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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another 11 Years and Iíll be queuing to do the same for the 90! Surprised Smile

Or itíll be online only!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good choice Paul. The MX5 is what MG should have designed as the successor to the MGB.
Unlike Land Rover, the Chinese owners of MG ( a sick joke) don't care about the heritage of the marque. Spares for MG's are plentiful but of dubious quality sometimes unlike Land Rover parts from the right source.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tell me about it! I bought some bits for my dadís MGB GT on eblag and had some of very dubious quality! Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I used to have a 1976 MGB roadster - great car to look at, but sadly I had to spend more time looking at it than driving it due to car illness. After it let me down for the nth time I got fed up and stuck it on ebay - got what I paid for it and sent it on its way.

About 9 years ago my missus took me to look at a MX5 - a 1600cc Eunos VSpec in BRG - bought it and never looked back. The driving experience is very close to my old MG, but without all the anxiousness you get with an old British car. Get in, start it, and drive - doesn't get any better really Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rich, MG spares from recognized sources can be of dubious quality. Whereas I was able to buy a genuine parts clutch master and slave cylinder and flexi hose for the Land Rover only pattern parts are available for the MG and it's impossible to know the worst ones until they fail.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thread revival! Tumbleweedís back... Smile

Anyone got any News?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nothing of anything worth mentioning seems to be happening but if you want something my MGB GT which was manufactured in 1977 but registered in 1978 is now tax free, done at my local main Post Office in 2 minutes with no bureaucracy. Thanks cashier no. 6.
Oh, and my heavy duty strimmer packed up but I got a new one with a 25% discount.
You wanted news, you got it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My chickens have started laying after the winter, but my ducks have yet to give us an egg. I know that you think this has nothing to do with Land Rovers, but you are wrong - let me explain:

You see, the place where I bought the ducks a couple of years ago was a smallholding, owned by a very nice eco-couple in their late fifties/early sixties. I got to talking with the lady, who said that they had only started the smallholding up a few years ago, after deciding that their city jobs (Birmingham) were getting on top of them, and wanted a better lifestyle in a country environment. They had sold their house and bought a few acres of land. They had purchased a static caravan which they were living in whilst the gentleman was building a log cabin for their future home. They had already built some chicken pens and duck runs, and also had sheep and goats - it was a really nice set up and I could see the attraction for some 'easy' living. Anyway, it was whilst I was talking to the lady of this little empire that I noticed what looked like a Land Rover drive by on the main road...................... but I can't be too sure as there trees in the way, and it was getting dusky outside.

Yep, news is sure slow at present.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks both for the news. I assume itís not fake news though? Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry Rich, best I could do in such short notice. Story completely true though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Paul, my news is real also. The Land Rover connection in my case was that I collected the new strimmer in my Land Rover.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Paul, my news is real also. The Land Rover connection in my case was that I collected the new strimmer in my Land Rover.


and a fine story it is Alan.

does anyone else have an interesting story with a vague Land Rover connection? Let's see who can come up with the vaguest Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I used the 90 to take a load of garden rubbish to the tip... Smile

Not very vague though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry Rich, that's an E-

Not remotely vague at all. Let me give another example:

A few years ago I was on a tour of the med when I chanced upon a local woodsman plying his trade by the roadside on the way to Barcelona. He was in the process of turning yet another lump of wood into a master carving. I asked him what other tools of his trade he used in making these items. He replied that there was nothing else but his Axe. I informed him that this was spooky as at the time my Land Rover had a registration plate that began with the letters HAX, which almost exactly matched those of his chosen trade tool, but in a different order and with one of the letter changed. We both laughed at this fantastic coincidence and I went on my way, amazed at what a small world it indeed is.

Most of this story is untrue, but it gives a fantastic example of the vagueness that we are looking for.

I would say that the person who comes up with the most vague reference will get a prize, maybe.....or maybe not, not sure, but possible.......although probably not.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sounds much like my school reports then... Sad

The trying harder but, that is. Not the story. Smile
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