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#45091 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:38 PM

Fuck driving in Bristol though, I like the place but hugely hate driving there

I'm with you on that.  Bristol is the only place outside of London where I'm guaranteed to get lost every time I drive there.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:40 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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#45093 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

I'm with you on that.  Bristol is the only place outside of London where I'm guaranteed to get lost every time I drive there.


On the flip side, if you are able to learn the city, you can get about and avoid the traffic most of the time.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

I didnt buy the Mrs a valentines day card. That's OK though, I'll give her one later
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:12 PM

Friends been working in Bordesley the last two days. She phoned a taxi and what showed up was apparently a gold 1987 Escort :shock:
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:04 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.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018021...

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Better trim those trees back to get the buses on the drive.


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

Minicabbing in a 15 year old two-litre petrol Saab? Yeah, sure, why not!

 

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Belfast taxis (apart from ValueCabs, who paradoxically insist on recent premium models) are generally dreadful, ergo great for shiters. There was still a total nail of a Sierra hatch plying its trade around the Antrim road until not that long ago.

 

 


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

Bought some Stanley long nose mole grips a while back, disgruntled over their puny size I'd written them off in a way. Turns out today their narrow jaws are the dogs bollocks for gripping the flats on drop links. Other pairs I've got aren't quite narrow enough and don't grip with the tenacity that these little grips do.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:43 PM

Got to say Halfords lifetime guarantee is ace, I twisted a T55 socket undoing some stupid tight headbolts with a scaff bar and have generally abused my 3/8 ratchet and they swapped both tonight without a seconds hesitation with no receipt nonsense  


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:01 PM

Got to say Halfords lifetime guarantee is ace, I twisted a T55 socket undoing some stupid tight headbolts with a scaff bar and have generally abused my 3/8 ratchet and they swapped both tonight without a seconds hesitation with no receipt nonsense


This reminds me I must pop into my local branch, I found my big set has 2x 20mm 1/2 drive sockets in instead of having a 20mm and 21mm
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#45101 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:47 PM

One for all the maths people, identify this function:

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:13 PM

Well...it's not complete unless it =0 then it's a cubic polynomial and it's got 1 root or three roots...
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#45103 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

Well...it's not complete unless it =0 then it's a cubic polynomial and it's got 1 root or three roots...

 

f(x)=0 because its the general formula


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:49 AM

How we used to get condoms in 1970

 

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And other goods.....

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:40 AM

What old rubbish can you see ...1970... ?

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:04 AM

That Commer van looks delighted at having its photo taken.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

I love these old photos. The small saloon heading towards the camera behind the Aussie Cortina GT lookalike has me stumped. Bit like a Simca 1000 or NSU Prinz but don't think it's either.
 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:10 AM

Been freezing my nasty off the last three days delivering letters.

Today it's so warm I'm sat in the garden :-)

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:24 AM

I love these old photos. The small saloon heading towards the camera behind the Aussie Cortina GT lookalike has me stumped. Bit like a Simca 1000 or NSU Prinz but don't think it's either.

 

Looks fairly like a Simca 1000 - but agreed, the indicators and overriders don't quite seem to match pics of any 1000 I can find.

 

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Possibly a NZ assembled version with some slight variations, to allow for local content?


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#45110 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

Looks fairly like a Simca 1000 - but agreed, the indicators and overriders don't quite seem to match pics of any 1000 I can find.

 

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Possibly a NZ assembled version with some slight variations, to allow for local content?

 

Apparently it is a Simca 1000, probably built around 1962.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:26 PM

Nice new car,nice weather and lovely views.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:28 PM

^ isn't that a bit new for this website?


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

Well I put the post on moderns but it made me grin so hey ho! If I get told to fuck off that's fine but I want a little something to go right for me for once that's why I went for a brand new car.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

Well I put the post on moderns but it made me grin so hey ho! If I get told to fuck off that's fine but I want a little something to go right for me for once that's why I went for a brand new car.

 

Brand new is no guarantee of reliability bub, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :-)


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

Then it isn’t bubs problem and the garage can sort it.

Nice one Bub, hope it’s all you want mate.
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#45116 ONLINE   bub2006

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:41 PM

Thing is it's a motability car so a lot of stress is lifted off my shoulders worrying about repairs, insurance costs etc.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:13 PM

You won't see me carping about you going for a Motability car Bub, that's exactly what we intend to do when the Blob reaches the end.  Top contender at the moment is Mazda CX3, because we need to be able to carry a wheelchair, and we need an auto box with "enough" petrol engine.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

From what I've seen it's not so much the size of the engine but the power output these days. The 1.4 in mine is 150 bhp which is same as the 2.0tdi

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:37 PM

Saw the south african import 3.0 v6 cortina that lives inside a car parts shop actually being driven, mrs fp was quick on the draw to snap a picture before it passed by

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:42 PM

Made it to France and back to retrieve Parkette who was suffering on a school trip. Came home to find she had a £25 win on the premium bonds and Mrs P got a couple of hundred refund cheque from the inland revenue!

Have started new co tract and immediately another old colleague wants a chat about doing some stuff for him too so I might be fully engaged in the next week or so.

And finally I saw this in a front garden in Upminster nearby - looks like a 1.3s that failed its last MOT in March 2010. Tempted to pop a note through the door!

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