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mintwth

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  1. How many times have they had to remove the S prefix?
  2. Yep. Seemed fair to me too and are by reputation. Come to think of it, gave me an advisory on the last MOT too but it was a fair one. They didn't mention the undertrays 😀 Seems like the kind of place that only seems to get business through recommendation. It's well off the beaten path now. I was put on to them by an ex-navy colleague. Think the owner is also ex-navy.
  3. That's not the one close to the Volvo place on the old Newgate Lane is it?
  4. GIB https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202212122467679
  5. There's a nice pub just down the right hand fork there.
  6. £100 a spring? Have you called/had a look at the following to see what they have and can get to you: Saabits, Partsforsaabs, GSF, Eibach, Abbot Racing
  7. I find airfield vehicles oddly interesting. Possibly because they're often a bit unusual and kept going for a longer than normal life. It's a fair bet the Land Rover is ex-RAF. The matching R reg suggests the TACR2 (Truck, Aircraft Crash Rescue 2) and the Land Rover were both given civil plates when they were acquired from military surplus around the end of 1977. The lack of MOT history suggests they've stayed offroad (/on an airfield) since. TACRs were airfield emergency vehicles used by the RAF and Royal Navy. TACR1s were based on an uprated series II or III chassis. TACR2s were based on the Carmichael Commando 6 wheeled chassis http://www.range-rover-classic.com/Home/land-rover-brochures/range-rover-specials/carmichael-ltd---uk GEC were at Rochester in some form or other from 1967 to 1998 (https://www.baesystems.com/en-uk/heritage/Rochester). The GEC logo on the LandRover could be due to GEC taking on the management of the airfield at the start of 1979 (https://rochesterairport.co.uk/about/history/).
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125681252357
  9. When ordering curry by the numbers on the menu gives you ideas: "I'll have a 9, 86....
  10. You can access the Toyota electronic parts catalogue here: https://toyota.epc-data.com/ It covers the Duet (which Google suggests was what the 98-04 Sirion was sold as on the JDM) The Waterlooville branch of Snows had someone working in parts back in 2018/2019 who was good at tracking down obscure parts. They might still be there. Back then Hedge End weren't as helpful on the parts front.
  11. What you get if you drive into dry stone walls? Dents filled with custard instead of wob? (Devon knows how they make it so creamy)
  12. Alternatively, it could be washer fluid. If I filled the washer fluid tank on mine above a certain level it used to leak and drip off the front bumper.
  13. Thank you Santa. Mints, chocolates and a Christmas 1985 Autocar magazine full of shite. Road tests include the Skyship 500 (the article doesn't mention it but I'm fairly sure it's the airship that was in A View To A Kill) compared to a range of alternatives from the Harrier, through the space shuttle to a beer dray. And the first Peugeot built in Britain, the 309
  14. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The parcels were hidden away with great care, In hopes that Secret Santa's shite soon would be theirs. The shiters were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of unobtanium danced in their heads.
  15. I wonder how much that plate would be valued at now? Can't be many people (other than Impreza owners) who'd want to drive round advertising they'd got an STI
  16. Secret Satan's Santa's little helpers may* have dumped it at the local delivery office and then forgotten all about it. Or Jess the black and white cat may have a new cardboard box to play in for Xmas.
  17. GI7 RKB? Isn't that's a bit harsh on yourself? I guess it's less dangerous than if it was an H-reg.
  18. It's an odd mix of MX5, Bini and Lexus V8 bits.
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