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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Not buried but this one's been there a while

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Regards Neil


Series E Morris 8 Neil, needs a couple of spray cans to tidy it up.

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Had a call this morning from the guy who owns the C5 in the field, he says that it had a gearbox problem, the gearbox was taken out and sent to a transmission specialist for repair and they 'lost' it, so it's been sitting since 2004 waiting for someone to do something about it, they kept promising to find a box for it.
Asked how much he would take for it as it stands and he said £400, not less, he will break it and sell the parts, he reckons a couple of hundred for the 2.0L hdi engine with only 64k miles should be a simple sell.

He will let me know when he starts to break it.

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2014? fair enough if he doesn't want to sell complete, it probably is worth more in parts than as a whole but not sure the 64k is particularly relevant (not as much so as the 3 yrs+ sat in a field with intake pipework probably off anyway).

OK there's probably little wear in the engine, but I would bet it'll still need just as much work, if not more, to get it running reliably again than an equivalent 200k engine straight out of a runner :?

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It's only been in the field for about four months, it was sitting in a workshop in Bristol until then. :)

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How can it take 13 years to find a 'box - & fail?

How is this not the workshop's responsibility? If someone told me they'd "lost" a major component, I'd suggest they'd better find a replacement p.d.q.

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van ordinaire wrote:How can it take 13 years to find a 'box - & fail?

How is this not the workshop's responsibility? If someone told me they'd "lost" a major component, I'd suggest they'd better find a replacement p.d.q.


It has to be 2014 not 2004, the car's an 06 reg! ;) Agree the buck stops with them if they've "misplaced" a whole gearbox, even if it was a duff one!

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Sorry about the typo, 2014 of course, I think maybe the transmission wasn't the only thing that disappeared, possibly the repairer went also.
I assume that would have the Aisan Japanese box but can't be sure, I see there's a used one on Ebay for £150 delivered.

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Some people come up with the most bizarre of explanations...

I'd not believe a word of it to be honest...

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CitroJim wrote:'Barn Find' is a very over-used term now in car ads...
Isn't it simply a euphemism for "manky old sh1te"?

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Gibbo2286 wrote: Asked how much he would take for it as it stands and he said £400,
I presume we will be seeing him on Britain's got Talent next year as a comedian?

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Michel wrote:
CitroJim wrote:'Barn Find' is a very over-used term now in car ads...
Isn't it simply a euphemism for "manky old sh1te"?


Yes!
Michel wrote:
Gibbo2286 wrote: Asked how much he would take for it as it stands and he said £400,
I presume we will be seeing him on Britain's got Talent next year as a comedian?
:rofl2:

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I don't think he's being funny, I'd happily pay £400 for it if I was in the mood to break it, it looks to be in good condition generally, a tailgate, wing mirrors, lamps and a few other bits would soon give me my money back and a profit.

I doubt if you could make anything at it if you tried to put it back into good order, I offered him £150 as a gamble but that was quickly declined.

Looking around his farmyard it seems he gathers these things up for fun, the yard's full of JCBs old Rovers etc. and old engineering machinery just rotting away.

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Farmers are famous for never throwing anything away, something they have in common with many Americans, something to do with the amount of land available on which to park & walk away. I suspect that many of us would be the same, afforded the same luxury ;)

Thinking about buying to break, I'm not at all sure about it. Over the weekend, quite by chance, I came across some Cherokee parts for sale, e.g. £30 for a bare door, £37.50 for a window regulator - now I'd happily take £50 for a complete door, in fact for £200 you could have the whole thing (& I'm told the axles go for £150 a piece) BUT I guarantee that if I advertised it for that money, I wouldn't get a sniff.

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van ordinaire wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 23:56
Farmers are famous for never throwing anything away, something they have in common with many Americans, something to do with the amount of land available on which to park & walk away. I suspect that many of us would be the same, afforded the same luxury ;)


Very true!

I know I would...

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
11 Jun 2017, 18:51
I don't think he's being funny, I'd happily pay £400 for it if I was in the mood to break it, it looks to be in good condition generally, a tailgate, wing mirrors, lamps and a few other bits would soon get my money back


I don't think you'd make your money back at all given you can get a complete runner with MOT for less, and there's an abundance of these cars in breaker's yards.. It would simply be hassle to break it, hassle to sell the parts, especially on the Internet. The vehicle is worth scrap value and no more - your £150 was about right. There's headlights on eBay now for £19.99 with free postage. I don't think it's a money making scheme at all!