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« on: 16 June 2019, 18:56:30 »

New series starts tonight, take it or leave it.
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #1 on: 16 June 2019, 19:24:21 »

Unless Im really bored, I will leave it.  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: 16 June 2019, 21:13:06 »

I thought it was ok tbh,they seem to bounce off each other quite well :y
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #3 on: 16 June 2019, 21:15:44 »

I was really bored, so I watched it. It was ok, better than LeBlanc and crew, but wouldn't make a point of tuning in.
They will never get near matching the early series with the three musketeers.
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #4 on: 16 June 2019, 21:19:26 »

Ethiopia, why?
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #5 on: 16 June 2019, 21:33:28 »

Why not ? Maybe because they've been to most other places ?  :-\
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« Reply #6 on: 16 June 2019, 21:48:29 »

Why not ? Maybe because they've been to most other places ?  :-\
Because they could of done it in scûnthorpe and saved license payers a wodge.
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« Reply #7 on: 16 June 2019, 22:13:41 »

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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #8 on: 17 June 2019, 08:02:22 »

 Quite liked it. They had a certain chemistry between them
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« Reply #9 on: 17 June 2019, 09:18:57 »

Given it was their first show together, I would rate it as excellent, quite watchable and enjoyable
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« Reply #10 on: 17 June 2019, 10:34:11 »

It wasn't a genuine part, so I'm undecided weather it's as good as an original.
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« Reply #11 on: 17 June 2019, 13:25:28 »

They showed an clip from this show last night with the presenters driving cars of the type they had in their earlier lives.

The best bit was when got out of his car without trousers on.  Apart from that it is just playing with their toys still, but at least it stops them playing with something else!! :o :o :o ;D ;D

From a woman's point of view I cannot for the life of me see what this programme is about ;D ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #12 on: 17 June 2019, 13:45:20 »

I suspect that once the novelty of new presenters wears off, Flintoff and McGuiness will become pretty irritating. The other fella is already irritating.
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« Reply #13 on: 17 June 2019, 17:26:44 »

 Original top gear when it first came out was the best. They actually tested cars on what matters not just how fast they could go .the later series with clarkson ,May and mr Hammond was a joke realy . Only James May seemed to actually have any interest in how things actually worked and has done some good tv shows solo since top gear. The other two were just clowns.!.
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« Reply #14 on: 17 June 2019, 17:27:53 »

Not very entertaining in my opinion, prefer the programme about the classic car auctions in Yorkshire down to earth & proper people.
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« Reply #15 on: 17 June 2019, 17:41:52 »

Not very entertaining in my opinion, prefer the programme about the classic car auctions in Yorkshire down to earth & proper people.
Going up to Thornton-le-Dale again in August. I checked that there were no auctions during the week we are there. It might be nice to watch on the telly, but it's mayhem on the day.
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #16 on: 17 June 2019, 18:27:18 »

They showed an clip from this show last night with the presenters driving cars of the type they had in their earlier lives.

The best bit was when got out of his car without trousers on.  Apart from that it is just playing with their toys still, but at least it stops them playing with something else!! :o :o :o ;D ;D

From a woman's point of view I cannot for the life of me see what this programme is about ;D ;D ;D ;)
I 'work*' with a woman who believes that she shouldn't be in the aircraft holds unloading bags because she is 'a woman'

Unfortunately this sums up everything that is wrong with the sexism arguments as you can't have it both ways. Certainly there should be absolutely no reason to not understand something or do something due to gender.

'Woe is me, a weak and feeble woman' or some such tosh.

Clearly no point watching the programme now either :-X

* I use 'work' loosely as she clearly has no intention of doing any >:(
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #17 on: 17 June 2019, 20:24:48 »

Not very entertaining in my opinion, prefer the programme about the classic car auctions in Yorkshire down to earth & proper people.
Going up to Thornton-le-Dale again in August. I checked that there were no auctions during the week we are there. It might be nice to watch on the telly, but it's mayhem on the day.
Watch out for the wall. ;)
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« Reply #18 on: 17 June 2019, 20:40:20 »

They showed an clip from this show last night with the presenters driving cars of the type they had in their earlier lives.

