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    meshking reacted to paulplom in The new news 24 thread   
    Brilliant result. Couldn't have went any better. I always thought If I gave her enough rope....

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    meshking got a reaction from 320touring in The PMSL #SHOWKAR 24/11/19   
    Reject it under soga "not fit for purpose"

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    meshking reacted to doug in 2t block and tackle £18.18   
    https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/masterpro-2tonne-engine-block-lifting-chain-538770561
     
     
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    meshking got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Veteran London to Brighton   
    IIRC it is marshalled by car clubs down the route. I used to live in Coulsdon, and went to help a few times. There was a slight incline and cars often needed a bit of help. Further down, at Hooley, is where the A23 turns off onto the M23 - you have to make a conscious decision to go onto the M23 (well signposted with blue signs) rather than stay on the A23.
    Sad times - must be scary enough driving one, let alone ending up on the motorway
    https://goo.gl/maps/x6qeAKjKUJTqmSo29
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    meshking reacted to barrett in Veteran London to Brighton   
    Sorry, we're 295. Just stopped for tea and bacon. Going well so far, touch wood

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    meshking reacted to RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    It's a manual.  You know me, I'm normally a lazy arsed auto 'box user, but I'll happily make an exception here.
    It's a one owner from new and an odd spec, being a V6 mid-range RT.  Cloth manual seats (good), but has cruise and climate control.  The giffer is to be applauded for his choices back in the day.  Ex Renault car club member too, and I'd wager it's been garaged all it's life.  Interior is mintola, albeit a sea of grey.

    I drove it back to back with the S60 this evening and the gooner packs lots more punch, even though the difference is only 10bhp or something.  Must check the torque figures.  Plus the ride is better because not stupid low profiles.  In fact, I'm wondering if I should keep this a bit longer and roffle the S60 instead.
    This car is a tour de force.
    Until it breaks.  Place bets now.
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    meshking got a reaction from Frogchod in Shitefest International 3-5 July 2020 France   
    I'm tempted to set myself a goal of getting my acadiane to this. 
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    meshking got a reaction from egg in Shitefest International 3-5 July 2020 France   
    I'm tempted to set myself a goal of getting my acadiane to this. 
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    meshking got a reaction from LightBulbFun in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Jeez - that makes me feel old. I remember when those buses were introduced. Replaced the seriously ageing fleet.
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    meshking reacted to richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
    2hours 45 mins it took to do 100miles up the m20, 26 and 25 last night from the tunnel.  
    Anyway, I have done my best with the European wine lake.  Not a bad sized boot for a coupe (18 cases) and it doesn’t look too low either. You can feel the weight in the tail round roundabouts though.
     



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    meshking reacted to RobT in Cavalier (Mk3) Attitude - MoT result   
    That time of year again.  MoT is due 1st November and I replaced the lower arm today, as the ball joint was knackered.  Took me 6 sodding hours.  Finished it in the dark...
    I've never replaced one before, and it should be relatively straightforward.  But for some reason it was a right PITA.  Part of it was due to me being simple, but getting the new one on just proved difficult at every point (especially getting the ARB reconnected).  Pry bar and lump hammer got heavy use today.
    The offending balljoint.

    Tools strewn everywhere.

    New one in situ, finally.

    The steering certainly feels lighter as it had been stiff for a while, but the other side can wait.  I'm broken after all that effort!
    As for other MoT prep, I need to check the usual gaitors, exhaust, brakes etc, and an oil and filter change would help.  It was running very rough after the French road trip, but new plugs and a clean of the throttle body seems to have helped.  Idle is still a bit uneven, but after four years I've given up trying to cure that.
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    meshking got a reaction from Lord Sterling in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Re: Island line. I'm amazed anything runs now it's under the south Western Railway franchise. Probably their newest rolling stock though, so one train running is a good sign.

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    meshking reacted to Lord Sterling in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A kind of a grin.....
    Been offered a job after an interview yesterday, similar to what I used do but not much more money. £19k, better than nothing and it'll help me on my continuing journey into helping get my wife here.
    I am happy but cautiously happy. The company was only set up in July this year so not very well established. Job is in Birmingham so less miles but journey is a little more busy, not so many long fast dual carriageways plus will have to contend with traffic into Birmingham. Hours are a little longer than before and no free parking. Again, all makes me cautious rather than massively happy.
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    meshking reacted to Garythesnail in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    The response to the bridesmaid photo has made me smile.
    Have a professional composition as a bonus

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    meshking reacted to Craig the Princess in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just came across this bonkers video.
    PT Cruiser owners are hard core
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tctvaoUCCPo
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    meshking got a reaction from Bfg in The grumpy thread   
    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).



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    meshking got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    There isn't a cat, it's a thought experiment. Perhaps thinking about the cats name is another thought experiment.
     
     
     
     
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    meshking got a reaction from LightBulbFun in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    There isn't a cat, it's a thought experiment. Perhaps thinking about the cats name is another thought experiment.
     
     
     
     
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    meshking got a reaction from snagglepuss in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    There isn't a cat, it's a thought experiment. Perhaps thinking about the cats name is another thought experiment.
     
     
     
     
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    meshking got a reaction from SiC in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    There isn't a cat, it's a thought experiment. Perhaps thinking about the cats name is another thought experiment.
     
     
     
     
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    meshking reacted to jamiechod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I get married today 😅
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    meshking reacted to strangeangel in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Go to Tesco Express to get a loaf.
     

     
    End up on a 50-mile joyride in the sticks.
     
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    meshking reacted to Tamworthbay in Going places to possibly enable human movement   
    Taking a McShit? If you don’t buy anything it becomes a McShit with Lies.
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