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by stew
Mon May 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Re-badged / specced cars
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Re-badged / specced cars

It's a good question - I'm not sure - perhaps someone with more legal knowledge on here could answer that one. Personally I could excuse a private individual from it. As you say it could be a genuine mistake or perhaps they themselves were misled in the past. But in my view it is inexcusable for any...
by stew
Mon May 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Re-badged / specced cars
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re-badged / specced cars

Just a word of caution - something to look out for if you're in the market for a used car (not Rover Coupe related). Seen a couple of instances lately of cars being sold as different variants than their actual original spec. uncovered by comparing the original specs with the options available and id...
by stew
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Convoy POL 14 April 2018 Plan 'B' near 86 Monument Ln, Lickey, Birmingham B45 9QH
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: POL

Yes it is looking like conditions are going to be less than ideal: bring your waders. Don't suppose Kevin has heard anything new from the organisers?
by stew
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: This bloody weather!
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: This bloody weather!

It was fine when I had my Midget. Garage door shut, little heater on and just set a few bits of carpet on fire when welding it soon heats up. To be fair if I had a lift of some sort I could probably work on the underside and engine of the coupe reasonably well but it's no good for bodywork. We count...
by stew
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: This bloody weather!
Replies: 8
Views: 342

This bloody weather!

Anyone else struggling to get out and work on their cars at the moment? I usually do a fair amount during the winter but it is really starting to drag on and I must admit I doubt I'll get much done in the evenings this week.

Oh for a heated garage big enough to properly work on the coupe!
by stew
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Deals on petrol treatment and oil
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Deals on petrol treatment and oil

Hi guys,

Just a heads up that Redex and some motor oils (castrol / magnatec) are on offer again at Tesco. They periodically seem to do this to clear out old stock, it doesn't hang around for long so if you're in the market for fuel treatment or oil its worth checking it out.
by stew
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: What are your plans for 2018 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 949

Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

My plans are: - Help out with the club a bit more. - Finish the worst affected rear quarter panel repair. - Dynax in the sills - Fit decent set of cloth seats for now until I can get leather ones restored - Get the coupe MOT'ed and back on the road again. - Spray and fit the new rear spoiler - Gener...
by stew
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: What are your plans for 2018 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 949

Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Most importantly get Ravs car fixed up and back on the road and back to Rav. Anyone want to come weld some patches on the sills? Depending on how repairs go with mine I might be able to help out with this a bit later on. Maybe you could help me out with some mechanical bits on mine with the assista...
by stew
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Hyundai i30N
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Hyundai i30N

Sounds like a good compromise of mod cons and allowing the driver to have fun - I think its important for manufacturers not to lose sight of this, I'd love to see more (affordable) electric cars with this kind of approach. We had a Kia Cee'd a while back and that actually drove pretty well, and I be...
by stew
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: What are your plans for 2017 ?
Replies: 48
Views: 5178

Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Well start of 2017 I wouldn't even have guessed I'd be a Tomcat owner... But here's mine - Full service [done] - See where holes appear & what falls off in first few 100 miles - [done - radiator and exhaust silencer] - Replace said parts [50 % done] - Collect parts, tools and knowledge for first ro...
by stew
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: A good idea
Replies: 2
Views: 274

A good idea

Kevin take note this may be a wise approach to adopt given your 4 willing volunteers last weekend have no prior experience or (in my case) skills in erecting 20ft Christmas trees: :P

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-de ... e-42180763
by stew
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: New neighbours
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: New neighbours

Yes I would say just go over and say Hi and politely ask if they would mind not parking in front of your car as you need access to be able to get it in and out. I think that's better than not addressing the issue early on, as long as everyone knows the situation with parking and who should park wher...
by stew
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Reluctant communication from specialists / garages
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Reluctant communication from specialists / garages

Most recently just a couple jobs on the Smart I bought - key programming and a few mechanical bits - it's nothing urgent but just things I want sorted as a preventative measure really. I decided to do everything I can myself in the end anyway. There are some good guides online I found. For the coupe...
by stew
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Reluctant communication from specialists / garages
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Reluctant communication from specialists / garages

I have been, and in all likelihood will continue to, do the majority of work to the coupe myself. But it is nice to know you have some backup for certain jobs you don't have the facilities (or time) to do. And especially running multiple vehicles sometimes a helping hand is needed. It's great that t...
by stew
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Reluctant communication from specialists / garages
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Reluctant communication from specialists / garages

Also I've found a lot of these 'specialist' businesses tend to actually turn out to be run on the side of someone's actual day job. While I respect their entrepreneurial ambition, it does leave you wondering about all kinds of things like if they are properly insured etc.