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Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-11-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By AndyC
80k in my vrs. I'd buy one with my own cash...

80k in my vrs. I'd buy one with my own cash tomorrow.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-10-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,559
Posted By AndyC
I can't remember seeing so much mud slinging...

I can't remember seeing so much mud slinging during any campaign anywhere ever.

It's reduced the election to a made for TV drama - and a poor one at that.

Seeing Trump as the lesser of 2 evils...
Forum: Detailing Chat 21-10-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By AndyC
Where in Hampshire are you? Happy to spend a...

Where in Hampshire are you?

Happy to spend a few hours if you can get to Basingstoke as 2 of mine will be getting washed tomorrow - you're welcome to join me and we'll see if we can get you sorted.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-10-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,245
Posted By AndyC
Hard to argue with that.

Hard to argue with that.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-10-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,687
Posted By AndyC
Thanks. The Megane serves a simple function for...

Thanks. The Megane serves a simple function for the wife and it's fine if completely unremarkable lol. The vrs is my daily and again serves purpose. Plenty quick enough and near as dammit 50 to the...
Forum: Garage/Product Collections 13-10-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,801
Posted By AndyC
I built mine from scrap timber and a couple of...

I built mine from scrap timber and a couple of fence posts I had knocking around. Top is a trimmed down piece of kitchen worktop which I robbed from Homebase for a tenner as it was bowed (made no...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-10-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By AndyC
And a mildly relevant pop fact - I've arranged...

And a mildly relevant pop fact - I've arranged insurance for more of these than any other broker. At one time or other I've also quoted for pretty much every single one in the UK.

I also looked...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-10-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,687
Posted By AndyC
I also painted the rear axle and hubs etc. - the...

I also painted the rear axle and hubs etc. - the bits nobody will ever see lol.

http://i.imgur.com/id9Mq9i.jpg
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-10-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,687
Posted By AndyC
Not much more to report - I've been driving this...

Not much more to report - I've been driving this as much as I can and enjoying it. Nothing's broken so far and it's simple, fun motoring which is how it should be.

Still not machine polished...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 11-10-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,304
Posted By AndyC
I use eBay a lot, mostly for selling car parts. ...

I use eBay a lot, mostly for selling car parts.

Always recorded/signed for, UK sales only unless arranged specifically and I rarely sell anything below a tenner so I don't mind free postage on...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 11-10-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,865
Posted By AndyC
OP; absolutely normal and par for the course. ...

OP; absolutely normal and par for the course.

I'm blessed with 3 children - 17, 9 & 3 (oldest from first marriage) and we're lucky in that they're generally well behaved, get on with each other...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-10-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By AndyC
I get to a point with all my dailies where I stop...

I get to a point with all my dailies where I stop caring for a while - the miles I do mean that I'm a bit bored within 18 months or so.

The Octavia's just gone through the 80k mark and I'm back on...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 07-10-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,544
Posted By AndyC
Someone say C&S meets? Now they were good....

Someone say C&S meets?

Now they were good. Equal measures of detailing and silliness with some lasting memories - probably topped by Reg squirting the foul smelling P21S wheel gel in the hair of...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 26-09-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,544
Posted By AndyC
I think I was the third or fourth to join and I...

I think I was the third or fourth to join and I still lurk. There are plans to try and sort out a meet for some of the old skool bunch and I'm still in touch with a few of them.
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-09-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,452
Posted By AndyC
I do very little differently TBH as the mileage...

I do very little differently TBH as the mileage and ground I cover mean that the car will get properly filthy across the winter. I wash it when I can and use the same products as normal. Seems to...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-09-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,128
Posted By AndyC
The owner sold a 275 NART Spyder last year so I...

The owner sold a 275 NART Spyder last year so I expect he's good for it!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-09-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By AndyC
Something similar - my wife bagged it for a...

Something similar - my wife bagged it for a tenner on Facebay. We tend to buy a lot of S/H toys and recycle through local sales sites. They tend to flit between toys I've found and I got fed up of...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 08-09-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By AndyC
My youngest is 3. Current flavour is Disney Cars...

My youngest is 3. Current flavour is Disney Cars diescast. He has about 250 or so Hot Wheels cars, most of which we bought secondhand as they end up in the bath, garden, down the loo etc.

He's had...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-09-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
Posted By AndyC
The very best 205s will peak close to £50k. ...

The very best 205s will peak close to £50k.

I won't write paragraphs about classic car values, investment potential and what not but until interest rates climb, values won't drop. There isn't a...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 02-09-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By AndyC
No experience of timber but my standard, boring...

No experience of timber but my standard, boring brick garage has never had a problem with moisture retention. Not heated but it's housed a running and working 205, a BMW 328, a not running 205 and...
Forum: Health & Lifestyle Zone 02-09-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 37,848
Posted By AndyC
I smoked near as dammit 20 a day for over 25...

I smoked near as dammit 20 a day for over 25 years. Tried to quit a few times but simply didn't want to.

I decided to try vaping in January and haven't looked back. Current setup is a Nautilus...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-08-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,007
Posted By AndyC
Late post but I flew to Turkey the Saturday after...

Late post but I flew to Turkey the Saturday after the coup and I'm back in one piece after 2 very nice weeks with my wife and 2 youngest.

I've been holidaying there off and on for over 20 years as...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-08-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 104,884
Posted By AndyC
Love this. Silver ones are also fastest.

Love this. Silver ones are also fastest.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-07-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 69,506
Posted By AndyC
Heck of a change but looks pretty good. TVR's an...

Heck of a change but looks pretty good. TVR's an itch I haven't had the nerve to scratch yet.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,760
Posted By AndyC
Lots of love for this one. Clios really are the...

Lots of love for this one. Clios really are the performance bargain of the moment. Cheap to buy, similarly cheap to upgrade and loads about.
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