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    You can find a lot of useful info at...

    You can find a lot of useful info at http://www.gmtmasterhistory.com/
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    I was considering the VC 3rd Generation Overseas...

    I was considering the VC 3rd Generation Overseas Chrono, and was on the list with Harringtons in Manchester.

    The lead time was around 8 months, back in mid 2020 there wasn't a steel model anywhere...
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    We watched 'Finch' starring Tom Hanks on Apple...

    We watched 'Finch' starring Tom Hanks on Apple TV.

    Another post apocalyptic tale, featuring a dog and a robot with AI as supporting cast.

    Humorous and sad, but ultimately uplifting - definitely...
  4. Thread: New Tyres

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    Yes, we did exactly this with a previous R52...

    Yes, we did exactly this with a previous R52 Cooper S that my wife bought around 18 months ago.

    The car presented well, but was fitted with four new cheap Chinese Linglong tyres - I wouldn't drive...
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    We had mahogany frames in a previous house, and...

    We had mahogany frames in a previous house, and always used Sikkens base plus top coat.

    They provide a comprehensive range of colours, and the frames looked like new after 12 years when we moved.
  6. Thread: New Tyres

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    Tyre prices have risen significantly over the...

    Tyre prices have risen significantly over the past 12 months.

    I have used a small independent tyre fitter in Leigh for over 10 years, and always give him the option to quote for all our bike and...
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    Micah Richards usually wears a piece which...

    Micah Richards usually wears a piece which sparkles more than his commentary - I may have spotted a solid gold RO Overseas ?
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    Folks I appreciate all of the supportive...

    Folks

    I appreciate all of the supportive comments - the instant garage is too big to fit in the driveway at the side of the house, and the car bubble is indoor only.

    I'm going to stick with...
  9. Thread: RIP Paul Smart

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    Agreed - he put his name to a stylish Ducati...

    Agreed - he put his name to a stylish Ducati 1000cc retro-homage some years ago - it was very pretty.

    A sobering reminder to us all that motorcycle accidents happen, even to the best riders !
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    A plum red 1974 Triumph Toledo 1300, which was...

    A plum red 1974 Triumph Toledo 1300, which was passed down from my mother.

    I transplanted the dash and clocks from a scrapped Sprint, including the three centre dials.
    it was a slow old thing,...
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    My son is in 2nd year of uni, and picked up a...

    My son is in 2nd year of uni, and picked up a handful of Hello Fresh 50% vouchers at freshers week.

    Ingredients are fair, portion size reasonable, but the packaging waste in shameful.

    A...
  12. Thread: ULEZ Extension

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    I was contracting in London for a few months,...

    I was contracting in London for a few months, back in 2019 - I used to leave the car at Turkey Street, just off the junction of the M25 / A10.

    Plenty of safe on-road parking in a quiet residential...
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    Folks - a number of well intentioned but...

    Folks - a number of well intentioned but off-topic comments.

    To add some colour, my son suffers from acute OCD, and the car represents a last link to his deceased grandfather, with whom he always...
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    Outdoor Car Storage - Carcoon etc ...

    Folks

    Due to a temporary surplus of resto projects, I need to store a classic car outdoors over winter.

    It has sentimental rather than high monetary value for my youngest son, who inherited...
  15. Thread: Walter Smith RIP

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    He was manager of Everton for a while, but we all...

    He was manager of Everton for a while, but we all make mistakes.

    A thoroughly decent, old school footy manager.
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    If you like Harry's Garage - I can recommend the...

    If you like Harry's Garage - I can recommend the series on a full resto on a wonderful Jaguar XJC.

    I can't imagine what the final invoice will be, but it's a fascinating series of videos !
    ...
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    ^^^ That looks like a grand road - where were...

    ^^^

    That looks like a grand road - where were you ?
  18. Thread: Panic buying

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    Until the government put a framework in place to...

    Until the government put a framework in place to ensure fuel for critical workers, this is going to get unpleasant, very quickly.

    The boss is a district nurse, she does around 200 miles/week on...
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    That's interesting - do you have details of the...

    That's interesting - do you have details of the app, please ?

    #3 son has passed his online tests and is keen to get a driving test booked asap.
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    My two eldest sons both took an intensive 4 day...

    My two eldest sons both took an intensive 4 day course.

    Both passed first time and have proven to be safe, courteous drivers.

    Consider the value gained from 20 single hour lessons - the student...
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    @ASW1 - Good evening Alun I was torn between...

    @ASW1 - Good evening Alun

    I was torn between the green and a vivid electric blue that is featured on his Instagram page and website.
    ...
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    The Strap Tailor - Dark Green Ostrich ...

    I am extremely pleased with the honey ostrich that I ordered a few weeks ago from David at The Strap Tailor.

    I was looking for a new strap to give a lift to the IWC 5001, which is very sober on...
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    The correct name is Challis, I guess that your...

    The correct name is Challis, I guess that your spell checker was over zealous.

    He disliked the stereotyping that comes with a long term role, and was a credible theatre actor away from our tv...
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    I clearly recall receiving a Black Watch kit for...

    I clearly recall receiving a Black Watch kit for christmas 1976 - as I teenager, I had a passion for taking electrical items to pieces, to see how they work.

    The Black Watch was so cool, the start...
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    As an aficionado of the elderly R170 series SLK,...

    As an aficionado of the elderly R170 series SLK, I was annoyed to see that a perfectly good SLK320 had been sacrificed to fulfil the owners dream of owning a 1950's W198 Gullwing SL.
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