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  1. Sorry no pics, I’m on phone and have crap skills, but this is an 04 Cayenne with an apparently simple fault that prevents it starting for £1500? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234934010845?hash=item36b32883dd:g:fKUAAOSw4mVkEgbI&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4NeRNOvGakWcr7Z4T%2FrP4wKvBOCeZegL%2FnpItwkGmRtob3TrgJBD2bTJQ0g6tK0s%2BVFslG6C1eiH8C4mNtTHemH0h9Ez4Mdu%2BbiAP01CEXlk%2FNC%2B11X734ky6iRPweHt%2Fpgu4tVU6JrEpVXHmRPWi4mwlGs%2BhcwmxStouTf%2FHfiQIq3KsvTxa9vBRIdOyqztRPPQkbxy8%2B1LwOSLcxId91Q9Tkr%2BSYQvGi3nyALxMIA%2FXFQu1W9JP117m2BPK8AJTGXu3OsHX4Q%2B9nK8B2pZFppl%2Fplh8CFL1HJHziEFfXtZ|tkp%3ABk9SR8b4m-jnYQ
  2. I buy from a local commercial butcher who delivers 16oz rump steaks for £6.95 and pork & chicken for what feels like pennies.
  3. When I was a kid, these were huge.
  4. My old man had a first generation Cherry, an E10 which was a hoot to drive, it was nippy and felt a lot like a Mini. When he replaced it with the later N10, I couldn't believe how shit it was in comparison. I remember thinking that the gear ratios had all been raised by the larger diameter wheels, but the body was also a lot bigger and although quieter it was incredibly sluggish, with the controls lacking any sort of feel. But other opinions are of course available.
  5. The reason that this has only done 8,000 miles is probably because they are utterly dreadful to drive.
  6. If anyone wants to find out what a full set is currently worth, there's one being sold over three auctions on the ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165999844836?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=1cf85664cd3b44748fe2fa61f08ba2bc&bu=43132799590&ut=RU&exe=0&ext=0&osub=-1~1&crd=20230327011820&segname=11021 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165999940830?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=1cf85664cd3b44748fe2fa61f08ba2bc&bu=43132799590&ut=RU&exe=0&ext=0&osub=-1~1&crd=20230327011820&segname=11021 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165999950730?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=1cf85664cd3b44748fe2fa61f08ba2bc&bu=43132799590&ut=RU&exe=0&ext=0&osub=-1~1&crd=20230327011820&segname=11021
  7. Fired up the recently serviced t2 yesterday and was rewarded with some spectacular backfiring! Whatever, I rang the garage up for a bit of a shout... And within a quarter of an hour, they'd come out and recovered it. The advantage of providing copious quantities of beer at xmas.
  8. Ready for the new season... The Spice Daves are about to hit the road.
  9. Sorry, it's plastic & about an inch long.
  10. I nipped up to check the fleet of mini-buses as I do every week & began with the Renault Master. I pulled the dip stick, gave it a quick wipe & stuck it back in. When I removed it to read the oil level the final inch, the bit I wanted to look at was missing. The fucker had snapped off & stopped in the engine. I waited until my boss turned up and he fired up the engine with a cheery, 'I'm sure it'll be all right'. And all right it appears to be. A new dip stick is on order, is the old one likely to cause any damage?
  11. OK I stand corrected, but when the transmission locks up in an automatic 2.5 KV6, it can be still be in second gear & making the sort of howling noise that only a V6 pulling 6,000 rpm at full chat can produce.
  12. Surely that's what diesels are like? Brisk and effortless normally, but with nothing waiting up their sleeve for a treat. Unlike the V6...
  13. According to the Telegraph it is. 'Roy Campbell, will be taking his beloved Bug to King’s Cross for the twice-yearly Classic Car Boot Sale, alongside his ultra-rare Bond WB 120, a striking prototype coupé.' https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fcars%2Fclassic%2Fbond-bug-shape-things-come%2F Hopefully that'll open, but if it doesn't use the 12ft.io proxy thing. But it seems they're wrong & you're correct, it's a White & Best 120 https://drive-my.com/1963-wb-120-road-test/
  14. Fascinatingly*, my 75 is registered BX02O UO, so very closely related and also a Rover demonstrator with almost identical spec.
