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1 hour ago, Andyrew said:

Thought about getting a shrinker / stretcher for years but the price is fairly up there for an occasional use tool. But when the price of these from germany was too good to resist i Finally hit the buy it now. 

First test seems good. 

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I think those might originate further east than Merkelland. Cowley Industries? Someone's taking the piss. :D

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so it looks like cant go nz for crowded house gig - ticket bought last year - lockdown will finish mid feb but likely theyll extend it and nz arent letting anyone in yit anyway

have squeezed in for one in this country in june tho - edit all the uk and euro gigs are resheds of 2020 and obvs all sold out so this gig was added they said woot

fingers crossed

its only money

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41 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

I think those might originate further east than Merkelland. Cowley Industries? Someone's taking the piss. :D

Yeah, china specials, bloody Unavoidable it seems unless you go for the american made ones at 200 plus roughly each. 

Uk based importers 1 body and 2 jaws so you have to swap the jaws out each time £115

China direct £90 ish again 1 body 2 jaws

These tho, 2 bodys 2 naws £145 delivered from germany. 

 

 

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Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald - Saturday 03 September 1932

Freehold plot of land situate and known as Plot 1 Hillman Avenue, Studd Hill Estate, Herne Bay, having a frontage of 20 feet to Hillman Avenue and a return frontage to Rover Avenue of approximately 65 feet including main Co.'s water, electric light and concrete road frontage and return frontage. Subject to usual building restrictions as laid down by the Estate, free conveyance on payment of one shilling. Presented by the Studd Hill Estate, Herne Bay, via Bro. John L. Stedman. Fenced free of charge by C. Cheyney, West Blean Timber Yard, Calcott, Canterbury.

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2 hours ago, Andyrew said:

Yeah, china specials, bloody Unavoidable it seems unless you go for the american made ones at 200 plus roughly each. 

Uk based importers 1 body and 2 jaws so you have to swap the jaws out each time £115

China direct £90 ish again 1 body 2 jaws

These tho, 2 bodys 2 naws £145 delivered from germany. 

 

 

I suspect most US stuff of that nature is in large part from China, it's impossible to get close to their pricing and stay solvent for low end manufacturing; I think the US operate a percentage system, assemble chinese bits in a shed in Duluth and you get to slap a "Made in the USA" sticker on the box.

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Went to Leeds to take mrs. support bubble to a medical appointment. Took the disco as inclement. Somewhere on the M1 it rolled over 200,000 and didn't burst into flames or anything. Didn't even have anyone crash into me like I was half expecting. Here's to next 100K

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19 minutes ago, jakebullet said:

Went to Leeds to take mrs. support bubble to a medical appointment. Took the disco as inclement. Somewhere on the M1 it rolled over 200,000 and didn't burst into flames or anything. Didn't even have anyone crash into me like I was half expecting. Here's to next 100K

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Its gone the other way now, its a survivor! It's like buying a laguna2 nowadays, all the shit ones are gone via natural selection, what's left are the good ones* 

 

 

 

*no hopes or dreams given or implied... 

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Todays tat saved from the skip

Next to the skip save henry for scale, 

6ftx 3ft, with clamps and roofbars inside. I know the skip owner and he found the keys aswell after i asked if i could nab it out the skip. 

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I may be an actual womble.

After a scrub it will be going to sister-rew to upgrade her from the smaller one she has at the moment.

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17 hours ago, castros_bro said:

Sir,

There's two different flask/shutter synchronizations. Older type for flash bulb where flash starts shutter opens and closes then flash stops  ,  newer type (electronic) where shutter opens flash starts and stops then shutter closes.   Houston - you may have a problem.

 

The shutter (Prontor-S) does not have sync adjustment sadly- it's M only so will fire the electronic flash early.

I could probably create a delay in the electronics of the flash, but that's an arseache.

I'll not likely be taking inside pictures with it anyway so it shouldn't matter.

 

Phil

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me mam's clever with a sewing machine, she has run these new curtains up this week, so that the second hand ikea curtains in our bedroom can FINALLY be replaced.

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When i moved into home 20 years ago, i put a pair of curtains up that my sister had recently replaced as a "temporary" thing until i got sorted with something better. well, today that has actually happened. Tinky likes them, clever use of the "overlock" apparently.....

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he doesn't think much of the new "no climbing" rule though!

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10 hours ago, PhilA said:

The shutter (Prontor-S) does not have sync adjustment sadly- it's M only so will fire the electronic flash early.

I could probably create a delay in the electronics of the flash, but that's an arseache.

I'll not likely be taking inside pictures with it anyway so it shouldn't matter.

 

Phil

This is clearly a reason* to buy a bulb flash and impersonate Weegee.

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Twenty years ago this very weekend I was at Tan Hill.

Twenty fucking years.

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Some how I'm still here.

Not sure where the GSA is now.

It was a lovely thing, Cmatic gearbox was ace, but fuel consumption not so good.

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Here she is at Le Mans.

Jacky is still living with me.... just.

Megan the GSD died of very old age about 5 years ago :(

I guess there was no Tan Hill this year ?

Christ I'm old....

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13 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

That's not a phrase I've heard uttered very often...

You're right. 

I should have said "when it was working". To be fair it was a joy to use when it was working. 

Ony had to replace the box once in my ownership. 

Second time I fucked it off and bought a nice reliable xm v6 😁

Which turned out to be nice and reliable 🤔

 

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Today i found out that the Chinesium brand Roewe, in its history page, tells a short resume of the history of Rover, and doesn't hide the fact that they were born out of what remained of Rover. 

 

Not so much of a grin, but more of a smile, because in the middle of this, SAIC still has some respect for Rover

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