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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread.


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#39841 OFFLINE   cros

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Posted Yesterday, 06:09 AM

I saw SOZ OUT OF SERVICE on the front of a brokem down bus, the display board looked too full to take 'SORRY'. I hope to see KNACKED next time I see one with the engine cover up.
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#39842 ONLINE   michael1703

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It's quite difficult to go over the handlebars of a bike, both these muppets managed it

#39843 OFFLINE   Joey spud

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Posted Yesterday, 10:36 AM

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A colleague dropped a van off at a Royal mail workshop the other day and noticed they had left their tool box unattended.

 

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Also while he was there he found the rarest of Post office vehicles,three undented vans.

 

These vans have had a ''hillbilly tune up'' ie a body lift by spacing out the subframes and the body to try and stop them grounding out on farm tracks.

Although the body is higher up from the road the engine,transmission and exhaust front pipe isn't. :)


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#39844 ONLINE   kinkersaab

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 AM

Our post has one of those, He told me they send the new vans to france for conversion , presumably at "dangle" or similar, I call bollocks on that, but its what he said. He also stated they dont get the 4x4 conversion as they dont think its warranted.


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#39845 OFFLINE   fordperv

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Posted Yesterday, 10:49 AM

After the gym yesterday i popped to Tesco and spotted the speed camera van parked on the carpark, i was going to take a silly photo mrs fp spotted the driver and told me dont do it, i laughed and knocked on the window to ask if the driver minded if i did it, she laughed and told me to go ahead, i suppose it was a change from them getting abuse

Heres me pretending to pee up it
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#39846 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted Yesterday, 11:04 AM

Just got a letter through the door, which is usually a damn good cause for a panic but this was from a previous owner of the big green dollop. He was able to tell me where it was and what happened to it during its 'missing' years, it was in Spain with him having a jolly good time and it was serviced  by jolly nice Spanish chaps who may, or may not have actually done much to it. However, I have now learned that it has actually done about 15000 less miles than it records as while over there it had a 1.6 convertor on the speedo so it read in kmh. This is jolly good news!

 

I also checked out the Mazdas history and that was imported into this country in 2008 with 85000 kilometres on the clock and was then fitted with a convertor and has done another 24000 miles. SO, I 'think' that makes its total mileage about 75000.

 

I know this makes no difference to anything, but lower miles always makes me happy and knowing that Bentley was away on its holidays for a year or 6 instead of languishing in a bog in not so sunny Ireland (other not sunny places are also available) while peat botherers laughed at it and kicked clods of pressed turf in it's chromed face makes me grin... which is what the thread title says...right?


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#39847 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted Yesterday, 11:05 AM

Our post has one of those, He told me they send the new vans to france for conversion , presumably at "dangle" or similar, I call bollocks on that, but its what he said. He also stated they dont get the 4x4 conversion as they dont think its warranted.

They are indeed modified by Dangel. 2wd with a mechanical LSD as well I believe.

#39848 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted Yesterday, 11:59 AM

Presumably they are known as Danglers :)


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#39849 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted Yesterday, 12:11 PM

Right, make yourself a cup of tea, this might go on a bit.

Driving home on Sunday evening in the gathering gloom I began to suspect, and as it got darker became certain, that my dip beam lights were out.

So I turned off the main road and completed my journey in the lanes where I could use main beams and only meet a couple of oncoming cars.

Next day I whipped a bulb out and tested it and it was fine. Fuses were OK too. So I posted on the XM forum to find out which relay to test and how to extract it.

Yesterday, armed with a new relay and some contact cleaner I fitted the relay and turned on the dips. Nothing. Went indoors for a cuppa and asked on XM forum what next. After receiving instructions on how to test the circuitry someone else asked if I had turned the ignition on.

It never occurred to me that if there is a warning alarm for leaving the lights on that dips would be switched off with the ignition.

Apparently that is just to remind you to turn the side lights off. I see no logic in this. :)


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#39850 OFFLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted Yesterday, 12:35 PM

They are indeed modified by Dangel. 2wd with a mechanical LSD as well I believe.

So an owner of one of these could brag about having a good dangel. Ooer!



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Posted Yesterday, 02:22 PM

Right, make yourself a cup of tea, this might go on a bit.
Driving home on Sunday evening in the gathering gloom I began to suspect, and as it got darker became certain, that my dip beam lights were out.
So I turned off the main road and completed my journey in the lanes where I could use main beams and only meet a couple of oncoming cars.
Next day I whipped a bulb out and tested it and it was fine. Fuses were OK too. So I posted on the XM forum to find out which relay to test and how to extract it.
Yesterday, armed with a new relay and some contact cleaner I fitted the relay and turned on the dips. Nothing. Went indoors for a cuppa and asked on XM forum what next. After receiving instructions on how to test the circuitry someone else asked if I had turned the ignition on.
It never occurred to me that if there is a warning alarm for leaving the lights on that dips would be switched off with the ignition.
Apparently that is just to remind you to turn the side lights off. I see no logic in this. :)

The Golf does this too, it also beeps with just the sidelights on and I think even with the strange German parking lights that light up one side.


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#39852 OFFLINE   scdan4

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Posted Yesterday, 09:29 PM

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#39853 OFFLINE   barmatt

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Posted Yesterday, 10:18 PM

What makes me grin?

 

This place makes me grin, quite a lot actually. 

 

Tonight I have sold an utterly horrible Mercedes to someone that will hopefully show it some much needed love and won a funny little Perodua which I have to drive a 450 mile round trip to collect and the missus suggested we road trip the collection rather than me train it on my own. 

 

This place etc....


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Posted Today, 09:43 AM

If one good thing can come out of events in London, its that Hot Fuzz was actually a reality show, not a film.....

 

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EDIT - beaten to the punchline by Nyphur in the other thread, sorry.


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Posted Today, 12:15 PM

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#39856 OFFLINE   cort1977

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Posted Today, 04:21 PM

Saw a bloke driving a federal spec TR7 in downtown Houston this morning, they sit really high.   He looked to be having fuelling issues as the car jerked away from the lights but I was still jealous.


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Posted Today, 09:11 PM

Played a game I haven't for years on my "new" 386.

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Simple but still a lot of fun :D



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#39858 OFFLINE   STUNO

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Posted Today, 09:14 PM

Saw a bloke driving a federal spec TR7 in downtown Houston this morning, they sit really high.   He looked to be having fuelling issues as the car jerked away from the lights but I was still jealous.

 

It probably has a clutch and is not driven often   :-)


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Posted Today, 09:43 PM

MotoGP this weekend, it's been too long, come on vinales

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Posted Today, 10:11 PM

F1 is back this weekend too, please let's have five closely matched teams and many wet races

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Posted Today, 10:14 PM

Pah. WRC is already three rallies into the season, and four or five drivers are in contention. Redbull.tv is making a decent fist of covering it too, even if the website is entirely baffling. It's about as logical and easy to navigate as a tube map by Dali.

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