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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 15:39:24 »
Hadn't heard of that one and we have relatives near Cambridge. :y

Need to go to the Bletchley one again some time, too.

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 15:19:45 »
On the hunt for an Atari 2600, now...

.. and so it came to pass that Aaronjb spent the winter playing Dig Dug rather than finishing the Cobra. ::)

68k was the first kind of assembler I dabbled with..

Yes, it was certainly a lovely machine from a programmer's perspective although it needed a lot of supporting hardware to give its' best.

I lost the will to live when I looked at the x86 after the 68k. :o

I still have a couple of 6809 SBCs kicking around that I built when I was at school. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 15:00:09 »
What does it rev to? :P

7.09MHz...  ;D
Ahh.. Feel the 68000 love. :-*

A bit more polished than my Kaycomp, though.  :-\

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Salisbury might seem a long way to go from Barnsley for a lunch date with your wife, but... :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 12:50:31 »
Drove to Leicester to pick up something I'd won on eBay, yesterday.

It was as described, complete, functional and they gave me two big boxes full of stuff to go with it.

So I've nothing to complain about, sadly. ;D

What does it rev to? :P

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General Discussion Area / Re: Finally ending
« on: 17 September 2018, 11:31:24 »
I would have thought that the retro-Beetle has been a nice little earner for VW and rather than stop altogether, the next step should be the E-Beetle.  :)

With the electric motor in the boot of course!  :y

.. then they could do a model with the battery behind the (much bigger) motor, call it the E911 and watch rich people drive it backwards through hedges. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sat Nav Choice
« on: 17 September 2018, 09:35:16 »
Granted, was out in the open, but notice on power-on, my quad had 18 locked in sats ;).  Granted, also much newer GPS hardware than what goes into standalone portable units as well...

Indoors, sitting at my desk, my phone is locked on 12 sats..

But you know where you are already... ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 16 September 2018, 10:27:49 »
If you're talking about the direction of rotation (ie swapping one side to toher) that's a no-no because a lot of tyres are directional and, if not, if the rotation direction has caused the tread to feather in one direction, it would probably cause "unpredictable results"tm if you suddenly swapped it to the other way.

As to rotating front to back, it can even out wear but as to whether it's worth it, I'm not sure. I usually make sure new tyres go on the front of my Omega because new tyres tramline less.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 15 September 2018, 12:29:26 »
5300 is cheap :D I know the one for the Nissan Navarra retailed out a couple of years ago at just shy of 8,000 :o

Be a real bummer to buy that and then find the chassis is in two halves. :o

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Omega General Help / Re: O/s brake oscillation/fluctuation
« on: 14 September 2018, 21:19:44 »
If it slows up at low enough speed to be visible on a brake tester it's probably run-out on the disks.


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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 14 September 2018, 16:45:36 »
People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yep, me too, and it's the only shitroen I'd give garage space to. At least the troublesome technology in that was created trying to do something new and revolutionary, rather than in participation in a race to the bottom of cost and quality.

Like the DS  ....  ;)

Indeed.. Same applies to the DS.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 14 September 2018, 15:14:35 »
I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yup, think I've only ever seen one on the road, and that way queuing to get into the le mans classic. So hardly a typical situation. Seems they're about 35-75k ATM.

I parked next to one in a car park in Bridport a couple of months back.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 14 September 2018, 13:47:07 »
People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yep, me too, and it's the only shitroen I'd give garage space to. At least the troublesome technology in that was created trying to do something new and revolutionary, rather than in participation in a race to the bottom of cost and quality.

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General Discussion Area / Re: What a twonk
« on: 14 September 2018, 09:34:14 »
Alternative view, and an informed one since my Mum comes from there.... NFN ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: What a twonk
« on: 14 September 2018, 09:27:48 »
I saw a retired gentleman do that in a Saab 9000 about a year ago. Low flying across the roundabout, missing a substantial oak tree by a hair's breadth, landed on the opposite side of the roundabout and eventually came to rest about 100m up the central reservation past the roundabout. :o

He was Ok but a bit confused. Medical opinion at the scene was that he might have blacked out on approach to the roundabout.

This clearly guy didn't black out, though. I think he was suffering from "behaving like a tool". ::)

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