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2 hours ago, paulplom said:

There's an aircraft museum somwhere that has a concorde in it. I was there about ten years ago. They let you go inside and have a look at the cockpit etc. It's very small inside. Claustrophobic even.

just south of Edinburgh

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/concorde/

not far from the myreton motor museum, 

https://www.myretonmotormuseum.co.uk

could make a nice autoshite day out

 

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Going to get a new trolley jack, thought I'd have a look at what Argos have..

Clearly none of the people who have asked questions about this should be allowed anywhere near a trolley Jack..

Questions like

Can this be used instead of ramps when carrying out an oil change?

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8845951?clickSR=slp:term:trolley%20jack:2:82:1

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I made a thing.

A friend of mine has some crazy brackets to hold his curtains on the wall.

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...but they've got bent because he has a toddler. He was looking for recommendations for a fabricator. He'd made a plan and everything!...

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I ordered some 5mm x 50mm flat bar and successfully made them. I was using gasless wire so the welds are pretty splattery but I'm pleased with the result.

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14 hours ago, gm said:

just south of Edinburgh

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/concorde/

not far from the myreton motor museum, 

https://www.myretonmotormuseum.co.uk

could make a nice autoshite day out

 

It's also the main attraction at the new(ish) Aerospace Museum in Bristol.

If you're local and have kids I'd recommend it when it reopens. It's one of those places where you pay for admission once and then you can keep going back for a year for free.

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11 hours ago, Floatylight said:

Going to get a new trolley jack, thought I'd have a look at what Argos have..

Clearly none of the people who have asked questions about this should be allowed anywhere near a trolley Jack..

Questions like

Can this be used instead of ramps when carrying out an oil change?

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8845951?clickSR=slp:term:trolley%20jack:2:82:1

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I took my car back to my son's house yesterday and wandering back home passe a woman delving under the bonnet of her car (Ka) an stopped for a word.

Car was immaculate, she was removing the plugs, plug leads, vacuum hoses etc and cleaning them, replacing where needed.  Loads of tools in her crammed but very tidy garage.

She had been given a bit of a run around at a dealer and resorted to doing her own servicing, hasn't changed the oil yet and mentioned ramps so had a bit of a chat about trolley jacks and ramps, also Pela pumps and the like.  Seemed a clued up woman, probably late thirties early forties and sceptical of Halfords and the like.  Iranian I think, not that that matters but nice to see her digging in.

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After 4 years and 2 months of ownership, the wife finally got inside the Sierra. Not only that, she drove it as I was doing a 5 car shuffle (not a euphemism).

A few minutes later...

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This came just a few minutes before she nearly took the front wall out with the grey grille as she’d not thought through the potential impact of maximum choke, medium strength and minimum PAS. She then soiled herself trying to brake as the carpet under the lower dash is falling down. 

Very amusing all told, 9/10 would recommend. 

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12 minutes ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Did they get a triumph badge for spotting the Herald and the 2000 in the picture, if they'd asked her to move a bit they'd have a much better view.... of the cars

Is the 2000 a mk2  2.5 with the alloys ?

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On 6/28/2020 at 10:38 PM, face said:

From the (then) new M11 embankment at Duxford?

nah dad had taken us into the airfield ...managed to lose me while filming it too lol

was stood near the hangers iirc...cant remmber much was about 4yrs old lol

 

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1 hour ago, steveo3002 said:

nah dad had taken us into the airfield ...managed to lose me while filming it too lol

was stood near the hangers iirc...cant remmber much was about 4yrs old lol

 

Nice, I think I was 5.

If I get a time machine, I’ll give you a wave.

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Email received today - went into Junk ...

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𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡

Investment advice from that waste of skin?

If I want advice on how to be unfunny, over-hyped and an annoying Wankpanda, then I'll be straight on the phone to him, but at the moment I'm quite capable by myself. KTHNXBAI

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Stopped at Burger King,  only drive through and a limited menu unfortunately  , pulled down to the bottom of the car park , saw plenty of wildlife , see if you can identify them 

 

 

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