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  1. goodoldboy

    Wholly electric cars

    Individual transport - a single vehicle , 1500 KG of metal and plastic to move 1 person - is'n really a rational answer to moving folks around.In my village as a child coaches would leave every morning taking folks to the large car factories nearby.As a teenager i could afford to get a train to...
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    I want to upgrade but....

    Fact is you can't have too many knives Did someone mention torches ? apart from the 3 Opinels I have a n old Wenger swiss army penknife that goes everywhere with me.But you can only use one knife at a time unless you're involved in some sort of zombie killing Kung Fu battle.Quality is always a...
  3. goodoldboy

    Wholly electric cars

    time will tell.A lot of Spanish folks hate the centralised power of Brussels but see the EU as a way of preventing armed conflict.
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    I want to upgrade but....

    1+ Opinel .got a no.8 , no.8 stainless and a no.12 had them for years .
  5. goodoldboy

    Wholly electric cars

    surely not ! you mean Brexit was pointless :fearscream: Come on mate have some faith , after Jan.1st everything will be great. the thought of fillet of Micheal Gove has almost put me off my dinner.How about rendering down the politicians ? Think of how much soap could be made .
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    Wholly electric cars

    it's not the numbers Grimbo but a wasteful few consuming far too many resources.The US has 5% of the worlds population but consumes 25% of it's resources. They aren't idiots mate they're grasping corporations who are rubbing their hands at the prospect of handouts and tax breaks to fix the...
  7. goodoldboy

    Wholly electric cars

    You've described life in the 19th century which is what the current government is hell bent on recreating .The high cost of new electric cars & the problems of second hand - 1000s for a new battery - make renting the easy option.So give the manufacture an interest free loan for 3 years and pay...
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    On this day in history

    The Liberals had started to introduce some provisions at the start of the century , in part because of the poor health of those recruited to fight in the Boer war with an estimated 40 to 60 percent being rejected as unfit for service.
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    Wholly electric cars

    Climate change is real , as are the health problems caused by pollution in cities and urgent action is needed .But converting the ICE vehicles we have to electric will do very little to address these problems .In Europe all transport accounts for about 27% of emissions.The car manufactures are...
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    Funny Pictures

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    Funny Pictures

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    On this day in history

    On this day, 28 November 1985, an internal document circulated within the Shell oil corporation stated that "there has been a global warming over the last 100 years, that the 0.5 degrees increase is a result of CO2 [carbon dioxide] buildup, that we will see a further 1-2 degree warming over the...
  13. goodoldboy

    On this day in history

    On this day, 28 November 1919, Faye Schulman, photographer and Jewish resistance partisan, was born in Lenin, Poland (now Belarus). In 1942, the Nazis murdered 1,850 Jews in the Lenin ghetto, leaving only Faye and 25 others alive, making Faye take and develop photos of the massacre. Covertly she...
  14. goodoldboy

    Hey me new member! Just asked for expert advice & got referred to someone wanting to charge $70 pm!? Cheers

    $70 pm! €65.00 and thats my final offer.Welcome to the club Ross .Hopefully some 200 series owners will be along soon but as Shayne said not many of em about.
  15. goodoldboy

    Code Error 14

    Yes could be.I think you need a better diagnosis first.
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    Code Error 14

    La manera vieja.Muchos usuarios de este foro tiene Techstream - una programa específico para analizar los diferentes centralitas y sensores.Puedes comprar una cable para conectar un portátil al coche y descarga el software.es un lío para instalar en Windows.Otra opción es buscar un taller con un...
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    Code Error 14

    google translator is at the same stage as the comedy english used by Japaneese car manufactures in the early 80s
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    Code Error 14

    Hola Xavi y bienvenido al club .Como has sacado el código ? la luz de falla del motor es parpadeando ? según el manual de Max Ellery el código 14 con luz parpadeando es posible una problema con ECU , el filtro de combustible tapada y/o bajo presión en la bomba de inyección. parece que hay un...
  19. goodoldboy

    Thoughts on this 80?

    " JUST BEEN UNDER SEALED " .....would set the alarm bells ringing for me
  20. goodoldboy

    Defender

    Buy the museum exhibit.
  21. goodoldboy

    On this day in history

    Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, or a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans in New England, or "Unthanksgiving Day" for some Native Americans on the East Coast. It commemorates pilgrims and Wampanoag people sharing an autumn harvest feast in 1621. However the colonists...
  22. goodoldboy

    Defender

    What a nightmare .Whilst I don't subscribe to the false nostalgia of a golden age it seems that car design peaked in the early 90s where the balance between decent toys , fuel consumption and reliability was best.The Audi/VW cars i owned from this era had galvanised panels , 6 speed gearboxes &...
  23. goodoldboy

    One for the road Chaps?

    as well as all the underword sayings our language , at lest those of us born before T'internet we have plenty of saying related to seafaring.A shot across the bows , by and large , chock a block , are all explained here as are a surprising amount of other phrases that i learnt and still use .
  24. goodoldboy

    One for the road Chaps?

    if only it was ever so crystal clear. it's well documented the amount of wrongful convictions in the USA but people still are executed whist innocent . The question is , surely , what are we trying to achieve with the justice system ? Even in the darkest days of Nazi Germany there was still...
  25. goodoldboy

    Not sure about the mileage on this 70

    Tricky . Looks very tidy but the front towbar is typical of something that's been used as a tug on a caravan site or a boatyard.That could explain the low mileage but lots of work on site , without warming the engine isn't a good thing.
  26. goodoldboy

    The people have spoken

    I thought the bigoted racists voted to stop immigration time will tell but 4.5 billion is small beer compared to the car industry.
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    Indigo, a portuguese guy living in Angola

    Welcome to the club Luis , great introduction . We love photos here so anything will be appreciated - trips , Landcruisers , landscapes , whatever you've got .
  28. goodoldboy

    On this day in history

    glad to see your'e having a laugh at the expense of the most vulnerable and unfortunate members of society .only a complete idiot would advocate such a stupid solution when spivs and parasites own 100s of 1000s of empty homes that could house the homeless and refugees .
  29. goodoldboy

    Really?

