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  • Birthday 09/04/1951

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    2 Triumph motor cycles, then;
    A mini traveller (1963 I think, reg; 1321 PG) then, a 1965 mini 850, rebuilt with 1000 engine and 1100 gold seal g'box and diff assembly - sold

    1969 1600 Cortina, rebuilt with 1600 GT engine and 1600E diff assembly - sold

    Then some newer stuff, a 2.0S MK Cortina, a couple of 1.6i Ghia Orions, in the days when the 'i' was important, and including a Mondeo, an SRi Cavalier, 2 Rover 600's an S-Max and finishing with a Honda Accord 2.2 TDi; a very nice car for cruising long distances.

    We had a Ford Kuga for comfort, carrying capacity and the grandchildren but that's now gone
    A Mercedes SL500 (via an SLK200AMG and a Boxster) for long distance comfort travel, also gone
    Now I have a late 2012 black SL350 AMG

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  1. Just be aware that the winscreen capping, as an aftermarket replacement, can be quite flimsy and easily damaged during raising and lowering of the roof. I looked on line and bought a nice second hand, original cap from the USA. Yes, it needed a little bit of fettling, some scratch removal and a good polish, but, once done and fitted, it looked as though it had always been there. Potential; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tr4a-Windscreen-capping-original/403610417178?hash=item5df90e381a:g:XHsAAOSwx0ZhTxop&pageci=5f73a7d7-d028-47f1-b4f5-b065687cf75a&redirect
  2. If it was the one at Kelvedon Hatch Roger, it's the one the PM would have used. It's the reason the Central Line was kept open all the way to Epping. Underground bunker and underground train to get there.
  3. Works out to be about the same as here (give or take a few coppers) NZ$1 = £0.52, so £1.56 - £1.65 / litre
  4. True, but in Swindon for example there are 2 Sainsburys 2 Asda and a Tesco, with 8p/ltr between the lowest price and the highest. That equates to a fiver per tank full
  5. Anyone using www.petrolprices.com? I'm making a long, looping trip starting later this week, to the wild West (of London) Reading, Bristol, Ashbury, Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Oxford, Henley, Didcot, Henley, Morton in the Marsh and home. I've got petrol prices app on my phone and it gives me the prices from all the fuel stations in any requested area It doesn't stop the cost hurting, it just reduces the pain
  6. Yup Aged 52 A heart attack they say Seems to be more and more common, a shame, he was a cracking cricketer and must have had a degree in sledging. RIP
  7. Ohhh you are awful . . . . . .but I like you
  8. JohnG

    Crazy Date

    Yea Gods, you lot need to get out more . . . . .
  9. Ian I had to renew my licence at 70 I now have to renew my licence every 3 years. It's because I'm 70, which, I hope, applies to the rest of the driving UK
  10. I didn't know Dave, but, as a TRR member, he must have been a good guy. My sincere condolences to his family. As for delaying TRAction Wayne, now that the arrival of the mag is reliable, a deliberate and justified delay of a few days is really not important, given the significant reasons involved. John
  11. I got nowhere It resolved itself when my licence arrived in October
  12. Sorry to be a pessimist but starting in June last year I tried to contact the DVLA over and over again Never did get anywhere, pointless messages, terminated calls and unattended emails All hiding behind covid
  13. JohnG

    Mr Djokavic

    Well . . . . . . I'm thinking Australia means business. Whats so special about him. Its about time some of these people who believe that they are celebrities, were put in their place. Well done Australia.
  14. Medical experts in London today were asked if it is time to ease the COVID lockdowns. Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but Neurologists thought the government lacked the nerve. Obstetricians felt certain everyone was labouring under a misconception, while Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted. Many Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while Paediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!" Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, whil
  15. Just pandering to your kneejerk position Keith, there is so much pressure to 'go smart' that you have to ask, Why? Cost savings for the company, obviously, but, the reliability of these things is still patchy. To start with, is it beyond the wit of man to cater for power cuts, by having the manufacturers fitting meters with a back up battery system? Out of the blue, following emails extolling the virtues of smart meters, and my point blank replies, refusing to have one, my previous supplier (British Gas) sent me an email, saying that an engineer would be arriving at my address,
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