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    Being 78 years old, and 3 years out from a quadruple by-pass, I am told that I am vulnerable and at high risk to be dangerously affected by the new virus. Due to my concern, I have self quarantined. While shut inside away from the world, Motor Trend TV is the entertainment and today is Wheeler Dealer reruns day, all to say I really miss Edd China.
    Best Therapy
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  • #2
    Good plan, Al. Don't forget Netflix....saw a really good documentary on Woodstock the other night.

    Cheers,
    Wolf
    ps I miss Edd too
    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wolf76STL View Post
      Good plan, Al. Don't forget Netflix....saw a really good documentary on Woodstock the other night.

      Cheers,
      Wolf
      ps I miss Edd too
      Yeah, Netflix is a winner. Did The Crown (great), The Punisher (so,so) and now Marco Polo (jury is still out but I can't abandon it; the scenery and costumes are awesome, the realistic fight scenes, the squeamish eyes closing gore, and then there are the women). Netflix is a great option but you have to get outside reviews. The Netflix reviews that come with the show are misleading and often over estimated leading to disappointment. I think I watched the Spitfire documentary and was disappointed. But we all know the value of one's opinion. I now goggle for a review before I commit.
      Be safe.
      Last edited by TRick6; 03-16-2020, 03:15 PM.
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      • #4
        If you are a sci-fi fan, on YouTube, there is a channel called Dust. Some of the short movies there are really pretty well done.
        1973 TR6 – BRG with beige interior, custom LED lighting
        Hardtop, OD, Rollbar, 15”Koenigs
        Bored, balanced and polished motor with Kastner/TSI S2 Cam
        Header, custom exhaust, custom alternator, e-fan
        Lowered, poly suspension, Konis and rear anti roll-bar
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        • TRick6
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          Thanks for the suggestion. YouTube is a great source of shows. I will take a look.

      • #5
        Al, if you have Amazon Prime Video, my wife and I have found a cop show called Bosch to be really addictive. We just finished season 2, and there was a great plot twist that we did not see coming. On Netflix, we really enjoyed the Kominsky Method, with Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, very funny and entertaining. Those could keep you occupied for a few days.

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          The Kominsky Method with Douglas and Arkin two goodies. I will take a look see at this one. Thanks Elwood....

      • #6
        Originally posted by Elwood View Post
        ...plot twist that we did not see coming.
        Speaking of plot twists, I recently started a free three month subscription of Hulu and have been hooked on watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I've made it through 1955 (38 episodes) and most of 1956 with 1957 and 1958 to go. I'm hoping when I get to 57 and 58 that I remember some of them.

        Now if they had the old Perry Mason Mint episodes I'd be set for a while, but unfortunately, they don't have him.

        R3
        Jim Herter ͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ Copperas Cove, TX
        Original Owner ֍ 1970 TR6 ֎ CC 50990 LO
        VDU 506H

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        • #7
          Originally posted by RatRidgeRoadster View Post
          Speaking of plot twists, I recently started a free three month subscription of Hulu and have been hooked on watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I've made it through 1955 (38 episodes) and most of 1956 with 1957 and 1958 to go. I'm hoping when I get to 57 and 58 that I remember some of them.

          Now if they had the old Perry Mason Mint episodes I'd be set for a while, but unfortunately, they don't have him.
          This is a frightening admission but having our 1st TV about in 1956 I have probably seen all the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes it being one of the family fav. and then there was the Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, Ozzie and Harriet, The Milton Berle Show, Gunsmoke, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Oh my goodness. I saw a rerun of the Twilight Zone a year or so ago and remembered it. I have to visit Youtube for some of these oldies but goodies.
          Here is a funny story, my daughter/son-in-law name there son Rowan last name Martin. I ask if they had heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh In. They looked puzzled. What the heck was I talking about? They had no clue. What a great show that was.
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          • #8
            One of the best memories of my father who passed away in 1957 when I was 11 years old was laying on a blanket on the floor with him, watching Broderick Crawford in Hiway Patrol each week. He would ridicule all the 10-4's and 10-20's over the radio and would make up some more 10 Codes of his own. I would roll on the floor laughing.
            R3
            Jim Herter ͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏ Copperas Cove, TX
            Original Owner ֍ 1970 TR6 ֎ CC 50990 LO
            VDU 506H

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            • #9
              Motor Trend has changed recently. It used to be my go to channel when I wanted to watch something without having to pay that much attention. Of late there seem to rarely be any shows that I care to watch at all even if I'm not paying much attention.

