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Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By The_Laird
If I had that kind of money, I would not spend it...

If I had that kind of money, I would not spend it on a number plate. I could have bought around 40 decent D2s, a couple of pretty good E types and a load of other more worthy items. This is just...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th July 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By The_Laird
Sorry to nag too..... any news on these?

Sorry to nag too..... any news on these?
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By The_Laird
Oh, wow! Are my kids too old to sell into...

Oh, wow! Are my kids too old to sell into slavery? After seeing a couple of E types at Belvoir Castle last weekend, I would just love one of these.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th July 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By The_Laird
Where are you going to mount the camera?

Where are you going to mount the camera?
Forum: Owners Meets 11th July 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
Spotted at the Belvoir Castle show. A silver D2...

Spotted at the Belvoir Castle show. A silver D2 2.8. Anyone here?
Forum: Owners Meets 5th July 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
Going: 1. The Laird (+1) 2. Tintin 3. Jim’s...

Going:
1. The Laird (+1)
2. Tintin
3. Jim’s mate Ian with a 2CV
4. Jim’s mate Martin with a Jeep (his Riley is poorly!)

Maybes:
1. Moltuae
2. HPSauce
Forum: Owners Meets 30th June 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
The Tesla will be confined to the car park!

The Tesla will be confined to the car park!
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
Remember it’s 2003 or earlier to exhibit

Remember it’s 2003 or earlier to exhibit
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
I’m still going, along with a mate in the village...

I’m still going, along with a mate in the village with an old 2CV, but I don’t know if any other ‘8s are going
Forum: Daily banter 27th June 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Ray Our thoughts will be winging their...

Thanks Ray
Our thoughts will be winging their way from Greece, I’m afraid, for both you and Gwen. Best wishes
Jim & Christine
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By The_Laird
Condolences from Christine and I too, Ray. Gwen...

Condolences from Christine and I too, Ray. Gwen was such a lovely lady and will be missed by many
Forum: Spotless 21st June 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By The_Laird
The towel is brilliant and, BTW, I don’t live in...

The towel is brilliant and, BTW, I don’t live in a midge capital anymore and these aren’t midges (which are much smaller). I think these are known locally as thunderflies and are common in the East...
Forum: Spotless 21st June 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By The_Laird
Trouble with a drying towel....

....and more cleaning woes!

After watching the cleaning demo at the Annual Meet, I asked my girls for a drying towel, as used by Bert himself (he was kind enough to send me a link the the one he...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th June 2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By The_Laird
Yep, had just the same noise. Took off the lower...

Yep, had just the same noise. Took off the lower dash panel last weekend, sprayed liberally with a lubricant around the UJ, and the noise has gone.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th June 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By The_Laird
And could I have the remaining platinum seat...

And could I have the remaining platinum seat switches please? And a driver's seat belt if it's in platinum.
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,361
Posted By The_Laird
I simply don’t have a good enough vocabulary to...

I simply don’t have a good enough vocabulary to express how impressed I am with the standard of your work MJ! It is truely magnificent.
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By The_Laird
^^^^^ Wot he said. :) I love the convoy too,...

^^^^^ Wot he said. :)

I love the convoy too, although it’s quite difficult sometimes to keep it together.
Forum: Daily banter 5th June 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By The_Laird
That front grille is seriously fugly IMHO

That front grille is seriously fugly IMHO
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,714
Posted By The_Laird
Is that the first ever photo of (I think!) a PF...

Is that the first ever photo of (I think!) a PF D2, a FL D2, an FE D2, a D3, D4 and D5?

Or have I got one or more of them wrong?
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By The_Laird
I壇 like to second that! My Dad was taken...

I壇 like to second that!

My Dad was taken very ill in January and, as he lives in Spain, I spent a hectic 3 months jetting backwards and forwards to Javea to sort out his affairs. Mark and Lyn...
Forum: Spotless 3rd June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By The_Laird
Looking fabulous - as always, Stephen!

Looking fabulous - as always, Stephen!
Forum: Spotless 1st June 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By The_Laird
Post I spent 2 days at mine! Rinse, snow foam,...

I spent 2 days at mine!

Rinse, snow foam, rinse, clay, wash, dry, machine cut, polish & glaze, waxed twice and polymer sealed. Then the wheels - a wash and seal - plus the tyres and black trim....
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By The_Laird
You're right about FE's having errors on the...

You're right about FE's having errors on the build sticker, but not just on the wood. My leather is listed on the sticker as platinum, but it's silver grey. And not all FEs had the matching gear...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
The plus ones are kids/young adults

The plus ones are kids/young adults
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
Revised plans with total people per table: ...

Revised plans with total people per table:

Table 1 (9+1)
Jim Greaves (2)
Mark Howarth (2)
David Cantello (2)
Brian Gracie (2+1)
Sean Wilson (1)

Table 2 (9)
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
They were there, but it hadn't copied the last...

