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About pauliexjr

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  • Birthday 19/07/1956

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    Livingston, Scotland
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    Fishing, Motorbikes, Cask Beer!
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    Regional Sales Manager


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    Audi A4 Avant Black Edition E61 520d (sadly no more) Yamaha XJR1200 cafe racer

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  1. pauliexjr

    If I had the £££

    All sorts of things I'd buy before that I'm afraid, like Duncan and NJW Italian exotica does very little for me I'm afraid, a fully sorted 3.4 E-type like this would be far more my 'thing' https://www.eaglegb.com/179/jaguar-etypes-for-sale/eagle-e-type-no-33
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    I saw Rick Wakeman in concert a few years back, he told a story about how he gave up booze in order to get fitter, improve his health and save money. 3 months into the programme it was working, he'd lost weight, was sleeping better and was saving money. Then one day his wife dropped her handbag and whist helping her pick up the contents he found a receipt from Harrods for £450 for make-up. Apparently the conversation ensued as follows: "Why the hell are you spending £450 on make-up?" "To make myself look beautiful for you dear" "Really, and what the fuck do you think the booze was doing??" I nearly fell off my seat with laughter
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    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    A fair few years ago I had cause to go to a customs warehouse in East London to arrange clearance of a freight lorry from Turkey. Sitting in the corner, covered in dust was a dark blue Lamborghini Miura circa late 60's. I asked one of the customs guys and apparently it had been sitting there for 6 months waiting for the importer to claim it. They had written to the owner when it first arrived but had heard nothing and it was now sitting accruing storage charges. They apparently auction unclaimed items, but for the life of me I couldn't find out where or when.
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    Animal lovers, what would you do?

    Not sure where this scumbag is living, I suggested the RSPCA but again, no one wants to upset my niece. So I think my next step has to be get more details i.e. his name and address and make a report myself and to hell with her delicate sensibilities!
  5. My niece has been living with a guy for the past 3 years, initially on his parents farm in Norfolk, but recently moved back to Southport with him to be near her family. It turns out this guys parents run what is effectively a puppy farm, breeding Bischon Frises and King Charles Spaniels. He has openly admitted to my sister that when the breeding bitches were past their prime he would take them down the field and shoot them, he reckons he's been doing it for years. He recently strangled my niece's pet goose as it had fallen ill and needed to be taken to the vet. He said it wasn't worth spending money on. Now the dilemma, he and my niece have a female Labrador, she is about 2 years old and has recently given birth to 13 Labradoodle pups having been mated with a male Poodle. Two of the pups have died and she and the remaining pups are now kept confined to a small room in my niece's mobile home as her boyfriend can't stand the 'problems' associated with that number of pups wandering around. He has already arranged with a pal of his dad's to get her mated again as soon as she comes into season in about six months and obviously views this poor dog as a cash machine as the current pups are being sold for £5-600 each. His view is he can has 2 litters of pups off her per year as she only comes into season twice a year and that is fewer than the current legislation which prohibits breeding from the same bitch 3 times per year or more. Despite being horrified at the boyfriend's attitude and behaviour neither my sister nor any of their friends will say anything as my niece is bi-polar and they don't want to 'upset' her, I unfortunately live 200+ miles away so am not close enough to do anything, does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do about this obnoxious specimen?
  6. pauliexjr

    Don't play with your phone while driving, please.

    I got a b*llocking from my boss last week, "I've called you three times this morning, I needed to speak with you urgently, why didn't you pick up?" I explained I was driving, he then went off the deep end and said my company car has hands free and I should use it if he calls!
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    Bloody women drivers!

    Having stuck my head above the parapet once my only comment on Serena Williams (and her sister) is you wouldn't come home to either with an opened pay packet!
  8. Lying under the car welding the sub-frame on a Lancia Beta with an ARC welder, I put the welding rod down to chip off the accumulated slag, I then prodded the (now cooled, not that daft!) weld with my finger. Unfortunately I had rolled back onto the welding electrode and the resultant short circuit meant I was trying to weld the car with my index finger, the blister lasted for about a week after! Another one which happened to a mate, but for which I was responsible, we were fitting a new clutch to my Cortina 2000GT and I had a loop of rope round the gearbox tail and up through the gear lever hole in the transmission tunnel, supporting the weight of the box whilst Steve tried to get the spindle into the hole in the clutch plate. He shouted a muffled "OK" which I thought meant he had done it so I let go of the rope. Unfortunately he just meant take the strain and when I let go the gearbox bell housing hit him straight between the eyes!
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    Bloody women drivers!

    Ah, sanity at last!
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    Bloody women drivers!

    Something to do with the new door lock apparently, it's a key-less entry system.
  11. pauliexjr

    Bloody women drivers!

    Ooops, sorry pc brigade, didn't mean to give offence with my sexually categorising rant, believe it or not I actually like and respect women and merely put the outdated, outmoded and politically incorrect title up to possibly engender some camaraderie and draw attention to my post. Well it obviously worked, that will teach me won't it? Either way, female, male, gender neutral, hermaphrodite, the person in question has caused £3,275 of damage to my car due to their inattention, that comprises the door, locks, labour, paint, the need to straighten the 'B' post and then re-code the car's ECU. Oh, and I was actually repeating her husband's comment when he came round with the insurance details, but as he is over the age of 12 as well we are obviously both misogynistic gits!
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    Bloody women drivers!

    My A4 was already booked in for repairs to the rear quarter and bumper following some asswipe hitting and running in a car park (no, no CCTV or witnesses) So I'm sitting in the house last night and there is a knock at the door, my neighbour looking very sheepish, "Er, I've hit your car when reversing out of the drive" I go out and find the front passenger door stove in so badly the window frame is sticking 3 inches away from the body and the door is wedged shut, whilst her Discovery has a three inch scratch on the rear bumper. Turns out she has reversed off her drive without checking behind and hit my car so gently she hasn't realised she is in contact and continued pushing the accelerator down whilst wondering why she's not moving! I suppose the only good news is she did finally notice something was wrong and 'fessed up, unlike the aforementioned car park tosser
  13. pauliexjr

    Anyone used ecotune?

    Used them for the decat on both my E39 and E61. They were quick and very helpful, even giving me £85 discount by taking the CAT on my E39 in p-ex. Good people.
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Hmmm, just come across a very rare beast indeed (if the guy who owns it is to be believed) I dropped the wife's car to a friend of my bro-in-law's garage for servicing and whilst there I noticed the arse-end of a white Capri sticking out from under a tarp in the corner of his workshop. On enquiring I was informed this was a 2.0 John Player Special model and sure enough it had the proper gold stripes and JPS insignia . I said I thought they only came in black but again was informed there was a limited edition in white. I can't find anything on line to confirm that. The tax disc suggests it was last on the road in 1981 and the guy he bought it from just stuck it in a garage when the tax expired and forgot about it. He wouldn't tell me how much he paid for it, but the owner reckons even in it's somewhat dilapidated state it's worth about £20K!
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    Sicario 2

    Nope, with you all the way, violence has it's place in films, but not at the expense of the narrative and whilst I'm all in favour of a good shoot up it has to be part of the film, not the whole raison d'etre.