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Omega General Help / Re: Vectra vxr 345mm front Brake swap?
« on: Yesterday at 21:01:14 »
Thatís for porsche calipers, Iíve had the 18z calipers on but stupidly sold them and the price has gone up to buy more so looking for a cheaper option

Got 18z's on one of mine  :) but looking for an upgrade that'll fit under 17 inch wheels on he project car.
Fit '04 Pontiac GTO/Base Monaro calipers with Monaro front brake hoses :y

Disc's are the same diameter and thickness are identical, as are the caliper mounts... Pad area is about 50% extra with two pistons per caliper.

General Discussion Area / Re: Corbyn Communist Spy
« on: 16 February 2018, 23:29:56 »
Right, that's it - I'm off to hide in a man cave where she can't find me!

Pesh... With her sense of direction, you're safe enough for the next decade  ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Nick W
« on: 16 February 2018, 22:02:38 »
I last had a PM from him 2 weeks ago; nothing since.
Fingers crossed that he is OK.

Suspect he is busy working before his regular sojourn to French France ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Water pump change
« on: 16 February 2018, 00:08:06 »
Only 22 mpg... You want a manual box in that. 26mpg from mine... But that's with a dodgy cam and crank sensor...

General Discussion Area / Re: Oxfam .
« on: 15 February 2018, 23:39:19 »
Talking of charities, Matt Damon's Stella advert is far more palatable than those whiny, beggy ones by Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson  ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Oxfam .
« on: 15 February 2018, 23:34:49 »
Had to happen sooner or later... ::)
Bit sick. ::)
The irony of it being reported by the Rochdale Herald is not lost...

And you know the world is going to hell in a hand basket when Desmond washes his hands of an aid charity  :-X

Beyond a hormonal teenage lad with rejection issues...


The difficulty is this is the United States of America with their history, culture and very huge area of open land where you need some form of defence against wild life, including some crazy people.
  In the context, and that is what we in Britain must consider, of the USA it is sensible and logical to carry arms.  When you drive for hundreds of miles through vast areas of open terrority the Second Amendment makes every sense.  You are effectively alone without any security but what an American citizen carries in their automobile.  They have grown up relying on the gun to defend themselves and their family. They always have done, and no matter what us Europeans think and say, will always do so no matter what.

People living in other vast countries with dangerous wildlife and crazy people seem to manage without having an arsenal in their house.  ::)

Canada, Russia, China, Australia, the 'Stans' and various African countries spring to mind.  ;)

I agree, but Americans have gone through fighting the native Americans, fighting the British for Independance, fighting each other to win the Wild West, then fight a very bloody Civil War, fighting in gangs which became the Mafia, and fighting to gain criminal power during Probition. They were trained to fight in the Great War, before having another full bash in WW2, followed by Korea and Vietnam, with the need to train to fight when the Cold War went hot. In addition the USA established itself as a World power from 1900, and developed in that context for the American Century, with a great round off with the First Gulf War, Iraq, and Afganistan.  Even Russia with it's revolution has not had that kind of development with the intense need to take up arms over 300+ years, with the forming of a total military State being the cornerstone of American power.  Even the British never had the type of military resource and over whelming military mind of the American.

All my contact with the Americans since my childhood has been through the military route. It is everywhere. The power of the American State is through the military, National Guard, totally armed police, along with even civilian security guards of all types being armed. Unlike the other countries named, the United States is outstanding with it's military orientation, and massive fire power from the kid on the street who can acquire guns, the average suited businessman who buys his guns in Walmart whilst buying milk, to the not so hidden militia who are sworn to fight for their families and State. The official military take it all from there.  No other country to my knowledge has this historical mix and continuing outlook on life.

The Second Amendment protects and encourages all that, and as I have already stated, that will not change in our lifetime, or unless the real and perceived threats to their national identity recede.  I cannot see that happening whilst there's a federal government...
Don't forget, the individual states have their own constitutions and several are commonwealth states in the purest sense of conception. The threat is often perceived to be from Washington DC rather from overseas  ;)

Omega General Help / Re: At last I have found it!
« on: 15 February 2018, 19:50:04 »
OK, small words...

The oil cooler plate  overs the oil cooler. They are not the same thing.

Cover plate corrodes from the inside out if coolant changes not done appropriately, go porous and eventually leak.

Omega General Help / Re: At last I have found it!
« on: 15 February 2018, 19:18:29 »
I do not have a trace of oil in the coolant, nor any contamination on the dipstick - I hope that means I don't have oil cooler issues?

Reread my post. No one has said anything about the oil cooler failing...

General Discussion Area / Re: Moving to US
« on: 15 February 2018, 19:16:56 »
This was actually quite an informative thread >:(

These shootings are almost always carried out be students or recent former students who are also almost exclusively male.

Even if gun access was more tightly regulated, you could never eliminate the possibility of such attacks.

It's an Omega, all the usual guidance applies ;)

Omega General Help / Re: At last I have found it!
« on: 15 February 2018, 19:08:57 »
Not sure what you mean, TB, and where would it be leaking from, please?

Thermostat housing sits in the centre of the block directly above the water pump... Oil cooler plate and coolant bridge both in the same place, although these two tend to manifest at the back of the block ;)

General Car Chat / Re: condensation
« on: 15 February 2018, 17:17:15 »
OK, whack the heater temp up, set to screen with the centre vents closed and crack the rear windows when driving.  ;)

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