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Aye. Well, technically Rotherham but only by about 30 yards. Currently working from home because slipped disc. Stupid houses.
tone_depear
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:18 am
I have some broken cars. Or rather, Ozzy has some broken cars of mine. And I have one of his working things, still.
xedos
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:11 am
Well done. Still in Shef?
xedos
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:10 am
I moved house. It was difficult. Owt going on?
tone_depear
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:35 am
I think he probably would. He can't afford it though.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Wonder if Conor would like* a montego? www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122634022492
xedos
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:33 pm
An alfa giulia.
Ozzy Mandeus
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Go on then Ozzy, what is the pretty thing you've broken down in?
xedos
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:28 pm
Aye. :( He's giving me £900 tho including the wind deflector and I only paid £650 (although I spent a bit) so it's not awful.
tone_depear
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Bargain Saab
xedos
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:30 pm
I've already bought a Honda accord but it's too new to be very interesting. It was <£600 though, so... Lucky I'm not homeless and have loads of places to put cars that aren't just random residential streets...
tone_depear
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:08 pm
I see nothing wrong with that harlequin potato shaped vehicle. Lexus doesn't look happy though.
tone_depear
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:08 pm
Saably was sent to auction. Doing ok... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253050048909
tone_depear
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Same difference!
tone_depear
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:05 pm
that's not a spare mgf that's a spares mgf. way, way too much wrong with that one!
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Actually, I'm going to turn my laptop off before I do something stupid
xedos
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:20 pm
mind, I keep wondering about offering a home for that spare MGF you have
xedos
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:14 pm
"oh god, not another heap of shit to clog up my lift / yard"
xedos
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:11 pm
I see you there, Ozzy, worrying in the background
xedos
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:10 pm
saab sold, tone?
xedos
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:53 pm
Also for temporarily carless people who are prepared to drive a lovely* picasso
Ozzy Mandeus
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Moto scat best forum for temporarily homeless people
tone_depear
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:15 am
I do want a broken 405 but I can't have one. Currently have no parking so the Saab is still parked up the road from my old house, and the Picasso and her Civic are both in pay and displays. :'(
tone_depear
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:14 am
Yeah, that looks nice. Sadly I'm a bit spent up at the moment and i already have a convertable. GLWTS!
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:56 am
actually, it looks ace. Don't suppose you want a broken 405 estate?
xedos
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 am
want me to stick it on the NHS intranet? someone will think it's a bargain..!
xedos
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:59 pm
:(
tone_depear
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Well, seeing as it;s gone so well for you... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253045615807
tone_depear
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Sold for the asking price. I'll advertise more cars on the intranet!
xedos
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:05 am
Iknow there were, but then C_S vanished
xedos
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:47 pm
how are there no pictures of it on the internet?
xedos
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:44 pm
:)
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Some of it might be
xedos
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:12 pm
it's not red is it?
tone_depear
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:45 pm
Tone, mine might run well but "perfectly good" isn't a term I'd use to describe it.
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:44 am
yup
xedos
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Alto now on ebay, though not a 99p start!
xedos
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Ah, ffs. V5 is in storage now. Abort.
tone_depear
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:49 pm
Big cars best. Speaking of which, OM, you don't fancy swapping your perfectly good potato shaped vehicle with a sunroof for mine which burns a bit of oil and doesn't have a sunroof, do you? (+ some pennies)
tone_depear
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:00 am
was also handy this afternoon "securely" storing niece and nephews MTBs in the boot whilst at the pub
xedos
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 pm
pug achieved 40.1MPG, making it an effective* suzuki replacement
xedos
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:30 pm
you know, that sounds surprisingly familiar. You aren't the only one who thinks that.
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:56 am
If you'd told me 5 years ago if I'd be actually using twitter for work purposes after 10PM, I'd have laughed at you. Now I'll merely cry.
xedos
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:19 pm
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:13 pm
something like that.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:11 pm
I trust the thumb up meant 'my fiat ducato is fsr superior to your shiity Japanese luxobarge, be gone with you' and not 'this is fucked, can I have a lift back to the yard plz'
xedos
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:43 pm
why didn't you say in the advert you'd consider games consoles! Atart 2600 + 3 games 2nite?
