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    Richard got a reaction from Richard_FM in Worst bodge you've seen   
    That's not a bodge, it's the accepted way to change valve springs or valve stem oil seals. 
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    Richard got a reaction from BlankFrank in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from paulplom in The grumpy thread   
    Steve Wright can fuck off.
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    Richard got a reaction from djim in The new news 24 thread   
    When changing drop links I usually use an open ended spanner to dislocate the ball and then grip the ball with mole grips. Have I been doing it wrong?
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    Richard got a reaction from chaseracer in Base spec absolute misery   
    It is the ashtray. The HVAC system is the two slots either side of the ashtray, rubbish by 70s standards but quite effective by modern standards. The posher models got fresh air vents.
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    Richard got a reaction from strangeangel in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from wuvvum in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from Kowalski in Base spec absolute misery   
    IIRC there wasn't really room for a servo on the Mk1/2 Escort, I don't think any of the Kent engined models got one. The RS2000 had one on a massive bracket and people who built go-faster Escorts tended to use a remote servo. I don't remember them having a reputation for shit brakes and they weren't the only ones not fitting servos. The VW Polo didn't get a servo as standard (and possibly not at all) until the big headlight facelift in 1990.
    SAM_6684 by pjlcsmith2, on Flickr
    ford escort mk2 october 1979 by xr282, on Flickr
    The Cortina and Capri pages of that brochure do mention the servo, so they would have mentioned it on the Escort if there was one.
    Incidentally that brochure page is for the 1979 range, earlier models were less posh.
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    Richard got a reaction from mitsisigma01 in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from The Moog in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from Angrydicky in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from HMC in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from LightBulbFun in The grumpy thread   
    The seller's attitude would be a red flag for me. Buying cars from wankers rarely goes well.
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    Richard got a reaction from HarmonicCheeseburger in Base spec absolute misery   
    IIRC there wasn't really room for a servo on the Mk1/2 Escort, I don't think any of the Kent engined models got one. The RS2000 had one on a massive bracket and people who built go-faster Escorts tended to use a remote servo. I don't remember them having a reputation for shit brakes and they weren't the only ones not fitting servos. The VW Polo didn't get a servo as standard (and possibly not at all) until the big headlight facelift in 1990.
    SAM_6684 by pjlcsmith2, on Flickr
    ford escort mk2 october 1979 by xr282, on Flickr
    The Cortina and Capri pages of that brochure do mention the servo, so they would have mentioned it on the Escort if there was one.
    Incidentally that brochure page is for the 1979 range, earlier models were less posh.
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    Richard got a reaction from BL Bloke in Base spec absolute misery   
    IIRC there wasn't really room for a servo on the Mk1/2 Escort, I don't think any of the Kent engined models got one. The RS2000 had one on a massive bracket and people who built go-faster Escorts tended to use a remote servo. I don't remember them having a reputation for shit brakes and they weren't the only ones not fitting servos. The VW Polo didn't get a servo as standard (and possibly not at all) until the big headlight facelift in 1990.
    SAM_6684 by pjlcsmith2, on Flickr
    ford escort mk2 october 1979 by xr282, on Flickr
    The Cortina and Capri pages of that brochure do mention the servo, so they would have mentioned it on the Escort if there was one.
    Incidentally that brochure page is for the 1979 range, earlier models were less posh.
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    Richard reacted to adw1977 in Base spec absolute misery   
    They did fit servos more widely to the last of the Mark 2 Escorts.  By 1980, all 1300 estates and 1600 saloons had one, plus 1300 saloons in Ghia or Sport trim.
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    Richard got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Base spec absolute misery   
    IIRC there wasn't really room for a servo on the Mk1/2 Escort, I don't think any of the Kent engined models got one. The RS2000 had one on a massive bracket and people who built go-faster Escorts tended to use a remote servo. I don't remember them having a reputation for shit brakes and they weren't the only ones not fitting servos. The VW Polo didn't get a servo as standard (and possibly not at all) until the big headlight facelift in 1990.
    SAM_6684 by pjlcsmith2, on Flickr
    ford escort mk2 october 1979 by xr282, on Flickr
    The Cortina and Capri pages of that brochure do mention the servo, so they would have mentioned it on the Escort if there was one.
    Incidentally that brochure page is for the 1979 range, earlier models were less posh.
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    Richard got a reaction from Walter White in Base spec absolute misery   
    IIRC there wasn't really room for a servo on the Mk1/2 Escort, I don't think any of the Kent engined models got one. The RS2000 had one on a massive bracket and people who built go-faster Escorts tended to use a remote servo. I don't remember them having a reputation for shit brakes and they weren't the only ones not fitting servos. The VW Polo didn't get a servo as standard (and possibly not at all) until the big headlight facelift in 1990.
    SAM_6684 by pjlcsmith2, on Flickr
    ford escort mk2 october 1979 by xr282, on Flickr
    The Cortina and Capri pages of that brochure do mention the servo, so they would have mentioned it on the Escort if there was one.
    Incidentally that brochure page is for the 1979 range, earlier models were less posh.
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    Richard got a reaction from wesacosa in Found yourself with a rounded bolt?   
    The Irwin ones certainly don't grip something that's completely round. These things do though https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand-tools/all-hand-tools/laser-impact-stud-extractor-1%2F2in-drive-121932.html
    Other makes and sources are available of course.
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    Richard got a reaction from catsinthewelder in The grumpy thread   
    You could well be right, we'll never know for sure. The complete lack of any kind of reaction, futile or otherwise, from him suggests to me that he wasn't paying attention though. I'm not suggesting that he was in any way responsible for the situation arising, I just feel that he could have dealt with it better. He certainly couldn't have dealt with it any worse.
     
