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  1. Jeremy Vine announced that tomorrow will be a best bits programme. Don't know what's on after 1205hrs tomorrow afternoon......
  2. To be a motorcaravan the whole of the interior has to be made over to living space. The minute you add an area to carry a car for example, it becomes an HGV., same as all the horse boxes with split living accommodation and horse carrying area. Many old buses converted to car carriers and living accommodation are been wrongly driven as motor caravans.
  3. The last one looks more like a Fleur de Lys than an Asquith. The FDL was built in Newark by the son in law of the FDL pie man. It used Ford running gear but based on a purpose built chassis and body. It also used their own cast wheels (22" IIRC) rather than the lower sizes on the Asquith. I was there in 1984/5 up to chassis number 18 and then left them to it. There all sorts of issues like leaky screen surrounds, cracking suspension mounts, upper steering column mounts to name but a few. they were also very expensive. From memory they were around £16k each depending on spec whereas a "normal" Transit was around £6k. The designer was quite a famous person - Len Terry who had helped design the first rear engine Lotus F1 car with Colin Chapman. Len died a few years ago and even he admitted the FDL was not one of his best designs.....
  4. 106k over 6 vehicles with the lowest at 16k and the highest at 194k.
  5. I had the Transit Dinky kit. It came with the driver's door sliding and the rear doors opening as well. Also had the Spitfire and the brown RR. In fact it wasn't many years ago I sold the RR, still in its box for around £45.
  6. A 1600E - TLO 540G - needed engine work; P plate Transit MKI 1600 cross flow. Had to scrap it as no space to park it once the chassis corrosion had been discovered.
  7. Yep - it must be nearly crimbo.
  8. Hi Bramz if you ever think of trading, I'll be very interested in the 325 Touring please.
  9. Halfrauds are absolutely useless and have been for a few years now. They are no longer a car spares place - more bike and bling. The kids they employ don't look old enough to drive a car let alone know the innards of one. I tend to use GSF locally as the team there have a good knowledge of cars and parts and availability is good.
  10. When bus dereg happened in the late 80s, a company in Inverness, Inverness Traction ran Sherpa and Talbot buses. The rear suspension on the Talbots were always causing problems.
  11. I know how that feels Zelandeth. At a house in Inverness I had the alarm go off and full scale Adrenalin. Rushed down stairs smelling for smoke all the time - nothing. The one at the bottom of the stairs was bleating. Couldn’t see or smell the reason why. Couldn’t then get back to sleep and remained awake until the alarm went off some time later. It was a horrible feeling when first woken and your mind is in overdrive of what to do and what not to do. Hopefully sleep will return.
  12. Thank you split pin. one good thing in Greece - the hospital cafe sells beer. Mr Amstel is my friend tonight.
  13. Hi strangeangel it is so true how things can change so quick. Life is running fairly smoothly then BANG. All f***d up.
  14. Cheers chase racer. I think I have had about 8 hrs sleep since Tuesday morning. Chairs are very adaptable things. Mrs H now asleep and AS my companion for the night vigil.
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