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  1. Well they say history repeats itself, bit of Déjà vu with the Lotus 7 here, then again perhaps they are sharing the Emira platform already??? I am starting to think that a bit too much is going on at once. Time will tell
  2. Well, in my opinion, a pretty poor show on the sellers side of things, personally I would have took the £12k and been glad that it had gone to the museum.... but hey that’s his business. delands, how much was paid for the one they bought in the end?
  3. It seems we are bidding against an early riser with deep pockets, hopefully the reserve is not met and the owner can speak with the museum and come to an arrangement, lets be honest £4k is enough for that cup and the museum is it’s rightful resting place....fingers crossed
  4. Mercedes once again showed their inability to change strategy mid race, something Red Bull are very good at. I would imagine Honda are working tirelessly to get the engine right, even more so since Alonso bad mouthed them publicly the other year, the Japs take things like that very personally. I believe Red Bull are capable enough to build a great chassis as they have done in the past, when Red Bull and Honda eventually get it right Mercedes will have lost their dominance which will be refreshing in itself, as long as it doesn’t become 4 or 5 years of Red Bull dominance as before As MG4Lotus said “just watch the racing”. The rest of the F1 model is broken. Political and social opinions have been introduced (to a sporting event) and it is becoming increasingly harder to watch without being financially ripped off. As for taking the knee (or not) and wearing T-shirts with various slogans on, none of which have anything to do with motorsport WTF is going on.The American owners have pandered to certain teams and drivers and there will be a price to pay through future revenues. I used to see Bernie and think what a slippery fucker he was, but on reflection he had it right, he understood all the aspects and knew how to handle things. I’m starting to see similarities between F1 and Iraq, both fucked up by American meddling
  5. It’s a shame it’s an ambitious price, but when you see Escort’s and Capri’s going for stupid money why shouldn’t a well sorted Esprit be worth £50k. Even the Mk1 Lotus Cortina is ridiculous price wise, I had a Mk 2 and it was good fun to drive but isn’t a patch on an Esprit. Another example is the Excel, How can a Ford Capri be worth more.... it’s a crazy world Too many rose tinted spectacles being worn with a lot of these cars in my opinion
  6. Actually that’s not the reason, but hey, you mentioned it. I don’t rate Vettel either, I think manufacturer dominance has played a big part in both of their careers. No one could touch the Redbull when Vettel got three of his four championships, and Ferrari still couldn’t live with Mercedes even when they were allegedly outside the rules on the fuelling. I can’t see Vettel or Hamilton doing what Senna did in the Toleman (84 Monaco) or Clark, having to turn the ignition off on the straights due to oil pressure problems and still winning.... I just don’t see them being on the same level. Fair point on Schumacher.... but he was a bad sportsman on many occasions. After watching this years F1 so far, I notice that Racing Point (Basically the 2019 works Mercedes) is the second fastest team. .
  7. You are entitled to an opinion just as much as I am,. imo Hamilton doesn’t come close to Fangio, Clark or Senna
  8. Maybe this will fool her 7D108AF2-261E-49C9-AA56-2595D90EAE94.MP4
  9. Bollocks to the pair of them imo, I’m cheering Norris on!
  10. Top tip learnt from Spain...... keep the Gin in the fridge too
  11. Ramjet. Speak to Michael Young in Hong Kong👍
  12. Hey fellas, can’t argue that there are some real rough builders out there with very poor moral compasses, they are normally found in the local pub on a friday telling anyone that will listen how much money they have got.They also view clients as prey Good builders seldom have to look for new work and normally work for the same group of customers on a recurring basis. I learnt a long time ago to avoid the potential customer that “knew the price of everything and the value of nothing” A good rule of thumb is to research, research more and speak to previous clients, that have had out of the ordinary projects completed and are happy, also, it’s a sort of semi secret society, best way in is introduction from a friend or colleague. I might sound as mad as a hatter...... but that’s been my experience The real measure of value is having it done properly
  13. I noticed the BBC celebrating the fact that the first same sex kiss had been shown on Childrens BBC. It tells you a lot about how the people running the BBC think. I read the article on a BBC thread and was looking forward to viewing the comments section, I noticed that anyone who disagreed with what they had done had their comment removed. I long since cancelled my TV licence, and for anyone thinking of doing the same the following website offers accurate advice about the law relating to the TV licence. The fact that we can have men kissing on Coronation Street at 7:30 pm and women kissing on childrens tv but can’t see a Big Mac or KFC advert till after 9:00pm truly saddens me.
  14. I’m a bit late on adding to the 520/wolfrace chat, my 520 (owned 33years) had some obscure alloy wheels fitted which I was none to keen on, luckily the local salvage yard had a burnt out Elite and I fitted the wheels from that, can’t for the life of me remember wether I changed the hubs ... probably did
  15. Yep, Chinese virus, if it didn’t leak out the lab, it came from the market (Wuhan) where they have live, dead and dying mixed species being stored together until they are too rotten to sell..... but call it Covid 19 if it helps you sleep at night!
  16. Evening All my dehumidifier is turning up next week, so the latest thing to worry about is the % humidity to set it at. I was wondering if anyone has recommendations through experience cheers
  17. Great news, lets hope it had a trouble free crossing, you must be getting excited🍻
  18. I wire all my appliances in bellwire....... saves having the heating on
  19. They were rough...... but bloody cheap!!!!!
  20. Have you got the missing parts with it?
  21. Agreed Barry, but reading back through the thread tonight, it seemed that getting the remnants of the old alarm system removed was a bridge too far at one point. Running and maintaining a classic model is a real commitment, and you have to accept that it is nearly always at a loss over the long term. Of course there is nothing wrong with that and I know of no other car that is as thrilling to own, but we have to accept that unless you can throw enough money at it to get in front maintenance wise the car is always going to give you trouble As you say Stimpy needs to have a good think..... there is also the option of leaving it in the garage (His own) till the waters are a little less murky.
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