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#53101 ONLINE   Disco Fever

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:48 PM

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#53102 OFFLINE   myglaren

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:49 PM

My wife did that as well, paid a fortune for 2 chandelier lights for the living room, only they're that bright we had to buy lamps to match as you need to wear a baseball cap to sit in there when they're on

Can you fit a dimmer switch to them?


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:03 PM

So, getting flashed at by a random bloke probably isn't that funny. But, the photorealistic suspect is

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Fuck me, this is a turn of events.

It was only bloody Pawel!!! (Allegedly)

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:18 PM

Who's that through? Genuinely asking for a neighbour with a couple of missing bits planning a USA trip
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I will check when I get home but think it was travelsure or staysure

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:12 PM

Had an offer on our house yesterday for the full asking price.  Buyers have no chain and are an attorney and doctor so sale should go through no issues.

 

This is making me grin as it's one step closer to moving back to the UK and joining the SVM.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

Who's that through? Genuinely asking for a neighbour with a couple of missing bits planning a USA trip
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It was Staysure. I have used them before and the cover is good. I could have a ‘basic’ one for £44 but the £80 includes £1million for repatriation and £10 million medical cover plus lots of other bits and pieces so worth the extra. I don’t fancy being stuck in Russia for months because I can’t afford repatriation. Doing the holiday on the cheap generally (budget is hilariously small) but would never skimp on something like healthinsurance.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

Way back in 1992 my dad got a new work truck to replace his MK2 Transit, it was a P100 1.8TD, J406 AOO, his work in their wisdom thought it would be better than a Transit as it was cheaper but realistically it wasn't at all, I even remember going with him to collect it from Candor Ford in Colchester.

It lasted 4 years of heavy use carrying over 1/2 ton of tools and regularly towing a heavy Land Rover trailer with a ton of sand in the back before the engine shat itself at 36000 miles and his work agree to trade it in for another Transit.

Here it is in 1994/5 with the homemade roof rack.

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I often travelled about in the back of it with no escape (I was only 12-16) you wouldn't get away with that now! Anyway the reason for this post is much to my shock I've found photos of it on Flickr! It's still alive! Apparently it's done 160000 miles now but other than the roof rack it looks no different, amazing!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

Bornite - what have you started!!!!! :-D


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:42 PM

Way back in 1992 my dad got a new work truck to replace his MK2 Transit, it was a P100 1.8TD, J406 AOO, his work in their wisdom thought it would be better than a Transit as it was cheaper but realistically it wasn't at all, I even remember going with him to collect it from Candor Ford in Colchester.

It lasted 4 years of heavy use carrying over 1/2 ton of tools and regularly towing a heavy Land Rover trailer with a ton of sand in the back before the engine shat itself at 36000 miles and his work agree to trade it in for another Transit.

Here it is in 1994/5 with the homemade roof rack.

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I often travelled about in the back of it with no escape (I was only 12-16) you wouldn't get away with that now! Anyway the reason for this post is much to my shock I've found photos of it on Flickr! It's still alive! Apparently it's done 160000 miles now but other than the roof rack it looks no different, amazing!

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Where is the collection thread?
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:43 PM

I saw a purple Toyota Picnic, I forgot they existed.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

Where is the collection thread?

Ha! As much as I'd like to see it again I'm not sure I'm going to get all 'Bornite' over it! I do wonder if the piece of paper with my name and date on it that I put behind the plastic electric window switch cover in the centre console back in 1995 is still there?
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:01 PM

Had an offer on our house yesterday for the full asking price.  Buyers have no chain and are an attorney and doctor so sale should go through no issues.

 

This is making me grin as it's one step closer to moving back to the UK and joining the SVM.

Didnt know you were moving back John! Hey when you do I can bring over the indicator stalk so you can catch up on old times ;-)

And you can say hello to Shitey too :mrgreen:


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:07 PM

Two new springs and top mounts fitted to the picasso. 175k on clock and doing a sterling job of being a general vehicle. Random message from a friend yesterday too. Would I be interested in a 2005 Citroen picasso 2.0 hdi. Been sat for a year due to timing belt slipping. Went to have a look and all the interior is spotless ( mine is very worn with a knackered drivers seat). Had new clutch less than 200 mile ago,now Pas pump and exhaust at same time just before timing slipped. Said I can have it for a ton. Should be able to put interior in mine,spare headlights,tail lights etc and turbo plus other engine ancillaries and sell off the doors etc to make money back.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:29 PM

I’d be seriously considering swapping the head from yours onto the new one and using that?
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:56 PM

That's an idea but mine has long MOT,that has none. Also insurance, putting tax to disabled and the fact that the engine is an unknown where as mine is a strong engine considering it's on 180k. Also my bodywork is a lot less crumbly. Previous owner made sure it wanted for nothing,owned it for 8 years. Shame he didn't look after the interior!
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:47 PM

Down to two cars for the first time in ages. Feels good. Decided it's not worth selling the 19, I'll just insure it somehow.


Also I forgot how good a decent manual gearbox is. Months of automatics sure made me lazy.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:46 PM

Can you fit a dimmer switch to them?