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:49 pm
including a shedload of messages offering xboxes for the alto
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:32 pm
mailserver recieved 10GB of spam on Friday, filled the disc and pretty much took it down. spent the whole weekend in london wondering why I wasn't getting emails
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:31 pm
i htink that's why I sold it thb!
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:29 pm
oof. mind, I put 25k on the MX5 in one year when we moved here
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:29 pm
also, have now put 3k miles on the MG. Might be pushing my luck with it!
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Heavy night? not so much drink as driving - I went to a gig in stanley, then drove a bunch of drunks to a nightclub, then took them all home, then drove back to boro. Didn't have a drop all night, still had a hangover this morning. I need to not live 50 miles from my work and social life,
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:27 pm
yes, but that was especially shit :)
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:27 pm
last time you did a no res auction I ended up buying your car.
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:26 pm
https://www.gumtree.com/p/suzuki/2004-suzuki-alto-32k-£30-tax-mot-nov-/1250508693 Debating a no-reserve auction, can't decide if it'd be brave or just stupid.
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:21 pm
I'll try and find out what's available; it's in king's lyn which is a bitch to cart stuff from
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 pm
heavy night?
xedos
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm
like, some paracetemol and a strong coffee might be nice.
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:24 am
Anything and everything considered at the moment!
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:19 am
Are you in need of anything ozzy? rents are currently doing a houseclearance
xedos
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:19 pm
I've thrown away some furniture this week but it was all utter shit)
tone_depear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:53 pm
I'm out of my house on Wednesday (if I ever finish all this packing and tip runs) and we're in her tiny studio until new house is ready, hopefully pre Xmas.
tone_depear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:53 pm
still not in my house, still filling the garage with donated furniture
Ozzy Mandeus
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:58 pm
We've already got a picasso. I use it as a van. A quick van with good aircon and a big glass sunroof.
Ozzy Mandeus
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Tl;dr: Dad, can we buy an Picasso?
tone_depear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:50 pm
When the (probably original) cambelt goes I might just get another
tone_depear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:49 pm
So many things I would have had to hire a van to do, but haven't. https://flic.kr/p/URAp7g wish it had a sunroof tho.
tone_depear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Currently on day 5 of emptying my house. I am even more convinced that a decent xsara Picasso is just about the best car you can get. I like sitting up high and i like vans, but still. It's so good and was so cheap.
tone_depear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Next message: Dad, can we buy a Nova? and repeat....
Seth
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Message conversation with conor. Dad, Can we buy a Ford Maverick? Eww, no! Why would you want one of those? Whats wrong with it? It's a nissan terrano with a ford badge. No it isn't (pictures of muscle car) Ahhh. I thought you'd gone funny in the head. Still no though.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:42 pm
coo'
xedos
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:45 pm
Yes, it's in progress at the moment.
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:39 pm
did you say you were going as far as having a website?
xedos
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:14 pm
ah
xedos
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:13 pm
Google maps likes the logo to fit in a circle, sign makers like ones that work as a banner. My designer did both.
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:53 pm
/pedant
xedos
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:21 pm
Just noticed your logo on Google Maps is different to the one on the sign on your gate
xedos
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:21 pm
Yes, and replied within minutes - when can you do it? Could do same thing again Monday, or I have Tuesday off (but a bairn to look after)
xedos
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:17 pm
did you get my text about the clutch and the manifold gasket?
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:38 am
thanks for sorting the back door despite the close proximity of the wishing well.
xedos
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Yeah, I think a few people didn't believe it had a wishing well
xedos
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:31 pm
I can confirm it has seats. And a wishing well.
Ozzy Mandeus
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:39 pm
Swish. Is it a posh one or does it have hessian seats?
tone_depear
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:17 am
SMS and PM sent :)
xedos
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:41 pm
xedos
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:41 pm
obv that offer expired some hours ago... ring me if you want it sorting tomorrow tho,
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:49 pm
or, if you're not back yet bring it straight here and I'll give you a lift home.
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:52 pm
leave it outside your house with the key hidden somewhere, and I'll collect it myself?
