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I've spent the day sitting in the sun drinking beer and reading, all very lovely except now I'm lobster red and rather sore!

A friend brought round a set of decent wings for the Fiesta too, hopefully will get them fitted along with the O2 sensor and it'll be ready for an MOT and hopefully it'll be easy enough to sell after that!

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There’s a weekly car night at a local motorbike repair shop/alcohol free bar/pizzeria/ coffee  shop/identify crisis haunt  on a Tuesday.

Took the magic wagon today as it was the most easily accessible.

Look what bloody parked next to us! 
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Can’t get away from Deux Chevauxs! 

Much quieter than the last time I was here but a few nice things. 
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That Corvette was immaculate! Utterly wonderful thing! 

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5 hours ago, brownnova said:

There’s a weekly car night at a local motorbike repair shop/alcohol free bar/pizzeria/ coffee  shop/identify crisis haunt  on a Tuesday.

Took the magic wagon today as it was the most easily accessible.

Look what bloody parked next to us! 
B59465D0-90E7-444F-84C6-030C161217D7.jpeg

Can’t get away from Deux Chevauxs! 

Much quieter than the last time I was here but a few nice things. 
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That Corvette was immaculate! Utterly wonderful thing! 

Either there's a few little Lotus like that our way or I see this one buzzing around a lot!

And what is that pale Volvo/American coupe/yacht looking thing?

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Came to the conclusion that spaceship Civics were scientifically designed to attract dirt. I don't know what it is about them, whether it's the shape, the angles of the panels or what, but they're a complete magnet for muck, crap and general road dust and dirt. It all just seems to stick.

Noticed it's not just mine either, passed  5 or 6 of them today and they were all about as filthy as mine.

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So the w210 disgraced itself by going into limp mode occasionally on the trip to Battersea.

Anyway after a bit of a road test back home I could her a whoosh and a loss of boost and after a few things tightened up we have full boost once more.

I presume the sudden loss of boost made the ecu panic as at higher speed/ load it would cut the boost entirely and then return to normal if you switched off. It would do it again if you pushed boost up a bit too far.
 

Anyway, normal service resumed, and trip mpg quite good as I tended to feather the throttle a bit rather than just gun it. Lots of construction work around the old power plant as Apple are making it an HQ later this year.

 

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1 hour ago, holbeck said:

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Roffle Saab collected.  

No petrol station shot as @Minimad5 left it with pretty much a full tank of fuel.  Thanks what an amazing gesture. 

225 miles via mostly A roads so we could have a meet up en route with @83C in Shrewsbury.

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Not bad at all.

Glad the fuel got you to your destination 😎

Did you manage to have a peek at the N/S ? , as that bloody manhole cover made a racket 

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That green ex British Gas Transit 4x4 drove past me in Hawkhurst earlier today. I remember the beginning of the reg as E11 which is how I recognised it from a picture on here. My God it looks sad now, whoever owns it isn't the best at taking care of it.

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4 hours ago, holbeck said:

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Roffle Saab collected.  

No petrol station shot as @Minimad5 left it with pretty much a full tank of fuel.  Thanks what an amazing gesture. 

225 miles via mostly A roads so we could have a meet up en route with @83C in Shrewsbury.

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Not bad at all.

Magnificent! Only a few SIDS pixels missing, bonus. 

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1 hour ago, Ghosty said:

E111SAX. Fuck me, did that fall into the wrong hands. :(

30k on the clock at the last MOT. No trace of MOTs online pre-2017. Last change of keeper in January 2021. 

Does anyone know the story with it? What an amazing example. 

 

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15 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

30k on the clock at the last MOT. No trace of MOTs online pre-2017. Last change of keeper in January 2021. 

Does anyone know the story with it? What an amazing example. 

 

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I believe that it was hacked up into some form of camper... it was NATO green and the interior looked like a D.I.Y sauna. It was also in the Ebay tat thread.

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15 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Does anyone know the story with it? What an amazing example. 

It got sold some time after the last FOTU, where it was on display. Some wankpuffin rollered it matt green and turned the inside into a really, really shit camper conversion then put it on eBay again, I seem to recall it had a stained glass window in there (?!). 
It's fucking ruined now. 

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3 minutes ago, Isopon said:

I believe that it was hacked up into some form of camper... it was NATO green and the interior looked like a D.I.Y sauna. It was also in the Ebay tat thread.

 

3 minutes ago, Ghosty said:

It got sold some time after the last FOTU, where it was on display. Some wankpuffin rollered it matt green and turned the inside into a really, really shit camper conversion then put it on eBay again, I seem to recall it had a stained glass window in there (?!). 
It's fucking ruined now. 

Why the AF would someone do that to such an immaculate survivor? The mind boggles. A quick search suggests the owner who showed it when A1 condition and then sold it, only sold it due to emigrating. Probably just as well by the sound of it; if they still lived local to it in it's current guise, they'd likely want to smash the hipster's beardy face in...

Dare I ask, anyone got the link from when it was sold most recently? 

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11 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

 

Why the AF would someone do that to such an immaculate survivor? The mind boggles. A quick search suggests the owner who showed it when A1 condition and then sold it, only sold it due to emigrating. Probably just as well by the sound of it; if they still lived local to it in it's current guise, they'd likely want to smash the hipster's beardy face in...

Dare I ask, anyone got the link from when it was sold most recently? 

I have fount the link but it doesn't appear to work- I also only have 1 picture of the interior unfortunately (Cavacraft's original post on Ebay tat is on page 5840)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-transit-county-4x4-camper/324451686175?hash=item4b8ad3d71f:g:iBQAAOSwpfxf8LyV

The interior

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8 minutes ago, Isopon said:

I have fount the link but it doesn't appear to work- I also only have 1 picture of the interior unfortunately (Cavacraft's original post on Ebay tat is on page 5840)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-transit-county-4x4-camper/324451686175?hash=item4b8ad3d71f:g:iBQAAOSwpfxf8LyV

The interior

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Oh. So that's the new interior of that minty clean, restored ex BG Transit shown above? I can't comprehend why someone would do that to such a fantastic example which likely cost them a hefty purchase price initially, rather than a rotten £500 shitter which would be more deserving of this fate...

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