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1 hour ago, Mut said:

Hi looking forward to joining in the madness. Love old Italian shite and obviously dustpans and brushes to sweep their flakey bits up.

Always good to converse with likeminded nuttas!

where u loscted Mut?

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Hampshire mate, I have a thing for Alfa GTV's, the 90's ones but also would love a GT Junior but they are just so out of reach these days.

Alfa 33 Perm4 might be my next project...a proper old shitter :)

Into proper Alfas of old, not all this modern shite!

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Hi,

lurker that joined to try and get rid of my Disco that I messed up.

40 something (don't make me do the math) IT, comic book and board game geek.

Fan of classic cars and Land Rover, having owned several MGB GT's and Series III Land Rovers.  Now driving a Land Rover Discover 2 TD5.

Despite my love of old cars you can write my mechanical knowledge on a gnats ass with room to spare.

Cheers.

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19 hours ago, brownnova said:

Welcome along! 

Sherpa coupes and OLLI Rovers will do ok here! 

Where are you based? 

Brierley Hill in the Black County.  So I actually live in Shite-Town 😀

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Buonasera Tutti

Very long time reader finally gets round to joining in.

I have a problem buying very cheap powered transport. How it all began ?

My Dad  always had some sort of volvo estate to tow caravans around Europe, 1 day in late 70s he came home with a brand new Renault 30  v6 metallic bronze and  4 headlights !, I still remember those velour brown seats and the noise/speed after the volvos. 1st long trip down to Italy with caravan and it broke down , 2 days stuck in Italian motorways service station but mum did buy me my dream car there,1/25 scale lancia fulvia hf1600, still got it 40 odd years later &  I'm still dreaming for the real thing but it is never going to happen. This taught me that spending lots does not work and big is not always best. But I did like Italy and I would still love to own a rust free Renault 30.

Short  summary of some of the best  😎vehicles I have owned, none of these cost more than £500, lots were £50 .

1986 just past test and I bought ideal 1st car.  A Purple reliant bond bug. Did not stay long, my Dad had a go in it and suggested probably not an ideal 1st car !

minis ( a few )

Ex british gas mini van that I ruined by hand painting it A Team style with hammerite ( I am truly sorry to whoever ended up saving it after me)

Marina coupe converted to bike festival camper van. I was always in envy of my friend with his ital estate.

Triumph spitfire that tried to kill me on a Basingstoke roundabout. got it towed to a lockup garage near a friends house and forgot about it and I never saw  it again. To whoever found it or stole it many years later the big dent up front was probably the easy part to fix, all the newspaper and fiberglass holding the body together was my professional rust repairs, sorry.

volvo 360gls  OOOOHHHHHH yes please .This was a very smart hand me down from Dad, I was stopped by the police so many times in this it was unreal, all because I was a long haired 20year old in an unusual car, but I always passed the attitude check.

fiat uno diesel that broke its clutch cable in rush hour traffic in the blackwall tunnel, stop start in gear before stop start was invented.

rover 214 salooooooon, a rather fabulous car that refused to die.

Many motorbikes but the highlight has to be the honda spacy 125 with POP UP HEADLIGHT for about FREE. I was young (ish) and foolish and did not know the meaning of cool so unfortunately this got abandoned on the old kent road in London when the drive belt snapped.

And the lowlight of bike ownership has to be the bmw k100rs bought for commuting into London duties for well over my usual budget that was an expensive disaster and well beyond my mechanical ability.

Leyland sherpa petrol van that was brilliant for £50. At the time I was an assistant accountant at a fancy head office, I loved parking that in the works car park, my Dad always said 1st impressions count. Someone stole the fuel pump which took me a few days to work out why in would not start, Leyland rather helpfully put the pump in an easy place to access it, so I went to Thamesmead and helped myself to another 1.

Peugeot 205 turbo diesel, wish I still had it now but sold to my brother for nothing.

