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#211 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:29 AM

Oh ffs... sorry to hear that, man. You're due some good luck. Really hope you don't have to sell this car as you clearly like it.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:03 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss buddy.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

Sorry to hear about that Mr Jim, life throws these things to try us. If you can hang on to the car that'd be great, maybe someone on here will take it then give first refusal later on?
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:38 PM

Thanks for the offer man. There is a fundraiser going but I wouldn't expect anyone that didn't really know her or me to be contributing. A couple of Shitters I know have, which is very kind but also quite embarrassing.


Share the link. Even if a few of us only spare a couple of quid, it all helps and can soon rack up to a reasonable sum.
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#215 OFFLINE   gadgetgricey

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:49 PM

Share the link. Even if a few of us only spare a couple of quid, it all helps and can soon rack up to a reasonable sum.

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

Man, you seem to love this car as well. Damn :-(
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#217 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:15 PM

Man, you seem to love this car as well. Damn :-(


Hopefully it won't come to that fingers crossed. Extended family have all said they'll contribute and her friends are all coming together so we shall see. It's an option though.

The fundraiser is on Facebook and was set up by one of her best friends. It's unlikely that anyone will even be able to see it to be honest so I dont think anyone that didn't know her even CAN contribute.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:30 PM

Hopefully it won't come to that fingers crossed. Extended family have all said they'll contribute and her friends are all coming together so we shall see. It's an option though.

The fundraiser is on Facebook and was set up by one of her best friends. It's unlikely that anyone will even be able to see it to be honest so I dont think anyone that didn't know her even CAN contribute.


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The link is very visible publicly, and it looks like the money is coming in at a good rate.

Again, sorry for your loss. It sounds terribly glib but nobody’s come up with anything new to say to recently bereaved and I’d hate you to think we didn’t all care.

Don’t be selling that car yet. There’s always a way...
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

Done.  I had a small win on a local charity lottery lately, so that's the amount I've sent.

 

I totally understand that you feel uncomfortable asking for charity from strangers, so please remember that this isn't charity, it's karma.  We help each other out on this forum - others have been very good to me, so I know that it will all come around again when I'm in need.

 

I've mentioned in the grumpy thread a couple of times that my sister has some issues and I've dreaded being in this situation more than once lately - fortunately she is doing well at the moment, but this could have been me.

 

That car gives you a lot of pleasure and you really need that right now.  I really hope you don't have to sell it (until you want to).

 

Sorry to come over all heavy, but I'm saying this so that you'll feel better about accepting the donation.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:28 PM

Done. I had a small win on a local charity lottery lately, so that's the amount I've sent.

I totally understand that you feel uncomfortable asking for charity from strangers, so please remember that this isn't charity, it's karma. We help each other out on this forum - others have been very good to me, so I know that it will all come around again when I'm in need.

I've mentioned in the grumpy thread a couple of times that my sister has some issues and I've dreaded being in this situation more than once lately - fortunately she is doing well at the moment, but this could have been me.

That car gives you a lot of pleasure and you really need that right now. I really hope you don't have to sell it (until you want to).

Sorry to come over all heavy, but I'm saying this so that you'll feel better about accepting the donation.


Thanks very much fella. It's very kind and much appreciated. I hope I can return the favour somewhere down the road and I hope your sister carries on doing great.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:53 AM

Sorry to hear the bad news. I’m not on Facebook but have sent you a small PayPal to add to the pot.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

Sorry to hear the bad news. I’m not on Facebook but have sent you a small PayPal to add to the pot.


Thats very kind of you man. Thank you very much. It never ceases to amaze me the will to help that there is on this forum.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:36 PM

How awfull.  Donation made. 


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:13 PM

How awfull. Donation made.


Cheers fella. That's very kind.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:21 PM

I've popped a few pence in your Paypal, as said on the other thread, sorry to hear of your loss.

 

Also, this thread has made me interested in a Benz built after 1986.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:53 PM

Also, this thread has made me interested in a Benz built after 1986.


I believe they simultaneously don’t exist whilst also needing “six fucking litres”

Or something.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:46 PM

sorry didn't catch that, how many litres? :mrgreen:


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:43 PM

JimBell - I thought I ought to post this video as it just got uploaded today, you may find it useful. I haven't watched it tbh.

 


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:35 PM

JimBell - I thought I ought to post this video as it just got uploaded today, you may find it useful. I haven't watched it tbh.


That's the rimz I want! 15s 4 lyf.

Ta for the link man. Just off to watch it.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:16 AM

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Well it's almost big hairy spider o clock so that means it's about time for the SLK to stretch it's legs.

Being unsuccessful in my attempts to loan it to BorniteIdentity, LoserOne has taken it out to Northumberland and Holy Moley Island (tides permitting).

It's got more range than his Leaf, if not the luggage space.

Also means I get to drive a Leaf around like I'm Buck Friggin Rogers. Beedee beedee beedee.

Have fun dudes.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:49 AM

That's the rimz I want! 15s 4 lyf.

Ta for the link man. Just off to watch it.


Full agrees- you need some of those wheels.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

Officially comfortable enough to sleep in.



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:32 PM

It was the perfect car for today.

Get yourself out in the sunshine using that petrol please Jim.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:35 PM

It was the perfect car for today.

Get yourself out in the sunshine using that petrol please Jim.


Cheers for filling the tank man. I'm gonna order some new rear Avons and use the pez doing fasts.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:10 PM

Naw,get yerself out to the hills or the beaches with the roof down, a good book and some nice wool (and the Mrs obviously)

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:16 PM

Don't knit and drive. That's in the highway code.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:14 PM

I think those pulleys give you more boost bottom end too, so it should feel better in normal driving as well as GLF mode.

These have a positive-displacement supercharger... They don't provide 'boost' as such, but rather a set volume of air for every rotation of the blower. By shrinking the blower pulley or unshrinking the crank pulley you make it spin faster, and therefore provide a greater volume of air per revolution of the engine. This of course makes the Amstrad in it go "Fuck! Air! Give fuel!" and turns tyres into smoke.

Boost is just a measurement of a restriction in the intake system.

 

It was the perfect car for today.

Get yourself out in the sunshine using that petrol please Jim.

I think I saw you on the A1 :) Next time you're across to the island, stop at the Barn at Beal before the crossing for a fantastic breakfast or lunch - my mate's the chef!

Anyone up this way, I can provide a few routes to take in some of the best roads you'll find 'round here.

Mr Poopeas - I've not checked this thread in ages, and didn't see the unfortunate news. My apologies for having my head up my arse wrt my reading/posting on here. I hope you've been doing okay, bud :)


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

[email protected] is where the picture was taken!
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

Well what's been going on with the Slk then?

Answer, not much.

Being a bit of a RUBBER MATT PERVERT, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a Merc set. They seem to command decent money so I've been bidding on a few but not been winny enough.

I think I bid on this set when I was in drink because I only bid TWO POUND. halfway through the next day I got a message to say id won. Nice surprise. I only need the fronts because TWO SEATER BEATER so the rears can go in the OHs new car.

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Opportunity to Hoover. (Vax Air Blade)
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Much better.



I don't know if I've ever taken a decent pic of this before. It's a genuine MB boot tray. Never ever seen another one in an SLK and I think it's sexy as.

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Boot kit in.

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The extra mats can stay in there for when I get stuck in the snow.


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Winter warrior.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

I don't drive it as much as a should but every time I do it makes me happy. It even cheers me up when I see it across the road.

What better sight is there to greet you when you come out of the scone shop?

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