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22 hours ago, Dave said:

Bloody hell mate! Glad you're ok as that could have been so much worse. Unbelievable you walked away from that, looks severe to say the least.

As for the Muppet that caused it, what the hell was he thinking?  Solid white lines are there for a reason! And on the brow of a hill, where he can't see what's coming! Should be done for dangerous driving at the very least.

Sad to see the CRV like that mate, know from when you came up here with it it was a mint one. As said, it did well to protect you, and you're right, being in the civic would have had a worse outcome. It's lucky (if ant crash can be called lucky) that he didn't hit you head on going by the damage he's caused there, as it doesn't bear thinking about what the outcome of that would have been. Get yourself checked out fully mate, and any injuries sue the a*s off him. Idiots like that need removed from the road permanently.

Out of interest, what car was he driving?

Hope you find a new car soon.

 

I can't say too much, as the police are still involved, but the car they were attempting to overtake didn't stop.....

 

She, was driving a similar aged Vauxhall vectra. 

 

After going back to the car to collect my stuff, I did have a closer look, and we reckon another inch overlap and it would of been a very different story. 

 

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Jesus! was it the cops who hit you?

I've heard of close calls mate, but an inch is deffo the closest! Deffo an angel watching over you bud! How you feeling now after it, still sore? Any other pains or aches developed? Must have been a hell of a fright when it happened.

 

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Holy crap!! Glad your ok.

Old bill had close call with me in the S2k other day. think they own the F**** road with there lights an all....

Oh well, should be ok to pay the mortgage off with this one :mrgreen:

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On 8/31/2018 at 12:19 AM, noodels said:

Holy crap!! Glad your ok.

Old bill had close call with me in the S2k other day. think they own the F**** road with there lights an all....

Oh well, should be ok to pay the mortgage off with this one :mrgreen:

Lol was talking to Phil on the phone the other day, wasn't the cops who hit him mate. I'd still be suing the ass off the driver who did collide with him though. Sheer stupidity overtaking like that.

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Was referring to old Bill,

a local chap who rides a penny farthing and wears a funny hat, he is always flashing his lights and ringing his bell  :wink:

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On 9/2/2018 at 3:19 PM, noodels said:

Was referring to old Bill,

a local chap who rides a penny farthing and wears a funny hat, he is always flashing his lights and ringing his bell  :wink:

Lmao mad! :pmsl:

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Been car shopping. Bought another one. 20180908_123858.jpg.f288e4baf59844c727146ff37efe7906.jpg

 

A 2006, 2.2CDTI 6spd manual, in executive trim.

That means 

Cruse control.

Sat nav, and it still works well! 

Heated leather seats, 

8disk changer under the passenger seat,

Power fold mirrors

 

It's also got

Its got a full set of water proof mats through out. They were about 200 quid! 

Towbar with twin electrics.

Chrome side bars

 

Its got the odd stone chip and scuff but it's done 107k so it's stuff i can deal with.

Its also just had for the mot, rear disks and pads, caliper, and rear shock absorber.

 

My list has a few bits on it. 

 

Tyres, the ones on it have life in them, but, don't inspire confidence in the wet..

 

Mirrors, the mechanism is slow, and one casing is cracked. I suspect the fold function hasn't been used in a while. 

 

Fit an aux/Bluetooth adaptor. Ditch the CD changer. See about updating the Sat nav

 

Need to add a gear stick extension as it's to low for my liking. 

 

 

 

 

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Looks good in that colour mate. Let's hope no dumbass drives into this one! angrymod.gif1

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She looks tidy mate, hopefully you'll have more luck with it being a different colour this time. I see it has the sill bars/steps too, or did they all have them? 

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On 10/4/2018 at 8:23 PM, dr_broon said:

Looks good in that colour mate. Let's hope no dumbass drives into this one! angrymod.gif1

I saw it. And fell in love with the colour, it's got a purple hue to it in the sun light. And same here! 

 

On 10/8/2018 at 6:48 PM, Dave said:

She looks tidy mate, hopefully you'll have more luck with it being a different colour this time. I see it has the sill bars/steps too, or did they all have them? 

 

Cheers Dave! The sill bars were an optional extra. The last 2 had them fitted. Pretty rare to find. 2nd hand.

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Must admit she does look a lot nicer in that colour mate. And not a colour you see them in often, most are silver or grey so nice to be different 8-)

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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, 20190619_160856.jpg.90bea58f89e41257a7cfdf363be0795d.jpg

 

And the not so amazing sights like the industrial centre of Liverpool....

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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! FB_IMG_1564434424579.jpg.d1339a1e6039adb99e6801dcdfd31ba5.jpg

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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


 

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Part 2

 

Anyway the car, it's still alive, and has still got all 4 wheels attached to it! 

Have had a couple of small issues with it, but nothing I can't sort. 

 

The alternator bearings decided to go noisy, common fault, the n22a engines auxiliary belt routing puts a lot of strain on the alternator bearings. 

 

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Put a new alternator on, replaced the tentioner pulley bearing and fitted the new shorter belt, and also dropped the oil and filter while I was there. 

 

 

 

Also found the pipe that runs between the air box and turbo had split...

Upside, the turbo noise is cool as f**k...  

Down side... unfiltered air entering the intake....

 

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A used pipe is like unicorn poop.... New one from Honda was about £65quid... 

 

 

 

Next up is mot time! 

 

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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...

 

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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....

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Lol deffo a first mate!! Mind you, you know how mad trying to fix cars can make you, reckon trying to fix that will make you go loco! rlol.gif1

Think the last time we spoke on the phone you'd only just got a share in the train, so nice one for getting it completely. 

Good to see the CRV has been avoiding other dopey drivers too, looking good mate. 

Need to catch up soon. Oh, and need to come down and see this train sometime soon! 

Mind, if you're up this way in the van feel free to pop in for a coffee bud. Always welcome.

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On 8/3/2019 at 10:59 AM, Dave said:

Lol deffo a first mate!! Mind you, you know how mad trying to fix cars can make you, reckon trying to fix that will make you go loco! rlol.gif1

Think the last time we spoke on the phone you'd only just got a share in the train, so nice one for getting it completely. 

Good to see the CRV has been avoiding other dopey drivers too, looking good mate. 

Need to catch up soon. Oh, and need to come down and see this train sometime soon! 

Mind, if you're up this way in the van feel free to pop in for a coffee bud. Always welcome.

 

Cheers Dave! It's been a bit of a whirlwind year, loco, hgv tests, and it's already August.

 

Crv isn't doing many miles as I'm doing week on week off on call. I think it'll be around October/November I'll be back up to glencoe as that's when the bridge that we took up is due to come out. I'll see closer to the time.

 

Loco is a proper on the back burner, probably mid 2020 before I can properly get on it. 

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5 hours ago, philgor said:

 

Cheers Dave! It's been a bit of a whirlwind year, loco, hgv tests, and it's already August.

 

Crv isn't doing many miles as I'm doing week on week off on call. I think it'll be around October/November I'll be back up to glencoe as that's when the bridge that we took up is due to come out. I'll see closer to the time.

 

Loco is a proper on the back burner, probably mid 2020 before I can properly get on it. 

Deffo gimme a shout before you come up mate, will get time off arranged.

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That train needs more lows :-D

 

Glad to see that the CRV is still going strong and no one has decided to crash into her yet!

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Your a crazy guy Phil. You own a train. Wow haha

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6 hours ago, dr_broon said:

That train needs more lows :-D

 

Glad to see that the CRV is still going strong and no one has decided to crash into her yet!

Not yet! Its nearly a year ago already! 

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