breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#3021 Post by Dick » Thu May 14, 2020 7:07 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#3022 Post by Dick » Thu May 14, 2020 7:07 pm

Getting a quote for mazda engine....

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Re: breakdown truck

#3023 Post by JPB » Thu May 14, 2020 9:46 pm

Good chap, here's hoping it'll work out for you. Meanwhile, please stop posting that particularly fine Maxi! I've had a couple of cheeky bids at it because even allowing for the apparent suspension imbalance, it does look really good and could work for me if the price were right and the bloody lockdown had ended. Otherwise, I'll just let it go to someone closer to it and satisfy myself with just having bought back my Discovery, which had thousands thrown at it by the bloke I sold it to, yet cost me less than he'd paid me for it last april! Now that's my favourite restoration technique.. :lol:

Psst, wanna buy a near perfect Japanese Disco 300TDI automatic, a mere 330000KM from new, MOT 'til 29th of this month though it doesn't qualify for the extension because it's currently on a SORN.. Or so some kind soul had told the guy who bought it from me! :twisted:
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"Home is where you park it", so the saying goes. That may yet come true.. :oops:

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Re: breakdown truck

#3024 Post by Dick » Fri May 15, 2020 11:04 am

You surprise me john! You're looking for a tractor and buy a discovery... i suppose its a substitute :scared:
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Ohh...

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Re: breakdown truck

#3025 Post by JPB » Fri May 15, 2020 11:23 pm

In fairness to myself, it's not just any old Discovery, but one that's found its way home :oops: .
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Re: breakdown truck

#3026 Post by Dick » Sat May 16, 2020 7:32 am


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Re: breakdown truck

#3027 Post by Dick » Sat May 16, 2020 8:50 am

Re the maxda Heard from engine companies and prices range from 1000 for a second hand motor to 1850 for fitted reconditioned engine.. bloke has already sold it though.. bugger

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Re: breakdown truck

#3028 Post by JPB » Sat May 16, 2020 12:25 pm

Oh well, you may have missed a treat, or you may have dodged a bullet, never mind and better luck next time. :)
Liking the Fox, but liking this one more: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Fox- ... 0009.m1982

Tandy also built a Maestro van-based mobile dwelling with a retractable high top that has solid sides, rather than a creaky "OMG, is it still attached properly?" type of fixed GRP roof (when the van dies, there's a good boat to be made from that) found on my beloved Yoda, whose top makes some alarming creaking noises as the interior warms up on the road.

But a kitten, or kitten-derived MPV is about as much use to me these days as roller skates are to a haddock, so even though they're frankly brilliant, massively underrated and amazingly good to drive (the kitten and its various relations, not the haddock accessories), the Disco (with the addition of suitable fixed steps) will be put to work again soon and possibly stored away when winter comes in to prevent its becoming scabby again. And no, I don't plan to get it muddy again either! :oops:
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Re: breakdown truck

#3029 Post by Dick » Sat May 16, 2020 6:49 pm

That's a nice van mate, how come its not part of your fleet? I could understand why anyone in their right mind would avoid anything maestro based...and just what's the point of spending good money on a 4x4 and not taking it out in bad weather or getting it dirty.. or hae you bought it for sentimental reasons ? If so i understand and it should be wrapped in cotton wool and polished weekly by a scantily clad ms friel..
Meanwhile..
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-Volvo-240 ... noapp=true

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Re: breakdown truck

#3030 Post by Dick » Sat May 16, 2020 6:56 pm

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1992-J-Vauxhal ... 482e7f539a

Im in love... has anyone got 33k lying about they are willing to donate to a worthy cause (Me) :drool:

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