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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:

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    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.

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    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.

    https://framearch.co.uk/t5/2007/04/24/the-perry-oaks-water-treatment-works/

    (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

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  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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