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Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-11-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,314
Posted By GP Punto
I have spent a liftetime of reading documents too...

I have spent a liftetime of reading documents too quickly, more intered in the bigger picture.

Half way through this I thought, blimey, thats a lot of money for a small Toyota sports car.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By GP Punto
I agree with the idea of why is this needed when...

I agree with the idea of why is this needed when you have the T Roc and other VW group alternatives and at the end of the day is it really so much better than a Polo.

After talking to a VW...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 28-09-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By GP Punto
I ended my working life as a Director of Willis...

I ended my working life as a Director of Willis and saw a lot of changes in the industry, dual pricing just seems to follow the pattern set by utility and cable TV companies and others who charge...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,498
Posted By GP Punto
Drove a Fiat Punto, a diesel, absolutely no power...

Drove a Fiat Punto, a diesel, absolutely no power below 2000, and then it came in very suddenly.

Not quite so modern but a Suzuki SJ something, followed every camber in the road and ridiculously...
Forum: Detailing Chat 26-09-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By GP Punto
I have tried offering advice to neighbours, they...

I have tried offering advice to neighbours, they were simply not interested. One washes his car using a single half sized bucket and a sponge, the other said he had been washing his car this way for...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-09-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By GP Punto
I used to have a Millers Falls Electric Drill,...

I used to have a Millers Falls Electric Drill, made in 1951 in USA. It was my only drill for years, only problem was it had a real kick to the right when you press the trigger.

Old drills are...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-09-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By GP Punto
I had something similar, at a lower speed, the...

I had something similar, at a lower speed, the wheel nuts had not been tightened up, some were not even finger tight.

Worth checking.
Forum: Health & Lifestyle Zone 08-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,904
Posted By GP Punto
The Parker Vector is bulletproof, very reliable...

The Parker Vector is bulletproof, very reliable and easy to use, how Parker make their cheaper pens so well and their expensive pens so badly is a mystery.
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-09-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By GP Punto
These are great signs, trouble is the local VW...

These are great signs, trouble is the local VW dealership valeters (their word not mine) do not speak or read English, I am going to blu tak an A4 sign to the outside of the windscreen and hand write...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 04-09-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 360,307
Posted By GP Punto
Scruffy old watch, thought you might prefer the...

Scruffy old watch, thought you might prefer the back
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-09-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By GP Punto
GUB 2K, bought in 1973, should have kept it for...

GUB 2K, bought in 1973, should have kept it for the Millenium

AS 4515 on an old MG

CD 6110 on a Sunbeam Motorcycle

if you asked me what the reg was of the car sitting on my drive today, I...
Forum: The Daily News Zone 31-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By GP Punto
Thats a good point, although I presume that the...

Thats a good point, although I presume that the Crime would need to have taken place under a UK law for the Proceeds of Crime to be an issue.

When you think that Lloyds was founded on the...
Forum: Health & Lifestyle Zone 30-08-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,904
Posted By GP Punto
The Parker 51 remains the most sought after of...

The Parker 51 remains the most sought after of all pens by collectors. It just works so well, a brilliant design. Being a family heirloom you wont be interested too much in value but they are going...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By GP Punto
An improvement in looks but I would be concerned...

An improvement in looks but I would be concerned about future trade in values.


The car may be cheap to buy but expensive to own.
Forum: Funnies Room 26-08-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By GP Punto
54968 For the benefit of others, they...

54968


For the benefit of others, they looked like this.
Forum: Funnies Room 26-08-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By GP Punto
We used to buy small pastic rockets with a sprung...

We used to buy small pastic rockets with a sprung metal tip, fit a cap below the tip and throw it into the air.

Good bang when it landed.

Probably get arrested if I did it now for causing...
Forum: Detailing Chat 23-08-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By GP Punto
This is one area where you need professional...

This is one area where you need professional advice and guidance, specialist knowledge.

Get it wrong and you can be looking at a very expensive mistake, and Motor Trade insurance has a large...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-08-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,089
Posted By GP Punto
I am sure that they are going to sell very well. ...

I am sure that they are going to sell very well.

A friend really rated the old model, he does off road trials climbing ridiculous inclines and narrow trails, perhaps the new model wont be quite...
Forum: Detailing Chat 16-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,614
Posted By GP Punto
Washed the car with hair shampoo, not an ounce of...

Washed the car with hair shampoo, not an ounce of shine. Some years ago I hasten to add.

Worst thing I have done IN a car.

Also years ago, I raced motorcycles, my transporter was a VW...
Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 16-07-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,004
Posted By GP Punto
Also with Virgin, plagued with an area fault...

Also with Virgin, plagued with an area fault where my signal just goes down with all sorts of flashing lights on the V6 box, many engineers have had a look but because it is intermittent, around 5...
Forum: The Studio 11-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,813
Posted By GP Punto
Amazing transformation, great work.

Amazing transformation, great work.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By GP Punto
Agree on the bad paint and wheels. maybe its...

Agree on the bad paint and wheels. maybe its done deliberately.

Dramatic car.

Is this the future?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 08-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By GP Punto
I would only use one in an emergency, one is in...

I would only use one in an emergency, one is in the car boot but not sure I would want an electric one, I would want the car to rise slowly whilst I watch for any movement in the car.

For home...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 07-07-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,203
Posted By GP Punto
The bonus might be protected, but the gross...

The bonus might be protected, but the gross premium can be whatever it might be.

I am with LV aswell, the excess that they impose on my policy makes me wonder if its worth claiming for a...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 07-07-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,541
Posted By GP Punto
I would check that the NCB on a classic car...

I would check that the NCB on a classic car insurance is transferable to a mainstream policy, it isnt always the case.

Just as a van insurance NCB isnt always accepted on a private car policy.
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