They were there, but it hadn't copied the last line. here it is in full (I hope):

Table Plans
Table 1 (9+1)
Jim Greaves (2)
Mark Howarth (2)
David Cantello (2)
Brian Gracie (2+1)
Sean Wilson...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks for checking. I値l amend and re-post

Thanks for checking. I値l amend and re-post
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
Here's the plan as promised. If you can tolerate...

Here's the plan as promised. If you can tolerate it as it is, that would be helpful!

Table 1 (9+1)

Jim Greaves (2)
Mark Howarth (2)
David Cantello (2)
Brian Gracie (2+1)
Sean Wilson (1)
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
I thought I’d put Mike next to Connor! :)

I thought I’d put Mike next to Connor! :)
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
Does anyone speak CtL that could translate for me...

Does anyone speak CtL that could translate for me please? ;)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By The_Laird
So why do the insides of the discs wear so badly...

So why do the insides of the discs wear so badly and the outside is fine?
Forum: Spotless 30th May 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By The_Laird
Snow foam lance filter

I wonder if it's only me that didn't know about this?

My snow foam lance has been getting steadily less powerful (particularly since we moved to a hard water region from Scotland) and no amount of...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
And a pint at my local, perhaps, as we're in the...

And a pint at my local, perhaps, as we're in the next village.

If you're an Aufwiedersein Pet fan, you'll know it as The Barley Mow, although, in real life, it's The Windmill
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By The_Laird
Annual Meet 2018: Table seating plans

Guys

In order to facilitate serving of the Saturday evening meal, the hotel has asked that we give them a table plan, so that they can try to serve everyone at a given table at the same time.
...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th May 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By The_Laird
Classic Car Show at Belvoir Castle

Any car registered before 2003 is eligible. I値l be there!

https://www.facebook.com/BelvoirCastle/posts/1836719269743775/
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 24th May 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By The_Laird
Centre caps refurbishment

I had my wheels refurbished a couple of weeks ago by East Midland Customising in Nottingham and they offered to "give a quick coat of paint" to my centre caps. FOC.

So, I took them 5 of my very...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th May 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By The_Laird
No wonder I had a bit of a wobble!

After 3 long days in the garage, my car is now back and my wallet has taken a bit of a hit!

One of the issues was a worsening wobble/shudder on braking, as well as pretty poor braking performance....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd May 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By The_Laird
Wanted: S8 D2 FL front calipers (Brembo)

As it says above, wanted for replacement or refurbishment.

PM me if you can help
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd May 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,359
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, I知 on it. I値l be back here as soon as I...

Yes, I知 on it. I値l be back here as soon as I get an answer
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By The_Laird
I wonder if I can claim to be the first here to...

I wonder if I can claim to be the first here to have failed the new MOT?

My car went in for a service and MOT on Monday - it痴 still there!:mad:
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd May 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,359
Posted By The_Laird
1) Moltuae - Prawn Cocktail (2), Roast Beef (2),...

1) Moltuae - Prawn Cocktail (2), Roast Beef (2), Cheesecake (1), Eton Mess (1)
2) HPsauce - Prawn Cocktail (2), Roast Beef (1), Mushroom Risotto (1), Cheesecake (1), Eton Mess (1)
3) Pete-P – Soup...
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd May 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By The_Laird
PAID. Sorry it was late :o

PAID. Sorry it was late :o
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 12th May 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By The_Laird
These are my 15mm front ones: ...

These are my 15mm front ones:
...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 12th May 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By The_Laird
You can buy metal wheel alignment tools. Brian...

You can buy metal wheel alignment tools. Brian has one
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 12th May 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By The_Laird
Here are the pictures. I have 15mm on the front...

Here are the pictures. I have 15mm on the front and 20mm on the rear
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 12th May 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By The_Laird
There should be a little tool in your boot to...

There should be a little tool in your boot to help with that :)
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,507
Posted By The_Laird
Just an OCD comment on the leather colour in case...

Just an OCD comment on the leather colour in case you go to Woolies for their leather renovation kit - if it’s an FE, the leather isn’t platinum, it’s silver grey. Mackies have both on file; platinum...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 11th May 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By The_Laird
Photos will follow tomorrow. The ones on the...

Photos will follow tomorrow. The ones on the front, that I’m sure I bought as 10mm say 15mm on them.

As to bolt-to-hub versus bolt-through (with extended bolts), I’ve had 2 really bad experiences...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 11th May 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By The_Laird
I’ve got 10mm on the front (I know my signature...

I’ve got 10mm on the front (I know my signature says 15mm!) and 20mm on the back. IMHO, 20mm on the frony would be too wide. Do you want some piccies Mark?
Forum: Owners Meets 10th May 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,403
Posted By The_Laird
1. Treak (2), Afternoon Tea (2), Tissington Hall...

1. Treak (2), Afternoon Tea (2), Tissington Hall (2), Garage Tour (2) - Moltuae
2. Treak (2.5), Afternoon Tea (2.5), Tissington Hall (2.5), Garage Tour (0) - tc4332 (Gwen, Ray & Jordan)
3. Treak...
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