    Rising prices are bad news for our community - a barrier to entry & an invitation to speculators to drive prices even higher.I guess most of you who own an 80 wouldn't part with it unless it was worth really sky high money , maybe like some of the FJ/BJs on the classic car site ? prices seem to...
  30. goodoldboy

    Really?

    " 1996 so USA exportable next year" = the thought of profit for some ? might explain the price
  31. goodoldboy

    Newby

    Hello Alex and welcome to the club.Lots of 70 series fans on here , including a few owners. How about some photos of your Landcruiser ? we love photos
  32. goodoldboy

    REQUEST ASSISTANCE FINDING KZJ78 MANUALS IN ENGLISH

    Hello Mark & welcome . Perhaps you could post on the Introduce yourself thread ? we are a community so those that request are expected to contribute as well .Just telling us about your 78 & posting some photos is a great start.
  33. goodoldboy

    Black paint on barns

    For a moment i thought it said black paint on bairns , unnecessarily cruel IMO. creosote is carcinogenic although it works well .Old engine oil , diesel & lots of other toxic shit will preserve wood but for new posts & new outdoor cladding i've been charring/burning wood now for some time.This...
  34. goodoldboy

    On this day in history

    On this day, 18 November 1949, security forces massacred 21 striking miners and a bystander at the British government-owned coal mine at Enugu in Nigeria. The miners, many of whom were British Army veterans who served in Southeast Asia, had occupied their mine demanding backpay . In addition...
  35. goodoldboy

    New to the group with my J90

    " Did you have any issues with the modular steel wheels other than being uninsured? " no they were fine .I had a set of mud tyres on the steel rims & used to fit them for the wetter months here - i do forestry work sometimes.But in the end i stayed with the all terrains year round as they were...
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    On this day in history

    On this day, 16 November 1989 six Jesuit scholars/priests, their housekeeper and her daughter were murdered by the US-backed military in El Salvador. The priests were considered "subversive". After the soldiers killed them, they tried to make the murders look like the work of left-wing...
  37. goodoldboy

    Old Diesel

    we never got round to getting married mate but all the same if i pulled a stunt like that she'd probably wrap the strainer round my head.My other half though is pretty tolerant & won't object to having a chainsaw n bits on the kitchen table.
  38. goodoldboy

    Old Diesel

    OK Grimbo that's convinced me to take it to the recycling point .diesel bug is something i hadn't considered .Interesting as well how the bio content is hydoscopic .With the saws brush cutters i drain them & then run them to use up any fuel in the carb if they get stored for long.We don't...
  39. goodoldboy

    Old Diesel

    With chainsaws there is a school of thought that after as little as one month that 2T mix shouldn't be used but none of the theory seems to based in any science or empirical evidence - just the idea the petrol "goes off " understandably someone who has forked out a grand on a saw doesn't want to...
  40. goodoldboy

    Old Diesel

    Yeah I think I'm going to Chuck it in the tank & fill up.as for the witches brew you put in your forklift Iwan I think old Perkins motors are more tolerant of that than a DI engine?
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    Old Diesel

    Ive got about 3 L in a jerry can that's been there for about 3 years and i'm wondering if it's ok to use ? It's more a question of what to do with it if i don't tip it into the tank .
  42. goodoldboy

    Upper Control Arm

    while your'e at it i would strongly recommend changing upper and lower ball joints on both sides . And if your'e doing tjhe ball joints it might be a good time to change all the bushes ?
  43. goodoldboy

    New to the group with my J90

    Hello Con and welcome , a very tidy and straight looking 95 , green is a great colour despite blue being considered the "best" colour for a 90/95.So straight into the thread hijack , i had black steel modular rims with MTs on my 95 for a while before realising that here in Spain i was uninsured...
  44. goodoldboy

    New member

    Looking forward to this one .Are you thinking about using Toyota transmission & axles ?
  45. goodoldboy

    Funny Pictures

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    Funny Pictures

    :tearsofjoy: i think it's more about security Steve . This photo is from Rojava in Northern Syria and the volunteers shown were fighting ISIS so probably not a good idea to show their faces.Some who went and risked their lives have been charged with terrorism and one former fighter has been jailed.
  47. goodoldboy

    On this day in history

    On this day, 11 November 1887, four of the Haymarket martyrs were executed in Chicago. They were anarchist labour organisers framed for a bombing by authorities because of their role in the fight for the 8-hour day. The holiday, International Workers Day on May 1 each year, commemorates the martyrs.
  48. goodoldboy

    Funny Pictures

    Its that time of year again , the call comes for a performance review .
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    On this day in history

    Today is Armistice day the commemoration of the signing of the peace agreements that ended the first world war. the last surviving British veteran , who died in 2009 Harry Patch said : " When the war ended, I don't know if I was more relieved that we'd won or that I didn't have to go back...
  50. goodoldboy

    Funny Pictures

    She is pretty popular among Democrat voters but neither she nor Biden score well on the better-the devil-you-know-omiter .If they had been running against anyone but Trump the outcome could have been different.The lesser of two evils gets you evil. As Hunter S Thompson said : "It is difficult...
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