Triumph herald that I took the roof off of ( who let the dogs out !) all year round while living in south London, swapped that car for 2  bike parking spaces in a friends garage.

Honory mention goes to 1972 2.3ltr Bedford cf autosleeper that I had for a few years that bankrupted me going on holiday from the south of England to tour Scotland in the early 90s, I loved it but it loved a drink !

Being a Sir and living in London I also had my luxury private airport transport fora few years. An Austin allegro in brown used only for driving to Stanstead airport and left many times on the streets of bishop Stortford, again I am very sorry to all the house owners whose roads outside I left puddles of oil and petrol.

2006 and I sold everything I owned apart from 1 motorbike and rode down to Italy to start a new life.

Sorry for long intro, will hopefully add some interesting stuff to the forum, can offer Italian translation for Ferrari ( sorry meant fiat ) buying.

Thanks for all the writers who over the years have kept me entertained.

Your humble servant, Sir Chocolate Teapot.

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Hi all.  Not a new member as such, more one who went 'off-radar' for a while (health and general life issues getting in the way).  I'm back now though.  No car to speak of right now but hoping to rectify that situation before too long.  Plenty of old shite to go around over here, that's for sure!  Upgraded website's looking good so going to catch up on all the stuff I've been missing!

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19 hours ago, Sir Chocolate Teapot said:

Buonasera Tutti

Very long time reader finally gets round to joining in.

I have a problem buying very cheap powered transport. How it all began ?

My Dad  always had some sort of volvo estate to tow caravans around Europe, 1 day in late 70s he came home with a brand new Renault 30  v6 metallic bronze and  4 headlights !, I still remember those velour brown seats and the noise/speed after the volvos. 1st long trip down to Italy with caravan and it broke down , 2 days stuck in Italian motorways service station but mum did buy me my dream car there,1/25 scale lancia fulvia hf1600, still got it 40 odd years later &  I'm still dreaming for the real thing but it is never going to happen. This taught me that spending lots does not work and big is not always best. But I did like Italy and I would still love to own a rust free Renault 30.

Short  summary of some of the best  😎vehicles I have owned, none of these cost more than £500, lots were £50 .

1986 just past test and I bought ideal 1st car.  A Purple reliant bond bug. Did not stay long, my Dad had a go in it and suggested probably not an ideal 1st car !

minis ( a few )

Ex british gas mini van that I ruined by hand painting it A Team style with hammerite ( I am truly sorry to whoever ended up saving it after me)

Marina coupe converted to bike festival camper van. I was always in envy of my friend with his ital estate.

Triumph spitfire that tried to kill me on a Basingstoke roundabout. got it towed to a lockup garage near a friends house and forgot about it and I never saw  it again. To whoever found it or stole it many years later the big dent up front was probably the easy part to fix, all the newspaper and fiberglass holding the body together was my professional rust repairs, sorry.

volvo 360gls  OOOOHHHHHH yes please .This was a very smart hand me down from Dad, I was stopped by the police so many times in this it was unreal, all because I was a long haired 20year old in an unusual car, but I always passed the attitude check.

fiat uno diesel that broke its clutch cable in rush hour traffic in the blackwall tunnel, stop start in gear before stop start was invented.

rover 214 salooooooon, a rather fabulous car that refused to die.

Many motorbikes but the highlight has to be the honda spacy 125 with POP UP HEADLIGHT for about FREE. I was young (ish) and foolish and did not know the meaning of cool so unfortunately this got abandoned on the old kent road in London when the drive belt snapped.

And the lowlight of bike ownership has to be the bmw k100rs bought for commuting into London duties for well over my usual budget that was an expensive disaster and well beyond my mechanical ability.

Leyland sherpa petrol van that was brilliant for £50. At the time I was an assistant accountant at a fancy head office, I loved parking that in the works car park, my Dad always said 1st impressions count. Someone stole the fuel pump which took me a few days to work out why in would not start, Leyland rather helpfully put the pump in an easy place to access it, so I went to Thamesmead and helped myself to another 1.

