while to fire up. Steering felt heavy. Thought maybe as it's currently -5 + wind chill it's just cold & the fluid is thick. Started reversing out my bay then I was greeted with: "DING DONG" - ABS fault. "DING DONG" - ESP fault "DING DONG" - headlamp auto levelling not working, contact service. I shut the car down straight away and we went in Mrs D's Corolla. Alternator is less than 2 months old, it's a recon unit from Alternator Man in Portsmouth. Hoping the cold isn't killing the battery and it's taking the 'nator out with it (battery passed the drop test last time the no-charge warning came up). Looks like a session with the multimeter after work tomorrow..... MEH.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. The GGG is Booked on an Aeroplane Flight - This Can Only Mean One Thing... Hint: It's a non return flight.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Nissan Primera 2.0 P11-144 Sport Starts - every time Drives - some noises Stops - some judder Boring , but has never let us down Silver petrol Manual Hatchback Cloth interior Standard Alloys HubNut sticker Autoshite sticker Date registered 1 September 1999 MOT valid until 30 August 2019 Rust on Front wings , some other rust spots Knock/small judder on breaking , but ABS light not on £400 (Car take back value is £160 ) Near Cardiff Can deliver in South Wales region Pics and more info to follow
  23. Well, what can I say; Don't know why (I'm likely getting bored) but I think I'll be getting rid of the Civic and my life will be bereft of double wishbone and multi-link goodness for a while. Just completed a 750-mile road trip in her and she was fine...well, ok, she was a bit hesitant but at no point did I ever feel she was going to break down on me. That said, I do have breakdown cover, I'm not that brave! Called Phoebe by the previous owners because of the number plate. I think a more appropriate name is The Red Wreck. Plus I love a good Coronation Street pun. She's only been back on the road since September 2018 after being off the road for five years due to an MoT fail on corrosion and brakes. After much fettling she was back on the road. It's at this point I think I should stop referring to an inanimate object as "she" as I'm starting to sound like Martin Bryce from Ever Decreasing Circles. Good points: Starts in the cold instantly, no matter how long IT'S been left. It has MoT until Sep 19th 2019. Very nippy indeed even with the hesitancy issue. All the electronics work, even the leccy sunroof and the much-coveted one-touch driver's side window. This includes also the fantastic heater. Has a genuine 49k from new (the old lady I bought it from chucked the invoices and receipts away in the time between me paying for it and collecting it. Feel free to check MoT history on Vehicle Smart or similar). The log book states I'm the fourth owner but the first owner was the dealer the the first two "real" owners were husband and wife, the man's widow taking it on after his death. (Sorry for the dealer spiel) The body, though shabby, is solid. The strut tops, inner wings and boot floor look spotless to my untrained eyes. Doesn't seem to use any oil or water and maintains a constant temperature just below the halfway mark, even on very long trips. Still has the original wheel trims (is this a plus?) Had £1500 spent on it to get it roadworthy again, the majority of that money going on welding, brake lines and rebuilding the right-hand carb. Has had a light service with new oil and plugs and blah blah. Assuming people know service items. Interior is in fantastic nick bar the issue I'll mention below. No weird noises, knocks or bangs to speak of. The door seals seem to be in great condition and the wind noise is about what you'd expect for one of these (really loud cos it's an '80s supermini). Has the original stereo which works. There is a tape in the car which contains Christian pop. I have listened to it for testing purposes only. Signal seems a bit weak for the radio but assuming this is easily sorted. Cambelt has just been done 800 miles ago as it was so old I was frightened to even start it up. Still has the original "Les Allen of Sunderland" dealer plates and they still look great. Dealer sticker is also still on the rear window. Bad points: The welding, as you may be able to see from the pics, looks shit. It's solid but I think it's just been painted in red oxide and there already seems to be very light surface corrosion. The sills were welded and then painted in black Hammerite by the looks of it - their condition seems to be ok but who knows? They look and feel very solid. Car needs a ton of choke to