Swapped the MGZT V8 today for another V8..... by Bernard


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Bernard
.. temporarily for the winter.

Following last year's enforced week of being housebound and several days of precarious travel due to the weather, I had been looking out all year for a cheap 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Today I found one and have bought an old Range Rover 3.5.
It's in quite good condition really for its age (1989)and covered very few miles due to the previous owner having laid it up for a few years and then only doing 200 miles or so per year.

He had just put 4 new tyres and a battery on it too.
I put it in for an immediate MOT and it has only failed on a couple of faults which we will fix tomorrow with a sheet of steel and the welding set.
Oddly, they did not flag up that the horn and LH indicators were not working but they knew that I was aware of that.

I don't have to tell you that I didn't pay a lot for it and that it will be promptly getting the LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) treatment. ;)
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Posted 08 Dec 2011, 19:11 #1 

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Jürgen
Looks like you're well prepared now for the heavy snow coming this winter.
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Posted 08 Dec 2011, 19:17 #2 

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Cowley_MOA
Excellent! I really like ‘em, to be honest I’d love an old Rangey too, but need to wait a couple of years yet *Insurance*.
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Posted 08 Dec 2011, 19:22 #3 

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Trebor
Time to get the tweed jacket out bernard
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Posted 08 Dec 2011, 19:27 #4 

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Bernard
I'm going to be in trouble with 4 cars on the drive when the wife eventually gets back from hospital. :hissyfit:

Here's a quick piccie showing the dented corner, they all seem to have one -

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Posted 08 Dec 2011, 20:24 #5 

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Zeb
Momentarily I read that numberplate as Femdom.....worrying...or fun, depending on your point of view I s'pose..:)

Posted 08 Dec 2011, 21:10 #6 

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Bernard
Zeb wrote:Momentarily I read that numberplate as Femdom.....worrying...or fun, depending on your point of view I s'pose..:)


Hmmm, says something about your interests then. ;)

I immediately thought 'dirty old man'.
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Posted 08 Dec 2011, 21:55 #7 

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Zeb
Less of the old matey! :D

Posted 09 Dec 2011, 07:37 #8 

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JakeWilson
Trebor wrote:Time to get the tweed jacket out bernard


You can borrow mine if you like Bernard? :-D

Lovely looking lump. Remember many moons ago going to look at the 4.2 LSE of that shape, so much room in the back!

Enjoy!

Posted 09 Dec 2011, 13:39 #9 

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Bernard
JakeWilson wrote:
Trebor wrote:Time to get the tweed jacket out bernard


You can borrow mine if you like Bernard? :-D


Enjoy!


I have the tweeds already but I've got to get the green wellies and 12 bore. ;)
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Posted 09 Dec 2011, 13:54 #10 

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JakeWilson
Got me wellies out here but I think we've a 12 bore we can spare! :-D

Posted 09 Dec 2011, 14:12 #11 

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RichardGarner
Don't forget they must be Dunlop wellies, no one can afford Hunters anymore! ;) Along with the hyper black lab and a brace of game on the passenger seat. Oh and not forgetting the barbour felt cap :-D

Posted 09 Dec 2011, 16:53 #12 

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Bernard
I draw the line at the cap! I just look silly with any head covering.
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Posted 09 Dec 2011, 17:24 #13 

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Jürgen
Any snow yet? :)
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Posted 09 Dec 2011, 18:21 #14 

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Bernard
It's on the way, I believe.
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Posted 09 Dec 2011, 21:52 #15 

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geesmith
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
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Posted 10 Dec 2011, 01:48 #16 

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Duncan
Takes me back to when I started my first proper job, as I worked a lot on those cars.

That one has a pre-osprey heated rear screen, but can't tell from the photo if it has 100" fuel or if it's consteel.



Yes, I know. :gmc:
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Posted 10 Dec 2011, 09:30 #17 

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starbug2
glad it went well for you as i briefly met Bernard while he was getting the mot done

Posted 12 Dec 2011, 13:21 #18 

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Bernard
starbug2 wrote:glad it went well for you as i briefly met Bernard while he was getting the mot done


....and it only needed a bit of welding so I'm well pleased.
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Posted 12 Dec 2011, 18:50 #19 

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MGBev
:tea: Hope Janina gets on ok and home soon

Posted 15 Dec 2011, 16:15 #20 


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