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EagleEyez

Member since May 2011 • Last active Jan 2022
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    Since we're talking decks and carts, I recently picked up my old Thorens (deck #1 at home) from Hearsay in Lewes.
    Since I live South and work even further South, it made sense.
    I wasn't disappointed and would use them/him again.
    One-man band Brett working from his shed rather than big shop on the High Street, he was very thorough and gave me back a superb sounding tt.
    Cost was very reasonable too considering I also asked for a rewiring of the tonearm.
    And the upside so to speak of the Thorens been out for 2 weeks was that I was able to find an old Pioneer PL-12D from a guy in Brighton as my #2 deck.
    Partner not impressed but hey... ;)

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    That's very interesting. Especially as I'm constantly picking up records that sit less than flat on the table.
    So, you need the "flattener" + the heating pouch, right?

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    Stormzy's?

    He regularly visits a certain cafe in South Norwood and parks his Lambo outside.

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    How would that pressing compare to the early one(s)?

    I got mine off Bandcamp before the summer iirc. Don't think it's pressed on 180g vinyl. But one friend who listened to my copy on his high end system mentioned that it wasn't "quiet" with lots of noise in the background.

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    Pm incoming

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    The Passat was rather underwhelming. Compounded by the fact the whole family turned up. Think I messed up their Saturday plans. No real test drive possible but I don't think it was needed.
    The OB though was pure joy. That car has been so well looked after and the engine purrs like a kitten. Only blem is surface paint damage on front bumper on a corner. Nothing major.
    Now to try and agree a price....

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    Thanks.
    That T4 in the end wasn't anything special. The conversion had been done to a good standard but overall let down by a rusty bodywork and loudly ticking engine so I walked away.

    Tomorrow we're off to Norf Landan to check out an Outback (auto petrol 3.0) and a Passat (manual diesel 2.0 TDi). On paper I like them both equally. The OB will be more expensive to run and is 9y older. But is likely to be very reliable. Both have very clean MOT history and with similar mileage (95k or so). So it'll be hard to decide.

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    Good car day yesterday as the C4GP passed its mot (after a retest).
    So I can breathe a bit, and we're one step closer to being able to sell it on.
    Tomorrow viewing a T4 campervan that looks rather tidy despite being a 20 y.o. machine. Fingers crossed

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    They can stack up yes, possibly too high for a normal estate.
    Is your Tourer the manual version?
    C4's auto transmission are reputedly fragile. At least the dud one I ended up buying is a manual.

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    Approx 200-250kg. Maybe I'm not sure. Never measured it properly. Maybe I should.
    Basically a car load of vinyls (including rear seats down obvs)

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