- New car looming, who’s next for the gnusmobile?
Low-load the Smax to molgrips who will not be able to resist putting a new engine in there.
Drive the the gnarstra, sell yaris and put towards smax costs.
When Smax is finished, sell Astra to cover off any remaining costs and molgrips time.
= 1 Smax for Gnusmas clan!
*This plan is riddled with flaws
**I’m also available for ferrying dutiesPosted 3 months ago
I don’t see any feasible way of doing what has been suggested so if anyone wants an s-max please contact Harrythespider.
Back to the point in hand, the gnusmobile is going to Duncan. No problem with that and happy for his sister to enjoy it as much as I have. Now need to work out when and how. Waiting for one thing to get sorted with the astra before I can collect, hopefully by the end of next week.Posted 3 months agosingletrackmindMember
Just wait a week or so and the magic of STW will conjuor up a way of getting Harry’s S-Max down to Molly’s
Then he can install a used good engine over a weekend and hey presto job jobbed
Is there not a few quid left over from the original round of funding for the Yaris? if not no worries.
@Harry-the-Spider . what are looking for in recompense for the S-Max? £200 or a wee bit more?Posted 3 months ago
Back to the point in hand, the gnusmobile is going to Duncan. No problem with that and happy for his sister to enjoy it as much as I have. Now need to work out when and how. Waiting for one thing to get sorted with the astra before I can collect, hopefully by the end of next week.
I’m theory I can help with the when and where… Bolton isn’t sooo far out of the way from here to Wales, which is if I’m not mistaken where The Gnusmobile is. In theory I could do a riding weekend to Wales, pick up dunc (and bear?) on the way and all head for a ride (I’m assuming folk here do ride time to time) drop them where needed?it’s a when thing which is the main decider herePosted 3 months ago
Sounds good to me – dates depending – its looking increasingly likely I’m going I’m have to be working overnight in deepest darkest Norfolk over the bh weekend however so that may be a serious spanner in (my) plans. (with luck the end user is going to request we do other dates mind so…. It may out may not coincide)Posted 3 months ago
The car is no longer with me, it is now near Usk in a safe place with another forum member. Very short notice meet up today to get the astra. I’m hoping now it might be easier to get it to Duncan from there.
The catch for the glove box came off earlier when I went to check inside it. On the way down the exhaust started rattling a bit and now it sounds very throaty, not sure where or what’s happened, didn’t think to check. It’s been a joy to drive, even with it leaving its mark wherever I went.
Thankyou all for making it happen and giving us the opportunity to do things we probably wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. Some nice new memories to add to the ones we already hold in our hearts.
I have messaged Duncan to let him know. Now I suppose is trying to arrange the second leg of the journey from its current hidey hole nearer Duncan. It won’t be insured from today with me, but once Duncan sorts it from his end it should be good to go. The person who’s land it is on is now away until Monday night so possibly from Tuesday onwards I’m guessing should be fine.Posted 2 months ago
The only issue is I’m away for over a week… 2 weekends so I’m out of the relay race.
If it can be brought nearer I maybe able to get my sister too it.
Unless the key can be hidden n thatcase I’ll be available this weekend.
My only rush is my sisters with out a car and school and work for her are a 2.5 he bus journeyapart.
Why’s life so complicatedPosted 2 months ago
Car’s now up North presumably Stockport thanks to Duncan and his mate who were very charming.
I rode 50k to pick it up this morning, that went pretty well until there was a road closure which cost me some time as I tried to find a way round. In the end I slipped through the site as it was quiet being Sunday. Then a bastard steep hill to get the car.
Turns out that as the car had sat for a couple of weeks the exhaust had rusted through behind the rear box, leaving it hanging against the exhaust tunnel brace making a hell of a racket. Kept stopping to try and wedge it up but ended up stopping at a posh supermarket/service station in my now sopping wet cycling kit and no shoes, to get some string. Was 2 hours late to meet Duncan, and so I missed my sausage roll and cake. But it all worked out in the end, rode another 125k home in 5h15 which was quicker than I thought despite the headwind.
Anyway he says he’s handy with a welder so here’s hoping he can force it through another MOT.Posted 2 months agoandrewhMember
This bit? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391741359644 Or further back? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Yaris-1-0-Exhaust-Rear-Back-Box-Tail-Pipe-Tailpipe-Finisher-/191565694773 Yaris exhausts aren’t very expensive. If he can do the welding it’s all good.Posted 2 months ago
The exhausy problem was further forward when we had it, so I assume Marko’s repair is still holding?
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