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4 hours ago, Wack said:

Physiotherapy 

A month ago some numpty ran into me in the car, my back has been stiff since, today had a physiotherapy session and I'm gobsmacked that 1/2 an hour of being twisted about can make such a difference , he's given me 3 exercises to do ( 1st since the 80s) which I'm definitely going to do

So if you've got a bad back get some physio 

Sorry this is the grin, not grim thread.

We should celebrate your improved fitness. 

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Got to disagree with the chiropractor comments too . I had a sore lower back and a numb right arse cheek for weeks and eventually sucked up the courage to see one . Two 15 min visits and all fixed . This is about 2 or 3 years down the road . Total cost £60 

 

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I've found myself walking the dog in the morning with an elderly chap called Leon, he keeps buying old clocks...

A couple of days ago, I found out where he lived. He jumped out as I walked past and he invited me in to look at his clock collection. There are 48 clocks scattered high and low on a series of shelves all around his television. They all told exactly the same time and he dusts them using a hairdryer. Apparently a month or so ago, he had a bloke in to mend his boiler, it was eleven O clock. Every last one of them chimed and boiler bloke exclaimed. 'I couldn't live here with all that row'. To which Leon responded, 'Well you don't have to, so just do your job and bugger off!'

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Happy 47th to me yesterday. My girlfriend got my my favourite whisky. My mother the stormtrooper whisky cooler for the fridge and my mate's wife made me a fresh cream cake. I've just eaten half for my breakfast. I feel a bit sick now although it was worth it.a844c944e3c06e14835d42dc98d40c36.jpg4cd0fac69e8d524592f6b53ed8d0c173.jpg

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I've been looking for a set of Bini steelies for my mx5 recently, having missed out on a couple of sets I gave up and bought a set of alloys instead. so obviously a set has just popped up locally at a good price.

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the seller helpfully shows them fitted to an mx5

 

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but wait a minute, that car and location looks familiar

 

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yes, one of my previous mx5s, parked outside my old house up in Edinburgh ! cheeky bugger !

 

I'll probably buy the wheels anyway and keep them in the shed for the next time I'm needing tyres :)

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Just now, gm said:

I've been looking for a set of Bini steelies for my mx5 recently, having missed out on a couple of sets I gave up and bought a set of alloys instead. so obviously a set has just popped up locally at a good price.

 

Bargain!  When I had a mk3 Golf estate back in 2010 I found a set of 4 BRAND NEW R56 mini steels with Michelin tyres for £100 on gumtree.  I had to grind out the centres to fit the 57.1mm VAG hub but It was well worth it.  A few weeks later I ripped a huge hole in a sidewall after hitting a curb - because dumbass.

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9 minutes ago, gm said:

I've been looking for a set of Bini steelies for my mx5 recently, having missed out on a couple of sets I gave up and bought a set of alloys instead. so obviously a set has just popped up locally at a good price.

fullsizeoutput_121.thumb.jpeg.0cac85b7dea09d3be71b03ed50b1c0e1.jpeg

 

the seller helpfully shows them fitted to an mx5

 

fullsizeoutput_120.thumb.jpeg.c675613f084d83c0c90bdc379b09d6e7.jpeg

 

but wait a minute, that car and location looks familiar

 

IMG_0597.jpg.3ad676665114648a2fb6264eaf621ea7.jpg

 

yes, one of my previous mx5s, parked outside my old house up in Edinburgh ! cheeky bugger !

 

I'll probably buy the wheels anyway and keep them in the shed for the next time I'm needing tyres :)

I bought some daisies with almost brand new pirelllis about 8 years ago. Still in the shed. Probably flat. It seems impossible to wear out the shite tyres that are on our monza. 

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I’ve already got three sets of wheels for the car but I do prefer the look of steelies, I’m just waiting for the guy to get back to me to arrange collection and I’ll make space in the shed :) 

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9 hours ago, paulplom said:

Happy 47th to me yesterday. My girlfriend got my my favourite whisky. My mother the stormtrooper whisky cooler for the fridge and my mate's wife made me a fresh cream cake. I've just eaten half for my breakfast. I feel a bit sick now although it was worth it.a844c944e3c06e14835d42dc98d40c36.jpg4cd0fac69e8d524592f6b53ed8d0c173.jpg

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An excellent choice of beverage, less so your preference to refrigerate.

 

I recommend you visit the distillery next tiime you’re up this way.

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F1 Autocentres Bulwell.

I know everyone says all fast fit chains are a bunch of rip off merchants but I've never had bad service off this particular franchise in  Nottingham - they do all my MoTs now (firm but fair) and never upsell me anything.  The manager John knows me because of the conveyer belt of Rovers they've had of mine.

Today they surpassed themselves - front section of exhaust on 214 needed fitting, but decided 'sod the cost, look at the state of them rusty nuts - fuck that for a game of soldiers'.

Supplied them the pipe, the gaskets etc - unusual in itself for most places, fitted the thing for me (and it was a fight too). Cost ? I thought anywhere between 100-150 would be about right. Nowhere close..

40 quid.

That's 40.

Fucking heroes.

They're getting loads more business  from me now and some glowing interweb reviews, as I need tyres for a couple on the fleet.

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I just had a phone call from a seller of a car with fucked paint and a fucked clutch, which has been off the road for 13 years, and he still want £500 for it.

 

It took two emails and a half hour phone call to establish it was a Peugeot 406, but now I know about jobs he had in the early eighties, his relatives, his class one licence, and all sorts.

 

He'd probably fit in here, but I couldn't quite bare it to be honest.

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12 hours ago, Tayne said:

 

An excellent choice of beverage, less so your preference to refrigerate.

 

I recommend you visit the distillery next tiime you’re up this way.

I just keep grants in the fridge. The Balvenie is in a cupboard. Grants actually makes it iirc.

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14 hours ago, paulplom said:

I just keep grants in the fridge. The Balvenie is in a cupboard. Grants actually makes it iirc.

 

Good call.

William Grant & Sons started Glenfiddich and later Balvenie with Grants being the blended product. They’re the biggest Scottish owned distiller.

They also have Tulamore Dew, Hendricks and Sailor Jerry.

The Balvenie distillery tour is the best I’ve ever been on with the tasting session consisting of 6 Balvenie expressions (sometimes including the 40 year old).

I am partial to The Balvenie.

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20 hours ago, gm said:

I've been looking for a set of Bini steelies for my mx5 recently, having missed out on a couple of sets I gave up and bought a set of alloys instead. so obviously a set has just popped up locally at a good price.

fullsizeoutput_121.thumb.jpeg.0cac85b7dea09d3be71b03ed50b1c0e1.jpeg

 

the seller helpfully shows them fitted to an mx5

 

fullsizeoutput_120.thumb.jpeg.c675613f084d83c0c90bdc379b09d6e7.jpeg

 

but wait a minute, that car and location looks familiar

 

IMG_0597.jpg.3ad676665114648a2fb6264eaf621ea7.jpg

 

yes, one of my previous mx5s, parked outside my old house up in Edinburgh ! cheeky bugger !

 

I'll probably buy the wheels anyway and keep them in the shed for the next time I'm needing tyres :)

Ooh I like the look of Mini Steels on the MX5... 

Maybe that’s what I should go for... 

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