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    HMC got a reaction from busmansholiday in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from horriblemercedes in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Has someone* ever looked at your vehicle situation and asked; WHY?
     
    *Partners, friends, members of the general public.
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    HMC reacted to RayMK in The new news 24 thread   
    Had a pleasant local drive in the Tipo today and stopped for a walk. Walking is not something I particularly enjoy - I use two sticks - but good weather and an excuse to get out of the house for exercise* at 1mph over a few metres at least enabled me to take photos of my distinctly grubby car. 
    Although I've yet to get underneath to inspect the recent welding work out of curiosity (not nitpicking), the two areas I have seen at the rear of each sill inside the rear wheel arches look very neat and solid.



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    HMC reacted to PhilA in The new news 24 thread   
    Well, there we go. First day of cold this year (2°C) and there's a light frost on things.



    Sun through the trees just starting to melt the frost away.
     
    Forecast says we going to be back to 20-ish by next week.
     
    Phil
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    HMC reacted to BorniteIdentity in Bornite's Memoirs - New: Multi-plas   
    December 1st today. Opened the door to my Advent calendar (a picture of a candle ffs) and also opened the door to the Multipla seeing as its now taxed. 
    As you’ll see from page 1 of this thread, I like Japanese cars - I like German cars and I like saloon cars. I really respect engineering integrity and most of all value longevity. This is the absolute antithesis of my usual fodder. And yet, I love it. I fucking love it. And the more you try to hate it, the more it impresses. The wife - who cares not one whit for cars - is smitten. It is completely beguiling, despite its faults. 
    Because if it’s faults, actually. 
    It has mismatched tyre sizes. It’s constantly steaming up like a Chinese takeaway. The drivers seat seems to have permanently engaged lumbar support and it spent the day trying to convince me it was -13 degrees. The radio is fucked and only plays a distorted, monophonic Radio 1. But it’s just so willing. It drives like a car, pulls like a train and looks like an emoji 🚙. 
    I’ve already found myself looking for a really good one, but it might turn out that I’ve already got one. Fingers crossed.

     
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    HMC got a reaction from CaptainBoom in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Has someone* ever looked at your vehicle situation and asked; WHY?
     
    *Partners, friends, members of the general public.
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    HMC got a reaction from crad in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
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    HMC got a reaction from Jenson Velcro in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    The crown vic fires up and idles so smoothly sometimes I wonder if it’s stalled (no rev counter doesn’t help) it’s pretty subdued but make a nice But low key noise on part throttle acceleration. Rocking of the car on its springs is available if you blip it when at a standstill and decide to be childish. 
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    HMC got a reaction from twosmoke300 in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from timolloyd in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from twosmoke300 in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Has someone* ever looked at your vehicle situation and asked; WHY?
     
    *Partners, friends, members of the general public.
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    HMC got a reaction from Joey spud in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from The Moog in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from juular in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from eddyramrod in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    The crown vic fires up and idles so smoothly sometimes I wonder if it’s stalled (no rev counter doesn’t help) it’s pretty subdued but make a nice But low key noise on part throttle acceleration. Rocking of the car on its springs is available if you blip it when at a standstill and decide to be childish. 
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    HMC got a reaction from RobT in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from RobT in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    Works car park. Odd one out 

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    HMC got a reaction from RobT in Maestro, please.   
    Spice hut is the eqivalent of @Six-cylinder ‘s white room basically.
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    HMC got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from N19 in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from scdan4 in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    Works car park. Odd one out 

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    HMC got a reaction from scdan4 in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC got a reaction from Tepper in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I’ve got hold of a used LTI400 taxi meter so I can now drive about and pretend to charge myself for exciting trips to the supermarket.



    Im going to blame lockdown for my behaviour.
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    HMC reacted to danthecapriman in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    I think most yanks can be made to sound farting and burping but it’s usually fitting straight through pipes, big carbs (with the wrong jetting!), full flow air filters etc etc that does it. If the cars just a normal non muscle car type of car without all that crap then they generally sound a bit more muted.
    Theres a guy round here with a 90’s Pontiac firebird and it is insanely loud and throaty, even just cruising down the road at 30 it’s loud. But that’s because he’s done loads to it to make it like that. It’s not my cup of tea, or should I say coffee & donuts, tbh! My cars got a bigger engine than his but doesn’t sound even half as loud or throaty, even when I give mine a shoeing it’s nowhere near as loud as his. I like to think of myself as to classy to be lowering myself to all that!!
     
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    HMC got a reaction from danthecapriman in HMC motors- TAXI lockdown shenanigans   
    The crown vic fires up and idles so smoothly sometimes I wonder if it’s stalled (no rev counter doesn’t help) it’s pretty subdued but make a nice But low key noise on part throttle acceleration. Rocking of the car on its springs is available if you blip it when at a standstill and decide to be childish. 
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