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  1. And I thought ockers were supposed to be to be tough bastards. Tell him to man-up, and get on with it.
  2. I suggest you study my post in the subject in that link.
  3. Chillidoggy


    When it comes to gin, he snuffles round like a pig after a truffle.
  4. “Sex Lives of the Potato Men” was the funniest.
  5. TBH, if you got 11 out of 13 that’s pretty good.
  6. You were never bored when you were gainfully employed. Anyway, there was that tailgate drain kit but it was going to be too time-consuming to manufacture, and hence too costly.
  7. The next batch should be available in a few week's time, thanks to @Miguelfor making the fabrication adjustments I asked for. I now have 3 of the current batch of 10 allocated, mail me as before if you're interested, RHD or LHD.
  8. I bought one on Sparky’s recommendation 5 years ago, and never once used it.
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    Chocks away, Ginger!
  10. I heard you're a bit of a gourmet, so here's my recommendation, ideally located close to various dodgy boozers in Cliff Terrace. Obviously, there's the occasional armed police raid given the choice of name, but I'm assured it's has a Michelin 5-tyre rating with the local clientele, and most nights there's entertainment in the form of bare-knuckle fighting. So, what's not to like?
  11. If anyone is planning on visiting Margate, there are any number of good restaurants in Canterbury.
  12. Unless you know how to operate one, I'd keep it clear of everything! And whatever you do, don't get the rubber floor mat jammed in the slew lever, or the thing will be whirling around like a fairground ride with people fleeing for their lives. Don't ask...…………………..
  13. Many years ago, I used to work for a local plant hire company. We used to hire mini-diggers out all the time, Kubota and JCB. The thing was, we never knew whether the the person we were hiring to could drive them. I remember collecting one once, the guy who had it wasn’t very happy at all. Turned out that whilst doing his drive with the digger, he’d messed up with the controls and put the bucket through the boot lid of his new Ford Granada.
  14. Look on the bright side. They could become sought-after collectors items.
  15. And I’ll bet you weren’t in Scotland, either!
  16. Shan found a set of dash veneers on eBay for £200. Luckily enough when it arrived is was as new. If you want your refurbed, it must be worth mailing the guy with some photos and getting a ball-park price off him? He was good to deal with and only 5 miles away from me which was handy.
  17. I always have the car up on the lift every two weeks and check to see if there’s anything amiss, and if there is I decide when it needs fixing, triage style. I’ll only run Freescan if I think there’s an engine problem, or at the beginning of the year when it returns to the road. The car gets what it needs. I don’t run it on a shoestring because I know that sooner or later the string will break. This pedantic approach has served me well, in 5 years and 17,000 miles its never been on a recovery truck.
  18. Pre-emptive all the way; if the Esprit breaks down at the side of the road in the pissing rain in the middle of nowhere, I want to be able to say to the wife it wasn't anything I did, or didn't do. Ignorance and bodgery are the biggest problems for an Esprit.
  19. That photo above shows the problem with light-coloured alacantara. Leather doesn’t hold you as good, but it sure looks better even after a few years.
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