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Not sure how i'd get it to you mind, I need to be in Newcastle at 0730 :(
xedos
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:10 am
What's your diary looking like tomorrow Ozzy? Would be nice to get a pair of knowledgeable eyes over it before I travel hundreds of miles in it, but assuming it makes it back from Londonium today...
xedos
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:09 am
er.. yes, right as usual gents. Was a long day yesterday!
xedos
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:07 am
Oof, beaten by seconds!
tone_depear
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:26 am
Oooh! French! Was there one? I thought TU was the smaller jobbos? Up to 1.6? I don't remember any of my 1.4s ever being noticeably tappety, but...
tone_depear
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:25 am
Isn't the 1.8 an xu not a tu?
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:24 am
Seems a bit tappety under load. Not sure if that's normal for a 1.8 tu
xedos
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:12 pm
Though I wouldn't suggest living in it
xedos
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:06 pm
I'm hoping it's going to be very practical and economical. Pics later, maybe; it doesn't lock and I need to leave it in londinium overnight
xedos
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:05 pm
could you live in it if for completely improbable reasons your house purchase still wasn't complete?
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:20 am
Is it massively impractical and thirsty?
tone_depear
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:39 am
oooooh
tone_depear
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:39 am
and I have a list of stations and public tranportation devices which barely fits on a punchcard
xedos
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Hmph. Getting up at five, very unlikely to see new car before 7 (and more likely 8)
xedos
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:08 pm
I approve of this development.
Ozzy Mandeus
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Yay! :D *claps*
tone_depear
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:37 pm
eejit.
xedos
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:15 pm
this evening I'll sleep within 50 miles of it, then return, and go back again on Tuesday.
xedos
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:15 pm
I just bought something in a rush
xedos
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Boooo. Buy something worse in a rush, quick!
tone_depear
Wed May 31, 2017 4:02 pm
Luckily for you & your MIG, someone else got there first!
I.K.Brunel
Wed May 31, 2017 1:00 pm
Seth
Tue May 30, 2017 7:05 pm
Seth
Tue May 30, 2017 6:48 pm
Rubbish cars. You definitly shouldn't own one. And I definitly don't want to weld the sills up.
Seth
Tue May 30, 2017 6:19 pm
I.K.Brunel
Tue May 30, 2017 12:53 pm
I had a close look at one of the most ridiculous cars today. A Bedelia!
Seth
Sun May 28, 2017 9:22 pm
SUAVE
Seth
Sun May 28, 2017 7:30 pm
tone_depear
Sun May 28, 2017 6:15 pm
Did see this amaze Bristol in town this avo tho
tone_depear
Sun May 28, 2017 6:15 pm
Bloke who bought the civic called me AGAIN today about some imagined fault or something. Honestly, fuck off. It's been basically a generation now since I sold it for next to fuck all. Didn't answer obv.
tone_depear
Sun May 28, 2017 6:14 pm
Sunburnt at Beaulieu. Great!
Seth
Sun May 14, 2017 8:13 pm
RELIABLE BUT DULL.
tone_depear
Thu May 11, 2017 11:15 pm
So he is. I sent him a PM a few months back saying if he ever felt like jacking it in give me a shout and I'd take it on in a heartbeat. Ah well.
tone_depear
Thu May 11, 2017 11:15 pm
Cramped.
xedos
Thu May 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Screw in a tyre. Bum.
Seth
Thu May 11, 2017 8:28 pm
have used hammer to clear local cache on laptop.
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed May 10, 2017 8:24 pm
is it just me, or was it on earlier and off again now? Where's that hammer?
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed May 10, 2017 8:16 pm
he's giving up in four days
xedos
Wed May 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Well, I offered to take it on, but I assume he's coining enjoying it way too much to give up, so...
tone_depear
Wed May 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Yeah, why isn't it broken? You clearly aren't messing with it enough! Although I think Dave's car is more or less reliable....
