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My steed for the day My steed for the day

Moving to my new house today, so I rented this to get moved. Ford Transit Custom. I quite like it.

(NSFW) Subaru Stereotyping Never Dies (NSFW) Subaru Stereotyping Never Dies

Askreddit had a post on questions you’ve always wanted to ask a gay person. A response after the buffer image.

Time to move on from the Daihatsu Time to move on from the Daihatsu

Now that I have 4 cars and am about to move house, at least one has to go. The Daihatsu is the odd one out sadly. It’s up for sale and to be fair I don’t feel that upset about it...

So I now own an E46 330ci... So I now own an E46 330ci...

You all probably thought I was mad when I said I was going to swap an E46 drivetrain into my Skoda Felicia (I am). And that I wouldn’t go through with it (I am).

I'm considering an epic project I'm considering an epic project

I’m researching converting my Skoda Pickup (previously 4muddyfeet’s) to RWD.

I guess not everyone likes heavy music I guess not everyone likes heavy music

Playing Slayer in the sugar factory is really hurting sales.

TIL TIL

Daniel Ricciardo once performed on stage with Parkway Drive. He's now my new favourite driver.

Keep Oppo Weird Car Centric 80s Styled Music Videos Keep Oppo Weird Car Centric 80s Styled Music Videos

Yeah I can't do snappy titles, but this new Muse video is fun. Not their strongest song, but modded Camaro and Countach with an odd 80s aesthetic just does it for me.

Success! Success!

Finally fixed the intermittent creaking in my steering. I had no play in anything and it was loudest at the steering rack so I was worried it was that. After some exploratory dismantling I managed to work out it was only a track rod end!

About to get onto the plane to Italy About to get onto the plane to Italy

My choice of reading material for the flight is predictable.

My First Classic Meet in the Daihatsu (pic dump) My First Classic Meet in the Daihatsu (pic dump)

An awesome varied show today. Click through for some of my highlights (didn’t want to burden kinja with all 200 of my photos...) There’s Bowler Wildcat, Fiat 126, Trabant, Clio v6, various fast Fords and more.

A first for me. A first for me.

Going to be showing my car at a relatively large local classic car show. As much as I love the old girl she’s far from a show car, but hopefully someone other than me finds her interesting.

Diagnosis time Diagnosis time

Yesterday the Twingo starting sounding like a creaky old ship while steering. Had a quick look yesterday and the noise is travelling through everything making it hard to tell where it’s coming from.

Two Wheels Gone Two Wheels Gone

Sold my motorbike today. I enjoyed it for a while, but once the novelty wore off I realised cars are more my thing. It did it’s job and helped me decide whether the cost of learning and getting a bigger bike were worth it or not.

Seat fabric cleaner recommendations? Seat fabric cleaner recommendations?

My seats have a lot of faint water mark staining and I’m struggling to get rid of it. I’ve tried a Simoniz foaming seat shampoo that cleans well but won’t get out these marks. I don’t want to spend too much but I could make an exception for a really good product.

Donkhatsu Donkhatsu

16 inch wheel next to a car that wears 12s. Gives you an idea of how small this car actually is.

DOTS Skoda Favorit DOTS Skoda Favorit

Rare sight on British roads these days. I saw it driving around too so mechanically it’s okay, but was definitely wearing some “patina.” I quite liked it.

The biggest test for the Daihatsu yet The biggest test for the Daihatsu yet

300 mile trip over the next two days. That sounds like nothing but in a car like this it becomes a bit of an adventure. Hopefully she stays reliable.

Work on the Domino continues... Work on the Domino continues...

New exhaust is in transit so thought I may as well get the old one off after work. The rear silencer fell off a couple weeks ago and the rest wasn’t in much better shape.

Feeling Good on a Saturday Feeling Good on a Saturday

There’s no feeling like the successful first drive in your project car after chasing problems for weeks.

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