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  1. Rover 75 - OMGHGF update. I can reveal that the MG Rover specialist in Derby are a bunch of out & out tossers http://www.mg-rovermobilemechanics.com 'Yes Mate, HGF innit, you can leave it with us, but I doubt we'll get round to it before xmas' . I was advised that with 'the dreaded vat it'd be £168'. Surprisingly the VAT was not itemised and there was no VAT number - Hmmm Fuck right off then, I'll have it recovered to a bloke down the road who has no fear of anything. He has had it for about 3 weeks & has had it in a million pieces for much of that time. The new radiator, uprated fan & relay all turned out to be pants, he's replaced the lot again along with a temp sensor and all manner of other crap that I really don't even pretend to understand. It wasn't HGF, but whatever it was, has been well & truly sorted. https://www.amosmotors.co.uk Would recommend.
  2. I remember painting the helmet of a 1/72 YF16 pilot red white and blue, like the paintwork of the exterior.
  3. I don't think so, we certainly did Skye and Cornwall a couple of years ago, so it must be 5k. Anyway it's via Classic Line, but I'll check.
  4. Just had the renewal for the T2 - £193 up from £186 with an agreed value of £30,000, although it's time to submit new photographs and complete the daft form again. I see no point fucking about with other quotes, do you?
  5. There's 9 copies on ebay today for a tenner each https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_svsrch=1&_nkw=jalopy+magazine&mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m3197.l1150&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=56e933b784024066805c3a6880bc9d59&bu=43132799590&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20240310011916&segname=11021
  6. I just won an unexpected issue 3 on ebay yesterday. I always bid to keep the prices up, but surprisingly received an excellent copy for just £7.75 Inc postage.
  7. Our half wit, defrocked ex Conservative MP Andrew Brigden has been handing out general election flyers today. Meanwhile Sunak continues to deny May election,.
  8. I didn't realise that Visa doors fitted a Safrane. Is it like the French version of ADO 14 & 17, or NSU K70 & RO80?
  9. I've not MOT'd my bay window van since it became historic & tax free in 2019. That'll do nicely.
  10. I've only experienced a column change on the '89 Trabbi that I owned. Although I appreciate that the cogs & dogs that I was shuffling around were very small, it was lighter than a featherlight thing and I made a point of shifting using just my little finger.
  11. Has it ceased to exist because of crash regulations?
  12. @Jazoli Not sure at all and am happy to be corrected, but my tyres are fucked way before they should be.
  13. I don't think that any tyres are designed to last very long at all. The MOT stipulates 7 years max, and I've just replaced the set of four Hankooks that I put on my Rover 75 as soon as I bought it in July/August 2019. I suspect it's something to do with the fact that they are made of recyclable shit rather than the proper rubber and infinite-life hydrocarbons like they were in the good old days.
  14. Booked in first thing on Monday, job should take a week. Thank Christ it's not something complicated like an AC70.
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