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by BigPanzer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct

Hi Teenmal, A very good point. I was really thinking of the older vehicles, which did come fitted with one. As an aside, the lady who lives next door to us is not badly off - she is a solicitor - and she runs a brand new Range Rover Evoque. A couple of weeks ago I commented that it came fitted with ...
by BigPanzer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Punctures, bald tyres and UK road deaths up 4pct

Hi, I think one cause is probably the fact that pressure checks are not done as often as they used to be. When I was in my early driving years I learned that there are things that needed to be done frequently - lights, fluids, wipers, tyres etc. Few seem to bother as much these days and a tyre not e...
by BigPanzer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: RAC and the diesel debate
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: RAC and the diesel debate

Hi, So the RAC in their wisdom advise avoiding these areas, which makes me ask a rather obvious question - who is the bigger planet killer, the one who drives a few miles through an LEZ or the one who does 3 times the mileage avoiding it bearing in mind that every other driver is also avoiding it so...
by BigPanzer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:48 am
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Topic: Tom Petty has left the building
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Tom Petty has left the building

Mike - Temples in Flames tour at Wembley. Went to see Dylan really & was very disappointed. Tom & HB did some of did some of his own stuff & some Dylan, complete with hat & Rickenbacker & was really enjoying himself, but the real star of the show was McGuinn on 12 string accoustic doing all his earl...
by BigPanzer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:33 pm
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Topic: Tom Petty has left the building
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Tom Petty has left the building

One of the greats of rock. I saw him live in '87 with Dylan & Roger Mcguinn, it was an unforgettable night and I've even still got the t-shirt

Peter
by BigPanzer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front door insulation
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Front door insulation

A very interesting and informative thread. My soundproofing is much more basic, with bitumen pads stuck in the doors & rear panels, but even that is well worth doing and I'm convinced the stereo sounds better. One problem is though, you get used to a quieter Bongo and after a couple of thousand mile...
by BigPanzer
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Sound insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Sound insulation

Hi, You will find it almost impossible to access parts of the door interiors, but will be able to get enough in there to do the job. I found a stick and a very small diameter paint roller useful, but don't press too hard - the tinwork is very thin! While you have the trim panels off it might be wort...
by BigPanzer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Not Poop
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Not Poop

Hi,

I'm afraid I don't have the faintest idea of what is going on with this thread, but I do have 2 questions:

1. What are you lot smoking?
2. Please could you send me some?

Peter
by BigPanzer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongo virgin
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Bongo virgin

Hi, If you are buying a fresh import then everything required to have it UK road legal will be done for you and when you collect you just check it out, pay the money over, sign on the dotted line and drive it away. There is one exception to this, an import scheme where you are basically responsible ...
by BigPanzer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Sound insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Sound insulation

Hi, I did the door panels & rear panels up to window level in the sticky aluminium faced stuff and found that it did have the effect of reducing the panel resonance. It also made the standard speakers sound better, but the most startling effect was the absence of the horrible tinny "sounds just like...
by BigPanzer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Not an owner....yet....
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Not an owner....yet....

Hi, One thing that has not been mentioned is what a wonderful vehicle a Bongo is for photographers. You can pop up the AFT, lift the front canvas and sit up there very comfortably and discretely with your camera on a tripod while an ample supply of bacon butties and your favourite beverage is suppli...
by BigPanzer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Hello! Keen potential Bongo owner seeking engine advice
Replies: 27
Views: 775

Re: Hello! Keen potential Bongo owner seeking engine advice

Rita - Purely out of interest, have you heard of anybody taking the supercharger route on this engine, rather than turbocharging? I once had a car I fitted a blower to and the difference it made was startling, particularly if booted on hills.

Peter
by BigPanzer
Tue May 30, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: RIP John Noakes
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: RIP John Noakes

And mine

Peter
by BigPanzer
Mon May 29, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Rustoleum Touch Up Job
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Rustoleum Touch Up Job

Hi,

Thanks, there seems to be quite a bit of info out there

Peter
by BigPanzer
Mon May 29, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Wrapping the AFT
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Wrapping the AFT

Hi, I thought about getting my Bongo AFT wrapped, but decided against it - the lifespan of wraps is limited, some more so than others. While I have no experience of having a wrapped vehicle I think the detrimental effects because the roof is in sunlight much longer than the sides could shorten its l...