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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Not_Anumber » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:19 pm

It doesnt need a crystal ball to see the future of this one:

In a couple of years someone will restore it with standard Capri panels, a decent 2nd hand interior and some wheels that fit. It will then be worth marginally more than a standard 2.8i Special because of it's interesting engine conversion and will attract lots of attention at shows for the right reasons.

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby sheff » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:12 pm

I liked the Escort Mk2 they did, although not a fan of the colour scheme. At least this time they talked about the brakes and suspension improvements. And that Norton Dominator looked and sounded awesome :D
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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby pbar » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:40 am

sheff wrote:I liked the Escort Mk2 they did


I do like this show, but it's a pity they still have the staged elements in these shows though. Helen (supposedly experienced expert with a high level of professionalism with such things), driving it into a large boulder. I'm not an expert as she is, but I wouldn't have done that.

Then with the Capri one, Jimmy 'hasn't got a clue' where his two co-workers are, then they stroll in with a tattoo each. It's all a bit daft, but of course that's the soap-opera-entertainment aspect aimed at the mass audience.

By the way, did anyone else notice he described the Capri as being a 1988 model?

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:27 pm

pbar wrote:
sheff wrote:I liked the Escort Mk2 they did


I do like this show, but it's a pity they still have the staged elements in these shows though. Helen (supposedly experienced expert with a high level of professionalism with such things), driving it into a large boulder. I'm not an expert as she is, but I wouldn't have done that.

Then with the Capri one, Jimmy 'hasn't got a clue' where his two co-workers are, then they stroll in with a tattoo each. It's all a bit daft, but of course that's the soap-opera-entertainment aspect aimed at the mass audience.

By the way, did anyone else notice he described the Capri as being a 1988 model?

:agree: the :cheese: factor in some of these programmes is pretty bad.

The soap opera entertainment(?) viewers probably don't even watch car programmes so what's the point :doh:

Don't recall him saying an 1988 model, but it was actually registered 3rd August 1987 (Of course it could have been registered between 1st Jan and 31st July 1988) :)

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:46 am

The Cazana valuation for this car is spot on. They must have seen the show! :lol:
https://cazana.com/uk/car/E696FCW

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:21 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The Cazana valuation for this car is spot on. They must have seen the show! :lol:
https://cazana.com/uk/car/E696FCW

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:22 pm

pbar wrote: it's a pity they still have the staged elements in these shows though

Yes, it's the same in a lot of shows, unfortunately. I'm currently watching an episode of Sin City Motors where Steve, the boss man, needs to buy a diesel engine from a JCB-type machine. While he's away talking with the seller, Steve's accomplice jumps into the JCB and attempts to operate it despite not knowing how to work the controls. Wait, what's this? The seller of the JCB has parked his supposedly decent pick-up truck within reach of the JCB's rear bucket. What could possibly happen next? :headscratch:
Why can't reality shows have more reality than fiction?

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:33 pm

I have been watching Sin City Motors recently too.
Something about Twiggy :whistle:

Classic Car Rescue is being repeated on Quest at 6pm. E Type episode last night, where after it's had the paint job Mario reverses it into the engine block that's on the floor behind him. That probably happened off camera, but the production team said lets make a real song and dance about it for the programme.....

Think I saw another Wheeler Dealers series with Edd starts Feb 22nd :?:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby timfromull » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm

I just wish the totty would shut up and pop the kettle on....... :whistle:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby timfromull » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:06 pm

Maybe if these TV executive/programme makers did their research and looked at forums such as this, they'd realise we don't want all the faux drama and silly parts blagging scenes.
We want interesting informative shows that are of use to the enthusiast.
So many shows that I love, i have to 'video' in order to fast forward to avoid all the shite.
It took me about 8 minutes to watch the Capri episode of Goblin whatsit.......
I wonder if that bird has actually thought it through that she's got 'Goblin' tattooed on her arm for life?! :whistle: :spank:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby andyd » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:31 pm

timfromull wrote:I just wish the totty would shut up and pop the kettle on....... :whistle:

Milk no sugar :wave:
timfromull wrote:I wonder if that bird has actually thought it through that she's got 'Goblin' tattooed on her arm for life?! :whistle: :spank:

That will look great when she's 70, a goblin granny :lol:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby timfromull » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:39 pm

So long as she takes her teeth out....... :whistle:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:53 am

Anyone else notice that when he got the car back to the workshop to show the others he announced it as a 1988 model?

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby timfromull » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:11 am

Just caught up with the monster truck episode.....
With today's fashion in yank tanks, they could have saved 8k by simply clear coating the original patina it's spent 50 years accumulating...............gone the Sin City route.

By the way.............if the totty made herself useful and popped the kettle on for the men (I love being a misogynist)........would that make her a Goblin Teas Maid?
(You younger folk will probably be scratching your heads now) :headscratch:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:22 am

timfromull wrote:
By the way.............if the totty made herself useful and popped the kettle on for the men (I love being a misogynist)........would that make her a Goblin Teas Maid?
(You younger folk will probably be scratching your heads now) :headscratch:

:lol: :cheers:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:36 am

Good one Andy :D

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:54 am

pbar wrote:Good one Andy :D

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Christ my mum and Dad had one of them I bet it’s still up in there’s loft .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Paul G » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:15 pm

My parents had one as well. Made a bloody awful cup of tea according to mum!

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:27 pm

It's a great idea, a brew ready and waiting for you when you wake up. I think the reality of it is that it was too much messing about.

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:15 pm

pbar wrote:It's a great idea, a brew ready and waiting for you when you wake up.

The Mrs gets that now.... :lol: