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  1. Speaking of fashions in van design what happened to sliding front doors on vans?
  2. Not the only ones… I am a Lamborghini, I am!
  3. La Ferrari Dependende Petitrosso
  4. Iirc* this was a badge engineering exercise by Maranello who, lacking a small fibreglass three wheeler in their range during the early 80s approached Reliant to provide one.
  5. It'll be perfectly in keeping with our current test captain (also a kiwi by birth) and our outgoing white ball captain who is from the quaint old English town of Dublin.
  6. Yep, same as the 106. Used to be an issue for early adherents to the Max Power scene, because most big rimz innit only came in various 4 or 5 stud patterns.
  7. They've got a point.
  8. I think I saw the red one in Ludlow on Saturday.
  9. Aren't you about to sprog St J? Old cars have a way of knowing, so they can break down and use all the spare time/money you know longer have. My Golf did an ECU (1200quid) around the time my eldest was born and a turbo (1200 quid again) when her little sister was born. The bastard. Toyota fasteners do seem a bit 'snappy'.
  10. Yesterday was the first time in 45 years I think ever seen my dad in tears. Apparently he'd been getting ready to go out fishing with my brother and his kids and had opened the gate to take his gear out to the car. His dog (a collie) suddenly started barking so he went out and saw a couple with a whippet walking in the lane. His dog does have a fairly poor track record with other dogs so he motioned at them to stop so he could get her in but they didn't and she went for their dog. No serious harm done, but a lot of fur flying. Once the other dog owner had finishing kicking the shit out of my dad's dog (not unreasonably) he then went and started threatening my dad who, whilst not in any way frail is a smallish bloke in his mid-70s. According to my brother he was right up in his face, swearing at him, vowing that he was going to call the police and inform the council, that my dad's dog was going to be destroyed, and that this would cost thousands in compensation. I could put this down to him seeing red but my dad later received an phone call to that effect. My mum and dad's neighbour meanwhile was fanning the flames by inviting the dog owners wife in (who was hysterical) and telling her that my dad's dog is always doing this. My dad is well aware that he is in the wrong and is perfectly willing to meet any reasonable expenses arising from it, but it the dog owners manner that really shook him.
  11. Another tale of Landrovery woe followed by a hopeful fix. As vouchsafed on here my dad’s diesel developed a severe running problem that turned out to be caused by a shattered camshaft thrust plate which resulted in the camshaft attempting to leave the engine via the timing cover. This also moved the drive on the diesel pump so it was horribly out of time. Aaanyway fixing all this improved matters but it was still badly down on power. My dad found upon removing the head that a hotspot had escaped and ended up trapped between the piston and the inlet valve bending the latter and cracking a valve guide. That’s probably the issue then. The piston top was quite badly scored but serviceable, the bore was undamaged. I reckon he could rebuild that for £50 quid or maybe a bit more if the valve guide needs an engineering company to do it. At least my dad has avoided at least two months of £1.75 a litre.
  12. At least the manifold removal on this is quite easy, if it’s anything like the same procedure on my Qashqai. Haynes have been in slow decline for years, because people apparently no longer work on their own vehicles because they’re too complicated. Personally with a world of information at my fingertips and magical machines that tell me what’s wrong just by plugging it in I am managing to struggle on, although even I draw a line at leccy handbrakes.
  13. As others have said a brilliant thread, very engrossing and the model cars are an absolute bonus.
  14. Of course there was also this…
  15. warch

    Tractorshite

    Holy thread resurrection (quite appropriate for Easter). Bathgate built Leyland 2 something something probably a 270 with half a quick detach cab. Massey Ferguson 565/75/90. Have some bonus Zetors as well.
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