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Ed China leaving Wheeler dealers :(

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MissChief, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,561

    yes - jumped through it, he's miles more personable than Mike,
    still keeping the on the road style, so he is not in his home garage, to show more of the enjoyable technical stuff (just the brake overhall that was interesting), hopefully he will return to his home base (cryptic - as opposed to the Nike missile base), but maybe that style has been stolen by Glenister/Anstead, who are pompous in comparison.
    this client looked like a snap-on rep.
     
  2. Iron-man

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 27, 2015

    Posts: 1,022

    Location: UK1

    Thanks I'm going to check it out
     
  3. Tk7

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 18, 2007

    Posts: 670

    Location: Nottingham

    Thanks for the tip, watching it now.
     
  4. ZG002

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 22, 2004

    Posts: 10,178

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    Not a bad start, basically a show full of the bits we all liked about WD without the stupid buying and “selling” parts.

    Hope he gets some decent subs and interesting projects to work on.
     
  5. NewGamer11

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 28, 2017

    Posts: 1,121

    Location: Aberdeen

    Enjoyed that, thanks for posting it up. Was interesting to see him working without all of the tools available.
     
  6. Uncle_Gravy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2012

    Posts: 3,928

    Location: S.E Wales

    Thoroughly enjoyed that, straight into it, non of the mike nonsense at the beginning.
     
  7. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 6,723

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    Loved it. What made the original wheeler dealers great.
     
  8. KiNgPiN83

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003

    Posts: 3,454

    Location: Chatham

    I will have to check this out later. Started watching it at work but work people wouldnt let me give it my full attention.. :D
     
  9. MonkeyMan

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 9, 2003

    Posts: 5,925

    Enjoyed that, be good to see him work on some proper old stuff as well. Having to fight with seized parts rather than taking off brand new drum brakes for example.

    Much better without the fake selling or cringe worthy "hold out your hand" stuff.
     
  10. KiNgPiN83

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003

    Posts: 3,454

    Location: Chatham

    Thats the thing, i always found the price stuff pretty much irrelevent as they never took into account the labour. Plus i could never find what they found as cheap as they did. Lol
     
  11. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,020

    Location: Kent

    Gonna watch it on my lunch break later. Loved Wheeler Dealers, but I used to skip most of the Mike Brewer bits, purely because of that. "AULD AHHHT YER ANNND", **** off :mad:
     
  12. NewGamer11

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 28, 2017

    Posts: 1,121

    Location: Aberdeen

    “You/I just bought yourself/myself a [insert car of the week]”.

    WD went downhill when they started doing all the Yankee stuff and going to the states. US cars can be interesting but not every week.
     
  13. FlapR

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 5, 2011

    Posts: 576

    Location: Manchester

    Cheers for the link, enjoyed it. Prefer seeing him work on knackered stuff by himself in his own garage with all his tools though.
     
  14. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,719

    Location: Staffordshire

    Great first episode IMO, definitely better than WD (at least better than any remotely recent WD).

    Only thing I couldn't quite get my head around was the whole upgrading the REAR brakes only to make the car safer with more power... odd. I get that he was only doing what was neccessary to satisfy the laws of the land, but it makes no sense as the fronts would have been doing most of the braking anyway!
     
  15. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Its a stupid type approval thing, odd upgrade though.
     
  16. Shoeyuk

    Gangster

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    Location: Bury St Edmunds

    Loved it can’t wait for more episodes
     
  17. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

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    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    It makes no sense at all but that's the laws of the road. It is the same reason I need to take a letter to my mot tester ever year for emissions testing because they sold a couple of hundred of them over here even though the emissions side of my car is completely different!
     
  18. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 26,985

    Location: Leicestershire

    Rules can be funny old things. Sounds like all he needed to do was make his modifications match the type approved factory upgrades from the period, one of which was rear discs. The actual impact of those modifications on performance is another matter altogether.
     
  19. Angilion

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    That was just the job - a good idea for a series that suits him perfectly, well produced and with a nice ending. I'd much rather see someone enjoying a project car they'd had trouble finishing than some fake "sale" babble. I also liked that the owner (and his friends) did a lot of the work, since it's his project car.

    Rules don't need to make any sense. I get the impression that it was more of a working around the rules, anyway. You can't modify the car...but you can copy an approved upgrade. Maybe Norway is required to accept that as part of its arrangement with the EU - didn't he say that the upgrade was approved by the French government?
     
  20. Lopéz

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    Location: Leicestershire

    Yep. Sounds like a loophole exploitation/workaround (as we all know there are plenty of these in life, not just the car world!)