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Hello!

I cannot believe I have been on the internet for decades yet only just found this wonderful forum.

I'm currently having a spell of bad autoshite luck. My beloved Puma dumped its coolant and warped the block earlier this year. Its now with a member of Prac Classics as a engine swap project. Following that was an E39 530d which aquaplaned off the A3 as it had some Lingalonger Ditchfinders on it. Now on a high mileage E91 3 Series Touring which recently decided to give it's ECU a bath and awaiting a fix.

In time hope to own various Longbridge tat, especially of interest being the R3 200/ZR, the 75, Aggros, MGF.

Oh and developing a worrying interest in French stuff...

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12 hours ago, midniteclassix said:

Hi all not entirely a new member as joined a couple of years ago but had problems signing in at times and the hard to navigate the site kept me of but I think this is sorted now  look forward to reading some posts and adding to them

What was your username previously? 

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Hello all. I've been aware of this forum for some years due to Hubley-Nutsworth, but only got around to making an account a few months ago. I then promptly forgot about it until now. Still, here we are.
Like, I suspect, most people on here, I am serial car hoarder/discarder. I've owned 20 cars in half as many years of driving, and still have 5 of them. They are as follows:

1988 Toyota Corolla. Aggressively beige, old man base spec. Picked it up at an auction with only 37000 miles on the clock. Drives almost like a new car. Definitely the most quintessentially shite of my collection. Using it as my current daily, though looking to replace it with a Merc 190D.
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1997 Nissan 180SX. Imported this from Japan myself in 2018 as I noticed S-body prices were going stratospheric. Naturally I went for one of the cheapest I could find. It has, unlike the UK S13, the legendary SR20 engine, though, because I penny-pinched, it is a non-turbo model. Still, it looks the part, has not been modded out the arse, and is totally solid. Super fun to throw around corners. I've set it up for grip and slight understeer, which confuses every male under 30. The headlights go up and down. Definitely a keeper. At some point a turbo installation will happen.
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1966 Ford Mustang. Bought this five years ago for absolutely no reason. Had been imported months earlier and the chap who owned it decided he had too many of them (ie, about 10). Originally a poverty spec straight-6 model, has been fully converted to a 289 V8 at some point in the past. Restored semi-competently in Kentucky 15 years ago. Used it as my daily for most of 2016, because I had a short commute and am also a masochist. Great fun to pose in, but cooling system is currently shagged. Contemplate selling it every now and then, but doubt I ever will, it's just too damn cool.
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1966 Morris Minor. My most recent acquisition, last September. Completely stock and unremarkable when I got it, improvements are underway, including new wheels (pictured), a full suspension rebuild, a Ford XR3 disc conversion, and finally a 998 Mini Cooper engine build for it, using a 948 block as a base. This is my third Minor, and I bought this on a whim because it is identical to my first, much-loved, Minor that I had at university, and sadly wrote-off in 2013. Time and wisdom will hopefully keep me on the blacktop this time around.
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1992 Eunos Roadster/Mazda MX-5. The car I've held onto the longest. Bought back in 2014 after the demise of my first Minor, this is also a JDM car, though it came over back in 2001 when they could be picked up literally by the boatload in Japan for buttons. Extremely well-equipped for its age, drove impeccably, headlights go up and down. Was my only car for a year and a half. In mid 2015 it developed some suspension and rust issues, so I shoved it in my garage and thought, "I'll fix it later". Six years from then, "later" has yet to arrive, but seeing as the prices for mk1 MX-5s have risen greatly in that time, I've decided to keep ahold of it until money and facilities allow me to give it a light restoration.

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So that's my current fleet. Each car will no doubt get its own thread as and when I get round to working on them.

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24 minutes ago, Scrubworks said:

Hello all. I've been aware of this forum for some years due to Hubley-Nutsworth, but only got around to making an account a few months ago. I then promptly forgot about it until now. Still, here we are.
Like, I suspect, most people on here, I am serial car hoarder/discarder. I've owned 20 cars in half as many years of driving, and still have 5 of them. They are as follows:

1988 Toyota Corolla. Aggressively beige, old man base spec. Picked it up at an auction with only 37000 miles on the clock. Drives almost like a new car. Definitely the most quintessentially shite of my collection. Using it as my current daily, though looking to replace it with a Merc 190D.
IMG_20190503_184533.thumb.jpg.0fc3155d42decf6e8a9e7d66e5508418.jpg

