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by tejb1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 53
Views: 541

Re: Breakdown Cover

I seem to recall that the AA/RAC increasingly use small subcontractors themselves anyway. Supposedly, the core directly employed staff work early/late shifts, any particularly busy times jobs go out to other firms and anything overnight as well.
by tejb1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Getting hard to keep?
Replies: 28
Views: 430

Re: Getting hard to keep?

I'm a natural hoarder and hold on to all sorts of things. If I had more than one garage I'd soon fill it... you never know when it's helpful to have some things lying around! If you look back at the old threads on this forum, you can see what things were like 15 years ago. Madness really! On the oth...
by tejb1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Another Capri Stolen....
Replies: 25
Views: 438

Re: Another Capri Stolen....

So yes Nicks right I went out for a run yesterday and about 9 miles away from home noticed a 4x4 following me , so like a plum I drove straight home I also did not put the Capri away I just used a cover down the drive . So this morning a knock on the door and Marie answed a bloke asked if the car u...
by tejb1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Electrical gremlins

Wrote a reply the other day but got caught by the problem with the site logging out! Thanks for the tips. Had a check of the headlamp earths and they look a bit crusty, couldn't find my stubby screwdriver to get in to undo it so had to go out and get a new one from Screwfix in the evening during whi...
by tejb1
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Electrical gremlins

Hi all, I have a few odd electrical gremlins which I'll outline below. Wanting to see if anyone has any thoughts or advice to suggest. Including all the detail I can think of even if not relevant! Firstly, the heater blower motor has been a bit squeaky for a couple of months, and just recently has t...
by tejb1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Ace Cafe 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1535

Re: The Ace Cafe 2018

Hi Nick and others A fantastic day and some great photos here. Jason you are a brave, brave man with that picture, that's all i have to say! It was fantastic meeting up with all of you, i have to admit being a little nervous with my mere 1600 and how it'd look against some of the cars you see up on ...
by tejb1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2557

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18

Wonderful day and really great to put so many faces to names! Tho I'm rather sunburnt now...
by tejb1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2557

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18

Hi Nick etc, will be there Sat at South Mimms, looking forward to it as it will be the first Capri event I have attended!
by tejb1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2557

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Hurrah, on the list, and very up for meeting up with everyone at South Mimms beforehand.
by tejb1
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: expansion tank
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: expansion tank

Looking great mate! Really looking forward to next Sat and meeting up with everyone though I'd best get polishing beforehand...
by tejb1
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: That late evening/ night drive
Replies: 54
Views: 1357

Re: That late evening/ night drive

But is it scown or sconn?
by tejb1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: That late evening/ night drive
Replies: 54
Views: 1357

Re: That late evening/ night drive

I found the end of the road cordoned off this evening and looking at the news an 11 year old has been arrested for attempted murder...yes...11 year old... Tom is this Fairbridge Road Holloway mate ? Heard a 14yr lad ran out of his home to help his Dad who was confronting some lads over an incident ...
by tejb1
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: That late evening/ night drive
Replies: 54
Views: 1357

Re: That late evening/ night drive

Great pics Jason,I have to agree the late evening is definitely the best time to go out. I don't like the heat one bit when its like this, becomes incredibly difficult though at least you can benefit from a window wound down if moving! The trouble I have is that where I am in London, it's about 30 m...
by tejb1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Classic or Relic ?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Classic or Relic ?

I was filling up at the petrol station last year and overheard a father pointing it out to his son (10ish years old).

"See that, son? I used to have one of them 15 years ago. Biggest mistake I made, selling it"
"But dad, why did you sell it?"
"I met your mother!"
by tejb1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2557

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Hopefully it is worth braving the North Circular for! I know what you mean Tom. I hate the N. Circ too except when it leads me to The Ace !!! Hope to see you if you can make it fella :) I've got the day off work so have sent off to book in, hopefully there's still spaces available. If there's a mee...
by tejb1
Tue May 22, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2557

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
tejb1 wrote:Will try to get this off work as it isn't far from me!


Nice one Tom. Its a cracking little meet is this with a great full english !!!


Hopefully it is worth braving the North Circular for!
by tejb1
Tue May 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018 UPDATE 2/8/18
Replies: 66
Views: 2557

Re: The Ace Cafe Capri Day 2018

Will try to get this off work as it isn't far from me!
by tejb1
Fri May 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Undersealing
Replies: 16
Views: 1091

Re: Undersealing

One of the things about the canned waxoyl is you still have to apply it in appropriate conditions etc. If it is warm it will be vastly easier to apply than if cold. I take a bucket of hot water out when I do it, or leave the waxoyl cans in the sun for a little while first! I have an old bit of carpe...
by tejb1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: mot today
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: mot today

Hurrah! Lucky no rain today!

Nick I believe that the MoT "certificate" we get now has in itself no legal standing. The thing that matters is the record on the DVLC central computer, the printout merely being a confirmation of that.
by tejb1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: No MOT.....
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: No MOT.....

I personally don't want to drive anywhere in a death trap :!: Whether a car is exempt from an MOT or not, it still has to be in roadworthy condition. That won't change under the new legislation. Perhaps we will see insurance companies using assessors in the event of a claim to ensure that MOT exemp...