'Tank' A 'Rolling Resto' Bloggy (of sorts)

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#91 Post by rich. » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:04 am

get a barn :D
i love diesels...

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#92 Post by Paul240480 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:20 am

Hehe. Yeh a barn would be fun methinks. Anyways, early days yet. I haven't even seen the V70 in the flesh so far!

My oppo' is gonna drive it 240+ miles from Welshpool to Portsmouth where we"ll meet. Test drive will be 20 or so miles to another ex-fuzz oppo where Steve will be staying. I shall probably hit the late night shops to 'top up' on some English favourites before catching night time ferry back.....

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#93 Post by Paul240480 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Pulled onto my drive on Saturday & this happened:
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Went to nip out earlier today, and couldn't resist a quick snapshot :D

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#94 Post by TerryG » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:27 pm

40k to go until it is run in.
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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#95 Post by JPB » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:31 pm

What happened? The temperature sender failed or a warning lamp came up on the panel? ;)

For some cars' owners, I'd say "Well done" but as this is a 240 my response is as follows: I should bloody well hope so! :) :thumbs:
JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
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#96 Post by Paul240480 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:51 am

So folks, as you know, I have 'acquired' another car.... well I will on 28/11 after a short flight to Southampton airport..... An offer after which given some thought, really was a 'no brainer' .

So leaves me with 3 Ovlovs. One of which will probably have to go.

As swmbo gets a bad back if she drives Tank, she has no 'back-up car' should Zeb' the 850 fail & I end up in 'chauffeur mode'. (in fact he's (ZEB) just thrown his toys out with a failing rad' Grr!) . The other weekend he munched 950 miles over two days and never missed a beat.

Guess which car 'common sense' says should go? Yep Tank. I would, of course like him to go to an enthusiast, not to banger-boys. Even if said enthusiast was to break him, at least some good would come from that.

Have posted on Frenchy forums, but most are put off by the RHD issue.

Will probably look into classic insurance & limited mileage in the meantime, but if anyone is interested.... pm me & maybe we can work something out.

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#97 Post by rich. » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:38 pm

ill give you a tenner for it :D

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#98 Post by Paul240480 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:43 pm

Some would say Id need to pay to have it taken away.

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#99 Post by rich. » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:41 pm

thats just being nasty!!

15€ delivered :D

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#100 Post by Paul240480 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:30 pm

You're such a teaser! :lol:

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