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    tommytwo got a reaction from Joey spud in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from stonedagain in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from chodweaver in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from michael t in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from Datsuncog in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from BL Bloke in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from BlankFrank in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from bunglebus in What was your first crash in?   
    Some very interesting reads here. The worst part of an accident comes 1-2 hours after when your body starts shaking.
    I passed my test age 17 and and had to wait until the age of 59 for my first and so far, only accident, just 2 miles from home. I met a car trying to overtake a bus on a blind bend. The driver was looking down and to the left. (He later admitted that he was trying to tune his radio)  At the last possible moment, the driver looked up, saw me and swung his wheel violently to the left but too late. I honestly thought it would be a head on collision. I remember the bang as my right tire exploded, absorbing much of the impact. It wiped out my wing, drivers door, wing mirror, etc., and I was pushed onto the verge by the impact. I actually bought my Rover 820, after looking at its construction and thinking that it was car that would keep me safe in the event of an accident. I chose steel wheels as they fold in an impact, and my right wheel did just that. I still own that same car today,  years later.
    Got out of the car a bit dazed, and adjusting to this situation and noticed a young guy walking towards me,  holding his hands up and shouting, "it was my fault, my fault". I had to calm him down and the cops were not long in arriving. We walked back to his car, a Nova and it was a mess, the whole right side had severe damage and the tires were flat, it was undrivable. This was his first car, only having passed his test 2 weeks before, he must have felt totally gutted.
    The AA refused to assist me, as it was an accident, not a breakdown. They would only come out if I could pay their driver £120 on the spot. Otherwise, tough luck.  I learned a lot from this accident. Never assume that the other drivers insurance will be anxcious to settle your claim. Give them 3 months, then issue a Small Claims Court summons to get compensation for your damage. Once they recieve a summons, they realise that you are serious and are not going away. After an accident, your own insurance will reward you with a hefty rise in your next renewal premium, even if you were totally without blame.
    The next time you get in your car, say a silent prayer and be prepared for anything to happen. This may be your day for the big one. Stay safe people.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from FakeConcern in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Loved the story of the Golf dropped off a year early for its MoT, thats an absolute classic.
    Took my Rover for a retest today and got a pass. I repaired a small hole in the offside outer sill and the tester commented that he could not see that anyone had been anywhere near it. I surprised myself with what I was able to accomplish with just a stick welder and a skim of filler. The car needed a new back box, 2 drop links and the sill repaired. Another years motoring for a total bil of £140. Thats what made me grin.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from Tickman in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Loved the story of the Golf dropped off a year early for its MoT, thats an absolute classic.
    Took my Rover for a retest today and got a pass. I repaired a small hole in the offside outer sill and the tester commented that he could not see that anyone had been anywhere near it. I surprised myself with what I was able to accomplish with just a stick welder and a skim of filler. The car needed a new back box, 2 drop links and the sill repaired. Another years motoring for a total bil of £140. Thats what made me grin.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from paulplom in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Loved the story of the Golf dropped off a year early for its MoT, thats an absolute classic.
    Took my Rover for a retest today and got a pass. I repaired a small hole in the offside outer sill and the tester commented that he could not see that anyone had been anywhere near it. I surprised myself with what I was able to accomplish with just a stick welder and a skim of filler. The car needed a new back box, 2 drop links and the sill repaired. Another years motoring for a total bil of £140. Thats what made me grin.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from Lankytim in Cheap breakdown cover   
    I went with Autoaid following a recommendation on here. Broke down while on holiday on a very hot day. Took a half hour to get any response and waited 3 hours for recovery.  In the end, I had no chice but to fix things myself or I would still be there now . Hope you have better luck than I did, I wasted my money! Disgusted!
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    tommytwo got a reaction from ProgRocker in Lazy spotters thread   
    That Citroen SM is a design of true beauty, I just wish I could afford one.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from JeeExEll in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from richardthestag in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from tapir in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from scdan4 in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from timolloyd in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from AndySnapper in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Land Rover resto - new project and Sandy p25   
    Richard, I watched your rant right to the end. I found it sad, funny, inspirational and disappointing, not in that order. I found myself sharing your disappointment that the car sold in the end for less than its true value but you are correct IMHO as to the reasons for that. This was something to a great extent outside of your control. You can be justly proud of the quality of the workmanship you poured into the Range Rover, the buyer has landed a real bargain.
    But looking on the bright side, the project has raised your profile and demonstrated what you can do. I am sure that many on this board have been inspired by your "can do" spirit, I know it has infected me .I cant see you lacking work on Land and Range Rover restorations in the future now that you are better known. I think your £4 per hour days may soon be a distant memory.  It was a joy to watch you transform a complete wreck of a car into a real gem. Yes, you deserved a better end result but as a great man once said, we cant command success, we can only be deserving of it. Thank you for sharing your considerable knowledge with us, and may good fortune follow you from here on.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from Aston Martin in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Further to my post about suspected stuck rings on my little Honda cb125, the problem is now solved and the bike runs well without smoke. The rings were stuck but a combination of diesel and ATF seemed to free things off. Slightly down on the right cylinder compression but once its MoT.d and in daily use, I expect that to sort itself out. The pilot jets were choked solid, took 3 days soaking in gun cleaner to get a thin piece of wire through the holes to clear the crap out. I expected to take 3 days to get this bike ready for an MoT.  Instead, it took me 5 weeks.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from strangeangel in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Further to my post about suspected stuck rings on my little Honda cb125, the problem is now solved and the bike runs well without smoke. The rings were stuck but a combination of diesel and ATF seemed to free things off. Slightly down on the right cylinder compression but once its MoT.d and in daily use, I expect that to sort itself out. The pilot jets were choked solid, took 3 days soaking in gun cleaner to get a thin piece of wire through the holes to clear the crap out. I expected to take 3 days to get this bike ready for an MoT.  Instead, it took me 5 weeks.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from Nyphur in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Further to my post about suspected stuck rings on my little Honda cb125, the problem is now solved and the bike runs well without smoke. The rings were stuck but a combination of diesel and ATF seemed to free things off. Slightly down on the right cylinder compression but once its MoT.d and in daily use, I expect that to sort itself out. The pilot jets were choked solid, took 3 days soaking in gun cleaner to get a thin piece of wire through the holes to clear the crap out. I expected to take 3 days to get this bike ready for an MoT.  Instead, it took me 5 weeks.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Further to my post about suspected stuck rings on my little Honda cb125, the problem is now solved and the bike runs well without smoke. The rings were stuck but a combination of diesel and ATF seemed to free things off. Slightly down on the right cylinder compression but once its MoT.d and in daily use, I expect that to sort itself out. The pilot jets were choked solid, took 3 days soaking in gun cleaner to get a thin piece of wire through the holes to clear the crap out. I expected to take 3 days to get this bike ready for an MoT.  Instead, it took me 5 weeks.
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    tommytwo got a reaction from warch in The Bikeshite Thread   
    I just have to ask: What is that bike in the driveway, next to the I 30? Whatever it is, it looks very stylish and smart.
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