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On 8/5/2021 at 10:10 PM, aotb said:

Hello! Been lurking for a while, I think Schaefft first mentioned here a few years ago, but I only just got around to signing up. My car history is mostly early 2000s Japanese tat, with the exception of a Polo that I'd prefer not to talk about. My daily driver is a 2005 MR2 Roadster as seen interloping at  FOTU, and seen here next to something much nicer.

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I've had this one for a year, with many trips planned, but FOTU was the first major trip out instead of just running about locally.  Not my first MR2, I did have a 2002 model before this one that had everything wrong with it. This one is  currently standard, but as it's both drinking and leaking oil from every orifice I have a 2ZZ conversion in the works with an engine from a ratty Corolla 190. Bought as a complete car that the 'clutch slightly slipping' which as it was gumtree meant that getting to 40mph is an achievement.  As it still had a ticket for a few months I swapped a new clutch in- the slippage was caused by a pressure plate spring exploding- and ran it until the MOT was out to check it out. Sold some parts from that so I'm in to it for very little. For peace of mind I stripped the engine down and it's now at the stage of having the bottom end back together. The weekend project is to get the valve stem seals changed and it mostly reassembled. Needs to be finished for a potential Alps Roadtrip in two months. 

The second car is one of several Ignis Sports I've had. This one used to belong to my grandmother, who gave up driving a couple of years ago. - I tried to sell it, but got fed up of being messed around. It's not used all that much but I do enjoy driving it when I do.   It's also done a  couple of Targa Rallies in a very amateur fashion . 

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The major project is a Metro, but not the one which most people think of. It's a 1959 International Metro Mite, which I'm in the very slow process of getting on the road. Much smaller than it appears and surprisingly has a BL link. The original engine was a 1.5l B Series with a manual gearbox,  even at the time was regarded as underpowered. This was dropped after a couple of years and replaced by the international 6 cylinder. It's all parts bin, the rear axle is from a Willys Jeep. Leaf springs all round. This one had already been imported,  but I tracked down where it had been sold in the states, which was from a collectibles shop in Montana.  They are thin on the ground over there, the importer of this one has brought another over and I know of one in the Netherlands. 

 

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The engine was seized, and given the reputation of underpower I went a different route. For simplicity of shifting (due to the engine position by  your feet) I wanted a simple, reliable, fairly compact setup with good aftermarket support. 

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Yes, this is a silly idea. It's a mildly rotten Eunos that a local breaker had. Off the road for a several  years and nobody wants an auto. Only 60000 miles and ran like a dream. I've made some progress on the body, clearing off old underseal and epoxy coating underneath, but got pretty bored of that so it ended up sitting for a long time. The engine and gearbox are mounted in and fit well, next task is probably build the loom to get things running. The body is mostly straight and rust free but does need  repair in places, the small patches I can tackle, the large panel that had an inch of filler coverings all the dents, not so much. Some people will be annoyed that the patina will be going, but it was bought for a purpose and will be a working vehicle. Needs to be done for next summer, so I must make some progress once the MR2 is done!

Excellent! Another MR2 Roadster owner joins the fold! @dome on here has also 2ZZ his MR2. I bought a scruffy Corolla T Sport for the same reason but ended up selling as our son was due shortly after and I just couldn't justify the spend at the time. I do intend to try again though. 

Here's mine when I was messing around with some wheels. 

Keep us posted on your 2ZZ endeavours!

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Hi there. I decided to join here after seeing a thread about a Fantasy Green Skoda Fabia and as such my interest was piqued since I've wanted one for ages and I'm a sucker for the mint green colour Skoda used. I've got a dark red Mk1 Fabia 1.2 myself and I'm glad to be here!

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13 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Hi there. I decided to join here after seeing a thread about a Fantasy Green Skoda Fabia and as such my interest was piqued since I've wanted one for ages and I'm a sucker for the mint green colour Skoda used. I've got a dark red Mk1 Fabia 1.2 myself and I'm glad to be here!

welcome aboard

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Cheers guys! I’ve had the Senator since around 1998/9 and with all the crap we’ve had this last 18 months decided to wake it, as it’s been asleep in the garage since late 2007. Fresh gallon of go go juice, oil & filters and plugs cleaned, new battery & started first time😃

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Found my way here after I bought borne's base spec escort. My self, brother & father got big list of kit ranging from the chevvy to the mk3 supra drift spec car. I love my self old fords.

41 Chevvy with jag XJ6 running gear, yes all of it. Nearly finished.

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54 Morris Oxford from the land down under, came with a few tons of aussie dirt. Paint is a tad still wet in this photo.

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My daily

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My other 'daily' that is a zombie built from the parts of 15 different vehicles and counting. Could really do with being finished already.

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The list kinda goes on... so theres that lot and the mk3 supra, lifted green lanein' landie, 2.1 pinto sierra, the v8 swapped lexus, mk3 fessie, mk5 escort estate... oh and the ford pop small block chevvy gasser.

Christ we have too much shite.