Are they any better than they used to be , I tried one years ago and it buzzed , we're having a shift about in the spring so they're probably going in the hall

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:57 PM

The thought of CX floating around again..... :mrgreen:


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:18 PM

Are they any better than they used to be , I tried one years ago and it buzzed , we're having a shift about in the spring so they're probably going in the hall

I have these.

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LED ready, remote control available, no buzz. Bit poncy but there was a reason behind it!

We both like to read in bed but there's nowhere to put a bedside lamp because of fitted wardrobes that fit around the bed, so I decided to get a remote control switch so that we can finish reading and turn the light off without having to get up to turn the light off then get back into bed in the dark.

I got the double switch pictured for the living room, without a remote, because the existing one buzzed and because I knew it was too old to successfully drive LEDs. We have those stupid flush-to-the-ceiling lamps and I can't bear halogen inside a house.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:23 PM

Two new springs and top mounts fitted to the picasso. 175k on clock and doing a sterling job of being a general vehicle. Random message from a friend yesterday too. Would I be interested in a 2005 Citroen picasso 2.0 hdi. Been sat for a year due to timing belt slipping. Went to have a look and all the interior is spotless ( mine is very worn with a knackered drivers seat). Had new clutch less than 200 mile ago,now Pas pump and exhaust at same time just before timing slipped. Said I can have it for a ton. Should be able to put interior in mine,spare headlights,tail lights etc and turbo plus other engine ancillaries and sell off the doors etc to make money back.

If you do all that then frag the remains there's a few quid in that isnt there? Tow it to the scrappy with the trike!

 

It's what I did with the laguna's, felt quite nice swapping interior light covers over just because I could and knowing I'd saved £15 worth of parts from ebay (that I would never have bought, but that's not the point)

 

Worth keeping the clutch on the shelf just incase (or is yours an auto?)


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:47 PM

ECP sell Tamiya RC cars, anybody know if the 60% off codes work for them?

 

Almost every model they've got listed has got a few % off the RRP - I think the codes only work on things that aren't already discounted so I bet that's how they've swerved that issue. Because I'd definitely have a Vanessa's Lunchbox for £40-odd!


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:54 PM

I have these.

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LED ready, remote control available, no buzz. Bit poncy but there was a reason behind it!

We both like to read in bed but there's nowhere to put a bedside lamp because of fitted wardrobes that fit around the bed, so I decided to get a remote control switch so that we can finish reading and turn the light off without having to get up to turn the light off then get back into bed in the dark.

I got the double switch pictured for the living room, without a remote, because the existing one buzzed and because I knew it was too old to successfully drive LEDs. We have those stupid flush-to-the-ceiling lamps and I can't bear halogen inside a house.

Available here:

https://hartingtonheath.com/

 

We've just got a cord-pull light switch above the bed... ;)


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:59 PM

We've just got a cord-pull light switch above the bed... ;)

That would do the job just as well!!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:05 PM

Had an offer on our house yesterday for the full asking price.  Buyers have no chain and are an attorney and doctor so sale should go through no issues.

 

This is making me grin as it's one step closer to moving back to the UK and joining the SVM.

Whereabouts you moving to?


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:12 PM

Almost every model they've got listed has got a few % off the RRP - I think the codes only work on things that aren't already discounted so I bet that's how they've swerved that issue. Because I'd definitely have a Vanessa's Lunchbox for £40-odd!


That's the one I wanted too!
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:15 PM

I have these. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2019021...
LED ready, remote control available, no buzz. Bit poncy but there was a reason behind it!
We both like to read in bed but there's nowhere to put a bedside lamp because of fitted wardrobes that fit around the bed, so I decided to get a remote control switch so that we can finish reading and turn the light off without having to get up to turn the light off then get back into bed in the dark.
I got the double switch pictured for the living room, without a remote, because the existing one buzzed and because I knew it was too old to successfully drive LEDs. We have those stupid flush-to-the-ceiling lamps and I can't bear halogen inside a house.
Available here:https://hartingtonheath.com/


They look identical to the many similar ones available on eBay etc - does it require a neutral wire at the switch? Seems to be a common problem with these things and typical U.K. wiring
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:29 PM

They look identical to the many similar ones available on eBay etc - does it require a neutral wire at the switch? Seems to be a common problem with these things and typical U.K. wiring

I *think* so, I remember there was a reason why I spent a bit more money at a UK based website rather than eBay but I can't now remember what that was.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:38 PM

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:44 PM

Two new springs and top mounts fitted to the picasso. 175k on clock and doing a sterling job of being a general vehicle. Random message from a friend yesterday too. Would I be interested in a 2005 Citroen picasso 2.0 hdi. Been sat for a year due to timing belt slipping. Went to have a look and all the interior is spotless ( mine is very worn with a knackered drivers seat). Had new clutch less than 200 mile ago,now Pas pump and exhaust at same time just before timing slipped. Said I can have it for a ton. Should be able to put interior in mine,spare headlights,tail lights etc and turbo plus other engine ancillaries and sell off the doors etc to make money back.


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