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  1. @straightSix The £400 includes helmet and gloves.
  2. @straightSix Agree with Barry Cade on an LS2 helmet, superb value and comfort. Get a flip front so ne need to remove for petrol stations etc. £120 for this one LS2 Scope - Solid Matt Black - FREE UK DELIVERY (sportsbikeshop.co.uk). I'm a M head, 57-58cm with a decent nose on me and have no issues at all and the internal visor works with my specs too. For general motorcycling go for textile jacket and jeans preferably waterproof. Sportsbike shop do a decent range and again for value and quality I find Oxford clothing hard to beat Oxford Textile Jackets - FREE UK DELIVERY (sportsbikeshop.co.uk). You should be clad in decent waterproof gear for under £400. Keeping dry and warm makes a massive difference to your enjoyment, possibly even more than the choice of bike*
  3. Say you have a saloon reversed onto the peak, the distance of the car boot from the 5th wheel (trailer to truck coupling) might be 5m or so. Now imagine turning into or out of an A road junction, the boot of the car might now be 3-4m to the right or left of the side of the truck. Great fun in cities where you could swing the peak over cars or even low height city buses and watch peoples faces or even them ducking.
  4. No peak, where's the challenge in that? Are they actually illegal now?
  5. The road sign is too blurry to tell but I'm guessing London. More interested in when it was, '73 maybe '74?
  6. Bet it's a one driver all it's days truck.
  7. Drivers on minimum wage, aye?
  8. 250 tonne load sir? Certainly, when would you like it moved?
  9. Did they trespass though? The gate looked to be open and they could well have been in there doing some business but didn't film that bit. Nobody seemed to bother them anyway.
  10. Late 70's Mod revival by the look of it but the washed out look makes it look very 60's apart from the T reg of course.
  11. If you are replacing the seals in spring why don't you just use a decent* amount of windscreen sealer on it just now?
  12. Anyone got a clue why the engine is seemingly the wrong way round? Is it maybe a cut-n-shut with two front ends so one engine has to be back to front?
  13. Sian is on Richard Osman's House of Games this week.
  14. Great idea Ford, in these austere times stop making a small(ish), affordable(ish) car and the production line can be turned over for some other 2.5 Tonne behemoth that makes 20% profit per unit. Is that a green way of doing business, must be it'll be an EV.
  15. The Colt Car Company were Mitsubishi importers and continued in a 51% JV with Mitsubishi until last years withdrawal from the market.
  16. Pegaso were at that time owned by a company called Enasa who also briefly owned Seddon Atkinson. They needed to modernise and entered a joint venture with DAF to develop a cab that was used on the DAF 95, Pegaso Troner and Seddon Atkinson Strato. Just as they were getting going with the new cab Enasa was bought over by Iveco who understandably wanted to use their cab and also killed off the Pegaso name as they assumed owners would just move to Iveco, they didn't. Mind you the cab was so good that DAF are only now finishing orders for trucks using cosmetically tweaked versions of what is the same basic cab from 1987.
  17. We had the first frost of the autumn last night so presumably salting is just around the corner and will be done regularly until probably late March. No big surprise nobody round here runs a 1980's Ford as a daily!
  18. The most ill-conceived I can remember was the introduction of the Hindustani Ambassador to the UK market in the early 90's. Basically a Morris Oxford Mk3 made in India. I remember reading about it in maybe, Autocar, but never saw one in the wild.
  19. Really purposeful looking those new rainsports, I know Dundee is a relatively dry city but you can't be too careful.
  20. +1 again (almost) for dinnae paint. Keep that original colour, it looks class and the wheels in matt contrast so well.
  21. Michael is a big mate of Daniel who runs Ashville (YouTube) and features on the phone in nearly every video. Think it's probably Daniel who's encouraged Michael to YouTube as Michael helped Daniel with work as he was getting his trucks going.
  22. Bit late to the party here but in @1975 I had a pair of 4 button waist, cargo pocketed, fawn coloured bags that could easily cover my size 11 feet. That included the ludicrous sole that extended about 8mm around the outside of the shoe for some reason. Wet tile floors were best avoided.
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