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    West Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Historic Motorsport, Lancias, Golden Eagles, Badger Beer

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  • Current 911
    84 LHD 3.2 Carerra Coupe 257+ BHP (LSD non s/roof) - Mine since 1998, original and totally rust free!
  • Daily Driver
    2018 VW 2.0D Tiguan, Lancia Beta Coupe 2000 (Most Underated Car Ever!)
  • Lottery Car
    Ferrari 250 GT TDF
  • Day Job?
    Cutting & Drilling Tool Manufacture
  • Favourite Food
    Cheese - Especially ones with blue or green bits in!
  • Drink?
    Harveys Best Bitter, Badger Blandford Fly
  • Drive of your life
    Donington July 06

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  1. +1 Was just about to make the same point. A scanner will do nothing to help eliminate appearance differences that can be generated with some metallics simply through application technique (gun pressure, spray angle, wet coat thickness, etc ....)
  2. Personally I'd be less concerned about the potential risk failure of good condition (i.e. not excessively corroded or pitted) s/h OEM items than anything that has been Zinc Plated ??!!!!
  3. Shocked to hear of Sabine's passing - so sad. Always seemed so positive and full of energy. RIP
  4. Text message from GP arrived later yesterday with a different NHS link. Tried that and it offered earlier bookings at a nearer NHS centre rather than the commandeered pharmacy that I had booked earlier yesterday. Cancelled the original bookings I made yesterday I now have first jab on Tuesday at a local NHS centre. Didn't get confirmed second vaccination date with new booking but not so concerned about that. Think the NHS centres will be morel likely to provide Pfizer jab rather than AZ variant ...........
  5. Same here. I think every 55 year old in the country must have had a text at the same time and gone online to book all together. It took me about six attempts to get confirmed. Everytime I went to press confirm slot(s) had gone so had to go through routine again with earliest dates moving out a day each time. In for next Friday
  6. Absolutely +1 Whilst I openly admit to having something of a Lancia Beta fetish I would love to get hold of a nice HPE - I had one in the early 90s as a daily and it was one of the best cars I have ever owned. Unfortunately prices starting to go up but still a relative bargain. Forget the Clarkson b*ll*cks these are great cars and were leagues ahead of most typical British stuff of the 70s/early 80s. Lampredi Twin Cam, dual circuit discs all round, 5 speed, Macpherson struts with first mainstream multi-link rear suspension, 120 Bhp, quick, fabulous neutral handling for FWD. This looks nice for £9K https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=317178231&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=14700&makeModelVariant1.modelDescription=HPE&makeModelVariant1.modelId=2&pageNumber=1&scopeId=C&sfmr=false&action=eyeCatcher&fnai=prev&searchId=60d13e9e-b377-7f09-254c-da1f2eedb2e7
  7. Ian, any updates? Please tell us that VT's prediction was wrong ...........!!
  8. Given that David has one and has provided endorsement then I don't feel quite so ashamed to admit that I bought a new one on offer online somewhere 2 years ago. Feels like something from poundland and the receiver unit is tackily glued onto main instrument body with clear blobby stuff that turns to jelly the first time you use it and it gets warm. I read reviews before I bought so was anticipating this but a spot of superglue has done the job. I bought it to set idle CO/mixture setting on my Lancia (carb) and it has proved to be pretty accurate - i.e. v MOT. The Porsche (3.2) CO seems to be very stable and varies by less than 0.1% between MOTs. I have used the Porsche when warm as a check/test of the Gunson and it does seem to match. I do find it does take a good 5-10 minutes of being powered up before it stabilises and even then there is slight upward drift but that isnt really a problem if you just re-zero in air between tests.
  9. Ah the perils of using "interweb" - thanks for the correction! On the subject of copper then its consumption by the automotive sector would probably quadruple if we all switched to EVs.
  10. topcarrera

    Lego IB

    Our daughter has got a bit of a thing about Land Rover Defenders and asked for this model for Xmas - she still hasn't finished it!
  11. Wondering if anyone on here has experience of the above ...?? Looking at options for putting a poured resin coating on a clean, sealed prisitine smooth concrete floor in a brand new c20K sqft industrial unit. Very light industrial machinery, 1 x 3 tonne max FLT in use & pallet trucks. Products mainly soft (textile, paper etc..) few heavy metallic/sharp objects being handled. How much £ per SQM ? Needs to last at least 5 years
  12. Which of course has very little to do with Brexit
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