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Old Car Spotting


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Still see lots of merc 190 e's. 

When I was in Bulgaria a few weeks ago I saw lots of old Renaults (5/19 mainly)

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Happy Renting
3 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

I saw an immaculate old Rolls Royce being chauffeur driven by the sea front yesterday:

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Nice. I wouldn't have a Roller any newer than that, because I am not a footballer, Arab, drug dealer or pimp.

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I hate to point out that Spunko actually saw a Sierra pickup, not a Cortina. But then I am a pedant. Amazing it's not rusted away.

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1 hour ago, Happy Renting said:

Nice. I wouldn't have a Roller any newer than that, because I am not a footballer, Arab, drug dealer or pimp.

What a pity it's not lit underneath, with hydraulic suspension, so it can jump up and down at traffic lights.

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2 hours ago, MrPin said:

What a pity it's not lit underneath, with hydraulic suspension, so it can jump up and down at traffic lights.

Comme ci?

 

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Dave Bloke
On 6/26/2017 at 12:08, Rave said:

As previously recommended to me by SNACR, the forum at autoshite.com is dedicated to spotting, buying and running once unexceptional but now rare cars like these.

I just bought myself a 1996 Peugeot 106 diesel which I plan on keeping on the road as long as possible :) .

My neighbour has one she bought from a farmer, it was stored in a barn for years and had only a few thousand km on the clock. I asked her what it was like "like a 20 year old peugeot 106 that has been left in a barn far too long". In other words, not that great.

As far cars: a renault 5 and a Citroen DS in the last week.

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I just got back from dropping my wife off at work in mine. It's still going well! MOT next week, unfortunately, I plan on having a look at the noisy exhaust before I take it in.

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On 6/26/2017 at 11:08, Rave said:

As previously recommended to me by SNACR, the forum at autoshite.com is dedicated to spotting, buying and running once unexceptional but now rare cars like these.

I just bought myself a 1996 Peugeot 106 diesel which I plan on keeping on the road as long as possible :) .

Oh dear ,body will last forever but  the engines had major troubles 

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131,000 miles on mine, it's still running fine. By running fine I mean that it just about moves the car at an acceptable pace and is extremely miserly with fuel.

Edit: the boot floor is covered with mastic and the sides are a bit rusty. But it's far enough from any suspension mounting point to be a moot point until I clean it up, think.

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7 hours ago, spunko2010 said:

See this monthly. A Ford Cortina (P100) pickup:

 

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Sierrea P1OO  and IIRC it  was actually based on a Granada 

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7 minutes ago, Rave said:

131,000 miles on mine, it's still running fine. By running fine I mean that it just about moves the car at an acceptable pace and is extremely miserly with fuel.

Edit: the boot floor is covered with mastic and the sides are a bit rusty. But it's far enough from any suspension mounting point to be a moot point until I clean it up, think.

The 15 IDI`s sufferd  with head gasket problems as they were dry liners the bottom seals perish/ go soft the head gasket goes , IIRC the last of the metros used the same engine ....ironically this is the only bad diesel engine Peugeot ever made 

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1 hour ago, Long time lurking said:

The 15 IDI`s sufferd  with head gasket problems as they were dry liners the bottom seals perish/ go soft the head gasket goes , IIRC the last of the metros used the same engine ....ironically this is the only bad diesel engine Peugeot ever made 

Good to know- but I figure if mine has made it this far it'll probably soldier on, or it's already had a new HG by now!

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1 hour ago, Long time lurking said:

Sierrea P1OO  and IIRC it  was actually based on a Granada 

I never noticed that. It has five wheel nuts like a Granada. Sierras had four.

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9 minutes ago, MrPin said:

I never noticed that. It has five wheel nuts like a Granada. Sierras had four.

Yes, the difference is subtle. A more reliable indicator is the underbelly; the Sierra has speckled plumage whereas the Granada is light brown (male) or dark brown (female)

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39 minutes ago, Rave said:

Good to know- but I figure if mine has made it this far it'll probably soldier on, or it's already had a new HG by now!

The head gasket was a symptom of a much more serious /expensive problem ,but like you say if its got this far you may be lucky ,make sure you use the right antifreeze and at the correct dilution IMO this was the cause of the rubber liner seals breaking down causing the head gasket to fail 

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Chewing Grass

G Registered 1968 Ford Transit V4 Petrol finished in white with rust spots at the traffic lights.

 

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Wight Flight
14 hours ago, MrPin said:

I never noticed that. It has five wheel nuts like a Granada. Sierras had four.

Do we have a 'random knowledge of the week' prize?
 

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1 hour ago, Cunning Plan said:

Do we have a 'random knowledge of the week' prize?
 

It's a useful piece of knowledge when buying wheels.

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Dave Bloke
On 06/07/2017 at 12:49, spunko2010 said:

See this monthly. A Ford Cortina (P100) pickup:

 

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Would it be possible to mount an anti aircraft rifle on that?

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Happy Renting
On 06/07/2017 at 11:49, spunko2010 said:

See this monthly. A Ford Cortina (P100) pickup:

 

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**** me, I've just realised it is a Croatian Greater Spotless Granada, Fordus Granada Fuckinghugeus which can be over 45 feet long. Compare with the normal-sized grey Fiat in the top right corner.

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2 hours ago, davidg said:

Would it be possible to mount an anti aircraft rifle on that?

Anything's possible. A roof mounted gropey cat thing was a popular factory-fit option back in the day.

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1 hour ago, SNACR said:

Anything's possible. A roof mounted gropey cat thing was a popular factory-fit option back in the day.

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I want to convert that to a camper.

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