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4 hours ago, Nigelp said:

you see a rusty cortina you'd stop and look! 

You do occasionally get the odd old rusty Cortina parked up at ASDA 

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Just now, BondandBigM said:

You do occasionally get the odd old rusty Cortina parked up at ASDA 

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whats propping the lid up? When i had my old beemer 635 the boot hinge spring went and i had to prop it up with a golfing brolly. Until it snapped a walloped one of my mates on the back of the head. It weighed a ton that 635 boot, same happened with one of my old 928's and it brought blood, it got me dad right on the corner of his forehead with the corner of the hatch back boot lid, the gas struts had gone. It also destroyed a full pack of 4% lidl lager on lidl carpark in Burnley circa 2004. 

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10 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

@Nigelp

Fully Hinched Up today 

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Not too shabby for "a bit council" car parking 

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it looks a lot posher than where i live mate, looks like poncy yuppy docklands stuff. 

We get broken tarmac paths from 1966

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One taken especially for @WRENCH...sorry it's not a car but a bike. Never seen this make before, so perhaps you might know a bit more. It also has 'cafe racer' on the side...

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17 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

One taken especially for @WRENCH...sorry it's not a car but a bike. Never seen this make before, so perhaps you might know a bit more. It also has 'cafe racer' on the side...

 

French company, old Japanese technology, made in China. Some.of their stuff looks OK.

 

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1 minute ago, WRENCH said:

French company, old Japanese technology, made in China. Some.of their stuff looks OK.

 

So they even do Look-a-Likely motorbikes these days as well

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8 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

So they even do Look-a-Likely motorbikes these days as well

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Been doing them for a while, with varying degrees of quality.

Possibly more reliable than this original.

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Famous Italian names with Chinese motors as well.

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And a "Norton" Zongsheng 

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3 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Been doing them for a while, with varying degrees of quality.

Possibly more reliable than this original.

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Famous Italian names with Chinese motors as well.

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And a "Norton" Zongsheng 

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Possibly 

But back in the day I fell for the hype and had a dabble with JIm the Jap bikes. 

They actually weren't as good as the hype. 

I'd have the old oil leaker any day of the week

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2 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Possibly 

But back in the day I fell for the hype and had a dabble with JIm the Jap bikes. 

They actually weren't as good as the hype. 

I'd have the old oil leaker any day of the week

 

I remember the huge disappointment when I had my first go on a 750 Honda 4, but they were reliable. I had a Triumph Bonneville at the time, by the time it had done 6000 miles it was on its third alternator and second set of carbs. These were better than both,

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replaced my Triumph with one, and as long as you emptied a can of "duck oil" into the electrics regularly, never really gave much bother. I remember going from Southampton to North of Perth in the 1980's doing 100+ most of the way with my wife punching me in the back because I wouldn't stop and give her a rest. :laughing2dw:  Some reckon these things were the first of the modern superbikes. If they weren't too precious I'd have another.

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One of the things I've noticed here on the Algarve is the number of cars with their paintwork ruined by the relentless sun. Mostly, this happens on darker cars, but even this silver VW has had the lacquer and paint burnt and destroyed. To this end, many carparks have sunshades for the cars...especially supermarkets.

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...and another...I've also seen Mercs and Beemers in the same state.

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Car sunshades.

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Saw a lot of these electric scooters while on holiday. Completely silent, they seemed to zip along at a fair old speed, riding smoothly over the usual Portugese cobbled roads on the balloon tyres. I don't know who makes them...maybe @WRENCH might know.

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41 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Saw a lot of these electric scooters while on holiday. Completely silent, they seemed to zip along at a fair old speed, riding smoothly over the usual Portugese cobbled roads on the balloon tyres. I don't know who makes them...maybe @WRENCH might know.

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There you go. I am a dustbin full of useless information, :laughing2dw:

https://phatscooters.com/products/phatty-big-wheel-electric-scooter

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On 08/09/2019 at 14:44, WRENCH said:

French company, old Japanese technology, made in China. Some.of their stuff looks OK.

 

Aluminium gear box ?

On 14/09/2019 at 18:10, Roger the Dodger said:

One of the things I've noticed here on the Algarve is the number of cars with their paintwork ruined by the relentless sun. Mostly, this happens on darker cars, but even this silver VW has had the lacquer and paint burnt and destroyed. To this end, many carparks have sunshades for the cars...especially supermarkets.

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...and another...I've also seen Mercs and Beemers in the same state.

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Car sunshades.

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The paint peel reminds me of a Celtic fan's back I saw once in Corfu after he fell off a scooter.

 

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Old bristol down conwy marina. On a miserable sunday. Car looks a bit crap actually. Old shed. a9db9cc58c843c1e0af239ef6c5ec97f.jpg

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