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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 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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    meshking reacted to richardthestag in Range Rover resto - Project Southpaw MOT time p24   
    Ok folks 6 days in Devon workshop and it has moved forwards a whole load.
    Tried marketing the car privately and had a couple of sniffs, one most likely a scammer. Spoke to dealers and had good feedback and offers that were acceptable but timescales and cashflow work against me.
    Car is now in Brightwells auction Leominster 4 Sept. It must sell, I have a reserve that covers my family investors to be repaid, high risk but as the car might appear to have floundered at the last auction something radical has to be done.
    Paint and detailing was the main thing, paint first
    The body frame I painted clear over base, pretty pointless really as it is a flat colour and any defects in the base cannot be remedied because of the clear coat, ah you live and learn. I am now working with a solid paint scheme, A and B posts were the biggest areas of concern, these were flatted back to the basecoat and overcoated with a 2-pack solid coat that can be cut and polished more easily.

    After the auction and having driven nearly 1000 miles in it I found two metal defects one on each of the front wings where the mud guard has resonated against the birmabrite panel. gah. Here has split the nearside panel. Had to flat it right back, fix the underlaying issue, fill and paint again

    Fixed the dent and alignment issues at the top of the drivers door

    found that the door an rear wing were a fraction of a shade different, so need to be painted to make them the same, ffs

    polished the deck panel back but really unhappy with existing paint shrink and micro blisters. which you can see when you get close.

    decided to paint nearside end to end, not as dramatic as it sounds but at least with a flat base, 2 coats should do it and it will be perfect, front wing came off for some reason that I am not sure I fully understand now

    all back together and polished it looks gr9, I still need to sort the sill trim so don't panic. That is in phase 2 detailing

    gave up thinking about the deck and masked it up Thursday night, huge storm due to hit South west early evening but I needed to get photos for the auction.
    Flatted it right back to remove any shrinkage

    Threw 6 coats on, while guarding against the House Martins who are about to fly the nest

    about 1h before the storm, the paint is curing fast. It was kind of a race against time, should have waited really but I think I got away with it.

    next morn and the chicks are out of da nest

    Polished the bonnet and tried to capture some images that show the quality of the shine and panel alignment. I still need to black the sill trims so photoshopped the image that went to the auction house. I will send more next week when I get back onto it. Heading back to Devon this afternoon, have to be home Wednesday night for A-Level result day and my twins !!
    Anyway behold the result of 40 hours work

     
    and a shopped version, only on the sill cover


    thanks for looking, video 25 will be on the tube in about 2 hours
     
     
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    meshking reacted to Eddie Honda in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes   
    Total bollocks. It depends on the wording of the policy. It comes up every time it's discussed and regurgitated with unshakeable belief, rather than solid fact. It's what the plod would love you to believe (as it makes their life simpler) but it's not the actual case.
    It doesn't have to show the MID. Indeed it can take up to 7 days to go on the database if the insurer is tardy. You will get a pull by the plod if it isn't on the MID, then you have an opportunity to present the relevant certificate. That relevant certificate can be electronic too. It doesn't have to show the vehicle is insured. It has to show that the person using the vehicle is insured to drive it.
    Familiarise yourself with S165 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as amended. Case law of Pryor v GMP is of note too.
    How long did it take to arrive?
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    meshking reacted to richardthestag in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    my twins have both got 1st choice University courses
    David Maths A, Design Tech A*, Physics B - Going to Brum, Mechanical Engineering
    Louis Maths A*, History A*, Georgraphy A* - going to Herts Collage Oxford, Human Geography
    More chuffed than a cat with two arses
    No idea where they got that level of cleverness from
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    meshking reacted to Frogchod in Cheap DS. Yes I'm that stupid.   
    As you may have seen I'm in the process of buying a 1968 DS.



    Yesterday I went to see if I could get it running.

    There were no sparks, but a clean of the points sorted that.

    The fuel tank leaks so a temporary fuel supply was rigged.

    A bit of churning and she fired up. No LHM leaks so she raised right up.

    As soon as some iffy paperwork is sorted collection will occur.
    I'll keep this thread updated with the full horror that a cheap DS will inevitably reveal.
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    meshking reacted to RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    Some S60 tinkering today.  First off I changed the spark plugs, which is surprisingly easy.  This cover comes of

    Then the leads/coil things pop off after removing the single bolts that secure them.

    They needed doing, and it now runs smoother without the occasional hesitancy.  I also remembered to buy five...normally when I change plugs it makes no difference AT ALL, so that's nice.  I've reset the trip computer and will see if my mpg improves.  I'm currently getting 34 on a run (which isn't too bad anyway for a big old lump).
    Handily you can also check the cam belt with that cover off.


    Mmm...looks alright though, so I'll risk it.  Mileage is currently 160k.  Sods law I do the belt and the auto 'box shats itself.
    I also tried a lazy oil change with the pela pump.  But then the heavens opened.

    It only extracted 2.5 litres anyway so I'll do a proper job another time.
    I'm working my way through some jobs in preparation for a road trip to Sweden next month, which I'm getting very excited about!  This arrived in the post today too.

