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  1. Turns out Duel is 50 this year. Good excuse to dig out the DVD again this weekend during the inevitable telly blackout... https://www.facebook.com/166254663388558/posts/6012011845479448/?d=n
  2. Yeah same - ages since I’ve been on a Routemaster. The last exciting bus I travelled on in London was during the Tube strike a few years ago - they wheeled out all these classic buses (from god knows where) to lay on extra services, and I managed to get a ride on a 1970s Mk1 MCW Metrobus. It was going in a completely different direction to where I needed to go so I ended up being late for work, but it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up!
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/13/transport-for-london-retires-last-heritage-service-of-routemaster-buses?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1f381iBBAk8gDqHQxw28tpkT2pZFTP17j8hyDrNmIuKaAtd33PHt6OsYo#Echobox=1618294009
  4. Now that the exterior of the car is pretty much there, next stage is to get the interior up to a similar level. A key issue is that age has not been kind to the wood veneer, as can be seen in the image below: A few years back, I removed the door cappings and took them to a specialist to be reconditioned, and they are still looking in great shape. However, I put off the rather more daunting job of removing the dashboard and centre console for the same to be done with those. The time has now come, so... It's all going off to the same compan
  5. https://www.facebook.com/national.co.uk/photos/a.308949109131397/5869133309779588/?type=3
  6. No, don’t have a sunroof on mine.
  7. So, it was MOT time for mine today To be honest, this wasn't the kind of nail biting afternoon I've had with many previous cars because in the past few weeks I've thrown a shed-load of cash at the thing. That includes new cam belt etc (obviously not an MOT issue but, on a KV6, an expression of commitment second only to slipping a diamond engagement ring onto its exhaust pipe. While it was having its indulgent spa weekend at my local MG Rover specialist, I also had the rear coil springs replaced - something that amidst all the waftiness I hadn't noticed needed doing - and the exceedi
  8. The no admin fees have definitely swung it for me
  9. Oh well, that’s nice. Was like the Brangelina divorce of the car world when those two fell out!
  10. Not sure where best to share this but spotted this handy list of planned 2021 car shows, which might be of interest to some people: https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/events-articles/motoring-events-in-2021-relight-your-fire-with-automotive-goodness-every-weekend/?fbclid=IwAR3-9r229Egw24FXn97ZDDPtFf27jTyglu5ChfFK6IsfARTGDg9jKfzJsxI
  11. I see Edd China has a new YouTube series
  12. Today's shit decals award goes to... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Metro-classic-3-door-AUTO-1275-1987-lowish-miles-MiniCooper-alloys-Yokos/184709657913?hash=item2b018db539:g:TikAAOSwaCBgUFj~
  13. Whatever m8 Looks lush though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1981-Austin-Allegro-MK3-1-3L/402766239741?hash=item5dc6bd17fd:g:D5oAAOSwG79gXj5e
  14. Oh yes. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sunbeam-rapier/224401376921?hash=item343f5d4699:g:pvMAAOSwhdRgOWyR
  15. Is this the equivalent of the Lexus lights treatment if you have a Reliant...
  16. Ok, so wtf happened to the last eight years, since long-lost forum legend Dave warned me about those tramlining wheels? Well, basically, not that long afterwards, some things went wrong with the car. The starter motor wouldn't engage, so I pulled it out, took it somewhere to be reconditioned, and put it back in. Made no difference. The fuel supply also appeared to be blocked as well, resulting in lots of head-scratching. I got some mates to come and look at it with me and we still couldn't fix it. @purplebargeken very kindly gave up an afternoon to come round, armed with some inline
  17. I have one on my bookshelf for every car I’ve ever owned, in chronological order. It’s my way of keeping track of (and sometimes reminiscing about) what I’ve driven over the years
  18. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-240-Pick-Up-V8-Rover-engine-Chopped-roof-Hot-Rod-Professional-Build/274716594150?hash=item3ff6628fe6:g:MFIAAOSwVu1gSn76
  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Freight-rover-Sherpa-4x4-wooding-crane/303920376455?hash=item46c310ea87:g:FrMAAOSwO9VgTeoe
  20. Useful looking dash https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-416-tourer-project/203299477591?hash=item2f5597d857:g:7sIAAOSwlq1gRnxM
  21. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-CITROEN-SAXO-VSX-ONLY-68000-MILES-SERVICE-HISTORY-NEW-CLUTCH-MOT-OCTOBER/154371861062?hash=item23f147aa46:g:TIEAAOSwhWZgTnU5
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