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How much would you like that in the back garden:inlove:
Or access to it. If I won the lotto I'd have one.
The toys:thumbs: He seems to have everything.
I'm just jealous and dreaming :)
 

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He gets paid to do all that though. All the equipment you would find in any normal commercial garage.

But your right I would like him to work and restore my car as well.
 

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I'd have a chop shop garage so I can laugh at them!
 

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He gets paid to do all that though. All the equipment you would find in any normal commercial garage.

But your right I would like him to work and restore my car as well.
True, all normal workshop stuff. I could take to Edd a bit better if he would come clean about how he has the knowledge that he pours out during his shows. Nobody knows that much about so many different cars. I know it's nothing but it just grates with me a little.
 

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Most jobbing mechanics have similar knowledge. Because something different comes through the door every day, they develop the ability to take anything apart and reassemble it at a pace faster than us mere mortals can only dream of.
 

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Most jobbing mechanics have similar knowledge. Because something different comes through the door every day, they develop the ability to take anything apart and reassemble it at a pace faster than us mere mortals can only dream of.
Mm. I've been in the garage trade for forty years next year and could probably be described as a jobbing mechanic. I've done odd jobs on virtually any make of car you could mention, as have many people I've known over the years. But, I don't know anybody with even half the knowledge over the the range of cars that he appears to have. One week he's changing a cam belt on a Lamborghini the next going into fine detail on replacing the woodwork on a Morris Minor. For someone who is only around forty and has been in TV for the last 10 years it just doesn't gel with me. If he does know that much hats off to him.
 

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I bet you never look in a manual other than for specifics like engine timing though do you?
 

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I bet you never look in a manual other than for specifics like engine timing though do you?
Certainly not for old stuff. We got to know them like the backs of our hands. Newer cars are a whole different ball game. Sometimes you can't even look at them and figure out what some of the components,sensors etc are supposed to be doing or why they might be faulty. You only get the knowledge by working on different cars all the time and researching stuff when you need to.. Which is why I can't figure how one person can know so much stuff over such a time span of the '60s to present day. If just occasionally he would say "Ok I looked into this and this could be the problem" I could accept it, but he doesn't do that.
I'm virtually done with it now thank goodness, if something looks tricky I pass.:lol:
I'm not knocking Edd personally at all. He's almost certainly working to a script. He's a top bloke at what he does :thumbs:
 

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They never take labour costs into account though :tut:

:lol:

It is a show crying out for a 'making of' follow up.
I am inclined to agree with Alfafamily, Edd is good
but nobody is that good without a good team of
experts behind them.

Brewer still irritates the life out of me and I flick
over when it comes to his bits.
 

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Guys this is a TV Show. I have worked in TV also and everything is scripted.

Firstly Ed China has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering if you google him. So he is very smart to start with. He actually looks and feels more upper class than the other guy and has to keep his mouth shut a lot.

Also he tells you often that hes been on to the relevant website or spoken to the relevant people about how to fix a certain car so he goes right to the relevant problem and fixes it.

And if he doesn't tell you its just assumed someone has done the research before hand.

All you see on tv is the tip of the iceberg of all the work that's gone into what hes done.

And no labour costs aren't included but I think he splits the profit doesn't he ?

Also they would make some profit from selling the tv show to the relevant tv stations as well so there double profit again.
How much profit they make would be a total guess
 

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Mike Brewer recently posted on Facebook regarding the issue of labour charges (it was more like a rant really). He basically said that, for the show, Edd plays the part of a home mechanic, therefore his labour costs are negated. Any other costs (parts or outside specialists) are included. They then split any profit they make.
Kind of obvious really...
 

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For whatever it's faults might be their programme is still the best of it's type on TV. Compared to the American trash car programmes it's a sheer delight. Mike's part in it does make him look a bit a of a wally at times but his programmes he did from Afghan proved he's far from it.
 

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For whatever it's faults might be their programme is still the best of it's type on TV. Compared to the American trash car programmes it's a sheer delight. Mike's part in it does make him look a bit a of a wally at times but his programmes he did from Afghan proved he's far from it.
Yup. I really like the show, it's a great confidence builder when attempting similar jobs at home. Mike plays the part of cockney wheeler dealer really well, irritating, but I think that's part of the charm.
I prefer Fast n Loud though.
 

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Mm. I've been in the garage trade for forty years next year and could probably be described as a jobbing mechanic. I've done odd jobs on virtually any make of car you could mention, as have many people I've known over the years. But, I don't know anybody with even half the knowledge over the the range of cars that he appears to have. One week he's changing a cam belt on a Lamborghini the next going into fine detail on replacing the woodwork on a Morris Minor. For someone who is only around forty and has been in TV for the last 10 years it just doesn't gel with me. If he does know that much hats off to him.
He does revision for the camera, he looks on forums and does occasionally mention where he got his info. Changing the chassis on the Morgan he say's "tip's from the factory"

Hat off to him he has fixed an Alfa:thumbs:

I love seeing the gadgets, he weighed a Lotus for setup, he put weights in the seat to represent driver and passenger weight.
Sent the head off for a skim porting and polish.


@ labor costs Edd regularly says how long the job takes or how much a local garage would charge.
 

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The unanswered question that brings the whole thing into disrepute is not the labour charges, nor Edd's knowledge of everything. It's not even the fact that Brewer isn't everyone's cup of tea. The big question is, when he drives to Devon, or Manchester, or wherever to buy a car, then drives the car back to base, how does that big 4x4 get home again?

On the labour thing, I spent an hour fixing my car the other night. I didn't go to the cashpoint, get £40 out, and give it to myself as payment.
 

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Yup. I really like the show, it's a great confidence builder when attempting similar jobs at home. Mike plays the part of cockney wheeler dealer really well, irritating, but I think that's part of the charm.
I prefer Fast n Loud though.
I always thought that was the intention. I always watch it, even if the featured car is of no interest at all, because you never know what little snippets you'll pick up.
 

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Mike Brewer recently posted on Facebook regarding the issue of labour charges (it was more like a rant really). He basically said that, for the show, Edd plays the part of a home mechanic, therefore his labour costs are negated. Any other costs (parts or outside specialists) are included. They then split any profit they make.
Kind of obvious really...
I saw that rant on the facebook page too :lol:
 

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Ive seen all the episodes on youtube anyone know where else I can see it?

Nothing on Australian TV
One of the Irish members gave me a link for topgear online, had a look and wheeler dealer is available also




watchseries.lt/serie/wheeler_dealers




Have not used the site, so don't know how good or bad it is.
 
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