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Just lubed up the old paper shredder with WD40, then read this can be a great way to start a fire :mrgreen:

The shredder oil I bought, tells you to put oil on a piece of paper and shred that. I guess reduces the amount of oil that can shred.

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Yes, that would have been sensible. At least mine doesn't have a sealed paper receptacle - so the fumes had somewhere to go.

 

3 in 1 oil would have been a better choice too, but that's in the shed and WD40 is always to hand...

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What, a deliberate "let's have a fire" fire or a "holy shit my paper shredder is on fire" fire?

 

The latter apparently. But I cannot see any Google images which show this happening for scientific proof*.

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Seems I’ve agreed to buy this

 

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In Huddersfield (300 miles away). Not seen the road in 11 years. Rusty. Deep joy

 

But why - I here you ask, when the age-d amongst you will recall I bought an NI Samara saloon a few years back, that I’ve never used ( although it’s ready for the road - I can’t find a use)

 

Because this

 

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Yup, it’s a van. Nope, I’d not seen one either.

 

Seemed rude not too.

 

Just got to pay for it now, and sort Shiply, or summat.

 

Worra berk.

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Looking for quality* hire cars in Australia...

 

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Ohh a Fiat Punto is cheap, although not suitable for the outback (although the rental agreement says you can only use sealed roads anyway...), lets find out why not; using the modern medium of Facebook.

 

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Does this make any sense or am I missing something? It doesn't matter as I've now booked a Hyundai Accent / Similar with another company.

 

 

 

 

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Looking for quality* hire cars in Australia...

 

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Ohh a Fiat Punto is cheap, although not suitable for the outback (although the rental agreement says you can only use sealed roads anyway...), lets find out why not; using the modern medium of Facebook.

 

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Does this make any sense or am I missing something? It doesn't matter as I've now booked a Hyundai Accent / Similar with another company.

 

Makes no sense to me, unless they think European engines are fragile with badly spaced gear ratios, or it's only an automatic if it needs assistance with your left leg, third pedal and a magic wand between the front seats and people have got themselves stuck in the middle of nowhere before.

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Looking for quality* hire cars in Australia...

 

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Ohh a Fiat Punto is cheap, although not suitable for the outback (although the rental agreement says you can only use sealed roads anyway...), lets find out why not; using the modern medium of Facebook.

 

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Does this make any sense or am I missing something? It doesn't matter as I've now booked a Hyundai Accent / Similar with another company.

 

The reason given through facebook sounds like bollocks. I would imagine the reason would be due to the lack of Fiat dealerships/mechanics outside of the major cities in case something did go wrong.

 

French and Italian cars are seen as fashion statements in the Australian market and are generally only bought by posh city types.

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All categories reinstated after 18 months of DVLA fuck ups....

 

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In 2003 I got royally fucked about by the DVLA when getting my licence back after losing it for medical reasons. I still get angry thinking about it and a couple of years later someone sent them a letter bomb through the post, I can't say I was surprised someone might do that as they appear to no clue how much people value their licence....

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In 2003 I got royally fucked about by the DVLA when getting my licence back after losing it for medical reasons. I still get angry thinking about it and a couple of years later someone sent them a letter bomb through the post, I can't say I was surprised someone might do that as they appear to no clue how much people value their licence....

 

It wasn't helped when a locum doctor at the surgery I am registered at sent off a letter last to them saying god knows what to them. This doctor hadn't even called me in to examine me etc, whereas my 'normal' doctor cleared me to drive in late 2017.

 

I did send in a formal complaint to them because the website tells you to send in one thing, but they also expect another form with it. Paperwork was being to'd and fro'd for months because they don't tell you what you need.

 

I'm very surprised they don't get more threats of the illegal kind as when some people snap they can't be reasoned with.

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Bit of maserati fettling done this morning, 2 of the courtisy lights didn't work when you opened the doors, managed to source 2 new lamps for £20, fitted today, still didn't work, usual issue, cleaned earth's up now bright red lights when doors opened.

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have picked up the black mini from George's in Malton.

 

the car has been there for a month getting the head gasket, waterpump and the cylinder head overhauled with hardened valve seat and new exhaust valves fitted. Now we can use unleaded without having to worry about puuting additive in with it. as we were getting the headgasket done, NOT getting the valve seats done at the same ttime seemed to be daft.

 

now it has taken the machine shop most of that month to do something that should have done and sorted in a few days.

 

hmmmmm......

 

still, the car does seem to run ok and with no over heating, at least not so far. the reversing lights are still coming on at random points as we think the switch in the housing is jiggered, so as a stop gap fix i've taken the bulb out of the lamps. well that fixed it for now!

 

oh and teddy is making him self comfortable. 

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and look, i'm not the only one getting the old car out, cos Rodny mini met this lovely looking 2CV in town thi morning. its lovely. and i've not seen it about town before. so we are not the only one getting ready for Drive it Day.

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and why the hell are these pictures all on the piss again? that will teach me to use the 'phoner instead of the proper camera..........

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Almost got a full house there :)

 

I wonder does anyone actually have a full house on their licence? :)

 

Need CE, D, DE & H. Not interested in pulling any trailers, did a few days of artic lessons, hated it. (But I hate towing with a car as well - I can do it, I'd just prefer a larger rigid vehicle to put things in)

 

I'd give buses a go if it wasn't a normal service bus. Coach tours or private hire with a shonky Leyland National is more my cup of tea.

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BMW has been dropped off again to be looked at and repaired properly this time;

 

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On my walk to the train station I spotted a Rover 800!

 

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I think I have spotted it before, a few years ago when I first had my KV6 on the road or maybe even earlier. Nice car and another pic to my collection.

 

And an Escort Cabrio:

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Been here in France for about 10 days. In that time I have cut the grass, drunk wine, strimmed the edges, drunk wine, cut the grass, drunk wine, planted my herb garden, drunk wine, mowed the grass and drunk wine. Things were going well. Was talking to a friend who had her car in at a specialist for brake work, but the specialist dropped dead before completing the work. She is not sure what has been completed but the handbrake does not work. I am completely unfamiliar with these cars, but agreed to have a look, so she dropped it off this afternoon.

 

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It came with a HBOL and the handbrake looks complicated with special tool mentioned but tomorrow I will find out.

 

 

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My mum and dad have a place in France .

In Le Neufbourg, near Mortain.

 

Which reminds me, I think I need to book time off work to take the trip over. It's a long time since I've been.

 

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It came with a HBOL and the handbrake looks complicated with special tool mentioned but tomorrow I will find out.

 

Handbrakes on 2CVs can be tricky, mine used to be difficult to use the handle without it jamming,  then I did not make one 2CV rally when it started dragging. I handed it over to a man who knew and now it is perfect.

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