Peugeot 205 turbo diesel, wish I still had it now but sold to my brother for nothing.

Triumph herald that I took the roof off of ( who let the dogs out !) all year round while living in south London, swapped that car for 2  bike parking spaces in a friends garage.

Honory mention goes to 1972 2.3ltr Bedford cf autosleeper that I had for a few years that bankrupted me going on holiday from the south of England to tour Scotland in the early 90s, I loved it but it loved a drink !

Being a Sir and living in London I also had my luxury private airport transport fora few years. An Austin allegro in brown used only for driving to Stanstead airport and left many times on the streets of bishop Stortford, again I am very sorry to all the house owners whose roads outside I left puddles of oil and petrol.

2006 and I sold everything I owned apart from 1 motorbike and rode down to Italy to start a new life.

Sorry for long intro, will hopefully add some interesting stuff to the forum, can offer Italian translation for Ferrari ( sorry meant fiat ) buying.

Thanks for all the writers who over the years have kept me entertained.

Your humble servant, Sir Chocolate Teapot.

Wilkommen!

Love your story, I’ve been guilty of hasty dumping too. Had a MK1 Golf GTI Campaign (!) that I dumped in Streatham, simply because I had grown to hate it... The foolishness of youth, eh?

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7 hours ago, BritChod said:

Long time lurker who's finally got around to signing up. Big fan of old shite, especially British. Current fleet includes an SD1, Series 2a Land Rover, Series 3 XJ6, etc. You get the picture. It's a disease. 

theres no cure..........

 

 

where u from?

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Afternoon all, 

Long time lurker, first-time caller er poster. 

Projects this year include recommissioning my partners currently SORN 1987 Citroen 2cv if the chassis will last another MOT.   Also paintwork and an alloy on my bland daily driver (MK 6 Golf). 

I'm completely mechanically inept, and my only claim to fame is servicing a 1300 Morris Marina, with a lot of help. So 2cv fixing is always fun!   

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4 hours ago, FlyingDustbin said:

Afternoon all, 

Long time lurker, first-time caller er poster. 

Projects this year include recommissioning my partners currently SORN 1987 Citroen 2cv if the chassis will last another MOT.   Also paintwork and an alloy on my bland daily driver (MK 6 Golf). 

I'm completely mechanically inept, and my only claim to fame is servicing a 1300 Morris Marina, with a lot of help. So 2cv fixing is always fun!   

Oooh you’ll find plenty of 2CV lickers round these parts!! 8 or 9 different a-series Citroens I think!

Welcome along! Look forward to seeing your progress with the 2CV! Where abouts are you located? 

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County Durham. on a very steep driveway. Ideally It'd be nice to get Donna the 2cv somewhere flat so we can drain all the fluids and try and get her running again. Then the only problem would be if the chassis and passenger side inner wing would get though an MOT. 

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'Ello, sappnin.

Port Toilet/Swansea local

I own three cars for some reason; A Peugeot 106 1.1 that I owned since I passed my test in 2013, this is what I cut my teeth modifying and learning how to generally fix (and break). *I just want to note it will be for sale shortly.

A mk6 Fiesta Zetec S as my daily motor for all the long trips, when I don't want to worry too much about breaking down and, when I don't want every chav or ex-joyrider asking me 'ow is that for sale or wha, mush?!' which then leads me onto the third car. A Mk2 Fiesta 1.4 that has a rather dodgy, yet shiny paintjob - this gave me a rather terrifying drive of my life in the pouring rain not because it's a 'monster' of a car. Nah, just rock hard tires, shot brakes and wipers that didn't clear my screen.

Grown up mainly around bikes (dad always took me to bike shows as a nippa) and really got into my cars from the classic Gran Turismo games on PS1 and PS2.

Ta'ra for now.
 

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