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3 hours ago, binhoker668 said:

12 months MOT.  No advisories.  Such are the updates when one owns AN CAR.  Jesus though, I don't think I have ever had that result - in nearly 30 years of motoring.  Felt the urge to tell someone.  Consider yerself TELT. 

Currently drinking in me keks and listening to loud crusty punk rock to celebrate this thin victory.

Carry on.

 

 

Going by your previous form that's fucking good! You gonna eat some wood or something whilst your lucks in? 

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gave the knackered mondeo away, scrap money wernt anything, some even want me to pay them... I took the st220 recaro seats and focus st wheels off, gave the rear bench seats to my mate.. 

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Bluebird now has new brake lines from the garage, plus a new set of discs and pads. It's only done 33 miles in the last month, hopefully the starter motor is still behaving so I can get some use from it next week.

In other news, MoonlightingJob told me on Tuesday that they were unlikely to need me for a couple of months because they were now overstaffed; not the end of the world, but a significant cutback on money to spend on farting around with cars. Following said conversation on Tuesday, they have rung up each afternoon to ask if I'd do overtime that day... left hand, right hand...

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11 hours ago, paulplom said:

Can anyone think who it was who wanted these metro wheel nuts.

They're brand new, have spinning collars and for alloy wheels iirc.

I promised to post them to someone on here but forgot all about it. I've just found them in the back of a drawer.

 

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not @Six-cylinder was it? I know he has an MG Metro on pepper pot alloys and i recall a discussion about the wheel nuts at some point in regards to it

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15 minutes ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

Although I intend to try and fix my K11 as it's been brilliantly cheap to run since 2017, been chucking up a few quotes on random cars within reasonable budget for worst case, surprising what is actually insurable now!

 

I couldn't for the life of me get any sort of quote returned when I tried to insure the Bluebird on a classic policy. Turns out that if you value it at £1,501, they suddenly drop all objections!

Now, I wonder if there's any way of getting a 20-year old Mondeo on a classic policy...

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20 minutes ago, N19 said:

I couldn't for the life of me get any sort of quote returned when I tried to insure the Bluebird on a classic policy. Turns out that if you value it at £1,501, they suddenly drop all objections!

Now, I wonder if there's any way of getting a 20-year old Mondeo on a classic policy...

Do you gain NCB on a classic policy?

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As long as the chain is quiet you're into a winner. A noisy chain indicates lack of servicing and therefore the overall standard of care.

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I have Mrs Ruff permission to buy another proper classic but only if it is usable immediately, I have a certain something in mind but haven't found one at the right price yet. 

Anyone selling anything up to £3kish (once the fiat sells) 

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6 hours ago, Spurious said:

I don't with FJ. You also need a "main" policy with them too. 

I have two cars insured with FJ but the daily main car is with aviva. You DO need a daily car insured with someone though it doesn’t have to be a modern car. Witness my “daily” being 26 years old.

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22 minutes ago, ruffgeezer said:

I have Mrs Ruff permission to buy another proper classic but only if it is usable immediately, I have a certain something in mind but haven't found one at the right price yet. 

Anyone selling anything up to £3kish (once the fiat sells) 

I’m sure local Arfur Daley @Six-cylinder will have something suitable.  Good luck, I think I’m giving up my Citroen 11BN search as it’s not a sensible time to be spending £10k on something I have no space for and no time to drive.

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Never really achieved anything with this (apart from getting it running and cleaning it, so it went to a new owner. Collected last night after an utterly useless Shipley bloke had failed to collect a couple of days back.

 

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For many years my GS has lain forlorn and forgotten at my parents but I retrieved it today and shoehorned it into my garage which was my lockdown plan coming to fruition (building new workshop/motorcycle storage shed in the garden freeing up the garage).

Remarkably structurally the GS hasn’t deteriorated much further in the 16 year hibernation and getting it solid shouldn’t be too taxing but the doors and bonnet are going to challenge me!

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31 minutes ago, jonathan_dyane said:

For many years my GS has lain forlorn and forgotten at my parents but I retrieved it today and shoehorned it into my garage which was my lockdown plan coming to fruition (building new workshop/motorcycle storage shed in the garden freeing up the garage).

Remarkably structurally the GS hasn’t deteriorated much further in the 16 year hibernation and getting it solid shouldn’t be too taxing but the doors and bonnet are going to challenge me!

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Ooo , a C-Matic .   Can you still get the fluid for those ?

 

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On 7/31/2020 at 12:46 PM, paulplom said:

Can anyone think who it was who wanted these metro wheel nuts.

They're brand new, have spinning collars and for alloy wheels iirc.

I promised to post them to someone on here but forgot all about it. I've just found them in the back of a drawer.

 

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I don't know who it was but I could do with them for my Reliant Robin with 10" Mini alloys if they do happen to still be available! I'm refurbing the alloys and the nuts are quite rusty, they spoil the look of it!

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1 hour ago, Frogchod said:

Ooo , a C-Matic .   Can you still get the fluid for those ?

I have a tin of it in my shed.  Chevronics still have some in stock, at vast expense.  I think the CCC has (or had) some too.

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