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#51301 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:18 AM

There ain't that many Mk3 Fezzas in Hull lol


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:19 AM

According to the part numbers, Nissan X Trail door handles have an alternative use. Looks scratchy.IMG_20181205_144328.jpg
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:24 AM

I had to buy some new tyres for the smoker last night. The cheapest 235/45 17 snow tyre offered by MyTyres?

 

£35.30 for the brilliantly named Linglong Green-Max Winter Ice

 

I opted for something that had a name I recognised but it did make me smile to think about the factory gate price of these things. It's quite a lot of tyre for about the cost of a Big Mac.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:28 AM

Roffle Scooby is making me grin.

 

I took it for a little spin last night (myself and barmatt to the chippy).

It's a little tappety at startup but that disappears, it's got comfy seats, not horrendously slow, gr9 heater and goes round corners ok.

 

I'll look at robbing the winter wheels off the boring and fit those to the Scooby for unstoppable* winter beater action.

 

 

*pic of car stranded/in a ditch to follow in a few days.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:34 AM

Keep a close eye on the oil level as they do like to use/lose a bit
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:37 AM

Keep a close eye on the oil level as they do like to use/lose a bit

 

I said that to my brother ... and mentioned the MCM mantra of checking oil on Scoobies.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

Anyone with kids will recognise this Calpol syringe being used to block the spare pump hole in the Multipla's washer reservoir. Assume its for the headlight washers. Not sure if it's worth £8 for a second pump for such opulence!
Either way, apart from refitting the bumper that might be the last job before the mot! Far more excited than I should be!1ebb4187fbeacf62b144662971f0ba1f.jpg
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

Yesterday I got to cause palpable levels of disapproval from the general public by driving around upmarket bits of Oxford in the Lada. Hehehe...

 

The lady we were working for went into Wimbledon with her Landcruiser to help her daughter move, not a diesel either a proper V8 one, complete with mud, hay and well used towbar. I could almost here the outcry from the enviromentalist in that there London from where I was working!


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:40 PM

I vividly recall being directed to park at the rear of the building I worked in in my 'socially unacceptable' car - bright yellow hand-painted Hillman Minx.

They were worried it might scare the customers away.

 

It was different when they needed photo's taken at a dinner with Henry Cooper all in a hurry and no other car available.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

The chief executives phone number from 192 for outfox the market got posted on the Facebook group set up during their fuck ups, so I called it just now and gave a rather bemused chief exec my meter readings!

If I get a call back tomorrow like he promised I'll be amazed!
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:50 PM

I'm amazed he's not changed it!


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:44 PM

I'll be amazed if its still working tomorrow, his 192 director page got posted on the Facebook group! Many people are calling him
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#51313 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:00 PM

It's a very dodgy area is electrically driven / assisted push bikes. Mrs BMH has an electric version of the Brompton, it's quite capable of being used without electrickery, or being used without any pedal assistance from a standing start.
I got 27mph out of it going down hill recently, scared the shit out of me because of the small wheels, and I used to commute 80 miles a day on a motorbike.

 

The closer to the ground you are, the faster it feels, I think.

 

Over 20 years ago now, I had a few spins in a two-stroke kart over a number of weekends. It was like driving a tea tray with an engine - 25 mph felt ridiculously fast.


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F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:08 PM



Stolen from remspoor in the one shite picture per post thread

 

if anyone ever questions my desire to own a Routemaster or RT or such ever again im just going to show them this picture of my future driveway  :mrgreen:

 

http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/Real_bu...

 

...and it's still going

 

BTW, in Remspoor's posted pic, isn't that pampas grass next to the RT? I thought that was supposed to signify a household of swingers?


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:16 PM

and heres the history from of ian's bus stop :)

 

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it would be cool to know the story of that photograph

 

if someone really did buy that RT and park it on their driveway :) (wonder what the neighbours thought? also one for Mr Bo11ox :mrgreen: )



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:08 PM

I found that photo as I was talking to my parents on whatsapp.

My father was driving the 6 route on the last day. I have a photo of him standing next to. RT2240  KGU 169 which was a bus used in Harry Potter as a triple decker.

