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I am sure that the local wooden top would not mind following you for a mile or two to confirm speed.
He/She might even give you a written record of the results.
Don't :eek: ......................

I'd forgotten, now you just reminded me ......................

On my way over to Roddy's Saturday around 8.30am in D15KOE, I was going up the A9, just after the Kessock Bridge, where it is 70 mph and I know there is often a Camera van around those parts so I was following an Audi SUV with D15KOE's Cruise Control set dead on 72 mph, (knowing that most speedo's read a few mph over), next thing I see the Audi flashing his brake lights, yep there's a Camera van in a lay by, so I double check the Sat Nav it says im doing 69 in a 70 ........... Good call methinks and on we go :D

So a bit further up the Audi turns at the next roundabout and I take a different exit, we are now into a 60 limit, so being a bit of a pillock I set the Cruise at 65, (which according to sat nav is a real 63, thinking to meself that the "only" Scamera van in the Heilan's is a way away down the road behind me, and there are 2 cars in front of me, we are all doing the same speed, gaps between us are staying the same ....................

Uh Oh, then I spot "the other only" Heilan Scamera Van :eek: , Sat Nav says 63 as I tap the Brakes and cruise past him about 58 ...............................

But I was wondering all day didja / din'tya / didja / din'tya 🤣

I only have 3 points which are now about 18 months old, and this one will def only be a fixed penalty if he got me, so it's not really a biggie, but still an annoyance nonetheless :(
The next 2 or 3 weeks will prove whether the sonofabitch got me banged to rights zapped or not :cry: or :D
 

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Speed Awareness Course beckons for you
Now I know y'all know what I'll say to that .....................

:mad: They can shove that right where the sun don't shine, I'll take the hunnerid squid and 3 points ta very much ;) I'll earn more than that in a couple of hours let alone waste a whole day + fuel driving to gawd knows where 🤣

Irony is that it's the slowest vehicle on the fleet lol
It usually is, always has been summat silly like 45 in a 40 etc, even when I had the big superbikes, I'd regularly do 170's + and one time just over the 200, then a week later I got nicked in me Escort Diesel Van, a half a mile from ma hoose by a Camera that had been there years, just because I was thinking about what we were having for dinner or whatever ;)
I guess when I'm doing post 100 mph speeds I'm paying a lot more attention because there is a lot more at stake ;)

Wotevs happened to the good ole dayz when the cops had to actually catch ya and then nick ya, that was a very fair game, I reckon I could even outrun one in the D15KOE, just cut through one of the forest tracks :D :D :D

It's that moment of inattention that always gets me 🤣
 

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Same here, back in the day.
Stopped twice over the ton.
Very, very fortunate that North Wales fined and pointed me.
Even more fortunate that Cheshire did not even prosecute for 90mph over the limit.
But the vast majority were silly stuff.
 

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There ya go, even if I did get a captcha on Saturday I can get at least another 2 in the next 19 mths ....



That one should have got me at least 4 points and £1000 fine, was in the AMG E Class Wagon first day I picked it up, coming home over Rannoch Mor ;)

I have a very good Motoring Lawyer in Weegie land who made phone call and got them to issue a fixed penalty instead of what should have been a Court date ................. That was 98 in a 60, during the first lockdown ;)

If anyone ever gets nicked up here pm me and I'll give you his number, he is very good and very reasonable charges too, that one above was a freebie, the last one a few years back was a 112 in a 60, and I got 4 points, £300 fine, his fee was £350 fixed price ;)

Aye, I had 170 outta the old ZX10 - once - just to see what it'd do outta curiosity, it was fast enough for me ta
That's exactly what I was doing with my tuned and unrestricted ZX12R, (had 180 bhp at the back wheel), it was supposed to be good for 220ish mph but I never did get it flat out, not even at Brands ;)
 

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12R with my 780 bhp LT1 Firebird (huffed) ....



12R at Brands, Druids Bend, got it a little sideways up there near the end of the day :D ....

 

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By by the way, in the top photo, look at the wear on the very edges of the big Kwaka's Tyres, that shows ya I was gettin' it laying way down there in the corners, sunny Saturday afternoon Biker I was not :D :D :D .................. More like an 'ooligan :)
Darn it I miss that Bike, it would wheelie off the throttle in 3rd gear :ROFLMAO:
 

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D15KOE's cousin, 6 speed manual Transit Engined 2015 110 Defender ....







