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3 hours ago, dollywobbler said:

My memory card went corrupt, so the only non-Stellar-shoot photo that survives is this one. SIC in his lovely MGB.

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I'd pulled the Stellar shots off the card, but not the 'other' shots. Thankfully, I'd pulled all the video files off too. 

It only looks lovely as you're far enough away for the camera not to pickup the areas where the paint is falling off! :D

One trick our wedding photographer (who also did a lot of commercial work too) did is have small memory cards but lots of them. That way, the photographer is forced to change them over more often thus reducing chances of loosing a large proportion of a days work. Neat idea I thought. 

Also pretty sure the car is cursed and the only reason it did the trip uneventfully was because of several cars reliability for the journey home (and your memory cards) being the bloodletting sacrifice.

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1 hour ago, HMC said:

Rightly or wrongly at launch the sleek\ low roofline and glasshouse on the familiar corporate Volvo styling  of the time put me in mind of the 262C 

I've always preferred it over the S80, which IMO looks staid in comparison.  Rear passenger space isn't great in the S60, but I'm sure some of that is due to the boot being massive instead.

The indicator switch was being a bit weird when I bought it, so was expecting some massive faff to remove the stalk.  But it was dead easy, and some contact cleaner fixed the issue.  Also changing a dipped bulb was a 2 minute job, which is good as blown bulbs are a regular thing on these apparently.

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Had a message last week from a mate of mine who had decided he didnt need 3 practically identical cars.

We had already determined one was a breaker to keep the other 2 on the road, but he still wanted to move one on

 Almost 2 years to the day I bought my beloved Nissan Maxima from him and he has been keen to have it back. I reluctantly agreed and was given a choice of which car I wanted from him and a deal was struck.

Changeover occured tonight, the replacement is a very early model for these, 1982 X plate with a genuine 35k on the clock.

I have one previous experience with these cars and that is with the one that is well known on this forum and unfortunately is the aforementioned breaker. 

I am undeniably happy with my new transport!

Not without issue though! The Maxima developed a binding caliper on the outbound journey so I returned to the unit to resolve that and then the Stanza wouldnt start when I got there. Quickly diagnosed as a faulty dizzy cap, brand new cap was in my mates stock so I soon had her fired up. Got absolutely drenched though in the process with this awful weather.

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11 hours ago, dollywobbler said:

My memory card went corrupt, so the only non-Stellar-shoot photo that survives is this one. SIC in his lovely MGB.

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I'd pulled the Stellar shots off the card, but not the 'other' shots. Thankfully, I'd pulled all the video files off too. 

Have you looked at recovery software? there are a good few free ones that supposedly do the job well.  I don't reuse memory cards anymore a 16gig  decent one is less than a fiver off Amazon. 

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7 hours ago, JohnK said:

Had a message last week from a mate of mine who had decided he didnt need 3 practically identical cars.

We had already determined one was a breaker to keep the other 2 on the road, but he still wanted to move one on

 Almost 2 years to the day I bought my beloved Nissan Maxima from him and he has been keen to have it back. I reluctantly agreed and was given a choice of which car I wanted from him and a deal was struck.

Changeover occured tonight, the replacement is a very early model for these, 1982 X plate with a genuine 35k on the clock.

I have one previous experience with these cars and that is with the one that is well known on this forum and unfortunately is the aforementioned breaker. 

I am undeniably happy with my new transport!

Not without issue though! The Maxima developed a binding caliper on the outbound journey so I returned to the unit to resolve that and then the Stanza wouldnt start when I got there. Quickly diagnosed as a faulty dizzy cap, brand new cap was in my mates stock so I soon had her fired up. Got absolutely drenched though in the process with this awful weather.

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Blimey haven’t seen a Stanza in ages!! 

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Have you looked at recovery software? there are a good few free ones that supposedly do the job well.  I don't reuse memory cards anymore a 16gig  decent one is less than a fiver off Amazon. 


I did that years ago (can't remember what the software was called now). It came up with a load of wedding photos with people I didn't know, so the "new" cheap memory card I'd bought clearly wasn't!

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1 hour ago, Alex66 said:

Have you looked at recovery software? there are a good few free ones that supposedly do the job well.  I don't reuse memory cards anymore a 16gig  decent one is less than a fiver off Amazon. 

I shoot video. I need big cards and I will reuse them. Amazingly, in the whole time I've been running the channel, using nothing more than the internal memory of my phones, I've not yet lost any files... (clutching at timber at this point!).

This was a cheapy 64GB card that came with the camera. Have ordered two decent replacements, so I'll demote the cheap card to emergency emergency duty.

