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  1. When my power washer packed up I replaced it with four Eastern Europeans The car looks Fab
  2. Cars ain’t cars anymore.... There boring with no characters.... They all look the same...build quality and aftercare service is crap... No enjoyment at all... I’m big petrol head...cars from yesterday years.... Bring back 60s 70s 80s models back... cars with great characters...
  3. The reason it’s packed that way is ?. 1. To protect it from getting damaged and having the paint scrape off the bar. Because Mr Jones from Azerbaijan complained to the damage department 2 .Its to confuse the buyer when it’s delivered to the house thinking oh yes what’s in this big box can’t wait to rip it open and shouting going oh **** it’s that bloody crow bar... 3. Is why is it in this big box..
  4. Awesome another top quality Gin palace what’s on hire on the southern side.... Good luck to NYA they have a couple of lovely boats already and another one to the fleet will do them justice... will look forward seeing it about
  5. Lots of Tyre Regs have changed over the years.... tread depths.. tread size... crossply always heated up more under stress... Due how the tyre was built in its construction... That’s why manufacturers switched to radial because the construction of a radial causes less heat build up under stress.... This is why mixing tyres is a big no no... As many Garages MOT will fell as having non matching tyres fitted to the wrong vehicle... Reading the very very small print on tyre regs for MOTs is absolutely crazy... speed rating... load rating and so on.... As EU regulations 2012 TPMS tyre pressure monitoring system what’s fitted on all cars now have to be working correctly for MOT if not that is a fail...
  6. You bought a car with normal tyres on the front and run flats on the back... That would of set alarm bells ringing straight way..... especially with budget blow outs on the front.... Well that tells you it should be running run flats on all four wheels on that vehicle... So basically you was sold a vehicle what was illegally unsafe for the road... what made the MOT invalid straight away... Instant MOT Failure... If I was you I would go back to that dealer and asked why he sold you a car with mixed tyres on it and you had to change them at your expense!! You don’t ever mix tyres... like years ago you was aloud to mix cross plys on the front and radials on the rear... but not the other way around....
  7. Robin I hope you’ve informed your insurance company that you have removed your run flat tyres... And fitted them with normal tyres... Insurance companies would make your policy void.. And MOT failure... Technically you’ve made a serious modification to the car with out informing them.. Your wheels are built for run flats... where the run flats take the stress on the side wall normal side walls won’t... There for taking stress on the wheels what could cause it to crack and disintegrate causing total failure... If your insurance company are happy with your modification they will adjust your policy and quote it that you have made a serious modification to the vehicle..
  8. I bet you had some good times away in that Grendel... I always like the York diesel front ends on the MK1 transits Because the engine was to big to fit in the standard grill...
  9. Now after sleeping on this I reckon (Marky) Baitrunner needs to show us photo evidence of these bake beans Boxing Day buffet... Try saying that after a few gins ha ha ha...
  10. Grendel.... JA has a spare V4 engine for you... ha ha ha . Was yours Essex V4 1.7 Or 2.0 L ... Must of been in mk1 transit.. I use to like the firing order on them 1234.. On my apprenticeship the company had a in house fire brigade 3 fire engines and a 1972 L reg mk1 transit fire tender I use to look after... use to make me laugh opening the bonet up looking in and seeing this little engine in there... Your right there Grendel those tappets always needed adjusting.... it had very low mileage on the engine... Then one day they was doing a fire drill and it decided boil up and seize up... So changed it with a 2.0ltr pinto with yes twin Webber’s.. Another great engine... went like a rocket...
  11. JA everything seems to completely complicated and to technical... my boys sort my tech side out... I’m good with my iPhone nd iPad... anything else I pass-on.. This technical stuff is way to technical for me to use...The washing machine... microwave... oven... kitchen sink...all that’s the wife’s department ha ha ha...
  12. I can picture it now JA the whole fiesta all over the place.... I Remember having my 4 spoke 13”RS alloys in my wardrobe at the time... but I can beat that a few years back now having A twin set of eminox exhaust pipes for my old scania in the spare room.... The Mrs hit the roof when she saw them sat there ha ha ha
  13. Grendel I hope you leave some for the cats
  14. That’s the sad part of engine tuning these days.... Ear to the carb with a slight tweak on the screwdriver as you said long gone what is sad... just think years ago any problems use to be a spray of carb cleaner clean the foam air filters job was a good one.... or a Sunday afternoon would be carbs off .... news paper on mother’s dining table stripping the carb down cleaning it using a foot pump for the tyres to use as an air gun to blow it through.... while all this is going on you’ve got mother in the back ground shouting can you smell petrol ha ha ha...
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