She's in for Brakes all round and other jobs, both front Calipers seized, not a bad job even though Discs are more of a beast as the Halfshaft Caps and Hubs have to come off, because on these they are like the older D1's Defenders RR's etc, the Discs bolt on the rear of the Hubs :)

My customer bought this new, and it has all the goodies, Lifted, Bilsteins, all the Underside Guards, Bumpers, Remapped, Waxoyled from new etc etc, aside from the current lack of Brakes this one always drives quite nicely, way better / quicker / more refined than the earlier TD5 "Deafeners" ;)

Still have to drive it with yer arm outta the Window tho :(

265/75 x 16 BFG's, do ya reckon he'd notice if I swapped 'em with D15KOE Wheels :D ....

 

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Man, I'm so glad that I live in a country where it's basically 50 countries who have their own opinion about how things should be done, so there's no consensus, therefore things like texting the registered owner of the speeding vehicle isn't a thing yet. Can do 5 over with no second glance, and if you're on a bike you can do 15 over within view of cops and still no glance.

I was in my home country last year, and I was driving with my dad. I was doing 15km over and didn't see the camera in time. 10 mins later, his phone got a ding. Speeding ticket. 5 mins later, he had paid off the ticket on his phone.

Jokes on me, he took triple the speeding ticket out of me. 😥

How's the steering on those old discos? I just picked up a early 90's G-wagon from customer, and uhhhh.....the steering is more of a suggestion. It's more like turn and pray that the car turns in a vague approximation in the direction you're pointing at. I legit have a solid 40 or 50 degree slop, doing 55 on the freeway is definitely a white knuckle moment. Practically am sawing the wheel like it's an old pirate ship.
 

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How's the steering on those old discos?
Frightening +++++ when neglected, mine was bloody awful when I first got it, combine that with a seized front Caliper and right rear Pads running on the metal backing and my first test drive was interesting to say the least, when I came back the guy who I got it from said "Well ??" at which point I burst out laughing ;)

But, It's really really good, now it has had (front end) every single Ball Joint, new Steering Column Coupling, new Steering Box, new uprated Steering Damper, new Panhard Rod, all round (4) new Hubs / Wheel Bearings, and (rear end) new Watts Linkage, plus new uprated Springs and Shockers all round and new Brakes (everything including Calipers), plus new Tyres !!

The good thing about all Land Rovers is that all those sort of parts are well cheap even the decent quality upgrade parts.

In fact, as he 'wheels and deals' Discovery 2's, and I am a D2 Virgin, (never even driven one before), so I asked Roddy to take D15KOE for a drive last Saturday, asked him to be brutally honest, and he said he couldn't believe how nice and tight D15KOE drives, he said "I'm certain it is the nicest one I've ever driven" :)
I was well chuffed with that, but tbh, being as anal as I have been with D15KOE I was kinda hoping that would be the case :D

The only thing yet to do Suspension wise is the three Bushes per Radius Arm so 12 big Bushes in total, but they are pretty good right now, so on the back burner for when the Bank a/c is rebuilt a bit, as he will be getting Genuine LR Bushes which IIRC are around £40- 50 each, but then they will last at least another 22 years :D
Now I've got a handle on him all that is left to do, (and most of the parts are here) is pro active stuff like rebuild that rear prop, (single UJ and rubber donut) plus a bit more pro active welding and underside protection (Schutz and Waxoyl), plus get the Key RF transmitters working and get one new blade cut :) ....................

Oh :D :D :D and a single DIN Android Head unit with flip out Screen, Amped Sub, and 4 new mid range speakers in the Doors, the existing "Factory" music in D15KOE atm sounds OK, but it is old tech (yuk) CD's / Tuner, and I know I can improve on the Door Speakers, and get better Sub Bass range, that lot will likely be D15KOE's Xmas Pressie if he's a good boy between now and then ;)

Something like this, I like the ERISIN's they have proved reliable in 3 of my Cars now ;) ....


Chow :)
 

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Heading south soon, family wedding :)

Storm brewing up here so while we're away lets put D15KOE and my S Class away in the warm cosy Workshop ................
Question is how much do I trust the lift pillar locks ? ....





Yeah, they'll be fine :D :D :D
 
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