La vie avec Dark Thing

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Re: La vie avec Dark Thing

Post by tanuki » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:47 pm

The Dark Thing has successfully passed its Controle Technique (MOT) last Saturday and is good to go for the next 2 years - it's on a standard carte grise, not collection, therefore the control is only valid 2 years -
A few advisory comments on corrosion - mainly the whole exhaust line that needs to be replaced all the way through :roll: - and the usual leaks :lol:
Nothing unexpected from a 54 year old car :mrgreen:
The technician - and me btw - was particularly pleased & surprised with the breaking capabilities of those old drum brakes :wink:
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Re: La vie avec Dark Thing

Post by landschrabbler » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:41 pm

Felicitation :wink:

Why no carte grise collection?



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Re: La vie avec Dark Thing

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:13 am

Well done, Fred! :D
From memory, I remember the brakes being quite good, most of the time, though I also remember making them smell quite badly in some places in the Pennines (Mam Tor down into Edale, for example)


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Re: La vie avec Dark Thing

Post by tanuki » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:23 am

landschrabbler wrote:Felicitation :wink:
Why no carte grise collection?
Oh this is because the carte grise of the previous owner was a normal one, and the controle technique has to be done with the last carte grise - so in fact it was filed under the name of the PO - Now that I have the certificate I can drop my registration file at the prefecture and wait for my own carte grise ... and new number plate of course. I will ask for a carte grise collection just in order to be allowed to put on 'old style plates' - the black ones - :mrgreen:
Roger Pennington wrote:Well done, Fred! :D
From memory, I remember the brakes being quite good, most of the time, though I also remember making them smell quite badly in some places in the Pennines (Mam Tor down into Edale, for example)
I did not have to try them hard yet - only once - and I doubt that I will ever take her to the mountains - the closest ones are about 250 miles away - so I'll probably never experience the smell of burning brakes, however there are distinct smells of upholstery when you get in, smells of petrol and exhaust when you park underground and walk away ... all things that participate in the time travel experience :lol:

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Fred


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Re: La vie avec Dark Thing

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 am

Nearly 18 months without updates :-(

Have a peek at a LHD Anglia with 1.8 million km and still climbing :-)

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/ ... million-km


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