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#61591 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

I've been looking for a particular family friendly car to replace Missus's Fiesta. I've watched a few go through BCA at about £1000 over CAP clean money, which after fees and collection meant it really didn't stack up. There was a privately advertised example bout 45 minutes drive from work that was advertised for weeks at far too much money (about £1000 more than CarGiant were offering them for) but with good additional spec. I made the guy an offer which equated to £500 more than trade-in price, and £500 less than I could buy from a car supermarket.

He accepted, I travelled down one evening and viewed and we shook hands on the deal. He refused to take a deposit however, but seemed a proper stand-on guy. He told me I'd have to wait 10 days as he was getting a replacement car. A bit of a PITA, but he stayed in contact and we made arrangements for me to collect yesterday and confirmed Thursday and at 11.00 yesterday morning. 1 hour before I'm due to be leaving, with lift arranged, he text me to say 'sorry, just got a better price elsewhere'. What a waste of time and effort, the fucking cretin.

Try NJGleeds on here. He has some lovely cars available.

1999 - Toyota Starlet (beast from the east) 

2003 - Vel Shatis - Brightening my day with lovely warning lights 

 


#61592 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:28 AM



I last remember having it in my car and then taking it into the house.


Found it! Of course after i have received my new driving licence so a £20 mistake.


It was here
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I left it behind the hidden flap. I have been using the starlet for the last week so had forgotten that the vel satis had loads of hidey holes.
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1999 - Toyota Starlet (beast from the east) 

2003 - Vel Shatis - Brightening my day with lovely warning lights 

 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:52 AM

You forgot to think like an idiot
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

Porsche Boxster suspension legs

Finished work at 9pm on a Friday thanks to these fuckers

Let's fit a 21mm nut and give you a 7mm Allen key recess to hold the damper rod

Yeah, that works well....


What I use is a 21mm spark plug socket which handily has a 21mm hex on the outside as well as a half inch drive - 7mm Allen key through the middle with a 3/8 extension on the end for leverage
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Saab 9-5 2.3t

Fiat Ducato 11 Jtd

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Corsa C 1.0

Saxo 1.5D

Honda Civic 5dr 1.4

Fiat Grande Punto 1.2

 

 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:40 PM

Bit of a mixture - after months of waiting, went to see Devin Townsend at Hammersmith (Odeon) Apollo last night. He was, as usual awesome, and myself and my posse met Mr Inconsistant of this forum and banter was exchanged. Grin so far.

 

Whoever was in charge of the sound needs to be tortured however. The two support acts were too bass-heavy, and Devin himself was barely audible, and when you could actually hear him, a bit toppy. Generally the sound was muddy and muddled. Grump.

 

Got home last night after an unusually slow trip across Laahndan at 1.30am, to find my phone has disappeared. Fuck it, it's probably under the seat or summert.

 

Nope.

 

Rang Hammersmith Odeon this morning, apparently some fat clueless twat had left it in the gents, and it had been handed in. Grump for the loss. Grin for the find. Grump for the journey back up to the smoke to collect.


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1985 Ford Capri 2.0 - Baby - Sulking - Broken

2012 Vauxhall Combo 1.3 Dizzle - Workshite

2012 Kia Rio - Mills -o- matic SWMBO

2000 Peugeot 306 Meridian - FOR SAYLE

2005 Ford Fiesta 1.25 zeeetekkyo Stepdaughtershite

2015 Ford Fiesta Zetec - Stepsonshite - 

2009 Citroen Xsara Picasso - Stepdaughter-in-law Familybus

 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

You forgot to think like an idiot

 

He's got a Vel satis, how much more of an idiot could he think like?


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

I'm going to look at them on Saturday, hopefully can get one 206 running. Families eh?


So the 206 that has been sitting since September worked with the battery from the other one after the spark plugs were cleaned up. It's battery is in charge but I think it needs a new one.

The other one is an auto so bump starting is out, it is also now displaying engine immobiliser fault. Seems close to firing up, my brother has disconnected the battery and will try again tonight. The broken spring was angle ground one coil further up so now clears the tyre so it can be pushed to the quick fit about 100meters down the road if need be.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

so many grumps for today where do i start?

 

been to the vets this morning cos puss cat isn't too well, his bowls are loose, and he is not eating as much as he was. not his fault, and not the grump. indeed the cat is eating little and often, and drinking and sounds like there are things that the vet can do for him.

 

that is that on the way home, poor old puss just had to go in the travel box, so i had to let him out and have him with poopy paws in my lap. only a couple of miles back home, but far enough. so, get home, get the animal cleaned up plus the box needed to be washed out when we got home, and all the clothes i was wearing went into the washer, and me into the shower...