1997 Nissan 180SX. Imported this from Japan myself in 2018 as I noticed S-body prices were going stratospheric. Naturally I went for one of the cheapest I could find. It has, unlike the UK S13, the legendary SR20 engine, though, because I penny-pinched, it is a non-turbo model. Still, it looks the part, has not been modded out the arse, and is totally solid. Super fun to throw around corners. I've set it up for grip and slight understeer, which confuses every male under 30. The headlights go up and down. Definitely a keeper. At some point a turbo installation will happen.
IMG_20181023_142320.thumb.jpg.ad412c0d1731a7f681916c7ce6b6d0d4.jpg

1966 Ford Mustang. Bought this five years ago for absolutely no reason. Had been imported months earlier and the chap who owned it decided he had too many of them (ie, about 10). Originally a poverty spec straight-6 model, has been fully converted to a 289 V8 at some point in the past. Restored semi-competently in Kentucky 15 years ago. Used it as my daily for most of 2016, because I had a short commute and am also a masochist. Great fun to pose in, but cooling system is currently shagged. Contemplate selling it every now and then, but doubt I ever will, it's just too damn cool.
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1966 Morris Minor. My most recent acquisition, last September. Completely stock and unremarkable when I got it, improvements are underway, including new wheels (pictured), a full suspension rebuild, a Ford XR3 disc conversion, and finally a 998 Mini Cooper engine build for it, using a 948 block as a base. This is my third Minor, and I bought this on a whim because it is identical to my first, much-loved, Minor that I had at university, and sadly wrote-off in 2013. Time and wisdom will hopefully keep me on the blacktop this time around.
IMG_20210622_204253.thumb.jpg.7e53ab21b75a9b99c2427a101cf60e08.jpg

1992 Eunos Roadster/Mazda MX-5. The car I've held onto the longest. Bought back in 2014 after the demise of my first Minor, this is also a JDM car, though it came over back in 2001 when they could be picked up literally by the boatload in Japan for buttons. Extremely well-equipped for its age, drove impeccably, headlights go up and down. Was my only car for a year and a half. In mid 2015 it developed some suspension and rust issues, so I shoved it in my garage and thought, "I'll fix it later". Six years from then, "later" has yet to arrive, but seeing as the prices for mk1 MX-5s have risen greatly in that time, I've decided to keep ahold of it until money and facilities allow me to give it a light restoration.

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So that's my current fleet. Each car will no doubt get its own thread as and when I get round to working on them.

What a delicious collection you've got. Corolla, Mustang And Moggie are particularly lovely. 

Welcome!

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9 hours ago, eddyramrod said:

Agreed!  Welcome aboard, and whatever you do, don't discard that Corolla!  That must be a FOTU winner, right there!  You should also be within reach of the legendary FOD too, jammy bugger.

Well, if you fancy buying the Corolla, let me know ;). Also, FOD? Foreign Object Damage? Had plenty of that.

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2 hours ago, Scrubworks said:

Well, if you fancy buying the Corolla, let me know ;). Also, FOD? Foreign Object Damage? Had plenty of that.

FOD = Field Of Dreams.  @Six-cylinder (can be found on these pages) hosts occasional meetings which often cover entire weekends.  As for buying the Corolla, thank you for the offer, but you will soon learn, that's not exactly my style.

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On 02/08/2021 at 17:33, Scrubworks said:

1988 Toyota Corolla. Aggressively beige, old man base spec. Picked it up at an auction with only 37000 miles on the clock. Drives almost like a new car. Definitely the most quintessentially shite of my collection. Using it as my current daily, though looking to replace it with a Merc 190D.
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That is delicious! A sister to my 1990 Liftback, It’s interesting to see how two variations of the same car share absolutely no body panels. Please say it has a matching brown interior.

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9 hours ago, MorrisItalSLX said:

That is delicious! A sister to my 1990 Liftback, It’s interesting to see how two variations of the same car share absolutely no body panels. Please say it has a matching brown interior.

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Caramel brown mate. Only the best in Japanese 80s interiors.

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Hello all.

Having lurked and been following a number of the threads for ages, I decided I really should become a member here and contribute.

While my fleet currently consists of a modern and a collection of shite in miniature, it seems inevitable that I will sooner or later acquire some Grade A chod. For unknown reasons I actually miss trying to follow the BOL in attempts to fix things (maybe it's masochism) and always find myself drawn to cars that are a bit different to the norm of moderns. 

Maybe if I add my eBay tat finds to the thread instead of to my watchlist it will cure me of my afflictions?

 

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12 hours ago, mintwth said:

Hello all.

Having lurked and been following a number of the threads for ages, I decided I really should become a member here and contribute.

