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About Lexx

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    Hartlepool or Aberdeen

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  1. The inner support sill requires seam welding. Whilst I can stick two pieces of metal together it isn't pretty and would take a body shop longer to sort out for paint than it would for them to just do it. I'd hoped to get it booked in before Christmas for the work, but I don't see that happening.
  2. Had a little time to muck about with the Zed the past couple of days. Mostly involving removing stuff to be honest. Instrument cluster removed to replace a duff bulb and trace some wiring. Drivers side door lock replaced. Full rear interior stripped out so that I could get a boroscope into the sills. Although the sills are bad (I was aware of it) they are way way better than I expected and don't need full replacement. Just the rear sill returns on both sides. My mig welding sucks unfortunately so will have to pay for this to be done. Hey-ho.
  3. As Dan alludes to above, it's far from a perfect car. Has a number of rust issues that need attention, but I bought it eyes open and have plans in place. What I didn't account for was finding out that the ignition was completely shagged and coukd be started with the key, a screwdriver, or a lollypop stick. £300 lighter from JP Car Parts and I managed to get a brand new OEM full set of keys and locks/ignition. Much much swearing later and a new ignition is in. Locks etc to follow. It'll be slow progress over next 2 weeks as the class bubble my 2 girls are in have been told to isolate so there goes my 3 weeks of free time to work on it!
  4. Hola folks. Some time since I've been around these parts, and even longer since I was in any kind of car scene. Kids etc forced me hand and I sold my last toy back in 2015. Lots has happened since then, and when we lost one of the founder members I bought his private number plate from the guy who bought Martins 350z. I always wanted to get those plates back onto a Zed one day. After a "life's too short" tragedy a few weeks back it was decided to put my ass in gear and sort something. So here we have it. OK, it's not a Z33 or Z34. But Martin owned a Z32 back in the day and I'm sure those of you who remember him will appreciate his plate living on.
  5. lol I have 3 boats crews to look after and ensure we have enough supplies. It's causing me a proper headache, but just about keeping on top of it. Just had a new boat delivered to my company here yesterday from Turkey and the 6 delivery crew have no means of getting home to Turkey. So I've now got 6 more crew to board, feed, and keep safe. This is gonna be a tough week.
  6. Hey George. Yeah, Captain for nearly 4 years now. Not sure what routes you're working at the moment, but if you get as far as Aberdeen Station let me know (my number hasn't changed in 15 years we've known each other so you may still have it) and I'll walk to over and give you a 750ml bottle of alcohol based sanitiser and a 500ml bottle of Peroxide based sanitiser to keep with you for cab hopping.
  7. Still working as I'm classed as a key worker (Ships Captain). Pretty much self isolated when on a boat anyway. I used to do 4 months of this at a time, so uniquely placed to handle the lockdown I think. Making more time to check up on folks though - hence me popping in here for the first time in a while.
  8. I heard today the sad news that Mike Feeney (Mr F to many) who ran MJP has sadly passed away. He was a stalwart of the Z scene throughout the years. And during my ownership of a Z32 was able to source many parts for me that had proven elusive to others. Although he wasn't on here in recent years. He was a key paid up trader in the very early days of the club. RIP Mike.
  9. Still miss you Boss. Not quite sure how 4 years have passed already. My new boat arrives in a few weeks, we all wish you were here to drive her.... And then probably swear profusely when the computer controlled bits wouldn't do what you were asking.
  10. Raising a glass to you tonight Boss. You're still missed by many.
  11. Lexx

    Stornoway ferry

    You'll be fine on the new ferries they have running that service. Especially with standard suspension. They'll also have some timber handy for low slung cars so just mention it to the loading officer as you get on if you're concerned.
  12. 2 options for me... Multi tool with a narrow fitted blade for sawing metal. Sharp cold chisel and a good lump hammer.
  13. Genuinely gutted I can't make this. Wanted to attend something like this that I didn't organise! Unfortunately I'm on Holiday in France with the wee ones Hope you all have fun
  14. I've spoken to 3 testers in past 10 minutes and none of them have heard a thing about it. Also googled the @*!# out of it, and not a single reference can be found.
  15. Emissions standards edition 19 still states 0.3%....





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