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by leafie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Holding Deposit Scam
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Car Holding Deposit Scam

Unfortunately today I have been told that some sellers on internet sites are offering to hold cars for a refundable deposit until people can view them once things return to a more normal situation. This sounds good, sadly they are apparently taking these refundable deposits from more than one person...
by leafie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No comment
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: No comment

Blocking comments on cars for sale was a decision taken by the club committee. The club received a number of complaints from people who had advertised cars for sale and who were greatly upset by some of the comments made. It got to the point where almost every advertised car came in for a barrage of...
by leafie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3580

Re: Euphemisms

Admin wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:05 pm
I was focused on something else but I'm sure the voiceover said something like the software is not able to highlight stopped vehicles without an unacceptably high false positive rate. :o
Well it is a government purchased computer system.
:roll:
by leafie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3580

Re: Euphemisms

Will be interesting to see how many "incidents " are down to drivers completely ignoring the red X lane closed sign on the gantry even though it is illegal to ignore it. My experience is that countless drivers just carry on down the closed lane and nothing seems to be done.
by leafie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3580

Re: Euphemisms

Programme tonight 7.30pm on BBC North West about smart motorways being dangerous. Guessing the M60 will feature quite strongly.
by leafie
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3580

Re: Euphemisms

The Nissan flashes up a warning on the dash if you get too close to the car in front, ignoring the warning apparently causes the car to slow down until the gap is reinstated. If the car in front brakes heavily so will the Nissan apparently automatically put the hazard lights on and not rear end the ...
by leafie
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3580

Re: Euphemisms

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:33 pm
How many of us do you imagine drive cars with "automatic braking" though
Which is why I said "when it becomes the norm". My wife's 2 year old Nissan has it as does my son's 3 year old Skoda, therefore I think it is coming more quickly than we think.
by leafie
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3580

Re: Euphemisms

These days I spend a lot of time on the M6, M61 and M60. Taking them in order M6 very few broken down cars, M61 same, M60 same. M6 1 maybe 2 crashes a week on the bit I use M61 same M60 constant almost daily usually in the 3rd lane. Audi or BMW stuffed in the back of another Audi or BMW. M60 (smart ...
by leafie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 29
Views: 5655

Re: Not what they used to be!

les wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:52 am
Ahh many a good day had removing parts from the car on top of two others! Where did it all go wrong?
At least we had them days, before it all went silly.
Memories of Saturday mornings back when I could climb on to the bonnet of one car to get to another without making peculiar noises. 😊
by leafie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member and quick question!
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: New member and quick question!

Halfords classic oil is the one I use, I'm told it's Castrol in a Halfords tin and that Wilkinson's 20/50 is the same and the cheapest of the three. Having looked at all three they look the same but that doesn't of course mean they are.
by leafie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: A little shocked

What gets me with the price of classics is alot seem to get snapped up by dealers and then inflated. Pet hate of mine. There's a convertible made from a saloon doing the rounds at the moment, very shiny body but also very scruffy engine bay. It was for sale at £11995 for months on a web site, sold ...
by leafie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage bare metal shells
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Heritage bare metal shells

Just seen an advertisement offering to build better than new travellers using "Heritage bare metal shells" for just under £20k. That's great I thought finally heritage shells available, think of all the welding it saves. :D Turns out the devil is in the detail and it is an offer to rebuild a car usi...
by leafie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another dodgy ID on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Yet another dodgy ID on eBay

On another club forum I am a member of this issue has been a problem due to v5 documents for a particular model which has a far higher value than other models being advertised,the body shells are identical so you can see the attraction. The response from eBay is provided the seller states it is sold...
by leafie
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy being a TV star?
Replies: 17
Views: 1868

Fancy being a TV star?

If you're looking for a traveller and fancy being on television this could be for you.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-Morris- ... ect=mobile
by leafie
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.

Best off having a thread/post of logbook's for sale, whereby, we copy the details from it & members can type in - whatever info is available ie. registration/engine/chassis number - using the "search" facility, details will ping up AS a logbook previously for sale Totally agree there needs to be so...
by leafie
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.

So having reported this I've now had an email telling me the item I am interested in ends soon :roll:

Now sold.

Don't want to scare anybody but if you own similar car keep an eye on it.
by leafie
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: CSL415 V5 and VIN plate.

Already reported . :D
by leafie
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Earliest know tourer for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Earliest know tourer for sale.

myoldjalopy wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:25 pm
A Morris Minor is never "just another car"! :D 8)
So true :D
by leafie
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Earliest know tourer for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Earliest know tourer for sale.

les wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:21 pm
-----and the greatest known price!
I always worry about earliest and latest claims because I know if I bought such a car an older or newer one would turn up within about a week making mine just another car.