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  1. I got back working on the RR again this week! We'll see how impressed you remain Davo lol. Not sure where episode 7 will land in terms of feature content but I'm looking forward to the next RR bit, another episode or two and it'll be caught up to present day. Not long after that it'll be out and I'll be able to drag in the '73. I asked the guy in Athens what his impressions of the 348TB were, he said it just wants to be driven fast. Then I asked the same about the Morgan, he said if the Ferrari wants to be driven fast, the Morgan wants to be driven even faster. I'm not fussed to be honest, it's just a hand crafted beautiful thing, it's a bonus that it's got guts.
  2. I think it's like Sid said in E.04: "You walk away when it tinkles you off". Difference is I just walk away to another car Daan I do get major dips in motivation though. Sometimes it's very difficult to keep working.
  3. Whats up guys. Bowie I only noticed after the fact, its not a big deal I don't get asked to protect the registrations, I just do it to cover myself. Thanks for keeping an eye out Interesting quirk I noticed though, the Morgan can reflect itself. Has to be pretty unique amongst modern cars. I have a Mini in the wings Daan, may well drag that in when one of the current projects finished, if things continue to gain momentum. It'd be a straight resto because its a limited edition but I've had an ultimate Mini spec in my mind going back to the late '90's Id love to build sometime. Stiffened body and subframes, evacu-sump system and supercharged. And I love my RR with more modern gear. Thats coming soon. Davo beat me to the link there Andy, once you're there click the subscribe and the little bell icon (on desktop youtube only) to get notifications. Deadly to know someone in WA is watching! (please do share with car buddies) Sid its really nice (and new) to have someone be complimentary about SOUP in the same sentence as Project Binky. Oh and the Irish accent may be a secret weapon in some places but when it comes to Irish girls all bets are off for any race, colour or creed You English bhoys are def cat nip for the USA ladies.
  4. There are some amazing offroad caravans out there, not that you necessarily need one but they tend to be a more practical size and shape for towing and far sturdier. Can't think of the name of the last one that impressed me but I'm sure you've been looking at them anyway. Always fancied building a small wooden teardrop caravan, but I never have because I doubt I'd use it. Something like this...
  5. lol! I have you beat there, I have them weekly and I tell myself that I mean it every time. Anyone else got folders on the computer full of model specific accessories and car inspiration that would make up whatever vapour fad was on at any given moment? I've only ever followed through on one, but I'm just getting started What the flavour at the moment Mike?
  6. well having read this thread (for the second time, having no recollection of it from '08) I have a slightly different understanding. To me it's about a dream build, regardless of attainability, and not necessarily far fetched. Or the formulation of same in your head, whether it's followed through or not.
  7. Vapourware rings a bell too! Google produces only a lot of electronic cigarette hits for "vapour build" search, which kind of makes sense. LR4x4 comes up on the first page amongst them. It's a nice phrase. I'm taking it back.
  8. So I found myself saying "vapour build" whilst talking about [another] classic car fantasy I'm having, in my upcoming youtube episode. So I Googled it because I was all of a sudden very aware that I'd no idea where I'd picked up the phrase. The only car related mention I found was here Is it really a LR4x4 coinage!?
  9. I've an intermittent problem on my Td5 Disco where one headlamp doesn't come on sometimes until I flash the full beam which seems to kick start it. I don't know the technicalities of this but it's as if the circuit has an obstruction and needs the higher voltage to force it's way through. Anyway, could you be experiencing an advanced version of the same thing?
  10. It was one of those "friend of a friend at JLR" things but someone said that they've had dogs abuse over the design of the D5 and it's a bit of a sore point.
  11. Ask for a card reader. They generally come with ports for all types of card [SD, CF, MicroSD etc] so one reader will serve any camera/device you might have in the future. Make sure it's USB 3.0 speed or higher, it's the speed of data transfer and it makes a big difference to amount of life wasted watching a progress bar. 3.0 is 10x faster than 2.0 os don't be fooled.
  12. I love some of the expressions on the faces caught in the moment. Congrats on what looks like an event that brought enjoyment to many!
  13. Oh laugh it up Davo, I was trying to bring the humour in it to the fore. At the time I didn't really think about it at all once I was out, save to make a mental note never to show anyone. It's only with hindsight that I'm a little more sober about it. The VW's are hot items these days, and there's a real following for the still branded workhorses. that blue red and white one was branded for some steiner beer or other so I'd say some people would have wet themselves over it. And I know there are some who'd endeavour to save it regardless, but you'd spend less time building a better machine if you put a new one together from scratch for the amount of panel work you'd have to replace. Anyway, LR! The Vogue is coming on, I'm into the other side already and soon I'll have to hit the back end. It needs a rear cross but I'm more concerned about finding an alloy boot floor for it.
  14. Yeah sould be ok, least for the medium term. I've never heard of that hose delaminating. Oh and good luck!