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by pbar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

That's exactly it Paul, the insurance grade as you mention, the fact that the premium would lower each year without a claim and so on, meant that you had a finite way of determining what you should be paying and how to scale it.

But now it's all so random.
by pbar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic Ford / Fast Ford - 50th Collectors Edition
Replies: 18
Views: 144

Re: Classic Ford / Fast Ford - 50th Collectors Edition

Well done Jason, must be thrilling to see your own car in a publication like that.
by pbar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Smokey engine
Replies: 28
Views: 2396

Re: Smokey engine

Got to be honest here, I'm prepared for the backlash I may get for saying this but I run all my cars on unleaded and I've never had a problem, I don't use any lead substitute in the petrol, I periodically check all the valve lash and touch wood I've had no issue's I'm at 40000 miles with no lead su...
by pbar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

I've read that they can have wildly strict interpretations of the garage clause, and if you park elsewhere overnight (even if in another town) they consider you uninsured. At least FJ specify it has to be parked overnight either in the garage or anywhere more than 5 miles away. Yes, that's correct,...
by pbar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Show
Replies: 52
Views: 789

Re: New Car Show

Jasonmarie wrote:
Paul I must say I was the same praying that BMW would not start and was over the moon when the Capri started . :cool:



Yes it really was an edge of the seat cheering moment! First time I've felt like that with any car show.
by pbar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic Ford / Fast Ford - 50th Collectors Edition
Replies: 18
Views: 144

Re: Classic Ford / Fast Ford - 50th Collectors Edition

Thank you Nick, ordered one with the discount.
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Spotted on TV
Replies: 18
Views: 345

Re: Capri Spotted on TV

Andrew 2.8i wrote:despite watching the adverts and using the actual TV shows to have drink and toilet breaks (in that order)….


With current TV you are better off doing that :)
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel Gauge reading empty
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Fuel Gauge reading empty

Thanks guys,, I had cleaned all the contacts with no joy.. Sounds like I need a mortgage for a new sender at £114 Cripes! You should think yourself lucky, until recently they were not available. There is a thread on here about reconditioning your own, the person who posted that had success with it,...
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

I've done the same Steve, several times (including recently) with broadband/phone providers. Just rang them (or used online chat on occasion too) and asked for money off. Again, they oblige. A few seconds to ask the question gives a lower monthly cost for 18 months. So, why not?!
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

Yes phoning them gets the best results. I insured two vehicles very recently with different insurers. I asked for £40 off one and £50 off the other. And they obliged with both, that's a lot of money for a few seconds of asking the question.

Do the same thing every year.
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

His cheapest online insurance quotes Forget that Andy, just phone them and haggle. Works every time for me. But I think the reason for differences in cost has to do with claims made. If there were a lot of claims in that postcode last year then it will have higher premiums. Insurance is the luck of...
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Show
Replies: 52
Views: 789

Re: New Car Show

I watched this last night and I really liked it. I find it colourful and happy to watch, and not to be taken seriously. Yes I agree plenty of TV drama added in, but I still found myself egging on the Capri at the end and almost cheering when 'we' won! The presenters are clumsy, the editing not so gr...
by pbar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

So it seems they haven`t (had)a leg to stand on when it comes to spent convictions. One rule for them.... etc. What a scam, pure & simple! Agree about coops, they were great to deal with, - but when the renewal forms came through I was absolutely shocked at how inaccurate the details were, as t...
by pbar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 730
Views: 50256

Re: Who Remembers?

andyd wrote::agree: Paul.
We used to out for hours on our bikes or making our own fun. Kids have everything nowadays but we had a better childhood :cheers:


Exactly, spot on that.
by pbar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Insurance declarations
Replies: 19
Views: 175

Re: Insurance declarations

Insurance companies have their own laws. They know that us mere mortals have little chance in contesting anything. And if you do then you usually have much grief and many months in front of you. Adrian Flux are terrible for this. Direct Line are superb, exceptional. Coops seem very haphazard with li...
by pbar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 730
Views: 50256

Re: Who Remembers?

Spend the day sat in front of an X-Box during the summer holidays or play on this all day long. I know which I'd choose.

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by pbar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic Ford Capri Special
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Classic Ford Capri Special

Mine arrived yesterday, it's pretty good actually.

I know the chap on page 38, didn't even know he and his car had a feature in this.
by pbar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Harrier Jump Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Harrier Jump Jet

Thank you Martin, that's very interesting, and backwards travelling, never considered that it would be safer. You had me looking up some of those aircraft.
by pbar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Harrier Jump Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Harrier Jump Jet

Another icon of our time, shame they discontinued it.
by pbar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Headlight Bulbs

Thanks Jason, yes Neolux it is for me too.