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On 2/21/2021 at 11:21 PM, hairnet said:

as someone who has all sorts of nice tat (cough and rusty junk)

if wanted to get a steering wheel leather bound

how much would be looking at?

fank oo

I wanted to fit an original steering wheel to my Vitesse instead of the Mountney wheel that came with the car. The spare one I have had the factory leather cover stitching coming off, I was quoted £250 to have it recovered. I had mine repaired but it is still rather worn and tatty.

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12 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I wanted to fit an original steering wheel to my Vitesse instead of the Mountney wheel that came with the car. The spare one I have had the factory leather cover stitching coming off, I was quoted £250 to have it recovered. I had mine repaired but it is still rather worn and tatty.

 

I was quoted 230 plus postage for a 1600E wheel. Went with an ebay DIY cover for 25 instead.

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9 minutes ago, Vantman said:

Yes I am.

My only slight concern is the 200 kg limit. The trailer is 1000kg so one wheel at a time is 250kg. I guess I could always add an extra bar to strengthen them if needed.

@Vantmancould you collect them for us? Then when lock down is over I will ask for a shipley move.

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Just now, Vantman said:

I can collect them on your behalf and store but not until Saturday or Sunday and providing they are no more than 6.5 long as stated in the advert. Shipley etc. are giving quotes, essential service?

Thanks, I will see if they are still available.

When I say shipley I mean Autoshite shipley, like a giant game of pass the parcel! 

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12 hours ago, tul66 said:

No, that's the symbol of the device you're bum raped with when you have to buy spares! My 430 4v always felt like a £45k car (in 1994) with a £44.5k drivetrain, the rest was a monumental PoS!☹️

We have had our 425 for 8 years now and it has been pretty good mechanically. We have had to have the rear brake callipers reconditioned and replace the drivers window regulator that we had to buy from Italy. Rust has been the big bugbear, not even structural, windscreen surround, boot floor, rear inner arches and we found the first 3 inches of the front wing was made of filler.

This talk about it makes me want to drive it. It ran out of MOT Nov 2020 with with little use last year so maybe it should be first in line for an MOT this year.

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47 minutes ago, hairnet said:

seems to be a german car thing vws do it opels do it - service item?

or did you slam it when noone was looking :D

I have stanced two cars and they both were abject failures, both because of ground clearance issues. The BMW E30 and Audi 80 convertible.

My MX5 has broken 3 road springs and I just changed the 4th just in case.

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Many years ago we visited my dad and stayed at the a1 travelodge as always. It happened to be dubfest at the showground so the whole area was a pineapple fest, including the travelodge car park as its the closest to the showground. 

Parking up for the night and I rolled the xm next to a passant which couldn't have been able to drive over a pebble and a nearly equally silly golf. Suspension on low and we got out to funny looks and muttering! 

Came back out later for a fag and tbh they were alright, apparently its not as bad and they all watched citrobatics (some knew how it worked, some were miffed my £600 'shitter' went lower than theirs. 

I do hate being stuck behind them though, if you can't do 45 over speedbumps get out of my way as I can. I overtook someone once in Marlow over speedbumps and he chased me all the way to Henley, and anyone who knows the Marlow to henly road knows it used to be like (probably is) a ploughed field. Was in the first zx at the time and I didn't dip much below 65 the whole way, this chump kept hitting the ploughed bits and I'd loose him, then he'd come back again. He did look angry so I was glad when I lost him... 

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