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On 10/5/2021 at 5:33 PM, Wibble said:

Afternoon all, lurking since lock down and thought it about time I signed up. Very much enjoying the content so wanted to say hello and share a couple of pics of my "fleet"

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Wow! A great choice of cars, the Senator is very nice,  the Bermuda Blue  Cortina GL is fantastic, it looks stunning, especially with the tan interior.  Absolutely beautiful! It would be great to see more pictures.

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Cheers guys for the nice comments @Shite Ron, @Eyersey1234 and all you others. Just realised I’ve only taken one other photo of the Cortina, please excuse the finger!

I’ll try and take some more tomorrow as I need to get it out to try and fix the leaking garage roof🙁

Meanwhile, the Spectral blue Pearl Senator is wafting wonderfully, but in dire need of fuel😬

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21 minutes ago, Wibble said:

Cheers guys for the nice comments @Shite Ron, @Eyersey1234 and all you others. Just realised I’ve only taken one other photo of the Cortina, please excuse the finger!

I’ll try and take some more tomorrow as I need to get it out to try and fix the leaking garage roof🙁

Meanwhile, the Spectral blue Pearl Senator is wafting wonderfully, but in dire need of fuel😬

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Phoooaarrr. There's a yellow Cortina in Hull thar I occasionally see, I'll get a picture when I'm next down the road it lives on, it still has the Crystal Ford sticker in the back window, Crystals were the main Ford agent in Hull and Beverley at one time 

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20 hours ago, C3C3 said:

Found my way here after I bought borne's base spec escort. My self, brother & father got big list of kit ranging from the chevvy to the mk3 supra drift spec car. I love my self old fords.

41 Chevvy with jag XJ6 running gear, yes all of it. Nearly finished.

roKDsYO.png

54 Morris Oxford from the land down under, came with a few tons of aussie dirt. Paint is a tad still wet in this photo.

4JXYae5.png

My daily

K1QiSHf.png 

My other 'daily' that is a zombie built from the parts of 15 different vehicles and counting. Could really do with being finished already.

BFDUYoJ.png

The list kinda goes on... so theres that lot and the mk3 supra, lifted green lanein' landie, 2.1 pinto sierra, the v8 swapped lexus, mk3 fessie, mk5 escort estate... oh and the ford pop small block chevvy gasser.

Christ we have too much shite.

Mk1 Fez. Yes please! Oxford Ute is gorgeous - intrigued to know more about both.

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10 hours ago, Wibble said:

Found another couple of pics of each, Cortina on day of collection, Senny on day of awakening:6B4CDB7F-AF1A-4452-AC80-1A7F029A20E3.thumb.jpeg.289258ef480dfae1ce5b853e17a15833.jpegAFD0266E-5D35-4A62-9859-94D024B2EAB3.thumb.jpeg.45c43872fdeadac2320da85e4bf326f0.jpeg

I had a 24v senny in that same colour! I miss it dearly, best car I’ve ever owned. I need more pictures and a thread on it so I can rub my thighs vigorously. 

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Hello all! Forgot to keep checking back to see if I'd been approved for membership so was a pleasant surprise to try logging in today and find I've got in! 

I joined mainly because I found a thread on Daihatsu YRVs with someone who appeared to be very knowledgeable, but from a cursory look around it seems like I'll quite enjoy it here - I've owned a fair amount of tat, shite, awful classics, dismal retros etc. in my time, but at the moment I'm down to just a couple of Mk1 Twingos, the aforementioned Daihatsu YRV, and a Eunos Roadster (among other more modern things that don't belong here). I imagine the Twingo is the only one people would want to see so you can have a photo of it, count yourselves very lucky! 

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I'm a motor trader/Japanese importer by day as well, so more than happy to help out with anything related to that side of things! 

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4 hours ago, GarageOfLuke said:

Japanese importer by day

Would you have sources for JDM parts? Japanese car parts seem to be available to the home market for a lot less than they are to the UK market (even after taking into account shipping costs and taxes). 

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10 hours ago, GarageOfLuke said:

Hello all! Forgot to keep checking back to see if I'd been approved for membership so was a pleasant surprise to try logging in today and find I've got in! 

I joined mainly because I found a thread on Daihatsu YRVs with someone who appeared to be very knowledgeable, but from a cursory look around it seems like I'll quite enjoy it here - I've owned a fair amount of tat, shite, awful classics, dismal retros etc. in my time, but at the moment I'm down to just a couple of Mk1 Twingos, the aforementioned Daihatsu YRV, and a Eunos Roadster (among other more modern things that don't belong here). I imagine the Twingo is the only one people would want to see so you can have a photo of it, count yourselves very lucky! 

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I'm a motor trader/Japanese importer by day as well, so more than happy to help out with anything related to that side of things! 

We like rusty mx5s and Euni (what is the plural of Eunos (Eunoses? Euni? Eunoss?)

 

 

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15 hours ago, mintwth said:

Would you have sources for JDM parts? Japanese car parts seem to be available to the home market for a lot less than they are to the UK market (even after taking into account shipping costs and taxes). 

I've only ever really dealt with whole cars, I dabbled in parts a few years ago but it's a surprising amount of work - I do however have a few contacts for parts importing who are fantastic, and often run shipping containers over so if you're not fussed waiting, the shipping is a lot cheaper! 

I can 'name and shame' them if you're interested :)

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