The best bit was when got out of his car without trousers on.  Apart from that it is just playing with their toys still, but at least it stops them playing with something else!! :o :o :o ;D ;D

From a woman's point of view I cannot for the life of me see what this programme is about ;D ;D ;D ;)
I 'work*' with a woman who believes that she shouldn't be in the aircraft holds unloading bags because she is 'a woman'

Unfortunately this sums up everything that is wrong with the sexism arguments as you can't have it both ways. Certainly there should be absolutely no reason to not understands how something or do something due to gender.

'Woe is me, a weak and feeble woman' or some such tosh.

Clearly no point watching the programme now either :-X

* I use 'work' loosely as she clearly has no intention of doing any >:(

I agree entirely with everything you say DG :D :y :y
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« Reply #19 on: 17 June 2019, 20:50:46 »

I have always believed in “equal but different”, which is where I disagree with many feminists who want total equality – nature hasn’t planned it that way and we should celebrate the differences.
However, it's amazing how many fish need bicycles!  :o

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« Reply #20 on: 17 June 2019, 21:25:25 »

I quite enjoyed Top Gear!  :y
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« Reply #21 on: 17 June 2019, 21:36:30 »

Just watched it. I quite liked it .... laughed out loud a few times.  :y
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« Reply #22 on: 17 June 2019, 22:32:38 »

Ethiopia, why?

Cheap air fares I assume.  :y
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« Reply #23 on: 17 June 2019, 23:19:19 »

Ethiopia, why?

Cheap air fares I assume.  :y
Don,t think the BBC worry about things like that, do they? :)
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« Reply #24 on: 17 June 2019, 23:28:25 »

Nah, the over 75,s can afford to pay for it.  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: 17 June 2019, 23:30:24 »

Nah, the over 75,s can afford to pay for it.  ;D

Yes I bet Lord Opti's gutted!  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: 18 June 2019, 11:47:40 »

I have always believed in “equal but different”, which is where I disagree with many feminists who want total equality – nature hasn’t planned it that way and we should celebrate the differences.
However, it's amazing how many fish need bicycles!  :o

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« Reply #27 on: 23 June 2019, 21:23:23 »

I enjoyed top gear tonight, it was kind of back to the chemistry of the earlier ones. A vast improvement on Evans, Le Blanc, etc, and I had a good laugh.
If you watch it, notice the coke can in the door pocket of McGuinness's leaf. It didn't get a mention on the show but I pissed myself.
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« Reply #28 on: 24 June 2019, 07:16:01 »

 Yea, I had a good laugh at last nights episode as well
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« Reply #29 on: 24 June 2019, 13:28:36 »

I enjoyed top gear tonight, it was kind of back to the chemistry of the earlier ones. A vast improvement on Evans, Le Blanc, etc, and I had a good laugh.
If you watch it, notice the coke can in the door pocket of McGuinness's leaf. It didn't get a mention on the show but I pissed myself.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D Just seen it ....  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #30 on: 24 June 2019, 22:56:53 »

Thought it was genuinely funny.

I thought the model 3 test was a bit of pro-fossil sleight of hand. Given they put it up against more expensive metal (£20k more in the case of the Merc).

I rather think it would have murdered the 3.0diesels the big Germans will sell you for the same money as the Tesla.
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« Reply #31 on: 24 June 2019, 23:06:55 »

Thought it was genuinely funny.

I thought the model 3 test was a bit of pro-fossil sleight of hand. Given they put it up against more expensive metal (£20k more in the case of the Merc).

I rather think it would have murdered the 3.0diesels the big Germans will sell you for the same money as the Tesla.

but .... . The Tesla looked a great car (apart from the 21" plasma glued to the dash) and was very quick, but the range and time to fully charge would still be a concern for me. What do you do when your electric car's battery is all but flat, you need to go to work 25 miles away & you'd forgot to put your electric car on charge last night? Work will only let you use that excuse so many times.
Hybrids though ...... I could accept one of them.
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« Reply #32 on: 24 June 2019, 23:18:48 »

I agree. I see the cost saving as a trade off with how organised you need to be, unless you have a supercharger on your route to work. Which most people don't. Ultimately, given the average distance people drive in the UK, charging something like the model 3 would be less than a weekly event, so you'd have to be pretty forgetful ;)

If you factor in the cost of fuel, I suspect you'd be lucky to run a 3.0 from one of the big 3 German brands for the cost of the Tesla. That said, the interior on the Tesla is only nice and good quality by American standards, the Germans are a significantly nicer place to sit. 

