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Messages - Kevin Wood

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Here We Go Again.
« on: 19 June 2018, 15:24:31 »
I wonder if water ingress killed the hedgehog, and has now caused the motor bearings to fail?

Then again, could also be a loose connection.

As said, apply 12v direct to the motor and see if it works reliably that way. It's possible that the bearings have got a bit tight and it won't now start at low speed, or it draws more current than the hedgehog can supply.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Avation memorabilla
« on: 19 June 2018, 15:12:26 »
I've had sweet F all work for a few weeks but this morning, I got the chance all the electrics for a shop conversion in the town centre  ;)

Work is good, t_g! :y

You could always supplement your income by becoming a YouTube star, like this spark in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqvLXSxQBR0 (no idea how much he actually makes from YouTube, probably not a huge amount with only 41,000 subscribers)
I pity the 41,000 people who've clearly run out of paint to watch dry. ::)
Then again, watching sparkies is less tedious than watching footballists. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Someone hates me!
« on: 19 June 2018, 15:10:09 »
So in fairness to mankind I don't bother and it has nothing to do with the steep hills here in West Darzet/East Deben! Honest.....  ::)

Yeah, right. I have a bike down there. I think I've only used it once to go to Bridport when I was stranded there with a dead Omega. Only 2 miles each way so no problem there, then. :y The journey back nearly finished me off. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« on: 19 June 2018, 13:52:32 »
2 door Morris Oxford. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Avation memorabilla
« on: 19 June 2018, 13:51:41 »
I've had sweet F all work for a few weeks but this morning, I got the chance all the electrics for a shop conversion in the town centre  ;)

Work is good, t_g! :y

You could always supplement your income by becoming a YouTube star, like this spark in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqvLXSxQBR0 (no idea how much he actually makes from YouTube, probably not a huge amount with only 41,000 subscribers)
I pity the 41,000 people who've clearly run out of paint to watch dry. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Someone hates me!
« on: 19 June 2018, 13:33:49 »
Anyway, by the time I had squeezed into my black lycra, and crawled up the steep hill out of town I'd have missed the game!  ::)

But think of all the time you could have saved by running red lights, hopping onto the pavement to pretend to be a pedestrian when it suits you, etc etc

*hides from our cycling brethren* ;D

It wouldn't have mattered. Do you think any of the traffic wouldn't have been scared off the road by his black lycra outfit? :o

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General Discussion Area / Re: Avation memorabilla
« on: 15 June 2018, 21:11:44 »
As someone who has dealt in antiques / collectables in a former life, be careful how, and how aggressively you clean these items.

I may well be preaching to the converted, but as I think most people are aware now thanks to years of Antiques Roadshow/Bargain Hunt/etc any collector likes stuff in original condition, and anything excessively 'restored' can knock pounds off the value in seconds. EPNS that gets the silver plate Brasso'd off, (same for nickel and even chrome of course) even the Mona Lisa famously is missing eyebrows purely because they got 'cleaned' off over hundreds of years by well-meaning owners. (though I suspect in that case, it hasn't hurt the painting's value a Folland Gnat's wings  ::))

Obviously if it's an engine part that's plain filthy then fair dos, but certain instrumentation, delicate stuff etc might suffer inadvertently. Just hoping you get a good price on it mate :y





Hey up James, how's it hanging  ;D


This is the propeller.
Its 80 inches long from tip to tip and is solid, carved wood. Not veneer  ;)
Looking at the markings on it, it has had a hub fitted and the leading edges of the blades have tell tail marks were protective tape has been applied in the past.
I believe this is a genuine prop  :-\


 



Are you in Cov or Cleggy this weekend mate ?

Sounds like I will be picking your brains on this if that's okay  :)

That'd look nice on MarkDTM's wall. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Front indicators on newer cars
« on: 15 June 2018, 13:32:37 »
I personally find the previous model VW Golf and Passat impossible to see rear indicator, esp if the brake lights are on.

Stop Press!: VAG car in "it's a bit shit" shocker! ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Front indicators on newer cars
« on: 15 June 2018, 09:50:49 »
I guess manufacturers have decided that it's so rare for them to be used, correctly, if at all, that it doesn't matter if you can see them or not. >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 14 June 2018, 23:30:22 »
My Marina 1800TC Coupe in mustard with the black stripe down the bonnet was a proper fanny magnet!  :y

Dorset posh totty appear far from fussy who they drop their knickers for.

A flagon of 'Darzett scrumpy' and you can have your wicked way. :)

The trick was to find a rebellious one who wanted to piss her parents off!  :)

My Marina graced a few crunchy drives back in the day!  ;D

<wonders if it's a Euphemism> :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Trade War to Security War
« on: 14 June 2018, 16:30:46 »
I just hope Germany are feeling secure, relying as they do on Vlad for their energy needs hoping he doesn't sieze an opportunity like this to turn the screws...

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 14 June 2018, 16:26:18 »
My Marina 1800TC Coupe in mustard with the black stripe down the bonnet was a proper fanny magnet!  :y

These Dorset 'farm girls' appear far from fussy who they drop their knickers for.

A flagon of 'Darzett scrumpy' and you can have your wicked way. :)
did consider a road trip then ....
but looked at the map , Dorset is very close to the edge of the earth  :o
Yep, a few of them tried to get to Exeter once. Didn't come back, though. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Ignition lock
« on: 14 June 2018, 16:19:34 »
The only things you need to know are not to pull the key out of the barrel unless you've got the whole lot in a plastic bag to collect the bits!

.. and, when you do, don't get the order in which the levers insert muddled up.

Other than that, it's not a bad job. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 14 June 2018, 11:57:38 »
Horrible 70's car colours seem to be in fashion now. ::)

Quite a few Austin All-aggro came in a fetching shade of turd brown.

Thank goodness mine was red. The only brown was from the rust stains.. ;D [edit] Oh, and the vinyl interior, if memory serves!

At least, if when the handling failed you, the evidence was less apparent on the driver's seat. ::)

Are you suggesting the All-aggro was inferior to the Marina when it comes to handling prowess, Kevin?.... ;)
Well, I'm not sure I am qualified to answer that. At least, on the plus side, in an All-Aggro, you are unlikely to be distracted by the opposite sex. Or any sex at all, for that matter. Things are different in a Marina, as Sir Tigger will attest. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« on: 14 June 2018, 11:19:48 »
Oh, it's LPG'd! Practical runaround, then.

.. which I'd defy even the most ardent middle-lane-newspaper-reader not to notice in their mirrors. ;D

"I'M COMING THROUGH"... :D

EDIT: the truck, that is, not the scooby.

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