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General Car Chat / Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« on: Yesterday at 16:33:01 »
I believe the law of the time was Woodbine or Capstan full strength fags were required or the run would be considered null and void. :)

Yep. Filters are for girls and anything less stout than a woodbine might fold back on you over about 160 MPH. You could get some ash in your eye. That might be dangerous. ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: Front Tires Wear inside Area
« on: Yesterday at 15:45:26 »
It would be best to inspect the bushes. In fact, I'd get a set (or a new set of wishbones) and change them as a matter of course if it's coming apart to change the shock absorbers. That way, you only have to pay for it to be set up once, and you know everything is good.

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Omega General Help / Re: Front Tires Wear inside Area
« on: Yesterday at 13:53:32 »
Normally you should get slightly more outside edge wear. It sounds to me like you have excessive camber at the front.

Most of the alignment machines have wide tolerances for front camber so it gets neglected by alignment shops. It needs to be set for no more than about -1o10' for even tyre wear.

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General Car Chat / Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« on: Yesterday at 12:28:09 »
Parry Thomas was well prepared for the 'unexpected' Kevin.

Grainy black and white footage from 1927 shows him suitably attired in a stout overcoat and scarf. Presumably the same attire
 if he fancies a crack at the south face of the Eiger later in the day. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlenXEysfZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v1tyMKy1Ko

I can see where he went wrong now; he neglected to have a fag hanging out of his mouth as he drove off on that fateful run. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« on: Yesterday at 11:43:27 »
27 litre aero engine, 450 BHP, spoked wheels and chain drive - on sand. What could possibly go wrong? :o

I'm not sure the world has cojones that big any more. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dollar shave
« on: 19 July 2018, 15:47:47 »
I think I must live in a cave or something. Or maybe always out of the room when adverts are on, or somehow just don't notice them. Anyway, I have a small beard and electric shave/trim around it   :y

If only I were similarly gifted. I seem to spend most of my time in front of the TV paying uncle Rupert for that privilege. >:(

He doesn't get a penny out of me, well not via any subscription. He's got so many fingers in so many pies (not to mention Miss Halls'  ::)) he must get something somewhere.

Nor would he from me if it was my decision. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Trump train set
« on: 19 July 2018, 13:18:07 »
 :D :D :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dollar shave
« on: 19 July 2018, 13:15:52 »
I think I must live in a cave or something. Or maybe always out of the room when adverts are on, or somehow just don't notice them. Anyway, I have a small beard and electric shave/trim around it   :y

If only I were similarly gifted. I seem to spend most of my time in front of the TV paying uncle Rupert for that privilege. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Down to the nitty gritty
« on: 19 July 2018, 13:13:12 »
2 of my neighbours with identical houses sold theirs recently.  Both within a day, both very close to asking price which was very close to market value.

Thinking about it, when we bought ours, the previous owner was about to be granted the house in a divorce settlement. The estate agent was forbidden to market it until that day (a Monday IIRC). We sat at his desk on the Friday while he told us this, and he mentioned that the ability to read upside down was often useful in his line of work. Sure enough, there on his desk was a letter containing the address. We had a discrete drive-by on the way home, arranged a viewing on the Monday morning, made an offer there and then, which got bounced a few times before we settled on a figure.

This was early June. Then the streamlined, well-oiled machine that is the land registry, mortgage companies and various solicitors sprang into action and we finally moved in on the 1st of November. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Talking of selling houses....
« on: 19 July 2018, 10:31:32 »
We are on week 12 now....and there are only three in the chain (not counting our purchase which is no onward chain.) Its the first time buyer holding things up. Evidently querying this, querying that, but I was told that was sorted on Monday, but still nothing this end !!!
 :(

Sounds like it's about time for one of the solicitors to go on holiday, or may be they already have, but haven't thought to tell anyone? ::)

I hope it is soon sorted. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Down to the nitty gritty
« on: 19 July 2018, 09:47:56 »
Had ours on 2 months now, good amount of viewings but no offers yet. Doing good at 3 weeks, worth holding out for more  :y

That doesn't bode well for mine.

Location, Location, Location

In Sandhurst apart from a small amount of infill building, there is no building land, just protected meadow and heath land and a very good place to live with full amenities and a good community. Hence, if you have a place to rent: on the market at 9am, best renter selected by midday. Realistically priced property is typically sold in a day to a week, with the agent moaning he needs more like this and if not offering asking price you are ooing to be gazumped! :( :o

Must be similar in Four Marks given the pile of "Have you considered moving?", "Free no-obligation valuation" and "Recently sold in your area" junk mail I have to wade through when I get home every evening. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 July 2018, 09:41:55 »
What is it?...

I don't think we can play the guessing game with a picture up there ;) ;D

Smart Fortwo IceShine (84hp turbo) - the colour was specific to that edition, as were the wheels and half faux-leather interior, other than that it comes with the "Passion" trim (air conditioning, satnav) and has flappy-paddles for semi-auto gearchanging.. I believe they only made 1800 of them.

Autoblog were singularly unimpressed: https://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/15/smart-fortwo-iceshine-wont-make-your-hair-look-any-better/?guccounter=1 ;D ;D

Does it come with the optional mulching blade package? ;)

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Sitting on a bucket? Hmm. Sounds like a top tip for TheBoy next time he's overdone it on the Naga chicken - just in case. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: it's raining ....
« on: 14 July 2018, 10:20:49 »
but got stuck with Travolta and Olivia Newton John!
Welcome to my world, another one of Mrs TB's favourite films :(

But the video with that particular track, well, yes, as a teenage boy....    ....nothing to see here, move along now.
Kate Bush on top of the pops in her leotard, too, if you were lucky. :P

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Not sure the toe is much of an issue. If the steering wheel isn't noticeably offset from straight ahead I'd argue they just clamped the steering wheel wrong.

Rear camber is interesting, though. Certainly not 162 worth of issues there. :o

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