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  1. Currently restoring a 1979 2 door Range Rover, Tuscan Blue with original 3.5 V8
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    What a generation they were, no doubt Archie is keeping her busy with the Pigeon pies.
  3. Timing is out. After lock down I am going to get the timing and carb jets sorted.
  4. I have had many land rovers over the years and have the oil stains on the barn floor to prove it, I would look for a nice Toyota Landcruiser.
  5. He probably really wanted to be a Police officer
  6. Well had my test and my eyes are not quite as bad as I thought, apparently I have rugby eyes which explains why I struggle to see the beginning and end of words, a curved vision. This is why I miss so many clays, I knew it, not just a rubbish shot.
  7. great, got an appointment with specsavers
  8. I am expecting some sort of Borg head piece like on startrek
  9. First one since I was at school many moons ago, guessing I am not going to be standing reading the the alphabet letters from big to tiny.
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    oil tanker

    Coming to a nursing home agency soon.
  11. Yes it is, I have someone coming next week who is a lot more knowledgeable than me so hopefully he will throw some light on the problem.
  12. Tried what’s been suggested this morning except timing, the plug is wet when I take it out after trying to start, my left leg is now much muscular than my right. When I do get it started it runs great but I can not get it to tick over as well, adjustment of the carb just makes it run to fast and the throttle response goes, it just revs up and slowly dies down. I am close to booking it in to some off road bike shop and let them go over it, may be the carb is worn.
  13. I will give that a go, another annoying thing with Bultaco is the kick start hits the foot peg when you kick down so you all ways feel your not getting a full kick.
  14. No the carb is complete just has this tickler that you push up and Down, I have seen pictures on the internet Of them On Bultacos. i have had bikes like this back in the day but they were never hard to start, I must have kicked that thing over 70 times to day before it started, by then I was to knackered to ride it. Not got anything like that on it unfortunately.
  15. About a year or so ago I brought a Bultaco Pursang mk9, 1977 I believe. The bike under went a re build before I brought it and it does run great, the problem is it is a nightmare to start, the carb is a bing with no choke just a tickler on it , I have tried putting petrol down the plug hole to just priming the carb a bit but nothing works, when it does start it will just bust into life, the bike has a good spark and like I said when running it does go well. Any ideas what the starting problem is. Thanks
  16. Never been a fan of wax oil , it is very messy and when you need to work underneath it gets all over you. I prefer Dinitrol, gives a better finish as well.
  17. Had pressure drop on mine, turned out it was a pipe in the boiler that only leaked When you ran the hot water, just a washer to fix and re tighten.
  18. 110 defender, series 11A swb and classic Range Rover , ow and no money.
  19. Yes, at 18 I had me beat up AYA no 4 , Solway zipper, my little gun dog Ben. God I wish I could go back to those days.
  20. Yes I think this sums it up, sad really as I remember when the only shooting jacket you had was a Barbour.
  21. All ready contacted them and not very helpful at all, they are only guaranteed for 1 year apparently which I would say is the life span of a new Barbour.
  22. I was going to ask is there still a good wax jacket about, I will have a look at musto
  23. What has happened to this company, I brought a lined utility jacket less than 2 years ago and the under part of the sleeves is splitting in the creases. I all most never brought it when I was in the shop because there jackets are so thin now but I thought being a Barbour it would still last years. My old solway zipper from the 80s which had years of hard use never ripped, now the thin lining constantly gets caught in the zip and this morning I all most took the scissors to it to get it off me.
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