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  1. 2 minutes ago, Noel Tidybeard said:

    i think black & silver look shit on anything

    My wife looks good in black and silver and she's a '68 model ;-) 

    I'm puzzled why folks spend so much effort slinging a pair of B&S plates on a more modern car - the plastic raised letter type (I know there'll be a 'proper' term for them) are ace. We had a Triumph Herald for a time that was like the name plate for Fawlty Towers - my dad was the local headmaster and would often get kids practical joking with his digits (if you know what I mean)

  2. 2 hours ago, HMC said:



    Proper job! She lives!
    btw - that looks like a DIY bank blagging/ringing kit. You'll be John Bull stamping up some MoT certificates next and stashing a sawn off and some stockings under the passenger seat?
    (I was taken at how smol the Rolls looks alongside the P38, I always figured RR of that era as being giant cars. Mind you, I was 10 years old when K reg came in so I guess everything looked bigger?)

  3. 7 hours ago, mk2_craig said:

    Bored at lunchtime.  Decided to go for a virtual drive around Malta and Gozo.  Starting in a random lane and instantly finding a rich seam.


    I might not get much work done this afternoon.

    Is that a Bedford TL at the back?
    <story> My uncle came out of Malta in the 1970s when Mintoff's wranglings made things untenable for the RAF. He brought back a Renault 8 that was mint. Two years of Scottish road salt and living by the seaside in Ayr killed that car very quickly :-( .

  4. 54 minutes ago, cort1977 said:

    First World problem I know, but why is it so bloody hard to get from terminal 5 to terminal 4 at heathrow? I've been to a lot of shit airports in my life but they let you walk from one terminal to another. It took me an hour to go about a mile today, ended up on the tube to Hatton Cross and back. Was starting to feel like Tom Hanks by the end of it.

    Because LHR is a dog's dinner of cobbled together architectural fuckups loosely coupled in a semi-airport-like format. T1 , T2 & T3 kind of hung together as the  'originals' even if T3 was out on a bit of a (geographical) limb.
    T4 & T5 are extremely out by themselves and (especially the latter) are quite divorced from the other four. 

    Better to think of them as (almost) separate destinations??

    6 minutes ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

    Anyone in charge of anything hasn't got a clue what or how to do it.

    Those in charge of keeping the money down in that there London knew exactly what they were about - have a gander at how hard they pushed to get T5 up and running (even relocating the, rather vast, local shiteworks) rather than lose the traffic to one of the regionals.


    (I'd take issue with the use of 'disused' in that article as Perry Oaks was only decommissioned after BAA and Thames Water reached a £££ agreement)

  5. Nobody ever said that life was fair (or something along those lines - my mum was always giving us that one, or a smack around the back of the legs - them's were the days)

    Here's a yellow peril to cheer you up:

    1980 Midget, needs 'some recommissioning' and trailered away from Brightwells Auction tomorrow - currently £260 + fees - no reserve.
    Personally, I'd sooner have a MGF/TF for the summer


  6. 1 hour ago, Missy Charm said:

    Final thought: could this be anything to do with the brakes?  My parents' automatic car won't start without the brake pedal being depressed.  Would something like the Rover have a similar system?  

    Had that in the past - brake light fuse blows. no startee automatic motor - could be worth a look

    [edit] - that was a singsong with MB running gear - fuel pump did not kick in either until fuse replaced

  7. 1 minute ago, andyberg said:

    If that's a beetle then when I changed the one in my cabriolet I may have lost one or two* torx bits in the front of the dash....

    Funny you should say that.... :-)

    All screws are to hand but, currently, sat on the floor mats as it got dark and I bet a pound to a pinch of the proverbial that I'd drop a couple trying to reinstall by torchlight.

    Little known Beetle fact - on RHD they have, religiously, switched everything* over from the LHD models. That means if numpty researches 'where the feck is the pollen filter?' then he lifts the wrong half of the dash out - another six screws.

    *excluding the card that lists the mini-fuses - that's still the LHD version so all the fuses are arse-about-face in the holders

  8. 1 minute ago, andyberg said:

    Bloody hell when was that last changed!!

    Probably 2005?
    The chit chat here made me wonder - it's only £6.39 delivered - so why not?
    It's hidden underneath two plastic trays and eight torx screws that a triple jointed midget could access easily - I can see why a standard service would just ignore replacing it.

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