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  1. Doctormop, condolences. I can only imagine what an awful time that you and your family are going through. I had never been through that, but did sit through a mental health awareness talk earlier this week at work. I'm not a therapist or medical professional and would suggest you contact someone for help, even the samaritans will be good. You say that you cant relate or help, but what your dad and others are probably looking for is someone to listen. Don't try to fix their issues. There were a few slides from the training that might help, some of them are cheesy, but I've tried this on my children to get them to tall more and it does work. Don't use the W words: who, what, why, when, where, how. These out people on the spot. Do use Ted: Tell me... Explain to me... Describe... And just listen, don't try to fix. ( this advice I gained from a great friend of mine who had a nervous breakdown because she was always taking on other people's problems, and trying to fix everything). Sent from my SGP621 using Tapatalk
  2. Yep, I get network connection error when trying to use tapatalk.
  3. I have the special tool somewhere. There is a short set of steps to do it, but they go out of setting with monotonous regularity with use.
  4. Did the brakes fail? It looks like it rammed through the wall.
  5. Ah cool thank you. Didn't know if there was a different approach with the insert rubber. I'll keep persevering then
  6. My acadiane has no glass currently fitted.... Because I removed It. The window rubbers are the type with an insert that is pushed into a channel on the outside. What's the best way / correct way to refit the windows? should the rubber be fitted to the panel, and then the glass inserted or should I do the normal way of strong cord around the rubber channel and work my way around? I managed to get one side window in, but the other side is tougher and the rear door windows harder still!
  7. In Essex today I saw TO 04 RSY, of course "too arsy". Oh and on the m6 through Birmingham I saw O6 on a Citroën c1.
  8. For the 2cv, two things that have worked for me: 1) pull the pump to carb pipe at the carb end and trickle some petrol down to the pump 2) blow as hard as you can into the fuel filler These pumps are so weak it's frustrating
  9. Lovely purchase. I was taken for a spin in a cayman by a friend a few years back and it reminded me of the first time I went in a 911... One owned by a mclaren team mechanic, 1980s with roll cage etc. I think the 2/4 on the fuel gauge would trigger the mathematician in me everytime I looked at it.
  10. You have a dog called Keith? Well played, sir.
  11. Can I take number 21 for RobT please?
  12. Dammit, from the speaker holes and left-handed wipers I was going to guess at mk1 polo. Right manufacturer at least.
  13. In my part of Surrey it's the same, however they've also stated that large vehicles with seats removed count as vans. What's confusing is the van rule came in before the charge for rubble and diy waste. If there's a charge, just let the vans in? It'll be more expensive than the industrial site.
  14. Chopped, welded,grinded, err primered... Not impressive work compared to others on here, but it'll do after a thin* skim of filler.
  15. Managed to clean up one of the rubbers, the other is just too far gone. Luckily, just spotted that Ecas have replacements so I'll add that to my next order. Started hunting for a new bonnet, but it seems that the available secondhand ones are worse than mine. Breaking out the welder later to resolve these holes. Apologies for the shaky camera work...
  16. I spotted P1 MPU on a something -or-other with blacked out windows. Obviously it was spaced to read pimp u. Stay classy, eh?
  17. Thanks folks. I'll get on that next week.
  18. The most important question went unasked...why does he wear his t-shirt on the outside?
  19. Forgot to add: there is emulsion paint on the window rubber that I'd like to remove. Does anyone have any ideas how to remove it? I've tried with cellulose thinners, but it doesn't budge.
  20. Wow. November since last update. I blame a new job that has eaten into my evenings, but I have made some progress. I'll let the pics so some talking. Still need some paint on the front end, the sides need flatting down another a finish coat applied, its never going to be perfect, but it's an acadiane - it never was! I'm moving my other car out of the garage so we can start building works, but first I'll repair the bonnet and spray the wings so it's all in one colour.
  21. Ah, thank you for looking! Yes the a panel is part of the front wing, this bit: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITROEN-DYANE-ACADIANE-SIDE-FAIRING-FRONT-FENDER-AILE-AV-FRONT-FENDER-NOS/183547084498?hash=item2abc423ed2:g:BPIAAOSwGIRXaulc&redirect=mobile I'd buy that, but the postage
  22. My son is 6, and there are two lads in his class that don't yet know how to control their fists. Often they punch other boys or girls. My son has been one the end of it more than once, but a year ago we both started karate. To his credit he hasn't him either of them back, nor has he even blocked (a karate block is designed to injure). I have told him just to hit him back if he does it again - he won't hit him again after that.
  23. Lectures & PhD? Weird. I spent my three years in a dark room lit only by a monstrous crt monitor and blinking lights of a super computer.
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