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed May 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Saab blew it's turbo seals so click the ads please. :( (new turbo is in the post so I must like the car)
tone_depear
Wed May 10, 2017 8:23 am
:D
tone_depear
Wed May 10, 2017 8:22 am
hey Tone, top work in keeping this forum alive
xedos
Tue May 09, 2017 9:39 pm
While in the loft, I stumbled upon a 70's fibre optic lamp that the previous owners must have left, and after some minor fettling got it working! Treasure!
tone_depear
Sat May 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Well, the chimney breast is still there, so I had a fun time taking pictures of it, tracing it behind the false wall in the kitchen and fitted cupboard in a bedroom, and the loft where there's clearly a big ol' chimney breast..
tone_depear
Sat May 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Back to estate agents, had a call from mine today, apparently the survey is back and ok, the only outstanding question is when the chimney breast was taken out and some building regs queries from that.
tone_depear
Sat May 06, 2017 9:54 pm
I like it, which isn't that unusual in week 1 of ownership. If I still like it in June she's a keeper!
tone_depear
Thu May 04, 2017 11:43 pm
I think that may be a crap compliment though, as SMOLL CAR means that I currently like everything and anything
xedos
Thu May 04, 2017 10:21 pm
well I like it
xedos
Thu May 04, 2017 10:20 pm
2003 12 months in a compound late registration madness as well
tone_depear
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:11 pm
tone_depear
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:10 pm
volvo 144?
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:04 am
V4 Saab?
Seth
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:23 am
Electric car provisionally sold, so obv I've already bought something else that I'm picking up at lunchtime. No, you've been up since half 5 because excite about new swedish vehicle. Etc.
tone_depear
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:14 am
For me to do th the car, yes. For you to strap the bairn into snd drive around probably* less so!
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:07 am
Three beers later.. would that be legal?
xedos
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:21 pm
I could convert the boot into a dicky seat...
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:05 pm
I'm sold, but apparently ALL CARS MUST SEAT THREE
xedos
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:04 pm
But no, I'm not tiring of the MG. Much fun. Everyone should get one, especially a green T reg one with peeling laquer. I need the money.
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:56 pm
It's a shame you don't have a spare smoll car.
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:55 pm
you can borrow the LS400 for your commute if the MG is proving tiring doing 100 miles a day (but I can imagine it too would be tiring in a wallet emptying kinda way)
xedos
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:57 pm
I need fewer cars tbh. :(
tone_depear
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:26 am
I'll get you some photos today. Bonnet has some laquer peel, back edges of sills are a bit browner than they should be. Rest of it is OK.
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:34 am
How tatty?
tone_depear
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:07 am
I already have a potato shaped vehicle which is doing sterling service and I'm sworn off MGs until at least next year. Temping though that sounds, obv.
tone_depear
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:06 am
Potato shaped vehicle with panoramic glass roof but multicolured bodywork + Tatty MG + some cash? (not entirely serious. Might not be much cash. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Not suitable for children under 6)
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:42 am
I don't think there's much actually left wrong with it but I'm bored and we've had 2 sunny days already this year and I forgot I need* a convertible. or at least a proper sunroof. But carry on.
tone_depear
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:28 am
tone_depear
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:27 am
Bizarre. We had a couple of flaky days but it's been pretty reliable (despite huge load, obv) for a couple of years now I reckon. WILLKOMMEN anyway!
tone_depear
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:10 am
Greetings and salutations! Good to see this place still going - I also came for a look a while back and nothing loaded.
Jonny69
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Aye, it's ridiculous. Bastards.
tone_depear
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Ta, it just rankles a bit that the shiney suited tossers seem to think I can't afford £300 a flipping month. I probably spend that buying shit cars no-one else wants!
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Fingers crossed. Vic's landlords in Durham (both houses) were very amenable and proper humans who didn't rely on computer checks, I could find out who they were if it would be of any use. they do student lets mostly IIRC but she's been renting off them for a few years and would certainly put in a good word if needed.
tone_depear
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:37 am
Will get something sorted sometime though. Probably.
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Yeah, it's a route I've been driving regularly for over quarter of a century. Only difference is now I have to do it before I get a shower in the evenings.
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Chap over the road from us put a static in a field, on blocks, then after 6 months rendered it. You'd need to look pretty hard to tell it's not made of bricks and mortar
xedos
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:26 pm
Other News sounds like interesting* times, hope you get somewhere sorted soon and/or enjoy what's probably a quite nice commute, I used to enjoy driving to Stockton every day
xedos
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:24 pm
*since about 2014 when it last fell over
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:26 pm
100% reliable!
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:24 pm
Small. Dull. Reliable.
Seth
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:26 am
Fat fingers prob. 100% more reliable than brown forum.....
