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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:01 pm 
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dolly passed its MOT today with no advisories....another year of motoring :D
can you "self declare" yet?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:14 pm 
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dolly passed its MOT today with no advisories....another year of motoring :D
Awesome! Nice one.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:13 am 
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a proper MOT that you take to MOT station and pay for a4 sheet that allows you to drive on uk roads :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2023 1:40 pm 
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air filter,oil and oil filter change at 70889miles :D

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2023 9:15 pm 
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oh dear,found some rust,bit scabby on inside of wheelwell and started to clean up and then pow.....inside clean up with grinder wire wheel,,,,so out comes the welder tomorrow


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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2023 8:36 am 
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Oooh that's annoying when you find things like that.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2023 11:29 am 
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managed to get it welded up,acid etched,and russet brown`d before rain came,all good now and protected underneath :D

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece,(xmas2018) wooden mountney steering wheel,(june2020) new monroe shock(radial front,gas-matic rears) with -1" lower`d springs all round.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:03 pm 
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mot time soon....just fitted new boots yokohama bluearth es32...old avons are cracked badly after 5years bit gutted as half life still left but hay-hoo......see how yoko`s go :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 7:47 pm 
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mot time soon....just fitted new boots yokohama bluearth es32...old avons are cracked badly after 5years bit gutted as half life still left but hay-hoo......see how yoko`s go :D
oh ive got Avons on mine

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:10 pm 
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avons where new 5years ago,dates on all tyres are 2018,,,half warn but bad cracks in grooves and side wall,,,il sort out a picture soon...must say they are good from new,grippy and no tyre noises...i put it either too bad batch of tyres or they dried out to much in the heat....one side (passengers) gets baked by the sun when on driveway.worse side for both tyres........but it happens,learn and move on

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:49 pm 
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pictures of the tyres...these are avons ZT5...bad tyres with double channel cracks were on front


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:58 pm 
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wednesday just gone (30-8-2023) dolly went thru MOT with no issues...so another year of motoring :D :D :D :D brum-brum and away

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wednesday just gone (30-8-2023) dolly went thru MOT with no issues...so another year of motoring :D :D :D :D brum-brum and away
Result! Mine went through on the 24th!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2023 10:36 pm 
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good to hear yorkshire_spam....dolly going good on new boots...wow what a difference from avons to yokohama`s,quiter road noise and excellent grip :D ...as in wanted section-im still after a 1300/1500 radiator

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2023 1:03 pm 
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avons where new 5years ago,dates on all tyres are 2018,,,half warn but bad cracks in grooves and side wall,,,il sort out a picture soon...must say they are good from new,grippy and no tyre noises...i put it either too bad batch of tyres or they dried out to much in the heat....one side (passengers) gets baked by the sun when on driveway.worse side for both tyres........but it happens,learn and move on
I put two Avon ZV7 tyres on my Rover in late 2020 and they need replacing again due to cracks. I would avoid buying them again!

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