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  1. Good idea with the mot, sounds like a plan, we have only shared it with 500,000 other people, besides a pnc camera is right outside our front door.

    It's worth a chance, any police watching in, I will move it on Friday, ha ha.

    Mot expired on the 3rd and tax on the first of April, I did try to tax it but the need for mot must be on the day of taxation not beginning of tax period. Interesting.

    Dave

  2. It's finding one close by Bibs, I have a local garage that will take the car over to the new house. However, best laid plans etc, it need to be on a trailer to be taken across a paddock to where it will live in a barn. It's softish soil so a lorry will possibly sink in the mud, do not want to churn up the paddock.

    I used a disco and trailer to move the car ramps, they went into the paddock ok, but there is a slop into the field and that trailer is not low enough to take my car.

    It looks like it is going to be the local garage with a demountable then I will have to build some ramps things to get the car up the slope into the paddock. Lot of hassle on the day of the move.....bugger.

    Thanks for the comments, Gary it needs to go to my usual garage as they are sympathetic to the hand brake issues, ie PNM calipers do not have a good hand brake pad.

    Dave

  3. To be fair I am on my third. The first in the car when I bought it suffered from liner slip ie oil in water -water in oil not a good sight. So I had it fully rebuilt new, rings, shells seals the lot, worked well for about 10,000 miles then when I decided to remove the engine to do some minor tasks, ie painting it and fitted a stainless header.......shock horror, sparky noticed the fly wheel moved about a bit and then......sh1 t, 8 mm end float, the crank had move so far the rods had started eating the block, a big mess.

    So in when a new crated lotus engine from Garry Kemp, it's done about 7,000 miles, has another SS header from Alunox, and all seams well, fingers crossed.

    Dave

  4. Good tip Greg, hopefully will get my first drive next week end. When looking for the right car I am thinking........

    If I spend £25,000 with say 60,000 mile then in 2 years it will be worth 1/2 that, conversely if I spend 11,000 and get one with similar mileage and they are around then I would not loose much. The issue is the 105,000 mile service, you can pay the same amount for 2 cars one with a belt change the other without ....belt change and major service is around £1,300 so when I am looking and found the right colour and cloth or leather they all seem to be at the 85,000 miles and not had a belt change.

    It's not easy as belt change is time dependant and mileage.

    I will possibly end up with a 110,000 miles with a belt change.

    Any thoughts

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