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  1. Love it, have you got an interior shot please.
  2. Those are pics not long before I sold it and started using the Princess. I loved the Vauxhall but it had a manual box and I prefer autos. The Princess was bought to take over from the Vauxhall but a big change in my life and job meant I was working from home and needed something big to tow with and a big loading area so I sold the Vauxhall, kept the Princess just for fun and bought this for towing as you can never have too many V8s.
  3. Guilty, I took a 4000 mile car in almost perfect condition sold my Audi A6 and went back to driving old cars everyday. I used it for everything I would have used the Audi for over nearly 2 years and it never broke down. I did have to hit the starter motor a couple of times and a couple of small jobs, rear brake cylinders and new exhaust and that was it. Took it to 16000 miles and strangely it wasn't the winter that caused any damage but the summer sun on the velour and dash trims which started to fade. I used it to go quoting jobs for my business and Im sure I got more jobs as it proved a good ice breaker when turning up somewhere new.
  4. STV is an app based channel free once you sign in. I watched episode 2 tonight where Bobby Grants Princess failed to proceed.
  5. Cant see that this has been mentioned elsewhere but STV started a rerun of Brookside yesterday from the very first episode and its worth watching just for the cars.
  6. My Landcruiser has just passed 220000 miles although this is just about run in for one of these. Ive done 12000 of these miles in the last 18 months and the only problem has been a throttle position sensor which needed to be replaced, not bad for a 20 year old motor.
  7. Dippy

    FOTU 2023

    FOTU needs ticking off my bucket list next year especially as I now seem to have the Princess running well and intend getting a good few miles on it again next year. I wont be in the concours though as its a bit scruffy.
  8. Mine arrived yesterday and I have one wrapped and ready to post.
  9. Heres my youtube stuff , all Jensen content though as not made video of the Princess.
  10. Dippy

    Youtube moments

    A video of my most recent restoration with some time lapse footage of assembly and 70’s music if you want to waste 10 minutes when you should be working.
  11. Im amazed at the amount of people that dont know you can check mot history. Its always the first thing I do when looking at a car ad.
  12. Now I dont want to talk about expensive tools here but cheap Chinese shite that you wouldnt be without in your tool box. I have a good quality ½”impact wrench but rarely use it, I also have a cheap 3/8” Battery powered ratchet that I just love and use all the time. Ok you will need to loosen tight bolts but the all the jobs undoing long bolts or those with limited access become a pleasure as with the flick of a switch that crappy electric motor will do all the work for you. What tools could you recommend to others bearing in mind it should be within the purchasing power of most shitters. Heres what Im talking about, comes with 2 batteries that seem to last well and available from many far east sellers on the bay for approx £35. bay.
  13. Shame I missed you I did have a ticket but couldnt be arsed with 200 mile plus round trip when weather looked bad. Turned out nice though so I should have got out of bed
  14. The stuff of dreams, these things look like spaceships hovering, awesome!!!
  15. Should av used black sealant for a proper repair.
  16. The latest car change has gone amazingly smoothly, needing something that can tow properly I bought a Landcruiser from a trader who was a pleasure to deal with. Not only do I have a lovely new toy I also now have the thing I always missed with older cars a cupholder with 5 cars and no cupholder I now have 8 cupholders in one car, there are even 3 in the boot! The dealer showed an interest in my 940 and after a week of driving the new car to make sure it was reliable he bought it from me for 1 ½ times what I paid for it 4 years ago. Yes Ive finally sold a car without making a huge loss this is a first for me after 35 years of driving. So now I have 4 V8’s (only 2 run) and a straight six to feed, I dont see the electric revolution coming to me anytime soon. Ive also just applied for historic tax on the Princess so my annual tax is just £270 for the Landcruiser with 4 cars now over 40 years old and tax exempt.
  17. Picked up my new toy today so now I have a V8 in my daily driver as well as my classic, hopefully the LPG will take a small amount of pain from the running costs. It drives beautifully and almost everything works although a couple of small jobs will need doing when I get time. x
  18. Replaced exhaust downpipe on the940 yesterday and expected a fight with rusty seized bolts but it went perfectly, like a write up in a Haynes manual where it sounds a doddle until real life circumstances kick in. I was even expecting the Lamba sensor to be seized in so bought a new one which wasnt needed as the old one came out easily. As it all went so well and quick I even had time to do a couple of little jobs on the Princess.
  19. Just noticed from your photoshoot n Barnstaple that you are just up the road from me. Im near Bude and have a 2200 HLS which will finally be tax free in a couple more months 😎. Didnt bother using it last year as everything was shit and didnt want to pay the road tax knowing it would soon be free, bit looking forward to getting out in it again soon. I only know of one more Princess in the area of a guy I met at a show who lived near Camborne.
  20. Thanks ASSS very happy with my present a 10mm ratchet spanner a funnel and some excellent old reading material that will keep me busy over xmas. my dog still likes smelling the bag it was wrapped in so it must have had something nice in it before.
  21. If you had more than one of each colour wire the other wires will feed the next light in the circuit.
  22. You probably got.a loose wire in the light you changedcausing the other not to work or its a terrible coincidence.
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