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Old 12-11-2017, 12:51 PM
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All academic, possibly. Especially if limited to running up and down the tarmac once used by the Mighty Eighth's 92nd Bomber Group.... ;-)
You have to turn hard left at the end of the 1/4 mile. :-)
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:35 PM
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Never mind all this - Jon is that your house? If so I have 'view envy' !
Thats his garden Rob he's always out there mowing it

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Old 14-11-2017, 02:47 PM
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I realised last week that I've not been on the website for ages so thought I better make a post just so ppl know I'm still alive. Fitted new Pirelli tyres all round on the Z about a month ago, WOW what a difference they have made. Compared with what was fitted before these Pirelli's give a firmer ride but also a less harsh ride, in other words I don't feel every tiny bump & pea in the road like I used too, yet the ride is solid & firm. The car handles a lot better. Very happy with them.
Also put the car through another MOT. I didn't do any prep just booked it in and hoped for the best, and it passed I got the job of sitting in the cockpit(as I call it) and pressing the pedals, flicking the switches etc which was fine by me. I had a slight panic when water didn't squirt over the screen at first but it got going soon enough to keep the guy doing the mot happy. He looked at my exhaust a little confused(those who know my car will know why). I pointed out to him that it didn't need testing for emissions, he went and checked this out in the office, came back out and carried on with the MOT not mentioning the exhaust again Happy dayZ
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:01 AM
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I've not looked at the blue car since someone reversed into me a couple of weeks ago so today I pulled it out of the garage to asses what to do with the damage. Although it's only minor, it has effected a few panels: headlamp cowl, bonnet, bumper and moved the wing. I may get away with straightening the bumper irons, straightening the headlight cowl, bending the bonnet down a bit and moving the wing forward. Ideally just painting the headlight cowl and bonnet. Or do I just leave it as it is?
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:49 AM
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Did they leave a note/were you in it at the time?

I had someone reverse into the back of my 944 with what looked like a bike carrier on the back with the pedal making contact on my hatch, denting it ... grrrrrrrrr

Did they leave a note? Did they &*%^

I'd get it straightened if you can - was the paint broken?
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Old 15-11-2017, 11:33 AM
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+1 for fix it, John.
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Old 15-11-2017, 02:01 PM
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Headlamp cowl is damaged the most and will need straightening, filling and painting. Bonnet is scuffed and cracked at the front corner and will need welding, straightening and painting. Wing should be OK, just adjusted. fiberglass bumper will require a little work and painting.

I was sitting outside a café, looking at my car, when a youngster tried to reverse into a space that wasn't there. He was gutted and very apologetic. He said he would pay for the repair but couldn't afford for it to go through his insurance as he'd only been driving for 8 months. He was only young and I cant see him being able to afford the cost of a full repair so I've not pursued it.
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'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
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Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.

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Old 15-11-2017, 04:46 PM
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Sorry to hear that about your car.
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Old 15-11-2017, 05:32 PM
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He was gutted and very apologetic. He said he would pay for the repair but couldn't afford for it to go through his insurance as he'd only been driving for 8 months. He was only young and I cant see him being able to afford the cost of a full repair so I've not pursued it.
What a fantastic gesture and even better it goes against the modern day trend
It makes me proud to know you
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Old 15-11-2017, 05:50 PM
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What a fantastic gesture and even better it goes against the modern day trend
It makes me proud to know you
Yep, always knew you were a decent chap.
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Old 15-11-2017, 07:09 PM
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Why should you have to pay for it,that’s wot he has insurance for,look after no 1 mate,
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Old 16-11-2017, 10:37 AM
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At the end of the day, the car is not immaculate and gets well used and abused. I had considered getting it repainted but then I'd be less inclined to use it as much as I do if it was immaculate. It is a shame about the damage and I will get it straight but probable try to limit the paintwork as much as possible so it doesn't show up the rest of the car.
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'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 16-11-2017, 04:46 PM
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The fact is Jon why should you have to pay for it out of your own pocket,to the average earner at work it could cost the equivelant of two or more weeks wages,That’s like asking someone to work for nothing for 2 weeks plus,
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Old 16-11-2017, 07:39 PM
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The fact is Jon why should you have to pay for it out of your own pocket,to the average earner at work it could cost the equivelant of two or more weeks wages,That’s like asking someone to work for nothing for 2 weeks plus,
In this case it is called personal choice
Jon has the right to get the other party to pay for it and for him to decide not to use that right in this case is IMHO breath of fresh air
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Old 16-11-2017, 09:26 PM
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Agree Porky but most people don’t work for nothing because that wot it equates to,just because some numpty wasn’t looking where he was going,hope you feel the same if somebody hits your car you up the backside,think not dont you
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