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Just had a call from my neighbour, her little dog that I love to bits has managed to get out this afternoon through an open window, while they were out, every other time he's got out he's come to see me, I was at work today, i really hope he's ok

I decided I couldn't sit around knowing he was roaming so me and mrs fordperv went out looking for him in my car, my neighbour rung the local vets numbers we gave her and after 45 minutes of looking for him she called to let us know she had just got off the phone and he's at a vets he got found by a kind person and they took him up to them, i am so chuffed he's safe and sound he's a lovely little fella

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Or that bike that someone bolted a train horn with air tank onto .

Someone brought a train horn into the garage once and asked me to test it with the airline. My compressor is a 10hp jobbie delivering around 35cfm@150psi, and we were in a tin shed. Ow.

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I think Airzound horns are quite loud. http://www.airzound.co.uk/

I bought an earlier model Airzound 20 years ago, and I can confirm that they are indeed quite loud.  Only problem is the air tank is quite small so one sustained angry blast is enough to pretty much empty it.  Mine still works fine, but is perhaps more solidly made than the current model (air tank is alloy rather than plastic).

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The Autoshite facebook page is bent as fuck, someone posted a very nice XM belonging too their elderly mother whos retired from driving, one of the admin starts stiffing around it it asking if it's for sale, i point out that its probably worth quite a bit a bit (42k X plate 3.0 V6 Executive with 1 owner last registered one of it's kind) so admin deleted my post after telling me to shut up... Not good form.

 

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TOP TIP

 

Driving in teatime rush hour traffic? Need to answer the phone but don't want to get fined? Simply stop dead on the Tees Flyover and put your hazard lights on to take the call, then pull away again when you have finished your 5 minute chat. Nothing will happen and you absolutely won't gridlock the whole of the northbound A19 and the A66.

 

I couldn't believe it - a Black Golf did this at half five yesterday, I assumed it was broken as everyone squeezed into one lane but no, she put her phone away, turned the hazards off and pulled away right in front of me.

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The continuing saga of trades who don't want to do ANYTHING out of the ordinary. Got a valeter/detailer chap out to sort out my water stained bootlid, he had a bit of a go then declared he needed some special/magic stuff and would be round on Saturday morning (today). No show/no call so just rang him to be told various people have said it's impossible and needs painting, so he's not coming.

 

No call.

 

No apology.

 

Ho hum....

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Water stains should come out. A bottle of lime prime light should do it, light isn't as abrasive, its more of a paint cleaner/conditioner so could lift them right out assuming they haven't fucked the lacquer etc. It may at least hide them enough to not be visible under a few coats of wax.

 

Or do the water stains simply need drying off?

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Water stains should come out. A bottle of lime prime light should do it, light isn't as abrasive, its more of a paint cleaner/conditioner so could lift them right out assuming they haven't fucked the lacquer etc. It may at least hide them enough to not be visible under a few coats of wax.

 

Or do the water stains simply need drying off?

Top tip. On french-polished furniture you can get water marks out by wiping them over with meths and setting light to the fumes blowing them across the white mark which it miraculously lifts through the polish. I would not recommend trying this on your bootlid.

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I just drove the rover 10 miles and it did it's Thomas the tank engine bit again . I was thinking that when I drove it the other night I had the heater on as Id switched the heater on when trying to bleed it. On my return journey I started it with the heater on and it was totally fine . I even turned the heater off after 5 mins and it stayed fine . I know with the heater on you're extending the cooling system but why would it remain okay once it's heated up even when I put it back to cold ?

 

I also had someone offer to buy it in aldi car park. It wasn't shooting stream at this point obviously .

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Maybe the Golf driver on the phone was like the Merc 4x4 driver that stopped on the M25, in the outside lane, because a warning light had illuminated.

The wombles turned up, closed the lane, went over to try and assess the problem and found the low fuel light had come on.

 

Maybe Golf Lady phoned someone only to be told "Don't be daft, that green arrow means you found the indicator"

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A bit back now I ended up listening to Radio 1 one Sat morning and thought I'd give it a chance again. Big mistake. It now seems in recent weeks that every show has the same inane dickhead DJ babbling on in what seems to be one big 'in house' joke with some other tit in the studio, then have people ringing them up and they talk complete bollocks as well.

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