On The Road

Vegetable Oil is Cheaper than Diesel!

I had seen a few articles online about running diesel engines on vegetable oil, so I thought I'd give it a go with the taxi. To be honest, I thought it was a bit too good to be true, given that...
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Filling and Changing the Gearbox Oil

Do you have a Leaking Gearbox? If your Fairway doesn't pull along like it used to, or it's not getting the top speeds that you hear other owners boasting about, then there's a good chance the auto gearbox has something...
London Taxi Wedding Couple


Background If you're thinking of buying a Fairway you'll inevitably need to get insurance for it. When I was looking to purchase one, I always tried to get insurance beforehand but would just get rejected as I was under 21. The...

A Multi-Purpose Vehicle

You'll never be able to exhaust the uses of this car. Most of the time this involves moving as much stuff as you can for someone else. I've helped with two house moves and you can fit an unreal amount of furniture...

What’s it Like to Drive?

A tank. It's noisy, bone rattling, agricultural, but that's why it's fun! With due credit to the lads at Austin in the 50's, they weren't designing a car which had to run at motorway speeds, or be particularly comfortable for long drives....

TonesTaxis Webpage is 1 Year Old!

It's 2017, almost 7 months since I have updated the website and it's been 1 year since I launched the website! Yesterday I was in the London Transport Museum and happened across a fine example of an FX4S (the model which evolved into...

TonesTaxis Visits Weymouth

I had the fantastic opportunity to be invited to a joint birthday party in the south of the UK in a place called Upwey, near Weymouth. The journey from my new house would be about 4 hours (depending on how...

Fairway Taxi Steering Box Seal Replacement

As I mentioned in my last update, my steering box leaked all over my garage floor. The good news is I have now fixed the leak by replacing the seal that sits on the output shaft. You can find...

Fairway Taxi Cushions

Family friend Anita found some fantastic fabric! I'm next to useless with a sewing machine, so my next door neighbour Jane found made it into two wonderful cushions for the passenger seats - very clever indeed!

MOT Passed!

It's been 3 years since I was told the Fairway was too unsafe to be tested... After many months of welding, servicing and changing bits and bobs, we finally have a pass! And she passed first time. I couldn't believe...




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