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  1. I'd be a little worried if people can arrive on international flights without an identity!
  2. So this person that cannot be found that arrived from Brazil - Why not simply pubish their name? Pretty sure they could then be tracked down in 20 mins....
  3. Why not just replace the internal springs with a distance piece?
  4. And the tail pipe alignment.... NB - As Im sure you are aware, the body seam is structural, I would want evidence that any work had been completed satisfactoriy on the inside - Although I personally would not buy a modified car at that price. And there is also a possibility that the deseaming was conceived as part of body repair, id also want to rule that out too!
  5. Looks great Giz, but liked the yellow too. NB is that the Mobil pegasus logo? Seem to remember him gracing our petrol pumps many years ago.
  6. Its a bit rich coming from the BBC. Particularly during the first lockdown, they were going out of their way to undermine a lot of what the government were trying to achieve.
  7. It really is uncanny how much it smells like vomit.... Whilst discussing chocolate bars, can anyone remember how nice Toblerone used to be? Now its just a typical soft milk chocolate! Err back on Topic (Boom Boom) now!
  8. Great to see 'buy british' in action
  9. It Does give a G car a more modern look. Personal choice I guess, but not for purists.
  10. However well its been done, de-seam and roof rail delete are not desireable features....
  11. Using my own descriptions - 2nd Gen and 3rd gen engines are identical - The main difference is the improved front suspension. You will struggle to tell from looking at photos, but if it has a full glass roof (not a nasty 1980's aftermarket) Then it is almost certainly Gen 3. Looking underneath, as easy check would be look at the front discs. Solid=Gen2 Vented=Gen3. NB I think your logic is good, The Gen2/3 cars are the most plentiful and 'cheapest' and there is no price premium for the later improved suspension
  12. Only a train spotter and members of this forum, can tell the earliest from the latest Turbo Esprit, but they were developed and improved throughout the production run. Here's my thoughts (which wont be the same as owners of those particular variants). There will be some date discrepancies and there was overlap, but you'll get the picture: 1st Gen - Dry Sump - Has no 'real world' advantage over a wet sump and as Fabian says, some engine parts are vanishingly rare and do fail. Also uses trunnion suspension with the rollbar also forming a suspension link. Period parts such as Compomo
  13. I remove mine by undoing the 10mm (or possibly 11mm) nut on the motor linkage. I recall reading some threads that there is a suggestion that some linkages are both RHT!
  14. Cant see why you would need to theheadlamps... But thats just my assumption. NB you can easily get access under the headlamp pods if you just remove the motor linkages. Worth doing just to remove any debris and clean the area.
  15. I seem to recall the recipie change related to the then purchase by American conglomorate Kraft, who provided appropriate assurance that production would continue in the UK etc etc then rapidly broke all their promises?
  16. The BBC Are going for a comprehensive undermining of the AZ vaccine at the moment - Even though the virolgists seem pretty relaxed. I assume thats cos it was partly developed and manufactured in the UK
  17. What about extending the straps that hold the collector to the manifold pipes by maybe 8mm? After all there is probably at least +30mm of overlap here. That may fix all your issues?
  18. Looks more straightforward on an NA - no bending required!
  19. She is effective at being a politician and has promoted herself to the point where she is pretty much given as much airtime and 'standing' as the PM - even in England. I would also say she has been effective of creating animosity and a divide between Scotland and England - That is not accidental, its a strategy. She is credited amongst Scottish voters, and possibly the media, with handling COVID more effectively than the other nations (although vaccination rates may undermine that). Polls suggest she has significantly increased support for the SNP and the independence vote. That will
  20. Be interested to see how the Salmond/Sturgeon 'spat' plays out over the next 2 weeks. Can't imagine it will be the downfall of NS, but do they have any credible leaders in reserve? At the end of the day she is supremely annoying, but she has been very effective - although I think she could push the anti-England rhetoric too far for some moderate supporters as she further ramps up the hysteria.
  21. Coud be that an IT platform/software upgrade has forced their hand. Its in nobody's interest to piss off loyal customers
  22. As mentioned, its almost certainly unburned fuel igniting in he exhaust. But to do that, something needs to be pretty hot. I'd probably double check that your ignition timing is to spec and your mixture is not too lean. Maybe also check that spark plugs are correct grades?
  23. Really? I'm genuinely interested in this as it is part of my job. What legal reference/test case are you using that supercedes the following: "A recent Court of Appeal case examined whether a commitment to use "best endeavours" could require a party to act against its commercial interests in order to fulfil its contractual obligations. It concluded that in the particular circumstances of the case, it was necessary for the party to do so, but the extent to which a party would be required to do so will be a question of fact in each case." "although reasonable endeavours are not as s
  24. Fair point, I was only looking at this from a domestic point of view. When writing IT contracts at work, our legal and commercial teams forbid the term 'best efforts' as it could be construed that you would literally work 24/7, sell your children etc etc, to attempt to achieve the contracted outcome. However, 'reasonable' was deemed acceptable as it has a lesser imperative.
  25. I wouldn't run it any more until you have diagnosed the problem. Look underneath and examine all ancillairies/tensioners/brackets/Belts to make sure nothing has come adrift. If no obvious issues, remove both cam covers to make sure all is OK, there have been instances of cam housing bolts becoming dislodged and fouling the cam. Definitely not from the Bellhousing? As that could also be a culprit for something thrashing around.
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