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9 minutes ago, stuboy said:

bloody tyre inflator stuboy junior the first,  gave me gave up the ghost pumping up the daddy wagon tyre, anyone recommend a decent one,,?

The ones that come with cars without spare tyres I find are by far the best. Either scrapyard or eBay. 

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Car swaparoo time. 

MGB needs at least a oil change service and grease up. I'm getting quite desperate to start on the Midget too. Went for a peek earlier when picking the MGB up. I started poking more paint blisters and filler off. Also noticed a few things missing like the hard top rear brackets and passenger seat angle arm. Really wasn't the best value purchase I've made in a while..

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While it fitted into the garage, I had to wind the window down to be able to slither out of it. Those rubber door guards come in handy for times like this!

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Uploading and looking at this picture does make me think I really do have too many vehicles. There are still three missing from this photo 😬

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The Tuesday night weekly meets at Mavericks Wales have resumed! The first couple were a bit boy racer, but the sun was out this week! 
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There was a meet there on Drive it Day too, so @Bren you might have seen cars from there  on the A548 as Mavericks is on that road near the big ship. 

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13 minutes ago, brownnova said:

Niiiice! These have become tempting lately…. But a lot are advertised when they’re broken. 

There are a lot of broken ones around, especially the diesel V6s (like wot this is).  This one does have some issues but it's a fairly tidy giffer-owned example with decent history and sensible wheels etc, mileage is sensible at 140K and it's got plenty of test - it's probably the best one which has come up locally-ish within my budget.

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The Audis driverside window was working intermittently. It would cut out after a few minutes and then come back to life if I left it for another few. I ruled out the motor and runners because when it was working it worked great.

I popped the switch pack off and one of the plugs had partially fallen out.

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Pins adjusted for a snug fit and window working again. Then the passenger window decided to go on strike! Its very squeaky and I think its the thermal cut out due to overload. With the engine running and a bit more umph  to the motor it does work. Some greasing of something somewhere needed.

I then headed over to my parents to clean out my mum's 66 plate Corsa. They usually change it every 5 to 7 years so this one is going up for sale. 

It was very dusty and muddy inside but under that it was in great condition. Used by never abused.

The before pictures don't look that bad but it had lots of dust and earth everywhere as my mum has an allotment (muddy potatoes thrown in the boot - they're worth it though!) and she also does community gardening. The boot was howling as you can imagine.

Its only got 17000 miles on it so will be a nice car for someone.

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It will be in a week or so!

I have tried to convince my parents to keep it as I'm not comfortable that they'll find a better one (unless they wait 4 years or so for a brand new car) and given the demand for 2nd hand cars just now, I hope the dealer doesn't try and diddle them with something unsaleable like a Jeep or such like.

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3 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

It will be in a week or so!

I have tried to convince my parents to keep it as I'm not comfortable that they'll find a better one (unless they wait 4 years or so for a brand new car) and given the demand for 2nd hand cars just now, I hope the dealer doesn't try and diddle them with something unsaleable like a Jeep or such like.

The new Corsa isny bad. My Gran never started driving till the late 90s and has lived off nothing but automatic Corsas since. She said the spec of the 70-reg PSA meddled SRI isn't as good as her last GM SRI (a 66-plate) though.

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2 hours ago, SiC said:

Car swaparoo time. 

MGB needs at least a oil change service and grease up. I'm getting quite desperate to start on the Midget too. Went for a peek earlier when picking the MGB up. I started poking more paint blisters and filler off. Also noticed a few things missing like the hard top rear brackets and passenger seat angle arm. Really wasn't the best value purchase I've made in a while..

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While it fitted into the garage, I had to wind the window down to be able to slither out of it. Those rubber door guards come in handy for times like this!

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Uploading and looking at this picture does make me think I really do have too many vehicles. There are still three missing from this photo 😬

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I'm having a similar-ish dilemma. I really want another car as I'm itching for a change but I need to be sensible and get rid of something first. Need to make my mind up what!

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1 hour ago, Longbridge Apologist said:

Phwoar. Is it more waft than 'BMW dynamics'?

It certainly rides better than any modern BMW I've been in, but then those have all had silly big wheels with rubber band tyres which probably didn't work in their favour.

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Shiny new bit on!

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The 205 won't pass inspection in its current state, no need for crying smileys though as it really isn't bad for a 140 euro car! Small hole in the back box (which I've replaced with the new one seen above), the handbrake doesn't quite meet the requirements, and apparently our inspection has a rule which states that all door locks must work. And since I can't open the passenger door from the outside due to that lock being knackered, I'll have to change that as well.

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13 hours ago, SiC said:

The ones that come with cars without spare tyres I find are by far the best. Either scrapyard or eBay. 

I bought a Ring one on eBay, rather than any of the brands I’d never heard of. Three attempts to get a working one. 

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