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by leafie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Earliest know tourer for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Earliest know tourer for sale.

Apparently the earliest know tourer.



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1054119
by leafie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 3192

Re: I just do not believe some people!

Hang on, you paid DOUBLE the required fee to use a space and the council said if you did it again the fine would stay? After 30 years in local government I'm sad to say in many areas a council are no longer there to help the community but to punish people where by doing so income generation has bee...
by leafie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2645

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

A car for somebody with the money and not prepared to wait for a fresh restoration at £24-£26k from one of the big restoration people?

I seem to remember a trafalgar blue traveller selling for around £23k at brightwells auction a few months back.
by leafie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 3192

Re: I just do not believe some people!

Is it my imagination,or are Audi drivers outdoing BMW owners in the 'inconsiderate driver ' competition? I don't think it's your imagination, on the motorway if your in the near side lane on the approach to an exit or in the third lane overtaking traffic the default position for an Audi driver seem...
by leafie
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 3192

Re: I just do not believe some people!

On Thursday I took my wife's car for its first service at the main dealer, my appointment was 10.30 am. I arrived at 10.15 am. they knew I was going to wait for the car as it was supposed to take under an hour. After two hours I asked how much longer it was going to take, half an hour later I was to...
by leafie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rover 3.5 V8 Engine Required.
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Rover 3.5 V8 Engine Required.

Well, after a long search it looks like I'm finally sorted with a replacement engine which is currently being fitted at a Rover P5 owners club recommend repairer only 269 miles from me :o What this has made me more aware of is the good supply of parts and number of specialist around for our minors. ...
by leafie
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rover 3.5 V8 Engine Required.
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Rover 3.5 V8 Engine Required.

Looking at options hopefully an sd1 or range rover engine with the later oil seals and heads Had a camera down No.6 and the top of piston is missing , if I'm very lucky I may get away with a piston but I think that's unlikely and I expect a rebuild is likely to be a lot more expensive than an engine.
by leafie
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rover 3.5 V8 Engine Required.
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Rover 3.5 V8 Engine Required.

Sadly my P5b has blown a piston, looks.like.I need an engine. :( If anyone knows of one available could you give me a shout.
by leafie
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not what it seems.
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Not what it seems.

When somebody hit the volvo I used to own the company that covered my Mini tried to increase the insurance on that even though they were different companies and I had NCB protection on both. When I refused they reduced it, I no longer bother with protected no claims because of the way it works, prot...
by leafie
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potteries Branch Rally-Foxfield Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Potteries Branch Rally-Foxfield Railway

Just been getting things together for my trip to Foxfield Railway tomorrow. :D

Anybody else planning to go?
by leafie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Here's a new one.
Replies: 12
Views: 3206

Re: Here's a new one.

I arrived into the work car park the other day to see a colleagues Merc boot open. When mentioned to him, after a few choice words he said it kept opening from the remote in his pocket when he moved about! Also said it had opened one night it rained and soaked everything inside :lol: Not just Merc'...
by leafie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfiring, cuts out, engine idle is irregular, and sometimes fails to start at all...help
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Backfiring, cuts out, engine idle is irregular, and sometimes fails to start at all...help

Sounds electrical to me, as said condenser first then points and dare I say it coil particularly if it looks llike it has been replaced in the last couple of years as there are a lot of poor quality new coils out there.
by leafie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Midsomer Murders.
Replies: 16
Views: 4863

Re: Midsomer Murders.

Brian in Saudi wrote:
POMMReg wrote:Is it just me or does anyone else find that "compare the mkt" advert - the one with the strutting blokes in tight denim shorts - more than a little disturbing?

I DO find it inappropriate!
Me too.

His shoes are entirely the wrong colour for that outfit :)
:lol:
by leafie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 14270

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Very sad news.

The club will be contacting Roy's family to both pass on condolences and to recognise Roy's incredible and prolific contribution to the messageboard over many years.
by leafie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where's Roy?
Replies: 76
Views: 16181

Re: Where's Roy?

Very sad news.

The club will be contacting Roy's family to both pass on condolences and to recognise Roy's incredible and prolific contribution to the messageboard over many years.
by leafie
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Midsomer Murders.
Replies: 16
Views: 4863

Re: Midsomer Murders.

Is it just me or does anyone else find that "compare the mkt" advert - the one with the strutting blokes in tight denim shorts - more than a little disturbing? I DO find it inappropriate! Me too, but I have a bit of a phobia about people who dress up and clowns, you can imagine I'm really comfortab...
by leafie
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Left wondering!
Replies: 31
Views: 4529

Re: Left wondering!

I Unfortunately no price in the ad, btw I thought we were obliged to include this! It just asked to phone for the bottom line. I suppose that in itself speaks volumes. I dare not call in case I'm classed as a time waster. :D There is no requirement to include a price, it is only advised, however it...
by leafie
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: A message for ADMIN.
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: A message for ADMIN.

irmscher wrote:Still no reply from the powers that be
I have moved this to a more appropriate forum and I'm sure your aware Cam would normally be on this like a shot, however he is currently fully occupied. If we could ask for your patience I'm sure he will address the issue at his first opportunity.
by leafie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor 1098cc bmc engine
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Re: Morris Minor 1098cc bmc engine

mike.perry wrote:Halfords 20/50 Classic oil looks and smells like Duckhams
Used the Halfords classic oil for some years now after it was recommended to me.
by leafie
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Best/alternative oil for Carburettor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Best/alternative oil for Carburettor?

I use 20/50 engine oil, a lot of people use 3 in 1 but it is really to thin for the job.