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After far too long I finally got hold of a 2nd hand working spare wheel carrier, fed up with bloody wheel taking up space inside the galaxy..

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After far too long I finally got hold of a 2nd hand working spare wheel carrier, fed up with bloody wheel taking up space inside the galaxy..

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12 minutes ago, stuboy said:

After far too long I finally got hold of a 2nd hand working spare wheel carrier, fed up with bloody wheel taking up space inside the galaxy..

 

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and gone .......

I think 8 years is the longest I had a car. Not quite the money I'd hoped but it does need some tlc and I think the guy is going to give it

 

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2 hours ago, stuboy said:

 

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I remember when the ex cracked a (fake as it turned out) alloy in the zafira and it didn't have a spare (nor tyre goop but that wouldn't have helped) and the utter fuck about we had getting it 9 miles home with no spare. 

We could have bought the kit to fit to it too but just changed all the fucked wheels to decent vectra alloys. Wanted to keep a steel with OK tyre in the garden too but never got round to it. 

Good thing to have especially a full sized one! I got the one on the Xsara reshod a few years ago so hopefully it's there to save me when I need it

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Decided too jack up the galaxy and see what movement was on the actuator rod of the turbo wd40 and right angle pliers.. no idea what is within acceptance..

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3 hours ago, wesacosa said:

and gone .......

I think 8 years is the longest I had a car. Not quite the money I'd hoped but it does need some tlc and I think the guy is going to give it

 

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A friend had a nice 2.0 litre 318i grey E46 sort of CSL looking coupe a few years ago. He didn’t like driving so I usually drove it if we were going somewhere. I even drove it home from the garage he bought it from. It was great. I thought it was a great chassis. I always wondered how awesome the M3 would be. 

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6 minutes ago, Cheezey said:

A friend had a nice 2.0 litre 318i grey E46 sort of CSL looking coupe a few years ago. He didn’t like driving so I usually drove it if we were going somewhere. I even drove it home from the garage he bought it from. It was great. I thought it was a great chassis. I always wondered how awesome the M3 would be. 

It was a lovely thing but not really suitable anymore for SE London, just nowhere to enjoy it

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4 hours ago, wesacosa said:

and gone .......

I think 8 years is the longest I had a car. Not quite the money I'd hoped but it does need some tlc and I think the guy is going to give it

 

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8 years is a long time. Everything has is day though hey. Have noted you seem to be offloading at the mo am curious whats coming next. 

In a fit of new love I threw a bucket over the Clio.

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Not bad wet from 10 paces. Up close there's not an unmarked panel on it. 

Testarosa side scoops yo

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Tool the wheel off to investigate things.

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Noted things were bad and put it back on.

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Decided not to wash the Berlingo. Glad about that as its just come back from Kent looking like this.

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A robin joined me out the back. They're jolly little things and quite sociable. 

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4 minutes ago, Rustybullethole said:

8 years is a long time. Everything has is day though hey. Have noted you seem to be offloading at the mo am curious whats coming next. 

Just a realisation that 7 cars is far too many especially when they are all over 20 years old. M3 needed a lot spending to get it looking its best again and as you know the roads around here are so bloody miserable having a fast car is pointless.  Ideally I need 2 more gone at least before I even think of something else

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Been offered this and not sure whether to take a punt to flip or not. 
 

56 plate 1.6 pez, 87k, 4 new tyres, new clutch in 2021, last serviced Oct 23, MOT until October 

Apparently a non runner but he reckons it’s an electrical issue rather than mechanical. I’ve asked for more info but can’t see it being anything drastic? He wants £600 for it, I’d have to borrow a trailer to go and fetch it too.

Its only 25 mins away and it’s owned by a posh old chap who seems to have owned it a couple of years. 
 

I’ve got no need for it but if it’s something simple like a starter motor or something like a sensor, it’d easily flip for £1200 I’m sure.

