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#48061 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:01 AM

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#48062 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

Just bought my sensible winter car . Naturally I didn’t make my life easy
2008 c5 1.6hdi estate from auction with a horrendous vibration / misfire .
Naturally it was cheep like the budgie and looks stunning in black with the privacy glass .
I hated the early c5 but reckon the later ones are stunning looking as an estate car .
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One of the funniest things ive read on here - RIP Dave

 

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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 11 July 2018 - 06:25 AM

I do like that era of c5, I was tempted by one at auction years back but it went over what I had available.

I had a phase 1, which I sold at 100k, which according to the mot history is still going and has never had even an advisory 10 years and 120k more.



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#48064 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:31 AM

Its basically a 407 underneath - coil springs all round


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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 11 July 2018 - 08:05 AM

Just got back from the Manchester arena.
Saw Paul Simon. His farewell tour.
I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.
There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.

I think we will , you just have to veer away from mainstream music , I saw Alex Cornish live a few months back , one man band , during his 2hr set he played keyboard,guitar and violin without missing a note , writes all his own songs just never made it to the big time but from my point of view it's great because £10 gets me into an intimate venue to see an artist I really like with 100 or so other people
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#48066 ONLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:19 AM



There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.


I'm really sad that you feel that way. There are loads of talented young musicians and bands around - perhaps not in the mainstream though. Go to some folk festivals (I'm doing Wickham and Cropredy this year) and you're bound to find something good.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:50 AM

I'm really sad that you feel that way. There are loads of talented young musicians and bands around - perhaps not in the mainstream though. Go to some folk festivals (I'm doing Wickham and Cropredy this year) and you're bound to find something good.

Add Deerstock to that list. And in fact anywhere that you can find the Guerilla Stage set up.

I agree with Bren on Paul Simon, he has been a joy to have on the music scene, but imo there are lots of properly talented young musicians on the small clubs and festival scene. Not all of them want to hit the big time in the traditional sense - they can keep control of their lives and their art by engaging with smaller audiences, at smaller venues, and through smaller distribution companies. Their output is no less fantastic for it. Spiros Abatis, Mk1 Soundsystem, Dan Gascoigne, Cats Charis, Luna and the Moonhounds, Fangtrouser, Si Hayden, Nick Harper. There are so many quietly* getting on with playing the shit out of their instruments.
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'Ridiculing shit engineering for over half a century'

 

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In the Voyager Sanitorium:

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(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

Just enjoyed a pretty epic game of Wrong Skip Roulette at work. Successfully managed to litter pick two bags of general rubbish and lob them in the wrong skip, right under the nose of Bin_Hitler.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:58 PM

I've just found this useful guide for anyone on a collection mission.

https://www.thedaily...-20171101138343
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:01 PM

I'm not just happy, I'm fucking damn near delirious.

Van through the Mot with 2 advisories.

Ball joint, which I had already ordered, and a top strut, which I also sort of knew about.

Been in touch with my 305 parts dealer, the infamous, Despair and Tired ,about the strut top.

With luck they could be sorted next week.

Don't like advisories. A bit OCD.

It looks like shite on the outside but I don't fuckin care.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:18 PM


I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.

There are a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.

 

Heads up ,David Crosby is coming to Manchester soon, a genuine living 60's  legend and well worth seeing before he croaks 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:19 PM

Just got back from the Manchester arena.

Saw Paul Simon. His farewell tour.

I have been to quite a few concerts - but tonight I was seeing somebody who is truly gifted. He did 2 hours 35 minutes with no interval.

There sre a generation of musicians who sadly are coming to the end - we will not see their like again.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:11 PM

I'm not just happy, I'm fucking damn near delirious.

Van through the Mot with 2 advisories.

Ball joint, which I had already ordered, and a top strut, which I also sort of knew about.

Been in touch with my 305 parts dealer, the infamous, Despair and Tired ,about the strut top.

With luck they could be sorted next week.

Don't like advisories. A bit OCD.

It looks like shite on the outside but I don't fuckin care.

 

Great news on the pass ;) 

 

If you need anything from Tom then I can bring it down on Saturday.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:03 PM

Great news on the pass ;)

 

If you need anything from Tom then I can bring it down on Saturday.

Tom's having a rummage in his pants department so hopefully he'll be able to sort it.

Saturday would be great if it can. I presume you're going for breakfast then ?



