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  1. Not a 'peoples' reaction', rather a piece of roadside furniture's reaction. Driving along today when suddenly a warning sign lights up its flashing amber lights and displays the message "Overheight Vehicle - Turn Back". As I was the only vehicle on that stretch of road at the time, it was a bit of a worry - I was half-expecting to disappear down a rabbit burrow any second, .
  2. This one has been arrested several times and doesn't even get interviewed before being 'released without charge' to go straight back and (in her words) "unleash hell" on drivers, . Considering her husband's position (from which he has just resigned as it happens) you have to wonder if old 'Sadsac' had any influence on her multiple releases, .
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    I'd like to know which of them is going to admit to a bit of low-flying and now has the tip of a pyramid rammed up his engine intake?
  4. @ChillidoggyI think you've just found me a new top-of-the-list contender. The perfect balance of understated elegance and easy accessibility and as for the colour scheme - . As a bonus, it'll be no problem locating it in a car-park - just follow the trail , .
  5. @Bibs I did have this a few years back as our dog-mobile Maybe I should have held onto it, or would it being the MG version rule it out as being too sporty?
  6. Now that I'm entitled to draw my State Pension, I think that I really need to give my image a compatible makeover. The flashy sportscar is all well and good for the young, rakish, lad about town but I'm not sure how it sits with my newly-acquired OAP status, . Based on observations of some of my local contemporaries, I've narrowed down the possible replacements for the Evora to a shortlist of 3. Decision, decisions, decisions. I suppose at the end of the day, the final choice will be based on its availability in the obligatory hearing-aid beige colour scheme inside and out, and of course the ability of its rear parcel shelf to accommodate the required 'badges of office' identifying my man of leisure position, i.e. the Panama hat, box of paper tissues, and a couple of scatter cushions, . If it were your choice, which of these 3 beauties would you go for?
  7. Deferred. I'm still going to be working for a bit yet and I'm already getting an RAF pension, with a further personal plan kicking in next week so I'll leave the State one until I need some extra petrol money, . Getting the thread back 'on topic', I was down in a nearby retail park today and attracted the attention of a group of car-culture youths who were really interested in hearing all about the Evora. While they were giving it a good look-over, a shopper strolled past and made some comment along the lines of "Why would you want to run around in something like that?", , before jumping into their Nissan Puke, .
  8. Oi! I qualify for my State Pension, sorry, pocket money a week today and I certainly don't regard myself as ancient, well not yet anyway, .
  9. @ChrisJ Can't really 'cone-done' that sort of action, . After all, we (the taxpayer) paid for that vital piece of traffic management equipment which could have been damaged by her skull, .
  10. I don't know what has made me more unhappy, the failure of the side repeater light as 'reported' a couple of posts above or, having spent £60 on a replacement (and let's not forget another £3 or so for the 'Evora' stickers as the new one only has a blank space), that when I went to fit it this morning I discover that the old unit is functioning perfectly again, . It would appear that, in common with the front sidelights, the LEDs in these units can also self-heal, . Since I've got the arch-liner out already, I might as well crack on and install the new light anyway. Maybe I should have ordered two as the 'shock' to the system of the the new one will undoubtedly cause the one on the other side to fail now.
  11. This explains part of the problem.................
  12. Following on from my response in this thread yesterday to the rumoured Christmas tree shortage, it just so happens that my return load each night will be for a certain Irish-based nationwide toy retailer. Happy to be doing my bit towards mitigating these potential domestic crises, .
  13. Starting in about 4 weeks time, 5 nights each week for the following 8 weeks or so, I'll be trucking a trailer-load of trees (freshly cut in the Scottish Highlands) down to our satellite depot in Stoke-on-Trent for onward shipment to various locations 'darn sarth' - I'll let you know where if you want to beat the queues?
  14. I didn't bother trying to re-use any of the clips even although they were new a few weeks ago as not that many of them had survived the removal process in any case. Full set of new clips installed on Saturday and the same full set of new clips ripped-out and chucked in the bin on Sunday, . Fortunately, I've still got enough unused ones for the re-install once the replacement light is in place.
  15. The side repeater on the nearside of the Evora has decided to call it a day. I'd hoped that it was just a loose wire as I'd disconnected it to remove the front clam for the recent clutch master cylinder replacement, and then I was working right alongside that particular piece of wiring again yesterday when I had to deal with a tiny weep from the clutch hydraulic line, but no such luck. It's dead. New one ordered on B&C's eBay site. £60!!! - the LED that's failed probably costs about 20p but it's a sealed unit so that's that then. I think the most annoying thing is that I've had to rip-out the wheel arch liner yet again. Any of you who've experienced this task will know just what a pain in the proverbial it is and I'd only just fought with it getting it back in last night, .
  16. Went into town today and since it was a nice day I thought I'd take the Evora as it was an opportunity to give the newly-replaced clutch hydraulics a good workout. At one pedestrian crossing, a young couple (I say young - they were probably about mid-30s which is young to me, ) were waiting to cross from the other side of the road so the guy was looking to his right watching for the traffic stopping and didn't see me approaching from his left. As they started over the crossing, he then looked left at which point he stopped in his tracks and his jaw visibly dropped open, - his wife/girlfriend/partner/walking companion (other alternatives are available) literally had to drag him to the pavement as the lights were changing, where he then stood still open-mouthed until I'd proceeded some way down the road. I suppose my P&J does have a certain 'presence' in full-frontal (ooh-err missus) aspect.
  17. These arrived today, . Hopefully this will put an end to the supposed 'professionals' in the car repair world dropping the wheels onto the brake calipers every time they have a need to remove them. Somehow though I doubt it - they'll probably now just pull the wheel that extra couple of inches towards them then still let it drop, .
  18. I was fortunate enough to bag a Radium on the used market a few years back and my only regret is that I didn't get one sooner. Car sounds so much better on an open throttle and has a good chunk more oomph (apologies for the technical term, ) in the mid-range. @Cdm2018 It really is a fairly straight-forward job - the hardest bit is getting the OE airbox out of the engine bay as it seems to be about 3 sizes too big for the space that it's fitted into, . Here's the instructions so you can assess the required level of spannering ability in advance: RADIUM INSTRUCTIONS, COLD AIR INTAKE, EVORA.pdf
  19. So… Jennifer saw me ordering more parts for my Evora online. She asked where I got the money for all that. “Dont worry, I been getting some overtime” I said. She said "Don’t be wasting money when we’re trying to finish the house in the near future." She then told me that if she catches me doing it again she’s gonna smash my head in to the keyboard. Well, here I am, online buying a few more parts for my Lotus again and clearly I don’t give a shikdhale3kxbaka78pcbf to isnbaiensodien bjsnsjskoaos. S. Si shnf djanala12oxndhs48 oalndid. Siidhdie63636 zhaopfheo slolsbsi91ahdla.?wukdo172zcjdnx edjemdjk
  20. Totally agree. I should never have sold mine. Also a twin plenum, and had been 'breathed-on' extensively by John Eales. Always been a fan of Rover, probably as a result of the car in which I learned to drive - brand new it was then and my old man still trusted me in it, .
  21. Since I chose not to have a family, I feel that I've 'done my bit' towards this. As a reward, can I claim a lifetime's supply of free petrol for the Evora? A sort of carbon-offset in reverse if you like. I'm in the latter stages of my lifetime anyway so it won't impose that great a load on the environment, .
  22. Yes, filled the cracks and scuffs then sprayed.
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