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Ian Nexus

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  1. 1988 Lincoln Towncar , I honestly don't know why I like them. Oh and 1996-2003 F150 reg cab trucks, again not sure why I like. My recent Nissan Armada doesn't really do it for me at all, but carries lots of stuff...
  2. I had never seen one when I lived in the UK, Diesel doesnt make a lot of sense here either, its much more expensive that regular gas (petrol) at the local Kroger $3.39 Gal Regular $3.71 Gal Diesel
  3. Put the Beetle on Craigslist, now suffering the barrarge of daft questions like "how many miles?" and what is the lowest price you will take. My favourite was a lady who came to see it and said the engine sounds rattly (VW Diesel). http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/4422173397.html I now realise why VW did not offer the TDI with an auto box in Europe, it is definately not a good combo, it ruins the economy and after a few miles the shift quality is how can I put it "variable".
  4. Sold the Jeep Cherokee to family friend, 286,400 miles and still going fine, replacement arriving in 2 weeks. Ford F150 recived much needed antifreeze change and a new fuel filter.
  5. I managed to get stung by one of those red wasps again yesterday, it attacked me while a was refueling the weed wacker at my mother in laws. Now nursing a painful swollen arm...its things like this make me miss England's safer insects!
  6. I was stung by one of those wasp things that had attempted to take up residence in my old Toyota, it felt like getting electrocuted, my arm swelled up like michelin man, it wasn't a pleasant introduction to the deep south at all, I have gotten used to the insects and snakes here now.
  7. I noticed that it has the base Nissan Versa instrument cluster, but has electric windows.
  8. I remember getting annoyed with some old lady turning into the road where I live while I was waiting to pull out, until I noticed that she did not actually have an indicator on the front of the car at all. You've got to love the Mississippi state inspection standards
  9. My daily till I move to San Francisco, surprisingly does 20mpg.
  10. Had a 1988 Lincoln town car for a short while, it was like a poor mans roller.....
  11. My wife has asked me why I have something written on the tailgate of my truck...I need to think a a more secure location for my password
  12. Dave, Thank you for fixing this, I think I have had brain fade, I have written the new password in indelible ink on the tailgate of my pickup truck so I wont forget...
  13. They are not an unnoticed modern classic, http://www.w124.co.uk/ Nick Froome has a wealth of knowledge on these.
  14. There may only be one possible way to make it road legal....
  15. It may also include Apartments/condos/houses
  16. My F150 also does 18mpg if you drive at 60 or 70+ I think its just a 2 ton V8 powered standard, Im going to get my brother-in law to tow me while I let the engine idle - it will still do 18mpg probably.
  17. Had to buy a new tire at Walmart, was pleasantly surprised that such a large tire was very reasonably priced. Decided on a General Grabber 235/70 x 16 for $105, has white lettering for added 1970 retro points - I remember this brand from custom car magazines when I was a kid. I have grown fond of the OTT badges on the wings too, I was going to remove them
  18. I miss my Favorit Blackline, with the rattly OHV 1.3 engine....
  19. The Toyota had 312K miles on it when I sold it, the 22RE 4 cyl engine has a reputation for longevity. Our commuting distances here in the US are greater than back home there in the UK, and petrol prices have allways been lower - currently 53p a liter.
  20. Sorry about the delay, I have been busy at the Nissan plant, found some time to take some more pictures. Ongoing jobs to do - Oil Change (5000 mile intervals on these ) replacement tire, air filter and spark plugs - its on the original plugs at 170k, change interval should be 100k.
  21. Found $8.25 under the seat in the pickup while cleaning out 9 years of dirt, dog hair and a Mississippi driving licence.
  22. Needed to replace the 20 year old Toyota Pickup with something slightly more reliable, sold Toyota for $1400 and for $500 more purchased 2004 F150 Heritage 4x2, slightly larger and more thirsty, but nice drive. More pictures to follow.
  23. My Toyota pickup passed the "inspection" last year with the L/H front corner light completely missing
  24. any codes coming up on a Vagcom (or VCDS lite) scan?, you can check boost using the VS scan facility
  25. Where there any LHD Ledburys' made? are they difficult to convert back to LHD? one of those on Mississippi plates has to be a winnar! According to Wikipedia "In 1997, Parkway Services of Ledbury, Herefordshire, purchased a batch of 621 Maestro cars and vans in CKD kit form. These had been stored at Cowley, Oxfordshire, since their production in mid-1996, when they became surplus to requirements. The company built up the cars and converted the majority of them to RHD form using up Rover's supply of parts." I suppose I could try Bulgaria....
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