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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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#45181 OFFLINE   Saabnut

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:20 AM

An ebay grin today (shock! horror! Ebay worked!). Sold a Transit on ebay a few weeks ago, buyer was in regular contact, collection got delayed due to contractor problem so the buyer paid by bank transfer, and this morning it was collected without hassle. Nice when it all works.


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#45182 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

My wife works in a nursery and I've had plenty of arguments about them. She always says that it's recommended policy to put them in, but can never seem to quote where. The other month she then said that they are no longer recommend...

They're not only dangerous in defeating the sockets and can be used as a tool, but also don't have to conform to any safety standard of their own.

One thing "apparently" about the 3 pin plug ... More people have been injured from standing on them, than possible lives saved from the fuse and shutters.

I think it was an Ofsted policy at one time that you had to have these. My other half has been a childminder for over 15 years and had them up until a couple of years ago as she had been told they were required. Now someone with common sense has realised they are not a good idea and the policy has been dropped.


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#45183 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

Erm....

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#45184 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:49 AM

Sat in car waiting Mrs BMH coming out of Iceland and spotted this.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:51 AM

the BS 3pin plug, why, oh why was the cable designed to come out of the bottom?


AFAIK the reason was to prevent people from using the cord to pull the plug out of the wall. Europlugs (and many other plugs worldwide) suffer from cable damage because people yank them out of the wall by the flex on a regular basis. By bringing the cable out of the bottom you then *have* to grasp the plug itself, so the flex is not damaged.

Also, they are much lower profile and hence will hide behind furniture better than if the flex came out at right-angles to the wall.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:30 AM

I'm sure it's that sure I got it from but didn't one high street retailer sell those plug covers that were so small you could stick a wire into both line and neutral with no protection at all?

Anyway my grin is Junior_the_Princess went for a haircut so we needed a video to distract him from crying. Pepper Pig? Pah. Any cartoon? Nope. This worked brilliantly



Followed by a trip to the bus station to watch them in the metal.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

Last night mini_l1 was grumbling at his stirfry (he hasn't quick got the idea around noodles yet and occasionally pulls on the end he hasn't swallowed yet) and was only sated by watching Mr Wobbler driving an Ami.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:38 AM



Anyway my grin is Junior_the_Princess went for a haircut so we needed a video to distract him from crying. Pepper Pig? Pah. Any cartoon? Nope. This worked brilliantly

https://youtu.be/lK5a_-jr_pA

Followed by a trip to the bus station to watch them in the metal.


That will cheer me up later when I can watch it in peace! I went to school on SELKent buses in the '90s. Many nostalgia.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

Went to see a metalworking freind this morning. The new-old-stock wing I am using on the Oxford had a couple of dents in it that I knew I wouldn't be able to deal with.  He took a break from making an aluminium DB4 GT Zagato to sort out my little bit of Farina.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:42 PM

there is a mk2 escort on a two post ramp nextdoor.It's been there since 1999 and hasn't been started for 14 years.3 O'clock this afternoon I heard the ramp coming down so went for a nose.

The apprentice has put a battery charger on the escort and is turning the engine over by hand.Next he cranked it over and the distinctive sound of a starter bendix throwing out could be heard.He cranked it a few more times before checking for a spark at the king lead.20 minutes after first tinkering about with it and the old escort is running.

Made me smile that the car has been stuck on that ramp longer than the apprentice has been on the planet.He'll go far that lad.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

I might actually be doing stuff this year!

 

Shitefest in June

My Dad's just spontaneously booked tickets to a band we like in Motherwell, flipping Glasgow in July

2 weeks off in August. I might have accidentally booked 2 weeks where Amy and the Kids are away for 1 week, what a shame*

Trip to wales in early March to a hoover collector and good friends house for beers and fun!

 

Best get the steering rods fixed on the gooner and keep the AA membership paid so I can enjoy them, although I think Dad is driving to scotland when we go, it's just shitefest it needs to not disgrace itself for! Best start saving some money each month too and not waste it on shit...


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:35 PM

I'm sure it's that sure I got it from but didn't one high street retailer sell those plug covers that were so small you could stick a wire into both line and neutral with no protection at all?

Anyway my grin is Junior_the_Princess went for a haircut so we needed a video to distract him from crying. Pepper Pig? Pah. Any cartoon? Nope. This worked brilliantly



Followed by a trip to the bus station to watch them in the metal.

andrew campbell would be exactly the same (and you seen a recent pic right :D )



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:36 PM

I might actually be doing stuff this year!

 

Shitefest in June

My Dad's just spontaneously booked tickets to a band we like in Motherwell, flipping Glasgow in July

2 weeks off in August. I might have accidentally booked 2 weeks where Amy and the Kids are away for 1 week, what a shame*

Trip to wales in early March to a hoover collector and good friends house for beers and fun!

 

Best get the steering rods fixed on the gooner and keep the AA membership paid so I can enjoy them, although I think Dad is driving to scotland when we go, it's just shitefest it needs to not disgrace itself for! Best start saving some money each month too and not waste it on shit...

not quite glasgow :P



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

Further to my post in the grump thread about my dads diagnosis - we have booked a massive campervan for 10 days over Easter to go touring inc back up to Scotland where we used to live . Just myself , dad and brother .
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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

Further to my post in the grump thread about my dads diagnosis - we have booked a massive campervan for 10 days over Easter to go touring inc back up to Scotland where we used to live . Just myself , dad and brother .


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

Ooooo- now that’s a plan
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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:29 PM

Oh dear it appears someone doesn't understand piss taking or sarcasm. :-)

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Anyway thanks for the message, in the words of Terry Tibbs, much love.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:45 PM

What was that a reply to?
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:02 PM

I was following a Mazda RX8 this morning and kept wondering when it'll be getting its Pinto fitted... :-D
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

Never going on what they cost to rebuild now- better off repairing the rotary

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:21 PM

I believe rebuilding the rx8 engines isn't that expensive or difficult. Nor is it that difficult (for a modern) engine to remove. It's just that labour is expensive and people don't expect to do such major things on, what most people consider as a non exotic car.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:24 PM

What was that a reply to?


This from a now locked thread in the open section

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:24 PM

I was following a Mazda RX8 this morning and kept wondering when it'll be getting its Pinto fitted... :-D

It would be cheaper to fit a zetec...
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

there needs to be some lunatic who will put a TUD into an RX8......


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:30 PM

I’d prefer that to a pinto
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:17 PM

Been driving around in the work 2009 Laguna GT for the last week or so. Wasn't expecting to like it, but it's fun and comfortable, despite 18 inch wheels with low profile tyres. Petrol engine and presume it is a 2 litre - not fast but is great on back roads. Can't see why others pick the BMW 325 estate over this, as that feels cheap and nasty for a two year old car.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

Sorry if we have already had this one.




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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:59 AM

^ I started a thread about cars on rails back in 2014... http://autoshite.com...draisine-shite/


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

Holy shit - I can barely believe my eyes when he starts single handedly spinning it round on a single jack.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:10 PM

I think we should ensure that Cavcraft doesn't see this..
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