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Messages - Bigron

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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: Yesterday at 20:10:30 »
Andy, would that be like one we had at home (ahem) a few years back - norman light straight throughm and another connector at 45 degrees for whatever else?
If I remeber aright, it had a red plastic slide switch to turn the angled socket on and off.

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Hand brake woes ... :(
« on: Yesterday at 18:22:13 »
I always use mine - I park on a slope and I want to be sure it will still be there in the morning; however, it never gets use as a brake, i.e. not shoes rubbing in the drum. How come my handbrake cable needs to take up non-existent wear? It cannot all be down to cable stretch, surely?  ???

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Hand brake woes ... :(
« on: Yesterday at 17:51:50 »
After reading about all off your trials and tribulations, Gents, I think if I ever have to deal with a dodgy handbrake cable I will use a Special Tool, known as a SEREK!
Limited availability and only from somewhere in Cambridgeshire,  but works every time, superbly..... :) 8) :y

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Media Negativity
« on: Yesterday at 17:15:27 »
Might I add, TB, that the NHS is hugely funded from unreasonable and unfairly applied motoring taxes; in particular the Road Fund Licence*  >:(

Ron.

*Yes, I know what we are supposed to call it now, but it still is RFL in everyone's eyes and was not agreed to be vired off by us anyway.

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Omega General Help / Re: ECP discounts
« on: Yesterday at 16:20:41 »
My ECP filters were both by Crosland - are they a good make?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: One for the sparks:
« on: Yesterday at 16:16:57 »
Back in my college lecturing days, we had a Principal lecturer for the sparks' courses who trained and rehearsed his students religiously into answering vast numbers of their City and Guilds final exam papers, so that they were word-perfect on the day. Obviously, his pass rate was immaculate, and the Department Head never sussed him - or didn't want to?
I was seconded from the \Electronics Department to service that aspect of the Electricians' course, as this bloke knew nothing about electronics - nor much else, really!
When I first met this group, I started by outlining the Scheme of Work, and what they were expected to know, along with sample of Lesson Plans.
I was not expecting the astonished reaction that I got....."Wow, you are not going to TEACH us, are you Sir?"

I think that says it all, but isn't if frightening that so many tradesmen are released "fully qualified! with a licence to practise, not having much of a clue what they are doing?  :o ::)

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Cleaning the Omega.
« on: Yesterday at 15:59:06 »
I'm glad you said that, Lizzie: SWMBO always sprays furniture polish onto our polished wooden surfaces, thinking that the dust will magically evapourate, instead of being trapped onto the surface of the wood forever! Or, as Baza said, making grinding paste for the surfaces..... >:(

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: ECP discounts
« on: Yesterday at 13:17:25 »
Was I ripped off? I paid 6.75 for the carbon pollen filter and 5.76 for the air filter, delivered.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Old name revival
« on: Yesterday at 13:03:39 »
Sir Tigger, you are clearly an intelligent man, but when have you known politicians to espouse the "sensible approach" History, both recent and distant, is littered with disastrous and ill-informed decisions/policies, to our cost.
If they had a clue about proper management, they would have proper jobs in industry at much more than they are earning now: clearly, they are lacking in those skills, which is why we are lumbered with them!  >:(

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Cleaning the Omega.
« on: Yesterday at 01:55:59 »
I DO clean it, but not personally - I take it to the local hand car wash place where nice young ladies do it for me!
I'll have to see if I have a Costco near me; do you have to have a trade card?

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Cleaning the Omega.
« on: 22 June 2018, 22:26:49 »
I recently received a parcel of cleaning materials - body, wheels, glass, cockpit etc., from RCP that I never ordered, reportedly worth 20. Apparently, I won a competition that I never knew I had entered!
My question is, not having cleaned ANY car since the days of Stockinette, is that still a good material to use, or have we moved on?
Whilst I am at it, I might touch up some bumper scuffs, maybe a gentle rub down ot T-Cut, quick rattle-can dusting of primer then some Z-something silver topcoat.
Do I need to apply clear lacquer over it?
Can you tell that I'm no expert?  ???

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Power sounder
« on: 22 June 2018, 22:11:14 »
The only thing you need to know about thee power sounder is how to remove it - permanently.

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Old name revival
« on: 22 June 2018, 22:07:11 »
Not a good deal, then?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV electrical woes
« on: 22 June 2018, 21:21:33 »
Don't get that fire extinguisher out, get an aerosol can of freezer spray. It will have a straw delivery tube to direct the coolant precisely to isolate the faulty component more readily - and weighs less than an extinguisher!

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: ECP discounts
« on: 22 June 2018, 21:16:11 »
Understood, but are the prices good anyway, or are there better places?

Ron.

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