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spike60 last won the day on April 8 2016

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  1. I used to cycle into work regularly and you see much more then, especially as the last 2 miles are on Teesdock road, wagons galore. Best find from memory 16" Bluepoint (Snap On) eagle beak pliers but even as a plant fitter I don't use them.
  2. Norbar are good quality torque wrenches, look after it. They also make them for Beta, the Italian company who supply tools ( or used to) Ferrari.
  3. Last week I did a test on my work run, 8 miles. Mercedes E320cdi estate v6 using the speed limiter, BMW Z3 2.8 manual trying to obey the speed limits to keep it fair. Results? Merc 32.2 mpg, Z3 31.7. In normal local use Merc averages 29mpg, Z3 27mpg. On a 60 mile run figs are 38 and 35. I also have a 1985 Mercedes 500 SEC which didn't play this game, the only time I checked it did a genuine 21.7 over 400 miles with quite a lot of long runs. I'd guess 17mpg local shunting about.
  4. My 924 was a shit to start if you switched it off while hot but no bother if switched off at lower temperatures. I bought some 'good condition' used injectors which were worse then pissed about running carb cleaner through them, blasting with air and checking spray patterns but all to no good effect. I sold it. When my 6 cylinder merc 300se with similar system started doing 4, 5, 6 cylinders on start up I got the Bosch part No and after a google search I bought a set of brand newies at £19 each, Problem solved. This was about 4 years back , not sure how easy they are to find now but they seem interchangeable across various brands and models.
  5. Cadillac ETV Coupe. Not something you see every day. Cadillac ETV Coupe - Stunning Concept by Mike Vetter's Car Factory | eBay
  6. As there can't be many red Deloreans in the UK I assume that car was for sale late last year on Ebay somewhere near Pickering.
  7. Birmingham a bit of a run from Redcar, Cleveland!
  8. Friend of mine has a 1960 Chevy pick up with a V8 Lexus engine running on gas and last time I saw him he said it was a struggle getting gas in Cleveland. Said this to RR man tonight and he said there was a lot of campervans use LPG now. With a 52 year old Roller I doubt fuel costs are going to be the biggest worry one way and t'other!
  9. At the petrol station tonight spoke for a minute or two to an old guy with a purple 1970 RR Silver Shadow getting filled with LPG. 🙂
  10. 1968 volkswagen nova Project rhd. These used to be regular sight when I were a lad. 1968 volkswagen nova Project rhd . rare car. tax and mot exempt | eBay
  11. Nissan Maxima £1500 classic cars | eBay
  12. Perhaps wrong to label 159 with old Alfa probs but I had Sud Sprint, 916 Spider, 155 2.0 Twinspark. All good enough to forgive the shortcomings. I bought a 10v 156 2.4d which was a royal PITA. It was ok on fuel but cost £100 a month on parts alone over 10 months, I changed it for a 180k Merc 320 CLK which cost less to run, go figure. I'd have another Alfa, just as a toy though. I see you're planning few miles, I'd advise against a daily driver.
  13. I was coming on here to bail but it seems you've beaten me to it. As someone who had 6 winters in the north Pennines in Northumberland it's a sensible move. Bring on spring!
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