 

then, the old record player has finally turned up its toes, put it on this afternoon, and nothing.... checked the fuse, and still nothing, so off to the tip with it. except the turntable which i've kept. i dragged the other, equally elderly Technics stereo down from upstairs only to find that in spite of having half a dozen aux ports in the back of it, none of them are for a turntable. there is one for a dvd player, a video recorder and even one for a laser disc (?) but not a phono one. bum hats, so i'm going to have to buy something new if i want to listen to an LP. bloody great.....

 

in better news though, the Technics has a working tape player, and the random tape i found was one with ZZ Top and Marillion one, i've not heard either since i dunno when, so listening to them was a welcome change!! 


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#61599 OFFLINE   dave21478

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

You can get an adaptor to allow phono connection to standard amp inputs.

 

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


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#61600 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:09 PM

Shirley if you have an input it doesn't matter what it is called?
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:10 PM

Something tells me phono inputs from a turntable have a pre-amp filter as the bass is too powerful for the standard amp inputs.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:17 PM

Pass me my orthopedic shoes.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:30 AM

RCIA phonograph input - boosts the level, cuts the bass. You can do this by adjusting the volume and EQ on the amplifier if you haven't got a dedicated input.

Tape with ZZ top one side, marillion on the other? I'm going to guess 1983.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:42 AM

1985. Misplaced Childhood and Eliminator is my guess.

 

The singles from Eliminator didn't really bother the UK charts until the end of 1984.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

What I use is a 21mm spark plug socket which handily has a 21mm hex on the outside as well as a half inch drive - 7mm Allen key through the middle with a 3/8 extension on the end for leverage


Or.... seeing as its late on a Friday evening and you've fixed the broken spring on the other side and you're only changing this side because the owner wants a pair of even springs...... stick it back on the car and tell him that it will need another leg should he ever break the nearside spring

I've used the plug socket trick as well as lambda socket too, Rattle gun,oil,heat,oil,swearing etc wouldn't shift it

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

I put an empty 20 litre plastic drum in the back of the pickup and stopped at the pez station on the way to a job so I could get petrol for strimmers etc. 

Filled it up, went in, paid, left. All very normal.

It wasnt until about 2 hours later when I needed to refuel a rotovator that I realised I had left the fucking drum of pez on the forecourt.

 

 

Verdict - Idiot. Or potential early Alzheimers sufferer, since I seem to be doing shit like this more and more often.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

1985. Misplaced Childhood and Eliminator is my guess.

 

The singles from Eliminator didn't really bother the UK charts until the end of 1984.

a bit later than that, Marillion was Holidays in Eden from according to google 1991, and ZZ Top was, i think the greatest hits from 1992, again from google.

 

both of which means that i am indeed old!!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

I've been looking for a particular family friendly car to replace Missus's Fiesta. I've watched a few go through BCA at about £1000 over CAP clean money, which after fees and collection meant it really didn't stack up. There was a privately advertised example bout 45 minutes drive from work that was advertised for weeks at far too much money (about £1000 more than CarGiant were offering them for) but with good additional spec. I made the guy an offer which equated to £500 more than trade-in price, and £500 less than I could buy from a car supermarket.

 

He accepted, I travelled down one evening and viewed and we shook hands on the deal. He refused to take a deposit however, but seemed a proper stand-on guy. He told me I'd have to wait 10 days as he was getting a replacement car. A bit of a PITA, but he stayed in contact and we made arrangements for me to collect yesterday and confirmed Thursday and at 11.00 yesterday morning. 1 hour before I'm due to be leaving, with lift arranged, he text me to say 'sorry, just got a better price elsewhere'. What a waste of time and effort, the fucking cretin.

 

What a grade one turd necker. I bet he wouldn't take a deposit as he was stalling for more money elsewhere. Is it still advertised? I'll ring him and offer another grand if you want.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

Looks like shit got real in the big smoke

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:16 PM

Looks like shit got real in the big smoke

 

 

No dead at the moment thankfully, and at least he used a Kia rather than a HGV


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:17 PM

Woman died it said just on sky. Hopefully not a precursor to something larger

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

Sad news. Problem with using a vehicle as a weapon is that it's almost impossible to defend against


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

1 bullet would only kill one person. 1 car can kill many more.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

Are drones the new xbox? I've got my welder up for sale. Been offered swaps for drones now!

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

Still no shortage of cunts in the world.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:54 PM

2 dead,several with serious injuries.

 

Religion of peace again ???


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

2 dead,several with serious injuries.

Religion of peace again ???


Probably best wait for more information to come out before drawing conclusions.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

Just a guess.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:00 PM

Some other dilbert just messaged me about the welder with just "80" what is wrong with some folk. Not even being able to write a sentence.
About London, I've just watched the statement released by Scotland Yard. When asked by reporters if it's over he refused to speculate. Can read that how you will but apparently it's worse than news is showing.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:21 PM

Witnesses described seeing an "Asian guy in his 40s" carrying a knife and running across the bridge and towards the Houses of Parliament.


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