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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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11 hours ago, iainrcz said:

Reminds me of the joke:

Why does the Mersey run through Liverpool?

Because if it walked it would get mugged.

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Not funny. Stereotypes like that need to.be stamped out. 

You don't get mugged in Liverpool. 

You might look out the window one morning and see that someone has taken the Mersey in the night, but they will have done it under cover of darkness and nobody will have been threatened. 

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18 hours ago, Aston Martin said:

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9465205/Coleshill-house-Grandmother-58-complains-lorries-A466-shake-350-000-dream-home.html

 

The amount of new builds I see on a main road is ridiculous.

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be a shame if that house could be marked somehow so drivers could give her a beep in support when passing 

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Not funny. Stereotypes like that need to.be stamped out. 
You don't get mugged in Liverpool. 
You might look out the window one morning and see that someone has taken the Mersey in the night, but they will have done it under cover of darkness and nobody will have been threatened. 
I've actually been to Liverpool and it was quite pleasant.
I did get accused of being an Evertonian by a bloke in a pub though.
I was like no mate, my team are far shitter than them.

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1 hour ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

After watching that, I kind of understood what made that female police officer pull out her firearm instead of her Taser....

That was pretty shocking , but adrenaline , driver trying to run , I can see why she panicked though some of the cops are out of control

I saw one where they approached a black guy double parked, asked him to take the key out , no no i'll just park over there , no turn it off, next second he's gone , nobody got run over but the cop fired 5-6 shots into a moving car with a lot of traffic about

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I fucking love Suspension Bridges. My favourite is the original Severn Suspension Bridge as it was my first experience of one and the world's first Aerodynamic Box Girder Suspension Bridge too. 

This fucker:

...will be the longest span of any Suspension Bridge when completed. The suspended section is about twice the length of the Severn Bridge suspended span... 🤓

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5 hours ago, Andyrew said:

My £6.27  nut arrived from the local mazda dealer. Bolt was a smidge cheaper from the dealer than a mx5 specialist which is the grin.  But no one seems to sell the nut so the dealer came through with the nut and bolt next day. 

Excellent service

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Do you have a photo of said nut without the packaging?

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Managed to burn a load of branches cut down last autumn. Nice big fire, I like that.

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I also found that the box hedging has been hit with Cydalima perspectalis (Boxtree Catapillar). Sold a spay treatment, but that did not work. So cut the plants back as mush as I dare and burn the cuttings. Fire number two , but a lot smaller this time.

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4 hours ago, Andyrew said:

Yeah, flanged and metric fine or uber fine, because mazda. 

I could fanny around rummaging for a nut that i may / may not have 

Or pay 6 quid for the correct part next day and crack on with life.

 

 

People seem to forgot about all the associated costs. Same when I get bits from Merc. I'm amazed that 20 years later I can order all manner of odds and sods by just giving them the chassis number.

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8 minutes ago, The_Equalizer said:

People seem to forgot about all the associated costs. Same when I get bits from Merc. I'm amazed that 20 years later I can order all manner of odds and sods by just giving them the chassis number.

I can do the same with my w124 and that’s getting on for 30years old. And some things are cheaper from the dealer than eBay.

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6 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

I can do the same with my w124 and that’s getting on for 30years old. And some things are cheaper from the dealer than eBay.

I found that too when I had a 1986 300SL in 2012. The dealer even had screws for the dash. I always politely ask if they'll still give me 10% off for older cars. They seem happy to oblige.

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4 minutes ago, The_Equalizer said:

I found that too when I had a 1986 300SL in 2012. The dealer even had screws for the dash. I always politely ask if they'll still give me 10% off for older cars. They seem happy to oblige.

Compared to Citroen ( who have actively destroyed much of their old car spares) it’s a revelation and really does mean you can run one of their old cars as a daily.

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4 hours ago, DVee8 said:

Do you have a photo of said nut without the packaging?

Unfortunately not, 

Flanged, fine pitched with the deformed locking method ( i forget the technical term)

Dark in colour so the gold plating must have come off. 

 

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4 hours ago, gm said:

Not to mention the FOURTEEN QUID bolt ! 

Plus vat!

Its a shocker for sure but its £18.53 from mx5 parts.

In the past 3 weeks ive learnt these really are Fun to drive, good looking, and i really enjoy using it. 

But from a tinkering perspective these wee mazdas are a complete pile of wank  to work on.

Somehow managing to have something just in the way of the item you want access too.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Andyrew said:

Plus vat!

Its a shocker for sure but its £18.53 from mx5 parts.

In the past 3 weeks ive learnt these really are Fun to drive, good looking, and i really enjoy using it. 

But from a tinkering perspective these wee mazdas are a complete pile of wank  to work on.

Somehow managing to have something just in the way of the item you want access too.

 

 

Not so much the design but the corrosion everywhere that saps my will to live - everything gets a good coat of coppaslip once I've wrestled it apart. 

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