Same bus, but without my Dad.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

Neighbors: Add a few pale white lights to their mailbox.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:02 AM

haha :)

 

reminds me of a few christmases back i went whole hog and had a good lighting friend in texas send over 2 25-bulb C7 christmas light strings, which I strung across the hallway and up the stairs in the house with some gaffer tape (which turns out is a great way to strip wallpaper from walls...)

 

for some PROPER christmas lighting none of this puny fairly light rubbish :) (which BTW where invented by BTH Mazda and Osram GEC in the 1960s)

 

well ideally id of gone for some C9 sets but those are surprisingly expensive IIRC.... (ideally ideally id just get some coloured GLS based festoons  :mrgreen: )

 

id like put the C7 sets up strung across my room but I dont have any spare bulbs and im too cheap/broke to import some more (I originally was sent 25 spares and I ended up going through every single one bar 1... and that was with the variac set to 110V instead of 120V to try and eek out a little bit more life from them)



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:08 AM

I've got 2 strings of C7’s in the tree out front. I need to get some more, 4-5 of them have burned.

They're useful also for keeping the frost off the fruit trees. I can also see where I'm walking by the lights, too.

Yeah, electric bill. But they're pretty

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:15 AM

We've done 5000 km in the 700000 km €300 Octavia and the flywheel rattle doesn't seem* too much worse; Volvo is back tomorrow with its associated bill

Volvo's tax is out (€300 for 3 months) honestly the Octavia rattle is more noticeable but it has tax until the end of January.

This is a strange post that site between grumpy / not grumpy / news 24; I'm probably just happy to be getting my Volvo back

If any Irish shiter fancies a taxed, nctd roadworthy 2006 1.9tdi dsg Octavia for sale for €150 (what the scrapman will give)
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:41 AM

I had to buy some new tyres for the smoker last night. The cheapest 235/45 17 snow tyre offered by MyTyres?
 
£35.30 for the brilliantly named Linglong Green-Max Winter Ice
 
I opted for something that had a name I recognised but it did make me smile to think about the factory gate price of these things. It's quite a lot of tyre for about the cost of a Big Mac.


They can't be worse that the pirelli's on the mustang, I'm sure they're made of recycled plastic

A guy I know bought a Maserati granturismo from a dealer who'd fitted a set of talon triangles to it , they do have some funny names for tyres in China

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:07 AM

I do enjoy it when the supermarket stocks foreign foods.

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Definitely my second favourite Scottish beverage, I am contractually obliged to say Dewar’s Scotch Whisky is my favourite.

Apologies for the 70s lounge content, I don’t do fashion.
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:56 AM

I do enjoy it when the supermarket stocks foreign foods.

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Definitely my second favourite Scottish beverage, I am contractually obliged to say Dewar’s Scotch Whisky is my favourite.

Apologies for the 70s lounge content, I don’t do fashion.


Isn't Irnbru totally buggered up by taking the sugar out and replacing it with some synthetic chemicals that taste like paint?
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:07 AM

I got a call from a colleague yesterday, he says "you know we get rental vans.. "

"Yeah"

"Can we get a discount on renting cars?"

"I guess so, why's that?"

"I go on holiday Monday and my Range Rover had just shat itself!"

*Smug, told you so moment*
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:11 AM

I got a call from a colleague yesterday, he says

"I go on holiday Monday and my Range Rover had just shat itself!"

*Smug, told you so moment*


How much did you offer him for it?
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:14 AM

Isn't Irnbru totally buggered up by taking the sugar out and replacing it with some synthetic chemicals that taste like paint?

 

Maybe they make export strength for foreign climes?


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:18 AM

How much did you offer him for it?


He thinks it's worth a fortune, and I have to work with him so I don't want to burst his balloon.
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:00 AM

I'm down to my last 25 cans of full-fat...

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Bastard. I finished the last of mine about six weeks ago.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:06 AM

The wife bought a pre owned dfs corner sofa last night and it has two built in USB ports.
That's me blown away..

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"Y tho" indeed.
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