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  1. Wanderer

    The Hawk's (now mine) 20" rims......

    Look well nice, bargain! ignore the pink Audi in the background, I've no idea what was on her mind! Decided to replace the tyre with an egg on it with a part worn, guys at depot changed all wheels over too, fifty notes. I'm hoping to get me money's worth by using up the partly worn tyre treads...
  2. Wanderer

    Squeaky binnacle

    Got a gadget that acts as clamp to secure a smartphone to the top of the binnacle, quite brilliant, holds the iPhone rock solid but I think because of the weight it's causing a lot of squeaking from the binnacle. Looking through service history previous owner had a problem with it and Charles...
  3. Wanderer

    20" rims and spacers.......

    I'm collecting the 20" Trident rims formerly belonging to The Hawk tmrw, was thinking spacers. Cost, size, make? Not looking at FD or carbon or anything fancy. Worth it? I don't like messing too much with the fine QP lines so if too dear I won't bother, but.....
  4. Wanderer

    Battery probs - revisit

    As I’ve said before had a lot of flat battery probs lately. So I charged the battery up and checked it for drain off the car every few days. Anyway back in car, along with a battery monitor I just bought, been on two days now, seems ok only thing I’ve done is removed the Autel ODB dongle...
  5. Wanderer

    Odd QP5 question

    I've noticed that my speedo has both miles and kilometres per hour on it, never seen any others on here like that, and on battery reset the digital speed mimic on the little panel defaults to km/ph. Car was supplied from NI (Charles Hurst) direct to the Republic, where it spent most of its...
  6. Wanderer

    Attaching a battery starter to QP5

    I have one of the NOCO ones - 7ltr engine version, but I struggling to attach it to the positive terminal - there does seem any free metal to attach it it to. Anyone assist me?
  7. Wanderer

    MoD Top Secret documents found behind Bus Stop

    It's everywhere - leaks abound, seems - along with the Hancock smoke-detector-cam people ITK are disseminating kompramat a very careful way. This one is about HMS Defender's act being deliberate to provoke the Russians. You don't wanna poke the Russian Bear. I know this sort of thing has been...
  8. Wanderer

    Keeping a UK mobile number in EU

    I have my Irish number on nano-sim (Three), and UK number on esim (EE). EE are reintroducing roaming charges but to be honest I hardly use it. However I want to keep it as it's a 'golden number' - any ideas? I don't want any risk of charges due to errors, mine or otherwise. I suspect just get a...
  9. Wanderer

    Another non-Maserati question

    Son-in-law sold his Renault Megan something over the internet, agreed £1700. Did the deal nearby in the street (red flag number one) stuffed the money in his pocket and off we went. I was the taxi on this. Got home, checked the money and £500 of it in fifties had a very small line on them...
  10. Wanderer

    Lady Diana's Escort Ghia

    I nearly bought this for £3295 cant remember when, early mid 80's? Seemed over priced when you consider Aston DBS V8's where are the same level. Estimated to go for £40k.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-57401654
  11. Wanderer

    Eurovision Song Contest Thread

    Russian one was ****....
  12. Wanderer

    Line Of Duty thread

    We need it! Thurwell is not dead. Carmichael has something to do with it. Davidson looking most likely I reckon. Just got a feeling.....
  13. Wanderer

    Had an odd one today...

    Try and take the car out every few days up to operating temp and combine with a trip to the shop. Went on my favoured 'loop' get it warmed up, stopped to go into shop, pulled key out and it jerked forward like it was still I gear (it was - saw the 1 as I took the key out) - all dials stopped as...
  14. Wanderer

    Being chased by debt collection agency

    Doing my head in! I ditched my UK mobile number when a moved to Belgium last June, cancelled the PAYG monthly contract and they come on at me for 45 quid under the terms etc. I argued the toss and eventually paid it cos I was sick of the hassle and conversations with India. The guy then assured...
  15. Wanderer

    Irish NCT (MOT) Failure

    Just for no reason, this is what an NCT failure form is like in Ireland, NCT = National Car Test, ie MOT. I'd heard it's very strict but doesn't look that onerous. It's the Missus' car, surprised she got away with with so little - she's one of those all you need to do with a car is put petrol in...
  16. Wanderer

    Manual Door Latch Problem

    Bit of a prob since I charged the battery. Doors locking went out of sync and driver door wouldn't latch. I tried with the manual button and made it worse, and button is stuck half in and continues not to latch. Same with rear drivers side door, other two fine. I've read some possibles on the...
  17. Wanderer

    More battery woes

    Due to lots of underuse, woke up this morning to a dead battery. Half expect it these days with COVID. So I wire up the charger, in-situ charging away. But cant shut driver door now properly, and all the dash needles are jumping and clicking and there's a clicking from around the battery area...
  18. Wanderer

    Convert to right hand driving - temp

    I'm basing this assuming I'll be registering my car in Belgium. On Temp import plates. Assuming I need to conform locally, what do I need to to make a RHD car legal in a country that drives on the right? Basically I think I just need a pair of European spec headlights, the rest is trivial...
  19. Wanderer

    RIP Frankie Worthington

    RIP - legend https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56495453 I was present at both these games...
  20. Wanderer

    Number Plate Lights

    Have one out, why it has to show red on the instrument panel I don't know, put the willies up me.... Presume it's the standard double-ended style, labelled C 5W in the drivers manual - want to have one ready beforehand so it's one-stop operation!