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Eddie Honda's 306 cab - Woollarding


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#1 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Couldn't ride the bike to get the boat. Bought a plane ticket this morning and drove to Dublin Airport. Mrs H took car home.

Boarding this:

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For Glasgow.


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#2 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Well sitting on a Cobus 3000 waiting to take us to the terminal (was on a 2700 in Dub). Glorious sunshine here too.

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#3 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

Good news on making it, I don't like small planes with propellers, I worry who they're going to get to play me in the air crash investigation reconstruction.
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#5 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

I've been on a 32 seated once from London City to Glasgow. Tyres were car-sized. That was a hairy landing.

Not too sure about these RBS poly fivers...

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Now off to get the bus into town in a minute, I've got some train tickets to collect next.
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#6 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:55 PM

USB sockets? On a bus? On every seat? This is space-age! (I'm so out of touch with buses.)

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Now a bit of back story. This is a sort of collection because the actual collectioning has already been done. It's also not a collection in the sense of picking something up and bringing it back. It does involve vee-hic-ular action though which should happen at around 7pm. All is good with the MID. All is good with the Doovla.

Need some more drugs for this bloody knee and perhaps some pastry-based scran.

(This bus makes such a farty noise on overrun, (weird retarder?))
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#7 ONLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 04:20 PM

Tickets got.



£18.90 a return, when it's £19.50 for a single. Bought today. I think as well as picking insurance premiums out of thin air, Johnny Ball has devised the pricing systems for all the TOCs.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

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Steakbakes bought and consumed. Drugs taken. The train would be good if it were like this:

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Instead, I have to take the Trans-Pennine Express. Virgin tickets not valid. Take that beardy entrepreneur!
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All running to time. No replacement bus.

[That's one of the reasons I bit the bullet and planed it. Backup plan was SailRail from Dublin, but getting across North Wales would be slow because engineering works/replacement bus service of doom resulting in running out of connections and potentially having to kip on Crewe.]
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

Arrived at Carlisle bang on time and got a lift back to the house. Battery flat, but I brought my jump pack with me. Light fading, so went the long way round to Asda. Haven't tried the hood yet and no pez station shot as it still has half a tank.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:41 AM

Good news on making it, I don't like small planes with propellers, I worry who they're going to get to play me in the air crash investigation reconstruction.

 

I don't get this.  A small aeroplane is no more or less dangerous than a large one, and propeller driven aircraft are no more or less dangerous than jets.  A small aircraft sometimes has a safety advantage because it can land in places where a larger aircraft can't.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

Nobody said there had to be any logic involved, it's just a perception thing based on how many episodes of ACI I remember a plane starring in. I'm sure the ATR 72 has been the subject of at least 3.

To be fair it's not just small planes, the DC-10, for example, had an excellent safety record once they stopped cargo doors and engines falling off, My perception is still that it's a large flying coffin and i'm glad it's finally been scrapped so I never have to step onto one of these absolute death traps.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:37 PM

An excellent purchase - well worth waiting for 8)

 

You didn't buy the Regal as well, did you??


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:51 PM

I bought the Regal back in November 1991. Had it last MOT'd Jan 1992. Last on road June 1992 when OMGHGF struck and it has been on/off resto since then...
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

Nobody said there had to be any logic involved, it's just a perception thing based on how many episodes of ACI I remember a plane starring in. I'm sure the ATR 72 has been the subject of at least 3.

To be fair it's not just small planes, the DC-10, for example, had an excellent safety record once they stopped cargo doors and engines falling off, My perception is still that it's a large flying coffin and i'm glad it's finally been scrapped so I never have to step onto one of these absolute death traps.

I used to do load control for a living; over six years I averaged something like 1600 flight departures per year, anything from Beech 1900s to Tupolev Tu-154s to 747-400s and most things in between; my first was a Jersey European Dash-8, the last an RAF Super VC10. There were eighteen of us, all averaging 1600 departures a year. Between us we did 6 ATRs and odd ATPs 364 days a year.

The only incidents we had dealings with?

A 738 slid off the runway in Spain which one of our seniors had dispatched, an Airbus one of our loaders tried to drive a set of stairs through and a Twin Otter that got blown into the terminal building 'cos the engineers hadn't tied it down.

Back on topic, ATRs could be arsey to trim. I did EuroManx ATRs (G-RHUM and G-IONA from memory) on a daily basis at one point, they had forward rather than aft baggage holds which could complicate matters somewhat.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:05 AM

MOT booked for 4pm.
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

Arrived at Carlisle bang on time and got a lift back to the house. Battery flat, but I brought my jump pack with me. Light fading, so went the long way round to Asda. Haven't tried the hood yet and no pez station shot as it still has half a tank.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

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Exhaust leaking in two places front and rear is all between me and a MOT...
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

Scraped the old MOT windscreen sticker off which wasn't encroaching anything like 40mm into the swept area and replaced the mid and rear exhaust sections.

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These arrived on Friday morning and where Regal Exhausts brand. Made in UK apparently by people that have never tried fitting their own product. Middle seemed okay, but backbox sat too high and about and inch too far back. Had to take a rubber mallet to the top of the round silencer to flatten it and bend some hanger wires up and back. Had the fucker off about 5 times to get it to acceptably hang. It was the right part sent.

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In my joy at receiving the parcel at 10.30am, I booked a retest, which I got for first thing this morning. Then I removed the exhaust to find the bottom half of the flare to be fucked on the front/cat section. Tried phoning 4 or 5 local factors to get one but no can do, so ended up down Halfords for some bodge tape. I did have some Firegum round the joint but it was spitting out after 2 minutes. Cock.

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I've ordered a front pipe which will probably arrive after I leave on Tuesday, so that'll get done on my return as will the rear pads and clutch cable (its heavy, but not unbearably so...yet)

There's nearly enough shit been cleared out of the garage to get it in, so at least there will be somewhere dry to do the job next time.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

After a nailbiting wait as I had a different tester who cam e across as a bit grumpy, a decision has been made on my temporary exhaust bodgery on the front joint.


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Mucho relief!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

All in the wrong order I know, but I only filled this car once while I was over and it was busy at the pay-at-pump Asda, so no pez station shot (yet)
 
Despite the gammy knee, later in the week I was there, I did just about manage a Woollarding.
 
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

Sir, you deliver a quality Woollard-related product.  19/10, very good, carry on.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:26 AM

Slight PHAIL for absence of two-colour stripes on sleeves of  rally jacket.  That cost you the twentieth point.  Still, highly commendable all round. 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:43 AM

Is this the £100 one from the other month?

 

If so this is representing excellent value.  Well done!  I'm disappointed in just how little I've driven mine since I got it a couple of months ago.  Looking forward to summer though (both days LOL !!1!)


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

Hood should be fine, I replaced both 5he problem pipes when I bought it for braided ones from HCL.

That was a bargain, I'd done a full cambelt kit, water pump, front springs, arm bushes and a service whilst it was in my ownership. Doesn't feel that long ago, I certainly didn't have the Jumbuck I had afterwards a year!
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