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Just had 4 Vredestein Sportrac tyres delivered from my tyres (through eBay). 205 55 16 size.

170 quid!

Made in 18th week of 2019, so not old stock. How do they make money on that? Postage is gotta be worth 20 quid.

Also, why would you fit Luckyland Happygallops, unless your insane. 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, brownnova said:

MX5 is in for MoT today...

How many times will the words “excessively corroded” be used... 

 

 

Hopefully none... 

Not possible on a wee mazda ... they are hewn* from granite* 

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39 minutes ago, HMC said:

FLP’ing heck, brilliant! Hoping it’s not got alloys for that never seen e30 look.

I’m afraid it does have alloys - factory bottletops, which are high on my list of favourite wheels of evah.  

I do really like the look of standard silver steels on these though. Maybe I’ll get a set with winter tyres for OMG snokaos.

Collection thread to follow.  Just had a call from the seller to warn me of a new quirk it’s developed.  More on that story later.

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7 minutes ago, egg said:

FFS, bin day and my Mondy mirror gets smashed. Coincidence?

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hardest working men in uk... so long u bring ur bin to roadside and it dont weigh more than 10kgs..lol

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I've got nothing against binmen, but Serco aren't the best...

I thought I had one in stock, but it's a different type (there were a few iterations on Mk1/2). Have to see if I've got one in the loft.

Third time the car has been kissed in 2 years.

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Cut a tablet screen protector down and stick it onto the replacement? Then next time it gets knocked off, hopefully it's less likely to smash into many pieces.  

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3 hours ago, egg said:

I've got nothing against binmen, but Serco aren't the best...

I thought I had one in stock, but it's a different type (there were a few iterations on Mk1/2). Have to see if I've got one in the loft.

Third time the car has been kissed in 2 years.

I was reading something on the inter webs earlier that Serco in Canterbury have a 40%+ extremely dissatisfied clientele. They were shit when I lived there 1997-2001

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Had the stock column removed today, good god it was fucked, the U-joint could be moved 1mm up and down and whatever is buggered inside goes up the column and basically rotates with the steering lock!

Anyways new one in and far better, which was to be sodding expected, suspension rattle still there current suspect is ARB bushes.  

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Had an interview and driving assessment with a local haulage company subbing for DB Schenker this morning, and drove a 2016 DAF LF identical to this one. It felt like a limo compared to the M-B Ategos I've been driving lately:

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The upshot is that I start my new driving job next Thursday :)

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36 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

I was reading something on the inter webs earlier that Serco in Canterbury have a 40%+ extremely dissatisfied clientele. They were shit when I lived there 1997-2001

Yep, and the Council has finally reacted - in 2021 the bin service will revert to an in-house provider. I'm generally not pro contracting out public services. It can occasionally improve some small services, but it usually fails.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/council-to-bin-relationship-with-under-fire-serco-200076/

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7 minutes ago, Shep Shepherd said:

Had an interview and driving assessment with a local haulage company subbing for DB Schenker this morning, and drove a 2016 DAF LF identical to this one. It felt like a limo compared to the M-B Ategos I've been driving lately:

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The upshot is that I start my new driving job next Thursday :)

These are beautiful lorries to drive. Congratulations, you'll enjoy your new job

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19 minutes ago, egg said:

Yep, and the Council has finally reacted - in 2021 the bin service will revert to an in-house provider. I'm generally not pro contracting out public services. It can occasionally improve some small services, but it usually fails.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/council-to-bin-relationship-with-under-fire-serco-200076/

Also it cost us more, the workers end up on less and getting top up benefits, the cost of the contract increases each time, the profit has to come from somewhere. It does look good on the councils books though.

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The electrifying new work tool has been delayed by a few days so, in an uncharacteristic fit of Gallic pique, the Blingo shat its crankshaft sensor yesterday.  It's like they KNOW. 😜

Lucky I've got the 205 as a backup daily!  Ah, bollocks... 🤨

Off up the local rental place at 0730 this AM, then...

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Yeah could've been worse, just awaiting their quote for replacing the brake pipes now,  failed on three out of the four and advisory for the fourth, so looks like a whole new set! Weirdly they’ve not been an advisory on the last 4 MoTs (although they were 5 years ago) and the brake disc condition which was an advisory last year (and I did nothing about as I checked and decided they were fine) wasn’t an advisory... shows how subjective the MoT really is. 

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13 hours ago, chaseracer said:

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The electrifying new work tool has been delayed by a few days so, in an uncharacteristic fit of Gallic pique, the Blingo shat its crankshaft sensor yesterday.  It's like they KNOW. 😜

Lucky I've got the 205 as a backup daily!  Ah, bollocks... 🤨

Off up the local rental place at 0730 this AM, then...

Sympathy like, they do know don't they

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13 hours ago, Bucketeer said:

I tried AX camping for the first time recently and enjoyed it so much that I'm still doing it. These ace little cars really can do anything (except handbrake turns).

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There is a lot of love for the venerable AX round here isn’t there, and I think they look ace. I must have a look and a drive of one some day.

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