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  1. I noticed the same thing on my FB just the other day.. it disappeared from the bottom of the screen.. it had moved into the Menu (bottom right)
  2. screenshot of the vid for ya.. crikey
  3. I have a tendency at times to research certain things to death.. except when it comes to car purchases, that's purely impulsive.
  4. I recently bought an Escort Max 360c along with the Escort M1 dash cam as they integrate well together.. I've been thinking about getting a radar detector for a couple of years now, I don't normally speed excessively, but about a month ago I got pinged for doing 82 in a 60 as I was daydreaming/meditating.. not the fine so much as the demerit points that hurt. Not keen on losing my license again. I was deciding between the Uniden R7 & Valentine as they both gave direction indicators and are top of the line for my budget (around $1200) but couldn't decide between them. Uniden had built in GPS and looked pretty but I've never been a fan of the brand for a lot of years, Valentine is tried & true but the design is dated & you need to pair it with your phone to get the best out of it (updates etc). By chance the old man was talking to a guy at the Hyundai yard in Blenheim & he has experience with both brands, but recommended the Escort 360 as being far better than the both of them so I went with that. So far I'm happy, has a GPS speed reading to glance at if your car speedo isn't accurate, can set a max speed warning, tells you the direction of the threat & also the amount (worked well this morning letting me know a cop car was about 500m up the road and around a corner in a 50kmh zone, and showed he was behind me when I passed) plus other cool stuff. The trick is to always be aware though.. I've read that no detector will alert you of a speed camera van until you're right up to it, and the cops vary whether they have their radar on or not. I've been told the younger cops have their radar on a lot of the time, but the older cops don't want the hassle of paperwork pulling over every tom dick & harry so keep it off most of the time. I got mine hard wired into my daily but it still comes with the cig lighter connection to put in my other cars.. the installer said the ducks nuts is the redline model that @sidewaysickness has, but I couldn't justify the leap.
  5. Very informative as always & a pleasure to read.. adding reversing lights to the list of things to fix?
  6. Fair call.. I'd do the same to get myself back into a Torana hatch but they're hellishly expensive when they rarely pop up. My mate has a XY project that's been on the back burner for a number of years at a panel beaters shop.. pretty sure when he gets it back home (once I clear his garage of the mustang I bought off him), he'll work out what he wants to do with it.. big project though, better getting something already on the road I reckon (says the guy who has just bought another project). See it thru man, make it happen before they're all out of reach
  7. That’s a shame.. hope all is ok at your end
  8. Sounds like you’re on to it.. I got a box of door hinges that the old man stumbled across while cleaning the garage out.. you’re welcome to have them if they’re any use to you
  9. Took a while but stumbled across some old photos of my XD.. no nice ones unfortunately, coupla early pics showing a ding in the front where I must have hit something
  10. Yea not like me.. paid a visit to my Uncle in Te Anau while tripping down south in January.. he had a late 90's Jeep GC sitting on his driveway and before I realised I was buying it off him with no easy way of getting it up here.. always wanted one, price to good to pass up, all the usual excuses really. Now gotta plan another holiday to fly down there and drive it back. I do enjoy a good road trip though
  11. Lol.. don't worry, this is normal behavior.. denial til the next great deal comes along.
  12. Another 6 month WOF 12 months after the last one.. thanks Wuhan clan for the gift that keeps on giving
  13. j.e.d.

    mutinys fxr

    Love it! I agree with Clint as well.. keep the tank clean, looks so much better with that silver off it. @Goat I can concur with the chrome alloy thing, just take a look at my bike I just got back & that is testament to it being a rather shit finish which I now need to blast & paint. I'm no Harley expert, but I love seeing them here, so keep the updates coming man
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