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Allanw last won the day on July 19 2017

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  • Birthday 11/07/1978

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  1. 'specially cos the three of them all just about look the same...
  2. Carondo or Trodo have new ones pretty cheap, if you struggle to get used.
  3. I think more essential than normal! Have you seen all the morons on the road??? It's seems they're ALL still driving around, at speed, while all the normal drivers stay home! Travelling home one afternoon last week, in 3 separate incidents; I was nearly hit twice and the the car in front of me had to take evasive action... and I only saw 12 cars the whole 10 km trip! And 5AM seems to be the time for 100km in 50 zones and not stopping for red lights... and there was only 3 cars the whole trip that day!
  4. Just like lead-free solder!
  5. It's not an unusual milage for them to need big end bearings done. It's just they left it one drive too many! The trick is to preventatively replace them BEFORE the crank gets damaged - waiting until now that it is too late possibly makes it a MASSIVE ballache job, instead of just a big expensive job.
  6. I think that went through Manheim Damaged Auction recently? had "engine issues?" from memory. I bet the crank is really cheap ECS has re-mans for US$3861.43
  7. He purchased the car with the Valiant motor already in it, but the car had been crashed decades ago. The body is basically brand new now, all straight, new panels and painted nicely everywhere. It's a real credit to him - mostly done in the (massive) garage at home.
  8. One of my neighbours has had quite a few of these over the years - I think he's only got one left now, but had 3 at one time. The current one was a 1970's racecar, with a Valiant slant 6 in it! The Austin motor sounded nicer though. He also had a Valiant Charger that looked like new, a couple of "Rover" RV8's, an MGB convertible, I think there was an MGC at one point and at least 5 different Healeys at various times. They REALLY are stunning cars, more so in the flesh, too!
  9. I've gotten a few parts from Trodo.com recently: Mostly smaller stuff, but the wiper blades on my Touran are 750mm long, two sets of those in Bosch Aerotwin, plus 2 rears and a pair of Stabilus 2 stage boot struts came in for less than the buying the struts here 🤣 Took 7 days, I think. Also a pair of heavy Tiguan towing springs and the shipping was 58 euros and I could have added more for the same shipping cost. The pair of springs ended up being NZ$210 delivered, for quality springs I cant even buy here... unless I special order genuine from VW... and VW prices make BMW look cheap!
  10. Has 65 Litre tank, but feels like 45 Litre tank 🤣
  11. A new MG?... the "reputation" of a British car and the build quality of a Chinese one... Better than the other way around, actually 🤣
  12. P.S. I like how BOTH car are parked in the driveway, charging 😁
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