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I wasn't present at the mot
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Well the Marina is done, well paintwork wise, the interior still needs doing.

I won runner up for best in class at the Marina owners rally at the great central railway.

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It's just over a year since we adopted our little man, he seems to be very settled!

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Both lovely, like the Harvest Gold colour very nice.
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Looking as nice as a Marina can look there Tim :)
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Kitch wrote:Looking as nice as a Marina can look there Tim :)

I'll take that as a compliment!
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I almost didn't notice the Marina for the F10!
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I could understand that Doc if it had been a Scania 'Centurion'. :)
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There was some nice old commercials on site that day
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The GT performed admirably yesterday, I've noticed the rear suspension has lost some of its suppleness so a full set of comfort spheres will go on over winter ready for France next year.

Today I purchased a new old stock genuine bronze tinted screen from fleabay. It's miles away but I have a friend down that way! This will adorn the GT as the original has delaminated and has some water stains which won't come off no matter how I try, I just need to locate a seal that's correct.

Anyone got a genuine one?

In other news the marinas done a few shows and does draw the crowds! It's very old to drive but has its charms...

Anyone going to the nec? I take it the bxclub doesn't have a stand this year.
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A sunny day yesterday, a ride out to Stafford to meet another Marina owner, oddly enough he was old with long hair but no beard!, has owned his 1.8TC since 1976, its currently on 154000.
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What it did show was how tired mechanically mine is, mine crashes and bang over even the smallest fault in the road and the prop-shaft is out of balance.

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GT is now away for the winter, rear spheres have really let go quite suddenly but they must be 10 years old now, rear end is quite hard yet the front is still soft! Amazing how different the Mk1 is to the Mk2, steering is lighter as the difference in the ride is very noticeable (even with tired spheres).

I urge everyone to get a GT, as they are a great all rounder.
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Another addition to the fleet, one that I couldn't pass up, which means one car needs to go and the Metro is the one, yes its fun, but its noisy, slow bouncy and not that comfortable, where as the newest arrival is very comfy indeed!
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Tim Leech wrote:Another addition to the fleet, one that I couldn't pass up, which means one car needs to go and the Metro is the one, yes its fun, but its noisy, slow bouncy and not that comfortable, where as the newest arrival is very comfy indeed!
Well come on don't keep us in suspense, spill the beans????

p.s. 'Slow and bouncy' isn't normal for a metro, have you fitted spheres? :-O
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I've had the suspension height set but new hydragas units are NLA, and at £100 a corner to get them redone its quite pricey and not many people do it.

The new arrival may divide opinion, as its not a classic or old, but something I have always had a thing for and this one came in part exchange for scrap money and I couldn't turn it down.

It is a 2002 Rover 75 2.0 CDT 116PS Connoisseur SE NAV auto, rare as its black with black leather, satnav, sunroof, 17" Serpent Alloys, Xenons, cruise, CD changer, folding mirrors and sensors, plus satnav and a TV! yes a TV (no longer works as Analogue has been turned off)

2 owner from new, 115k, with FSH for £200.00

Condition is good, asides the wheels and a few small marks, she needs some work but the ride is awesome and I for one think they are very handsome.
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