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James2018

Parked up on a drive near my sister in law's place.

It was in really good condition "S" reg in an orage colour. This one had a boot.... Read more

sandy56

Many years ago my wife had a VX CHevette. She hated it so it was moved on.
I bought her a Ford RS2000 instead. She did like that.
I wish I had kept it though!

SLO76

I went to view one with a friend a couple of years back, a very rare late white 4dr saloon on an A plate. Basic as it gets but solid and running sweetly. He bought it for £700 with plans to modify it. Eventually he lost interest and flogged it on to another chap who squeezed a 16v 2.0 red top into it then put it up for sale again as a half finished project again. Poor thing seems destined to never be complete.

It did drive rather well, a real blast from the past with supple suspension and feelsome unassisted steering. It deserved an owner who was prepared to spend good money and time on it but sadly the low value even in perfect condition keeps killing it.

My good friend bought a lovely Mk II Ford Escort with a Burton tuned 2.0 Pinto which is a joy to drive and look at. Huge difference in value compared to the much rarer Chevette ensures that money will be spent keeping this tip top.

Sophiebreaks

Hi guys,

We're making a short film and need an old classic hatchback which dates between 82 - 92. Cars of preference are VW Golf, Peugheot 205, Mk1 Fiesta. ... Read more

logger

I currently own a old Astra 1.7dti diesel van which has 225k miles. great little van and very reliable. I only do about 1000miles a year in it

BUT... Read more

Markwebki

There are many classic car have now big boot and cost under £500.for details please saw the site and you will find huge info - classiccars.com/ and I am also looking for such a hatchback - wc2018live.org

elekie&a/c doctor

Why do you need a classic?what about this ? www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-Zetec-Estate-1-8i-20...y

amanjot singh

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very informative welding blog and i always do mig welding as i have both lincoln and hobart in my garage. On myhelmetsguide... Read more

craig-pd130

One of the most recent 'Ask HJ' questions was about running a 1971 MG on 'premium petrol' (link: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/askhj/answer/94659/shoul...l-).

My old '73 BGT was happy on super unleaded, but needed the ignition timing retarding slightly to stop it pinking (the engines were designed with the old 5-star 100-octane fuel in mind).... Read more

Glaikit Wee Scunner {P}

The lead substitute additive is potentially toxic to handle iirc.Not seen it on sale recently. What you say about recession is correct, but most people seem to get the hardened valve seats and new valves fitted when an engine is overhauled.

Ah the delicate sound of pinking, that takes me back.

craig-pd130

The lead substitute additive is potentially toxic to handle iirc.Not seen it on sale recently. What you say about recession is correct, but most people seem to get the hardened valve seats and new valves fitted when an engine is overhauled. Ah the delicate sound of pinking, that takes me back.

Interesting, it still seems to be freely available online from Wynns, Castrol, Redex and other brands ...

To be fair, I believe the pinking on my old BGT was a worn vacuum advance on the distie. I fitted a Ford 'spark delay' valve (basically a vacuum restrictor) in the vac line and it stopped the pinking completely without affecting pick-up or throttle response at all.

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