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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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A good year Smile


Back on tyre discussions again. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
We drove to the common for a walk and ice cream with little knappster. We saw two 90’s including a very tidy and highly polished Td5 in green, with mud tyres and lifted suspension, but which has never been near mud judging by the condition! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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... until some form of sanity returns


Can you wait that long?

I've waited since 17th March and strangely enough I haven't missed the pub as much as I thought I would. I think I used to go just out of habit. I've now paid for the large box of Land Rover parts that arrived early April and am paying off the next lot simply by not going to the pub.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The roads are noticeably busier after another reduction in Lockdown rules. And we are very busy at work. No Landy activity today, although I’ll hopefully use the 90 for work tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The tyres were collected this afternoon by a Series 2 club member from Axminster who's going to put them on his ex military 109 which has the original tube type Land Rover wheels. I've taken the loss on the chin and put it down as a lesson to be learnt.
Moving the tyres has revealed the generator I bought a little while ago and has never been used so a decision is to be made on that too. I can get to the part of the garage behind the MG now so a clear out will be done soon.
The tyre purchaser was impressed with my Series 3 and when I told him what the agreed valuation was he said it was easily worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Very pragmatic approach Alan. I’d be looking to recoup some of the loss if i was misinformed. But it’s always interesting to meet other Landy owners and discuss our vehicles. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Very pragmatic approach Alan. I’d be looking to recoup some of the loss if i was misinformed.Very Happy

As I had accepted the tyres I don't reckon I'd have any chance even though I proved the tyres were unsuitable. Due to the design of Wolf wheels there was never any danger of the tyres coming off the rim. I won't be using or recommending that dealer to anyone.
The Series 2 forum is interesting too and I've made several postings already. I'm only a guest.
We're all in it together for the preservation and enjoyment of Land Rovers
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
We took little knappster for a walk after I finished work. We passed a house where there has been a tent-like structure on the drive for some months. Today, the tent had been removed to reveal a very shiny (new?) 101 chassis and axles on stands. I didn’t get chance to speak with the owner who was doing some work, as little knappster wanted to get home for her tea, but I will when I get chance. Very Happy There is a 101 parked in the field behind the house so presumably it’s his project. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I walked into town today to bank the tyre money and buy a new smoke alarm as the old one was beeping, sign of a failing battery of the non replaceable type. I opted for an expensive one only to find it was made in LurgyLand. That was the only choice. I said I was trying to boycott LurgyLand stuff but I was told I wouldn't be able to buy anything.
More garage clearing. I moved the generator for easier access and to my annoyance found a perfectly useable under wing steering box protector. I'd bought new under wing panels for the bulkhead replacement and the steering box one was the most expensive. Still, I have a spare.
I found also a can of Waxoyl and a hand pump to pressurize the container so I put the can in the greenhouse to liquefy the contents and then I'll spray the new under wing panels.
3 pubs closed as punters tested positive. Sounds very odd being that quick.
The lunatics are still at it. We're now being told that not wearing face masks in public is antisocial like not wearing a seat belt. Doesn't the particular idiot know that not wearing a seat belt is illegal not antisocial. Wherever do these lunatics come from? Words fail me and idiots like that are trying to advise!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Next we’ll be told notnusing an umbrella in the rain is antisocial. Rolling Eyes

Alan, I’m still convinced you’ll find that centre-steer prototype in your garage. It must be cavernous! Smile Al these bits you keep finding! Surprised Smile

I used the 90 today. The temp guage behaved so it looks like an electrical gremlin. I got a wave from the driver of a nice 110 station wagon on the A46 near Cheltenham. Very Happy Then Mrs K texted me to ask if I’d got to work as I took the Land Rover!!! Shocked Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Then Mrs K texted me to ask if I’d got to work as I took the Land Rover!!! Shocked Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Oh, the faith of the fairer sex!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
She was afraid he might have stopped to chat to "some driver of a nice 110 station wagon" who waved at him and forgotten all about work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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She was afraid he might have stopped to chat to "some driver of a nice 110 station wagon" who waved at him and forgotten all about work.


I wouldn’t even mention to Mrs K that I did get a wave and waved, she’d say I was sad! (Her words when she realised Landy drivers waved, after borrowing my old modified discovery and getting lots of waves! Rolling Eyes ) If she thought I’d stopped for a chat with a like-minded Landy owner, I’d get no end of stick! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's not sad at all! It's the last bit of gentlemanly camaraderie left on the British roads. And you can tell her I said so! (You'd have thought it might have brought a smile to her face getting waves in your Discovery, but perhaps women get waves all the time anyway??) I remember my father telling me that once upon a time RAC members waved to each other! I was amazed. Boy, has the world changed (and I don't think for the better Sad )
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Trust me Geoff, I did tell her it wasn’t sad. Very Happy She agreed to disagree, shall we say. Rolling Eyes But I still wave and get waves, which is more than can be said for drivers of VW Golfs or any lesser vehicles that I find myself driving... Smile
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