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#49621 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:32 PM

Wait, you're a furry? I had an idea that you were going by your user name :)

You don't need a fursuit to attend a furry convention; I'd say that a sizeable majority of the attendees of CFz don't have one. I do, but I currently only have constructive possession of it.

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#49622 ONLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:08 PM

Incredibly storm over Kent this evening.  Video incoming.

 

It's been literally continual lighting for over an hour.  Hundreds of strikes a minute.  I can quite easily say that in my 29 years, I've seen more lightning in the last hour than I've seen in the rest of my life to date.

 


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#49623 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:34 PM

Wait, you're a furry? I had an idea that you were going by your user name :)

You don't need a fursuit to attend a furry convention; I'd say that a sizeable majority of the attendees of CFz don't have one. I do, but I currently only have constructive possession of it.


I used to have a partial, but I'm now waiting for version 2 which is designed to be either partial or full.

Incredibly storm over Kent this evening. Video incoming.

It's been literally continual lighting for over an hour. Hundreds of strikes a minute. I can quite easily say that in my 29 years, I've seen more lightning in the last hour than I've seen in the rest of my life to date...


Blow, Wind!
Come, wrack!
At least we'll die
with harness on our back!

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#49624 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:35 PM

Excellent!  :mrgreen:


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#49625 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:37 PM

Excellent! :mrgreen:


Got some photos of my old partial somewhere. It was designed to be ridden in.
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#49626 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:41 PM

Here's a photo of mine, back in 2008, when both The Volvo and myself were much younger:

 

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It's currently with its maker in the States, pending alterations. I really should get it back one day.

 


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#49627 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

Here's a photo of mine, back in 2008....


Difficult act to follow, but I've never taken things too seriously:

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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

#49628 OFFLINE   Lord Sterling

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:22 AM

Here's a photo of mine, back in 2008, when both The Volvo and myself were much younger:
 
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It's currently with its maker in the States, pending alterations. I really should get it back one day.


So you really are an alsation then! Must be hard to drive with paws.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:27 AM

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:22 AM

The whole day yesterday was spent cutting out two rusty brake pipes the Rover has just failed its MoT on, making up new ones and splicing them in. What a horrible job, I can see why the garage didn't want it. The hardest part was flaring the old pipes in situ, using a vice-mounted flaring tool I borrowed from work. I made a temporary workbench out of an old piece of steel shelving, with a vice bolted to it, then propped it up on two plastic crates to get the required height. It still needs to be bled up but I pumped the pedal a few times and no leaks that I could see, so...fingers crossed.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:31 AM

That was the only failure point - I was expecting worse, so I call that a result! Another year's Rovering on the horizon :)

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Re the Kent storm, we either avoided it in Herne Bay, or I slept through it!
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#49633 ONLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

Re the Kent storm, we either avoided it in Herne Bay, or I slept through it!

 

 

From about 11.00 to 1.30.  Absolutely amazing.  Sorry you missed it!  I can't see how you wouldn't have had it, you're not that far from me...

 

I've never seen anything like it in my life (cue the song from Dr Doolittle...)



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

I was awake to 11:45, so perhaps we just missed it here!
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#49635 ONLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

I was awake to 11:45, so perhaps we just missed it here!

 

 

I suppose it helped that my bedroom window faces the direction the storm came in from.  It was like a strobe light, that got brighter and brighter.  Then it really kicked off about an hour later with window-shaking thunder and more lightning.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 08:45 AM

Going to head along to the "Scottish All Rover Rally" just shortly.

 

Hopefully I can just get entry to the grounds and park up, don't really want to enter my car... it ain't winning any rosettes. 


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

We had the storm in thame! Was just lots of lightning when I went to bed, although I did wake up in the night and it was fucking it down with rain.

