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1 hour ago, SiC said:

Just paid for extra car storage. :)

First spot available on Monday with the next at the beginning of August. Yes, I've started looking already!

Thinking it will be a Dolly Sprint/GT6 (or Spitfire with GT6 engine)/Sprite (ideally as prefer over Midget). No massive rush as coming to end of season too when the bargains start coming up around end of August/September 

See there was me thinking you needed an X5

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3 hours ago, Kiltox said:

See there was me thinking you needed an X5

In another month or two, you should be able to sell that to all the suckers wanted a 4x4 for omgsnowchaos winter. Probably make quite a bit over what you are asking too. 

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P38 (BMW diesel automatic) made it to the garage this morning.
It overheated three times in the 20 miles and by the time I got there it had blown a rad hose. I did try running it with the rad cap loose, but it spaffed the coolant extra quick when I did this, so I tightened the cap and blew a hose instead.....
It had a replacement engine, new rad, and water pump shortly before I bought it, so I don't think its not the first time it's done this.

Discussion with mechanic ensued, rad hoses ordered, those will be fitted and then diagnosis can proceed.... Current suspects, dodgy rad or HGF, but it's  a Range Rover, so it could be anything.

I did notice that nothing was connected at the bottom of the rad. I thought the rad on these included an ATF cooler, and there should be pipes from the box to the rad.
Time to hit forums and see what the setup should be for gearbox cooler.

E36 tds was collected, which has the same engine as the P38, but with 130k miles more on it, so they can be reliable, just maybe not in a Range Rover.
It's nice to have the BMW back.

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As predicted, Range Rover came out of garage on Tuesday. As the garage is on the same estate as Father's unit, Brother Fumbler burbled his way over there, only to give us the news that the front door has stopped working.

 

Normal service has been resumed.

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2 minutes ago, SRi05 said:

Thank you Mr Tickman for a most sensible motoring purchase. 

Someone buy my Prelude now plz thanx 

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I don't suppose you are looking for a set of winter tyres for that, are you ? I have a set of 205/55/16 with plenty of tread available 

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Just on a month ago I bought a couple of petrol pump globes on Ebay from a nice chap, I had paid via PayPal and due to fragility collected them. Yesterday I had an email from PayPal to say my payment was returned. I have never had this before and did wonder at first if it was a new scam. It wasn't, apparently the payment hadn't been claimed so they sat on it for a month. Luckily I had his phone number and contacted him, he had never checked his PayPal and just assumed the money was there (blamed his Mrs for setting things up wrong). To put things in order I have gone up with cash. Him and his brothers are into their cars (mainly Jaguars), but he showed me the X reg Omega V6 that he had recently bought to replace his Rover 75 that got written off when parked. The Omega is like new and I really mean like new, it has done 55k miles and comes with every receipt from new, including the original purchase receipt and the Tesco receipt for its first tank of fuel on the day it was collected from the dealer.  I just can't get over the condition, all the door shuts, interior and under bonnet are gleaming. He has fitted a new exhaust, think that was the only rattle.

He now doesn't want to use it as an everyday car as it's too good (the Rover was used mainly by his wife and used to pick up car park dents, I can see why he wouldn't want it to happen to this one).

I think it will be up for sale soon, I would love it so will keep in touch with him, no idea what I'd do with it though.

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32 minutes ago, gm said:

I don't suppose you are looking for a set of winter tyres for that, are you ? I have a set of 205/55/16 with plenty of tread available 

Much you looking for? It's got a set of winter continentals on at the moment but spares are always handy

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Mrs BMH had a look at the Merc today and immediately declared it a dog free zone. So that's both of her cars are dog free. My modern and the MGB are therefore the only cars the dog can travel in.

She also took her new motor for a run.

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Good to see a pug in its usual habitat.

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Well the new HT leads have made bugger all difference to the Y10's running issues.  Nor have the new plugs improved the MX5- in fact if anything it's slightly worse than it was.  The cable tie holding the CX's CV boot has come off, and the Raleigh now won't fire at all.  So last weekend's fettling was in effect a complete write-off.  I can feel a severe attack of CBA coming on this weekend.  And if things don't improve soon lots of stuff is going to get sold. I simply can't cope with this many broken vehicles.

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Nice - but not where I was expecting it to be. 

Now vehemently complaining that her Octavia vrs is hot (& it is, and I can’t work out why), now needs a new exhaust system ( main dealer only or aftermarket tuning version) , weeping water pump and a noisy top end means it needs time out of action.

so, this arrived yesterday

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I intended it to be a surprise, with a personal plate on it, but circumstances dictate she gets it now.  

Actions dictate happiness so marital harmony is restored. For now.   Huge bills looming.

 

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19 hours ago, SiC said:

Just paid for extra car storage. :)

First spot available on Monday with the next at the beginning of August. Yes, I've started looking already!

Thinking it will be a Dolly Sprint/GT6 (or Spitfire with GT6 engine)/Sprite (ideally as prefer over Midget). No massive rush as coming to end of season too when the bargains start coming up around end of August/September 

GT6 is still here. Just sayin'. 

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:04 AM, trigger said:

.....East Coast Retros meet this evening along with Practical Classics magazine, my god, what a turn out! .......

 

.....A Mazda Cosmo.

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......

 

That will be Phil Blake's. He has another one which has long been fit for spares only. There are only three of these things in the country. Someone's asking about 99 grand for the third one....

On 7/3/2019 at 7:59 PM, richardmorris said:

I’ve been sent a book to review, do any seasoned reviewers have tips for doing it? 

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In your usual style and with the benefit of decades of knowledge and experience, I would have thought. Accompanied by a pastis or three....

I have reviewed railway books in the past for the finescale model railway society that I belong to. Negative reviews don't go down at all well, even if you genuinely felt the book was shite. One member in particular had a go at me for it, and we've been at daggers drawn ever since. What, then, is the point of a book review if you're not allowed to write about what you felt?

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25 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

That will be Phil Blake's. He has another one which has long been fit for spares only. There are only three of these things in the country. Someone's asking about 99 grand for the third one....

In your usual style and with the benefit of decades of knowledge and experience, I would have thought. Accompanied by a pastis or three....

I have reviewed railway books in the past for the finescale model railway society that I belong to. Negative reviews don't go down at all well, even if you genuinely felt the book was shite. One member in particular had a go at me for it, and we've been at daggers drawn ever since. What, then, is the point of a book review if you're not allowed to write about what you felt?

Turns out I’m in the thanks section- along with the chairman and Ragnar.

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1 hour ago, mitsisigma01 said:

I was at the show, not in the Sigma though, not mot'd yet, great selection of cars and great weather, will go again, anyone know when the next one is? 

Think Trigger mentioned the 25th of this month. Although I might have got that wrong.

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