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MPx last won the day on November 1 2010

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    Mike
  • Car
    '86 Turbo Esprit
  • Modifications
    Clutch hose, Front Brakes, Fuel Lines
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    Deepest Sunny Zummerzet

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  1. I wouldn't be bothered about them holding my DNA if I believed that it was as infallible as all the authorities seem to. But in actual use, I understand that they only look at a sub set of indicators (16?) just as they do with fingerprints, which gives a very high probability of it being accurate. Very high probability? Several million to one no doubt is very good, but with billions of people that means there's a fair few out there who would give the same result as me. And that's before they mix up samples, databases get corrupted or hacked, etc, etc.
  2. Its always a good day when you do over 300 miles in a Lotus and spend some time in great company. Many thanks as always @Sparky. Sounds like there may be a TLF outing to Lubborn cheese factory shop sometime then Bibbo??
  3. This is what's really worrying me. Lotus had a very ill founded reputation - none of the post kit car day cars have been any more "unreliable" than any other. But the LOTUS reputation has stuck. Volvo HAD a reasonable reputation pre-Geely. For the last couple of years they've been at the bottom of the tables with LandRover. Just got the latest Which? magazine with this on the cover. Wont take too much more of this to seal the fate of Volvo and Lotus!
  4. Another for Uruguay. Why no UK on the list?
  5. Sorry only just seen this. Bought mine from this lot. Arrived in about 2 weeks.
  6. Where forced to use a mask, I've been wearing these two for a while now. They look suitably ridiculous and not pseudo medical which of course very few are.
  7. Hi Gaz. I'm not a million miles from you (South Somerset) and you're more than welcome to look at Lionel and try out for size. The trouble is with the lockdown and every event I normally go to cancelled , I've SORN'd it so I cant take it out on the road at the mo. If you're planning on venturing south any day then let me know and we'll sort something out...
  8. Well I've not measured it but at 6 feet tall, I have to duck just a bit to get under the platform at the height I leave it. And the Esprit is supposed to be 44 inches high. So I'm guessing 10 foot would be the minimum and anything more a bonus. I suppose I could leave less clearance above the lower car, but that would just be a pain to use and move around.
  9. In the barn You need to put a four poster or two in your garage Andy. Can double up the toys that way.
  10. Its excessive... ...but you know that already and if its what you want to do then good luck to you, its your life to enjoy as you see fit.
  11. Not sure what you're asking re: "sensors". I've had/fitted several Chamberlain door openers over the years and they've always worked and outlasted my (or my folks) tenure at the property. Probably about 10 years longest ownership. In the early ones the bulbs blew very quickly - probably due to vibration - and in the end I stopped replacing them and managed well enough with the other lights in the garage. Otherwise all good.
  12. I know they aren't the last word in speed, but my '85 RS Turbo would have easily gotten away from any cyclist including the real mc Hoy so you must have done some impressive pedal work there Sparkles. No wonder he wanted you to work on the cars!
  13. The controversy in your statement revolves around "it all". "It all" in your context is (I'm guessing) sorting out post ICE personal transport? Or wider transport issues? Or air quality and pollution? Or electricity generation? Or the charging infrastructure? Or however much of the introduction of EVs you're including. But that's actually a very narrow focus for the words "it all". In practice, every generation makes its contributions (did you not get the example of the Victorians?). "My" generation has given us the internet amongst many many other things. Most generations also do st
  14. To that question ... basically yes. I'd part justify it by looking back through history and what we think of previous generations. Pick any period. EG: Coal is a finite resource you know - those Victorians really painted us into a corner with all that dependency on coal. Lucky their offspring came up with some alternatives or we'd have been in a right fix - the b*****ds. What did the Victorians ever do for us? In practice I believe that we humans are incredibly clever and adaptable when we have to be. As it becomes necessary some people in the future will come up with new stuff that we
  15. Lots to agree with here, but you keep stressing the "NO MORE OIL" point and I'm one of the doubters about that being relevant to the time scales being discussed. Throughout my near 50 year driving life there have been periodic predictions about just a few more years left of oil. Pre-lockdown use of oil went inexorably up, but we didn't actually run out by any of the end of the world dates predicted. What actually happens is when they're starting to run low the major producers look harder to find more reserves. And also as the price has gone up, its become cost effective to extract oil from
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