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Old 18 May 2009, 02:57   #21
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it was a Disco before the tide came in
Was in Port Isaac, Cornwall, a couple of years ago when the tide came in on a Volkswagen Beetle (front engined type). The thing bobbed around awhile looking like it was on a swinging mooring until the tide went out and beached it. The owner guy shows up, opens the doors, lets out a swimming pools worth of seawater and 20 fish, jumps in, fires it up and drives off. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes...

PS. I lied about the fish
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Old 18 May 2009, 09:14   #22
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Remember it all depends where it happens and what the currents are like.

I hired a Defender a few years ago and even though it was only 5 yrs old it was rusted to hell - on the inside!!! i couldn't even move the seat and the high/low/difflock lever had seized. There was more rust than on my 20yr old Defender. When I looked closely there was sand in the instruments.

It turned out it had been hired to our local council and the lifeguards had got it stuck in the mud. It was covered by 2 tides but Swansea bay itself is very sheltered so it didn't move.

It was no disgrace a Defender getting stuck there - a brand new tracked excavator got stuck there and so did the one that went to rescue it. 400,000 written off in one go!!!
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Who currently owns LR? Are they still using Lucas electrical stuff or can you now drive them after dark?
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TATA own Land Rover and Jaguar.

I never had any trouble driving my Series 3 in the dark... couldn't see very far though!
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TATA own Land Rover and Jaguar.
I googled TATAs and found something very different than expected.

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I never had any trouble driving my Series 3 in the dark... couldn't see very far though!
Did you have the 3 position light switch set on Dim, Flicker or Off?
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TATA have a new car out, check it out

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Did you have the 3 position light switch set on Dim, Flicker or Off?
Nah mine were just Dim or very Dim. It didn't go that fast so it wasn't a problem.
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Only Yanks and Canadians come up with that one!!! Never had any trouble with any car I have ever owned - all British bar the Alfa!!!
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Only Yanks and Canadians come up with that one!!! Never had any trouble with any car I have ever owned - all British bar the Alfa!!!
To be fair, any Brit Biker over 40 should remember 'Lucas, Prince of Darkness'

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Only Yanks and Canadians come up with that one!!! Never had any trouble with any car I have ever owned - all British bar the Alfa!!!

Alexander Graham Bell (Canadian) invented the telephone, Thomas Edison (American) invented the light bulb, and Joseph Lucas invented the short circuit.
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