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Happyoldgit

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  1. Same old, same old ...and that bloody box glued on the side at the back niggles me no end.
  2. A new world order, a more liberal approach to working with less travel perhaps? Maybe .....until the next carp storm comes along. My concern is that real international pressure is brought to bear on the China to stop those bloody awful wet markets, not just tut tut finger wagging but proper tariffs and sanctions. Umpteen different species of animals held in close proximity, slaughtered then sold for different purposes including dodgy sexual improvers - bloody awful cr@p holes and allegedly the source of the current outbreak. But I can already hear the wails of outrage as people real
  3. Aaaaw look at them, gotta love Labradors, I have 3 and some of these... Born last week, essential vet attention on Friday that would be impossible now.
  4. You miss my point. Individuals taking photos of queues and berating people in the same position is what i was referring to.
  5. What amazes me with some of the photos appearing from people on social media berating queues in supermarkets, outside this or that establishment, lines of parked and moving cars in tourist spots is that the poster themselves were part of the problem, yet people being out and about it is the fault of all those "others". It's all very tribal and rather pathetic, people love to blame everyone else but fail to see the irony of their own actions. "Cor look at all these people in this bloody queue, look how closely they are standing to each other, fecking eejits should be ashamed of themse
  6. I might add that my daughter has not shown any symptoms to date although she says she's had the sniffles for a couple of weeks. Still, I was and am not prepared to have her go against my advise to stay well clear of trains, shops and and a large capacity concert in London especially as I told them that I would cover any out of pocket expenses if they didn't go - hellfire it was her first trip to London on their own anyway. The young sometimes believe they are invincible but I'm in my 6th decade and have a few issues anyway, I'd rather my own young not take chances with my health 🤬
  7. I have a 22 year old son and 18 year old daughter still living at home, he is in engineering and she is still at college. Son's company has been taking the Covid 19 issue extremely seriously and daughter was sent home along with the rest of her course yesterday as there were not enough students present to make the course sustainable for now. So far so good except daughter was given some concert tickets for her birthday recently and despite my strong advice she and her friend took themselves off to Wembley on the train last Thursday. Well that would be four trains in total there and back. They
  8. Is it over yet? If you want to buy a new Defender buy one, if not don't. All the urinating contests regarding the new model on here won't change JLR's business model one little bit. I'd like to go back some years and watch folks talk about Zeus timing gears, oil in TD5 looms &failed oil pump drives or misaligned 300Tdi timing pulleys. Those were the days when I enjoyed looking in here and seeing who was spoiling for a bundle that day. In my impatient senior years this thread just seems to be going around the same well worn track every few days. Boring. Methinks it's tim
  9. And rerun the same issues over and over again. A LR4x4 Groundhog Day.
  10. You mean me? Nah, feast your eyes on some fluffy kittens instead 😁
  11. What do you mean "they" for some of the more - ahem - senior members here that should read "we"!!! 😉
  12. ^^^"Have you guys done any off roading before?" Asks the instructor. "Yeah I've done a little bit on an old Defender in Tuscany" says the guy in the brand new looking suede hat. ...I lasted all of two minutes of that. I just find these kind of videos so bloody irritating. Bah humbug.
  13. Blimey, 73 pages of "talk" but is anyone here actually going to order a new Pretender?
  14. Those videos featuring the multi vehicle convoy drives featuring lots of shots of soft handed trendies are certainly a real indicator of their target market types.
  15. @Dust'nSun One post and that's it?
  16. Welcome to the forum and thanks for being aware of our forum rules. Please clarify the purpose of your first post here. Thanks. Admin.
  17. 2.6 six pot, lovely old lump, exhaust note sounds like an old barge.
  18. Decide whether to keep this.. And if I do get it blasted then I'll respray, rewire, fit lights, re-stencil it etc to match this...
  19. If "they" want it, or a piece of it, bad enough they will get it .....one way or another.
  20. 40+ years of Land Rover ownership here so I well and truly bought into the ethos. My last few Defenders were bought new, however the ever shrinking dealer network, poor build quality, problematic warranty work and risk of coming back from somewhere to find some Herbert or gang of Herbert's has taken a shine to your doors, bonnet or complete vehicle meant the last one became a liability, the downtime an inconvenience rather than a practical pleasure. Sure I could have rolled up my sleeves and fixed the issues myself but on a 30+ grand vehicle - nah - I can't be arsed, I would only expect to do
  21. They probably tested it onrocks that did not meet the right texture, lighting or colour requirements for the marketing department. Image is everything.
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