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6 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Nor the mower. Belt again?

Yes I went to get one today and they did not have a reinforced one so I ordered the correct belt and took a std V belt, but that only lasted 40 minutes.

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It is sad to report after all the help I received from Eddie Honda getting a radio code for my Blaupunkt Boston in the AX it is a broken unit. We tried new speakers but no sound from it.

For now I have fitted an old Sony unit I had laying around but it does not really fit properly as it is too deep to push right back.

I had already tried replacing it with one of the cheap Chinese units but the USB will not work and my ipod works fine with a similar unit in the VP1500.

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2 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I have dad little response to the Festival of the Unexceptional prep day so I am setting it a Saturday 13th July....

I could probably pop round for that. Think I know where the FoD is......despite never having visited before.

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7 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

I could probably pop round for that. Think I know where the FoD is......despite never having visited before.

PM with address and map sent.

Anybody else need the secret how to find us instructions please PM me?

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1 hour ago, beko1987 said:

It's amys working weekend that, so if it's not as hot as today I might swing over during the day with the kids, but I can't promise so don't put me down for a definate. 

If it's as hot as today then this will be waiting... :-)

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If it's tyhis hot I'll be going in fully clothed.  I changed the outdoor tap today, Mrs PBK didn't turn the water off. I was drenched, I may have stayed in the water flow for a while. I dried off in about 45 mins, tempted to do it again.

Chuck me the map to Narnia and I see yez all on the 13th.  I'll be Rover 45'ing.

I may bring some valeting shite. 

Mrs 6C, do you do a nice sweet still cider? ;)

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19 minutes ago, purplebargeken said:

If it's tyhis hot I'll be going in fully clothed.  I changed the outdoor tap today, Mrs PBK didn't turn the water off. I was drenched, I may have stayed in the water flow for a while. I dried off in about 45 mins, tempted to do it again.

Chuck me the map to Narnia and I see yez all on the 13th.  I'll be Rover 45'ing.

I may bring some valeting shite. 

Mrs 6C, do you do a nice sweet still cider? ;)

@purplebargeken are you near Lightbulbfun? (London isn't that big is it? 

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6 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

If it's as hot as today then this will be waiting... :-)

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Well, we could all sit round and dip our toes in! Having skin akin to a Vampire’s that bursts into flames in sunlight that’s as close as I ever get to bare flesh outdoors.

I’ve put the date in the diary, I was just about to say I’ll stay over and realised that the camping gear is all in the back of the 2cv in my parent’s garage as it wouldn’t fit in the fiat.

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4 hours ago, purplebargeken said:

Mrs 6C, do you do a nice sweet still cider? ;)

Still and dry, but happy to stir in some sugar or honey at the point of consumption, if you'd prefer?

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If its cold there won't be many icebergs. Maybe an acorn? 

The kids will have that full of grass in a second! I'll bring my patented grass removal device! (an old bat with a mesh bit, grabs it all a treat!) 

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 10:35 PM, Six-cylinder said:

What a pleasant change I enjoyed a 54 mile drive out this evening going nowhere. Recently where ever I drive I seem to grind along in traffic but this evening even the 03 plate Toyota Yaris Verso managed to cruise at 60 mph in a 60 limit!

There was a purpose, Mrs6C had asked me to get the Daimler Sovereign S1 out of storage so on Friday she could take her friends daughter to her prom. S1 had started to have sticky brakes in storage and yesterday after 6 miles I could smell hot brakes when we stopped for petrol in Tesco. The battery was still flat when I went to restart it so my friend pushed it backwards slightly downhill  away from the pump before we used the jump pack. I felt the brakes free up the moment we went back and it started to roll. Today it was my duty to risk spending 3 hours on the side of the road waiting for the RAC to ensure the brakes had really freed off and it was running fine. 

The result is all is well and the bonus is I had forgotten that when we did some bodywork on S1 we fixed the second fuel tank so I went back to Tesco and put 10 gals in the other tank as well!

 

 

Quite simply, beautiful. Still very probably the best looking car of the era.

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13 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

My MGB GT got a run out on this lovely evening to the MG meeting I have always gone to so 100 mile round trip after work.

One small fail the n/s main beam failed on the way home so a job for tomorrow.

What a great line-up of MGs.

As much as I love the MGB, you can't beat the lines of the A, and a Magnette is a want list car for me.

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