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  1. Better send them some Toyota Corona’s It might go back to the good old days when you would find cars with plates and Vin tags removed dumped on the side of the road or just outside the scrappy as an ideal source of spares. Im hoping it goes back 30 odd years then I might find a Mk1 Escort or Capri dumped in the woods when I take the dog for a walk if walking hasn’t been banned by then.
  2. I’ve just taxed one of my E36s as the mini is purely a winter car and forgot how good they are to drive so I don’t have to weave across the road anymore to avoid potholes on the daily drive (supposedly essential according to our boss) to work. Well I guess a bright red E36 won’t go under the radar if the police decided to pull me up but then again a yellow Mini wasn’t exactly blending in with the traffic. If I ever get any free time this weekend the mini is getting its wipac spots I bought for it about a couple of years ago and I’m taking out the nice Sony stereo which I just fitted and will.be changing it for an all singing all dancing NOS Alpine Bluetooth unit which I bought off Facebook about a month ago for £35. Also I fitted a nice new genuine BMW badge to the front of the E36 today as I bought a Chinese fake by mistake and it lasted all of about a week so I’m now an expert on how to tell a fake badge or not by looking at the back of the badge lol.
  3. I love the M44 4 pot in the 1.9 Z3 its lovely engine and sounds great, apparently BMW detuned it and you can add 100bhp to its 140bhp with decent reliability . I have both a Ti and a Z3 with this engine as I couldn’t afford an hardtop for my Zed so it was cheaper to buy another BMW with the same Engine for the winter months. My Z3 has never been painted or welded and is completely rust free but it’s only a low mileage car with 60 odd thousand on the clock and is dripping with waxoyl underneath and i have filled the Cills with the stuff also and doesn’t see any road salt. The mirrors do seize and can snap and are quite expensive to buy as it’s a common fault but there’s a company that makes new mirrors bases for under £100 in fibreglass which are better than the original items so don’t corrode like the original units and the original fixtures and fittings bolt on them also they are spring loaded so push back. Another thing to look for on the Zed is rocking seats but again a very easy fix as new spacers are now available for about £10 to fix and it’s a nice easy job and also the boots like filling up with water but that’s normally the £3 seal from the high level brake light. Over the years I’ve owned an MX5 plus a Smart roadster and the Zed and I think the Zed is the best compromise out the lot and I must like it as it’s the longest I’ve ever owned a car and think I will be buried in the thing. Mine has the 16inch James Bond wheels but I prefer the 15 inch pepper pots and apparently they are a better steer with the 15 inch wheels so I bought a set 5 years ago but have yet to put them on lol. Everywhere I go with it I get asked how much I paid for it as it must of cost a fortune but it does look a picture but in reality I paid £1100 for it as it was looking a little bit neglected with a rip in the rear window. Also mine is manual hood so they’re available (plus it has the most gorgeous red leather interior) and I had a new original quality roof fitted for £320 a few years back as the material does shrink overtime.
  4. How about the Rover 75 V8 with the 4.6 mustang lump now that’s a car I really would like and rear wheel drive as well plus It could be had with a supercharger as well. But in reality my money will only go to a FWD K series 1.8 and a bottle of Kseal
  5. I think when Ford started building the MK1 Escort in 67/68 you could actually buy a base spec with a 950 cc engine but it was so shite that even Ford couldn’t justify the car and dropped it from home market sale. I think it still sold in Italy and Portugal though for tax reasons.
  6. My fathers old Ambassador Vandenplas finished up scraped it looks like around 1998 I remember it fondly as I took my test in it and it was an immaculate low mileage example and I think it was bought new from a doctor in Wales. It did stay immaculate as it rarely worked as a car and was more an ornament on the drive and even broke down on my driving test back in 87. The auto choke packed up on my test just like when dollywobbler went to test drive the first one on his video.
  7. You need special filler if your doing repairs on a P38 as normal filler doesn’t stick.
  8. I might be biased but I would look at an E36 318ti hatch as it’s basically a rear wheel drive hot (warm) hatch These are a real hoot to drive and quite nippy being 140bhp and it has torsion bar rear suspension unlike the the normal Z axle E36 So has a more 80s feel to it. You should get a nice one for under 2grand and the prices are on the up so you can’t lose. You can’t have mine though as it took me ages to find a real nice rust free one and could never part with it.
  9. Isopon P38 Filler was designed to be used solely to patch up bullet holes on the P38 Lockheed lighting fighter and repair rust and body damage on Range rovers. If it’s used on any other vehicle it just doesn’t stick. Its the same with K seal as it is solely to be used for rover K series or Honda K series engines and if you put it in any other vehicle it will block up the coolant pipes.
  10. Sunbeam Talbot 80 for me, I doubt many are still on the road as they only made them for a couple of years and I think only 3500 were built.
  11. Google street view is a bit out of date in Robertsbridge as I moved away about 8 years ago. And got rid the of my Laguna RTi about 9/10 years ago.
  12. I will have the car if it’s still going and I’m only an hour up the road

    1. timolloyd


      Cheers, will let you know if anything falls through.

    2. Vince70


      That would be fantastic as I want to upgrade to a later mini.

      Like I say I’m only an hour up the road and can be round with the cash whenever you like 

      my number is 07511748403

  13. I remember my uncle splashing out on an automatic 2 litre HL back in the late 80s and the reason he bought it was because the auto box had an extra gear I think compared to the Cav and Sierra autos. My dream Montego would be a very early turbo on a B plate preferably Black with the knight rider talking dash, A mate of mine had an early turbo and at the time nothing anyone else had could touch it and I think back then they were a rarity. It did suffer from serious torque steer I was told but I think at the time I had an old ropey Truimph 2000 so didn’t know what torque steer was.
  14. I’m outside my parents house on street view knocking up cement for the wall.
  15. I can’t say I’ve watched top gear in years and I think it’s heyday was the early Clarkson Hammond & May years and the show went a bit stale once you had Argo football and dropping pianos etc but some of their early stuff wasn’t bad And once that Ginger twat took over enough was enough for me. I find now with decent cheap technology such as HD GoPro’s etc their are far better YouTube presenters with real passion than anything the BBC can knock out. This morning I was watching one with a guy who went to the artic circle in a 4 grand eBay Rolls-Royce and he didn’t have to smash the car up to do it, in fact it most probably did it the world of good to have a good run and he knew how to set up points lol. https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=AwrEzeFNtTJes0AAKER2BQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZ2N0cmxpBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMg--?p=rolls+royce+arctic+circle&vid=6eaf80cb55e3b83676afc048fcb0c935&turl=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOVP.6lKhh9REXS5cpjgzO4kibgEsDh%26pid%3DApi%26h%3D225%26w%3D300%26c%3D7%26rs%3D1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVIdNcbsgOiM&tit=Driving+a+%26%2339%3B69+<b>Rolls<%2Fb>+<b>Royce<%2Fb>+Shadow+to+the+Arctic+in+the+middle+of+winter&c=1&h=225&w=300&l=2246&sigr=11bl8bkpp&sigt=12o6ckh5a&sigi=12qjm8i8c&age=1527073202&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&fr=ipad&tt=b
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