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My first Range Rover was a 1971 Classic and it had 2 fuses for the whole car, one was for everything powered straight from the battery and the other for anything powered through the ignition switch.

 

Mine had a third in-line fuse for the optional radio.

 

My current RR has 176 fuse positions but not all are used.

 

Ian

2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser.

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From people like me who thought “What sad individual bought that ugly thing” 

This is my other car a 1971 Triumph Stag I've had for 3 years still has the original V8 and manual gearbox with overdrive,   ok only 25 mpg but offset by no road tax , no mot needed and classic car in

So when your not towing what other interesting cars are people driving, This was my summer toy a Marlin Berlinetta with 2.0 Fiat Twin Cam. I was restoring a Marlin Roadster (2 seater) when i was a kid

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My other car is a Jaguar. Mark 2 .....1968 in British racing green....61.000 miles I've had it for 15 years ....I love taking it to classic car shows ....Not that there has been any shows this year (2020)

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My DB7 has Mazda door pulls, Ford Scorpio switches, BMW gear selector, Mazda rear lights and many Jaguar electrical and suspension components - not to mention the V12 engine which although not two Mondeo V6 engines stuck together, as is often claimed, was developed jointly by Aston and Cosworth and did use some of the design features of the Ford engine. It even uses Ford ECUs, but because Ford didn't do a V12, there are 2x6 cylinder ECUs, one for each bank.

I then made it "even worse" by ditching the OEM plastic gear surround and grafting in one from an Audi.

Sounds as though this hotch-potch of parts would look truly terrible - but somehow it doesn't (at least through my deep rose tinted specs!) :D

 

 

 

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I need to dig out pictures of my earlier cars, but I was very into scoobies and over a 12 year period and owned four, started with a classic  UK 2000 which I heavily modified :D shifted that on for a new age STI, this was a lovely car but felt to grown up so moved that on and went back to a classic P1 this was a fantastic car, i made the mistake of selling this P1 and replacing it with a heavily modified P1:rolleyes: this one was running 450bhp on coilovers, huge brakes (these were welcome at times:o:D it was a blast on B roads but soon became tiresome on long journeys😞 We took everyone of the cars on some fantastic euro trips incorporating a few days at the WRC events in Germany,Finland and Corsica 👍 moving on from the Impreza’s I got a Focus RS, this was a great car and sounded awesome, only had it for a year as I had to scratch the V8 itch 🙂 treated myself to a Aston Martin Vantage 😎 this was a beautiful car  which we took on three awesome road trips, you just could not walk away without having to take another look 😀 with the V8 box ticked and three years of fun with the Aston I needed a change and replaced it earlier this year with a BMW M4 CP 🙂 this was in February, we were due to have a fortnight in the French alps but that went by the wayside due to the pandemic 😕 we decided at that time we would not book anything for next year meaning I had a car sitting in the garage gathering dust so sold it in May😕 expected to take a deep bath on it but was pleasantly surprised when I ended up with 1k more than I’d payed for it through a main dealer 👍😀 

Now leaves me with just my work van, maybe not a rocket ship but it’s not a bad place to be, it’s the custom sport 170bhp 👍 this also becomes the tow tug when we go touring 😎😀 Once things settle and life is somewhere near what we were used to I will start looking for a weekend toy , Christ knows what I’ll end up with 😳😀

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Has anyone read anything about what restrictions may be imposed on the driving of classic cars and bikes once the sale of new petrol and diesel cease.... 

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11 minutes ago, gtepete said:

Has anyone read anything about what restrictions may be imposed on the driving of classic cars and bikes once the sale of new petrol and diesel cease.... 

 

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

 

It is the sale of new ICE vehicles that will cease.

 

All the vehicles that will be on the road at that time will still be able to be used including classic cars. . 

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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The FBHVC is monitoring the whole EV roll out ensuring that owners and users of classic vehicles will still be catered for BUT they have painted themselves into a bit of a corner with their statement that most classics cover less than 1,000 miles a year. That may be true (I haven’t done that in three years!) but it starts to set limits on usage which is something I always opposed.

 

 I also suspect that the price of fuel will start to escalate at some future point when demand starts to drop.

