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dublet last won the day on December 29 2017

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  1. Unplugging negative on battery ?

    It's a built in battery conditioner. Once the battery is charged, it just varies the voltage, as that is good for lead acid batteries, apparently. Very much unlike lithium batteries that prefer full charge to near depletion cycles. I've got a quick adaptor (comes with the charger) hooked up to the connectors, so once the Four is in the garage, I disconnect the negative, then plug in the recharger in about 5 seconds. The reverse when I want to set off again. The only downside is that every time I drive the car, I have to reset the radio and the clock.
  2. Unplugging negative on battery ?

    I hope you upgraded to fibre optics. No degradation over long distances with that! I have something like that, coupled with a recharger that varies the charge once topped up to keep the battery in good condition.
  3. The love affair is over

    On the subject of love, there is only one philosopher worth considering.
  4. Celica return?

    It will be powered by whatever imaginary power source powers your brain, because it won't come into existence.
  5. What came in the Post Today?

    A parcel from TCB with some bits for the GT4.
  6. Failed to get it through an MOT in that it failed to get to the place to get the MOT.
  7. Selling a car... Test drives?

    I've never sold a car before to a punter. They always ended up being scrapped for one reason or another. I sold a motorbike on eBay though and that ended up being to a trader. He came with a trailer and I just let him jump on the bike as he didn't look like he'd run off in a hurry with a YBR125.
  8. No MoT for 40 Year Old Cars

    At the very least tractors tend to be kept out of city centres, are also not allowed on motorways unless a certain minimum speed can be reached. It's not ideal. One of these examples of political examples of "cutting red tape" forgets that this red tape is in place because it saves lives.
  9. No MoT for 40 Year Old Cars

    Seems like a terrible idea to me. It's not that hard to keep a car road worthy enough to pass an MOT.
  10. 'Riced' Celicas

    I try to keep rice out my cars and keep put it in a bowl, with some lovely food on it. I've become more partial to brown rice lately.
  11. Celica return?

    This. Forgive me, but isn't the best commercial strategy just to make a model series that keeps on selling well? I'd imagine the GT86 sales figures wouldn't lead anyone from Toyota to believe there's a huge pent up market for coupes. If they thought they could make a packet by releasing another FWD coupe, they'd do so tomorrow. But instead they're introducing new models like the C-HR. The Supra would merely be a halo car to get people to see the brand as something other than a white goods manufacturer again. Therefore they'll make a handful that'll cost a fortune, with no real intention of having a wider audience.
  12. Which Gearbox Should I Choose?

    That does depend on the quality of the refurb and whether it was with OEM parts. If it was done by a pro with a good reputation, I'd go for the refurbed one too. If it was done by an amateur, I'd probably go for the low mileage one.
  13. I managed to actually wash and slightly polish the GT4 at the weekend. It was bloody hard work.