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Cars > Simon’s Garage > Blog > 1989 Peugeot 205 (F560 VAD) > Clamped!

 

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205 : 1 - 0 : Attrition
Sat Apr 7, 2007  |  comment
All is well, for now...
Sat Mar 31, 2007  |  comment
Clamped!
Fri Mar 23, 2007  |  comment
Rally victory, shopping for bits
Wed Mar 21, 2007  |  comment
On the road, niggles to sort, rally debut!
Wed Mar 7, 2007  |  comment

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Clamped!

By Simon

Filed under: 1989 Peugeot 205 (F560 VAD)

With my new engine and box weighing the rear of the car down greatly (£50 in the end, including alternator and carb - bargain!), my car has been imprisoned by some cowboy cockface under the name of Able Parking Services. I was parked behind WHSmiths in Clifton for 45 minutes or so, late on a Friday night when it was clearly shut. I came back out to find my car and two others suffering large yellow shackles.

The release fee is £100 according to the paper stuck to the window, or £125 PER DAY according to the not-very-obvious sign, high up on the wall about 30 feet away. Lets not even mention towing fees - I am worried! However, I think I can take the clamp off if I unbolt the balljoint (its held on with a chain round the suspension arm) and could be away :)

Such poor poor timing, since tomorrow morning I have to rise early, go shopping, put engine in mini garage, load car with MUCH autotest ****, and then liaise at 12:30 with any freshers who respond to the 200 flyers I put on cars this afternoon. Its going to be a long day... and that's without packing for Easter and driving home!

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