Davie's french attraction.

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Result on that Davie, I look forward to pics an more info.

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80's and 90's were bad times for BL cars rusting, they weren't bad cars to drive or travel in. In fact 70's were bad too, my dad had a 1977 Princess I learnt to drive in that had paintwork on 3 or 4 occasions before he got fed up with it and flogged it. I'll just add on the 60's too, just cos I was born in them :rofl2:

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bxzx16v wrote:Result on that Davie, I look forward to pics an more info.

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If I had been coming down myself I would have looked you up Mark. Compared the 406 to the 205. It's going to need a little paintwork I think to be perfect, but its 25 yrs old so it is doing well.

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The 406 is coming out of the garage tomorrow for a warm up and winter fettle, I hope it starts as it's been nearly two weeks now [-o<.

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Davie, that's fantastic :-D Well done...

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And another ford has been sold. That's two in three days. Shaun's first fiesta with the blown engine sold to a neighbour who is going to rebuild it, and the escort sold tonight, first day advertised, got full asking price for them both. Something to be said for fords perhaps. Now got room for the 205, garaged also now the fiesta is out of kerri's garage. It's only 2 minutes away. My french heart working well. Must have been dodgy old fuel.

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Excellent :-D Good results all round Davie :-D

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Glad the fiesta is running ok now Davie.

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The 205 has covered the first 150 miles on the road home with no problems. I'm not in it as my health has taken a turn for the worse again, so Shaun and my son in law the train engineer went down on the train (free for Dan really cheap for Shaun) for it. He has just phoned saying he loves it and it's better than expected. I can't wait until I see it properly and drive it tomorrow.

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I can't wait for a few pics of this. My dad had one when I had an XR3i (he had better taste than me!)

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Davie, sorry to hear not well. Hope things improve very soon indeed [-o<

Pleased to hear the initial 205 impressions are good :-D

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Shaun is not home with it yet. He stayed at his sister's, he had travelled enough and once out of the car there did not feel like driving another 40 miles. I don't blame him. There's no way I would have managed 8 hours on a train and then 400 miles in the car just now. I'd struggle to do the last 40 miles!

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Fake Concern wrote:I can't wait for a few pics of this. My dad had one when I had an XR3i (he had better taste than me!)
And a better car [emoji1]

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The pug is home. It is better than the photos show. It is not concourse but with a little TLC won't be far away. Faults that we see, it's clonking when changing gear and when coming on and off the power, think a gearbox or engine mount, a little bit of wear on drivers seat leather, front tyres worn on outside shoulders, needs a very little paint on seams of the rear quarter and that's about it. Engine as sweet as a nut, cam belt done 20000 miles and 4 years ago, no rust under bonnet, all looks original. No power steering but it's not too heavy. An absolute hoot to drive, must have been quite wearing doing 430 miles in one go! Pics will follow after a wash, a polish and a wax. It's lovely.[emoji4]

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It sounds a little cracker Davie, I can't wait for the pics.

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