Mickys blogalog

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Post by mds141 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:02 pm

The 'Dingle's' might have driven a BX in 'Emmerdale' Mick! ;-)
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:08 pm

Big pugs mot tomorrow, I think the blown number plate lamp is the least of my worries
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Post by Mickey taker » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:38 am

Well that was a surprise,
Rear number plate bulb and one tyre later the 406 has a years mot on it
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Post by Caffiend » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:50 am

Congratulations :)
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Post by Mickey taker » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:13 pm

Thanks Sandre, quite pleased as it was a 400 quid stop gap car and has only had servicing costs apart from the cat. hope your feeling better
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Post by Gary » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Mickey taker wrote:quite pleased as it was a 400 quid stop gap car
Sounds like £400 well spent, well done on the mot =D>
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:32 pm

finally got the new alloys on the volvo, well worth the effort

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and work on the pashley is progressing

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Post by Paul296 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:38 pm

Green trims on that scooter!! C'mon Mickey, not correct for the model year now are they? [-X :D

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Post by mds141 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:55 pm

No tailblazer either!! [-X :D
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2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Post by citsncycles » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:21 pm

Stupid question, but who thought a prop stand was a good idea on a tricycle?
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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Ive always wondered that Mike , it was on the trike when it arrived.
My only thought was it vould be used when the trike is folded but dont see its of great benefit even then
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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:14 pm

Todays been a good day , had someone come to view the kia sedona today and they bought it on the spot,
O.K. I lost a lot of money for the 9 months I owned it but at least its gone now.

Just got to get the deposit back from the dodgy scumbag we bought the caravan off of (the one wr drnt back as it was not as advertised) thats going through the courts now,
and we will be sorted,
Using the new caravan for the first time this weekend so we will see how that go's
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu May 09, 2013 8:41 am

Lovely weekend in the caravan at a small site near Banbury , volvo towed well but a manual one would have been better,
Only downside was the hook up cable dragged on the road and rubbed through (even though I haf wrapped most of the excess around the jockey wheel,
Going to invest in a pair of grayston spring assistors for the rear end of the volvo , thats if I dont buy the wife a msnual v70 or xc70 for towing the van with as a replacement for the Kia
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 13, 2013 3:03 pm

Oh how I hate car dealers, went to look at a car 40 miles from where we live,
Phoned ahead the day before and said we would be there at 11.
Turned up at the address which turnd out to be a council house in the middle of an estate,
Checked it was the right place as other cars he was advertising were there but not the one we had gone to see.
Phone the guy up to be told he was about 40 minutes away so told him to stuff it.
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 13, 2013 3:06 pm

Went to see another car 60 miles east of our place.
Despite phoning aheaf the car was boxed in by others.
The car ticked all our boxes then the fun began.
Battery was tiny and not right spec.
Exhaust was blowing.
5,000 miles more on the odometer than on advert.
Service history couldent be found.

Asked for a test drive and the dickhead said the mot had run out (feb2014 on advert)
If we would like to leave a deposit he would get a fresh mot on it.exhaust would be done.

Said about the battery, he said modern batterys dont have to be as big as they were in th old days to be as good.
So I asked if Mitsubishi supplied the blocks of wood packing out the battery tray as standard
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!