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pauliexjr last won the day on March 1

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About pauliexjr

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  • Birthday 07/19/1956

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    Livingston, Scotland
  • Interests
    Fishing, Motorbikes, Cask Beer!
  • Occupation
    Regional Sales Manager


  • Garage
    E61 520d, Yamaha XJR1200 cafe racer
  1. Hit & Run Help !

    Without a registration I'm afraid you are stuffed. The Police can put up an appeal for witnesses notice (the yellow "Did you see anything" type of thing) but unless a witness comes forward who managed to get the number then there is nothing anyone can do. If she is fully comp claim on your insurance and hopefully get the car repaired.
  2. Talk about bad luck

    Mucho sympathy bud, we've lost a few over the years and each time we get another dog I'm already worrying about what is to come. You can only enjoy them while you have them and make their lives as full and loved as possible.
  3. And the moral of the story?

    8:00 I made a snowman.8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman.8:15 So, I made a snow woman.8:17 The nanny of the neighbours complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest. 8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead. 8:25 The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with. 8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white. 8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear a headscarf. 8:40 Someone calls the cops who show up to see what's going on. 8:42 I am told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon. Things get worse after I mutter : "Certainly, if it's up your a***" 8:45 TV news crew from the BBC shows up. I am asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply, "Snowballs" and am called a sexist. 8:52 My phone is seized and thoroughly checked while I am being handcuffed and taken to the police station in a marked van. 9:00 I'm on the News as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather. 9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices. 9:29 A little-known jihadist group has claimed it was their plot. Moral: There is no moral to this story. It's just the world in which we live today!
  4. Diesel vs. Petrol

    The fact the Government has come down so hard on diesel is actually negating our chances of attaining our carbon reduction targets: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/895270/diesel-cars-UK-CO2-emissions-rise And just in case you don't trust the Express (and who does?) https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/new-car-co2-rises-as-buyers-shun-diesel/ar-BBJDGUN https://www.autovistagroup.com/news-and-insights/year-review-diesel
  5. Life advice needed!

    Feel for you, hating a job to the point where you can't face going in of a morning is totally shite, but, and I know this sounds bleedin' obvious, whatever you do, no matter how hacked off you feel, DON'T jack in your job before finding another one! As someone who has had their fair share of unemployment in recent years I can tell you straight it is far easier to find a job whilst you are still working. Seven months on JSA is not only hard on the savings it also affects your relationships and sinks your morale to the lowest point, so, start looking, consider your options, but keep punching the card..
  6. Customs duty AUS to UK

    I've had 3 shipments sent from China, each was marked "Trade Samples, no commercial value", totally unsolicited I must stress!
  7. Goblin Works Garage, thoughts?

    Agree with Dan, the Landy was crap, spend £11K on a nicely restored 2A, then strip all the paint off and lower it to the ground, what the fek is that all about. Then, and this stretches credulity to the extreme, find a Muppet prepared to pay £26k for the rolling turd!!!
  8. E60 front shock

  9. Just caught the first two on Catch-up and I must admit I like it. Certainly more realistic numbers than Mike 'Tubby' Brewer's guesstimates at costs and it's not just "restoring to former glory". The first custom job, a MKII Escort was nice, although I wasn't sure about the paintwork, I think the yellow should have gone further back down the bodywork, and whilst I liked the 'roadster' treatment of the MGB I would have dropped it by a good few inches, as it was it kept the original doner rubber bumper stance and the wheels seemed a bit lost in the arches Anyone who's not seen it take a look https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/factual-entertainment/goblin-works-garage-quest/5125418.article Oh, and hands off Helen, I've got first dibs!
  10. Refuses To Start

  11. The AA have warned that due to the extreme weather conditions if traveling it is advisable to take the following: A fully charged mobile phone Sunglasses. Personal medication. First aid kit. A road atlas – in case of diversions. Sat-nav or a printed route for an unfamiliar journey. A blanket, rug or sleeping bag. Shovel. Ice scraper and de-icer. Torch and batteries. Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars. A warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes. Waterproofs. Sturdy footwear. A flask of hot drink. I felt a complete twat getting on the bus!
  12. Road Tax Fine

    Hmmm..... 1) Do they not do that anyway? And would it make that much difference if we are actually getting revenue from the people who are currently avoiding RFL? 2) The kind of people who are deliberately dodging RFL will in all probability be the uninsured tosser who rear ends you in a traffic queue. If they can get away without being caught for RFL what is to say they are insured or that the vehicle has a valid MOT? I am not saying do away with the central database, just change the way the RFL is collected.
  13. Fecking Ryanair

    Reminds me of this!