Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:58 am

Paul296 wrote:
Probably the best 300 quid I ever spent.
Id say so!
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:57 pm

I fitted some new wind-deflectors to the TGD today. As well as looking smart, they do actually deflect wind - which is nice.

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:50 pm

Show off. :D 8)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Mothman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:35 pm

How much have you spent on it bud? Stunning motor though!!

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by citsncycles » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:40 pm

Thinking of a set of those for the 4x4 - they do look nice on the right car.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:53 pm

Mothman wrote:How much have you spent on it bud? Stunning motor though!!
Very little actually. It needed quite a bit of welding when I got it, but Shaun Lloyd did all that for 'mates rates'. The alloys were 40 quid and I refurbed them myself, then routine maintenance and a few bits and pieces.

There will be a bit more major outlay at some point I expect: it's about to get new tyres and I suspect it'll need a new clutch next year and I'd like to get a PAS rack fitted as well; I've got weedy arms (although not as weedy as they used to be after driving that).
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:28 pm

Keep eating the spinach Paul. ;-)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:42 pm

mds141 wrote:Keep eating the spinach Paul. ;-)
Spinach doesn't really make you super-humanly strong Mark. Popeye is just a cartoon - it's not real.

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Mothman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:05 pm

Paul296 wrote:
mds141 wrote:Keep eating the spinach Paul. ;-)
Spinach doesn't really make you super-humanly strong Mark. Popeye is just a cartoon - it's not real.
Isnt it??? I really thought it was....... You have made me terribly sad n ruined my day....... Think ile go to the pub then so there....

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:43 pm

Coming out of the petrol station shop today after a fill-up (well 15 quids worth of diesel), the TGD looked so nice, I couldn't help taking a picture of it with my phone. If anyone had said to me; 'you are a total car nerd and a generally sad individual for photographing your own car at a petrol station', I had the following clever repost ready 'ackcherlee, I'm selling it for a friend on eBay.' As it happened, no one said anything - so that was OK and I was saved from having to lie. :)

The alloys are being re-lacquered at the moment so the car is enjoying - what you might call - a wheel trim-interim (if you were so inclined; I'm not, not really). I'd forgotten how nice they look.

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Way2go » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:39 pm

Interesting that the camera catches the digit segments of the sign behind between flashes thereby showing the camera does not always depict life as we know it! :wink: Nicely presented car though. :D
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:28 pm

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Taxed, MOT'd and back on the road - after 6 month driving the TGD power-steering is a real luxury. :)

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by bxzx16v » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:20 am

Looking lovely I must say 8).

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:31 pm

I can't believe it's nearly a year since I added anything to this blog; the Hurricane had just been recommissioned and now it's about to be decommissioned. Although, now that you can switch tax around it may not be off the road for quite so long this time around. It had a quick trip up the A1 today to The Stamford Classic Car Show - some amazing cars and a very impressive turn out, absolutely ruined by the weather;it rained torrentially all afternoon.

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The white BX is Ashley Nicholl's lovely TXD that he recently single-handedly restored; the car was absolutely rotten after years spent in a scrap yard. It's a VERY impressive piece of work and is about to be featured on the BBC's 'Holiday of My Life' with Len Goodman (whoever he is).

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:29 am

Interesting :-)
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