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  1. The very best wheel and colour combination!
  2. I'd love to rock one of those. I think they came with a simple 4spd auto too, rather than the SplodeTronic. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. Good lord. Fuck that.
  4. I think you got a bit fed up of trying to thread him down Welsh roads. Before lockdown I was doing 200-300 miles a month on mostly rural rounds around the district I work in. Mason II can be hooned but in the small villages and in the tighter sections you really notice both his width and length.
  5. 70mph on GPS is 2150rpm with the torque converter locked in. The drive home was via the A50 with lots of phwoarrrrbbbbble acceleration. More miles in one day than the past three months combined. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. Full boot, full car, no eco run, air con and PWR button on all the way home. Lexus: Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. It was great to meet you. Currently eating lunch at a random services on the A50. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Today we answer one of the least important questions in the world. How many 18 inch wheels can you fit in the boot of an LS400? The space behind the driver's seat is also available, despite my gangly frame. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. Also, 15s! SO CUSHTY! And I love the boxing glove gear shifter.
  10. The styling for the 'Mk1' LS400 was just right. I much prefer the exhausts coming through the rear bumper. Well bought. Six months of standing is nothing for these.
  11. So rather than sensibly look at getting the hubs sorted so the brakes don't warp, I've decided to explore spending money on other things. Exactly two months ago I bought @Hertz's 18" wheels which came off an RX300. For sale thread here: https://autoshite.com/topic/40317-lexus-rx300-18-alloys-for-sale-5-x-1143-£sold/ While I never expected to be specifically told that it's okay to drive 120 miles to collect something you've bought off an Internet, the various relaxations have been somewhat ambiguous in what it would allow someone to do. However, a polite message from Hertz asking if the wheels could be collected before the end of June has prompted me to arrange to collect these next Monday. As I could now technically drive to any beauty spot for some exercise, and seeing as you can have six friends in your garden for a BBQ, doing a collection mission now does not seem to be wholly inappropriate. I'm also desperate to go out for a long drive. The car's only done a 2 mile bimble to the local shopping court and back twice a week for nearly three months...it's on the same tank of petrol that it was on in March. It's MPG is currently suffering, about to dip below 20. Eep. The wheels need refurbishing, and the tyres are shot. My local tyre place will do all four (without tyres) for £220+VAT, and I'm thinking about a dark grey, not as dark as my current wheels but certainly a shade or two darker than standard. Tyres will be pricier than the refurb, although Black Circles have some decent looking budgets in at around £75 each (including delivery, fitting etc), so it looks like a new-looking set of 18"s with rubber could potentially set be back around £600 all in. Not terrible, and hopefully not money lost if it came to it. The very first thing I'm going to do, however, is try to find a local friendly place to pop all four tyres on the car so I can see what it'll look like. If I'm not convinced by how they look I may simply keep them as spares with the car. The only other news I have is that I will hopefully be getting some quotes soon on sorting out the arch bubbling. I've had the car nearly two years now and the bubbling hasn't really got any worse, but I don't want it to break through the paint. I could have a go myself but it'll look like a dog's dinner and the car is too good for that. Anyway, I'll do a live collection (as much as possible) on Monday, although @Jim Bell has frankly set outrageously high standards in this regard so it'll probably be tepid viewing at best.
  12. I put this Junior D in another thread a while ago. Deserves a repost here I think. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. The kickdown in the pre-VVTi LS400s only had four gears to work with and was particularly brutal. Mason would think nothing of choosing 2nd gear from about 50mph, albeit briefly.
  14. The story behind that is one of my favourites. You buy it for £sillylowprice because owner is literally emigrating the next day. You pootle about in it. You take it on a track day and its brakes and electrics get utterly gubbed (or, in fairness, more utterly gubbed than they were before) You understandably think 'fuck this' and roffle it, selling out in about 5 hours flat. Dome wins, comes to collect, and fixes* the electrics by booting the dashboard.
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