All dried off and back to being muggy today though
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:14 AM

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Rest in Pieces, you faithful 250 quid soldier.
7 years of work, Three Currys extended warranty callout, two DIY repairs and many eaten pieces of clothing in your dropped drum. You will not be forgiven for eating my brand new 80 quid cycling bibs however.
Sadly you didn't quite manage to finish your last cycle without letting out that fatal electrical dying smell. However you will continue to live on as welding practice or possibly even part of an Austin 1100.
Quite fitting that it died as Thunder and Lightening is blowing over.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:33 AM

Brilliant storm in Stratford at some point in the early hours of this morning, almost permanent thunder and lightning, would have got up and gone out, but I was just so sleepy I couldn't keep eyes open.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

We get our storms around 2pm today, and then another load at 7pm - hope it's a good un.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:22 AM

Looking very dark and stormy here as well. But apart from a tad of rain, nuffin' yet :(

 

Just checked the wheelarches on the D2 and discovered I am a landowner! Yup, at least an acre of mud and dirt in the arches, I shall scrape it all out and plant some spuds later.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:02 AM

Boot fair haul* this morning. I already have the Mondeo book, but good to have a spare!

Anyway..the Mondy book seller was the other '93 Mondeo owner in the Bay! They live 500 yards from me. They are running it as a workhorse until it dies. So I have told them where I live, and that I might be interested in it as a spares car once it goes pop. Very rusty arches bodged up.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

I have just covered my arms in dirt and waxoyl. Bloody tricky stuff to get off once it's mixed. My arms and hands will Never rust now. Oh, I may have done the wheel arches as well, but it seems they were incidental to doing my hands! Oh yes, also discovered a blocked drain on the passenger side, cleaned out and about a gallon of water poured out - something to do with the roof I presume?


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:45 AM

Greetings from average hell on the M6.
I'm currently about half way into delivering the Prelude to sims00...
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:49 AM

Here's a photo of mine, back in 2008, when both The Volvo and myself were much younger:

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It's currently with its maker in the States, pending alterations. I really should get it back one day.


That is fantastic
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

Made the most of the warm weather between thunderstorms and got Shonky the bx up on ramps. Oil and filter change done and then had a grovel underneath checking for rust, thankfully none found. Can't believe how solid this car is considering his £150 purchase price 18 months ago. Anyway dragged the pressure washer out and a spray bottle of TFR. Result is nice clean engine and all the underbody washed off. Will check for any loose bits of underseal then crack out the compressor and waxoil next weekend. Hopefully that should hold off any rust for a few more years. Then a check of the suspension components, lights and MOT time. I've let him run out of mot as i had 3 cars all due mot's in the space of 5 weeks, this will spread the gap out a bit more. Then he will be off to Cornwall in July again.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

Prelude is now delivered to a very pleased sims00. I am now carless until collection caperage on Wednesday. Can't wait to be back in a car that at I'm right at home with, but in a better* colour this time.
First AS purchase and long distance caper for me!
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

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Rest in Pieces, you faithful 250 quid soldier.
7 years of work, Three Currys extended warranty callout, two DIY repairs and many eaten pieces of clothing in your dropped drum. You will not be forgiven for eating my brand new 80 quid cycling bibs however.
Sadly you didn't quite manage to finish your last cycle without letting out that fatal electrical dying smell. However you will continue to live on as welding practice or possibly even part of an Austin 1100.
Quite fitting that it died as Thunder and Lightening is blowing over.

I love a good pulling apart session. Especially when it doesn't have to go back together again. My excuse this time is that it's lighter and easier to move when in bits.
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Spider actually was alright. Bearings at the back were very grauncy however.
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Motor brushes were almost completely worn out to the holders.
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Internals very manky. No doubt from all the years of 30 degree Celsius washes.

In hindsight it probably could have been fixed. I did want to, however my wife was insistent that we needed a working machine today and now is the time to get a new machine.

At least the bank holiday offers are on.

I know others have mentioned it here before, but these new Samsung machines are even more musical than before.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

Had time to wait at New Street on my way home, so I bought a kettle as we need a new one at home.
The only kettle I'm buying this week, I might add.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:43 PM

Lovely to meet you Max! Just had a swan around in this and I'm pleased. A quick valet and flat wipers (lol) and it looks at home. A couple little niggles that I can't wait to get cracking on with. It really is a relaxing thing to drive around in.

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