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General Discussion Area / Re: Your Next Holiday Abroad
« on: 02 July 2020, 07:54:05 »
Permanent nights too, so works for me  8)

I did that for 15 years ... initially Mon to Fri 10 till 6 then later did 3 nights a week 6 till 6. Worked great when the kids were little but wouldn't do it now. The odd night shift recently has just reminded me I wouldn't want to do nights on a permanent basis now  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Cheque book time.
« on: 02 July 2020, 07:51:11 »
150,000!  :o  There are places that you can buy 3 houses for that!  ::)

 ... and get change!  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Water leak / spare pipe
« on: 01 July 2020, 23:00:05 »
....

Plus stripping the carpet and sound insulation to get it properly dried out.

we spent ages last year trying to dry SWMBO's car out after a blocked scuttle soaked the interior .... not sure if it is actually properly dry (but I don't drive it very often  ::))

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General Discussion Area / Re: Your Next Holiday Abroad
« on: 01 July 2020, 22:54:59 »
....
4on/4off has distinct perks as ...

It's a shift I've never worked. It's not a shift I'd choose though ...  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Cheque book time.
« on: 01 July 2020, 22:29:39 »
.....
 or Hillman Imp.  Notable for practically nothing.

 .....

Silly camber angle at the back ... weren't they at a silly height to comply with light heights somewhere abroad? (USA?)
Vacuum throttle on early car very quickly removed for a conventional throttle
Industrial unrest in Scotland where they were first made
All ally (pump) engine that was a bit before its time ... also used in the Bond 875
Better than a Mini  ::) ::) ::)


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completely different engine but ..... my 1700 diseasal Astra used to throw up an EGR fault code (far too long ago now to remember what it was) and the fault was actually the MAF  ???

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted an extremely rare car on Sunday.
« on: 01 July 2020, 17:34:33 »
.... 3litre GL in Roman bronze metallic  ....

My MKIII was in Roman bronze .... the colour disguised the rust extremely well!  :y

And I caught a glimpse of a MKI Escort the other day in the same colour!  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Bells
« on: 01 July 2020, 13:26:10 »
The last Lagonda I saw was in the front garden of a house in or around Cromer the other year

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted an extremely rare car on Sunday.
« on: 01 July 2020, 00:03:07 »
 ... or not so posh ...  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted an extremely rare car on Sunday.
« on: 30 June 2020, 23:43:02 »
I saw one on the telly the other month .... Salvage Hunters. They paid something like  6/7k & then spent 30+k on a rebuild - it was a rotbox. Sold it it for 40k

https://www.facebook.com/ukquest/videos/salvage-hunters-classic-cars-fiat-130-coupe/530766807859844/


 :y :y :y :y

I think 5600 could buy a reasonable house in '73' :y

My parents paid less than half that for their 3 bed semi a couple years before hand.
House prices in Mancchester haven't improved much... ;D

Like any town/city there are posh areas & not so push areas  ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted an extremely rare car on Sunday.
« on: 30 June 2020, 23:21:33 »
I saw one on the telly the other month .... Salvage Hunters. They paid something like  6/7k & then spent 30+k on a rebuild - it was a rotbox. Sold it it for 40k

https://www.facebook.com/ukquest/videos/salvage-hunters-classic-cars-fiat-130-coupe/530766807859844/


 :y :y :y :y

I think 5600 could buy a reasonable house in '73' :y

My parents paid less than half that for their 3 bed semi a couple years before hand.

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted an extremely rare car on Sunday.
« on: 30 June 2020, 23:04:47 »
I saw one on the telly the other month .... Salvage Hunters. They paid something like  6/7k & then spent 30+k on a rebuild - it was a rotbox. Sold it it for 40k

https://www.facebook.com/ukquest/videos/salvage-hunters-classic-cars-fiat-130-coupe/530766807859844/

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Omega General Help / Re: MOT extensions
« on: 30 June 2020, 19:04:15 »
... "Hang on, we can't do it as it still has six months to go, and the earliest we can do it is one month early". It had updated on the system while he was in the garage so it couldn't be done.  ::)

I think the garage was a little confused. As Broomies says, you can MOT it when ever you like but you'd not get the 13 month ticket if you present it earlier than a month before the expiry date. The car I took early for MOT had had its MOT extended to Nov from mid May, the tester even commented on the fact it had MOT to Nov but tested it anyway. I presented it 27 May 2020 & its MOT now runs out 26 May 2021

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted an extremely rare car on Sunday.
« on: 30 June 2020, 18:53:56 »
Italian ?

Yes indeed. I've looked it up and it cost 5600 in '73'


Citroen SM 5342
Triumph Stag 2570
Daimler Double Six 3765

So, an expensive car back in the day.

Does an Italian styled car count? .... http://www.gordonkeeble.org.uk/

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General Car Chat / Re: Battery advice
« on: 30 June 2020, 18:43:35 »
When the Roadster is in the garage I plug it into the CTek & forget about it.  :y

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