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Old Feb 19th 2018, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Clearly.
Yeah I'll side with you on this one... Sorry Pulaski

Did you manage to watch the GT episode?
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 4:49 am
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Yeah I'll side with you on this one... Sorry Pulaski

Did you manage to watch the GT episode?
No. It was our daughter's birthday this weekend, so I was a little busy. I also did a lot of unexpected sleeping as well
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
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Yeah I'll side with you on this one... Sorry Pulaski

Did you manage to watch the GT episode?
Bloody heathens, those dinky little forward control beasties are a great bit of kit, although if you want really rough and ready a Bedford 3 tonner is hard to beat.

There's a chappie from Cambridge in one the workshops across the way from my workplace who imports Landies, mostly series IIa's and Defenders. I was quite tempted but who in their right mind buys a right hand drive with no air con in FL???
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 2:24 pm
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Bloody heathens, those dinky little forward control beasties are a great bit of kit, although if you want really rough and ready a Bedford 3 tonner is hard to beat.

There's a chappie from Cambridge in one the workshops across the way from my workplace who imports Landies, mostly series IIa's and Defenders. I was quite tempted but who in their right mind buys a right hand drive with no air con in FL???
Aren't landie heaters/air-con known for being utter toilet?

You could strap an AC unit to the window, redneck style.

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Originally Posted by BenK91
Aren't landie heaters/air-con known for being utter toilet?

You could strap an AC unit to the window, redneck style.

http://i63.tinypic.com/e8wj2p.jpg
I just looked at the Denver temp, was going down tomorrow and you are colder than me. Air Con not needed, I forgot my truck had it, was stuck in a traffic jam last summer in Denver and remembered.

I did watch the Daytona 500 with someone who knew what they were talking about, he was rooting for Blaney, some spectacular crashes.
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 2:38 pm
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.... I did watch the Daytona 500 with someone who knew what they were talking about, he was rooting for Blaney, some spectacular crashes.
A sweet win for Austin Dillon in the #3, 20 years after Dale Earnhardt won. It may be a very profitable coincidence for Dillon too, as this was the first time in almost as long that Jr wasn't racing (he has retired), so his fan base might just have found themselves a new hero to cheer for.
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I just looked at the Denver temp, was going down tomorrow and you are colder than me. Air Con not needed, I forgot my truck had it, was stuck in a traffic jam last summer in Denver and remembered.
Yep, pretty chilly here right now. Phone says -12C and “feels like” -17C.

We’ve had a fairly decent dump of snow too and it’s still coming down pretty heavy. Truck hasn’t blinked though, so nice to feel safe on the roads again in comparison to the GTI


I sent you a PM by the way... none car related!
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 12:40 am
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That seems a bit harsh!
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Aren't landie heaters/air-con known for being utter toilet?

You could strap an AC unit to the window, redneck style.

http://i63.tinypic.com/e8wj2p.jpg
The " squirrel cage " heaters on the Series 2 /2A Rovers are truly worthless.

The Series 3 and Defender heaters are not bad.

I did see a picture of a Rover with a small woodstove fitted, it was in Finland or Russia I think.

I bought a 110 Station Wagon in the Oman with a factory fitted AC which did work but the issue was it had a 2.25 petrol engine so with the AC on it was sluggish to say the least.

The newer retro fitted AC units are quite good

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Old Feb 20th 2018, 2:13 am
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That seems a bit harsh!
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 6:48 am
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Discovered my favorite new car show, 'For the love of cars'

Hosted by Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_Cars
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Discovered my favorite new car show, 'For the love of cars'

Hosted by Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_Cars
Looks good, particularly interested in the series 2 episode on the MK1 Golf.

Assuming it's on 4OD and you watch it that way via VPN?
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Looks good, particularly interested in the series 2 episode on the MK1 Golf.

Assuming it's on 4OD and you watch it that way via VPN?
No, its here in the US on velocity.
Series 1 is ondemand with xfininty
Series 2 started last week with the Aston Martin DBS

Every Thu evening, this week is the cop car.
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My work vehicle is on getting some work done (5k’s of damage from a tire blowout ) The dealer gave me a loaner, I was expecting a crappy fiesta. Of course, this being America, they gave me a F150. It’s the Lariat edition, and even with the 3.5 V6 eco boost, this thing bloody flies! It is like driving a boat, but dang, that acceleration is down right addictive! It’s way too big as a daily driver, $90 to fill it up and averaging 13mpg at the moment. It’s totally impractical. But it’s fully loaded, my 2 kids love it, and where as I wouldn’t want one permanently, as a novelty, it’s bloody fantastic!!! I think I can sort of see the appeal in owning a decent truck.
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