Davie's french attraction.

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Glad you are feeling a bit better, but I think the Doc is right. You feel fine doing nothing, but as soon as you are active (clearing out shed etc.) you discover you are not as good as you thought.
I have had Silver visions on my Fleabay watch list forever, just never got around to buying some, I had thought to get some for my daughters Clio as it's her birthday soon & try them out first, ha! You know we need pictures of them on your car now don't you?
Is there no chance of the roof getting done tomorrow? The dealer most likely has it, but a case of left hand and right hand not knowing wht the other is doing!
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Pictures are definitely needed!

I suppose you can see the tango in this picture the most:

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Must admit I've not thought about it, look forward to the pics to see the difference.
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Is it my imagination or does it notice more on the front of Franklin's than mine?
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Do see it more on Franklins car. that is the one I noticed it on first. I had the silvatechs on the 107, they are not so noticeable on the c4, but little things count. I was in past work today, they have blown the engines of 3 out of 6 buses in my absence, it's 16 seater transits we use, they are away to get new motors, and upsizing to proper psv 25 seaters, with auto box. They will need their star full licence holder back soon lol That will make our job much easier with power doors, auto etc They are scheduled to arrive in june so that seems a sensible time for me to schedule a return, part time at first. The roof is not as far as the dealer yet, it's due to arrive on thurssay now. Haven't sorted a date yet, will wait til autowindscreen have it, so maybe next week. The gungum and can repair did not hold, it's noisy again. Let that be a lesson, if the exhaust is knackered, save £6 on tube of gungum and a hour or so fannying about under car and just leave it LOLOL
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Make sure you don't go back too soon or a relapse is almost certain.

Getting the roof done will be SO worth waiting for!

I think I did the Gun Gum thing 3 or 4 times before giving in to a new one! With 2 wheels on the kerb outside, I can only just fit under, lucky it's not lowered at the moment!
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I started moving some of the little stuff yesterday, My daughter was here, so two runs with a C4vts van!

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It's a bit dirty again, but hey, ho It's a van lolol. Looks lowered too!

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View from living room window, with two black beauties, Lez and peps.

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rear with silvatech bulbs in

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Front with silvatecks. Well worth the £5or6 that I paid for them.

Am sitting taking it easy today, was very bust yesterday, and paying the price a bit. Painkillers out in force. I'll do some more with house tomorrow, my sister will be here, then absolutely nothing sat and sunday, then removal firm doing the big stuff on monday. It's probably as well that doc did keep me off work, I may well set myself back a bit next week getting sorted out.

Good news on the roof front, it has arrived in Aberdeen, now got another date for fitting it. nearly 2 weeks away because of my busy week ahead but it will be soo worth it once done. Really looking forward to it.
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Dirty again? (you will keep using it!) Still love the shape & seeing bits of it through the window. Also love the black cat, we used to have 2 black cats. Funny how I like seeing pictures of other VTSs even when they look the same as mine & I can look out my window any time. I especially like your pic from the back showing the view up through the roof.
Never mind these expensive Eibach springs, we can both put a bag of cement in the boot, when not using the VTS as a removal van!
I just have to get the silver indicator bulbs now I've seen yours, it definately looks better. I was quite happy with how they looked until I saw yours!
Good news on the roof front, just a matter of waiting now, but getting the flat sorted is a priority (unless you want the removal van to be a VTS motorhome as well!)
Hope the move progresses well & don't overdo it.
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I like the back one looking through the roof as well. It wouldn't have been near so nice with the roof blinds shut. Beware the indicator bulbs. halfrauds were wanting think £12 for two, bjt they only stock one kind, the ones that the pins are exactly opposite each other. Our cars need the ones where the pins are offset, about 1/3 to 2/3. hope you know what that means. If not whip out one and have a look. Had I bought from halfrauds that would have been £24 wasted.
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daviemck2006 wrote:Beware the indicator bulbs. halfrauds were wanting think £12 for two,
£12 for indicator bulbs :shock: Gold plated are they?

That's outrageous... What's so special about them?
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thats the silver ones that flash orange. Think I was £6 for 4 postage included of an e-bay seller
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daviemck2006 wrote:thats the silver ones that flash orange. Think I was £6 for 4 postage included of an e-bay seller
Ahh yes, I know the ones now. So an orange one that flashes orange won't do I guess. They too have the offset bayonet pins...
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My wee sis has been here helping to prepare for my move. She just drove the vts on a wee blast out the country. She wants to take it home! :shock: Not surprised really, she runs a mx5, its only the 1.6 and it is fun, and she appeared here in a mondeo TDCI that her man has just bought for a work runner. It's 52 plate, couple of bumps and scratches, and rust on bottom of doors, but year mot and 6 months tax for £850 I suppose it will be ok if they get a year out of it, and although I would not have any ford myself, any I have driven, including this one are ok to drive. I think they are all rusty. Park a say 52 mondeo beside a 52 c5 and see which is in better nick. From what I see the cits would win 9 out of 10 times. Anyway she's away home in the old ford :-D :-D
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It's good to hear a Citroen making a good impression Davie... Did she say how it compares to her little hairdresser's car? That would be interesting as I understand the MX-5 is a great little car and rather fun to drive...

Rusty door bottoms are the least of the Mundaneo's worries. The TDCI I believe suffers from injector problems of an expensive and difficult sort and the rear subframes are a known weakness.

I have to say if I had to have a Mundaneo one of that vintage would be far more appealing than the latest incarnation that looks as if it needs to go on a diet to loose its lardy arse...
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A lot faster for a start jim, recons if she owned my car she would be done speeding. She loves her 5, I've done a few miles in it, it's a laugh a minute when a nice day with roof down, but horrid on the type of days we usually get. It lets go nice and progressively when you want fun, and not at really high speed either. She likes my glass roof, can see the appeal, says Could near convince herself she's in an open top but with a heater :-D :-D If you get a chance of a drive in a mx5, take it, you will enjoy it, but I couldn't live with it as a daily.
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Thats me moved and nearly all unpacked. I've done far too much and I dare say that I'm gonna pay for it tomorrow, in fact paying for it already! Got phone and internet swapped with absolutely no problems, well done talktalk! I've heard some bad things about them but I can't fault them in any way and not nearly so expensive than BT were. Got the important things done then with the net, sky set up and bed set up and micro working. Sorted!