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    chadders reacted to HMC in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    If you dance with the devil of social media the there will be different opinions about an event and thats that. Basically a conflict generator if my reading of how social media works is correct (is provably isnt correct as it is from an enormous distance)
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    chadders reacted to stuboy in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    @dollywobbler could you not squeeze highways to contribute to repairs?
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    chadders reacted to Retr0naut in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    See what I mean when I said "and they appear to be multiplying " . No fucker can say anything nice about anyone anymore without some twat making something of it!  😜
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    chadders reacted to Retr0naut in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    An awful lot of bell ends out their Ian and they appear to be multiplying .  I have even had to delete comments off of my Facebook page from one individual  repeatedly insinuating it was your driving that was 100% at fault. If we have learnt anything about your character Ian it is  that your integrity is not something we need to question.   I get the impression that some are just trying to get a rise /reaction out of you.
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    chadders reacted to New POD in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    The Swiss  cheese model of accidents. 
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    chadders reacted to Nyphur in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Try waggling your tongue - you might be able to get it sightly further up his arse 😂
    Glad you and the car were relatively unscathed wobbler - result with the cheap overnight parts from Australia too, back on the road in no time 👍
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    chadders reacted to Talbot in The grumpy thread   
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    chadders reacted to Magnificent Rustbucket in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    It is wishful thinking to blame it on the road. It may be that stretch is a little slippery but having poor tyres has made the difference between the car feeling a little twitchy and going off. You say yourself on this thread that , "it's practically impossible to pull away in the wet without wheelspin, which kicks the traction control in, which is dim-witted and basically just shut the throttle off entirely".  You shouldn't drive a powerful old RWD car on poor tyres and this is why. We've all made mistakes and we've all had the car point the wrong way at some point, there's no shame in it. I learned about the importance of good tyres in a 200SX which became wayard like this.  Replace the tyres and move on -  but don't blame the road, that's silly.
    Anyway, thankfully the car seems not to be substantially damaged and no one was injured, which is the main thing. 
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    chadders reacted to Talbot in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Like all good* accidents, it's undoubtedly a combination of factors:  A section of road with less friction than expected, a RWD car that shoves a significant amount of torque through the rear wheels,  tyres with reduced friction and/or issues with water clearance and a driver who isn't a drift king.
    Had any one of these things not been true, the accident *may* not have happened.   The fact that they all came together at that particular point in time meant that it did.
    You can make a very good reasoned argument for it being any one of the factors above, but in truth, it's all of them.
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    chadders reacted to Kiltox in 2021 Quote Thread   
    In response to @New PODabout the joy of parenting 
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    chadders reacted to Mrcento in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    The best thing you can probably do for Ian/Hubnut etc is watch his content, buy his merch etc. That's ultimately what pays the bills of any content creator.

    It's all well meant crowdfunding, Nobody is forcing anyone to donate etc and zero offence to anyone who wishes to do so, that's their prerogative , But as others have said, it's effectively a business. It is a little strange. (Welcome to the internet i guess!). He hasn't asked for extra help, so it's probably a bit awkward receiving it.
    Would you start a crowdfunder for your local garage because one of their 3 lifts was temporarily out of action?.
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    chadders reacted to BorniteIdentity in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Jesus wept. Is this what happens in the bright new future? 
    I ran over my headphone cable the other day. Should there be a crowdfunder? Should my audience be all chucking a few bob in to fund the accident? 
    Fucking Nora. Ian has my every sympathy - genuinely - but this is so peculiar. It’s not a charity, he’s a businessman. It’s one thing saying “I’ve got the bits here, I’d like to help” and something completely different to subsidise it. 
    Sorry. Just how I feel. I suspect it’s just me. 
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    chadders reacted to captain_70s in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    I don't think that makes you an utter throbber by default though, you must have picked it up elsewhere.
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    chadders reacted to captain_70s in The new news 24 thread   
    Dolomite lines are utter garbage, especially the doors.
