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wuvvum last won the day on October 22 2021

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  1. Hmm. I'm pretty sure my J-plate 820i had neither climate nor aircon...
  2. That's a bonus. With gearing like that I'd imagine it flies along. 65mph in the Relay must be frustrating - at least with a 75mph limiter (just over 80 on the clock) you have a bit in reserve if someone suddenly speeds up while you're overtaking them.
  3. That was Hagstrom Saab at both premises - he started in Salhouse then moved to Aylsham Road, near the junction with Woodcock Road. He's down in Wymondham now.
  4. Is the Tranny limited as well? I was referring to the Maxus briefly owned by Kiltox, which was ex-Royal Mail and had a 75mph limiter fitted. To be fair, that was the least of its problems.
  5. At least the modern one was turbocharged though so had half a chance of getting out of its own way. The Fox body Mustang with a 2.3 NA Pinto and autobox was dire.
  6. Could be - you just did o instead of i.
  7. I had a Mustang that shape with a 3.8 V6, that went adequately well and sounded nice. Didn't go round corners though.
  8. I took my old Saab 99 to a local Saab specialist for some brake work, maybe 15 years ago. The only car he had available for me to go home in was a 1953 Austin Somerset.
  9. This is a bit of a rarity - an unfinished kit car project that's actually correctly registered. Shame it's a Dutton Melos though...
  10. I'm slightly jealous. Only slightly mind as if I'd bought this I couldn't have purchased my lovely* new Maxus.
  11. My 50-year-old Volvo has a seatbelt warning. Thankfully it's just a red light that glows away in the dash, it doesn't beep, ping or flash at you, so it can be ignored if need be.
  12. The bonnet. The seller opened it this morning for the first time in a while to fit a replacement battery as the old one was on its last legs, and the catch seized. Nobody had the time, inclination or tools to hand to try and unseize it so we just tied the bonnet down. It was on the safety catch anyway but I don't 100% trust those, especially at motorway speeds. It needs a fair bit of fettling to a number of niggly faults, but it drove back from Bognor with no problems, and it's the first usable van I've seen in a while that went for halfway sensible money - it still wasn't cheap by pre-pandemic standards, but it was a much better buy than the rotten MOT-less 90PS Transits for £1500 that seem to litter eBay these days. It's the 135bhp version too so it picks up its skirts rather well when required - although annoyingly it seems to be limited to 75 like Kiltox's old one was - not the end of the world mind as I tend to trundle along at 60-65 in big vans to keep the fuel consumption down.
  13. Just saw an Alvis Salamander in a field.
  14. Off on a collection mission - first one of 2022. Heading down to Sussex, where a disproportionate number of my recent purchases have come from.
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