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#39811 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

I remember my dad's broken Mk1 Escort estate being bounced by workmen onto the pavement when they resurfaced our road. Those were the days!
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#39812 ONLINE   AlabamaShrimp

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:22 PM

Halfords trade card got! £6 off 5l of oil, which was nice.
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#39813 OFFLINE   dave21478

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:05 PM

The Mazda has had a bit of a death-rattle for the last few weeks, leaving me expecting the worst.

 

Turns out it has adjustable tappets, which was news to me. Its also a 12 valve engine, which was also news. Anyway, half an hour with the feeler gauge and its running as quietly as can be expected again.


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#39814 OFFLINE   fordperv

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:39 PM

I havnt seen a fiat merea for years now then spotted this earlier

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I went out for a curry with mrs fp and saw this beautiful viva parked out front
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Had a great chat with the driver, he uses it as much as he can, turns out hes had it since 1995 he paid £50 for it, he knew where my house was without me even mentioning, im going to have to get more subtle cars that blend in i think because everyone knows my house
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#39815 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:53 PM

I am finding that too - my sister was talking to someone the other days who said "oh that bloke with all the old cars"
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#39816 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

I do like that Viva



#39817 ONLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

I have always thought the HB Viva to be a much superior car to the Mk1 Escort.


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#39818 ONLINE   seth

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

I took the Herald to MOT last week.  It passed which is always good.  But then that's not surprising as it was still the 1960s in the garage and the test was easier back in those days.

 

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#39819 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:52 AM

 everyone knows my house

 

Aye - I passed your place on my way to Cannock at the start of the month!


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#39820 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

I offered to do a tip run for some lady whose husband had recently died and she didn't drive, was upset and generally not liking it being in her garage. My main reason was there was a nice dc04 in the pile. Did that today, and she made me take £20. So that went in the gooner.

At the tip though, I asked a lady who had 2 hoovers in her boot if I could have them, she said yes.

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Result!
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#39821 OFFLINE   michael1703

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...JgAAOSw5cNYghEa
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#39822 ONLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...JgAAOSw5cNYghEa


We should collectively buy that for the forum.

#39823 OFFLINE   Negative Creep

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

Youtube suggested that I listen to a Ned Flanders inspired metal band



I'm not sure if this is the best or worst thing ever to be honest


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#39824 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

I have always thought the HB Viva to be a much superior car to the Mk1 Escort.

 

I have driven several of each and quite a few HC Vivas - the Essy has nicer steering, much nicer gearbox (shift) action and slightly sweeter engines IMHO - for everything else I agree, the Viva is a nicer (and possibly more durable) motor.


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#39825 OFFLINE   Mr A Lawrence

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Top grin.

Over the last 4 years I've been putting weight on and generally eating all the time.

During this time I've been taking mirtazipine anti-depressants up until 4 weeks ago.

The wife was put on them recently and she started putting weight on and eating like me so she looked into them and found that the biggest side affect is increased appetite and weight gain.

We've both come off them and gone onto a different pill and the change is amazing!!

Week before last I lost 7kg and this week just gone I've lost 5kg and my appetite is rock bottom so much so that I'm hardly eating much but more importantly not snacking all the time.

Can't believe it was something so simple as a change of medication!!
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#39826 OFFLINE   daveb47

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

Top grin.

Over the last 4 years I've been putting weight on and generally eating all the time.

During this time I've been taking mirtazipine anti-depressants up until 4 weeks ago.

The wife was put on them recently and she started putting weight on and eating like me so she looked into them and found that the biggest side affect is increased appetite and weight gain.

We've both come off them and gone onto a different pill and the change is amazing!!

Week before last I lost 7kg and this week just gone I've lost 5kg and my appetite is rock bottom so much so that I'm hardly eating much but more importantly not snacking all the time.

Can't believe it was something so simple as a change of medication!!

I have been on those for ages,what are you on now?


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#39827 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:06 PM

Getting a text message from the bloke I bought the Rover 75 from....
"Hope you enjoy the car, it has served me well. Hope you have many happy miles together and am glad it went to a good home"
Nice...
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#39828 OFFLINE   Mr A Lawrence

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

I have been on those for ages,what are you on now?


I now take sertraline 100mg.
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#39829 OFFLINE   Crusty Sills

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

I'm on mirtazapine, I seem to be the only person in the world who doesn't suffer with them!!

Get a cracking nights sleep too!!!!


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#39830 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

All the MoT jobs are done on the Princess.  All of them.  DONE.


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#39831 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

Mot tomorrow morning then?
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#39832 OFFLINE   Stanky

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:45 PM

I now take sertraline 100mg.

 

Sertraline was rubbish for me, made me feel even worse than not taking it. I find Fluoxetine is OK for doing what it is supposed to do but has other side effects like making me feel very remote and disassociative from people around me among other things. Not tried any others though I have seen Mirtazipine mentioned on here several times and looked into it but apparently it does not interract well with alcohol. While I'm no raging alky, I cannot go without a drink, typically 5-10 units a day, all in the evenings. What happens if you drink while taking Mirtazipine? Does it just not work, or do you turn into a white mouse or worse?


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#39833 OFFLINE   alf892

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

I was out on an errand from work today and found myself near the mot station......so popped in on the off chance.

Result.....new daily Jag went straight through
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#39834 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:43 PM

Just bought something very stupid (not a car) on the internet after drinking strong Belgian beer.

Will show pictures when it arrives.
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#39835 OFFLINE   michael1703

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#39836 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

The bloke who I gave the Dolly 1850 to has given me some quality* audio shite.

 

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From what I can tell it dates from the early 1970s but the clunky tech involved screams late 1950s to me! He found the original "Party Time" branded speakers so I'll pick those up when I head back north this weekend, he's also got an 8-track player for me...


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#39837 OFFLINE   michael1703

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

You gave a car away?!

#39838 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

Shame it wasn't an Audi A4/a6 ! How's the computer now ? 😄
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#39839 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:59 PM

You gave a car away?!

Yah. Although I've gained a Soviet record player and potentially an upright Amstrad jobbie with built in tape deck which is apparently as naff as it is 80s-tastic, so it's not all bad.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:28 PM

I used to have an upright amstrad tape deck and record deck thing the size of a filing cabinet. I've no idea what happened to it though, my parents got me a Panasonic CD player getto blaster thing when I went to uni, and the Amstrad disappeared.
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