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Well - EVERYTHING - flight delayed....... connection also delayed so I didn't miss it, bonus* - Craig moved it to car park nearer ferry port for my RORO delectation and the fudging thing wouldn't start....... fuxxstixx

 

It'll be thrown at a local spanner-magician for proper diagnosis but it seems fuel pump carck'd it, perfect timing.

 

Foot passsenger to Malo instead, last train gone..... find a hotel...... 2*povo spec FTASW. Grab some cash, thinks I, not on your life - says machine. New bank card wouldn't bloody work. Luckily I'd kept hold of the 'temp' card and it still worked, so a night sleeping rough was avoided (although not sure it would've been any worse than the fleapit).

 

Not to be daunted........ in the words of the big girls blouse from Hitler's hometown - I'll be back!

 

Oh yeah - this was all on my birthday that I'd forgotten, so 2 days late back and gf not at all happy...... happy shiting everyone.......

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18 months on... believe it or not I’ve still got this thing. While waiting for 2nd collection attempt, it’s been pressed into service for car boot sales, builders merchant runs, hauling crap down to the tip, and carrying the family plus bikes. 
 

currently a storeshed for all the junk filling our spare bedroom, while someone stays with us and actually uses the bed for once. 
 

It reached the stage where three of the tyres had stopped holding air. I didn’t know whether this was porous alloys, perishing rubber (although great tread) or simply malicious activity from a neighbour fed up of seeing the car parked long term. 
 

Picked up some replacements from a V70, thanks local Facebook forum. First time I’ve actually spent anything on this car other than chucking fuel in its tank, so it’s now owe me a grand total of £130. 
 

Before:-

 

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After:-

 

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17 inchers baby!!  I then attempted to take it for a drive having reinsured it on selling the Micra, but the motherfucking battery has also gone flat so that’s another job to be tackled, need my charger back off my dad. 
 

Gunnu have to get this rehomed soon though. Need to get E_T_G chased again in t new year. 

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Well. No response from the Tat Gatherer - I’m assuming he s just massively overwhelmed and picking this up from me keeps slipping down his pile of priorities. 
 

I think I’m gonna have to offer this back up, someone else did express interest by PM the last time round but I’ve forgotten who it was - we’ve had a forum rebuild since then and older messages seem to have disappeared. 
 

If I was to offer bringing this over to the mainland, would anybody be keen to take it on? Original rims (worth a bit now on their own) would be included too. I’ll chuck a mk1 Punto manual sunroof assembly into the boot if that helps sweeten the deal. 

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[adopts Irish businessman accent] Nahhh, it’ll be foine. 
 

Insure on the VIN and chuck in for an MoT which it’ll no doubt easily* pass* first* time. Alternatively, just trailer* it to track days, which I think was ETG’s plan for the car. 

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I brought a car back from Jersey by insuring it on the VIN and driving straight* to the MOT station 200 miles from Southampton.

I did have to pay import duty on it to register it in the UK, after NOVA blah blah … import duty wasn't much, just more paperwork.

Can I be last in line for this please. I want it, but need to be sensible, so if all else fails I'd like it … if that makes sense :D

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Definitely not on DVLA, and as far as I’m aware not on MID. We don’t pay road tax - an “insurance disc” is displayed in the windscreen but nobody outside the islands gives a crap about that. 

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Strangely tempted, but having a third 850 may just be taking the piss.

Let us know if you will be bringing this over to English-shite land or if you're attending Shitefest.

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I should pull my finger out and get over to Shitefest, in the absence of a yellow triaxle Olympian this would be the next most perfect vehicle to use, if I still have it. 
 

I could even do an impromptu on-site £2 roffle and inadvertently leave myself without any transport home. 

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There’s a SF France? I’m woefully out of the loop these days :)

I’m not in a massive hurry to get rid, I think the insurance policy runs until June, so that’s the deadline really. If I keep it much longer I’ll be at risk of being tempted to start restoring it!

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If I didn't need the economy of the TDI I'd already be concocting some convoluted way of collecting this.

How do you find the 17s? I have a very scruffy set and they scrubbed in ways I didn't know was possible. Though that might have been down to the granulated nature of my front suspension at the time.

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They do rub on the front when making a tight turn. Not aware of any issues on the back, though I haven’t tried it with any heavy crap in the boot. 
 

Tyres on these V70 rims are the same size as on my wife’s Astra Twintop. I might be able to get my hands on a set of 850 steels and tyres locally, in which case I would have a think about whether to get my tyre fitter mate to do some changeovers. 

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