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#47371 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:37 AM

Spent some time doing calculations and despite the governments best efforts to fuck up my pension I can afford to retire at 62 not the 67 they are insisting on. Five more years to fettle shite 7 days a week.
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#47372 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

Spent some time doing calculations and despite the governments best efforts to fuck up my pension I can afford to retire at 62 not the 67 they are insisting on. Five more years to fettle shite 7 days a week.

 

There's nothing like it.

I've been doing it for 17 years now.


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#47373 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:50 PM

Bub's trike, what a fucking hoot!

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#47374 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:59 PM

There's nothing like it.
I've been doing it for 17 years now.

It’s a long way off still but despite a migraine from Hell today I am buzzing that I have reduced the time until retirement by nearly 25%! And think we can actually be vaguely comfortable and then five years on I will be on more than when working due to saving into my pension like a bastard when I was younger. As long as I live that long it will have been worth it.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:00 PM

I have 10 months to go. Sorry mate ;)


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#47376 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:02 PM

I have 10 months to go. Sorry mate ;)


You deserve it mate, will give you more time to come up and visit!
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:34 PM

You utter sods talking about retirement by the time i get there you will have to work until you pop off with your boots on
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:38 PM

You utter sods talking about retirement by the time i get there you will have to work until you pop off with your boots on


Depressing thought isn’t it!?
I think I’ll die naturally before I get to retirement age. And there’s almost certainly not going to be much if anything of a state pension by then either.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:49 PM

Saw a brand new skip lorry on the M1, being driven on Trade Plates. It had a 62 plate Hyundai i10 on the back, no skip just attached with some slings off the chains, the sides were fucked, flattened and dented.
Bit naughty thinks I , having a load whilst on Trade Plates, then I realised , the i10 is part of the delivery process, hence all the damage . It obviously gets hooked up on the back at the dealer/ body builder, gets delivered , then the driver swings it down and drives back to base. I did wonder if the use of the little Hyundai was because they're' e so narrow.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:50 PM

You utter sods talking about retirement by the time i get there you will have to work until you pop off with your boots on

Depressing thought isn’t it!?
I think I’ll die naturally before I get to retirement age. And there’s almost certainly not going to be much if anything of a state pension by then either.

To be honest that is exactly where I thought I was with it all with a retirement age of 67 and not the best health, and when the government screwed over my (in surplus) pension scheme because of ‘austerity’ (the same month they gave tax cuts to millionaires) I really thought I was screwed. It was only when I looked into things a bit more closely when there was a cock up at work that I realised I have a way around it that means, as long as nothing changes, I can go at 62. It is mostly the result of overpaying between the ages of 25-35. I couldnt really afford it at the time but it had been drummed into me by my Dad so we somehow did it. But then houses weren’t £150000 plus so I feel sad for anyone under the age of about 35-40 as they have been royally shat upon by the system.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

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That is all.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:09 PM

a giggle ....

 


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:05 AM

I know..I know, its irresponsible and stupid and a bit dangerous. But the law could not get near .

2 bikes clocked at 247Kph took off at 300 ish. Police would like their names on the back of an envelope please !

Even the paper nominates them for a future Darwin award. Would i grin if they won the award ?

 

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:11 AM

Saw one of these BMWs the other day.

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Not the grin.

It turned a corner, the indicators light up in the corner cluster, and the boot lid cluster. I really like that; rear lights should extend as far across the car as possible.

Not the grin.

The grin: leaving all stereotypes aside, the reason I didn't know this before was because I've actually never seen one of these indicate before.

There is a reason why stereotypes exist.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:29 AM

I'm in Malaysia. So many Protons and Peroduas here!
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

I may have found Stu_CDX
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:03 PM

Saw one of these BMWs the other day.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar....

Not the grin.

It turned a corner, the indicators light up in the corner cluster, and the boot lid cluster. I really like that; rear lights should extend as far across the car as possible.

Not the grin.

The grin: leaving all stereotypes aside, the reason I didn't know this before was because I've actually never seen one of these indicate before.

There is a reason why stereotypes exist.

 

Have you seen the Audi scrolling indicators yet? I saw my first in April last year over in Ireland, then saw exactly 4 more in the following year, now in the last Month I've lost count, probably a couple of dozen, I think this in happening as the cars move onto their second owners.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:47 PM

Have you seen the Audi scrolling indicators yet? I saw my first in April last year over in Ireland, then saw exactly 4 more in the following year, now in the last Month I've lost count, probably a couple of dozen, I think this in happening as the cars move onto their second owners.


I've seen them for a good few years. Other manufacturers seem to be copying them now too. I think even Lexus now have them.

I wonder how long it'll be before Audi indicators are an aftermarket accessory like Lexus lights were?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:55 PM

Heading home on the M62 and I saw an E36 328 convertible, with a collapsed roof and a double cracked top to bottom windscreen.

I hope it's a raffle car.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:00 PM

I've seen them for a good few years. Other manufacturers seem to be copying them now too. I think even Lexus now have them.
I wonder how long it'll be before Audi indicators are an aftermarket accessory like Lexus lights were?

They already are: https://www.ebay.co....tm/292273039481

It’s clever of Audi to make indicator lights into a “fuck you, peasants, look at me” thing in order to encourage their customers to use them occasionally.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:03 PM

They already are: https://www.ebay.co....tm/292273039481

It’s clever of Audi to make indicator lights into a “fuck you, peasants, look at me” thing in order to encourage their customers to use them occasionally.

Iirc when they were released, they were like a 600 quid or so option.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

They already are: https://www.ebay.co....tm/292273039481

It’s clever of Audi to make indicator lights into a “fuck you, peasants, look at me” thing in order to encourage their customers to use them occasionally.

 

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Glad that's cleared it up then... lol


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:55 PM

I've seen them for a good few years. Other manufacturers seem to be copying them now too. I think even Lexus now have them.

Didn't the Mustang have scrolling indicators in the late '60s?  I'm sure some kind of obscure '70s Toyota had them as well.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:49 PM

Didn't the Mustang have scrolling indicators in the late '60s?  I'm sure some kind of obscure '70s Toyota had them as well.

I saw them in a local petrol station a few years ago, they were on IIRC a Cadillac Eldorado*.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:19 PM

Didn't the Mustang have scrolling indicators in the late '60s? I'm sure some kind of obscure '70s Toyota had them as well.

I think it was its sister the Mercury Cougar. I have no idea why I know that.

Edit: Yup, here you go, 1968 Cougar turn signal pron on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ubzvNyKX9C4
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:43 PM

I think you have it there - the one in the video you linked to doesn't look like the car I saw but one in this video does.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:55 PM

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:01 PM

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A little bit of easy stuff left for me to do, like repaint the wheels and and get something on the bumpers then it'll be good for FOTU.

 

The work cost me more than I initially paid for it back in 2016, and added to what I spent on it at the last MoT I could have gone out and bought something quite decent, but with its low mileage, clean interior and good history it deserves a bit of TLC. Also I'm pretty happy with my fleet as it stands - my four fun cars tick different boxes and I know that if I got anything else I'd have to get rid of one of the current ones (and I don't know which of them I'd want to let go).


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