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Reply #25 on: April 05, 2019, 03:09:44 PM
The last? episode of The Grand Sneer was pretty good, a one and a half hour special across Mongolia in a sort of kit car.  :cool:


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Reply #26 on: April 10, 2019, 05:21:49 PM
Brilliant.  Worth 9 mins of your time.


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Reply #27 on: April 10, 2019, 06:23:32 PM
The title lies, it's just them waffling pish.

Maybe I missed it and I wish he'd take that fashion victim mouldy mophead off.
I've never met the guy, but he looks like he'd smell of mildew.  :cheesy:


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Reply #28 on: April 11, 2019, 11:38:47 AM
Ha. Were you drunk when you posted that? They're both real petrolheads, which forgives them almost anything. Car SOS is a great show with the cars done up properly.


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Reply #29 on: April 11, 2019, 12:00:41 PM
 :cheesy:

I know they're good at what they do, but that hat gives me the boak.  :cheesy:
....and I skipped through to see if they'd reveal the biggest mistakes amateur mechanics make and they didn't reveal any as far as I could tell.  :wink:


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Reply #30 on: April 11, 2019, 05:08:13 PM
It was using the wrong oil in classic cars and, oh,  what was the other one?....


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Reply #31 on: April 12, 2019, 06:53:46 PM
Clarkson seemed genuinely upset on the final episode of The Grand Sneer (he was greetin like bairn) and I actually felt sorry for him.
17 years together.

Hammond has actually become the worst snob of them all.
The Allegro Estate wasn't really that bad looking compared to the standard one. What was it? A Hatchback with a boot? A Saloon that looked like a Hatchback??  :cool:


FTR I've never owned a Ford either.
My old man was into Zephyrs and Granada's, but one of my uncles was into Cortina's.
He was also into stealing coal from the local opencast mine (actually digging it out of the ground and bagging it before lugging the bags to the car).
...and went as far as cutting the rear bulkhead out of the car and binning the back seats to get more bags in.  :azn:

Long story short, the Cortina saloon wasn't built as a load lugger.
6cwt was about it's limit, but it didn't stop him lugging double that on a regular basis with it's arse dragging on the ground.  :cheesy:

I 100% agree with them on the MPV's though.
They're pretty useless.  :undecided:

I've been looking at a replacement for my (3rd) Honda Accord saloon and the only car that fits the bill is the Seat Exeo ST (mini estate base on the old Audi A4...which was a full sized estate 6 years ago), which ceased production in 2013.
|It suits me perfectly @ up to 168bhp on a 2litre diesel, narrower and lighter than my Accord (which is a bit of a pain in the arse to throw around up north) with the bonus of being relatively cheap and very reliable.

Finding one under 60K miles at a decent price is a bit problematic though. :embarrassed:
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Reply #32 on: April 13, 2019, 09:40:02 PM
Good episode. Top Gear just catch match it. Nor would they ever have thought to hire an entire and magnificent cathedral.
I'm not sure about doing away with the audience. Clarkson plays the audience in a way that knobhead who replaced him on Top Gear just couldn't. Or the American knobhead who replaced him. The GT Specials are brilliant usually but can drag a little at times. I loved it when they went into the nuclear Chernobyl. Excellent TV.


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Reply #33 on: April 30, 2019, 08:50:05 PM
BTW, turns out it wasn't a stone in the calipers (previous vids).
It's aftermarket brake discs that are a bit too large, by only as much as 2mm across the diameter.

When they inevitably corroded, they started rubbing against the calipers.



(I chapped the 1mm of rust build up off the OD with a ball-pein hammer and it's been fine since.)


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Reply #34 on: April 30, 2019, 11:00:31 PM
DIY maintenance. Can't beat it. Except with a hammer!


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Reply #35 on: April 30, 2019, 11:26:32 PM
It's a handy thing, and first tool a man should buy himself.
Primitive and effective.

I know men who don't own a hammer (in any shape or form), or have one of those stupid wee claw hammers with the 6" handle you get as a toy set from places like Ikea.

Personally, I think it's a minimum requirement.   :azn:


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Reply #36 on: April 30, 2019, 11:51:46 PM
...and a socket set, pliers, wire cutters and some screwdrivers.  :azn:


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Reply #37 on: May 01, 2019, 04:38:14 PM
And duct tape!


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Reply #38 on: May 01, 2019, 06:26:58 PM
Very handy stuff.  :azn:
As are some big cable ties.  :wink:


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Reply #39 on: May 01, 2019, 09:56:15 PM
Helps with the kidnapping of attractive partially inebriated wimmin.


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Reply #40 on: May 01, 2019, 10:19:23 PM
Ooh, that's dark.  :azn:


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Reply #41 on: May 02, 2019, 11:44:27 AM
Not as much fun as it sounds.  :evil:
As if.


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Reply #42 on: May 02, 2019, 08:30:35 PM
That BMW 3 Series advert with the hand gesture volume control.

What a fucking pointless thing that is.  :cheesy:

There's a knob on the dash to control it.
There's probably a couple of buttons on the steering wheel to do it.

So why would you take a hand off the wheel in a moving car, where it might not be not so much a circle you scribe in the air as much a cross between a triangle, a square and a Star of David, to adjust the volume.  :cheesy:


Honestly, that's just extra shite for the sake of extra shite.  :azn:
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Reply #43 on: June 05, 2019, 04:28:58 PM
I thought this was interesting from Fifth Gear:


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Reply #44 on: June 25, 2019, 11:30:21 AM
What do we think of the new team on Top Gear. I thought it wasn't as bad as it might have been, but they still aren't as good the originals.


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Reply #45 on: July 01, 2019, 06:23:39 PM
I think it's quite good.  :cool:

I take it Chris has been kept on for the supercar testing, but I wonder if the two eejits will be doing some training for testing in future.  :grin:
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Reply #46 on: July 01, 2019, 09:52:46 PM
They're the comic relief. I wouldn't trust either to drive a supercar fast. And survive.


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Reply #47 on: July 01, 2019, 10:03:23 PM
Aye, but it'd be a good laugh.

They'd be no worse than most of the muppets who already buy them.  :wink:


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Reply #48 on: July 02, 2019, 10:50:49 PM
I saw a Vauxhall Viva the other day, a new one.
They must have relaunched the old name.  :azn:


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Reply #49 on: July 02, 2019, 11:09:37 PM
I believe they have. It looks like any other small hatchback.
https://www.arnoldclark.com/new-cars/vauxhall/viva/1-0-73-se-5dr/0/ref/blk_ft86gvk1kok7meza