Monthly Archive: May 2007

BVH311A

Lust For Rust

Well the weather beat me, but today we managed to remove the lovely stainless steel exhaust from Soapy ready to fit to shoestring. And half removed the old exhaust from shoestring ready. Who is soapy ? Easy its a loverly HA owned by a good mate of mine and shoestring...

Exhausting

Well the knocking exhaust just cost me £104 … I had the whole system replaced, as not only was it loose but was full of little holes… Its got a 3 years warentee so thats all sorted till 2010!!! “Nothing thicker than a Quik-fit fitter” In other news the paint...

P589DOP

Not a Viva but an everyday car

Well at the Carlton is such a heap of rubbish I have gone out and won another car on eBay… a Skoda (yes I know the old jokes) I collected it this eveninmg, the only issues I have found so far are a knocking exhaust, two tyres a bit low...

Clara

The Reading Festival of Rust

Yayyy a weekend away with good friends, bacon and beer (plus a curry!) I picked up Clara from the station and after three false starts we left my house and headed south on the motorway towards Reading. Cheesy did his normal faultless drive and we arrived (albeit getting lost) in...

NTD890C

Marvin Lives

I gave Marvin my Grey HA to a nice garage friend and he got Marvin all sorted and issues a nice MOT shiny certificate… Fantastic, just got to Road tax him now, engine runs well, have to get some nice new tyres, I have a spare set on him right...

DAR396B

Selling Cheesy

I got a call from another nice chap, he wants to bye Cheesy.. which is rather nice as the TANK… the name I have now called the Carlton needs to be sold on, and I need money in order to buy a nicer everyday car. Cheesy is part of the...

Viva 1600 HC

Went to have a look at a rare HC today, a 1600 2 door saloon. It was only around the corner, and at a very nice chaps place. The car is not bad, not that I want it. I went to get some detailed pictures of the car for others,...

Crich Tram Museum

Viva Borialis

Well this weekend was the event I had been planning for months, It was at the Crich Tram Museum in the peak district and I wanted a large tun out… I was a wet and terrible weather day, and thats the reason I am going to use to try and...

D318BFP

Vauxhall Astra Mk2 Silver

I went to have a look at a replacement Vauxhall Astra today, its a Mk2 in silver, but alas it was several shade of silver not one. Owner has hand painted the odd dent and scratch, he obviously hasn’t an eye of metallic paint. Nice car other than the paint.I...

YRO4X Carlton MK1 Estate 2000cc Auto

Norfolk folk good and bad.

I spoke to some friends in the Norwich area about this car and they offered to weld it up… but its a 300 miles round journey…. but hell why not, its got to be cheaper to get the welding done for free and pay 300 miles woth of fuel.. I...