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7 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

I think I know the one, handcross hill, the bridge just before the DVSA checkpoint on your right if you're heading southbound. Or there's one of the bridges by the cuckfield turn off they love sitting on.

And they like sitting at that BP station at Pyecombe where the pub is and the road sits back a bit, just out of immediate sight until it's too late...

Road safety and all that, but bastards ūüėÜ

Heading southbound past the Handcross DVSA site on the other side, they park the van on the left side of the A23,  where the road climbs  back up the hill,  before where it goes to the cuckfield turn.  Basically getting speeders who wiz down the hill and come up the other side.

Last night they were on the bridge before the Bolney turn off (another favourite place), where they get people wizzing down that hill again. There's a slight curve in the road and they become visible with no chance of slowing down.

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8 hours ago, Rust Collector said:

I think that every time I drive down that stretch. The old 2 lane section with a double bend and trees down either side was far more exciting as a teenager with no sense of mortality.

I remember it well, was a far more engaging road to drive than it is now.

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3 hours ago, New POD said:

You fitted that kitchen in 1986. 

You'd have thought it would last longer.  

Just had to try some "seek n seal" on the joint to stop it weeping , they don't make this fancy plastic pipe stuff to last ...

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10 hours ago, Noel Tidybeard said:

hasn't the toyoyo got a she-wee for this very purpose?

If it ever did, it appears to be long gone - just like the parcel shelf, the lid of the dash cubby, the wheelbrace, the handbooks...

I'm not even convinced Redex is all that useful - but my grandfather swore by it for his assorted end-of-life Austins and Morrises, so every now and then when it's on special offer in Tesco I impulsively buy a bottle for £2 or whatever.

But it was absolutely fine going into the Corolla's filler neck up until the latest bottle redesign.

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11 hours ago, Wack said:

Doesn't this piss you off , mini stolen , spotted on a trailer , police not interested despite it looking like the vehicle towing it is legit

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I was reading about that on Twitter. The part which doesn't quite stack up is that the Shogun was followed into the services by someone who red flagged it, yet they decided not to follow as it left? 

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5 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

I was reading about that on Twitter. The part which doesn't quite stack up is that the Shogun was followed into the services by someone who red flagged it, yet they decided not to follow as it left? 

Perhaps they had somewhere else they needed to be, rather than spending all day playing vigilante.

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56 minutes ago, Supernaut said:

Perhaps they had somewhere else they needed to be, rather than spending all day playing vigilante.

 Apparently not. 

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25 minutes ago, loserone said:

I've read in some places that the shogun / mini are legit and a different car, but also that the police are still looking for the shogun.  

I think there was some confusion about the badges on the bottom of the Mini's rear doors. However, the owner is confident it's her car as she recently added badges in the same place as those shown on the Mini on the trailer.

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50 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

 Apparently not. 

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I think there was some confusion about the badges on the bottom of the Mini's rear doors. However, the owner is confident it's her car as she recently added badges in the same place as those shown on the Mini on the trailer.

I think the car has been(badly) disguised for transport , nobody trailering their pride and joy puts a cover over the paint to flap about in the wind and ratchet straps it across the bonnet

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The Lanchester is testing my patience once more with the wiring.  The semaphores decided to stop working for no reason, the horns too, the wiring to both of them doesn't want to work either for no reason.  Today I've just been chasing my tail trying and failing to fault find this.

I'm not looking for advice, just a little vent.  If anyone knows, or is, an auto-electrician who would be willing to come out to the car to try and sort it out please get in touch (not as a freebie, we're willing to pay for work done providing we've the budget).  I reckon it's time to hand this part of the job over to someone who knows what they're doing, I can then focus on all the other stuff that I'm actually competent at.

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1 hour ago, vulgalour said:

The Lanchester is testing my patience once more with the wiring.  The semaphores decided to stop working for no reason, the horns too, the wiring to both of them doesn't want to work either for no reason.  Today I've just been chasing my tail trying and failing to fault find this.

I'm not looking for advice, just a little vent.  If anyone knows, or is, an auto-electrician who would be willing to come out to the car to try and sort it out please get in touch (not as a freebie, we're willing to pay for work done providing we've the budget).  I reckon it's time to hand this part of the job over to someone who knows what they're doing, I can then focus on all the other stuff that I'm actually competent at.

These people might be able to help,i am not sure if they offer a mobile service though--http://www.auto-electrics-kent.co.uk/services/classic-car-electrics.html

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Bitdefender and Firefox do not seem to like that site at all.  I can't even get it to open when I do a search and find it via a search engine.  Not sure what that's about.

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On 5/23/2023 at 12:22 PM, wuvvum said:

There were a couple of those performing some (very noisy) high alpha manoeuvres over my house at the weekend.  I stopped and watched them for a while, was quite impressive to see.