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

I'm not convinced that I'll make breakfast but will be heading for the show and the field of dreams afterwards.

 

I'm not sure I want to know what Tom has in his pants but happy to bring any Pug bits.

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:37 PM

Popped over to see quicksilver and slowsilver today and admired Bob the Renault 6 in it's bizarre train-liveried form. Pleasure to meet you chaps! 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:11 PM

Stepdaughter's feelings for him are definitely on the wane so I think he's going to get dumped soon anyway!

 

 

She finally dumped him this evening. He showed up at her work when she finished but wouldn't walk with her to the bus stop as he 'had to go home on the train'. Bloody train station after the sodding bus stop she uses! Mrs D went to pick her up as teary and angry. She was ranty at first but is now really chilled and actually spent the evening with us both in the lounge watching the footy and the repeated crap on Dave.

Turns out Madam has been dating 2 girls and another boy which neither Mrs D nor myself knew about over the last couple of weeks, which obviously told her it was over between her and the Nancy boy. Fair play, she's now almost an adult, and as such finding out who she is and who/what makes her happy (As long as we don't have to buy a pram in 9 months time for her)


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Work grin.

 

The lead rider (closest thing I have to a boss, and my only 'higher up' below the regional setup guy) is a Hungarian immigrant with not too many friends outside his own kind, and has taken really well to me and another guy at work (that also holds me in very high regard somehow, and has also quickly become a good friend regardless of work).

Hell, he's offered me some FOC bike parts as he respects my Frankensteining, and a fucking sub-let if I need it after uni.

 

I don't get how I do it...


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:28 AM

Freshly Washed Jaguar

 

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And have some artsy fartsy shots

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:55 AM

Just realised that I totally forgot to mention this when the eBay listing was live. Couldn't not share it while it still exists:
 
Anti-gravatical saucer (unfinished & untested; does not fly).
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:46 AM

Listing was ended because aliens beamed the inventor up, clearly

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

Soup-a-naught's new rank. I only used that description this morning....


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:10 PM

I posted a really lame grump in the grumpy thread, so will redress the balance with a post in here.

 

Mopping off the damp on the inside of the windscreen of my Mondeo this morning, I lopped the rear view mirror off, damaging the plastic bracket, so it wouldn't slot back on. Mrs_Jon was eagerly waiting to take it to work late after watching the England match, so I cobbled a rig together utilising a sat-nav sucker, which was so good, it almost made it to the end of the driveway.

 

Decided to call the local Ford dealer on the off chance they had one cheap. Sadly $115 isn't cheap in anyone's books but I was heartened by the parts guy I spoke with, who suggested that a Ranger one can be cobbled to fit and he just happened to have a spare which he'd gladly give me in exchange for a box of beers.

 

Imagine calling up a UK Ford dealer and being offered the same deal! They don't have any parts cars on site, so this guy obviously holds onto bits he knows may come in handy and I like the fact that he's fully able to do this kind of thing. It's small things like that that would make me consider buying from them, if I was in the market for a new or nearly new car.

 

In the end I remembered that we had a Mondeo down the fire station to cut up, so I took the mirror from that and had a free fix, instead.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

This has to be a stolen car

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:28 PM

I fitted a new set of rear springs to the 940 Volvo and was surprised that the job wasjust as easy as the Haynes bol suggested.
Less than 2hrs and the job was finishedleaving me plenty of time tp play with my other chod.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:13 PM

My neighbour is up a ladder pruning a tall tree. A seagull has taken offence to this and is dive bombing him and making a racket.

 

And that 'Because Aliens' Guy is wicked cool and has THE haircut.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

We were plagued by the bastards nesting in our unit and next door's - which was a big recovery mob at the time.

A few years ago, there must have been twenty of them screeching and shitting everywhere. One of the drivers shot one of them. Not the best solution and, frankly, it made no difference to level of the noise or seagull shit.

That night - and every night thereafter - as he was closing up, the whole flock of them attacked him, screeching and pecking, flying at his head and hands. Every time he went into the yard on foot, they started screeching and squawking. Never bothered with anyone else.

He left. I'm sure they followed him and still attack him on sight.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:22 PM

I was just googling autoshite and this image appeared , it looks like somebody gave them a banner for a laugh because nobody looks prepared for the pictureIMG_1181.JPG
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

What a bunch of fucking weirdos!

 

 

 

 

 

Oh....


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