I'm just impressed that I rarely see him have to deal with a rusted stripped bolt. Ah, the miracles of TV.
In order of goodness (how I rate them).....
1) Top Gear UK (can't really top them yet)
2) Wheeler Dealers (not a far 2nd, but not a close one either)
3) Top Gear USA (show still needs more seasoning.....)
4) Chasing Classic Cars (can be 3rd at times)
am i the only one that finds the show to be somewhat "half a$$ed" ? i think next episode their doing a quattro coupe but i still can't get myself into liking the show. Chasing classic cars is my all time favorite behind uk top gear
"What Goes Around Is All Around"
They have a HUGE budget compared to back then.
Edd rattle canned the wings (front fenders) on a Ford Capri they bought for a few quid, and of course it never matched the rest of the car (not shiny enough, soft paint could not be buffed out).
And I really liked that car.
Back then- it was more "What the typical bloke could do on a car over the weekend for little cash".
And that was fun when it wasn't obviously wrong- like the with Capri.
Mike would also find a pristine example of their project vehicle and they would do a little history on the model (which was nice).
But now they are buying such good example- they don't need to do that.. I guess.
Audi TT mk1 FAQ ███ zero Porsche wheels given
Say the farmer took the car to a shop to get it restored back to a nice level
They would have charged for all the parts- not even tried to salvage the interior parts that Edd did- and then added labor and profit on top of it all.
So he got his 914 restored by a reputable famous mechanic for 4,250 pounds... which is actually a deal when you think about it.
The expansion tank in that video was a different color than the OEM tank from that year, which leads me to believe that when they did the radiator, they used a later year expansion tank (white, not amber).
Also, when you look at where that hood repair was, it was just over the fan, not on the radiator cross member (which is where you'd expect the dent if you left tools there and closed the hood).
How do I know all of this? My E39 almost shed the cooling fan. Thankfully I shut it down where there was one screw holding it in place. I got lucky.
Last edited by Brendan@bwalkauto; 04-26-2012 at 02:55 PM.
The old eps of this show were fun, I just felt bad for Edd sometimes working in an unheated garage. Kinda nice to see they have a lil bit of a budget now
I can still think of a ton of cars they could do still. What about a mk1 Capri? Or for a high buck challenge, a Lotus Carlton. I'd def tune in for that. .
By the way, Episode 6 (Mercedes G-Wagen) is out, including HD version.
Available from the usual sources.
Great episode as usual.
What I really wish is that Discovery would release all episodes on DVD or Bluray, hopefully including some extra footage for geeks like us. There are earlier series that can be downloaded but the quality is pretty awful especially for series 1 and 2.
Last edited by J-Tim; 04-26-2012 at 09:35 PM.
“I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The thing that gets me is Ed always cheaps out on something, even the new episodes. Refurb engine for the Beetle, cleaned and repainted tins, new this, clean that, and the alternator pulley is still half covered in rust. The VW panel bus has a shiny hopped up engine, but the transmission is still covered with 1/2 an inch of crud. Things like these irritate me.
And I hate the haggling over price with the prospective buyers. Use the time to show more work being done.
Nits picked, I love the show.