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7 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

OK, daft question: why do Scottish motorways have speed limit signs that say 70, rather than the NSL sign used in the rest of the UK?

Because it makes more sense.

After seeing them I thought, why don't we have speed limit signs south of the border?

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12 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

OK, daft question: why do Scottish motorways have speed limit signs that say 70, rather than the NSL sign used in the rest of the UK?

I wasn't aware Scotland was different? My understanding is that NSL = 70 on a Dual Carriageway but an actual denotation of 70mph is only used when motorway regulations apply?

I had never noticed anything different in England but every day is a school day!

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34 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

OK, daft question: why do Scottish motorways have speed limit signs that say 70, rather than the NSL sign used in the rest of the UK?

I might well be wrong here, but i think it's usually done like that up here when there's varying speed limits on a specific stretch of road. (it certainly seems like that around me where it's like that on dual carriageways an Mways, if you see a specific 70 sign, it usually seems to mean there's a drop to 50 ahead or vice versa, you've just come out of a 40 or 50... i can't think of one that goes from 50 to showing NSL mid way along that stretch, it always shows 70), When the NSL sign is used, it always seems to be at the start of a new stretch and it's that all the way on that stretch to the next junction/roundabout. If the 70 is displayed at the start of a new stretch of road, it probably drops to 50 at some point before the next junction.

A lot of that is just guessing though 😂

 

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On 9/20/2019 at 5:49 PM, brownnova said:

Cheers, I’ll try the bypass first. I barely use it let alone use it on a track!! 

So I tried the (apparently oh so easy according to my mx5 owning mate) by pass. Just undo the clips and reroute the rubber hoses said the interweb. 

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Turns out the whole pipe is solid.  No rubber, no clips. Erm... ok. 

I’ll use pipe repair tape to do a temp repair so I can do the MX5 meet tomorrow. 

Oh no... the hateful car has other ideas... 

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Having brushed the corrosion away to put the repair around I’ve made th leak worse and now it’s properly pissing everywhere despite the tape. It will absolutely not be going to the show, and has been parked back in the naughty corner. 

Great. If I can’t even do that simple little job properly this Yugo restoration is going to go well!! 

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1 hour ago, Split_Pin said:

I wasn't aware Scotland was different? My understanding is that NSL = 70 on a Dual Carriageway but an actual denotation of 70mph is only used when motorway regulations apply?

I had never noticed anything different in England but every day is a school day!

I’ve never seen a 70 sign in England, only in Scotland.  Not to say there aren’t any of course. 

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I repaired the Clio 172 today.

 

2 discs provided by Tickman of this parish - a top bloke.

First up was stripping off the old discs and seeing what the spacers were like..

Pullers are useful things

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Can you see where it's failed and started rubbing against the stub axle?

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Comparison between the spacer on the one that failed and the other side

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Close up of the new spacers that were fitted

They are fitted with the chamfered edge facing in to the car

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All tightened back up, we took it a run to Halfords, where I spent £79 on a torque wrench - these bearings like exactly 175nm.

 

All nipped up and a test drive revealed silent running.

 

Once home, I jacked it up and both wheels span freely.

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6 minutes ago, Kiltox said:

I’ve never seen a 70 sign in England, only in Scotland.  Not to say there aren’t any of course. 

I am having a bit of a meltdown over this now,  how have I not noticed before!

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1 hour ago, wuvvum said:

OK, daft question: why do Scottish motorways have speed limit signs that say 70, rather than the NSL sign used in the rest of the UK?

There seems to be a different interpretation of the status of motorways by the Scottish authorities.

See sabre for more depth on this

https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35412

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Some rust investigation on the OS and NS rear inner sills of the Corsa today.

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This was the offside. Nearside wasn't nearly as bad.

Facial reenactment of me under the car:

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Amazingly, under the heavy flaking, the metal was still completely solid. Seems to be the way of this car.

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Currently waiting for the coat of Vactan to dry.

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The GT86 is going in for it's valve spring recall tomorrow. Comedy small courtesy car for the week no doubt.

I'm just hoping  that it all goes well. Having read of people's engines going pop after the recall I am slightly worried.

Too much instant gasket goop that blocks oil galleries/strainers apparently.

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In other North Westerly car show news I went to the Bodrhyddan Hall Classic car show. Run by the same people as Chumley, but sadly instead of our old mate Les there was a guy who sounded slightly like he belonged in the Wurzels! 

Unlike Chumley I got interviewed on the mic when I took Daisy into the ring. We didn’t win though... 

Have some piccies 

Only other 602cc powers vehicle at the event! 

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Started to piss down so we left early. Nice show though, would attend again! 

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Must be the day for it,  BN. There was another show of some sort at Chester Lakes today, was going to go but other things happened.

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1 hour ago, iainrcz said:

The GT86 is going in for it's valve spring recall tomorrow. Comedy small courtesy car for the week no doubt.

I'm just hoping  that it all goes well. Having read of people's engines going pop after the recall I am slightly worried.

Too much instant gasket goop that blocks oil galleries/strainers apparently.

In 30 years working on mobile plant the only 2 broken cranks I've seen had mastic type gloop on the strainer in one and in the the other in a gallery. Neither had been done where i work I'd like to add!

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In 30 years working on mobile plant the only 2 broken cranks I've seen had mastic type gloop on the strainer in one and in the the other in a gallery. Neither had been done where i work I'd like to add!
Apparently it's "rattle, seize"
New engine on Mr Toyota time.

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It's been two months since I dropped the Princess head off with machine shop #2 to insert a coolant pipe in place of the waxstat housing.  Not a difficult job, as these things go.  Tomorrow I'll be going in to see if any progress has been made, as I have several times before.  I'm expect excuses and no actual progress, as with every other week I've been.  I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed.

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9 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

Chester Cars & Coffee this morning, took the Jag.

 

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My dad used to go in the x1/9 when it was in the castle in Chester. But it seemed to get taken over by boy racers who then got them banned from there.

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Replaced the clutch on the 205 this weekend. Actually removed the box last weekend, but have been stripping and cleaning it throughout the week too. Besides the clutch and gearbox oil, I also treated her to a new fuel filter, air filter, thermostat, and a thorough engine bay clean. I got so carried away I even took the gearbox casing and all the underbonnet plastic air ducts and filter housings into work and put them through our chemical cleaner.

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And fitted new fog lights....

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Then took her for a test drive, ending in a celebratory baguette purchase.......

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Had a busy weekend and not long been home. Watching the Cracker DVD box set we got from CEX for £8. I'm enjoying watching the old rammel and mid 1990's network southeast liveried train as opposed to the storyline. Then again, that's me.

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38 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Had a busy weekend and not long been home. Watching the Cracker DVD box set we got from CEX for £8. I'm enjoying watching the old rammel and mid 1990's network southeast liveried train as opposed to the storyline. Then again, that's me.

Just noticed their first mistake - a series 1 Peugeot 309 on a J plate......

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On 9/20/2019 at 9:26 PM, Spurious said:

Tis lovely up there. I recommend a drive through Tullough road. Its a pass over to Glenmallen over the hills.

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I did this today - thanks for the recommendation, it really is quite spectacular, despite the weather. 

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Almost went disastrously wrong when some pillock in a 2003 Fiesta came hooning over a blind crest in the other direction at about 50 - I stopped, he didn't, but fortunately he had the presence of mind to swerve onto the grass at the last second.  I thought for a minute he'd come a cropper, but looked in my mirror and he was back on the road and still on his wheels, so I left him to it.

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