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Hi  all I'm Steve  a recent lurker and thread reader, hopefully I can maintain  the low low standards needed most of thr time.

The current fleet is a 71 XJ6

A 72 Rover 3500 - purchased as I took my 8 year old at the time son to view it  and was a bit reluctant due to the state if decrepitude and rust only o have him love it and turn to me as it rattled bits off on the car park test drive " were buying this aren't we dad?"  Tho I hold my hand up for every other mechanically dubious, rusty  ched of a car I bought..

And a modern Mazda  -boo,  his. (Tho it decided to top up its sumpmwith diesel last year ready for its first service so...)

 

I look forward to the agony and ecstasy  that AS will bring.

 

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20 hours ago, Low Horatio gearbox said:

Hi  all I'm Steve  a recent lurker and thread reader, hopefully I can maintain  the low low standards needed most of thr time.

The current fleet is a 71 XJ6

A 72 Rover 3500 - purchased as I took my 8 year old at the time son to view it  and was a bit reluctant due to the state if decrepitude and rust only o have him love it and turn to me as it rattled bits off on the car park test drive " were buying this aren't we dad?"  Tho I hold my hand up for every other mechanically dubious, rusty  ched of a car I bought..

And a modern Mazda  -boo,  his. (Tho it decided to top up its sumpmwith diesel last year ready for its first service so...)

 

I look forward to the agony and ecstasy  that AS will bring.

 

Greetings. I look forward to hearing more River tales

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Hello,

My name is Dylan a Young Motor Enthusiast from the west midlands, I love all things motor wise and after purchasing my first motor (A 2000 Peugeot Vivacity 49cc scooter barn find) Ive fell in love with mechanics and the appreciation of Average Past and Present Cars, this was also from the help of My favourite youtuber Ian Seabrooke from Hubnut!

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Hi, I'm Guy.

I was referred here by one of your lot after I offered him an A4 on the cheap. Apparently this is a part of the internet I haven't yet been, but has been waiting for me all along! I'm not sure what the guy's username is, but he recommended I put it up on here as a roffle. Never seen that being done before, I love it and I can see myself getting into trouble already with that moped currently being offered!

Currently in my fleet I've got the aforementioned A4, a 1989 Land Rover 90, a '65 Midget and the remains of a 1989 Mini Red Hot I'm hoping I'll get to one day. It's been 15 years so far and I haven't got it back on the road so you know, watch this space!

Oh, I also just bought a 1974 Commer Walk Thru to turn into an American burger van for my restaurant. That should be an interesting project.

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There's a build thread starting on Retro Rides, but here's what it looked like when I took delivery of it at about 5:30am one morning in late December! Poor dude who delivered it smashed his lights up trying to get it to where it was meant to go so we had to abandon that and park it in a nearby car park.

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Hello all, been to a meet before with out run, haven't got any thing interesting atm but have a penchant for forgiving cars being shite and love a good bodge.

Currently have this rusty 1.6 diesel with dodgy power steering, and another bland car being a 10 year old cash cow as the family run about. 

Normally like 2 seater type stuff but considering a van to convert to campervan. Not sure I want to trap myself in a small space with 2 kids and the mrs for extended periods though. 

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35 minutes ago, Nails1979 said:

Hello all, been to a meet before with out run, haven't got any thing interesting atm but have a penchant for forgiving cars being shite and love a good bodge.

Currently have this rusty 1.6 diesel with dodgy power steering, and another bland car being a 10 year old cash cow as the family run about. 

Normally like 2 seater type stuff but considering a van to convert to campervan. Not sure I want to trap myself in a small space with 2 kids and the mrs for extended periods though. 

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Hi @Nails1979 that's a nice fleet you have there. Especially like the Focus. I've a Mk2 myself. 

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14 hours ago, Ged said:

Hi all, just your average lurker with nothing interesting as of yet other than a crusty Mazda 2 but otherwise looking to buy my first shitbox for too little and spend way too much time on repairs. Figured something might pop up on here for sale that goes against my better judgement.

Welcome, and keep an eye on the roffles in the for sale page. You could easily end up with something you wanted*.

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Been reading for a few years and decided to sign up so that I could reply sometimes.

Daily's are modern, but I do fondly remember my teenage years buying cars for little money and tinkering with them. Still have an old Rover 114, my first car, stashed away that I assure people in my family who roll their eyes that it will appreciate in value...maybe...

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Hi all, I’ve been more a lurker than contributor, and realised I’ve not introduced myself. This forum is my essential reading and my thanks goes to everyone who contributes. A brilliant range of vehicles and superb dedication. 
I’m plodding away at my own little collection of stuff trying to get it in good shape by tinkering away. 
That’s been my escape in these lockdown times - a chance to escape and get some time out. Don’t get me wrong, my family are great, but we all need that bit of space. 
 

I got a bit disillusioned with new cars, and getting rinsed by depreciation. I don’t have a company car and wouldn’t want one, but I do quite a bit of travel. my solution is to hire cars as and when, which costs my employer less than the mileage money. A double whammy as I get to play hire car bingo and I get to own cars I want rather than cars that suit my job. 

Currently I’ve got an Audi S8 (D2) which I’m rather attached to. It’s super comfy and good at wafting. The chocolate gearbox has melted so wafting is rather minimal. This months job is to pull the engine and box to get it rebuilt and resume wafting. The collection was worthy of an AS collection thread - bought sight unseen via eBay. I lost the auction but dropped the seller a message in case the sale failed. It did and I put in a cheeky offer. 

A 205 restoration in the garage which to be fair has stalled. I need to get that going as it was a great little car for blasting around. I want to build it to be a standard looking car. 

Happy spannering

Cheers,

Brian

 

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1 hour ago, Jalopyant said:

Hello. Just joined. 

Just I little update on the GS that was auction back in March at Evesham, it's back on the road.🙂

 

Lovely pair of cars.

My avatar should let you know who I am and while I have lots of Citroens there are other makes as well, which is why this place suits me so well.

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3 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

Lovely pair of cars.

My avatar should let you know who I am and while I have lots of Citroens there are other makes as well, which is why this place suits me so well.

Yep, saw your post on the LNA aswell,  could do with the door mirror. 

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I was first introduced to the brown forum in a past life by xbo11ox, probably over ten years ago. Anyway it took until the boredom of the first lockdown before I started lurking in earnest, and until now to introduce myself properly.

I have (and have owned) various classics in my life, all justified for purchase because I admired the engineering within as that is allegedly my profession. Naturally they all are broken in some way as I am too tight to buy the best examples. 

Behold the bounty of my garage (and various lockups...some of which my wife knows about):

1963 Rover P4 (working)

1980 Citroen Acadiane (welding)

1985 Mini City E (working)

1952 Mercedes 220 (not worked since 1984)

I will probably regale you with some tales of broken bits because a problem shared is a problem prevaricated about for a little while longer. 

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