My problem with hybrids is their complexity. You have all the bits of an ice car, plus the (admittedly generally reliable) HV motor, plus a trick diff to worry about.
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« Reply #33 on: 25 June 2019, 00:15:44 »

Just watched it and found it very funny,arguably  better than the original in some ways :y
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« Reply #34 on: 25 June 2019, 00:24:21 »

Talking of Teslas...

The diff, motor(s) and driveshafts could hypothetically be fitted to any RWD car with a subframe.

Want to drive your Omega in 20 years time? About £15k will see it done... Not sure what the range (probably better than a 3.2 ::)) would be but a 400v battery pack and a 90kw motor should be fine in an Omega as it will still be lighter than the Model S 8)

Oh, and the 40" iPad is shrunk down to a far more manageable double din sized screen...  :D
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« Reply #35 on: 25 June 2019, 00:43:04 »

^^I am a big fan of this idea^^

If only I had the time (and knowledge) to get it done  ;D
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« Reply #36 on: 25 June 2019, 10:12:01 »

A mate of mine did it with a Westfield...

https://www.barbadosmotorsport.com/videos/2018-02-25/electric-megawatt-westfield-autotesting-in-barbados-2018

OK, the running gear is probably a bit more crude than that in a Tesla (a couple of effing great series wound motors and a bootload of Li-Ion). ;D

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https://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/topic/121032-the-fastest-accelerating-westfield-in-the-world-the-megawatt/
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« Reply #37 on: 25 June 2019, 10:24:16 »

It would need a lot of work, cooling systems, HV cabling loads more room needed at the back, chassis strengthening (to take the torque).

Then you might get the combined Motor/Gearbox/Inverter in.  :y
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« Reply #38 on: 25 June 2019, 10:56:52 »

I have another friend who is putting Prius running gear into a VW Type 2. Haven't seen her recently so haven't had a progress report for some time.

I wonder if it'll be any better at getting up hills? :D
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« Reply #39 on: 25 June 2019, 11:12:27 »

A mate of mine did it with a Westfield...

Looks like it was missing a bit of weight in front resulting in more understeer?
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« Reply #40 on: 25 June 2019, 11:34:59 »

don't any of these electric cars have their drive motors built into their wheel hubs? It's seems the most logical place to put them if you're building an electric car from scratch.
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« Reply #41 on: 25 June 2019, 11:43:59 »

don't any of these electric cars have their drive motors built into their wheel hubs? It's seems the most logical place to put them if you're building an electric car from scratch.

Some do but most drive a single axle for cost reasons.  The i-pace has two motors one for each pair of wheels.  The leaf motor sat in the place of the engine and drove the front wheels through a diff (with a fack load of torque 8) )
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« Reply #42 on: 25 June 2019, 12:05:08 »

It would need a lot of work, cooling systems, HV cabling loads more room needed at the back, chassis strengthening (to take the torque).

Then you might get the combined Motor/Gearbox/Inverter in.  :y
The Omega wouldn't be my first choice for a conversion.

Remove the drivetrain from a Mercedes W140 chassis and you've a a world of possibilities... Easily get six battery packs along the tunnel or behind the rear seat where the 100 litre fuel tank lived.

Plenty of space under the bonnet for the electronics and cooling too.

Rear end of the Model S isn't dissimilar to the S Class... Separate subframe mounted in four corners, multilink suspension with self levelling/adaptive damping.

Also, the performance figures for the P85 are pretty much the same as the S600. Which is nice.  8)
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« Reply #43 on: 25 June 2019, 18:35:55 »

I have another friend who is putting Prius running gear into a VW Type 2. Haven't seen her recently
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« Reply #44 on: 25 June 2019, 21:03:37 »

Just watched it , not bad at all.😁
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« Reply #45 on: 25 June 2019, 21:49:41 »

Just watched it , not bad at all.😁

Yes I think Top Gear has got it's mojo back.  :y
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« Reply #46 on: 26 June 2019, 11:12:58 »

It would need a lot of work, cooling systems, HV cabling loads more room needed at the back, chassis strengthening (to take the torque).

