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    Dabooka reacted to maxxo in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    what a very excellent event!
    just got home, and i had a lovely time
    many thanks
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    Dabooka reacted to tooSavvy in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Well, that was fun!
    +twix
     

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    Dabooka reacted to Split_Pin in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Cairn Lodge Services achieved rather earlier than expected. Just waiting on the others.

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    Dabooka reacted to garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Apparently the rear subframe can rust on Octavias but there’s an easy way of checking.  Do the back wheels look like this?

     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/skoda-octavia-4x4-SPARES-OR-REPAIRS-/164969129523?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
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    Dabooka reacted to sierraman in The grumpy thread   
    Browsing through a 2019 craptical plastics issue... are these people for real?
    Twice it goes in one copy about why you should be wary of buying cheap cars not fitted with premium rubber. I don’t know where they’re finding these people selling a cheap car with a full set of Crossclimates. 
    Anyhow the bullshit continues in the Mondeo guide, mechanical maladies page, extremely common handbrake light sticking on, the technical ‘experts’ went off down the route of changing the fucking master cylinder. A squirt of contact cleaner in the dipswitch under the lever would’ve sorted it. Anyway, got into the guide, ‘air con standard from launch’ - bullshit, it was only standard on the very last models, the LX and GLX it was all an option on Mk1.  ‘Cable operated clutch’ - only on the very very first models, changed to hydraulic round about ‘94. 
    The bullshit that I’m reading here makes me want to sling it on the BBQ.
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    Dabooka reacted to Nyphur in The grumpy thread   
    Some fucking chopper leant out the window of a Corsa last night and threw a bottle of water at me while I was cycling home from a friends house. Narrowly missed me but with the shock of it flashing across infront of me I clipped the curb and came off the bike.
    Other than some cuts and scrapes last night I felt relatively ok, but it took me nearly 15 minutes to get out of bed this morning, ribs had me howling in pain. Went to A&E on the advice of 111 and had an x-ray which has shown some broken ribs. They gave me a prescription and sent me on my way, Dad drove me the 45 minutes home and called into the chemist to get the prescription filled, but it says on the bottom it can only be filled by the hospital pharmacy.... Fucksticks. Drive 45 minutes back to find that the hospital pharmacy is closed on weekends! Did eventually get it sorted but could have done without that.
    I am meant to be having my gallbladder removed Tuesday but I should imagine they'll cancel that now. 
    Very glad I was wearing a helmet mind (I always do) as there is a massive crack through it upon inspection this evening - better than a crack in my skull.
    Still a couple of cocodamol and a medicinal brandy are doing the job at the moment.
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    Dabooka reacted to willswitchengage in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294291263069?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D8dcab0628070495c9a056fe5707ed7cf%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D284381424454%26itm%3D294291263069%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A507ce1a7-ebc8-11eb-bfa4-ca162a658f42|parentrq%3Ad3ec42df17a0acf0983661d5fffd3ac8|iid%3A1
    I had one of these in carburettor flavour and it remains the most fun car I have ever owned. Easy to drive and the very low gearing (4000 rpm at 70 iirc), it really flew around. They're simple and all the controls just feel 'right', and the 3 pot makes a wonderful sound.

    Just above poverty spec 316 compact. Low miles, clean and FSH for £2500. Is this a reasonable price> Always been after one of these.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304076946060?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D8dcab0628070495c9a056fe5707ed7cf%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D284381424454%26itm%3D304076946060%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A507ce1a7-ebc8-11eb-bfa4-ca162a658f42|parentrq%3Ad3ec42df17a0acf0983661d5fffd3ac8|iid%3A1
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    Dabooka reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just be aware that buying cars with non-functioning brakes can easily become an addiction. You just can't stop yourself.
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Not any more. 
    You're correct about the (heavily scratched) glass panel in the floor near the door to the ladies which allowed a view down into the cellar where the setup was. However that got royally fucked in the 80s when a relief manager whacked the heaters on without any water in the jackets. Burnt out the elements and basically killed off the gimmick as it was. The tanks needed to be cut up to be removed and that was the end of that.  It did mean the cellar was lovely to work in, three rooms and great setup for the stillage too. Best setup I've seen in an 'old' pub.
    Just read the link above which is nicely detailed. I thought it stopped in the 80s, not 1990, but my memory back then is somewhat addled. Partly due to the copious amounts of lager and Castle Eden I consumed in that very boozer.
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    That bus station, Malborough Crescent,  was also the home for various coach outfits too, including the infamous Barton Bus.  As a kid I'd be chucked on that on my visits back to the midlands to see family and friends in Nuneaton with nowt more than a few Commando comic books (remember those?) and a couple of cheese butties. It took about seven and a half hours and even now I see places like Worksop and Worsop and it brings memories back of that coach journey.
    When building the Centre for Life they also discovered a load of human remains there too which needed forensic archaeologists to remove and relocate them, allegedly it was a dumping ground from a cholera outbreak. One chap in particular used to come to the Dog frequently for the months and months it took to do, it really pushed the development back. Lovely chap and always very interesting, even to a 20 something barman.  I was also responsible for the coloured lights in the mesh stairway at either end getting rearranged; I got a lift back from Sunderland one day with one of the architects on the project and I commented the sequence meant a few of them merged and looked odd (yellow and red and the green and blue). The next day she said she agreed and had arranged to get them switched to be better contrasts to each other. 😆
    /waffle
     