    I paid £39 for this tag so it lets you go over the Oresund bridge for half price.  Total saving is 30 odd quid as the crossing ain't cheap, 124 euros return.  It can also be used in Denmark to go over the Great Belt bridge without faffing at the toll booth.  I'm not too bothered about the cost though, as I've wanted to do this trip via the bridges for a while.  The idea originally was to take the Impreza, but of course I sold that.
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    meshking reacted to loserone in L1's fleet - Leaf,pug shenanigans - 6th pug of the year   
    @puddlethumper here: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283564254430
    My two are genuine ones.
    DIVISIVE POLITICAL ASIDE: It was learned after I bought them that the seller is a Kipper, so you will have to decide if you are happy to support potentially racist persons, or if it's a non issue.
    I reckon there's probably quite a lot of kippers, and not all of them are necessarily racists, so avoiding them might not be such a big deal. YMMV.
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    meshking got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in The new news 24 thread   
    I did some work at Virgin Media a few years back - we were working on an automatic fault detection algorithm but had access to the current fault system. The favourite complaint was someone had complained about network outage. The technician discovered the cabinet had moved to 25 feet down the road.... and now had a rather large dent in it. 'Fault found at cabinet, cabinet no longer in original position'
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    meshking got a reaction from anonymous user in The new news 24 thread   
    I did some work at Virgin Media a few years back - we were working on an automatic fault detection algorithm but had access to the current fault system. The favourite complaint was someone had complained about network outage. The technician discovered the cabinet had moved to 25 feet down the road.... and now had a rather large dent in it. 'Fault found at cabinet, cabinet no longer in original position'
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    meshking reacted to Skizzer in Skizzer goes all yuppie on us: E30 320i   
    Home now, and a fish supper to the better.
    Thanks for the kind words
    Money shot:
     
    And original dealer sticker and plates:

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    meshking reacted to Peter C in Mercedes W124 200E - Rolling Resto - Fame & fortune & more repairs   
    I had to upgrade the speakers. The 200E was still fitted with the original paper cone speakers, which were too weak to handle the 4x50W output of the head unit. Not only are W124 speaker sizes a little odd, all four speakers are fixed by clips rather than traditional screw fixings. 
    Thank you Amazon for delivering this little lot:

    I decided to go for 5.25" 3 way speakers for the back shelf and a pair of tweeters for the dash. 
    I had to make MDF rings to enable installation of the rear speakers. Do not judge me by the quality of the cutting, my jigsaw is totally knackered and I am amazed that it got the job done at all.

    The speakers fit snugly into the original openings and with the original grilles back on, the installation is completely stealth.

    On the offside, I screw fixed the tweeter to the vent duct. On the nearside I had to use special double sided sticky pads as the design of the duct is different and I could not get my drill to fit into the speaker recess without taking the windscreen out.

    The results are very pleasing. The rear 3 way speakers provide all the mid range and high level rear fill that is required, whilst the tweeters are all that is needed to give a nice surround sound effect. Of course this installation wouldn't be worth bothering with if I didn't have a 12" sub in the boot. 

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    meshking reacted to Pillock in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Not a grin, but there's no thread for a warm smile so here it goes.

    My mum passed away just over a year ago. Took us a while to clear the house but it was sold in November after a bit of a manic last removals session. The bloke who bought it with his fiancee has quite a striking name, more than likely unique, so he's easy to find on Facebook - and his other half has her account public.
    So I know it's weird to essentially go Facebook stalking a house but on the exact anniversary of my mum's death, they posted a whole load of family pictures taken in the house with their new baby. They've not changed a thing and I think the overwhelming feeling was of closure that they're enjoying the house, they look like a lovely family, and it's very much their home.
    They'd best not bloody peel the wallpaper though, it's damp as fuck under there.
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    meshking reacted to Cavcraft in Cavcraft 2020: Excrement in motion. Or not.   
    Boom shanka 

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    meshking reacted to theorganist in I have just put a deposit down on............   
    this!
     
     









    Has been off the road in a garage since the mid 2000's. 
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    meshking reacted to Tamworthbay in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Well it’s been a hell of a fucking year so far. Massive shout out to all our wonderful NHS staff and particularly the neonatal heart team at Glenfield's in Leicester. After a six hour heart op my niece’s 6 day old daughter is doing well. Massive relief all round.
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    meshking reacted to Skizzer in Dollywobbler's Invacar - Ongoing   
    Jesus, how did even this manage to turn into playground bickering?
    Fuck’s sake people, get over yourselves.
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    meshking reacted to anonymous user in I'm no longer on a train, now V8 wallet drain   
    I really shouldn't look at some of the threads on here. I don't really need another car and certainly not this one.
    Until a few weeks ago I had never been to Scotland, today I'm heading there again, hopefully I shall be driving back this evening.

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    meshking reacted to Pillock in Truck Shite   
    This seemed to be more stuff that was being broken for spares. It was parked outside the workshop which made sense, maybe if you've got some sort of urgent requirement for a bit from a military truck they'll just whip it off.

     
    Here you see a pair of TK's going for it whilst another looks on, the dirty buggers.

     
    This had "Starts and drives" on the windscreen. I rather think not.

     
    Leyland DAFAid was a short lived flavour of fizzy pop, notable for an aftertaste of rust and hydraulic fluid.

     
    I believe this one is called "Reverse Cowgirl"

     
    This sort of summed up the day well.

     
    Whereas this summed up Crouch Snr's approach to just hoarding shit. I mean, who on earth is still running one of these and will phone up in a panic for spares?

     
    Royal Navy seemed to be operating on a different scale again to the Army

     

     
    Back to cranes means we must be near the start/finish line

     
    FIN

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