No wonder this section is so short

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Re-Carbed
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No wonder this section is so short

Post by Re-Carbed » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:18 am

I've been using my Rover Metro as a daily driver for about 18 months now, and have never seen another Metro at all. My Metro is one of 34 remaining on the road of its type. No wonder though eh? for such a small and simple car, it needs constant maintenance to keep rust and wear at bay. Not complaining as I like it, and there isn't really a modern equivalent. Wonder whose basic 1.1 will be last on the road....I'm in with a 1/34 shot.

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Re: No wonder this section is so short

Post by MetroLand » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:07 am

Re-Carbed, what is your model?
I have been using my M-reg 1.1 MK3 Spi June 2016 till Nov when I had an issue, then my 1998 MK2 from Nov till June this year when the MoT ran out. Now I am back in the fixed M-reg.
Here in West Yorkshire there are a few mainly MK3 and R100s. I usually see a Kingfisher Blue Kensington and there is a red GTA that crps up from time to time.
Oh, and a silver MK1 MG Metro that is owned by a classic car garage.

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Re: No wonder this section is so short

Post by Pickford » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:05 am

I know of the red gta it's got a private plate on it and if the kingfisher one has black wheels on that will have been me.
N447AKU Kingfisher Blue R116 Kensington (SCRAP)

M356NVP Flame Red R114 Gta (WRITE OFF)

M752PDB Kingfisher Blue R111 Kensington SE (DAILY)

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Re: No wonder this section is so short

Post by Re-Carbed » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:47 pm

MetroLand wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:07 am
Re-Carbed, what is your model?
I have been using my M-reg 1.1 MK3 Spi June 2016 till Nov when I had an issue, then my 1998 MK2 from Nov till June this year when the MoT ran out. Now I am back in the fixed M-reg.
Here in West Yorkshire there are a few mainly MK3 and R100s. I usually see a Kingfisher Blue Kensington and there is a red GTA that crps up from time to time.
Oh, and a silver MK1 MG Metro that is owned by a classic car garage.
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It's a 1993 1.1 carb basic Rover Metro in the Austin Metro style. There are pictures of "The box" on the "Member's journals" section of this forum.

Just changed the timing belt BTW and it wasn;t as difficult as I expected. Last source of potential unreliability removed.

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Re: No wonder this section is so short

Post by Re-Carbed » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:28 pm

Oops - according to "How many left" the number of my model left has reduced by 2 to 32 licensed during the last quarter. So less chance still of seeing one.

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