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Everything posted by mercedade

  1. I did find a manual for the radio online (but I can't now remember the model number to look it up again), but like you, I'd have thought that once the cables are there, the aux input would work - unless that's exclusive for a CD changer control maybe? The exhaust blow is annoying - fingers crossed it's something patchable (or at the very least, reachable)
  2. Has anyone fitted an aftermarket stereo to a 95? I've dealt with having to run extra switched wires in other cars before, but this one: - won't dim with headlights - won't retain memory settings (and no, it's not a 'switch the yellow and red' situation)
  3. Lovely to meet you @Andy F, have a safe trip back. I wonder how long you kept the roof down for 😁
  4. R53 passed its MOT today - 2nd good pass in as many weeks, after getting the CLK through. It's a brilliant little car, my favourite in years. It's the one I'm preparing to spend some money on to keep it fresh as values do seem to be climbing a little, and it's a good example. The CLK is soon to be @Andy F's and once he's had any bits he needs from the dead CLK I'm sending it to scrap next week so I'll be down to a more manageable 3 cars. That means I'll have space to resolve the various squashy suspension knocks on the Saab, get it some new tyres and get me going through winter.
  5. Whenever I see someone wielding their mulltimeter to do more than make the beeping noise, I panic. I know I can work it out eventually, but I'm just never actually confident. It's usually @SiC or @Zelandeth I see with bench kits and zappers, and my mind just does that Homer-humming-in-his-own-head thing. Nothing useful to add, like.
  6. Red stuff (organic acid) doesn't always play nicely with older seals and materials (including brass heater matrices, for example) - I'm not saying OMG IT'LL DIE, but it'd be worth reading up on it because this car will have been specced for glycol (blue) back in the day. And obviously, never mix 'em. They make a gel.
  7. Oh, don't get me wrong - there's absolutely no way to find this charmingly eccentric in real life. I'm still completely blown away by it.
  8. It's so shit, it feels like it can't actually be malicious and kind of crosses over into charmingly eccentric - to continue meeting up, having a coffee and lovely-to-see-ing you every week, whilst not even paying for the gas is so completely inexplicable, it's like they can't possibly have considered it unusual. I'm reminded of my friend who, as a kid, borrowed CDs of favourite bands from me - lovely, very good friend, a nice thoughtful guy, a bit chaotic but nothing weird. The fact that, weeks after that initial loan, I'd be round his and see him using my treasured Silverchair and Tripping Daisy discs as coasters was so blatant that it was impossible to be offended. It wasn't him being a dickhead, it was just that it had clearly never occurred to him that he should look after other people's possessions. Obviously, your situation is a few orders of magnitude more serious than that, like.
  9. That is fucking outrageous. The idea that an actual friend would be such a dickhead is mindblowing.
  10. I adore this. Thanks for sharing @trigger.
  11. Current mod team are apparently: @chaseracer@brownnova@Mrs6C@Minimad5@NorthernMonkey@dozeydustman@Talbot (finance)@Slartibartfast (technical side) Pikchurs broken plez help
  12. You took the girlfriend to Scotland, but you were pretty keen to make sure she couldn't get out of the car Power move.
  13. I have joined Club Saab, with my dad's 55 plate 9-5 2.3t in what is apparently 'Linear' trim. Very comfy, squashy place to be, but has the distinct feel of needing a lot of rubber things replaced. Extremely floaty I'm OK with, but wobbly and twitchy less so.
  14. What a beautiful thing to be able to keep in your thoughts. So sorry to hear of your loss.
  15. There is a provision where, all things being equal with two otherwise-impossible-to-split candidates, you are permitted to select the candidate(s) from a currently under-represented group, but there are so many hurdles (and frankly, arseache) that would go along with it, that it is realistically never relied upon. But the law is clear that 'positive' discrimination at the point of employment is illegal. The UK does not permit discrimination on the grounds of any protected characteristic, regardless of the imagined rationale. Many of the protected characteristics are largely self-defined - including ethnicity.
  16. They're on really flaky actively illegal ground here. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5c66abfd40f0b61a1e93a27a/Mr_M_Furlong_v_The_Chief_Constable_of_Cheshire_Police_2405577.18_judgment_and_reasons.pdf Cheshire police lost an employment tribunal when they attempted to do the same thing, and I'm astonished that the company you've applied to would commit such a reasoning to paper. Happy to offer any advice (not a lawyer, but anti-discrimination is my field).
  17. Running out of ways to express how interested I remain.
  18. This is a whole lot of work to avoid buying a battery, my man. Find a friend with a Halfords trade card, or get yourself on Tanya.co.uk
  19. I think that's a great shout, just needs a couple of tasteful decals too
  20. More likely to just be an irritating ropey earth connection having been disturbed during The Frustrations. Chin up, it'll be back in the good books by the end the week
  21. I do OK, and for mostly the same reasons as others have identified. Since finding this guy, I've built up a bit of a relationship, advisories are rarely used except as back-covering (which is fine by me, it's not me who needs the license to make a living) and there's a good understanding of what would be an actual danger.
  22. And apologies if this is egg-sucking advice, but there are firms who basically do consultancy work bickering with assessors on behalf of commercial clients about exactly this. A mate of mine has done it, employing every ridiculous trick in the book - I've helped him lug those 1 tonne plastic water pallets from 'empty' office space to 'empty' office space, all as part of some elaborate demonstration of the usage (or otherwise) of the buildings.
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