    My car was significantly longer from the bulkhead forwards on one side too, despite no evidence of being bumped. It was just built squint.
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    chadders reacted to PhilA in The new news 24 thread   
    I have so far found a pickup truck to be more useful, but you cannot have that in the back of a pickup truck there without scrotes nicking it as you stop for a red light.
    State of the world etc etc 
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    chadders reacted to PhilA in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    That's what the Temperature/Wear letters are about. 
    If it snapped out in the cold and wet (particularly on concrete) then yes, those are high mileage, hot weather  tires with a very hard compound and moderately inflexible sidewalls (particularly if they're over about 5 years old) which are great for doing 60 all day long in 40c weather on 90c concrete without blowing out, but they aren't a tire you can drive with vigor in the cold.
    Get the bent bits fixed, a set of cold climate tires put on and you'll transform how that behaves. It should slide progressively after giving some warning that is going to. 
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    chadders reacted to wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    Got a letter in the post today from my landlady saying that my rent is going up from 1st September.  Normally this'd be a grump but it's only the second time it's gone up in the 13 years I've been here and it's still well below the "normal" market rate for round here, which has gone through the fucking roof in the last few years along with everywhere else.
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    chadders reacted to horriblemercedes in Manchester clean air zone May 2022   
    You're missing something. The van user will pay £10 in total for the day, each of his six customers will pay £10 extra. That's what Wack is saying 
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    chadders reacted to Talbot in FotU 2021 - GO GO GO!   
    It was more that there was a massive bottleneck of only one vehicle being able to be issued with it's rear-view-mirror hanger at a time.  Which left people hunting for their ticket on their phone or getting it out of their back pocket, etc.etc.  then the hanger being issued, discussion about where to park, etc.etc.  Each car was taking 30 seconds to process, which is why there was a massive backlog of cars out onto the road, as you're only admitting 120 cars an hour, which is why there was up to a 2hr delay to get onto site.  Given that there was just one start time for EVERYONE to get there (which in itself is fecking stupid), they needed to be processing cars as fast as they could drive in (15mph say) up the access road.  That would have given them a capacity of  well over 1000 cars/hr, which is ten times what they were actually doing.
    Had they split the arrival times up of concours at 9:00, Chod at 9:30 and modernz at 10:00, AND been processing cars at the higher rate above, everything would have happened without any queues at all.  It's not rocket science!
    Given that it's a car show, the most obvious thing that needs organising is the vehicle logistics!  Were it just shovelling everyone straight into a single car-park, then you can get away with a more simple system.  This, you can't.  It's not like they were "caught by surprise" by the number of people there... it was a fixed number of tickets available!
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    chadders reacted to barefoot in The new news 24 thread   
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    chadders reacted to wuvvum in The grumpy thread   
    On the way to FOTU this morning, I passed a Nissan Leaf going the other way with the number plate O C02 GUY.
    What a c*nt.
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    chadders reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    Went out to take some photos tonight, it's such an angry looking bastard, I love it.
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    chadders reacted to wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    I've had a slightly lowball offer accepted on a car on eBay, so it looks like Sunday will be collection mission day.  Annoyingly I'll be passing within yards of the seller's house on the way back from FOTU on Saturday, but as I am yet to master the art of driving two cars at once I'll have to return the following day.  It's localish by my standards, and the journey is all doable by bus which keeps the cost down.
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    chadders reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    I took the 505 to work today and managed to score a red parking permit to park inside the gate next to all of the managers cars, I saw a few people looking around it to find out what it was. I'm sure it's doing wonders for the companies image having this old shitter parked outside of "advanced manufacturing".
    With any luck they will move me to a different department...

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    chadders got a reaction from Peter C in 2003 Mini Cooper S (R53) - Toyota Aygo Road Test   
    Inspector Morse, in 1992, I think.
    The Avengers with Diana Rigg also filmed there as did Bliss, where the village primary school children played a part.
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