Then you might get the combined Motor/Gearbox/Inverter in.  :y

Your lot seem to know quite a lot about throwing a washing machine motor into an old car ;)
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« Reply #47 on: 26 June 2019, 11:18:21 »

I'm a massive fan of the bolt in replacements that do no damage to the original car.
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Re: Top Gear
« Reply #48 on: 26 June 2019, 11:59:15 »

It would need a lot of work, cooling systems, HV cabling loads more room needed at the back, chassis strengthening (to take the torque).

Then you might get the combined Motor/Gearbox/Inverter in.  :y

Your lot seem to know quite a lot about throwing a washing machine motor into an old car ;)

Want!  :-* :-* :-*

The washing machine would do wonders for my whites, too, I'm sure*.


* - unless it comes with traditional E-type oil leaks.
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« Reply #49 on: 26 June 2019, 13:29:22 »

It would need a lot of work, cooling systems, HV cabling loads more room needed at the back, chassis strengthening (to take the torque).

Then you might get the combined Motor/Gearbox/Inverter in.  :y

Your lot seem to know quite a lot about throwing a washing machine motor into an old car ;)

That's because its an engine replacement unit which pics up the engine structural points, its an interesting bit of kit to see in the under flesh..

I would rather like one of the new build D-Types......
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« Reply #50 on: 26 June 2019, 19:09:07 »

As far as I can see on their website Jaaag are rather coy about how much such a conversation costs - any ideas Mr Fuse?

It's one of those products where if they said £50k plus the donor car, or £150k plus the donor car, neither would surprise me.  :-\
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« Reply #51 on: 26 June 2019, 19:20:05 »

As far as I can see on their website Jaaag are rather coy about how much such a conversation costs - any ideas Mr Fuse?

It's one of those products where if they said £50k plus the donor car, or £150k plus the donor car, neither would surprise me.  :-\

I've got an old washing machine with working motor here ,free :y  if you have a jag and are on a budget  :P ;D :D
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« Reply #52 on: 09 July 2019, 08:26:11 »

I watched last Sunday's Top Gear last night. I wish they wouldn't wreck rare cars  >:( I've only ever seen 1 Matra Bagerra (sp? ) and that was years ago when I bought my Cavalier Coupe in Pompey.
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« Reply #53 on: 16 July 2019, 14:30:38 »

I watched Sundays final episode of this series last night,not bad at all and hoping the next instalment keeps up the good work :y
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« Reply #54 on: 16 July 2019, 14:45:21 »

Only watched one episode, not a fan of the line up of presenters really.
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« Reply #55 on: 16 July 2019, 14:47:12 »

I watched a few episodes and found it to have all the childishness, but little of the warmth or charm of the old days of Clarkson/ Hammond/ May.
Maybe Im just getting too old for it.  :-\
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« Reply #56 on: 16 July 2019, 15:29:13 »

I watched a few episodes and found it to have all the childishness, but little of the warmth or charm of the old days of Clarkson/ Hammond/ May.
Maybe Im just getting too old for it.  :-\
I told you that yesterday.  :P
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« Reply #57 on: 16 July 2019, 16:03:57 »

Hats  off to Flintoff driving that buggy in Iceland.

Despite not wanting to, we have enjoyed this series. All too short.
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« Reply #58 on: 16 July 2019, 18:39:27 »

I watched a few episodes and found it to have all the childishness, but little of the warmth or charm of the old days of Clarkson/ Hammond/ May.
Maybe Im just getting too old for it.  :-\
I told you that yesterday.  :P

Far cough.   :P
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« Reply #59 on: 16 July 2019, 18:49:59 »

I watched a few episodes and found it to have all the childishness, but little of the warmth or charm of the old days of Clarkson/ Hammond/ May.
Maybe Im just getting too old for it.  :-\
I told you that yesterday.  :P

Far cough.   :P

When you two old farts end up in the same old folks home a few years from now the bickering will go on 24/7. :) ::)
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« Reply #60 on: 16 July 2019, 18:50:51 »

......you may need to share a room. :)
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« Reply #61 on: 16 July 2019, 19:00:25 »

......you may need to share a room. With Lizzie :)
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