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#45121 OFFLINE   fordperv

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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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#45122 OFFLINE   BoggyMires

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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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#45123 OFFLINE   chodweaver

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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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#45125 OFFLINE   spike60

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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!



#45126 OFFLINE   PhilA

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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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#45127 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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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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#45128 OFFLINE   cms206

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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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#45129 ONLINE   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.

 

Oh impressive!



#45131 OFFLINE   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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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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#45139 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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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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I actually knew the Rotorua advertiser in later years but never bought anything but a fake Rolex from him.


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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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#45148 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.

 

attachicon.gifpost-2915-0-49572500-1518755956 Crop.jpg  attachicon.gifSimca-1000.jpg

 

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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