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by drcarlos
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Facebook marketplace twats
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Facebook marketplace twats

What it is with people that send the ‘is this still available’ standard question and then don’t respond when you reply it is?

What’s the fucking point?

It’s easy to see why wbac exists.
by drcarlos
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156437

Re: Your fleet running reports

Stopped at Innsbruck for lunch last year on the way to Salzburg (driven from Munich), it's a lovely place in the spring and would be really great now I'd imagine. Plans are forming for a road trip (currently planning for the Scoob) in a couple of years time to fit in the Eagles nest and stay in Salz...
by drcarlos
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156437

Re: Your fleet running reports

Combo needs a clutch now. Slipping, but only when cold. Spoke to my mate who seen this before, I knew it needed replacing as it felt horrid and the travel is right at the top of the pedal. Might just get one of the £100 SMF/Centre plate/pressure plate setups from eBay and get my mechanic to bung it ...
by drcarlos
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 864
Views: 12023

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

You couldn't guess but BJ is adamant he won't ask for an extension, there ain't going to be a general election so does BJ resign after spectaculary failing to deliver his promise, I don't think so. The only sane thing to do is revoke Article 50 but nothing about this whole mess has been sane. He co...
by drcarlos
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 864
Views: 12023

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Interesting take on the Bill and Royal Prerogative: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/02/proponents-of-the-new-bill-to-stop-no-deal-face-a-significant-dilemma-over-queens-consent/ One things for sure, this thing has more twists and turns than the Pike Peak hillclimb. I wouldn't want to call th...
by drcarlos
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Watches Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 17726

Re: The Watches Thread

Just looking for a strap replacement for my seiko sportura (yeah I know it only a cheap watch), uk £98 (I only paid about £125 for the watch in the jl clearance), eBay from the us £26, both oem seiko straps, mental. Not really the sort of watch I’d get a generic replacement for as it’s rose gold fin...
by drcarlos
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156437

Re: Your fleet running reports

Why not just lease a L200 for £200 odd per month ? You haven't had much luck with used ones and they do have a hard life. Don't want to go down that route at the moment, I'm going to look for low mileage privately owned ones this time. The Nav was a high miles but seemingly well maintained (bar the...
by drcarlos
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156437

Re: Your fleet running reports

Navara has survived another trip to the Vendee, although it may need a new alternator clutch before I sell it. Weekend will see the old headunit re-installed and the upgraded speakers removed (I'll keep them for the next truck to keep the spend down) plus a few bits of tidying up ready to move it on...
by drcarlos
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pitching a tent
Replies: 24
Views: 656

Re: Pitching a tent

I got a new awning when I bought the new caravan. I looked at air awnings and was gobsmaked by the price. Surely something that has a rubber air bladder should be cheaper or no more than a tent that has extra poles? It just seems another way to rinse you because it’s new. Got the pole awning in the ...
by drcarlos
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAO Legal Eagles (and/or Beagles)
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: FAO Legal Eagles (and/or Beagles)

I asked and got a contribution towards the repair on the Saab that had a faulty vacuum switch for the brake booster (in the v6 Aero, he covered the part cost) bought the new part and fitted it myself though and was no way in the order of magnitude of this. The ‘private trader’ was quite keen to keep...
by drcarlos
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAO Legal Eagles (and/or Beagles)
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: FAO Legal Eagles (and/or Beagles)

I asked and got a contribution towards the repair on the Saab that had a faulty vacuum switch for the brake booster (in the v6 Aero, he covered the part cost) bought the new part and fitted it myself though and was no way in the order of magnitude of this. The ‘private trader’ was quite keen to keep...
by drcarlos
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: That time of year again - 12hr Race
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: That time of year again - 12hr Race

Qualified 22 which was OK, but not stellar. Even with the Honda engine which was very strong with a great top end (right up there with the best) the rest of the mower is still too heavy to compete right at the top (CofG too high and generally over built). I started for the first time in about 10 yea...
by drcarlos
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: That time of year again - 12hr Race
Replies: 6
Views: 241

That time of year again - 12hr Race

https://www.facebook.com/events/299057471044445/ So I'm entered again this time it's a bit different. Instead of racing with Baz (we've raced every 12hr we've done together, he's declined this year due to work pressures) and another experienced racer on a Group 4. This time I'm doing it with my elde...
by drcarlos
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Best looking iteration of long-running car models
Replies: 61
Views: 845

Re: Best looking iteration of long-running car models

EG Honda Civic, remember that Pininfarina had design input, has aged really well in my opinion. Classic Impreza facelift model Mondeo from 2005ish era (ST models looked really purposeful) Fiesta MK1, XR2 and Supersport were spot on, never bettered for me Astra Mk1 GTE and SR, stocky, chunky and square
by drcarlos
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 710
Views: 14039

Re: eBay 996 build thread

JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:05 am
How about a twin-turbo Scooby Legacy motor? because flat six bro.
Legacy GTB was a 2.0 TT Flat 4 though, the latter 6's were NA. Although mighty car mods did turbo the 3.6 Tribeca motor with a fair amount of success.
by drcarlos
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 710
Views: 14039

Re: eBay 996 build thread

NotoriousREV wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:56 pm
The honeymoon could be over...

Something I dread seeing. Not good.
by drcarlos
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 864
Views: 12023

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

NotoriousREV wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:29 pm
I do find myself with some cautious optimism that at least some shit will get done, I'm just wary of what.
I think that's fair, whatever it is hopefully more than the whole heap of fuck all that May got done. We'll have to see whether it's good or not.
by drcarlos
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 864
Views: 12023

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

My other half spent the first 6 months of homeownership with a concrete floor in the living room while they saved for carpet. They sat on plastic garden chairs. It’s what you did Reclining garden chairs (borrowed) when we moved into our 1st place. 8-) Aye, 20 year old sofa (gifted), a minging cooke...
by drcarlos
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Broswer poll
Replies: 26
Views: 488

Re: Broswer poll

Mostly Chrome, but I'm looking into Brave for the built in stealth ad blocking, got it installed but not openly using it yet.

Work laptop dictates Chrome or Edge use but I'm on a Modern managed device 99% of the time so can use what I like.
by drcarlos
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156437

Re: Your fleet running reports

Went to replace the vacuum lines in the Navara. Took off the mastic holding them to the boost solenoid to discover it was also holding on the plastic piece that the pipe attached to. Bugger. Tried a repair but then discovered they are about £35 so ordered a new one. Often road until it turns up then...