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  1. Hale shoma chetoreh, Shahin ! đź‘€ we are all awaiting your video, many thanks! đź‘Ť
  2. AAaargh..... the Bis engine is a disaster.... walk away ! stick to air cooled versions : )
  3. Christ, are Blingoes (or other modern crap) this bloody com pli cated ?? frightening... ? quote...... Had a 12 plate Berlingo van dragged in last week that was turning over but refusing to fire. It had run very low on fuel apparently and cut out as it pulled into the filling station but then wouldn’t start after filling. The primer pump was stuck on the filter head and wouldn’t release so a new filter was fitted but still no joy. Live data was showing that the key would synch through RF when the lock/unlock button was pressed but no transponder code read and engine ECU locked which led me to believe that the BSI/ECU had somehow dropped the key code due to excessive cranking leading to a flat battery but upon checking the key on a code grabber showed no signal at all.
  4. Those Escort Bantam bakkies are lovely little things, I cannot understand why Ford UK never imported them, maybe would have slowed sales of SA built P100's ? Put two in your suitcases, Alan, I'll have one ! Your office is in Joeys then, I used to live there, back in the days.....
  5. Nigel, you may be VERY interested in this copy/pasted email that I received yesterday, after forwarding this thread link to a friend in the Caribbean.... ? "Didn’t you ever hear the crazy tail about the unsold Sao Penzas in N W England that were sent to Northern Ireland ....about a dozen of them. A year or two later this Guy from St Kitts came across them ...10 still unsold by now in a farmers barn in Co Fermanagh. He bought them as a job lot for tiddly winks, and sent them home to St Kitts in exchange for two or three maybe four unsold De Lorean cars....well he had a to make some money SOMEHOW ..., ! Having failed to sell on St Kitts 5 were broken for spares to keep or get the other 5 going, so effectively a buyer bought one in running condition and the other for use as spares. That got rid of 2 or maybe 3 ...the others went to Nevis where they languished at TDC for a number of years....unsold. Somebody at TDC whose family hailed from Barbuda, rounded them ALL up, there was some crooked/bizarre West Indian deal concerning a ferry...two were driven aboard, the rest loaded with a backhoe and the whole lot sent to Barbuda....under cover of darkness....it was Vital that the Antiguan authorities knew absolutly nothing....NO DUTY.... Then came the devastating Hurricane....amazingly one survived.....and was last heard of being taken to Cuba....along with a load of black & white TV sets..."
  6. Having lived/worked in Sarf Efrica for some time, I am very aware of the curious S.A. variants and unique vehicles produced there, so I can safely say I have seen another imported Penza, initially on SA plates, then re-registered on UK plates, driving round Bournemouth suburbs by a young lady, it must have been her daily, as I would often see it turn at lights on the A348. Hello Nigel, and "well done" !
  7. Thanks, Bfg.... What an absolutely STUNNING thread, so much detail, I have only skimmed through it right now, needs re-reading more slowly, to absorb all the details..... ! Keep up the good work, my past was involved with Sunbeam Tigers, but a friend had a nice TR5 which used to adequately keep up with my spirited driving, in the pre-camera era
  8. https://www.littleonestar.com/rand-lover-aka-land-rover-standard
  9. Congratulations Junkman. I know you really wanted that !
  10. Great fun car, used to drive the GF's silver one, reg ended in 19X..... ah, ULC 19X likened it to a ballet shoe, fitted perfectly and was like a go kart, just needed the 2 liter twin cam engine really. 10/10 (anyone got a set of those three-spoke alloys WITH CENTER CAPS!!) for my 900e ????)
  11. Hmmm, Dis-a-pointed...... I thought you meant a REAL "Multipla" ......600c and going backwards. (someone please post up a decent pic for me, cheers, and Merry Berry)
  12. It's from CORNWALL. everything down here is covered in verdigris. continual rain
  13. Anyone have an opinion on the low power 1400cc petrol version ??? I have been admiring Blingoes for some time now as a practical daily, with lots more carrying capacity than a 1 litre A to Z....... I seem to surrounded by early 2003 plate blingoes, but road tax at ÂŁ265 rather puts me off....
  14. Shahin, watch " Killer Elite", with De Niro, Statham, Clive Owen, even a glimpse of the Ayatollah You WILL enjoy the blue Arrow in that ( and all the bizarre licence plates ) IMCDB it......
  15. This is FFFfffing brilliant ! what an amazing Fred, as I have had 15 (yes, FIFTEEN) R12 Estates, and the only one that never ran in my hands I abandoned in Antigua, W.I. I can't get enuff of this, I do hope Mr Bikkle is/has enjoyed it too, he has a wealth of R12 parts and knowledge. Keep up the good work Wolly Dobbler
  16. Actually, that's quite tasty ! Pistachio flavour, no doubt....
  17. Yes, the lesser spotted onetwosix has been seen before, usually in the Romney Marshes, south Kent, They fly over from Po Land in search of twitching insects that are in a bun dance in the twitchy lanes near Dim Church...
  18. Aha, thanks for replies, it was pushed to a nearby small repair garage, who had a quick look, and it was they who quoted said price for a new key... Barry, what's with a "rolling code"?? does the system alter the code each time the car is started, so the key expects a different code to appear? I wondered about the fuel filter too, there's plenty of fuel in the tank, the garage said they connected an OBD 2 reader and it showed an immobiliser fault, but this is not a pukka Hyundai service garage, just a small High St. friendly place, who has done work for me before.... I am curious to know if there's a way to totally bypass this system, the Atosses in 3rd word countries, ( where I am now, it's 24c) don't have all this crap fitted, maybe the ECU is programmed to ignore that info - less to go wrong = more reliable... I don't think there is a ballast resistor in series with ignition coil, which is totally hidden below inlet manifold, but there is very little service / tech info on both these Atoz and Amica models. In the main, they are known for being boringly reliable, which has been my / our experience of quite a few of them overseas .
  19. Hello All, can anyone throw some light on how to solve this problem please? Parked said reliable Hyundai Atoz (same as Amica) and didn't use for a month, now all it does is instantly fire up, and immediately die... I know, you all say a dead Atoz is the best one, but seriously now... The ignition key does NOT have a battery inside, or any buttons to press, I believe it is just an energised circuit from RF transmitted by a coil behind the ignition switch, that sends back a code, to the hidden ECU. The car is worth diddly squat, so having a new key cut at 120 pounds ( there was only one key with it when I bought it) in the hope that'll fix it, Jim, is a no no... any suggestions as how I can bypass this whole nonsense? No one in their right mind would want to steal an AtoZ anyway, but it only has 60,000 miles on it, recent new cambelt, "was" dead reliable, they are know to be. Is it the recent cold temperatures that have buggered it, must I wait six months?? it would appear from googling this problem is not unique !!
  20. Thanks, Capree, I'm torn between the vette, and the SEX - wheeled Moke now !!
  21. OOOOF !!!!! that a bl**dy C2 Corvette Coupe poking out from the rear left, in Shite Orangy brown!
  22. Surely, that top conversion should say "TRUCKMAN", not Karmann ...... sold new in Dorset, somewhere...
  23. would this do ? (and I can keep a Charade in the trunk for local town trips )
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