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  1. Very tempting. Steps to be taken: persuade Mrs K it's a good idea: find reasons why M5 need not be sold before then.. and ....ad infinitum
  2. I thought this thread was the place rather than News. Just got my Friends of Beamish magazine; They are opening their new Bus Depot on 24th October and "Members of the Invalid Carriage Register will present their first ever working demonstration of invalid carriages...........driving four extremely rare examples around the museum" but presumably not demonstrating their top speed if Dollywobbler isn't there.
  3. Realoem I think lists airbag steering wheels but they must have been a rare late option for the samerican market
  4. The suspension on that car is quite high compared to mine where you can only just get your hand in flat between tyre and wheel arch which ties in with the tale of the film cars being fitted with e34 suspension parts. Someone knew what they were doing. The wheels are correct and what I want for mine, not quite unobtainium but close, and unobtainium money. There are varieties of style 5 wheels that look the same but aren't. I got quite excited about the wheels on the brown Senator, correct to look at, correct pcd and width but wildly wrong offset, and that is before I got to centre bore
  5. I have been told that in the latest Mission Impossible film a number of e28 m5s are totalled, and that these are real m5s not lesser models tarted up; apparently the director insisted on real m5s being used (insert an appropriate term) and in a multi million dollar film the cost was immaterial; furthermore due to insurance liability the remains were crushed not parted out for their valuable spares. I am weeping but also anticipating the increase in value due to the fall in numbers - possibly 1% of the 587 lhd built for Europe - there are about 1,400 USA spec with strangled engines and forget car bumpers
  6. Best wishes to both of you, long and happy etc
  7. I phoned the number on a van one day - he had double parked alongside me in Crediton High Street and was off looading kit into a pub when I got back to the car - "won't be a minute says he taking in tools and then back for a wheelbarrow" - somewhat long minute passed as I sat getting grumpier; out he comes - I say "if you had moved it I could have got out and you could have parked in the place"; "you don't understand mate, I was busy". I DID UNDERSTAND, HE WAS TAKING THE PISS Not a wise move; so I phones the number- firm is a big utilities contractor, asked to speak to the transport manager - he was supposed to be at a job quite a distance away, he would be spoken too, misuse of a works van could lose him his job, tough thought I. One up for the down trodden.
  8. Many thanks to 320T for letting me drive the GSA. The ride and engine were as I remember my father's gs's but the switchgear, speedo etc were out of this world crazy, proper Citroen
  9. I think I must have been the only one who heard a guy who come over when the auction had finished and we were standing by the exit doors - "the auctioneer would like a word with one of you" or words to that effect; once the dust had settled I found myself looking a the backs of the departing AS Community. Oh well I thought, here I go; the auctioneer was leaning out of his window so quoth I - "you were in good voice today". I then explained the gathering and the quiz; what does the winner? get he asks; just appearing as the winner in the internet forum says I. Maybe he spotted a commercial opportunity. I asked if we were causing him any bother; not at all said he, so I reckon Cannock meets should be good for the future but there could be a bit of merry banter from him. KrueJoe's frying pan has been passed to Mr Fowler for speedy transfer to Glasgow; who will be the next lucky recipient?
  10. . M5 is misbehaving , so it's the camper for a sleepout tonight outside an old workmates whose house is modelled on Mr Tredgold''s
  11. AA fitting new battery hence wallet rape, so should be OK. Thanks
  12. Ftp at black country museum. AA come to rape wallet, or rescue as they call it. See you for dinner, fingers etc crossed
  13. I will be taking a steel spare from a mk1 Honda CRV up to Cannock this weekend; it was the spare on my CRV bought a good 12 years ago and never used by me. The tyre is a Goodyear Dueller 205/70/15 with lots of tread and looks in pretty good condition, but considering its age I'd ony use it as a spare. A shitely appeal may get it to you if you are not attending Cannock; current location is SF19 - ie near Exeter
  14. Stents are wonderful; I had mine done about 18 years ago and the next morning I felt supercharged and raring to go but was told you have a fortnight off work, SAD. I think the insertion of the stents is easier than it was those years ago, and for me it was no worse than a trip to the dentist. The stents lasted me until about two years ago when further furring up slowed me down again; I had a further angiogram two months back and was a bit set back by being told it was surgery not more stents and it would be sometime between September 2019 and September 2020 for the operations, bypasses and valve replacement. Good news received yesterday - rather than a long wait to be done in Plymouth I'm lined up for 4th October in a private hospital in Cheam - (Mrs K may be boarding out in Railway Cutting). Hopefully Mrs T will have as good an experience with stents as I had, and if not she will soon be referred on by the overstretched NHS to a private hospital to be bypassed.
  15. put me on the dinner list; I'll bring along Krujoe's frying pan for its onward travels. I'll sellotape a list to it to record the game of how far can it travel before it returns to its home;
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