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Cafcpete

Active Member
#62
Tanks holds 75 litres I think, so a few more to go

Glad to see you have your car back from Colin, mine is still there :( but hopefully being taken for MOT tomorrow!
 

Demetris

Well-Known Member
#67
If you think that £1.319 /L is expensive, over here we are paying £1.4/L for the standand 95 RON stuff, and £1.55/L for the 99RON that is normally required by my TC.
Just to add insult to injury, since a couple of weeks ago the road tax excemption (with very limited use) for historic cars was deleted, so even for a dozen fair weather drives per year i have to pay the full €615 ( that's £546 for your convenience). Needless to say, my Rover is off the road now. :mad:
 

dmblbit

Active Member
#68
You may have cheap fuel, but in UK we have so many wonderful things to compensate for the costly nectar.

The stunning British weather. Brexit. Elected representatives who can’t keep their hands to themselves. The prospect of an interest rate rise so we can’t afford to pay our mortgages. Stupid flipping winter bearing down on me. I could go on and on. Oh - I already have - sorry.

Anyway, you can keep your cheap old fuel - I’m staying here in paradise.
 

dmblbit

Active Member
#69
If you think that £1.319 /L is expensive, over here we are paying £1.4/L for the standand 95 RON stuff, and £1.55/L for the 99RON that is normally required by my TC.
Just to add insult to injury, since a couple of weeks ago the road tax excemption (with very limited use) for historic cars was deleted, so even for a dozen fair weather drives per year i have to pay the full €615 ( that's £546 for your convenience). Needless to say, my Rover is off the road now. :mad:
Where on Earth do you live?
 

dmblbit

Active Member
#71
Tanks holds 75 litres I think, so a few more to go

Glad to see you have your car back from Colin, mine is still there :( but hopefully being taken for MOT tomorrow!
Pete: I’ve got mine back certainly, but I couldn’t afford for Colin to finish the job properly for me so even though we’re back on the road, there is still loads of work to be done. I saw your car when I was up there. I don’t often covet other people’s stuff, but I’m ashamed to admit to being a little bit jealous. It will be worth the wait.
 

So Cal V8

Active Member
#73
No body likes a smartarse :p:D
LOL

If you think that £1.319 /L is expensive, over here we are paying £1.4/L for the standand 95 RON stuff, and £1.55/L for the 99RON that is normally required by my TC.
Just to add insult to injury, since a couple of weeks ago the road tax excemption (with very limited use) for historic cars was deleted, so even for a dozen fair weather drives per year i have to pay the full €615 ( that's £546 for your convenience). Needless to say, my Rover is off the road now. :mad:
That really sucks - I am sorry to hear that Demetris. Any chance things will improve and you'll get back on the road?

You may have cheap fuel, but in UK we have so many wonderful things to compensate for the costly nectar.

The stunning British weather. Brexit. Elected representatives who can’t keep their hands to themselves. The prospect of an interest rate rise so we can’t afford to pay our mortgages. Stupid flipping winter bearing down on me. I could go on and on. Oh - I already have - sorry.

Anyway, you can keep your cheap old fuel - I’m staying here in paradise.
The weather here is awful at the moment. It was so bad that I couldn't work on the car last week - it was a frosty 105 degrees... actually that just isn't right given the time of year. Don't forget, for all your woes you still don't have the head clown that we have to suffer... no further comment on that.

You also forgot to include the joys of driving for mile after mile in an average speed camera zone, coupled with endless roadworks where no one seems to be roadworking at all.

I thought fixing it was expensive, but it seems actually that driving it is the ultimate indulgence.
Great to see that you are back on the road, I am sure that the enjoyment will outweigh the pain????

I just got an email telling me that my custom ground cam and hydraulic roller lifters are on their way. So the timetable for having my car on the road has now been revised from the day after forever to the day before forever...
 
#74
Pete: I’ve got mine back certainly, but I couldn’t afford for Colin to finish the job properly for me so even though we’re back on the road, there is still loads of work to be done. I saw your car when I was up there. I don’t often covet other people’s stuff, but I’m ashamed to admit to being a little bit jealous. It will be worth the wait.
Thou shall not covert thy neighbors ass, but in you case , his car , the 11th commandment of Rover ownership ;)
 
#75
LOL



That really sucks - I am sorry to hear that Demetris. Any chance things will improve and you'll get back on the road?
You also forgot to include the joys of driving for mile after mile in an average speed camera zone, coupled with endless roadworks where no one seems to be road-working at all.
what is " an average speed camera zone", sounds interesting ?
Peter
 

unstable load

Well-Known Member
#76
what is " an average speed camera zone", sounds interesting ?
Peter
It is a section of road covered by speed cameras that are interlinked, so if you slow down for the camera and speed up after it, you will get bust at the next camera as it will calculate how long you took to cover the known distance between the 2 cameras and if it's less than the required time, then you get invited to donate funds to the Fiscus and a few license points, too, for good measure if applicable.
They have popped up in South Africa recently and far from encouraging safety, all they do is generate total stupidity outside the covered area as the go-faster brigade makes up for "lost time".
 

So Cal V8

Active Member
#77
what is " an average speed camera zone", sounds interesting ?
Peter
It's a delightful variant of a speed camera - they measure your average speed over a stretch of road (varying distance) and if your average speed exceeds the posted limit you win a prize. By prize I mean a ticket.

I had to drive from London to Loughborough over the summer, there are miles and miles of road works and average speed zones. The car I was driving was an Irish rental car so the speedo was in km - the average speed limits would change so I had to keep doing the mental gymnastics of converting kph to mph (there was no option on the car for an mph readout). I didn't do any naughty speeds but it was a pain in the arris.
 

Demetris

Well-Known Member
#78
That really sucks - I am sorry to hear that Demetris. Any chance things will improve and you'll get back on the road?
Thanks for the sympathy. We really have no idea. Owners of classic cars are rather upset as you can imagine, but seeing it in the general context over here, it is only something minor compared to the major challenges of the country. Our main problem is that both classic car club federation and government (past and present) are a bunch of ridiculus muppets. At best. At the moment any good seed is supressed by the weeds. We will see.

@dmblbit Please excuse the off-topic in your thread.
 
#79
Looks like i've picked the right man (Colin) to convert my 's' to a LT77 box then! He's going to have a look over the car when it arrives which i'm more than a little nervous of as I don't want to end up with a list of jobs as long as my arm! :oops:
 
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