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:22 am
Thanks! I'll be ok. I have a backup plan involving a 1982 leylad sherpa campervan and the fact I have a serviced compund. PIKEY.
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:20 am
Morning, all. I tried to check in here about 4 months ago, maybe more, but the site didn't load so I thought it had ended - was it just my fat fingers, or was it offline?
Macoli
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:17 am
Ugh. Good luck!
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:41 am
Yes, I'm familiar with that situation. URGH. Estate agents and surveyors can all fuck right off (IKB excepted cos better kind of surveyor)
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:41 am
Housing association basically laughed at me. I'm so far down the list I could build a house quicker.
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:35 am
Estate agents are all useless btw. They want forensic levels of provable income to rent a house that costs a tenner a day to rent, and go into a flat spin when I offer six months rent up front in cash instead.
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am
Aye, it's ok, I'll survive. Problem isn't mum, she's fiine, but until I get a house sorted up here in stanleyland I've got nowhere else to live.
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:31 am
Also, want to buy a hybrid civic? Nearly everything is actually fixed now (3 calipers and the world's most expensive handbrake cables done), but my heart's not in it any more.
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:29 am
Oh, bloody hell mate. Hope all's ok. TBF if something does go awry with the MG, at least you're you. If you were me it would be much more of a bother, due to ineptitude.
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:28 am
So a lively ebay tat thread with about 10 more people actively using it on here would make me 10-20 profit a month for my (very very minimal) trouble. We are using about 2% of the available server bandwidth etc, so it's scaleable to a great degree before it starts costing me more than £5 a month.
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:27 am
Card son the table, this place costs me just over a fiver a month to run, and JUST via clicks from ebay links on here that result in purchases (IE, every time I want to buy something off ebay, I come via here, I reckon it's 99% me) I get about £8 back every 2 months.
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:26 am
ION I've suddenly found myself living with my mother in middlesbrough, so have a 100 mile/day commmute in the MG. WCPGW?
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:24 am
I wonder the same sometimes. Mind you, he doesn't disclose donations and has posted in the open forum asking for advice about dealing with debt....
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:23 am
Also, spurious £100 a month hosting aside, i can't see how it can't be making money. the ebay tat thread should be egenrating 100000 clicks per day to ebay, so even with adblock
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:10 am
Uh, I didn't "hack" it, though!
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:00 am
I offered to take that on ages ago and he never replied, he seems to just spend 90% of the time moaning about it or asking for money, apart from when it's broken. not that I'd especially relish it, but blimey.
tone_depear
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:58 am
ha, there's now another brown forum
xedos
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:50 pm
it is not, it is green
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:24 pm
is it red?
tone_depear
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:28 am
I have.
Ozzy Mandeus
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:05 pm
have you got another MGF then?
tone_depear
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:45 pm
still untouched ::)
Ozzy Mandeus
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:05 pm
how's the fivefive Ozzy?
xedos
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:27 pm
oooh, mgf
xedos
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:39 pm
so a bit then? go on go on go on go on
Ozzy Mandeus
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Not a lot
tone_depear
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:27 am
want to buy a MGF?
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:54 pm
In fact cheap Civic still works fine but Mrs Tone needs for getting places. So that doesn't count. Should probably just buy 2 more of those.
tone_depear
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:58 pm
Exhaust just fell off the Potato-shaped vehicle. What is point 3 cars if none of them work? (Actually works fine, just v loud. Am currently pretending it's a sports-potato)
tone_depear
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:58 pm
Huzzah!
xedos
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:48 pm
Sold my house tho. Yay!
tone_depear
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:50 am
I'm saving loads of fuel now it's stuck down the road with the brakes seized on.
tone_depear
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:09 am
Sounds like you need a sensible* v8 liability like mine. It'll put your fuel savings into perspective at leeast
xedos
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:34 pm
MOAN MOAN MOAN
tone_depear
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:25 pm
And then £300 on a master cylinder cos cos since new caliper the pedal goes mostly all the way to the floor. Lucky I saved 50p on fuel last week, eh? :'(
tone_depear
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:25 pm
That thing where everything on your weird hybrid is specific to that model and not obtainable. Like £100 on a handbrake cable from Germany, just cos you decided it was worth blowing £100 on a new caliper cos it was a "bit" seized.
tone_depear
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Yay!
tone_depear
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Herald MOT win :)
Seth
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Did find this though, which is pleasingly hopeless: http://smclassiccars.com/citroen/194825 ... c-car.html
tone_depear
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:00 am
Front dimensions looks Suzuki-based to my eyes. :S Weird tho.
tone_depear
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:49 pm
Thought it was one of those Reef Engineering Cub's at first but no. This is a spot of mine, have a couple of other images. On the tail I think it said 'Cameo' but I could be wrong.
