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by MarkHawkins
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5033
Views: 209567

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Today in Chipping Norton - a Triumph GT6 (fast back 6 cylinder Spitfire)
Tuesday around Altrincham, Cheshire - several Bentley Continentals with satin finish paint. Why?
by MarkHawkins
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Ferrari GTC4Lusso v Reliant Scimitar
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Ferrari GTC4Lusso v Reliant Scimitar

A few years ago my trip to work took me past Mr Clarksons then house with an old jet fighter parked on his lawn just behind his automatic gates - like a gate guardian - he had to remove it in the end because the traffic would slow down to look at it.
by MarkHawkins
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 14" Mountney Steering Wheel with boss kit
Replies: 2
Views: 201

14" Mountney Steering Wheel with boss kit

If bobsmate doesn't have it - I will
by MarkHawkins
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Jump starts in the future?
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Jump starts in the future?

It was the thought of sharing charge between EV's when one was stranded.
by MarkHawkins
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Jump starts in the future?
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Jump starts in the future?

At the weekend my Discovery donated some electricity to get an engine turning over - not an uncommon use for a large 4x4. Parked near by was a Nissan Leaf. It got me thinking - will electric car users be able to share charge if a driver is 'caught short'?
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Bloodhound Sponsors
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Bloodhound Sponsors

Seeing pictures of the Bloodhound Rocket car on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41747995 got me wondering - has there ever been a sponsored car without 'STP' stickers on it? Would anyone actually admit to adding STP to their oil ('cure the fault, not the symptoms' et al ) ?
by MarkHawkins
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 5a bits 'n' bobs
Replies: 1
Views: 181

5a bits 'n' bobs

In light of a new project arriving soon we need to clear out the shed of 5a parts. Before the bits go onto eBay- i'll offer them on here : Few bits off the top of my head - I'll list more once I've had a poke around in the shed. If you need anything 5a related not on the list please ask as it's basi...
by MarkHawkins
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: London T-Charge
Replies: 17
Views: 626

London T-Charge

Out of interest I checked to see which of the cars I drive might be subject to it. Unsurprisingly the 12 year old Discovery is subject to it, but strangely neither 1968 HBL or 1977 OPJ are ... "Thank you for using the T-Charge checker. Your vehicle is not subject to the T-Charge. Your vehicle meets ...
by MarkHawkins
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5033
Views: 209567

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

The proprietor of the Locomotive pub in Brackley (opposite the MB F1 base) likes his classics ..
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by MarkHawkins
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe / 5a front suspension differences
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

Thanks
by MarkHawkins
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe / 5a front suspension differences
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

How interchangeable are the front suspension components of a late coupe and an early 5a? I know the bearing caps are different sizes but what other differences are there?
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Are hydraulic seals wear and tear?
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Are hydraulic seals wear and tear?

The seals have arrived - just need to work out how to fit them to the main ram, where it appears to be leaking.
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sold 2004 2.0 Subaru Legacy Estate (manual)
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Sold 2004 2.0 Subaru Legacy Estate (manual)

MoT March 2018. In blue. Fair condition with the odd scratch to the bumpers. 133,000 with some service history. Has been used regularly for commuting but now replaced by a diesel and space is needed. A working 5 door estate car with 4WD and high / low and a radio / CD. No tow bar is fitted. Advert w...
by MarkHawkins
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Are hydraulic seals wear and tear?
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Are hydraulic seals wear and tear?

They are sending out the seals today and if there are still problems have offered to collect it if strapped to a pallet - I'll see how I get on.
by MarkHawkins
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: weird
Replies: 12
Views: 335

weird

Everything went orange in Chipping Norton and then it got very dark. Things have lightened up now though.

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