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Legacy passed its MOT yesterday. It had only failed on a droplink which wasn't bad at all.

The weather has been gash up here so I'd actually rang around a few garages as I'd happily pay £50 for someone else to do it, rather than sit in the freezing rain for an hour but nobody wanted to. "Sorry, don't do Subarus". WTF?

The only place that said they would couldn't fit me in this side of the retest window. 

Luckily there was a break in the weather that allowed me to get out and fix it myself at the weekend. 

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Another years worth of road legalness obtained (on paper at least). 

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Electric operated boot strut snapped on the C5 yesterday... thanks to my lightning quick reactions I managed to get out of the way quickly before it landed on my already damaged shoulder! So now we have a boot which  doesn’t  stay open... ideal when you’ve got a small baby and need all the available arms to juggle baby and associated gubbins. 

‘I guess we’ll have to use the 9000 on Christmas Day then’ says Mrs B... 😎😎

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So Kerry said to me last night, "do i want to drop the Rover off in the morning as i pass, and i take the piece of shit turd toyota?"

"no" said i, "no, i'll stick with the Rover, that other thing, you can keep it, i want nothing else to do with it, and besides, i know it won't start"

"oh yes it will"

"no. no it won't, and i'd bet you it won't"

"how much?"

ah a challenge, "i'll  bet 400 Quatloos that the turd won't go in  the morning"

well, apparently. it did. with no jump leads involved.

cos Kerrys brother was pushing it!

needless to say, i am now 400 Quatloos richer.

though i dunno how many quatloos there are to the pound......

 

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Just been to collect a set of tyres from Buxton, I won on eBay.

Sat in sellers garage, was a 1989 I think, proton saga automatic.

14k from new, owner says it might be oldest left. Had left my phone down the road In the car, otherwise would have pictured it.

Nice bloke who owned it. Was a banger driver too but the proton is saved from that fate. 

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20 hours ago, Jenson Velcro said:

Had to collect the bosses’ daughters mini from the dealer today . Looking across the used car lot what a load of monochrome misery . Had to laugh that the bill for the small service was for the same amount that I paid for my r50 Cooper

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he he he 

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3 hours ago, Stanky said:

What horn sound did it emit first time around? I'd like to think it was a slightly sad sounding, descending 'peeeeeeeeeeep' noise not unlike a clanger.

Sadly I'll never know since I can't remember ever having used it. Apparently I'd managed to bend it round so that it had filled with water. 

 

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4 hours ago, rickvw72 said:

Just been to collect a set of tyres from Buxton, I won on eBay.

Sat in sellers garage, was a 1989 I think, proton saga automatic.

14k from new, owner says it might be oldest left. Had left my phone down the road In the car, otherwise would have pictured it.

Nice bloke who owned it. Was a banger driver too but the proton is saved from that fate. 

There's a ages old banger and caravan racing track at Harpur Hill, near the Mines Research place who developed computer modelling investigating the King's Cross fire. That's all within the confines of Buxton.

As is the International G&S festival.

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1 hour ago, captain_70s said:

Bet that's a fetish.

It's how BL would have planned future styling updates. They would have called it computer aided design...

I mean compare the R8 Rover 2/400 with the next gen Rover 400 and the 100 series metro with the next gen 200 that replaced it.

I rest my case.

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Spent most of the last week painting the inside of the house. 120 sqm of "innen wand farbe" which is some weird matt white paint stuff that's the standard issue wall painting gear out here in Germany. 

Two rooms and the hall ceiling left to do. It feels like it has been going on forever. One of the rooms is large, so that'll take a while, the other has previously been painted completely in probably the most miserable grey-blue colour I've ever seen. I imagine that'll take about 30 litres of stuff just to sort it. 

Still, the house is beginning to feel like a home now. It's hilarious trying to hang pictures or get furniture to sit square as the house is 400+ years old and half-timbered so everything is on the wonk. 

Lockdown means no visiting friends or whatever over Christmas, so I suspect I'll be spending Christmas doing yet more painting. 

It's been an interesting few weeks, but it's beginning to harvest results. 

 

 

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