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On 12/29/2022 at 1:08 AM, uk_senator said:

I just realised where that is!¬†ūü§£
I`ve seen you go by in the Bluey a couple of times, but I don't recall ever seeing the Capri.. I did see one in the same colour outside a garage not far away a few years back (but not yours):

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Remarkably similar and I had to check the interior and wingmirror to confirm it wasn't actually mine...! 

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On 28/12/2022 at 22:10, uk_senator said:

I didnt know the boundary was going to be that far in, I thought it was going to be no more than 50m inside the M25 for most of it

Don't forget that the M25 is not the Greater London boundary, there's quite a lot of non-London inside the M25 that Khan's authority doesn't extend to.

I used to live in the Borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey.  The entire borough lies inside the M25 but outside London.

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I ran up the Capri and let it warm through nicely, driving around the private driveway etc at my lockup to hopefully stop anything seizing up. IMG_20230102_143156_2.thumb.jpg.4b91ec33987e8fa4aefc63fe8a11ee8d.jpg

Looks odd without the grille. 

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Indicators now off, bumper to come out then headlights. I've realised it'll probably need towing up to the garage so may as well take everything that's needed off, without worrying about leaving it road legal anymore. 

I've also ordered up one of those Bissell mini carpet cleaners that YouTubers rate, the interior is in my flat at the moment so we'll see how that works.

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Carpet cleaner arrived today, decided to practice on the rear seats of the Capri

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I'll file that under "unexpectedly mucky"  (right hand dirty tank).

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Two front seats, upper bits of rear seat, carpet, boot carpet, headlining all to do.... Plus I'd like to see it have a go at the Mondeo's carpet...

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  • N19 changed the title to N19's fleet - plodding along

Mondeo parts fun, searching for a driver's door latch for a MK2 = seemingly impossible, for a MK3 = £3.95 off eBay.  Exactly the same part! That's fitted and has sorted the electrical oddities with locking, lights draining battery etc. 

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A free Sunday, I went for a drive around some Essex country lanes...

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It'd have been more fun in the Capri, but that's increasingly in boxes... Or being swept up...

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And a new tax disc courtesy of @cort16 and his snazzy online tool. 

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Heater ducts had some damage to the flexis which looks like it's been rubbing on something. Superglue cures all!

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There was also more organisation

 

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Before re packing boxes into the empty car. At least I can move in the garage now.

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In ULEZ news, I had hoped that local journeys (eg to/from my lockup) would be possible without triggering any cameras. No such luck - they've appeared already at the bottleneck next to the Co-Op ( @Andrew353w will know ) which I really hoped wouldn't be hit. I suppose the exact location of each will be a state secret to prevent people avoiding it. In the words of Mr hubnut, "Bother". 

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You're right! After reading your post I popped down to that location & took these pictures. Oddly, I returned home to find a U.L.E.Z. debate taking place on the "Talking Politics" programme. Several London boroughs (although Barnet was not one of them!) are refusing permission for the cameras to be erected. To date these are: Sutton (Lib-Dem) Bromley, Hillingdon, Bexley and Harrow (I don't know the political complexion of them) so it's not all "plain sailing" for the Mayor. 

 

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As a tangent to this discussion, all the commentators agreed that London's air needs to be cleaned up (no dispute there!) but they also all conflated "older" cars with "higher polluting" which is not necessarily the case. I refuse to accept that a 1 litre 05 reg Micra pollutes more than my 10 reg Subaru, but the U.L.E.Z. says otherwise....

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The latter boroughs you mention are all Tory controlled. 

It looks like the cameras will get anything that passes round there, even if one takes the shortcut through the parade of shops. They certainly weren't there a few weeks ago. There's another one further down, near the Golf Cabriolet that's been sitting there for at least 12 years.

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5 hours ago, Andrew353w said:

You're right! After reading your post I popped down to that location & took these pictures. Oddly, I returned home to find a U.L.E.Z. debate taking place on the "Talking Politics" programme. Several London boroughs (although Barnet was not one of them!) are refusing permission for the cameras to be erected. To date these are: Sutton (Lib-Dem) Bromley, Hillingdon, Bexley and Harrow (I don't know the political complexion of them) so it's not all "plain sailing" for the Mayor. 

 

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As a tangent to this discussion, all the commentators agreed that London's air needs to be cleaned up (no dispute there!) but they also all conflated "older" cars with "higher polluting" which is not necessarily the case. I refuse to accept that a 1 litre 05 reg Micra pollutes more than my 10 reg Subaru, but the U.L.E.Z. says otherwise....

‚ÄúOlder adults‚Ä̬†

‚Äúbaby on board‚Ä̬†

Seems like middle aged able bodied people are fair game, presumably.

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10 hours ago, Andrew353w said:

You're right! After reading your post I popped down to that location & took these pictures. Oddly, I returned home to find a U.L.E.Z. debate taking place on the "Talking Politics" programme. Several London boroughs (although Barnet was not one of them!) are refusing permission for the cameras to be erected. To date these are: Sutton (Lib-Dem) Bromley, Hillingdon, Bexley and Harrow (I don't know the political complexion of them) so it's not all "plain sailing" for the Mayor. 

 

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As a tangent to this discussion, all the commentators agreed that London's air needs to be cleaned up (no dispute there!) but they also all conflated "older" cars with "higher polluting" which is not necessarily the case. I refuse to accept that a 1 litre 05 reg Micra pollutes more than my 10 reg Subaru, but the U.L.E.Z. says otherwise....

I may be seeing things, but I passed by about half an hour ago and these cameras appeared to have vanished! I'll check again in the morning, but very curious. Maybe there's a shiter-friendly reader at 55 Broadway.

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9 hours ago, N19 said:

I may be seeing things, but I passed by about half an hour ago and these cameras appeared to have vanished! I'll check again in the morning, but very curious. Maybe there's a shiter-friendly reader at 55 Broadway.

I'll try to patrol the area occasionally and report back......

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