By Eddie Honda
Calling all AS MOT testers and real mechanics! Sorry it's not proper Autoshite, but just Autoshit.
Just took the 2005 Honda Jazz in for it's annual safety inspection - NCT - because Ireland.
The tester has failed it on front suspension top mounts, both sides:
05KE16448_NCT_2016_04_25_001 by E Honda, on Flickr
However, came home and in doing a quick Google to see if it was a common problem, I stumbled across the NZ equivalent of "Matters of Testing" and found this:
WOF NEWS - 2010-12 - Issue 15 - Honda Jazz GD Front Suspension by E Honda, on Flickr
What's the opinion on this? I will go out and check them myself, but I've a feeling that the items have be incorrectly tested and I need to go through the rigmarole of an appeal.
I've noticed that some people on here have imagination, and get through a wide variety of different brands of cars
Then there's me, who after hitting the armagedden button when the 406 threw me a load of urgent work that I didn't have the time or money to perform by it's MOT obtained yet another french car!
My car history really has been a bit samey
Landrover Series 3 (PMA124Y)
Peugeot 206 (W636OAU)
Ford Puma (Y874RCB)
Citroen ZX (R385VRD)
Citoren XM (R267PGF)
Citroen ZX (L592NWK)
Citroen Xantia (R499AMV)
Renault Laguna (YT55ENP)
Renault Laguna (FV51FYP)
Peugeot 406 (HY02FUA)
2 out of 10 of the above are still alive...
And as of tonight
Citroen ZX (R579SLX)
So over 11 cars, a definite pattern! But I like boring, I like samey, I like reliable*
Current status? Well our very own Bramz7 is somewhere in the north of england (maybe even nearly scotland) delivering a car. At almost possibly maybe 4.30/5pm he will arrive in Derby and collect Bub's ZX. Following a very silent drive to my house in Oxfordshire as the ZX has no radio we shall convey ourselves to his house, and I shall drive home...
Hi all, new to the forum. Thought you might be interested in what I've got myself into!
I'd been after my first classic car for a while. If it's big and made in the 70s I'm interested. Looked at few things like P6s, Zodiacs, Victors, SD1s and various other things. Problem was I didn't want to spend a boatload of money on something that looked alright but underneath was actually a total heap. The solution was to buy a complete heap in the first place and spend the money fixing it.
So in January I went ahead and bought this from a colleague at work who was moving away and needed to get shot of it.
It's a part finished restoration (I prefer not started) and it needs a whole load of help if it's going to stand any chance of using a road again.
It's right up my street. Granada Coupes are quite odd and certainly stand out from the norm.
It still has the original engine, box, interior and most trim.
It came with loads of panels I need to repair it (mostly original Ford stock).
It came with so many spares I could probably build a few Granadas and still have stuff left over.
It was cheap.
Most of the front end has been cut off.
Most of the body structure is quite rotten.
It's going to take me ages.
I work at a restoration company and my boss kindly allows me to keep the car there. So I've got access to all the gear I need to restore it. I've been busy on the car for a while now so will post more pics over the coming days.