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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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#45061 OFFLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:47 PM

I like Bristol too, it's probably the only city other than Brighton that I'd consider living in (I generally prefer smaller places).

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#45062 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:00 PM

That greengrocer's apostrophe in the blue HGV sign would play merry havoc with my OCD...


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#45063 ONLINE   RobT

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:04 PM

Time out (however brief) to clear the head is always a good thing.

 

A photo of the MGB outside Frenchay Garage is required I think.  Calendar material for 2019.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

That greengrocer's apostrophe in the blue HGV sign would play merry havoc with my OCD...


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#45065 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

I like Bristol too, it's probably the only city other than Brighton that I'd consider living in (I generally prefer smaller places).

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I grew up for most of my life in villages and Bristol is the first city (even town) that I've lived in. Moved here when I went to university in 2005 and not been away for more than a year. I definitely want to go back to one in the future, but for now it is very useful having all the mod cons of a city on your doorstep and work only 15 minute cycle ride or 25 minute drive away. However Bristol has plenty of green spaces and parks too. As we're on the outskirts, the countryside starts merging in.

Time out (however brief) to clear the head is always a good thing.

A photo of the MGB outside Frenchay Garage is required I think. Calendar material for 2019.

Yeah I keep meaning to pop over and take a few pictures. There is a really nice church too nearby.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:47 PM

panda of much spinnage in for mot on saturday

 

oh.

 

shit.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

My mobile phone is very old and keeps resetting its own date so all my Flickr pictures uploaded from it reckon they were taken in 1980.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

My mobile phone is very old and keeps resetting its own date so all my Flickr pictures uploaded from it reckon they were taken in 1980.

Either that or it's got some amazing Artificial Intelligence that's getting confused about what date is is since all your photos are of old cars.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:29 PM

panda of much spinnage in for mot on saturday

 

oh.

 

shit.

 

(£80 waiting)


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

for the last 10 years ive not smelt brown when waiting for an mot pass :P


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:13 AM

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:33 PM

Went to a gig last night:

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They finished with a live rendition of this song:



Might be slightly hoarse from singing along to the chorus of that one...

:D :D :D



EDIT: This video also just cheered me up. Ashens is just so caustic and cynical, it's amazing.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

I was trying to explain Autoshite to a friend earlier while we drove along. A bright yellow Nissan Stanza came the other way at just the right point in the conversation to point and say 'like that'.

Was it my old one?  Can't be that many bright yellow Stanzas around.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

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A colleague went out to chap complaining of smoke and a burning smell under the bonnet of his recently serviced car.

The old fuel filter had been dropped down the back of the engine where it became wedged on the exhaust..

 

whoopsy whoops.


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#45075 OFFLINE   Joey spud

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

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A late Corsa engine at a local garage.
Anyone who can keep running an engine until it does this needs to get a Bus pass

I am thinking of posting snippets again on the much photobucket decimated ''Tales of a Roadside Breakdown operative'' if anyones got the stomach for it.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

Not sure whether it's a grin or a grump, but I appear to have emerged victorious from a last-second sniper attack for a pile of Jalopy magazines from 1992/93, so I guess it's a grin. The only serious casualty appears to be my PayPal balance - a jump of £16.10 in the last three seconds. But I really wanted them. Especially Issue #2 complete with sticker. 

 

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Still, nine issues for £30-odd posted isn't exactly unreasonable. This very nearly completes my run of Britain's Smallest, Dullest Motoring Mag, with only #12 (Allegro 20th birthday) and #13 (Escort profile) still missing.

 

Some of this haul will be used to fill in the missing Joypal issues on the ShiteScan thread's PDFs (if Mr Somewhatfoolish remains amenable to the task of scanning and uploading them).

 

http://autoshite.com...is-our-concern/

 

Duplicate issues will be offered out to interested parties at a later date!

 

EDIT: I hope I wasn't bidding against someone here! :shock:


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:48 PM

How do you even do that to an engine?



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

The blue van at work now has a driver's sunvisor again!  Whoopee!  After trawling around town looking for vans going to scrap, one of my contacts suggested I might be able to bodge the visor arm, so this morning after my rounds I gathered all the bits together for an assessment.  I managed to slip the complete arm for the passenger's visor off its mounting and out of the visor, and reassemble it as part of the driver's visor.  So now we have one visor, that won't stay up properly, and one in bits under the seat.  At least Kevin and Pete, who mostly drive the blue van, will be able to see where they're going now!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:51 PM

An excellent £30 saving exercise
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

I am thinking of posting snippets again on the much photobucket decimated ''Tales of a Roadside Breakdown operative'' if anyones got the stomach for it.

Yes please chief!  :)


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:34 PM

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A late Corsa engine at a local garage.
Anyone who can keep running an engine until it does this needs to get a Bus pass

I am thinking of posting snippets again on the much photobucket decimated ''Tales of a Roadside Breakdown operative'' if anyones got the stomach for it.

 

Definitely Yes.  It's one of the best threads on here!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:40 PM

I like Bristol too, it's probably the only city other than Brighton that I'd consider living in (I generally prefer smaller places).

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:44 PM

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A late Corsa engine at a local garage.
Anyone who can keep running an engine until it does this needs to get a Bus pass

I am thinking of posting snippets again on the much photobucket decimated ''Tales of a Roadside Breakdown operative'' if anyones got the stomach for it.


Yes definately get posting again
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:00 PM

Ha! That reminds me of a time when I had a look at one of my mates rs turbot. ' it just won't start' he says, so while he's cranking it over I take a look underneath and see pretty much the same shaped hole...Errrrr.... Nearly fired up it did too!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:01 PM

Plenty of want here for more tales from the hard shoulder!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:08 PM

Went to a gig last night:

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They finished with a live rendition of this song:

https://youtu.be/th4Czv1j3F8

Might be slightly hoarse from singing along to the chorus of that one...

:D :D :D



EDIT: This video also just cheered me up. Ashens is just so caustic and cynical, it's amazing.

https://youtu.be/1_Pwl0do6FM


Thanks for the tip off. Found albums on Spotify! Sounds great.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:52 PM

How do you even do that to an engine?

Usually a lack of oil and a total lack of mechanical sympathy. In my time at the Dock I've driven back to the workshop a Ford flatbed wagon with the block cracked fully in half and a fork truck with a snapped conrod in it's Perkins 6 pot engine. Dockers are not gentle. Both were so fucked there was little more damage I could do although vibration was a bit of an issue with the Perkins!



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

I like Bristol. It's lost a bit of it's 70's charm* since they redeveloped the commercial center.

It's also one of few big cities that you can be driving along in the countryside and all of a sudden you're in the city in the space of a hundred yards or so (A370 down in through Ashton).

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

Fuck driving in Bristol though, I like the place but hugely hate driving there
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

Picked up the keys to the new CMS_TOWERS today.

850 has already set curtains twitching. I expect CHAOS to start when the Council Estate starts sweating power all over the cul-de-sac.e77586b1be2c10c01dcbaf021c0d6030.jpg

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