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About wjgco

  • Birthday 09/04/1951

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    Chelmsford
  • Cars Owned:
    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 new stuff, 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.

    Now have a Ford Kuga for comfort, carrying capacity and the grandchildren and a Mercedes SL500 (via an SLK200AMG and a Boxster) for long distance comfort travel.

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  1. wjgco

    Mystery car

    Books and radio are best BUT, the pictures in both are in colour
  2. That's a rock and a hard place, certainly. Best of luck
  3. Knowing absolutely zero about the ins and outs of listing and curtilage, my question is; What about your big workshop? If you are unable to build the workshop you need (need, not want), where does that leave you?
  4. As is often the case, the few muck it up for the many. IMHO I do think that just sweeping away all the buttons was an over reaction, it would have been better to try and identify the culprits (IF the system recorded and stored that information in a a way that allowed its recovery)
  5. Alan At the risk of sounding a little rude (but not my intention), it sounds as though you are punching above your weight
  6. Talk about going the extra mile! Did you know what you were driving into?
  7. Never say never Sue, it comes back to bite you and to be fair, he polished up alright, under your tutelage.
  8. Oh yes, very much so. Son of a Warwickshire gentleman blacksmith/sailor and a Lancashire lady scientist and mother
  9. I don't know (or can't remember, take your pick), if this has been run before, if so, I can remove it, but, there is similar on another forum and I thought it might be worth a try here; Anyway, how did you meet your other half? To be fair, I'll kick off; 1st saw her when the school bus was dropping her brother off at our all boys school; The Saint Birinus Academy for the Sons of Gentlefolk. 1st date; Fixed up by me writing a short note, gave it to my sister, who went to the girls grammer shool, where she gave it to SWMBO sister, who went to the same school, who gave it to
  10. wjgco

    Recommend

    You will not do better than utilise the bottomless well of knowledge here. Ask a question, any question and answers will be quick and comprehensive. I found that, with time, I started offering advice to newcomers . . . Who would have thought . . . . . . . .
  11. A real haul . . . https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13182175/rare-supercars-bristol-urban-explorer/amp/
  12. Back in the late 60's my dad saw one in a shed in New Zealand. He asked "how much" The owner said "around £12k" (over £234k today) Dad offered to buy it and ship it home Reply; "Ummmmm, no, it's alright where it is"
  13. Must admit V-Power was my choice, but, following a long and informed thread on this forum, moved to Esso Synergy. The V-Power has ethanol added, whereas here in the South, we were reliably informed the Synergy hadn't. Where you lived dictated which refinery your fuel comes from and in some areas, Synergy has ethanol added, so some searching on here would be in order. Note If my memory serves, it's the MU that suffers with ethanol . . . .
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