While my fleet currently consists of a modern and a collection of shite in miniature, it seems inevitable that I will sooner or later acquire some Grade A chod. For unknown reasons I actually miss trying to follow the BOL in attempts to fix things (maybe it's masochism) and always find myself drawn to cars that are a bit different to the norm of moderns. 

Maybe if I add my eBay tat finds to the thread instead of to my watchlist it will cure me of my afflictions?

 

welcome aboard,  where you located?

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On 8/2/2021 at 8:33 AM, Scrubworks said:

Hello all. I've been aware of this forum for some years due to Hubley-Nutsworth, but only got around to making an account a few months ago. I then promptly forgot about it until now. Still, here we are.
Like, I suspect, most people on here, I am serial car hoarder/discarder. I've owned 20 cars in half as many years of driving, and still have 5 of them. They are as follows:

1988 Toyota Corolla. Aggressively beige, old man base spec. Picked it up at an auction with only 37000 miles on the clock. Drives almost like a new car. Definitely the most quintessentially shite of my collection. Using it as my current daily, though looking to replace it with a Merc 190D.
IMG_20190503_184533.thumb.jpg.0fc3155d42decf6e8a9e7d66e5508418.jpg

1997 Nissan 180SX. Imported this from Japan myself in 2018 as I noticed S-body prices were going stratospheric. Naturally I went for one of the cheapest I could find. It has, unlike the UK S13, the legendary SR20 engine, though, because I penny-pinched, it is a non-turbo model. Still, it looks the part, has not been modded out the arse, and is totally solid. Super fun to throw around corners. I've set it up for grip and slight understeer, which confuses every male under 30. The headlights go up and down. Definitely a keeper. At some point a turbo installation will happen.
IMG_20181023_142320.thumb.jpg.ad412c0d1731a7f681916c7ce6b6d0d4.jpg

1966 Ford Mustang. Bought this five years ago for absolutely no reason. Had been imported months earlier and the chap who owned it decided he had too many of them (ie, about 10). Originally a poverty spec straight-6 model, has been fully converted to a 289 V8 at some point in the past. Restored semi-competently in Kentucky 15 years ago. Used it as my daily for most of 2016, because I had a short commute and am also a masochist. Great fun to pose in, but cooling system is currently shagged. Contemplate selling it every now and then, but doubt I ever will, it's just too damn cool.
117646158_2644049215845057_5306092538771536629_n.thumb.jpg.14eafdebd14a8c7befb0dcdd10d2cc31.jpg

1966 Morris Minor. My most recent acquisition, last September. Completely stock and unremarkable when I got it, improvements are underway, including new wheels (pictured), a full suspension rebuild, a Ford XR3 disc conversion, and finally a 998 Mini Cooper engine build for it, using a 948 block as a base. This is my third Minor, and I bought this on a whim because it is identical to my first, much-loved, Minor that I had at university, and sadly wrote-off in 2013. Time and wisdom will hopefully keep me on the blacktop this time around.
IMG_20210622_204253.thumb.jpg.7e53ab21b75a9b99c2427a101cf60e08.jpg

1992 Eunos Roadster/Mazda MX-5. The car I've held onto the longest. Bought back in 2014 after the demise of my first Minor, this is also a JDM car, though it came over back in 2001 when they could be picked up literally by the boatload in Japan for buttons. Extremely well-equipped for its age, drove impeccably, headlights go up and down. Was my only car for a year and a half. In mid 2015 it developed some suspension and rust issues, so I shoved it in my garage and thought, "I'll fix it later". Six years from then, "later" has yet to arrive, but seeing as the prices for mk1 MX-5s have risen greatly in that time, I've decided to keep ahold of it until money and facilities allow me to give it a light restoration.

20140121_162620.thumb.jpg.c21e8e228d19c926618fa508ce418a26.jpg

So that's my current fleet. Each car will no doubt get its own thread as and when I get round to working on them.

Phooaar your Mustang and Moggy are gorgeous I'm jealous 

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6 hours ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Sounds better than Gosport... but then so does Beirut 😉

If only I lived in God's Port...that land of dreams

After all, as estate agents would undoubtedly say, Gosport has lots of potential....(aka could be improved by demolishing it and starting again 😉)

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Hello Autoshiters!

I am Chris, aka chris667. I live on the edge of the Peaks.

I know @Sunny JimIRL through another channel. We were walking our dogs together and he mentioned Autoshite. Very much my bag.

I currently own a Romahome, which I have had for a very long time. Might chop it in this year and look for something new (well, old, you know what I mean!).  But then I say that every year.

Here it is:

 

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