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#50041 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:14 PM

Just had my neighbour from over the road knock and ask for a jump. She'd left her lights on (rough '53 plate A4 convertible). I've never spoken to her before, just the odd smile and nod, only realised now she's french. Her accent is gorgeous, can't really place her ethnically i'm guessing north African, but could be mixed afro/Caribbean very pretty either way.
Got the car going and she was very grateful even offered me a fiver, being a gent I declined.Though it was probably her phone number, it is dark...

 

 

Keep an eye out to see if there is a man of the house. If not, take her to McDonalds :D


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:26 PM

I'm a Lancashire man, pie and a pint a bitter by the canal.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:31 PM

I saw a friend yesterday who hadn't seen me for several weeks.  She thought I looked "perky" (her adjective) so maybe I AM getting better...


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:31 PM

Our underfloor heating is controlled by six wireless thermostats. Naturally, now it's getting colder, two of them packed up. Replacements are about £68 each. Yikes. Naturally, that forces one to be a bit adventurous in the name of thriftiness, so I got the soldering iron out, remade a few connections and now have two working thermostats again! Hoorah! Wonder how long they'll last?


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:27 PM

Our underfloor heating is controlled by six wireless thermostats. Naturally, now it's getting colder, two of them packed up. Replacements are about £68 each. Yikes. Naturally, that forces one to be a bit adventurous in the name of thriftiness, so I got the soldering iron out, remade a few connections and now have two working thermostats again! Hoorah! Wonder how long they'll last?


Watch out Big Clive, Hub Nut is coming into your turf ;)
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:32 PM

Customer with a leaky roof sent us this photo of her living room ceiling today....Much mirth....

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Penicillin required! :D
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#50047 OFFLINE   DeeJay

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

Mine have never come with rodents as a standard fitting. On the other hand, spiders seem to like moving into my cars shortly after I've bought them, and they always build webs on the passenger side.

Do you buy the cars off the Web?


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#50048 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:01 AM

Watch out Big Clive, Hub Nut is coming into your turf ;)


It's ok. They're already broken again.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:24 AM

It's ok. They're already broken again.


Our none wireless thermostats have been playing silly buggers to, I'm going to give them a dose of contact cleaner before trying again

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:25 AM

Customer with a leaky roof sent us this photo of her living room ceiling today....Much mirth....

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There's a lot of nasty bacteria in a thing like that. Take precautions. Cover up.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:17 AM

A couple of spots from yesterday, pics courtesy of mrs fp

This 2.8i was gorgeous

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This ovlov looked spotless
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:43 AM

New Doctor Who slammed as ‘unrealistic’ after showing working train between Sheffield and Manchester
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:41 AM

Whoops.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

Whoops.

https://youtu.be/7iGDEqRBr14


I met the Head of small petrol engine design of Ford about 5 years ago at an IMechE lecture at the university of Warwick.

We were all very sycophantic.

The issue is with the use of Finite element analysis.

Design Engineers push the limits of their stress analysis forgetting that
There are manufacturing variations ranging from material composition, to surface finish to tolerance to heat treatment, so nothing that is produced is at nominal.
And then they test them in a way that doesn't simulate real life.

Amusing how the recall is to fit a coolant level warning.

That's to stop (too many) people dying not fix the problem.

A bit like the MGF where later versions had coolant level warning as standard.

And opposite to an A Series that seems to run fine with no coolant.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:24 PM

GET IN!!!

 

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#50056 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:28 PM

Only one way to go shopping to day 75e37fbbe993449b5635e515d4a71b43.jpg
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:49 PM

Just been called over by our neighbour Petar,and given these..
Not quite sure what to do with them tbh
We responded with a bottle of alcohol that's been lying around for a few years as we can't stand the stuff
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#50058 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:39 PM

They look like "Black Spanish round", a type of radish. Cut into juliennes and throw into a stir-fry to add a bit of pep, or mix with carrot, onions and a vinaigrette/dressing to make a winter coleslaw. In round slices makes a nice addition to a Chinese or Japanese style soup.

 

Bit stronger than the normal red radishes we see in the fruit & veg aisles.


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Dream shite.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:42 PM

.... I got the soldering iron out, remade a few connections and now have two working thermostats again! Hoorah! Wonder how long they'll last?

 
As long as your soldering?

Do you buy the cars off the Web?

 
Oddly enough, I've had one or two spun off to me this way....
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:35 PM

Only one way to go shopping to day https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018101...

I must have parked the Reliant in the spot next at some point.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:04 PM

 
As long as your soldering?

 

 

They were broken again by bedtime. Suspect better remaking needs to happen!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:41 PM

Watched one of dollywobblers videos on youtube.

The one where he went to wolverhampton for a part.

When he left the weather was clement. When he returned it was snow everywhere.

It must have been a big job - it lasted from autumn to winter.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:28 PM

They look like "Black Spanish round", a type of radish. Cut into juliennes and throw into a stir-fry to add a bit of pep, or mix with carrot, onions and a vinaigrette/dressing to make a winter coleslaw. In round slices makes a nice addition to a Chinese or Japanese style soup.

Bit stronger than the normal red radishes we see in the fruit & veg aisles.


Maybe a bit big for those
Box of eggs next to them to show the size
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:32 PM

Only one way to go shopping to day https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018101...


I know have it in my head you going to KFC for your weekly shop
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:36 PM

Maybe a bit big for those
Box of eggs next to them to show the size

 

 

Didn't see the egg box! I know they're normally picked at 4-6" across. Leaves give it away as a root brassica, so if not a radish, I'd guess some kind of turnip.


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Dream shite.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:39 PM

Got to go out for a spin with this in front of me...

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Few things scream 80s more than random red stripes and a VFD digital clock.

Been fifteen years or so since I last drove a Metro, still a cracking steer.

Interesting that the gearbox whine on this one (1.3) was way, way quieter than on my old 998cc one. Different gearbox innards? Or this car being a 1984 example likely to have some additional sound deadening that my 1981 example lacked?
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:24 PM

Probably both. That looks like an MG dashboard, so it'll probably have more soundproofing, the later Verto clutch, and a 3.44 diff rather than the 3.7 or 3.9 in a cooking 998 Metro. One of the last mk1s, is it?

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:44 PM

They were broken again by bedtime. Suspect better remaking needs to happen!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

Went to the gym.

Lots of blokes with large chests and arms but legs like twiglets.

Sort it out before you tip over.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

I was out in the mazda earlier, sun shining, roof down, very pleasant. I stopped at the services, was only nipping in for a piss so left the roof down, got back to the car and was horrified yet very relieved to see my wallet lying wide open on the drivers seat, must have fallen out of my stupid trousers in my haste for bladder relief.

I call that a bloody lucky escape :)
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