              Wheeler Dealers is still OK though Ed was better. Chasing Classic cars is OK but not as good as it was. Seems like the rest of the shows I used to watch are gone and replaced by shows that focus on building trucks and destroying old clunker cars.
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              Libertyville, IL
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              • #10
                While I loved the original format Wheeler Dealers, and kind of grew up on it, I like the new format too, even though it's lost some of the "make do and mend" attitude that prevailed when Edd was around. There are a few great post-Edd episodes, including several sports cars (AH3000, Jensen Healey, FIAT 124, and Lancia Fulvia etc.)

                If you like these UK shows, you may also like For the Love of Cars - it features Ant Anstead from WD, but they find, restore and auction multiple iconic British cars and others (Triumph Stag, Aston Martin DBS, Mini Cooper, MG TC etc.) These restorations are high-end vs the quick-flip of WD, but the thing I like is that the proceeds of sale go to the original owners, several of which are pretty deserving.

                Also worth seeing if you can find Salvage Hunters - Classic Cars, Similar format to the above: Locate a clapped-out old classic, restore it, and sell off.

                Worth seeing if you can locate these on your streaming service - all three are on YouTube TV and some on Netflix.
                Last edited by A Brit in Bama; 03-17-2020, 10:56 AM.
                Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559U
                10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Good Parts Dual Brake Master Cylinder | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood | Gas-strut bonnet and boot lift kits

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                • #11
                  Laugh In - Artie Johnson and Ruth Buzzy: "Do you believe in the hereafter? Then you know what I'm here after"! Whack!
                  Dennis

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                • #12
                  Guess I should start filming/documenting all these adventures I go on. Just got back from delivering the grey 2000 to its new owner near Chicago. He bought both my cars. While that isn’t all that interesting, on the way (just short of Indy) I met a guy that bought a late(72-74) exhaust manifold. After that just into Illinois I noticed freezings rain then snow...lots of it so much so I-74 was completely covered. Naturally I slowed down. The guy on my left did not. He got about 200 yards in front just along side a semi and proceeded to spin about 6-7 times before gently heading into the median and wedging his car between the up/down slopes. The semi pulled over so I pressed on all the while thinking “this is dumb”. It snowed the entire way up until but not as heavy. The roads improved. Got up there, dropped the car, got under way to my next stop. Bought a GT6 bonnet, doors, & valence about a month ago. Picked that up & headed home. About 15 hours of driving. Got paid for delivering tho so that’s something
                  So much rust, so little time

                  64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
                  67 GT6 Mk1
                  68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
                  71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
                  81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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                  • #13
                    We have a channel on our cable TV called FETV (I think that means Family Entertainment TV). We watch the Lone Ranger and Perry Mason all the time. And I thought I was the only one.....

                    Al - the Bosch series on Amazon TV is excellent. We wound up "binge watching" it and could go through an entire season in a few nights.
                    1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
                    Carbs by Poolboy
                    Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
                    Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
                    Distributor by British Vacuum

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                    • #14
                      I caught up on the latest episodes of F1 Drive to Survive on Netflix. Our other favourite is Britbox on Amazon Prime.
                      CF28612UO - Pimento/Chestnut/Overdrive/Hardtop
                      Folsom, CA - Yeah, near the prison!

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                      • #15
                        I've been watching some of the wrap-up videos for the 24 Hours of LeMons lately, it's fun to see cheap racing car engineering in action: https://www.youtube.com/user/24hoursoflemons

                        If you like older movies, the Criterion Channel streaming services has a ton of classic movies that rotate through every month. I don't know if it's still on there, but they recently had a handful of Michael Kane movies, including The Italian Job: http://criterionchannel.com
                        Bill Connell
                        1969 TR6 CC28790
                        TR6 project log
                        St. Paul MN

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                        • TRick6
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                          Ahh yes the Italian Job, one of the great "I can't get enough" movies. And then there is the Godfather trilogy, A Bronix tale (awesome soundtrack), Goodfellas, Casino, and so on, I know all the lines, movies....Funny thing about the great movies, no matter how many times you see it, there is always something new... What the heck, maybe I will find the Soprano's and settle in for the full monty....never a dull moment there. Should take me through the quarantine.
                          Last edited by TRick6; 03-17-2020, 02:27 PM.

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