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  1. 5 points
    Well folks, i'm still here. So is Vanessa. As of this morning, she's back on the road and fighting fit with both sills now completely, and very professionally repaired to a high quality standard (the offside got attention too, so that it didn't go the same way as the nearside had already gone). Flew through her MOT as soon as the welding was done. Spent some time on her on and off over the last number of weeks (mostly weekends when weather permitted) doing lots of finishing of work around the sills including painting up, waxoyling and undersealing. Very pleased with the results. She'll be good again for another term now. I'm back in her giving her a well deserved driving around to work and back now, since she's sat around since May - not that you can tell, because she still starts perfectly and runs beautifully despite sitting around for a long period of time. The ebay saga was a sad and pathetic one. The car didn't sell in the end. I had nothing but rude and deceitful people wasting my time, trying to run down the clock so i would be stuck in a position where I had to sell the car for cheap without a valid MOT. They just wanted to buy the car cheap, and rip it apart for the engine etc. That was never gonna happen on my clock. I wouldn't allow it. So they wasted my time, but mostly their own. Ebay saw what was going on too, so in the end they didn't even charge me for the advert i had up for a while. I'll never attempt sell anything on ebay again - especially a car. So truthful to my word, I got the car repaired and got a new MOT on her (no problems at all, no advisories). It cost me a bit, but the car is worth it in my opinion, and I could afford to have it done, as I said before. It's only money. They print more of it every day. Truth be known, the garage I got the work done on the car at even had two lots of people wanting my details so they could offer me money for the car. My guy asked them for what purpose and how much, but when it came to the point that it was obvious they wanted it cheap, and probably to take apart, like everyone else seems to want to; he told them to jog on, as this car was "too good for that", and considering I was paying out more than they were willing to pay for it, just to get it repaired, there's no way i'd sell it to them. He basically said "this isn't the car for you". Very pleased about that when i heard. If anyone's interested in seeing pictures of the work carried out, i'd be more than happy to upload what i've taken. Like everything else on this car, i've documented the work carried out. However, again, true to my word, i'm just completing this thread, not continuing it. So with that in mind, please note that Vanessa is not for sale any more. I committed my time, effort and money into her again, so it doesn't make sense for me to sell her now.......at least for the time-being. So for now, i'm still part of the club!
  2. 4 points
  3. 4 points
    I watched a DC2 vid on youtube and thought i check up the reg plate on dvla MOT/TAX checker to see if its still on the road......to find this amusing advisory lol. Couldnt believe it at first and wondered if that was even allowed to come up there made me chuckle a bit too haha...
  4. 4 points
    Wash day yesterday. Been Daily driving the car and was absolutely filthy. Using macguiers tech wax 2.0 love it. Real easy to use and seems to stay put. Nice glossy finish aswell.
  5. 4 points
    I got it all fixed,but its back at the workshop now getting the holes in the floor welded because the NCT tester finally noticed them! In the mean time I have bought myself a weekend car so i have been driving that all week.
  6. 4 points
    Part 3! New project! Earlier this year I was offered the opportunity to fully buy an item that I used to part own. And I don't think anything of its type has ever featured on this forum.... It's a locomotive... yes a train... Built in 1957, works number 2654 she was used for most of its life at Pilkington glass, st Helens. And she is called Doncaster.... yes Doncaster. It's a back burner project, as it needs shed space to be worked on. The spec. Roll-royce C6T. 6 cylinder, 12ltr non intercooled turbo diesel producing around 200hp and 800nm of torque. Top speed is around 20mph. It's a shunting loco. Designed to move heavy weights at low speed. Plans, reassemble, full rewire, refit all Windows, commission a vac brake system, and repaint... And eventually get her to a railway where it'll be used and looked after. So yeah... a train.... I never thought I'd start a project thread on a train on a car forum....
  7. 4 points
    When I bought the car I didn't no anything about them and I already got the car now for a bargain tho mine it the 1.5 vtec but the engine isn't the important part now as that can chance later I do like the sound of th b18 tho oh a couple pics of her
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  9. 3 points
    Dmrichards Best colour. Tidy car. nice mods. I like
  10. 3 points
    Try dynodaze Nuneaton. They will quote you for that I'm sure.
  11. 3 points
    Another day another panel
  12. 3 points
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! I haven't written in a long time. The project is by no means complete. Things are going in the other direction .... Better! A few pictures of the parts for the upcoming project. Camshaft ITR B16b pistons 81.5 from Nippon Ferrea Valves Ferrea Valve Guides Skunk2 LMA Supertech springs / retainers ACL bearings Competition Cluch ST3 Fidanza Flywheel Skunk2 Alpha Throttle Body 70mm Skunk2 Pro Series Intake Tri-Y Header ARP bolts Next year I will find out what the engine will show.
  13. 3 points
    Going back to colour coded mirrors after having to replace my o/s glass...
  14. 3 points
    Not much has changed with the old bus other than the splitter has been removed and I've got some accord type r seats for the front. I'm to fat for the dc2 seats really. My mot ran out last week and I need to use the car at the minute. Passed with flying colours. I've done less than 3000miles in it since the last mot!
  15. 3 points
    hi here! this is some picture of my civic, i find vtis side skirt for her !! coming soon on the car you can follow her on facebook
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    Me mates hooked me up. Can get similar on eBay but fonts a bit naff. And wanted bit bigger than normal. Think every honda needs a over the top VTEC graphic!!
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  19. 3 points
    Part 1. Well.. time for a bit of a general update, Let's see... still work for DFDS, it's given the me the opportunity to travel the lenght and breadth of the UK, and see some amazing sights, like Glencoe, And the not so amazing sights like the industrial centre of Liverpool.... Sorry to anyone in Liverpool, you can't quite beat the beauty of Scotland.... Let's see... I've also passed my HGV driving tests! Been out and about with it. Had some interesting times with it, taking an artic into the centre of Salford isn't my kinda idea of fun! End of part 1
  20. 3 points
    Projectors done! just a quick photo for now, better shots when I have it out in the dark
  21. 3 points
    Out for a wee run in DD yesterday seeing as Dave and Sarah were up here on hols. Went to North Berwick, then to Archerfield on way back up. DD drove perfect as always! We stopped in to a relatively new place just outside North Berwick called "Drift" (don't worry, wasnt a drift track and DD deffo wasnt drifting!) for lunch. Awesome wee place with the most amazing views ever! Really great to see Dave and Sarah again, must get a wee trip down to Manchester arranged soon! Wee pic from the day:
  22. 3 points
    Well, 580 miles later, home again. Now to get her sorted.
  23. 3 points
    Bit of an update for tubs... She's been sat on the drive for a couple of months now since the fuel feed pipe gave up the ghost. Have since got a brand new tank and pipe, and just need to get it dragged off the drive and over to the garage. Got a monster drive today to pick up some more repair parts. I reckon I'll have a good 12 hours on the road.... Pleased Mrs B's accord has air con.
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  25. 3 points
    Тhe beauty and the "beast" together ....