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by LobbyLudd
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 4468

Re: I just do not believe some people!

KeithL wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:09 pm
geoberni wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:51 pm
No other explanation needed....BMW.JPG
Doesn't that stand for Brains Made of Water?
Also some have said it means their is a domination in some of these peoples attitude that it also means :-
I own a considerably "Bigger Monthly Wage" than yow !
by LobbyLudd
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15 minutes of nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 773

15 minutes of nostalgia

Stumbled across this on BBC Radio i Player . Worth a listen, in particular this one episode , from an original series on BBC4 called Stepping Stones by Piers Plowright Episode 3 -Titled 'The Chuckler : A Short Ride in a Smart Machine' Happy, sad and reflective described in just 15 minutes. It brough...
by LobbyLudd
Thu May 24, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle of historic interest mot
Replies: 25
Views: 2617

Re: Vehicle of historic interest mot

Being in a similar position I just gave up going round in circles ,it was far less time consuming and hassle in the end just to go and get an MOT at the usual time that it was due recently.

This could have been a modern script included for re running the old sit com 'Yes Minister'
by LobbyLudd
Fri May 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?

Yes they are partly arranged in colour groups and look to be very uniform shapes . (not random enough for scrappage scheme intakes it looks) It still then begs the question ,did the government dept decide to go ahead in the end and destroy all those classic cars that were photographed in a large sep...
by LobbyLudd
Fri May 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?

I don't particularly blame any owner for taking advantage of what at the time seemed a very generous part exchange offer at that time particularly for a vehicle that was not seen to be worth in any other way the scrappage exchange figure and would certainly be seen to otherwise cost far too much cas...
by LobbyLudd
Thu May 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?

What happened to all those dozens of classic cars , including some Minors ,MGs lots of Minis etc etc. that were last heard of sitting on an airfield (somewhere in Bucks I think it was) included in the hundreds of Government Scrappage vehicles ? The government department apparently have always refuse...
by LobbyLudd
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ebay brake shoes "Borg &Beck"
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Ebay brake shoes "Borg &Beck"

I am afraid the Borg & Beck brand is one I would personally choose not use again as I lost confidence due to when a year or so ago using a 'B&B' clutch then discovered at cost that it was an inferior quality far east 'branded' clutch . Travelled about 5 miles and smoke issuing from the rubbish quali...
by LobbyLudd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How we used to travel
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: How we used to travel

And this started off with a much shorter distance moggy ferry crossing
by LobbyLudd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How we used to travel
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: How we used to travel

Thought this may be of interest. British Rail (Eastern Region) publicity photo taken circa 1964 as part of an advertising campaign for the Motorail service. The Moggie convertible is being unloaded from it's two-tier car transporter carriage at Edinburgh Waverley Station. It was loaded onto the tra...
by LobbyLudd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 6255

Re: Mot

That is the situation I am in and DVLA were useless in their comments regarding this situation . Your solution to have the vehicle MOT’d would appear to initially solve the issue . I had only renewed the cars tax last month anyway and the suggestion has been as a consequence I could not officially ...
by LobbyLudd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 6255

Re: Mot

That is the situation I am in and DVLA were useless in their comments regarding this situation . Your solution to have the vehicle MOT’d would appear to initially solve the issue . I had only renewed the cars tax last month anyway and the suggestion has been as a consequence I could not officially ...
by LobbyLudd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 6255

Re: Mot

My MOT expires on the 26/4 and the vehicle becomes exempt on the 20/5 . It is taxed and insured through both these dates . Do I need to declare SORN or just let the MOT expire . I would not use it during this gap . Reaon for not refreshing the MOT is its only covered two hundred miles since the las...
by LobbyLudd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmoc Site changed ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3165

Re: Mmoc Site changed ?

les wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Looks like I can add pics.
IMG_0970.JPG
Struth is that D.L.T. ? (used to be called 'The Hairy Cornflake' in the 60's 70's)
Looks a great deal older now !!
by LobbyLudd
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Significant anniversary's this year!
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Significant anniversary's this year!

Oops back to things on rubber tyres then ! -

70th Anniversary of the launch of the Land Rover
by LobbyLudd
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Significant anniversary's this year!
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Significant anniversary's this year!

In addition to another much more important 70th ! :lol: :- 70th Anniversary of the formation of the NHS (It still seems to be going ?) 70th Anniversary of the formation of a group nationalised British Railways ( now all in private operators hands with one lot operating the track and assorted others ...
by LobbyLudd
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?

That'll be it then, my artwork will simply depict a 1948 'promotional show model' car. (No more over concern on this detail with me now thank goodness !)
Thanks finally again :)
by LobbyLudd
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?

I'm not at all sure that original production MMs had the wide coachline. I've only ever seen it on photographs of pre-production/publicity cars which is what some restorers have then copied. My own car certainly didn't have it but that was not particularly early. Maybe we'll never know unless someb...
by LobbyLudd
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?

My dad had bought a lovely second hand 1937 Morris 12 in deep maroon - I was six then and he had scraped and saved over years for a car . In reward for polishing it with the revolutionary new Johnsons One Step Wax "The only polish to give a shine too deep to measure" I was permitted to raise it up o...
by LobbyLudd
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?

Ah Ha The wonder of this site - :lol: thanks palacebar I myself was only 2 years old at that time and I just cannot remember !. I had not even started driving my Tri-ang pedal car but I do remember that actually had shiny hubcaps and a boot ! I thought later it had similar features to that 'one and ...
by LobbyLudd
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Historically correct details for 1948 Lowlight please ?

Yes do realise now more accurately studying that part of the book it was in fact Keith Fletchers (apologies to Mr Fletcher) :oops: Its just that with several thousand sets of eyes expected (including enthusiasts) to be noticing the illustration as part of the project for later on in the spring Inatu...