 

 It won’t happen tomorrow so enjoy what you can while you can, but we have to accept that the whole world of vehicle ownership and use will change.

2018 Volvo V90 and 2018 Swift Sprite Quattro EB

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On 29/12/2020 at 09:42, IanV8 said:

My first Range Rover was a 1971 Classic and it had 2 fuses for the whole car, one was for everything powered straight from the battery and the other for anything powered through the ignition switch.

 

Mine had a third in-line fuse for the optional radio.

 

My current RR has 176 fuse positions but not all are used.

 

Ian

My mark 2 Jaguar has only 2x fuses 35 amp...And it's a positive earth .....Never had an electrical problem...Ever !..

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This is a CanAm racing car I helped design in the 80's when I working for a Racing Car company in Reading. It ran a Chevrolet 5.0 V8....photo taken at Goodwood following its first shake down runs....

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CanAm was driven by Vernon  Schuppan who later won at Le Mans and marketed Porsche 962 road cars..,,,

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6 hours ago, gtepete said:

This is a CanAm racing car I helped design in the 80's when I working for a Racing Car company in Reading. It ran a Chevrolet 5.0 V8....photo taken at Goodwood following its first shake down runs....

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Loving that 😎👍

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"Your other cars"

 

2013 Honda Jazz 1.4😜

Eat your hearts out...lol.

 

Seriously though......all your cars are fabulous.👍

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Ahhh not the Honda Jazz:o 

My wife said as I am an OAP I should have one!:(

So we got a Mini Cooper  convertible! That replaced a 12 year old Saab convertible. :D

She is on about a new kitchen, I fancy another classic car, maybe a Porsche. We will see!

I did have a Civic a few years ago, cracking car.

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Once met an 88 year old driving a LHD 911 Porsche Turbo (180 mph). Helped him out as was having trouble parking it up in a supermarket space...well cool!

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Missus bought me a track day, I drove a 911 turbo and a Lambourghini Murcielago both amazing. 

If I could afford it, I would buy the Porsche, a car you could live with. Very nice machines. Carrera would be fine!

The Lambo was very low, wide and had very poor rear view. It would probably lose expensive bits on the speed bumps! Nice noise though.

I also tried a Boxster which is pretty impressive.

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My new toy after always having a  ford RS of some description. 

 

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Love the RS. Is this an investment? Not sure what the values of the newer model are doing...

 

The (2010) ST I used to own was a fantastic car.

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We have 5 cars between the two of us.  Audi Q5 does the towing and wifey has a mini clubman. I also have 3 ‘toys’


A 2006 MX5 as a summer runabout, a really tatty 1994 mini that’s undergoing lots of lockdown work but this is my favourite by far....

 

 

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We used to have this beautiful mgf until a yob where we used to live vandalised it. Could I ask a question which could sound silly?  If we were to buy another mg or Mazda convertible,  would our little dog be  allowed to travel in the passenger footwell ?  I know that dogs have to be secured and ours has a crate in our car but in a 2 seater car that of course wouldn't be possible unless hubby left me at home. !

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1 hour ago, swirly182 said:

Love the RS. Is this an investment? Not sure what the values of the newer model are doing...

 

The (2010) ST I used to own was a fantastic car.

Not an investment as such, as it will get used in good weather only hence the trailer on the day. 

Drives like a modern day escort cosworth ( 1 car I should never have sold) But with a few more toys and power as standard. This one has been tweaked to 400bhp.

 

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Besides our towcar which is a Landrover we have two MGs a 1971 and a 2005. British cars

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We put a harness on our dog in the back of the MGB. No room for him in the MGF save short journeys in the footwell.

 

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Do you think it would be legal for him to travel in the footwell?  I've tried to find out but with no luck. 

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As far as I know its legal but whether its wise is another question.

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Nothing to say it’s illegal

 

The two foot wells are totally separate so couldn’t get under your feet whilst driving. Can’t see any sort of problem. There is no legislation about restraining dogs, only advice.

MX5’s are just about burstproof (I like MGF’s we’re. Just be sure to get one of the larger engined varieties, the early 1.6’s were a bit ashmatic

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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