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  1. My brother has an absolute minter, converted to LPG to keep the running costs manageable. He loves it, and I can see why, but I just don't fancy it. They seem like a Chaufeur's car to me.
  2. Saw 8EES on a Mini the other day. Presumably a bee keeper.
  3. Spotted a couple of gems this week: A black Aston Martin (might have been a DB 9, I'm not sufficiently clued up to tell the new ones apart) with DAV 10 B number plate. Also, on an anonymous silver Eurobox, ROD 27 T. That REALLY should be on a Model T street rod!
  4. Off topic I know, and possibly showing my age, but can someone explain to me when and why "the" became "teh"?
  5. Off topic I know, and possibly showing my age, but can someone explain to me when and why "the" became "teh"?
  6. Above all else, they're a product of their time and place. I absolutely love them.
  7. I don't think I've EVER heard anyone suggest that those early Mustangs look anything less than superb!!
  8. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15781 Thanks for this link - and sorry for my delayed response. That's a bargain I reckon, but too big, both physically and in terms of cc, for what my mate needs.
  9. I'm afraid I'm going to hijack this thread!! I have a mate in the same predicament - car died today, needs a car to get to work, has almost no money to spend. So, anybody in Yorkshire know of a runner available at about £200? Or even £300? Long shot I know, but I'm looking at any options!!
  10. Absolutely wonderful!! MUCH respect to you sir! I'm a fellow Renault addict, though my addiction is mercifully less expensive! I'm addicted to R 25s! Sad, innit? I've always wanted to put a 21 turbo engine into one - should be fairly straight forward, I'd have thought?!
  11. It is! Comedy genius, and great spotting!! Does anyone else think the wheels on that Mk 2 'tina are stupidly small?!
  12. Not sure I'd call it great exactly, but recently saw B 10 PSY on something silver and German on the M1. A medic of some sort, presumably?
  13. Yep, this has been my daily driver for the last 7 years. I currently have no where to store it - it was on a neighbour's drive, but have been asked to move it, so it's now on our drive, which means both our other two cars are on the street! Realistically, if it were "stored," it would simply deteriorate to the pont where it would need a lot more doing to get it back on the road. I think I'm just delaying the inevitable for sentimental reasons.
  14. Yep, I've used them before, they are excellent. And, as I said earlier, it's about £700 to £800 for a rebuild, plus another couple of hundred to remove and refit. On a car worth about £500 or £600 at best, it's madness, even if I had it, which I don't.
  15. I'm genuinely surprised by the amount of comment this post has produced, and touched by the offers of help. Having owned 25s since 1991, I'm fully aware of the spring compressor thing. In typical Renault style, no ordinary compressor will do, it has to be the special Renault tool - which can be hired from the Renault owner's club. My mechanical knowledge of autoboxes is "limited," so I have to listen to the words of those who know. Having spoken to a couple of guys who've rebuilt dozens of the A4 boxes, I'm assured that the problem IS a collapsed bearing. I have nurtured the box as it's a notorious weakness, with a life expectancy of about 60k. I have changed the ATF twice, and also the paper filter, and driven it gently. The fluid is still clear, and the forward gears shift perfectly. But, it has about 70k on it, and despite the care, it's succumbed. My heart is telling me to fix it, but my head is saying no. Not fully decided yet, but I suspect it's terminal.
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