  15. I appreciate that ultimately I'm paying a bit more, but I just get the Porsche out & do the pay monthly thing & SORN it as & when. That way I can just run it on the nicest of nice days without feeling that I'm committed. They always take the money after I cancel, but that's just the way the system is set up and it's always refunded within about a week/ten days
  16. We get round the problems by leaving them plugged in all year and just switching them on in December.
  17. My T2 is ready to collect from the garage. Serviced and inspected - inline with having an MOT which it no longer requires - it's also had a new, vacuum advance distributor fitted to replace the 009 and the front suspension raised to get rid of its idiotic & unintentional rake. Sadly, I took all of the camping crap out of the bus & put it in a tent on the drive. If anyone thinks I'm spending an hour trying to tuck all that lot back in again in this weather, they have another thing coming. I shall sit hear* in front of the fire & attempt to consume my own body weight in bacon cobs and tea.
  18. I've done my best to fit in here over the years, but a couple of things still irk me. Chod & Bork. Whatever Chod may mean, it cannot be interpreted as an old car, no matter how borked it may be. Which leads me to borked - from Bob Bork, who was blocked, defamed & vilified but was never broken. I appreciate that you'll not be giving a fuck, but you'll know. And more importantly, I'll know that you know. Chod may refer to: Chief of Defence, the highest ranked commissioned officer of a nation's armed forces Chöd, a spiritual practice found in certain schools of Tibetan Buddhism CHOD-FM, a Canadian radio station Chöd drum or chöda, a damaru (drum) used in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism Chod region (Czech: Chodsko, German: Chodenland), an ethnographical region around Domažlice in West Bohemia, Czech Republic Chodové (sometimes called the Chod people), inhabitants of this region Chod dialect, spoken in this region Ch'od, a fictional character in the Marvel Universe Robert Heron Bork (March 1, 1927 – December 19, 2012)[1] was an American jurist who served as the solicitor general of the United States from 1973 until 1977. According to columnist William Safire, the first published use of "bork" as a verb was possibly in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of August 20, 1987, two months prior to the final vote: "Let's just hope something enduring results for the justice-to-be, like a new verb: Borked."[42] Perhaps the best-known use of the verb "to bork" occurred in July 1991 at a conference of the National Organization for Women in New York City. Feminist Florynce Kennedy addressed the conference on the importance of defeating the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying, "We're going to bork him. We're going to kill him politically. This little creep, where did he come from?"[43] Thomas was subsequently confirmed after the most divisive confirmation hearing in Supreme Court history to that point. In March 2002, the Oxford English Dictionary added an entry for the verb "bork" as U.S. political slang, with this definition: "To defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually to prevent his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way."[44] Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh used the term during his own contentious Senate confirmation hearing testimony when he stated that "The behavior of several of the Democratic members of this committee at my hearing a few weeks ago was an embarrassment. But at least it was just a good old-fashioned attempt at borking."
  19. Original carb on my T2 lasted for 28 years, the Bosal replacement lasted for less than two. Two years in which I'd had the original rebuilt by a little old bloke in a shed with thick lensed glasses & biro stains on his warehouse coat. As the van approaches 44 years old, the original Solex is still cheerfully doing its stoichiometric thing.
  20. Enough is enough. 'How long will it take you to repair that?' I asked the garage. And 'how long do you think this injury will take to heal?' I asked the nurse. I'm afraid, 'How long is a piece of string?' no longer cuts it with me. I've heard it just once too often & have been forced to place a length of string in my pocket, so that the very next time some glib fucker pipes up, I can reply, 'It's 73 mm, but I don't understand your point'.
  21. I don't understand this thread. I have 5 cars and my modern, the wife's daily, is an '02 plate Rover 75 - KV6.
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