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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by db, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Tommy Tannoy / Splinter had an MG one, with the go-faster red seat belts.
     
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    Bet that hurt.
     
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    I have today changed the headlight bulbs in a Hyundai i10.

    Being slightly more modern than my Getz, I expected a bit more awkwardness, but, Bloody Hell!

    The only tool necessary to change a Getz headlight bulb* is the key to open the door, so you can release the bonnet catch - after that, your hands are all you need.

    The i10 required the headlights to be removed and the driver's side one would have still been there, if I wasn't so determined to beat the bastards. There is absolutely no reason why it should be so hard.


    * It is necessary to pop the light units out in order to change the sidelight bulbs, but this can be done fairly easily - and you could, at a push, do it in situ, if you can remember what it looks like "around the corner".
     
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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I had a Fiat Stilo which needed the battery removing to be able to change the passenger side headlight. Doing that affected the ECU (for some reason) which required a Fiat technician to reset. Thankfully I never had to change the bulb when I had the car.
     
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    A nice old Merc, in original unrestored condition - a few rust spots emerging, but not bad for 41 years.

    The little flash of yellow suggests that it might have been UK registered at one point.

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    That's where Mr Marwood has got to!
     
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    A nice Vanden Plas in Great Haywood this morning.

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    Austin 1100 with a walnut dash, Hyacinth would love it.
     
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    Was there another version with a small boot a la Riley Elf or did I dream it?
     
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    ELF.jpg

    The Riley Elf was Mini based

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    I vaguely remembered one and found this image of a version made by BMC as the AD016.

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    Is that the same car - different colour - that was belted by John Cleese with a branch?
     
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    I know that, but wondered whether BL carried the idea through to the 1100.
     
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    kestrel.jpg


    Riley Kestrel

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    With boot. Well found.
     
  17. Gramaisc

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    Was there really a boot extension, or are we just seeing the rear fins from the front quarter?

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    The 3 door estate version - Countryman.
     
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    Looking at that you're probably right.
    Edit: responding to @Gramaisc.
     
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    Weren't the tail-lights the same ones as fitted to the contemporary London Taxi?

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    Although the second Riley above seems to have different (later?) ones.
     
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