Gompo
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:22 am
Could somebody help me out with this please? http://i67.tinypic.com/2pyz4ue.jpg
Gompo
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:21 am
aaagh!
Ozzy Mandeus
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:52 am
I.K.Brunel
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:24 pm
Potato shaped vehicle and non-electric Civic both passed their MOTs this week without any hiccups. WTF.
tone_depear
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Replacement (original) 'zip ties' arrived from SpottedLaurel today. Wonder which functions better
xedos
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:38 pm
yeah, ok.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:04 pm
at least, oil, and try and figure out why it runs hot?
xedos
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:43 pm
Fancy doing a fluid + filter change whilst you're on?
xedos
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:40 pm
oh my word
xedos
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:39 pm
Discovered that I can transfer the guts from a landcruiser alt into the lexus case. Have a new brush pack ordered because both of them are badly worn, should be together again by teatime tomorrow.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:32 pm
I think I've had a lucky escape, as dave[numbers] has put in a higher offer on that 306 convertible
xedos
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:08 pm
ooh, marvellous
xedos
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:08 pm
I think I've got the lexus alternator issue sorted for less than the HOWBLOODYMUCH the shop wanted. I guessed you didn't want to spend around 20 times the purchase cost fixing one part.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:36 pm
Nice
xedos
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Approx 420mile round trip to Manchester yesterday, for dinner, in the Hillman. Do that kind of thing so rarely these days.
Seth
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:15 am
booooo
xedos
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:03 pm
fuse not faulty. Never mind, it was a good theory while it lasted.
Ozzy Mandeus
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Fuse replaced?
xedos
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Unless you mean the footwell that everything relocates to when you stop firmly cos a tanker full of acid just pulled out in front of you.
tone_depear
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:54 pm
I'm giving the picasso a lot of bonus points for only costing me £200. I haven't noticed a slope but my drives a massive hill anyway so everything's a nightmare.
tone_depear
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Got 9 large pallets in the back of the VAG-free Galaxy last week, which is acceptable (but till 2 fewer than you could bully into the VAG-content version)
I.K.Brunel
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Sloping rear area BEST* for carrying large objects (though did once manage to get an enormous ikea bed and 2 mattresses (mattrii?) in a potato-shaped vehicle)
I.K.Brunel
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:24 pm
It did 9 trips to the tip and about 7 to the self storage place this week. I'm knackered but it's soldiering on. :)
tone_depear
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:35 am
AGREE. Except a sherpa, obv. I actually looked at mine today with a view to fixing the sills and putting a MoT on it.
Ozzy Mandeus
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:07 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonetonet ... ateposted/ Potato-shaped vehicle with seats removed = best van.
tone_depear
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:43 pm
Fronts pls.
I.K.Brunel
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:18 pm
No problem. Is it front hubs or back hubs you be needin' cap'n?
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:49 pm
If you wouldn't mind squire. Much obliged.
I.K.Brunel
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:38 pm
you want I go look?
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Oh yeah. I hadn't even looked. TBH the other one isn't far away either. Best* location for combo van spares.
Ozzy Mandeus
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Arf @ that first one. Don't know anyone with a yard within 3 paces of that place at all.
tone_depear
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:44 pm
In other news I need to get new hubs for my van, as the current ones are full of broken nuts and equally broken Makita 'high quality titanium' drill bits. A suitable donor has been noticed on eBay, but is flipping miles away. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332090059898 If only I knew of someone in the locale..... (To be honest it's probably best I get the whole hub / leg / upright assembly so that I can build up with new shocks and springs on the bench and then just swap the whole lot over...)
I.K.Brunel
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:19 pm
I did not realise the electric Civic was a Civic. Bland car identification fail.
I.K.Brunel
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:15 pm
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