     
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    Richard got a reaction from catsinthewelder in The grumpy thread   
    I am not defending the woman in any way, I don't know how you could think that I was, although you seem to think that she hit his door when he clearly hit her car, so maybe you aren't very good at understanding what you see.
    What I saw was BMW pootling along the road at 20ish mph, possibly on cruise. He also appears to be going up the middle of the road, but that might just be the camera angle. A driver approaches a Give Way from the right at some speed. The camera doesn't see it until the last moment because it is in a fixed position, but the driver's eyes and head can move so he would have seen it coming if he had bothered to look. After hitting the VW without losing any speed at all he continues, still at the same speed until he careers into a parked car.  Was he planning to just keep going until his battery ran out?
    A competent driver would think "oh, that car looks as if it's not going to stop, I'd better brake or at least prepare to brake." He didn't do this, in fact it looks as if his cruise control was still engaged when he blundered into an entirely innocent party's car that wasn't even in the same street. There wasn't even any kind of exclamation, which is why I suspect he wasn't even awake.
    The BMW driver seems to be a motorcyclist too, but he won't be for long if that 's the standard of his observation and reaction.
     
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    Richard got a reaction from catsinthewelder in The grumpy thread   
    Fuck off you massive twat. 
     
    I am suggesting that people who repeatedly post videos pointing out other people's shit driving are generally not the best drivers themselves. I don't think he deliberately escalated the accident, he probably thinks he didn't do anything wrong. 
    I am not disputing that there was bad driving on the woman's part, just pointing out that there was bad driving from the BMW driver too. For the benefit of the capital letters wanker up there that's what discussion is.
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    Richard got a reaction from Coprolalia in The grumpy thread   
    I'm not crying, I'm calling you a massive twat and telling you to fuck off.
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    Richard got a reaction from Coprolalia in The grumpy thread   
    Fuck off you massive twat. 
     
    I am suggesting that people who repeatedly post videos pointing out other people's shit driving are generally not the best drivers themselves. I don't think he deliberately escalated the accident, he probably thinks he didn't do anything wrong. 
    I am not disputing that there was bad driving on the woman's part, just pointing out that there was bad driving from the BMW driver too. For the benefit of the capital letters wanker up there that's what discussion is.
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