We were visiting the in laws up near Heacham last week and there were a couple of what I think we're Eurofighters having a dogfight over us there. They were very high up but it was still bloody loud. Do you think they are practising for anything in particular? 

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20 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

You mean was one of them pretending to be a Sukhoi?

Well it was only last week the Americans agreed to let other countries lend Ukraine their F16s. The Ukrainian pilots have to be trained somewhere. I'm sure it's just a coincidence. I'm sure they do these exercises all the time. I don't live in Norfolk so I wouldn't know. 

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Oh this is really fucking helpful and has made my evening. Just what I needed. One of the nose pads have just snapped off my glasses... 

Fuck sake

Might as well get an eye test and new frame/lenses while I'm at it.. last year's test didn't warrant a change of prescription but I might as well get a new frame now. As if I could have done with that expense ūüôĄ

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21 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Oh this is really fucking helpful and has made my evening. Just what I needed. One of the nose pads have just snapped off my glasses... 

Fuck sake

Might as well get an eye test and new frame/lenses while I'm at it.. last year's test didn't warrant a change of prescription but I might as well get a new frame now. As if I could have done with that expense ūüôĄ

Take your glasses in to the opticians and they'll fit you a new nose pad for free, no expense needed, I did it yesterday.

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2 minutes ago, Jazoli said:

Take your glasses in to the opticians and they'll fit you a new nose pad for free, no expense needed, I did it yesterday.

Sadly it's the actual thin arm bit that clamps the pad that's snapped off :(

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On 5/22/2023 at 2:43 PM, myglaren said:

 

Went in (late, of course) and had to make a rapid exit, poison gas, aka perfume.

Stood outside coughing for ten minutes.  Nurse came out with offers of water and such.  Tried again but with an activated charcoal mask.  Registered and stood in a queue but the mask overwhelmed by perfume again.  Another session outside and the nurse took me in the back way to a pong-free room where the jab was administered.  Sat in the now pongless waiting area for fifteen minutes and a huge bang and commotion outside, most of the medical and admin staff rushed out to see what was up.  Bloke had a bit of a turn and crashed into a taxi.  He was brought in and seen to.

 

I have the problem with perfume. Bleach and other things too.  Those  plugs with perfume in are very bad.

Breathing  like yours  and upset stomach and $hits for days sometimes

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1 hour ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Oh this is really fucking helpful and has made my evening. Just what I needed. One of the nose pads have just snapped off my glasses... 

Fuck sake

Might as well get an eye test and new frame/lenses while I'm at it.. last year's test didn't warrant a change of prescription but I might as well get a new frame now. As if I could have done with that expense ūüôĄ

How old is the frame, if an arm snapped during normal use?

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5 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

How old is the frame, if an arm snapped during normal use?

Just shy of 2 years ūü§Ē¬†definitely worth asking the question but they'll probably say it's reasonable for them to last 2 years. They were only the cheapy ones as well, not designer or anything. The price is in the lenses though!¬†

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34 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

My last Asda ones still intact after 5 years. Just got new dearer, more complicated prescription ones. Take them back, talk consumer rights bollocks

I'll send in the 'don't get done get Dom' brigade while I'm at it ūüėČūüėÜ

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9 hours ago, Yoss said:

We were visiting the in laws up near Heacham last week and there were a couple of what I think we're Eurofighters having a dogfight over us there. They were very high up but it was still bloody loud. Do you think they are practising for anything in particular? 

World War 3 

Won't be long now. 

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Nipped down to the co op this morning and swung into the car park to be met by a Fiesta coming out through the in road.  Chap insisted it was my fault for driving too fast rather than his for going the wrong way and ignoring the no exit signs. I was just about to drag him from his car and kick him to death, when I remembered I had to buy some chutney for this afternoon's party.

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31 minutes ago, barefoot said:

Nipped down to the co op this morning and swung into the car park to be met by a Fiesta coming out through the in road.  Chap insisted it was my fault for driving too fast rather than his for going the wrong way and ignoring the no exit signs. I was just about to drag him from his car and kick him to death, when I remembered I had to buy some chutney for this afternoon's party.

Does one event preclude the other?ūüėā

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What is it with women in their 30s. In my teens ot 20s if you didn't fancy someone you told them, harsh words were sometimes exchanged and you went your separate ways. Now lasses im my demographic ask me to reconsider the decision  and question the validity of my decision making process.  Since when has that been acceptable to pressurise or manipulate people into a relationship.  Maybe I'm not being clear enough, but I thought "I don't fancy you" was pretty damn unambiguous.  What's next? Tell her I don't fancy a sack of spuds.

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