The Joy of Running an Old Shed

The Joy of Running an Old Shed

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Big Easy

90 posts

28 months

Monday 18th November
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The Mad Monk said:
Both of those excuses were foreseeable.

Do you run your business life on such a flimsy basis?
I thought this thread was about sheds.

The Mad Monk

5,996 posts

65 months

Monday 18th November
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Big Easy said:
The Mad Monk said:
Both of those excuses were foreseeable.

Do you run your business life on such a flimsy basis?
I thought this thread was about sheds.
He transmogrified it by writing about missing trains.

Captain Raymond Holt

10,293 posts

142 months

Monday 18th November
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We get it, you love trains. cloud9

Captain Raymond Holt

10,293 posts

142 months

Monday 18th November
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MrGTI6 said:
JaredVannett said:
magpie215 said:
Maintain the one space clearance please :-)

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Introducing the ultimate diecast shed collectable - 'Magpie Edition':


clap
hehe

Quavers

126 posts

25 months

Monday 18th November
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Demelitia said:
5 or 6 speed?
Planning to do this on mine and my dads so there’s one of each. Just wondering how difficult it was and whether you went with oil from VW or something else. Seems to be conflicting reports on what to use; some say the proper stuff seems to have different properties to the quivalent grade oil from other producers, as if it’s got different friction modifiers or something.
5 speed. You need the special tool to undo the bungs. 75w/90 semi is what my local factor had listed for our car.

jet_noise

3,505 posts

130 months

Monday 18th November
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535 Jazz shed miles added in one day, no beats missed, 50+mpg. 110kmiles approaches.

House move to that Scotland.
Car full of the stuff needed on moving in day/what the removers won't take - cleaning kit, o/night bag, tech, gas bottles, paint etc.

Aux-in only entertainment (radio dead but amp still works) enjoyed. Absence of traffic interrupts mitigated by 1st use of Google maps nav. I switched on mobile data for live traffic (worked well) eating into my PAYG allocation, none of this expensive contract business!

Xaero

3,857 posts

163 months

Monday 18th November
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Captain Raymond Holt said:
MrGTI6 said:
JaredVannett said:
magpie215 said:
Maintain the one space clearance please :-)

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Introducing the ultimate diecast shed collectable - 'Magpie Edition':


clap
hehe
That's made my day biggrin great effort

OMITN

374 posts

40 months

Monday 18th November
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The Mad Monk said:
Both of those excuses were foreseeable.

Do you run your business life on such a flimsy basis?
Colin the ticket inspector, is that you? I know how keen you are on checking these new electronic season tickets a few of us have.

Don't worry, I'll be back on the 7.09 tomorrow...weather and traffic permitting..!

200Plus Club

6,834 posts

226 months

Monday 18th November
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Wife's auto shed almost 3yrs and 40k miles on. It's drunk about 40l of oil to match but still flies through emissions believe it or not. Original exhaust just hanging in 16yrs later. No major rot, 32mpg average over that time. Prob best 400 quid I've spent on a car!

rich12

1,906 posts

102 months

Monday 18th November
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Not sure if just me but does anyone else who's come from normal cars into a shed that doesn't have the auto indicators subconsciously count three times then turn it off when merging etc?

Jimmy Recard

15,858 posts

127 months

Monday 18th November
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rich12 said:
Not sure if just me but does anyone else who's come from normal cars into a shed that doesn't have the auto indicators subconsciously count three times then turn it off when merging etc?
I do, when I drive a car with pure on/off indicators


Pretty rare that I drive one now though

aaron_2000

3,369 posts

31 months

Monday 18th November
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200Plus Club said:



Wife's auto shed almost 3yrs and 40k miles on. It's drunk about 40l of oil to match but still flies through emissions believe it or not. Original exhaust just hanging in 16yrs later. No major rot, 32mpg average over that time. Prob best 400 quid I've spent on a car!
I'll never be able to see one of those and not think taxi.

200Plus Club

6,834 posts

226 months

Monday 18th November
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I thought the avensis was the usual taxi not the corrolla? But yea it's a comfy sedate old bus ideal for town work

OMITN

374 posts

40 months

Monday 18th November
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rich12 said:
Not sure if just me but does anyone else who's come from normal cars into a shed that doesn't have the auto indicators subconsciously count three times then turn it off when merging etc?
No, but now I think about it I probably “hold” the stalk up without fully engaging it, thus achieving the same purpose. In fact I think I did that with the Cupra..!

M4cruiser

1,830 posts

98 months

Monday 18th November
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rich12 said:
Not sure if just me but does anyone else who's come from normal cars into a shed that doesn't have the auto indicators subconsciously count three times then turn it off when merging etc?
"normal cars"
biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

I've obviously never owned a normal car!
smile

rich12

1,906 posts

102 months

Monday 18th November
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I think even my first car had that feature haha.
It's probably the one thing I find I miss the most (apart from maybe headlights that actually emit actual light)

JaredVannett

845 posts

91 months

Monday 18th November
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rich12 said:
Not sure if just me but does anyone else who's come from normal cars into a shed that doesn't have the auto indicators subconsciously count three times then turn it off when merging etc?
I don't have that indicator problem in my shed.

However, if we're talking 'downgrades' I've become at one with the air conditioning unit (if you can call it that) in my car.

There is no digital display or buttons. Instead I have this prehistoric plastic dial that is etched with blue paint, which turns to white and then red as you rotate it. I believe this 'technology' is from an ancient civilization where blue on the dial represents cold and red represents hot.

It's complete magic I tell you biggrin

Edited by JaredVannett on Monday 18th November 21:59

magpie215

2,644 posts

137 months

Tuesday 19th November
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The full shed fleet.......think the Mrs Galaxy needs some cosmetic downgrades......... Burgundy drivers door???...

Oxford1971

83 posts

7 months

Tuesday 19th November
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200Plus Club said:



Wife's auto shed almost 3yrs and 40k miles on. It's drunk about 40l of oil to match but still flies through emissions believe it or not. Original exhaust just hanging in 16yrs later. No major rot, 32mpg average over that time. Prob best 400 quid I've spent on a car!
Great Cars, that was my last shed! Totally reliable, VVTI engine does drink oil though.

A500leroy

772 posts

66 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Two questions.

A. When does a shed become a classic?
B. If you brought the car nearly new and just forgot to sell it or upgrade for ten years is it still a shed?