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by JPB
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3568
Views: 498536

Re: breakdown truck

Nah, you're alright Rich, I'll pass on that thanks. :) I'm probably going to get rid of both of my currently usable cars, I've had enough of owning vehicles and am just as happy to enjoy the exploits of youtubers such as Ian "Hubnut" Seabrook and Steph "I drive a classic" Holloway as worry about my ...
by JPB
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1057
Views: 561611

Re: What would you buy & why?

:idea: Buy an old Mercedes pre-Sprinter van, the sort of tough old thing that Zel's motorhome is based on, and shove loads of beanbags and other soft furnishings in the back so that your children don't get too badly hurt if you have a crash. Or buy a Maserati Quattroporte which must be one of the mo...
by JPB
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3568
Views: 498536

Re: breakdown truck

Hmm, my modern daily driver has a column shift and bench seats front and rear, but I'm not a teenager. :( I do believe that Toyota probably fitted these things for a reason, but that reason isn't practicality as its virtually impossible to move the front seat back & forth without a passenger being p...
by JPB
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3568
Views: 498536

Re: breakdown truck

Mmm. Maruti-Suzuki in bright red. :drool:

And for a bonus point, what make and model names did that car wear in its UK market guise?
by JPB
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How the hell do you tow this?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: How the hell do you tow this?

Hmm, we have our share of human oddities hereabouts but parking isn't a problem for my plot as I share my closest neighbour's drive when I find myself having accidentally bought another vehicle without having disposed of one beforehand. She's probably the best neighbour ever and not because she's ha...
by JPB
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How the hell do you tow this?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: How the hell do you tow this?

I did have covers on the van and the bB, but the a-holes over the road complained to the parish council and angry, pitchfork bearing peasants came to point out a missive in local planning rules which forbids such things as they're "aesthetically unacceptable," which is odd as the folk who have chick...
by JPB
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How the hell do you tow this?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

How the hell do you tow this?

Today, I have mostly been filling my mind with eBay and I found THIS.... I did think about how good that would look behind the Hilux, but wondered how it, the larger of my Japanese estate cars, could be made seaworthy? The Hilux can wade through 3 feet of liquid - the owner's instruction book fails ...
by JPB
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1011
Views: 334281

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I doubt that a UK DAB+ receiver would pick up UK content outside the UK, but then you missed out the other option you have: move to the UK. ;) Sorry, I know that this isn't a great idea. :lol: What about using an Android capable car radio, or an Apple play one if your device needs that. The 2017 Ken...
by JPB
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1011
Views: 334281

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Regarding a DAB aerial, I put a Kenwood DAB set (seen below these words) in my daily driver to replace the Clarion that came fitted, but was running Windoze CE and sadly couldn't be updated with an English language version, meaning that it insisted on telling me that I was in the sea, just off the b...
by JPB
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: wheeler dealers jag mk2
Replies: 19
Views: 7375

Re: wheeler dealers jag mk2

It's hardly uncommon for an engine that's been modified for better performance to be assembled with piston / bore clearances at the loose end of acceptable limits to allow for the extra heat generated by a hard driven car that came with a modified engine and had been used for the odd track day from ...