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    Dabooka got a reaction from tooSavvy in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    That bus station, Malborough Crescent,  was also the home for various coach outfits too, including the infamous Barton Bus.  As a kid I'd be chucked on that on my visits back to the midlands to see family and friends in Nuneaton with nowt more than a few Commando comic books (remember those?) and a couple of cheese butties. It took about seven and a half hours and even now I see places like Worksop and Worsop and it brings memories back of that coach journey.
    When building the Centre for Life they also discovered a load of human remains there too which needed forensic archaeologists to remove and relocate them, allegedly it was a dumping ground from a cholera outbreak. One chap in particular used to come to the Dog frequently for the months and months it took to do, it really pushed the development back. Lovely chap and always very interesting, even to a 20 something barman.  I was also responsible for the coloured lights in the mesh stairway at either end getting rearranged; I got a lift back from Sunderland one day with one of the architects on the project and I commented the sequence meant a few of them merged and looked odd (yellow and red and the green and blue). The next day she said she agreed and had arranged to get them switched to be better contrasts to each other. 😆
    /waffle
     
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    Dabooka reacted to tooSavvy in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    I used to stagger round the corner, from the Hofbrau Haus, and get the bus to Winlaton from the bus station *now Centre For Life
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    Dabooka reacted to chaseracer in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    I have similarly hazy memories of the Toon 1985-88, when I was allegedly studying*.
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    Dabooka got a reaction from tooSavvy in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Not any more. 
    You're correct about the (heavily scratched) glass panel in the floor near the door to the ladies which allowed a view down into the cellar where the setup was. However that got royally fucked in the 80s when a relief manager whacked the heaters on without any water in the jackets. Burnt out the elements and basically killed off the gimmick as it was. The tanks needed to be cut up to be removed and that was the end of that.  It did mean the cellar was lovely to work in, three rooms and great setup for the stillage too. Best setup I've seen in an 'old' pub.
    Just read the link above which is nicely detailed. I thought it stopped in the 80s, not 1990, but my memory back then is somewhat addled. Partly due to the copious amounts of lager and Castle Eden I consumed in that very boozer.
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    Dabooka reacted to Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This looks great if it stays cheap, new MOT as well:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294288817387?hash=item4484fafceb:g:g8cAAOSwr5Ng7JII

     
    This should keep the price low!!!!!
    How hard would it be to get a steering wheel and double the value and desire ability?

    Sorry, that last picture should have come with a warning.
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    Dabooka reacted to chaseracer in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Dunno about the underfoot visibility aspect, but... http://beermad.web-brewer.co.uk/brewery/306
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    Dabooka reacted to tooSavvy in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Has/had the D&P a 'micro brewery' and you can see it through glass panes in the floor, into cellar?
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Just catching up after being AWOL for a couple of months and had to comment on this.  The Dog and Parrot was a very popular haunt of mine back in the 90s when it was renamed Tut n Shive (part of a chain owned by Whitbread. Remember them?), and I also worked there for about 7-8 years or so. Part time to fit around my other work, bloody loved it.
    Renamed back to the Dog again now of course, has been for quite a few years, but it's lost all of it's charm from the 90s as have many a boozer.
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    Dabooka got a reaction from chaseracer in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Gutted I can't make this, I'll still in bloody self isolation as my lad contracted the plague in his last week at school.
    It'd be good to get the Cougar back out again. 😕
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    Dabooka got a reaction from Jim Bell in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Gutted I can't make this, I'll still in bloody self isolation as my lad contracted the plague in his last week at school.
    It'd be good to get the Cougar back out again. 😕
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    Dabooka reacted to loserone in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Hope he's alright chief, cars can always wait.
     
    If it goes well we can do another later in the summer if it's not gone all 28 days later
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    Dabooka got a reaction from loserone in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    Gutted I can't make this, I'll still in bloody self isolation as my lad contracted the plague in his last week at school.
    It'd be good to get the Cougar back out again. 😕
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    Dabooka reacted to Jim Bell in Northern Twixfest YET A FUCKING GAIN Middleton in Teesdale   
    No. I make them up on the spot while I'm silently judging the individual cars.  
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    Dabooka reacted to Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Waterloo House, Newcastle. 

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    Dabooka reacted to Jim Bell in Chod North East. Spotting through time.   
    Fawcett Street, Sunderland. 
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