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1 hour ago, wesacosa said:

Saturday Goodwood Festival of Speed cancelled due to forecast gales. Expected to run as planned on Sunday 

Whew, good job I haven't travelled from Fife to stay in a fucking caravan park on the south coast that looks like village of the damned ( @Fraz feels right at home) to go there tomorrow then!

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12 minutes ago, 320touring said:

Tremendous work!

Ta very much.

 I haven’t got to worry about storing them for a while as the person I bought them from has allowed me to keep them in situ, just trying to figure out whether to put one on the road for a while, sell them on or invest in a top hat...

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27 minutes ago, barefoot said:

Surely this is the business opportunity of a lifetime?

Folk will always keep on dying, all you need is half a dozen mates in suits & a faceache page advertising your competitively priced services.

My first F/T job after school was in the hotel/restaurant trade and my manager sagely told me back then to:
"stay with food or death - people always have to eat, and they always die. Hospitality or Undertaking."
He was correct but, being 18 years old and full of piss and vinegar I, of course, ignored his advice.

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On 7/13/2023 at 11:43 AM, andyberg said:

🙄Does do you tube I meant but don't know if you can enter from there 🤷

I have a youtube channel but the shite giveaway's are typically promoted through facebook and on retroshite.com where more pics, videos and info can be found as well as a link to buy tickets to any live roffle. 

I've done at least one a week for 4 months straight, I don't think I have anything else after the Renault 4 so might be the last one for a while. Everything else I've picked up lately needs work.

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Last night was a collection night ..

First up, @sdkrc arrived I. The veg powered chariot of choice for the discerning gentleman

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Then it was time to enjoy the glorious vistas of Glasgow in July.

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shitehole.

 

anyway, we carried on and were soon in the salubrious* surroundings of Ayrshire.

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Shortly after this picture was taken, we encountered a squirrelly back end on the Rexton under braking.

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Here's @sdkrc checking the pressures. 9psi difference was resolved and we set off again.

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The Rexton is an ideal sports car for roads such as this.

In no time at all* we were in the Jewel of the Scottish West Coast...Largs

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As you can see, ideal tourist weather..

Next we zoomed in on the quarry -

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Could it be? 

 

Nah, got this instead for @Jimbob McGregor

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Scores on the doors once back

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Just been to the fiat dealer as the change oil message on the TIPO they were supposed to clear when it was serviced was still there. And they hadn’t stamped the book either. The car has just been sitting on my parents drive since.

no problem, he stamped the service book and took the car into the workshop. 5mins later it’s back, all fixed. Except it wasn’t, and the display was now in km! Back into workshop again and another five mins, and it’s back outside ready. Oil message now gone, but the central display isn’t working. Back in again!  Hopefully all good now!

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12 minutes ago, MrGTI6 said:

I've had my 306 GTI-6 for almost 7 years now. It's been my main car for all that time. I've put loads of miles on it and it's been (and still is) a very reliable "an car", despite being 25 years old.

The timing belt is overdue, the rear beam wants replacing soon, it'll want new discs/pads on the rear at the next MOT, and this week it's developed a small coolant leak which I'm yet to investigate. Then on Thursday, without warning, the back box just fell off! It's currently in the boot and the car is making a deafening racket.

None of these are major issues, and given how the car has cost pennies to run for several years, chucking some money at it probably makes sense in the long term. The car is rust-free and the engine runs perfectly. 

It's just frustrating how everything seems to happen at once.

Yep, that's exactly the stage my last 306 was at when I got it.  Well worth persevering, it'll probably be right as rain again for a good while once a few months or seemingly continuous gremlins are dealt with.

Check your battery earth lead - my first failure was that parting company with the battery.  In the middle of the night.  On a rural Scottish back road about 15 miles from the nearest street light.  That was moderately exciting when I suddenly just lost all electrical power out of nowhere.

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6 hours ago, Semi-C said:

What do you do when you receive news that the entire department you work in will be made redundant in the forthcoming months?
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Saving these from a potential ovalling has lifted the spirits (no pun intended), now what to do with them? 

Awesome! I do like me a big old barge and an Aussie one at that, they are like US barges, but RHD :) 

I look forward to reading how ya get one with them, I mean think how much old computers and lightbulbs you could get in the back of the hearse!

and imagine you could have some fun if you put the Limo up on Uber or some such Taxi/car hire app as "large 7 seater" (or however many seats it has) I can imagine that leading to some amusement when a family at the airport does a hire expecting some Mercedes Vito to show up, but instead a Fairlane limo shows up LOL

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9 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

Awesome! I do like me a big old barge and an Aussie one at that, they are like US barges, but RHD :) 

I look forward to reading how ya get one with them, I mean think how much old computers and lightbulbs you could get in the back of the hearse!

and imagine you could have some fun if you put the Limo up on Uber or some such Taxi/car hire app as "large 7 seater" (or however many seats it has) I can imagine that leading to some amusement when a family at the airport does a hire expecting some Mercedes Vito to show up, but instead a Fairlane limo shows up LOL

Cheers, there won’t be much to report from me about them though as it seems they’ve already found a new home and I think there’s more chance of a free Palestine than of old computers or lightbulbs figuring in their future.

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1 hour ago, egg said:

yeah thanks, pontiac safari wagon suggested as well - not sure how many of either found their way over here...

I didn't know, I put your picture in google lens and it came up with one on eBay in America. The internet can be useful sometimes.

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Well, I've known for ages but been dragging my heels in delusion of "I'll get it back on the road"...

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Would there be interest on a Spares or daring repairs LS400?  Also I'd have a Abarth 595 thats needing work as well if anyone wanted. 

Keep in mind I'm in what may as well be the Antarctic location wise, as a trailer would be needed. 

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3 hours ago, 17-Coffees said:

Well, I've known for ages but been dragging my heels in delusion of "I'll get it back on the road"...

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Would there be interest on a Spares or daring repairs LS400?  Also I'd have a Abarth 595 thats needing work as well if anyone wanted. 

Keep in mind I'm in what may as well be the Antarctic location wise, as a trailer would be needed. 

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C'est combien?

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11 hours ago, 17-Coffees said:

Well, I've known for ages but been dragging my heels in delusion of "I'll get it back on the road"...

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Would there be interest on a Spares or daring repairs LS400?  Also I'd have a Abarth 595 thats needing work as well if anyone wanted. 

Keep in mind I'm in what may as well be the Antarctic location wise, as a trailer would be needed. 

What does it actually need?

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