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About pauliexjr

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  • Birthday 07/19/1956

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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

    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!
  2. 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!
  3. pauliexjr

    Bloody women drivers!

    Ah, sanity at last!
  4. pauliexjr

    Bloody women drivers!

    Something to do with the new door lock apparently, it's a key-less entry system.
  5. 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give offence with my sexually categorising rant, believe it or not I actually like and respect women and merely put the outdated, outmoded and politically incorrect title up to possibly engender some camaraderie and draw attention to my post.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!
  6. pauliexjr

    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
  7. 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.
  8. pauliexjr

    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!
  9. pauliexjr

    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.
  10. pauliexjr

    Kick-ball injuries

    Just bought the official FIFA World-Cup football table!
  11. pauliexjr

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    My local neighbour had a SIerra Cosworth Sapphire sitting on his front drive until two months ago when he chopped it in for an original Lotus 7, not a Caterham, Westfield or any other 7 wannabe, a genuine Lotus and it is stunning to both look at and hear! The Sapphire was a dog of a thing, 4 doors - wrong, Aubergine colour - wrong, 4WD - wrong, and it had more rust streaks than a Baltic trawler! He still got enough for it to underwrite the Lotus without having to dig too deeply for the balance
  12. pauliexjr

    F30 330d Question...

    Fit a dump valve, then you'll have a whistle to accompany your whoosh
  13. I find cellulose thinners works well on most adhesives, give it a bit of a soak then rub with a scouring pad (nylon, not metal) soaked in thinners.
  14. pauliexjr

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Being a bit older my love of Fords goes back to my first car, a Mk1 Cortina 1200, closely followed by a 1500, then a MkII 1600E. The list goes on through Escorts and Capris and an immaculate Cortina MkIV 2000GT 2-door (which came a cropper when I hit a single decker bus head on on a country lane!) My last Ford was a 2.0 Sierra although I have driven a few Mondeos (or mundanos as I think is more appropriate) but the best ever was a 1959 MkII Zodiac convertible in two-tone blue and grey which I owned briefly in 1976, by far and away the best boulevard cruiser you could wish for and the sound of the straight 6 on open pipes was a real head turner!
  15. pauliexjr

    Itv4 +1 the blues brothers

    The car chase through the walnut groves towards the end of Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry was good fun too!