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Oh and as I posted that he’s just replied:

“the engine turns over but doesn’t fire up, we have been told it is an electrical issue, it is not the immobiliser, but the electrics are not connecting with the brain of the car, it is actually with a guy in Norwich at the moment”

Sounds like someone’s already had a go and hasn’t had any joy. Probably not worth me getting involved then!

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13 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

Been offered this and not sure whether to take a punt to flip or not. 
 

56 plate 1.6 pez, 87k, 4 new tyres, new clutch in 2021, last serviced Oct 23, MOT until October 

Apparently a non runner but he reckons it’s an electrical issue rather than mechanical. I’ve asked for more info but can’t see it being anything drastic? He wants £600 for it, I’d have to borrow a trailer to go and fetch it too.

Its only 25 mins away and it’s owned by a posh old chap who seems to have owned it a couple of years. 
 

I’ve got no need for it but if it’s something simple like a starter motor or something like a sensor, it’d easily flip for £1200 I’m sure.

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Keep thinking about this. 
 

Is £500 worth a punt? I can’t help but want to have a play with it and find out what the issue is. 

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12 hours ago, captain_cal said:

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Parked in a nice part of Bristol?  My mates sister lives a few doors away.

It's not Albert, he's up north and its marked up SECURITY. 

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7 hours ago, catsinthewelder said:

Parked in a nice part of Bristol?  My mates sister lives a few doors away.

It's not Albert, he's up north and its marked up SECURITY. 

Not for long my mate, as it's due to come home with us in the next few weeks.

Long story behind it, I'll do a thread.

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Well, I’ve agreed to buy the Mini for £500 as long as I can get hold of a trailer to get it home. 
 

I’ve also bought another car specifically to roffle non profit just because it was cool. What’s happened to me 😂

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Blowing a gale up here today, so I retreated to the garage with an idea of fettling with the Spitfire.

The stitching of the soft top seams has gradually been unravelling over the past year, I had them held together (more or less) with many pieces of gaffer tape - which wasn't really an ideal solution - so I thought, how difficult can it be to re-stitch them?

Never having sewn anything for at least half a century, after some advice from my wife, I set to the task!

Turned out okayish, won't win any prizes for neatness but better than sticky tape.

 

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2 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

I’ve agreed to buy the Mini for £500

Good deal.

That's what I got for mine which turned out to not be as borked as I thought and the new owner got another year out of it which was great.

I'd recommend a C110 creator code reader. It's about £30 and connects to most things in a Bini. Well worth it IMO.

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4 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

Well, I’ve agreed to buy the Mini for £500 as long as I can get hold of a trailer to get it home. 
 

I’ve also bought another car specifically to roffle non profit just because it was cool. What’s happened to me 😂

I was going to say: fuck electrical issues right into the sea.

But you already bought it so good* work!

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4 minutes ago, Supernaut said:

I was going to say: fuck electrical issues right into the sea.

But you already bought it so good* work!

There’s two ways it’ll go, I’ll find a corroded plug, a dodgy sensor, or something simple and have it running within a day or two

OR 

I’ll give up and stick it back up for £550 😂

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4 hours ago, captain_cal said:

Not for long my mate, as it's due to come home with us in the next few weeks.

Long story behind it, I'll do a thread.

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11 minutes ago, Supernaut said:

I was going to say: fuck electrical issues right into the sea.

But you already bought it so good* work!

There's electrical issues then there's VooDoo Black Magic shit - the former usually involves dancing naked in the pissing rain swearing at the thing, the latter is fitting a new battery ;-) 

Failing either, yeah - stick it up at £550!

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Ordered a new air filter for the i10, as I reckon last time it was changed was @Kiltoxabout 4 years ago.

£7.99 for this Korean made Mobis effort, 'it's what they use in the stealers m9'

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TBF, it does look a little better than the Crossland

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2 clips, 10 seconds. Love Hi-and-Dry (insert Savvy emoji)

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Although the alternator sounds a bit noisy....

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Thought the temporary ford badge on the grill looked rubbish.. so I autoshited it...lol

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Back behind the tiller again.

 

Oxford Canal for 4 nights with the Goddaughter and her parents.

Brilliant times!

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