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    San Francisco/ Chicago 80s and 90s cars nostalgia meet ups

    New York Times is a paid for service so you wont be able to see the article An Auto Show for the Raddest Cars of the ’80s and ’90s but the news is that for the last few years USA has been seeing classic car meet ups in the form of 80s and 90s cars that they remember through rose tinted glasses...
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    1971 Bridge Street, Walton Surrey

    blue Rover 2000
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    what's your best 60s Ford?

    well some Fords literally travelled from the 60s straight across the 70s as did our classic Rovers, so what was your best Ford of the era? for me it was the Capri when I was working up in Kennington in 1976 a mate of mine had a Capri and it was just magic to go out in around London , fabbo motor...
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    Can you recommend a good mechanic in Surrey...?!

    that was at the garage, they're not now!
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    Can you recommend a good mechanic in Surrey...?!

    found a new squad of mechanics in Surrey, well new to me anyway, I have had my P6 for 2 years now and this is the first time that I have taken my car to Addlestone's Surrey Auto works, it is about a mile from Addlestone railway station which has a platform to London Waterloo (direct) this...
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    Exhaust emissions

    nice one Harvey, according to the site you linked to above I got this but according to THE TIMES today, the new extended ULEZ starting this month in London carries an exemption for classic cars registered before 1973 which means my P6 (1976) is not exempt so I suppose there's only 1 way to find...
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    Exhaust emissions

    today in THE TIMES (page 15) "Camper Van couple charged £24,000 in new pollution fines" the couple were driving a Nissan NV100 a 2010 diesel along the A316 Sunbury and detected on eight occasions , each fine is £2000 and increases to £3000 if not paid. they were caught by TFL cameras on the A316...
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    Romantic Road

    are you looking forward to any upcoming Films? I know we have Cruella going at the moment but I rarely look forward to anything in the Cinema nowadays Romantic Road is an exception, what a pair!! 'An elderly English couple driving an elderly English motor car across an ancient land' was how...
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    ISS fissures will begin to spread over time

    according to Marc Bennetts article in THE TIMES on Friday ..... a burning smell incident occurred on the ISS on Thursday. But what caught my attention, was the assertion by former Cosmonaut Solovyov (in that article) that superficial fissures had been discovered on the ISS. The ISS was built in...
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    records that never made it to CD

    in 1969 I bought my first LPs, one of which was 'Pictures of Life' (Dr Marigolds Prescription) , the following year I got Mfp 'Beach Boys', now these 2 LPs were right at the top of a growing pile of LPs that I just loved totally. I played them a lot and while I saw the majority of my record...
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    Breakdown cover

    agreed and to me the RAC and AA are very similar, I have been a member of each over the years, ended up in the AA for last few years and have found just like TheRoveringmember said Never any problem with classics & attending mechanics are often into them too yes I have found this, the last time...
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    Walton Bridge Breakfast Club - Surrey - Sunday 05/06/2016

    Clive when the heck is the next one ? does it say on Walton Bridge Breakfast Club is it 6 June? these are always overflowing and my favourite last time was a 70s NYPD car completely badged up and blued up, several P6 cars turned up, one P6 turned up about 9am the place was full, they had to...
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    Thanks for the forum

    I have to stand up for FB a bit here. Yes I do acknowledge Telford's points on FB groups but its not like that all the time and in some groups, at all. Going back a couple of years when I was on FB I joined a Molesey FB group and it was rocketing along with all kinds of photos, videos and...
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    got your vaccine? what happened??

    headed down to get my Vaccine no 1 today Oxford/AstraZeneca was the one I got. Great excuse to get the P6 out on the road, as my nearest Covid centre was 6 miles away, I arrived dead on the appointed time, car park was pretty full but still a few spaces , P6 been the garage for a few months ,so...
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    what's on I player?

    haha who pays a TV licence nowadays? well if you check out Iplayer BBC iPlayer - Apocalypse Now I saw this uears and years ago Im sure you did check out the awesome reel to reel at 13.00 I had one just like it in 1978 , love a reel to reel
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    Auto Express' Top 50 all-time greatest British-built cars

    Christmas jolly : name 1 from Auto Express' TOP 50 and give your reasons well there are some absolute corkers in that Top 50 and being confined to just one is hard, but out of all 50 I would probably go for no 44 the holy Viva back in 1974 I was going out with a girl from Surbiton, their...
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    Series 2 ignition key

    2 approaches come to mind first .... get a new lock, I looked on WINS Electrical and saw some interesting items, might be the solution second ..... over the last 40 years of owning cars I have unwittingly come across ignition keys for previous cars that I owned stashed in places I had...
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    I have just been into Halfords and seen their 3 choices of anti freeze, OAT or Silicate or Xstream according to Halfords, (above) cars made before 1998 should have the Silicate one if you were IN Halfords and had just those 3 choices, which would you choose for a 1970s P6 Rover?
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    Driver's door adjustment

    I think a lot of us come across the situation "now I have to slam the door hard to close it. Is there a way to adjust the door?" can you sort it yourself? this is what happened to me a few days ago and I wasnt fitting a new door seal , it just happened here is my solution and a lot of this you...
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    penguins p6 3500

    AlpinAir is still going strong, last year my P6 was in there 3 weeks of the summer having the latest air Con enstalled, see the pictures of my P6 interior which do not look like Penguin's, mine has a Radio sandwiched in between the Air con grills and the Air Con controls I know auto P6s before...
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    box sets

    have you got any Box Sets? I have had this Sharpe box set for a while but a few days ago started watching it again beginning with the first one, Sharpe's Rifles (1809) the stories and filming are so blimmen TOP!! what's your best BOX SET?
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    TOP 10 of cars about to go extinct

    Commodore 64 all the way for us back in 1985, love that, it had a snazzy tape drive the lot and later... we got the 1510 floppy drive for it too but what about this Rover 800? only 500 left in the UK!! who had one? :cool: it must count as a classic Rover
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    take your Rover to work week

    wow I love the seats on that, they look brand new, actually similar to the seats on mine, c'mon still got space for more piccies of your Rover at work! get the camera out at work! and I cannot resist a lingering glance looking back as you said Mr Task, mind you I reserve the revving of the V8...
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    TOP 10 of cars about to go extinct

    1. Lada Riva - 49 left 2. Alfa Romeo 146 - 89 left 3. Fiat Uno - 218 left 4. Renault 21 - 221 left 5. Vauxhall Carlton - 270 left 6. Citroen BX - 286 left 7. Nissan Bluebird - 324 left 8. Volvo 440 - 407 left 9. Peugeot 309 - 409 left 10. Rover 800 - 468 left read the full lo-down but...
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    A few Rovers at this huge auction

    Rover P6 2L car. 4dr, keys, no docs .... but at least its a sunny day!! :p