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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: Today's courtesy car...
« on: 10 June 2021, 22:46:01 »
Speaking of midlife crisis I've been drawn to the TVR Cerbera lately.

Sensible choice for the young at heart gentleman? ::)

As with any kit car, bank on having to strip it down and rebuild it properly. ;)

But a good one is simply awesome! :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Mercedes AMG63
« on: 08 June 2021, 18:10:34 »
Young Asian lad from corner shop parked his AMG63 outside our kitchen window today, I've been looking at it every time I go out. He's just been to move it and, when he started it up, the dog ran upstairs and hid under the bed  ;D
It is very loud  :o


It's not just the ridiculous volume, but it's such a ghastly noise. And it's all bluster, because there's no need for it at anything other than full throttle/high RPM.

It's the same for any german "prestige" car these days, even the poverty spec ones. Popular with those fragile of ego, maybe. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Ship Tracking Sites
« on: 07 May 2021, 22:40:12 »
I was in Lyme yesterday evening and watched a couple of Chinooks doing circuits round it and landing on the deck.

No idea which carrier it is, though.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wall Collapse
« on: 05 May 2021, 23:00:57 »
Yes Title deeds to hand which clearly show the "T" to the left front of our property running through the front of the house and then continuing out the back to the end of the garden.Then turns right and runs along the back which is the boundary to a school as we have 1 behind us

What would be interesting is where the T on your neighbour's deeds is. That would conclusively prove which wall they are responsible for. If you're responsible for the wall on the opposite side, however, that speaks volumes.

I think it's probably a good time to get advice from your legal cover if you have it.

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General Car Chat / Re: Golf GTD
« on: 05 May 2021, 16:25:28 »
Might be some fun in winter time then.  :y ;D
One of her teachers lived at the bottom of a hill. She bought a BMW1 and had to walk up the hill and get a bus from December to February.  ;D

Not a problem on the latest model as its front wheel drive (its a Mini in drag)

Speaking of the Mini. I followed a Mini Countryman the other day. That is one ugly f*ucker..... :( :(
If you are part of a certain group, you simply have to own one. It's the law.

Self-centred female snowflake, you mean? Yes, I've noticed that too. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wall Collapse
« on: 05 May 2021, 10:40:22 »
Your neighbour's insurers know a policy will be in place to cover your car so that will be their first port of call when wriggling out of any responsibility.  :(

They'll probably only be interested in talking to you if they think that would be a cheaper route than accepting the risk that your insurers might try to claim their costs from them.

It might be worth asking for a full and final settlement figure from their assessor to see what he says but be very clear that he will be hearing from your insurers if it's not forthcoming. Point out that a hire car and loss of earnings will be involved and that might encourage them to accept a generous settlement rather than get involved in wrangling over costs.

To be honest, given that loss of earnings is something you'll presumably be pursuing, if you have legal cover on your car / home insurance, now would be a good time to get them involved.

If you've got to fall back on your car insurance, do it as soon as you get the feeling that her insurers are fobbing you off. If you've sat on the claim for days and then phone them, it'll look suspicious.

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 05 May 2021, 00:52:46 »
And I really don't fancy driving in a speed limited 70MPH car on a German autobahn where 140MPH+ is 'normal'.

I've done it in a VW Lupo (top speed about 90) and it was scary enough. :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Terry Paget
« on: 03 May 2021, 14:15:10 »
Really sorry to hear this. If I'm still able to tinker with cars as enthusiastically at his age I'll be a happy man.

Condolences to his family.

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Omega General Help / Re: Engine and gearbox change 2.6 to 3.2
« on: 03 May 2021, 08:44:03 »
On a fuel injected car there doesn't need to be a venturi and the throttle body is really just an air valve so these items could be made identical across the range of engine size.

I seem to recall there was a change in either the injctor flow rate or fuel pressure so might be work keeping the injectors and fuel rail from the 3.2.

As said, there won't be enough difference in the fuel and ignition maps to warrant the pain of swapping the ECU over so just leave the 2.6 one.

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General Car Chat / Re: Actual cost of producing a car
« on: 02 May 2021, 18:38:28 »
Jaguar are ok, with the exception of F-type, they are the same platforms as Land Rovers, the bigger challenge is nobody is buying saloons:y

Yes, why everybody wants to drive ponderous SUVs these days beats me. :(

Image and ego, lording over you and looking down at you makes those owners feel superior. Doesn't chuffin bother me, as I said crying in my wee low omega with all the range rover owners looking down at me!

.. and outbraking them on the approach to a roundabout and then driving round the inside of them while being hugged tight in my bucket seat makes me feel superior, so we're even. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Actual cost of producing a car
« on: 02 May 2021, 10:03:31 »
Manufacturers only produce cars to sell finance :-X

Good point. So the models have to appeal to the "Considerably richer than Youww" brigade. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 30 April 2021, 07:12:59 »
...She claimed to be an engineer....

Doesn't everyone, these days? >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 29 April 2021, 21:59:05 »
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-9512583/New-Renault-Dacia-models-speeds-limited-112mph.html

The decision by Volvo - and now Renault - comes as new rules, provisionally agreed by the EU in 2019, could see Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from next year.

The Department for Transport say that the UK will also make the same requirements of new models, despite Brexit.


The nanny state should be part of TB's cull. :(

My car has a limiter, but because it has the optional 'speed pack' which originally cost it's first owner 2500, it is set at 186 MPH.

One good thing. Since the remap by Viezu, the soft limiter set at 4000 RPM, is no longer there. :y

So has mine, apparently, but I've no idea how to use it. Good job it doesn't default to on, because it picked up a 10 MPH limit sign in a side road with roadworks at 60 MPH on my commute the other day and kept flashing away at 10 MPH for several miles before it found a NSL sign. ;D
It won't be long before your car is reporting you to the police  ;D
The stories it could tell. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Oh dear
« on: 29 April 2021, 19:00:06 »
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-9512583/New-Renault-Dacia-models-speeds-limited-112mph.html

The decision by Volvo - and now Renault - comes as new rules, provisionally agreed by the EU in 2019, could see Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from next year.

The Department for Transport say that the UK will also make the same requirements of new models, despite Brexit.


The nanny state should be part of TB's cull. :(

My car has a limiter, but because it has the optional 'speed pack' which originally cost it's first owner 2500, it is set at 186 MPH.

One good thing. Since the remap by Viezu, the soft limiter set at 4000 RPM, is no longer there. :y

So has mine, apparently, but I've no idea how to use it. Good job it doesn't default to on, because it picked up a 10 MPH limit sign in a side road with roadworks at 60 MPH on my commute the other day and kept flashing away at 10 MPH for several miles before it found a NSL sign. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Actual cost of producing a car
« on: 29 April 2021, 18:54:51 »
Jaguar are ok, with the exception of F-type, they are the same platforms as Land Rovers, the bigger challenge is nobody is buying saloons:y

Yes, why everybody wants to drive ponderous SUVs these days beats me. :(

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