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by Zelandeth
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Does this really look safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Being diesel (or vegetable oil in this case), I'd not be too worried safety wise, petrol would be another matter however! More to the point...it looks highly uncomfortable! If you look carefully you can see that the tank's wedged right up against the bolster on the drivers seat. That'd be jabbing yo...
by Zelandeth
Wed May 30, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: Wanted Lada Riva
Replies: 6
Views: 3988

They appear quite often on eBay (London and Birmingham seem to be hotspots lately), so just keep your eyes peeled. Get your local classified papers regularly too, there can sometimes be real bargains to be had there.

...just don't try finding one in Scotland!
by Zelandeth
Sun May 27, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: 1988 F plate Riva L (1.2) on the Bay
Replies: 15
Views: 8593

1988 F plate Riva L (1.2) on the Bay

Despite a rather silly description and a bit of dodgy paintwork, doesn't look like the worst of cars in the photos. Might be of interest to somebody here. eBay Link Being in London and a 1200 take it off my list, but hopefully someone can save it from falling into the hands of someone just wanting a...
by Zelandeth
Wed May 16, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Surprises at the MOT station
Replies: 16
Views: 7830

Hmm, my advisorys were that the handbrake only just passed (it holds perfectly fine as far as I can tell...even on the steepest road in Aberdeen...until it don't hold on there, I'm not going to upset it), and that there's a small hole in the middle exhaust section. ...not any more there's not, there...
by Zelandeth
Wed May 16, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: Riva estate for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Gah...why so far south?!?

Would be in there like a shot if it weren't for being in Aberdeen!

(Um...that and having a Skoda and Saab I need to shift first).
by Zelandeth
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Surprises at the MOT station
Replies: 16
Views: 7830

Surprises at the MOT station

...of the good kind! Some of you may remember me picking up a slightly scruffy around the edges looking Corsa as shortish term transport a while back. Turns out it was a good idea...much to my surprise, she just sailed through the MOT without even needing a bulb changed! I've never had a car do that...
by Zelandeth
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Car colour trends
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Car colour trends

Is this just me...or do you seem to have ended up with a driveway full of cars at the same end of the spectrum? I never even WANTED a red car...they're a pain to keep clean (and to stop them turning pink!). Yet the driveway looks like this... http://zelandeth.artamir.org/images/driveway.jpg Has anyo...
by Zelandeth
Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Off to New York
Replies: 20
Views: 8662

Never been to New York...wouldn't mind visiting sometime. Visited Iowa City (have a very good friend who stays there) in November...aaaaand to be honest had to be dragged back to Aberdeen kicking and screaming more or less! Could move there tomorrow, quite happily. New York though...think that'd be ...
by Zelandeth
Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Your first car
Replies: 22
Views: 11126

Your first car

So, what was your first car? I'll start off with the first car I really drove on the road. 1981 W plate Austin MiniMetro HLE. Absolutely immaculate car, acquired for £200 with all of 17K miles on it - despite the car being either 22 or 23 years old at the time. A couple of years on, I traded it o...
by Zelandeth
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: triumph.
Replies: 8
Views: 4795

Good price so long as it's not a rot-box. If you get it, we want photos! Okay...I want photos. Remember my next door neighbour had an X plate red one when I was about five...been since then since I've seen one though! Would be a great trip down memory lane to see photos of one. Blast...think I've ju...
by Zelandeth
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: LandRover Fuel Pump
Replies: 23
Views: 9593

I'd say there that you've got a problem with your glow plugs. Check you're getting 12V at the supply rail. A fuel problem I wouldn't have expected to appear overnight...an electrical glitch due to a duff preheater relay could though. I know that on a neighbour's old Astramax van the preheat circuit ...
by Zelandeth
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Scammer Targeting Car Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Ah, you know what they say, great minds think alike!
by Zelandeth
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Scammer Targeting Car Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Scammer Targeting Car Forums

Just spotted this on the UKSaab forums - and figure that it's a good idea to get the word out to as many folks as possible. There's a scammer out there who's knowledgeable in cars, and know what people want. At the first sign of anyone wanting to pay cash on collection, he goes all quiet. Accepting ...
by Zelandeth
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Tyre pressures.
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Now that IS handy...think I'll bookmark that. Not sure how far I'd trust it (has 30psi all round listed for my Rapid...I don't think so! 22 in the front and 26 in the back, otherwise it'll bounce around like a cartoon car!) Certainly handy for a ballpark figure though, and it seems to be right on th...
by Zelandeth
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Music to test the system required
Replies: 25
Views: 10646

My two favourite pieces for testing a setup like that actually come from the soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. The tracks in question being "The White Tree" and "Minas Tirith" - very "big" instrumental tracks. Okay...will rephrase that...absolutely bloody HUGE instrumental tra...