idle when cold and even when warm, you can't really knock the choke off. It's a bit hesitant when you're trying to accelerate or pull away. It can catch you out sometimes, especially if the ambient temperature drops without you knowing. Hole in the passenger side front seat, seems to be sun damage. It's only small (I'll get a pic) Passenger-side door doesn't unlock from the outside and if this car ever had central locking, it is non-functional. Opens fine from the inside, though and I'll try and fix it. It's had a rear-end shunt at some point and the fog light is loose but still works. The bumper has been reseated but this does mean that if you look very, very closely the bumper doesn't quite look flush. Man on a galloping horse and all that. VERY slight noise from the o/s outer CV joint but at this stage I wouldn't even bother thinking about it. I only noticed because I'm a car pedant / hypochondriac. The boot is intact. Crease / dent / scrape on the o/s front wing. All the paint is faded and patchy with peeling lacquer. So that's about it really. Looking through the paperwork, the garage seem to have only messed with the right side carb as it had a stuck float, presumably from aged petrol lacquer. Before it's sold, I'll take the spring and piston out of the left carb - if my hunch is right I'm expecting gunk on the intake side. HOPEFULLY this is the cause of the running issue but be aware there are no rebuild kits available for these Keihin carbs so if it's not the fault, it may need a carb switch. I think Webers are a popular conversion but I don't know how that would work in terms of air filtration as the Keihins are side-draught. You'd also certainly need a filter for the PCV gases. I've probably made this car sound much worse than it is but I value honesty over conning people. I made that sound like a virtue, when in fact it just means I'm not a monster. Oh well...Certainly rather have a slower sale or sell it for a bit less than sell it in two days for the asking price, only for the car to disappoint someone because I was scant in my description. It's really a clean car, though. No idea how much it's worth and I'm certainly not averse to swappage but I just thought I'd stick this up here and see in which direction the wind blows. If I don't sell it, I don't sell it. I'll try and get some better / interior pictures over the weekend. I'll start with £800 roffle and go from there - people can tell me if I'm crazy for either overpricing or underpricing. I've decided I'll likely not take a swap because the chances of somebody having something I can insure cheaply in combination with something I like are probably minimal but I'm still SLIGHTLY open to something I can get classic insurance for. Sooner have cash, though. It's great fun to drive, with quick and direct, if light, steering, taut handling, nice snicky gearbox, punchy performance if you keep up the revs and a nice, jarring ride (ahem). The brakes are actually pretty good, not too much of a shock after driving my dad's 2006 Xsara Picasso. Very progressive compared to all-or-nothing Citroen brakes. There may be possibilities such as delivery or meeting halfway but only after a price were agreed. Don't want to firmly state I will do it at this stage because I hate to let people down. If I did deliver though I'd make it free within a 50-mile or so radius - hopefully there are a few shiters in the North East or willing to meet. Beyond that I'd just be covering my costs. I'm quite new to the group so I'm relying on the buyer to be more cognisant of the protocol than me. To sum up, it's a cosmetically compromised, ridiculously solid and reliable old girl with a bit of a cough (OH I DID IT AGAIN!). Oh, and it's got a new tyre. Don't rush all at once now.... Kind Shiter Regards, Dave
  24. red5

    Jago Geep

    As title. I'll dig out morte pics/link to previous threads. It runs now, although carb still full of random gunk (mostly from tank). It currently owes me £400 odd quid. That would be most acceptable. It has no floors. No roof. Not much rear brakes (hardware kit needed).No V5 (never registered) It runs. It has x-flow 1600. Nikki twin choke. Rubbish dash. XR2 seats. Mk2 Escrot running gear. Anyone interested? Thanks, Sam
  25. theshadow

    truely shite

    £350,only 36000 miles,it stops,starts goes,power 800cc so sod all,mot feb 2020,new brake pads,service,fanbelt,rustproofed with aldi finest anti-rust do dah,drivers window lowers by itself,maybe a ghost,giffered tape up,sony radio/cd,all advise done.tyres fine,wipers wipe,even the rear,location bl1 2lt.
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