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by JPB
Sun May 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..
Replies: 727
Views: 23812

Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

Good old mini eh, just when you think everything that can be done has been done.. :sick:
And I wouldn't want a car with "Your Name Here" written along its right starboard flank, that's a bit crazy IMHO. ;)
by JPB
Sun May 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MG TF Question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1337

Re: MG TF Question.

:shock: How much? I didn't realise that these MR2s were so cheap! Buy both and that way, if the alternator should fail on one, just bury it in your garden and use the other. Much as I love all things Toyota, I can't help but feel that an MX5 would be far easier to mend, which would offset the extra ...
by JPB
Sun May 27, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MG TF Question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1337

Re: MG TF Question.

Keep on searching mate, Mazda made loads of the the things so it should be possible to find that well preserved and usable specimen. That said, a pal of mine has been looking for a good Bongo since 2015 and even the very expensive ones at specialist dealers' premises seem to suffer from very nasty r...
by JPB
Sun May 27, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..
Replies: 727
Views: 23812

Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

Hmm, tell you what, that's a pretty straight van and the guy says they've addressed the minor MOT advisories, and no fails or worse corrosion at all, which inspires confidence. Perkins Prima seems like a decent choice of engine, that one's not a turbo so should be good for many more years and miles ...
by JPB
Sat May 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MG TF Question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1337

Re: MG TF Question.

Headlights are from a Mazda MX5 Hmm, I'd have kept the whole Mazda and used that instead of gluing its lights to the blue thing, but each to their own.. Exhaust is Stainless Steel, therefore should never need to be replaced Someone clearly never made the mistake of buying a "stainless" system from ...
by JPB
Thu May 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 2745
Views: 61298

Re: breakdown truck

Hmm, something's not quite normal about the 306 but I can't quite see what it is..
:idea: Got it! The number plates have an illegal font.
:lol:
by JPB
Wed May 23, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MG TF Question.
Replies: 34
Views: 1337

Re: MG TF Question.

I like the idea that someone (chuffin' genius, IMHO) has brought the Allegro into the 21st century in this way. It beats BMW's attempt to do a similar thing to the mini.. ;) OK, so this Allegro is a one off and unlikely to be replicated given the absence of the budget that a massive German motor man...
by JPB
Mon May 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NEW word association game
Replies: 9793
Views: 148142

Re: NEW word association game

brown bread

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by JPB
Sun May 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Saab, Citroen, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 54
Views: 2658

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Saab, Citroen, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Isn't it possible to have your ECU repaired? I've done a few, the difficulty is separating the components without damage to leadouts and to the vias on the board as you try to chip away the resin. As for newer ones where many more components are surface mounted, they'll lead you down the road to cl...
by JPB
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..
Replies: 727
Views: 23812

Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

Rich, my wallet is still undergoing surgery following the impulse purchase of the Pajero. cars in that state of preservation don't come cheap and I may have spent a few quid over the odds to make sure it would be mine. :oops: (Come on people, we've all done it and in this case, I don't even feel gui...