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1 hour ago, Angrydicky said:

Oddly enough I came here to post just the same thing. I'm not sure if it was to do with the presence of the importers being in town back then, but there were a lot of Volvo taxis in town in the 1980s and '90s.

I looked up the MoT history, looks as if the speedo stopped working some years ago - if he's doing 20k a year (which seems low) it must've done over 400,000 by now.

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2 hours ago, Shep Shepherd said:

I've seen that Volvo taxi several times when I've been in Ipswich. If The Volvo is anything to go by, its exhaust emissions will be negligible. 

If yer man wants to annoy the Council properly, he should get hold of a Volvo 144/164 and submit that for their consideration.....

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Looked out of my workshop window at about 8am to see a couple of coppers with what I thought was a speed trap, but what turned out to be a stinger.

One thumbs-up the other (hiding behind a tree) and slung it under a passing pikey van, and unfortunately also under a passing builders transit.

The pikey was arrested, and the builders moped around moaning about their 4 fresh punctures the repair/towing of which the police took about 3 hours to arrange.

Quite exciting!

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2 hours ago, Angrydicky said:

That's a shame. I always liked seeing that around Ipswich. I doubt it will happen, but it would be nice if he was able to carry on with it.

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1 hour ago, ChampionRabbit said:

Looked out of my workshop window at about 8am to see a couple of coppers with what I thought was a speed trap, but what turned out to be a stinger.

One thumbs-up the other (hiding behind a tree) and slung it under a passing pikey van, and unfortunately also under a passing builders transit.

The pikey was arrested, and the builders moped around moaning about their 4 fresh punctures the repair/towing of which the police took about 3 hours to arrange.

Quite exciting!

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Such a good feeling when it's a good sting! Cake fine though for the innocent transit 

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I made a gate to keep a horse where it should be. Designed specifically for this one (Olly)

who likes to paw, or should that be hoof, at the gate. With this one his hoof just slides

down it and causes minimal damage to both participants and now he can see through

it he may do it less. Job jobbied.

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Just renewed insurance on the shalaxy with hastings direct fully competitive, 2 years NBC, for me and missus £424, we not co inhabiting yet and shes 11 years my junior.. didnt price was too bad..considering year AA wanted 1k..

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1 hour ago, puddlethumper said:

I made a gate to keep a horse where it should be. Designed specifically for this one (Olly)

who likes to paw, or should that be hoof, at the gate. With this one his hoof just slides

down it and causes minimal damage to both participants and now he can see through

it he may do it less. Job jobbied.

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You did well to get hold of polycarbonate sheet at this time.  Covid-panicced retail has bought most of it for germ-screens.

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My neighbor has been puttering up and down the street in his Model A. It's gone back to firing on 3 under load so it's got a duff plug most likely. He has a few spares so that's good. 

Apparently the washer for the condenser goes on the other side of the screw- I couldn't get it to fit like that but eh. It disintegrated and shorted the ignition out and brought the car to a halt. He fixed that and took it out for a spin then the ammeter caught fire.

Now the voltage regulator isn't (probably why the ammeter went pop) so that needs looking at.

Fun times. I'm glad he's happy to take it back out and about again though.

 

Phil

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7 minutes ago, PhilA said:

My neighbor has been puttering up and down the street in his Model A. It's gone back to firing on 3 under load so it's got a duff plug most likely. He has a few spares so that's good. 

Apparently the washer for the condenser goes on the other side of the screw- I couldn't get it to fit like that but eh. It disintegrated and shorted the ignition out and brought the car to a halt. He fixed that and took it out for a spin then the ammeter caught fire.

Now the voltage regulator isn't (probably why the ammeter went pop) so that needs looking at.

Fun times. I'm glad he's happy to take it back out and about again though.

 

Phil

pics or this is fairytales and YOUVE bought another car :P:D

 

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33 minutes ago, PhilA said:

My neighbor has been puttering up and down the street in his Model A. It's gone back to firing on 3 under load so it's got a duff plug most likely. He has a few spares so that's good. 

Apparently the washer for the condenser goes on the other side of the screw- I couldn't get it to fit like that but eh. It disintegrated and shorted the ignition out and brought the car to a halt. He fixed that and took it out for a spin then the ammeter caught fire.

Now the voltage regulator isn't (probably why the ammeter went pop) so that needs looking at.

Fun times. I'm glad he's happy to take it back out and about again though.

 

Phil

Have you read Tim Moore’s book on crossing the USA in a model T? He’s rescued by some model A folk at one point,

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8 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Have you read Tim Moore’s book on crossing the USA in a model T? He’s rescued by some model A folk at one point,

I have not, no. The A is a massive leap in terms of engineering and operation compared to the T, also.

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Just now, PhilA said:

I have not, no.

It’s a roller coaster ride, but slowly! He also used to lurk on this forum- and we got a credit in one of his books too. 

Tries crossing the country using period roads. Parkland routes and visits the ford factories en-route.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Fine-Mess-Tim-Moore-ebook/dp/B07H4CBPDM/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2ZVFSRUI9GW5V&dchild=1&keywords=tim+moore&qid=1593018906&sprefix=Tim+moore%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-2

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4 hours ago, puddlethumper said:

I made a gate to keep a horse where it should be. Designed specifically for this one (Olly)

who likes to paw, or should that be hoof, at the gate. With this one his hoof just slides

down it and causes minimal damage to both participants and now he can see through

it he may do it less. Job jobbied.

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On the other hand he may work out a way of opening the gate.....

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Today we have been to Whitby for a run out,cos its hot,and we haven't been anywhere in months, and also cos its an excuse to go and have a drive in Rodney Mini.

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Sat by the market place in the old town, who do we see, but a couple of fellas we used to work with, but have not seen in months.Even before we were all under house arrest. Which was nice. Glad to see that they are all ok.
Also the council have decided to do "one way"over the swing bridge. which is a pretty good idea,shame then that loads of idiot tourists were just ignoring it. Plus i don't ever think i've seen the tide so far out in the harbour.

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Still we did see that quite a lot of the shops were still closed, which is i think not such a bad thing. Even if it means that i cannot go and buy some more second hand toy cars from Alan,so not all bad!! Well that is what my wallet was thinking anyway.
We then went down the road to Scarborough, and kinda wished we had not. the place was heaving, just like a bank holiday weekend, though it seems that the sea front was exactly the same here at home.
Still nice to get out of the house for a while, and see Kenny and co. and get to drive that little car some more!

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^ he would have nothing on Dusty the Donkey and Noddy, they were forever escaping from their paddock or stable when i was small.

there was a nursery in town run by Mrs Saint-Vaughn, who had a donkey (Dusty) and large white goat (Noddy) 

Noddy was considered to be the instigator of most of their shenanigans. which usually was helping themselves to plants out of peoples gardens or allotments after making it out of the grounds.

there were many occasions where they escaped, and took themselves off for a walk. All on their own.

Sometimes neighbours would catch them and take them home, sometimes it was the local constabulary.

We used  to think that was very funny, since their home was just a couple of  doors up from the infants school!

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1 hour ago, puddlethumper said:

I also worked with the late great Horsdini, the greatest escape horse known to equinekind.

We have had a few of those, Nick the pony would untie his rope and then go around the yard to untie the others, if his bottom bolt wasn't done up would let himself out of the stable,  usually to be found in the hay shed. I can't remember if it was him or one of the others who mangled a combination padlock that had been put on the top bolt to stop him undoing it. Blossom the Welsh Mountain pony preferred to let herself in and if she could, would open the field gate and her stable door to come in if it rained, she was also desperate to get in the kitchen and let herself in there a few times.

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