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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 14 June 2018, 11:16:27 »
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. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Trump/Kim Summit
« on: 14 June 2018, 11:14:54 »
I my opinion, Trump has played a blinder here ...........

Kim is a dictator and comes from a long line of dictators.
With dictators, you have 3 choices imo
1/. Leave him to it (unless he has oil or nukes)
2/. Bomb the shit out of him but that option is slightly dodgy with Soul and its 20 od million people 50 miles away and young Kim having nukes unless you quickly intend to turn the north into a wasteland for the next 100 years before he can react :(
3/. Try and bring him in from the cold and into the real world while letting him save face with a bit of bulshit to his people  :y

Fair play to the orange one, the boy done well  ;D

Yes, indeed, but you risk your own reputation if you are seen to be too matey with a bloke who is quite happy to "disappear" people, including members of his own family, if they prove inconvenient.

Trump must be used to the highlighted by now, however. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Avation memorabilla
« on: 14 June 2018, 11:10:32 »

Basically i've got a car full of aviation bits and I want a better idea exactly what they are / what aircraft they are off so I can get the best price and sell on to make money  :y :D

Sorry- What I meant to say is "this post isn't going to help you, but...". :-[

I think I need to take some pictures ..............  :y

Sounds like a winner. I've always had a hankering for an old Altimeter to use as a barometer, actually. Somehow, they just seem more intuitive than a proper barometer. Zero it to read QFE and, if it reads below ground a bit later the pressure's increased. If it reads above ground, the pressure's dropped. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 14 June 2018, 09:32:36 »
Horrible 70's car colours seem to be in fashion now. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« on: 14 June 2018, 09:31:41 »
Senses? They're over there... ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Avation memorabilla
« on: 13 June 2018, 16:08:57 »
Not really sure on your question but it reminded me of a diner that used to be near here called "Dakotas". The bar inside was made out of a section of C47 fuselage and the tail section was suspended in the adjacent lake as if it had crashed there - until the council jobsworths got their way. :(

There were a couple of Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasps on display in the restaurant too. I wonder what happened to them when it closed? Not sure I could have got one in the back of the Omega anyway. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 June 2018, 16:00:17 »
Itís not case of bubble wrap, just basic safety.  :y
I never did find out, as Mum got sidetrack about how, when we lived in Cyprus in the early 70s, 10 of us used to go up into Troodos (a significant trip before the main roads were built) in a single car.

I asked her about child seats and boosters etc, and she laughed.  Then Bro joined in, and reminded me when his now grown up kids came on holiday with us, they never had anything special beyond the seatbelt thats fitted to hire car.

Its a modern cancer on society, which I think is very sad  :'(

Carry cot on the back seat of a Triumph Herald did me proud! My dad did "upgrade" his car when there were three of us, mind - to a Morris shItal. 8)

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 12 June 2018, 12:45:23 »
Yep, I'd also expect a constant EML. It's possible they have been fitted to the 3.0 cat sections or that the sensors are still connected but not fitted to the exhaust.

They only perform a monitoring role, but not having them fitted means you won't find out about any other faults, as they will be masked.

General Discussion Area / Re: Trump/Kim Summit
« on: 12 June 2018, 11:59:06 »
Well it dosn't seem that anything startling has come out of it, but it's a start and I view it positively and with optimism.  :y

Trump even let Kim give The Beast a once over!  :)

Of course Trump's detractors are determined to be pessimistic and there is a very sniffy editorial in the Groaniad today.  I guess they are all choking on their skinny lattes;D

As Churchill famously said "Jaw jaw is better than war, war!"  :y

Made with Almond milk, I trust. :o

If only he'd been as constructive with the G7. Maybe they need to point a few nukes at him? ;D

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 12 June 2018, 11:56:50 »
It may have needed new cats and only the 3.0 style were cheaply available, or maybe someone thought they'd be less restrictive.

If you don't have post-cat sensors fitted, then you will never have a happy ECU, so I assume the engine management warning light has been removed, or is constantly on (which is now an MOT fail).

Omega General Help / Re: Brake pedal creep.
« on: 12 June 2018, 11:54:18 »
no. air enters abs if you let reservoir empty. Then you need a tech2.

To think I've been putting off the job because I was told by a mechanic years ago, that it would introduce air into the ABS pump if not done right and that would be expressive to put right. So I always let them do the job if needed.  :o

Now I know different. So keep the reservoir cap on and keep as much fluid in the pipe as possible with a bung or similar. Untill ready to change the hose over for the new one. :y


The reservoir cap is vented, so it's best to place a bit of polythene over the top, then screw the cap down. This will prevent fluid draining out when you have open pipe ends. Clamping the flexi pipes is also a good idea, but, if you have to replace the flexi pipe, clearly you need to seal the reservoir cap too.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 June 2018, 09:31:09 »
Did a third of a bottle yesterday, and no hangover :o

Mind you, I have been practicing since Thursday  ::)

It wasn't the hangover I was worried about. Only time I ever tried it, it bounced.. and my similarly afflicted mate baggsied the only loo before I got there. :(

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 11 June 2018, 23:14:55 »
Any where near Maspalomas per chance :D
From you, head towards Gibraltar, then travel the entire length of the Med ;)
was there last week, filling hire car up, 98pL, fags £22 per 200,  diserano £12.50 for huge bottle,, otherwise nothing else is cheap.
Petrol is about that here in GC, flags vary between £20-35... Biggest shock was that a litre of JD is Ä30 :o had I known, I would have bought some with me ::) Still at Ä12 a litre, Malibu is perfectly drinkable once the hotel bar shuts at 11 :D
Ahh, you've gone to one of those parallel universe things. ;)

Omega General Help / Re: X30 block with y26 head
« on: 11 June 2018, 10:13:11 »
If you put 2.6 heads on a 3.0, you'll end up with a dangerously high compression ratio, IMHO.

Fit the 3.0 as it is with the 2.6 ancillaries and loom. Mile4age doesn't really trouble these engines.

I got into a taxi at Munich airport many years back. I was sitting in the back of a Merc. trying to convert km/h to MPH. There were quite a lot of them (over 200, IIRC), and when I worked out the answer I wished I hadn't. :-\

The weather? Thick fog. :o

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