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Forum: The Motoring Zone 23-09-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Caledoniandream
No this does nothing for me, I do like the Alpina...

No this does nothing for me, I do like the Alpina brand, but more from the 80’s.
It’s not special enough.
Big heavy cars don’t do it for me, the C1/1 was the ultimate for me.
Proper tuning, not...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 23-09-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By Caledoniandream
Brexit cost us an absolutely fortune, shipping...

Brexit cost us an absolutely fortune, shipping from the continent has more than trebled.
Prices of shipping containers from the Far East and the America’s 10 fold in price.
The lack of investment...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-09-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By Caledoniandream
Looks like a small B-max, no not for me. Found...

Looks like a small B-max, no not for me.
Found most Fiestas looking smart and modern, this doesn’t float my boat.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-09-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Caledoniandream
Never fill to the max, just fill to minimum...

Never fill to the max, just fill to minimum level.
It should stay there and be close to max when hot (coolant expands)
If you fill it to maximum, as soon as the engine warm up, it will dispose...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-09-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By Caledoniandream
Vans are sold currently without even being...

Vans are sold currently without even being washed, the demand is that high, the prices are over the top.
Even normally “unpopular “ vans are making silly money.
Regardless if it is a Connect or a...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 20-09-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Caledoniandream
Always buy a convertible when it is raining and...

Always buy a convertible when it is raining and cold, if you still want one you’re the right person for that car.
Convertibles are beautiful and nice when the sun is out, but have their limitations...
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-09-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Caledoniandream
Use a permanent marker to fill the black dots in,...

Use a permanent marker to fill the black dots in, a sharpie for the small ones.
It last at least a 20 washes,
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 20-09-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Caledoniandream
I think Autoglym makes a “no touch “ product and...

I think Autoglym makes a “no touch “ product and protection, but in their Proffesional range they have advanced TFR, and Autogloss rinse aid.

Personal not a fan of TFR as I think it is to...
Forum: Interior & Glass 19-09-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Caledoniandream
Make sure it is silicone free, don’t use...

Make sure it is silicone free, don’t use dashboardshine, cockpit spray, and the likes.
We use to “flock” them for rally cars,
...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-09-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,735
Posted By Caledoniandream
Because it is produced at some manufacturers...

Because it is produced at some manufacturers site, it doesn’t mean it’s the same.
You can supply the specs and someone can produce it, all to your specifications.
Is this rebranded? I think it’s...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-09-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Caledoniandream
Very true Peter, I fixed the seatbelt in a 512...

Very true Peter, I fixed the seatbelt in a 512 Berlinetta Boxer, Ferrari wanted a kidney for that.
Until we checked the part number and realised that the receiver was of a Fiat 127.

Same is for...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-09-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Caledoniandream
Yes, please send one, if I had that kind of money...

Yes, please send one, if I had that kind of money spare, I wouldn’t think twice.

Someone showed me the other week a Jaguar E-type “newly produced “ with a modern engine, modern brakes with all the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-09-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Caledoniandream
Years ago I used Turtle wax and wax, and buffed...

Years ago I used Turtle wax and wax, and buffed the car up after drying, for that time it would do.
Than Turtle wax brought a product out called Hot Wax, a couple of capfuls in a bucket of hot...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 18-09-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Caledoniandream
Car mechanic apprenticeship, 800 guilders a...

Car mechanic apprenticeship, 800 guilders a month, (1976, 4 guilders to the pound) 200 for my mum, 50 petrol for my moped. Some saving for my license and a car when 18, and of course beer money. ...
Forum: The Biker Zone 17-09-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,830
Posted By Caledoniandream
Nice bike :thumb: enjoy!

Nice bike :thumb: enjoy!
Forum: The Biker Zone 17-09-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,394
Posted By Caledoniandream
Very nice little 2-stroke, every man needs a...

Very nice little 2-stroke, every man needs a two-stroke at one time in their life, even if it is a chainsaw :lol:
The idea of a Royal Enfield is not a bad idea, I have my bike license for over 40...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 15-09-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By Caledoniandream
Realise that next time you renew your insurance...

Realise that next time you renew your insurance and the question is, did you have an accident, you have to fill in yes.
This is regardless if you have claimed or not.
One of our drivers had...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 15-09-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By Caledoniandream
Be careful there, there could be a lot more...

Be careful there, there could be a lot more damage than you can see, bumper could been cracked inside, the mounting points could have moved the bootfloor.
Go to a good bodyshop, and get a quote....
Forum: The Motoring Zone 14-09-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By Caledoniandream
At that point you are staring at the caravan...

At that point you are staring at the caravan front window and actually cannot see where the caravan/trailer is going and what it is going to hit.
Learn to reverse on your mirrors only (for a caravan...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-09-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By Caledoniandream
It is going to be fun, people with trailers and...

It is going to be fun, people with trailers and caravans who cannot reverse, don’t understand about cutting in on corners and throwing the combination on its side while hitting a curb.
What is not...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 12-09-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Caledoniandream
This is my go to for visible places. Clear...

This is my go to for visible places.
Clear grease. Or sewing machine oil, a very thin oil that doesn’t solidify or go rancid.
And the door checks if needed with a very thin smear of silicone...
Forum: Detailing Chat 11-09-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,731
Posted By Caledoniandream
My neighbours don’t think that,……….. they know! ...

My neighbours don’t think that,……….. they know!
And I couldn’t care less.
They probably look over the fence if I wash more than twice a week, but they are used to it.
If I don’t wash, they ask my...
Forum: The Biker Zone 10-09-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Caledoniandream
The wrong two-stroke oil Pete?

The wrong two-stroke oil Pete?
Forum: The Biker Zone 10-09-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Caledoniandream
Where are them pins coming from?

Where are them pins coming from?
Forum: Off Topic Chat 08-09-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Caledoniandream
The strength comes from the matting. Cover your...

The strength comes from the matting.
Cover your panel in resin, lay a mat on it, push the mat into the resin with the brush or roller, keep adding layers to increase the strength, every time adding...
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