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Apparently there is a book coming out to celebrate the 50th of The Italian Job. Writer found the receipts for the Minis with original Reg numbers which were then sold on. Some might still be out there.

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I've never had a card corrupt on me. Have formatted one by accident once though, and had to re shoot 3 videos which was a pain in the arse. I tend to dump them after each video though, or every session if there's a few. 

I'm using my phone more and more now though, embracing 4k so don't need my camera or sd card as much. 

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12 hours ago, JohnK said:

Had a message last week from a mate of mine who had decided he didnt need 3 practically identical cars.

We had already determined one was a breaker to keep the other 2 on the road, but he still wanted to move one on

 Almost 2 years to the day I bought my beloved Nissan Maxima from him and he has been keen to have it back. I reluctantly agreed and was given a choice of which car I wanted from him and a deal was struck.

Changeover occured tonight, the replacement is a very early model for these, 1982 X plate with a genuine 35k on the clock.

I have one previous experience with these cars and that is with the one that is well known on this forum and unfortunately is the aforementioned breaker. 

I am undeniably happy with my new transport!

Not without issue though! The Maxima developed a binding caliper on the outbound journey so I returned to the unit to resolve that and then the Stanza wouldnt start when I got there. Quickly diagnosed as a faulty dizzy cap, brand new cap was in my mates stock so I soon had her fired up. Got absolutely drenched though in the process with this awful weather.

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Does nipper approve of dad's funny new old car?

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7 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Does nipper approve of dad's funny new old car?

Nipper in the front was more than happy with it, as was the eldest who was sat in the back, rather confused that the car doesn't have seatbelts in there! The eldest was also unhappy as he has to sit in the back, he usually sits in the front passenger seats but legally he is allowed to travel on the back seats of a car built without seatbelts as he is over 3, the youngest is only 2 so has to be in the front with a child seat secured by the belt.

Don't have this problem with the E23 as it has rear belts fitted as standard and both Talbots & Cortina are currently in storage !

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3 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

205 being prepares for it return to the North, away from the high temperatures and endless sunshine of the south!

Anybody want an unused pot of suntan cream cluttering up my cupboard!

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I was doing some archeological adventuring through the many layers and decades worth of grime on the dashboard. It's looking better now but I reckon it needs a vat of Jif and a belt sander to get it properly clean.

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Much envy for Rob’s trip to SunnyHunny in a luxury Volvo and Trigger’s new place in Ipswich. The old A12 is quieter than a lot of ‘abandoned’ roads and I’m actually fond of it. I love this places that just get left behind when progress* happens. 

As for me? New job going exceptionally well. Really enjoying and relishing a new challenge. Sadly I am too busy for buggering around with cars atm. Mercedes having to go to a garage just for stuff I could probably tackle if I had time - but the Mini is still being an absolute trooper; taking me on weekend japes to cricket, footie and summer gigs and parties. 

Hope everyone’s ok? (I’ll find out when I read the grumpy thread next!!)

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Me, I’m going through the motions of a divorce, which so far could be a lot worse. Got my head in a much better place. Due to move into a newly purchased house in 2 weeks. Currently in a one bed flat with me on the bottom bunk and the 2 little lads on the top bunk.

 

Chod wise I’m due to do a swappage of the snot green Vito for a forum bike on Saturday, and collecting a warm British hatch on Sunday.   

Verdict- not the way I saw 2019 but things are getting better. Chod therapy weekend ahead basically.

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Although I went to the Vauxhall Heritage Centre open day on Sunday, this is the first chance I have had to upload the pictures. Amazed I took so many in the space of two hours (there is a lot there though), starting with this Chevette duo.

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Three generations of Viva

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Alongside Victors through the years

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And Vauxhall's more recent family offerings (including the last Vectra B made in Luton)

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the Mk1 Cavalier won the award for best interior though

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The be fair, the Omega was overshadowed in this picture

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Both were beside these Crestas

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Before I went I'd never seen a Wyvern before. Glad I did in the metal though. 

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Vauxhall coupes from the Firenza to the Tigra

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Vauxhall's more radically designed concepts

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And the final Frontera produced

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Quite a few more outside through. A pretty big selection of Cavaliers of all varieties and ages

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Monaro pair, including a 6.0 VXR

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Hotter Astra variants, from the Mk1 to the Mk4

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Less sporty, but a nice one for the collection

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Manta and Cresta parked next to each other

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Collection of Novas

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Two Ventoras

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With a Viva and Victor

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Two door Chevette

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Pre-facelift Omega CDX

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 a rather tidy Vectra CDX and Supertouring

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