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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from alf892 in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from Stevebrookman in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from Angrydicky in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Sorry chancer, but I've no further comment to make on this subject. I thought my post was pretty reasonable, and not too inflammatory, but even that was not acceptable. I'm afraid it's all a bit too woke for me.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from chadders in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Sorry chancer, but I've no further comment to make on this subject. I thought my post was pretty reasonable, and not too inflammatory, but even that was not acceptable. I'm afraid it's all a bit too woke for me.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from GeorgeB in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from busmansholiday in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from red5 in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Sorry chancer, but I've no further comment to make on this subject. I thought my post was pretty reasonable, and not too inflammatory, but even that was not acceptable. I'm afraid it's all a bit too woke for me.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from warren t claim in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from chadders in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from Christine in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth reacted to chancer in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    Im not allowed to express an opinion now, no? Would love to see the spend on bulbs and transit van hire if the money was hard earned! What a place this has become. For the record, I would like the original post reinstated because as far as I can tell it breached no rules. I have asked why it disappeared but had no response. Go back to wrapping the boy in cotton wool and i will get back to the daily grind
     
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from chancer in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    I don't think chancer is being particularly angry, from what I can make out, he's asking if buying lightbulbs is the best use of state benefits. I'm on state pension, and I still go to work. I'm up at 5.30 most mornings Monday to Friday. I certainly haven't got the spare cash to spunk on lightbulbs or similar.
    I can see where chancer is coming from.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from 500tops in Which one do you wish you kept?   
    One of these. 1963. Sadly my ex missus had a thing for Triumph 2000's, so I did a straight swap for a ratty one. Instant regret. I could never have another one, way out of my league now, and the current Mrs Tetley thinks old cars are just that - old.

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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from egg in HMC- Italian Focus and its inbred German/portugese cousin   
    I ended up with HMC's Focus Ghia. Rave actually bought it to spin for a profit, got it back here to the London area, then decided he wanted to have a crack at my airlocking / overheating Rover 75, so we did a swap about three weeks ago. All I wanted was something compliant and would get me to work without any fuss, which it did until Tuesday this week when the battery snuffed it. Due to various reasons, it wasn't until Friday when I was able to fit a nice new Bosch battery to it.
    What have I done to it, apart from the battery? It came with a new set of plugs, so I fitted those. You could have measured the gaps on the the old plugs in yards, rather than mm's. Cleaned the thing up a bit, lipstick on a pig, but it satisfied me. At some point, it seems to have sat for ages somewhere. There was moss on the wiper blades which had gone rock hard, got all that off and the blades are doing what they should now. The rear wiper arm, which is broken, but still does the job ok, was also moss encrusted.
    I've bought all the stuff to do a thermostat replacement, but don't fancy the job myself, so I'm going to put it into a local mot / repair shop to have it done. Bought everything needed for an oil change, so that'll be done sooner rather than later. Other than that, not done much at all really. As said in the ad, the clutch bites high on the pedal, but doesn't slip, so that's good to go.
    What I really want is a nearside rear door in Tonic blue,  I'm sure that's what the colour is. Also need a complete driver's door mirror, and a good radio antenna. Anyone who has these parts laying around, please feel free to pm me, rather than clutter up HMC's thread. 
    I'd really like to know a bit about the Focus before it came into your possession HMC, If I'm correct and it did stand for a while before you bought it, it'd would be interesting to know why someone gave up on it, because it's not a bad little bus really.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from mercedade in HMC- Italian Focus and its inbred German/portugese cousin   
    I ended up with HMC's Focus Ghia. Rave actually bought it to spin for a profit, got it back here to the London area, then decided he wanted to have a crack at my airlocking / overheating Rover 75, so we did a swap about three weeks ago. All I wanted was something compliant and would get me to work without any fuss, which it did until Tuesday this week when the battery snuffed it. Due to various reasons, it wasn't until Friday when I was able to fit a nice new Bosch battery to it.
    What have I done to it, apart from the battery? It came with a new set of plugs, so I fitted those. You could have measured the gaps on the the old plugs in yards, rather than mm's. Cleaned the thing up a bit, lipstick on a pig, but it satisfied me. At some point, it seems to have sat for ages somewhere. There was moss on the wiper blades which had gone rock hard, got all that off and the blades are doing what they should now. The rear wiper arm, which is broken, but still does the job ok, was also moss encrusted.
    I've bought all the stuff to do a thermostat replacement, but don't fancy the job myself, so I'm going to put it into a local mot / repair shop to have it done. Bought everything needed for an oil change, so that'll be done sooner rather than later. Other than that, not done much at all really. As said in the ad, the clutch bites high on the pedal, but doesn't slip, so that's good to go.
    What I really want is a nearside rear door in Tonic blue,  I'm sure that's what the colour is. Also need a complete driver's door mirror, and a good radio antenna. Anyone who has these parts laying around, please feel free to pm me, rather than clutter up HMC's thread. 
    I'd really like to know a bit about the Focus before it came into your possession HMC, If I'm correct and it did stand for a while before you bought it, it'd would be interesting to know why someone gave up on it, because it's not a bad little bus really.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from bunglebus in Battery quality?   
    I found out yesterday that my Focus 1.6 petrol needs a battery in tip top condition. I've only had the car a few weeks and it's been a brilliant starter until yesterday. I pick my warehouse manager up at the station most mornings - no, it's not me brown nosing, I drive past the station at the time his train arrives, so it would be rude not to. Anyway, I collected him yesterday, went to drive off, and the Focus wouldn't start. The battery spun the engine over ok, but it just wouldn't fire. The warehouse lad came out to us and brought a NoCo jumpstarter. I connected it and it fired up straight away. Drove to work absolutely fine. I had a busy day yesterday, so the warehouse manager ordered me a new battery online. He phoned me while I was out and said I could collect the battery from the Woking branch of ECP. I went to the branch and was quite surprised to see them plonk a Lion battery on the counter. Then they gave me the bill and off I went. I don't like Lion batteries. After a bad experience with Mrs T's old Pajero which had 2 fitted. She had them fitted while out one day on her own, and they really didn't last long. It wasn't until I got to my next site in Belgravia that I checked the paperwork. My boss had paid for a Bosch battery, and they gave me a Lion. Saucy bastards. He's going to try to resolve the issue today, although he's not on site. I really should have checked the bill before I left Woking, but I had the van parked awkwardly and was really in a rush to get to Central London. Check your paperwork people. Hopefully the Focus will have a nice new Bosch on it soon.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from warren t claim in Fen's Fiat Folly   
    I wouldn't say that too loud mate.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from wuvvum in Fen's Fiat Folly   
    I wouldn't say that too loud mate.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from alf892 in Fen's Fiat Folly   
    I wouldn't say that too loud mate.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in Fen's Fiat Folly   
    I wouldn't say that too loud mate.
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    Tetleysmooth got a reaction from Fumbler in Fen's Fiat Folly   
    I wouldn't say that too loud mate.
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