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  1. ZDDP ppm mis-labelling

    I did wonder Paul.
  2. ZDDP ppm mis-labelling

    I see "new" Duckhams have made a statement about ZDDP ... https://www.duckhams.com/zddp-what-does-it-all-mean/ What do you reckon to it Peter?
  3. Happy Birthday PaulAA

    Will do Paul. Stuart also sends birthday good wishes ... Cheers, Darren
  4. Hope you had a good birthday today Paul. You had some good wishes over in the other place and I said I'd pass them on ... Kevo_6 Happy Birthday Paul, hope you have a great day. Cheers Kev. RogerH Happy Birthday Paul, not sure if you can read this. Have a great day. Roger rhino_mac Happy birthday Paul. Hope you're OK in the weather over there. Colleagues just come back from Olszytn and it was minus 20. TR NIALL Happy Birthday Paul,Enjoy you Day. Alec Pringle Keep out of the Warsaw cold weather ! Have a good day, Cheers, Alec
  5. Hello from Devon

    Good to see you over here Iain. Cheers, Darren
  6. It looks to me like it was the poor visibility that caught a lot of these drivers out, but some were going far too fast for the conditions ...
  7. D3

    Thanks Peter.
  8. Changes on TR Register Forum

    Must have been a bit difficult to see her go. I always struggle letting a car go because of all the personal history I have tied up in it. Do you have a replacement in mind? Cheers, Darren
  9. Changes on TR Register Forum

    Good to see you Jim. Despite you having sold your 4A, I'm sure you are most welcome to join in over here, especially with your experience. Was the sale recent? Cheers, Darren
  10. D3

    Thanks for posting your presentation Peter. Are you happy for me to share it online with those that I think might be interested? As I think I mentioned to you, a couple of weeks back I came down with a particularly nasty case of flu, one of the worst I've had. I tried the D3 hammer, x3 10'000 IU per day for two days. After 72 hours I felt much better. Obviously, I don't know how quickly I would have recovered without the D3, but it's certainly tempting to think it worked. Cheers, Darren
  11. Our tired footie lads

    I used to enjoy watching Australian (no) Rules Football.
  12. Is there room for one more?

    Good to see you over here Roger. Cheers, Darren
  13. Our tired footie lads

    I stopped watching league footie when it went to Sky. To be honest, I was already pretty bored with it by then ... too many prima donnas falling over every time an opposing player got near them. Give me a Leeds Vs Chelsea game from the early 70s any day. Cheers, Darren
  14. Eight things more likely to kill you in 1970s Britain than today ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42324984
  15. Hi Stan, I also owned an XR3i in red. I had mine in about '89/'90, when I was about 24. I would belt it around the country lanes of south Oxfordshire, so not too far from where you were. Where we differ is in that I hated that car with a passion, but I cannot remember why exactly. I remember it used to shift (by 80s standards) and yet I didn't find it fun to drive. It might just have been a poor example, as it was a few years old by the time I bought it. I remember the exhaust came loose after having it a few months and would catch bumps, so at night time I could see sparks coming off it in the rear view mirror. Foolishly, I kept driving it like that for some time, until one evening on the way home from work at the Milton Trading Estate I hit a particularly nasty bump and it sounded like the exhaust had come up through the floor of the car. I pulled over to inspect the damage. Couldn't see any, but there was a strong smell of petrol and the exhaust was now on the ground. I had holed the fuel tank and was lucky it didn't go up in flames. I called my father and he came out. We fixed the exhaust so it wasn't dragging and he towed me home, after giving me a mouthful. Of the first few cars I owned, two that stand out as being fun were the Marina 1800 TC Coupe and the Lancia Beta HPE. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought the Marina ... it had a jacked up rear end, stupidly wide tyres, the smallest steering wheel possible, a padlock on the driver's door and could be started with a screw driver in the ignition. It was ridiculous and probably the most dangerous car I've ever owned, in that when it got up above 70mph it felt like driving on sheet ice. It felt so out of control at speed that it was terrifying, and yet fun at the same time. I loved the Lancia because it was the first car I owned where I didn't have to take a run up from half a mile back to overtake something. I think my definition of what is fun to drive has changed according to my age, driving ability, and level of good sense. When I was a younger man fun was all about being on the edge. I expect that might still be the case now to some extent, if I had a particularly fast car to be able to indulge with, but with a TR and a Land Rover Disco, I have to find the fun somewhere else. I find the TR fun because it takes a bit more thought to drive than a modern and it looks great. And although the speed isn't a match for most moderns, having rear wheel drive makes it more fun than a lot of what is on the roads. For pure fun in a car, I think you have to be young, carefree and not give a toss about piling it into a tree Cheers, Darren